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Common Responses To Corporate Gaslighting

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Ketan Anjaria

Here's some template responses you can use to common job situations.

WHEN THEY SAY YOU ARE A “JOB HOPPER”

“I need to ensure my family and I are compensated fairly, I saw a better opportunity for growth at a company that believed in me. I love helping companies grow and I love when they help me grow.”

WHEN YOU GOT LET GO FROM A JOB

“Unfortunately the company faced some financial hardships due to (covid/lack of funding/lack of revenue) and had to let a number of people go, I loved working there and during my time there I increased the conversion rate by 12%”

WHEN YOU GOT FIRED

“The company and I decided to go in a different direction. I’m now focused on putting my (design/marketing/sales) skills to good use in a position where I can help the company grow. ”

WHEN YOU FACED SEXISM

“Unfortunately as a woman in (tech/government/retail), I was held back from pay and promotions when my male peers weren’t. I want to work at a company that values inclusion, diversity and growth and treats all employees fairly. I hope you can understand the adversities women face at work and I’m looking for allies that want to create a level playing field. ”

WHEN THEY SAY YOU ARE OVERQUALIFIED

“That’s fantastic! I appreciate you recognizing my considerable experience in (rails/Salesforce/management)! Is there a higher-level position where I can best help your company grow? If not, what if we create a role where I’m knocking things out of the park for you?”

WHEN THEY SAY YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE

“I’m early in my (design/dev/pm) career. But I’m hungry to learn and already this year launched 3 projects where I had to take on new skills rapidly. I want to work for a company that encourages growth for everyone with mentors that make me and the company better. Let’s do a trial contract so you can see my abilities and I know you will be happy with the results!”


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