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

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How do background checks verify employment?

I heard companies usually outsource background checks to other companies. I also heard that background checks verify criminal history, education and employment. I know you can find criminal records ...
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How to represent jobs I was not paid for on applications?

I am an 18 yr old college student who is living with a family(not related in anyway though) who has willingly taken me in due to my difficult circumstances. However, they are economically struggling ...
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How can I explain quitting my job because my boss lied in order to put me on probation? [closed]

I'd been with this large organization for almost 24 years. I had been at this location almost 9 years. Three years ago, the Program Director took over direct supervision of both support staff, which ...
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Should I tell prospective employers about my past mental and physical health problems to explain why I have underachieved? [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student in my late 20s, looking to start a career outside academia. My academic performance has been good but not outstanding; I have almost no work experience apart from a small amount of ...
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How to delete profile from workplace? [migrated]

Now it seems like there has been lot of down vote lately for my answers.So Workplace wont allow me to add any more answers to questions . So can someone give me link or steps to delete one's ...
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Recreate a job application account due to too many unsuccessful applications?

I have been applying to several jobs via an application tracking system (ie Jobvite, directly from the employer's website, where I upload a tailored resume and cover letter for each position). I have ...
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Application form asks about a criminal record and I'm not sure something counts; how do I fill out the form?

I have a silly suspension of my driver's license on my full driving record for failure to pay a speeding ticket (I just forgot). I paid the ticket and was able to reissue my license. On my full ...
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speculating on applicant's national origin and gender

I have noticed colleagues, when reviewing applicant resumes together, sometimes speculate on the national origin and gender of the applicant (usually based on their name). This seems to be harmless ...
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How should I complete a blank application form? [closed]

I recently applied for a summer internship as a Software Developer at an automotive company in the UK. The first stage of the application was your personal details, academic and employment history; ...
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Demonstrating working to a high level with minimal supervision

Some job ads ask for something like "Undertake main duties to a high level with minimal supervision". How do I address this in a letter addressing selection criteria? I can describe that I receive ...
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Update a potential employer if I have received new credentials?

I have applied to a job and now have received credentials on a relevant skill / ability after having already applied (cover letter + resume + transcript). I informed the employer before hand that I ...
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Company suggests another position after being rejected - how to pivot my application?

I applied to the engineering division in a company and was rejected, but they suggested that a front-end developer role in the client services division would be a better fit. Additionally, I have a ...
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Showing college credit earned during high school on resume?

I am a college sophomore applying for internships. During my senior year of high school, I attended classes at a college full-time as part of my school's early college program. These credits ...
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Why should I “refer to the OECD Core Competencies” in a job application, and how?

I found a job ad which fits my skills and I want to apply. There are the typical application paragraphs, so the structure is like: Ideal Candidate Profile Academic Background ..... ...
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Job Experience- Should working for family be put in employment history for a part time job?

I'm a recent college graduate and because I have been mainly a full time student with little job experience ( and because I need the money) I decided to apply for a part time job until I could find a ...
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Is it normal for an interview invitation to reveal other candidates' names?

I am in my university's co-op program and I am applying for jobs through an online job database. I recently received an email saying I was selected to be interviewed. The email listed the full names ...
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Is it important to have every specific reference asked for on application? [duplicate]

I know there have been question asked about references. However my question is NOT about what to do in the case of having no references. My question is about having references but not the ones ...
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How long should a cover letter be? [closed]

In writing my cover letters I've done something like this: Paragraph saying why I want to work for the company and the main reason I'll be a good fit List of my skills, ticking off what the advert ...
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Can a company force you to use a specific person as a reference in the UK? [closed]

I just left a small start up company and before I left I asked one of my coworkers if they'd be willing to provide a reference for me when I'm applying for future jobs. The answer this person gave me ...
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Should a CV/resume be customised or just the cover letter?

Since a cover letter will already include the highlights of the CV that are relevant to that particular company and job advert, is it necessary to tweak the CV as well?
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What to write in CV about university degree unrelated to job

I am looking for front end development work, for which I have relevant experience to list. My degree is in politics. Should I just write my degree, university and classification or should I expand on ...
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How do I highlight my portfolio when applying to jobs that just ask for cover letter and CV?

Stack Overflow careers for example, has a form for the cover letter and a place to upload my resume. Lots of other job aggregators are the same. I've spent a lot of time developing my portfolio and I ...
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For a cover letter, what is the appropriate salutation line when no specific contact is given?

In the jobs I'm applying for, none of them have a contact listed, and I'm unable to identify a hiring manager in any way. Right now I've got a generic line at the top of the cover letter: To whom ...
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Should I tell internship employer about potential lab job? [closed]

I'm very happy working at my current summer internship, but there is a lab opportunity at my University next summer that is very well regarded (most employees at my internship have worked there) that ...
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At what point should you request status updates from recruiter

I submitted my resume for a software development position and several days later I received a "screening call" from a recruiter. After a good conversation, I was instructed to send him some code ...
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How can I correctly sum up my reason for leaving in applications? [duplicate]

In a follow up to my previous question, I am now on the hunt for another job. Ideally, I would like to take a step up the career ladder as I am already in training for such a role. However, my ...
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How to explain “personality clash” as reason for termination

Background I have lost a job after five months, being told the reason is a "personality clash" in how I work, i.e. I "change too much stuff". Question Since I only was aware of the months-long ...
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Which name should I use on an application form when applying for a job during gender transition?

I am a person who starting gender transition which includes looking for a job where I will be able to interview and work as my correct gender. I have not yet legally changed my name; I won't be able ...
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Apply for a position with a company via a recruiter. Can I apply for a different position with the same company by myself?

Via a recruiter I applied for a position to a certain company (earlier this week). Today, I have seen that there is another position in the same company and department for which I would like to ...
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How to respond to “What are your career goals?” if the answer implies that I might quit within the first year? [closed]

I want to apply to graduate school and will finish my undergraduate studies this year. Before knowing the results of my graduate school applications, I planned to get some work experience so I applied ...
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How can I explain that working here has been my dream since forever

I am currently looking for my first job, after a six months internship. And I found a job offer from a great company (and my dream company) that says having an experience is optional. I was planing ...
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How to submit an unsolicited resume? [duplicate]

I'm looking around for jobs - particularly one for linux administrator positions. I've never worked professionally with linux, so I'm looking for a junior/entry level position. That being said, in ...
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Apply again after a bad presentation [duplicate]

Some time ago, I tried to apply for a job and, I must say, I acted in a really poor way. Let me explain: I had a job, and I was happy with it, but I wanted to have some fresh air and switch ...
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Customary to ask for references from new grad with no work experience?

Is it customary for entry-level software engineering/tech jobs to ask recent graduate for references, even if they have no work experience? If references are required, I am assuming that academic ...
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Answering the Diversity Question for Mathematics Instructor Applications

As I apply for several other colleges who are hiring part time math teachers, I find myself wondering about this question as it is asked on ALL college instruction applications. Some of the questions ...
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“Experience” — when does it start?

For experience, does it begin post-college or "real world?" Do "college jobs" count. For example, I worked in student housing during most of time, but I don't think that would apply to "experience." ...
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How to describe AWS / Google Cloud Platform experience for a Microsoft application?

I have specific project experience using AWS and Google Cloud Platform for hosting virtual instances and handling scalability, although I have not used Microsoft's version of the same service (Azure) ...
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Reason for leaving question — when there is uncertainty?

I've been furloughed now for two weeks and this is until further notice. My boss has encouraged me to look elsewhere given the uncertainty. On the application, the question asks "Reason for leaving" ...
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Job Ad says “Give us an idea of your ideal starting salary” [duplicate]

I came across a job ad that says to give them an idea of the salary I wanted through the cover letter. What I was hoping to do was leave out the salary part in the cover letter, then discuss it when ...
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Should you preemptively explain the reason for your short employment in the cover letter?

I will start applying for jobs soon, but my experience will have a recent 3 month long work in a single company (which from what I have learned, is a general bad impression). Should I preemptively ...
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How much waiting time can you give employers before you are able to work?

Here's my situation : I currently am in a contractual job and my contract will end on September. From the time of this posting, I would only be available 2.5 months from now. I am already seeing ...
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Are you eligible to work unrestricted in the country to which you are applying? [closed]

This is a question during a prospective employer's application process. Are you eligible to work unrestricted in the country to which you are applying? I am applying for a job in japan, but do ...
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Recruiter said they'd put me forward for a job, but I'm skeptical. When/how should I apply directly?

I was browsing a job listing site and found an anonymous posting for a job I was perfectly qualified for. I applied for the job through the job posting site. Immediately afterwards I googled some of ...
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How to fill in professional experience using online-system?

I'm applying for a job, where on the online-system, I'm asked to fill in my professional experience in series of drop-down selection. Please see attached screenshot. What gets me confused that I have ...
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Asked to demonstrate I am efficient on job application

I have been asked to give examples in a job application of things that show I am efficient. A friend suggested that I should only give examples of ways in which I have done things on time or earlier. ...
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Does ruling out ESL candidates constitute legal discrimination? [closed]

We're currently hiring for a software engineer position and I've been charged with advancing candidates to the in-person interview stage. We've gotten a number of applications from people who have ...
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Sending a thank you letter, but I don't know the email address

I recently went to a job interview, and would like to send a thank you letter to the interviewers. There were two interviewers; one manager and one person from HR that was called in on the spot to ...
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When should I notify my current company about a received offer?

I'm currently working for a company, let's say company A. I feel really underpaid and I applied for a position in a new company, company B. Even if the company B makes me a good offer, I would like to ...
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What to do when you apply to multiple jobs [closed]

I recently turned 16 and it is almost summer. I am new to the whole job hunting thing. I understand that you are supposed to apply to multiple jobs. My questions are: What if I get multiple job ...
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Is it okay to filter out applications based on certain criteria?

My boss has me collect the submitted applications to our workplace and forward them along to hiring managers. Recently he's been having me automatically filter out applications based on the following ...