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  • 2000, Software Developer: Replied to post on the university computing society jobs newsgroup.
    The tech part of the interview process was with a 3rd year doing an intra [] placement in the company.

    2007,Software Developer: Friend of a friend was about to start looking to fill a position, I start the job tomorrow.
  • Many years ago (perhaps 10 or even 14 years ago) I sent my resume to a personnel agency, but they didn't ever find me a job. Late last year they rang up on a Thursday, so I went for the interview on Friday and started on the Monday. Yes, they were desperate.
    Moral: Spread your resume far and wide. You'll go onto various databases, and when staff leave those agencies they'll often take the db with them, so you're details will spread virus-like.
  • 1988 Newspaper Deliverer - Was riding my bike with a friend when a stranger pulled up and asked if we wanted jobs. It took my Mom some convincing as I was 12 at the time.

    1992 Video Store Clerk - Neighbor, who happened to be the manager of the store, called me up and asked me if I wanted a job.

    1995 Dept. Store Sales Associate - I went into the store every other day asking if any jobs were available and spoke with the manager until they hired me. I became employee of the month my first month there. I put i