whispering coworker, entry-level relocation assistance, and more

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Can I get relocation assistance as an entry-level candidate with a liberal arts degree? I wouldn’t need the level of assistance that the person in this post about relocation wanted, as $3,000 would be more than enough to cover the entire move. Would any company be willing to pay that for an entry-level position though? How to talk salary with California’s new law against asking for salary history. It’s five answers to five questions.

asking for a job description before interviewing, turning down an offer, and more

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Did I mishandle my turning down of a job offer? I declined a job offer and it didn’t go very well. During the interviews when the salary and position was mentioned to me and I was asked if it was acceptable to me, I said yes. I didn’t think that would be construed as a binding acceptance of the offer. So when I did receive the offer (which came by email without advance notice), I took a week to get back to them to decline.

2013 62

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

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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 I work at an organization that pays entry-level much more than most other places in D.C., However, put beside any candidate for the next level position–assistant editor–I’m clearly under-qualified. salary

2015 30

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. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? obligated to accept internal offer?

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interviewer wants to know my current salary (with an update already included!)

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I’m close to getting an offer. At my first phone interview, they told me the salary range — about 30%-50% above what I’m paid now. I knew my salary at my current company was low, and so I was very excited to talk to a company that wasn’t asking my current salary. They asked for references, and talked about putting together an offer letter. Today, they asked for my “current compensation and bonus payout history.

I earn more than my peers, and they’re not happy

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A reader writes: Five years ago, I was hired in an entry-level role. During the initial employment offer, the company offered their base salary for a starting amount. Since I did my homework on the average salary of the role in this area, I countered with a number closer to the average. Two are now managers, one two levels above me. Share as much info as you can about your salary history at this company — starting salary, raises, all of it.

2020 29

tiny answer Thursday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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How do companies verify salary history? How do companies verify a candidate’s salary history? Companies that want to verify your salary history will either do it by calling your previous employers or by asking you for documentation like your most recent payslip or W2. Sometimes they don’t even do the latter until after an offer has been made and accepted, which is why it’s really dangerous to lie about this.)

2012 60

terse answer Thursday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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If you’d really be happy to chat, that would be a really kind thing to offer. Most candidates would love to get feedback and personalized help from an employer, so if you’re willing to take the time to do that, definitely offer it! I’m applying for entry-level nonprofit communications roles, with plenty of communications internship experience and a year as an administrative assistant under my belt.

2013 55

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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. At the end of the second interview, how do I tell them I have been made an offer and need a decision on this job in a day? I do have another offer that I need to make a decision on quickly. And read this post on what to do when you get an offer while you’re waiting to hear from a company you like better.

2011 46

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? when your ex is a coworker — and a silly one (and the later update ) entry-level job search with boyfriend recruiter I met at career expo asked me on a date — what do I do? how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

2011 54

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? A job description asks for me to send a resume and “salary range.&# Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 58

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

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I’m thinking soon after I could be polite and offer some level of help but where do I draw the line and say “hey guys, I&# m not getting paid for this. Or, if you’re willing to help out if you’re paid for it, you can say to your old boss, “Hey, it seems like you guys are calling on me a lot, to the point that I wanted to raise the possibility of offering you a set number of hours of my time in the next month as a consultant.

2011 58

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Salary history when you worked in a foreign country. I was hoping you might be able to help me with the question of how to address my compensation history in my cover letter when requested by the job posting. So I really don’t want to discuss salaries at this point — it’s a complicated situation. This is a relatively entry-level position, not some high-level executive position.

2011 53

oh my

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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. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? obligated to accept internal offer?

2011 43

my assistant is constantly gazing in the mirror, lying to employers about salary, and more

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Speaker advised lying to employers about salary. She told me a speaker advised women to quote their previous salary at $10,000 more than what they were actually paid when negotiating a salary because future employers can’t prove you lied. Wow, nothing like empowering people by telling them to do something that could result in their job offers getting yanked. Employers routinely ask for W2s, pay stubs, and other proof of salary — routinely.

2017 21

can we push a retiring employee out early, do I need to use special resume paper, and more

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However, I’m applying for an entry-level position with a pretty prestigious nonprofit organization in this community, and the instructions are for you to mail your resume and cover letter to the physical mailing address. An employee told me she found another job and gave me an “offer” letter with the option to terminate her. If we decided not to accept her offer for one day a week, then she would “terminate” her employment with us.

2016 21

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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The only time that I got an interview with, and then later a job offer from a company that I met at the job fair, when the guy called me to invite me to an interview and told me that he had gotten my resume from the fair, I sat there wondering if he received it from when I met them 1 year ago or 3? It paid the same as most entry level jobs, and ended up being a really great experience! After graduation, I was offered a full time position based on a career fair contact.

mother bought me plane tickets without asking me if I could get.

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That reeks of entry level/low pay/crappy, micromanaging boss who would probably fire you for asking for the time off. If the boss says no, and he has every right to, she should be prepared to either go on the trip and lose her job or decline mom’s offer and stick it out at work. As she states, she doesn’t like her job anyway, and it’s an entry level position.

2011 54

do what you say you're going to do

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

2011 67

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. Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume?

2011 61

things that aren't good ideas #78

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I used to see a lot of cover letters like this one when I hired for entry-level restaurant stuff, most of them from people who were just getting out of treatment centers or halfway houses. Of course, the bad cover letter shows that there is a job opportunity out there for those who want to work in social services and willing to live on a lower salary. No cover letter just a photo copied employment history for a resume.

2011 72

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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how to stand out at a job fair

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

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2011 61

10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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Does it go straight into work history/ degree information? short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 59

something cool and free for you

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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!! Reply Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 8:15 am After registering and providing G5 with my personal information, I found out that the “free&# offer was simply the ability to pay $49 per workshop (the $129 membership includes all workshops). in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 56

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

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There’s this small part of me hanging on, thinking, “They’re just posting the job to cover their bases, and I haven’t heard from them because they’re putting an offer together. It’s never a lock, not until you have an official offer in hand. Reply Kimberlee Stiens January 7, 2011 at 4:00 am But, on the converse to the comment above, I’ve read tons of stories (many of them comments on entries in this blog!)

2011 57

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

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2011 56

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

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I take about fifteen accounts a day, and examine the history over a 2-3 year period. short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 56

should you include a short-term job on your resume?

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

2011 56

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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Whether he was poorly recruited or made claims he couldn’t deliver, it soon became clear that he was having difficulties with working at the level he was expected to perform. The work that he was meant to deliver was poor and as his line manager decided to let him sink, he was getting noticed for all the wrong reasons at the board level. My offer letter does not stipulate any minimum on time worked. I am paid a weekly salary plus an end of month bonus.

2011 55

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

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2011 55

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

2011 54

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

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Take it as far as you can, and if you decide that the offer (if it comes) is insufficient to get you to switch jobs, politely decline it using the same sort of bland fluff which companies use in the rejection letters they send to unsuccessful candidates. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume? obligated to accept internal offer?

2011 54

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

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He never offers to buy us lunch. If you’re in a customer service position (or any entry-level position), it’s a lot easier for me to imagine this request being made of you than if you’re, say, a business analyst or the marketing director. He never offers to buy us lunch. If you are salaried, they will push the hourly jobs off on you (scanning and storing your expense report receipts) so they can cut T&E staff.

2011 54

want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

2011 53

referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

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Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. News & World Report today, I offer some dire warnings — grinchy ones, really — that you should think about before making that referral. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf? obligated to accept internal offer?

2011 53

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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I will be interviewing with a managing director and an officer and I was wondering if you thought it was a good or bad idea to offer my condolences. Can I list my fellowship value as part of my compensation history? Can I list the value of my graduate fellowship on my compensation history? A position that I’m applying for requires a compensation history, which makes me die a little, deep down inside for all those reasons that you’ve blogged about.

2011 61

when's the right time to ask for a raise?

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Posted in salary When’s the last time you asked for a raise? Reply Jamie April 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm This is great advice – and the point about having been there under a year is something to keep in mind when you’re negotiating your starting salary and the job is in the process of being defined. Make sure they put it in your offer letter, so revisiting it isn’t awkward or premature…it’s just part of the contract.

2011 51

when a social contact invites you to send a resume

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2011 52

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

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

2011 75

8 things you should know about job references

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News & World Report today, I talk about eight things about the reference-checking process that [.] "> { 5 comments… read them below or add one } Jamie February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm What was the original source about this urban legend that it’s illegal to give anything other than dates of employment/title(s)/salaries. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

2011 50

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

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions how to tackle your budget process when youre "not a math person" ► March 2011 (32) manager whos bad at numbers is panicking over budget process resume review offer ends at midnight tonight phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams oh my want me to review your resume? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how can I convince my husband I cant accept a job offer on his behalf?

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