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Subject:Re: Is it a good job? From:Lorraine Doyle <ladoyle -at- POP -dot- TIAC -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 2 Apr 1997 10:20:02 -0500
I like to ask them what they know about the project that they didn't know 6
months ago. Its always true that you know something that you wished you
knew then. It quite revealing about the level of direct information and
honesty. Straight shooters usually say that they know lots that they didn't
know 6 months ago. Evaders and passive-aggressive types don't look at me
after I ask the question. They say that everything is above board and
proceeding on schedule or something like that. That's when I know the job
is going to take longer and (usually) cost more money.
At 03:46 PM 4/1/97 -0800, you wrote:
>When you interview for a job, what kinds of questions do you ask to
>determine if the job is a good one? So far, I've ended up with all
>excellent jobs, but have heard of some horrendous experiences from
>coworkers and others. I want to make sure I keep finding the good ones.
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