I have a question.

Is it possible to not get hired by a new job because of a old job? Like can a new job find out what happened at your old job and denied you because of your past job? I only ask because I think that is what's happening with me and my husband.

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Yes it is possible your contract previous

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Yes, you can be hired at 58 (or any age)!...

I thought my fellow Jobcasers would be encouraged reading this story:

A few weeks ago, I received an email as I was found through an online search to see if I would be interested in a newly created position. I did a quick check of the organization, was impressed and replied back.

In turn, I received a reply, had a phone screen, was asked to go in for a first interview, a second interview and then a third interview. I met with 8 people total. A…

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Start looking right before your doctor releases you to go back to work.

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My former boss is sabotaging future jobs

I quit my job of 13 years five months ago due to a hostile work environment caused by the manager and supervisor. They fought my unemployment, but I eventually got it. Since then, I have applied to over 10 jobs and found out that when most called my former boss to inquire about me, she gave me a bad name and told lies on me. What can I do to stop this? The labor board said they can't help with this. It is really frustrating.

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You have the right to refuse contact of former bosses to get references. Do not let them do that, but rather, give them names of…

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Is a former employer allowed to give you a bad reference?

If you have been terminated, faced disciplinary action, or had other problems on past jobs, your former employer CAN reveal that to a company considering you. Contrary to common belief, there isn't a law prohibiting this. As long as the information is truthful and factual it can be revealed. While companies may have a policy to only confirm that you were employed, they are not limited to only providing that information.

How do you overcome this…

There's two sides to your comment, you're speaking like an employers word is gospel. That's a bunch of bs. Team leaders…

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Help Me...I'm Lost

Ok... but what if they fired you in person but on your separation letter it's say you quit but you got fired..But now you work back for the same people who fired you at first time....But once you quit or get fired you can't work for the city of Memphis no more so I'm lost....

Did you get fired by your employer? and did you get a letter from them stating you quit the job? I've never worked for the city…

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References not checked... what to do?!!!??

Hi all, would love anyone’s thoughts on this one! Got an email last week from the hiring manager saying I've made it to the next round in the process and asking for 2-3 references that they would be contacting next week. After receiving that email, I hurriedly contacted my references and told them they would be hearing from someone in the next week.

It's now the next week, Friday. I've reached out to both my references — not one has heard…

Molly,
Perhaps you could call her number and talk directly with her or leave her a detailed message on the status of your…

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So need help

The last company i was with is makeing it hard for me to get a new job, because of the reason they fired me! How can i get them to not tell the companies thst im applying to that some one lied & got me fired? Plaese i need help hear.

Hi Cecil Nichols ! It can be difficult to move on from a job after you have been fired, but not impossible so don't worry! Here…

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Cecil Nichols Perhaps ask a co-worker to act as your reference instead?

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I have a question for any hiring manager about references

Most of the companies I worked for are no longer in business. People I know and I worked for, including managers, will not give references because of HR issues. I was told hiring managers look for references. How can I get references in this situation? Any suggestions?

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Try getting references from coworkers (anyone) who knows how well you do your job, your work ethic, etc...

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Veronica Lum Thank you for responding.

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Resume

I have a question for you all.

How do I prepare a resume when I havent worked in years due to disability. I can put down past jobs but I have no professional references because all supervisors have retired and I have no way to contact them.
What do I do? Please help.

Thank you

This site has links to a number of guides, tips, job boards, etc. for disabled job seekers: https://www.whatcanyoudocampai

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Choosing the right job

Hi, I signed up with one company today which is about 45 minutes away from where I live. I was told that the other job has asked a reference about me which is closer to home. Now I may have to choose. The one that’s further away could lead to a long term position in the fall with great benefits such as summers off and the other would be less pay and no summers off. Any suggestions?

It really depends on what your looking for. I recommend writing the pros and cons for both jobs. This will give a better…

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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?

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…

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