I received an email from what looked like a legitimate executive search firm called MNR Hiring. They have a nice website. The "recruiter" said they found me on Linked In and my qualifications were exactly what they were looking for on behalf of a Fortune 100 client. Not sure why an alarm went off in my head, but it did. I looked at my Linked In account - no record, even anonymous - of a recruiter/headhunter/ search firm in my history. I looked further - they don't have a Linked In site and none of their top execs have Linked In profiles. Plus, there is no phone # on their web site. I did find them listed on a scam site as CP Hiring and MNR Hiring.
Please be aware of these emails - always research when it sounds too good to be true!
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Hello everyone, just want to say I appreciate this platform and all stories I hear that make me feel not alone in all the scary, beautiful, frustrating and fulfilling parts of work.
I do have a question though about job offers. Whats the longest you have had to wait to hear back from a job offer? I am currently in a 2 month stand still with two companies and they from time to time keep calling to ask follow up questions. I just don't understand why. I just want to know if its a lost cause or have people finally got offered jobs they've waited months for. Thank yall!
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I was reading a job description in an email and this was part of the job description:
Job Title: Enterprise Architect
Looking only 10 - 15 years client is not accepting 20+ years of experience candidates
* Minimum of 10+ years of professional technology/ w. concentration in data
* Superior knowledge with the ability to manage and coordinate enterprise information use, corporate data access design, metadata management and distributed/replicated data approach to ensure consistency, timeliness, data lineage, data quality, and availability of master data throughout the enterprise
* Ability to define Data Strategy, Data Governance process; Prior experience in defining Data Strategy is a plus
* Hands-on experience with one or more business intelligence tools or comparable programming and data experience is a plus
"Client is not accepting 20+ years of experience candidates" - Is this considered Age Discrimination?
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I reached out to a recruiter from a staffing agency who is apparently looking to fill a contract position.
The recruiter asks me what are good times to call, I sent her my whole week schedule listing specific dates and times I am available for a call. Instead she emails me and says if I can talk a different time which I am not available. I do have a full time job right now but am searching other opportunities. My calendar is unfortunately a little packed for a Thursday. She didn’t send me a job description or anything specific about the job either. Is this already a red flag? I read about staffing agency online and they have bad reviews.
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Why do people ghost candidates that they have interviewed?
I had an interview recently, sent a thoughtful thank you email and have heard nothing. Isn't that rude?
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I could use some ideas.
I have applied and applied. I have had recruiters, head hunters, HR and everyone in between make sure my resume is great. I apply to positions that seem like a good fit, I tailor my resume, I write cover letters and nothing. Recently I applied to a position that is literally what I've been doing for 10 years, have a Masters degree in and was told my skills and background don't match what they are looking for. It feels like there is this invisible barrier and I don't know how to get through it. Any tips, ideas, tricks anything is highly welcomed, thank you!
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I've been looking for a position for four months and feeling pretty defeated.
I signed a contract with a company who reneged two days before I was to start. Now I just had a three round interview and was passed over. I feel like I'm doing something wrong. Boo!
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