HR/Hiring Question

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@lfranke:  I’ve been in the working world since 2005, and I’ve yet to hear of someone not getting a job that they were perfectly qualified for b/c the department they were leaving would fall apart. It’s not your fault that your department is understaffed/underqualified at the moment unless you handle hiring and payroll budgets for it. You may be asked to stay longer at your current department to train a new person before starting at the new opportunity, but being rejected completely? I don’t see that being a reason for rejection at all.

Your telling of all the tasks you handle (run meetings, handle tough situations with very few resources) will actually give the hiring manager good valid reasons to hire you not the opposite. I would just word the “highly stressful” parts differently (i.e. able to show that I can handle many obstacles simultaneously – here is an example of how I was able to balance x, y, and z). You don’t want to let on that you are overwhelmed.

I hope this helps!


Post # 4
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lfranke: Good luck! I think this might be something that varies company by company. Hopefully, they realize how valuable you are to them and want to keep you happy rather than having you leave altogether.  Even if they don’t want to give you the job, it may open up the door for other opportunities for you within your own department since they likely want to keep you happy.  Let us know how it goes, I hope you get it! 🙂

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