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@camanda Like Verity said, I think it's always best to focus on what you like about this new job instead of what you don't like about your current job. Like this new job would let you develop X skill or do this thing that you enjoy or provide more opportunity for advancement. It's understood that the unspoken part is "...because my current job doesn't have that." But it sounds so much better to say what's appealing about this new job instead of what you're currently unhappy with.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm 0

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@Cawendaw God bless you.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm 0

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@paper bag princess This is interesting! And helpful. Thank you.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm 0

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@TheclaAndTheSeals Jesus, it's typo city in this thread. I swear I'm going to proofread this email like 10 times.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm 0

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@paper bag princess Yeah, my current workplace is very comfortable with touchy-feeling phrases, but this interviewer came across as more old school. Like, not someone who wants to hear the phrase "my professional passion." But I don't know how to express enthusiasm without resorting to phrases "I would love to..."

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm 0

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@Statham In house recruiting.

I'm also blocked because the person I talked to (the head recruiter) has probably received 28923048723 thank you notes this week alone (not for this position, but generally). It feels like a higher bar than the typical hiring manager who interviews a couple of people a year.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm 0

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Will someone please write a interview thank-you note for me? I'm using ok at this sort of follow up, but I have a bad case of Friday brain and can barely write in complete sentences.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm 0

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@polka dots vs stripes Good towels go a long way in a guest bath.

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Posted on July 29, 2013 at 10:23 am 2

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@odd number This is complete anecdata, but of the many flavors of therapists I've tried, the social worker was in my top two. Very practical, very solution focused. No Freudian shit. Which may or may not be what you need, but yeah, I wouldn't write off social workers entirely.

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