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Updated 20 minutes ago

Should I keep waiting while Boss replied like this? - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="yiw75 in Venetia, Pennsylvania"]funny,you got an "No" for this comment..makes no sense![/QUOTE] Just about anything I post in here...


Updated 12 hours ago

JOB HOAX!!!!! Data Entry position - 3 Replies

I agree, this is most definitely a scam a most HR managers or hiring personnel would certainly have an official email with the companies name...


Updated 14 hours ago

Job Hoax - 701 Replies

Ugh, I just fell for it. Now it's "Victoria Lash" from HD Buttercup in SoCal. I called the flagship store when I "got the job" and this: "Before...


Updated 1 day ago

frito-lay hiring process - 114 Replies

All these different things I'm hearing are opposite from my experience,,, I applied online,, got called in for interview a week later,, heard back in...


Updated 6 days ago

Has anyone here ever used - 71 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kbwhatsyourname in Bakersfield, California"]O.k., so all of you who find this BEFORE taking it, pay close attention!! It is possible to...


Fake Job Solicitations via Texts

Do not reply to any text about your being selected or that your resume was viewed, approved, etc. I have received several texts and do not believe...


Updated 6 days ago

Verbal offer but no written, how soon to followup? Should I be worried? - 18 Replies

I had a verbal offer and then they stated that I am the preferred candidate and now HR will take over. I guess that is for decided how much I will...


Updated 7 days ago

Get phone calls 3 times, but still waiting for interview. What should I do? - 1 Reply

3 weeks of job sesrching is super duper early to get frustrated. I mean it's not even close to the average that most of us spent searching. So chill...

Trying to Help

Updated 7 days ago

Never got call for phone interview??? - 10 Replies

If recruiters don't leave messages, it's probably because the skill set required is broad and not necessarily specialized. They can make 10 phone...


Updated 8 days ago

Interview with current employer - 1 Reply

Doesn't mean anything - just treat it like a conversation. No more, no less.


Updated 8 days ago

Job Description Without Salary - 15 Replies

So is your post. Clear?! The "answers" are not all above! Employers do NOT hold even a fraction of all the cards. If you believe that, it's you...

Chicago Suburbnite

Updated 8 days ago

3 phone interviews - not sure where i stand - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois"]Three phone interviews is excessive. There should be one and then an in-person interview. If they're...


Updated 8 days ago

Rude interviewer - how to respond? - 40 Replies

I had a similar situation today; rude and condescending employer. After the interview; first I assessed how I could have done a better interview,...


Updated 8 days ago

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews? - 471 Replies

[QUOTE who="TwiggyBob in Englewood, Colorado"] I submitted the video, and was then called by the hiring manager and literally screamed at. I can...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 8 days ago

Tact/Etiquette Requesting to Expedite Hiring Process - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="MV92692 in Murrieta, California"]True. I just want to hopefully avoid worst case scenario that they want to do a second interview, and I...


Third Parties

As a job seeker, especially on lower wage jobs, the staffing agency most times is the ONLY choice in job hunting. The state has one of the few lists...


Updated 13 days ago

Rejection Anxiety - 6 Replies

Well - it's not a peer thing really. The employer does have the power. With so many applicants, they can afford to be choosy. OP - the only thing...


Bad job interviewer behavior at woolworths

I was interviewed at woolworths camberwell Victoria. On Sunday the 12th of June. By the store manager. I got to the store waited a few...


Updated 18 days ago

background check for pending cases - 16 Replies

[QUOTE who="mr accountant in Staten Island, New York"]I have 2 pending felonies and 1 misdemeanor charges in nyc. I applied for the job I needed to...


Interview coming up... Questions about criminal history.. Please help me :(

Hey everybody. I am really nervous about an interview at Chipotle tomorrow. I have to disclose my criminal record, which is 2 order of protection...

still retired

Updated 20 days ago

No response after they pursued me first - 3 Replies

I'll bake you a pie☺


Updated 20 days ago

After Interview Process - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Duck! in New York, New York"]You should wait for HR to contact you, per the interviewer's instructions. "At some point" is very...


Updated 20 days ago

Taleo Question - 39 Replies

I am showing some of my applications under withdrawn applications on a taleo site though I vividly remember not withdrawing any of those myself. Does...


Updated 20 days ago

Allowing an Employer to Contact my Previous Job - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Elle in East Lansing, Michigan"]Now that I've accepted (in writing) the offer from this new company, they've asked my permission to...


Updated 21 days ago

An employer lied to me in an interview - 19 Replies

[QUOTE who="Very sad in Boynton Beach, Florida"]I was a receptionist at a financial/banking company. Worked for the company little over eight months....

Alexandria Jones

Job Hoax/Job Scam

Beware of anyone contacting you via text message for the company Ansell by the name of "Mr. Ashok Dhokia" the so called "hiring manager at the firm"....


Updated 22 days ago

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

A few weeks ago I received a phone call to have an interview. Obviously I was super ecstatic because it's something I was hoping for. We scheduled a...

Chicago Suburbnite

Updated 24 days ago

I sent a follow-up email and got a nasty response - 131 Replies

[QUOTE who="tgpii in Chicago, Illinois"]I been told in interviews they will let me know. I send a follow up and hear nothing. Then I see the same...


Updated 24 days ago

Waiting after an interview - 2 Replies

Keep applying!!!

Ruby Slippers

Updated 26 days ago

What's your interpretation? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="BrokedownChevy in Fort Collins, Colorado"]Thank you. I appreciate the responses. Everyone is telling me that the way hiring is done has...

Plaid Mule

Updated 29 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 277 Replies

Serious Rant!!! I am so sick of taking assessment tests. I do great on them, in the 90% percentile. But, this last interview took the biscuit. ...


Updated 1 month ago

I am just sick of going on an interview, sending a follow up and hearing nothing. One place I drove 3 hours for the interview, - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="tgpii in Chicago, Illinois"]I am just sick of going on an interview, sending a follow up and hearing nothing. One place I drove 3 hours...


Updated 1 month ago

Interview Advice Seeking - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]Everybody knows that this is the real answer to this question for 90% of job applicants. Google the...


Updated 1 month ago

Has anyone ever got an job or interview from this site? - 9 Replies

Plaid Squirrel... Up at the top of the page there's a Find Resumes link. When you click it, you can enter a job title and location to find people who...

Waiting Game Girl

Updated 1 month ago

How long should I wait after a second interview before giving up? - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="fishy1987 in FPO, California"]My pleasure, I have an interview today and I am trying to send positive vibes out so they can come back. ...

Plaid Squirrel

Updated 1 month ago

What answers would you give to the following interview questions? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="cookie81 in State College, Pennsylvania"] For the weakness question, I say that I have a hard time saying "no" to taking on new...


Updated 1 month ago

Taleo - "Withdraw" button removed? - 10 Replies

Thank you Bliss. I am getting nervous because I have had a phone screening (I rocked it, or so the screen-er said). You see this is for a job I did...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

All I want is to go on a job interview and have a yes or no answer in a week. Is that asking to much? Don't recruiters realize b - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="tgpii in Chicago, Illinois"]All I want is to go on a job interview and have a yes or no answer in a week. Is that asking to much?...


Updated 1 month ago

I have an onsite interview in less than 3 days and the job has been removed from the company's site. What does it mean? - 3 Replies

It has been my experience that they have multiple candidates that on paper fill the requirements and will do interviews to pick the best fit for the...


Updated 1 month ago

Accepted for a decent job today. However they want me to start tomorrow, but tomorrow I have an interview for a job I want to do - 7 Replies

I read this morning before I went to an interview, knowing I had a job offer. The amount being paid is way less than my previous wages but it is...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

What the hiring manager replied me really puzzles me - 3 Replies

It means the restructured the department and need to see where their gaps are. Nothing more, nothing less. Keep looking, and if they call and...


Updated 1 month ago

HR sucks - 14 Replies

I hold an MS in Finance and it has done nothing for me other than piss me off. If you look closely, education has every element of a typical scam....

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Should I Follow Up With Recruiter Again? - 2 Replies

YES, contact the recruiter! It's best to stay in touch with them, and on friendly terms. The position being 'expired' only means that it expired on...


Updated 1 month ago

yesterdays inter view - 1 Reply

This all seems pretty standard. Not positive, not negative. I guess you'll know in two days. I can't tell you the number of times I've walked out...


Updated 1 month ago

What is going on here? - 1 Reply

Your move is to look for other jobs to apply to. You can't fix whatever's going on at this company. The exec leaving apparently threw things into...


Updated 1 month ago

Can I make up for being overly persistent after Final interview? - 1 Reply

I'd say sit back and wait. They know you're out there, they know you want the job, there's not much else you can do to help your situation. There's...


Updated 1 month ago

6 weeks after interview, no response - 5 Replies

"I was told I would hear back either way." I've heard this several times in interviews, followed by complete silence later. They haven't...

Maya Chin

Updated 1 month ago

Is this a legitimate - 4 Replies

Has anyone been interviewed via instant messaging through a legitimate company but a fake recruiter. That someone might steal the identity of...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Is it legal for companies to ask what year you graduated OR a birthdate - 28 Replies

[QUOTE who="myneujob in Austin, Texas"]I agree. Why even ask if it's not an issue.[/QUOTE] Maybe because it really is an issue.

Ruby Slippers

Updated 2 months ago

interviewer said "that you should be getting offer sometime this week." - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="J in Richmond Hill, Ontario"]ok, so after 2 interviews, the boss of the company said to call him monday. i did and we talk about start...

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