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General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]First, congrats Tigergrowl!!! Yay and good luck.

I don't mean to drop in the middle of the conversation, but I'd like ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Fight For Your Rights in Anaheim, California"]Geeze, they couldn't just leave a voicemail or send an email ?
Maybe they were trying to see what your ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Has anyone ever had a job interview invitation revoked because you couldn't make it to the interview in person?

Sorry, the burden is on you. If they call and want you to appear for an interview, then you have to appear. If they offer a Skype interview off the bat, then you're lucky. They ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Is it most likely I got dropped from contention?

[QUOTE who="Almost Suicidal in San Antonio, Texas"]Maybe, maybe not. But given I have apps that are over a year old that still say "under consideration," really ...

30+ days ago
General > Job Interviews

Whole Foods Follow Up?

Whole Foods Nick needs to chime in. I still don't know what happened to that dude. I do believe he was working for them as an asst mgr for WF in NY somewhere.

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Place where I interviewed Friday called me twice and left me two voice mails to call them.

I just called them back. They wanted to thank me and tell me they're going with ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Hey, man, you have to do what you have to do. You have to get out of the house and work. If you have to take a job there, then that's what you have to do. I worked a job on the ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

A day after they can someone down at the Gulag they send out an email to all warning people to be busy working or else. They also have the gall in the same email to tell all ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]Not one job applied to today. So sick of seeing these same job postings. Everyone has been disappointing. I feel like standing ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Well done, those of you who hooked up jobs.

When one door closes, another opens.

Yet another person was canned today down at the Gulag. This was completely out of ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

I can't say I aced my interview on Friday. I was kind of mentally unprepared for it after a hard week and thinking I could take a 1/2 day and make it out there. I did make it on ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

why

[QUOTE who="Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada"]They did an expose here showing city workers at strip clubs during their lunch hours or taking 2-3 hour lunches, going home ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]I got I think 2 calls from resumes I submitted on Indeed. and I was 'Indeed' shocked as I was wondering if this was some joke ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Take what you can to plug the gap and give you something to do. Take a part-time job somewhere if you can get one. I got lucky and got a part-time job on the graveyard shift during ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

I have an interview Friday afternoon (yes, strange, I know) from a resume I submitted two months ago in response to an ad posted to...wait for it...Indeed. Wow. This might be the ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

why

[QUOTE who="joe in New York, New York"]85k...Wow and for what?

Every other patron seems to be checking out movie videos. Seems like libraries are what video stores ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Working as a temp at a law firm, getting mixed signals, should I find another job?

I'm not sure what your question or concern is.

I'm not sure a "prestigious" firm would email the entire office to say there's a new temp.

I'm not sure if ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

why

[QUOTE who="Kate_outta_kontrol in deep in the heart of, Texas"]Why would they expect you with a Masters to take such a job? Weird to me. I think the job was only about 15 ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

why

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]It will only get worse. Masters will be the new Bachelors. Where I used to work, they had some of the attorney's kids (teens ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]My random rant today is when people ask you if you have heard back from anyone about a job. Anyone else annoyed by this? It ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

I have quite a lot of time off given I don't really take vacays or much time off.

I've asked for 1/2 days off twice in the last three weeks or so with 24 hours notice. I'm ...

30+ days ago
General > Job Interviews

Interview Clothes for Hot Weather

Suit or dress regardless of weather.

And the people interviewing you will likely be casual or in shirtsleeves.

I've found I'm always overdressed compared to ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Should I ask why I didn't get the offer?

You're lucky to get an answer telling you they didn't choose you.

It's tough. I'd just move forward. No sense in dwelling on it or fishing for answers why. Take the ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

I've had a "recruiter" just blowing up my phone over the last couple of business days. To me, this points toward this guy being an outside recruiter of some sort. People ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

I know a guy who got written up several times over the course of maybe 10 months on a job and then got fired. He is getting UI now. It did take something around six or eight weeks ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland"]Yes, I know. Been there done that. But to trolls, it matters not. Everything is fodder. Trust me on this one, this ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

At what point do you stop believing you will never find a job?

[QUOTE who="wanttocrybutcant in Jonesborough, Tennessee"]So, I'm in the same boat. I don't get a chance to mourn because I know it means time lost applying. I just want ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]Dumb question, but I accepted a phone interview later today for a job I applied too. Then I asked for an updated job description ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Not sure why they wouldn't ask if you're currently working or not and how long you've been there for starters.

The only way around it is to say you're still working there ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Did I Fail My Phone Interview?

I have one of these set up for tomorrow. I got a call within a few hours of submitting a resume. I already know it's going to be a "tell me about a time" interview. Cool ...

30+ days ago
General > Job Interviews

Interview; is this weird

Yes, that's weird. Is it an outside recruiter or inside? It sounds like it might be an outside one based on your post. No employer is going to tell you come in to "wrap things ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Fight For Your Rights in Anaheim, California"]No worries, I'm a licensed Paralegal now, so like everyone else here, I'm trying to switch careers from mortgage ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Urgent Advice for fellow Long-term Unemployed.

The tax credit idea is a good one. Not sure how you'd write that law though. You can't just let all these people unemployed for long periods just wither away. I'm basically in this ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Hatchet man was out yet again today.

Averaging a few people gone per month since February 1. Um, 40 people in the office.

Person who sat next to the person who got ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]To continue my comment on this previous post, the bad is that hiring managers don't live in the real world and I feel are more ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

How do 'Average' People Get Jobs?

It's based on likeability and knowing someone more than it is on experience and skills, in my opinion. Experience and skills get you in the door. Then likeability plays a big ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]I have thought of that a lot, I have seen ads that could quite possible be my place (when I was there anyway) and I just didn't ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Closer to the middle number than the other two numbers. If it were my office I'd be nailed immediately, obviously. I don't think it is. I just worry sometimes I could be responding ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

I didn't want to start a new thread to ask this question.

I saw an ad recently which seems somewhat close to what my office would be seeking in an employee. It doesn't seem ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]Fired. A lot more I don't want to get into here. Mjwendy2009@gmail.com[/QUOTE]

Well, that sucks, but it may be a blessing ...

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

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

Shingami...what happened? You left the job? They fired you? How did it end? Or was this planned out?

30+ days ago
General > Career Advice

Avoiding a toxic workplace

Agree with much of what's been posted above, including Joe above. Less jobs. Less workers. More work.

I work with quite a lot of women. The office is a little more than ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

Once you have the gap it seems you can never live it down. You will have to explain it for the rest of your life.

Employers don't like gaps because there are always other ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is using a cover letter template plagiarism?

Absolutely not. Go right ahead and use it.

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]Omg, yes. I'm having a bad day today.
I see "Salary requirements" and "Salary history" a lot more now ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Apply to Same Company for Different Job?

I've tried the same, and it's never worked for me. I don't know if I could ever apply more than twice. I believe it's one person making the decision as to whether resumes move on ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Apply to Same Company for Different Job?

[QUOTE who="Tiffiney O in Northbrook, Illinois"]I apply to the same list of companies on a regular basis. The type of companies that I apply for are so large until it's ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

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

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"]It's why I dread the idea of another staffing agency. I keep thinking about it, but know in the end it will be just another ...

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is this common practice?

Auto replies as such mean nothing. It means you winged a stone out over a body of water and heard a distant plop somewhere from out in the water.

Move along.

4 months ago
General > Career Advice

"You may hear from me"

In the whole process, the first thing to have any meaning to you is the written offer of employment. Up to that point, you're reading tea leaves and smoke signals.

4 months ago

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