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16 October 2006 @ 06:33 pm
The odds  
There are seventy-four applications in for four positions here, where I
want to be.

Seventy. Four.

Hope is rapidly diminishing.
Murphy's Girlsnafu_07 on October 16th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Is it where you are working now? Because 9 out of 10 times, people would rather hire someone they know then someone completely new. It's a point in your favor over the 73 other people.
Elle: Given the chance... you'd do it tootheletterelle on October 16th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's here. But I'm only here part-time. It depends, I guess, on what qualifications the other applicants have.


When I get news like this, I just want to crawl into bed. But I'm here for another 2.5 hours, so no bed for me.
Johnflirtaciousj on October 16th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Just Remember Galaxy Quest ...
Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

Or as Eowyn told Merry: "Where will wants not, a way shall open"

Of course, I'm pretty wired on Diet Coke right now, so you have to take anything I type this rapidly for whatever it's worth :)
Psychedjpsyche on October 16th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'll cross all my sets of fingers for you!
Tyellastyellas on October 16th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
First up, it's my experience that at least 50% of any people applying for a job are wildly unqualified. So I'd bump your chances up to 1 in 10.

Second, perhaps you've already asked co-workers/managers at this place to provide you with a professional recommendation? If not, this might be a good time to ask them, while mentioning that you have an application in for a related position.
High-velocity pie of death: sin on wheelsnixieq on October 16th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
i heartily second this, as well as snafu_07's comment above about having an "in" because you're already there. seriously, if you're doing even a half-assed good job (and we know you're doing better than that, 'cause you're you) they're liable to bump your application way up the list, simply because your qualifications are a known quantity.

and yes, please do ask any and every person there who might've said "good job!" or "you're doing excellent work" or even just "hey, thanks!" to put in a good word for you. you'd be surprised how many people are desperate for competent coworkers/employees.
Galestormgalestorm on October 17th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
But they know you, so you probably have an edge there. Good luck!!
lizzyjitlizzyjit on October 17th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
Do you know how many people you beat out to get into Georgetown? You've got a history with bad odds is what I'm saying. I wouldn't give up hope just yet.