Re: Back again.... looking...

Subject: Re: Back again.... looking...
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:43:21 -0800

Not really outside of my window, but photos of San Diego.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elpicoso/collections/72157624337753794/

Wade


On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> 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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