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Job Search Question
« on: January 15, 2016, 10:53:25 pm »
So I'm trying to apply for a job at a privately-owned bed and breakfast. Would it be a good move to pop over there in person to introduce myself and ask if they are hiring, and if so, for what position? Or is this obnoxious? I just ask because in the past I've gotten into awkward situations for doing this (the people at the establishment were busy and stressed out and didn't want to deal with me, the person I talked to wasn't even sure if the place was hiring or not, etc.).

I'm worried that if I ask via email, I'll just be ignored or given a vague fluff-off answer.

I'm happy to hear of your advice on best how to approach this.
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Re: Job Search Question
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 11:01:47 pm »
I would think stopping by in person would be looked upon favorably, so long as the questions are framed in a way to suggest that you're genuinely curious and not looking for special treatment. If you're then directed to a website to apply, thank them enthusiastically and do that, shortly after. Have questions ready in case you meet a hiring manager, so that you're not fumbling through your first impression.
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Re: Job Search Question
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 12:52:44 am »
A personal introduction makes a huge difference, avoid breakfast or times that they will be busy.
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Re: Job Search Question
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 03:19:47 am »
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Re: Job Search Question
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 05:42:36 am »
Thanks guys! I'll go there in my best pantsuit.
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Re: Job Search Question
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 06:00:13 am »
Weekday. Make sure you go on a weekday. Ideally between 11am and 2pm when checkouts should be over and check-ins haven't happened yet. Should be the most likely time for you to actually be able to talk to someone in charge without it being a pain in their ass.
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Re: Job Search Question
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 06:14:45 pm »
Weekday. Make sure you go on a weekday. Ideally between 11am and 2pm when checkouts should be over and check-ins haven't happened yet. Should be the most likely time for you to actually be able to talk to someone in charge without it being a pain in their ass.

This is useful information. Thanks!
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