Deborah Drake and Don Burrows invite us to Burn Resumes and create Professional Profiles. After Deborah’s exuberant post, it didn’t take long for me to identify three friends whose life circumstances might make them interested in this, if they only knew about it. So I passed the word.
One is a gifted pre-school teacher in an industry that has no job security. She is a wise woman and a gifted teacher, and I can imagine that her Professional Profile could establish her as the “must have” teacher / leader in a pre-school.
One is a young man in community college whose life story and wealth of job and volunteer experience make him unique…. and cookie cutter education and career paths will probably not liberate his authentic gifts into the world.
One is a middle aged software professional in an industry that has no job security. (Detecting a pattern in the world?) He is wise and experienced and I can imagine that a professional profile could establish him as the must-have employee or contractor or advisor.
I also invited them to check out Tuesdays with Deborah, because I believe a writing practice discovered in this space….. in real life and online…. would help them discover what is authentic and life giving in their lives and therefore in the world. And perhaps help them to build up that professional profile. Deborah herself benefits from the process that she created.
It may take a while for those planted seeds to grow, but good things can happen.