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General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Gulag in Norristown, Pennsylvania"]The other big thing going on with me at the moment is that I finally heard back from that company that had me do that role ...

6 days ago
General > Career Advice

How do I politely tell someone I'm not going to play their games?

Employers just don't like to let you know you're not getting it. It gets them nothing to go out of their way to give you notice.

I interviewed at a place where I was told I ...

6 days ago
General > Career Advice

Giving Two Weeks Notice

First of all, you are getting way ahead of yourself by assuming an offer is forthcoming. Don't set yourself up like that or you will find yourself being sore if the offer doesn't ...

9 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

This forum is becoming seriously useless with the "error" message and the blank page loading. Seems like they're going to shut it down.

Anyway, as to my one ...

14 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Alice Johnson in Georgia"]I understand how you feel about just wanting a job even if it is a weird situation. My husband just had an interview with a small ...

14 days ago
General > Career Advice

So if you get hired again...

Updating your resume is step one in the whole process. Actually, making up your mind you're going to update is step one. It's a lot of work to update a resume. But then finding a ...

14 days ago
General > Job Interviews

In person job interview feedback after rejection email?

My guess is they were trying to let you down easy. It was an empty email from the HR person with no intention of following through. What reason would there be to? They'd already ...

15 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

Cheshire...that's brutal. Sorry.

I'd finish out my time there and make sure to get a reference or two from individuals you worked with. Don't burn the bridge.

I ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

Cell phones usually cover long distance at regular local rates.

But, I'm sorry, I'm not signing up for any role-playing games before I'm hired for a job. That's just too ...

18 days ago
General > Job Interviews

When to call post interview?

Employers just don't care. The purse strings are tight. The reservoir of candidates is endless. And they have zero emotional attachment to filling this job. It's a wonder they ...

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

Nervous about new job. What if I don't like my job?

Stop psyching yourself out and just go do it. It's stressful for anyone to start any new job.

18 days ago
General > Career Advice

Ask A Recruiter

This guy is really just confirming what we already knew about fake ads. The problem is new people in the job market don't likely know and find out the hard way. And the cycle just ...

26 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

I never ask an employer more than 2-3 questions in an interview. I think it's always best to say as little as possible in an interview, i.e. give to the point answers and don't ask ...

26 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

I forgot. I had an in person interview at a third place, but that was only a week ago. I've had a flurry of activity, but still no way out of the camp.

By the way, I got a ...

28 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

In the past couple of months I've had some interview activity.

I've had two phone interviews, with no response back since.

I had one interview at a place where they ...

28 days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

Having a gap is a significant obstacle to get around in a job hunt.

Even though I have a job--a brutal job--this gap has contributed to or prevented me from getting ...

28 days ago
General > Job Interviews

Third Phone Screen

A phone interview, an in-person interview and then another phone interview?

Things are so weird out there nowadays. They're going to make a decision based on a phone ...

28 days ago
General > Career Advice

Other Job Boards?

They all suck. Just a matter of which one is worst.

Careerbuilder is probably the worst. Hello, spam and recruiters.

Monster is a little better. More legit jobs ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Other Job Boards?

They all suck. Just a matter of which one is worst.

Careerbuilder is probably the worst. Hello, spam and recruiters.

Monster is a little better. More legit jobs ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Ever met the employee who does the BARE MINIMUM at work?

There are people in my office who do less than the minimum and it's fine and they get away with it. It's due to politics and at least one person they work for liking them. Whether ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

What is wrong with me??

You're asking too many questions, in my opinion.

Ask why the job is open. Ask how many interviews they're going to have and how many people they're going to interview. Ask ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Question for you...

Either leave it on your resume or have a gap. I'll let you take a stab at which one will look better on a resume.

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Ms Doppelganger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"]HO HO HO!

This is rich!

I just got a rejection email for a job I applied November of 2014 as a ...

30+ days ago
General > How to Use Indeed

Indeed Alerted My Current Employer That I Updated My Resume and Was Searching Around?

That's definitely weird.

There's honestly zero reason to have a resume posted publicly. Really, unless you're extremely lucky, you'll only get spam in your email, on your ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

When Companies Ask For References on Application

If it's on an online application you fill out, I'd give them the references. I'd talk to your co-workers first about it. If you don't want them to know, then don't use them as ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

One of my direct superiors is a guy who won't do his job a lot of the time and will push it off on others (including me) as much as possible. I will do work for this clown, and ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

the absurdity of this

Are you still in that law office job, Shingami?

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

"Applicant has to be outgoing"

I think you just answer with poise and don't ramble. And smile.

I like the ads looking for "rock stars." They're typically on CL.

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Job Interview Gone Wrong

It's good to prepare. It's also good to be loose and warmed up when you go in. You don't ever want to go into an interview cold or distracted by events other than the interview ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

Employers just don't grasp what the jobs situation is out there.

The top dog at gulag was talking on his cell phone right in the office in front of several people ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

the absurdity of this

I don't like the part about sitting with them on the job for free. I'm just never doing that for any job. I was asked to start working once before I was even offered the job or a ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Management gave a retroactive raise after I gave notice

Good question. I'm not an employment attorney, so I don't know.

Did he invite you into the meeting? Or did you hear about it later?

Thinking about it, I think you're ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Job Interview Gone Wrong

It happens to everyone. Learn and move forward, applying what you've learned in the next interview. It's okay for it to hurt for a day or two.

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Strangest Interview - What Went Wrong?

I had a similar interview recently--only it was half the panel you had, OP.

It was dry. It was rote. It was scripted. There was almost no small talk in between, except what ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

The job market still seems to be pretty frozen. I'm still not seeing much out there. However, I did get a call back and had an interview recently. I'd applied for the job in the ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

I'm not sure about the $15/hour minimum wage. What happens when folks currently making $15/hour will then be making the minimum wage and the same thing as part-time workers down at ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Cold Contacting Prospective Employers

Probably works best if you know someone on the inside.

Otherwise, I think you're looking at a call back percentage of what bluetea said--approximately 3 percent, which is ...

4 months ago
General > Job Interviews

After Interview Call Back

It's probably good news, but you never know.

I had an employer call and leave me a message asking for me to call them back. I'd interviewed at this place, so I felt this ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

why did 1,701 people apply for just 8 barista jobs?(UK)

[QUOTE who="AndyRising in a State of Bliss"]So I'm just a bum now?

I did have a recruiter this morning decide that I had been occupied with "family ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

Supervisor applying for same position

[QUOTE who="kellygreen in Mountain View, California"]My direct manager who will be giving my review during the background check for a position I am applying for, is ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

CNN: Good news: More workers are quitting

I think people used to job hop. Now? Not so much anymore. The job market doesn't really allow it.

The guy in the article is kind of an anomaly. Kind of like those people in ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

Do staffing agencies post fake jobs just to use you for their clients?

I'm pretty sure they do. I believe they want to get you in for the nonsense testing, etc. because the agent has to bring in x amount of people per week to meet quotas. They want to ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

How hard is it to work two full time jobs and a part time?

You can talk about this all day on paper and how you'll be able to do it.

The reality is you won't be able to handle it--at least not for long.

You are way, way ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

No suprise here.

Tell us something we don't know.

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

Why is the hiring process so long?

Because they have complete control and a seemingly endless supply of candidates. Plus, they have the usual business of the day to attend to.

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is it me or is it super hard to get a job these days.............?

It's not you. This is just how things are now. Ask around to your relatives and friends. Ask former colleagues. Let them all know you need a job. A connection is by far the easiest ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

Seems like the job market has once again dried up over the last two months. However, I did get a call out of the blue about a job I applied for six months ago. That's right, six ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

Frustrated Job Seeker's Rant -- Feel Free to Add Your Thoughts

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in Ontario, Canada"]Which type of job would you pursue?

A) Selling high end appliances, commission plus benefits, working evenings and weekends ...

5 months ago
General > Job Interviews

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

These days, I'd ask for any offer in writing.

You don't work there but you've gone in twice to move your things in there? I don't know. That's strange they'd allow you to ...

5 months ago
General > Career Advice

Would You Take a Dead End Job?

A bird in the hand...so yes.

5 months ago

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