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How to get a decent job
How I did it: I read resume/interview books, fixed up my resume so that it was well-organized, concise, and worthy of an interview. I also made sure to send it to those posting the ads as both a Word document and a PDF. And, I made sure that the e-mail with the attachments was written in the format of a specifically addressed and briefly informative e-mail cover letter.
Also, I applied to every job that fit my requirements and which I was qualified to do.
Lessons & tips: When I got the interview, I showed up punctually and had practiced my answers ahead of time to questions that they might ask me regarding the position and my interest in it.
Also, I made sure to take my cues from my interviewer as to where to sit, et cetera. I was honest but in the way that they want an interviewee to be honest. I made sure to not sound desperate for the job, yet seemed very interested in it. I emphasized my efficiency, stability and dependability.
Oh, and I sent the interviewer a nice business-format but friendly thank you e-mail within 24 hours of the interview.
Resources: I got these books from the library and read them:
- Get The Interview Every Time by Brenda Greene
- 100+ Winning Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions by Casey Hawley
I used OpenOffice to make my resume, so that I could easily convert it to both a Word document and a PDF.