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With all respect to Richard, I don't think this is a good idea. In
a competitive job market, I can't see why anybody would take a chance on
somebody who's leaving over a personality conflict. I know I'd for sure
My vote is for the "seeking new challenges" or "not a good fit."
Then *stop*--don't explain. If you go with the "seeking new challenge",
the interviewer will know it's code for "present job sucks"--but s/he'll
respect your intelligence in not elaborating.
Mary Durlak Erie Documentation Inc.
East Aurora, New York (near Buffalo)
durl -at- buffnet -dot- net
On Sun, 15 Feb 1998, Richard Mateosian wrote:
> >I'm bothered by one inevitable question: Why are you wanting to
> >leave your present job?
> >In a nutshell, there is a personality conflict with my manager
> >that I know won't change.
> Question asked and answered! Enough said. ...RM
> Richard Mateosian <srm -at- cyberpass -dot- net>
> Review Editor, IEEE Micro Berkeley, CA
> (C) Copyright 1998. All rights reserved.