A while ago, I asked the following question on my GOA Services face book page
How do you see yourself, as a lion, cat, rabbit or an eagle?
It happened a while back that my very dear cousin’s hubby told me of this incident at an interview held in his office and how the above question had been asked of a candidate who ostensibly didn’t get the job on account of his response to the question.
To cut a long story short, I have the answer and I’m about to share it with y’all.
I feel your excitement and I hear many of my christian brethren saying, “An eagle, of course”.
I understand you because that is what we have been taught. I said the same thing if that is of any consolation to you. However, Ping! Wrong answer.
An eagle wants to soar, high and above everyone else even the boss – do you really think this is the kind of person your manager/boss is looking for? You got me, the answer is no!
I hear someone say, “a lion, I don’t take nonsense. I want to rule”.
Ping! Wrong answer again.
No manager or boss is looking for someone to jump ahead of them and try to takeover or rule them which is how they are likely to see you.
“How about a rabbit then” you say. For the last time, the answer is no!
A rabbit is always scuttling away at the sight of danger or challenges. Nobody wants this kind of person in the workplace. You must be ready to solve problems; solving problems is what brings promotion in the long run.
So I guess we are left with the last option: a cat.
Yeah, I couldn’t believe the rationale myself when I was first told but then I could see where they were coming from when it was explained. So here’s the explanation:
A cat is very flexible and will be whatever you want it to be; it is easy going and ready to learn and take instruction when the need arises. The conclusion here is, whatever your aspiration, be like a cat first, lol (laugh out loud).
I hope you’ve enjoyed our time together this afternoon. Don’t let it end here; make sure you don’t get caught out by the next interviewer who comes your way. Clinch that job ok!
On this note it’s bye for now, I’ll catch you later.
All the best,