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recruiter named a lower salary than the job ad, what do candidates want to know about company culture, and more

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Recruiter quoted a salary that’s half of what was listed in the job ad. Is it common to be offered a much lower salary than is posted in a job listing? A recruiter called me regarding it and said that the salary would be $24,000 a year to start. I am having a phone interview on Monday and I’m wondering if the hiring manager will bring up the discrepancy. On the phone interview, you should bring this up yourself if they don’t.

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I was offered an interview — until they found out my current salary

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So I submitted my resume and cover letter and heard back within a day with an invitation to have a preliminary phone interview. The HR rep also requested that I give my salary history and a potential range for their position. I had already avoided the question on their application because I knew that my current salary would cause them to screen me out. (I It seems like he thought I was a great candidate until he found out my current salary. salar

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned.

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Should I have brought it up with the interviewer today?

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recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years.

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job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot February 1, 2011 A reader writes: I’m applying around for part-time office work. to help them remember candidates more clearly. of their candidates uncomfortable for no reason).

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

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Here we go: Asking for a quick decision when you have another offer I was offered a job on Friday, but I have second interview with a company I like on Monday. I do have another offer that I need to make a decision on quickly. is that interview question legal?

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how to deal with a rude recruiter

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A reader writes: I’m looking for advice on how to deal with rude recruiters, due to a phone interview with one earlier this morning. . Our initial 30-minute phone conversation about his client went very well, and after reviewing a position description forwarded to me in follow-up via email, we set a second more formal phone interview, during which he screened me to write a report for his client. Recruiter: No, you have to tell me your salary information.

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when can I ask about salary if the job posting doesn’t list it?

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I’ve come across a handful of ads that say that their salary and benefits standards are “competitive and depend on qualifications and experience.”. My question is: When do I ask about range if the salary is unlisted? Do I ask after they respond, but before the interview? After the interview? In an ideal world, employers would just post the salary range for the job up-front so that if it didn’t work for you, you could self-select out. salary

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Interviewer mentioned contacting my current boss. I was on a phone interview recently and was asked, “What 3 good qualities would your current boss say about you?” ” And then the interviewer proceeded to let me know if this goes further they may call him for a reference. It’s typical for employers to either agree not to contact your current employee for a reference, or to do so only when they’re ready to make an offer.

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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. Second interviews.

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Valentine's Day round-up

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how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? You suck, interviewer!

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

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Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out? I offered to come in and have the arrangement be a trial unpaid internship to familiarize myself with the operations of this organization and see if they like me. How wide should a salary range be?

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answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager answering questions from your old employer after you’ve moved on February 21, 2011 A reader writes: I have submitted my two weeks notice and am wondering what I should do if after I have left, if they contact me for phone support?

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my manager’s boss wants us to complain about my manager to his face, inconsiderate meeting times, and more

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It’s good that your manager’s boss wants to gather feedback about how your manager is doing, but it’s absurd to think that people will give candid feedback in front of said manager. If you’d rather not participate in this, I encourage you to say to your manager’s boss: “I’m not comfortable talking candidly about my concerns about Bob in front of Bob. Company wants to verify my current salary with pay stubs. At the in-person interview?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager oh my March 30, 2011 Update to the resume feedback offer : The response was higher than I’d thought it would be, so I may cut this off earlier than the original one week I’d planned on. is that interview question legal?

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a recruiter emailed me a dozen annoying interview questions to complete, Phi Beta Kappa on a resume, and more

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Recruiter emailed me a dozen annoying interview questions to complete. I had a phone screen with a large corporation for a program manager role. After a 10 minute conversation, the recruiter emailed me over a dozen interview questions that he asked me to complete, including: • Share with me some of your areas of improvements or strengths. Salary history and/or expectations. • Interview questions that don’t match my experience.

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don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

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When you answer the phone and sound surprised to hear from me, which prompts me to ask if you were expecting my call (which was pre-scheduled), don’t say, “I just forgot that it was Thursday.&# is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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But here’s a story of the type of recruiter you don’t want to work with — the deceptive, slimy kind who annoys the employers they’re hoping to pitch candidates to. We are representing an exceptional candidate who you may want to review.

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the roots of Ask a Manager… — Ask a Manager

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In January 2007 — before Ask a Manager existed — I was feeling antsy about the many ways in which I was seeing job candidates torpedoing their own chances. is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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how to stand out at a job fair

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. Posted in job searching A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

tiny answer Thursday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Negotiating salary as a recent graduate without much job history. I am applying for a position that requires salary history and salary requirements. The organization has taken a step of good faith by stating their salary range. However, this employer already told you what their salary range is, so that’s to your advantage; you can push for that range, knowing that they’re prepared to pay it.

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do what you say you're going to do

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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I will review your resume this week

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March 29, 2011 Update: Due to the overwhelming response to this, this offer expired at midnight (EST) on Thursday, March 31. I’ll tell you what you need to change to have a resume that will make a hiring manager excited to interview you. (Oh, is that interview question legal?

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does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. A few weeks later, though, the person I interviewed with contacted me out of the blue to ask me if I’d like to interview for a similar position, which was unposted.

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If [.] "> { 22 comments… read them below or add one } Anonymous February 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm Going through the form, what an ‘incredible’ offering!! is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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Same for phone, utilities, etc. I take about fifteen accounts a day, and examine the history over a 2-3 year period. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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I’m on a shoestring budget and eating ramen for a the next week until my next student loan rolls in, but I’ll keep that recipe! :) Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? You suck, interviewer!

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1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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am I wasting this recruiter's time? — Ask a Manager

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I don’t want the recruiter to feel like I’m wasting her time, but part of me says a brief chat on the phone couldn’t hurt. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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I do think that some employers attend with every intention of meeting potential candidates who they might not otherwise come into contact with — I certainly did, and I saw other employers around me doing that too. I know several who had gotten interviews that way.

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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a few housekeeping notes, and a holiday present to you — Ask a Manager

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As a fabulous holiday hurrah, I’m offering you 40% off my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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Sometimes I get letters from people who say that they finally started trying it and they were astonished by how many interviews they started getting. The interviewer even said that I had a great cover letter. No cover letter just a photo copied employment history for a resume.

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Interviewer insisted I was uninterested in the job A friend got me an interview with his company. I’m in a field where getting in someone’s face is an acceptable negotiating tactic, but it felt out of place at an interview. You suck, interviewer!

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things that aren't good ideas

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Reply Richard March 9, 2011 at 7:07 am I’m kind of hoping that their question was ‘How soon should I email for a follow up after not getting a reply from a job interview?’ My number is ###.&# ) They are never available when I phone the next day, morning or afternoon.

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update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as.

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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Last month, while screening candidates for a job I was hiring for, I received a cover letter that easily stood out as the best I’d received for that position so far. For starters, she was legitimately a strong candidate. She wouldn’t even wear pantyhose to her interview!&#

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this. is that interview question legal?

I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

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I decided to use the question on the very next interview I got, which took place yesterday. My interviewer was nice but very reserved, and then when she asked if I had any questions, I threw out the Magic Question. Interviewers eyes lit up and they called me back the next day!

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the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked January 24, 2011 The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. News & World Report today , I list the 10 most common questions you’re likely to be asked in an interview — which are thus the 10 you should rehearse and rehearse and rehearse. what was your worst interview?

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