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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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10 Job Search Examples: Crashing And Burning on Twitter

Tim's Strategy

How many of you hiring managers are looking at Twitter pre-interview? Here are 10 examples based on a simple Twitter search of “job interview tomorrow&# (the bold type is mine – the rest in quotes is real): 1. Desperation: “I need this job tomorrow I hope the interview goes well… it better lol!&#. Graphic: “Job interview tomorrow f__kkk!&#. Over-Exposed: “Woooooo Job Interview Tomorrow now ill have 2 Jobs and a Full time band.

2010 86
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56 Most Popular Job Search Blog Posts of 2010

JobMob

Alison Green : how to prepare for a phone interview. Jennifer Capenito : Why Temping Might Be a Good Option for You. The most-visited blog posts of 2010 by top job bloggers from around the world. The list isn’t ranked, I simply added the links as the bloggers sent them to me. Enjoy! Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2010. Lindsey Pollak : Top 5 Recruiter Pet Peeves REVEALED! Lance Haun : Your Thoughts: Twitter and Public Speaking.

2010 87

4-Step Guide For Working With Temporary Employees

Career Realism

Related: Job Seekers: Why You Should Try A Temp Job. How To Answer 7 Of The Most Common Interview Questions. Top 3 Tips For Phone Interviews. How To Ace The Panel Interview. In today’s uncertain economic times, hiring employees on a temporary basis can offer real benefits for your business. This is particularly the case if you’re busier at certain times of the year than at others, and only require extra help on a seasonal basis.

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Telecommuting Resume Advice

Telecommuting Journal

They may call you for a phone interview, but they will make most of their hiring decision based on your resume alone. About the Author… Jennifer Anthony, Resume Expert www.ResumeASAP.com Featured on CareerBuilder, MSN Careers, AOL Jobs, CNN, Net-Temps, TelCoa, and Telework Recruiting.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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The only phone number I have for them is giving me a busy signal. It was listed through a temp agency (unusual) and I tried to apply through their website, which was awful and tedious, asking ridiculous lower-than-entry-level temp agency type questions. Well, they might not be doing the hiring in-house and might simply forward your materials to the temp agency, but there’s no real harm in trying. I was hired on as a temp 6 months ago with about 30 other people.

boss left my performance evaluation on the office printer, intern just got hired by the team I’m interviewing with, and more

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My coworker got upset that I revealed that we’re temps. I don’t have an issue with this, but accidentally offended my fellow temp today when the following happened: Someone not on our immediate team was curious about why we had each had a 4:30 p.m. finish this week, and I explained that we were temps so it was a different rule. Her desire to hide her temp status is not typical. My intern just got hired by the same team I’m interviewing with.

my manager is trying to push me out of my job, sympathy interviews, and more

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Interviewing internally when I can’t put on more professional clothes. Today my supervisor approached me and told me that “Kathy” would like to meet with me on Monday for an interview in the middle of my shift. I would literally leave my work area and walk to a conference room for the interview. My current job is clean, so nice jeans and a nice shirt or sweater would be easy to wear, but I could by no means dress as I normally would for an interview.

tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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A few days later, I was contacted by an internal recruiter to set up an initial phone screening. We set up the screening, which went well, and the recruiter asked for my availability to set up a phone interview with the department manager and a few days later I had the phone interview. I sent her my resume, and she lined up an interview, which I am very excited about! And their interview question about your studies doesn’t change that.).

2013 57

short answer Saturday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Company is letting me choose whether to interview by phone or in person. I had a phone message and email from an HR person about a position I applied for. Both mentioned wanting to schedule an interview. After the date and time were set, she asked me if this would be on the phone or in-person. I was taken aback, because I assumed it would be on the phone. Do you think it’s OK to do a phone interview at this time?

2012 56

I don’t want to take 2 weeks off, coworker has a “food emergency” every other day, and more

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I graduated college last year and started a full-time job in November (thanks for all your help and advice on resumes, cover letters and interviewing). I work at a large university and we have an internal temp program. I recently got a resume from the temp coordinator, who said the candidate is extremely highly recommended, experienced, upbeat, and perfect for my role. I’d actually start by asking the temp coordinator who sent the resume!

2018 33

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Did I wrap up this phone interview rudely? I had a phone interview recently, and I thought it went great except for the end. The interview was scheduled for 30 minutes, but after both she and I had exchanged questions and answers, I had noticed that we had gone about 10 minutes over. In an effort to be conscientious of the interviewer’s time, I mentioned that I had enjoyed speaking with her, that I wanted to respect her time and that we had gone over.

2012 50

did this recruiter lie to me? and why can’t I get hired by this company?

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Last month I finally had a successful phone interview with one of this company’s internal recruiters, who agreed I have strong qualifications for either a customer service role or the job I would love to have and for which I believe I am well qualified, information editor. Two weeks ago, I interviewed for the customer service position and was not chosen. After my customer service interview, I saw the editor job had been reposted.

2018 29

short answer Saturday – 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Missed a phone interview due to technical problems. I’m in the process of going through a series of phone screens before (hopefully) meeting someone in person. For my recent phone interview, I called in and entered the conference code, using a land line, and was there ahead of the moderator. I tried another phone with similar results. Car was broken into before job interview. Thankfully, I have other interviews!

2012 55

job candidate lied about his work history, not working oneself to death during a notice period, and more

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I did a phone interview and he was great. We talked about his current job and whatnot, and I set up an in person interview for the next week with my boss. While he was in the interview with my boss, I had a coworker call the organization and ask for this person. For example, maybe there’s a second organization with a similar name, or maybe you reached a temp who had bad info, or who knows what. I had a phone interview this afternoon (finally, an interview!)

2015 29

urgent bathroom runs, applying for too many jobs, and more

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Temp agency won’t get back to me. Currently I am seeking employment and am using an agency that initially sent me to interviews for temporary or temp to perm positions. It’s rude, but it’s also really common with temp agencies, which are dealing with large volumes of applicants. That said, the fact that they originally sent you on interviews and have since stopped may be significant. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

updates: the secret chat group, the friend who cancels, and more

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My letter went live while I was on my way to a job interview. (I After rocking the interview and checking the comments on AAM, I decided I’d never return. ” I took the job off my resume, temped for a few months after that, and eventually got hired at a new job that I love! While I’ve now been given projects that excited me during the interview process, I still have this mountain of work to tackle with no help from an intern. It’s “where are you now?”

2019 24

naming your dog after your manager, tying pay to off-duty conduct, and more

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I got a second phone interview with my potential manager. If you don’t, can you get some now, by interning, temping, or volunteering? In my thank-you note, can I clarify an answer I gave in the interview? I just interviewed with a great organization, and I’m really excited about the job. Asking an interviewer for a 12-month vision of the job. You should avoid that interviewer in the future because he sucks.

2014 57

employee can’t afford our team lunches, a frequently pregnant senior leadership team, and more

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I keep getting rejected after phone interviews. I am noticing that many employers are contacting me for phone screens but not many interviews. It could be, but the fact that they’re contacting you for phone interviews says that it might be something else. If it’s the latter, normally they’d just explain it on the phone — but are you being clear in your application materials that you’re not available until then? It’s five answers to five questions.

2018 25

short answer Sunday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Out-of-town job is flying me in to interview — what if I accept another job and have to cancel? I have a job interview scheduled in another state. In the meantime, I have another job interview with a second employer — a job I want more. It’s a cost of doing business — or at least a cost of interviewing out-of-town candidates. Internships and temp positions that are designed by their nature to be temporary don’t count as job hopping.

2013 57

how long should a raise take to go through, asking your boss to do your work, and more

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I’ve been temping at my company making X/hr for a little over a year now. Next week, I have a phone interview with the government agency, while I will hear by the end of the week if I’ve been accepted at my company. Can I bring notes into a job interview? A managerial position has opened up at the university that I work at, and I have an interview coming up soon. It’s terse answer Thursday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

2013 56

fast answer Friday — 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Unscheduled phone interviews at inconvenient times. I’ve been temping for a company for about 6 months, and have been searching for a job the whole time so I sometimes receive calls asking to conduct a phone interview with me, without any advance warning. The problem is that I get called by MANY unknown numbers for my job, and I do not have a work phone. Withdrawing from a hiring process after an interview.

2012 57

paying to find a job, ambiguous questions on job applications, and more

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How to complain to another department about their temp’s terrible writing. We have an HR temp at our organization who has terrible writing skills. Here are two of many examples: “I have learn that the library was temporarily move into the conference room so I have schedule another room for this interview at rm 501. I read your article about why you might not be getting interviews.

2013 54

tiny answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I temped at an organization in the same industry last year, and want to ask one of my former colleagues to be a reference in my search. Since it’s not fair to the employer or the other two candidates to keep myself in the running when I have no intention of accepting, I’d like to alert the hiring manager immediately, who is someone I meet regularly at HR-related functions, and simply being given the chance to interview with him can open other opportunities for me.

2012 56

4 updates from letter-writers

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My coworker got upset that I revealed that we’re temps (#2 at the link). Although she didn’t want it to be known by others that she was an agency worker of a “lower status” as she so arrogantly put it, she never lost an opportunity to remind me that I was temp and kept bossing me about accordingly, which she never did to our permanent colleague. That day, I called the recruiter I was working with, and had phone interviews with two companies by the end of the week.

2016 24

how to tell an employee to stop cc’ing my boss, exclamation points in cover letters, and more

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My ex-husband with anger issues was just hired as a temp at my new job. Since then, I have been on unemployment and doing temp work at a local hospital, which is a very difficult place to be hired. Yesterday, my daughter told me her father, my ex-husband, who was just fired (again) from his job due to anger issues, was hired at the hospital as a temp worker. Am I right to be turned off by this volunteer interview experience? Initially the interview went well.

I lied on my resume, coworker won’t stop an endless flood of words, and more

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Of course, I didn’t plan the follow-up because the company’s already called me in for a phone interview and a series of in-person interviews with key players in the department. I’m a manager in charge of two permanent employees and three temps. Before I came to the agency, these temps were contracted employees and were encouraged to make the switch to a temp agency because there would be two positions opening and their contracts were ending.

short answer Saturday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Do I mention this during the interview process or while negotiating a contract? Don’t bring this up during the interview process; that process is about deciding whether they want to hire you and whether you want to work for them; it’s not about negotiating stuff like this. l’ve had five years of unemployment due to personal reasons, and I would now like to go back to work as a temp or part-time as a start. It’s short answer Saturday!

2012 54

unsolicited resumes from strangers, telling someone grad school isn’t for them, and more

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My boss has been very kind to me and even helped me set-up informational interview with two of her colleagues at the health system who are in my field. In April I started applying for jobs and everytime that I had an interview (especially if it conflicted with my job) I informed my employer. One of her contacts that I had an informational interview with asked me to interview for a very exciting position which I just accepted. It’s five answers to five questions.

2014 57

rude texts from manager, should HR be required to use the company’s benefit plans, and more

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We have no part-time or PRN employees and the director refuses to bring in agency/temp help. I have had interviews but no clear offers until I had a chance to speak with a relative who forwarded my resume to one of is former colleagues. His colleague was impressed with my resume and after an initial phone screening I was invited to interview with 4 separate people, including the company CEO, in day-long interviews.

2013 58

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Interviewer asked me to call her, but I can’t reach her. Two days ago, I had a phone interview that apparently went very well. The woman I interviewed with stated she would get back to me in about a week about the next steps in the hiring process. She emailed back right away and stated she had a great time talking to me and wanting to schedule an in-person interview. It’s been a month now since I was “let go” from a temp assignment.

2013 55

short answer Saturday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I left a temp job about 6 months ago. Well, this is odd: nearly a month ago, I did a phone interview for a job with a company I was really excited about. The Director (who gave the interview and would be my boss) said that I would hear from them NO LATER than two weeks later. Out of curiosity, I just checked their website, and the job I interviewed for is still up…but so a new listing for the Director (the same guy who gave my interview).

2013 54

my boss sent me bad news during a funeral, my new hire argues even when he’s wrong, and more

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I think you can definitely expect people won’t contact you by phone or text with this sort of thing while you’re at a funeral, but continuing to send messages to your work email is pretty normal. It’s not stuffing envelopes or anything generally considered “temp” or physical work – because that’s not what I do. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss sent me bad news during my grandfather’s funeral.

2017 22

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

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I just left a job after 5 months of temp work in an office of 3 people (me, a paralegal, and an attorney). 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.

2013 56

did I signal disinterest in the job, I found the interview questions ahead of my interview, and more

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Did I bungle this interview by implying I wasn’t interested? I’m worried that I handled a recent job interview badly. I had a successful phone interview, and then a few weeks later they flew me out for an all-day interview, which is typical in my field. What’s the best way to handle it when, at the end of an interview, they ask for your interest in the job, especially if you’re still on the fence and want to see what an offer looks like before making a decision?

2018 27

marketing department uses everyone’s photo but mine, I might have been demoted, and more

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I’m a little unhappy about it for several reasons: I would like my customers and vendor reps to grow familiar with who I am so I’m not just a voice on the phone or a name on an email. Instead, there was a group meeting with me and the two temps I hired a few months ago. The article highlighted the long hours, the pressure to always be reachable by phone and email, the constant competition, and more. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 27

am I being considered for too many jobs, my former tenant’s manager is requesting money from me, and more

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If he hadn’t disclosed that to me, I would have absolutely forwarded him on to the hiring manager and recommended a phone call, but since he told me, it gave me pause. I’d forward the candidate’s info to the hiring manager with a note saying that normally you’d recommend this candidate for an interview, but the reason he was fired from his last job may be prohibitive, and then explain the situation and ask how she’d like to proceed. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2018 29

do what you say you're going to do

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2011 65

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.

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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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!

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.) The beauty of my underemployed job is that I was given interview freedom as they understood that I could be gone at any time to get back to my field of work. is that interview question legal?

2011 56

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?

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