Someone I respect sent me link to blog on how difficult life is for foreigners who are fashion models in China.
That might not seem like a topic that would be interesting to someone like me — who specializes in organizational and professional differentiation, sales, and customer service — however, the reason I loved the post is because Meredith Hattam, writing about her experiences working in Beijing and many other Chinese cities, describes her ordeal so brilliantly.
Because I’m now interested in this highly insightful individual, I checked out her website…and, I’d recommend that you do, too — there are amazing pictures and great posts.
Imagine, though, that you are Meredith…and you’ve taken a year away from working professionally in your chosen field of endeavor, while others your age are building their resume and corporate experience. Someone in HR who is interviewing you for a position might perceive your time off as indicating you don’t have the competitive degree of experience…or dedication to your job…or some other negative that you certainly don’t intend.
How do you transform that perceived negative into something that can, instead, make you stand out from the pack and create distinction?
Her response is a textbook example of how to tackle the problem…it’s awesome.
Watch the video…and let me know what you think!