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Parafreegal

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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.

26 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 ...

26 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 ...

26 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?

30+ days 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.

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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.

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

No suprise here.

Tell us something we don't know.

30+ days 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.

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days 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 ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Would You Take a Dead End Job?

A bird in the hand...so yes.

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="pebcle in Cleveland, Ohio"]I pray that you have a support system. I worked 12+ years in an abusive environment, & it took six years afterward for the ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]Yep, they will say you have to be more proactive and aggressive. Non-advice because they really don't care what you do anyway ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice 30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="NeedRealjob in Saint Louis, Missouri"]I think the true unemployment rate is about 20 percent.[/QUOTE]

I think a couple years ago that was true. I'm not ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Two consecutive quarters of negative GDP is a recession. So that's how we're technically not in a recession.

Everyone knows there's still a jobs recession out there. The ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="NeedRealjob in Saint Louis, Missouri"]I got an interview with a grocery market tomorrow! However I am a bit worried. First when the lady called me to talk to ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

One I knew I wasn't getting pretty much as I was sitting there. I just didn't like the two women interviewing me. One was asking all the questions. She didn't know what she was ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

I emailed the two offices where I interviewed in February to follow-up since I'd not heard anything back. I knew the answer but wanted to make sure.

I received emails back ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Feeling miserable - No call back yet (anyone shine some hope/HR knowledge here?)

It's very easy to get emotionally attached to these things. It's natural. But never, ever throw all eggs into one basket. Always keep moving forward applying elsewhere. Never wait ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

And now the same clown I've had problems with going back 16 months has threatened violence right in the workplace. Early this morning he walks by and loudly hits his fist into his ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Hiring Process Rant

[QUOTE who="Linda in Farmington, Michigan"]Get over yourselves. Job shadowing is very common and you should be thankful companies are willing to do it. These companies ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Scenarios where the references were called, and no offer was extended

If they really want you they should not dawdle; they should just make a decision and let you know as soon as possible.

What's to stop you from going to another employer? If ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

Let's see. On top of all the nonsense in the office, some people not working, all of us being piled on top of one another, the five new files I have and all the other existing work ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="rekab71 in Red Bluff, California"]OMG, I have had that same issue. I just love returning these phone calls for interviews, only to receive their voice mail ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="rekab71 in Red Bluff, California"]I am also sick of signing up with all these so called "employment agencies" or "staffing agencies", which ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Career builder hit by SCAMS!!!!

Careerbuilder is almost completely useless. Recruiters/agencies and scams dominate it.

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Leeann66 in Ontario"]Got my separation papers today from the last job. There is something about seeing dismissal that makes me feel sick. Didn't miss a day ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Hiring Process Rant

At the point where they said they wanted you to shadow someone I think I would have said "no offer of employment has been made to me yet." Seriously. I'm sure their ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Leaving Temp-to-Perm agency for another agency.

If I'm understanding this correctly you're a temp.

Don't give any notice. Just call up the agency and say you quit. Or just stop showing up. They'll get the picture quickly ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Screwed over in the workplace. Is there anything I can do about it?

This happened two years ago when you were a temp. When you're a temp you're living day to day and can be gone any time, any day without notice and without reason. "The ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

What would you do, if...

Aren't job fair obsolete? Seems like more of a marketing and networking opportunity for employers more than for employees.

4 months ago

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