Can I Ask To Speak With A Current Employee In The Job?

  Q. When I am interviewing with a company, can I ask to talk with one of the people who is in the job now? A. Absolutely. It’s a very reasonable request. Some organization set up in formal meetings, sometimes over lunch, for candidates who are being considered...

How Many Job Interviews Are Too Many?

  Q. How many interviews are too many? A. It’s completely up to you. It also depends very much on the job. Some jobs are typically filled after one interview per candidate. Everybody interviews and the managers make a decision. That’s it. Some jobs routinely...

How Long Should I Wait to Hear Back After an Interview?

  Q. How long should I wait after an interview before I decide I’m probably not going to get the job? I don’t want to put my job search on hold but it is tempting after you have a good interview. A. Don’t wait at all. If they get back to you that’s wonderful....

Can I Ask A Former Job Candidate Out On A Date?

  Q. I interviewed a candidate and referred her to meet the hiring manager, but she was not ultimately hired. Is it appropriate for me to reach out to her (now that we have no business relationship) and ask her out on a date? A. No. If she expressed interest at...

What Should I Do When A Job Ad Requests Salary History?

  Q. I saw an interesting job ad, but it requests salary history. I don’t want to share that. I don’t think it’s relevant. What should I do? A. Instead of your salary history, indicate your target salary. Say something like, “I’m focusing on jobs in the $50K...

How Do I Avoid Being Ghosted By Recruiters?

  Q. How do I avoid being ghosted by recruiters? A. The first time you talk with the recruiter, let them know how you work. Let them know that you need to hear from them at least once a week on any opportunities you and they are working on together, or you’ll...