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Ruby Slippers

Updated 16 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 16 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 18 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 20 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 20 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...

Eva

Updated 20 days ago

Interesting job ad/description -- your thought? - 6 Replies

Looks like this guy is really asking for absolute perfection in an employee? My question is: Is there any room for human imperfections in the modern...

If You Get Caught Between the Moon and

Updated 21 days ago

What to change in strategy?Resume? - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rich in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]Let's not forget that outside recruiters played a HUUUGE part in helping companies prove American...

Trying to Help

Updated 21 days ago

Are working interviews legal? - 8 Replies

It's quite simple, the difference between a working interview and 'shadowing'. A working interview is where you do some work, and there is some form...

Trying to Help

Updated 21 days ago

Follow up and salary . . . - 1 Reply

I'd send one follow up email. That's it. If there isn't actually any dialogue at that point, I don't even know if they are interested or just...

Trying to Help

Updated 21 days ago

Company wants to interview me - they won't provide interview date? - 3 Replies

If you're dealing with a third party recruiter, I'd say it's on the lower 50% of happening. You never know the relationship, if any, between the...

TGPII

Updated 22 days ago

Things interviewers say that let's you know you won't get an offer - 297 Replies

[QUOTE who="Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York"]Every interviewee knows when an interview goes great, ok, or bad. You just know. Inside of one's...

Kulala

Updated 22 days ago

Waiting after an interview - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Hope in Halifax, Nova Scotia"]Hi, I had a similar situation and I got the job offer. After sharing my reference list , it took them two...

If You Get Caught Between the Moon and

Updated 22 days ago

I recently interviewed for the following careers: - 1 Reply

Show us a link to your (Indeed?) resume!

Rhea

Performance review good points and bad points

They asked me about my past jobs annual performance evaluations. What was something that they said that were strong points and something that I...

AndyRising

Updated 23 days ago

New Graduate - A Company Wants to "Discuss Career Interests" With Me. - 1 Reply

Use the Internet to learn as much as you can about what the company does and where they intend to be in the next few years. You want to be able to...

AndyRising

Updated 23 days ago

Will contact me for next steps - 1 Reply

It all sounds pretty standard... meaning that they probably say those things to everyone, and walk everyone to the door, both winners and losers. All...

uptoyou

Updated 23 days ago

loss of job due to failed drug test what do you say to a new potential employer in an interview. - 60 Replies

[QUOTE who="Georgie in Los Angeles, California"]I got injured a week ago but my boss didn't sent me to dr he gave me two days off to rest after two...

TGPII

Updated 23 days ago

Taleo Question - 54 Replies

I sit on the computer all day looking for jobs. I play potential employers 'games'. I fill out online applications, upload resumes, read automatic...

TonyTiger

Updated 24 days ago

"May we contact your current employer?" - 31 Replies

I just don't understand why job applications still ask to contact your current employer. Do people actually say yes? Why bother my current employer...

Myra Bee

Updated 24 days ago

Which is better to work for large, mid size or small company - 5 Replies

Don't like the offices where you have to run the office by yourself. One interviewer told me that on day one she was given some insurance claims to...

AndyRising

Updated 25 days ago

Did he get the job or not? - 4 Replies

Along with "if they want you, they'll call you," one of the biggest things I've learned is "the employer is never is as big a hurry as the...

Lanice

Behavior questions in interviews

Some of the interviews that I have gone on ask many behavior type questions, and one interview looked at every single item on my resume and...

Trying to Help

Updated 27 days ago

Background check JPMorgan Chase - 1 Reply

That depends, is probably the best answer. To go into more detail: it depends on what your state allows companies to look for in the background...

Defeated Scrooge

Updated 27 days ago

How do you tackle the "don't have relevant experience" question even for entry level jobs? - 4 Replies

Thanks everyone! Got ranty thanks to the overall mood :P The problem isn't getting past the recruiter but they seem to recruit mostly for mid-level...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Follow up to interview - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Me in Sewell, New Jersey"]It was one week later but I was told they would get back to me in 2 weeks.[/QUOTE] You should be fine. I...

TGPII

Updated 1 month ago

I am sick of going to interviews and hearing this: “We got others to interview we will let you know.” 50% of the time you hear - 15 Replies

I am trying to stay positive but it seems as if 99% of the jobs I apply to I never hear from. Any advice?

John in MD

Updated 1 month ago

Signs the interview went well? - 1 Reply

Well, since my crystal ball is broken, I will have to wing it. Sounds like you did well, but you can not be sure you got the job until you get a...

EyeTGuy

Updated 1 month ago

Burnt out IT Engineer, transition into management? - 19 Replies

I appreciate all the input folks. I will likely have to take a pay cut for about 100-125K a year from the 153K a year I get now, and I'm due for...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Interviews all are cancelled - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]It could mean that they've filled the job (perhaps with an internal hire). It could mean that they've...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Hiring manager curses a lot - 4 Replies

I think she has a public side and a private side. Just like almost everyone. 4 more days.

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Multiple interviews??? - 1 Reply

I think you should talk Monday.

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

When to follow up - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rob in Ocoee, Florida"]Lol thanks Ruby[/QUOTE] Seriously, in the job hunt, you want to avoid email. Use the telephone for follow up. ...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Employers trying to low ball salary - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Myra Bee in Harwood Heights, Illinois"]Sometimes you think that the salary range of a job is close to what your looking for, as they are...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Resume Paper - 2 Replies

Like Ruby says, your plain paper will be fine. You'll probably bring those extra copies home after the interview . I've been to numerous...

realism37

Updated 1 month ago

Volunteering to Find a Job - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Duck! in New York, New York"]Sorry, I've worked at a hospital , several non-profits, and several social service agencies. They don't just...

MiaSchneider

Updated 1 month ago

How to know if you're going to get hired... - 16 Replies

Whenever I got a job they usually told me right there on the spot, I never had a job that actaully wanted me tell me to wait. Whenever a job tells...

MiaSchneider

Updated 1 month ago

How long it takes to hear from Lowe's after Interview? - 1 Reply

I applied to a lowes too and didn't get the job. You most likely didn't since it's been a week. You can try calling again but they'll probably make...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Job - Complex assignments & Self Starter - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="Iggie in Evanston, Illinois"]Today I read about a job that has a list of things they are looking for they are a self starter and some one...

Richardbruansmith

Dealing with big personalities

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blessedandhappy

Updated 1 month ago

Hiring manager called the cops for applying - 72 Replies

[QUOTE who="Quan in Pottstown, Pennsylvania"] I finally got a job today with a large company. It was definitely worth the wait.[/QUOTE] How is...

roadrunner4329

Updated 1 month ago

Bait and Switch Hiring... legal? - 5 Replies

I was a victim of a bait-and-switch also I applied for a job that was posted on Craigslist needing a Southeast Regional Truck Driver. And when I...

TGPII

Updated 1 month ago

The HUMAN in HUMAN resources is gone! - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="realism37 in Georgia"]I agree with you here. If applicants are going to in person interviews, I feel they are due a response. To not do...

realism37

Updated 1 month ago

Let me get this right, Ronald McDonald Trump can run for President of the USA. However I can't get a job? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="tgpii in Chicago, Illinois"]Let me get this right, Ronald McDonald Trump can run for President of the USA. However I can't get a...

John in MD

Updated 1 month ago

Dealing with big personalities - 2 Replies

I work with a number of "people" with forceful personalities. I tend towards the quiet side. When push comes to shove though, I find the strength to...

Calfornian

Updated 1 month ago

V Lookup in Excel - 6 Replies

VLOOKUP is a long way from software development. Many software developers rarely touch Excel. It's almost exclusively in the domains of...

TomL

RHIA Interview

My college course requires that I interview someone that has a RHIT or RHIA background. I would appreciate anyone's time who could answer about 8...

Forever_fired

Updated 1 month ago

The infamous good interview but rejection/no callback - 30 Replies

understand, going thru it myself. had a really interview way back in September ( after I was interviewed on the phone) and the person said that one...

dropj

Updated 1 month ago

These days people hire people who do bad in interviews, try not to be too perfect - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="John in Catonsville, Maryland"]Perhaps the potential employer felt that someone giving all the perfect answers is too "rehearsed", but...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

hard time adjusting at work ...please advise - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="san1234 in kansas"]it will be like going back to Them the third time and saying not interested after saying yes to the part time offer....

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