This post is an outcome of my over 10 years work experience. The funny thing about it is that none of my employers have ever looked at my CV. And yet I was getting very good positions. The even funnier thing is that I ended up working as a Human Resources Manger myself. All that gives me the right to claim that there is a certain strategy that makes it work, and work successfully.
I call it “Whiskers, Paws and Tail” strategy. There is a popular Russian cartoon “Prostokvashino” with a cute cat Matroskin who, being asked about his documents replies: “Whiskers, paws and tail are my documents!”. And that is what I mean under no need of a CV presentation: you yourself at any moment of life should be the best CV to your personality, both inside and outside. Let me list some ideas on how I see it.
1. Reliability is the most precious and important quality for an employer, no matter in which sphere – creative, business or industrial. You should not only look reliable but actually be that. Reliable people with determined attention emit this quality naturally, and this leads to trust which is so valuable for anyone.
2. Inner and Outer Beauty: It starts with the inner work on oneself – the perpetual unfolding of your character is essential. Not getting “better” from day by day, no. You are already perfect. It is about discovering the true beauty of your personality. The most speedy method for it I found in my meditation practice. There are many other ways as well, but this one gives the fastest results. As soon as your true perfect being will be increasingly shining through, this will make you a desirable person. Many people will want to be with you, will seek your company for any thinkable reason. Among these people there will be also some potential job-givers!
3. Be The Best Product Yourself Having this full package of precious inner Qualities + their Manifestation + Reliability you become a kind of a PRODUCT, a highly desirable trade mark. How will you know it works? When any decision-maker/boss/HR Manager will want you to work for him/her after a couple of minutes you have talked. And this is not a dream!
People write 4 pages CVs, create bombastic profiles in their Social Networks, do this and that – no need at all. Just become what you really are and your natural documents, your Whiskers, Paws and Tail will give you the best reference :).
Good luck and feel free to consult!
(image: Matroskin cat from the Russian cartoon)
good advice, Axinia!
Just looooove this charismatic street-smart character. every time i eat a sandwich, his advice to place it bologna down on the tongue first – comes to my mind 🙂
as life proves, using that kind of charisma is very practical 🙂
Whiskers, Paws and Tail, that’s good advice, indeed! 🙂
I love cats and cats in cartoons as well 🙂 This one was very enjoyable and the cat is cute… thanks for sharing!
Stright to the point.This kind of Blogging i undestand.
Axinia, I call your strategy the Alpha strategy. I don’t know whether you have heard of Alpha, but it’s about projecting positive energy and confidence. It helps one achieve one’s goal, whether it is to create a good impression on someone or to get a job done.
thanks Nita, I have never heard of Alpha in that perspecitve (many things carry this name though). The strategy has definitely to do with confindence /positive energy 🙂 But i meant that there is more in it.