If I were to do hiring, these would be the key self descriptions I would filter out first, or at least poke at the most to get to something true:
- 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫 – all living beings are lifelong learners, meaning they respond and adapt to what reality informs them of. This is why I love the core of Scrum; I feel it describes life as it is.
- 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 – we are all human beings, whether we advertise it with neon signs or not. Sometimes we do “bad”, sometimes we do “good”. We each strive for inner peace, regardless of what we do or how we are behaving based on our current awareness, consciousness and needs.
- 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 – we cannot really control other people’s paths and it’s arrogant and ignorant to presume we know what’s better for other people in their life context. Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are bad for you? Well, Warren Buffett (92) and Charlie Munger (99) are alive and happy, although they don’t have washboard abbs and do not run marathons. We do have a habit or projecting our own undistilled ambitions and commercial kindness in order to feel superior or at least gain a sense of meaning while avoiding our true selves. The best we can do is think, communicate and act as honest to our selves as possible. If anyone chooses to follow that without us having to manipulate their experience is ultimately their entirely free choice.
- 𝐍𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐚, 𝐆𝐮𝐫𝐮 𝐞𝐭𝐜. – neither of us are either superior or inferior as human beings in honest service of our selves and other human beings. Neither of us is special and each of us is unique in their skills and gifts. I would look for skills in service of what I would be honestly trying to achieve. I would be more inclined to trust the reality bound humility of someone who didn’t feel the need to call themselves a Ninja Plumber, but rather a person with the skills to fix my sink (resolve my problem) which has knowledge and preferably experience in successfully fixing sinks before.
- 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 – to me, this would signal a lack of focus (lack of surrendering) on life and a detachment from your true kind loving self. Whatever product or service I trully love seems to have been created and offered with love and kindness in mind. All the others leave me feel deceived and were probably created or pushed across by someone having their career in mind (ego-centric rather than self-centered).
Basically, I would be looking for integrity and would never disqualify a person for being honest, regardless of what their truth may reveal.