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I'm About to be Fired. Now What?

I walked into work today and was suspended with potential termination for policy violations, one of which does include the event that led me to ask this question. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jun 12, 2014 - 21 answers

A full resume or one with gaps?

Resume question time. I am working on a full CV, with more or less everything, but want to know just how full it should really be... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me prepare for two big work meetings about possible new roles

I’m looking to make a move to a different role and location of the Mega Corp I work in. Have two meetings set up with people who could make that happen. Now what? Please help me understand the perspective of the bosses I'm meeting with and what I might say now that I have made these meetings happen! Background and specific question after the jump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2014 - 2 answers

bridging visa blah

How do I get a long-term job in Australia when HR won't get past my bridging visa? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 17, 2014 - 19 answers

Is it common for HR to offer to call new employers in consulting?

I work in consulting (technical work) and the company has approved for me to work remotely from afar. During the negotiations, HR mentioned that they were certain that it will work well and I have the company's full support (I fully believe this). However, they did say one thing that peaked my interest during our discussions. They stated that if I ended up wanting to work locally that they would be willing to call firms in the area to help me find a new position should the need arise on either of our parts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2013 - 3 answers

HR Interviews and Unorthodox Employment History

I'm an ABD Ph.D student pursuing a really awesome job opportunity as my next step. The firm has moved on to asking me to interview with HR to talk about my employment history, relationship with supervisors, etc. I have a solid resume, but I have one element of my recent history that's complex and difficult to explain. It's not complex-bad, just complex, and I'm not sure how to pitch it to HR. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Help with planning/proposals and options for Maternity Leave!

So, Happy news: Pregnant! Dilemma: Maternity Leave options & planning [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Apr 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Canadian job sites

What are the largest Canadian job-search/job-posting aggregation sites these days? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Why is paid time off so hard to negotiate?

What is the purpose of rigid paid-time off policies? [more inside]
posted by fries on Sep 28, 2012 - 38 answers

Should my resume note that video game credits are not trustworthy?

job hunt / resume question (creative/tech positions). I worked in the video game industry, and am applying for positions outside that industry. Should I include in my resume a note that video game credits are often inaccurate and checking them does not substitute for contacting an employer if seeking confirmation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

I fudged the end date of my last job by six weeks. What now?

On my resume, I fudged the end date for my last job by six weeks, to cover up a bad situation where I was not at fault. A new company has given me an offer, checked my references, and sent me all the new hire paperwork. I'm supposed to start in two weeks. Only problem? I had to consent to a background check. Now I'm concerned that my lie will be uncovered. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Sep 30, 2011 - 20 answers

How do I communicate with a person in HR who's been a bit misleading?

How do I deal with H.R.-related courtesy shenanigans? Are these even shenanigans? I'm not very experienced with H.R. departments, so I've come to you, oh hive mind. [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Aug 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Is my Texas non-competition clause too broad?

Help me sign this Texas employment agreement with eyes wide open. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm not eligible for re-hire. How do I get a job?!?

I am about to do a second-round interview tomorrow at a place I'd like to work and seems like a good match for me. However, I'm not eligible for rehire at my previous employer, and I'm worried how to nip this inevitable discovery in the bud. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Aug 16, 2010 - 13 answers

How long do you need to consider an employment offer (in the US)?

What timeframe do you need to consider and respond to an employment offer (in the US)? [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jul 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Could disclosing my ethnicity be used against me?

Can a US employer require a job seeker to disclose race and gender before granting an interview? [more inside]
posted by bumblebeat on Oct 7, 2008 - 15 answers

Must I disclose my race?

Is it legal for an employer to require that an employee indicate his or her race? [more inside]
posted by notswedish on May 2, 2008 - 24 answers

Assume I already know '"look for another job"

How can I deal with my supervisor's drug abuse and dealing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2007 - 29 answers

Give me the job already, dammit!

How should I prepare for behavioral questions in a job interview? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 9, 2007 - 15 answers

keyword optimization for resumes

What methods/software do HR departments use to scan resumes for keywords? What are ways to 1.) optimize your resume for this process, or 2.) game this system to increase your chances of surviving the first cull. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 6, 2007 - 4 answers

I really want this job. Can I say so?

[HR/employmentfilter] Is it very unorthodox or unacceptable to 'circumvent' an agency who put you forward for a job and ask questions of the employer directly? (UK if it matters) [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jun 28, 2006 - 11 answers

ASP or ColdFusion job posting tools

Does anyone have a recommendation for a job posting/administration application that uses either ASP or ColdFusion? I'm looking to implement something that will allow users to search jobs and submit their resume and will allow the HR department to post, edit, and delete jobs.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Nov 11, 2004 - 1 answer

What are the minimal computer skills needed for employability in any field?

For anyone who works in HR, does interviews, hires people, etc. What computer skills do you require applicants to have in order to get a job? I'm talking any job. What do you consider base level skills in order to be employed? [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Jun 22, 2004 - 8 answers

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