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Subject: Re: Back again.... looking...
From: Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:32:33 +0600

What is currently happening "in this economy" that you are writing about?
Tough times? (I'm slightly in the opposite part of the globe, where
everything is stable, although a bit cold.)

2012/12/20 Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>

> geez Tony, we are going to call you Tony Robbins 8^)
>
> After my last job ended I stressed about what to say to the point I could
> not sleep at night. And although some recruiters asked me what happened, no
> actual prospective employer ever did. Not sure if i was lucky, or in this
> economy people assume you were laid off.
>
> Kathee
>
>
>
> > On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Wade Courtney wrote:
> >
> > > So, what do you say to a prospective employer when they ask why you
> were
> > > let go?
> > >
> > >
> >
> > The toughest questions are always around leaving: why did you leave, why
> > are you leaving, or why were you let go? Your answer shows how well you
> > know yourself, your passions and goals, your ability to read the
> > environment and culture, and ultimately whether you'll be a good fit with
> > the interviewing organization.
> >
> > It doesn't pay to lie or editorialize your reason. You could sell
> yourself
> > to a company so well that they hire you. Only then you find the job isn't
> > the right fit.
> >
> > In Robert's case, he was told he didn't fit in with the strategic goals
> of
> > the company. Did they mean that he specialized in an area that the
> company
> > no longer required? Were they unsure of his ability to adapt to change,
> > learn new skills, or whatever would suit the bew world order? Great! That
> > means he has a specialty, and if he markets it well, he could find work
> > that he could be more passionate about.
> >
> > Did the company mean that they had different staffing ideas, such as
> > wanting to hire friends or relatives? Then Robert is good to be out of
> that
> > company, who would trade professionalism and experience for preservation
> of
> > the family line. Even if the company kept both members on staff, the odds
> > of Robert winning an argument that involved the family member are slim.
> >
> > Or did the company mean they didn't feel confident that Robert could do
> the
> > job they wanted him to do? In this case, it pays to learn new skills and
> > techniques, throw together a portfolio, and sell the departure as a
> > learning experience. Employers love stories of how their competition
> sent a
> > good candidate to the streets, only to find him rise like Phoenix from
> the
> > ashes, bigger, better, and bolder than ever.
> >
> > Whatever the reasons for departure, there is no excuse to let that reason
> > affect your job hunt. If you're willing, you can learn so much about
> > yourself and the work you were called to do. Arm yourself with that
> > knowledge and find new work that fuels your passion.
> >
> > -Tony
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Back again.... looking...: From: Robert Courtney
RE: Back again.... looking...: From: Erika Yanovich
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Keith Hood
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Keith Hood
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Keith Hood
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Wade Courtney
Back again.... looking...: From: Tony Chung
RE: Back again.... looking...: From: Kat Kuvinka

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