What do you think about this?
I have an opportunity with a great company that has great mobility down the line. The position I would start at is not my ideal position but down the line I could end up in sort of a dream job with the great company. Would you take the position or stay with an OK company in a position I like more but has little mobility down the line?
Help!! I’ve never been to a job fair and to be honest I don’t really even know what happens there. I remember my mom telling me that she went to a couple of career fairs when she was looking for a job but she claims those events weren’t very helpful and she never got a job offer out of any of them. Theres going to be one in my town next week so I still want to give it a try and maybe have my own positive experience. Should I dress up and be prepared to interview with various companies on the same day or are job fairs more of a Q&A opportunity. What should I expect?
9 Signs You Should Run Away From That Job Offer
"The best advice I can give to job seekers is to remember you're a business-of-one selling services to an employer. If you want a win-win situation, you need to vet the employer and make sure you know what you're getting into. Don't get fooled!"
http://www.inc.com/jt-odonnell/9-signs-you-should-run-away-from-that-job-offer.html (written by a Jobcaser!)
Outside My Comfort Zone
I have been looking to get hired in the medical field non stop for the past year. Finally, I decided to volunteer at one of the major hospitals as a Transport Escort. I love it and l learn so much in one day. Another volunteer told me, the person in charge of this department tends to hire volunteers on a frequent basis. How can I show that I willing and committed? Should ask for a meeting?
Signing a letter of acceptance for a job?
I was finally offered a job and the h.r. person faxed me a letter of acceptance to sign. I signed it and was sent a copy of their 50 page handbook and rules, along with a consent form for a background check and drug test. After I signed the letter, took the drug test, and consented to a background check; which all came back good, I was emailed and told to start July 5th.
I am thrilled, because I have been out of work forever, as it seems; and was beginning to lose hope! That was yesterday, but then this morning, another company called me and scheduled me for an interview that will be at 4pm today; eastern standard time. This job pays almost 2 bucks more, and I think I will like it better, but I have only interviewed over the phone with them, and that was Monday, and pretty much the same day, they emailed me back to come in for a second interview, which will be in person!
I have applied to them several times over the course of 2 years and to finally get a callback, I am ecstatic!
I am taking it that 2 interviews means a good sign, and if I am offered a job, how should I let the original company know my decision, but in a tactful way? I don't want to burn bridges, because I actually applied last to this job a few months ago;, but at the time, only second shift was open & I need 3rd. The h.r. person kept my record on file and sure enough, when night shift opened, I was one of the first people called.
I was done a big favor, because normally after 3 months, I would have had to reapply and go through the whole process again, I was able to skip that all that, and go straight for an interview with the hiring managers and take a tour.
I feel like a favor was done for me and I don't want to seem ungrateful to the h.r person or the company, but at the end of the day, I stand to make a lot more money at the other company and enough where I can get some things done that I have not been able to for me and my kids.
I am divorced with 5 kids to raise on my own and although I think both jobs will be good for me, I want to take the one that pays more.
Quitting during an awkward time
Right now I'm an admin assistant at a part time office job that I've been trying to leave for the past several months. On Friday one of the salesmen retired, on Tuesday I interviewed for a job that I think went well, and when I come in on Wednesday I find out the head of our website department put in his two weeks and they're offering me full-time so i can take on some of his tasks. I'm supposed to hear back from my interview tomorrow one way or the other, but now I have no idea how to make a smooth exit. I've only even quit one job before but not in a situation like this--the company is 14 people and if I quit they'll be loosing 3 in a very short span of time.
Feeling a little exposed...
I haven't given notice to my current employer yet because after signing the offer I was told that I would have to complete a background check and drug test. I am not worried about the drug test but after the background check I'm worried they might hold my recent bankruptcy against me. It should be pretty obvious why I had to file. I spent 3.5 years working at less than half my usual salary and was just in too deep. I won't have access to any money though I know for travel, most companies like for you to use your personal credit cards and then be reimbursed and obviously I don't have any now. I don't know, maybe I'm over thinking but after years of let downs I'm too paranoid to give my notice until I know for certain I have the 'all clear' from them on the background check. My target start date is the 18th and they were pushing things so I could give notice next week so I'm hoping to hear something today. Meanwhile, I know my supervisor and manager suspect that I'm about to quit. My manager is giving me the silent treatment and will only speak to me through the supervisor - and we are all in one open room, so I get spoken about like I'm not in the room. I just do not want to give my notice and then have to eat my words...
Hopefully today I will know. Sorry for rambling.
what am I doing wrong
I have done the application I even had an interview and was hired I was so excited. I was waiting on the email to fill out my tax info.... It never came. I found out that I had made a mistake on my email address so I went and fixed it....at least I think I fixed it. I don't know what to do now.
I have had three different people send me a job offer saying that they saw my resume online and would I be interested. I replied back that I was interested and when could we talk or meet. I waited for a couple days for an answer and never received one. I tried to send another response asking if the job was still available and got no response. Three times this has happened to me and I don't get why. Another job actually had me come for an interview in which I was told I would start in about two and a half weeks during which the background check would be done. I waited till just four days before I was supposed to start and sent an e-mail to confirm all was well and no issues had arisen. He responded with an I'm sorry, but did you apply? I replied back that I had and resent all the info of our communications plus my resume again. I never heard back from him since. I have wasted so much time on jobs that leave me hanging! Worse yet, that was the second job that did that to me. I am extremely frustrated and still need a job!!!