Tuesday, February 28, 2012

If you pay attention

You can spot the moment someone loses interest in you/what you are saying.

I went to a fair for start-ups today. Almost the oldest person there, but oh well. I was waiting to see one booth and I took a small Twix from a bowl and then put it back and took a Three Muskateers. One of the guys had to comment to me that he was very disappointed. I told him it was because I would never buy a TM, but I do like them.

In any event, we started talking and it was a very interesting organization. Of course, he asked what I do/was looking for, and as soon as it wasn't data mining or software engineer, his eyes went blank. So I exited quickly. Of course it didn't help that I didn't practice my pitch so I said xxx which didn't apply to that world at all.

Whatever. I got 4 free t-shirts out of the fair, as well as some lip stuff, a mini light, and a small spiral notebook. As well as a few neat stickers.

This morning at a career session, I rated my attitude right now as 2 out of 10. That about sums it up.


laura b. said...

haha! I have seen that phenomenon...the lights are on, but no one is home after a certain point.

Sounds like that start up fair was worth it for swag alone!

Churlita said...

I've been that and I've seen it in others. I think it's very polite of you to notice it in that guy and move on.

Mel said...

Yup--experienced and done it, both.

So.........'zackly what's wrong with a Three Muskateers?!

silly rabbit said...

Good thing you know when to duck out.
I have not had job fairs where they gave out goodies. But where I used to work we had vendors twice a year and once again at the union convention each year. You stop and listen to their spiel and try to get away without letting them see your eyes go dull.
Job fairs here tend to be soooo boring. I'm the one losing focus. I know, bad for landing a job. Perhaps I need an attitude change.