How do I apply for my own job -- especially if my bosses are my references? [more inside]
I will graduate from college in a week. Two weeks ago, I got an email from an institution that I had done a job interview with saying, "We would like to move forward in the process" and asking to do a background check on me. I filled out the paperwork and faxed it back immediately. They still haven't gotten back to me. (I know my background is clean, as I've passed two other background checks recently.) How good should I feel about my prospects here? Was I wrong in assuming that the background check was a prelude to an employment offer?
What is the protocol for applying to companies that don't have any job openings listed? [more inside]
Targeting Hiring Managers Through Online Professional Networks [more inside]
Did my dream job pass on my application? Is there any way for me to ask them to reconsider?