By Pierre Mornell
Following up his hugely winning HIRING clever (San Francisco Chronicle top Books of the 12 months selection), enterprise guru Pierre Mornell strikes to the opposite facet of the interview desk to percentage his wisdom of the hiring strategy with activity hunters of all degrees. This integral advisor is jam-packed with Dr. Mornell'¬?s savvy, street-smart recommendation on taking the plunge right into a new profession, readying the mandatory conceal letters and proposals, shining within the hardest interview occasions, and shutting the deal on a dream job.
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Nine years later, he’s still operating in a quirky, offbeat way, splitting his time between his job and a nonprofit he founded to funnel profits back into the Seattle community where he lives. My friend Chris Cornyn, who now runs his own ad agency, dreamed of being the creative director for Apple Computer. Where do you go from there? Chris sent his resume and creative portfolio to the Apple hiring office. Three weeks passed, and he heard nothing. So he went to the Apple parking lot in Cupertino, California, and plastered the windshield of every car in the lot with a one-page, selfpromotional flyer.
What do you think of our Web site? ☛ What’s your favorite movie? Within a week, my son had received two responses. Ten didn’t answer at all. One reply read, “Thanks for the time you took in reviewing my resume. I look forward to speaking to you soon. Here are my thoughts in answer to your three questions…”—and his replies were terrific. Who do you think my son called for an interview? I suggest that you conduct at least some of your initial correspondence by e-mail. A good strategy is to send your resume, follow up with a phone call, then send an e-mail if you GAMES COMPANIES PL AY 27 PRE-INTERVIEW STRATEGIES don’t get a response.
Become competent at using e-mail and the Internet. 8 billion e-mail messages a day, the Internet is a major issue for the job hunter. After posting a job opportunity at the start-up Internet company where he works, my son received twenty-five resumes. He scanned the resumes and twelve stood out. Because e-mail was a critical part of the job, he wondered how comfortable these candidates were in that medium. How quickly would they respond to e-mail? Then he e-mailed the twelve candidates three questions to which he would await an answer before he scheduled an interview.