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. And I hope people who get theirs looked at this time around can come back with a story that it helped them get the interview and/or the job! is that interview question legal?

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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. Next, she wants me to phone interview with her boss, and THEN it’s some in-person interviews with CEOs, etc. The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description. is that interview question legal?

2011 52

interviewer wants to know my current salary (with an update already included!)

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In September I received this letter: I’ve interviewed with a great company that I am very interested in. I’m close to getting an offer. At my first phone interview, they told me the salary range — about 30%-50% above what I’m paid now. I knew my salary at my current company was low, and so I was very excited to talk to a company that wasn’t asking my current salary. happy endings salary

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. . Our initial 30-minute phone conversation about his client went very well, and after reviewing a position description forwarded to me in follow-up via email, we set a second more formal phone interview, during which he screened me to write a report for his client. Recruiter: No, you have to tell me your salary information.

2012 65

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Here we go… Verifying salary history. Have you ever heard of a company trying to confirm current salary after offering somebody a job? I applied for something online in an electronic application, did not have exact current salary info at the time (honestly don’t keep exact track after all these years, and always round up a little to keep from getting low-balled) so roundup from the ballpark where I knew I was. Second interviews.

2011 55

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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. At the end of the second interview, how do I tell them I have been made an offer and need a decision on this job in a day? I do have another offer that I need to make a decision on quickly. I interviewed with their GM, Sales Manager and their assistant Sales Manager. You suck, interviewer!

2011 46

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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Valentine's Day round-up

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how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? 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?

2011 54

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager answering questions from your old employer after you’ve moved on February 21, 2011 A reader writes: I have submitted my two weeks notice and am wondering what I should do if after I have left, if they contact me for phone support? I’m thinking soon after I could be polite and offer some level of help but where do I draw the line and say “hey guys, I&# m not getting paid for this. is that interview question legal?

2011 59

short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

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Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out? I offered to come in and have the arrangement be a trial unpaid internship to familiarize myself with the operations of this organization and see if they like me. How wide should a salary range be? A job description asks for me to send a resume and “salary range.&# Why do employers bother to interview if the job just dissolves in the end? is that interview question legal?

2011 58

a recruiter emailed me a dozen annoying interview questions to complete, Phi Beta Kappa on a resume, and more

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Recruiter emailed me a dozen annoying interview questions to complete. I had a phone screen with a large corporation for a program manager role. After a 10 minute conversation, the recruiter emailed me over a dozen interview questions that he asked me to complete, including: • Share with me some of your areas of improvements or strengths. Salary history and/or expectations. • Interview questions that don’t match my experience.

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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. 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? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 43

my assistant is constantly gazing in the mirror, lying to employers about salary, and more

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Speaker advised lying to employers about salary. She told me a speaker advised women to quote their previous salary at $10,000 more than what they were actually paid when negotiating a salary because future employers can’t prove you lied. Wow, nothing like empowering people by telling them to do something that could result in their job offers getting yanked. Employers routinely ask for W2s, pay stubs, and other proof of salary — routinely.

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when can I ask about salary if the job posting doesn’t list it?

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I’ve come across a handful of ads that say that their salary and benefits standards are “competitive and depend on qualifications and experience.”. My question is: When do I ask about range if the salary is unlisted? Do I ask after they respond, but before the interview? After the interview? In an ideal world, employers would just post the salary range for the job up-front so that if it didn’t work for you, you could self-select out. salary

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my manager’s boss wants us to complain about my manager to his face, inconsiderate meeting times, and more

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But in retail, the scope of your job is probably clearly enough not tool creation that you probably could make the offer. Company wants to verify my current salary with pay stubs. My current employer has a strict policy against verifying salary information for current employees. I have accepted a contingent job offer, and they have verified over ten years employment history, education and salary. ”) I actually have a phone screen for one tomorrow!

tiny answer Thursday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Negotiating salary as a recent graduate without much job history. I am applying for a position that requires salary history and salary requirements. The organization has taken a step of good faith by stating their salary range. However, this employer already told you what their salary range is, so that’s to your advantage; you can push for that range, knowing that they’re prepared to pay it.

2012 49

do what you say you're going to do

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2011 69

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, Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly. is that interview question legal? what was your worst interview?

2011 61

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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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?

2011 62

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?

2011 60

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.&# Don’t tell me when I call for our phone interview (again, pre-scheduled) that you haven’t looked at the job description since you applied and thus can’t remember much about the job. is that interview question legal? what was your worst interview?

2010 51

something cool and free for you

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If [.] "> { 22 comments… read them below or add one } Anonymous February 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm Going through the form, what an ‘incredible’ offering!! Reply Anonymous February 16, 2011 at 8:15 am After registering and providing G5 with my personal information, I found out that the “free&# offer was simply the ability to pay $49 per workshop (the $129 membership includes all workshops). is that interview question legal? what was your worst interview?

2011 56

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

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I’m on a shoestring budget and eating ramen for a the next week until my next student loan rolls in, but I’ll keep that recipe! :) Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: 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? is that interview question legal? You suck, interviewer!

2011 56

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

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2011 56

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. I went to the interview, met with four different people, toured the office–it took a whole afternoon! The fact that the job was posted after your interview may or may not mean anything.

2011 57

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

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Same for phone, utilities, etc. I take about fifteen accounts a day, and examine the history over a 2-3 year period. 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?

2011 56

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

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2011 55

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2011 54

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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The only time that I got an interview with, and then later a job offer from a company that I met at the job fair, when the guy called me to invite me to an interview and told me that he had gotten my resume from the fair, I sat there wondering if he received it from when I met them 1 year ago or 3? After doing some research on him online I decided to proceed with interviewing. I was called in for an interview a few days later for a paid marketing internship.

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. Take it as far as you can, and if you decide that the offer (if it comes) is insufficient to get you to switch jobs, politely decline it using the same sort of bland fluff which companies use in the rejection letters they send to unsuccessful candidates. is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

2011 54

want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

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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!

2011 53

referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

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Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. News & World Report today, I offer some dire warnings — grinchy ones, really — that you should think about before making that referral. 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!

2011 53

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

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2011 77

when's the right time to ask for a raise?

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Posted in salary When’s the last time you asked for a raise? Reply Jamie April 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm This is great advice – and the point about having been there under a year is something to keep in mind when you’re negotiating your starting salary and the job is in the process of being defined. Make sure they put it in your offer letter, so revisiting it isn’t awkward or premature…it’s just part of the contract. what was your worst interview?

2011 51

when a social contact invites you to send a resume

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2011 52

things that aren't good ideas #78

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Sometimes I get letters from people who say that they finally started trying it and they were astonished by how many interviews they started getting. Reply Michelle March 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm Even though I mentioned above that I haven’t been getting good results, I wrote a tailored CL awhile ago where I said I was a bit short on experience (but had other skills) and was actually called for an interview. The interviewer even said that I had a great cover letter.

2011 74

8 things you should know about job references

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News & World Report today, I talk about eight things about the reference-checking process that [.] "> { 5 comments… read them below or add one } Jamie February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm What was the original source about this urban legend that it’s illegal to give anything other than dates of employment/title(s)/salaries. I hear the “myth&# of what can be said in a reference phone call from people who have worked decades ago. is that interview question legal?

2011 50

10 tips to get the most out of your internship — Ask a Manager

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News & World Report today, I offer 10 tips for getting the most out of your internship. 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? what does this interview question mean?

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Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked Next post: Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader Syndicate by RSS Subscribe to all posts. 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? in a long interview process, can I ask about salary?

2011 50

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. Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment Previous post: where are they now: update #11 – interviewing again after an unsuccessful interview Next post: where are they now: update #12 – lazy doctor compromising patients’ care Syndicate by RSS Subscribe to all posts. is that interview question legal? what does this interview question mean?

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