I know that many of you who read this blog ask yourselves when reading an entry on this site, “Gee, how can I get a cool job like that?” Well, I’m here to help.
There are many things that have to fall into place in order to land and keep that dream job: a great resume; some mad interview skillz; great rapport with the person who is interviewing you for the position; and of course someone qualified to show you the ropes at your new position so that your talents can shine through.
I’ve taken the liberty of carefully selecting some educational hilarious videos that will guide you through the job-hunting process.
The Perfect Resume
Let’s start with creating the perfect resume. If you’re like me (or the creators of this video), you’ll spend more time worrying about what font to use than what information you actually present…
Oh, and don’t ever lie on your resume — it can get you into trouble when you’re asked to back up your claims with proof during the interview process.
How NOT to Act on a Job Interview
Now that your future boss has selected your resume and requested an interview, how should you conduct yourself? If you want the job, avoid acting like these guys from Comedy.com.
Try to Create Rapport with the Inteviewer…
If you’re over 30, or a big fan of British comedy, then you’ll remember this classic sketch in which John Cleese interviews Graham Chapman for a management training postion.
Now That You’ve Gotten the Job, You Can Look Foward to Your Training!
If you’ve managed to avoid all of the pitfalls in the above videos and landed that dream job, you can look forward to being an albatross hanging around the neck of the experienced employee who has the task of training you. If you’ve ever wondered how they train folks at the Internet Help Desk for your local web provider, here’s your chance to find out courtesy of 3 Dead Trolls in a Baggie.
So there you have it — advice and answers from around the Net about how to successfully get that perfect job. And if it doesn’t work out for you, I recommend that you spend some time here buying swag for your cubicle.
Have a great weekend, everyone!