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Dream Company wants me -- so why haven't I heard back from my recruiter?

Dream company headhunted me a month ago for dream job(s). They were eager to get to know me the first week, and now, four weeks later, I haven't heard from them at all despite their professed interest in me and desire to get me in for an interview. This is weird because I am uniquely qualified for the jobs they're trying to fill and they sounded desperate. Given the communication history described behind the cut, what should my next steps be? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Apr 28, 2014 - 13 answers

resumation blues

Is there any way I can streamline the technical aspects of customizing my resume's content in MS Word? (Check under the fold for a description of what I'm envisioning.) [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Resume/Job Search Question #1001

In May, I will be graduating with a master's degree in applied anthropology. I'll be meeting a potential employer this week (possibly tomorrow) at a 3-day long design/innovation bootcamp. How and when do I broach the subject of employment and ask to send him my resume? Bonus job search questions abound! [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Mar 4, 2014 - 4 answers

I'm having coffee with a potential employer... What should I know?

I'm scheduled to meet over coffee with a potential employer. What's considered good etiquette in this situation? How should I be prepared? [more inside]
posted by ScarletLark on Oct 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Use headhunter as well as the boss-approved method to get an interview?

I was contacted about a job with a company by a HR recruiter (not from that company) on LinkedIn. I was aware of this job from the company’s website and also I have a friend who is working at that company in a peer position. That friend said he spoke to his boss, and his boss said I should apply for the job via the company's website, so I did. Would there be any benefit following up with the HR recruiter from LinkedIn anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Do I smell bad or something?

Over the last several months, I've noticed a job hunting pattern. I apply for a job. I get called for an interview. Yay! However, despite going on MANY interviews over the past 8-9 months, I'm not able to actually close the deal. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jul 18, 2013 - 32 answers

Time to get a new job.

I'm trying to find a new job so I can start actually saving some money and move into my own place. I'm a college grad with a linguistics degree living in northern NJ. For the past three years, I've been living with family, paying a small amount of rent each month, living a paycheck-to-paycheck existence and working a job I don't particularly enjoy. I'm done with this, but I don't know where to begin. I know there are a lot of posts such as this one on here, but I'd like to try to find answers particular to my situation. [more inside]
posted by zchyrs on Jul 3, 2013 - 18 answers

Help me brainstorm presentation ideas for higher ed job interview

I have to give a 10-minute presentation as part of a job interview for a career advisor and instructor position in the career services office of the business school at a large public university. I'm having trouble coming up with ideas, and would love some help brainstorming. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2013 - 12 answers

A change of scenery would be nice

I'm in a pretty miserable job and I'm trying to get another gig. A yearlong job hunt hasn't really been fruitful, so I'm trying to branch out. What else should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2013 - 9 answers

What kinds of jobs should I look for other than admin/office stuff?

I've mostly done generic office work but I would like to expand my job search to include more specific things. What fields (with jobs available) would be a good fit? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jun 12, 2013 - 17 answers

♫♫ What do you do with a BS in Physics? ♫♫

Three years ago, I graduated with a Physics degree. Since then, I've been working in a soul-crushing IT job. Realistically, what are my options to push my career forward? Help me find my passion. Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Give me advice on my job search in the NYC area.

I'm a librarian in the southern U.S. looking to relocate to NYC. The catch is that I can't move without a job offer. Am I hoping for the impossible? [more inside]
posted by carolinecrane on Mar 16, 2013 - 6 answers

How does on properly "network" when looking for a new job?

When job searching, how do you successfully network without looking tacky, blowing your cover at your current job, looking desperate - just general rules for avoiding acting in poor taste, whatever that would look like? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 11, 2013 - 5 answers

explain finding and getting a job like Im a 5 year old

What are the must-have books on getting a job in addition to What Color is Your Parachute? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Papagiorgio on Mar 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Living with post-recession stress disorder

I've landed in a dead-end job, but it's hard for me to overcome my anxiety about retraining or changing the direction of my career. How should I perform an objective, reasonable risk-reward analysis in the face of imperfect options and information? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Oct 28, 2012 - 16 answers

Name of Designer + Developer collaboration site?

Help me remember the name of a site that was setup for designers and developers to share project opportunities to work together. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Aug 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Do I stay or do I go (to a new company)

I've been offered a position at another company. Should I leave my current comfortable job at a lowly-regarded company for a scary new one at a more well-respected company? Will you help me weigh the pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Apr 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Please help brainstorming a new and better paying career.

Please help brainstorming a new and better paying career. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 21, 2012 - 7 answers

How pick up and move to a new city (and have a job)

How do I look for (and land) a job on the other side of the country? [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Feb 5, 2012 - 2 answers

At a loss for a job!

Need a Job Filter: Need help with recommendations for some jobs I can look into soon, with the degree(s) I have, and the work experience I have. Some fun and snowflakey details await you! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Jan 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me with my networking skills--I need to get over my reluctance to ask people for help in my job hunt.

Help me with my networking skills--I need to get over my reluctance to ask people for help in my job hunt. [more inside]
posted by raynax on Jan 20, 2012 - 11 answers

What are you going to do with that?

What are some non-academic, non-science careers in which a PhD is a particularly desirable, even necessary, credential? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Dec 13, 2011 - 27 answers

What can I do with my professional life?

CareerSwitchFilter: I'm a miserable lawyer, with a bunch of hobbies and skills, but no other kind of professional experience. What career(s)/job(s) should I consider switching to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 23 answers

Experience with Stewart, Cooper, & Coon?

Does anyone have any experience with Stewart, Cooper, and Coon, an "executive placement" firm that helps you with your job search for a fee? [more inside]
posted by mbidi on Aug 17, 2011 - 6 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

Please help me find a sociology career.

It's really time to get a career. Help me use my 3.2gpa sociology BA from a not good state school. Ideally would love a company that will assist me in getting an MA in Sociology. Read on for more of my interests and situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Finding work in London

UK jobsearching: I'm 26, and having a tough time finding any job in London - let alone one that's a good career prospect. Do you have any pointers, and in particular, advice on how to get reliable, short-term work to cover the gaps? [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Apr 28, 2011 - 12 answers

When is it necessary to write a cover letter?

When is it necessary to write a cover letter? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Apr 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Crowdsourced Job Search

I've decided to reach out to my network and crowdsource my job search. Can you give me some advice so this goes smoothly and is as successful as possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 - 16 answers

Have the job search methods laid out in What Color Is Your Parachute worked for you?

Have the job search methods laid out in What Color Is Your Parachute worked for you? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I don the black ironic tshirt?

Career Change: Graphics to....IT? Please tell me about the wide range of IT work. [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Aug 31, 2010 - 4 answers

To infinity and... where, exactly?

I'm an innovative thinker who got stuck in an engineering box. I'm about to get kicked out of the box. Can you help me find a new box? [more inside]
posted by w00bliette on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

What can I do with these skills?

(Career Filter) Help me run away from the circus [more inside]
posted by gillianr on Jul 6, 2010 - 6 answers

It's hard for anyone, but for him...

An aquaintance of mine needs to find a job - any job at all that he can do. Aside from the poor economy, obstacles include lack of experience, and anxiety disorder. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Ever used an executive coaching firm?

I'm considering hiring an executive coaching firm to help with my job search. If you or someone you know has done this, I'd like to hear your thoughts. Also, other tips/tricks staying motivated thru an extended (year-plus) job search? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jun 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Alternative careers for a science PhD dropout

Alternative careers for a science PhD dropout: Specific ideas for my special snowflake job search after leaving academia. I am considering dropping out of my biomedical sciences graduate program. The only things stopping me right now are guilt at letting my advisor and loved ones down (which I’m working on), and the overwhelming fear of having to get a real job (which is where I hope you can help me!) [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Jun 22, 2010 - 19 answers

Networking - What am I missing?

I think networking is the missing element to my rather unsuccessful job search effort. Any suggestions as to how I could grow my network usefully? How much about "networking" is hype? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Applying to jobs online vs. submitting a resume and cover letter in person.

Applying to jobs online vs. submitting a resume and cover letter in person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I find an entry-level job at an ad agency?

How can I find an entry-level job at an ad agency? How do I get noticed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 - 10 answers

My job is driving me crazy.

I recently started a new job, and it's swiftly becoming clear that it's not the right job for me. I'd like some suggestions about how to identify other careers, and advice about how to handle my present situation. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Feb 22, 2010 - 1 answer

Maybe I should interior decorate.

Help an ISFJ brother out. [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 4, 2009 - 5 answers

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London?

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 10 answers

How can a shy guy improve his cold calling in order to get a job?

I am out of work and have decided try something new in my job search. I have started cold-calling potential employers in my industry. Now, the thing is . . I'm pretty shy, not a salesman type at all. Calling up strangers in order to promote myself is not something that comes naturally to me. How can I make cold-calling work for me? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 18, 2008 - 20 answers

What is the next step in my job search?

What is the next step in my search for a job as an editor/ copy writer? I’ve been searching Craig’s List, Monster, etc. and I’ve submitted applications through some network contacts. I’ve yet to hear back from anyone and I’m wondering what to do next. [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Apr 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Job hunting from overseas: good or bad idea?

Job hunting from across the ocean: in a foreign country, looking to move back to home country. Which is better? Apply and interview from here, or quit current job and search from there? [more inside]
posted by QueSeraSera on Apr 2, 2008 - 7 answers

What do you do next with a B.A. in English?

Post-collegefilter: I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, and have decided I want to try to break into the publishing industry. Are certificate programs the way to go? [more inside]
posted by andeles on Feb 26, 2008 - 17 answers

Lookout Europe, here I come

What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
posted by barrakuda on Jan 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Targeting Hiring Managers

Targeting Hiring Managers Through Online Professional Networks [more inside]
posted by gm2007 on Dec 13, 2007 - 3 answers

How do you tailor a resume without lying?

How do you tailor a resume without lying? I'm branching my job search into other fields, and my most recent education/experience isn't relevant at all. So how do I leave it off (or do I) without looking like I'm lying? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 17, 2007 - 19 answers

Discreet job inquiry?

I'm employed, but looking for a new job. I'd like to apply for a job with a cool company, but my current company has a content partnership with them. Someone I work closely with manages this business relationship, and I fear it might get back to him somehow if I were to apply. Can I discreetly apply for this position without risking anyone at my current job finding out?
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2006 - 16 answers

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