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

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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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My job won't give me the application that I signed or reasonable accommodations for epilepsy what do I do? [closed]

They are giving me a run around about the application I signed. I talked to my lawyer friend and he said I needed to get that to prove that I didn't say that I didn't have a disability. I know I ...
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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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Applying away from PhD position? [closed]

I just started a PhD position at a university. I saw a job advertisement which I would like to apply to. Can I apply to this other job despite having started my PhD? I.e. would the employer see it as ...
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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% ...
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Should I try send extra documents, after accidentally submitting an application without them?

I just sent off an application for an internship. I included a CV that was partially tailored for the company (I didn't rewrite my generic one, but changed it to emphasize skills relevant to the ...
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Should I put that I was fired on the job application site? [duplicate]

After working for a year I was fired due to product mismanagement. (I worked at a restaurant and ate food that was going to get thrown out. GM didn't like it. GM also didn't like me because me and one ...
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Requesting to see results of psychometric tests?

I recently completed a personality questionnaire for a company ahead after an initial phone conversation and ahead of a second face to face interview. Is it appropriate to ask to see the results of ...
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How to list my technical skills [duplicate]

I am applying for a few researcher positions that don't specifically require programming skills (i.e., they don't have programming skills listed in the job postings), but based on the job ...
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Should I be open about future plans to study?

Firstly, sorry if this has been asked before, I kind of expected it to of been but I couldn't find it. Also I'm aware this may belong on Academia SE but the question is more about applying to ...
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Does it look too bad if I apply for a different position (in different department) at a firm where I am being considered for a position?

I am currently awaiting to hear a feedback regarding the final interview I had for a position but I just saw another position that closely matches my interest and line of education & work in a ...
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How might one cold-email a manager who one had contact with a while ago

I am currently applying for jobs. Around this time last year, while I was still in school, I was introduced by my friend to a manager at a company, say, in Field A. Although at the time, there was ...
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Get the job of my boss

For several reasons I assume that I'd be more suited for the job of my boss and my boss is more suited for the job I do. From my perspective it would be best if we'd simply be switched. Given I can ...
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Work experience as student researcher? Volunteer then paid?

I am a research intern in the summer. I will be investigating my own research topic. I am planning to volunteer (not being paid) at the lab two months earlier for approximately 20 hours a week during ...
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Is not specifying salary requirements in a CV likely to elicit an automatic rejection in SE Asia?

I'm seeking new employment in southeast Asia; specifically, China and Hong Kong (though relevant answers about other, not-too-culturally-distant markets will be helpful), and in the software industry. ...
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Excluding Past Employment on Resume and Job Applications

I have a friend who was recently terminated during their probationary period at a workplace. The reason cited was a performance decline. This person was overqualified at the position, but needed money ...
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Are projects done as part of the academic training worth mentioning in job application?

I am a Computer Science student and I got to that point where I should start looking for jobs (internships/placements, not graduate jobs). During my undergraduate course I had a first year project and ...
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What should I put on my application in regards to termination?

I was lead case manager at a halfway house. When I was terminated I was not provided with a clear reason. An intern had confided in me that the assistant director had grabbed her buttocks while she ...
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Would it be okay to apply for jobs stating in the cover letter that I'll only be able to do interviews a month after?

Here is my timeline : May 29 : End of current contract and decided not to accept if offered an extension June 1-25 : I'll be overseas for a vacation June 26 onwards : Back to hometown Given this, ...
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Answering salary questions on recruitment websites

I hope the title is self-explanatory but I would like to shed a few more details so that this is not closed as a duplicate. I've recently received an email from a recruiter about a potential job ...
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Importance of the average mark [duplicate]

As suggested in this comment on academia.stackexchange.com, I'm moving my question here: I'm doing my master's degree in computer science in a university in Germany. Unfortunately, I'm not one of the ...
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Mentioning minor disabilities in “equal opportunity” section [duplicate]

Many larger companies have "equal opportunity" policies for employment and ask if you are Aboriginal, handicap, disabled (I've seen some include women in this list). I have been diagnosed with ...
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How should I explain why I wish to reapply to an apprenticeship

I am doing an apprenticeship as a software developer that will be due by may. Over the 3 years I've been doing this apprenticeship, I constantly grew unhappier because of the lack of an actual ...
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How to ask for an alternative to an in-person interview?

In my last round of applications, I ended my covering letters with a sentence like "I would like to convince you of my skills in an interview1". However, I'm addressing a company that is more than ...
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Applying for multiple internships with the same company

I'm a graduate student applying for summer internships, and some companies have several internships that interest me. If I apply to multiple internships, I don't know if any of the applications will ...
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Bachelors degree (+- 16 years)

I saw this on an online application for a job: Education level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years) I have not seen this on any other applications of the sort. What does the ±16 years mean?
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Is it immoral seeing tutorials and documentation and other information about an technology you are not very familiar [closed]

Recently I graduated with a degree in Computer Science. I have being searching for jobs ever since in Web Development. I've seen a lot of job opportunities are asking for MVC knowledge, especially ...
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Breaking news of applying for a department transfer to current boss

I have decided that I would like to be part of a new team that is being created within my current work place. What is the kindest way to break this news to my current boss? I have nothing against my ...
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What is an incentive bonus?

I am currently filling out an application and one of the questions asks me for my "current incentive bonus". I don't know how to answer that question because I don't know what it is. The application ...
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Which is best way to apply to a company? [closed]

I am a fresher and I am trying to get a job. I have applied for several companies like TCS,amazon,hp, etc., Is it better to get a referral of a employee in the company and forward our CV from them or ...
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Employer Submission Preferences - Company site vs third party sites [closed]

When I was composing my application for a position, I saw the position listed on my University Career Services website and the same position listed directly on the company website. Direct submittal ...
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Setting the right tone [closed]

I am applying for a position in a maturating start-up IT company — 4 years old, about 10 employees — and want to find the right expression mode for my cover letter. The job description is a bit ...
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Mention previous interviews in cover letter for same company?

I interviewed for a position in a company. In the end, they hired someone with experience (I am about to graduate). Even though I did not get the job, I made it to the last round and the interviewers ...