Successful job interviews

Sometimes the challenge is simply a lack of employment opportunities. But other times the jobs are available. The problem is matching the best person to a particular position. An interview with a prospective employer can prove to be crucial in making the right match.

You may feel inadequate—that you have little to offer. Or you may feel you're a genius—loaded with talent! But one special quality can determine the success of a job interview. That quality is sincerity. Regardless of whatever else you feel you do or don't have to offer, the interview itself will be successful if you are motivated by the kind of sincerity that grows out of integrity and good faith. With assurance Mrs. Eddy could write of those who seek to accomplish something worthwhile, "Sincerity is more successful than genius or talent." Message to The Mother Church for 1900, p. 9;

What does a successful interview imply? It means that the communication has been honest and forthright—free of pretense. The natural expression of sincerity obviously doesn't guarantee a specific position. Success has broader implications. The truly successful interview reaches below the surface of seeking to land a particular job. It looks to the best interests—even the long-term interests—of both the employer and prospective employee.

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Carrie and the summer visitor
July 24, 1978

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