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This Is How to Get Your Next Job by Richard Nelson Bolles, Andrea Kay

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“How I Want to Be Remembered After I Leave the Room” Exercise

Here’s what you will need:

  • A nice cup of tea
  • Your favorite pen or pencil
  • Some paper
  • This book—open to the next pages
  • A quiet place away from your electronic doodads
  • Enough quiet time to let yourself think, write, and focus

Complete the following questions. Some may overlap and elicit similar language. That’s fine. Just write away.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT MY WORK AND CAREER AND HOW I OPERATE IN A WORKPLACE:

1. What specific qualities do I want to exhibit?

 

For example, I want to be seen as:

  • Mature
  • Professional
  • Passionate about the work
  • Positive
  • Adventurousness
  • Self-motivated
  • A quick learner
  • Creative
  • Imaginative
  • Honest
  • Having high integrity
  • Courageous
  • Disciplined
  • Determined
  • Persistent ...

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