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TracieSparkles

Updated 28 days ago

The infamous good interview but rejection/no callback - 29 Replies

[QUOTE who="nevian in nowhere, Illinois"]You'd think that they'd remember that they interviewed there once and should know how it feels but NOPE....

TracieSparkles

Updated 28 days ago

Interview bait-and-switch - 4 Replies

Companies now a days feel the need to be deceptive! They know their pays sucks, they know no one wants to work a part time seasonal job..so they will...

TracieSparkles

Have you ever got that "feeling" that you landed the job?

and you actually did? I've had that feeling twice. I feel like I have it again before I even have the interview..but you know anything can happen and...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 29 days ago

How to know if you're going to get hired... - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dee in Georgia"]Ok guys I've had several interviews, a tour of the facility, and a chance to work with the team members and the day after...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Does this mean I have the job? - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="PP92 in Northampton, United Kingdom"]I had an interview yesterday and after the interview, he gave me an application form to fill in and...

John in MD

Updated 1 month ago

How many tmes have you received an email for an Aflac interview? - 22 Replies

I was contacted multiple times to interview with Aflac. I actually went to one of the group interviews and was promptly asked by the presenter why I...

Trac1eB

Updated 1 month ago

A job interview whilst having another job offer - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Metanoia in Sheffield, United Kingdom"]Recently been offered a place with a company, have a few more interviews lined up with other...

Trac1eB

Updated 1 month ago

Expected Salary to say - 4 Replies

Look at your experience and the salary averages for your field and come up with a # somewhere in the middle.

opheliasatiraann@gmail.com

Updated 1 month ago

Why do staffing firms waste money posting Fake Ads? - 159 Replies

[QUOTE who="Betsy in Chicago, Illinois"]When making a followup call with a recruiter I am already registered with they told me that many people are...

anonymous

Updated 1 month ago

Contacted about scheduling a phone interview, and then no response! - 8 Replies

Thank you, they did eventually respond!

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Interview after getting hired... Awkward! - 3 Replies

Look, they really won't care. Anyway, since you just started at BB you're probably not deep enough into the system to show up. Also, a...

kane

Updated 1 month ago

Has anyone here ever used proveit.com - 69 Replies

I don't think people should be assessed through kenexa tests. Some people get pretty anxious during tests and don't perform well while others are...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Asking for references good sign? - 5 Replies

In my experience (former teacher), people ask for things twice (or more) because they know that lots of people aren't really listening. The more you...

shadi

interview feedback

Hi guys, I went to an interview on 8th october 2014 for manufacturing engineer position. I can feel that interview went well. End of...

unemployed princess

Employers who lie to your face

I'm sorry if this has already been discussed but employers must think candidates are stupid Why do some employers talk to you over the phone or in...

LpnRobin

Updated 1 month ago

follow up after interview - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="amirdhu_ganesh@yahoo.co.in in Singapore, Singapore"]Hi guys, I attend an interview last week and its went well. After interview the...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

background check good sign? - 70 Replies

[QUOTE who="Steph in Charlotte, North Carolina"]My husband just had a few very successful interviews with a large company. He was offered the job and...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

End of the interview.. - 1 Reply

You've advanced a step and had the interview, so all you can do now is wait. Just let the process happen. Either you'll get the job or you won't....

dmw5772

Working with a recruiter, verbal agreement was given!

Hi everyone, I am new to the board but wanted to get some feedback if I can. I have been in a two month interview process with a very large company...

NE

Updated 1 month ago

Verbal Offer- but no confirmation of hire email yet? - 1 Reply

I would give them a call now. I wouldn't leave a message, just keep calling until you get a person. Did they mention a start date or anything?

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

The dreaded biggest weakness question - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Trac1eB in Brooklyn, New York"]...I usually say that I'm a perfectionist.[/QUOTE] Cliche, cliche, cliche. In a world where...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Weird things you talk about on an interview - 3 Replies

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unemployed princess

Updated 1 month ago

2nd interview at major fast food chain - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="James Sugoi in Palmdale, California"]Oh! special girl.. Well in that case, when they ask you the date you'd be able to start say the...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

what does it mean when HR says "we really like you"... - 1 Reply

TL;DNR: The employer's sense of time and urgency is different from yours. And everyone usually wants to be polite, so there's really no way to know...

kb1919

Updated 1 month ago

They keep me hanging on - 4 Replies

I ended up calling the interview today. He thanked me for following up and said he would call me when the new job was posted, so I am assuming the...

Thunderhammer

Updated 1 month ago

What do fast food jobs look for? - 5 Replies

*fast bagging orders

NE

Updated 1 month ago

Has anyone ever actually tried being "Yourself"? It actually went better than I thought... - 3 Replies

That's a great story :) I pretend that I am meeting people in a bar when I go on interviews. It works well for me.

James Sugoi

Updated 1 month ago

why chipolte seems to never hire - 3 Replies

I've gotten hired there! It's more so that you have to be knowledgeable about the company when they ask questions about that. Such as- -They...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Interview tips - 1 Reply

In addition to answering their questions, are you asking them questions? You can find lots of questions to ask by googling "interview questions you...

Daniel.Kulkarni

Updated 1 month ago

What does it mean to 'sell yourself' in an interview? - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Metacomet in Gloucester, Massachusetts"]Beg, but in an acceptable manner[/QUOTE] I concur. You have to suck up to the interviewer but...

mike

Updated 1 month ago

No response, 5 weeks after interview- HR professionals please HELP!! - 241 Replies

I don't understand why you get lied or misled on an interview, there is no reason to make the person think you have a shot only to be ignored and...

LLCap

Updated 1 month ago

Interview, background check, the wait...on my! - 2 Replies

Every single background check I've done has taken minimum 2 working weeks

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

Had a great interview, no word back, job off the company's site...now what? - 73 Replies

[QUOTE who="Josephb526@yahoo.com in West Palm Beach, Florida"]In July, I applied for a floor supervisor position with Calvin Klein. About two days...

JenReDo2

Updated 1 month ago

Re-interview after rejection - 2 Replies

Thanks for the advice. You are right - it is difficult what to do. The job is a position in culinary/food service. Front of the house position. I...

My Resume Success

Updated 1 month ago

Quit My Job - How to explain in job interview - 4 Replies

Agree 100% with CoinOfIllusion and AndyRising. Great answers. Like stated above... DO NOT bring it up unless they do...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

After 6 weeks, the interviewer has setup a call on " Update on XXX role". What does this mean? a job offer or a rejection? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="LLCap in New York, New York"]Sorry to hear that but at least you got closure. I'd rather have a rejection and closure than have what I've...

LLCap

Updated 1 month ago

Another one of these - waiting, worried, nervous to hear back - 17 Replies

COMPANY 2 UPDATE - EOD Thursday, no response. During the final interview earlier this week, I made sure to indirectly emphasize how quickly I want...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Winners interview! - 1 Reply

Everyone wants to leave an interview happy, so everyone says nice things. She's probably learned or been trained to say "when" instead of...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

HR Update - 1 Reply

A workshop and a conference aren't work experience so I don't see how they would matter, but you might as well try it. If you're called in for an...

EndlessJoy

Updated 1 month ago

The 4th interview! I'm getting tired. And I need your opinion! - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="uptoyou in providence, Rhode Island"]Why are you complaining? They are trying to give you a chance for a job with their company? So...

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

HR experts please advise if its appropirate to ask - 1 Reply

That sounds pretty reasonable. You definitely want to ask them to put a note in your application file regarding your plans for the next few weeks....

AndyRising

Updated 1 month ago

Job Interview Suggestion - 3 Replies

You're being impatient. (Understandably; I'm waiting to hear about a job myself.) But leave it alone. You've done all you can. It's still "early next...

Emhartain

Updated 1 month ago

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

[QUOTE who="Nick in Somerville, Massachusetts"]I'd totally sign up to be a house dad, if I could only get a successful businesswoman to like the idea...

Amicable

Updated 1 month ago

This doesn't look good...but you tell me... - 5 Replies

Good Luck with the job hunt. U will certainly make it

Jule Eberle

Is there any employer in Boise Idaho that is willing to hire people with a disability? Seriously a challenge!

Is there any employer in Boise Idaho that is willing to hire people with a disability? Many people in this area have an extremely hard time finding...

Ruby Slippers

Updated 1 month ago

How many job interviews do people usually go through for one job? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="College Grad22 in Passaic, New Jersey"]I graduated from college last summer and have been job searching for a job related to my major for...

Tiffiney O

Updated 1 month ago

How do you follow up in this case? - 2 Replies

Title the email as Follow up: XYZ Position. Simply reiterate how you are interested in the position and you would like to know has a decision been...

AndyRising

Updated 2 months ago

Phone Interview 2 different positions SAME company mistake??? - 1 Reply

Really hard to say. Should you say no to this (other position) question? I certainly would if the jobs were at two different companies. For jobs in...

AndyRising

Updated 2 months ago

2nd Phone Interview - 5 Replies

I wouldn't worry about it. In fact, your husband can feel good about getting past the first step! He made it past the low-level flunky, and now he...

That HR Lady Doing Those Phone Screens

Updated 2 months ago

HR Phone Screen Process - 3 Replies

I wanted to reply to this, even if it was posted forever ago. As an HR professional I can tell you that all strong organizations realise that FIT is...

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