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This Is How to Get Your Next Job by Richard Nelson Bolles, Andrea Kay

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Bad Behavior Is Making the Rounds

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

When an applicant shared vivid details about her personal problems in an interview, warning bells went off for Eric Zuckerman, president of PacTeam Group, a global manufacturer of custom-designed displays, packaging, and fixtures in Paramus, New Jersey, and around the world.

“For twenty minutes she’s going on about how this happened and then that happened and how she got really depressed. Then she went to see a doctor.”

What did he conclude? Her behavior showed poor judgment and lack of professionalism.

Another time he was interviewing a woman who seemed to have some skills the project management role needed—good design sense and creativity. The applicant left him a DVD with her portfolio ...

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