5 Signs You Should Pass On A Job Opportunity

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Consider this situation: You’ve been through three rounds of interviews for a company, and they seem solid with awesome growth potential.

The hiring manager finally calls you, but instead of the full-time job offer you hoped for, they ask you to join them as an assignment contractor, unpaid intern, or part-time employee—with no benefits.

You’re irked and realize you may have missed some red flags along the way. How do you identify these during the interview process, and more importantly, how do you politely bow out when you spot them?…

My Second “Big Girl” Interview In The City

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A few weeks ago, I ventured into New York City for my first “big girl” interview. It went well, but I have to keep my options open if I plan on getting a job any time soon. Finding a job isn’t easy and from what I’ve heard, there are many interviews ahead of me.

Last week I headed back to NYC for more. This time I was interviewing with a production company that creates television shows (including some that I enjoy watching). With the summer being a considered a low season in ratings for the TV industry, I decided to go check it out and see if I could score a job before things heat up in the fall.

And thus, my second journey to NYC in two weeks began.…

My First “Big Girl” Interview In NYC

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Months before graduation, I was applying to jobs nonstop, hoping I would be part of the fortunate few with a signed contract before commencement. No one bit on offering me a job, but I did set up a few interviews to get my feet wet.

The first was last week at a media agency in lower Manhattan. It was my trial and [hopefully not an] error. Here’s how it went down.…

5 Things You Should Never Do After Being Turned Down for a Job

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Anyone who works in human resources, recruiting, or career consulting can tell you they’ve seen just about everything—especially when it comes to how people handle not getting a job.

Unfortunately, I’ve experienced many poor souls doing many crazy things—from sending mean emails to having in-office breakdowns.…