225AM: You Don’t Want To Do What We Do

A little bit ago, I linked to an article by Sandra Long where she discussed the importance of doing your homework before a job interview. Today, I want to talk a bit about the part that 225AM plays in that process. But first, let’s go travel back to some time between 2004 and 2008.

The dining hall where I went to college wasn’t the biggest or most state-of-the-art, but it had its fair share of goodies. It had a stir fry station, a tiny pasta bar, a salad bar, a place where you could make mini pizzas. By my senior year, I had burnt out on hot dogs and “Moroccan chicken,” so I decided to try some new things. I fried rice, made pizzas, and built pasta dishes for myself. I thought I was one heck of a cook.

Then I graduated and got my own apartment. Nobody precooked the rice or pasta there, no one chopped the onions for me, no one went to the grocery store and made sure I had everything I needed for the night’s meal. Doing these things on my own wasn’t hard, really. It just took time and my (limited) attention, and that added up.

I tell this story here because preparing for a job interview can be a lot like prepping a meal. No, the steps you take aren’t that difficult, but there are a lot of them, and it’s easy to get lost and miss something simple, but crucial. That’s where 225AM comes in. We keep track of things for you and you on track.

Here’s the secret sauce: we don’t do anything you can’t do yourself. But we will remind you of the details like routinely updating your resume and cover letter and we do the stuff that you might not have time for, like keeping track of every email, call or meeting you have with your network connections or with the hiring manager/recruiter — we keep the scrambled job puzzle pieces together in your My Activity page:

My_Activity

And remember, you will always have a full picture in front of you on your Dashboard:

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At 225AM, you will always have actionable insight to your next move in getting a job. Isn’t this better than that spreadsheet?

 

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