Can you imagine how different things would be if we had to apply for job vacancies with a document that showed who we really are, and what makes us extraordinary? Can you imagine if, instead of asking for a CV/resume, companies asked you to send in a Real Wild Bio*?
This would be a quick run-down of all the important things in your life so far, showing what your world is like. Not a list of job titles, but of experiences you have had, things you have learnt, the difference you have made. It would be a demonstration of things that mean something real, and show how you came to be who you are today. It would show your triumphs, and how you have overcome tough times or failure. It would celebrate who you have become. It would be something that told what you are about, not what desk you used to sit at.
Although it may still be some time before most companies ask for one of these, here at Do What You Love it is now part of our recruitment process.
Use this opportunity to analyse your unique path, understand the story that has made you who you are today, and sell yourself better.
In this guide (which is taken from the transformational online experience Do What You Love, which begins on Monday) we will walk you through the creation of your Real Wild Bio, which can be written or visual, perhaps as a series of photographs or pieces of art – whatever works for you.
Download your free copy here (or here for a low res version if you are on a mobile device):
Find yourself somewhere quiet, get out your notebook and favourite pens, and get scribbling! Once you have captured all the juiciness that has gone on in your life so far, who knows what signs or fresh inspiration you might discover in there?
Call for submissions: We are starting a new series on our blog showcasing the Real Wild Bios of extraordinary ordinary people. We would love to feature you! Once you have completed your Real Wild Bio, send in the summary from Step 5 and a photo or other visual representation of your timeline to email@example.com with ‘Real Wild Bio’ in the subject of your email, along with your full name and any online links, and we may feature you!
*The Real Wild Bio exercise is extracted from the Do What You Love e-course, a transformational online experience which will help you recalibrate and reprioritise to live a life you love. Class begins on April 28. Don’t miss it! Register here.