Dating close family friend
And whether or not she does this, if she drops your name to a hiring manager, you should be honest: “Jane and I did work together, but she’s not someone I’d recommend hiring” (and then explain why). Negotiating a gym membership as part of a job offer I’m in the interview process with a company for a job I’m really interested in, and things seem to be going well.I’m optimistic about my chances, and expect a job offer in the next week or so if things continue to go well.Notifying my network that I’m changing jobs I’ve been struggling with something for a few days now and I’m hoping you can help.In the past, I’ve received several emails from people notifying their network of a job change.It could be as simple as: “I feel awkward about this, Jane, but I wouldn’t be comfortable being a reference for you. ” If she asks why, you could say, “Well, at Teapots Inc., you didn’t seem to be all that engaged in the work.To be a reference, I’d need to talk about your work ethic, initiative, and general quality of work, and I don’t feel like I can do that in a way that would help you.” You really would be helping her out if you let her know that — whether or not she appreciates it at the time.It’s too much in the model of “I’m a perfectionist” or “I work too hard” or other attempts to answer with something the applicant hopes the interviewer will actually see as a strength.
That’s not necessarily a company-wide policy but he was absolutely giving the impression at this point that he wanted to ask me out.
In my first interview, they told me flat out what the salary for the job was.
It was in my acceptable range, but lower than I was hoping for. Now, I’m absolutely willing to take the job at this salary, as it’s a job I’m interested and the salary is still in my acceptable range.
The one that really threw me off was gym membership. (Unless you were a personal trainer or something else relevant.) No, that’s totally weird.
Some employers offer subsidized or discounted gym membership as part of their benefits package, but they either offer it or they don’t; it’s not the sort of thing people generally negotiate individually for themselves. If I told an interviewer that my biggest weakness during an interview is that I am very hard on myself and I continue to feel like I can do a better job and continue to strive for better performance of myself in my career, how would that come across during an interview?
He was very friendly during the interview, answered all my questions, seemed qualified and even sent a thank you note.