I read something interesting last week while having coffee with Yaz. She'd picked up a jobs and career newspaper (and by 'picked up' I mean 'had it forced on her by some bloke in the street') en route to Secret Starbucks, and in it was a small piece of advice for job-seekers:
Think of three words to define yourself.
Hmmm. There's an interesting challenge.
They recommended avoiding words such as 'tenacious' and 'focused,' because quite frankly we can all be focused on something but it might not be appropriate to be be focused on it in the workplace, I suspect.
So Yaz and I got thinking about the words that would define us should the need arise. 'Bitch,' 'bastard,' and 'arseface' all came up, but I'm not sure they'd cover all the bases in an interview.
I ran it past Mr. Marcus via email a short time later, and one of his words ('cos he cheated on two and used whole sentences) was 'chocolaty.'
Ooo, I like that one, and I think a potential employer would too:
"How delightfully insightful. Have a job, a car, and a six-figure salary."
Anyway, I'm still trying to think of the three words that would define me. In my present state of mind, I'm thinking along the lines of:
Erratic (yes, that is an 'a.' God, get your mind out of the gutter...)
I was thinking about 'mysterious,' but seeing as I'm spilling my life out onto a blog, that's gone to hell.
Any-hoo, anyone fancy defining themselves in three? Leave a comment if you think you can. Go on, just write down the first three words that come into your mind when you think about yourself...
(I'd love to promise a prize to whoever can come up with the best, but I'm vacuous and erratic, so there's zilch chance of that.)
Hop to it kids!