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How do I turn down a job candidate after an extended interview process?

I run a small organization, just a few employees, and I am close to filling one of our open positions. What is the etiquette for breaking the bad news to an unsuccessful job candidate who has patiently participated in a drawn-out interview process? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Mar 4, 2014 - 21 answers

I'm not sure how to go into an upcoming job negotiation.

Hi! I was just offered a job and will go in to negotiate the details of my employment. I'll be working for a company based in a European country that is trying to expand into the U.S. It's a sales position that will have me travelling around the northeast selling their product in specialty stores. [more inside]
posted by inTikiwetrust on Dec 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Help Desk Lead: Soft Skills questions, please

I am involved in hiring for a help desk lead position. What are are good interview questions to tease out a technical person's "soft" skills? Beyond "Describe a situation where things didn't go right", or "Tell us how you deal with disagreements".
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Nov 8, 2013 - 10 answers

ch-ch-ch-changes: out with the old, in with the new employees

I run a small-scale but pretty profitable business (5 employees). Entertainment agency. I'm very fortunate to both love my job and really really like the people who work for me. I feel positive about our company and the work we do. We're growing all the time. One of them - the administrative lynch-pin/office manager/keeper of all knowledge is moving abroad to join her long-distance boyfriend. I'm gutted and feel she's going to be really hard to replace. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by stevedawg on Sep 2, 2013 - 15 answers

How to be a good interviewer

So we'll be hiring for an accounting assistant in about a month. I'll be reviewing the resumes, and conducting the majority of the interviews. I have interviewed people before, but it's been a while, and it was mostly for administrative positions. Can you suggest any resources for me to use to become a good interviewer? Books, blogs, etc? [more inside]
posted by sockpuppetfairy on Jun 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Applying for a job for the third time

I want to apply for a job with a small organisation. This would be my third time to apply in three years. How should I approach it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2012 - 3 answers

The path to programming rockstardom

What distinguishes the ninja/rockstar (Ruby) programmer from the understated kind? [more inside]
posted by vega on Aug 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Awkward reference quandry... how to proceed?

It it unwise to bank on a prospective employer not calling my references unless I am interviewed? I'm applying for a job that is admittedly a long shot, and I’d rather not call and ask people to be my references unless I am actually in the running (for various snowflake reasons detailed at length within). Is it a horrendous faux pas to list references without asking their permission, if I'm fairly certain I won’t get called for an interview? On the other hand, is it a horrendous faux pas not to send references with my resume and cover letter, when the job posting specifically asks for them? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Jun 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Manager promised what she couldn't deliver

Feel like I got massively screwed over at work for being a trusting idiot - should I make a fuss or just let it go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 - 23 answers

Best questions to find a great I.T. helper?

What are the best questions to ask a potential employee to identify that they are knowledgable and effective as a I.T. professional? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Oct 17, 2011 - 15 answers

I left, but I want to come back...

How bad is this situation? I'm applying for a job at a company that I previously worked at for only four months. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 7, 2011 - 10 answers

What's the best way to reveal you're a felon?

What is the best way to present a felony conviction during the job application/interview process? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 6, 2011 - 15 answers

Is bullying behavior from 15 years ago an automatic dis-qualifier for an interview?

Hiring a new employee. Well qualified applicant bullied a current employee in high school (15 years ago). Immediate disqualification? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Apr 18, 2011 - 59 answers

Pick me! Pick me! How do I do the employment equivalent of getting chosen for the team?

I am in the running to get a dream job. I just heard back from the place and it is between me and one other candidate with a decision to be made by the end of next week. Is it appropriate/would it be helpful to make one final pitch to my contact? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Apr 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Top job candidate was sloppy, didn't hew to gender norms, during the interview. Now what?

I'm having a hard time sussing out whether a recent job candidate's informality (and non-adherence to gender norms) should be a major warning sign, eye-rollingly insignificant, or somewhere in between. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2011 - 84 answers

Looking for telltale interview signs

After going to a job interview, are there any telltale hints or signs that can help you have a basic idea if you're going to be hired or not?
posted by antgly on Oct 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Business card trading deficit?

What is the etiquette regarding business card exchanges during an interview? When I have gone on interviews in the past, the various people who have interviewed me have given me their business cards. I am never sure whether to give the interviewer one of my business cards in exchange. [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Jul 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me help him get this job!

My uncle is trying to get an interview with a company that counts my lab among its (relatively few) clients. I have a contact within the company who is not in the HR department, nor the department he wants to work in. Realistically, can I help him get an interview/a job? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Jun 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Follow Up Freak Out

Interview freak out: I'm concerned I may have hurt my chances with this job by being too aggressive with my follow-up. Any ideas to get me out of this hole? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Nov 16, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me find a secretary!

Help me interview a secretary. [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Oct 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Divulging pregnancy during interviews?

My wife is pregnant (yay!), but is currently between jobs (boooo). However, she currently has several positions she's applying to. At what point in the hiring process should she be divulging the fact that she will have to take maternity leave relatively soon?
posted by crawl on Aug 24, 2005 - 13 answers

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