Hi everyone, after a long job hunt I finally received a call for a pre-interview by H.R. I haven’t had an interview outside of the company I used to work for in 15 years! Any helpful hints on what I should be expecting?
Thank you for any help in advance!

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I was unemployed for about 5 months in 2015 and very unsure about what I wanted to do next. I was spending 50-60 hours a week researching and applying to jobs. It took a while but I found a great job and it put my career on a new trajectory.

But burnout is real even when you're unemployed and I was worn down. Here are my tips for treating yourself with kindness while you're unemployed now that I'm on the other side of it.

  1. Set daily time... see more

i like that advice. I feel bad treating myself or doing things at this time for myself being unemployed and it... see more

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Right now I have so many applications out and nobody has called me or emailed me for a interview I have 3 kids I have to take care of I have bills to pay and can’t do none of that without no job I am worthless what else do I need to do besides work harder and have more faith in myself hoping and praying that something comes through soon I just can’t deal with my life like this

First of all you are not worthless. Just think about those beautiful kids that you gave life to.
It's hard... see more

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So my interview went well. But for the first time ever. I was told to call her in a week. She didn’t say she or they would be in touch. She said for me to call her directly. Is that good or bad?

I truly dislike managers like this no decency for people's time. Here's a clue when an employer or recruiter is... see more

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Calling all Jobcasers. Let's play a game and see how you would re-write the following experience someone has as a cashier.

Cashier at Fast Food Restaurant
- Handled register and took customer orders
- Counted money at the end of the night to close out
- Set up food displays
- Delivered great customer service
- Went above and beyond

Add your thoughts in the comments below

Great exercise John! Here's my take, general theme is being able to demonstrate the successes of your role there... see more

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I recently applied for an opportunity that spoke to me professionally and personally. I completed two interviews and was awaiting word on the next steps. Today, I received an email stating that they were going ahead with other candidates whose backgrounds aligned more closely with the requirements of the position. Later today, I saw the same opportunity reposted. Any advice on what, if anything, I should do?

I'm sorry to hear that and understand it can be frustrating. I would recommend asking for any feedback they can... see more

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It's been awhile, so first and foremost Happy New Year to everyone. Since I last posted I received only one interview since I lost my job back in May of 2019. Three weeks ago, I did a phone interview with a major company and did well enough to receive a one on one interview a week later. That was the good. Here's the bad; as I arrived the recruiter I spoke with had me wait almost three hours until she could talk with me. She lost my paperwork... see more

I agree with Joel Keene that it's a tell-tell sign of how they could treat their employees. Don't let this weight... see more

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I was reading the congratulations that I received when I took the telemarketing job back in November. The place had really changed since I worked there before and not for the better. They had a new rule called competitive seating. They hire more people than they have seats for. If you don't get a deal (what they call a booking), you just might not have a seat the next day. Then you go home without pay. I used to have to show up an hour to an hour... see more

All you had to do is mention telemarketing.
This is already as bad as it get without any further details.

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Over the weekend, a family friend who has been hunting for a new job asked an interesting question: when is the best day and time to submit a job application?

This got me thinking. I’ve always tried submitting my application as quickly as I was able, never considered day or time of the week could made a difference. However, I had a hunch that hitting the apply button on Mondays or Fridays could increase my chances as hiring managers spend time... see more

In my opinion, I think it is a good idea to apply to jobs on Monday in the morning and the reason why I say that is... see more

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We’ve all heard the saying “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” But what do you think? Are we too judgmental about what someone is wearing in a job interview? Would it affect their ability to do their job or just OUR way of doing the job? Would it be distracting to co-workers or would it bring welcome change of pace to the workplace? What is the definition of “inappropriate”? How can we push for diversity in a workplace if... see more

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I was once downvoted to oblivion by a fashion forum for suggesting nice clothes with a jacket as interview clothes... see more

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I love to help people and I like to work but my problem is That I don’t interview well. I get so frazzled and I forget questions I’m supposed to ask. I have a very hard time putting my thoughts into words. What am I supposed to do. Should I have flash cards or something?

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Meara,
Plenty of people have this problem. I recommend joining programs such as Toast Master or similar. Also... see more

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