A story is told of a man who convinced his best friend to drive him in his car for a week. The man was tired of driving himself and thought, ‘my friend is a bit more daring on the road and the way the matatus (public transport) have been pushing me of lately, I think he is better suited to drive my nice prado.’ The trip to and from work was, to say the least horrendous. His friend could take the wrong lane, bang his vehicle a long side-walks and overtake on hills. In no time, the man’s car was in ruins. He had to start all over again.
Now, relate this story to your career. I have noticed a trend that is fast becoming a nuisance – young people accompanying each other on a job searching mission. Well, they say there is strength in numbers, but why would you allow your friend or a family member to speak for you on such occasions?