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

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So I submitted my resume and cover letter and heard back within a day with an invitation to have a preliminary phone interview. 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 It seems like he thought I was a great candidate until he found out my current salary. salary

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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.

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Should I have brought it up with the interviewer today?

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recruiter named a lower salary than the job ad, what do candidates want to know about company culture, and more

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Recruiter quoted a salary that’s half of what was listed in the job ad. Is it common to be offered a much lower salary than is posted in a job listing? A recruiter called me regarding it and said that the salary would be $24,000 a year to start. I am having a phone interview on Monday and I’m wondering if the hiring manager will bring up the discrepancy. On the phone interview, you should bring this up yourself if they don’t.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

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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. I do have another offer that I need to make a decision on quickly. is that interview question legal?

2011 60

how to deal with a rude recruiter

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A reader writes: I’m looking for advice on how to deal with rude recruiters, due to a phone interview with one earlier this morning. . A third-party recruiter contacted me for a slew of opportunities he was hired to fill for a start-up company. I would rather you tell me what the salary range for this Director level position is that you sent me a description for, and I’ll let you know if that meets my expectations. I need your salary history.

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Valentine's Day round-up

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Valentine’s Day round-up February 14, 2011 In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here’s a round-up of some past posts that involved romantic relationships — some good, some bad, and some really weird.

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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. How wide should a salary range be?

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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. is that interview question legal?

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do what you say you're going to do

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My boss does this all the time – she piles on way too much work to the point where she can’t keep up. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? You suck, interviewer!

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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. I’ll tell you what you need to change to have a resume that will make a hiring manager excited to interview you. (Oh, is that interview question legal?

2011 79

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

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January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. A few weeks later, though, the person I interviewed with contacted me out of the blue to ask me if I’d like to interview for a similar position, which was unposted.

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something cool and free for you

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To register for G5′s leadership training free for one year, just use this special link set up exclusively for you, and enter the promo code askamanager. Complete the short sign-up form and you’re in free for a year. is that interview question legal?

2011 73

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

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Reply Richard April 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm I have never heard of mango sticky rice, I think I need to look up some recipes… Reply Ask a Manager April 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm Richard, you must have it right away! is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

2011 72

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

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Same for phone, utilities, etc. Posted in work habits In response to the letter from the manager freaking out about having to do a budget when she hates math, MillenniMedia posted some of the best, most straightforward, easy-to-follow advice on this topic I’ve seen.

2011 72

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

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When you answer the phone and sound surprised to hear from me, which prompts me to ask if you were expecting my call (which was pre-scheduled), don’t say, “I just forgot that it was Thursday.&# is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

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

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So there’s now a “ Reviews &# tab up at the top where some of these nice emails will reside. Keep up the good work! how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Well, it’s potentially an opportunity to form a connection with someone at those companies — someone to send follow-up correspondence to and to check in with. It was quite small, mind you, and involved a fair amount of follow-up afterward.

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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

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I don’t want the recruiter to feel like I’m wasting her time, but part of me says a brief chat on the phone couldn’t hurt. I’d talk to them, but be up front and honest that you’re pretty happy where you are now. is that interview question legal?

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want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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things that aren't good ideas

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I have an auto-reply set up that explains that the volume of mail means that I can’t answer everything. I have an auto-reply set up that explains that the volume of mail means that I can’t answer everything. is that interview question legal? You suck, interviewer!

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

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There are so many other components that must be looked at when evaluating if an employee is truly up to par – how do they interact with others (hello attitude mentioned above); HOW they go about doing their job; soft skills; etc. is that interview question legal?

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the roots of Ask a Manager… — Ask a Manager

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Reply Kimberlee January 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm I read this immediately before another blog I follow linked to this article ( [link] ) as great advice for job hunters. is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? You suck, interviewer!

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short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Interviewer insisted I was uninterested in the job A friend got me an interview with his company. I’m in a field where getting in someone’s face is an acceptable negotiating tactic, but it felt out of place at an interview. You suck, interviewer!

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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But, I just put up a new job posting last night, and I underlined twice that I wouldn’t consider any resume without a cover letter. So for those of you tailoring your cover letters, I hope you keep it up. The interviewer even said that I had a great cover letter.

2011 93

a few housekeeping notes, and a holiday present to you — Ask a Manager

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As a fabulous holiday hurrah, I’m offering you 40% off my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as.

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I never said anything to HR, and nothing ever came up. how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this. is that interview question legal?

how to stand out at a job fair

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Get My E-Book How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Connect Free Guide Free guide to preparing for an interview Archives ▼ 2011 (96) ▼ April 2011 (6) book review, other peoples families, and mango sticky rice should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? how to stand out at a job fair short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? You suck, interviewer!

I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

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I decided to use the question on the very next interview I got, which took place yesterday. My interviewer was nice but very reserved, and then when she asked if I had any questions, I threw out the Magic Question. You should have seen how her face lit up! They ate it up.

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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Does it go straight into work history/ degree information? Get My E-Book How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Connect Free Guide Free guide to preparing for an interview Archives ▼ 2011 (96) ▼ April 2011 (6) book review, other peoples families, and mango sticky rice should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? is that interview question legal? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

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

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked January 24, 2011 The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. News & World Report today , I list the 10 most common questions you’re likely to be asked in an interview — which are thus the 10 you should rehearse and rehearse and rehearse. what was your worst interview?

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If you want a small photo or graphic to show up next to you name when you leave a comment, you can set up a gravatar here. If you want a small photo or graphic to show up next to you name when you leave a comment, you can set up a gravatar here. You suck, interviewer!

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where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

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I was able to get my numbers up and pass the probationary period. That week messed up my numbers for the whole month. It’s not on the phones, it pays slightly more, has better hours, and I have my own desk. I was able to get my numbers up and pass the probationary period.

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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Go set one up. Part of the battle is building up skills that force you to walk outside of your comfort zone and become something that you have no experience being (and may not even have a role model to use as a guide). Building up reputation is so important.

where are they now: update #8 – coworker staring at my chest — Ask.

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If I were inadvertently staring at your chest, bringing it up to my attention in private in a non-accusatory manner is the best way to go in my book. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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That’s because you can never get to know someone as well in interviews as you can in other contexts; the candidate who interviews well can end up being flaky, disorganized, difficult to work with, and all sorts of other problematic things that someone can hide during the hiring process.

am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

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March 16, 2011 A reader writes: I received the following rejection: Thank you for applying for our CRM position. Our committee has now reviewed all the applicants and you were not selected for the interview process. Too often it’s no follow up at all.

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at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee? I say presumptuous because the interviewer sort of assumed that you would have the cash on hand to pay for coffee (or whatever). However, the company always picks up the tab.

2011 81

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

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I moved on to another industry and unfortunately I ended up working alongside an ex-coworker from the (2 month) job. Get My E-Book How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Connect Free Guide Free guide to preparing for an interview Archives ▼ 2011 (96) ▼ April 2011 (6) book review, other peoples families, and mango sticky rice should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? is that interview question legal?

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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But lately a new one is in the works – I received a response that basically said, “This is a confidential search, and as such, please let me know your phone number and I will contact you with more information that way&# and was signed with someone’s first name only.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Company asking me to fly myself out for informational interview I recently applied for a position at a big time company that’s out of state. To my surprise, they actually called me back and asked to set up an INFORMATIONAL interview. is that interview question legal?

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