Virtues in the Job Market

What are some good practices for interviewing for a job and leaving a current job? Let’s discuss over a dram of Calumet 14

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Calumet 14 year Bourbon

Calumet Farm Single Rack Black 14 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey represents both the prestigious nature and hard-earned quality of a premium Kentucky straight bourbon. It is painstakingly crafted from extremely small batches of 19 barrels. All barrels used are aged in a single, center cut rack from the ideal maturation location and conditions inside the rick house. This expression of the Calumet Farm Bourbon family is a true convergence of craftsmanship and flavor. It is Non-Chill Filtered for added depth of character and color.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Western Spirits Beverage Company distillery, United States.

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About the Topic:

The topic is focused from the lens of Prudence:

Prudence is the first cardinal virtue for a reason; it is the virtue that teaches us knowledge of reality. From prudence, we gain the ability to discern what is good in every circumstance and to choose the right actions. St. Thomas Aquinas quotes Aristotle that “prudence is right reason applied to action” 

Foresight, a sub-virtue of prudence, is the ability to see into the future and direct actions toward an end. Foresight allows us to rightly order present actions to a good end, knowing that we can never fully predict the future.

Shrewdness, another sub-virtue of prudence. It means to be able to form both a correct and a quick opinion. This is done by developing the mental insight to read between the lines or finding the middle term in a demonstration. The Latin is solertia, which means to have a clear-sighted objectivity, even a dispassionate observance of situations. The one who is shrewd is agile and quick-witted, able to put the pieces together, both from memory and from learning, into the big picture.

When Looking for a Job:

– There are only certain things you can control:

– Be praying for your potential boss. Be praying for your current boss and your coworkers.

– Ask your Guardian Angel for guidance and assistance

– The way you dress

– Your online presence

– Research the employer

– Think of ways that would set you apart from other candidates

– Understand that the interview begins the moment you set foot on the premise

– Keep answers brief and concise

– Be prepared for questions: “Tell us something about yourself”

– Thank the interviewer for their time

Telling your boss you are leaving:

– Have a good transition plan 

– Be prepared for a counteroffer

– Be prepared to be walked out of the building right then

– Don’t make the announcement on social media too early 

– Make sure to thank your boss and coworkers 

Don’t let the norms of others dictate your values and behavior.

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Adam is the Vice President St. Michael Catholic Radio in Tulsa and the co-host of The Catholic Man Show.

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