Everyone has to have skillls

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Everyone has to have skillls
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Thu, 05-23-2013 - 7:15am

What makes you a good fit for our job?

What type of jobs would you be a bad fit for?

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 7:31am

I am a good fit because I can handle the physical aspects of my job,  on my feet most of the day carrying heavy boxes.   Much of the year in extreme heat.

I am a good fit because I can keep track of the status of hundreds of jobs per week to make sure they get out on time.

I am a good fit because I like working alone, I once had a co-worker ask me didn't it drive me crazy being alone all day.  Not in the least,  what stresses me out is when too many people invade my space.

I would not be a good fit in jobs requiring dealing with people.  I do not have good people skills.

I would not be a good fit in a job where I had to sit at a desk all day. 

My nightmare job would probably be working in an office in a cublicle,  because then I would be sitting at a desk surrounded by people.

I am a creature of habit and take a while to feel comfortabe in an environment so would not do well in someting like temp work where things are consantly changing. 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 9:58am

No official job here but I am a people person, I thrive on interaction.  I have had office/cubicle jobs before but that work is not stimulating to me.  I couldn't do what you do either emptynester.

 

 


 


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 10:08am
I'm a good fit for my job because I have a lot of curiosity combined with persistence in tracking down answers, have a nose for horse manure, and decent writing skills. Don't have fantastic linguistic skills, but they're adequate. Also enjoy working alone most of the time but also am at home in the classroom. Have an entrepreneurial bent. Enjoy variety. I would not do well in a job where I was micromanaged, where there was no room for creativity, where numerical detail was crucial (such as auditing or accounting) or where I had to dance or do anything involving rythym.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 10:20am

What makes you a good fit for our job?

I am a good researcher, very organized, able to keep up in the fast pace of the job, works well with coworkers and vendors, while I hate change, I do as I need to unlike many others who will stomp their feet and not use new programs.

What type of jobs would you be a bad fit for?

Salesperson type of jobs that I would have to sell something every.single.day. Drawing, can only draw stick figures lol, food service type of jobs where people are yelling at you everyday. 

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 10:27am

I'm good with constantly changing styles (because everyone on the hill has his/her own style for letterheads), and I learn new software and processes quickly--which is good because the way we send files to the plateroom seems to be constantly evolving.

I'm good at duplicating and redesigning forms (that may have been hand typeset years ago and now need to be in electronic form.

I'm good at understanding computer systems and how our small department network fits into the large network as well as how to locate long lost files that I remember seeing once, 7 years ago. I'm good at retrieving old files and remembering infrequently used typefaces.  And while I don't relish doing it, I'm able to go to my massive typeface book to match up client supplied copy with available typefaces.

I'm good at using the shortcuts in our software to create forms and stationery with the same features, over and over and over.  And I'm quick and fairly accurate--That last bit is what the proof room tells me; I think I make mistakes pretty often, but they don't cringe when I bring them work.

I'm also good at prioritizing the work, and juggling constantly shifting deadlines to get all the work out.  I've worked in this department for 8 years, the last 18 months of which have been alone, since my boss retired.  I have never missed a deadline.

The kind of work I'm not good at?  Proofreading.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 11:45am
What makes you a good fit for your job? I like research, and I can usually grasp the basic drift of a subject. My memory is fairly good, so I can connect new info to stuff already in the memory banks. What type of jobs would you be a bad fit for? Typical office cubicle stuff, bureaucracy, politics, law. I would rather waitress, cook or (wo)man a Walmart register than do any of those jobs.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 11:59am

I'm good at my job because I'm creative, good with details and research, organized, multi-tasking, my memory is very good, a bit anal and flexible with the ever changing job description.  It's really fascinating the things that come up on a weekly basis and the interaction that I have with a variety of projects and people.   I just received a new interesting project while typing this.  I love that my job is not the same thing day after day, that is a type of job where I would struggle.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 12:53pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">What makes you a good fit for our job?</span></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">What type of jobs would you be a bad fit for?<br /></span></p>

I am a good fit for my current job b/c I have a *big picture* out look while being detail oriented.  I am extremely organized (to a fault) and a stickler for excellence.  While I don't necessarily adapt to change *quickly*, I clearly communicate that it takes time for me to process said change, and move forward accordingly.   I can support my boss, even if I disagree with him (so long as it's not a moral disagreement).  I am not afraid to speak my mind, ask questions, or to simply say "no" (I am NOT a "yes man").  I am a quick study and can self teach new programs and processes.  I am willing to *get dirty* if the need arises.  I am compassionate, reliable, responsible and loyal.

I am not a good fit for food service jobs - I am extremely clumsy, lol.  Nor would I be very good in the medical field.  It would beat me down emotionally.  I could never be a school teacher.... just thinking about being in a classroom gives me hives, lol.

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 12:57pm

lauren1063 :
I believe that most of the world's problems can be solved with a good spreadsheet...and I have mad skillz with those, too.

Me too, Lauren!  Smile

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Ducky

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 05-23-2013 - 1:04pm

I am a good fit because:

  • I can multitask my butt off.
  • I have mad proofreading skillz.
  • I am good at "pooper-scooping" behind other people
  • I believe that most of the world's problems can be solved with a good spreadsheet...and I have mad skillz with those, too.
  • I have no problem with speaking up to the higher-ups.
  • I am good at developing an easy rapport with client reps and consultants.
  • I am extremely flexible and don't sweat the small stuff...sometimes I don't even sweat the big stuff, unless it's absolutely necessary.

I would be a terrible fit for any type of sales.  I don't like being sold to, so I could never try to sell to other people.  


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