Friday, January 16, 2009

Juggling in 3D 413: Landscape Gardening

Claire writes: "In Lee Child's 'The Visitor', Gary - one of the crime profilers used to be a landscape gardener. In an off the cuff comment, another character notices that was a strange move. Gary responds: "It was relevant. It teaches you to see the big picture. To be patient."

Our skills are as transferable as we allow them to be... and then it's all in the marketing and how we communicate that to a potential employer. Take the helicopter view: If you were observing someone doing your job - from a distance - describe the skills which you use in a generic way. Once you are convinced they are transferable you will be able to convince someone else."

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