Finding a job you love is one of the hardest things you’ll do in your life, especially when you’re just starting out. Yet some people still think that path to their dream job is to blast their resume to employers and hope for the best.
Sarah Parmenter, quoted above, owns an interface design studio and spoke to Steer about what makes for a good job candidate. It’s often because they go the extra mile, she says, even if it’s as innocent as following up. Later in the interview Parmenter explains how she found her most recent hire:
I met her at a conference I did for her school and amongst about 20 girls who came up to me at the end of my talk, asking if they could do work experience with me, she was the only one who followed up via email, and contented to follow up every couple of weeks. I eventually relented and asked if she would like to do work experience and then she came to do a year’s worth of apprenticing last June.
The entire interview is worth a read for the career advice alone.