Yes, I realize that sounds like Forrest Gump in the corporate world. Corporate Gump.
I’ve been networking, sending resumes, interviewing but nothing yet. I know something will come but who knows when?
Latest two interviews were yesterday and today. Both were first interviews with those companies.
Yesterday’s was on the phone through a recruiter. Per the job description knowledge of a certain online advertsing operations skill was necessary. That skill is NOT on my resume and yet, they asked to speak to me anyway. And I’ve found that finding the perfect candidate isn’t easy so companies might have to eventually make exceptions. I’m certain I could learn quickly if trained.
Well yeah, they need it on Day One. Also, they only gave me a half hour and though I was prepared I thought the fact that it was on the phone and 30 minutes was not in my favor. So we’ll see how that goes.
Today’s interview I got through a friend who works there. It was in person at another online advertising ops company. I came in very prepared and it showed. I gave a good description of my most recent positions, and for the few times he mentioned that he didn’t see something on my resume that they needed, I believe I countered well. Except my lack of sales experience. He asked. I don’t have any.
I had PLENTY of questions, and due to long answers, we only got through four. I got two TAGQ’s (“that’s a good question.”) I think those show good insight.
He’s going to recommend that I speak to someone else once he gets back from vacation.