I need to think like a robot

No, this might not be what you think, its a piece against modern interviewing techniques. Though if anyone wants to turn me into a robot before my next interview, or at least make me think like one, it might be an advantage!

In the good old days, job interviews (yes, about 40 years ago, if you must know) were more like a friendly chat, than the grilling they are nowadays. They asked questions about you, and your life. You asked questions about the workplace, hours of work etc, and if you struck gold, or looked cute enough, you got the job! Or in the case of my first place, my mothers second husband knew the bosses, found me an opening, and all it took was a little eyelash fluttering lol!

But now! The bane of my job interviews nowadays, both written (yes, I had one today), and verbally, are those “describe a situation” things, where my brain goes awol, and it takes me minutes to come up with a half decent answer, and I’m getting marked down! Aargh!

Yes, its beginning to get to me, and I feel I’m heading down the route of getting hypnotised again, if only to make me feel confident about these matters, instead of dreading the questions being asked. Yes, fine, turning me into a competent “robot”, that doesnt even contemplate these matters might be fun, and enjoyable for me, but getting it done before each interview (I guess I could have it done so I could trigger that state?) couldnt be done, and besides, would an unemotional, cold machine fare any better in the other sense? They seem to like cheeriness, and emotions as well, rolls eyes!

Irony is, in just under 3 weeks, I’ve got my beginners hypnotherapy course, a style of work I’d love to do, which doesnt really fit in with a permanent, 5 day a week, full time job! But I need the money, to pay for the course, so…can I find something temporary, for the summer, please!

I have felt the temptation to send ‘Jean-bot’ into an interview, but lets face it, however bubbly, and witty she is, she still wouldnt have the answers to those stupid questions.

So yes, I have this feeling that if I want to crack this, I need to be brainwashed, sorry, hypnotised (kidding, kidding) to cope with this issue. The temptation to do it is getting stronger.

Fine, the video. For once, nothing to do with the blog. This classic from 1976 should have been a bigger hit than it was, but I loved it. This live version from 2001 is quite something!