You’re FIRED!! (And, you haven’t even been hired yet)

22 September 2009 at 12:01AM 1 comment

Curt MacRae writes the job advice column for the in Detroit. Last month, he had some great tips on how to get bounced from a job in the interview process. Here’s a snippet from “You’re FIRED!! and, you haven’t even been hired yet!

Then, the innocent question gets asked about what you’re looking forward to at this company that you may not have had in your previous position.  You can’t resist, and in fact, go into explicit detail about how you absolutely cannot wait to dump that slug you used to work for.  You provide a litany of grievances you had against your supervisor, and the unreasonable and unappreciative company hierarchy, all the way to the top.

As you might imagine, the answer to this question got the job offer rescinded.

MacRae contiues the narrative and then concludes with six useful tip for the jobseeker. Check it out by clicking here!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. careerexaminer  |  9 October 2009 at 9:43PM

    Thank you for at least sending readers to a link, instead of copying and reposting my article like I have found at many other sites.

    I hope you’ll send readers to my main page, where they can find close to 100 articles I’ve written on job searching…

    Thank you.

    Curt MacRae


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