Dodds (M12)

The video that I chose to comment on is Workplace Issues- Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace.

I really enjoyed Dr. Bruce Weinstein’s point of view on how to explain previous work issues to a possible new employer. Dr. Bruce Weinstein said in the video, “focus on how you can benefit this company at this time, because a good employer will be concerned about what you’re going to bring to the table for him or her”. I personally think it’s best to be straightforward and honest during an interview. The way that I’ve owned my failures from the past is by focusing on how much I’ve improved from that point. I’ve worked in the food service industry for a few years now and when I started out I would easily get frustrated and couldn’t handle the speed required for serving. At my current job I let the manager know that I’m still learning, but I’m a hard worker and any constructive criticism she gives me will immediately be used. The manager appreciated my honesty about my experience.

If I was a manager interviewing someone and trying to find out if they’ve learned from a past mistake I would be straightforward. I would simply ask in what ways has the person learned from that mistake and how do they approach that situation now.

I think it’s important to make the interviewing process an enjoyable time and a big aspect of that is being positive.