'My manager is useless, he is obviously new to coding, don't even get me started on my team, heavily dislike them all!'
This is a Blog-friendly version of what, last week, an engineer gave me as a reason for a potential career move.
My die-hard Blog fans would remember that, not too long ago, we spoke about the 'I am not really looking, just checking what's out there' interview answer and why would I recommend against it.
This time, we want to take down another quite common interview answer or rather an interview behaviour which I often stumble upon: Sheer negativity!
Case in point:
HR, blissfully unaware of what is about to happen: 'Why are you considering progressing your career elsewhere?'
As a response: 'I hate my manager, my team, my office, the Hobbit trilogy and everything else in life' (slight exaggeration but, hopefully, you get my point).
Game-changing wisdom: Nobody likes negative people.
Imagine: It's Tuesday, it's November, the weather outside is double depressing, you are in the office and have tons of work to do... and you have this 'Ray of Sunshine' sitting next to you.
Honesty is the best policy, they say, and I fully agree.
However, imagine what type of person would you want to have sitting next to you in the office.
Be that person :)