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I took the right info about the interview so that i would be prompt and punctual. I took the proper information about myself so as to answer any questions. had my own pen ready. Followed through with the interview and got the job that same day.less
Social media; personal presentation
In present day society, social media has become an important part of our daily interactions, more so than anything in our history. Never before have we been able, with such clarity and impact,...more
In present day society, social media has become an important part of our daily interactions, more so than anything in our history. Never before have we been able, with such clarity and impact, to look back and see our thoughts and feelings, statements and involvement than with todays online presence. In the 30+ years I have been involved with retail, restaurant, business, and local and state government positions, I have often been involved in pre-screening applicants and resumes for employers. It genuinely surprises me to see poorly worded and mis-spelled words included in applications and resume statements in our atmosphere of automatic spell check. Not to mention the comments and statements that people post on various job search sites, such as this. Granted, yes, facebook and such are geared towards personal connections with family and friends, and employers will take that into account; but when you post a statement or comment on a job search site, it should be properly worded, properly spelled, and punctuated. If you can not read a statement in full without pausing, then it should be punctuated or broken down to more than one sentence.
Please believe me when I say that employers do look to see if you have an online presence, how you conduct yourself, and how well you express yourself.
They see multiple resumes and cover letters, and can easily tell if you have used a 'stock' letter, or have taken the time and effort to use that cover letter as an opportunity to present something of yourself they won't find in your resume. Are you involved with your church, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions or Veterans groups? This shows networking and cooperative skills. Do you volunteer at a local school, daycare, or retirement home? This shows an awareness of the world and community outside of yourself. Do you quilt, garden, paint, do wood working or other crafts? This shows creative intellect and a desire to constantly improve on what has been done before. These are all traits that employers look for, that your past employment record will not show.
Hopefully, my insight will assist in finding a job that suits not only your skills and abilities, but also your intellect and aspirations.
HELLO EVERYONE! I'm just looking to hopefully obtain information.If you have a few credit issues (NOT MAJOR AT ALL) will that automatically slow your chances for a clearance. What are some...more
HELLO EVERYONE! I'm just looking to hopefully obtain information.If you have a few credit issues (NOT MAJOR AT ALL) will that automatically slow your chances for a clearance. What are some helpful and hopeful links to go to.less
To all who post vague stories with very little detail on here expecting responses please stop- example: I just got fired from my job should I sue my employer? Then ppl go off on a tangent...more
To all who post vague stories with very little detail on here expecting responses please stop- example: I just got fired from my job should I sue my employer? Then ppl go off on a tangent saying God bless you! Yes you should definitely sue..
I don’t give advice based on such a lacking story.
My resume looks kind of boring, but how do I spice it up without being too flashy? I still want to look professional.
I won't post it because it has sensitive information, but from a general idea, I set it up based on this template:
Pay attention after meeting interviewer in the beginning to see if you even want the job!
The other day I went to an interview to meet what turned out to be the owner of the business, She said hello and that i was early (I was, but waited until the correct time and explained the...more
The other day I went to an interview to meet what turned out to be the owner of the business, She said hello and that i was early (I was, but waited until the correct time and explained the GPS sometimes takes you on the incorrect route in that area and I wanted to allow time for this if it occurred ) . She then proceeded with out hesitation and obviously looked me from head to toe. She literally, took a good second to do this. When sat down and spoke about the usual things why who what where. I noticed she had a constant
stank face which made me very uncomfortable as I was speaking, and I could not keep my focus or confidence. She did mention one of her problems is the school to which she owns, . she cannot recruit that many to work at her agency....can any one see why this may be? If you teach the students in what you are doing and need those professions of workers, to get them, should be like shooting or capturing fish in a barrel. However, I have a feeling after interviewing with her she more than likely comes off this way to most of those people she encounters, and word gets around, and as such she has a shortage of workers she trained! One of my jobs would have been to try and recruit those from her school and convince those who are not on schedule ( who already work at her agency) to fill the schedule when some one calls off etc..( the school is next door to the agency!) ...wow After the interview, I think the person coming in would have to kiss some tall tail to recruit people to her agency (despite having trained them), and to get them to fill the schedule so they can override the personality they see before them with her. But it is possible she does not know she is displaying this attitude It is hard to imagine this, considering she is quite successful seemingly.
One of the best things to do when you get to an interview early is to wait in your car or a coffee shop and then show up for the interview on-time. I am in HR and we do get annoyed when...more
One of the best things to do when you get to an interview early is to wait in your car or a coffee shop and then show up for the interview on-time. I am in HR and we do get annoyed when people show up super early and sometimes you might even run into the previous candidate and we don't like that.less
Please Read Your Post Before Posting It
I realize we're not all English majors here, but please put some thought into your posts and responses to other posts, and read them before posting. Proper English (not text language),...more
I realize we're not all English majors here, but please put some thought into your posts and responses to other posts, and read them before posting. Proper English (not text language), spelling and sentence structure matter.less
For the most part, personally speaking, I long ago gave up caring. If I understand the message, perfect. If not, then I don't respond.
Would it be nice if everyone composed well-articulated...more
For the most part, personally speaking, I long ago gave up caring. If I understand the message, perfect. If not, then I don't respond.
Would it be nice if everyone composed well-articulated posts? Sure, but it's not going to happen. This is an internet forum. The main goal is to provide a place where people can ask questions and get answers. It's conversational and informal. Contrary to popular belief, there isn't a ton of employers scouring the forum.
I agree with your desire to see.better writing/grammar/spelling. But, I'm not going to belittle a person because they fail to live up to my expectations.
There is too much crazy in the world to spend too much time worrying how people choose to get their message across on an internet forum.less
How to turn NO into YES
I found this article:
The interview starts when you get out of your car or at the front desk.
As a hiring manager for a vocational rehabilitation organization (and former Job Developer) I work with the individuals we serve on practice interviews along with interviewing potential staff...more
As a hiring manager for a vocational rehabilitation organization (and former Job Developer) I work with the individuals we serve on practice interviews along with interviewing potential staff members for the agency. One of the most important tips I give individuals is that the interview actually starts when you get out of your car or at the front desk when you check in.
Potential employers are watching how you interact and treat their customers and current employees as you come in the door. Employers also pay attention to how organized and prepared you are when you complete applications; do you have three references ready to give, phone numbers and addresses of past employers along with your employment history? Be genuine and pleasant interacting with individuals on your way in and at the front desk; the interviewing manage may ask for their feedback when making a hiring decision, I know I do. What tips would you share with others that may give them a positive advantage for their next interview?less
Do what I did.
If you find a job you like and want, Do all you can to get there attention,Look up there Phone numbers/Corporate and sometime you can call the corporate number and they might give you better...more
If you find a job you like and want, Do all you can to get there attention,Look up there Phone numbers/Corporate and sometime you can call the corporate number and they might give you better suggestions than what you have in your head or can think of. That's what I did with Amazon. It worked. I went through hell with Amazon I had 3 orientation dates/hires dates and when I went to my start dates I was not in the system. I saved every email everything.Sp I looked up amazon corporate headquarters online got a phone and also the CEO actual email address,Steve be oz I wrote to steve and he put his personnel HR investigator on it. It did take sometime but I was called today by 2 of amazon head HR agents and now I will be working for Amazon.Remember,(Perseverance). Keep digging and also take a rest and sometimes like me another light bulb comes on as I say it or idea.Also if the company has a staffing company do not always count on them.They lied to me at least 4 times stating I would get a phone call with in 48 hours, Never happened. Let's say if you wanted to work for Amazon you need to type in the search bar:https://amazon.force.com/. Use search engines I have used dozens and this is how I got in with Amazon. There staffing company is called: integritiystaffing.com.Amazon is Growing so fast they just took 50 thousand applications on plant sites not through the staffing agency. So Dig Dig Dig.less
USE THE INTERNET TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. Even if you are not computer literate just take your time. The computer/internet is sorta like a highway, You just have to know where to take the right exit...more
USE THE INTERNET TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. Even if you are not computer literate just take your time. The computer/internet is sorta like a highway, You just have to know where to take the right exit and if wrong you can always back up and start over. You cant go wrong. I am self taught and I show ITS thing's they don't even know and they have IT degrees. My first desktop computer was a : IBM dual processor with only 16 Megabytes of ram and this was back in1988 at that time that was big stuff. I got addicted where I was on that computer anywhere from 16-18 hours a day. Time flies when you are going at it on a computer.Now people family come to me for advice on how to clean there hard drive,Search History and you can do this: in your start search box type in: cleanmgr and you will see the same thing come up click on it and it will ask you to or what drive you want to clean wicj is usually C drive click yes and it will take a minute. once done it will show you all the files you can delete to create more space on your drive plus those files are unneeded files. Also in your search engines like AOL,Firefox/Mozilla/chrome and a few more you can go into Options and just look around you can clean your Cache ext.Very good program to by is "called : Drivemax. it's cheap one year is only 10.95 and it scans your computer for all driver updates.Also another one is: www.piriform.comless
Did you know?
Did you know that your profile is MORE than a profile, it’s a portable resume. That’s why it’s important to keep it [updated]...more
Did you know that your profile is MORE than a profile, it’s a portable resume. That’s why it’s important to keep it updated so you can apply the moment you see a great opportunity. Your profile will always be ready, easy to access, and you can update it at anytime. You can also send it to employers right from your phone! Your experience travels with you. Check out how! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rupklGKeuEless
Past Employer Comments
Very often I see people commenting their dangerously wrong belief that past employers are legally prohibited from providing any information other than dates of employment and/or alary, when a...more
Very often I see people commenting their dangerously wrong belief that past employers are legally prohibited from providing any information other than dates of employment and/or alary, when a prospective employer contacts them. I have tried to refute that misinformation but finally located a couple of websites that provide the straight scoop:
This may help
Ran across this and thought it was worth reposting. Some very good things within the post. Hope you all enjoy and take something from...more
Ran across this and thought it was worth reposting. Some very good things within the post. Hope you all enjoy and take something from it>less
This is great, Wally! Thanks so much for sharing this article.
You are very welcome! You are more than welcome to contact me for either starting your own business or finding out what they really want with a job posting. Both services are at no cost to you...more
You are very welcome! You are more than welcome to contact me for either starting your own business or finding out what they really want with a job posting. Both services are at no cost to you nor will they ever be.
Hit me back at email@example.com if you are interested.
Good Interview Preparations!
Though each interview is different, there are certain questions that many interviewers commonly ask, and it’s good to have some answers prepared so you don’t look unprepared or caught off...more
Though each interview is different, there are certain questions that many interviewers commonly ask, and it’s good to have some answers prepared so you don’t look unprepared or caught off guard. Here are some questions you should be prepared to answer:
“What are your biggest strengths?” Pick a strength or strengths that illustrate why you’d be a good fit for the position, and provide concrete details to back up why you possess that strength. Make sure it’s relevant to the job.
“What are your biggest weaknesses?” Don’t say “I work too hard” — everyone has heard this one before! Instead, pick a weakness that isn’t super important to the position and show that you’re working on improving at it. Say something like, “My biggest weakness with teaching is time management. I get so excited about all of the material that I sometimes try to cram too much new material into one class. But I’ve learned to break down each class in five-minute intervals and to make sure to only cover what the students can handle in one class period.”
“Why do you want to work at this company?” Don’t tell your interviewers that you want to work there because it’s the only company that asked you for an interview. Instead, point out several things you like about the company and be as detailed as possible; also make it clear why you think you would fit in there and be able to contribute to their team.
Explanation of unsuccessful or unsatisfactory background check or employer reference check
This was a response to the Defamation of Character that I'm also reposting as a new post since it really covers other matters more and includes a request to a question. How do I find out...more
This was a response to the Defamation of Character that I'm also reposting as a new post since it really covers other matters more and includes a request to a question. How do I find out what employers are saying when I believe it is false or malicious and effectively eliminating jobs that I would otherwise be hired for. Same question for false and/or grossly misleading criminal background checks through external agencies like Truthfinder, Been Verified, Instant Checkmate, and others that either/and :
A.) Only report charged crimes not convictions and then assume that employers understand that and will find out if there was a conviction. This is somewhat like the commercial for Lifelock where the problem identifier for cavities only states what is the problem but does not fix it. Except it's worse because charges are often found to be without merit, completely unfounded or reduced to a lower crime before convicted. I have two charges for felonies - one was completely erroneous and thrown out and the other was reduced to a misdemeanor. Yet on one application I believe the employer rejected me as providing false information on my application because I stated no felony CONVICTIONS which is true.
B. Refuse to remove you from their database and/or correct the false or grossly misleading information without making you jump through multiple hoops and fees to do so. And if you do that, you still have to do for every company out there. Hint: The obvious solution would be to contact the respective county or city court clerk and request they correct it or remove charges that do not result in conviction or are dropped to a lesser crime. But they will not do that for reasons or purposes that are important to them only. (i.e., potential future suspect or criminal on a similar crime even if completely without merit.)
Back to the first question, how do I find out specifically what prior employers are saying
unofficially that are irrelevant, malicious and/or completely false? I've asked potential employers that did not hire me when they ready to do so but they will not provide any information other than it was not the reason when I know it was because of their total 180 directional change in attitude and high interest in me until the background check revealed info they never expected or would find acceptable for any candidate.
Does anyone out there have any idea or related experience in these two career/employment deal-breakers that are likely or at least probably the primary reason for not being hired? If you say be upfront on what's on your record, that has backfired on me in one position in which the President said the job was mine dependent not on the background check that had not been requested yet. But rather on me visiting the area and accepting it as suitable. (Big city to little city kind of thing.) Even providing plane tickets that I had online before the background check was even requested.
I've had false information put out by background checks for criminal charges that were dropped or reduced but that is not noted so I'm being reported for two felonies when I have none.
In addition, I suspect one employer is slamming me for several things because my supervisors, first the VP of Finance then the President's contracts were not renewed and they blame for it. I had nothing to do with their poor performance, nor did I contribute to their being evaluated as such. Furthermore, I was never asked or volunteered any information on what my opinion of their performance. I supported them publicly even though both personally made conditional promises that they did not keep after I delivered on my end. They were both liked internally especially by the HR manager. It is my belief that she has made many statements on references that are either highly exaggerated or completely false and also communicated this information to HR managers at other colleges and universities.
In an effort to confirm this, I have asked employers in at least 3 instances to provide information on what employers stated when contacted. In each of these cases, I was the top candidate and two even stated, the job was mine conditional upon the formality of the background check. In each case, I was either not contacted until I contacted them, or several days later received a standard formatted email that they decided to choose a more closely qualified candidate. Because I've been hired in one case, where the inaccurate criminal record was known, I have to believe it is the employer background check, not personal/business references, that is eliminating me and ruining my career.
Are previous employers required to provide information/feedback from employers on what they tell potential employers about me if I ask them to? Is there a way to eliminate an employer from reference checks if they only have a single all-inclusive statement that you must agree to on reference and background checks? (Without making it look like you're hiding something?)
Would love to hear from anyone with solutions to these questions.less
Tried, tried so tried
I'm not one to take time to write about things going on in my little corner of the world but I am finally tried enough to speak out. I am tried of getting screwed, of being treated like a...more
I'm not one to take time to write about things going on in my little corner of the world but I am finally tried enough to speak out. I am tried of getting screwed, of being treated like a second class citizen, of being treated like I was put on this earth just to serve uncaring people. I work for a pizza place in Bedford as a delivery driver and we deliver to towns of Lexington, sometimes Billerica and of Bedford. We also deliver to the VA hospital and the Air Force Base. Well we get people who seem to think that tipping a $1.00 is big deal. You know who you are the Patels' and the Kams', you come to our country and treat us like second class citizens. You insult us the delivery driver when you tip us just a dollar it's like saying your job is meaningless. Yet we're the ones that allow you to stay home during bad weather, when you don't feel like getting dressed and more importantly when you are too lazy to cook for your families. Yes we get paid the company but like most of America it's minimum wage plus tips. So tips are the other half of the equation, it's the half that allows the driver to pay for the gas, insurance and repairs to the car which they use to deliver your meals. I know some of you are thinking, those of you who took the time to think about it. But we pay a delivery charge, well I am here to let you know that the delivery charge goes to the stock holders. We the drivers, the guys who are doing the actual work gets wait for it less then a dollar of the delivery charge. It just strick me as funny, people go out of their way to make sure they give a waitress or waiter a good tip. And all they do is bring your meals from one end of the room to the other. But a delivery driver a person who is truly proving you a service by allowing to stay in the comfort of your home that to that person you would tip just a dollar and in some cases nothing all. Like the guy at 28C Scott Circle even thou he says that there is nothing wrong with my delivery service to his home. A survey not too long ago was summarize by stating "if you can't afford to tip your delivery driver then you shouldn't be ordering a delivery. Ordering delivery and badly tipping the driver or worse not tipping the driver, is like buying an expensive car and then filling it with cheap gas. You are only showing what cheap skate you really are, you're not being smart with your money, you're just being cheap. And not giving a shit about other people worth. I would love to be the fly on the wall after some of you work your butts off and your boss turns around and gives you a dollar as payment or gives you a 1% salary increase. I am sure the look on your faces would be as they say priceless. Think about that next time you pick up the phone to place an order for delivery. I know some of you are thinking that a tip is supposed to earned, well my answer to that is simple. Every delivery driver that I know earns their tips when they put time, car and on some days and nights their lives to make a delivery to your homes or place business. Just Saying and airing out.less