Bizarre job search story
Ever watch that episode of Seinfeld where George does everything the opposite of what he would normally do and achieves great success (including getting a job at Yankee Stadium)?
Well, this article discusses a recent graduate who did the opposite of what politeness and common sense would tell us is right and got a job because of it, just as George did:
A recent grad knew exactly what she was looking for in a job, and was getting a number of interviews. She was frequently on the short list, but then told, “We went with someone with more experience.”
At a point of frustration, after many rejections for someone with more experience, she said to the employer, “How am I supposed to get experience if no one will hire me because I don’t have experience?” She was exasperated.
Funny thing is, they called her back, said they agreed with her, and offered her a job! She’s been there ever since. I’m not advocating this as a strategy, but sometimes, funny things happen in the job search!
When employers rejected me in favor more experienced candidates, I wanted to tell them everything that the recent graduate in that story said. Had I actually said it, who knows? They might’ve hired me!