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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. I am currently job hunting and a few days ago stumbled upon a position that was the perfect fit for my skill set, experience, and place. A job description asks for me to send a resume and “salary range.&#

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Figuring out pay as a contractor I have never worked as a contractor but was contacted about a potential contract job and asked to provide my pay requirements plus gas cost. The contract job is simular to my old salary job that paid $49,000 but has a little more responsibilites. Keep in mind that as a contractor, you’ll be paying your own payroll taxes and won’t be getting benefits like health care or paid time off.

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dating company clients, who makes the final hiring decision, and more

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I have a panel job interview tomorrow morning that will consist of Human Resource Specialists and my supervisor (if I get the job). I have a lady-friend who currently works at the plasma center that I frequent, who I’ve known for about a year (which is longer than she’s had the job!). How should I point that this prospective job doesn’t seem like it should be a contract position? Or is it most likely not up for discussion?

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client accidentally said rude things about my team in a voicemail, what happened to thank-you notes, and more

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She had called to notify me of a mistake made by my department, but at the end neglected to hang up her phone properly before commenting on my team’s lack of intelligence and other similarly unflattering remarks. Of course I plan to follow up with her on a course of action to address her initial complaint, but should I make any mention of the end of her message? If your company generally treats contractors and temps well, that matters more than the badges.

short answer Saturday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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It was my first job out of college and I was feeling really tied down and restless and wanted to try a new environment, so I switched from a consulting firm to working in an internal corporate role. I’m basically miserable at my new job. I liked my old job better and feel like I had a little quarter-life crisis and case of the grass is greener. I left a temp job about 6 months ago. Never heard from them, even after sending a couple of follow-ups.

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short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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You say yourself that he’s not working at the level needed; you won’t be doing anyone any favors (him included) by trying to cover this up. Do your job to the best of your ability, and let him be accountable for his own performance. I interviewed for the job, but did not get it. Another opening, same position, same department opened up a few months later. I applied and got an interview, but did not get the job once again.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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The job is an entry level job. To my surprise, they actually called me back and asked to set up an INFORMATIONAL interview. I’ve already asked for a job so why did they offer me an informational interview? I’m angry about a pay disparity; can I walk off the job? 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. which job should I take?

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. But as a result, when I wanted to quit my job and work for myself, people actually wanted to hire me. I wanted to quit my job and work for myself for a lot of reasons. I was able to quit my job and work for myself for this reason: savings. Go set one up. do I have to be perfect to get a job?