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Ruby Slippers

Updated 3 hours ago

Job Hoax - 408 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rachel in Stuart, Florida"]I got this e-mail, now I'm scared. Dear Applicant, Your resume has been reviewed by our HR Department in...


Updated 1 day ago

Why I have no problem being dishonest in a job search - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="realism37 in Georgia"]Yep. Why do you want to work here? True answer: Because I need a job and need money to pay bills. Right...


Updated 2 days ago

What should I say about my job history and experience? Need advice on my situation, also to turn down a job I accepted? - 11 Replies

[QUOTE who="Andi in Houston, Texas"]Would your cousin at least say you volunteered there? Most employers will accept that. That sometimes is a very...


Updated 3 days ago

How long does it take to get a call back from Best Buy after the 2nd interview? - 1 Reply

I am not familiar with BB's hiring practices, but if your HR status is "in progress" then he's probably waiting on HR to process your paperwork. The...

Burt Lange

Updated 3 days ago

Thank you notes after interview - 23 Replies

[QUOTE who="catlover in Corpus Christi, Texas"]I have officially stopped sending thank you notes. They do no good, make no difference and are a...

Burt Lange

Updated 3 days ago

Steering clear of managers with linkedin profiles - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"] It's certainly true that people who work in small businesses probably have no need for LinkedIn. They...

Burt Lange

Updated 4 days ago

How to follow up after sending a Thank You Letter? - 13 Replies

maybe we are all just jaded because thank you letters never worked for us. maybe they have worked for others. personally i think most of hr that...

Burt Lange

Updated 5 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 268 Replies

earlier this week i had an interview and it was short. no substance. first time ever for me. interviewing now is so much worse than 3 yrs ago.


Updated 5 days ago

What were some of the most outrageous job demands you've seen with low-paying employers? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sick Of It All in backwoods, California"]This is ALL administrative jobs. And you're lucky if you get $10-11/hr. Try $9-10.[/QUOTE] A...


Updated 6 days ago

I dropped out of grad school and I was one class short of graduating - 2 Replies

Sorry the links are and

Ruby Slippers

Updated 7 days ago

Tricks to get interviews - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Jared in Los Angeles, California"]I read that you should post keywords at the bottom of your resume and then change the font color to...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 7 days ago

Interview questions about overtime - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jared in Los Angeles, California"]As I understand it, if you are salaried and need to work outside your normal hours then that is...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 7 days ago

Have you ever had a psycho interviewer? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jimmy in Los Angeles, California"]I was doing a second interview for an Executive Assistant. The HR guy said that it would consist of a...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 10 days ago

Misconceptions about references - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Henry in Los Angeles, California"]1. References cannot say anything bad about you or you can sue them. Not true. As long as they don't...


Updated 10 days ago

Kmart Hiring Process and Background check - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="rayray in Detroit, Michigan"]Well it's been 3 weeks about since and i called them about a week ago the HR lady said she recieved a email...


Updated 10 days ago

No official offer, asking start date, AND I received promotion. Help! - 3 Replies

You're welcome jsmithson.


Updated 10 days ago

Would you work for $10 an hour? - 158 Replies

I moved back to Texas because my husband wanted change although we lived here before when he needed change to Colorado, then New Mexico. I was making...


Updated 10 days ago

Deciphering double-talk in a failed job interview - 2 Replies

Like I had one interview this week and the very first question that they asked was my salary expectations. I told them at least 47K and from that...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 10 days ago

We are interviewing more candidates will let you know accordingly. - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ked in Mississauga, Ontario"]Hi, I attended an interview 2 weeks back. A week after the interview, I wrote a follow up requesting an...

Burt Lange

Updated 10 days ago

how long does or did it take you to get a job offer after interview? - 133 Replies

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]I used to feel that way too, especially if it was less than a couple months or something. But I saw people...


Updated 11 days ago

Taleo Question - 12 Replies

Hi all, I had applied for a job with HSBC and was invited for a face to face interview. After the interview the job status is active and...


Do not trust job offers from "adp company" from a Ahu Yilidimarz

This person completely tricked me! I wish I had known what I know now before I ever got involved with them. Everything seems legit. They sent me an...

Nieve Job Candidate

Made Mistake: Accepted Verbal Job Offer (Nothing Written) and Gave 2 Weeks Notice at Current Job

I had a strong interview for a position I really want about 15 days ago. Hours after my interview, I was asked for my reference list. 10 days later,...


HR manager followed up with me.. Kind of strange?

Sorry I posted this in the wrong section before:) Hi everyone so I am a bit confused. I had a phone interview on Wednesday last week with a...


Job Interview Questions & Answers - Free Ebook Giveaway

Questioning Your Way to Your Dream Job... Or ANY JOB! Tips and suggestions on questions to answer (and ask) during telephone and face-to-face...


Updated 14 days ago

Should i follow up and how? - 1 Reply

There's no one right answer. Some people will say, yes, give them a call tomorrow. Some people will say, give them a few more days (because...

Bruins 110

Updated 15 days ago

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews? - 432 Replies

Can file a complaint with a company when an person who is supposed interview you never show up for the interview and no one including his Boss knows...


Updated 18 days ago

Thank you letter mistake - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I agree. A Thank You card/letter/email is only useful if you just interviewed with your mother![/QUOTE] I disagree...

Sick Of It All

Updated 19 days ago

Bait and Switch Hiring... legal? - 4 Replies

Yes it's legal. Your official title is VP regardless of job duties. A company can assign whatever job titles to whatever job description it...

Burt Lange

Updated 19 days ago

Craigs List - 2 Replies

I likey Craigslist. I usually can tell the phony ads. Then again couple months ago I was burned with lots of spam from Craig. 2 ways to...


Updated 22 days ago

Hiring manager emails me back about a "possible position". What the heck does that mean to begin with?? - 3 Replies

Impossible to know the meaning of the email and call. These people don't attach any emotion to it the way you do. And they can say whatever they...


Updated 28 days ago

Plz help me write self-assessment in about 4-5 paragraphs. - 1 Reply

Take a look at these, for a start:;%20self%20asssessment%20and%20research.pdf http:...


Updated 1 month ago

Hiring/interview process at Lowe's - 345 Replies

[QUOTE who="Slick in Las Vegas, Nevada"]I had my 1st interview on Friday at lowes, and was called on Saturday with a job offer starting at $12.25 hr...


Updated 1 month ago

Should I call HR? - 9 Replies

I recently got a job offer. I was asked about my salary expectations and it was more than their budget. However, the manager asked "What would be the...

Sick Of It All

Updated 1 month ago

In a contract talk with company A, should I still go to an onsite interview with Company B? - 2 Replies

Go visit company B. Maybe you will like it better. There's always a chance that company A will fall through the cracks so it's good to have a backup...


Updated 1 month ago

How does Temp Agency work? - 41 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dreamline in Thiells, New York"]You have to calculate whether or not the money you will make (per week) is more or less than your...


Updated 1 month ago

Have an interview but... - 2 Replies

^ "been FIRED from other jobs"


Updated 1 month ago

Still interviewing more candidates - 21 Replies

I don't think you understand how the hiring process works. You should not worry if you got the job or not until you are told yes, you do have the job...

Trying to Help

Updated 1 month ago

Another CEO Interview or Job Offer? - 1 Reply

It may be where they extend the offer, or where the CEO confirms their decision to hire you. I have a client who ALWAYS takes the final two people...


Updated 1 month ago

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

FROM: Charlene Fairfield <> Hi, You've recently sent us your resume, and I am excited to let you know that I think...


Updated 1 month ago

How to explain the loss of my business in a job interview - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="2Legit in Cincinnati, Ohio"]Your business closed due to economic conditions, that's why the job ended. Everything else... they don't need...


Updated 1 month ago

Had second round Interview, the job is reposted with higher requirement - 2 Replies

Andy, thank you. I will definitely call. I will try not to worry about it too much, uncertainty bugs me a lot! Fingers crossed. :)

Eliza Doolittle

Invited to meet and asked for availability; Gave availability but NO RESPONSE yet.

Here's what happened: 1. (Wednesday) Found a small company that I would really love to work for. 2. (Wednesday) No job listings on their...

Brian Byrne

Updated 1 month ago

Change Forum Screen Name - 3 Replies

What Steve said. There is no way to change your screen name. The field is not editable.


Updated 1 month ago

Employer is interviewing other candidates. - 2 Replies

If they want you, they will call you.


Updated 1 month ago

Interview form does not work?! - 2 Replies

I've had the same problem. I've been trying to confirm an interview but the staffhunter form doesn't work and another link sent me to a recruitment...


Updated 1 month ago

In person job interview feedback after rejection email? - 10 Replies

sometimes, sourgraping poisoned our minds... sometimes we have to give them a break, maybe we're not good enough for their qualities. As I've said...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Is it legal for companies to ask what year you graduated OR a birthdate - 24 Replies

[QUOTE who="I want to be a good worker in Connecticut"]But here's the most likely would have been turned down for the job even if they...

Working Mom

Updated 1 month ago

When to call post interview? - 6 Replies


Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Following up with HR - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="TulipBee123 in Walnut Creek, California"]Hello, I had a great third interview at this company on Tuesday with the VP of Client...

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