Originally Posted by fossil8412
Curious, for those of you who are young and have established yourself pretty well, how did you get your first job? Application? Referral? Connection-- i.e. friend in the company, daddy dollar's business, etc.? Did that lead you down your career path, or did you leverage something from it? Thanks.
Application, Interview, Job (although it is a small, not publicly visible industry so it probably helped that my roommate interned and works for a competitor and thus I understood more about the job than any other candidate). Of course the first week I repeatedly got questions like "so who do you know" and it became pretty apparent that a large amount of our hiring is through connections and not recruiting.
Originally Posted by intent
Everyone's called a "professional" nowadays.
Originally Posted by oman
it's not lying you idiots, it's asymmetrical information dispersion, and everyone does it
so stop calling everyone liars
I am pretty sure the new guy in my office dispersed some asymmetric information during his hiring process. Right at the start he was getting assigned stuff that I would rather be doing...and then asking me how to do it (and clearly had never actually used SAS for more than 10 minutes before). I think they sort of figured it out though as now he is doing bitchwork and minor training.
Moral of the story...if you are going to lie about shit you know in the interview, you had better scramble your ass to learn it as soon as you get an offer (assuming this is an out of school, several months between offer and job thing)