short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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During this period of courtship I’ve interviewed two additional times, including a peer review and job shadowing for a newly created position. I think a phone call to the hiring manager is probably ideal, since it sounds like you’ve started to build a relationship with the person — and job-shadowing is a fairly significant investment — but an email wouldn’t be the height of rudeness or anything. It’s short answer Sunday.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Bringing a gift of food to an interview. So when I went on my first interview for an administrative assistant position for a company that sells replacement windows, I took a small box of scones. Now I have a second interview. Don’t bring food or gifts to interviews, since you risk looking like you’re attempting to curry favor based on things that aren’t related to your ability to do the job. Until then, I wish you all the best in your career.”

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

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Then when the person answers ask a follow up question such as: “Wow, Kentucky. I’ve never been there, but I’ve always wanted to go see the Kentucky Derby.

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