Help me decide how to get this job!
September 29, 2011 8:06 PM Subscribe
I think I'm interested in a job as a "field consultant" with a specific franchise tutoring company. Is my plan feasible/reasonable?
This is the first job posting I've seen in months that has gotten me excited.
posted by bilabial to Work & Money (6 answers total)
My plan is to get hired (I know, that might be a long shot....) as a tutor at the local franchise, but not tell them that I'm aiming higher. In a perfect world, corporate would somehow realize that I am a superstar and encourage me to apply for this position. The world is not perfect, so I'm guessing I would have to apply. I'm ok with that.
My thinking is that if I've worked in one of their franchises, I'll be more appealing to the corporate people. I understand that this particular opening may be filled sooner than I'm "ready," but this is a very national company and I would be happy to relocate just about anywhere.
I like travel, (love love love it, it's the ADD in me, enjoying the changes in environment, the forced schedule), I love interacting with people, I'm good at writing reports and giving presentations. I'm also great at finding patterns.
My current job is teaching a specific hobby, and I can come with a dozen or so personal references from past and current students. I'd probably ask the dozen and then pick the best 3 or 4.
I have considered that tutoring children means dealing with their parents, so I don't need horror stories about how awful parents can be.
I'm also aware that as a tutor I probably won't get to see the "business side" of things - expenses, billing, etc. But maybe my office manager background makes me a good fit for wearing a few hats!
Is any part of this unreasonable? I've never worked in "corporate america" and I know this is very corporate. I have, however, been a waitress and managed an office.