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Steve J A

Updated 13 hours ago

HOW TO GET A HUMAN RESOURCE POSITION? - 14 Replies

Does anyone have experience hiring someone or getting hired for an HR position with a masters in a field other than business or HR? My bachelors...

Kate_outta_kontrol

Updated 1 day ago

What should I say is my greatest failure?? - 3 Replies

a relative who works in HR told me this..."i have no glaring weakness, i am pretty well rounded, but am always willing to work to improve in any way...

chelle

Updated 1 day ago

If an interviewer says they'll probably be making decisions within the week, is that usually accurate? - 10 Replies

I agree with the others. I'm in HR so I usually tell someone about a week as a ball park but you never know what could happen. 1. Approvals can...

EndlessJoy

Updated 1 day ago

When should I follow up again (post interview)? - 19 Replies

[QUOTE who="cheez its in New York, New York"]thank you everyone for your sage advice. I just wanted to post a conclusion as I am always interested in...

aul26

Updated 1 day ago

It's been 4 weeks after my interview and no response even after follow-up. Advice? - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada"]I think its time to move on.[/QUOTE] Sadly, I guess you're right

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 day ago

What is the benefit of the "hiring team is on vacation" line? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="LF in Duluth, Georgia"]My only thought is that they are just deferring the candidate because they already know that they don't want...

LF

Updated 2 days ago

Rude interviewer - how to respond? - 37 Replies

[QUOTE who="Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois"]I am convinced that interviewers focus on the negative because they either don't like you right off the...

wondering

Updated 2 days ago

Had an interview on Friday, not sure how it went, any comments welcome - 5 Replies

It's a little odd as we had already discussed my interests. I want the job lol. I'm kind of excited but wary as well, I guess I'll call him back...

moxie

Updated 2 days ago

Job Hoax - 125 Replies

[QUOTE who="BiancaWee in Decatur, Georgia"]. I played along with this jerk like I had gotten the check. I took the fake check to PNC bank where they...

Duck!

Updated 2 days ago

Confusing/Mixed signals from interviewer. - 1 Reply

Sounds like you had a good interview. Sounds like they are interviewing three other people. So you have a 1 in 4 shot. Don't try and mind-read the...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 2 days ago

Robotic phone screens. - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Thaimaster in Lafayette, California"]I've noticed a new trend to the phone screen process. It's just the same internal recruiters with...

Hopefull

Updated 2 days ago

Hiring/interview process at Lowe's - 358 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bigdreams89 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]A felony and any misdemeanor that pertains to assault, sexual assault or theft. These are...

Thaimaster

Updated 3 days ago

Subliminal Rejection - 5 Replies

I did another similar process. I had applied previously and was asked to take the very same long personality assessment a few months later. Then,...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 4 days ago

Still interviewing more candidates - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="kwhitehead in Sarasota, Florida"]Thank you for your reply, and I'm sorry to hear of your job loss :) - I wish you luck! Your advice is...

anonymous

Updated 4 days ago

How to handle a dreaded question about a resume weak spot - 1 Reply

Maybe just say a version of what you told us here: that the job technically involved the skill for 3+ years, but due to completing those tasks as a...

lrod1130

Updated 4 days ago

how long does or did it take you to get a job offer after interview? - 128 Replies

It totally depends on the job. I've had jobs hire me on the spot and others where I waited almost a week.

Andromeda Rising

Updated 5 days ago

Anyone else tired of rude employers during interviews? - 396 Replies

I have no idea what a Business Segment Liaison does, but I suspect it's a new term for "secretary." Googling "Business Segment Liaison" gives you...

EndlessJoy

Updated 5 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 291 Replies

You get the interview and the interviewer says -"Oops that job has been filled."

DMarie in MA

Updated 6 days ago

12 job interviews but no job offers - 243 Replies

Oh, and no, companies don't need to reconsider relaxing their parameters -- why should they? This is their dream market, for every crappy job with a...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 7 days ago

I wish you the very best of luck in your job search. - What Does That Mean? - 2 Replies

Hi expertises, I had a 1 on 1 interview yesterday with HR department (After a phone interview with hiring manger last week), and also had me...

Hannah Larsson in Boston, Massachusetts

Updated 8 days ago

Could this be a good sign I'll receive an offer? - 3 Replies

I interviewed for an assistant position last Tuesday with the hiring manager. Yesterday afternoon, I received a call from the HR lady, saying...

Jury 14 in Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 9 days ago

I thought I nailed the interview.... Are these signs that I got the job? - 5 Replies

Hello! So I'm pretty anxious because I had an interview with a law firm for a legal assistant position. I thought it went well. The attorney that...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 9 days ago

Interview at a big bank - 1 Reply

Hi, I work for a big bank and applied for a position internally. I went for an interview last Thursday for that position, and although stressful...

willwork4food in Laurel, Maryland

Updated 9 days ago

Should i call a second time on the fourth week after interview? - 32 Replies

Hello there, I have been reading many of the post interview discussions here and I like a bit of advice for a slightly different situation. It...

NE in Portland, Maine

Updated 10 days ago

is it normal to be offered a job but don't hear anything else from the company. - 2 Replies

I'm a CNA. I went to an interview maybe three weeks ago. They offered me a job and I accepted. I haven't heard anything back from the company. I...

Pwpotter

Updated 11 days ago

background check for pending cases - 17 Replies

I received a job offer from my dream job... However, unforeseen events have left me on the other side of the law. After the offer was given they...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 12 days ago

Why do staffing firms waste money posting Fake Ads? - 155 Replies

Hey Office Team, Staffing Now and all others who post countless ads online. WHY? It just wastes my time sifting through the junk. It isn't free to...

NE in Portland, Maine

Updated 14 days ago

Tips for interviews as a Business/Financial Analyst? - 4 Replies

Hello, I have a potential interview/interviews coming up and I need advice on how to be well prepared for the interview. I just graduated with a...

joe in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 14 days ago

At least a positive sign? - 5 Replies

I followed up 2nd time in a month. First time I got "I will get in touch" and now they said they still haven't got the signal for hiring from VP and...

NE in Portland, Maine

Updated 14 days ago

Three good interviews, asked to fill out application and background check information, but no offer?? - 10 Replies

I have had three interviews and was told after my last interview that I was going to hear something within 2 weeks. The HR rep called me within...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 15 days ago

Job Interview tomorrow and nothing nice to wear - 1 Reply

I have a job interview at a movie theatre tomorrow evening. It sounds like they are giving 5-6+ interviews and I really need a job. They dress really...

ackmondual in Zion, Illinois

Updated 19 days ago

How to answer if they ask you about your job search? - 38 Replies

If they ask you if you have any other interviews or offers how should you answer? I'm afraid that if I tell them I have other interviews or offers...

NE in Portland, Maine

Updated 19 days ago

Tips for an interview for a Full-time position when your availability has changed - 3 Replies

I have an interview coming up for a full-time position, however I enrolled for school and the only time my classes are offered are on Tuesday and...

Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 20 days ago

Did I get it? - 18 Replies

I got interviewed by 3 ppl and they were taking notes and nodding heads in a good way. I even made them smile couple of times with humor. The...

anonymous in New York, New York

Updated 21 days ago

If a company says they will contact you for a second round interview within the next week, when will they probably contact you? - 2 Replies

I know that this is of course variable, but I'm waiting to hear back from a company whether I made it to their second round interview process. I had...

Duck! in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 22 days ago

Why do companies schedule interviews ONLY to hire internally??? - 13 Replies

So I receive an email from a company that wants to schedule an interview with me about a week ago. I confirm and get myself prepared for the...

Simon888 in Denver, Colorado

Updated 22 days ago

how long does it take for another interview at the same company - 2 Replies

I applied for a full time and an intern position at one company, I had been interviewed for the full time position and failed, but the manager said I...

EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 23 days ago

Applied to job at Target, didn't follow up on call...what should I do now? - 3 Replies

OK, so I applied for a job at Target about 2 months ago (just a basic hourly position). Within a couple of days, someone in HR, or management? at...

Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 26 days ago

Are there such things as fake "interviews" - 6 Replies

Hello all, As a near-the-end-of-my-rope job hunter, I'm wondering has anyone ever been to a fake "interview". It goes like this: They call you in...

NE in Portland, Maine

Updated 26 days ago

Haven't heard -- should I follow up - 6 Replies

In February 2014, I responded to a job advert for an adjunct professor position. Shortly after I was contacted for a phone interview. I was sent a...

tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York

Updated 28 days ago

Whole Foods Follow Up? - 19 Replies

I had a phone interview, then I had a group interview where we had to do skits with Whole Foods. I feel like I 100% aced it. With other jobs I...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 29 days ago

A mixed feeling final partner interview - 1 Reply

Hi friends. I had an final interview yesterday with the partner of one of the big 4 consulting which they are hiring a lot of people these days...

EndlessJoy in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 1 month ago

They cancelled my interview the night before because position has been filled?!? - 95 Replies

I am beyond irate right now. How common is this? I got an interview through a referral. The interview was supposed to be tomorrow morning and we...

Kenton in Red Oak, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

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

I've been out of work so long (3 years in a few more months), I don't even want to work anymore. What should I do?

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

Why did govt. employer request my official transcript? - 2 Replies

On July 10, I interviewed via phone for a job with the Cook County government in Chicago. Prior to the interview the hiring manager requested I fax...

tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York

Updated 1 month ago

Unsure about interview attire in unusual circumstance - 2 Replies

Our company's main client has chosen to go with a different company for it's services. As a result, my current facility is shutting down. I submitted...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

Did it go well or not??? hmm - 1 Reply

Hello, I had an interview and the office manager informed me it will last 30 minutes and a typing test would be issued. So I arrived I felt...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

Feedback needed about interview - 2 Replies

I recently got interviewed for a shire job over the phone. All questions were answered to the best of knowledge. It's important to mention that I...

tigergrowl in down with scammers, New York

Updated 1 month ago

background check good sign? - 68 Replies

I interviewed for an administrative assistant in a fairly large company. The seemed welcoming and told me I would need a background check (this was...

Andromeda Rising in Rockbridge, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

After the 4/18/2014 and no word yet. - 7 Replies

I applied for an analyst job at a leading company on 3/31/2014. Got a phone interview and set up an 1 on 1 first interview 2 weeks later...

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