A lot of people wish they had to the opportunity to hire someone. Out of the great men and women who ever lived, Noah stood alone as a man who will get a job completed by what he did, not what he said. Each job seeker must demonstrate clear competency, not just say or will the desire to work for an employer. Noah possessed the right skills, but had to have other tangible and visible talents (Read Genesis 6: 1ff).
If God is all-knowing, this is plausible and credible based on what is written. These are all my crazy ideas. I am not pushing religion on anyone. I have a perspective of that job seekers talk too much instead of offering professional acumen.
God was looking for more than just a carpenter. We can assume that carpenters were a dime a dozen, but there are attributes that weighed more than skill.
The day has come that a potential employee’s character is significant to the company’s brand. It is common now to sign agreements that you will behave, and not make a public spectacle of yourself. Employers are asking for Facebook passwords or requesting that you friend the company’s Facebook page to see that your activity is respectable.
Think about it. Noah was chosen amidst the chaos of the day. God didn’t need a Facebook page, but he looked beyond his work and saw exemplary character. He stood out not just as a builder, but also the next generation of his offspring would be closer to himself, righteous, spiritual, and accountable.
Skill finishes projects, but what does it take to fulfill the vision. Self-control and listening must accompany any set of core competencies. In Noah’s case, God had a specific plan and vision. We don’t know if Noah understood God’s vision completely, but we do know that Noah perfectly followed through with God’s detailed and laborious instruction.
As mentioned, many Job seekers claim loudly about his or her skill, but fail to demonstrate how it fits the company’s plan and vision. There are not enough words to persuade others you are the best. Perfection is not expected, but offering ideas and worth produced by skill makes a convincing hiring proposition.
We can assume that God liked Noah because of his attention to detail, his family, and ability to match animals two by two; however, the bible never indicated any complaining. Then again, did Noah understand the bottom line about not having to tread water (shout out to Bill Cosby who suggested that Noah didn’t know).
God liked Noah because he could accomplish the tasks at hand without complaining. Complainers and whiners take the fun that is left in a meeting or working relationship. We know that being liked is good, but rarely understand how to likeable upon contact. Noah was industrious, although it was unknown if he had a sense of humor that God liked, but God liked him.
It takes a little imagination, but there are lessons to glean from Noah’s example. Each job seeker must find ways to translate his or her skills for an employer’s use.
How can you communicate better to show competency to employers? Let me know in the comments below.