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Job Seeking Tips and Techniques
Personal Development
  • Oct 29, 2021
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Job Seeking Tips and Techniques

Job Seeking Tips and Techniques - This starts with the way you feel about yourself.

I am sure you may have heard this famous story, however, I think at this time, it’s very important to repeat it!

One day in 1671, Christopher Wren observed three bricklayers on a scaffold, one crouched, one half-standing, and one standing tall, working very hard and fast.

The first bricklayer

Christopher Wren asked the question, “What are you doing?” to which the bricklayer replied, “I’m a bricklayer. I’m working hard laying bricks to feed my family.”

The second bricklayer

Responded, “I’m a builder. I’m building a wall.”

The third bricklayer

Therefore, the most productive of the three and the future leader of the group, when asked the question, “What are you doing?” replied with a gleam in his eye, “I’m a cathedral builder. I’m building a great cathedral to The Almighty.”

You will find many variations of this story, but each version tells of three people working on the same wall, doing the same work, but with totally different perspectives. From this story, many analogies and applications can be drawn. Some of these include the importance of:

Big Picture Thinking

Being able to see the end result and how your work contributes to that end.


A positive attitude and pride in what you are doing will show up in your work and your motivation.

Connection to the Organization’s Mission

Employees who are rightly connected to the organization’s mission, vision, values, and goals are happier, more engaged, and more productive employees.

While these applications are true and insightful, I find this story has another potential application.

In Conclusion

I reckon you can wager every cent you have the bricklayer who visualized himself as building a great cathedral did not remain a bricklayer. Perhaps he became a foreman, or perhaps a contractor, or possibly an architect. He moved forward and upward. Why, because thinking does make it so!

Job thinking tells a lot about a person and his or her potential for larger responsibility. It channels the way for self-development in his or her work.

IS IT TIME YOU DID SOME SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND INCREASED YOUR SELF-BELIEF? Check out my program on grinfer.com I am waiting to teach you how to unlock doors! Warm regards, Odile Faludi

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