Your Education and Work History Only Gets You in the Door

I was scheduled to have coffee with someone tomorrow but he had to reschedule because he has a telephone interview. I am always happy to reschedule a meeting because another person has an interview or an opportunity to meet with a client. I really believe that every person who finds a new job or a better job or another client is helping to get us out of the recession just as much as the employers who are hiring and the clients who are looking for help.

Just as I am encouraging to job seekers, I also feel sorry for a lot of them. During the heady full steam ahead days before the recession, ability and reputation alone were often enough to advance a career. Now employers have the time and the

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6 Responses to Your Education and Work History Only Gets You in the Door

  1. what says:

    Did I just spend the last 2 minutes reading a post about how great you are?

    Come on! Stop being so arrogant, jeez.

  2. A Fan says:

    David, your article went completely over the above reader’s head!
    “WHOOSH!!!!!!!!!!”
    :)
    Personally, I thought that your article has many fine points in it and I agree with your statements 100%.

    I think that reader may be just a tad envious.

  3. Paula says:

    My boss and I were just talking about how most highly successful people we meet are very confident people. I think that’s where “what” gets the idea that the author is boastful. The author of this article is absolutely correct. With all the applicants employers must sift through, something special must stand out with an interviewee for the employer to want to hire them. Anything that builds a rapport with the potential employer will help!

  4. Paula and Fan ~ You both hit the nail on the head! That is exactly my point.

    What – I was not trying to sound arrogant. Rather, I was sharing experience as the basis for discussion.

  5. Gail says:

    And you did a very good job of it!

  6. Chris says:

    I try to make a connection with the people I meet and then I sell myself.

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