An elementary school buddy (let’s call him Glenn since that’s his name) told me this story, which he swears to be true. The story begins with Glenn interviewing for a job…
Boss: How do you feel about working long hours?
Glenn: It’s no problem. I like to be the first one in and the last one to leave.
Glenn got the job. On Friday of his first week, Glenn was leaving the office at the stroke of 5:00 (as he had done every day that week) when his boss approached him.
Boss: Didn’t you say you were a “first one in and last one to leave” kind of guy?
Glenn: (Genuinely surprised) C’mon…that’s interview talk!
Don’t be like Glenn. Make sure you can walk your interview talk.
Postscript: Glenn has worked for the same company for 18 years, so clearly he either improved his walk or changed his talk!
Post-Postscript: Glenn is a long-time Mind Mints subscriber, and he approved this message.