Friday, September 18, 2009

TBWCYL Day 260 - Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I embraced change yesterday for the sake of change sake. Wait, that may not make sense.

Since inquiring about that job, a couple of things have happened that I would say qualify as changes. First, the recruiting head forwarded my name on to the right person for the job. So, now the right people have my name. Those same people emailed me yesterday to say that they will be in touch and that in the meantime I should prep my resume. I haven't updated my resume in almost 4 years and last night it showed.

Embracing change was simple when you have to prepare a resume. It gave me the opportunity to look back at the 4 years I have been at my current company and see how much I have done and grown. As Diana and I were talking about things to add to the resume, she would ask, "What have you done to..." and I kept having to come up with new things. I do mix with clients all the time, I do act as the main contact on a million dollar account, and I do work independent of others and get my stuff done.

4 years is a long time. Looking back a lot of things have changed. 35lbs to start with. Diet and exercises come to mind. Spider-man was unmasked and then had the memories erased and Captain America was killed and is now being resurrected. That is some heavy stuff.

In closing I thought this was a funny quote about change.

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. ~Harold Wilson

That is all,

Newt

7 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

Glad you took some time to step back and see just how awesome you've become. Don't let that go to your head.

Natalie said...

Companies are huge on the "works well in a team enviroment" crap now. So I would put that you are able to work independently but don't word it so they think you won't be a team player. =)

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm glad to see that life's path is benchmarked against events in the lives of superheros, it is the way it should be.

the girl with the pink teacup said...

I am now picturing your slimmed-down, change-embracing self dressed as David Bowie. You should note that change on your resume if you do it. I would give you the job in a heartbeat if I knew you dressed like David Bowie.

Good luck, Twinity.

Simon said...

I love the Harold Wilson quotation. As it is with many politicians, they can be annoyingly trite while in office, but tend to show an unexpected streak of wit once out of it.

ladytruth said...

It's good to take stock of your life every now and again, cause we all deserve a bloody pat on the back and if no one else will do it, I'll sure do it myself ;)

Girl Interrupted said...

Good old Harold Wilson!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for the job, if they have any sense they'll snap you up.

I've got my job interview on Wednesday :/