[Part 4]: The 7 Deadly Philosophies in the Modern Job Market

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[Part 4]: The 7 Deadly Philosophies in the Modern Job Market

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The Philosophy of CVs:

“Honestly, as an interviewer, I could not really care much about how straight you sit on the chair, or how firmly you shake my hand. These are secondary. I am more interested in what comes out of your mouth (make sure you mouth is not stinking though)” 

This philosophy says that before you land a job, you must concentrate on making your CV stand out amongst the rest. Much as it is important to be presentable and make a good first impression with your CV, concentrating on CV preparation only is detrimental, especially in the current job market.

[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The existing standards of CV preparation sharply negate the great importance of Gifts, Talents, Abilities and Aspirations while at the same time including something next to useless: ‘Hobbies and Past times’.[/perfectpullquote]

This philosophy thoroughly prepares people for interviews and not to be problem solvers in life. It teaches how to firmly hand-shake the interviewer’s hand, smile, sit upright on a chair, borrow a suit and a tie, brush your shoes and so on.

Honestly, as an interviewer, I could not really care much about how straight you sit on the chair, or how firmly you shake my hand. These are secondary. I am more interested in what comes out of your mouth (make sure you mouth is not stinking though). As an interviewer, I am looking at how authentic you are as a human being, not what show can you put on at the interview.

This philosophy has cost people jobs in that they put on a mask. I have been there before. I studied all there is to study about how to prepare for an interview. At the moment, you can get so much advice from the internet about this topic that you will be left dazed. Some talk about tonal variations, looking at the interviewers straight in the eyes (good point), not crossing your legs, not leaning back…don’t do this and don’t do that and so on.

Concentrating on your gifts, talents and abilities is much more valuable than concentrating on passing an interview. Building these strengths in anyway while you are waiting for a chance to be employed is much more valuable in that you might end up being an employer later on.

Concentrating on your dreams, goals and visions is much more important than preparing a CV.

“If an employer sniffs out in an interview the notion that you are not a dreamer, you are not ambitious; you diminish to the level of a non entity in an interview. However, if a potential employer gets the idea that you are a visionary and that you are a dreamer, your pedigree increases above the rest of the interviewees”

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