I have a personal theory about my interview technique. I describe it as a theory because I doubt that I, or most people for that matter, spend enough serious time reflecting on why we made or make a “yes” decision about anything! “Yes” decision processes for most of us are relatively simple once where we know that a decision or choice is before us. We talk, explore, and share, and then we “know”, something in the pit of our stomach usually, what we are going to do. How do we decide? Who knows! Nobody really cares because whatever the process is it works and we feel good about it!
Back to deciding about interviews.
There are three questions in every interview. Does the person have the most basic skills to do the job? These skills are not necessarily specialized; often they are social, chemistry, and personality related. Does the person want the job? Never assume that the person being interviewed, or interviewing you, has the answer to the question. Simple, direct conversation is the only solution. The words and tones do not have to be challenging or adversarial, just simple, open, and honest questions and answers. Third, what is your “body” telling you? We carry God’s Spirit with us at all times. Each of us has a guardian angel that is fully and completely dedicated to our relationships with Divinity. We are far more connected to each other, sharing what works, struggling together, than any of us realize. When a decision comes, what does the “body” tell you?
Are you listening?
God is interviewing you for eternity. The awesome news is that Divinity’s decision is made; God wants you to be part of the family! The news is the balance remaining that still hangs in the balance is your reaction and choice. As you make it remember; “We all live off his generous bounty, gift after gift after gift.” (John 1.16) God is intensely and passionately in love with you and me. Yet it takes two to love. Our love makes God completely whole.