So, I just submitted my last job application (73 this cycle), and I find myself indulging in some pretty weird superstitious behavior. For example, since this last application is the 101st that I've sent (after several successful but not quite perfect rounds on the market), I'm convinced it's going to be "lucky" for me as in my religious background, 101 is considered a lucky number. On the other hand, I have decided that I can only go get a haircut after I get my next phone/campus interview request. I've got no cultural defense for that one; I'm just wacky. And since I really, really, really want a hair change, I'm assuming that the benevolent (and stylish) universe will agree and send me an interview. Anyone else finding themselves handling the wait in this or other odd manners?
Date: 16 Jan 2014 20:04
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I think I've just gotten more and more strange, overall, as this ordeal progresses. ;)
I think that may be true of me too, anon-dev. Thanks for the perspective. Incidentally, I got the haircut and couldn't be happier! Best of luck to both of us! :-)
Absolutely. I am rarely superstitious, and here I am, assuming that if I make the right moves, I'll get hired. It's just an attempt to have some control over a situation in which we're absolutely helpless and have no information (see: Waiting).
I found myself deliberately acting as if I would not get an interview because of some sort of feeling that holding my breath for the interview would jinx it. Fortunately or unfortunately, my behavior was reinforced, and I now have to make my lovely purple hair brown again for my campus interview. ;P
Hey, anon! I'm sorry you're going to have to change colors. Purple does sound lovely! The entirely irrational superstitious person in me though is certain that your dedication to the pursuit of the job and the sacrifice you are making will mean that you get the position of your dreams! Congratulations on the campus interview and best of luck!