Job Search – Day 4 – Your Assignment

August 18, 2008 by
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Today I went through the orientation seminar at the outplacement firm.  I have a one-on-one meeting with my coach/counselor on Friday morning.  In the mean time, I have a big discussion set up with someone who understands my non-work side – to talk about the possibility of getting my job to better match my values, interests, etc.  I also have a few teleconferences from the outplacement firm, and a lot of thinking to do.

Here’s where you can help.  I’d like my blog readers (either folks who know me well from outside of the blog, or long-time/high volume readers) to answer one question for me:

What profession/job do you see me working at in the future?

The answer could be vague, or it could be a description of something that doesn’t have a succinct name.  Or it could be a very specific title.  It might be something that is very close to what I was doing last Monday, or it could be far afield.  The only restriction is that it must be a job that you can see me wanting to do, as opposed to a job that you want me to do or feel I should do.
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Please answer without reading other comments first.  I want to hear your answer – not the answer that you heard someone else say that sounded good.  And please let me know who you are, or at least describe how you know me.  I’m going to take your thoughts into account knowing how much you know my work and non-work sides.  Folks who still work for my former employer – I want to hear your thoughts as well.

Please feel free to send your ideas to me via e-mail – there’s a link over on the left side of the blog that says “E-mail me”.  Comments work fine too.  A Facebook note or wall post will also work.  Tie your idea to a well-trained pigeon if that’ll work.

Thanks in advance for your help.


5 Comments on Job Search – Day 4 – Your Assignment

  1. Jim Barker on Mon, 18th Aug 2008 7:58 pm
  2. Mark,

    I have been reading your blog and your comments on Toby’s blog for some time but I don’t think that we have had any direct communication. Just from your last few posts I could see that you have been questioning your vocation. I am not sure what you should be doing but you have made the comment that people had been pointing you toward the ministry so I would suggest that you explore that through prayer and conversations and see if you can sense God calling you to somthing new. I would go back and talk to those folks who were pointing you toward ministry and find out what prompted those comments. You will remain in my prayers.

    Jim Barker
    Junctin, TX

  3. Barb on Mon, 18th Aug 2008 9:08 pm
  4. You have an uncanny ability to explain things in ways that people understand even when the concepts are difficult. I can see you taking that skill and using it to help those in the non-profit or faith based world implement communication, technology or even just a new process or program.

  5. Gannet Girl on Wed, 20th Aug 2008 6:06 pm
  6. Tried to send you an email but I guess I understand this sytem as well as I do mercury. If you want to email me I’ll try to reconstruct it.

  7. Jon on Wed, 20th Aug 2008 9:02 pm
  8. Hi Mark,

    I’m sorry you’re in this spot, but it sounds like you are handling it with grace. Can you take a number of those occupational inventories? The hardest thing for me is separating avocations (and it sounds like you have a lot) from the job. Let us know what you find out.

  9. Mark on Thu, 21st Aug 2008 4:22 pm
  10. Jim – thanks for the note. There are a few things keeping me from seeing the ministry as a good choice. The biggest is that nobody who knows me in person in a church setting has told me that it might be something to consider. I’ve heard from several ministers that validation by others is a big part of the feeling of a call.

    Barb – thanks. This is useful input.

    Gannet – thanks for the e-mail.

    Jon – I may be able to take one of those inventories. I won’t know until tomorrow, when I meet with my coach/counselor at the outplacement firm. He will know whether or not such a test is provided with my package. I also might take the opportunity to take the MBTI again – to see if I’ve changed.

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