One time I was looking for work back in 2000 and I was getting sick of just making calls and sending out resumes with not too much success.
So there was one place that was hiring on the internet and I thought that would be a good place to work but I had to think of a way to get that interview. What I did was wait to phone the Food and Beverage Manager late at night when I thought they wouldn’t be in. Then I left a message on the phone that I would be applying for the waiter position that was advertised on the named web site and would be dropping by at 2 PM that next day to meet with him ( I knew it was a him because when I phoned I asked who the person was in charge of hiring and promptly was sent to his voicemail ) with my resume in hand.
Then I added that if the position was filled to give me a call back to let me know , and that if I didn’t here from him I would see him at 2 that day.
I didn’t hear from him and I drove what was a 100 kilometres to the place and at 2PM headed to the front desk and asked for the F and B Manager. When the person phoned him I could tell by the look on her face that he was not expecting me at all. This guy was one who never checks his messages but he was obligated already to give me an interview.
We had the interview and upon doing a reference check with a previous employer I got the job before I left that day.
It was a chance way of finding work what with leaving a message and setting up your own interview time. Of course you have to leave the person an out and save yourself some time if they are not hiring by leaving your contact number so they can get back to you. I remember saying when he hemmed and hawed that hey I came this far for the job and I have the experience and you are hiring , aren’t you??
It worked out well and I was with them a few months before I had to work closer to home so that my wife who was 7 months pregnant at the time could have the car to get to her job. Didn’t want her slipping on the ice in October while I was working that far away.
That place was Langdon Hall in Cambridge Ontario. www.langdonhall.ca