Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Unemployed Individual Fears That Need For Work Is Costing Him Jobs

A man told his friend over coffee that he was extremely nervous about a job interview coming up today. He said that his resume was being well received and that he'd been up for a number of jobs lately but that he'd been so excited about the prospect of ending his bout of unemployment that he feared he'd been coming off as overzealous in each interview. He was afraid that each time he was passed over this problem was only exacerbated as he became that much more focused on making sure he got the next job.
His friend told him that he simply needed to relax and be himself.
The man said that it was difficult to relax after being out of work for more than a year, and as for being himself, he said that's exactly what he was doing. He was a man in desperate need of work, and he came off as such.
In that case, the friend suggested, I'd put down the coffee and try to act employed.

3 comments:

Gone Away said...

Man, I feel for that guy (and he needs better friends). I was once interviewing people for a job and asked this one guy the usual question, "Why d'you want this job?"

He answered, "Because I need the money of course."

I gave him the job since he was the most honest person I interviewed.

Jodie said...

Gone, don't you ever sleep? I think people would WANT someone who's hungry for a job.

theMike said...

Of course, it probably has nothing to do with him being out of work for more than a year. Nothing....