Friday night I had front row seats for U2 [well ok row 4] but zealot that I am
triple booked - now I WILL Use just one daytimer. I was also supposed to
be in the Santa Clause Parade [I'm a Beaver leader] and I had also
originally agree to speak at the Kanata Kareer Group - on Guerrilla Marketing
for Job Hunters.
I hear Bono was great - so was my presentation. I started talking at 730 and finished at 1145. I suggested to the audience that I'd do 3 sets of 20 minutes with 10 minutes of questions in between.
So we called it a night and
a few of the job hunters in the group wandered down to Timmy's to finish
up. I got in at 130 am. So I had fun but I missed the concert AND I
missed the traffic!
What I find really interesting about last nights audience and job hunters in general is that while they intuitively understand that job hunting is a sales and marketing exercise - few are comfortable stretching their imaginations beyond responding to newspaper and job board postings with typical Black & White resumes. Perhaps this is what it was like when the first color televisions came on the market. Maybe B&W was deemed good enough.
find it mildly curious that people will subject themselves to an hour and a
half of questions without first asking a few basic questions of the interviewer
at the front end. Is it just me or are
people who’ve been out of work longer than they expected afraid to ask tough
questions for fear of loosing the opportunity. Once again is it just me or do other recruiters favor interviewees who are
confident and take the time to question us about the job as much as we question
I applaud Bono for working to make a difference in the world. I’ll settle for making a difference in my corner … at least for now. How about you? Who have you helped this weekend?