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    --kindly help me how to enter to our group activities with regards narasimha rao- In contrarianlibrarian@yahoogroups.com, Todd Krueger , 20 Jun 2004 01:44:23
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 1, 2004
      --kindly help me how to enter to our group activities with regards
      narasimha rao- In contrarianlibrarian@yahoogroups.com, Todd
      Krueger , 20 Jun 2004 01:44:23 EDT
      > > From: laurieshaina@a...
      > >Subject: Re: Re: Are Panic Attacks any indication?
      >
      > *snip*
      >
      > >Interviews are at best deceitful.....they never tell
      > >you the truth about what happened that caused the
      > >vacancy and you try to put your best face forward
      > >and tell them things you think they need to
      > >know....but also you are interviewing them to see if
      > >you will be a good fit there and avoid a horrendous
      > >experience....
      >
      > I have to respectfully disagree that interviewers
      > never tell you the truth. I have been at a number of
      > interviews wherein those interviewing me were quite
      > direct (in some cases, possibly gave too much personal
      > information) about why the person previously in the
      > position is no longer in it. Of course, there's no
      > way to know for certain the entire truth as to why
      > someone has left, but you can often ascertain whose
      > decision it was (employee or employer). Also, you
      > have to take into account situations where the
      > employee left for medical reasons, to start a family,
      > to start a new career (after working at Broward PL?
      > ;-)), etc. Not everyone leaves a job because they've
      > been forced out or because they're at their wit's end.
      >
      >
      >
      > >I learned at the end when they ask if you have any
      > >questions....here's what to do to catch them off
      > >guard....Try to only ask one or two quickies >like
      > "when do you think you will be making the >decision"/
      > "how many openings do you have or are you >creating a
      > list"/ are there any in house candidates( >this is an
      > important one) because a lot of times >they are just
      > going through the motions of >interviewing and they
      > have already selected the >candidate in house because
      > the devil they know is >better than the one they
      > don't...remember personnel >staff are not exactly
      > intuitive.
      >
      > >But here is the BEST question that has saved me
      > >several times from moving to a worse disaster
      > >situation than the one I was presently in......"Give
      > >me a general idea of what it would be like to work
      > >here lets say for a week" I have had some amazing
      > >and horrifying revealing answers with this
      > >one....one director broke down in tears and told me
      > >that the only staff they had were the 3 people
      > >interviewing me. They were about to open a 35,000
      > >square foot new facility that had 3 floors and no
      > >money was left to hire staff for the next FIVE
      > >years!!
      >
      > I heartily agree that these are all good questions to
      > ask. Frequently you can tell by the end of the
      > interview if it's an organization that you'd want to
      > join, even if you are offered the job. Clearly if you
      > aren't currently working, you don't always have the
      > luxury of turning down an offer; but nothing is worse
      > than knowing you've set yourself up for disaster.
      >
      > Todd Krueger
      > Director
      > Lyon Township Public Library
      > New Hudson MI 48165
      >
      >
      >
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