…other than the #1 most important skill for Apex developers!
Let me tell you a true story about how I learned resiliency from my friend, an average Joe, who somehow beat out hundreds of highly-accomplished students for a dream job at a Big 4 firm.
I will call this this average Joe student “Joe”.
Joe was a friend and fellow Finance & Investment Club member with me during college. We both went to UC Davis, a school that very few people have ever heard of.
Joe was an unexceptional student by any measure (sorry Joe I love you brother but you know this was true). He didn’t get good grades, he didn’t have any incredible extra-curricular activities or jobs, and he wasn’t particularly motivated in anything professionally. No one would have expected him to find a job when he graduated during the darkest period of the recession in 2009.
Joe told us the preposterous story of his resiliency and how he ultimately landed everyone’s dream job. Joe’s job application was instantly rejected by the company. He had nowhere near the quantifiable or qualifiable qualifications of the average employee.
But Joe didn’t give up.
For the next two months, Joe literally called up the recruiter every single day. And for two months, no one ever picked up… until someone finally did.
“What do you want?!?,” the recruiter pleaded.
“I just want an interview,” Joe replied.
“If you promise never to call me again, I’ll give you an interview.” Done.
Joe walked into that interview, spoke for half an hour about how he lost 100 pounds, then walked out with a job offer in hand.
I learned resiliency from Joe. Yes, resiliency is a skill you can learn. And it’s a skill that applies to much more than just job hunting. And yes, these kinds of things actually work in real life.
I know because I copied him.
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