Wednesday, May 23

Interview: A first date

I just bounced into an article (just when I ran out of ideas for posts) and was skimming it until I came across an interesting section. I saw words such as love and romance and thought WTH! As I read it I empathized what the author was trying to say, that an interview is like a first date or a pre-date session :D. Not that I'v had any personal experience with either. I liked it even more as he concluded the paragraph mocking arranged marriage :p. Okie okie, here it is. Read this excerpt and enjoy ;).

Interview specialists have found it extraordinarily difficult to persuade most employers to adopt the structured interview. It just doesn't feel right. For most of us, hiring someone is essentially a romantic process, in which the job interview functions as a desexualized version of a date. We are looking for someone with whom we have a certain chemistry, even if the coupling that results ends in tears and the pursuer and the pursued turn out to have nothing in common. We want the unlimited promise of a love affair. The structured interview, by contrast, seems to offer only the dry logic and practicality of an arranged marriage.

ROTFL =)) he he ha ha. That is soooo true. You can talk your way into a job if the person likes you and no amount intelligence will help if he doesn't. Thats kinda how love/marriage works too doesn't it? (Am talking of the idealistic here, not where things go wrong badly.) What say people?

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At Thursday, May 24, 2007 3:16:00 AM, Blogger visithra said...

its true

if u dont have chemistry with the person ure gonna work with u know its gonna be trouble - im known to screw up interviews with ppl i dont like - i act blur ;p

i dont care if im labelled that latter but i dont want the job so i shall do that ;p

n whenever i was interviewing ppl this was something i looked at as well - can this person get a long with me ;)

its all a game of love i tell ya ;p

At Thursday, May 24, 2007 6:39:00 AM, Blogger SamY said...

O MY! Ivvalo explanation'a :-o. Adhellam true dhaan. But the highlight was the way in which it was written :). Thats what I enjoyed the most.

At Thursday, May 24, 2007 7:15:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

LOL true Samy :)

I u dun have chemistry and ur physics dun gel well, ur biology will suffer hahaha!


At Friday, May 25, 2007 6:12:00 AM, Blogger Arpita said...

desexualized version of a date!- thats interesting. But i wonder how much interviewers look at an interview in this way.

At Friday, May 25, 2007 6:52:00 AM, Blogger SamY said...

@keshi: ur description was ha ha! ur brain is wired quite differently

@arpita: guess they just do it indavertently ... I guess not everyone wud ponder like u do


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