Material and steps required during the process of applying for a job (interactions with the desired company).

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How to Convince Employer in Job Application for different skill? [on hold]

I come from IT background and I am 25 years old, specializing in mobile app development. I am now looking for job abroad and have tried to apply all vacancies available out there, but I never get ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about an open position by email before actually submitting a full CV?

I am in a dilemma, as the title says. Currently I am at a PostDoc position in science at uni. I was planning to start looking for jobs in the industry in six month from now. Yesterday I found a ...
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When applying for a programmer position, how should I show projects posted on GitHub? [closed]

I am applying for a programmer position in a state government (if that matters), and I have a GitHub account where I have posted similar programming projects I have done for my current job (obviously ...
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Should I apply on Monday or Friday?

I noticed a job opening yesterday (Thursday) that I am very excited about. The job was only posted 2 days ago. Would it be better to apply at the end of the week on Friday or at the beginning of the ...
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How can I inquire about an internship at a company that doesn't offer them in my area?

I'm looking into applying for a software engineering internship at Intuit Canada, but upon visiting the company's career page I've found that they do not offer Canadian internships (with my next best ...
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Writing sample for engineering job application [closed]

I came across a job posting for a Machine Learning Analyst, which requires a writing sample as part of the application. I am inclined to apply for it, however am a bit confused as to what a suitable ...
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How do I address/approach a company as a university dropout? [duplicate]

Well, the title sums it up. Feel that university does not meet expectations in content, it is death-by-powerpoint and that I am not making progress. Trying to send emails to a few companies (i.e. ...
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Following up an emailed application [duplicate]

I saw a job advertised with a 'closing date for applications of 31st July' Sent my CV and covering letter as prescribed by the website to the email address specified I did not receive an automated ...
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Should I mention my engineer title when applying for a less-qualified position?

I have moved in Canada last fall, right after having my engineer's diploma. Since then I'm looking for a job (as an engineer), and couldn't find one in my line of work. I should preface that I'm a ...
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Principle of Least Privilege in the Workplace [closed]

I have been trying to figure out how, logistically, large corporations focused on one huge product (like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.) restrict the information known to employees such that ...
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I've created a web application and now a company has offered to buy me out, what should I do? [closed]

I'm a junior LAMP stack developer and I have created a CRM(Customer Relation Management Software) for a client and it has become very successful, so successful in fact that a company that makes 2.5 ...
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Is it wise to release your current income if what you expected is twice as high as your current salary?

So here is the thing. My close one feels he is extremely underpaid. IT professional with 2 years of experience got paid around 46K. So he decided to see the market. After his research he found for his ...
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In a cover letter, is it appropriate to address one person in particular and add a general phrase?

I'm applying to a job where I, thanks to a referral, already have I contact within the company. However, I'm not at all sure who will be reading my cover letter - my contact is a team lead, but not a ...
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When Interviewing, How Do I properly Ask if the Position has Internal Applicants

Issue I'm nearly 40, and suffer from Cerebral Palsy. Being disabled in this way has hampered my career, in that finding a job is tough and interviews are few and far between. When I manage to land ...
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How to answer a behavioral question that you don't have a good answer for? [duplicate]

Before this gets closed for being a duplicate to this question, I have another question that would fit into that criteria. Describe a situation where you know you should have apologized and you ...
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Should I tell prospective employers about a brain injury?

I'm re-entering software engineering in the USA after 3 years unemployment due to a brain injury. I've recovered 85-90% cognitive function, which is as good as it will ever be. Unfortunately, there ...
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Job hopping on Applications [duplicate]

Ive had a decent work history up to October 2014, but since that time, I've had 3 jobs. All of them in call centers. I quit one hoping the next would be better, but they are all the same. One had ...
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The exact same job is posted by different independent recruiting agencies and headhunters.

I would like to apply for a job which was posted online. After research, I found out that the exact same job is posted by different recruiting agencies (at least 12 oe more). Do I look for the most ...
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Application Confidentiality [closed]

I applied for a job and then made it to being one of the two finalists. I asked on the application that my current employer not be notified. After I did not receive the job a memo was then put out to ...
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How to inquire about Job application application status submitted four weeks without reponse

I have submitted a job application for the past 4weeks and still waiting for the recruiting manager to get back to me, I want to send him an email but don't know how to go about it.
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As a newer employee of a growing company, is it acceptable to apply for a more senior position?

I am a newer employee (less than a year) with a growing company facing change on various organizational levels. My current position is/was a newly created position, that I am well suited for. I have ...
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Applied to several internal postings, send email to hiring manager? [closed]

I have recently been given the OK by my boss to apply to other departments in the same company. I have applied to a few different positions in the past few days and I am just playing the waiting game ...
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applying more than one position within the same company at a time [duplicate]

I'm looking for a technical position in a big company. I have an on-site interview coming up in location A. Then there are a few other relevant positions opening up in location A. In addition, ...
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Apply twice for two identical but separate job postings at the same company?

Company X has on its website two job postings. Job posting A is exactly identical to job posting B, EXCEPT that one is in North Carolina and the other is in California. Under each job posting there is ...
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How to ask about work samples being requested that don't seem relevant to the job applied for?

I sent my portfolio as part of a job application for a small software company. Everything seems to be going well and we've arranged to meet. They've asked for additional sample work in the languages ...
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Is it feasible to attempt to get a job for software development without being a legal adult?

I am looking for a source of income this summer, and I am 15. I have several years of experience with software development and about a year of web development experience with PHP, JavaScript, etc. and ...
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How to write a diversity statement?

I am applying for an accounting position at a local college, and the application requires I write a diversity statement. I have to answer the following: In a separate statement, address how your ...
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How to ensure a reasonable salary before interview?

I recently went to a job interview for a software developer position. It was for a programming language I don't use in my current full time job. I'm currently a web developer, I have 18 years ...
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can potential employers contact previous employers and ask for salary?

I know that they can ask anything but is a previous employer allowed to give out my previous salary. Basically, I'm trying to determine why new employers ask for 'your previous salary' if there is no ...
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What is a “Letter of impact”?

I recently applied to for a position. I just heard back from their Staffing Project Manager and she's asking for a "Letter of Impact". If you are still interested, please forward to me ... ...
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Recruiting company seeks written permission from current employer of the applicant

I've recently looked at a job circular of a certain company which was previously government owned (now privatized). In that circular they mentioned: Applicants who are currently employed should ...
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How difficult is it for International IT graduates to get a job in Silicon Valley? [closed]

I have American cousins who work in Silicon Valley, and they all said that even fresh graduates in the US who are in the IT industry have trouble finding jobs. More background info on me: I have a ...
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Re-applying to a company, years later

2 years ago, I applied for a position in a big technology company, and managed to make it to the final round of interviews. Unfortunately I didn't end up making the cut, and indeed, I do believe that ...
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Who to list as supervisor if immediate supervisor isn't technically a supervisor?

I need to list someone as my immediate supervisor for a job application. Normally this wouldn't be an issue. However, the person who was responsible for supervising my branch is not technically a ...
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Best way to contact a possible employer

I found online a foreign company I am interested in (I'm a few months away from graduation). Their website is one page per each sector they work in, and each shows an online form to contact the ...
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Contacting aquaintance in company I applied to without sounding pushing

Last week I was laid off from my first job. Once the shock was over, I started updating and polishing my resume. While I was having a look at my Linkedin contacts I found out that one of my University ...
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Apply through website or directly email director?

I'm applying for a job with a large company that uses an online application system. I found the opening through a discussion group specific to the (small) field - posted by the department director ...
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Putting down Current Job in job applications

When applying for a new job when you already have one is it better to say you have a current job or to not specify? Would they be more likely to hire people that dont have jobs already?
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Should I reapply for a job after a rejection if the job posting gets announced again?

I applied for a job which was posted on careers 2.0. They rejected me with the reason, that they have found already some one to take the position. The posting was also taken out from careers 2.0. ...
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How to answer a bad faith job rejection ? (email) [closed]

A colleague suggested me to apply by email to a job at my university. After reviewing the job description, I indeed strongly match the job offer, I even have stronger skills that what they ask as I ...
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Wasn't given time to ask questions in interview and now given job offer

Yesterday I had a job interview doing software development for a branch of the government. Though it went well, I was certain I didn't get the job as they were looking for someone who was highly ...
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My master's thesis might be of interest for a specific company. How should I mention it in an application?

I have just finished my master's thesis which dealt with driver development for a larger company's devices. I believe this work might be interesting for the company since they only recently started ...
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Why are video resumes not more popular?

It seems like for certain jobs (e.g., Sales, Consulting) soft skills are critical. Video resumes, in addition to paper resume seem like a good fit. Why are they not more popular? Are their any ...
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Reapplying to a Job after 2 months?

I had an interview at Apple around the first week of February and it is now April 2015. The position was really attractive, not even so much because it is Apple, but because it is something I am ...
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Years in College Job Requirements for Internships

So I have noticed many internships requiring people to be a sophomore/junior/senior in college to be qualified for a job. If a summer internship does require you to be in your junior or senior year, ...
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How Far In Advance Is It Wise/Reasonable To Interview For A Job/Internship

I am currently looking for an internship, and I have already done research into a number of different companies I would be interested in working for. One of these companies has posted a position ...
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The online job application doesn't explicitly ask for my complete work history, do I need to list all jobs?

I am working on an online job application where the employment history section doesn't say whether I need to list my complete work history. I have had several short-term part-time jobs (2-3 month ...
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Why do interviewers focus so much on why you want the job? [duplicate]

I am in the final year of my undergraduate degree and so I have been applying to PhD positions and job vacancies that I find appealing. At first I thought the interview application process would be ...
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Does owning a sole proprietorship count as “professional experience”?

I would like to pose this question at both a general (see title) and specific level (see below). I am soon to graduate university with a Computer Science degree. For the last four years I have been ...
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Is it appropriate to use Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as selling point in a personal statement?

I have a personality type as indicated by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) of INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment). This is one of the rarest personality types, occurring in only 1-2% ...