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Updated 20 hours ago

What answers do managers want when they ask these questions? - 2 Replies

Look up STAR interview method, and study the job description. Tailor your responses based on what the job requires.


Updated 20 hours ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 261 Replies

"Thanks for coming in."


Updated 21 hours ago

Phone screen tips - 2 Replies

Are you sitting or standing during these phone screens? I find that I do better at answering questions on the fly when I'm standing, not sitting. No...

Steven B.

Updated 1 day ago

Need help with tricky interview question - 4 Replies



Updated 1 day ago

Red flag? Had a panel interview with SIX people for a 28K a year job - 30 Replies

I think it depends on what the position is. I would think that you would make more than $28k working in administration... was this for curriculum...


Updated 1 day ago

What have you found to be the most frustrating about your job search? - 35 Replies

Most frustrating thing- the lack of jobs.


Updated 1 day ago

Post Interview - 1 Reply

I wouldn't feel bad about being "cheated out of the interview process". It sounds like this company isn't good to work for. The only interview I've...


Updated 1 day ago

Why am i not getting hired on - 479 Replies

[QUOTE who="Keith in Lorain, Ohio"]I have a Bachelor of Electrical Engineer degree and I have the exact same problem as you! But I'm been unemployed...


Updated 1 day ago

Job Hoax - 125 Replies

Anyone heard on Sunsea I got a reply from someone who claims to be a recruiter. He did not ask me for any personal info. I only put my email info on...


Updated 2 days ago

Is this real? Job hoax??? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]..... And that's some kind of computer-generated address... no human could remember that......[/QUOTE] ...

Losing all I've worked for so long!

Updated 3 days ago

Is the job a scam? Asking for credit score before interviewing - 663 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ann in Greenville, Michigan"]Thank you for all the comments on credit reports. I to have been appling all over the place and have run...

Sick Of It All

Updated 3 days ago

Applying for Position Pre-Maturely? - 2 Replies

Seconded. You should totally apply.


Updated 3 days ago

Great behavioral interview questions - 12 Replies

Yea, I think a short 45 second answer would be sufficient. Interviewers are primarily looking for Red Flags in your story so dont go into too much...


Updated 4 days ago

Offered job on spot, awaiting call for drug test - 6 Replies

Just an update: I called them last week to move my stuff in, and was able to. I even stuck around, got my work computer set up, met some of the...

Change Fields

Updated 7 days ago

Interviews you're getting vs. applications you're sending - 13 Replies

I am changing fields and writing a blog about the experience. I have been trying to get my first job in the new field in a different city--two very...


Updated 7 days ago

how long after the resume is sent online do you hear anything. - 16 Replies

The last interview I had, it was about a month before I was called for a phone screen.


Updated 8 days ago

Mistakes in a thank you letter after the interview. - 3 Replies

I wouldn't worry about it at all. It actually is a sign of respect to call someone 'Mrs.'. If she gets offended and doesn't hire you because of it,...


Updated 8 days ago

An interview offer...but for what? - 3 Replies

Like Tiffiney said, as the question. It could very well be a new recruiter, or new to Indeed, and doesn't know how it works. Then again, like John...


Updated 9 days ago

Hiring/interview process at Lowe's - 337 Replies

Swab...only had 1 interview


Updated 11 days ago

12 job interviews but no job offers - 244 Replies

The worst feeling is when I apply for a job I qualify for, get called/screened within 2 days, then interviewed. I spend gas, tolls, time. I feel like...


Updated 14 days ago

Advice on follow email - 1 Reply

Yes, you should call or email. She may have forgotten, or may have been distracted by other tasks.

Bruins 110

Updated 14 days ago

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews? - 422 Replies

[QUOTE who="BurnedoutRN in Atlanta, Georgia"]I went through one particulary nasty interview several years back, in which it was blatantly obvious...


Updated 17 days ago

Awkward first interview - laughing interviewer - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]Instead of asking internet strangers what was funny, you should have asked the interviewer.[/QUOTE] I...


Updated 17 days ago

I would like advice - 3 Replies

I would give them a full week, they will most likely call you on monday morning. I just got a job offer in a similar situation, after waiting all...


Updated 17 days ago

Good News or Bad News - 1 Reply

Don't give up hope, I would rather it be this way then being told you haven't got it at all! But I do recommend to apply in other places too. I know...


Updated 17 days ago

2 Potential Job Offers - Work Life Balance is the deciding factor - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ksaano in Austin, Texas"]..... But I'm impressed with how much thought is put in by the leaders I to the culture and managing work/life...


Updated 17 days ago

Writing Resume for Career Transition? - 3 Replies

Hit hard on your transferable skills. I am transitioning between two careers now, but basically had all the skills needed from my previous career for...


Updated 17 days ago

How to response to Indeed Email? - 4 Replies

Indeed admins, can someone reply to any of the above queries?


Updated 17 days ago

Employer sent out email requesting interview, but applicant did not respond. What now? - 4 Replies

Thanks. We have extended phone calls to each applicant and have gotten responses that way from all but one so far. Perhaps there is an issue with the...

Candidate in Denver

Updated 20 days ago

Withholding Benefit Information? - 27 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]No prospective employer or interviewer is going to delineate what the benefits are until you're made an offer. So...


Updated 21 days ago

Do managers call people knowing full well they won't hire them? - 1 Reply

Yes, I believe in some states there's a requirement that a minimum number of people must be interviewed, and even if it's not the case, it would make...


Updated 21 days ago

Recommend a candidate, while knowing both the interviewer and the candidate? - 3 Replies

It's very normal to bring this up. "I heard you're thinking of Joe for Job Y. I worked with him for a year in X department and am very impressed...


Updated 22 days ago

I sent a follow-up email and got a nasty response - 186 Replies

[QUOTE who="Job Hinter in Cleveland, Ohio"]I had a very disappointing experince recently by one of the Hospitals in the area. I am a financial...


GM Financial or Americredit jobs - do they do credit checks?

Anyone in GM Financial or AmeriCredit ? I got a job offer to work in IT and am in the process of getting the background check done. Would like to...

Jury 14

Updated 23 days ago

Following up with "Thank You" note after interview - 24 Replies

[QUOTE who="Unix Brat in Asheville, North Carolina"]It's a waste of time if you think it is. Then again, if one feels it isn't a waste of time...


Updated 24 days ago

Need advice for job offer negotiation - 1 Reply

First, go ahead and negotiate the start date. Not a problem doing that. Second, why do you want to start at a different time? Can you give a good...


Updated 25 days ago

How many tmes have you received an email for an Aflac interview? - 23 Replies

I was previously a mechanic, before that Tire technician, equipment operator, manufacturing plants, delivery driver and related jobs and i got a...


Updated 25 days ago

Taleo Question - 11 Replies

[QUOTE who="Tiffiney O in Northbrook, Illinois"]Job Status: Inactive means the job is no longer available and was more likely filled even thou you...


Updated 27 days ago

Need advice for offer negotiation - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="NE1 in Somewhere"]I would bring up the clearance. I'd also take glassdoor with a huge grain of salt. They automatically adjust salaries...


Updated 28 days ago

How to decline a job offer while already signed and accepting it. since I have come accross a better job offer from another firm - 43 Replies

Regarding the OP, I am potentially in the same position. I have just accepted a reasonable job offer from Company C and am awaiting background check...


Updated 1 month ago

Waiting for a response, good or bad sign? - 4 Replies

Congratulations, Iggy.

Dog_Guy in KC, Missouri

Updated 1 month ago

Following up more than once? - 4 Replies

I had an interview about 5 weeks ago that went pretty well, at least from my point of view. 2 weeks after that interview, I sent them an e-mail to...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

No contact one week after receiving verbal offer - 4 Replies

Hi all, I received a verbal offer for a job one week ago that included details on salary. I was told I would receive a contract to be signed via...

Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Two weeks after interview - 2 Replies

I applied for a position online, and got a call from the HR manager from the head office three days after for a telephone interview. This went well...

RatingMyRecruiter in Columbus, Ohio

How to Overcome Your Job Interview Nervousness

Being nervous at interviews is common. How to deal with your nervousness is another. Here are some ways to overcome your nervousness....

Linda in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 1 month ago

Should I Call the Person I Interviewed With? - 1 Reply

Done with all the interviews for a job being handled through a recruiter. First interview was with the hiring manager and he seemed to really like me...

AndyRising in a State of Bliss

Updated 1 month ago

Interviews Done. Waiting. Am I Being Impatient? - 2 Replies

Had two rounds of interviews in one week. With one person one day and three days later had another round with two people (was supposed to be with...

Leeann66 in Kicked down for the last time, Ontario

Updated 1 month ago

Showing up late to an interview - 3 Replies

I am nervous going to be late tomorrow for a job interview. First interview arrived 2 minutes prior to the start. The recruiters for the job have...

Christa Wimberly in Niagara Falls, New York

Updated 1 month ago

Kmart Hiring Process and Background check - 13 Replies

Hi I was given a job offer after a successful interview and was told by the Hiring Manager that I was to be sent an email where I would officially...

Ajay Lamba in New Delhi, India

Updated 1 month ago

Call back after interview -- Thoughts? - 14 Replies

Hi, I am an attorney and had an interview for an in-house position with a reputable company on a Friday. The interview went extremely well and I was...

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