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Re: Being asked about my current/old job by applicants
The next time you are looking, the place you are interviewing will call your current employer, AND past employers. If a candidate for your replacement says thanks but no thanks to an offer and the reason is after talking to you, guess how that future recommendation call is going to go?
I would (and have) said, "There are challenges here. Challenges that I wasn't able to overcome, but the opportunity is there for the right person. Maybe you can do what I wasn't able to do."
Not to get into details, but my current job really stinks. It's my first job and I took it because I needed one. But it's a bad situation and I've pretty much been trying to get out ever since I got here.
Good news, I got a new, better job. Yay!
Now that the district has posted my current job online, I've been contacted by an applicant asking my opinion about the job and program.
On one hand, I don't want to talk negatively about the program, administration, or head director. I don't want to burn any bridges. I also love my students and don't want them to have a less qualified director less year because I scared somebody off.
But I also don't feel comfortable sugar coating things and I don't want to mislead somebody into suffering in the same position I have. I honestly wouldn't recommend working here to my worst enemy.
So what's the best way to answer questions about the job when asked?