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Updated 2 hours ago

Question for those working retail... - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"][/QUOTE] Thanks for the links, but they don't...


Updated 10 hours ago

The infamous good interview but rejection/no callback - 38 Replies

[QUOTE who="forever fired in Merrillville, Indiana"][want to know to, am I suppose to contact every place that has rejected me and ask why or even...


Updated 1 day ago

An impossible role that no one willing to take, how to reject professionally? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]Why do you have to give a reason? Just say no thanks. If you need a reason, just say that you're happy...


Updated 2 days ago

New Job Training - 1 Reply

Oh, immediately. But you should just keep asking questions until you know what you need to know. I recently had a job interview where I'd be...


Updated 2 days ago

recruiter doing a confidential search - 1 Reply

I think some companies are paranoid. Or something. A company in my area asks that our job center refer to it only as "local manufacturer." The...


Updated 2 days ago

Job Hoax - 1027 Replies

I would say that 60% of responses from ZipRecruiter have been scammers. If they don't have a phone number and address, know that it's a scam.


Updated 3 days ago

background check good sign? - 42 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I wouldn't worry about something that old. All of us have dings on our credit now. Now if you are applying to the...


Updated 3 days ago

Temp to Hire of Temp to Fire? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan"]To clarify, The job market is excellent right now, so you don't need to go through a temp company to...

Trying to Help

Updated 4 days ago

Follow up email? - 1 Reply

It's been three weeks since you communicated with them last? Yes, I would have followed up with them, and I would definitely do it now. You may not...

Trying to Help

Updated 4 days ago

When should I follow up after my interview? - 2 Replies

Yes, make the call. It's better than them passing you over because you didn't follow up! I'd send an email to the HR person first thing tomorrow...

Trying to Help

Updated 4 days ago

What should I do after not hearing back about an internship application after following up - 5 Replies

It's not rude if you contact someone else at the company, it's completely inappropriate. They asked for your resume and cover letter. You sent it....

Trying to Help

Updated 4 days ago

What are good questions to ask when being interviewed for a job? - 2 Replies

Why is the job open? What can I expect regarding training? What are the measurements of success in this position? What special qualities are you...

Frito guy

Updated 5 days ago

frito-lay hiring process - 174 Replies

[QUOTE who="Frito wanna be in Charleston, West Virginia"]I couldn't put down every job for DOT or Fritos will see I snubbed on my resume. I'm...

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Updated 5 days ago

Scam/Texts regarding a posistion - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Brian374 in Memphis, Tennessee"]Lately, I'm getting text messages about a position that I may have applied for on this site. But the odd...

Special Snowflake

Updated 6 days ago

Should I follow up again after interview? - 2 Replies

I read somewhere that "we're still interviewing" is not something you want to hear. Using the dating analogy, it's probably the equivalent of "I...


Question on Things Moving Forward

So I got an email after an interview that the team lead I was interviewing wanted to move forward with offering me a position on the team. The CEO of...


Updated 6 days ago

Pay Cut Salary After Interview - 1 Reply

There are websites that list the typical salary rage for many jobs. Indeed is one. (See the Salaries link at the bottom of the webpage.


Updated 7 days ago

How many tmes have you received an email for an Aflac interview? - 26 Replies

Just got the same email. Glad this forum is here - thank you!


How difficult is job HUNTING for STEM majors? with little to no experience.

I have been searching this site, and many others like this. STEM majors, except for Computer programming, and computer related jobs(I know those are...


Updated 7 days ago

Help!!! How should I react to a interview where I have been rejected by the interviewer for another company before? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="shadowcat719 in Los Angeles, California"]My first instinct is that the VP probably won't remember you. He probably interviewed many...


Updated 7 days ago

The Most Useless and Frustrating Job Search Advice...EVER! - 30 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada"]Even sadder when someone uses one jobsite to pump up another.[/QUOTE] she did it on another thread...

Kay Doll

Background check?

I recently had an interview with Coach, the first interview about a week ago and the secondary interview yesterday. I loved both of the managers I...


Updated 10 days ago

Do I follow up again when I haven't heard back in a few weeks? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="JL in Strongsville, Ohio"]Haha sounds about right. That's all I ask![/QUOTE] NOVEMBERS WAS A LONG TIME AGO, LIKE 4 MONTHS, most likely...


Updated 10 days ago

Linkedin Network - 3 Replies

They are just looking for companies to call to see if they can place them and get a commission. I would not reply to them. I would not even have a...


Updated 10 days ago

Average typing speed - 5 Replies

I don't think that they should require a typing speed when considering candidates for a job. The documents that they will be typing, can the...


Updated 10 days ago

Conflicting Response Timelines - 2 Replies

There's a strong possibility that nothing you heard about "we'll call you by day X" is true. There are two reason for this: 1) Things can happen...


Updated 10 days ago

Temp to hire pay rates - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="ethoma12002 in Lafayette, Louisiana"]Honestly, the temp agencies post fake jobs to get you in the door. If you see an accounting job for...


Updated 11 days ago

Job interview question help? - 7 Replies

All people are looking for in a behavioral interview question is the "STAR" meaning answer the question and indicate the outcome. It doesn't matter...

Butterfly Lady

Updated 12 days ago

What percentage of jobs posted online are fake? - 2 Replies

I apply to jobs that have the company name, a detailed job description, see where they are located online, then apply. Few reply back asking for a...


Updated 12 days ago

Would you work for $10 an hour? - 179 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]I'm working for...[/QUOTE] Has Indeed been hacked?! I found an article about a woman that was...

- Indeed Host

Updated 12 days ago

Super King Market 2017 SCAM - 12 Replies

Hello Everyone, <br> <br> If you have concerns about the quality of a company that has contacted you through email, or one that you have seen...


Recruiter emailed me after interview to say I'm still in the running. Should I worry?

I had an interview for an admin assistant position on Thursday that seemed to go pretty well. I met with two people for about an hour and a half, and...


Updated 12 days ago

Should I still go and speak to the manager today? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan"]Yes, go. And when you arrive, let them know you are very pleased they wanted the second interview,...

Jeia Villacis

Updated 13 days ago

Job offer, still waiting on start date - 8 Replies

Update: I start on thursday Stay pessimistic everyone.


Updated 14 days ago

Bait & Switch job interview tactics - 43 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bill in Chesterland, Ohio"]As I was sitting there suggesting he look it up on his lap top , he leaned over to his secretary (in the...

Special Snowflake

Updated 15 days ago

Interviewing and Applying for Graphic Design Jobs - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="OP in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts"] I entered as a freelancer to get experience not to end up as one, it is way too much work for me...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 15 days ago

Problems with Background check - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="F in Elmhurst, New York"]I recently got an offer from my dream job and they asked me to start right away, pending my background check. I...


Updated 16 days ago

Another Job and Career Advice Forum - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rich in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]The issue is whether or not that facebook group is yet another way recruiters are using to get people...


Updated 16 days ago

Employer wants a quick follow up call..What does that mean? - 2 Replies

I would say it's a good sign. In my experience, when you get a follow-up call, they want to know feedback from your interview and your final thoughts...


Possible Scam

Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this. I was going to apply for a job through this hiring service but it has no reviews and I am unsure of...


Updated 17 days ago

Help! New Job Responsibilities Don't Match Job Desc/Hostile Workplace - 5 Replies

I don't see any problem with being honest. You could say you gave it a chance and found that their needs were much different than what you were...


Updated 17 days ago

Interview bait-and-switch - 8 Replies

Bait and Switch employment is not the same as human trafficking lol.

If You Get Caught Between the Moon

Updated 18 days ago

The Incredible Lightness of...Job Descriptions? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="msdoppelganger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]Did they actually delete If You Get Caught Between the Moon's OP? Sheesh...[/QUOTE] Wow,...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 18 days ago

Asked for business card and they didn't have one - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Holly in Chicago, Illinois"]Is this a sign that I could expect a rejection email down the road?[/QUOTE] LOL! Its a sign to move on. ...


Updated 18 days ago

Making sure I'm on the right track with timeframe and hearing back - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="Robeve in Atlanta, Georgia"]Heard back today and they decided to hire internally, but told me they loved my writing and loved my energy....


Updated 18 days ago

excellent phone interview then....silence - 7 Replies

yeah - 100% sure; I submitted my application straight to the company and was able to verify my interviewer (linkedin, google, etc).


Updated 18 days ago

Interview at a place that fired me - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="LissaKristine in Newark, New Jersey"]I have an interview at another location of the same company tomorrow. I have been hired at a couple...


Updated 18 days ago

Thank you note after interview when I don't know the interviewers names or email addresses. - 2 Replies

Great Idea! Thanks.


Updated 19 days ago

How to answer behavioral questions ? - 2 Replies

I meant the behavioral questions that start with something like: "Describe a situation when you....."


Updated 19 days ago

I need career advice - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="gilo43 in Los Angeles, California"]First of all, i'm posting this under Job Interviews because apparently the career advice forums are...

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