The therapy of humor is important on your change career with purpose journey.
You don't need a company psychologist to prescribe the therapy of humor. Good clean workplace humor often meets our need to laugh, even in tough times.
Let me suggest that you apply humor therapy to your employment search efforts.
I have always loved to laugh. Especially in my career as a hospice chaplain, I see how important laughter is in living life and facing death.
The therapy of humor brings healing through laughter, something you will need as you change your career with purpose. Sometimes workplace humor is just what the doctor ordered in our need to laugh. So here is some humor therapy to provide inner healing through laughter.
Let me encourage you to keep your humor in the career change process. In one of my blogs (web logs) I offered some suggestions on how to interpret job descriptions.
How are your communication skills? How about your ability to interpret what is said into what is meant?
The following came to me in those incessantly funny emails we all have received from time to time.
I thought about the therapy of humor when an employment seeking client questioned just what the following employment expectation meant: "other duties as determined".
My guess is that it is a reference to the job expectation to "make the coffee" or "take out the trash". It could mean the newly hired employee will "babysit the boss's dog when he or she is out of town".
"JOIN OUR FAST-PACED TEAM"
"MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED"
"SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED"
"DUTIES WILL VARY"
"MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL"
"APPLY IN PERSON"
"NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE"
"SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE"
"PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS A MUST"
"REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS"
"GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS"
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