Originally Posted by Sum38
You are the best! And frankly, none of the other people are competition
-- Yes, it is an arrogant way of thinking, but to be in the limelight; that is the only way of (proper) thinking!
Yup, have to agree.
I recently went on an interview. Interviews are not my strong point, only because I don't know how to give those nonsense answers you're supposed to give and I'm not good at thinking on my feet.
So on my way to the interview I was nervous but then realized, wait a second, maybe my strength is that I'm NOT one of those people who give those "proper" answers, maybe my strength is that I manage to remain authentic AND professional (in my mind, a strength that not many have). So I went in with that attitude.
They asked me questions I had no idea of the answers, and like I said I'm so bad at thinking on my feet and giving those "proper" answers like you are supposed to.
But I swear, the confidence and almost arrogance I had in the entire interview got me the job. AND, the feedback I kept getting from everyone who interviewed me was that they were super impressed and that I did SO WELL. They kept saying that.
There was even a point in the interview I backed myself into a corner with my answer, it was quite obvious to all of the interviewers I had done that, so I made a little charming joke about it and they all laughed.
I realized, it wasn't about anything I "said" in the interview so much as my pure confidence that came from an authentic place.
Just my thoughts, hopefully they will help you out :-)