Old Riders....But not "Old School"

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Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 16:47 Quote
ATV25 wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Well good luck, that was my exact thing, many applications...had a phone thing today after a vid/phone thing yesterday... nerves. Then they had to move it to Monday. Job searching in this day and age is a real pain. Very little face to face first impressions, you are literally data flying through the interbreeze commingling with the porn and youtube lego build vids.
Same thing here, I had two phone interviews before this face to face interview.

Good luck on Monday!

Good luck indeed ! I have been with the same employer for 37 years, could not imagine the job searching process these days, and the nerves . . . I'd probably shit myself :-/


Shreds looking too... may all the old balls be gainfully employed if they wish...when they wish it. Soooooo….I went from taking care of 26 outlets maintenance-wise, the spread was close to 200 miles between the furthest ones. I'm down to four with two in escrow. I am really enjoying the lack of panic and emergencies. I have gone on lunch rides four days in a row! this is how all jobs should be. lol

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 16:49 Quote
Note to self..... if I ever interview ATV 25 .....bring mop and bucket.....

I've been at my job for 4.5 years now. Last one was for 11 years and 14 before that.

The current job finding process is f*cked. Phone calls and videos?

Not at Northen Cables we dont. Old school testing then two interviews with four diff people. We ask the same questions in both to see if the answers match.

Then a tour of the main plant. Then job offer if we like them.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 16:50 Quote
whattheheel wrote:
bkchef2000 wrote:
mtbman1980 wrote:


Really like my 100% gloves definitely. Thin and no bunching.

Same here. WTH hit me up with a pair because he has wee little hands and the ones he sent were xxl... traded him some cookies I think.
for winter I got a pair of fox gloves that are water resistant and wind resistant. A solid move for this winters rain fall...

Just because my hands aren't Ster size doesn't mean they are small ya dick!! lol

whats that yo say you have small dick...lol

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:13 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Well good luck, that was my exact thing, many applications...had a phone thing today after a vid/phone thing yesterday... nerves. Then they had to move it to Monday. Job searching in this day and age is a real pain. Very little face to face first impressions, you are literally data flying through the interbreeze commingling with the porn and youtube lego build vids.
Same thing here, I had two phone interviews before this face to face interview.

Good luck on Monday!

Ha!
Don’t I know all of this. Looking for work in 2020 is a full time job. I’ve had multiple phone interviews, video interview with a bot, Zoom interview with a recruiter and now finally a face to face interview next Thursday with someone that actually works for the company I applied for. Lol
Add to that I now have people calling about jobs I applied for 2 months ago. You spend the first 10 seconds of the conversation in your head going... who are you and which job is this again? LOL
Now here’s the real kicker. After all those interviews and connecting with business people you know on LinkedIn I get a phone call today from someone I worked with 5-6 years ago. They are ramping up business, want to create a new sales representative position and thought about me knowing I was looking for a new opportunity on LinkedIn. I’m speaking with the VP of sales on Monday next week. It always comes down to who you know.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:16 Quote
f*ck riding bikes is awesome! Tis the season to shred fat ass bikes, the thaw /freeze weather is bringing the stoke level to 9. I rigged up a ghetto groomer out of a wooden toboggan and a grass rake to pull behind my chubby instead of the 2 smoker, did a sweet tune up on my trails.
Jerome, lets get a demo ride going soon before the trails melt.

Need snow soon, have to go deep into the backcountry to find fresh goodness these days. Local areas are getting pounded by tourist season. Parking lots in town are full of red/ green and white plates, thank you for visiting and emptying your bank accounts.

Piggies gone to butcher today, fill the freezers next week. Promise I wont burn up the pork belly for this years fossil festCook .

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:18 Quote
shredb4dead wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Well good luck, that was my exact thing, many applications...had a phone thing today after a vid/phone thing yesterday... nerves. Then they had to move it to Monday. Job searching in this day and age is a real pain. Very little face to face first impressions, you are literally data flying through the interbreeze commingling with the porn and youtube lego build vids.
Same thing here, I had two phone interviews before this face to face interview.

Good luck on Monday!

Ha!
Don’t I know all of this. Looking for work in 2020 is a full time job. I’ve had multiple phone interviews, video interview with a bot, Zoom interview with a recruiter and now finally a face to face interview next Thursday with someone that actually works for the company I applied for. Lol
Add to that I now have people calling about jobs I applied for 2 months ago. You spend the first 10 seconds of the conversation in your head going... who are you and which job is this again? LOL
Now here’s the real kicker. After all those interviews and connecting with business people you know on LinkedIn I get a phone call today from someone I worked with 5-6 years ago. They are ramping up business, want to create a new sales representative position and thought about me knowing I was looking for a new opportunity on LinkedIn. I’m speaking with the VP of sales on Monday next week. It always comes down to who you know.

Awesome, I agree contacts are huge.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:24 Quote
shredb4dead wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:
sterlingmagnum wrote:
Well good luck, that was my exact thing, many applications...had a phone thing today after a vid/phone thing yesterday... nerves. Then they had to move it to Monday. Job searching in this day and age is a real pain. Very little face to face first impressions, you are literally data flying through the interbreeze commingling with the porn and youtube lego build vids.
Same thing here, I had two phone interviews before this face to face interview.

Good luck on Monday!

Ha!
Don’t I know all of this. Looking for work in 2020 is a full time job. I’ve had multiple phone interviews, video interview with a bot, Zoom interview with a recruiter and now finally a face to face interview next Thursday with someone that actually works for the company I applied for. Lol
Add to that I now have people calling about jobs I applied for 2 months ago. You spend the first 10 seconds of the conversation in your head going... who are you and which job is this again? LOL
Now here’s the real kicker. After all those interviews and connecting with business people you know on LinkedIn I get a phone call today from someone I worked with 5-6 years ago. They are ramping up business, want to create a new sales representative position and thought about me knowing I was looking for a new opportunity on LinkedIn. I’m speaking with the VP of sales on Monday next week. It always comes down to who you know.


lol linked in - Indeed - Zip recruiter... my head is spinning.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:32 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
shredb4dead wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:

Same thing here, I had two phone interviews before this face to face interview.

Good luck on Monday!

Ha!
Don’t I know all of this. Looking for work in 2020 is a full time job. I’ve had multiple phone interviews, video interview with a bot, Zoom interview with a recruiter and now finally a face to face interview next Thursday with someone that actually works for the company I applied for. Lol
Add to that I now have people calling about jobs I applied for 2 months ago. You spend the first 10 seconds of the conversation in your head going... who are you and which job is this again? LOL
Now here’s the real kicker. After all those interviews and connecting with business people you know on LinkedIn I get a phone call today from someone I worked with 5-6 years ago. They are ramping up business, want to create a new sales representative position and thought about me knowing I was looking for a new opportunity on LinkedIn. I’m speaking with the VP of sales on Monday next week. It always comes down to who you know.


lol linked in - Indeed - Zip recruiter... my head is spinning.

Keep your peckers up fellas. My last job came from a LinkedIn lead and I did a Skype interview to get the offer.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:32 Quote
billbek wrote:
Holy crap!
Just watched that Darkfest vid on the front page.

Feeling a bit of motion sickness watching that!

That is a version of mountain biking that I am unable to wrap my head around. Amazing talent.

It is a new level of crazy.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:50 Quote
whoadragon wrote:
Note to self..... if I ever interview ATV 25 .....bring mop and bucket.....

I've been at my job for 4.5 years now. Last one was for 11 years and 14 before that.

The current job finding process is f*cked. Phone calls and videos?

Not at Northen Cables we dont. Old school testing then two interviews with four diff people. We ask the same questions in both to see if the answers match.

Then a tour of the main plant. Then job offer if we like them.

Some wet wipes would be cool also ! LOL

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 17:58 Quote
I am in the middle of the hiring process for the local fire department.. Made it through the initial stages of testing and onto the interviews. Had a few different jobs now, but this one is easily the most intense I have worked on my interview skills and hardest I have ever worked for the entire application process. Also hands down the most nervous I have ever been too.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 18:45 Quote
swan3609 wrote:
I am in the middle of the hiring process for the local fire department.. Made it through the initial stages of testing and onto the interviews. Had a few different jobs now, but this one is easily the most intense I have worked on my interview skills and hardest I have ever worked for the entire application process. Also hands down the most nervous I have ever been too.
I was on a hiring committee at work and had one interviewee that was a sweater.
Felt bad for him. He was extremely nervous and was all over the place with his responses.
Interestingly enough, he was the most passionate about the position and did get the job.
His shirt was soaked with sweat with salt stains around the edges.

Good luck with the job search, fellas.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 19:13 Quote
billbek wrote:
swan3609 wrote:
I am in the middle of the hiring process for the local fire department.. Made it through the initial stages of testing and onto the interviews. Had a few different jobs now, but this one is easily the most intense I have worked on my interview skills and hardest I have ever worked for the entire application process. Also hands down the most nervous I have ever been too.
I was on a hiring committee at work and had one interviewee that was a sweater.
Felt bad for him. He was extremely nervous and was all over the place with his responses.
Interestingly enough, he was the most passionate about the position and did get the job.
His shirt was soaked with sweat with salt stains around the edges.

Good luck with the job search, fellas.

The highlighted above is the key. The last time I interviewed for a jobs was 12 years ago so I'm sure my first two interviews now seemed sketchy. I was completely out of practice. Now the last few have been bang bang bang I have the answers. Just need someone to say yep, this is the guy. I been stretching out of my comfort zone for some of the jobs so there has been a few "love your enthusiasm but we are looking for someone who has done job X before". It's a harder sell but got to keep pushing and moving forward. Good luck to all as well.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 19:31 Quote
Been at my current job for 18 years, one before that was 12. So far most interview questions are boiler plate. Very strange.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 19:34 Quote
Finding a new job is definitely intimidating.
Think I will keep head down and try not to stir the pot too much, last Tuesday backed into a chain link fence In my rig . Bent the corner post back to 45’ and broke all the end cap brackets. Fml
So after work today I Made a make shift welding truck out of my pickup. Unfortunately the fence I backed into was at a yeast factory so they were shoving safety in my face . Hot work permit to put a 6 “ weld on 5” post.
Got er fixed, saved my bacon big time!


 
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