In my ideal world, this is how I would introduce myself professionally.

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I want to say, “With my efforts, I got a job at JWT.”
Wouldn’t that make an incredible underdog story?

Unfortunately, no.

I don’t know what’s the secret sauce, but one thing I can confidently say is I make people feel at ease, and I’m really thankful for that.

Looking back, I wouldn’t have gotten the job at HBO if I didn’t have the experience with ESPN Star Sports, where my client roped me in for a contract role to cover the gap. Likewise, I wouldn’t have gotten my break into startups without a trusted referral from a friend. I landed my role at Metigy because the hiring person met me through an event at a previous job, and we had a mutual friend — that friend gave me a glowing endorsement.

So… what’s the point of writing all these?

Interviews should be conversations, not interrogations. If you get the job, that’s great. If not, at least aim to make a new friend.



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Ryleigh Lim

Ryleigh Lim

We are never truly alone. Stories to inspire and encourage. Our life is a summation of all our personal stories, the good, the bad, the ugly and the victorious.