The world of business and the way that people view their day jobs is increasingly changing.
More and more companies want to make a difference in the world. They care about creating value, about bringing joy, love and empathy to their customers in every single interaction. They care about contribution, and they hire employees who see the world in the same way.
So if you’re looking for a job, you need to know how these changes in the business world impact you.
Philosophy of contribution.
The new bottom line measured in up and coming companies, is the ‘share’ of heart. Employees who mirror these beliefs and embody these philosophies, get hired. This is vital to the brand. It only takes one non-congruent employee to unravel the company’s years of hard work, creating a media frenzy that nobody was welcoming with open arms.
Managers want to see who you truly are.
It’s no longer just about employment history – managers are looking for a culture fit and for your core beliefs to shine through. Your attitude must be congruent with the brand’s, and that is something that’s not ‘fakeable’. This needs to be an authentic part of your personal brand.
What’s your payoff?
More and more people these days want a job with meaning. They want to feel that their days at work are contributing to some cause greater than themselves. Larger pay packet and fancier titles are no longer enough to keep employees happy and in their jobs. Getting ahead means caring about the work you create, and expressing what truly matters like it were your art. Employers are increasingly more interested in people like this.
Learn to communicate these, and employers will instantly see that you aren’t just a cog in the system.
What the future looks like.
Large technology giants like Google are steering the course for the future, holding the flag for value creation, rewarding the activity of companies that are about giving and creating value, rather than taking, selling, and squeezing people through a sales funnel.
This is a change of the world’s consciousness as a whole, and with the world changing, what are you doing to be employable and necessary in times to come? Are you going to hold tight to old ideas and stick to your old ways? Or will you embrace this new opportunity and set a new and exciting course for your life?
Do you have a future in tomorrow’s companies?
When you wake up every morning, are you thinking about how you can get in and out of work as quickly as possible? Are you thinking about your pay check? Or are you thinking about how you can do your job better, and how to make a difference to somebody else’s life? Someone who is relying on this product that you are part of creating?
Banish the ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ mentality and chit-chat, and start viewing work as your way to contribute and to give to the world. For when you give, what you get back will be much more than you could ever dream of.
The only question left for you to answer, how are you going to contribute, now?
Irene is the founder of Arielle Consulting, a business that helps people effectively manage their careers. She works with clients to uncover their passion, and navigates their way to making it a reality. Through Resume Writing and Interview Coaching, Irene seeks to help job-seekers create an impactful personal brand that has them stand out above the rest.