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  • is it still OK to wear a mask to a job interview?
    by Ask a Manager on August 8, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, is it still OK to wear a mask to a job interview? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a new grad from an MLIS degree and I am also high-risk for Covid. I am now starting the job searching process, and I just got an email asking me to come for an interview. I am still masking everywhere in my life, which is non-negotiable for me, but I’m You may also like: my employee doesn't wear a bra on Zoom meetings -- should I say anything? my coworker refuses to wear a mask I went to a job interview where they're not taking COVID seriously ... or how to make a scene when you need to make a…

  • should I offer to work for less so that someone will hire me?
    by Ask a Manager on July 28, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, should I offer to work for less so that someone will hire me? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve been job-seeking unsuccessfully since December 2020, most likely due to my lack of real work experience. I went to graduate school straight after my undergrad and had several internships but no full-time work experience. While I’ve made it to final round interviews several times, I’ve never been able to close the You may also like: my parents say I should offer to work for free for a week to prove myself to employers when asked about salary, I say "I'll start for $X and earn the rest through merit" should I ask for a pay cut if my work isn't very good?

  • how do I juggle different employers’ timelines when I’m interviewing?
    by Ask a Manager on July 26, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    This post, how do I juggle different employers’ timelines when I’m interviewing? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am in the middle of job-searching and one of the most stressful parts is the different timelines that organizations are on. Some get back to you in 16 hours (as was the case with a first interview I had this week), some get back to you in a month (as is You may also like: an employer told me I was their back-up candidate in case their first choice didn't work out how excited should I seem in an interview? how do you tell a company that this is truly your dream company/job?

  • how to ask about salary when you’re invited to interview
    by Ask a Manager on July 14, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, how to ask about salary when you’re invited to interview , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have been applying for a few jobs and have had interviews. It seems that it takes some time getting through the interview process before salary expectations are discussed. More often than not, within my field at least, the salary ranges for the position responsibilities and requirements are notoriously low. I don’t You may also like: you should ask for more money when you get a job offer. here's how. how to ask for more money than the stated salary range employer required me to agree to a salary during our first conversation

  • how do you tell a company that this is truly your dream company/job?
    by Ask a Manager on June 2, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, how do you tell a company that this is truly your dream company/job? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have a second interview with a company I have been working towards my entire career. They only hire experienced candidates, and I’m finally at that level. I’ve also freelanced for this company, which was a wonderful experience. How should I — or should I do this at all? — tell them You may also like: think you're applying for your "dream job"? think again! interviewing with a company you're in awe of how excited should I seem in an interview?

  • am I obligated to tell interviewers that I’m considering other jobs?
    by Ask a Manager on May 31, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, am I obligated to tell interviewers that I’m considering other jobs? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: When during the interview process is the right time to disclose that I am also pursuing other opportunities? Am I even obligated to disclose other opportunities to a potential new job? Is it wrong to see through an interview process if I’m not sure I even want the role in the end? You may also like: I turned down a job, and now people are devastated will turning down an offer hurt my chances with that company in the future? is it a mistake to turn down an interview because you're not enthusiastic about the job?

  • can I ask a company to speed up their hiring process?
    by Ask a Manager on May 18, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, can I ask a company to speed up their hiring process? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am interviewing with several companies, two of which I really like. Company A, I interviewed twice already, and they’ve been very responsive to my emails and thank-you notes. They also reached out to me without me emailing them first and told me there’s been a delay in hiring but they will You may also like: should I tell a small lie to move a job offer along? should I withdraw from an interview process to force an offer? how to juggle a job offer when you're waiting on another

  • how do I spot red flags in a job interview if I have no work experience?
    by Ask a Manager on May 17, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, how do I spot red flags in a job interview if I have no work experience? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a law student who just finished my first year, and I am applying to jobs for the summer. My one and only job was one that I started when I was 17 (I am 23 now) and was self-employed. Before this, I’ve only ever had one interview, and it was You may also like: when you're inexperienced, how can you know if something is worth complaining about or leaving a job over? how to recognize a bad workplace ... before you take the job do you really need to say "I want this job" in interviews?

  • was my interviewer in the wrong … or was I?
    by Ask a Manager on April 28, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, was my interviewer in the wrong … or was I? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I was wondering if you could help enlighten me on an extremely odd situation I had and whether I was wrong in any way. A few months ago, I applied to an entry-level assistant/reception position for a large company. A third-party recruiter posted the listing, so he contacted me for an initial You may also like: if I didn't have enough experience, why did they bother to interview me? is it possible to be TOO responsive to an interview invitation? is it possible to apply for a job too quickly?

  • my family member says it’s bad to withdraw from a hiring process even if I know I don’t want the job
    by Ask a Manager on April 27, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, my family member says it’s bad to withdraw from a hiring process even if I know I don’t want the job , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I had a really frustrating interview situation recently. I applied for a job based on the posted job description, which was for a generalist, with a list of maybe 10 areas of responsibility. Exactly what I’m looking for. In the past, I’ve had jobs under this umbrella where I only did one You may also like: should I withdraw from an interview process to force an offer? is it okay to turn down a job in the middle of the interview? is there a nice way for an interviewer to short-circuit an interview if the candidate obviously isn't right?

  • can I set a limit on how many interviews I’ll do with a company?
    by Ask a Manager on April 7, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, can I set a limit on how many interviews I’ll do with a company? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m currently interviewing for new jobs, and the entire process is remote. I’ve noticed that the number of interviews for a single position is way higher than in previous years when I’ve looked for a job. In one position I’ve been through seven rounds of interviews, with no indication that a decision You may also like: how can I decide if a long interview process is worth it? I'm stuck in endless interviews with a company that can't make up its mind how many interviews is too many for one job?

  • should I withdraw from an interview process to force an offer?
    by Ask a Manager on March 28, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, should I withdraw from an interview process to force an offer? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: As a hopeful job hunter, I’ve recently twice encountered the dreaded and oft-lamented phenomenon of being ghosted or strung along after multiple rounds of interviews. In one instance, my follow-ups get no response whatsoever, but I see that the job is re-posted on LinkedIn (albeit with very few applicants). In the other, You may also like: being intentionally late to an interview as a strategy how do I mentally move on after not getting the job? can I ask a company to speed up their hiring process?

  • is it a mistake to turn down an interview because you’re not enthusiastic about the job?
    by Ask a Manager on March 22, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    This post, is it a mistake to turn down an interview because you’re not enthusiastic about the job? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Is it a mistake to turn down an interview because you’re not passionate about the job? I’m a 28-year-old woman and at a stable, pretty well-earning point in my life after growing up poor. I allowed my LinkedIn to be open to opportunities, because I am. But I also like my job. You may also like: how to show passion for your work when you're not a demonstrative person do I have to fake passion to get a job? employer said I didn't have enough "passion" when I couldn't interview on a Saturday

  • obnoxiously pushy recruiter wouldn’t let me decline a job interview, then snarked me when I turned down the job
    by Ask a Manager on March 8, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    This post, obnoxiously pushy recruiter wouldn’t let me decline a job interview, then snarked me when I turned down the job , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m writing after one of the more frustrating attempts to decline a bad fit job interview I’ve ever had. For context: I’m an artist and in my “rent job” a contractor, although the pandemic made me realize my contractor path needs to seriously change and so I’m currently navigating that. A few You may also like: telling a difficult, pushy employee that she's right ... without undermining your own authority my company is making us do mandatory sessions with a pushy, rude gym trainer is this recruiter way too intense, or is it just me?

  • when recruiters ask, “how did the interview go?”
    by Ask a Manager on February 24, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    This post, when recruiters ask, “how did the interview go?” , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m currently interviewing for a position with a large tech company. I’ve had a phone screener, an interview with team members, and an interview with the head of the team. This all happened over the course of two weeks. A few days ago, the recruiter emailed me asking to set up a You may also like: should I fake interest in the job during an interview? how excited should I seem in an interview? is this HR person dragging out a hiring process just to keep herself employed?

  • can you end a job interview early if it’s not a good fit?
    by Ask a Manager on February 8, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    This post, can you end a job interview early if it’s not a good fit? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: A few years ago I was in a situation that I’d like some insight on. I applied for a job that, based on the description, seemed like I was qualified for (a mix of admin and marketing work). However, once I got into the interview, I realized it was much more about You may also like: when job candidates are scheduled for a half-day of interviews, can I end it early if they're not right for the job? I was held hostage and insulted at a group interview of 45 people I had to prepare a meal and entertain 20 people for a job interview -- and so did 19 other candidates

  • what should I do if I need more time to think of an answer to an interview question?
    by Ask a Manager on February 3, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    This post, what should I do if I need more time to think of an answer to an interview question? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I recently remembered a piece of interviewing advice from my high school teacher a long time ago, and I was curious whether this is actually a good idea or if there’s a better strategy. This teacher said that during an interview, if you’re asked a question you didn’t expect and might need You may also like: how to respond to "tell me about a time when..." interview questions when you don't have good examples should you give job candidates the interview questions ahead of time? interviewer asked what was the worst thing that's ever happened to me

  • my interviewer asked if I “needed” the job
    by Ask a Manager on February 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    This post, my interviewer asked if I “needed” the job , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m job searching and just interviewed today. It went really well, but they did ask me one question that tripped me up: They asked me if I needed the job. I do, but I stumbled on my answer a bit. I figured if I said yes, I would look desperate, but if You may also like: how to answer "how long have you been job searching?" should I have told my employee I figured out she's pregnant so I could offer her flexibility? I negotiated and got more money — why do I feel so weird?

  • don’t trust the answers to “how would you describe your management style?”
    by Ask a Manager on January 20, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    This post, don’t trust the answers to “how would you describe your management style?” , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. When you’re interviewing for a job, you want to know what kind of manager you’d be working for. Here’s a question that isn’t that likely to tell you: “How would you describe your management style?” That question shows up over and over on lists of questions that job seekers should ask their prospective managers in You may also like: these are the best questions to ask your job interviewer my interviewer asked me, “if I were to fire you, what would be the reason why?" 3 job interview tricks that you probably haven't heard before

  • don’t pretend to have a question just so you can talk about yourself — in interviews and in life
    by Ask a Manager on September 23, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, don’t pretend to have a question just so you can talk about yourself — in interviews and in life , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation. This post was originally published in 2016. When your interviewer asks what questions you have for them, this is your cue to ask legitimate, genuine questions that you have about the work (or the company, or the team, or so forth). It is not appropriate for you to use the time as a You may also like: if an interviewer invites me to contact them with any questions, does it look bad if I don't? how do I interrupt a senior colleague's monologue during my meeting? telling a member that his behavior at our events is ruining it for everyone else

  • CEO’s wife ruined my job prospects
    by Ask a Manager on September 22, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, CEO’s wife ruined my job prospects , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation. This was originally published in 2017. A reader writes: I have been going through a very rigorous interviewing process for a permanent job in a firm where I have been undergoing a two-month post-college training program/paid internship which is very prestigious and only very few trainees are offered the permanent job. It You may also like: I didn't get a job because I was a bully in high school I called my boss a nasty name, coworker isn't doing our joint project, and more most popular posts of 2016

  • I accidentally threw condoms all over my interviewer’s desk
    by Ask a Manager on August 24, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, I accidentally threw condoms all over my interviewer’s desk , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: This week I finally landed my very first Big Post-Pandemic Interview! I studied hard, prepared extensively, and dug my circa-2019 interview clothes out of storage, along with my fancy business satchel and leather binder (the interview required me to bring a portfolio of prior work). I was ready to impress! I sat You may also like: my boss wants help with her dating app profile I threw up on the floor during an interview, former employees are banned from our holiday party, and more my favorite posts of 2021

  • 10 really good questions to ask in a job interview
    by Ask a Manager on August 3, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    This post, 10 really good questions to ask in a job interview , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. You’re in a job interview, you’ve fielded a couple dozen questions from your interviewer, and now your interviewer asks, “What questions do you have for me?” If you’re like a lot of people, you might end up stumbling around for what to ask. I’ve interviewed probably thousands of job applicants in my career, and I’m You may also like: interview lines that make hiring managers cringe the 8 worst questions to ask at your job interview don't pretend to have a question just so you can talk about yourself — in interviews and in life

  • am I supposed to remember the details of every job I apply to?
    by Ask a Manager on July 20, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, am I supposed to remember the details of every job I apply to? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I lost my job recently when the small company I worked for went under. I have a little savings buffer, but needless to say, I am job hunting vigorously. I usually put in two to three applications a day and I spend hours trying to write thoughtful and personalized cover letters, so You may also like: what's up with surprise phone interviews? how do people take phone interviews during the work day? company scheduled a phone interview by telling me to be available "the next couple of days"

  • do employers set up secret “gotcha” tests for job candidates?
    by Ask a Manager on July 13, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, do employers set up secret “gotcha” tests for job candidates? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: A few years ago, I was applying to a position (entry level, only about a year or so out of college) and I noticed a fairly obvious spelling error in the job posting. It has been a few years so the exact error escapes me now, but it was one that was You may also like: pointing out grammatical errors in job ads, HR called me "fragile" in a public document, and more correcting your boss’s grammar, coaching a peer, and more office parties with secret destinations, getting your nails done at lunch, and more

  • why haven’t I heard back after my interview?
    by Ask a Manager on July 13, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    This post, why haven’t I heard back after my interview? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. You had a great job interview, seemed to connect with your interviewer, and left feeling good about your chances. The employer told you to expect to hear something in a week … but now two weeks have gone by and you’ve heard nothing. Should you reach back out? Is the silence a bad sign? And You may also like: I'm so anxious about working that I keep ghosting employers before I start do I have any recourse when an employer ghosts me? when should I follow up after a job interview?

  • why do interviewers expect you to have already researched their company?
    by Ask a Manager on July 7, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, why do interviewers expect you to have already researched their company? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Why do interviewers put so much emphasis on your knowledge not of the role, but of them as a business? Most companies have quite generic web sites that don’t really tell you much that distinguishes them from their competitors, so it’s actually very difficult to learn much that is meaningful online. But You may also like: can I ask what to expect at a job interview? my boyfriend thinks only bad candidates prepare for interviews should you give job candidates the questions ahead of time?

  • is this job description full of red flags?
    by Ask a Manager on June 9, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    This post, is this job description full of red flags? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a content marketer with a good amount of experience launching new programs successfully. At the beginning of this year, I connected with a VP of marketing at a start-up. Shortly after, “George” contacted me and said he needed someone to launch a content marketing program and thought I would be a You may also like: when a job description keeps changing during the hiring process should I turn down a job offer I was excited about until I met the CEO? our office is having a water cooler emergency and is staffed by loons

  • my interviewer asked about my personal finances
    by Ask a Manager on May 27, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, my interviewer asked about my personal finances , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Is it normal for a hiring manager to ask, somewhat insistently, how a candidate has been supporting herself financially during a period of unemployment? If it’s not normal, which is my suspicion, what could possibly be behind this? I work in a niche field and was laid off last year in a You may also like: my employee can't manage her finances -- should I say something? my coworker won't stop commenting on my clothes, handbags, and finances when I asked for a raise, my boss went through my bills

  • was my “probably not, but maybe” response to a recruiter appropriate?
    by Ask a Manager on April 29, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, was my “probably not, but maybe” response to a recruiter appropriate? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: What’s the line between when it’s appropriate to completely ignore a message from a recruiter vs. when it’s reasonable to respond with a description of concerns that would need to be addressed? I recently ended up writing a missive in response to a job I probably won’t take (located in my neighborhood, You may also like: my recruiter is so overbearing and obnoxious that I'm thinking of withdrawing my application a recruiter used my dad's death to try to get me to accept a job offer obnoxiously pushy recruiter wouldn't let me decline a job interview, then snarked me when I turned down the job

  • I’m a woman — does my interview attire have to be feminine?
    by Ask a Manager on April 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, I’m a woman — does my interview attire have to be feminine? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a young woman about to graduate college and enter the workforce. I am also a lesbian and very uncomfortable with feminine clothing. In a perfect world, my professional attire would be near-identical to what is expected for a man. I’ve never had to interview for a job before, as all You may also like: my recruiter told me to wear "something feminine" to an interview is it weird to start dressing like my boss? my employee is hassling coworkers about their clothes, their language, and her feelings

  • how to screen out micromanagers in a job interview
    by Ask a Manager on April 15, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    This post, how to screen out micromanagers in a job interview , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am part of the interview team in finding a replacement for our ex-manager. And our department would really like this person to not be another micromanager. Any ideas for questions I could ask? Or any red flags in the interviewee’s answers/demeanor to watch out for? I answer this question over at You may also like: my boss is a micromanager my company reads every email we send and put cameras in our offices my neighbor plays loud adult content while I'm on work calls, letting candidates know my boss is a micromanager, and…

  • my interviewer said I lacked “real world work experience” — what does that mean?
    by Ask a Manager on April 5, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, my interviewer said I lacked “real world work experience” — what does that mean? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a recent grad. All my work experience so far has been on-campus jobs such as tutoring or being an assistant in my department’s office. Recently I was thrown off by a comment an interviewer made. I was being interviewed by the executive director and the marketing manager together. The marketing manager You may also like: is it ethical not to ask for more work when you have room to do more? should you list coursework on your resume? should being on reality TV disqualify a job candidate?

  • do you really need to say “I want this job” in interviews?
    by Ask a Manager on April 5, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    This post, do you really need to say “I want this job” in interviews? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve been reading a lot of career advice and I see a lot of people say that in an interview, it’s vital for you to directly say that you want the job. I have always assumed it’s implied that I want the job based on the fact that I am interviewing. I You may also like: combating unhealthy power dynamics during a job search -- the ones in your head I'm afraid I'm about to be offered a job I won't be good at how to know if you’re getting good career advice

  • I flew out for an interview — and they ended it after one question
    by Ask a Manager on March 15, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This post, I flew out for an interview — and they ended it after one question , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I went on an interview for a position in another state that I was really excited about. I work in a niche field and jobs rarely open. I prepared well, researched the company, and prepared answers about how my experiences align with their core values. I felt great. I had to fork You may also like: why do interviewers expect you to have already researched their company? how to ask about salary when you're invited to interview are short interviews always a bad sign?

  • employer rejected me, then sent a list of everything I did wrong
    by Ask a Manager on March 2, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    This post, employer rejected me, then sent a list of everything I did wrong , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a younger person who is job searching for something full-time for the first time. Haven’t been having a lot of luck of course due to the state of the world, but I recently got an interview where I made it all the way to the final round and was rejected. At You may also like: do I have to fake passion to get a job? how can I stop being so nervous in job interviews? how to respond to a volatile rejected job applicant

  • interviewers want to know how I’ve been spending my time out of work … during the pandemic
    by Ask a Manager on February 18, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    This post, interviewers want to know how I’ve been spending my time out of work … during the pandemic , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I was laid off in May 2020 (along with so many others, of course). My industry isn’t directly affected in the way the restaurant industry is, but it is indirectly affected, and of course more unemployed people just means more competition. I’ve been applying to hundreds and hundreds of jobs, interviewing like You may also like: should I take my Etsy business off my resume? should I give up on job-searching in my new city and move back home? if your hours have been cut, you can collect unemployment benefits

  • my interview was great — but they hired no one instead of me
    by Ask a Manager on February 3, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    This post, my interview was great — but they hired no one instead of me , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a restaurant industry professional, in the field of wine and beverage management. My experience in this area is fairly competitive and accomplished for my city (I have about seven years in management level wine/beverage director roles, and more junior but still relevant experience prior to that). COVID-19 has taken a You may also like: should I take my Etsy business off my resume? asking coworkers to go to vegetarian-friendly restaurants, contacting my team with support while they’re laid off, and… should I give up on job-searching in my new city and move back home?

  • should I fake interest in the job during an interview?
    by Ask a Manager on January 26, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    This post, should I fake interest in the job during an interview? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: What is your opinion on feigning enthusiasm for a job during an interview? For a few months now, I’ve been unemployed, like so many others. I’ve been actively applying to jobs that fit my skills and experience, but there aren’t many choices in my industry. It’s rare to find something to apply You may also like: don’t send condescending, over-the-top rejection letters when can I ask about salary if the job posting doesn’t list it? is it a mistake to turn down an interview because you're not enthusiastic about the job?

  • I didn’t even get interviewed for an internal role I was told I was a strong candidate for
    by Ask a Manager on January 12, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    This post, I didn’t even get interviewed for an internal role I was told I was a strong candidate for , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m on my department’s leadership team, with three business functions under my umbrella. One of the VP-level leaders on my team had a position open up in his organization, in a function I’ve previously worked in and am hoping to return to. He’s known about my interest in this area for about You may also like: do internal candidates have a better chance at the job? how can you tell if an overqualified applicant is right for the job? as the boss's wife, do I really have to attend his company Christmas party?

  • HR is giving me bad vibes, but I like the hiring manager
    by Ask a Manager on November 23, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    This post, HR is giving me bad vibes, but I like the hiring manager , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I went on an interview for a job in a different industry (academia), I’ve always had a passion for education so even though I knew I would likely be taking a pay cut, I still applied and was willing to take the offer if it was a good fit. My first phone You may also like: interviewer wants to know my current salary (with an update already included!) what to say to job applicants when you know you can't offer fair compensation how do I negotiate salary when I'm overpaid?

  • how to interview with people you already know
    by Ask a Manager on November 9, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    This post, how to interview with people you already know , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have an interview for a new job (in a new company) next week. The difficult part is that I know several of the people interviewing me, I work with them on a regular basis in my current role. How do you suggest approaching the interview? Do I pretend that they don’t You may also like: how much do I need to alter my own schedule for a job interview? what's up with surprise phone interviews? a job candidate tried to give us a presentation we didn't want

  • how to explain to interviewers that you left a job due to burnout
    by Ask a Manager on November 5, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    This post, how to explain to interviewers that you left a job due to burnout , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. On a post earlier this week, a commenter offered this excellent advice on what they said to interviewers after quitting a previous job due to burnout, and I want to highlight it here: I burned out hard from my last job, and quit after only a year. To my surprise, explaining it in interviews was You may also like: how to explain to interviewers why I quit my job without another one lined up should I not tell interviewers I left my last job because of bad management? should I ask job interviewers to sign a confidentiality agreement?

  • how to negotiate remote work once you get a job offer
    by Ask a Manager on October 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    This post, how to negotiate remote work once you get a job offer , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I completed final interviews for a fantastic job and I believe I have a good chance of getting an offer soon. My conundrum has to do with remote work: when people return to the office post-COVID, my commute would be more than an hour each way. This is not possible for me You may also like: remote jobs that aren't really remote can I apply for a temporarily remote job and then insist on remaining remote? my office says we can keep working from home if we take 5% pay cuts

  • I’m too good at interviewing — and get offered jobs I can’t do
    by Ask a Manager on October 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    This post, I’m too good at interviewing — and get offered jobs I can’t do , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: This question may seem like bragging but I don’t intend for it to come across that way so if it’s too annoying I apologize (I understand, believe me). I’ve been told repeatedly throughout my life that I am a very charismatic person. People are drawn to me at an almost inexplicable level You may also like: my boss wants me to take on a new task – and I don’t want to! people call me "young lady" when I'm clearly not I want to complain about an annoying customer who works at the store next to ours

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