I saw a great picture on Instagram the other week. You may have caught my short video on Linked about it.
If you take the word ME and draw the reflected image of it underneath you get WE. And that got me thinking about how what we do individually is really important; your skills, qualities, achievements, contributions and impact. After all, that’s why people employ you or, if you’re running a business, buy from you.
But, what this image got me reflecting on is that for any one of us to be successful there needs to be an element of WE involved. Look a the great genius’s and inventors throughout history. Look at the top sports people, business leaders, pop stars and so on. Every one of them has a team around them who have coached, helped, pushed, challenged, supported them to be who they are.
So take a moment to think about who all the WE’s are in your life. Who are the members of your team who support you; colleagues, staff, people in other departments,...
This Mindset Morsel is all about getting really aware of what you're saying to yourself and the effect it could be having on your results.
As usual it's something simple that you can take away and try out now.
Just take a moment to think about how often you use the word “should”?
You might be surprised! I’ll make prediction that when you start thinking about it, you’ll find that it’s quite a lot. In fact, you might find that you’re shoulding all over yourself.
Which is something you could choose to change.
Notice “could”, not “should”: and that really is the point. If I tell you that you should do something, I’m saying that I know better, and there’s some pressure in there for you to do what I say.
But “could” gives you the choice and the power to decide. And it gives you the responsibility for your own outcomes.
It’s a big question and one which you’ll get different advice on depending on who you ask.
Remember that this is your sales document, so you get to decide. Watch this short video (it’s about a minute) where I tell you how to choose.
Is your CV not getting read? Are you applying for loads of jobs but getting nothing back? It could be as simple as changing the layout.
How your CV looks is actually really important. Given the number of people who apply for any given job, if yours looks scruffy and hard to read, the recruiter or hiring manager will have plenty of others to move on to which clearly give them the information they need.
In this short video I highlight some of the key points about format, font and layout which will get you on track with your CV
Most people agree that a good profile serves you well on your CV. Its purpose is to grab your reader’s attention and give them enough information to want to carry on reading down your CV.
It’s a short paragraph of about 5 lines and this 1 minute video explains the key elements of a good profile.