It seems like it would be so creatively stimulating to come up with words that mean nothing, but say something.
Earlier this week, I was sending out resumes to companies, large and small, domestic and international.
An area of interest of mine, as a dot connector, is to begin researching a career move to go into the field of “recruiting”.
The recruiters I know and have met are much more than dot connectors however.
They are very smart, adaptable, ever learning, intuitive and discerning experts who match talent, background and skills to an organizational need, hoping to find a perfect fit.
One of the questions that keeps coming up is, what is my area of interest in my job search.
The world of Human Resources seems to be ever evolving in phrases describing new descriptions for traditional jobs.
In an email to a recruiter, when asked about my area of interest for the future, I wrote, “I am considering a transfer of occupational compatibility.”
I immediately looked it up on Google and could not find a similar sounding phrase.
So, right then and there, I coined it.
My friend Lisa, who is also a professional recruiter, and a life coach for me, asked for a status update on my job search.
When I wrote her, I had used that phrase, she replied that she thought that answer was unique and might catch on.
My reply to her reply was, “I thought it sounded a lot better than, ‘I ain’t got a job and I am thinking bout doing something else.”
Not to my surprise, my professional recruiter friend agreed.
My newly coined phrase did sound better.
So that brings us to these questions.
What old way of doing things can you do in a new way for the future?
How can you extend your vocabulary to describe your life in a brand new roll out campaign?
Celebrities re-invent themselves all the time.
Companies also re-invent their products.
Just last night, I saw a Mercedes Benz commercial.
The ad announced the, “All New C-Class From Mercedes Benz”.
As you know, the C-Class from Mercedes Benz is not new at all.
But the way the car was introduced from my living room television, made me believe, “Hey, that is beautiful and I want one.”
In your individual case.
You can not re-create unique.
You are already that.
What you can do is re-invent what is unique about you.
Re-write your job description so that it inspires even you to say, “Wow, you do that?!”
Just this week, I read a comment from a very successful business person, “I can’t believe they pay me to do this!”
A comedian said in one of his shows, “What I used to get in trouble for, I now get paid to do.”
Yes, I know that some who follow this site, are well educated, socially sophisticated people, who interact with the “elite” every day.
Then there is the rest of us.
Any of us.
All of us.
You, me, we, need to re-invent ourselves continually.
Find a new way to say the same old thing.
Present yourself tomorrow in a manner that you have never considered before today.
You can walk through life, looking and acting like everyone else.
Lost in a sea of gray.
Or, you can re-invent your life over and over again.
Live a life that others wish to emulate…
…which according to the “reference of meaning”, the dictionary, is defined as, “to match or pass, (a person of achievement), typically by imitation”.
If you are not causing people to want to emulate you in your professional life.
…you may want to, “consider a transfer of occupational compatibility”.