JOB SEARCH TIP: Have a mission statement and tell others—insights from Dr. Clifton.

17 Aug

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Do you remember the movie Jerry Maguire? Jerry was initially ridiculed because he had a mission statement.

He succeeded in the end, and fell in love to boot!

I can’t promise you that having a mission statement will help you find true love, but it could help you find the job of your dreams.

Dr. Clifton talked frequently about having a personal mission statement, a simple message that would help folks understand WHY you did the work you did and HOW you gain meaning from your job.

It doesn’t have to be long or flowery, but it does have to be honest and reflect you. His assignment to help you write your statement: “what is it that you do that makes a difference to other people and to mankind? Why do you do what you do?”

Write it down. Practice it with your coach. Proudly tell your mission as part of your story.

Make Jerry proud. Claim your mission.

The posts for the next couple weeks are inspired by a man who inspired me, Donald O. Clifton.

There are free training videos on the web site of my faith community:

#career #careercoach #jobhunting #careers #jobsearch #strengths


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