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chuck williams
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Companies do not just hire someone to perform a job. People are put in place to solve problems for them. And one of the main questions a prospective employer is asking themselves about a prospective employee is can they solve the company's problem. That problem could be they need people to fill basic roles of the business such as sales, marketing or accounting. Or they may want someone to help with processes within the organization. That could mean helping implement new software and training for example. Whatever the job, though, they are hiring people to be problem solvers. I interviewed with a producer/director of a documentary a while back. While I waited for my interview to begin, I heard her on a phone conversation that seemed to really frustrate her. It turns out there were issues with a part of production that she had delegated but wasn't resolved. Having overheard part of the conversation I suggested a few things that might eliminate the problem altogether and even save the production a bit of money. After many thanks for the assist, she asked me what position I was interviewing for. Since this was my first job in the film industry ever, I said production assistant which is an entry level position. She refused. She said she needed people around her that can resolve issues quickly and creatively so she can focus on directing the talent. She asked me to be the AD (Assistant Director). It is one of the most important roles on set because this person keeps the entire set moving, ready and on schedule. It is a very challenging job. I said I knew nothing about the job itself but she convinced me that I already possessed one of the most important skills, problem solving. In an interview, be sure to demonstrate your skills. Share your story of how you showed your skillset in an interview. #jobsearch #interview #advice

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Phoebe Montrie
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What an incredible way to turn an interview into an even bigger opportunity! I'm glad you had the confidence to share your ideas and that someone had the foresight to see how large your skill set already was! Nice work! ♥️

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Reena B.
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What a great example of really separating yourself from the 'herd'. This just proves that if you are good and can prove that you will be an asset to the company, they will overlook any experience you many not have. Thanks for sharing!

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