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The good, the bad and the ugly of surviving on the job

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8 Worst Practices for Conducting Job Interviews

8 Worst Practices for Conducting Job Interviews

If you’ve been following me on my blog, I’ve been doing posts about the bad conduct of job interviewers and the politics involved with hiring managers who taunt you with a job and then pull the rug out from under you. These are my personal chronicles– the worst practices for conducting job interviews and I’m [... read more]

Low-balling the Salary

Low-balling the Salary

6. Low-balling the salary Back when I’d just gotten out of grad school, I saw an ad calling for a legal writer. At the time I was working as a legal proofreader at a corporate law firm and I was desperate to get out of it. The advertised salary seemed reasonable— $45,000 which was enough [... read more]

Getting Rejected for a Job, the Right Way

Getting Rejected for a Job, the Right Way

There’s a right way to reject job candidates and a wrong way to do it.  The wrong way can be found here. This is part two in my series about job interviews done right. Props to PR Week I interviewed for the position of staff writer and I met with Keith O’Brien, the editor-in-chief of [... read more]

Job Interviews Done Right

Job Interviews Done Right

This is part one in my series on job interviews done right. You’ve been on the interview and you got rejected for that job but instead of feeling depressed, you feel fine with it because on a rare occasion hiring manager will have treated you the right way.  What is the right way?  It’s when [... read more]

The Job Interview and all its Requirements

The Job Interview and all its Requirements

I recently wrote about politicking on job interviews in which hiring managers require applicants to perform extraordinary feats to be considered for the job. Here some true instances in which employers have asked me for more than a resume and a writing sample to determine my candidacy for a job. I decided to chronicle my [... read more]

The Politics of the Job Interview

The Politics of the Job Interview

Imagine standing in a line of people dressed in their best suits getting ready strut down the runway in their most confident walk.  Because going to a job interview is just that— the marching of the suits in pursuit of the job-pageant crown.  And if you think it’s not about your looks, think again. The [... read more]