Getting a good job

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Date: Fri Jun 30 11:05:37 2000

On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Pat Barron wrote:

> My advice for getting a good job (especially if you have a
> "non-traditional" background, as I do - I don't have a degree either):
> Network, network, network. Get aquainted with people in the industry you
> want to work in - lots of people. Make yourself, and your skills, known.

I would say my expereince agrees.
> I've only had a few jobs since I bailed out of school. In each of my
> jobs, the manager hiring for the position had already knew who I was, and
> had decided they wanted me before I even interviewed, and before they
> ever saw a resume. In each case, the interview was just to make sure I
> wasn't a total loon, and the resume was just a formality (I never even

;-) This is exactly what 30 years of work history has been about for me.
Often the new employer and I were 'aquainted' in some way, my current
position was a direct result of my collecting activity. I'd also say the
best jobs I've had/have more or less found me.

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