During a conference, I was pleasantly surprised to be seated next to a very handsome man. We flirted casually through dinner, then grew restless as the dignitaries gave speeches. During one particularly long-winded lecture, my new friend drew a # sign on a cocktail napkin. Elated, I wrote down my phone number.
Looking startled for a moment, he drew another # sign, this time adding an X to the upper-left-hand corner.
How do you get hiring managers to hire you?
1. Put up posters of yourself in the company parking lot.
2. Announced your candidacy with a singing telegram.
3. Rent a billboard which the hiring manager can see from his/her office, listing your qualifications.
4. Deliver prepaid Chinese food, including a fortune cookie with your name and phone number.
Tom tried to calm himself down in the middle of a severe argument with his wife Jany. He said to her, “Let us not fight any more. We should try to sort this out in a level-headed manner.”
Fuming with anger, Jany replied, “No. Whenever we try to sort things out in a level-headed manner, I lose!”