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I have the one glass slipper.. Who Will It Fit?
I wanted to keep myself top of mind to @CLTChamber …I’m sharing some of my tactics, hopefully it will give people some ideas. One has to stand out in the fierce job market. This idea is a metaphor…if you have to think too hard…STOP…don’t attempt to be creative!…lol
p.s. this idea is copyrighted too!…lol Why am I sharing…because I’m not going to repeat these, I am constantly thinking of other things.
I like to think outside of the box. More than ever now, because I’m still job prospecting. I attended a networking event @GMRMarketing here in Charlotte, NC. GMR has looong been in my pipeline of places I’d looove to work.
So, I met one of their VP’s of Sports Marketing….great right? I’ll send a linkedin connection request, see if he’s on twitter, join the linkedin group …you know, just wanting to get connected, build my networking rapport (you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t do those simple things) ….Oh yeah you could send a thank you card too, but I didn’t want to just send any ol’ thank you card to the company that I have been pining over since undergrad. 🙂 So what do I do? I concocted this!
A simple Tweet. Tangible Tweet…lol He’s on Twitter, but he has YET to tweet (the job of a VP is so demanding), so maybe this will compel him to get on Twitter, and at least give Sab a response 🙂
What do you think? p.s. this idea is Copyrighted!…lol 😛
UPDATE: @Mike_Boykin has another account that I found, still doesn’t tweet often…lol
My most recent interview with a Fortune (LMAO!!! ….random ….guy just walked past me walking like George Jefferson) ….ahem excuse me… My most recent interview with a Fortune 100 in Charlotte didn’t come to securing it fruition, and you want to know the reason why? The second interviewer thought I would get bored with the opportunity. I exemplified during my interview: poise, savvy, articulation, knowledge of the company, great answers, a fun conversation during the interview, passion for my career, depth of PR, and I stepped it up by giving press release lead examples for a media opportunity. I really showed my ass during the interview, showed it in a good way….but maybe too much? NO …heck NO! I know when it seems like I’m licking a companies ass…lol, and this was not the case. My initial thought was be prepared, because of the caliber of the company, you want to show them your aptitude that you’re a fit for the team. — What keeps tieing my panties in a bunch is that she said, she thought I would get bored, and suggested another opportunity that the company “may” have coming up — I’m thinking, why don’t you let me decide once I actually get into the company…I was pissed, disappointed (until I got a call the next day for another interview for a promising company in Charlotte)…but regardless it got me to thinking, and venting to friends. What the frick are they wanting?!!
One friend gave me an example, just based off knowing me for these few months — he said ” Sabrina imagine you are a “10” interviewing with three “6’s” in the room, one of the 6’s will get the job. ….. ‘scuse me? Not excuse me, but ‘scuse me! Whoa is me, did I miss something?! What’s wrong with being a 10?? I need a job right? I want a job correct? So why shouldn’t I come in there giving everything I have….it’s not a menial role that I’m going after — at least I don’t think they are, but I can’t understand why I need to play down my aptitude during the interview!
Okay, yes I’ve been told that I may be intimidating, but whose problem is that? I’m confident, my entire aura is that of Leadership and great Leadership Development! The Urban League has taught me well; that’s why I have such a great affinity for my organization. But according to my friend I need to think about either aiming higher (which I have, but they aren’t going to call me) or tone it down a little. I mean I’m not licking the employers arse in the interview, I’m just doing what a polished interviewer is supposed to do!
This post reminds me of an article I read in the Harvard Business Review Should You Hire an Overqualified Candidate?
Please weigh in Readers? Because I’m confused.
…I usually spend this time with family, and some friends, however this 4th of July it’s kind of bitter sweet. Because I’m in the city I’ve always pined over, yet my family is over 800 miles away, I’m still job prospecting, and my friends are back in Milwaukee…most assuredly they would have done SOMETHING. However… I’m still building my social friendship network in Charlotte, and while I’ve met a few good and so/so people here and there, even on twitter…I haven’t exerted myself enough socially to be close enough to some. It’s surface friendships, and I’m okay with that, I’m the new kid on the block, and it will take time. I really can’t wait to get settled, so that I can entertain folks. — It’s just a little *sigh* for me, because I wasn’t invited anywhere, and I usually am back in Milwaukee.
So today, I’m still trying to figure out what I actually plan to do besides work on stuff that I’ve committed myself to. I know it will all pay off in the end…it has to have an expiration date (sands church service yesterday). I know I’m going to get THAT JOB, and I’m going to be happy with it, because God is setting me up for something great…I just know it!
So, what I can do in the meantime is reflect on the 4th’s that have meant the most to me, and the people or person that I spent it with 🙂 Makes me smile just thinking about it …hey it helped. So if you’re reading this post…thank you, and know my heart is in the right place, because I want to spend those important moments with people that mean something to me, and I’m a little sad because I can’t right now.
Happy Independence Day 🙂
P.S. Follow #ThinkingOutsideOfJacksBox in my quest for THE ROLE
UPDATE: …a friend and I (from Milwaukee) in Charlotte, actually tentatively set up an outing today. Yaay!! Hope she doesn’t flake.