Friday, January 25, 2008

7 Reasons Why Job Searches are a Drag

  1. You don't know what you want.

  2. They don't know what they want.

  3. The interview has all of the attraction of a blind date.

  4. The job you are interested in will always schedule an interview with you for one week after you need to make a decision on a job offer you don't want.

  5. Being "overqualified" doesn't pay the rent.

  6. Being the best person for the job doesn't mean you'll get it.

  7. Your best interview answers are composed on the way back to your car.


Anonymous said...

Going through the process now. It's sort of reminds me of how a water witch works. The witch pokes around with a stick for a while and eventually states "dig here."

When she's right, she's hailed for her powers. When she's wrong, it strangly has no adverse effect on her reputation. She just tries again.

Michael Wade said...


That's why it makes sense to increase the odds by applying in more places. That's one of the few logical aspects of the process.

Good luck!