Date: February 13, 2002
book worked for me!
Suffice it to say that
I had it narrowed down to two good jobs after about a month of
looking. (I have a set of specialized skills that are in
One job was a constant
battle with the HR department, a strange interview asking me all
sorts of off-the-wall questions. (What the heck does my favorite
color have to do with anything? I am in the medical field, not a
fashion/artistic type.) There were other assorted oddities such
as never getting to talk to anyone who actually did the type of
work I do.
The second job was a
delight. My interview was with not only my boss but with my
co-workers-to-be. (I did know a few of them, since there are not
lots of folks in my field.) I got to apply my skills, I was
asked intelligent, relevant questions, and I even solved
a current problem which thrilled my boss-to-be!
Obviously I took the
second job. It involved a near doubling of my old salary, and
since I joined the company they have given me a 10% raise! I
love this job and am happy (gasp, who would have thought that?)
to come to work.
As a kicker, I met the
person who would have been my boss at the first job at a
convention and he told me that the position was still unfilled.
He claimed never to have seen my application nor did he know
that I was being interviewed. He seemed most demoralized after
my tale of woe about the HR department experience. Pity; he
seemed like a person that I could have worked for.
So, to stop rambling,
thanks for putting the book out there. You even got an
Amazon.com sale from me!
-- [signed] Free