I was promised time off for my wedding that’s now being revoked, salary requirements in a cover letter, and more

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My manger and coworkers are ok with covering the shifts, but HR says that I cannot have it off. Employer is asking for salary requirements to be included on my resume. I’ve heard of this in cover letters, but I’m not really sure how to handle it in the resume. Is that a fancy way of saying they want your salary history on your resume, or is it just enough to say that you’re looking for a range between x and y?

2014 64

short answer Sunday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I woke up early this morning (before my kids) to type up a wonderful cover letter…the job is no longer posted! Salary verification during background checks. A hiring manager asked me for my salary history and said that in the past she was not able to hire candidates because they overstated their salary history. This was discovered by their company during the background check.

2013 67

Friday night question queue

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Should you explain in a cover letter why you left your last job? I want to know if I should address, in cover letters, the reason I just resigned from my job as an attorney in the worst legal market in history. ” Ooooh, no, do not put anything like that in your cover letter. What do background checks entail? I have a question in regard to job postings that state that applicants will be required to submit to a background check.

2012 52

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Here we go… Verifying salary history. Have you ever heard of a company trying to confirm current salary after offering somebody a job? I applied for something online in an electronic application, did not have exact current salary info at the time (honestly don’t keep exact track after all these years, and always round up a little to keep from getting low-balled) so roundup from the ballpark where I knew I was. It’s once again short answer Sunday.

2011 59

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 72

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I emailed them my resume and stated in the cover letter what position I was interested in at the company and that I’m willing to relocate. The litmus test: Would they dispute the title in a reference check?) The problem, none of my references have received a letter!

2011 67

am I not getting hired because I'm gay?

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Also that your resume and cover letters are specifically targeted to the individual jobs. Now that I have been reading AAM, I bet it was because my cover letters were much better when I was actually excited about an opportunity. Thompsons cover letter get him an interview?

2011 74