9 results for tag: Ask Ann


How Do I Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Prospective Manager

I have a job offer, but before I accept I'd like more information on the person I'd be working for to determine if we're a good fit. I met him in the interview of course, but would like a more behind-the-scenes look before I make this big move. How can I make ...
Read More

How Do I Get Around an ATS When it Comes to the Salary Question?

Ann, really enjoyed reading this recent article and couldn’t agree more on answering “open” in this field. What I have encountered recently is some employers have made this field mandatory to be a number and it will give an error message if you place ...
Read More

Am I Too Old, Or is it Something Else?

Ann, it so honorable of you to make yourself available to help like this, bless you. My question is that I believe I have a lot of qualifications and seem to match up well to job postings, but always seem to get the standard, "Sorry, we are looking at ...
Read More

What Do I Need to Know About (Not) Getting Responses From Recruiters?

If you are working with a recruiter and you have not heard from them in a while how often do you email them to encourage a response before you are perceived to be a pest? Also what is the best way to solicit a response? As you can imagine, this is one of ...
Read More

Why Were 4 Job Offers Withdrawn?

First let me say thank you for giving members this opportunity! For 25 years, I was the Corp Director of HR/Payroll, for a multi-state healthcare provider of substance abuse/addiction treatment services. Despite completing numerous applications for employment ...
Read More

Is My Age the Issue?

I am 60 years old and in the midst of a job search in IT customer management. I have 20 years of proven performance with a very large software provider, managing their largest revenue producing accounts. Due to personal issue, I had to take time off, and now ...
Read More

How Do You Recommend an Older Job Seeker (55+) Approach a Job Search?

How do you recommend an older job seeker (55+) approach a job search? What are the things specific to this group that needs to be done/kept in mind? What type of companies should they pursue, and how should they pursue them? In addition to all the basics ...
Read More

What Do I Tell Interviewers About the Illness That Stalled My Job Search?

I recently signed up with ExecuNet to seek assistance with my job search. I left my position in mid-November and two weeks later I was diagnosed with cancer and required an operation. I am fine now but needed a couple of months to recover before starting ...
Read More

How Can I Find My Dream Job?

How can I move closer to landing my dream job? I don't know specifically what job would fit the bill for you, but in general, there are some steps in this infographic I put together that will certainly move you in the right direction. Ask A...
Read More