Friday, July 16, 2010

How Successful was the First Meeting?

A trip downtown could be judged a failure if I measured it solely on whether or not I got a job.

It was not a job interview. It was an introductory meeting, and it ended well, because I was warmly received and warmly farewelled with an unsolicited invitation from the contact to stay in touch by email.

  • But wait! There’s more!

My host was gracious enough to deliver feedback to me after my opening spiel, and the feedback was spot on!

Even if I’d been shown the door, it was a most valuable learning experience.

I noted the feedback and will adjust my spiel accordingly (“try to stay away from using the word computer or IT”).

For that alone it was well worth the $5.00 in subway fares.

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