LinkedIn ‘influencer’ stories
If you’re anything like me you’re a regular user of LinkedIn and you probably have come across a profile that gets thousands of likes and an equally high amount of comments. And the long winded post probably ended with “Agree?”
Now I say this with the upmost respect because I realise that some of the motivational/leadership content they post might actually be original content but there’s seems to be shit load of content that’s get regurgitated with minor tweaks. So, I’ve decided I’m just going to update this post with stories that come up on my feed…. for logging purposes of course.
I will start this off with my favourite, it has all the favourite story points that show signs of heroism, a female lead and a “older generation” issue.
We didn’t want to hire her.
We didn’t even want to call her for the interview when we saw her resume. Why?
She was having several career gaps, she was close to 50 and she had changed positions several times in few years.
But she had what we wanted in her resume. So, we decided to invite her for the interview.
She did well in the interview. I decided to ask her about those things we saw in her resume.
OMG! Her response was so touching.
She had career gap because of her family.
She stayed away from work because she had to take care of her sick husband and children. She made me realize that family is above everything.
She had also changed positions because she didn’t want to be far away from her family anymore and didn’t want her home to suffer.
As a family man, that’s the kind of person I want to work with.
– opportunities we had missed because we make assumptions
– how we judge people based on papers and pasts
It is better to ask questions and not make assumptions. We hired her and gave her the best time to suit her family needs.
You have a tiny bit of understanding of what people are going through.
Before you judge me, walk in my shoes.
More to follow.