woman(Who is Wendy? Wendy – Executive and recent Chief Operating Officer seeking Controller position)

Terry: Great, thank you.  I guess it looks like you have already left the XXX XXX.  Was that your last organization or are you currently employed?

Wendy: No, I’m actually in transition right now looking for that next opportunity.  My position at the XXX XXX, as you see, was actually eliminated as you might expect with some sort of fallout from this economy.  The revenues have declined fairly substantially and when we started in ’09 we had sort of a 2001 contingency plan and 2002 contingency plan.

The 2001 results did not end where we thought they would and the decision was made to eliminate my role and that the things that I was performing and kind of spread them out amongst some of the other people, since it was truly what I would call back office, non-revenue-producing position.

To be honest with you, I was part of the group that put together the action plan, so not only was I not surprised, but I actually was in agreement that that was probably the right next step to take.

Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .

Q2. Why did you leave your last job? – WENDY QUICK RATING – A

Not bitter and good job of explaining context in terms of size and scale of reduction.

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