Feeling People Out
What’s the purpose of job interviews?
First you send in your application, then you get a call for an interview.
If it’s a decent job, you’ll have a couple of interviews.
So do so many people need to speak with you?
Clearly you are qualified, you have the technical skills, otherwise they wouldn’t have wanted to talk to you.
But supposing you DO have the technical skills, why DO they need to talk to you?
Because we humans are NOT Vulcans.
We are not angels, we are not robots.
We are self-aware, talking monkeys.
So, working for a company is much more involved than showing up and doing the technical work.
You need to have the right “personality.”
You need to be a “fit” with the others you’ll be working with.
This is similar to dating.
It’s common to complain that women don’t know what they want.
Maybe this is true, but it’s also a not very applicable.
This generally comes from guys who don’t get “chosen” by those women.
An ego protecting idea.
It’s not that she doesn’t like me, it’s that she’s like most modern women, who just don’t know what they want!
When was the last time you went shopping?
Wandering around the store wondering what to get?
What Do I Want?
Trying to choose from among a whole bunch of choices isn’t easy.
They even had a song about this WAY back in the day.
“My momma told me, you’d better shop around.”
Shopping, finding romantic partners, and even trying to hire people follow the same set of rules.
Have the basic idea of what you want.
But within that narrow category we like to “shop around.”
Until we find a good “fit.”
Like shopping for food.
You’re hungry, you have kind of an idea about what you want, but since you’re not really in a hurry, you have the luxury of shopping around.
Of wandering up and down the aisles until you find something.
Same with dating, at least potentially.
Yes, modern dating IS a train wreck.
Don’t Blame The Lady
But this is more of a structural thing than an “woman” thing or a “man” thing.
Due to social media, online dating and all the opportunity costs, it’s just much harder to “know it when you see it.”
But that’s only if you’re like every other shopper.
You show up and hope for the best.
Everybody else shows up and hopes for the best.
HOPEFULLY you meet somebody or get a job offer.
But there’s a much better way than wandering and hoping.
A much more efficient way.
A way to BE what “they” are looking for.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.