a reply to: Indigent
Well, it does appear that you are more than credentialed, educationaly speaking.
I was an Ops Manager for a fortune 300 company. I interviewed over 250 people a year in that position. I managed 40 employees including: supervisors,
seniors, job coordinators, bid writers and more. I’d love to tell you that we don’t read a book by its cover. But that would be a lie.
First, we have to determine what these ‘covers’ are.
1. A cover letter to your resume. Do you provide one of these? It should be tailored to the company and job description you are applying for. Take
some time on it. It shows that you are detailed and that you care.
2. Your resume. How does it look? Format, job experiences, applicable info for the job. When I search for a job, I usually have at least 3 different
resumes to tailor to the field that I’m applying for. I shouldn’t say this but — embellishing does not hurt here — as long as it’s
3. Your appearance and demeanor when you do the interview. Are you well groomed? Do you purvey confidence? Or do the insecurities you have outlined
here — come out in the interview process? This is VERY important.
Managers look at hiring someone like it’s a marriage. It’s very easy to hire a person — but incredibly difficult to fire them. So you need to
make sure you imbue confidence in yourself to adequately perform the job. They also want to make sure that you don’t show signs of being: a flake,
irresponsible, unreliable, a problem (drama) starter, indifference, a liar, you get the idea...
So what does your cover look like?
I feel for you and hope this info helps!
edit on 22-1-2019 by KKLOCO because: (no reason given)