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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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I’ll tell you what you need to change to have a resume that will make a hiring manager excited to interview you. (Oh, 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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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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Reply Interviewer March 25, 2011 at 11:04 am WOW. 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? what does this interview question mean?

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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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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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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. is that interview question legal? what was your worst interview?

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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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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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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?

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? The former employee was in jail, and could not make a phone call. is that interview question legal? what was your worst interview?

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good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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And you want to have the chance to say, “Actually, X is really important, so let’s push back Y instead / bring in temp help / get Joe’s department to help out with this / use this as the impetus to finally think seriously about adding a new staff position.&#

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

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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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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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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?

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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?