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Old 01-29-2009, 11:17 PM
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Default Would you interview for a job that you have no experience in right now in this economy?

The interview I have on monday is a postion called JOB PLACEMENT ADVISOR and it deals with placing students who graduate into employment.

Th company still called me for a interview even though my resume didn't have a heavy job placement background, just a background a placing students in job training programs instead of placing them into jobs. But I will still go just to get the job interview feel back and to let them know why I would be willing to take on a challenge. So is it ok to accept a challenge the way the economy is now?
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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I would in a heartbeat.....who knows you may even like it.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:51 PM
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I would in a heartbeat.....who knows you may even like it.

i mean they must feel i can do the job from my resume but i will see how it turns out. i guess i got imtimidated from reading the job description tonight.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:24 AM
 
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Look, what's the harm of stretching yourself.
The first few weeks of any job *suck* as you are trying to learn the ropes.

Things can only be 'so hard.'

Go for it.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Oftentimes, a person has job skills that are transferable to an entirely different field.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Sure! If they were willing to consider me, I'd certainly go for it if I were you!
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Oftentimes, a person has job skills that are transferable to an entirely different field.
I agree.

Even in a great job market I would consider it. The last job I had (and the one that opened the door to the field I am in) was considered engineering, but a different product type, customer, etc. I had no xp designing anything they made, and no knowledge of the product. Didn't even know where to start. But during the interview I was able to answer all their questions by pulling from my experience in other fields.

Another interview that didn't work out was software design related. I didn't do so hot but it was worth a shot. What really hurt was that I know I could have done the job.

Try not to say "no, I can't do that". Relate it to past experience.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Do it! I did the same thing and I LOVE my job! The first few weeks were hell, but after 4 months or so I really have things down
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:43 AM
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Look, what's the harm of stretching yourself.
The first few weeks of any job *suck* as you are trying to learn the ropes.

Things can only be 'so hard.'

Go for it.
It's another public speaking job
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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well they saw something in your resume that scored you an interview. go for it!
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