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

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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 ...
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Apply for two positions under the same supervisor

There are two positions that interest me under exactly the same supervisor. I have already contacted him through telephone and he told me that my qualifications make me a better candidate for the ...
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Writing an open letter to say how much I want to work at a specific company [closed]

I am a junior in high school, and I dream of working at a specific company after college. I want to write an essay about why and how I want to get to work there, what I'm doing in order for it to ...
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Internal vacancy - how to phrase email asking to be considered

My background is that I was interviewed for a place on a project team within my company. I essentially passed the interview and was about to be offered the job when someone the people who interviewed ...
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Frequency and appropriateness of contacting employer post application submission [duplicate]

I have submitted an application for an an operations analytics position on a company's own website. They use a third party software enabling the applicant to track their process throughout the hiring ...
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Is it typical that applicants are not notified when their application is rejected?

Is it common that when sending an application through the company's website, they simply don't respond? Should I consider this a sign of rejection, or that something went wrong and my application got ...
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Going from one company to another, to fill a similar spot [closed]

This is a hypothetical scenario, but one that I feel I need to know. I've recently finished my BSc in Computer Science, and gotten an entry-level software developer position at a respectable, ...
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How do I answer why I left an employer when it wasn't my choice to leave? [duplicate]

Last month, I received a call in which my next level manager read a three minute script informing me that my employment with said company was at-will and, as such, my employment was being separated ...
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Screwed my online application (no cover letter by accident). Move on or contact HR? [closed]

I applied for a position (software engineer) through a company's JobScore portal and there was a checkbox to include a cover letter in raw text. I pasted a cover letter prepared beforehand and I ...
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Salary offered is different to advert

Paygrade on the application says it's band E, on their website this is £24,000-28,000 and when I spoke on the phone when I was confirming I was preliminary accepting the position I was told £26,000 ...
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Should one always mention numbers/percents for algorithm results in an interview/cover letter?

If I am referring to my implementation / use of a machine learning algorithm for some task that is relevant to the job, should I always be ready to give information about the performance of the ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 6 years when we received a new supervisor. Big changes began to happen; there was no support, no positive ...
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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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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 ...