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Burt Lange

Updated 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

You're welcome jsmithson.


Updated 2 months 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 2 months 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...


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 2 months 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...


Updated 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

Have an interview but... - 2 Replies

^ "been FIRED from other jobs"

Trying to Help

Updated 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

Employer is interviewing other candidates. - 2 Replies

If they want you, they will call you.


Updated 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

When to call post interview? - 6 Replies


Ruby Slippers

Updated 3 months 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...


Updated 3 months ago

I had the worst possible interview with an untrained, under-qualified HR rep. - 2 Replies

I'm not sure what position you were applying for, however I think the interview is very telling. This man may not even know just how unqualified you...

Dan James12

Interview Process now 7 weeks

My 1st interview was June 23rd and sent Thank you emails to all the interviewers. Then my second interview was a week later on June 30th and sent...


When to follow up after a reference check

I sent in my resume to a company in NYC that isnt teaching, YAY!!!!! back in June. Got an interview, and they called me back in the very next day for...


Verbal Offer and Written Offer, but Not a signed Written Offer. HELP!

Hello Everyone, so here is what went on in my life. Had phone interviews with desired company that went well, then went on to the IN-Person...


Updated 3 months ago

Thank You Note For Not Getting Hired - 24 Replies

All of the thank you notes are pretty much useless. If they liked your interview, they will hire you. I can say in all of those instances of thank...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 3 months ago

Employer cancelled potential interviews - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="anonguy in Toronto, Ontario"]I've had 2 past experiences where the employer has cancelled an interview set up with me. The first was that...


Updated 3 months ago

Room to Grow Concern from Potential Employer - 1 Reply

Disclaimer: I wasn't there and I'm not them, so I don't really know, but... Perhaps you placed so much emphasis on your plans for the future that...


New store opening; how long before hearing back after interview?

Hi everyone, This Tuesday I had an interview for a store that's opening at the beginning of September on the 4th. Things seemed like they went...


Updated 3 months ago

Verbal Offer No Written Offer - 1 Reply

Make a phone call to your HR contact ASAP and politely ask what's the status of your offer letter. There's likely nothing cynical going on, often...


Indeed should not support anonymous style email relay

There's no reason for it at a job site. I got an interview offer that seems to be a put on. I Googled the supposed name of the emailer and it doesn't...


Updated 3 months ago

Invited to Meet The Team - 1 Reply

None of us can know. You should have asked when you got the invitation (you can still ask).


Frito lay background check

Hi I was wondering if Frito Lay conduct a background check at the same time as the drug test or do they wait until background check is cleared first?


Updated 3 months ago

frito lay - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="cindii"]I went to an interview for frito lay on friday ,was I suppose to sign any papers for a background check cause I didn't? ?..I...


Updated 3 months ago

Third Phone Screen - 3 Replies

LOL thanks for the support people!! I'll keep you posted. And @ parafreegal- your comment is hilarious!!

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