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February 18, 2011

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Becky Weisfeld

Sorry but you recruiters are enough to drive me to drink with your snotty attitude. I am not a coder so it is not that likely I could be hired for the sort of jobs you mention here, and that's okay. I've made my choices in life and I'll happily live with them. But what I have difficulty with is your ASSUMPTION that you know everything about a person by looking at his resume. What caught my attention is this sentence: "One key red flag is the candidate who has been at a large company in only one role for more than 5 years." Just because someone stayed at job more than 5 years at a large company, he's "fat, dumb and unhappy"? You don't know that he's unhappy. Maybe he had very valid reasons for staying at a large company (e.g., health insurance). Maybe he's a marathon runner on weekends. On the other hand, if he had changed jobs every 18 jobs, you would probably say he looks as though he can't commit to anything. Oy vey! There's no pleasing you people.


Becky:
It's frustrating isn't it?

But did you know that at one point in time, my career was in the same state I describe? Probably worse, actually.

When hunting for a new job, one needs to be very clear about what the hiring manager is likely looking for so they can position themselves properly. And this goes for roles at startups just as much as it does for large corporations. And yes, that also means that people with startup work histories may not be a great fit in large companies.

You're 100% right, you can't please all the people all the time!

Becky Weisfeld

Thanks for your response. I would absolutely agree with this statement: "When hunting for a new job, one needs to be very clear about what the hiring manager is likely looking for so they can position themselves properly." The word you sneaked in here though is "likely." Some hiring managers are clear about what they're looking for but for the ones who are not, what is to be done?

That's all I have to say for now; I gotta waddle on down the street to Happy Hour.

Laura Dodson

Weird, in Accounting job interviews if you HAVEN'T been at the same company for 5 years, its a red flag. :)

Laura

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