Per some great advice from great friends last night, I’m going to dig a little deeper today. When I was a writing consultant, I always enforced the idea of showing rather than telling in a persons writing. The advice I got last night called this saying to my attention, and I need to take the advice I have been giving for the past three years.
With that said, I bring yesterday’s post up for questioning.
I spoke a lot about how I felt my situation compares to Tim Tebow’s, I don’t tell how it compares. Tebow has an unfathomable amount of detractors, whether they be sports talk pundits or everyday fans, people don’t like the guy. The way I feel, nearly every company I’ve interviewed with, that has passed me over, falls into the same category. Just like Tebow, the projects I’ve accomplished demonstrate my success. Thus, why should they pass me over? I did a SWOT analysis on Google. The team I worked with dissected the company and went into depth on why Google is what it is. We spent a lot of late nights in the library learning about everything from the googleplex, to understanding their financials, to their ranking system called pigeon-rank. Our group outperformed everyone in the capstone course, and we floored the professor. Yet, despite this achievement, no one really puts much stake in it because of the environment it was accomplished in.
I feel potential employers are missing out when they don’t hire me, especially when you couple my academic achievements with my extracurriculars [I’m a five time intramural champ], and you’ve got a guy who has proven he can work.
Just like Tim Tebow has a sparkling resume, I do too. I want to work, I need to work. Basically, I need that shot, just an opportunity to bring my winning attitude and prior successes to an organization.