I worked at Viget Labs as an intern
Best and brightest people in the field. Great mentorship and desire to help interns succeed.
The application process is quite difficult compared to other internship applications.
I found a posting for the Office Manager review on Craigslist and applied. I received an e-mail from the Recruiter which required me to answer a few questions regarding my ability to work in the U.S. and some "homework".
The instructions stated not to spend more than 20 - 30 minutes writing an e-mail to the office staff. The recruiter provided a word document full of poorly written notes about the company's quarterly meetings, also know as TTT, and I was supposed to re-write them in my own way.
I'm not one to toot my own horn, but after spending 20 years in the military (just retired) I was impressed with my finished product and submitted my work; the recruiter stated she would share my work with the team.
The next day I received an e-mail from the recruiter which stated while she enjoyed reading my work, the "consensus" was that my skills and expertise were not what the company was looking for. She was very professional and I thanked her.
I suppose I can live with that, but what kind of "skills and abilities" could they be looking for? Per the job listing you might be asked to "water plants" in addition to keeping the office running smoothly...
Either way, it's nice to have a pension from the military while I look for meaningful work. I'm a firm believer that my steps are ordered and I am thankful that I received three offers in the same day from CareerBuilder off of my resume. Moral -- don't settle and be thankful even if the hiring results are not in your favor.
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