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09/14/06
Job Search Strategies: Family Situation
Filed under: Position Searching, Mentoring
Posted by: site admin @ 4:51 pm

This entry is from San Francisco, where I am meeting with ACS
members as a presenter in workshops and as a consultant in mock interviews.  B.
and I had completed recording and reviewing her interview and I was
doing disk finalizing.  I rejoined her at the interview table.  She leaned
over the table and asked, ‘Can we talk about a personal situation?’ 

“If you feel comfortable in bringing this up, I will do  my best to help you.” 
I responded hesitantly.

B. then went on to describe her situation of which I will only paraphrase. 
B. will be defending her Ph.D. thesis in three to six months and she and her
husband have learned that she is three months pregnant.  She asked should
she apply for positions now?   Should she tell interviewers she is meeting
at the conference that she is pregnant?

 

 

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