Thursday, May 07, 2009
Some hypotheses on good job matches
Choose people who are good-looking, but not better looking than you.
Choose women who are happy, but they shouldn't smile too easily.
Choose people who swear, but don’t choose someone who's trashy.
Choose people you admire.
Click the link to read the rationales offered for these particular hypotheses.
1. Get a high GPA, but not 4.0. Few managers have 4.0 and they surely will not hire you.
2. Exercise like crazy. If you look good, then your chance of getting a job is increasing.
3. Show them a bit of attitude, but not too much. (In his word: swearing a little is good. That means you can channel out the stress).
Well there you go. 3 of what he said to me last year. The rest of them are standard resume building, interview taking tips.
Regarding women, this point seems to be a safeguard more than anything else. Having a woman who is happy but doesn't smile implies that the risk of complication from occupational romance is mitigated because the woman (or man) at least is not interested enough for you to make a move.
The ability to swear is easy: it's an indicator of humanness. It shows that you are someone who is easy enough to get along with, and it acts as a sort of icebreaker.
Having people you admire is the one point that seems to encourage productivity. Working with people whom you respect and look up to would hopefully be people who are placed on this pedestal because they are such good workers, while being good individuals at the same time. This would reinforce your own efforts at productivity, as well as in developing your own character in a positive way.
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