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Old 08-06-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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Try to start your own business and stop waiting for someone to offer you a job. Sometimes in life, you have to take an alternate path.

There are plenty of businesses you can start for under $5000.
Like the poster has the money to start a business as they struggle to pay their bills.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:47 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Like the poster has the money to start a business as they struggle to pay their bills.
Those start your business posts are obvious troll remarks and should be reported.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Like the poster has the money to start a business as they struggle to pay their bills.
The entire purpose of the JOBs act is to resolve this. What's the issue here?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Sometimes it may have nothing to do with something a person did wrong if they reached the final round. The other candidate could just give off a more likable vibe who made the interviewer laugh more.
Still, I wish hiring-managers can be specifically, detailedly, blatantly honest with you, because i learn better when i receive specific feedback but apparently they don't want to risk getting sued
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Try to start your own business and stop waiting for someone to offer you a job. Sometimes in life, you have to take an alternate path.

There are plenty of businesses you can start for under $5000.
Really? Like what?
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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so is it really the job interview itself that is the main, decisive-factor that results in getting the job offer or getting rejected by the job? the resume, application gets the applicant's foot in the door, gets them the interview?
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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so is it really the job interview itself that is the main, decisive-factor that results in getting the job offer or getting rejected by the job? the resume, application gets the applicant's foot in the door, gets them the interview?
Absolutely. People can lie on their resume (as we have seen threads about this). The interview is to help one see how the person handles situations and if they would be a good fit for the employer.

Someone may be very qualified, but once interviewed the manager realizes they wouldn't 'gel' with the rest of the office. Or they may realize while the experience looks good on paper, discussing actual situations the interviewee doesn't know how to handle them.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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Absolutely. People can lie on their resume (as we have seen threads about this). The interview is to help one see how the person handles situations and if they would be a good fit for the employer.

Someone may be very qualified, but once interviewed the manager realizes they wouldn't 'gel' with the rest of the office. Or they may realize while the experience looks good on paper, discussing actual situations the interviewee doesn't know how to handle them.
yeah because for a very long-time in my life whenever i applied for a job, i never even got an interview in the first place but lately i have been getting them, but unfortuneately they are not turning into job offers
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:36 PM
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so is it really the job interview itself that is the main, decisive-factor that results in getting the job offer or getting rejected by the job? the resume, application gets the applicant's foot in the door, gets them the interview?
Interview is for a applicant to sell their personality traits that's connected to the job.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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If you're getting interviews, obviously the cutoff came AFTER you were interviewed.

Perhaps you did flub the interview, but from what you say I doubt it.


Try checking your own credit report.A poor report could hold you back. Also, do a background check on yourself. You might find inaccurate information, like criminal history, etc. Try Intellius.

I did find overlapping information about myself on some sites. Employers aren't going to chase down such information to verify it, they just go on to the next candidate.
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