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    Default Motivation bla bla

    More and more often, agents are asking, or saying their clients are asking for, a ´motivation´ story to accompany the CV. Mine is usually a bit of bla bla about setting up the test program to support the project, being ´pragmatic´ and not just sticking to text books, coaching juniors while being strict on standards of work and deadlines etc etc bla bla bla bla

    What use is this kind of story to anyone?
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    And why do they ask you to describe your biggest fault? Are they really interested in hearing your best rehearsed bulltulip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimberWolf View Post
    And why do they ask you to describe your biggest fault? Are they really interested in hearing your best rehearsed bulltulip?
    They didn't ask for my biggest fault, no. Thankfully. They obviously want some real gold plated bulltulip.
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    Showing some sign you are actually interested in your work probably makes you sound like you might do a better job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    More and more often, agents are asking, or saying their clients are asking for, a ´motivation´ story to accompany the CV.
    I like fast cars and beautiful women. Not to mention good restaurants. I also have a number of expensive hobbies.
    While you're waiting, read the free novel we sent you. It's a Spanish story about a guy named 'Manual.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    I like fast cars and beautiful women. Not to mention good restaurants. I also have a number of expensive hobbies.
    Indeed. I am highly motivated for this project as it will allow me to expand my experience of the restaurants in the vicinity of your office.
    Restaurant Aan de Poel
    Restaurant De Halve Maen Aalsmeer Tel:0297-324528

    It will also give me an excellent opportunity to top up the fund I have been setting aside for the purpose of acquiring an Aston Martin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Indeed. I am highly motivated for this project as it will allow me to expand my experience of the restaurants in the vicinity of your office.
    Restaurant Aan de Poel
    Restaurant De Halve Maen Aalsmeer Tel:0297-324528

    It will also give me an excellent opportunity to top up the fund I have been setting aside for the purpose of acquiring an Aston Martin.
    Aalsmeer - a nice place, likey very much. Stayed at the Aalsmeer hotel for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    I like fast cars and beautiful women. Not to mention good restaurants. I also have a number of expensive hobbies.
    Yep, that's mine too. Usually goes down really well with clients. Them it doesn't work on were with projects that were doomed to fail anyway, so it's two birds with one stone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by threaded View Post
    Yep, that's mine too. Usually goes down really well with clients. Them it doesn't work on were with projects that were doomed to fail anyway, so it's two birds over twenty stone!
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    How about
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