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

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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 ...
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How do I give a salary range if I am willing to negotiate?

I am in the U.S. I have both a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Master's degree in Nursing, and experience as both a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. My most recent work experience has been ...
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How to cold-email a potential employer

I am currently applying for jobs. I am interested in applying for a particular job at ACME company. On their website, a job description is posted as a PDF, at the bottom of which is written: ...
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Re-Applying for the same job after rejecting it

I've rejected a job offer, In the future, if I want to move to their company, how long should I re-apply if I rejected their previous offer?
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Applying for a job while out of school

I graduated high school last year and have not gone to school since. I don't have any plans at the moment for going to college, I want to work full time instead. My goal is to become a software ...
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How to note salary when I can't indicate part-time status?

Some recent positions of mine were part-time, but salaried (i.e., not for an hourly wage. I was hired for a certain number of hours per week, but often worked more). Some online job applications are ...
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Omit a doctorate from resume if overqualified?

I have a Ph.D. and recruiters have told me that employers will view me as overqualified for certain positions and will therefore not consider my job applications. I'm considering omitting my Ph.D. ...
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Is it a bad idea to apply for a job online late at night?

I have recently applied for a job online on totaljobs.com. I sent a copy to my email address, and I realised that the time was 2AM when I applied! Do you think this will frowned upon by my ...
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What is the protocol for applying for a job that you previously never heard back from?

The scenario: You apply for a position at a company through their job portal You never hear back Several months later you come across another position at said company that you'd like to apply for. ...
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Is it a bad idea to apply for a job that you are probably not qualified for?

Recently I was browsing the careers website of a company that I'm interested in working for (because I like the industry). They were advertising a role as a Solution Architect. As a developer with ...
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I am a fresh graduate. How can I impress my prospective employers? [closed]

I am a fresh college graduate. I've been applying for jobs related to my degree. How can I "impress" my prospective employers knowing that I only have the knowledge and not the experience, yet.
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Gaining more time for a job offer decision

I am currently applying for a new job in IT. I have an offer in city far away from where I currently live. The boss in the other city gave me a job offer a week ago. I told him that I need some time ...
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Does saying “no, you can't contact my employer” on an application hurt your chances of getting the job? [closed]

I recently applied for a job and I filled out everything online. There is one question that says, "Can we contact your current employer?" I marked, "No," because I did not want them to call my ...
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Should I give a reason for relocation in the application?

I want to move to a different country (also different continent) because my girlfriend will go to university there. Because the distance is quite large, I am wondering how I can explain my interest in ...
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Applying for a job by email and snail mail simultaneously - should I “warn” the HR that I duplicated my application?

If I apply for a job and send a CV by email (the expected way), but I believe that mailing paper resumes has some advantages as well - it's an actual piece of paper after all, someone can leave it on ...
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How should I indicate that I held multiple research/teaching positions with the same university in the employment history section of an application?

I am completing a graduate degree right now, and during completion of the degree I was funded alternately by Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships, both through my university, under ...
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Applying for a position that I previously held

I previously held a position at company X. I left because my spouse got a job offer in another location, but also my boss didn't like me very much and didn't let me do my job properly and he hadn't ...
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Applying for one job while you wait for another application [duplicate]

A friend is wading through a slow interview process with one company, and is considering submitting another application (to a much less desirable place) in case this one does not work. What is the ...
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Why do companies ask for A-levels results?

During my job hunt I noticed one or two companies asking for A-levels results. For those unfamiliar with the term, I understand it stands for Advanced Levels and it's the UK equivalent of two ...
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Is it alright to ask for a copy of your diploma or transcript of records from your HR Department?

I am currently in the process of applying to another employer, and it looks like the hiring manager wants a copy of my transcript and diploma. I am currently employed, and I think I sent out the ...
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Do I follow up on an unsolicited application?

One week ago, I emailed an HR person (unfortunately, it was just a jobs@....com address, I could not find out who the hiring manager actually was) with my resume and cover letter. I received an email ...
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How to audition for a singing/acting job without the money to travel to their location? [closed]

For the past few months I have been putting together information for myself on auditioning tips and how to be a good actor, because my lifelong dream is to become a Singer/Actor. Now, I've looked ...
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Recruiter offering me an interview two days after I applied for the same position via the company's website. Should I apply through both routes?

I applied for a job that I really like via a company's website. Two days later, a recruiter whom I've previously been in contact with offered me the same position. But by now, another three days ...
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How to politely request salary budget information before spending personal time on a technical skill assessment? [closed]

Two details about recent interviewing issues: Many companies do not provide me with any initial contact in which to ask about budget, and instead present me with a technical assessment as the ...
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When to start sending resumes for full time jobs before graduating?

I'm going to graduate in Computer Engineering in December, and I've started sending a few applications for full-time jobs outside of the area where I'm currently studying (where applying for ...
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EEO Self-Identification Form: Should I fill out diversity information?

Disclaimer: I know that discrimination is real and can be devastating. This is not about race, gender, or politics. I am not looking for opinions about the policy just a factual answer to the ...
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Why are relatives / people connected in an intimate level not allowed in office?

From the Companies I've served, a common restriction is that: a.) No relatives are allowed to work with you.(they will not hire you or let you maintain working for them) (Ie. Brothers, Cousins, ...
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Applying for several jobs at the same company [duplicate]

I am finishing up my degree at my university within the next 6 months. I've been starting to apply for all sorts of jobs in which I may remotely be interested. For example, there are a lot of jobs I'm ...