Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I Spy With My Little Eye

Okay Company, I know that you don't generally like it when I get preachy or give you fatherly-like advice, or at least I assume that you don't like it, but I am going to go ahead and do it anyway, because quite frankly I am the one who has the user names and passwords to write things here and you don't. Although, I suppose that you can just not visit this site anymore so we really have like equal power, but I digress. Ready to get some wisdom laid on you? God, that sounded like a cheesy pickup line.
Here is what I sort of figured out the other day: the people that you have your eye on don't necessarily have theirs back on you, and you never know who might be keeping an eye out on you. Does that make sense? I think it sort of does. Let me give you an example. Let's pretend that you are a chick and you are at the beach, okay? And you have been hanging around, soaking up the rays, and scoping out that super hot shirtless lifeguard. Now, you are getting a little discouraged and disappointed because he is not really paying any attention to you back. And that's fine. The point here is that you shouldn't be discouraged, because unbeknown to you that cute guy playing volleyball has be checking you out since you laid down your towel. Did you like that example? Good, because I have another one coming down the pipe for you.
Scenario Number Two: You are at a job fair, okay? You are very excited because you see the company that you wanted to work for there, so you get out your résumé, fix your jacket, and sidle up to the booth. You strike up a conversation with the recruiter, and you are wowing. Or at least you think you are. In truth, you are saying all the right things, making all the right moves, but the company you want just doesn't want you. Too bad so sad. Don't get upset though, because the guy at the next booth over is listening in, and he has noticed you, and he is already putting the number of the Vice President of Human Resources on the back of a business card to set up a special interview that will get you in like Flynn.
Is that a little clearer now? Is that a little more in focus for you? I hope so. The moral of this story, because you know there had to be a moral, is that you never know who might be keeping their eye on you, even if it isn't the one who you want to have their eye on you, so you always have to act accordingly. How you act and go about your business when no one is looking will tell a lot about your general character and personality, but how you act when you think the person you want looking isn't looking will tell a lot more. Because it is in that situation that one shows how they react to adversity, how they bear up in the face of a undesirable situation, and to be honest how one handles rejection. It tells a lot about who you are, and you want to put your best face forward, right? Because you never know who might be watching. It might even be the person that makes it all worthwhile.

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