How do I seal this deal?
August 20, 2013 10:52 PM Subscribe
I fell into an opportunity that I'd like to pursue. How do I not screw this up?
posted by Athene to work & money (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the interest of keeping it short, I won't get into why, but suffice it to say that I am overeducated and underemployed. I am a college graduate who tends bar part time. Last night, I was alone in the bar and three guys came in. They all work for a big European conglomerate. One was local, their go-to guy in the area. The other was the head of sales. The third was the inventor and patent holder of their flagship product. I am charming at work- that's how I earn my living, after all. They all seemed quite taken with me and the head of sales kept saying that the local guy should hire me because I have the personality for sales. The inventor flat out told me that I'm too intelligent to be a barmaid. They invited me out for a drink tonight, and I went. More of the same, though now that we were all on the same side of the bar, there was a lot more of "too bad you're married" and "you'll do well because you're a knockout". I got a phone number of the local guy, and the email of the inventor's assistant. We discussed my educational background. The salary that was mentioned was $80K per year to start, which makes my palms sweat and is damn fortune around here. Someone, help me out. How do I follow up in a meaningful and non-desperate way?