Imagine that you have a box the size of a trailer home. Then imagine someone tells you that you can only put ten things in it. That’s crazy talk, right? Yet, sometimes in our careers we can encounter limits as to what we’re supposed to do based on our job descriptions. In this episode of Comm Capers we talk about what to do when your career “box” starts to feel too small.
Feeling Boxed In?
Finding a new job is probably the most obvious way to go. But as you look out into the big ol’ world, how do you set yourself up for success, especially if you career “box” is different than the norm? During the episode we discuss personal branding as a great way for people to highlight the value of everything that is contained in their career box. And, if a new job isn’t something you can wrap yourself in, how else can you define success?
We like Big Boxes (Sir Mix-A-Lot Homage)
We like big boxes and we cannot lie.
Neither Kari nor I can deny
That when the company has an itty bitty need,
There’s no one to help? Well that’s our speed.
We jump up fast. We get it done .
It’s not in our JD, but we think it’s fun.
Padding up our resumes,
For when we’re gonna leave one day.
Oh baby, let’s make it work,
Make it better, go bezerk.
My coworkers try to warn me
But an itty box makes me so orny.
Stuff We Mentioned
- Pew Research: Millennials don’t switch jobs any more than Gen Xers did
- Debbie Millman’s Creative Live series: A Brand Called You
- Liz Ryan: How to Write your Human-Voiced Resume
- Ladders: 7 Ways to Move Up by Moving Over
- Harvard Business Review: Generalists Get Better Job Offers Than Specialists
- What people think graphic designers do
- Poop/chocolate icecream emoji