First Year (Part II)

…or so I thought.

Boy was I wrong. I should re-phrase that last post and edit it to say, “…during a Best Buy interview”, but then that wouldn’t be accurate to my mindset at the time. I thought I’d be able to use at least some of the techniques that I had learned during an interview with enterprise. Looking back, I feel like true passion was the key to grabbing my spot. Going through interviews in the past isn’t what warmed me up. If I could attribute one thing that made my interviewers give me the green light, I would like to think it’s because of passion. I remember fondly that when I got the Geek Squad gig, I was incredibly excited. I did my due diligence and researched multiple “entry-level” type computer repair positions and I just totally fell in love with the Geek Squad Brand. I wanted so badly to be a guy who could fix a computer and doing so in a Geek Squad Uniform…EVEN COOLER.

I knew my next move would have to be something that would be totally worth it. I suppose word got out and one of my former Geek Squad Agent colleagues (who had left to bigger and better things) found out I was finally looking to jump ship. I am forever grateful that he put in a “good word” for me as I know my resumé at the time was not going to get me an interview at such a big name like Netflix. If I was going to associate my name with another persona other than Geek Squad, it had to be something that I respected and Netflix definitely fit the bill.  I was (and still am) a Netflix Customer because I totally love Movies & TV. Netflix totally spoils me by putting out entire seasons for me to binge upon! What could be better than working for a company that you totally admire already? Who wouldn’t want to be part of something like that? I didn’t think I stood a chance, so I never applied. It wasn’t until my colleague spoke to me about Netflix’s culture that I started to believe in myself. I think him believing in me gave me the confidence I needed to actually go forward and pursue…

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