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Will My Low Credit Score Ruin My Chances for a Job Offer?

I recently heard from Arianna, one of my readers who has been waiting for what seems like forever to finally get a job offer. And now after several great interviews and even better feedback, she’s finally in the home stretch…they’re ready to make an offer. All she has to do is wait just a little […]

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Will My “Attitude Problems” Hurt My References?

Dear Work Coach, I came across your blog this morning and have spent the last hour reading the various posts and your comments.  I have found some interesting reader queries, and thought that I would see if you could offer any suggestions, from your experiences, regarding my dilemma about my boss and any possible future references. Since […]

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They Want Supervisor References. Are These OK?

Would it be ok to also include as a reference someone who was in charge of a cross-departmental team that I was on more recently, even though I was technically

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Careful What You Say When You Leave Your Job!

Many of us dream about that day…finally say good-bye to a bad boss. But some do more…take to the Internet to tell everyone just how horrible…former boss

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Job Applications – Permission to Contact Employer

I’m applying for a job. My question is about the box you check if you’d give them permission to contact your current employer. I interviewed about 3 weeks ago.

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When Should You Mention Your Work Visa in a Job Interview?

I’m a little nervous…I currently have an H1B work visa (I’m originally from Venezuela) and I did not mention this issue to the HR manager on the first interview

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A Plea for Mercy to Human Resource Professionals (and Anyone Else Interviewing People for Jobs)

Please…please keep the people you interview informed. I never realized how many people are suffering through the interview process until I started writing this blog.

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What Does It Mean If a Job You Interviewed for Is Checking Your References?

Does it mean you got the job? Not necessarily. Does it mean you’re the only one they’re considering? No. Although you might be. So what exactly does it mean?

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Job References: What You Can Do When Former Bosses Don’t Work There Any More

Dear Work Coach, I am a Preschool teacher. Unfortunately, the places I have been employed have a huge employee turnover rate. None of my previous directors or

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