âIâm in anger management because I hit a former co-worker.â
âIâve had candidates share with me their anger management problems, views on gender, age, and other things that can be damaging in an interview,â says Shilonda Downing, owner of Virtual Work Team, which helps business owners find remote workers. âOne candidate recently mentioned that he was going through anger management for hitting a co-worker in corporate America, and that is why he would like to work from home going forward.â
Major character flaws, particularly when they are of the physical-harm variety, shouldnât be brought up in an interview. Bringing up disagreements with colleagues or managers as a reason for leaving a former employer doesnât bode well that youâll be reliable and reasonable in a new positionâeven if it is a remote one. âMentioning this is typically deemed as someone who is unable to handle situations professionally and without violence,â Downing says. Unless youâre required to disclose that youâre undergoing some kind of psychological treatment, find an honest way to work around it.
How many of us are aware of their major character flaws? Anyway, the advice to stay away from oversharing is sound, and thereâs much more of it at the article.