Psamathe wrote:TonyR wrote:mjr wrote:[quote="TonyR"]mjt said: "The argument is that his passions seem to change depending on what job he's hired for,"
That writes off as cynical careerists all of those of us who have changed jobs in their lifetime. I've done a variety of jobs over the years and enjoyed them all which apparently isn't possbile.
That's going a bit far. I doubt you published statements portraying each job as fulfilling some overriding top priority for you. I certainly didn't as I moved from low-paid factory and retail jobs to education to IT.
I was certainly asked to write a cover letter for most of them saying why I wanted the job and its usually asked as a question at interview. And we're hardly going to say its just another job are we?
Which is where interviewing skills become so important. The interviewer has to be able to find out what the real motive and intent of the applicant is. And there is the aspect of "be careful what you wish for". So a small savings organisation might feel that have managed a real coup if they managed to recruit Sir Fred (with all that banking, "managing change", experience together with a proven track record of fast company growth ...).
Nice attempt to change the subject from what people say about their interest in the job to interviewing. We all say we are interested in the jobs we are applying for and I don't see why you think it so reprehensible that PT should as well. But perhaps you tell all the employers you apply to that you're not really interested but need the work. Sure that will go down real well.