wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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My communication MA and teaching background are gathering dust on the resume. My salary is public record. I have worked for the state for 8+ years so my salary history and everything associated with my rate of pay is public (including the date of my last promotion, my starting salary and how my salary compares with my coworkers). It seems I am immediately at a disadvantage when approaching a potential employer with salary-related issues.

2012 54

terse answer Thursday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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In addition, the candidate and I share similar (very unusual and on-the-surface not very “marketable”) educational and work experiences–I really feel for how hard it is to find a position coming from that background! That if they’re looking for advice on what to do with our sort of weird background, I’d be happy to chat? Since employers now are requiring background checks, do you think that it will hurt my job prospects in the future?

2013 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

am I not getting hired because I'm gay?

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Now, am I going to promise you that no one is discriminating against you because you’re gay? I know this because when I got my current job, they had to run a background check that included contacting that employer and there was no hassle.

2011 74

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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We have a similar educational and work background, similar experience and he’s going to be doing a similar job but far, far less work than I do. The litmus test: Would they dispute the title in a reference check?) in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 67