This post is slightly different one.
I’ve been ruminating about why I dislike writing job applications. Something which I should be doing rather than writing this! But, I’ve a couple of insights into the process which are pertinent.
The first is a piece of poetry from which the Quote “the hand that rock the cradle rules the world”. The poem is a homage to motherhood, but also describes one of the aspects of my dislike of writing job applications.
The original poem by William Ross Wallace “What rules the world”:
Why does this resonate with my dislike of writing job applications? Well, I’ve an attitude that a “gentle hand” gets more mileage, than any other approach. This belief has its roots in year of experience of on the job training. Being a leader, and providing leadership, in the IT profession often requires one to teach. I frequently have the occasion to explain new concepts, system designs, or systems architectures a process which is didactic
Writing a job application feels to me a bit like a bit of a “heavy handed” approach to stating ones worth.
Well, I’ve completed the application now, and submitted it. So, I’m free of that burden for now.
I’ve another couple of thought which I’ll blog in another post. These are reflections on the way I approach managing my performance at work. These condensed from the processes of answering one of the selection criteria in just completed application.