How to approach an intro call with work-related PTSD?
December 20,2022 at 3:33PM UTC
(FTR: I’m not using the term ‘PTSD’ colloquially, it is something I have been diagnosed with)
This afternoon I have an introductory call with someone at my dream company. It’s been one hell of a year and a really bad experience on a new job has had me unemployed since May. The person I am speaking with on the call is aware of the situation and agreed to see if there is some way they can help me with landing a new role.
How should I prepare for this call? If I don’t know what to focus on, I’m afraid I will info-dump. This kind of call is a blessing to get in general, I don’t want to let my unfortunate past experience ruin a potentially great future opportunity. Thank you all in advance!
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Hi all, I have a dilemma and can use some sound advice.
I got to interview for a great opportunity (I was laid off in Feb, so have been in the hunt for a while) I think I will get this role bc of my experience and bc the recruiter told me the person hiring saw my resume and called him on Memorial Day to get me in the phone.
The job is what I used to do so I'm sure I will excel. The problem is, it's hybrid night and weekends.
I can go into the office no issues on Fri and Sat night but, because I have a 3 year old, I can't do the other nights bc my husband also works nights and we would have different days of going in.
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Thanks in advance!
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