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Updated 57 minutes ago

Job Hoax - 157 Replies

Got a text message from an Anderson Wills today. Was a little put off being interviewed Y! Messenger for a company called Sunsea Telecommunications....


Updated 3 hours ago

Has anyone here ever used - 69 Replies

I don't think people should be assessed through kenexa tests. Some people get pretty anxious during tests and don't perform well while others are...


Updated 8 hours ago

Asking for references good sign? - 5 Replies

In my experience (former teacher), people ask for things twice (or more) because they know that lots of people aren't really listening. The more you...


interview feedback

Hi guys, I went to an interview on 8th october 2014 for manufacturing engineer position. I can feel that interview went well. End of...


Updated 1 day ago

Interview after getting hired... Awkward! - 1 Reply

If your interview is in June, I think you're anticipating things too much. Or perhaps you should check your calendar and the falling leaves. Don't...


Updated 1 day ago

Kmart Hiring Process and Background check - 7 Replies

Okay so I did an application for Cashier at Kmart in West Orange NJ. I interviewed with 2 people in one day, one women then a man. The man asked me...

unemployed princess

Updated 1 day ago

unprofessional lying interviewers. - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]This may be the most frequent complaint that job seekers have. The corporate response is always something...

unemployed princess

Updated 1 day ago

Interview bait-and-switch - 3 Replies

Yep the bait and switch has been used so often it really shows how desperate some companies are

unemployed princess

Employers who lie to your face

I'm sorry if this has already been discussed but employers must think candidates are stupid Why do some employers talk to you over the phone or in...


Updated 2 days ago

follow up after interview - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who=" in Singapore, Singapore"]Hi guys, I attend an interview last week and its went well. After interview the...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 2 days ago

background check good sign? - 70 Replies

[QUOTE who="Steph in Charlotte, North Carolina"]My husband just had a few very successful interviews with a large company. He was offered the job and...


Updated 3 days ago

how long does or did it take you to get a job offer after interview? - 147 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jeff in Silver Spring, Maryland"]I've never heard back that quickly. The hiring manager generally needs to get formal approval from...


Updated 3 days ago

End of the interview.. - 1 Reply

You've advanced a step and had the interview, so all you can do now is wait. Just let the process happen. Either you'll get the job or you won't....


Working with a recruiter, verbal agreement was given!

Hi everyone, I am new to the board but wanted to get some feedback if I can. I have been in a two month interview process with a very large company...


Updated 3 days ago

Verbal Offer- but no confirmation of hire email yet? - 1 Reply

I would give them a call now. I wouldn't leave a message, just keep calling until you get a person. Did they mention a start date or anything?


Updated 3 days ago

frito-lay hiring process - 98 Replies

I just want to know if I will get hired after doing my ride along but I do have a marijunna felony charge?


Updated 3 days ago

Why do staffing firms waste money posting Fake Ads? - 158 Replies

Dear *Mr. Lying Piece of $h!t: I am no longer interested in *Dishonest Inc. because I don't believe your firm ever had any intention of filling the...


Updated 3 days ago

The dreaded biggest weakness question - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Trac1eB in Brooklyn, New York"]...I usually say that I'm a perfectionist.[/QUOTE] Cliche, cliche, cliche. In a world where...


Updated 3 days ago

Weird things you talk about on an interview - 3 Replies

unemployed princess

Updated 4 days ago

2nd interview at major fast food chain - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="James Sugoi in Palmdale, California"]Oh! special girl.. Well in that case, when they ask you the date you'd be able to start say the...


Updated 4 days ago

what does it mean when HR says "we really like you"... - 1 Reply

TL;DNR: The employer's sense of time and urgency is different from yours. And everyone usually wants to be polite, so there's really no way to know...


Updated 4 days ago

Contacted about scheduling a phone interview, and then no response! - 7 Replies

I would give them a call/email back and offer up some dates/times you are available.


Updated 5 days ago

How many tmes have you received an email for an Aflac interview? - 19 Replies

I get emails from them occasionally. I went to one open house and left before it was over because it all sales positions and that isn't my...


Updated 5 days ago

Should I give up? - 5 Replies

If they want you, they will call you. Keep that thought in mind and don't even think about an application or interview once it's done. Just move...

Ted Bundy

Updated 6 days ago

I HATE Almost All Job Interviews!!! - 159 Replies

Screww these employers!


Updated 6 days ago

They keep me hanging on - 4 Replies

I ended up calling the interview today. He thanked me for following up and said he would call me when the new job was posted, so I am assuming the...


Updated 6 days ago

What do fast food jobs look for? - 5 Replies

*fast bagging orders

Ted Appleseed

Updated 7 days ago

The Arrogance of Employers During the Hiring - 12 Replies

"This has all gotten so far out of line." An understatement.


Updated 8 days ago

Has anyone ever actually tried being "Yourself"? It actually went better than I thought... - 3 Replies

That's a great story :) I pretend that I am meeting people in a bar when I go on interviews. It works well for me.

James Sugoi

Updated 9 days ago

why chipolte seems to never hire - 3 Replies

I've gotten hired there! It's more so that you have to be knowledgeable about the company when they ask questions about that. Such as- -They...


Updated 9 days ago

Interview tips - 1 Reply

In addition to answering their questions, are you asking them questions? You can find lots of questions to ask by googling "interview questions you...


Updated 9 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 309 Replies

[QUOTE who="Trecia Flowers-Dyson in Chicago, Illinois"]This true! I just interviewed last week with 3 people. HR the Hiring Manager and the...


Updated 9 days ago

What does it mean to 'sell yourself' in an interview? - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Metacomet in Gloucester, Massachusetts"]Beg, but in an acceptable manner[/QUOTE] I concur. You have to suck up to the interviewer but...


Updated 10 days ago

No response, 5 weeks after interview- HR professionals please HELP!! - 241 Replies

I don't understand why you get lied or misled on an interview, there is no reason to make the person think you have a shot only to be ignored and...


Updated 11 days ago

Interview, background check, the wait...on my! - 2 Replies

Every single background check I've done has taken minimum 2 working weeks

Ruby Slippers

Updated 13 days ago

Had a great interview, no word back, job off the company's what? - 73 Replies

[QUOTE who=" in West Palm Beach, Florida"]In July, I applied for a floor supervisor position with Calvin Klein. About two days...


Updated 13 days ago

Re-interview after rejection - 2 Replies

Thanks for the advice. You are right - it is difficult what to do. The job is a position in culinary/food service. Front of the house position. I...


Updated 13 days ago

They cancelled my interview the night before because position has been filled?!? - 96 Replies

The interview was cancelled this morning. The interview was scheduled 4 days before the actual interview. I spent most of my time to prepare this...

My Resume Success

Updated 15 days ago

Quit My Job - How to explain in job interview - 4 Replies

Agree 100% with CoinOfIllusion and AndyRising. Great answers. Like stated above... DO NOT bring it up unless they do...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 17 days ago

After 6 weeks, the interviewer has setup a call on " Update on XXX role". What does this mean? a job offer or a rejection? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="LLCap in New York, New York"]Sorry to hear that but at least you got closure. I'd rather have a rejection and closure than have what I've...


Updated 18 days ago

Another one of these - waiting, worried, nervous to hear back - 17 Replies

COMPANY 2 UPDATE - EOD Thursday, no response. During the final interview earlier this week, I made sure to indirectly emphasize how quickly I want...


Updated 19 days ago

Winners interview! - 1 Reply

Everyone wants to leave an interview happy, so everyone says nice things. She's probably learned or been trained to say "when" instead of...


Updated 19 days ago

HR Update - 1 Reply

A workshop and a conference aren't work experience so I don't see how they would matter, but you might as well try it. If you're called in for an...


Updated 19 days ago

The 4th interview! I'm getting tired. And I need your opinion! - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="uptoyou in providence, Rhode Island"]Why are you complaining? They are trying to give you a chance for a job with their company? So...


Updated 19 days ago

HR experts please advise if its appropirate to ask - 1 Reply

That sounds pretty reasonable. You definitely want to ask them to put a note in your application file regarding your plans for the next few weeks....


Updated 21 days ago

Job Interview Suggestion - 3 Replies

You're being impatient. (Understandably; I'm waiting to hear about a job myself.) But leave it alone. You've done all you can. It's still "early next...


Updated 22 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Nick in Somerville, Massachusetts"]I'd totally sign up to be a house dad, if I could only get a successful businesswoman to like the idea...


Updated 23 days ago

This doesn't look good...but you tell me... - 5 Replies

Good Luck with the job hunt. U will certainly make it

Jule Eberle

Is there any employer in Boise Idaho that is willing to hire people with a disability? Seriously a challenge!

Is there any employer in Boise Idaho that is willing to hire people with a disability? Many people in this area have an extremely hard time finding...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 25 days ago

How many job interviews do people usually go through for one job? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="College Grad22 in Passaic, New Jersey"]I graduated from college last summer and have been job searching for a job related to my major for...

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