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...

Should I Compete With My Coworker For A Promotion?

  Q. I got my job through a friend of a friend (Amanda). I would never have gotten the job without her help. Now I’ve been on the job for 18 months. An internal opportunity was posted. I want to try for it, but Amanda told me she is also going out for the job....