The DVN (The Divine Miss N – name has been shortened to keep my fingers from cramping during long riffs) a while back wrote about how finding the right company is like dating (see I do read them), which I completely agree. Yesterday, I had my first date with a really good company.
Apparently, there are five other candidates in the running. Most of them appear to be from our school. How did the interview go? Pretty well in my opinion. It took around 40 minutes; had a good rapport with the interviewer and seemed good. Or was it?
I’ve always viewed interviews like playing golf. Golf is one of those games where the skill and ability of the players will virtually determine who wins that match. This is why there is handicapping during rounds. I could play my greatest round – ever – and still lose by 25 strokes to Tiger Woods because despite my local optima (clever MBA word, 5 bonus points) he’s on another planet.
My goal in all interviews, cover letters or meetings is to play my best game. I like to keep the ball in the fairway and two-putt most greens. As long as I don’t fark anything up like saying the wrong company name or failing to do good research then I’ve done pretty well. If I don’t get the job that means there was another candidate who just was a better fit than me.
Yesterday, I played a pretty good game. Kept the ball in the fairway, putted well and enjoyed the round. This, in my opinion, is the best I can do. Hopefully there weren’t any Tiger Woods on the course, but we shall see.
Wheels – During the second round of exchange applications we can apply to go back to our home countries. It’s not in the literature and we’re encouraged to go abroad. The school wants us to get a good International experience but they also need to fill spots.