December 14, 2023

2 Hard Truths To Ruin Your Holiday Season


Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

The kids call it rizz

Two hard interviewing truths to ruin your holiday season:

👉You don’t have to agree with interview feedback. But if you have a mental meltdown over it, you weren’t right for the job anyway.

Everyone likes to say they want feedback. But we’ve all seen (or been?) people who lost their minds when they did.

Rejection is a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s part of life. Introspection is a personality trait that is required to accept hard feedback. Low EQ people don’t have it.

Literally no one enjoys working with low EQ people. If you find yourself cussing up a storm, they made the right call. Regardless of skills.

On the bright side, EQ can be learned.

👉Most of the time, in the final stages, there is no skills gap. They just liked another candidate better.

There’s a lot of great talent out there. Whenever there’s a tie, whoever has the best “vibes” wins.

On the bright side, charisma can also be learned.

This isn’t to make light of anyone struggling with their job search. But EQ and charisma are two incredibly important life skills (not just job skills.)

And neither is a check box on an application.

Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

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