(Closed) Bee's job hunting/have a job offer; do you have questions?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

goodriddance88:  Cool! I am very happy with my current job, but I’m always curious about how other people’s jobs work. What is the education and career history typical of a recruiter? Do recruiters receive commission for successful placements, and if so, how is that amount determined? 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

goodriddance88:  

Wow! That’s awesome of you because yeah… I’m there and also wished I could talk to someone. Thank you!

Okay so! I have a bachelor’s in graphic design, but I worked my way through college at a big box retail store. I was there 10 years and got promoted to supervisor and then manager. I was laid off when the company started going down the tubes and my position was eliminated company-wide.

I don’t want to do retail, and I don’t want to do graphic design. 
I have 5 years in commission department management, and 3 years as non-commission supervisor, 10 years total in retail at the same store.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions as to what job I can get right now with my work experience that’s not in either retail or graphic design? 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Hi,

 

 Thanks for the offer! I just had an interview with a hiring manager. It’s a large insurance company. He said he liked me and wanted to bring me back, for a case study. I think its a few hours on-site. Then, I’ll have to present it to him and his boss. Any advice? 

Post # 7
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Wannabee

I am going on a job interview tomorrow for a position that is not super high on the totem pole but it would be a foot in the door for a great company. I would be working on the paper work side of medical records in a hospital setting (but possibly in the administrative offices, not sure yet). Should I wear a suit or at least a blazer? I was planning on wearing dress pants with a nice blouse and button up cardigan. Thanks.

Post # 9
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Newbee

goodriddance88:  About 12 years ago, I had just moved to a new city and I just turned 18. I had no friends so when a group of girls wanted to hang out with me, I was very happy. Problem was, they were troublemakers. They stole from a department store, and while I didn’t steal anything myself, we were all arrested. I was terrified and confused, and my parents were living in another state so they couldn’t come bail me out, and I was 18 so the public defender told me that if I just plead First Offender, that would not admit guilt and I would pay a fine and get community service, then my record would be sealed. I just accepted that bc it seemed the easiest, plus I never ever got in trouble with the law so idk what I was doing or what to do.

Fast forward 12 years, when I apply for jobs and they ask if I’ve ever been arrested or convicted for a misdeamor, and I never know what to put. My record is sealed, but some companies can see it, some cant. On one hand, if I put yes, my old manager said most places will toss out the application and don’t care for you to explain, but if I put no, then it comes up and I just look like a liar.

What would be the best thing to do? It’s hard to prove to them I’m a honest worker that wouldn’t ever ever steal from them, because they don’t know me. Now going in my 30’s, this horror from when I was 18 keeps following me. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

How bad does it really look to a potential employer if you are looking for another job after being at your current job for less than a year?

Is this a serious downfall or is my internet ‘research’ exaggerating (per usual)? If you recommend to stay in this position, how long before it is acceptable to look for something else?

Thanks

Edited to delete certain details I don’t want on the grand ol’ internet forever haha.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

craigslistgirl: Recruiters can make a lot of money, but it is a very stressful job. I have been a recruiter for about 5 years. I have had co-workers come and go because they get burned out. To each their own but unemployment rate is about 3% here which makes it hard. There are pros too like changing the life of someone. Making job offers is fun! 🙂 just though I would give you the low down lol

Post # 15
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Newbee

goodriddance88:  THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’ve always wanted to know from the other side, because this has always worried me and has made me fear applying for jobs. I’ve been at my current one for 5 years now and I hate it, but I’ve always feared applying at other places and they would reject me bc of my arrest. I’m glad for your very informative response. It definitely helps for the future.  Thank you!

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