WIP_101 Things I learned in Worksearch 2.0

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First created in 2011, I shared this with the network as a compilation of all the things I have learned working with them and working on my own Worksearch.

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WIP_101 Things I learned in Worksearch 2.0

  1. 1. ......Think don’t .....worry
  2. 2. How long have I got...
  3. 3. Kubler Ross Get off as quickly as possible
  4. 4. Feel the fear then have a good cry
  5. 5. Build a community
  6. 6. Use the shower to your advantage
  7. 7. Don’t miss an opportunity
  8. 8. Listen
  9. 9. Ideate Or Iterate...
  10. 10. Selfishness is the best reason to cooperate
  11. 11. Read
  12. 12. Learn
  13. 13. What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest? Who was the most important person in your life? Can you tell me about him or her? Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you? Who has been the kindest to you in your life? It’s been said that after they pass away, the most important people in our lives “live within us.” Is there anyone from your past that lives within you? What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life? What is your earliest memory? Are there any words of wisdom you’d like to pass along to me? What are you proudest of in your life? When in life have you felt most alone? How has your life been different than what you’d imagined? How would you like to be remembered? Do you have any regrets? What does your future hold?
  14. 14. Know the rules...Know your rights Get financial advise
  15. 15. Become your own PR agency
  16. 16. Send Thank You cards
  17. 17. Push yourself
  18. 18. Ignore others advice By the way this is not advice just what I have learned...
  19. 19. Hang out with oddballs
  20. 20. Go to art galleries
  21. 21. Stand Up and deliver
  22. 22. Sell, sell, sell
  23. 23. Buy, buy, buy
  24. 24. Go on a holiday
  25. 25. Copy others
  26. 26. Love your wife:
  27. 27. Love your kids
  28. 28. Spend time in parks
  29. 29. Tear up your cv
  30. 30. Meet stressed out former colleagues
  31. 31. Return every email by the end of the day
  32. 32. Return every phone call
  33. 33. Do interviews
  34. 34. Say no to job offers
  35. 35. Take profit shares
  36. 36. Go on courses
  37. 37. Create a home office
  38. 38. Write a blog
  39. 39. Build a website
  40. 40. Email famous people
  41. 41. Become a celebrity
  42. 42. Get clients
  43. 43. Find new interests
  44. 44. Think Design
  45. 45. Go to events
  46. 46. Are you IN Know how to use LinkedIn
  47. 47. Professional photo shoot
  48. 48. Make yourself attractive
  49. 49. Follow up relentlessly
  50. 50. Take lots of breaks
  51. 51. Never give up
  52. 52. Look to the US
  53. 53. Look to Europe
  54. 54. Write everything down
  55. 55. Philosophy...... Do you have one?
  56. 56. Ring your former boss and say thanks
  57. 57. Be confident
  58. 58. Be compelling
  59. 59. Make friends
  60. 60. Make enemies
  61. 61. Keep it simple
  62. 62. Stay fit
  63. 63. Don't drink to much
  64. 64. Eat well
  65. 65. Start something
  66. 66. Be curious
  67. 67. Spend time in libraries
  68. 68. Dress up
  69. 69. Write your own cv,letters
  70. 70. Find out what you want
  71. 71. Spend time with yourself
  72. 72. Know your meaning/purpose
  73. 73. Think like a project manager
  74. 74. Know the answer to “so tell me about yourself”
  75. 75. Don't make excuses
  76. 76. Don't give out
  77. 77. Ignore media, frontline, joe duffy
  78. 78. Get to know lots of people
  79. 79. Don't be afraid
  80. 80. Perfect your answers.... How’s things? shit
  81. 81. Everything starts with an idea
  82. 82. We move through negative spaces and dwell in positive spaces
  83. 83. There is no plan
  84. 84. Its not about you
  85. 85. Persistence trumps talent
  86. 86. Use denial and reward to enrich your experience
  87. 87. Think strengths not weaknesses
  88. 88. Leave an imprint
  89. 89. Be realistic... Do what is required
  90. 90. Know your values
  91. 91. Don’t Think of an Elephant?
  92. 92. Learn the art of possibility
  93. 93. Imagine!
  94. 94. Draw and paint
  95. 95. Magazines versus Newspapers
  96. 96. Change your language
  97. 97. Verbalise your intentions
  98. 98. Add training photo from ND
  99. 99. &
  100. 100. www.worksearch20.com Supported by:
  101. 101. “Job” A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession, a position in which one is employed
  102. 102. "Work" Being Unexpected Exerting yourself Doing something mental Do something physical Having a purpose Finding a necessity Finding a path you have never walked down before Doing an activity you have never done before Setting a goal Making a promise Having an effect on someone Having an outcome Being desired Being expected
  103. 103. No Jobs Crisis!
  104. 104. Know your values and frame the debate........
  105. 105. Timing:
  106. 106. Love:
  107. 107. Nostalgia:
  108. 108. Slips:
  109. 109. Language
  110. 110. “Redundant” No longer needed or useful; superfluous.
  111. 111. “Unemployed” Out of work, especially involuntarily; jobless, Not being used; idle.
  112. 112. “Out of Work” Who is? Why?
  113. 113. Method
  114. 114. Simple Unexpected Credible Concrete Emotion Story
  115. 115. Love Doing Really good at
  116. 116. Who am I?
  117. 117. Skills Past – Present - Future
  118. 118. Achievements “something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage etc”
  119. 119. ?
  120. 120. .....it’s technical and..........
  121. 121. ......it’s tactical..........
  122. 122. Action Steps References Back burner
  123. 123. Listen Wait Look See Hear
  124. 124. Method
  125. 125. Extra stuff
  126. 126. • www.ted.com • www.creatdev.tumblr.com • www.dontfeedtheanimals • www.worksearch20.com • www.sethgodin.typepad.com • www.the99percent.com • www.lifehacker.com • Google Reader • Google Alerts
  127. 127. Top 10 tips • Become a master storyteller • Practice restraint • Embrace constraints • Think with a beginners mind • Leave your ego at the door • Focus on the experience • Do communication not rainforestation • Obsess about ideas not tools • Clarify your intention • Sharpen your vision & curiosity and learn from the lessons around you
  128. 128. Compelling Story....... Confidence....... Community.......
  129. 129. Friday 10am – 12.30pm Digital Exchange www.worksearch20.com Visit Worksearch2.0 social network www.creativedevelopment.ie www.creatdev.tumblr.com Linkedin Twitter – @Creatdev Slideshare – Creatdev aaron@creativedevelopment.ie

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