10. Feb, 2017

There are really smart guys out there ...

Back in December I did apply for a job that did really match perfectly to my experience and expertise out of 18 years IT Management. Sure, this is my personal very subjective way of seeing it, but if you do not trust in your own capabilities, why should somebody else do it?

After an interim note that the company is really busy handling all the applications, I finally got the rejection letter today (after 58 days) with the following content:

  • When filling an open position, we look at a number of factors, including experience, skills and knowledge, fit to mandatory position requirements and location. We have been fortunate enough to attract many qualified candidates for this opportunity. At this time, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for an interview.
  • We wish you success as you pursue other job opportunities, and encourage you to continue to visit our Career Site and apply for other opportunities ...

Not the standard letter, what is good, but it still leaves a somewhat bad aftertaste. There must be really great guys out there? Anyway, get up and carry on fully motivated. I better read my own BLOG entry from 31-Jan-17 😋.

Quick recap for Superbowl 51, I found an interesting article with respect to leadership lessons  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/leadership-lessons-from-new-england-patriots-andy-goldstrom

And finally a great TED talk from Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uJAJ7-LYb0. He also has a LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adammgrant

Train your employees well enough that they can leave you, but treat them well enough that they won’t. Anonymous