It goes without saying - every move you make has the potential to shape your career for years to come. From time to time, when you are not looking for a new role - well curious folks come knocking on the door and try to lure you away. In these economic times, many of us have not had that happen for some time and perhaps, we go from place to place, company to company seeking a haven from the economic storm brewing all around us, even facing a unique opportunity or two, where the money may be there but the fit for our own course isn't.
These days some are facing challenges of folks moving in to traditionally single family homes, and extended family is coming to the family that can offer them a sanctuary from the economic maelstrom. There are others who are feeling the pinch of economic circumstance, and still more who don't know what thier next move may be. Cue the ambitious and interesting characters that grill you with 4 hour interviews, busy deadlines, motives of pressure, and a whole litany of potential moments of choice and decision, and you've got yourself our current economic outlook. Many individuals are choosing to reinvent themselves with a hope that someday they can get their longterm career trajectory on track.
For the last 3 years I have seen individuals come and go, folks go somewhere else for more $$, or lose sight of the long term goal. It is no longer these days about getting a paycheck or simply surviving, it's more about delivering on promises made and giving good results for the time invested in you. That is the true version of character.
In today's world today's staffing professional has a major responsibility to serve thier community with outreach and build bridges of hope. As we do so we learn Economic Sage Wisdom for the Ages - that is make an honest effort every day, give a full effort daily, learn from mistakes and capitalize on opportunities immediately.
As we live life to it's fullest others will take note, and in so doing will give hope and opportunity. We only have to look within to find the inward fire that helps a person to move mountains.
That may be what we may need to do as business professionals - band together and help the hiring process flow smoothly forward. There is no greater substitute for greatness, only service.
And with that I end this blog with a new week looking straight at us. Make the most of it - we only get 1 chance to make a difference, one chance to change a life, and one chance to step up our productivity to compensate.
Nothing is more valuable than finding your inward resolve to remain patient, firm and true in an ever changing world, and that right there is the measure of true greatness.