Tell Me About What You Do

How do you talk about your work?

Do you talk about your specific actions, or rather the work of your organization as a whole?

It's an important narrative, and simultaneously is telling about yourself and the organization.

When I interview people the first thing I'm looking for is that person's connection to the company. Do they use the term 'we'? Do they talk only about what they do--or what the company does? 

When you talk about the latter, you express an understanding of how your actions move the overall company. 

When you talk about your specific actions--you're telling me you don't see yourself as necessary. You tell everyone that you're focused on you and not your impact. 

Think about that the next time someone asks you 'what do you do?'. How will you answer?

 

Cassandra Schwartz

Seattle, WA