Interviews

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by parkeeee, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. parkeeee

    parkeeee LawnSite Member
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    It has been approximately 14 years since I've had to go to an interview. Although I can retire in exactly 2 months, I decided to go for an upper management position.

    Doing searches on interviewing skills gave me tips along with my wife doing rehearsal interview scenarios. While I do very well one on one, I do not prefer to be the center of attention.

    I was able to avert they're eyes off of me by handing out an 'updated' resume in case that "I might gloss over some of my accomplishments".

    The only answer that I am second guessing at the moment is that I made the statement that I am not a yes person, that if I do not believe in the direction that we are moving that I will debate my position, but in the end the boss is the boss.

    We'll see how well the panel thought that I did. I'm glad it's over.

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  2. MLawns

    MLawns LawnSite Member
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    Good luck!
     
  3. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Posts: 179

    Parkee-

    As you know I just went through the same process, it is rough.
    I approached from the point of view that I already had a good job, so if I got it great, if not oh well.

    If you get it how much longer will you work, since you were so close to retirement?
     
  4. parkeeee

    parkeeee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    The yearly salary jump would be 3500 - 5500. The longer I work, the bigger my pension becomes. I am in the 2% multiplier. Currently I have 25 years, which means that if I leave in 2 months I would get 50% of my salary based on the three highest years.

    There is another benefit to staying. There is a computation whereby I can go back to the date that I could have retired and take a lump sum. If I would stay another 10 years, it would be approximately 500K, besides a monthly pension.

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  5. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Posts: 179

    10 years is an awful long time!
     
  6. parkeeee

    parkeeee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Did you end up taking the job?

    I'm kind of putting the cart in front of the horse, I have not been offered the promotion.

    I know that this is not original, but time just seems to go faster and faster. Maybe in 10 years I could be a bronze member of LawnSite! lol

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