|11-02-2011, 12:48 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North Carolina
|11-02-2011, 01:24 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: France - Japan - Korea
I think for this type of jobs it's perfectly ok to walk into the places that appeal to you, ask if they're hiring, drop your resume and ask if you can interview on the spot. If they're not hiring, drop your resume with the manager anyway.
Then a week or so later, call to check on your application. Don't be pushy or demanding, remember they don't owe you anything. I like to make them comfortable by making a light joke and acknowledging that "it's a busy time of the year, I completely understand if you haven't had much time to review my application". I find it also puts us on equal footing - we all know what the rules and constraints of business are, we are all professionals here.
If they have no answer for you yet, ask if there is someone else you should follow up with, when you can call back or when you can expect to hear from them.
If they turn you down, stay pleasant and polite. They're just doing their job, too.
Then the best way to get better at it is to get out there and start trying! just print a few resumes and have a spreadsheet to keep track of all your applications, and get started.
|11-02-2011, 01:40 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Alot of companies these days have an online application process. I'd check the company's website for this.
When meeting a potential employer, make sure you are well groomed, reek with enthusiasm , and be personable (but be yourself as most will be able to see through an 'act').
They may not have a vacancy right now but if you make a good impression, it will pave the way for when something comes up in the future.
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