Re: Resume and Coverletter Game (I'm Appalled)

Subject: Re: Resume and Coverletter Game (I'm Appalled)
From: Debbie Warren <dwarren -at- DTECHS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 14:14:51 -0600

Wayne writes:

>Ultimately it boils down to this. If some jerk *really* thinks that salting
>one's food before eating it is a reasonable way to separate good candidates
>from bad, then I don't want to work there.
>


Your comment really made me laugh. It reminds me of one of my past interview
experiences. Here's the story for those who are interested.

Many, many moons ago....

I didn't get a technical writing position once because I was a women and
turned down their lunch invitation. The interviewees, a group of women,
wanted to know if I could lift and move computers. (The job that I was
interviewing for included training duties that required classroom setup.) I
said, " I can move computers if I have a cart." I don't think they believed
me.

I turned down their invitation because I was interviewing on my vacation day
and had planed to eat lunch with a friend. I bet if I had accepted it, they
would have watched every bite I took to see if I could lift the fork. I
probably would have gotten the job too. Every once in awhile I'll think
about that interview. It was a learning experience I'll never forget. ---
Always go to lunch when asked.


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