To look for jobs or to have jobs look for us!
Here I am sitting at starbucks reading my book. I look around me from time to time to give my eyes a bit of rest. I notice the table beside me are two men sitting and talking. It is a job interview. One person wearing formal and the other casual outfit. The person in casual outfit asking questions from his phone that is in front of him and the other person talking and trying to convince he is a great fit for this job. The interviewer look blankly at him as he has no idea what he is talking about and just takes notes.
Looks like after all he is not the decision maker; he is just there to pass him on the first level of the interview, share his notes with the higher levels to see if he qualifies to talk to them for the next level. How do I know these? Well, we all have applied to jobs and have don interviews and know all the body gestures, looks, words, and …
While looking at them it comes to my mind that what era are we living in? I know it used to be this way that people go to school, and if they are lucky they’ll learn things they would apply at work and then look for jobs to go to and get hired and make their boss happy every day so they can keep the job. But does it have to be like this today too?
Technology has brought so many jobs and titles with it. Soft skills are more important than ever. Kids know how to make money online. I mean with all these skills and with this great opportunity that is available to almost everyone to show themselves online and be present in front of many people is there a need to feel we need to be hired and prove ourselves so hard to people that don’t even have one tenth of our skills?
I believe it is time that jobs look for people. They wear formal, get prepared for weeks to be able to answer questions and make sure the pay they want to offer would be satisfying enough to get yes from the professional skilled person in front of them.
If you are a skilled person and if you feel you have something to say, you think different and your time worth a lot, then be present. Web has given this opportunity to everyone to talk every day, to show their talents, to be present and share their knowledge. Use this opportunity.
And businesses should look online to find talents. Not through resumes and job postings. That time has gone. Why are you posting jobs and collecting resumes when you have the chance and opportunity to find people who are posting their thoughts, their culture, and their talent online. You can see work samples, you can see their videos and learn a lot about them.
World is changing. And it is out of our control. And adapting to change is not easy. But if you are looking to have talented professionals in your team you should look online to find them instead of going through 100s of resumes that most of them don’t even match the job title.
And if you are looking for a place to know your worth you should become professionally present.