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07/31/06
Letter Of Reference Mid Career
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, Mentoring
Posted by: site admin @ 8:25 am

Dear Dan,

As we’ve discussed, I have been told I will no longer be working for Polaroid.  After 34 years of  hard work I have been told I am no longer part of the organization’s plans as they make the next transition.  While all the details are not complete, it appears that I will be working at another location for a couple of months to transition a person to work there, before the end of the year, I will be out of a job.  Is there anything you recommend I do?

G

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07/30/06
Working with Recruiters
Filed under: Recent Posts, Position Searching, Networking, Recruiters
Posted by: site admin @ 6:34 pm

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for asking. I really appreciate that.

I was just rejected by that Texas company that I interviewed. 
I just moved to Boston this week. I am now living in a friend’s
place.I think Boston may have more chances than Buffalo.

I have received several phone calls from a recruiter. It seems that a lot
big biopharm company in Boston will recruit contract workforce for their
entry level position. Is that right?

Best Regards

Y

>From: “Eustace, Daniel J” mailto:EUSTACD@polaroid.com
>To: >Subject: FW: Job Search Status>
>Hi Y,
>
>Hopefully, you have been able to make some progress on your search.
>This is just a friendly check-in to ask if there is anything I can
>provide for you at this time.
>
>Regards,
>Dan
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07/21/06
Pre-Interview Background check authorization
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs
Posted by: site admin @ 8:44 am

Dear Dan,

Thank you for telling me the Blog. I am reading it now.

I just received an email from Eastman Chemical Company. I sent my resume to the company two days ago to apply for an analytical chemist position. The email is about Background Check Authorization Request, which asks for my school transcripts, addresses I lived in past seven years, social security number, as well as birthday. Is it normal for companies to ask for these personal information before they interview candidates?

Thanks!

K

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07/19/06
After the Interview
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Networking
Posted by: site admin @ 11:41 am

Hi Dan

I am just back from my site-visit. The Ph. D. presentation and all the interviews went extremely well.

They are going to see 3 more candidates in next 2 weeks and will make a decision by the end of July.

Thank you very much for your help and suggestions.

regards

P

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Telephone Interview Preparation
Filed under: Interviewing
Posted by: site admin @ 11:02 am

Hi Dan,

Thanks for getting back! The HR manager of a company from Orange County, CA called me about an hour ago. I had sent them my resume about 2 weeks ago. We spoke for about a half hour. She said she liked my resume. She asked me why I had left my last position…

She will have a scientist contact me at 6 PM EDT on Friday for a second phone interview. I will spend a good bit of Thursday reading interview preparation books, however, I do think it also in my interest to fit in a couple of hours doing something soothing for relaxation. If you have any ideas please feel free to pass them on.

Thanks for all your help!

R

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07/07/06
Behavioral Interview Questions
Filed under: Interviewing
Posted by: site admin @ 11:19 am

Hi Dan

Wish you a very happy july 4th. I hope you had a great weekend.
As I am preparing for the site-visit and interview for Dow, I have a few questions.
It’s about behavioral questions and how to tackle them. Somehow I never felt comfortable answering them.
When the question is like “describe a situation where ….”, am I expected to describe a situation in professional (in my case academic) life? What if I never had such a situation? Is it OK to describe a situation in personal or extracurricular life? Also, how old that example should be?
Also, when I had this behavioral interview for GE, the interviewer later told me that they were not satisfied with some of the answers and that to some of the questions, I decribed more than one situation that falls into same category. I don’t know if it is right to give one example or more than one?
 
Thanks,
P
 
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