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August 22, 2018

Hiring managers are your enemy

And, you shouldn’t ever forget that.

They don’t care about you.

Think about it this way. What do you think a hiring manager is more likely to get “in hot water” from the “highers ups” over?

  1. Not hiring a good employee
  2. Hiring a bad employee

I hope the answer is obvious.

Executives and higher ups will almost never know if a good employee slips through the cracks. And, how do you KNOW for sure they’d be a good employee, anyway?

But, a bad employee.

Well, you see that.

It’s right in your face.

So, most hiring managers (despite all the koombaya crap they’ll feed you) are in CYA (Cover Your Arse) mode. They’re just itching for a reason to disqualify you.

So, when you send off that resume.

Or, go in for that interview.

You are at war with them and their “process”.

A process designed to disqualify you.

I once had a hiring manager tell me that he told the plant manager who wanted me NOT to hire me. But, that plant manager was doing it anyway.

And, the hiring manager hoped things didn’t work out.

So, he could tell the plant manager, “I told you so”.

That’s how adversarial they can be.

Anyway, the trick is confidence. When you know who you are and what you’re capable of, the people interviewing you can sense it.

And, it almost doesn’t even matter what you say.

You’ll just “feel right” to them.

And, can damn near any job you want.

And, of course, confidence comes from competence.

Knowing your s!@#.

So, it all always comes back to your grind.

And, getting to it each and every day…

To make yourself better.

Anyway, my coding curriculum on SkillShare can help you get there. Use this link to get started for nothing: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris

Later,

John

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