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

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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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Help filling up reference form [closed]

I'm filling up a reference form for a friend and I got this question: Describe your interaction with the applicant over the time period in which you’ve known her. Please include the different ...
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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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Is it realistic to apply for tech jobs as an undergrad in another country? [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask but this seems to be the most career-related SE subsite out there. I did SAT and AP in high school. However due to various factors I'm finishing my ...
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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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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 ...