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>"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM> wrote:
>Sorry, Guy. I have to agree with Heather and Eric. AAMOF, I often discard
>resumes that show a history of working for large companies only. I generally
>need someone who can juggle many different projects and wear many different
>hats, turn on a dime, gimme nine cents change, and look good doin' it. ;-)
>You don't get this kind of experience or develop this kind of work style
>working for Amalgamated Conglomerate. Usually, you get kinda lazy working
Whoa! What a gross generalization. I worked for an "Amalgamated
Conglomerate" (also in San Diego) for 10 years. The last five
were filled with constant downsizing and reorganizing. Those of
us who "survived" did so by doing high-quality work, being innovative,
and continually improving our skills. It was an invaluable experience,
and I think I'd be suited for any size of company because of it.