I made the job search mistake everyone warned me about — and still landed a job
September 15,2020 at 5:02PM UTC
I've been warned countless times that I shouldn't apply to jobs I'm not the right fit for. Yet months into my job search, I thought I should expand the roles I was applying to — maybe I was missing something.
I was lucky enough to get an interview for one of these roles. I prepared as best as I could and understood how I could apply my other experience to this new kind of role. Afterward, the hiring manager reached out to tell me that while he didn't think I was a good fit for that role — but he liked my interview enough that he referred me to a former colleague. I just heard from that colleague (after interviewing with them) that I've gotten that job!
The moral of my story is: job search mistakes aren't heard and fast rules, and sometimes they can lead to wonderful opportunities! Have you ever done something like this and then have it work out in your favor?
Browse recent posts
I’m expected to graduate till June 2023, and researching for entry level Computer Science roles but till no luck.
Did I start the job search soon?
0 Likes • 1 Comment
I recently had a world-wind and whirlwind vacation overseas traveling throughout Europe.
I fell in love with the architecture, culture and people's attitude regarding work and life.
After working in the NYC rat race for 20 plus years, I'm ready for a change and am open to where I land. I'm done with a need to climb the corporate ladder and instead focus on living life while being able to support myself.
Is there any easier EU passport to obtain as I've had ancestors from all different countries on both sides of my family tree. Instead of trying for a work visa, I'm hoping if I can obtain EU citizenship that would make it easier to work abroad. I'd appreciate your advice!
2 Likes • 3 Comments
My manager, the second one I’ve had in my 2 years in this position, is leaving.
Ok, so my organization is great- great people, work-life balance, benefits, etc. However, since I’ve been there (will be 2 years in November), both of my managers i had have/are going to leave for really great opportunities outside of our org. While I’m super happy for them, i am concerned about how it’ll potentially impact my career growth. I’d still be doing the same work just reporting to new people, which may change as they hire on a replacement. Which is annoying to start the manager/employee relationship all over again.
My manager is leaving in a few weeks and is invested in making sure there’s a plan in place for who i report to when they’re gone. I guess my question is what would you ask them/consider during this transition phase? I was hoping to start the “it’s been 2 years, I’d like a raise or at least something to help with inflation” conversation but I hate doing this, it’s always so awkward. At the same time, it may be best to get the ball rolling on that to see what can be done prior to my manager leaving?
any advice is welcome, thank you :)
0 Likes • 1 Comment
Hi all - ok this is a first.
The new boss, promoted from within, and I are a bad fit, to put it mildly. I put in my two weeks’ notice, and she replied that I could leave tomorrow.
Here’s the twist: I WANT to stay for two weeks, to put files in order, to coordinate with co-workers the processes for future events, and to finish setting up a Dropbox account for my department. Most of all, I work in a retirement community, and want to ease these beloved residents into the knowledge that their trusted friend is leaving them in good hands. They just lost the last ED without notice and took it badly.
This new boss rules with a cudgel. She starts all discussions with No you can’t do that. She changes my plans on ginned-up reasons (e.g. she canceled my bus trip due to “insurance changes” which had nothing to do with the trip). She lays down the law, and when advised of an error, she doubles down and tries to blame the victim of her error. She refers to staff members as “bodies,” and cares for the residents based on the level of their rent checks. I can’t get away from her fast enough.
Still, I have a good plan for leaving, and as you can tell from the above description of her, any discussion is going to go badly.
any and all advice is much appreciated!
2 Likes • 9 Comments
Need help with app development
Hey everyone, I'm planning to develop an enterprise-level application in C++. It's a bit of a daunting task for me, and I'm looking for some guidance and advice. I have experience in C++, but this is my first time working on something of this scale. Any tips on where to start or resources to check out?
0 Likes • 2 Comments
Hi all, I’m based in the United Kingdom looking for a remote HR role
I have 2-3 years HR generalist experience and looking for a company that allows remote working anywhere in the world. Any suggestions on which companies provide this benefit?