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You're Always Interviewing

By Jim Davis

A lot of people put in hours of work trying to get their resume just right. They try to make sure they do everything right at their job interviews. But they don't realize the most important thing of all. They don't realize that they are ALWAYS INTERVIEWING!

You never know when you are going to meet someone you will impress with your attitude and your work ethic. One of the best examples of this comes from a true story I read about several years ago in the Reader's Digest.

One night a family arrived at the inn where a young man worked as a headwaiter during the summer, only to find that the inn's restaurant had already closed for the evening. They were quite disappointed since they had driven a long way to get there. When the young headwaiter discovered that the hostess was about to turn them away, he volunteered to serve them himself.

He managed to turn what had earlier seemed to be a totally disappointing evening into a more special event than they had even expected. They were so pleased that they made sure they got his name before they left.

The young man went on to finish college and decided to try to find a job in what was then a totally new field - television. And who do you suppose he met when he went for one of his job interviews. You guessed it! The same man he had served at the inn. Needless to say, he got the job, and Roone Arledge went on to eventually become a major executive with the ABC television network.

Just in case you're thinking, "That was probably fifty years ago. Things are different now," let me tell you about another "Always interviewing" example that happened just this year (2000) to my son, Brian. He was dissatisfied with the company where he worked as a computer programmer and had decided to look for a new company. He wasn't having much luck finding "the right job," though.

Then one day he was browsing through the computer books section of a book store near where he lives. He happened to notice a man looking through some of the bookshelves nearby, and it appeared that he was having trouble finding what he wanted. Brian simply asked him what he was looking for and tried to help him find it. The man was impressed that he had taken the time to help a total stranger. As they were talking, he realized that Brian was a computer programmer with the experience he was looking for. The man then asked him if he would be interested in a job with the company where he worked. One thing led to another, and Brian now has a job he really likes with a company he likes working for.

Of course, there's no guarantee that you will have the same kind of thing happen to you. But, at the very least you'll be developing yourself into the kind of employee that employers love to find if you're ALWAYS INTERVIEWING!

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