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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 03:30 PM
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2. How true.
Edited on Fri Dec-25-09 03:32 PM by rocktivity
I just got out of a low paying PT job myself. My resume had been sent to the company twice before, but I was only 99.99% qualified, as you said. Then a month ago, the recruiter called again and these were his exact words: "This time, they're looking for YOU."

It turned out to be an understatement. At the interview, the very first thing I was asked about was not my skills or experience, but where I lived and how I'd get to the office. The area is so parking-challenged I wouldn't drive there even if I could. But there's plenty of public transport, so I said I take the bus. As good a fit as my qualifications were, I think my winning edge is that I didn't have a car.

But now there's as storm cloud on the horizon: I'm due at jury duty next month. I have a long-term contract position, so they're not going to put up with me disappearing for a week or two!


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