Who needs a Professional Profile?

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.

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My name is Liz, and I am a writer. I am a member of "the sandwich generation," looking out for the interests of my "greatest generation" parents and friends, my "boomer" husband and self, and our "millennial" son, plus many community members that our lives touch. I am developing a writing practice so that I can become an effective publisher of blogs and books that are percolating inside me. I write as "Good Listener" on this community blog space - Tuesdays with Deborah - to remind myself that wisdom develops when I listen more than I talk. On this community space, I write on a wide variety of topics in order to discover and develop and practice voice and WordPress skills.

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