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What pre-interview questions can I use to effectively screen jobseekers?

Calling all hiring managers / people who hire people! I run a small business in the creative / advertising world with around ten staff, and we are about to embark on hiring one of the most crucial people you can have in this business, which is a receptionist / office manager. What are some effective and/or magical questions we can ask as part of the application process that will separate the wheat from the chaff? [more inside]
posted by sxtrumpeto on Oct 15, 2013 - 26 answers

Let's pretend this job never happened...

Do I have to disclose a job that I only worked at for one day on employment applications? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbeast on Sep 25, 2013 - 23 answers

Did I ask for too much money?

I’m being laid off, and my exit interview is tomorrow. I would like to ask the HR manager’s advice on what salary I should request at my next job. Help me work out how to phrase my question, please. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Jun 27, 2013 - 16 answers

What background screening services show someone's salary history?

I found a background check service at one point that showed a summary of each paycheck my employer issued to me, including bonuses and other payments, and I believe my Social Security number was required in order to retrieve the report. I can't locate the service again. Are there any out there that still offer such a service?
posted by scottso17 on May 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Best time to submit a job application when given a specific window?

HR filter - if an internet job positing provides a 3 week window in which I can submit an application via e-mail, is there any strategic advantage or disadvantage to applying sooner than later, or vice versa? Also, if I live in a city other than the location in which the job is situated, should I play this down or up? [more inside]
posted by analog on Oct 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Take this job and...

I was just given a pay-cut as a disciplinary action. This action came with no warning. Time to quit, right? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on May 18, 2010 - 51 answers

Do I need to disclose near-term plans?

What are the ethical implications (if any) of taking a job with no intentions of staying with the company long-term? [more inside]
posted by ista on May 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Job Board Pricing Options?

Which job board pricing model do employers prefer... pay per job post, or pay per candidate reviewed? [more inside]
posted by ckohrman on Jun 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me break into the Human Resources field!

How can a person with no HR experience get a job in Human Resources? [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Feb 24, 2009 - 12 answers

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