RE: Back again.... looking...

Subject: RE: Back again.... looking...
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:43:12 -0500

Forgive me for not knowing my audience! Yes Alec, in many areas of the US, tech jobs have been lean for long, too long...




Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:32:33 +0600
Subject: Re: Back again.... looking...
From: alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com
To: katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com
CC: tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca; wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

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
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Alec Chakenov

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