A few years ago, a movie came out that dealt with a thorny topic in a tongue in cheek way.
Not how to deal with horseshit on your Manolo Blahniks while watching polo…it dealt with recruitment (one of the most highly charged topics on Linkedin, otherwise known as recruiter central), taking a look at how two unqualified people moved into completely different industry verticals. One moving from merchant banking to retail. The other moving from professional services to a work from home role.
Of course it was just a fairytale.
In my interviews people rarely ask these questions…
Mr. Hollister: Just how obscene an amount of cash are we talking about here? Profane or really offensive?
Edward Lewis: Really offensive.
Mr. Hollister: I like him so much.
Or this one…
Vivian: Can I call you Eddie?
Edward Lewis: Not if you expect me to answer.
Or make this comment…
Edward Lewis: I told you not to pick up the phone.
Vivian: Then stop calling me.
Or laugh at my wry humour…
Shop assistant: Hello, can I help you?
Vivian: I was in here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me.
Shop assistant: Oh.
Vivian: You people work on commission, right?
Shop assistant: Yeah.
Vivian: Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.
Happy Man: Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ – this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin’.