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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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 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. Employers routinely ask for W2s, pay stubs, and other proof of salary — routinely. And when employers find out that you lied about salary (or whatever else), they will revoke the job offer.

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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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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.

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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!

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recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years. what was your worst interview?

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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?

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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?

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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You will be able to review their resume, interview them, and see if there is a fit before any fee is charged. Only one worked out, and even that is part-time, but mostly that was because I wasn’t crazy about the companies once I’d had the interviews.)

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my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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Reply BennettPlusTwo March 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm I think that anyone representing their professional history should do so the same way it would be outlined on a resume that they expected to be verified with former and current employers. Reply Interviewer March 25, 2011 at 11:04 am WOW.

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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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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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. The interviewer even said that I had a great cover letter. No cover letter just a photo copied employment history for a resume.

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

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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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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). is that interview question legal?

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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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manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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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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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? You suck, interviewer!

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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. 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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my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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What happens in a few years when they get called during the interview process and they bring something up I never knew about or they simply made up? Oh, and one last thing: the salaried folks are required to show up for no less than eight hours every weekday, and around half a day on Saturday.

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

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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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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.

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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!

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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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my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

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That said, however, I will definitely be asking about the management environment when I interview for my next job. I used “inherit&# because the team was already in place, I didn’t interview, hire or train any of the individuals that are currently in place.

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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! 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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something cool and free for you

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When I don’t want to provide a phone number, I tend to put in 555-555-5555, but if it won’t accept your email address, that’s not good. 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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how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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How do I get this across in interviews without it being a red flag for the interviewer(s)? Posted in interviewing A reader writes: What’s the best way to get across to potential employers I’m not willing to work 70 hours a week without sounding like a slacker?

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apparently (many) outplacement firms suck — Ask a Manager

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Some of the highlights from the article: * At a mock lunch interview, one guy “was scolded for not following his coach to the restroom to continue the conversation. They called me and I asked them point blank on the phone because the conversation seemed odd (TRUST your gut!).

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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. 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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good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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Reply Ask a Manager March 29, 2011 at 11:28 am Oooh, I so agree on not wanting to hear “I just work longer/harder&# in response to that interview question. Trust me, your managers get email and phone calls too. is that interview question legal? You suck, interviewer!

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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?

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short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Changing out of snow shoes before an interview I was wondering your thoughts on wearing snow shoes to an interview, changing to dress shoes right before and maybe placing them in the coat closet? is that interview question legal? what was your worst interview?

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should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? Part of what I’ve done is to collect around 20 interview questions and write down my answers. Good luck on your interview. is that interview question legal?

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do I have to be perfect to get a job?

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If I make a mistake in an interview or have a hard time answering a question, I mentally kick myself for it. If we get the sense you’re putting on an interview persona, that’s a negative — because you’re not going to be wearing that interview persona to work every day.

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Valentine's Day round-up

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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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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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manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

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Same for phone, utilities, etc. 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?

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