A lot of our thinking and behavior is on autopilot, but we can learn a lot from this. Here are three different Rubric scores that help us improve our own understanding of a lot of our thinking.
One is the UTM code. This measures how much we use autopilot and how much we actually have to think about anything that requires a thought. If we aren’t careful, we can end up using it more than necessary.
We actually do think about stuff, especially when it comes to our work. One of our writers, Nick, says that he sometimes thinks about things even if he can’t make them happen. But when he knows that he can make them happen, then he starts to think about them.
It’s a little like how the auto-correct software in our phone auto-corrects the words you say. We all have our little autopilot settings, and we’re usually pretty good at noticing when it’s time to shift it up or down, or whether it’s time to make a more emphatic response to a joke (this is called “saying what you mean”) or whether it’s time to stop talking and just be.
I think it’s like when a car’s autopilot is set to go, so its a little like saying “hey, turn the engine off” and we all know to turn it off. It does become kind of a habit, but we can’t do that with our own words. But I’m talking about something else altogether. It’s like when I want to say “good morning” but I don’t.
And this week, we talked about the “interview” and how to create a good one. We also talked about how using the right tone, and a good response, will get you a great interview.
The problem with being too formal is that you also get too formal. You can take all of the things you learned in high school and apply it to your interviews and just get a great one. But you can also take things that you learned in the last 15 years, or even a year, and apply them to interviews.
The rubric is a great way to help you do this.
The first step is to find something that you want to take from your interviews and apply it to your interviews. You want to have something that is clear, concise, and to the point. But you want to do it first, because if you do it right, you’ll have a much better chance of getting a good interview. You also want something that is specific, so you don’t just talk about the answers you got, but you also talk about what you answered.