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

Subject: RE: Back again.... looking...
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Alec Chakenov' <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>, 'Kat Kuvinka' <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:21:14 +0000

I predict some lovely shots of a parking lot....

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To: Kat Kuvinka
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Subject: Re: Back again.... looking...

I see... I'm not sure that I'll ever have a chance to visit the U.S., so, that would be great if you could post online some photos taken out of your window :)


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

> 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
RE: Back again.... looking...: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Back again.... looking...: From: Alec Chakenov

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