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Anonymous

Updated 1 hour ago

Job Hoax - 676 Replies

[QUOTE who="runner07 in Atlanta, Georgia"]DO NOT SIGN UP to have an interview with the screen name patriciawilson180@yahoo.com. This is a hoax and...

Plaid Mule

Updated 1 day 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. ...

fishy1987

Updated 4 days 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...

fishy1987

Updated 7 days 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...

AndyRising

Updated 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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...

fishy1987

Updated 8 days 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 9 days 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?...

fishy1987

Updated 10 days 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...

fishy1987

Updated 11 days 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 13 days 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...

jdiggidy

Updated 13 days 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 19 days 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...

AndyRising

Updated 19 days 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...

totter

Updated 20 days ago

frito-lay hiring process - 112 Replies

i doubt it

AndyRising

Updated 27 days 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...

mermaids614

Updated 27 days ago

I sent a follow-up email and got a nasty response - 128 Replies

[QUOTE who="skin.cares09 in West Palm Beach, Florida"]It was a Regional Management position. I have been considering that uneasy feeling. Its just...

KeepAHappyFace

Updated 28 days 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...

AndyRising

Updated 28 days 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 1 month 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...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Interview hoax - 9 Replies

Reneet, if I understand you, your bank said the check was a fake. Then "they," who I assume is this company, said the bank was making a...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Got a verbal offer but they haven't gotten back to me yet? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="justkidding12 in Champaign, Illinois"]I'm not going to hear back am I?[/QUOTE] Hard to say but either way, you don't have a job until...

justkidding12

Got a verbal offer but they haven't gotten back to me yet?

I interview with a company for an internship two weeks ago. Got a call on Friday telling me I am a top candidate, was asked about salary etc. I told...

Paul

Updated 1 month ago

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews? - 469 Replies

I am 47 years old and currently unemployed. Worked in Mexico for 6 weeks setting up a facility and training over 600 people to assemble mechanical...

Calfornian

Updated 1 month ago

Getting passed over due to office politics (interview question) - 2 Replies

I work in government and I was going to write a long post about the things I've seen, and I've only been in it for a couple of years. But I'm going...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

No offer - 1 Reply

If you're getting interviews, your resume and cover letter are probably pretty good. You can Google "mock interview" for lots of advice on how to...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

HR screening interview - 1 Reply

We all know even less than you about the situation. Have you called them to check?

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Universal Studios Hollywood Job Application - 2 Replies

If all you did was apply, there's nothing to follow up on. I would bet they receive hundreds and hundreds of resumes for their positions. Keep...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Should I follow up - 2 Replies

ABSOLUTELY!! If they emailed 7 people and you are the only one who said they are still interested!?! YES!! Good luck!

realism37

Updated 1 month ago

Why I have no problem being dishonest in a job search - 93 Replies

[QUOTE who="suobibisuobibi in Somewhere"] Making up stuff and outright lying is totally unacceptable to me.[/QUOTE] I agree, however what would...

United91

Updated 1 month ago

Bad Interviewer - 4 Replies

I had a interview at dunelm customer service call centre yesterday and the women who interviewed me was so rude and snotty, she treated me...

Diana DeFries

Updated 1 month ago

loss of job due to failed drug test what do you say to a new potential employer in an interview. - 54 Replies

[QUOTE who="Doubting Thomas in Simpsonville, South Carolina"]What’s the big effing deal any way about testing positive? As long as my recreational...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Applying to out of state job, already had first interview, is it ok to call to let them know I will be back in town this week? - 1 Reply

You can absolutely let them know you have an opportunity to be in town on whatever day and available at whatever time. Their response should give...

uptoyou

Updated 1 month ago

Rude interviewer - how to respond? - 39 Replies

I also admit that in that and similar situations I get very passive aggressive and ask a question like, "are you having a bad day" or "I'm sorry, are...

jssusi

Updated 1 month ago

I had a few interviews last Thursday I sent a follow up email, and card. Is that bad why or why not? I heard that it can soun - 13 Replies

I couldn't agree more w the above poster, the entire hiring system cannot catch up with the speed of information, the software does little help,...

Sick Of It All

Updated 1 month ago

Second Interview Status - 2 Replies

It means they may or may not fill the other position. You should have applied for at least 10 other positions by now. Don't wait.

jssusi

Updated 1 month ago

Weird Interview, Wonder if I got the job or not??? - 6 Replies

At least one follow up, then at least they should have told you the time frame, a prolonged hiring process is common these days (as much as no clear...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

NEED HELP! - Really Weird Thank You Note Dilemma - 5 Replies

Maybe she's new and didn't have business cards yet, or maybe she forgot it. It's not indicative of the company being shady at all. Seriously.

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

background check for pending cases - 15 Replies

Whatever shows up on your background can have an impact on whether or not you get hired IF the charges have to do with 1) the job you're doing itself...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

HR Email: What does this even mean? - 3 Replies

Is it a legit company? That is something I would NEVER say 'I would love to speak briefly on the phone' 'Might you have some time.....perhaps...'. ...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Oppions I am been told two things and not sure what is right? - 3 Replies

I'd be careful blaming in on you saying you have kids. There could be a hundred reasons why they didn't choose you.

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Thank you note between interviews - 4 Replies

Good for you! Congrats on the new job!!

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

A suspect job rejection - 1 Reply

It probably means that someone made a mistake somewhere along the way. Maybe the recruiter was told to close out the job posting, and the response...

stefen griff

Updated 1 month ago

An employer lied to me in an interview - 16 Replies

smart man

Gotballs in Va.

Updated 1 month ago

No response, 5 weeks after interview- HR professionals please HELP!! - 217 Replies

Ok, after reading all the comments, I don't feel as bad. Still doesn't make it right. Should be a law against this! JOB HUNTING SUCKS!

Ladykane

Updated 1 month ago

Hiring/interview process at Lowe's - 358 Replies

[QUOTE who="luilu in Raleigh, North Carolina"]I applied for a job at Lowes online and was called by HR to schedule an interview. Made it to the...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Phone Interview Request Question - 8 Replies

If you can't find a phone number online, that's a little concerning for me. There should be something online as to how to reach them. Have you done...

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