By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B
The topic for this week’s blog was somewhat of a forgone conclusion. Oh sure, I could have ignored the obvious. I could have thrown caution to the wind and forged ahead with some other idea that had been floating around in my head for weeks. I could have just put on that somewhat faded t-shirt that said “No Fear!” and just written something else because I believed in what I was wearing. But why take a chance. Why tempt fate or the gods of blogging!
So I am yielding to some power greater than myself and writing about superstitions, this being my 13th blog in this series. (Freddy Krueger music playing in the background)
According to the dictionary, Superstition is an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear. I think most people have made decisions based on a superstition some time during their lives. I know that I have. Most superstitions are a matter of doing something, such as eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away; or avoiding doing something, such as not washing your car, because washing your car will bring rain. This last one is my husband’s favorite.
There are lists of superstitions, some familiar such as;
• To give someone a purse or wallet without money in it will bring that person bad luck
• If you shiver, someone is casting a shadow on your grave
• To find a penny heads up, brings good luck
• Toads cause warts
• If you blow out all of the candles on your birthday cake with the first breath you will get whatever you wish for
Then there are some that are just downright weird, such as;
• A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it.
• Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house.
• You should never start a trip on Friday or you will meet misfortune.
• It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match.
• Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.
Now here are a few more superstitions that are more job search related.
• Never show up for an interview wearing white socks, unless you are applying for a job as a tennis coach
• Always arrive for your interview at least 15 minutes early, because the early bird catches the worm
• If you drop your resume or your coffee or anything else during the interview chances are the interview is doomed
• If there is an elephant in the interview room, such as your age, your education, your reason for leaving your last position, the length of time since your last job, etc. immediately address it and get it off the table.
• Never leave an interview without some commitment to next step or at least some understanding of the hiring process and where you stand in that process.
On second thought, are these last five items superstitions or are they really good advice for interviewing? Either way, I would encourage any candidate to heed the advice given whether you are superstitious or not.
Now, here are the Hot Jobs for this week and you don’t have to find a four-leaf clover in order to apply.
• Enterprise Network Architect – Ever dream of being the Frank Lloyd Wright of networks? Now is your chance.
• Technical Recruiter – We are looking for the best recruiter for the best company, Q4B. Enough said!
• Mobile .NET Developer – A great contract position that will make you feel good because the company’s service helps others feel good.
If you are interested in the Hot Jobs above click on the link and apply through our Talent Hub. We will respond quickly and we will value your time. At Q4B candidates are our customers too.
And remember after reading this blog be sure to Like, Retweet, Pin it, and +1 this post. You never know who is going to see the positions and think that it is the perfect position for them.
And remember also while you are reading this blog, if a black cat walks towards you then good luck, and perhaps a good job is in your future. But don’t ask me what happens if the cat is walking away from you. You don’t want to know.
Til next week!