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Old 04-29-2019, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Petaling Jaya
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Another retail job. Interviewed with the department supervisor. I was hired right there. Completed the paperwork before leaving.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:26 AM
 
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I've had it happen a few times.

My strategy to get the interview is as follows:
* resume is ATS optimized
* email address is professional
* I bring multiple copies of my resume
* I have examples of my work, and awards received to show them
* LI profile that shows where I brought lots of value and continue to do so.

I have four dragon slaying stories (where I came in and solved a major problem the employer had) and bring them up if there's a good time to do so (though I usually don't use all 4) Usually this is done when they're going over my experience. My resume hints at the dragon slaying stories and employers tend to ask about them.

When I interview, I answer the questions with the following emphasis: This is how I would bring value to your organization.

When it is time to ask questions of my own, I ask questions such as:
* OK, it is day 90 after hiring. What would I have done that makes you say "I'm glad I hired bobsell"
* Are there any particular problems on your team that need resolving? After they respond, I bring up some ideas of how I would handle them.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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I've had it happen a few times.

My strategy to get the interview is as follows:
* resume is ATS optimized
* email address is professional
* I bring multiple copies of my resume
* I have examples of my work, and awards received to show them
* LI profile that shows where I brought lots of value and continue to do so.

I have four dragon slaying stories (where I came in and solved a major problem the employer had) and bring them up if there's a good time to do so (though I usually don't use all 4) Usually this is done when they're going over my experience. My resume hints at the dragon slaying stories and employers tend to ask about them.

When I interview, I answer the questions with the following emphasis: This is how I would bring value to your organization.

When it is time to ask questions of my own, I ask questions such as:
* OK, it is day 90 after hiring. What would I have done that makes you say "I'm glad I hired bobsell"
* Are there any particular problems on your team that need resolving? After they respond, I bring up some ideas of how I would handle them.
Great tips especially with those questions to ask!

I was offered a few jobs during the interview itself as well. Early on in my career I think I hired more because of my confidence and youthfulness (eg. looks, LOL) than my experience.

Nowadays i'm getting job offers because of my vast experience and interviewing skills.

When job hunting, make sure to do the following:
- when interviewing practice all possible situational/behavoriol questions (think of them as tests that you can rehearse answers for in advance, so darn easy!)
- during inerviews make it conversational, find something in common with the interviewer(s) by researching them on linkedin.com, etc., and bring it up!
- when interviewing make sure not so sound desperate so you can exude confidence! they need you as much as you need the job!
- make good use of linkedin.com (add lotsa connections, hiring managers, etc.!)
- find a few good recruiters to work with
- don't give up!

The market is hot right now so make the most of it!
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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Yes. Three times. I go after my own gigs, not wasting my time trying to get my foot in the door with 300 other people applying for the same thing.

Once a job hits the job websites you have no leverage. When you approach a company on your own and provide value for what you can bring to the table that also matches their company needs, you can get hired with one interview. Not usually though, but I have done it three times.
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