Dear J.T. & Dale: Lately, I've heard people talking about blogging as a way to advance their careers.
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I've been on interviews where the HR manager has been late up to 20 minutes. I've had HR managers have the wrong resume when interviewing me, and have had HR managers dressed worse than I was.
Dear J.T. & Dale: What are your thoughts on part-time employment for older retirees? I'm in good health, and frankly, I'm bored. I have a BS in engineering, have taught automotive engineering, operated an automotive business, and am a certified auto technician.
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Dear J.T. & Dale: I have solid years of experience in accounting and after a recent move, have begun interviewing. I have found myself confronted with odd questions, such as, "If you were a vegetable what would you be and why?"
Dear J.T. & Dale: I worked for five months for a manufacturing firm as an executive assistant. It was a temp-to-hire position through a recruitment agency.
Dear J.T. & Dale: I was told that I was being terminated for using a bad word that was overheard by a patient. Yet the supervisor could not give me any specifics of who, what, where and when.
Dear J.T. & Dale: My son is a dyslexic/ADD college student. He's a hardworking young man with excellent grades who thinks outside the box (dyslexia is an asset there) -- but spelling, etc., will always be a problem.
Dear J.T. & Dale: When I was terminated from my job, I was not given a reason other than it was a "corporate decision." I was never asked to give my side of the story.