Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:No idea how many apply, though, if I had to bet, I wouldn't bet that it's a function of the applicant pool.
I'm going to assume that you're Asian, hence so much interest. So just apply. There's nothing to say that you won't be one of those three, so what do you have to lose?
Not sure if it's typical or not.
As for showing personality in the interview: It will come across in how you carry yourself, the questions that you ask, the way that you speak to people. Be the most professional version of yourself possible, but under no circumstances should you be anyone other than yourself.
how I carry myself & the way I speak to people sound like the same thing. to borrow an analogy I saw in another recent thread, you can carry yourself like D-howard or like kobe. How exactly does carrying yourself like kobe tell SEO that you're the type to schmooze and go out and party?
I think you're over thinking this. I also don't think you should be conveying that you like to go out and party. You should be showing that you're personable and can read social cues.
Also, someone who is not me is going to have to help you out with that sports metaphor.
I'm not sure exactly what the poster in the other thread meant with the metaphor but from what I've read recently on ESPN, it seems like commentators think Howard went to the Rockets because his personality and Kobe's didn't really mesh.
Howard was more of the disney land type, always laughing and joking. I think Kobe was more the serious type who wouldn't take any nonsense. The poster in that other thread apparently used the metaphor to contrast energetic and cheerful (Howard) with serious (Kobe).
Doesn't this go hand in hand with being personable? I'd think it'd be easier to appear personable if you're more like Howard than if you're like Kobe