How to enter my current work place?
I am trying to update my resume and I have been at my current work place for one and 1/2 months. I am applying at another company that is the same type of business; should I include this work place, and if so, how should I present it?
The reason I want to leave my current work place is because the manager is very difficult to deal with, but I do love the work I am doing. Any suggestions as to how to bring this about in an interview would be much appreciated.
Thank you, DianeAnswer:
Good for you, Diane, thinking ahead to what might be asked at an interview! It's always good to anticipate and have answers ready.
It's never wise to talk smack about a current or previous employer. It just won't reflect well on you, no matter how justified your position may be. So I think it's better to say something like, "I love the work I'm doing, but the company's culture isn't a good match for me..." or something along those lines, without pointing fingers if you can.
If they ask for details, then I'd be prepared to deflect by saying what you DO look for in an employer or manager and leave what you're not getting now inferred, but not directly stated.
Does that help?