As I expand my horizons and eventually become a full-time HR consultant, I have decided that I am going to start providing my recruitment services to my friends and acquaintances. I have been working with my close friend on revising his resume, providing a great template for his cover letter, and helping his focus in objectives when answering questions throughout the interview process.
When I was quoting a potential new client on what I charge to revise resumes, I came up with this little gem:
“Purchasing Domain Name: $24.32
Purchasing Web-hosting Program: $117.68
Billable time spent on building my blog/website, connecting with other professionals via social media outlets, and researching companies that provide the best career advancement opportunities: $1200.00
Certificate in Human Resources Management (including parking fees, books and incidentals: $ 5,335.08
Developing myself professionally and preparing for my dream job: PRICELESS”
Yes-I just ripped off the MasterCard commercial, but I enjoyed the cleverness behind this statement. When I think about how much time and effort I have put into advancing my career and professional opportunities, I really do ascribe to the idea that my time is priceless. I truly believe that you can’t put a price on success. If you want to become a HUGE fish in a small pond, you have to work your tail off and dedicate yourself to change.
I hope those of you who are looking for a change feel the same way.