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Best way to go about salary question upfront
So I've always been taught that you should not settle on salary early on in the process because it might result in you shooting yourself in the foot. I recently applied to a job and the company recruiter asked my salary requirement in an email, before I even got to the interview stage. I answered as diplomatically as I could saying, "If possible, I would prefer to discuss that at a later time after learning more about the role and what value I could bring. Plus, I'm sure the company standard range for this position would be very suitable." I thought that was a great answer, however I just got an email saying I have been removed from the applicant pool! I emailed the recruiter back asking why, if they would accept a range and I just got a standard email back saying I should keep applying for jobs at X... What should I have done? Does this reflect badly on the company or me? What would you have done?
Older Professional Women Re-entering a Career
The majority of articles I see here are geared toward women in their 20's to 40's . . . are there any articles or career advise for example, for women who had kids later . . . took 10 years or so off (but worked part time) and now want to re-enter the work force, mainly because of a chance in financial situation. How to go about it?
Life after being fired
This past November, I was fired for calling my boss an a**hole in the employee breakroom after he yelled at me for trying to avoid an aggressive customer that had already been handed over to an assistant manager. The AM thought he was too aggressive and didn't do anything but walk away, laugh, and allow him to chase me down. This had been after 2 years of sexual harassment from coworkers and customers, which included touching, that was reported but nothing was done. After being told it was all my fault, I went to the break room, faced a corner, sobbing and called him a name out of frustration. I was quickly fired. I'm scared to work in a male-dominated field anymore where I can't hide behind a desk (already had C-PTSD from sexual trauma). I'm in my 30s and know I have to be truthful about being fired, but this is the first time it has ever happened. No one seems to take a second look at my application once they see that. Any advice ladies?
When to give up and when to follow up after an interview
I had a job interview last Thursday (about 7 days ago now.) My interviews started on Wednesday with a short phone interview before I was asked to come in for a short-notice in-person interview the next day. I met two interviewers on Thursday. On Friday, I sent a personalized thank you email to all three of my interviewers to thank them for their time and reiterate my interest in the position. I really felt like the interviews went well, and I feel like I would be an excellent fit for the position I was interviewing for. In my thank you email, I asked one of my interviewers when they were planning to make a hiring decision. It has now been 6 days later, and I have not received a response from any of my interviewers and I'm becoming increasingly anxious about the whole ordeal. Since I have not received a response yet, is it likely that I should give up on this opportunity and cut my losses or should I reach out to follow up again?
Hello, Im seriously thinking of changing to a different position and a different profession. How can I sell myself ? The work involved is pretty much alot of what I already do in my current position. Also, is the stigma of being over 50 still an issue?
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