Re: SeriousQ2.0

Subject: Re: SeriousQ2.0
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 11:21:06 -0800

CHRISTINE ANAMEIER wrote:

Looks like I'm in the minority on this one. I have sometimes acknowledged
during interviews the issues that prompted me to leave a previous job, or
used some anecdotes (carefully, tactfully, with gentle humor) to explain
the qualities I'm seeking in a position. This doesn't have to be a negative
thing; often those problems teach you something about your own work or
learning style.

I think the key here is "tactfully." There's a difference between saying, "I think that my boss could understudy Adolf Hitler" and saying, "My boss and I have different styles, so I thought it best to move on." The first can rebound on you, and make you look like a chronic complainer, especially if you go on to elaborate. The second acknowledges the fact, but is more graceful and mature, suggesting that you had some responsibility for the problem relationship."

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