I am currently wanting to apply for some job openings within my field (library) and external. Per the norm, the employer wants at least one current work recommendation from a supervisor. The problem: at my workplace no employees are allowed to give work recommendations based on issues of legality that would make the library liable. How in the hell do I then put down a recommendation from a boss who likes me but will not do a recommendation? My previous job experience though not spotty was in retail with no promotion to speak of. I have been also using my professor(s) from grad school 6 years ago who happily remembers my scholastic performance. What would you do? Thanks for your thoughts.
I have the opportunity (passed the first interview) for a super-dream job. My current boss is leaving at the end of this week. He wants to cross-train me on his duties but doesn't want to bother if I am just going to be taking off too. Is there any way I can expedite this process without ruining my chances at the new job? [more inside]
I have the chance to interview people who are likely to be my manager. What should I ask? [more inside]
I have a final interview for a Project Manager position. This job is awesome. One of the questions they would like me to answer is "Why are you the best candidate for this position?". How do I blow them away with my answer? The role requires someone who is passionate about work and life, can juggle multiple projects, and can managed a range of different stakeholders. I can do all of this like nobody's business. But I am sure a lot of the other candidates can as well. How do I approach answering this question and winning this position?
Did you go to a UWC? What sort of questions were asked on the interview? [more inside]
What are your tips for conducting freelance journalistic-type interviews for articles/non-fiction essays/books? [more inside]
As part of my interview process, I have been asked to kick-off a project to a pretend client. This is for an interactive agency in LA. There will be 5 people acting as stakeholders. I really want this job and want to leave an awesome impression. What things can I do to set myself apart? What are your tips for awesome kick-off meetings? I need to demonstrate my skills as a meeting facilitator and project manager. I am looking for anything that will set me apart including handing out candy / fruit, using an awesome slide deck, or simply facilitating a awesome kick-off. Have you seen anyone do something awesome in a meeting that wasn't borderline cheesy? I need to demonstrate imagination but also an ability to drive and get things done. Links or videos appreciated as well. Help me get this job!
Academic Jobs Filter: What is a reasonable amount of time to ask for to make a decision about a job offer? [more inside]
Do I go for an interview when I'm not sure I'm interested anymore? [more inside]
Okay. Mr. Anonnymoose is interviewing for an IT position at a large company that is well-known for its offbeat aesthetic. We are very excited! But we have no clue what he should wear. [more inside]
How to keep from sounding nervous at the beginning of a faculty job talk? [more inside]
is it common to get invited for a job interview when the organization has already hired someone for the position?
is it common to get invited for a job interview when the organization has already hired someone for the position? [more inside]
Etiquette regarding followups after an interview? Found an awesome job, but don't want to seem pushy.
I found a job that I would really like to get, but the company is being slow in making a decision. [more inside]
HR Filter: Can you ask in an interview if the person is a smoker? [more inside]
Are there awesome British podcasts out there I don't know about? [more inside]
Help me do a better job of phone screening candidates for largely-technical/programming positions. [more inside]
Where might I go to gain the use of a landline for an hour or so during normal business hours? [more inside]
Job Search: How do I make use of some research I've done about the company I most want to work for in order to GET an interview? [more inside]
In the process of requesting a favorable schedule at my part-time job that allow me to interview for positions on my days off. I'm just going to assume that these interviews can last a full day, so I don't think there's a chance I could work and interview in the same day. I am seeking a position in marketing research. If I should need to work two to three weekdays, which days should I request off? My guess is that employers are usually busy the beginning of the week, Monday and Tuesday, so maybe most interviews fall later in the week. Thanks for your help!
Where can I find declassified interview transcripts of US Army investigation interviews? [more inside]
Human Resources Voodoo: How does one land a supervisory position without ever having really supervised anyone? [more inside]
There's a computer programming type job I'm going to apply for where the interview process includes a "give a talk to your future team" component. Has anyone done something like this? [more inside]
I have a job, which I've held since March '11. And now I have two interviews. I'm not sure I'm ready to leave my current job, but one of the interviews is for a much more prestigious company. How do I play this? [more inside]
If you were talking to a 101-year-old person, what would you want to know? [more inside]
To continue in the series of academic job hunting posts - protips for negotiating an academic position. [more inside]
I have a job interview next week. Meanwhile, my current supervisor is anxious to start the work plan and budget process for 2012. I feel dishonest committing to projects that I have no intention of carrying out. I need my supervisor as a reference and I can't burn this bridge - how do I tell my boss I'm interviewing elsewhere? [more inside]
I want to send some post-interview thank you emails, but I don't have the email addresses of the people I interviewed with. Should I email the recruiting contact asking for the email addresses, or just leave it alone? [more inside]
As a follow up to last week's question about academic job talks, please enlighten me with best practices / pro tips on campus visits for academic positions. [more inside]
Particularly for a YouTube interview that already has captioning, how can I (and you) save 10 minutes & just read the transcript file that the captioning is pulled from? [more inside]
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]
Is this reasonable? I'm currently employed but job hunting. A small startup invited me to go to an interview. However, the way they're trying to schedule interviews is giving me a bad feeling. [more inside]
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]
I'm a thirty-year-old woman who's often mistaken for a teenager. I'm interviewing for a job that I really need tomorrow. Please help me look older! [more inside]
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]
I got fired Friday for poor performance. How do I spin this in cover letters and in interviews? [more inside]
My last day of pastry school, yay! I'm applying for jobs in NYC and several people have asked me to come in and "trail" for an hour or a day. What exactly does that mean/entail? [more inside]
How to negotiate employer paying for flight to interview? [more inside]
Help with job offer question needed asap! [more inside]
Put my mind at ease! Job interview worries [more inside]
I have two days to set up a room for sit-down interviews with politicians. What looks good on camera, and how should it all be arranged?
How can I make an awesome set for sit-down interviews with politicians? [more inside]
I want podcasts featuring long interviews. [more inside]
I'm being forced off the grid, and I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of job interviews... how can I put this out of my mind? [more inside]
Any non-obvious tips for conducting a successful interview? I'm looking for perspectives both in general and also considering my situation. [more inside]
LazywebFilter. I'm looking for a recent, and specific interview with Kevin Smith wherein he talks about how he kept saying he wanted to be a filmmaker, and his decision to actually make a movie. [more inside]
I need a basic landline phone recording lead like this. I might not have enough time to order one online. Can I make one myself? How would I do that? (Bonus question: Where can I buy one in Sydney?) [more inside]
What should I know about interviewing for a corporate job that I don't already know from interviewing for public sector/public health jobs? [more inside]
What to say in a post interview thank you note - when you aren't the right guy for the job... [more inside]
That question about following up after an interview. [more inside]
I've just been short-listed for a Fulbright Scholars Award (huzzah!). I'm wondering if anyone else has been in this position and what I might be able to expect in the interview? [more inside]
How can I make time to interview for new jobs after just taking a job that I don't like? And, how do I explain to new companies why my availability to interview is so limited? [more inside]