"I LIKE YOU, DO YOU LIKE ME?"
You get to know a girl. You like her. But you're too much of a chicken to tell her. So you squirm inside and suffer sleepless nights. Weeks, or even months, of agony later, you work up the courage to tell her. You build up your lines.....try to make a presentation...push the "resume" either directly or thru someone ho knows the two of you well enough (Referrals :) heh heh ).. a "Statement of Purpose" to the lady (yes fellas.... "lady".. i know most Males will heave a HYOOOOGE sigh of relief.. :D ) .. you get yer lines all polished up, the grammatical and tonal nuances mastered, try to be to be as honest as possible,build up the non-existent confidence in the interview(especially if its the first time) , project as much of yourself as u can in the conversation..... irrespective of how well you know the person in question (atleast one thinks one does.........) hope that u are understood atleast if not liked.......
You try to "Get It TOGETHER", and then it starts....... and you freeze like a deer caught in the headlights..... mumble something incoherent.........and get the hell outa the space....
AND THEN PRAY AS HELL (even if one dont believe in God per se..... a bit of faith never hurt anyone... especially when one can use all the help that one can get ) .
PRAY AS HELL AND HOPE LIKE CRAZY THAT SHE LIKES YOU BACK.
Applying to a new job is the EXACT same gut-wrenching experience. You look at organisations, 'introspect' endlessly on whether or not you ought to apply whether each one is fit enough for the other, convince yourself eventually and work up the cojones to go ahead and apply. Then you pray that the companies like you back. Like that girl who may or may not have heard what you had to say clearly, the interviewer evaluate your resume and may or may not see you for who you are. Lots of things can go wrong.... the company may not see you as a fit into their work culture,you may not have the necessary skillsets, even if you do..... they might have issues over the money, you may be good enough but underqualified, or the worst case..you may just not be good enough in their eyes....
The other scenario, of course, is that, the girl already liked you and was only waiting for you to tell her first. She gives you a smile and the world suddenly seems such a happy place. Likewise, the organisation might take a shine to you, and open their arms to welcome you into their fold.
But here too...AS EVERYWHERE IN LIFE.. IF YOU DON'T ASK.. YOU DON'T GET
Is the effort worth the agony in either case? Ask me in a few years and I will tell you the answer to both.
P.S:Normally, One tries to apply to MORE than one company at once... when it comes to the ladies..... a similar approach may not NECESSARILY be the best way to go about things. although spreading risk DOES make sense
P.P.S:The finance people call it "Hedging" i think(Business Quizzing*GLOAT**GLOAT*)
Listening to: Ray Charles:"I'm sittin on top of the world"