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

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I was recently interviewed by CBS news about unpaid internships. 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. In other cases, employers may be aware of the federal rules, but choose to ignore them.

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it’s your Friday good news

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But I have been reading your site for 2 years, and took your advice on my cover letter, resume, and interview prep. I really worked on my pre-interview anxiety. It’s strange to say, but you also taught me that interviewers are human too, and to just relax and be myself.

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interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? March 12, 2011 A reader writes: I was recently interviewed at a very reputable university that I’ve longed to work for and be accepted to as a student since I was a child. I’ve been applying to this university for over 6 months so you cannot imagine how ecstatic I was when I received an email indicating their interest to interview me. is that interview question legal?

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ask all your questions about the new overtime law here

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This is because the federal government is changing one part of the way it decides whether you’re exempt (not legally required to be paid overtime) or non-exempt (must be paid overtime). To be exempt, you must meet two tests: a salary test and a duties test. The duties portion of the law isn’t changing, only the salary level. And should I ask my manager who does little with salary, or HR? Negotiating a raise to stay exempt. law + order salary

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

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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.

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is my employer plotting against me?

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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. Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: do what you say you’re going to do Next post: interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

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Also, in this economy, lay-offs and freezes on wages is far from uncommon, so vacations may be more of a luxury than a necessity. For some unknown reason I’m finding it a very daunting task to get my resume refreshed, prepare myself mentally for interviews and just generally getting the courage up to apply! Is a Federal audit “easier&# ? is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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