Quality Progress - December 2017 - 18

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part of the interview discussion or to
add useful information you forgot to
share. Everyone has those moments
in which you reflect on a conversation
and wish you had said something
different. This is that chance.
Recently, I helped a colleague
obtain a director of operations position at a local school district. As he
rehashed the details of his interview,
we realized that he had left out some
relevant work experience that might
have weighed heavily in his favor. So,
we drafted a couple sentences to fill
in the blanks. Here's an excerpt from
that letter:
"When we discussed my responsibilities as the operations manager
for XYZ Systems, I forgot to mention
that, in addition to overseeing the
staff concerns and day-to-day needs
of the corporate warehouse, I also
coordinated the outbound shipments
of the organization's four trucks
delivering 20 to 30 pallets of product
every day. Given the complexities
of your district's busing system, I
wanted to make sure you knew that
my background includes this logistical experience."
Lastly, the follow-up letter is the
perfect place to clearly state your
desire (assuming you have it) to
work for the organization. When
you're searching for a job, it's easy
to feel like the underdog, with hiring
managers on one side and your competition on the other. Realistically,
hiring managers are under pressure
themselves to find qualified candidates who are going to stick with the
organization. And many of the offers
they tender get declined.

Earlier in my career, I sat on the
interview board for my organization's summer engineering intern
program. Our goal was to find three
to five solid interns from the pool of
about 20 students we interviewed. I
remember we pondered many times
whether our favorite candidates
would accept our offer.
Clearly and honestly stating your
intention to accept the position if
it is offered answers that question
for the hiring manager. A statement
expressing your desire to work for
their organization could read as
simple as:
"After carefully considering our
discussion last Tuesday, I am genuinely excited about the possibility of
stepping into your quality engineer
position."
The goal for the job hunter and the
hiring manager is the same: To find
the best fit. As Jim Collins, author
of the article "Good to Great," aptly
stated, "[Leaders of organizations]
start by getting the right people on
the bus, the wrong people off the
bus, and the right people in the right
seats."2
With a job candidate's adequate
research before the interview and
a noteworthy follow-up afterward,
both sides can determine more accurately and quickly whether the job
opportunity is a good fit.
REFERENCES
1. Ryan Caldbeck, "These 5 Interview
Blunders Will Probably Kill Your Job
Prospects," Entrepreneur, March 14, 2017,
www.entrepreneur.com/article/232196.
2. Jim Collins, "Good to Great," Fast
Company, Sept. 30, 2001, www.
fastcompany.com/43811/good-great.

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December 2017 ❘ qualityprogress.com

Ray Harkins is the quality manager of Ohio Star Forge in
Warren. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering
technology from the University of Akron in Ohio. Harkins
is a senior member of ASQ and an ASQ-certified quality
auditor, engineer and calibration technician. He also
teaches quality and business courses on Udemy.com.
Harkins can be reached at rharkins@ohiostar.com or on
LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/ray-harkins.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - December 2017

Seen and Heard
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Expert Answers
Career Coach
The Next Rung
Titles and Take-Home
Certification Certainty
Six Sigma Satisfaction
Stay the Course
Maintenance Makeover
Confronting Confusion
Standard Issues
Statistics Spotlight
Marketplace
Footnotes
Try This Today
Quality Progress - December 2017 - intro
Quality Progress - December 2017 - cover1
Quality Progress - December 2017 - cover2
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 1
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 2
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 3
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 4
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 5
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Seen and Heard
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 7
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Progress Report
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 9
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 10
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 11
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 12
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Mr. Pareto Head
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Expert Answers
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 15
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Career Coach
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 17
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 18
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 19
Quality Progress - December 2017 - The Next Rung
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 21
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 22
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 23
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 24
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 25
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 26
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 27
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 28
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 29
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Titles and Take-Home
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 31
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 32
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 33
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 34
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 35
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Certification Certainty
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 37
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 38
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 39
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 40
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 41
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 42
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 43
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Six Sigma Satisfaction
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 45
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 46
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 47
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Stay the Course
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 49
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 50
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 51
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 52
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 53
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Maintenance Makeover
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 55
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 56
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 57
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 58
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 59
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Confronting Confusion
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 61
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 62
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 63
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 64
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 65
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Standard Issues
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 67
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 68
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 69
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Statistics Spotlight
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 71
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 72
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 73
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Marketplace
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 75
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Footnotes
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 77
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 78
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 79
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Try This Today
Quality Progress - December 2017 - cover3
Quality Progress - December 2017 - cover4
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