Few experiences are as stressful as a job interview. As the applicant, you realize it’s a brutally competitive market, so you pump up the resume with every positive point you can think of and list any big-dog schools or companies you’ve been associated with. You list references that will hopefully support your claims of trust and dependability, you answer all questions directly and without hesitation, and you dress the part.
In a way, you’re a lot like the brand-new car sitting on the dealer’s lot. It sits there under the bright sky, shining from a fresh-off-the-truck detail, sports its window “resume” boasting brand-name components, how long it’ll work without needing a break for fuel, and what it’s looking for in terms of compensation.
You, the buyer, like any hiring manager, have to compare what your needs are versus what the applicant has to offer. In the case of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, shoppers need to weigh updated sporty styling, a rich interior, comfortable seating, unexpected utility, turbocharged driving excitement, and relative affordability against performance and handling that fail to lead the pack. After a test drive, you, like us, might find the ultimate decision incredibly easy to make.
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