Interviewing Skills

Rick Becker

I was delighted to arrive at work last Friday afternoon and see this message in my inbox. Rick mentions his long job search, and, pardon this shameless plug – he also mentions what he believes got him unstuck. We overhauled his résumé in mid-August, we worked on interviewing skills in mid-September, and he landed a job in mid-October. That sounds like some kind of 30/60/90 day plan.

Rick, I am very proud of you; congratulations and God bless you on your new job!

–    Dave O’Farrell

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Hey Dave,

This is one of the “Hey Dave, I got a job” emails you like to receive. I start Monday morning as Strategic Accounts Sales Manager for Darby Printing here in Atlanta. I am extremely excited about this new position and the challenges it presents.

I cannot begin to thank you and the Ship’s Crew for all the support and guidance given to me over the last… well, let’s not say how long. I know it was not a coincidence that the job offer came after, finally, seeking individual help from you with my interviewing techniques. In the interview, when my new boss mentioned that the first thing he would want from the person filling this position was a 30/60/90 plan, he was naturally impressed when I gave him a rough draft of one on the spot. This, of course, came from your suggestion.

Thank you again and thanks to all the people I met along the way. I know that the group made a tough time a great deal more tolerable and helped keep my emotions on an even keel.


Rick Becker