They Need You

by: Joanne Meehl

They need you.

Companies and organizations have problems they need to solve. Some are hiring. You have skills, strengths, talents, the right personality, and you solve problems. Meaning, you have something to offer.

They need you.

They have problems to solve. So they are looking. But they need to find YOU. Are you getting away from the keyboard, and talking eye-to-eye with human beings? Are you letting it be known that you are available? Are you talking about your achievements, your successes?

Or are you hiding your talents, equivocating when it comes time to tell them why companies should hire YOU? Hedging when you're asked, "So what's your reason for success?" Feeling like you're bragging if you try to answer, "What do you have to offer?"

They need you.

They need you to tell them how you can help them, so that they can tell others in their company "I found the right person for the job!". And so that they can hire you. So help them do their job in selecting the right person: tell them about yourself. And what you do well. Don't hide this. You would be doing the world an injustice to do so. Minister Marianne Williamson says it best in her piece called "Our Deepest Fear". I've bolded some key phrases for you in your job search:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

They need you. You need them. Now go do your job well of looking for a job, and get hired.
You're already amazing. In your new job, you will be even more so. The world cannot wait.


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