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Unpaid Internships: Foot in the Door or Stepping on a Landmine?

Career Solvers

There was a time when the only people who sought out unpaid internships were students who wanted to gain valuable work experience and were willing to forgo a salary to get it. But several states are concerned that in the current economy many companies are offering unpaid internships that are violating minimum wage laws. The Department of of Labor looks at six criteria to determine if the internship is in compliance with wage and hour rules.

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it’s your Friday good news

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PLUS, the day I got the offer, I got a call to interview for a federal government job in my field! I’ve been trying to get to the next level in my career for years but the leadership in my department hadn’t been great on internal progression.

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Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Salary negotiations are over. You will notice that salary is missing from the list. Many people assume this is because Gen Y doesn’t care about salary. Gen Y doesn’t consider salary to be a huge factor in choosing a place to work because Gen Y knows that salary data is public. So for Gen Y, going to a company that pays fair wages is like going to a company that hires people who aren’t white. So the Brazen Careerist Top 50 does not ignore salary.

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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As a rule, if a job posting sounds interesting but there is no e-mail contact other than the generic Craigslist one, and if there is no info about the company, I send a quick e-mail [.] "> { 23 comments… read them below or add one } Stephanie March 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm Unsure if this is the case anymore, but the resume format for federal government jobs (and maybe some state government jobs) REQUIRES a SSN and other nutty things like salaries for each job listed on the resume.

2011 59

is my employer plotting against me?

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Frankly, I’d be inclined to tell everyone in sight, but if you’re going to limit it than be certain to include everyone who you work for internally. March 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm I’d like to point out that a company cannot prohibit employees from talking to each other about working conditions – this includes wages, bonuses and reasons you are leaving the job. It’s federal law, and christ am I tired of hearing about bosses trying to make rules against it.

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interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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To not risk the chances of getting a professional federal job because I was afraid of being fired from a minimum wage job doesn’t seem worth risking my health in retrospect. short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions what should an internal "farewell" email say? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter? why do companies post positions when they end up hiring internally?

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short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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When there is a company breaking the law, you are better off getting a lawyer before talking to local, state, or federal law enforcement. First, that the employee is hourly rather than salaried, and second, that they don’t make up the time at the end of the day. Until the OP answers the hourly/salary and what business is it of theirs question, I think it’s safe to leap to either hourly and mismanagement or myob. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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