Interviews - Croquet, Roulette, or Chess
April 22, 2021
Interviews may turn out unpredictably. Actually, this could be an understatement. Some interviews are like a game of croquet; delightful, easy repartee, you hit the ball through the hoops. It can be a fun, feel-good experience with plenty of joyful and mutually relatable understandings.
Interviews can also be like playing Roulette. Take a position, place your bet, the wheel spins, but the ball seems to drop everywhere except where you are. The outcome is unpredictable, despite lots of wishful thinking.
Or interviews may proceed like a game of chess; lots of preparation and strategic thinking, anticipating possible moves, all to help to stay on track.
Interviews can take more detours than rock slides on California One. Sometimes interviews feel like they go through all three game analogies at one stage or another. Throughout the past two years, I've been able to participate in several interviews. Now, with the COVID isolation and time for introspection, I've also arrived at a few observations that I would like to share over the next few posts.
But at the moment, I'd like to invite everyone to listen to the recorded ZOOM panel discussion from Friday, April 23.
For this online discussion, I set up all my lights, prepared my notes, and jumped through hoops.
Here is the link in case the link above failed.
This panel discussion is connected to another interview just published in the latest issue of Ornament Magazine where some of my work is highlighted.
More about this later. This was definitely a Roulette opportunity with plenty of chess overtures.
Here is a link to purchase purchase Ornament Magazine.