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Interviewing for current job but new boss. How to make a good decision?

The company I work for is being bought by another company and I have a phone interview this week with the new bosses, who are interested in keeping me on. This is pretty much my dream job already, so keeping it would be great ... but how? [more inside]
posted by vickyverky on Jun 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Did I box myself in with a low salary?

I just had my first phone interview for a prospective software engineering job, which was a ten minute phone call with an in-house recruiter. I wasn't expecting the topic of salary to come up this early in the process, which I grant was maybe naïve, but they asked me and I gave a lowball offer. Now I'm wondering whether I've screwed myself here. [more inside]
posted by Two Stranger on Apr 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Is it OK to ask at a job interview whether I'm suitable for this position?

I have a job interview for an academic position. In the interview, is it OK to ask them what they think they are looking for? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by starcrust on Dec 17, 2012 - 13 answers

How to keep from sounding nervous at the beginning of a faculty job talk?

How to keep from sounding nervous at the beginning of a faculty job talk? [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Feb 4, 2012 - 16 answers

No Smoking

HR Filter: Can you ask in an interview if the person is a smoker? [more inside]
posted by jrc on Jan 27, 2012 - 30 answers

How do I prepare for the public defender interviewing and hiring process?

I'm in the process of interviewing for entry-level public defender positions, through both individual offices and fellowship programs. Can anyone offer any tips specific to interviews for this type of position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 - 1 answer

What do I do in a group interview for a job?

How do I handle being in a group interview for a job tomorrow? I understand that more and more employers are interviewing this way lately, and I've never been interviewed for a job this way before. [more inside]
posted by JustDerek on May 24, 2011 - 11 answers

How to mention that you're unemployed without sounding desperate on your blog

I'm trying to fill out my bio section which anyone who clicks my name on the blog, and I'm wondering if there is a casual and witty, but sincere way of writing it to let people know that I'm available for unemployment (or should I mention it at all)? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 18, 2011 - 12 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

Proactive Dynamic Synergy

I have to come up with a 250 word answer the following HR recruitment question: "What can X-company do to make sure it can operate effectively in a fast paced changing environment?" What do you think they want me to say? Are there certain "buzzwords" I should be using?
posted by moorooka on Apr 9, 2011 - 18 answers

Should I try to leave a job I started in the past few months?

I started a new job a month ago but it's turned out to be totally different than what I expected - and I want out. I'm within the three month probation period, but how hard is it going to be to find a new job? More questions inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2011 - 14 answers

Getting mental balance for job interview/outcome

In a whirlwind of a week and a half, I submitted a resume, got a phone interview, and a job interview scheduled for Monday so have been cramming. My question though is on handling outcome. I am so anxious that I need to somehow convince myself that it doesn't matter what happens. There are pros and cons for uprooting if I get the job and the same if I stay at my current job. Pay is the same, just be starting over, but would be near my family. Any Jedi mind tricks when things are uncertain?
posted by snap_dragon on Apr 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Help with writing an email for an update on a job, post-interview?

It's been a week since I interviewed for a position, and I've not heard back yet. I need help drafting an email asking for an update, and also help on using one offer against another. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Feb 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Please share the secrets of the Microsoft interview process.

Do you work at Microsoft? Please share the secrets of the Microsoft interview process. Because it's not working for me. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jan 27, 2011 - 29 answers

Is this the one that got away?

I think I screwed up a phone interview. How can I make a rebound (if possible?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me turn my mom into a working woman!

Tips for a job interview? My mom has never interviewed in her life but has a great opportunity to interview. How can I help her prepare? [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on Jul 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Just a head of iceberg lettuce and a fork, please

I am in the midst of applications for professional positions in my field. Often the people doing the hiring will fly interview candidates out to their location for a day-long interview process, which includes meals with people on the search committee. How can I gracefully request that they accommodate my vegan diet? [more inside]
posted by Fui Non Sum on Mar 22, 2010 - 10 answers

What are they going to ask me at a city government relations interview?

I'm a current 1L in a mid-level law school about to interview for an externship at the nearby city's Government Relations office. I need to do a little preparing. [more inside]
posted by cyphill on Feb 15, 2010 - 6 answers

How, and when, do I tell prospective employers that I am a non-driver?

How, and when, do I tell prospective employers that I am a non-driver? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 26 answers

What is asked in the 3rd step of a job interview?

I'm applying for a programming job. I've had two steps of interviewing so far. What are they going to ask in the 3rd step? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Nov 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Given the rate of a fish upstream, what is the speed of that fish in still water. Eh?

InterviewPrepFilter: I need to brush up on my numerical reasoning. I'm looking for ways to master things like word/story problems (probability, work-rate, distance), and some math review. I have good logic skills, but basic math can be confusing for me, esp. under pressure. Tutoring is not really an option and anything that is cram-friendly is also good. Any books, resources, tips, general guidance from math-y people ?
posted by sidd.darko on Oct 22, 2009 - 4 answers

I really want to work for you, but if that's not going to happen then I really want to go to Europe.

Following up on a second job interview: they said the selection process would be "very quick." It's now been two weeks without hearing back from them. Do I follow up? I'd be happy to be patient, but there's a twist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How Do I Distribute My Eggs Among My Job Application Baskets?

I have an interview for a great job I think I am good for, but the interview is in two weeks. Do I keep applying for jobs in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Jul 14, 2009 - 13 answers

What can I do to get an interview?

What can I do to get an interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2009 - 23 answers

How to study/prep for Algorithms/Google Interviews?

Best ways to prep/study for CS Algorithm/Google style job interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2009 - 19 answers

How do I respond to the question(s) Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job?

Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Dec 18, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I prepare for graduate technical interviews in software?

In about six weeks I expect to have a technical interview for a graduate position with MS. What can I do between now and then to be as well prepared as possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 7 answers

To follow up or not to follow up?

To follow up or not to follow up after an interview? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Jul 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Applying for a government job (what to reveal in the application and more)

Applying for a government job (what to reveal in the application and more) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 2, 2008 - 4 answers

You hang up first. No you hang up first. No you hang up first...

At what point in the job interview process is it appropriate to inquire what the salary might look like? [more inside]
posted by boots on May 2, 2008 - 17 answers

How to handle a negative reference without giving up the referencee?

How to bail on a Job Interview due to bad reference for the employer (doing the hiring) without stepping on toes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Google business interview preparation

What to expect from a Google business related job interview [more inside]
posted by names are hard on Oct 2, 2007 - 5 answers

I'm just not that into you

How do you tell a potential employer that you're just not that into them? [more inside]
posted by phoenixc on Jul 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Interviewing for a job with another offer already out there

I was offered a job that starts next week. I have an interview tomorrow for a job I'd rather have. How should I approach this during the interview? [more inside]
posted by apple scruff on Jun 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I sue Apple over unpaid interview expenses?

Apple won't pay my travel expenses for an interview in London I attended a year ago despite saying they would (£50). Should I try to take them to the small claims court? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by tomw on Mar 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me not act like a freak when interviewing for my dream job

I am insanely nervous for an interview I have tomorrow for what is essentially my dream job. Any advice to avoid allowing my nerves to get the better of me and screwing it up? [more inside]
posted by hazelshade on Dec 6, 2006 - 24 answers

Were my ideas stolen? If so, could I have done anything to prevent it?

I sent an e-mail of panel ideas after an interview to a woman hiring for a well regarded film festival. I did not get the job but when I was looking at the panels months later, I was surprised to find most of my ideas were being used. Was there any way to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Oct 4, 2006 - 15 answers

Is there a design method for this?

I need to interview someone for a Senior software developer position - what would you look for and what would you avoid? What the hell do I ask them?
posted by oh pollo! on Aug 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Internal Interview Advice

Does anyone have any specific tips or experience with interviewing for a new position inside your own company? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jan 13, 2006 - 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

What do you wear to interview for a job in unform?

What do you wear to interview for a job in uniform? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jul 7, 2005 - 6 answers

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