I’m asked to cover when my coworkers are on a prayer break, my project was taken away, and more

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I thought the interview went well and that I did everything perfectly, so while I would understand being beat out by someone who was a better fit, thinking that a whole slew of candidates beat me out makes me feel awful and that I’m doing something horribly wrong. It just means that you’re not in the group they’re interviewing further. Will it hurt my chances if I ask for a Skype interview instead of interviewing in person?

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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During this period of courtship I’ve interviewed two additional times, including a peer review and job shadowing for a newly created position. I think a phone call to the hiring manager is probably ideal, since it sounds like you’ve started to build a relationship with the person — and job-shadowing is a fairly significant investment — but an email wouldn’t be the height of rudeness or anything. It’s short answer Sunday.

2011 73
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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Bringing a gift of food to an interview. So when I went on my first interview for an administrative assistant position for a company that sells replacement windows, I took a small box of scones. Now I have a second interview. Don’t bring food or gifts to interviews, since you risk looking like you’re attempting to curry favor based on things that aren’t related to your ability to do the job.

2012 56

coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

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While some proudly call themselves something-American, I’m working hard on becoming just local (I’ve left Russia over a decade ago and [.] "> { 65 comments… read them below or add one } Interviewer January 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm I think AAM is right – that sounds like American attempts at humor, by mentioning the few things about Russians that they do know. Then when the person answers ask a follow up question such as: “Wow, Kentucky.

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