onsdag 13 oktober 2010

Yesterday I went to a big hall where representatives from many different companies were recruiting people. So I went up to one of them (since I know a person that works there) and started talking and showing my interest.

At first she was like "Well.. we dont really have much at the moment, blablabla"
Then I mentioned that I was recommended to apply there by a friend of mine that worked for the company.

Suddenly she grabbed a piece of paper and was like "Who did you say recommended you to apply here? What was your name again? What did you want to work with?"
So I was like "Well.. I've got my resumé for you right here"
and she was like "GIVE IT TO ME NAO PLX"

I think that shows how valuable a contact within the company really is.. I was very surprised by her reaction at the mention of me knowing someone inside.

USE YOUR CONTACTS WHEN APPLYING FOR A JOB!

EDIT: Yes, I really knew someone on the inside :P

And also for those without contacts.. just keep trying! ( I haven't got this job yet, but I was suddenly much more interesting when I knew someone working there ;) )

33 kommentarer:

  1. always good advice. now all i need is the willpower to go and apply *sigh*

    SvaraRadera
  2. I always wanted something like this happening to me, but it never did.

    SvaraRadera
  3. nice one. i think i'll do this next time.

    SvaraRadera
  4. what if you dont have any contacts D:

    SvaraRadera
  5. As long as its not a dude everybody hates

    SvaraRadera
  6. I like your post and I would really like to see more of them

    SvaraRadera
  7. In bosnia if you dont have contacts you dont have a job

    SvaraRadera
  8. that's good advice

    btw, check out my new post on GTL Everyday :)

    SvaraRadera
  9. This is awesome, keep it up!

    SvaraRadera
  10. hehe :) you should take a photo of her reaction xD

    SvaraRadera
  11. Great post! Following you.

    SvaraRadera
  12. Networking is SO powerful. That's how I got my last 2 jobs. :)

    SvaraRadera
  13. Indeed, networking is always a good thing (and not just with computers!).

    SvaraRadera
  14. It's alot cheaper if the reference is within company. Use the system however you can.

    -JKane

    SvaraRadera
  15. yes, networking is key

    btw, check out my new post on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

    SvaraRadera
  16. sounds like she has short patience.

    SvaraRadera
  17. "Cool guys don't look at explosions"

    Dang it! Maybe I shouldn't make it explode after all. Or I'll reshoot the scene. I really should avoid big cliches like that.

    SvaraRadera
  18. I knew job contacts would help but never realized it would hold that much weight.

    SvaraRadera
  19. that's what networking does for you :)

    SvaraRadera
  20. that's the power of networking

    SvaraRadera
  21. Heh lol, that's why I never get a good job... I hate people.

    SvaraRadera
  22. thnx for the good advice mate.

    SvaraRadera
  23. what if you have no contacts?

    SvaraRadera
  24. i gotta try this sometime... right now tutoring to earn cash, but a "real" job would be nice

    SvaraRadera