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Ms Doppelganger

Updated 8 minutes ago

Do you have a Linkedin Profile? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="designer bee in Waukesha, Wisconsin"]I don't even know what that is. Isn't the mannequin challenge the latest fad? Like planking wasn't...

Halexanderiii

Updated 34 minutes ago

Job Hoax - 920 Replies

Happened to me today with a "company" called Nova Healthcare . I was directed to http://coconovalynhealthcare.skynova.io/ to speak with Jennifer...

designer bee

Updated 1 hour ago

Reference check - 6 Replies

I don't save pay stubs. Wouldn't saving the income form you get from your employer every January be enough proof? Saves room in the file drawer.

designer bee

Updated 1 hour ago

Frustrated Job Seekers Rant Part III - 399 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]"Glouster man giving up job he's held since 1947" Sheeple, THIS is the reason why there are no jobs....

Ruby Slippers

Updated 17 hours ago

Just had Second Interview - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Family Man in Medford, New Jersey"]So I had my second interview with a job last Thursday and it is now Monday afternoon. The second...

AndyRising

Updated 19 hours ago

We are moving quickly to fill this position - 2 Replies

I often assume that the employer has high turnover. They want a new body to fill an empty slot quickly. The slots keep going empty because the jobs...

AndyRising

Updated 20 hours ago

How to explain termination to new employer - 1 Reply

You don't. You don't spend any time on what "went wrong" at the last job. You focus on your hopes for the next job. You want to stretch...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 22 hours ago

Final round interviews - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland"]Apparently, some people would rather be lied to for some reason[/QUOTE] My mother use to say,...

wishmeluck

Updated 1 day ago

How long do you guys think they'll contact me after solving a job task? - 2 Replies

Yeah, you're right. Ok, I'll chill a bit haha thanks!

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

How much weight do companies put on behavior answers - 1 Reply

This situational type question is pretty common, especially if that scenario is likely to happen in that office. Many times we're being judged not...

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

So a job ad does not list salary or benefits. When is the best time to bring it up without asking? In my field salaries vary g - 13 Replies

Alas, that last reply didn't format as I wanted, to quote and answer different sections of the OP. Oh, well!

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

Was asked how to decide if I received multiple offers - 3 Replies

Sometimes this is used to measure how much confidence you have in yourself (vs. arrogance.) If more than one employer takes interest in you, that's...

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

Proficiency in Microsoft Software Programs - 4 Replies

I've been in this situation several times, especially in the tech industry. The belief is pretty much this: if you know Obscure Crazy Feature...

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

Looking for how a person will fit in - 4 Replies

Your basic question (if I understand it correctly) is, "I have 3 candidates A, B and C. I am meeting with them for 45 minutes each. How will I know...

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

Rellocating to Another City When Broke? - 3 Replies

In some places out-of-state people aren't considered seriously because the town/area has a certain culture that many think you have to be living...

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

second Interview Questions? - 3 Replies

When we're invited to subsequent interviews, 2nd, 3rd, 27th (I exaggerate), we can always ask our host for more details, e.g., How many people do...

RHolmes

Updated 1 day ago

Meet the Team Interview Questions... - 4 Replies

Something that's very important in these "Meet the Team" interviews is you have to strike a balance between appearing confident and not a...

Mongoose Lover

Updated 1 day ago

Applying to jobs over 30 days old - 3 Replies

I try and limit my search to 15 days or less.

Mongoose Lover

Updated 1 day ago

What Are 95 Million Americans Doing Out of The Labor Force? - 25 Replies

[Quote="Ruby Slippers"] Duh, I dunno. www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/what-are-95-million-americans-doing-out-of-the-labor-force/ar-AAl4gN7?li=BBnb...

AndyRising

Updated 2 days ago

Very difficult task for job hiring process-can someone help? Google not helping. - 1 Reply

Google can send you in plenty of wrong directions: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22concept+of+series%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 If I had to guess,...

designer bee

Updated 3 days ago

What was the dumbest job you ever had? - 12 Replies

I don't know about dumb jobs, but stupid employers. My first job in a print shop was at the Little Print Shop of Horrors. The woman that ran the...

designer bee

Updated 3 days ago

When was the last time you went to a real company Christmas Party? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]Well obviously, that employer failed because of employee theft.[/QUOTE] It wasn't theft. The freezer...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 4 days ago

Google Hangout interview - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bertini in Hickory Hills, Illinois"]I got the impression it was some kind of scam too. The email address and the website didn't match...

EdPegasus

Updated 4 days ago

Am I still being considered for the job?!?! - 10 Replies

Same thing is happening to me don't feel bad you're not alone ;-)

AndyRising

Updated 4 days ago

Phone Interview Negative Experience? - 1 Reply

I honestly doubt that the recruiter can do anything. The 4 minutes isn't a big deal (though from personal experience I know that it makes you...

Myra Bee

Updated 4 days ago

Company posted job with new requisition number after my in person interview - 3 Replies

It is a large company. Both requisitions are still on their site, so people could be applying to both of them. The title was changed and they added...

If You Get Caught Between the Moon and

Updated 4 days ago

Checking status to job applied to - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bertini in Hickory Hills, Illinois"]After you apply to a job on the company's site you create an account with user name and password. ...

EyeTGuy

Updated 4 days ago

Is it tougher to job hunt this time of year? - 17 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]It's also true that there are a lot more low-level jobs (all the time) than there are six-figure...

Bertini

Updated 5 days ago

Prove It Tests - 2 Replies

YouTube videos of a specific topic that you want to learn about is a great tool. Also the library has some DVD's on Excel that would show you step...

Bertini

Updated 5 days ago

multiple hr phone interviews - 1 Reply

Yes, they might contact a large number for the first round, and if that person thinks you should advance, then another caller would do next round and...

AndyRising

Updated 5 days ago

If I am sitting at home not doing much no one calls. As soon as I am driving home from an interview I get two other calls about - 1 Reply

I think it totally depends on the employer. For a small local operation, your idea could be good. For a larger regional or national business, it'll...

Playitagainsam

Updated 5 days ago

Are You Employable? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rich in New York, New York"]Except that the strongest companies in a market are the ones with a unique position! Those companies offer...

JenandLola

Updated 5 days ago

HR representative called me and now won't return my calls - 1 Reply

Hi, I stumbled upon your post and read it out of interest. How did everything turn out?

MiaSchneider

Updated 6 days ago

After an interview-that I thought went well- I haven't been contacted. Help! - 6 Replies

Been there done that people will lie to your face with a smile, whenever someone's super friendly or smiley I always take a second look at...

MiaSchneider

Updated 6 days ago

Getting a job after college - 3 Replies

Guess you have to get another job in the mean time. Maybe start your own blog?

MiaSchneider

Updated 6 days ago

Rejection emails - 11 Replies

Yup they don't care. no one does.

Dg

Updated 6 days ago

View/Edit Submission | Withdraw - 5 Replies

hannahlarsson in Boston, Massachusetts said: Yeah first answer for #3. If you're not allowed to withdraw it means you've been rejected. 2. Is...

AndyRising

Updated 6 days ago

Do you think I still have a chance? - 1 Reply

It sounds like you had a good interview. But we've all thought that, only to never hear from an employer again. The smiles, the tour, the business...

A_New_Yorker

Updated 7 days ago

background check for pending cases - 26 Replies

[QUOTE who="a_new_yorker in New York, New York"]Perhaps it would be better if you EXPUNGE the Michigan violation. Maybe you (or a friend) can...

Jcwhat

Updated 7 days ago

Do you ever just feel like you're never going to find a job? - 28 Replies

I currently HAVE a job, but feel like I won't find a NEW job. I dislike my manager so much, I am starting to get anxiety when I see her vehicle in...

realism37

Updated 8 days ago

Top 5 things you never say to someone who is unemployed or job hunting!: - 67 Replies

[QUOTE who="belladonna9908 in Elmhurst, New York"] She has "friends" there, clearly.You mean to tell me she doesn't know when they have job openings?...

TGPII

Updated 11 days ago

Phone interview . . . - 3 Replies

I send a resume or follow up through email. I also snail mailed a follow up with a holiday (Xmas) card in the same envelope. What are your...

graybetty50

Updated 12 days ago

Kmart Hiring Process and Background check - 19 Replies

i want to no y i have got a number yet and a card in the mail when i get piad form K-mart i dont do drugs i just want to work and make a living thats...

Lucynivea

Updated 14 days ago

Pre screening interview-HUGE company. How to know if i did well? - 2 Replies

Thank you Duck, you're absolutely right! That's what I'll do...It's a difficult one because it's a job that requires 2 languages but in this day...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 14 days ago

Resume Gap - 5 Replies

No. Your best shot at getting a job in your field is NOW. My daughter just did it. She did an unpaid internship and then was hired full time by...

Trying to Help

Updated 15 days ago

On site job interview questions? - 1 Reply

There is literally no way for any of us here to know the answers to those questions. Your best bet would be to prepare for them, just in case. Do...

askwonder

Updated 16 days ago

Career change or possible pathways? - 3 Replies

I don't have the immediate answer for your next path in your career, but you can always explore some freelance gigs like the one Wonder is offering...

CYK

Being flown in for interview (process question)

So long story but I applied for a job in Virginia. I already had a phone interview and a follow up phone call. They are flying me out tomorrow all...

jcr4522

Updated 19 days ago

Interview Job Applications and Maybe Grad School and New Career - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan"]What sort of jobs are you looking for? There are several 'project manager' or 'assistant project...

Parvenue

Updated 19 days ago

In person job interview feedback after rejection email? - 11 Replies

When they say they are still interviewing other candidates - it means you didn't get the job most of the time. At that point you give a polite nod...

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