RE: Side note to "Ethics of job-interview testing"

Subject: RE: Side note to "Ethics of job-interview testing"
From: "John Posada" <JPosada -at- isogon -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 09:15:57 -0400

I interviewed at a time when I needed a job. 15 minutes in, I realized
that what they are looking for is a UML guru, which I'm not. I did very
similar to what you wrote below...declined and thanked them

A month after I started here, I got a call from the agency that they
wanted to hire me for the position of documentation supv., which would
have included management of the UML expert and three other writers. I
declined because I like where I am now.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Isogon Corporation
"Realizing Your Business Goals
Through Software Asset Management"

-----Original Message-----
Subject: RE: Side note to "Ethics of job-interview testing"

Be polite and honest. You owe it to yourself and everyone else.

Thank the interviewer for their time and tell them you don't think
you're the right fit for each other. In the specific case of the
"mis-labelled" job, I said something to the effect of: "Well, I
appreciate your time, but it doesn't sound like I have the background
you need." Which was followed by a bunch of apologies on the
interviewer's part, but he knew I


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