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reading into things when you shouldn’t, an overly negative staff, and more

Ask A Manager

To maximize your chances, be very specific about the type of work you want to do (don’t just say “a job”) and include information about your background. Be prepared for most responses to be focused on experience — you’re more likely to hear “we look for candidates with a background in X, Y, and Z” than to hear “we only hire people the CEO likes” or “we reject a lot of people for talking too much,” even if both are true.

2013 58

the person who referred me for a job was arrested, overly long bathroom breaks, and more

Ask A Manager

We keep things pretty professional, but friendly in the office, and usually only cross paths when we come in in the morning and leave at night. A few months ago, I interviewed for a position and was later given the impression by the hiring manager that an offer would be extended shortly. I followed up but never heard back. I would easily pass a background check and have strong professional referrals. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 59