Hi all! I'm curious if anyone here has ever applied for a job where they definitely thought they would maybe not even get an interview, but ended up getting the interview and getting hired. Has anyone experienced this?
I applied for a place with “securities” in the title. My husband asked what they do, I said I dont know, security guards I guess. Noooo, it was securites as in investments lol. Thought for sure I wouldnt get it but I did and been in the field 24 years now.
@mollinator haha that's actually pretty funny. What does that job entail? I don't think I know too much about investments. And 24 years? Wow, that's awesome. Do you like it? What were some qualities and/or requirements they listed that you didn't have (if you remember lol)?
I am an assistant to financial advisors. Its brain draining but I love it or I wouldnt be doing it for so long. I spent 10 years at one company but eventually they closed up. With my current employer 14 years.
This actually just happened lol. I applied for a Director of Admissions position at a nursing home and got hired! I couldn’t believe it. I’m fresh out of school, never worked in healthcare a day in my life, and I’m nervous as hell for this job because I although I know what it entails, I have no experience and feel like I have no idea where to even start. Regardless, my first day is the 21st so here goes nothing. I’m just extremely grateful that someone saw value in me and gave me such a wonderful opportunity right out of school.
@knw1605 omg that's awesome! Congrats! What were some requirements they had that you didn't have?
I'm actually considering applying for an assistant manager position but don't have any managerial experience lol
Thank you! They required a Bachelors degree with at least 2 years of sales experience. I don’t have any sales experience, but I just graduated with my Masters in healthcare administration so that, I guess, outweighed the experience. I know for this position you have to accept residents clinically, and I don’t have any clinical experience either, so I asked about it during the interview. They said I’ll learn everything I need to know on the job, so it was very reassuring. I’m hoping there’s some sort of training period. You should definitely apply anyway! When looking for a job, I applied to about 30 places and only got two call backs to set up interviews. So apply for a ton of things that you may be interested in and see what interviews you get! It’s all about selling yourself and proving you’re good for that job regardless of the experience. Sometimes employers like to higher people with no experience to train and mold you into the type of worker they’re looking for. So go for it! It can’t hurt to apply.
OK so mine is wicked odd. I was out of work for a year because of ptsd and just started looking for work. My boyfriend sent me a Craigslist post for a file clerk for a car dealership. Nothing unusual right? Not too hard? Well I aced the interview and got the job. I was there about a year and they're like hey wanna learn warranty? I'm like ummmmmm don't you need actual like training and stuff before they let you even think about going near that. But hey whatever Im a people pleaser so I said of course. I went from being an idiot about cars, to being an idiot about cars who's certified in warranty. Legit never thought I'd like it and figured I'd just do it until I found something else. Well I'm now next in line to take over the department for 2 buildings and I actually know what I'm doing 70% of the time Lmao.
Every. Single. Time. But that's probably me being a harsh critic on myself and saying I suck at everything but people seem to like me haaa
I once went into a job interview thinking it was an entry level customer service position because I could have sworn I applied for that, but it ended up as an event coordinator position and I am now head of the events team 👍
Oh yeah, but nothing like was super hard or rocket science. I couldn't even write legible with icing and a piping bag when I got hired as a cake decorator 5 years ago and now I train others to get up to company standards. 🤷🏼♀️