Career Calling

March 19, 2015

The Greatest Force in Our Lives


Here’s a great quotation from Eleanor Roosevelt:  “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

We live too often by cliches.  Eleanor Roosevelt was a liberal, but her words her demonstrate that we are all responsible to make — and remake — our lives.  A client recently came to me and said he wanted to a resume so a “recruiter can find me a job.”  I told him that plan wouldn’t work for two reasons.  First, he wasn’t advanced enough in his career  to make it worth the recruiter’s time and effort.  Second, a good job search is all about taking charge of how we look for work.  My clients who do work with recruiters are very proactive in how they deal the recruiters.  In the end, as Roosevelt said, our professional and personal happiness depends on the choices we make.


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