Re: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: job-hunt weirdness
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:38:54 -0700

An old boss who was in the process of moving back to California after
getting an MBA in Boston got almost no response to his applications
until he switched to an SF-local telephone number.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Chris Morton<salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> And what about those of us who sometimes move from a full-time position to a
> contract gig of a fixed duration, then on to another contract, and so forth?
>
> What I'm reading here does nothing but reinforce my general disdain for
> those in HR who adhere to such a black/white mindset.
>
> I'm also reminded of one of the interviewers at my present FT gig who, in
> looking over my carreer moves of the past ten years, remarked, "Gee, you've
> gone from AZ to VA to AZ to CA," never bothering to inquire if I actually *
> moved* to these places (I politely tried to set him straight, but he never
> was in "listening" mode).
>
> In actuality, one of the CA companies moved their official HQ address from
> CA to VA, but still maintained the CA office. Notating that on my resume
> would have been a bit much. I did make a single move from AZ to CA, it's
> true, but was in AZ for ten years and have been in CA for eight.
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References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Peter Neilson
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Chris Morton

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