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Q. What is the protocol for a job seeker who submits a résumé and is told “action will be taken in one week?”
Q. An employer offered to hire me on a 30-day trial basis. I accepted the “consultant fee” without negotiating because I have bills to pay. Should I have played the “Is-that-your-best-offer” game?
San Jose, Calif., has the highest minimum wage in the United States, thanks in large part to Amy Dean. At age 36, Dean is the dynamo who combines intelligence and people smarts to run the South Bay office of the AFL-CIO in San Jose. Dean spoke with us about her approach to negotiation and diplomacy in her rough-and-tumble world.

Wait before saying yes

by on October 1, 1999 10:30pm
in Hiring,Human Resources

When a hiring manager makes you a fantastic job offer, calm yourself. Never accept an offer on the spot.
Never schedule training on a Monday. That’s often the most hectic day of the week.
Don’t be turned off by the book’s title. The Street-Smart Entrepreneur (Addicus Books, 1998) is actually a great book for managers in large organizations as well as bootstrapping business owners. The author, Jay Goltz, levels with us about how to manage staff, hire winners and stick to a budget.
When leaving voice mail, don’t rush.
Many sexual harassment claims boil down to one employee’s word against the other’s. Without witnesses, you may not know how to proceed.
Q. In a meeting with all 120 of our employees, I complained about our poor working conditions. The CEO seemed concerned. But then a few of my co-workers got up to contradict me, claiming everything was fine. What should I do?
When interviewing for a job, determine whether the hiring manager cares more about “hard” qualifications, such as your technical experience, or “soft” skills, such as your work ethic.
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