Gazette Ceases Publication: Donates Archives to LHS

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Career Doctor: When You Don’t Know The Answer

Dear Career Doctor:

I have an interview next month with a merchant navy company. The application form asked for two references. I gave the names and addresses of two professors who are teaching me. Now that I qualified for the interview, I’ve been asked to bring the proofs of the references. What is to be presented as this proof?
Dear Sharon:
Congratulations!  You have stumped the Career Doctor!   I have no idea what this company wants as proof.   But I do know what to do when you don’t know the answer to a question or you don’t understand a request: admit it.
Contact the company and ask what they want as proof of references.  Then supply it.  Pretty simple, eh?  
People are afraid to admit they don’t know something, for fear they will appear to be stupid.  But faking is what gets people in trouble. 
In your interview if you are asked a question and you don’t know the answer, admit it too.  For example, if you don’t understand the question, ask for clarification.  If you understand the question, but don’t know the answer, say something like, “I’m not sure of the answer.  Let me think about it and get back to you.”   If you can’t figure it out by the end of the interview, get back to the interviewer a day or two later when you have researched it.


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