According to the dictionary, “nice” is an adjective that means: pleasant; agreeable; delightful; satisfactory.
As a job seeker, are you nice…
- to the HR Manager who asks you the toughest questions you’ve ever been asked?
- to the corporate recruiter who coordinates your travel schedule and unintentionally books your hotel at the wrong place?
- to the airline ticket agent who matter-of-factly states that your plane has been delayed for at least four hours?
- to the security guard who denies you entrance to the building because you forgot your photo ID as a part of the interview process?
- to the executive recruiter who suggests you are not a good fit with their existing clientele?
- to the career management professional your former employer hired to help with your career transition?
- to the department manager who claims she has never received your phone calls and emails, even though you have called her and emailed her multiple times?
- to your friends and family during your “between jobs” status?
- to the cheerful receptionist who inquires “What is the nature of your business with Mr. Jones?”
- to the decision-maker who leads off with “So what are you looking for and what’s your price?”
- to the hiring manager who voices her “definite concerns” about your candidacy for the job?
As a job seeker, are you nice?
“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.” ~~ Bill Gates