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originally posted by: mblahnikluver
originally posted by: MissCoyote
Those "observations" should be illegal. Especially since its free labor.
Oh yea when I did he first two interviews and she said the next step was a 4 hour observation unpaid I had to bite my damn tongue! I was like are you kidding me? I think my resume clearly states I can handle this job! I mean I have worked in banking for two major banks. I could run circles around those chicks in the cash advance places. After the observation she said do you think you could do this? I said of course. She then said well we would love to have you and the next step would be an email job offer. I was thinking seriously don't people CALL anymore?! Oh then she made a comment about me wearing heels and how it would be hard to stand all day. I shut her down quickly. I wore heels all day at BOA and didn't sit. Heels are not an issue. I was thinking to myself wow these people have no idea what working for a bank it like especially BOA! I was the only damn teller for months and I had to count night drop and do massive McDonald's bags along with CTR's and huge coin orders ALL while helping people in line! It's called multitasking and it's a skill I am good at! I honestly prefer it lol
So we shall see! I have an interview today at 2pm with a credit union, one on Thursday (they called this morning, see FB for that haha) and a second one on Friday with another local bank. I swear one better hire me! I can handle a small bank. I laugh because they have like 3-4 tellers at these smaller banks. I have never worked with that many hahaha! I WAS the only teller so yea I can definitely handle the smaller banks. It's less stress and no corporate BS!
originally posted by: schuyler
If the attitude you display here comes through in the interview process, no one is going to hire you. Why should they? You've got attitude pouring out of your pores. That spells "bad hire' to anyone trying to fill a position. They are looking for people who do not cause more problems than they solve.
originally posted by: wantsome
I've been in the same situation. In the early 2000's I was out every day looking for a job. I searched from 8 am until noon. I gave up at noon because I figured the early bird gets the worm. It took me 6 months to find a job only to be laid off 3 months later. I watched entire industrial complexes disappear. There were for sale signs everywhere. I remember working at one job and the bank was sending for sale flyers of equipment that they had foreclosed on
from the last company I worked at.
I grew up in the 80's and 90's. I watched everything my grandparents fought and worked for get systematically destroyed. At first they told us we don't need pensions anymore because we have
401k. Everyone put's their money in the stock market and it disappears. Market crashes people get scared and bail and lose everything. An entire generations worth of wealth stolen. Then they told us we don't need unions. In the 1950's half of this country was unionized. In the 1950's everybody had
a new house and a car. My grandmother and grandfather both retired in the 80's with half a million dollars each. Neither had higher then an 8th grade education.
First they destroyed organized labor and when that wasn't cheap enough they outsourced it to Chinese
slave labor. There is a covert war going on in this country and it's the haves vs the have nots. It's in the news every day. People will cut your throat and stab you in the eye if it gives them a leg up. This thing they call capitalism it's nothing but greed.
The people at the top the ones hoarding all the wealth. The average person has no clue as to how they really live. Their wealth is beyond imaginable and it's never enough they want more.
Big decisions for them are do they want to blue or grey yacht. Big decisions for me are can I afford mac and cheese or ramen noodles.
In my previous post all I did was piss and moan. I should of added something constructive to topic. ^^^^ This is 100% what you need to do.
originally posted by: mcsjr454
a reply to: mblahnikluver
I read your full post that you supplied, and have a few suggestions for you.
1. Pick up a good old fashioned yellow pages, and start with the A's. There are many businesses that you may not even know about. Start dialing them up, right down the alphabetical list.
2. Stop thinking a job interview is to see if you are going to get a chance to be hired. Instead act, and give off the persona that you are interviewing them to see if they are worthy of having you work for them. Confidence goes a long way as long as you are sure you can back it up.
3. After 1 week of not hearing back from a possible employer, give them a ring. Ask them what skills or faults you need to improve on for a possible future job with them. This shows dedication, and the ability to problem solve and change with the company as needed.
4. Study your prospective employer and make note cards. Figure out what skills and assets you have that the company can make use of. Add this to your resume to show that you are not walking in blindly and will provide a set of competent skills that will be an asset to them.
5. Don't be afraid to skip the line on the website. After filling out your application, call the companies headquarters and show your interest. Again be ready to tell them a few problems that you may have noticed their locally operated business having, and then have two solutions to the problem. Also point out something you notice that is positive about the locally ran business and have a way to expand upon that positive observance. Example: I have noticed that when calling your store, I am greeted with a stranger on the phone who i can't associate with a name. So I would make the suggestion that all phone calls be answered with Hello, this is _______, how can I help you today? Or better yet: Thank you for choosing ABCD for your purchases, This is ________ how are you doing today?
Those are my top five tips for interaction. There are plenty more things a person can do to improve their chances of getting a job. send me a message if you need more tips!