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. Next, she wants me to phone interview with her boss, and THEN it’s some in-person interviews with CEOs, etc. Should I have brought it up with the interviewer today? It makes the whole rest of the interview irrelevant.

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How To Explain Why You Want A Lower-Paying, Lesser-Responsibility Job

Career Realism

Related: How To Answer 5 Tricky Job Interview Questions. Here’s How To Answer 2 Specific Job Interview Questions In These Situations: 1. This is a question you may hear especially in a phone interview. It will be obvious from your resume that you’re overqualified for the job, and they want to know why you’d want it. Also, don’t miss this opportunity to point out that because you’re a little overqualified , they’re getting a huge bargain by hiring you.

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?? 365 Top Tips to Rock Your Job Search Every Day of 2018

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Prepare stories for your job interview. Know how to correctly pronounce your interviewer's name in advance. Before job interviews, practice walking into the room. Stand during phone interviews. Address being overqualified before they ask. Interviews are for you to show you’re perfect for the job. If an interviewer tries to sell you on a job, let them. Prepare a “why hire me” story for interviews. Don’t flirt in interviews.

2018 63

a rejected candidate keeps demanding to know why we didn’t hire him

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One was an internal hire, the other required an outside interview process. We received over 50 applications, narrowed it down to 13 phone interviews, then seven in-person interviews, and finally made a very satisfying hiring decision.

2020 39

what to say to job applicants when you know you can’t offer fair compensation

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Do I call them and tell them what I’m able to offer and ask if it makes sense for them for us to have an interview? Interview them and not tell them upfront about the salary? The easiest way to make that happen is with an email, not a phone call. You may also like: I'm not getting interviews because employers think they can't afford me how can you tell if an overqualified applicant is right for the job?

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3 Tips For Preparing For A Job Interview

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In the event an advert actually reaches your eyes, you’re automatically pitted against overqualified, highly experienced professionals chasing the same entry-level and mid-tier roles. When your phone blows up with invitations and possibilities, you think, I will make them like me. But interviews are not psychology lessons or manipulations. Here are three tips for preparing for a job interview: 1. Do you know anyone who’s interviewed with the company?

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366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016

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Prepare stories for your job interview. Know how to correctly pronounce your interviewer’s name in advance. Before job interviews, practice walking into the room. Stand during phone interviews. Address being overqualified before they ask. Interviews are for you to show you’re perfect for the job. If an interviewer tries to sell you on a job, let them. Prepare a “why hire me” story for interviews.

2016 64

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. Interview questions that don’t match my experience. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2014 58

Hiring Problem: The Lack Of Specificity In The Hiring Process

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A second typical reaction is that it’s OK for an “overqualified” applicant to apply or to be selected for a position. For employers, if there is a good candidate based on solid information except for this “MS-Office Skills” weakness, the problem should be, and is easiest solved, as part of a pre-screening phone interview, “Your resume states the you have “MS-Office Skills,” please tell me a little about your most significant accomplishment using Excel.”

2015 82

A day late.

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I was pleased over the past couple of days to have had two phone interviews (even though it meant that I didnt get much sleep on either Thursday or Friday during the day), one for a project where I might be being brought in to consult on marketing a book, and one as a first interview (which I think went very well) on a communications gig with a non-profit organization. ChicagoNow ChicagoNow is Chicagos finest blog about all things Chicago. It is a blog by and for locals.

2010 40

new employee wants me to hire her boyfriend, managing student workers, and more

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Should I hire graduate students even if they are completely overqualified? You could also reexamine your interviewing process to see if there’s opportunity to do more screening on that end as well. Interviewed on Friday before Labor Day weekend. It’s been a few work days since your interview. I applied to this amazing company for a great job and I had several phone interviews (the company is on the opposite coast).

2014 60

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

tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Responding to a job rejection by phone. I recently was contacted by phone by an organization to let me know that I wasn’t getting hired. While I appreciated the personal touch, the immediacy of a phone call meant that I couldn’t just *not* respond, and so I stammered through an awkward “thank you for letting me know.” Yeah, this is why I think all rejections should come by email , not phone. Offered a position I didn’t interview for.

2012 54

can I leave early when my work is done, how long after a reference check should you hear back, and more

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I applied for a job and got a call to schedule an interview. The employee called him and he said, “He thought he didn’t have any interviews today. I called them and asked to schedule my interview, and the employee said, “The manager will be coming by in about an hour. How do I tell my manager that I’m overqualified and ask for higher level work? Otherwise you could spend days or even weeks anxiously waiting for the phone to ring.

2013 53

I don’t want to take on a new role, baby talk part 2, and more

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I work in HR and I was conducting a phone interview yesterday. Now, I’m all for people doing their research and weighing the pros and cons of working at a particular organization, but I believe it’s inappropriate to ask your interviewer that question, at least in that particular wording. If your’e not willing to give candidates a reasonably candid view of the good and bad about working for the company, you should bow out of conducting interviews.

2013 55

my new employee says he won’t help a coworker, my boss suggested I cry, and more

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He did not interview well enough to earn the mid-level position, but we offered him the entry-level role as we thought he’d be a good fit and he accepted. I’ve employed all of the “I’m busy” techniques (pretending to get a phone call, nod while looking busy smashing at the keyboard, putting up signs, wearing giant headphones, or simply saying “sorry, busy!”) Should I have been offered a phone interview since I’m six hours away?

2019 30

am I obligated to share my work with my coworker, how to reward an exceptional employee, and more

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She replied and stated that I interviewed well but was overqualified for the position and went on to say that she was not sure that I would be growing or learning anything new in the position if hired. She seems friendly and was kind enough to give me feedback, but I am wondering if it would be ok since she knows my qualifications and has interviewed me. I nailed the phone interview and now I have a in-person interview.

2014 59

I moved for my husband but can’t find work in my field, recruiting by text message, and more

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As soon as I got back, I filled out many applications and had interviews. The interviews went really well and the managers liked me, but many did not want to hire me due to my education. (I I have a four-year degree in history and social science) They thought I was overqualified due to that. One manager only interviewed me as a back-up plan; if one of his people quit, he would call me and ask me to fill in. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2016 26

I don’t have any work to do at my new job, awful resume feedback, and more

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I was called for a second interview but the job was reposted meanwhile. I interviewed for a position where I will be the manager of the same type of department I currently work in. I was interviewed by 2 department heads and the administrator. I was called the very next day for a second interview by the company administrator, but in the past 6 days, we have been playing email tag about scheduling it. Interview handshakes when you’ve got arthritis.

2015 30

references when you have nothing good to say, failing a hiring assessment, and more

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” You could immediately follow that up with offering to do something else to help her in her job search — like helping her practice interviewing, helping her with her resume, etc. (if I was denied an interview for a position for which I was definitely overqualified. No, companies aren’t required to show you the results of their interviewing assessments. Sometimes interviewers’ assessments of you are wrong.

new hire wants to print everything, how can I make myself look less qualified, and more

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And remember that you’re not necessarily overqualified … you’re differently qualified! Interviewing post-pregnancy when I still look pregnant. I had a phone interview with a company I’m interested in and it seemed to go well. Assuming I get called in for an in-person interview, there’s something I’m not sure how to handle. Yep, I hate that you have to worry about it, but you’re right that could be a thing in interviewers’ minds.

2018 22

getting ready for work in the office bathroom, dropping a client who tried to renegotiate rates, and more

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Interviewer said “wow” when I told him how long I’d been out of work. Seems that I am overqualified or under-qualified. Just a little while ago, I had a phone interview with an owner with a very dry sense of humor. A previous question about talking up your spouse after an interview at your company brought many negative responses. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I take a stand on getting ready for work in the office bathroom?

2016 20

do I write horribly unclear emails, my internships look like job-hopping, and more

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My other bosses were more face-to-face or used the phone because our offices were next to each other. I’m currently going through the interview process for a job that I’m really excited about. A director level job came up, and I applied, had a phone interview, and was asked in for a final interview, along with two other candidates. She replied immediately that they still had to interview the final candidate because scheduling had been tough.

2013 56

do what you say you're going to do

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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 63

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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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

I will review your resume this week

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I’ll tell you what you need to change to have a resume that will make a hiring manager excited to interview you. (Oh, 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 59

10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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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 59

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 59

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

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Same for phone, utilities, etc. 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? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

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 55

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 56

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

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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 55

something cool and free for you

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Because this is for me and not my company, and I do not wish to recieve sales calls anytime in the future, I entered the information on the form that I deemed necessary and I got a kick back that a company name, job title, and phone number (that,by the way, I never include on forms) “is required&# and that my AOL email address is “not valid.&# the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

2011 55

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

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2011 55

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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 54

Valentine's Day round-up

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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 54

resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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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! 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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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. 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 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

when a social contact invites you to send a resume

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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 52

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

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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!

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