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AndyRising

Updated 5 hours ago

Fired Over a FB Post - 2 Replies

Google "address being fired in interview" for 17 million web pages that can help you. http://www.google.com/search?q=address+being+fired+in+intervi...

Pissed

Updated 6 hours ago

Job Hoax - 162 Replies

Dear Applicant, Your resume was review via Indeed, I am emailing you on behalf of Kaiser Permanente Operation Corp (career desk). I am pleased to...

Princess

Updated 17 hours ago

How to decline a job offer while already signed and accepting it. since I have come accross a better job offer from another firm - 15 Replies

In a flourishing job market, which today seems to be case, I think this is more common -- especially when one has been laid off and is looking, they...

Anna209

Frito Lay Hiring Process?

I applied at Frito Lay online two weeks ago for Packer. I passed the test and had the first interview but there was also 15 other applicants there. I...

John in MD

Updated 4 days ago

tours after interview - 1 Reply

I've had tours that led to nothing and have had non tours that led to jobs.

2Legit

Updated 4 days ago

Scheduled An Interview, But Probably Don't Want The Job - 5 Replies

A phone interview is a good chance for practice. It gives you a feel for what a company is asking. [Employers are like our opponent and we're in the...

Linda

Updated 4 days ago

Should I give up hope that will be called for the job - 6 Replies

I usually wait about four business days before calling candidates who have sent in their resume from a job posting. By that time, I have weeded out...

Anxious Teenager

Updated 5 days ago

Hiring/interview process at Lowe's - 341 Replies

So I applied on Monday online, and within 30-45 min of my application being submitted I got a call asking if I'd be able to come in for an interview...

James

Updated 5 days ago

Writing Resume for Career Transition? - 4 Replies

You find the areas of common responsibility/activity and speak to them. If you can make the hiring manager see how you would benefit him/her in that...

jason

got offered a job

I was offered a job on the website indeed. Will they contact me for an interview or do i. Call someone.

jason

got offered a job

Will indeed contact me for an interview or do i have to call someone

SlaughterHouse

Updated 7 days ago

Second interview thank you card--To Whom?? - 31 Replies

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Where, I work, we don't even accept a resume anymore! Its all gone online. This is not to say that you won't need...

AndyRising

Updated 7 days ago

Should I call HR? - 8 Replies

You should check in with them... with the hiring manager if you know them, and with HR. Other than that, there's nothing anyone outside of this...

InnerRise

Updated 8 days ago

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

I hate cliffhangers.

abacc

Was this a good sign or some kind of torture?

At the company I work for the managers don't usually reach out to you if there is a delay in the hiring process or if you didn't get the job but last...

Linda

Updated 11 days ago

When they say "I'll let you know either way"... - 4 Replies

Call on Friday to follow up. There is no harm in doing so, it also shows initiative and determination. That could work in your favor.

Sick Of It All

Updated 11 days ago

Post Interview Post-Mortem - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="pjradzi in Waltham, Massachusetts"]Off-topic, can't wait until Finding Dory comes out. But anyways, I've observed that it's always the...

bbgood

Updated 12 days ago

They cancelled my interview the night before because position has been filled?!? - 100 Replies

I had an interview scheduled for this morning. I got to the interview and was told that it was cancelled because I was the only qualified candidate...

Kino092

Updated 12 days ago

3 interviews and no response - 3 Replies

That's what I thought so too. Yeah I even told the DM in my interview that another company has ignored a courtesy call or e-mail. As much as I...

John in MD

Updated 12 days ago

You don't speak Spanish? Well that's too bad - 15 Replies

[QUOTE who="NeedRealjob in Saint Louis, Missouri"]Why are they up in New England for?? What is up there for them in the cold? I can see New Mexico,...

Sick Of It All

Updated 13 days ago

Company schedules interview time but never calls - 1 Reply

Thanks for the heads up. Hope you did not give them any personal information.

AndyRising

Updated 16 days ago

Working Interview - 1 Reply

Google "working interview" for lots of info. Here's one: http://www.dentaltown.com/dentaltown/article.aspx?i=322&aid=4398

serenity

Some tips for attending a career fair

Some tips for attending a career fair. http://linkedindailytips.com/?p=97&utm_source=indeed&utm_medium=a%20post-cra&utm_campaign=indeed%20career%20lin...

Sick Of It All

Updated 17 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 265 Replies

[QUOTE who="JohnD in Atlanta, Georgia"]Interviewer emailed me and said "I will communicate our decision tomorrow afternoon or Monday" Is this a...

Sick Of It All

Updated 18 days ago

Halfway in the Company?! - 2 Replies

Halfway means nothing. You don't have the job, you're just in the running for it. If they are continuing to run ads for the same position you...

Texas Native

Updated 19 days ago

Would you work for $10 an hour? - 146 Replies

Texas pays good. Just a lot of corp competition is all and actually that drives the wages up. No state income tax attracts.

AndyRising

Updated 19 days ago

Interview Question: What are the Inudstry Trends? - 1 Reply

They want to know whether you care enough to be aware of what's going on in your industry. Random buzzwords won't be sufficient, but you could do a...

Gtothalo

Updated 19 days ago

Ditching job interview - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland"]In NJ, the unemployed are required to apply to all jobs regardless of being qualified or not. A high...

Linda

Updated 19 days ago

Keeping in touch/Follow up - 2 Replies

Contact them and ask if there is a next step you should be preparing for. And then keep looking. If they get back to you great, if not, you haven't...

Texas Native

Updated 19 days ago

What would you do? - 2 Replies

As hard as it seems; 3 weeks is not a lot of time from a business perspective since they have other things on their plate. I would sit tight and...

BB

Updated 23 days ago

Need advice for offer negotiation - 3 Replies

Im in the Fairfax area also. Please email me through my website and let's discuss what you're going through --- happy to have a phone discussion and...

Mea

Updated 25 days ago

Why do staffing firms waste money posting Fake Ads? - 161 Replies

Getting politicians involved, yea sure. poor misguided person.

Steve In Houston

Updated 25 days ago

Change Forum Screen Name - 2 Replies

It only allows me to change my name etc........the forum name is not allowed to be changed. Under "edit" it is blue with a line under it.

AndyRising

Updated 26 days ago

Waiting After A Solid Interview - 4 Replies

If they want you, they will contact you.

JSap

Updated 28 days ago

After Interview Call Back - 4 Replies

I agree that employers should notify people when they are no longer considered for a job, but to schedule a phone call or to notify anyone via phone,...

KeepAHappyFace

Updated 28 days ago

Asking a potential employer to wait to do a background check. - 2 Replies

I should add, the other option would be to wait until the expungement process is complete, seeing as how it's so close that might actually be the...

unemployed princess

Updated 29 days ago

Is there anyway to figure out if I got rejected? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland"]Like you, we are not mind readers or psychics. You will either hear that you got the job or you...

ThatProjectMgrLady

Updated 1 month ago

how long does or did it take you to get a job offer after interview? - 120 Replies

I think it depends on the company/organization. For example, I've been offered a position on the spot at the third interview. I've also waited one...

ThatProjectMgrLady

Updated 1 month ago

Post Interview status with Recruiter: "We're reviewing profiles and backgrounds and should make a decision soon." - 5 Replies

I'd definitely suggest the process is moving forward; that's a given. Although, I would slow down in terms of communication. Wait at least one to two...

Job seeker

Updated 1 month ago

Verbally offered job, but still haven't been given start date three weeks later - 6 Replies

Don't assume you got the job until you get a written offer. I've been verbally offered jobs too but I'm still unemployed

ggg jam

Updated 1 month ago

The employer asked me for my phone interview availability and haven't called - 2 Replies

Should I wait till the end of this week before contacting them again? And should I mention an exact date/time to contact me in the new...

nojob4jobsnobs

Updated 1 month ago

What answers do managers want when they ask these questions? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Linda in Detroit, Michigan"]Your answers are all honest, and that's the point. If you have 'rehearsed' answers, you can forget about...

Linda

Updated 1 month ago

Post Interview - 2 Replies

You weren't actually cheated out of the interview process. I'm guessing it is a smaller company, so the policies are probably looser, hence the...

Linda

Updated 1 month ago

Need help with tricky interview question - 5 Replies

It's best to be careful about how you answer the questions. Sometimes we live in a really small community and other people know what's going on, too....

Jury 14

Updated 1 month ago

Any interviewer signs you did not get the job? - 5 Replies

Conforming is a must. If you want to heighten your chances of getting an offer - act like them. Be like them. I've found that works, even when I BS...

2Legit

Updated 1 month ago

Phone screen tips - 2 Replies

Are you sitting or standing during these phone screens? I find that I do better at answering questions on the fly when I'm standing, not sitting. No...

2Legit

Updated 1 month ago

Red flag? Had a panel interview with SIX people for a 28K a year job - 30 Replies

I think it depends on what the position is. I would think that you would make more than $28k working in administration... was this for curriculum...

2Legit

Updated 1 month ago

What have you found to be the most frustrating about your job search? - 35 Replies

Most frustrating thing- the lack of jobs.

Criterion

Updated 1 month ago

Why am i not getting hired on - 479 Replies

[QUOTE who="Keith in Lorain, Ohio"]I have a Bachelor of Electrical Engineer degree and I have the exact same problem as you! But I'm been unemployed...

KeepAHappyFace

Updated 1 month ago

Is this real? Job hoax??? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]..... And that's some kind of computer-generated address... no human could remember that......[/QUOTE] ...

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