The job market tricks us through technology.
Like when we’re unemployed and we apply for a hundred positions in a single day. Our brain tells us that we have executed a task that should produce a result.
But in reality, it only took forty minutes of our time. And we never even had to leave the house to do it. It’s not like we hit the streets briefcase in hand. We auto submitted our resume through a bunch of career portals without even reading the job description.
And that’s the trick. The story we tell ourselves about that magic number of one hundred applications is a false and outdated narrative. Twenty years ago, one hundred apps might have been statistically significant and strategically sufficient for landing a new gig.
But not anymore. Corporations, technologies, business models, hiring managers, job marketplaces, all of these elements in the career supply chain have been upgraded. Meanwhile, our sense of proportion is still running on an outdated operating system.
Toffler famously wrote more than fifty years ago that change was avalanching upon our heads and most people were grotesquely unprepared to cope with it.
Today his insight still applies. The rate of technology has accelerated faster than our constitutions can handle.
And unless we upgrade our attitudes, beliefs, values, postures and habits accordingly, evolution will flatten us like steamroller crunching over an old, dead animal along the road.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Is your outdated minds deciding in advance what you will see?
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