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Updated 22 minutes ago

Did I get it? - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="sanna in Toronto, Ontario"]I read the article. I say 8 of those signs occurred in my interview. But anyways 2 weeks have passed by. You...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 3 hours ago

Are there such things as fake "interviews" - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="NE in Portland, Maine"]Yes, I think most places I have worked have done this. It is a CYA -- they have to interview a certain number of...


Updated 4 hours ago

Haven't heard -- should I follow up - 6 Replies

You know, if they are this off the ball (is that a phrase?), maybe it wouldn't hurt to pursue them a bit. They may welcome you as an easy choice,...


Updated 5 hours ago

Job Hoax - 112 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jackie in Cleveland, Ohio"]I just ended my "online interview" telling mr. Andrew scout that I believed this was a scam and he should be...


Updated 2 days ago

Whole Foods Follow Up? - 19 Replies

[QUOTE who="Lori in Brooklyn, New York"]may I ask what whole foods you applied to?[/QUOTE] I applied to places at La Guardia Airport too so you...

Andromeda Rising

Updated 2 days ago

A mixed feeling final partner interview - 1 Reply

It's always really hard to say about interviews, because everyone wants to walk away feeling good. It's all smiles and handshakes at the end, and...

Jury 14

Updated 2 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 284 Replies

I also find the more desperate a hiring manager is to fill a position, and you meet the 'mark', the more you're likely to get the job. If they ask...


Updated 4 days ago

They cancelled my interview the night before because position has been filled?!? - 95 Replies

Sometimes the interviewer will not give any options for the interview time slot. He/she will just say it's this time or sorry. But if given options,...


Updated 4 days ago

What if I don't want to work anymore? - 92 Replies

I'm through trying to beg someone for a job. I'm done with Staffing agencies. and I'm done looking for employment in particular. to hell with work....

Andromeda Rising

Updated 5 days ago

Why did govt. employer request my official transcript? - 2 Replies

They just do. The state of Ohio does this too. In spite of the fact that I graduated... let's see... (counts on fingers)... 35 years ago. I mostly...


Updated 5 days ago

Still interviewing more candidates - 34 Replies

[QUOTE who="Lynn in Newark, New Jersey"]A company flew me in for a panel interview for a position. This was my third interview after taking an...


Updated 6 days ago

Unsure about interview attire in unusual circumstance - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Alana in Indy in Indianapolis, Indiana"]Our company's main client has chosen to go with a different company for it's services. As a...

Andromeda Rising

Updated 6 days ago

Did it go well or not??? hmm - 1 Reply

I copied my response from another recent thread: The thing to remember about interviews is that they (almost) all start on a positive note and end...

Andromeda Rising

Updated 6 days ago

Feedback needed about interview - 2 Replies

The thing to remember about interviews is that they (almost) all start on a positive note and end on a positive note. Everyone wants to go away...


Updated 6 days ago

background check good sign? - 68 Replies

[QUOTE who="Myla in Glendale, California"]Gee, I have the similar problem. Went through first two interviews quite successfully, and then asked to go...

Andromeda Rising

Updated 7 days ago

After the 4/18/2014 and no word yet. - 7 Replies

Just to show that you never know... I applied for a position on June 18. Heard nothing, and put that job in the "never happen" file. On July 25, five...


Updated 7 days ago

interview process for newly created positions - 4 Replies

I just plan on following up once. They stated the timeline when I first interviewed with them and then said they hoped to have an answer by the end...

Andromeda Rising

Updated 8 days ago

Asking questions after interview? - 3 Replies

Asking that type of question is perfectly fine. It shows that you're interested, engaged, and aware of the challenges you might face. You're in a...


Updated 9 days ago

Got job offer by email with no follow up - Don't understand - 2 Replies

I would give someone a call -- and don't leave a message, wait until you get a real person. Let them explain it. My guess is that Leeann hit the...


Updated 10 days ago

I had an interview on friday, they said they would call monday - 4 Replies

I had the same situation here. Went to an interview on Friday and talked with the manager for about 40 minutes. He told me to check my email to...


Updated 13 days ago

Getting stressed: When should I call them??? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Marigold 13 in Mountain Home, Arkansas"]I am interviewing for a new job. I have been on two interviews, both of which went really well....


Updated 13 days ago

Done with interview, asked to wait for the approval of position! What does that mean? - 26 Replies

Well, i'm optimistic. Here's hoping.


Updated 14 days ago

how long after the resume is sent online do you hear anything. - 15 Replies

Thank you, I just hate all those calls I am getting for applying for Schools, I am not interested in schools I have my degree and had a career in my...

Andromeda Rising

Updated 14 days ago

So my new manager's job is on craigslist. Coincidence or no ? - 2 Replies

Have you asked him about it? I suppose it's possible that they filled his position, but forgot to cancel the ad.


why chipolte seems to never hire

im a 19 year old college student looking for a job during the summer while off. I applied to chipolte all thought out Atlanta got about 10 interviews...


Updated 15 days ago

frito-lay hiring process - 97 Replies

Hi I applied for a dayton ohio warehouse position about 2 weeks ago, and last friday recieved a call for a brief phone interview, the guy seemed nice...


Updated 15 days ago

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews? - 392 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bruins 110 in La Palma, California"]I had a similar interview several years ago also. The first thing out of the interviewers mouth was....

Andromeda Rising

Updated 16 days ago

Recruiter told me he'd send my resume to hiring manager - 3 Replies

My own recent recruiter experience: Monday: Apply for a 1-year contracting job through a recruiting agency. Tuesday: Recruiter calls, speaks...


Updated 16 days ago

What do you all think of job postings on Craigslist - 11 Replies

There are a lot of legit jobs on Craigslist. But I do agree that any ads that look bad I don't bother. I have seen many where the whole ad was in all...


Updated 16 days ago

12 job interviews but no job offers - 235 Replies

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]Just had to reply to this, I know it's old, but I had a phone interview for a receptionist position, and...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 16 days ago

When should I follow up again (post interview)? - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="cheez its in New York, New York"]Actually what does a couple of weeks mean? 2 weeks? 3 weeks? They said to keep in touch so would it be...

Jury 14

Updated 16 days ago

Should I Send a Second Follow-Up Email? - 1 Reply

I've heard 1 follow up is standard, but 2 is too much. If they wanted you, they would contact you. There's no reason why they wouldn't, so I'd say...

Updated 16 days ago

what do emails from a legit employer look like from indeed - 1 Reply

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Updated 16 days ago

Interview Clothes for Hot Weather - 6 Replies

I have to respectfully disagree with some of the replies I'm seeing here. Showing up to an interview sopping wet in sweat does not a good impression...


Updated 17 days ago

No response, 5 weeks after interview- HR professionals please HELP!! - 240 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada"]You need to get to F2F (Face-to-Face) as soon as possible. Too many phone calls, voice mails and...


Updated 18 days ago

Job Search Nightmares... - 23 Replies

[QUOTE who="Parafreegal in Blue Island, Illinois"]Oh, one time I got the whole tour as well. They guy took me around their offices and, um, garage...


Updated 19 days ago

Rude interviewer - how to respond? - 33 Replies

I agree I had a horrible interview a few weeks ago and the guy that interviewed me made me feel like an idiot. he undermined my position and was...


Updated 20 days ago

Hiring/interview process at Lowe's - 356 Replies

I applied to a Truck Unloader position at Lowe's and got a phone call in 2 days to schedule an interview. When I went for interview I arrived 15 min....


Updated 21 days ago

Bait & Switch job interview tactics - 37 Replies

I have never heard anyone ever say an insurance sales job, which can be a commissioned sales "rewarding" and "certainly a career." If that...


Updated 21 days ago

Should i call a second time on the fourth week after interview? - 31 Replies

did you ever get it?


Updated 23 days ago

How to describe highly relevant but confidential experience - 2 Replies

Thanks Andromeda Rising. Good suggestions. The problem is that in order for the new company to understand that the project is relevant to their job...


Updated 24 days ago

gap in employment - 57 Replies

there is just too much that goes against us. Gaps, age. No wonder there is so many homeless people and I am heading there myself.


Updated 25 days ago

Still interviewing Other Candidates - Apply for another job there? - 5 Replies

I had a second interview and was told they were interviewing other candidates. From what I read all over the internet, it means no hire. I'm moving...


Updated 25 days ago

Interviewing - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="optical Engineer in Hampton, Virginia"]A few weeks ago I was contacted by the hiring manager of a company. I didn't know he was the...

Andromeda Rising

How to answer "Why do you want to work here?"

From the movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel"... Officious Concierge: "Why do you want to be a Lobby Boy?" Hopeful Lobby Boy Candidate: "Well...


Updated 28 days ago

I probably failed my phone interview, right? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jamie Clarkson in Los Angeles, California"]Thank you! I haven't received anything today. So it's been literally 7 days since we last...


Updated 28 days ago

background check for pending cases - 16 Replies

Did they give you your background check report in writing and admitted in writing that they are withdrawing the offer due to a particular reason?...


Updated 29 days ago

Kmart Hiring Process and Background check - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bone Bender in MANGILAO"]Hi I have just passed the background check and received the next 3 emails in the process. I guess I was...


Updated 1 month ago

Interview; is this weird - 4 Replies

She was an inside recruiter. Her email matches the company & I called the main # and can get through to her via the operator (receptionist?) &...

Tiffiney O

Updated 1 month ago

Competing applicant also gets a background check? What does this mean?? - 2 Replies

I would assume they are hiring more than one person and you are one of them. It probably just makes it easier on them in terms of paperwork and...

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