In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not. We are warriors fighting to establish clarity between what is accurate and what is simply a myth (or falsehood) in life. In this episode we delve into, “I am too _____ to find the awesome job of my dreams!” (Okay).
Too fat? Too fat? Too tall? Too short? Too talkative? Too quiet? Too young? Too old? Too weird? Too boring? Is it your nose? Your hair? Your ears? Your eyes? Your skin? Your color? Your voice? What do you claim is preventing you from finding the awesome job of your dreams?
This is not a gender issue, an age issue or a cultural issue; it is either a fact that you are flawed and must be “fixed” or it is a myth. Or, are you equally as valuable as everyone else with your experience, skills and education?
Do some people refuse to hire you due to how you look (too old, too young, etc.)? Yes. Should they? No, it is illegal in many parts of the world and provides poor business outcomes. They should hire the best qualified for the job. I don’t focus on those situations (I do try to stop them as an educator and attorney). I focus on enhancing my skills, experience and education so that those organizations who desire to hire the best qualified to compete in the global knowledge economy will benefit from having me on their team.
Let’s face this myth head on!
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