RE: Re: Article:

Subject: RE: Re: Article:
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:33:09 +0000

There's no doubt that the job description worded this poorly, as can be seen by the fact that it could be misread - or misrepresented - as discrimination by nationality rather than by personality trait. A well-worded version should have produced only two possible reactions, either "I can do that," or "I don't think I can do that." As Peter correctly noted early on, the flaw is that the people with the personality trait the company wanted to avoid rarely recognize it in themselves.

Gene Kim-Eng



------- Original Message ------- On 2/17/2010 11:00 PM Janice Gelb wrote:
I have no problems with this parameter of the
job being included in the job description. However,
there was no reason to single out Americans in
particular. For example, they could have said
something like &quot;&quot;Candidates should have
experience dealing successfully with other
cultures.&quot;

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