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Understanding The Purpose Of A Resume
A resume is more than just a list of work history and skills. It’s a document that reflects your values and purpose through the experiences, accomplishments, and skills you choose to highlight. Take the time to identify what skills and experiences are most important to you and showcase them in a way that speaks to your values and purpose. Use action verbs and specific examples to describe your experience and accomplishments, and quantify your achievements whenever possible.
A cover letter is your chance to convey your passion and purpose for the work you do. Use this document to connect with potential employers on a deeper level by sharing your values and purpose. Start with a strong opening statement that captures the employer’s attention and conveys your passion for the work. Demonstrate your knowledge of the company’s goals and needs and share how your values and purpose align with those of the company.
Throughout the resume and cover letter, use language that reflects your values and purpose. Be authentic and transparent about who you are and what drives you professionally. Avoid using cliches or language that feels inauthentic to you.
Your Professional Story Telling
A resume is not just a summary of your professional experiences and qualifications; it’s also a form of professional storytelling that reflects your values and integrity. It is an opportunity to communicate your personal brand and share your unique story with potential employers. It should not only highlight your accomplishments and skills, but also showcase your values and beliefs.
By crafting a resume that reflects your personal values, you can show potential employers what you stand for and what you bring to the table. Through your professional story, you can demonstrate your integrity and commitment to excellence, helping you stand out from the competition and land your dream job.
The 3 Vs in your Cover Letter
The cover letter of a job application provides an opportunity to showcase your Vocation, Vision, and Values to potential employers.
By clearly communicating your passion for the industry and the work you do, you can convey your vocation and show why you are uniquely suited for the job.
Your vision can be communicated by discussing how you see yourself contributing to the company’s goals and mission, and how you can help it achieve its objectives. Finally, by discussing your values, you can show the employer that you share their values and that you are committed to integrity and professionalism in your work.
By effectively conveying your vocation, vision, and values, you can make a compelling case for why you are the best candidate for the job.
Identity, Self-Esteem and Assertiveness in finding work
Identity, self-esteem, and assertiveness are crucial elements in finding work that aligns with our values and brings us a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Our identity shapes our beliefs about who we are and what we have to offer, while self-esteem affects our confidence in our abilities and our worthiness to pursue our desired career paths. Assertiveness, on the other hand, allows us to communicate our needs and boundaries effectively, set goals, and take action towards achieving them.
When searching for work, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of our identity, including our values, strengths, and passions. This self-awareness can help us identify career paths that align with our sense of purpose and allow us to use our unique talents and abilities. By focusing on work that aligns with our values and identity, we can find greater satisfaction and meaning in our professional lives.
Having a healthy level of self-esteem is also essential in finding work that aligns with our identity and values. Low self-esteem can hold us back from pursuing our dreams and limit our ability to take risks and assert ourselves in the job market. Building our self-esteem through positive self-talk, seeking support from trusted friends and family, and engaging in activities that we enjoy can help us feel more confident in our abilities and increase our chances of finding work that aligns with our identity and values.
Assertiveness is another crucial skill in finding work that aligns with our identity and values. Assertiveness allows us to communicate our needs and boundaries effectively, negotiate job offers, and set realistic goals for our careers. By being assertive in our job search, we can ensure that we are pursuing work that aligns with our identity and values and that meets our needs and expectations.
Therapy at Work
Therapy at work can be a powerful tool to help individuals connect with their identity, values, and purpose, and build the self-esteem and assertiveness needed to craft a compelling resume. By exploring their past experiences, strengths, and accomplishments, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of their unique professional story and communicate it with confidence and clarity in their resume.
Therapy can also help individuals identify and address any limiting beliefs or negative self-talk that may be holding them back from presenting their best selves in their job applications. By building the self-esteem needed to recognise and communicate their strengths and accomplishments, individuals can create a more powerful and authentic resume that truly showcases their unique abilities and experiences.
Additionally, therapy can help individuals explore their values and purpose, and how they align with their career goals. By connecting with their deeper sense of purpose and values, individuals can create a resume that truly reflects who they are and what they stand for, making them more likely to find fulfilling and meaningful work.
Assertiveness is also a crucial skill when it comes to job searching and writing a resume. Therapy can help individuals develop the assertiveness needed to communicate their skills and experience with confidence, negotiate job offers, and set boundaries in the workplace. By developing this skill, individuals can advocate for themselves and their career goals, and create a resume that truly showcases their unique value.
In summary, therapy at work can be a powerful tool to help individuals connect with their identity, values, and purpose, and build the self-esteem and assertiveness needed to create a compelling and authentic resume. By exploring their past experiences and accomplishments, identifying their values and purpose, and developing their assertiveness, individuals can create a resume that truly reflects who they are and what they stand for, setting them on the path towards a fulfilling and meaningful career.