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Hi everyone. I have a WC priority conference set up next week. My Attorney told me that most often the Employer will give you an offer but you will be expected to resign. My question is how to explain that in an interview when asked why did you leave your lsst employer

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Jane Gonzalez
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I always use personal......

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Marijoy Bertolini
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Hi Monique, There's no reason to give a lot of detail as to why you left your previous employer. (And I'm not sure it's appropriate for you to disclose information when an attorney is involved in the mix!) You can just say something like, "I was having an issue with (give general description, not too much detail) and the result was not something I was comfortable with, so I let my manager know I thought it best for me to find another opportunity." If the employer presses you on details (which would be normal/natural), keep things positive. Describe your manager in good terms, if possible, but make it clear that you "didn't feel as though things were moving in the right direction." If they try to force it, I'd recommend you say something like, "I don't want to disparage my former employer. I enjoyed working there and did my best to achieve a good result, but at the end of the day, it wasn't the right place for me." Hope this helps! Marijoy

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On the Spot!

I was asked “where does your manager think you are today” during an interview this week. I told him I used a vacation day but I actually had to call in sick because they notified me about the interview 2 days before. I hated lying about that but I felt the interviewing manager was putting me on the spot with that question. Why would he ask me that? Do you think that’s something he will ask my current employer when he does a reference check?

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I tell the interviewer when I have a day off or if I get off early enough that I can still interview. I don’t let applying for jobs interfere with the one I have. Companies are looking for loyal employees. If they want you to apply they’ll work with you.

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chris olivarez
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I don't think they can ask you that question and if they do call your employer they can't ask anything other than what kind of person you are ( employee) Kind of a "dick move" by the interviewer but that's the way the game is played now. lying and being dishonest will go a long way now.If the interviewer would resort to such tactics wonder what kind of company he's working for and what kind of business practice they have

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General Question for everyone

Are they supposed to ask you why you got fired or let go from your previous job? I hope to the gods they aren’t I’m so nervous

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Daphne P
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Just in my opinion. Just say there was a conflict of interest. that should stop them and if they keep going then explain cuz they're asking you to so be honest

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Michael Matyas
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The only thing they can ask your former employer would they rehire you or not. I find it rather odd that a stranger will ask another stranger about the stranger applying for the job.The often have no real idea who they are talking to!

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Today's "Daily Interview Prep" Question: How would your current boss describe you?

#Today's "Daily Interview Prep" Question: How would your current boss describe you?

POST A COMMENT with the answer you'd give in an actual interview. LIKE the responses you think are great answers. REPLY to fellow Jobcasers' comments to help them improve their responses--and their chances of getting hired soon!

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Ryan O'Neil
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My boss would totally say I'm a go-getter and always on top of what needs to be done. Very dependable, but not too serious.

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Dylan Jameson
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My boss might say I'm really smart and can do things really good. Also that I am punctual as I try to never be late.

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First Interview Question

Is it okay to ask about benefits on the first interview? I have two interviews set up next week and I want to ask questions around health care coverage/cost and paid time off but I fear these type of questions will raise red flags and cause me to loose interview points for choosing what employers might consider "sensitive" pre-employment topics of discussion. I know salary talk is out of the question but are company benefits questions also taboo?

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Crystal Eaton
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I believe its ok to find out if a company offers healthcare benefits,or 401k plans..

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Donovan Lester
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Yes sure its is? Ask me anything u wanna ask sir....

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If a movie was to be made about your work life. What would be the title?

This was an interview question I was asked this week for a seasonal retail position believe it or not! I thought the manager was kidding so I gave him a silly answer like “Desperately Seeking Employment”.

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Meriam Castillo
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She works hard for the money!

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Steven Robertson
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UNSTOPPABLE: The Rise of the Phoenix

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Job shadowing follow-up

Hello, today I got the answer concerning my job shadowing related to the company where I am working. Do I ask them to teach me about all the topics or just some topics according to my major ?, what can please be a best answer to this email?

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Diakabana Decord
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Here is another attachment of that email

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John Huang
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Diakabana Decord Based on the limited context that I can gather from this email, it sounds like these are questions that you may ask the company. Not the other way around. It sounds like this person is trying to guide you on how to get the most out of your job shadowing experience by prompting you to ask certain questions

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Is this a legitimate interview question?

I’ve often been asked if I’m married on interviews. I can’t tell if it’s a job related question or a pick-up line. Is this a legal interview question? How should I respond without ruining my application status?

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Mariah Bliss
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Ack, they shouldn't be asking you that! I heard a lot of times interviewers will ask women that question as a sneaky way of trying to determine if they have kids. It ties into this terrible belief that married women with kids won't contribute as much to the organization. I would absolutely respond with "I'd prefer not to answer that" and leave it at that.

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Sandy Wilson
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Hi Shelby, so sorry you've been experiencing this level of un-professionalism during interviews. Asking about your marital status is a totally illegal question although many recruiters have learned to get this info in-directly. Just say your not comfortable answering that question if your asked again then bring it up with the HR office if you feel its was a determining factor for employment.

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Cindy

How do I answer this question during an interview. Why do you want to work here

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Marsha Howard
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Do research on the company. There will be some good news about it. That's why you want to work for them.

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cynthia tigeleiro
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Thank you for all the suggestions. They will definitely help

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Interview

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Kevin Johnson
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You were honest and upfront with the employer, which is what they say they want. Hang in there and keep up the positive attitude.

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Gage Cherry
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Q: “Why are you looking?”

A: “I’m looking to pursue professional and personal development with your organization because...l

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