RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews

Subject: RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews
From: linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com
To: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 16:31:17 -0400

John Posada wrote on 05/17/2006 04:20:53 PM:

> There's a difference between solving a "meaty problem" and putting
> yourself in a hard siuation that is out of your comfort zone. A meaty
> problem might be "Donna...document setting up a server" that might
> take a day to a week. You can then return back to your zone
> afterwards. Being out of your comfort zone is "Donna...your're a new
> employee and our company produces model-based root-cause enterprise
> network anlysis software unlike anything else on the market. Now,
> produce for me a set of installaion guides." It's not a meaty
>'s the environment you now work in.

Once more, it's a difference in interpretation. To me, a meaty problem is
learning anything new, particularly something that's complicated. My
"comfort zone" is wherever I happen to land as an employee.

> Arogance and confidence are two things. You can never demonstrate too
> much confidence and arrogance at any level is too much. Yes, it is a
> technique you need to aquire, because if you don't toot your own horn
> with lots of confidence, who will?

Precisely my problem.

> threw me for a loop with this lst part of your answer.
> Ever hear that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing
> over and over, expecting a different result?

You're not talking to Donna, here. You're talking to Lin. Donna, as far as
I know, isn't looking. I will be. Up til now, I've been answering ads for
jobs with things I know the buzzwords for. Maybe it's time I started
answering ads for anything, whether I know what they're talking about or

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