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    Cyburbian MDGARD01's avatar
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    What do employers value most from out of towners?

    Have a question..
    When it comes to interviewing & hiring what do you think employers (public & private) tend to look at most
    from out-of- town applicants ?
    school?
    region?
    experience?
    willingness to move?
    Desire?


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    A dog-like obedience to authority?
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    Employers value experience, desire and motivation. Experience can trump education any day, and you show a willingness to move when you apply to jobs far from your physical address. If you want to job working with K-Shape, i do suggest obedience to authority.
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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Employers value experience, desire and motivation. Experience can trump education any day, and you show a willingness to move when you apply to jobs far from your physical address. If you want to job working with K-Shape, i do suggest obedience to authority.
    I'll add chemistry-the ability to work with the people who are already there-and a reason why you want to move there. It has to be more than just the job.
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    Quote Originally posted by MDGARD01 View post
    Have a question..
    When it comes to interviewing & hiring what do you think employers (public & private) tend to look at most
    from out-of- town applicants ?
    school?
    region?
    experience?
    willingness to move?
    Desire?

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    Can you put this into context?
    IME school/alma mater is w-a-a-y down on the list. (Bo Schembechler doesn't work there.)

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    Personality and the ability to fit in well with the existing staff. There are countless stories where the most qualified person did not get the job because their personality was not what they were looking for. Instead someone who came into the interview and was able to connect with their potential employers gets the job. Problem with this is it is not something that you can rehearse unless you know first hand what that particular work environment will be like.

    Go in well prepared and know the stuff on your resume well but be your self and have fun. Trying to be someone who your not can work against you because they will find out your true side after only a few weeks on the job and you will be in an environment that you may not like.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    Passion and personality and intelligence. A number of managers that I've talked to have said this. Knowledge isn't as important, as it's assumed that if you have the first three, you can be taught any necessary skill.
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