Example Assignment

Josie’s Job Lead Follow Through

  1. The lead I am following is a position that I heard about from Professor Danforth: Digital asset assistant, Getty Images-Lexington.
  2. I will be calling Marion Fishman, a colleague of Prof Danforth’s by phone.
  3. I am going to call Ms. Fishman and say the following:
  4. Hello, Ms. Fishman, my name is Josie Armentrout. Professor Cosmo Danforth gave me your contact information because he thought I would be a good fit for the Digital asset assistant position. I was hoping we might talk for a moment about the position
    —is now a good time? 
    If no: ask if there is a better time and schedule a call. 
    If yes: Thanks very much for your time—I really appreciate it.  I’m very excited to apply for the position. I have a resume right here. Can you tell me the best way to go about getting it to you? 
    Do you have the name of someone I can speak to directly at Human Resources? 
    Can you tell me a little bit about the type of person you think is best suited to this position? 
    Is there any other advice or guidance you would give me that would increase my chances for working at Getty Images? 
    Thanks so much for your time. This conversation has been very helpful and I appreciate it.

  5. In general my contact with Ms. Fishman went well. I was nervous and sounded a little funny on the phone, but I managed to ask the questions I needed to. Thanks to my script and all the practicing I did I only rambled a little bit. She was nice and gave me a lot of good information. I’d like to be more poised and less nervous the next time I call a contact.

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