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'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

'None of your candidates enjoy it': Candidate declines one way interview as part of job screening process, leading to dispute with HR

One fed-up candidate who had the privilege of job searching while they still had a job snapped back at an HR representative over text after discovering that a ‘one-way interview’ was part of the screening process. What exactly is a one-way interview? Well, it can vary but it's usually a brief video recording that job candidates send potential employers to aid them in their screening process. You typically answer a few pre-selected interview questions. Awkward, right? Demeaning almost. This cand…
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'She got me in trouble 6 years ago': Nurse manager settles score with former coworker after receiving her resume, rejects application

'She got me in trouble 6 years ago': Nurse manager settles score with former coworker after receiving her resume, rejects application

Many years ago, in a land far away, I had a coworker who I had beef with. She gave me a rough time, and I certainly didn't spare her from my snappy attitude. If I ever got the chance to reject her application for a job, I'd probably do it. There aren't many people I don't forgive, but she is the exception. In this story, a nurse manager who we'll call OP uploaded a post describing how she got back at a former coworker who had gotten her in trouble back in the day. They had been working at a hos…
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'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

'He set me up': Recruiter informs employee's boss they're planning to quit after dazzling them with 300k position

Recruiters are infamous for playing games, not following up, and outright ghosting you. Sometimes you feel like you have no choice but to work with them… Searching for a job on your own is no easy feat. And with the costs of inflation and the lack of transparency regarding salaries in job postings, it can be helpful to have someone 'on your side'. It's always a nightmare to search for a job, especially in today's market, but unfortunately, recruiters aren't always 'on your side', and they often…
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'You don't expect this level of dishonesty': Lying job-seeker's secret is revealed during interview

'You don't expect this level of dishonesty': Lying job-seeker humiliated during interview

Liar, liar, you won't be hired. Lying on your resume seems to be a really common tactic to get jobs. It seems to me like you're just adding another layer of stress to the already stressful interview process. But for many people, they see it as the only way to get their foot in the door at a company. It's a high-risk, high-reward type of game to play. Some folks lie about little things, like fudging their role at a company to make it seem like they were large and in charge. Others lie about bigg…
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"It included how much he could bench': 25 employers share what applicants put on their resume that immediately disqualified them

Tailoring your resume when applying for a job can be intimidating. What is the hiring manager looking for? Are all of your bullet points from your job three years ago still relevant? Should you include that skill that you're really good at but doesn't really pertain to the role? All of these questions can make you second-guess yourself over and over, especially if you really want the gig . Well, there should be a clear line on things that aren't acceptable to include, like your Tinder profile,…
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'Do you like to laugh?': 30+ Weirdest interview questions that had job-hunters running for the door

Since humans are creatures of preparedness, unemployed folks will often rehearse potential interview question responses, attempting to put their best foot forward in order to score a new job. But sometimes, an interviewer will throw in a saucy question (or two) into an interview in order to get an honest reaction out of a prospective employee– to which, most of the time, nobody has the right answer.
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Guy Gets Ghosted by a Job Interviewer; Does Donuts on the Front Lawn of the Office on His Way Out

Every landscaper's nightmare
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‘The difference is massive’: Senior employee finds out a coworker is making $16K more than them, asks for a raise which they are denied

‘The difference is massive’: Senior employee finds out a coworker is making $16K more than them, asks for a raise which they are denied

Coworkers talk. And I am a firm believer that this is a good thing. It's your right to keep your salary to yourself, but I think there isn't anything wrong with sharing how much you make with fellow coworkers. Companies should have to deal with the repercussions of giving one employee way more than another, despite them both having the same qualifications. In this oh-too-familiar case, OP found out that they were making a whopping 16 THOUSAND dollars less than one of their coworkers, who was wo…
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Cut my salary in half? Kiss your business goodbye

'Cut my salary in half? Kiss your business goodbye': Boss gives hardworking employee's salary to new worker, employees band together to tank the company

“Red flags start appearing from the very first minute I arrive,” this employee wrote in one jaw-dropping workplace story.
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'The job listing read $110,000':  Job candidate calls company out for refusing to pay the amount listed in job description, hiring manager denies salary expectations

'The job listing read $110,000': Job candidate calls company out for refusing to pay the amount listed in job description, hiring manager denies salary expectations

Companies falsely advertise salary ranges far too often, and the consequences are a lot of wasted time on potential candidates' part, never mind the recruiters. OP applied for an account executive job with a job description that offered a salary between $90k and $110k. Yet when OP was asked about salary expectations in the interview, the hiring manager acted surprised with OP's offer… even though his credentials were out of the ballpark. Companies just don't seem to have a moral compass anymore…
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'After putting 2 fake positions on I finally started getting interviews': Woman explains how she broke into tech with a fake resume

It's a rough and tough world out there job searching. Even entry level jobs are requiring experience, which, like… Doesn't that defeat the purpose of it being an entry level job?? We constantly hear “this generation just doesn't want to work anymore!” But that is simply not true. People are constantly desperate for jobs, but companies are either not paying enough, asking too much of employee, or both. So what are you even supposed to do at this point? How in tarnation can you get the dream job…
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‘I took my first chance at revenge’ : Entitled boss applies for new job, ex-employee sabotages his efforts following tyrannical reign

‘I took my first chance at revenge’ : Entitled boss applies for new job, ex-employee sabotages his efforts following tyrannical reign

One might be less inclined to leave a good review about your work skills if they are close to non-existent, or if you acted horribly towards them. Some will take it even further, and make sure to ruin a hypothetical future you might have at a new company. The point is, if you're managing people, be a good person. Otherwise, you might end up like this guy, who lost an incredible job opportunity because of an ex-employee's grudge. After a long, tyrannical reign, this disrespectful human being of…
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'This project was done during a bad phase of the moon': Programmers share the reddest flags they've ever come across on resumes

'This project was done during a bad phase of the moon': Programmers share the reddest flags they've ever come across on resumes

“I had a resume from someone who earned an MBA at a ‘college of transcendental meditation,'" shared a Redditor in a hilarious thread of programming resume fails.
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A Resume of Funny Memes for the Unemployed and Self-Deprecating

Times are tough. Unemployment seriously be poppin' off in 2022. If you've been affected by it, don't feel ashamed. It happens! As long as you know you did and are doing the best you can, you'll get there! Life sure doesn't make it easy these days though… But you know what helps a little? Humor as a coping mechanism! We're not telling you to bury your issues deep down—if you've ever been to therapy then you know that only spells trouble. BUT, you also know that a healthy dose of distraction and…
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Different People Call Out Major Red Flags Found in Job Descriptions, Most of Them Are the Same

Different People Call Out Major Red Flags Found in Job Descriptions, Most of Them Are the Same

Language is everything
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A Twitter thread that includes helpful resume tips.

Twitter Thread: Recruiter Shares Clutch Resume Tips

Knowledge is definitely power sometimes.
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