Career advice for the generations
This was pretty funny. I had a meeting with a young man who was referred by his father and I also placed his Grandfather who became a brilliant CEO at a large company.
During the meeting, the young man was on his phone and not paying attention. I asked him to put it away and he responded with, “but my Dad and Grandpa always have their phones out during my meetings.” He smiled. 😉
I just looked at him and said, “well I can assure you, they are not on Instagram or texting their friends. They are conducting important business and taking notes.”
He put his phone away and actually ended up listening and being brilliant like his Dad and Grandpa, who set a good example.
Never underestimate the power of good family role models.
We had a good meeting discussing his career options. I told him I am excited for him and the man he will become, thanks to his smarts, and great sense of humor. I told him he had a real advantage also having hardworking family members setting a good example for him.
The young man commented about how he admired them. Then he thanked me for my time and said he was so glad to meet me. He said he thought I was going to be older and old-fashion but that I was energetic and gave him so many great ideas to help him in his career.
At the end of the meeting, I said to the kid, “This ain’t your great-grandfathers Joseph Michaels International.” He then asks me. You didn’t place him too? I gave him a look and we both laughed uncontrollably, and he went on his way. 🙂
It was a funny moment but also showed me the impact of my work and how it can positively affect multiple generations.
I love the work that I do. I’ve been recruiting 30 years and I still love it. I am grateful for the trust and confidence my clients have in me, and I will continue to work hard to provide exceptional service for them and their families.