WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Successfully Invent And Reinvent Yourself

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday, I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Successfully Invent And Reinvent Yourself

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Inventing And Reinventing Yourself

Orla’s Story How She Applied to Work for an Organisation She Aspired to be Part of when She Didn’t Meet the Specified Criteria of the Position Advertised. 

MONDAY

Orla was at the early stages of her WorkLife. She aspired to work for ABC Consultancy, because she considered it to be a great company. She believed she could learn so much at ABC because they had so much experience, and being part of the company would support her in working 

TUESDAY

towards achieving the best she could be. So she was really excited when she saw a position on their website she considered she could apply for. But her heart sank as she worked through the application when she was having to answer no to the questions being asked to determine 

WEDNESDAY

candidates that would be a good fit for the role. Although disheartened, she wasn’t deterred. To stand a chance she knew she needed to show them that she could do this; but she also knew she couldn’t write the cover letter that was expected, where candidates outlined their

THURSDAY

qualifications, experience and skills to date that would allow them to highlight why they’re a good fit for the role. So instead she wrote a letter that began from a place of honesty. She acknowledged her short-comings, while also projecting confidence in herself, and her ability 

FRIDAY

to serve the team and the company in serving their clients. This is what Orla wrote: Dear .. I’m probably not the candidate you have in mind for the Communications Development Lead position. I don’t have the required experience as a project manager, nor do I hold a certificate 

SATURDAY

in Lean Coaching. But what I do have are skills and attributes that cannot be taught, along with the potential that comes from a deep-rooted ability to inspire others to live their WorkLives without compromise. My values align with your company’s passion in helping people and 

SUNDAY

and businesses grow in a way that has a positive impact. I’m a hard worker and I get things done. I have the ability to bring out the strengths of each individual within the team. I would provide the excellence required to support the success of this position. Orla got the job!

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Inventing and Reinventing Yourself, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Successfully Invent And Reinvent Yourself 

If you enjoyed Orla’s story, you may also like to learn about her fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped her to successfully invent and reinvent herself, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Successfully Invent And Reinvent Yourself.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Stories of The Week: A Collection of Short Stories About Recovering From Rejection And Building Strong Resilience, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Recover From Rejection And Build Strong Resilience

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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