Any of you out there job-hunting?
Of course you are. If not, chances are, you will be in the future.
ElectricAngel brought my attention to this woman and her writings. (Just so you’re aware: You may not be able to see links to all of her posts – up to 174 as of this writing – on one single screen unless you have a membership there and are logged in, and in fact, I’m not sure if you can see them with just a free membership or if you need a premium one – right now, I’m doing the one month free trial of the premium membership. Anyway, I know that in my other browser, in which I’m not logged in, I can only see a handful of them.)
My mind is blown.
Finally, someone who gets that the system is broken, and understands how and why that is so – hence one could say she has a ‘Red Pill’-esque understanding of the world of modern workplaces and their hiring methods.
And who has strategies for surmounting the obstacles and challenges created by this situation – hence one could say she’s figured out how people can ‘Game’ the system.
Traditional cover letters and resumes?
And she has loads of advice on how to approach those annoying, bullshit, oh-so-typical interview questions.
What if they say they think you’re ‘overqualified’? See here and here. (BTW, doesn’t that strategy remind one of ‘agree and amplify‘? Interestingly, she herself compares marketing oneself for jobs to dating…)
Now, if you scan her posts, she does appear to be somewhat ‘progressive’ on certain matters, but not a narrow-minded, unthinking ‘SJW’, else she wouldn’t write old-fashioned, common-sense POV stuff like this and this.
Just for fun, I’ll leave you with an anecdote she revealed in this piece: