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So what is this going to be? A little bit of everything I think. Maybe that's it. What I'm thinking. What I'm believing. I hope what I'm knowing. And why would anyone care what I think I know? There's no reason in the world that you should. But then why are you here? Cuz you have to be somewhere I suppose. I've never been here before. I may not be back. I might get too busy to care; time is short. That's fine. Nobody can deal with it all at once. There is a lot to deal with.

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I try not to take myself too seriously, but I know I have far too much. So I'm trying to learn how to laugh again, as I had forgotted for a while there. Also I'm relearning to enjoy life; you know, like when we were kids. The biggest challenge ahead is learning how to love God with all my heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. This one is not really that hard when you know the truth. But along with it comes learning to love others as I love myself, and that one is, as they say, "a horse of a whole different color." I think I need to learn to love myself a little more, but the problem may be that I know all these facts about me. Sometimes the facts are simply wrong or they are just stuck in the past. I'm trying to get my facts to line up with the truth. As someone once asked a great man, "what is truth?" If he had only known.

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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Cat & Mouse?

Here's the thing. I'm looking for a job. I have a job, but it is not even paying all the bills. It did once, but time moves on and neither this job nor I have been moving anywhere. I lived in denial about the situation for a good while, but I can no longer ignore the facts.

I've had two interviews this week and another one is scheduled for monday morning. I blew an interview I had a few months ago, so I've been honing my answers to some likely interview questions, which I came across on Monster.Com. Sound contrived and really insincere? Of course it is. But then if you haven't been in a job interview lately, some of those questions they come up with are neither real nor sincere:

Q: Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?
A: You have got to be kidding.

Q: There's no right or wrong answer, but..?
A: Regardless of the question, this is the biggest lie they could tell. Of course there is a right answer or they would not have asked it.

Q: How would you feel working for someone who knows less than you?
A: Do not comment on the fact that all your bosses have been idiots.

Q: If you were an animal which one would you want to be?
A: You have to decide based on the industry you're entering as to what they are looking for: a piranha or a guppy.

Q: How do you think I rate as an interviewer?
A: (Keep thinking: I will not laugh; I will not giggle. I will not laugh...)

Q: What's your ideal company?
A: Even if it really is the company which pays the most for the least, come up with something else.

Q: What are you most proud of?
A: Forget the sexual exploits for now. It must be something ethical and if at all possible altruistic!

Q: What do you like to do?
A: See above.

Q: What are your lifelong dreams?
A: See above!

Q: Do you have plans to have children in the near future?
A: I didn't plan on the kids from the distant past.

The questions can go on and on, ad nauseam. It can be a bit like a cat and mouse game. I suppose it is the hurdle we have to go over to get to the job we're looking for. It's what has taken up a lot of my blogging time this last week. It's been an intense week, but the weeks are getting better. My destiny awaits.

~ rachman


Blogger S. Scott Craft said...

Good luck!

10/10/06 12:07 AM  
Blogger rachman said...

Thanks, Scott. I appreciate the thoughts.


10/10/06 10:19 PM  

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