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At the Store: "It's Not Him Either"
Posted: Friday December 5th, 2008 by

Have you ever had that feeling, when you're waiting for a job interview, shiny new resume in hand, that you're no different from the other 10 folks that have interviewed before you? As I guy who has thumbed through resume's more than once I can tell you that some candidates can be unexpectedly similar. The key is to make yourself memorable. There's any number of ways to do that; humor, charisma, anecdotal recitations of your experience... or a fedora, monocle, giant fake mustache, and a shirt that says "Not Ted!".

Okay so this was not the original direction I was going to go with today's strip, but when Stefan sent the idea in, I couldn't resist it. It's a nice twist on what was expected given yesterday's comic. Thanks Stefan, that was great.

Get this, when I interviewed for my first job out of college, I had my portfolio with me. I didn't have any intention of showing it. But, in the discussion of what I could do the word "illustration" came up. So sure enough, 5 minutes later, there I sat interviewing for a web designer job with AD&D style fantasy illustrations sprawled all over the table between us. It had nothing to do with position... but I did get hired. Remember what I said about making yourself memorable? Yeah. Don't do it that way. There's a big difference between being memorable and being plain damn weird. I got the job because I knew the head of their computer repair department.

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Today's Pimpage: The "real" Ted is wearing a "Ninjas vs Luchadores" shirt from Threadless.Com.

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