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Joined: 11/16/2013

It's kinda crazy. For the first time in my life, I'm experiencing what I would call, 'Professional Abundance". I'm starting to fully recognize, that even at the super elite companies, I am a really attractive commodity.

I've applied to 9 of the best companies in the country for what I do. As of right now, in less than three weeks, i've gotten interviews at 6 of them. I admit, I'm a little shocked. i knew that I had spent a TON of time crafting my resume and basically doing the equivilent of 'SEO optimization" except for my resume. I woudl spend hours literally taking my experience and just looking for underused but high-impact buzzwords that accurately described the experience, and then would just put that in. Shit like that. 

Little did I know - i've created a monster. Like we're takling EVERYONE is getting back to me and wanting to interview. it feels pretty dope to put in the level of work that I have, and to see the results i've wanted but wasn't 100% sure that I could get. it's like you take a leap of faith because you believe in yourself and have a general sense of confidence in what you do- the same kinda confidence you might have in the fact that the sun will rise and the sun will set. 

Anyway, each interview is an opportunity to build on the last one. Get better and better. And this opportunity is just truly showing me how valuable i am. it's hard to not recognize it when like every elite company is saying they're impressed with your experience and want to talk. Not that you should ever need that external validation to believe in yourself... but fuck, it def. sorta kciked it into a higher gear for me. 

So yeah - Don't mind me, I'm just gonna sit here and brag lol

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Joined: 06/04/2012
That's awesome dude. I've

That's awesome dude. I've definitely taken some inspiration from your posts these past couple of months. I graduate college tomorrow and I had three interviews in the DFW area today. I'm going to PM you and get your professional opinion on what I should do. I also wanna hear more about what you're doing specifically. Thanks for the value! 

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Awesome man- that's good

Awesome man- that's good shit. ha I still have to close these itnerviews, so working on getting better at the interview part of it... but when it comes to my resume - yeah I think I'm pretty fucking good at putting that part of it together and have great results to back that statement up

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I feel like I've been killing

I feel like I've been killing these interviews because I go in informed but totally at ease with not getting the job. It helps my mindset because it's like I'm just shooting the shit. The second company was pissing me off because their recruiter sucked donkey dick and was terrible about getting back to me. Finally met her today and was just like fuck it, gonna wing it, don't care if I get this one. And it was my best interview of the day lol.

also, like what you said about interview momentum. I definitely got more comfortable after the first interview of the day. Maybe try scheduling some the same day, with the ones that you're least interested towards the beginning. Could be a good idea. 

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G-Money wrote: I feel like

G-Money wrote:
I feel like I've been killing these interviews because I go in informed but totally at ease with not getting the job. It helps my mindset because it's like I'm just shooting the shit. The second company was pissing me off because their recruiter sucked donkey dick and was terrible about getting back to me. Finally met her today and was just like fuck it, gonna wing it, don't care if I get this one. And it was my best interview of the day lol.

also, like what you said about interview momentum. I definitely got more comfortable after the first interview of the day. Maybe try scheduling some the same day, with the ones that you're least interested towards the beginning. Could be a good idea. 

Yeah - the whole "at east about not getting it" becomes a lot easier when you have 3-4 that you're interviewing with at the same time.. it's literally just like abudance with chicks. And yeah recruiters can blow sometimes.. I actually had an amazing recruiter the other day- she had fantastic phone game. 

As for interview momentum it's soo critical - like the first couple that I did, just not that on point, but now that I've started to have a bunch - pretty much all of them are still in the 1st//2nd round phase at this point, but i've had enough of them where yeah it's like everything just gets smoother, you start to answer with more confidence and you just get into a rhythm with it.

That's a great idea about scheduling a few on the same day -  my only concern with that is I hate the possibility of one running way over the alotted time and somehow fucking with the timing of the other one... how has that been for you so far? 

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Most of these were pretty

Most of these were pretty entry level and the 2nd phase after a phone interview so they were pretty brief. Managed to have one at 9 am, noon, and 2 pm. All with no problems time wise. It could definitely be a problem on your end, now that I read your PM. I imagine these interviews will be more focused and technically oriented so the possibility of running over is there. Maybe schedule one in the morning and one in the afternoon so you can recharge and get lunch in between. 3 or 4 could get tough. 

I already scheduled a third interview with one of te companies where I'm meetng the Sales Execs, doing a role play, and going on a ride along. So that will take 2-3 hours vs. The 15 minute interview I did today when I met with the VP of sales to get a feel for the position. 

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Joined: 01/31/2012
congrats dude. those are def

congrats dude. those are def top notch results. you're doing something right if you're hitting over 10% call backs from elite places - which you're clearly exceeding by FAR. Literally crushing the game. Always inspiring hearing shit like this.