Have a ‘Pre-Existing Creation?’ Protect it in Interviews and Job Offers

Sklover Working Wisdom

In this blog post, we address both, and the ways prospective employees can and should protect their “pre-existing creations” in the context of interviewing and job offers. In interviews, never share your valuable creation(s) without first taking steps to protect them. To read one of our blog posts entitled “Theft at Interviews: 7 Steps to Avoid It,” just [ click here.]. Attending an Interview? Received a Job Offer?

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What job offer to choose? These tips will help you to make the right decision!

Ms. Career Girl

It`s good to have a job offer from the one company you really like, but if you don`t have a certain organization in mind, you may be facing the luxury of dealing with multiple job offers. You`ve worked so hard and, let`s face it, you deserve to be choosing between two job offers.

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No Strings Attached – The Story of My $2,000 Stipend for Interview Attire

Ms. Career Girl

Mid-career, I was interviewing for a major, global beauty brand, and was surprised by a phone call from the recruiter, saying the brand didn’t want to offend me, but would like to offer me $2,000 to purchase an outfit for my final interview with the head of the company, a man.

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15 Interview Philosophies That Attract Job Offers

The Undercover Recruiter

One of the philosophies that our recruiters adhere to is that if, as a candidate, you’re going to attend an interview, you might as well perform at 110% during the meeting. 15 Interview Philosophies That Attract Job Offers.

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The Job Offer Negotiation: Do You Understand It?


Second, you need to beat your competition in the contest called interviewing. The post The Job Offer Negotiation: Do You Understand It? Job Offer Job Offer Negotiation Negotiation Tips It takes three steps to get a great job. First, you need a good enough résumé and LinkedIn profile to be fished out from an ocean of candidates. Otherwise, you are invisible and irrelevant! After all, there’s only one job, and applicants not […].

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How To Close The Job Interview To Get The Offer

Career Realism

Many job candidates make a huge mistake in their interviews—and you need to make sure it isn’t happening in yours. RELATED : Need some job interview advice? The job interview is a sales process. Closing allows you to gauge what’s happened in that interview, and react accordingly.

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How to read a job offer

Cube Rules

There will be long nights of filling out applications, followed by grueling follow up emails, phone calls and, if you’re lucky, interviews. […]. Job Search job interview job offer

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5 Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

Career Alley

Updating resumes, leveraging your networks, going on interviews, etc. Interviews Career Tips Job OffersA tremendous amount of time and effort goes into preparing and succeeding in getting a new job. Many people face rejection during the job search process and most have no idea why they did not succeed in getting the job. Sometimes it’s obvious (not qualified, your […].

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Job Offers and Bad Boyfriends.

Ms. Career Girl

Keep your eyes and ears open for red flags that come up during the interview process. Before considering a salary offer, determine whether you’re passionate about the job itself. One month ago I was dumped. And when I say dumped I mean he’s-just-not-that-into-you style.

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Negotiate Your Salary Offer? Three Stories

Hiring Technical People

When I was a hiring manager, I almost never negotiated the offer I made to candidates. I got to know people during the interviewing. I never made lowball offers, either. My job was to make the best offer, an honest and fair offer, even when I discovered underpaid candidates. Colleague goes on an interview. He thinks they will offer him a job. The company bases the offer on the colleague’s current salary, not what the job is worth.

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Some Employers Really Act Stupid (and Some Tips on How to Decide Between Multiple Job Offers)


As a career coach, I’m often asked to help job seekers evaluate more than one job offer that they’ve received within a short time period. The post Some Employers Really Act Stupid (and Some Tips on How to Decide Between Multiple Job Offers) appeared first on WorkAlpha. Human Resources Interview Job Offer Recruiting Mistakes

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An Agile Approach From Job Offer to Start to Success

Hiring Technical People

If you’re a hiring manager, you might think that once you’ve made the offer you’re home free. They take time to interview. job offer agile hiring candidate cost of a hire Hiring Geeks That Fit

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Nothing Sells Better than Enthusiasm in the Job Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Job seekers are often surprised when they don’t receive a job offer after an interview. But imagine this scenario: I want to work in your company, but in my interview with you, I sit in a cowering posture and with downcast eyes.

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How to Juggle Multiple Offers–Success

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, After what seems like an interminable period of job-searching, I finally have a job offer in hand. However, last week I interviewed for another job which would also be a spectacularly good fit, and most likely more money. I was the first of the three to interview… I have a job offer — do I tell other companies? Yes, I was the first to interview at the other place.

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The ultimate job offer rule

Cube Rules

You can taste the job offer right after the job interview — sweet! Your company research , practicing interview questions , and designing interview questions for the hiring manager worked beautifully. But that doesn’t generate a job offer.

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Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers With These Tips

Career Realism

Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers With These Tips. They understand that a search is only over once you’ve accepted an offer. Related: 10 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting The Job Offer. Ignore this and you’ll most probably get eliminated after the first interview.

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“Can I decline a job offer I already accepted without ‘burning bridges?‘”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Please, Alan, I want to know how to write a resignation letter to a new employer who made me a job offer. I want to keep on good terms with this company that gave me a job offer, and get consideration if this employer has a new job opening in the future. While you cannot be certain that the employer whose offer you accepted, and are now declining, will consider you for other jobs in the future, you can do your best to achieve that result.

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“My Offer Letter says ‘Pay or Play.’ What’s that?“

Sklover Working Wisdom

The offer letter I received says that it’s for one year, and is “Pay or Play.” We offer a 152-Point Master Checklist of Employment Negotiation Items to help you “remember everything and not forget anything else.” Here is a typical “Pay or Play” provision in an employment offer letter or contract: “The agreed term of employment is 12 months, called the “Term.” Job offer on the way? Use our Model Response to Offer Letter; Seeking Improvements.

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Job Offer

Career Alley

You’ve sent countless resumes, spoken with too many recruiters and have had your fair share of interviews. Now you have a job offer, but do you know what you’re worth and do you have a “bottom line”? Following are some tips and tools to help evaluate a job offer.

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Why Didn’t I Get A Job Offer?

Tim's Strategy

So you interviewed. And you thought the interview went pretty well and answered the tough questions correctly. There are many articles explaining effective interviewing techniques , but this article instead focuses what to do when you do not hear back and nor get an offer.

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Common Mistakes That Can Cost You a Job Offer

Professional Resume Services

Receiving a job offer is great, but some mistakes could lead to the offer being withdrawn. You’ve worked so hard to get your executive resume bio in shape to get recognized, land an interview and ultimately get a job offer.

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The “I am Not Restricted” Clause In Offer Letters

Sklover Working Wisdom

A client contacts us quite pleased to have received a job offer, and asks us to do a “simple review” of the offer letter or employment agreement. I explain that many of my clients have accepted job offers they have no legal right to accept, and thus cannot fulfill the duties they have promised to fulfill, all because of one or more agreements they entered into with their present (or even former) employers. Be Prepared to Promise It, but Can You Deliver?

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Top Things to Consider when Accepting a Job Offer

Career Alley

It can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences that we face in our adult lives: with career hopes and dreams often hinging on performance in job interviews, the process is one that very few people relish the prospect of.

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Five Tips to Ace your Skype Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Then you may be asked to complete a Skype interview for your new position. If you are not used to Skype, sitting in front of a webcam for an interview can be an intimidating experience. Follow the steps below to prepare yourself for your interview and make the most of the opportunity.

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3 Warning Signs You Should NOT Accept That Job Offer

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Warning Signs You Should NOT Accept That Job Offer appeared first on Ms. Once you’ve put in the effort, spent hours rehearsing, spruced up your résumé and gotten through the interview process, the hard work is done. If you’ve received a job offer, congratulations!

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

That’s not an easy thing to deal with, or explain on other interviews. We expect to offer additional such letters in the future.) “Before Background Check – Sharing Very Personal Issues”. No one is perfect, and no one’s life history is perfect, either.

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Interview Rescue

Careers Done Write

I propose a new show…interview rescue. The candidate has realized that he is tanking the interview. S-O-S…Time to implement three tips to rescue yourself from interview failure! There are times when you slip in an interview. Return your focus to the interview.

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How NOT To Negotiate A Job Offer

The Undercover Recruiter

CVs have been tailored and read; diaries have been coordinated and interviews aced; you’ve fallen into professional love. So why, after all this, do people consistently screw up the job offer? How NOT To Negotiate A Job Offer.

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Did You Read about Glassdoor.com.?

Sklover Working Wisdom

General/Miscellaneous Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Job Offers Job Offers and Offer LettersWall Street Journal Analysis: “Companies Game Glassdoor Rankings”.

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How To Increase Your Chances Of Landing A Job Offer

Career Realism

How To Increase Your Chances Of Landing A Job Offer. Related : How To Close The Job Interview To Get The Offer. To increase your chances of landing the interview and then a job offer, make sure you can demonstrate how you’ve: Made Or Saved Money.

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Top Things to Consider when Accepting a Job Offer

Career Alley

Job search can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences that we face in our adult lives: with career hopes and dreams often hinging on performance in job interviews, the process is one that very few people relish the prospect of. Career advice job offer

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What You Should Accept and Not Accept About Their Salary Offer


You find the job listing, you nail the job interview, and then comes your moment of glory, the job offer. You were hoping they would knock your socks off and be able […] The post What You Should Accept and Not Accept About Their Salary Offer appeared first on WorkAlpha. Job Offer Salary Expectations Salary Negotiations You open it with great anticipation, which is then followed by the most deflating feeling possible… the salary isn’t quite what you hoped.

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4 Ways To Get The Inside Scoop Before Deciding On The Job Offer

Career Realism

It’s important that job seekers do some investigating prior to deciding on the job offer. The other part of the research comes at the time of the interview. Prepare to ask questions at the job interview. Make note of things while interviewing.

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“Offer Letter differs from Employment Contract; which controls?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: What if there is an inconsistency and difference between the job offer you’ve signed and the employment contract? Answer: Dear Kath: It is more common than you might think that I am contacted by people who received “promises,” “assurances,” or “representations” during recruitment sessions, job interviews, or in offer letters that are not later fulfilled, or are “changed” by employment contracts or other documents.

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4 Reasons To Say No To A Job Offer

Tim's Strategy

I don’t recommend that job seekers say no to a job offer unless there’s a good reason. That’s why when one of my most promising customers told me she was reluctant to accept a job offer at a leading hotel corporation, I advised her to consider the circumstances.

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How to Respond to a Counter Offer

The Undercover Recruiter

Before you hand in your resignation one of the things that you must be prepared for is what your response will be if your current employer comes to you with a counter offer. How to Respond to a Counter Offer.

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#1 Reason You Get Interviews, But Not Offers

Career Realism

Or, what goes wrong when you make it to the top two and then lose the offer to the other candidate? In fact, less qualified candidates often get the job offer, leaving the more qualified ones feeling relatively perplexed and distressed. Interviews not offers image from Shutterstock.

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Still Waiting For An Offer? Here’s the Hottest Job Search Tips From a Staffing Executive

Ms. Career Girl

First impressions are everything, whether you’re going on a date or going into a job interview, and they can be one of the hardest things to change someone’s opinion on. Investing in one good suit or dress, for interviews and important occasions, is a MUST!

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The Latest Resume Tools To Help You Get The Interview

Ms. Career Girl

So how do you increase the chances that you’ll get the interview? By using the same algorithms and machine learning body of knowledge, it levels the playing field and gives a candidate a fighting chance to get the interview. It’s a good time to be looking for a job.

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The Waiting Game: Surviving Job Offer Anxiety

Career Realism

The Waiting Game: Surviving Job Offer Anxiety. Have you ever felt like you totally rocked an interview? Was my interview not as good as I thought? This inner state of turmoil is often referred to as job offer anxiety. What Is Job Offer Anxiety?

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How do I Balance a Job Offer with Potential Offers?

Evil HR Lady

Friday, May 28, 2010 How do I Balance a Job Offer with Potential Offers? Here are some tips for navigating the job offers. Now unemployed in this economy, I cannot determine what to say in interviews as to why I left. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

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7 Interview Mistakes That Will Keep You From Getting The Offer

Career Realism

7 Interview Mistakes That Will Keep You From Getting The Offer. Big interview mistakes are obvious—being late, dressing inappropriately, bad language, and so on. There are plenty of more subtle mistakes that can also keep you from getting the offer.

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HOW TO: Get a Job Offer

Resume Bear

That will almost always put you on a very short list and will often lead to a job offer. That will almost always put you on a very short list and will often lead to a job offer. If you can convince hiring managers that you’re: A cultural fit with the team you’ll be joining.

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