I had an interview today.
And their response at the end blew my mind.
Not my preferred job profile, but its better than sitting at home and doing nothing. I have to start somewhere, if its at the bottom of ladder so be it. My ego can eat shit.
I made my share of mistakes in the interview. But I stuck with what I said, I didn’t try to dodge a question thrown at me with tact because I don’t know how to and also I don’t want to. My interview, my chance to show the panel who I am. To make them hire me for me, rather than some braggadocio.
They asked where do I see myself in next three years?
I replied I don’t know. I’m still determining where my life is headed. Honest.
They asked me about my educational knowledge. I answered everything.
While admiring my integrity, the interviewer suggested that I learn tact. That I am too honest, which will most of the times unnerve the opposite party, they said. And as a sales executive that’s the last thing they want.
I don’t expect the company to hire me and I am trying to jot down the mistakes I made. So I learn. I am not reeling. I am not upset neither am I ashamed. Rather I am complacent. And with a cold fury.
I read this article a long time ago at the time when I was not looking for employment. I loved it for what it was. Honest.
So here I write a letter for my own, maybe my own cover letter(open to your advises)
You can look at my knowledge and my technical abilities from my resume, my certificates. I am more than that.
I am a biomedical engineer. An industry not well known, in a sector where people advice not to work in. And I’m a fresher. No experience and naive.
I am Honest.
I hold it not as a weakness that others can exploit, I look at something that holds me unique among my peers.
I am not gonna manipulate you. I am not gonna lie to you. Not going to make excuses. And when I’ll give you my word I’ll mean it.
The world belongs to the cunning and the streetsmart. Ones who are unparalleled in the trait of enthralling you in the words they utter. I am not one of them. I speak true & honest, I give you a unspoken choice to either accept what I say or don’t.
Maybe one day I’ll learn better. I am too raw in knowledge, too innocent in tact as the previous guy said, but I’ll learn. Either to successfully show it to you that my honesty isn’t a liability but a strength that I see it as. As a skill that you can help me hone.
Or I’ll learn to be tactful and cunning, just one of the thousands.
I’m untapped potential.
And how this proceeds is up to you. I’m asking you to give me the opportunity.
And I mean it when I say I’ll give it my best. Absolute best.