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Kramer

Updated 3 days ago

Sending resume via email - 2 Replies

Thank you very much for your reply. I added my resume, but I wasn't able to add my recommendations or cover latter. Of course I keep looking but...

KateEl01

Updated 3 days ago

Job Hoax - 202 Replies

Just got this e-mail (twice!) this morning: Dear Applicant, Your resume has been reviewed due to the one you responded to on...

AndyRising

Updated 3 days ago

Good feedback after interview then nothing..... - 3 Replies

We've all been there with the good interviews that go nowhere. Contacting the company, HR people, or staffing agency will generally get you no...

scooper

Updated 3 days ago

Hiring/interview process at Lowe's - 357 Replies

Heres something crazy folks....Im a pothead. OK. I had interview with Lowes in March 2014...Passed all interviews and did drug test...I did nothing...

KeepAHappyFace

Updated 4 days ago

How can I calm my nerves during an interview? - 1 Reply

Practice. Get online and look up typical interview questions and practice how you're going to answer them. There are sites that even list what...

southbuckeye

Updated 5 days ago

frito-lay hiring process - 105 Replies

Ive gone on a ride-along and had 2 interviews. No criminal issues in my background, but I am currently in bankruptcy. Will that affect my being...

AndyRising

Updated 6 days ago

ive had 2 interviews with company. what to do next? - 2 Replies

Here's what you do: Keep looking for the next job to apply to while you let the process play out for this job. You've done all you can do here,...

JRF

Was to have an in person and then...

I applied for a Technology Sales Manager role for a new Italian subsidiary. It was posted on indeed and linked 2 weeks ago.I sent an email via linked...

NU52280

Updated 6 days ago

Call back after interview -- Thoughts? - 13 Replies

Update - I went to the interview and it lasted about an hour. Much of the interview was what seemed like, her selling me on the job and giving me...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 9 days ago

Has anyone here ever used proveit.com - 71 Replies

[QUOTE who="Joann in Berthoud, Colorado"]These days employees feel compelled to lie about their qualifications because they figure they can figure it...

David

Updated 10 days ago

Should I still have hope: Longest wait time for a job offer... - 5 Replies

Dwelling on interviews only wastes time. Even if you think you did really well and anticipate an offer, put it in the back of your mind and apply to...

AndyRising

Updated 11 days ago

Casual Tone for a Casual Job? Include Resume With Letter of Interest? - 1 Reply

You should definitely leave out the cliched dream job fluff. But you do need to tell the employer what you can do for them and why they should hire...

AndyRising

Updated 11 days ago

When Is It Best to Ask For More Details About A Job Posted? - 1 Reply

Its true that job postings often don't give much information, but I think you just have to live with that. You have to prove yourself worthy of their...

weeza

Updated 11 days ago

when to follow up after an interview - 5 Replies

I think you are being a bit pessimistic, job seeker. Last Friday with a holiday in between is hardly enough time for people to arrange anything. ...

Tiffiney O

Updated 11 days ago

A new job requisition needed after interview? - 1 Reply

It sounds like this job is still waiting for budget approval. Until the job has money behind it, they can't offer the job.

AndyRising

Updated 13 days ago

White board Intervie - 1 Reply

You can google "whiteboard interview" to learn more, but here's a relevant qupte: "My technique is to structure a technical interview around an...

EQfooting

Updated 15 days ago

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews? - 414 Replies

Sometimes you can tell right off that you are a token interview. It sucks but sometimes it happens. Before an interview I do an immense amount of...

Hannah Larsson

Updated 16 days ago

Reply to my thank you email post interview - 12 Replies

Congrats!!!!!!

Linda

Updated 16 days ago

Interview confusion...advice? - 2 Replies

Don't read anything into it yet, despite how bad you may want to. Recruiters are only as effective as their hiring managers and we don't know what's...

Linda

Updated 16 days ago

The Waiting Game - 1 Week In - 8 Replies

Sadly, there is no real way to judge what's going on with your situation. No two companies are alike, and any advice or personal situations dont't...

JennG25

Does the employment training guarantee a job? I need help! ASAP

Hello! I'm the middle of a dilemma right now. Last December, I got a Non emergency STS license to work as a STS (Special Transportation Services)...

Bunnymp

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Westward has been featured in publications and broadcasts locally and around the world. highlights include: GQ, Sunset, Coastal Living, Limite...

weeza

Updated 17 days ago

Interview for Sales position at a tech startup; please help with this question. - 1 Reply

I would find out their purchasing power- i.e. are they the decision maker or just tasked to research the product. I would find out their buying...

Hannah Larsson

Updated 18 days ago

Recruiter told me he'd send my resume to hiring manager - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Khadeja Smith in Richmond, Virginia"]did you end up getting the job?[/QUOTE] Sorry for the late response. No I did not. Never was...

NE1

Updated 19 days ago

should I contact the recruiter again? - Special situation - 1 Reply

You have nothing to lose by contacting him again, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too high for this job.

AndyRising

Updated 19 days ago

Referrer thank you note - 1 Reply

I think it would be fine. Something simple, like "Thanks for speaking with X about working at Y. I've known X for Z years and can vouch for his/her...

NE1

Updated 19 days ago

Getting called to reschedule a job interview you didn't show up too? - 1 Reply

I agree -- that's really weird! Did they refer to you not showing? What kind of place is this? I would be worried it's some sort of MLM scam. Be...

Jury 14

Updated 19 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 327 Replies

[QUOTE who="xboxer in http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/"]I think I have the least amount of respect for people in HR over any other profession. I am...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 22 days ago

I am at the waiting stage after the interview - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dash in Waterbury, Connecticut"]Well they kind of gave me a timetable. At most two weeks from Thursday or Friday of next week. Mentioned...

Michael Smith 3

Updated 23 days ago

Salary requirement question - 2 Replies

I was hoping to get paid more for this position but since they already stated that they only pay that much. So I think I am going to write the exact...

NE1

Updated 23 days ago

Got a call back almost a month after the interview. - 1 Reply

Yes, this is standard during the holiday season. I mean, keep looking, sure, but with everyone taking vacation around this time of year, paperwork...

NE1

Updated 24 days ago

Where do you see yourself in 5 years question - 4 Replies

That is my least favorite question, I think. My first thought is always 'I hope to god not here.' I go straight to the lottery fantasies, can't get...

NE1

Updated 25 days ago

Is it considered bad form to send a follow up before the date the hiring manager expected to have made a decision? - 1 Reply

I wouldn't do it. I think the potential negative assumptions are worse than the potential positives. Positive: Eager, excited for the...

AndyRising

Updated 25 days ago

how long does or did it take you to get a job offer after interview? - 151 Replies

Definitely follow up, since things may have been disrupted by the holidays. And realize that it's still only three days after the holiday weekend,...

- Indeed Host

Updated 26 days ago

Fake Email jobs .. Be careful - 17 Replies

Hello! Thank you for calling attention to this. Please report this through our contact form ( http://www.indeed.com/support ) with a detailed...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 28 days ago

After Interview snail-decision or move on? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="TrevT in Algeria"]Thanks for the feedback. I have been applying ever since. It's for closure sake, I guess. Why not inform on the...

NE1

Updated 28 days ago

How to respond to question of salary...if not specified. - 2 Replies

Do you have any internal contacts at the hospital? Can you contact them anonymously and ask for a range? I do wish companies posted a range....

Plmadlopha@gmail.com

Updated 1 month ago

Interview process at Standard Bank? - 10 Replies

Im a 28year old lady ,im currently doing my higher certificate in banking services with milpark business school ,im currently intrested in a bank...

BCChica

Updated 1 month ago

How to improve on interviewing - 3 Replies

(Continued) Oh, and at the interview please don't ask about pay. Some companies find this off-putting. Body language is very important as well, and...

loknar

Updated 1 month ago

Interview - 3 Replies

wow it's nice that they give you time to think about it before answering. I personally think they're not interested in what exactly you plan to...

Parafreegal

Updated 1 month ago

Do you tell them you have another offer in your interview? - 4 Replies

I think they'd really, really have to like you to go for that kind of line because you likely cannot substantiate that you have an offer on the...

Frustrated NJ Job Seeker

Updated 1 month ago

Red flag? Had a panel interview with SIX people for a 28K a year job - 29 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jack in Los Angeles, California"]Well they offered me the job and I accepted. As it turns out, it pays closer to 32K. They suggested that...

FlyingMajo

Updated 1 month ago

What do you find most stressful about interviewing?? - 10 Replies

you never know what they want

Burt Lange

Updated 1 month ago

What have you found to be the most frustrating about your job search? - 34 Replies

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in Can't wait till 2014 is over, Ontario"]No one having the decency to show respect for us.[/QUOTE] We are lower than a flea...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Using interviewer as a reference? - 1 Reply

You should ask them how they'd like you to proceed. I assume that you still need to go through HR, fill out an application, etc. They may accept...

loknar

Updated 1 month ago

Two days after last interviews with no notification yet. Still realistic to believe offer is still possible? - 11 Replies

So I got an update half an hour ago. I decided to email the HR person because I noticed that the status of my application has changed to reflect...

LDYRMBO

Updated 1 month ago

Bait & Switch job interview tactics - 38 Replies

We got bait and switched here in Florida. Husband offered a certain position, we sold our house in the state we were residing in. Only to find out...

CareerGet

Updated 1 month ago

Post job interview thank you email - 6 Replies

Good christmas present :)

Anonymous

Updated 1 month ago

Received benefits package but no offer? - 2 Replies

It unfortunately was a generic benefits offer. However, they did ask for references as well.

NE1

Updated 1 month ago

Asking potential supervisor how they like the company - 1 Reply

I would have already asked them -- go for it! :)

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