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. which job should I take?

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How Long is a Technology Career?

Hiring Technical People

If you are an older job searcher, and you are looking for a job, one thing you might do is look for a technical job. That’s what I suggest in Manage Your Job Search. Now, you might have to do this as a contractor. And a temp-to-perm situation is fine. If you’ve been employed for long enough, a temp situation is fine, too. It is your job to do career development, whether you are employed by someone else or not.

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. I need advice about a difficulty with my job: gossip. which job should I take?

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Ms. Career Girl

Everyone knows that overwhelming feeling of going to a job interview. Address the following topics in your job interview to get a holistic picture of your potential job and work environment. If you work best in a 9 to 5 job, five days a week environment, way to go.

2017 180

How to Find a Public Sector Job

The Undercover Recruiter

In the good old days if you wanted a job in the public sector you did one of three things; for admin jobs you looked in the local paper, for professional jobs you looked in a professional journal and for everything else you looked at The Wednesday Guardian.

2012 93

did this recruiter lie to me? and why can’t I get hired by this company?

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A reader writes: For the past six months, I have been searching for a job after a long-term contract job ended. Two years ago, I also had a short-term temporary job there, from which I was asked to leave because I could not control my sleep apnea and was suffering from daytime sleepiness there. I did, and applied for three jobs there this summer. After my customer service interview, I saw the editor job had been reposted. job searching

2018 64

Alternative Career Opportunities

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Creating Job Opportunities Branch Out your Job Search » Alternative Career Opportunities Published September 17, 2010 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: hidden job market , linkedin , career alternatives , contract consulting , IT consulting , resume advice , hidden job opportunities , contract employment Traditional job openings are still scarce relative to the number of candidates seeking positions.

2010 114

I hate my promotion and want my old job back, horrid interviewers, and more

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I hate my promotion — can I ask to have my old job back? After telling and getting the blessing from my boss, I applied for and got the job. The job is considered a promotion, and it came with a rather large pay increase. Flash forward six months into the new job, and I hate it! I did not evaluate the job offer well enough at all, I just saw the money and the promotion and went for it. 2011. Contractor – Jan.

2014 65

I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

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We have a temp coming in to transition her work during her leave from June to October. I know the temp coming in (former employee who saw grass isn’t always greener) and strongly assume that she will want the full-time gig if presented to her after the current employee’s departure. It would be legally shaky if they’d actually been paying you for that side work as a contractor — meaning that weren’t taking out payroll taxes for that part of your pay.

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? I’m a contractor hoping to be made perm.

2013 56

EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


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2011 43

employee can’t afford our team lunches, a frequently pregnant senior leadership team, and more

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And while it’s easy to think that at his salary level, he should see it as a cost of having a job similar to having to buy, say, a business suit, ultimately you just can’t know what someone else’s financial situation is. We’ve tried hiring contractors / consultants, but they can only help with lower-level stuff. And I’d rather have a root canal than have a come-to-Jesus conversation with the cofounders about how having kids has reduced their job capacity.

2018 55

should I do mediation with my incompetent boss, recruiter said she felt used when I turned down an offer, and more

Ask A Manager

I think the answer is to simply look for another job, but my question is: Does mediation usually work in situations like this? I recently relocated (a temporary long relocation actually, but I’m open to staying here), and part of that was a job search because I didn’t think my company would let me transfer. but the limited nature of the job. I am currently a contractor. Definitely don’t apply if you don’t want the job.

2016 58

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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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. I applied and got an interview, but did not get the job once again. How I convey that I’m smart in job applications?

2011 71

terse answer Tuesday

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Now a brand new board, two full years later, has hired someone new for my old job. I can’t figure out what you’d get out of contacting this person, who’s starting in a job two full years after you left on less-than-perfect terms. do I have to be perfect to get a job?

2011 66

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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The job is an entry level job. 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? I am currently working for a single company and paid as a contractor, not an employee.

2011 67

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. I recently applied for an admin job at a college.

2013 54

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.