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Old 04-12-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The only thing concerning me is my fear of elevators and this job is on the 47th floor!!!
My guess is unless it's a crippling fear of elevators, you would get over it quickly.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:22 AM
 
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I've found for experienced roles in NYC for a niche or specialized skillset within a broader in-demand field (anything more than 5 years exp) that it helps to be last or even not apply the 1st go around that they advertise the role. For some companies you should wait for the 1st posting to expire and they re-post. My current job they advertised interviewed 10 people, declined to hire then re-posted a few months later which is when their internal recruiter picked me up. Their expectations were a lot more realistic in the 2nd go around from what I heard.

Many employers have an arbitrary number of people they need to interview and even if you're qualified, a great fit etc. Often times the timing matters. Somewhere in the middle or last is probably better than first for more experienced hires. Get them while they have seen everyone else and can confidently say (after often interviewing for MONTHS on end...) that you are the BEST the market has to offer. If you're the first - Even if the 10 after you are completely unqualified, you'll just get lost in the shuffle.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:16 AM
 
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My guess is unless it's a crippling fear of elevators, you would get over it quickly.
Lol I would still accept the job but they scare me ha. Not so bad if someone else is in it with me
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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I've found for experienced roles in NYC for a niche or specialized skillset within a broader in-demand field (anything more than 5 years exp) that it helps to be last or even not apply the 1st go around that they advertise the role. For some companies you should wait for the 1st posting to expire and they re-post. My current job they advertised interviewed 10 people, declined to hire then re-posted a few months later which is when their internal recruiter picked me up. Their expectations were a lot more realistic in the 2nd go around from what I heard.

Many employers have an arbitrary number of people they need to interview and even if you're qualified, a great fit etc. Often times the timing matters. Somewhere in the middle or last is probably better than first for more experienced hires. Get them while they have seen everyone else and can confidently say (after often interviewing for MONTHS on end...) that you are the BEST the market has to offer. If you're the first - Even if the 10 after you are completely unqualified, you'll just get lost in the shuffle.
This role was kind of like that. They posted it before and got underwhelming people so they tweaked the job description and re-posted and here I am. I am the first to get interviewed.
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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The other downside of being first is the wait is longer to find out what the next steps will be.
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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What motivates an employer to move faster on a candidate is when they fear that might lose someone. If they they are not worried about potentially losing you to another employer, they will allow the process to play out on their own timing. It is always best to let them know that you are interested in the role, but have other options as well.
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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What motivates an employer to move faster on a candidate is when they fear that might lose someone. If they they are not worried about potentially losing you to another employer, they will allow the process to play out on their own timing. It is always best to let them know that you are interested in the role, but have other options as well.
I have another potential co I am waiting on. I didn't tell this co that though. Perhaps I should have?
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:23 PM
 
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It's not a science, although humans seem to love to attempt to make everything into a science so they feel they have a grasp on the subject. If you stick out to the hiring manager, then you stick out. That's all that can really be said. Try your best, and good luck!

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Old 04-12-2019, 12:59 PM
 
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In jobs where they are looking for the first person with a pulse, it is beneficial to go first. In any job beyond that it shouldn't matter.
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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I have another potential co I am waiting on. I didn't tell this co that though. Perhaps I should have?
Yes. You want to bring it up as part of a conversation. For example, you could say something like this: “I am very interested in this role. Can you let me know more about the potential timing in your process as I have also been approached on a couple other opportunities”.

They may then ask you questions on the other opportunities, so be prepared to respond to those potential questions. If their job is preferred, find a way to complement them and tell them what you like about the role. Employers like to know they have the preferred role and not the fallback position.

Further, it is good to let them know from a transparency perspective. If another firms gives you a compelling offer, you don’t want to drop it on them at the last minute. Even if you don’t take the job now, you don’t want to burn a bridge as they might contact you again down the road.
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