In Wausau, each spring, we have an annual spring clean-up. The city lists what they will pick up: Old couches, bathroom fixtures, cabinets, and the like and prints a schedule broken down in sections.
The day before your street’s scheduled pick-up, you are supposed to put those things on the street. Any sooner and you risk a fine.
The “Junk” is Gone
The interesting phenomena is that often by the time that the city trucks get there for the pick-up, a part or all of people’s “junk” is gone. Trucks and cars patrol the streets, looking for things they might like, things that the former owners considered “junk,” some prizes go to be rehabbed, some to the cabin in the woods or hunter’s “shack,” others go right into the new owner’s residence for reuse. Different eyes see things differently. A new use makes the unwanted item, someone else’s treasure.
Job seekers may feel like the junk on the street
When a job seeker is out of a job or in a position that isn’t working for them, it is easy to feel like the junk on the street. No one wants you, no value, outdated, you may feel depressed or useless.
Repositioned with right career marketing strategies
However, repositioned and back out there with the right career marketing strategies, visible, you may be someone else’s treasure.
When a client realizes their value as I probe them for accomplishments and write their resume, the light goes on. While reading their new resume, it isn’t uncommon for the client to say, “I would hire me!” Value! Confidence! and someone else’s treasure!