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Not Sure What to Think About Job “Offer”

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:00

I’m a brand new grad (literally the commencement is this Saturday) and my dream job is Healthcare Admin/Management. My major is Public Administration, so obviously not the same thing, but also, I think, not too big of a jump. I’ve also completed online certificates for Medical Terminology and will be learning one for Spanish in a Healthcare Setting. Also plan on going for my Master’s.

I’m finding that the field is really hard to get into. My mom is a nurse in the healthcare company I want to work in and says that everyone pretty much grows. For example, the Director of her hospital began in data entry at the hospital before she even had her degree.

I applied for a different healthcare company and got a call for an interview! I went and kind of went above and beyond - bringing in references, copies of my education history, and sent the interviewer a handwritten thank you note.

A week later, she called me and said she gave the job to someone else (other person had more experience) but that there’s another opening she thinks I’d be a good fit for. She asked me to come in for another interview. I went and interviewed with 2 nurses who work there and the person whose job I’d be taking (She’s being promoted). It was not really an interview and we just chatted. They asked me some basic questions, but we mostly just discussed things we had in common and laughed. They aren’t interviewers, so they hinted at this and that they didn’t know what to say.

When I was leaving, the original person who called me took me on a brief tour and introduced me to people. Then she said, “It’ll be another week to get things in order.”

That was Friday. On Monday, I started a new job and I just know it’s not for me. I love the vibe of the healthcare job - it’s a fast paced environment, the people are so nice, and it’s a path to my dream job.

I really want out of this job now. What do you Redditors things of all of that?

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Asking for later start date at new job

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:00

I have been offered a job and accepted, but I’m not sure it’s a done deal because they were conducting a background check last I was told and I haven’t been able to get in touch with anyone to see where they are in the process. I do have an appointment to fill out I9 forms tomorrow.

I didn’t realize it would take this long to get officially hired and I really need to give notice at my current job by tomorrow to make the start date at the new job. I am, however, hesitant to do so until it’s officially official.

How bad would it be to explain to the new job that I don’t want to give too short a notice at the current job and would it be possible to push my start date back?

The only caveat is that the start date is January 6. Under normal circumstances that would be plenty of time but my current job is shut down Dec 19-Jan 2. They even added a day off at the last minute...we were supposed to close the 20. I just didn’t think the hiring process would take this long.

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Anyone here worked as a leasing agent/consultant for luxury apartments?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:43

I have an interview for a position as a leasing consultant at a luxury apartment complex. I know the place and it is really beautiful. I've read online that the average salary for leasing consultants is 13-14.00 an hour and some also get bonuses/commission/benefits.

Does anyone here have experience with this job? I'm wondering if the pay is worth it for the amount of work I'll likely be putting in.

Thanks!

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2 months in: want to apply for another job?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:40

Hi all, 2 months ago I moved to the big city for a brand-new job after a 2 year job search. Yay!

However, in hindsight, the job isn’t really what I wanted; I took it out of desperation. I’m not wholly unhappy but I’m definitely not happy.

Just a few weeks ago, a job opened up in my hometown. I would love to move back and it’s closer to the job I want: plus almost 10k more a year.

I would like to apply but how do I explain in my cover letter my current situation? I can’t imagine it looks great to leave after two months.

TIA!

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Nervous for my interview- i need specific advice

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:34

So first off-- I cant decide on a shirt. All of my other jobs have been in food, and had much more relaxed interviews. I was told on the phone this interview is "business professional." I have a pair of very nice shoes i plan on wearing, along with my dress pants and blazer. Now I have the choice of a slightly overused but nice plain white buttondown shirt, but my blazer is a 3/4 sleeze and i have to roll up the sleeves. Its also a little tight on me, so I struggle a bit to breathe (but its not tight in a revealing way), but i know its professional.

I recently bought a nice blouse from a store in the "work clothes" section as a sales associate called it (where they sell blazers etc.) Its white, pleated, and rather nice. Its sleeveless, but im wearing a blazer so I dont think that matters? Should I always wear a button down in an interview, or is a nice professional white blouse okay too? Id be much more physically comfortable in the blouse.

Additionally, im young. Im 20. This is a job im going to be making about 3x more in than my last job if i get it, and a job ive never worked in the specific field before. I LOOK young too. I feel like my competition are all going to be older than me with more experience. Typically I wear very very little makeup, but should i put some extra effort in today? Would that help me look a little older and put together?

Finally, should I ask them the salary range, or should i ask them for a specific amount? I never know how to go about negotiating pay, but this job is a good bit of a commute distance from me and I need good money made, because in a fulltime position like this, ill be cutting back to part time school, and will also need to rent an apartment in like 6 months or so. The salary range listed on the website I applied, even the low number would be enough i think, but im not sure if those were accurate numbers for entry level employees.

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Having trouble figuring out if this job is a scam

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:27

Recently, I've been applying to a number of entry level office-type jobs in NYC off Indeed. I applied for anything that seemed legit and doable at first glance without really researching the companies much.

I was asked to interview at a company called MAG Representatives LLC as a "benefits coordinator" which I assume is basically a sales job as it states in the job posting that I would work off commission. They claim to be "the nation's largest benefit provider for labor unions and credit union members", however when I Google the company... nothing comes up. No website, which is a huge red flag for me. The only hit I get is off the NY Company Registry, which says the LLC was established in September this year. The message I received from them says I would be meeting with a senior manager from Myrthil Agency.

What should I do? Should I even bother showing up for the interview?

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Exam for City Govt job?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:09

Applied for a position in my local city govt and I received an exam notification for next week. I’ve been trying to practice a bit but it’s kinda hard since they don’t expand much on what the exam will cover, other than “proofreading, filing, customer service, listening and reading comprehension”. Has anyone taken a similar exam and can refer me to any good study materials or explain what the exam is like?

Also, I’ve been worrying quite a bit about the “listening comprehension” part, since I do have quite a bit of hearing loss and it’s very difficult for me to understand recordings. Should I contact them prior to the exam, or just show up and ask about it then? I’ve taken some similar “listening comprehension” practice tests and some do have transcripts, like on Indeed Assessments, but not all of them do. I would really appreciate any advice on these things!

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Accept low paying job or keep looking?

Career Feed Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:59

I completed my bachelors in communications this past summer and have been working a full time internship as an account manager since August. The internship ends this Friday and my manager offered me a full time position today. However, it is only $32k and she only gave me til this Friday to decide. I think I deserve at least $40k or $38k if I’m pushing it. But I don’t know if I should accept this and look for jobs on the side.. Or not accept and look for a job full time. I’ve read online that not working while job searching can look lazy? Please advise, thanks.

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How to quit job after 2 months

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:57

I am 27 years old. i started a new job two months ago after being in the same role at a different company for 4 years. I really dont like my new job. The problem is there is no probationary period. Usually companies have a 3 month probation where enployee can leave or you can be let go without any notice.

I really dont like what i have to do, it is way more tedious than i thought and there is no documentation. Also i dont like the people and tye culture too mucy. And the commute is long.

I really dont know what to do. I feel the company will kill me if i quit now. There is a girl who has been training me for the last 2 months and she is waiting to take on the responsibilities before she moves to a new role so i would be holding her back if i leave.

anyhow, i really dont know what to do. I cannot stand this any longer.

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Is it okay to ask who will be at the interview?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:46

I'm interviewing for a full time research assistant position tomorrow that I really want. I am planning on bringing copies of my resume. I was thinking of emailing the hiring manager to ask how many people I can expect at my interview tomorrow so I bring the right number of copies. I want to do this to get a sense of what I can expect more than anything. Is this appropriate?

I am also not sure how to approach the reason I left my last position. I told my former supervisor I was leaving to pursue part time work while taking classes but my situation has changed, and I don't know how to say this without it sounding like a red flag.

Thanks for any tips you can give me! It's been awhile since I've done this.

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I just put in a 2.5 week notice to a job only 3 months in. It didn't work out // no hard feelings with management. Would it be immoral/ looked down upon if I use my ~2 days worth of sick leave during my notice period? (I'm not sick)

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:45

Seems like it would go to waste if I don't use it.

FYI this is my first FT job post college so I don't exactly know what's acceptable yet in terms of office culture. It's also a fiscal position in Government.

Thanks!

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Need a career change...I think.

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:32

Hi all

I’ve been in a job for almost 5 years now and I feel like I just can’t do it anymore. Maybe it’s a confidence issue, or maybe I’m realizing this type of work isn’t for me. I dread coming to this job everyday and I know most people don’t like their jobs but I want to enjoy what I do. The problem is that I have NO idea where to start. I wish I could just quit so I could find my niche but I can’t. I tried to sit back and think of things I’m good at or I like but just don’t know how to tie that in with a career opportunity. I would love to own my own business but just don’t know what the market needs are. What would you suggest to Someone that feels completely lost and needing a job change? Are their websites that I could network with and see what is out there? Any help will be appreciated.

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Employers not leaving messages?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:28

I’m in a job search at the moment and I guess my question is, how important is it to answer the phone? I have my email and cell number in my resume but I never get emails, only calls. Why are employers not keen to leave messages if I miss their calls? Like today I was getting off the bus and someone was calling. It was loud near the bus so I walked away and then answered the phone, but right as I picked up they hung up. Does picking up the phone really determine if I’ll get an interview or not?

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When to call back about an application?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:17

Hello everyone, I recently applied to a job via their website. Once I completely filled out everything at the end it said thanks but also said it will take a week to be received by the local branch of the company.

That being said it's been a little over a week, should I give it another week before calling back? I kind of want to call now, but I feel that would come off as too eager and might be a turn off.

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What jobs allow you to move and work abroad?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 09:03

Basically I'd like to leave Dubai (my home) and work abroad preferably in an English speaking country but I'm open to other options.

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Offer Letter

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:45

I’ve been waiting over a month to get hired at Sam’s Club. The workday system that they use is ridiculously slow, and in addition to that their hiring manager was extremely lazy (fortunately was fired for someone more capable). I’m thinking about giving up on them and looking for a position elsewhere but I’ve already accepted their offer letters. Does this mean I have to wait for them or can I look for something else?

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Upcoming Engineering graduate seeking advice

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:40

Hello everyone. I am a current senior studying Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Material Science in Huntsville, AL. Though there are a small amount of opportunities related directly to my field of study, there are many more opportunities here in industrial engineering, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, etc. What are some things I can do to make myself a more competitive applicant for these types of positions outside of my major since I am looking to stay in the area immediately after I graduate?

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Interviewer deflected question?

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:19

I went in for an interview last week and I think it went well. My interviewing skills definitely have room to improve but that's for another day.

Anyway, the person I interviewed with said the job has changed recently. It used to only have administrative type tasks, but now has some programming duties as well. The job posting mentioned both of these tasks so it wasn't a surprise for me. However, she mentioned several times that it was previously a full time position just for the administrative tasks. I asked why they were combined and she said that it made sense to combine them to because they rely on each other and the work will go more smoothly.

Everything feels good about the job except for the potential workload (some of the admin tasks aren't my favorite either but it seems to me that my least favorite tasks don't occur often). Later, I emailed to ask if changes were made to the admin workload and she gave me basically the same response before when I asked why the jobs were combined. She never mentioned the workload and said that tasks would be completed faster.

Should I be worried? Why wouldn't she directly address my question? Without revealing too much, the employer doesn't seem like the kind of place to expect overtime hours.

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Am I Worried Too Much? Pre-Employment Background Check

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:11

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I got the job, signed everything. I was told that I would have to do a background check. No worries, I do have a little blemish on my background that I omitted to (OWI) but was nine years ago, NBD.

Now I am worried about education. The job description never listed BS/BA require or even preferred. I went to college for 4.5 years but never obtained an actual degree - so I list the dates on my resume with the degree pursuing, which admittedly can be misleading.

It was never brought up straight forward in the interview, "where did you graduate from?" or anything similar. The background check is through GoodHire, FYI, and it's sales for a scaling software company (~75 employees).

So I never "lied" on my resume or in person, but I can see how, on their end, it would be considered. Should I be worried or keep on going on and fill out background form accurate (which I plan on doing)?

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What to wear to an Assessment??

Jobs News Reddit - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:03

So I had a fantastic interview yesterday for an IT job and they want me to come in tomorrow for an assessment to see where my technical skills are. It will be a test on the computer. I'm wondering what to wear, I wore a button up shirt and dress pants with a tie and nice shoes, I thought about wearing a polo shirt instead of the button up and tie, what should I wear??

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