Gerald O'brian

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Give me one good reason why I should hire you.

So?

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    Aug 9 2012: If you need a reason, I don't want to work with you.
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      Aug 9 2012: you want to he hired for no reason? just for the sake of it? random?
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        Aug 9 2012: No, I do not want to work for a person/company that cannot make a data driven decision. A compny that needs me to grovel and compete to work there.

        They have my resume, CV, work history, criminal background check, references, probably my facebook page, googled my name and probably explored my family history.

        If they cannot make a decision based on data, imagine what the rest of the company is like.

        Can you imagine? 'Give me one good reason we should implement a 3% budget cut' and the data is in front of them. I have no intention of justifying every decision to anyone.
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        Aug 9 2012: if Gerald does not have my CV or data, he is not serious about hiring me. Again, it's a worthless question.

        And no, I do not have a criminal background, but not for lack of trying. I was a bit wild when I was younger:)
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          Aug 9 2012: gerald is a more liberal employer. he does not want to prescribe his way to you. he allows you to convince him in your own way :) cv or data is your way. others might sing a nice song as orfeo did to get across styx.
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        Aug 9 2012: Again, I would not work with Gerald. I would probably need medication!

        Imagine a company that makes decisions because one of the vice presidents sang a nice song:)

        I am all for creative hiring but it should have SOME application to the job. Not some jerk asking me to defend myself.
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        Aug 9 2012: Ooops. My humble apologies. I was recalling an actual experience and that word does not apply to anyone in this thread or on this discussion board. Please take it allegorically.
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    Aug 11 2012: Let me turn that question on it's head : Why should I work for you?

    I'm not a 'job beggar'. I bring great value to the position (you must agree - you wouldn't have advanced me this far in the interview process if you didn't see good potential). I'm someone who offers my skills, knowledge, intelligence, and enthusiasm to this position.

    So why should I work for you and give the best parts of myself for 10-12 hours each and every day? I could be spending time with friends and family or working to better humanity, but I am agreeing to give the best parts of myself to your organization and projects for what is all too often meager pay.

    Convince me why I should come in and work for you when I could be doing something much more fulfilling with the time that God has given me on this earth...
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      Aug 11 2012: Nice one Robin, surely that's something for employers to think about.
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      Aug 16 2012: Very well said Robin. with beliefs, interests and values like that you shouldn't work for anyone. Find something that allows you time and money freedom. After 25+ yrs of huge hours and commitment i walked away from a senior executive role to do my own thing.

      It wasn't easy to begin with but its well worth it, all the best to you!

      PS. and i never wear a tie, phew!
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    Aug 9 2012: Because you will be very lucky if you can get me to work for you. I urge you to waste no time considering me for the job. I have reduced my involvement in workplace inter-personal discrepancies by 80% thanks to two years of court-ordered Anger Management classes. None of my ex-wives live in Andorra.
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    Aug 9 2012: I'm very attractive and have loose morals and a willingness to learn new things ;-)
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      Aug 9 2012: Out of the mouth of BABES~
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      Aug 10 2012: I like this one. I might use it next time some yahoo asks me this question.
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    Aug 9 2012: Mr O'brian, Thousands applied for this position your staff narrowed it down to ten. The chief of Operations narrowed it down to two. We are both qualified and worthy of consideration. The question is "Do you want me to work for your competition or work with you to become a fortune 500 firm and a industry leader."

    Thanks Dad I knew you would make the right choice. Mom said you would.

    All the best. Bob.
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      Aug 9 2012: Hillarious, especially from one with experience in the field!
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    Aug 8 2012: I can make you money Mr. O'brian... That is all.
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    Aug 15 2012: I think Naked Mole-rats are cool!
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    Aug 9 2012: because I'm a badass...

    serious answer:

    It is my life's goal to improve and revolutionize the way education needs to be. I am more passionate than anyone else on this field, and I know I'm the right man for the job because I'm innovative, I see where the problems are, I have a high level of understanding of communication, I have a technology/computer/art background, and I'll do whatever it takes to make the kind of impact education needs.
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      Aug 9 2012: James,
      y dont you be an entrepreneur/facilitator??;)
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        Aug 9 2012: I'm still really undecided and unsure of what I wanna do, but thx for the suggestion! :)
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    Aug 8 2012: No, give me one good reason why your company deserves me. Will you expect me to give you priority over my family and private life? Will you insist on conformity rather than original thinking? Do you value robust debate, or prefer people who shut up and do what they're told? When times are hard, will you show me the same loyalty you've demanded from me?
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    Aug 8 2012: Because till to date you do not know what you want do by hiring persons. I can thousand solution but you require one thats the problem. You have choices but I do not have. That's the tragedy created by so called present day economists.For them only you are now able ask such a negative and dictatorial question. Your question is absolutely abusive to unemployed. If I ask you one question can you answer it. Give me one dollar a day and I will turn back that dollar in the evening. How I will do that you tell me?
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    Aug 8 2012: Cause everyone need's a ginger
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      Aug 9 2012: Only a ginger can call another ginger, ginger though.
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        Aug 9 2012: Tim Minchin! He must have played Montreal.
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          Aug 9 2012: Actually, he played Youtube. I live in English Canada and my daughter lives in Montreal.
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        Aug 9 2012: So there's a whole niche market only I can relate to
  • Aug 15 2012: There is only one reason to hire someone.

    Because I will do what you need done.
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    Aug 10 2012: Because not only do i have a burning desire to succeed, a very strong work ethic and a laser sharp focus on the key issues that we're working on. I'm also intuitive, not afraid to make mistakes and i have the drive to get any project to the highest level.

    Add to that strong leadership, delegation and a hands on style the question of winning isn't a real concern, the only real question is by how big our win is.

    When do we want to get things moving?
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    Aug 9 2012: Because bald middle-aged men are 42.76% more productive than those unlucky enough to be young and have hair. Did I just make up that statistic? There's only one way to find out :-)
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    Aug 9 2012: Suggest I am a unique and irreplaceable person who may bring some value to your business. My question would be what renumeration are you offering ? It might be I could make better use of my skills in another environment. It could be you can find other people with my skills and it might be in my other qualities of things like loyalty and enthusiasm that I make the best candidate. There are all sorts of recruitment tools out there, many are based on psychological profiling of various types. Define what you want, offer a sufficient renumeration package. If you want robots best buy the technology rather than the people. People are not designed to work on production lines long term. You start to get subversive little 'accidents'.
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    Aug 9 2012: Sorry, not for hire, I'm beyond enslavement.
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      Aug 9 2012: i blame the hungarian history education, but we were never told that slaves were hired.
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      Aug 9 2012: i looked up what do you mean by "beyond enslavement". "beyond enslavement" for you means living on tax money, helping the rulers to distribute the loot they have forcefully collected from the people you call "slaves". nice progress, but i don't feel like congratulating.
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        Aug 9 2012: You are completely wrong. I don 't want to work for a boss, that's all. I'm the one that creates work and generate taxes. Discussion closed.
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          Aug 9 2012: i wonder how do you generate taxes at the millennium foundation, which is a government conceived money pipeline that channels taxpayer money to bureaucrat chosen projects.

          don't answer that. rhetorical question.
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    Aug 9 2012: what ever i do will do better for you!;)
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    Aug 9 2012: What makes you think I would ever consider that?
  • Aug 9 2012: I will make you rich.
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    Aug 9 2012: I am really good at what I do.
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    Aug 8 2012: Actions speak louder than words. Let me work for you and then you decide if you want to hire me.