I read, “Wall Street Journal Article on How to Get Hired”

How to Get Hired by Ronald Alsop is a great article.  The article points out that you don’t need to become a beer drinker, Nascar fan or deer hunter to interact on the shop floor, but I do believe you should have something in common with blue collar workers.  Fantasy football, softball, and promotion parties are a good way to do it.  Don’t be cheap, eat lunch where everyone else does, and get involved time to time on technical problems.   It’s okay to swear and SportsCenter every night for 15 minutes gives you something to talk about.  I’d like to see M.B.A.s that can interact and aren’t socially awkward.  Ronald notes that recruiters are interested in students who can relate with lower-level employees.  I completely agree that it’s worthwhile to have these connections, even if it’s not just for the idea that it creates a friendlier atmosphere.


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