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

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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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How to talk to a company as a prospective contractor vs. employee [migrated]

Background: I am a software engineer. Throughout my career I have been a salaried employee. My brother's company has some imminent deadlines and they could use some extra help with things that I have ...
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Automating Daily signoff sheet [migrated]

I have a process where I need to get a signature from staff on a checklist to acknowledge the fact that thet have completed their work on that specific job. This is as per audit requireent. There are ...
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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 ...
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How to handle when a known riddle is asked in the interview?

Recently I have been attending a lot of interviews and at some places I am getting few riddles/brain teasers for which I can answer in an instant even without thinking. This situation brings a great ...
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Is a cover letter really necessary?

With so many posts about recruiters not really having enough time to look at the resume, I was wondering how ( or if ) cover letters really play a significant role in the decision process. How do ...
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How effective are unsolicited job applications? [closed]

There are particular companies that I would like to work for, but often the positions they have advertised are above my level (ie. require more experience). I figure it can't hurt to send them and ...
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How to go about asking for an internship from a company that is not advertising them

I have just finished temporary Christmas employment with a company working in their call center. They have a number of software development positions open at the moment, and have had for months, which ...
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How do I provide hyperlinks on my resume?

I am a new graduate and starting to apply for jobs. While designing my resume, I decided to include links for the code samples that I have worked on (I have pushed them on GitHub, for example). I have ...
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What are employers looking for when they ask to see sample code with CV for a Senior PHP Developer position [duplicate]

When the employer says in the "How to apply" section: please submit your application (Cover letter, CV, and code samples - on executable files) all is easy except that part that says "and code ...
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Should I declare my job application at a meeting?

I am applying for a job at a new organisation. As part of my current role, I have a meeting with someone at that organisation, who may be involved with selecting candidates. I'm concerned that, if I ...
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Is refusing job offer after getting it unprofessional? [duplicate]

I am currently student and have never applied for a job before. I won't graduation until March-April. Now, I want to see what my skills are worth, like: How much salary I can earn if I start ...
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Former employer told me they will not look at my job application

I was an entry level worker when I started working with a company in my town. I got laid off because my performance was not up to expectations. After 4 years of success outside that company, I ...
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Can I apply to the same company again? [duplicate]

I had an onsite interview with a company that I really like one and half months ago. Unfortunately I wasn't able to do well in the interview ( I was really nervous as it was my first ever onsite ...
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Work and travel jobs - which section in the resume does it belong

Which section or part in the resume should work and travel jobs belong to? Summer jobs like beach attendant or officer security. For someone looking for a job in Electrical Engineering, I do not ...
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New career or job after ending former on a low note [closed]

I ended my former job (and career) on a low note, which can be explained by a gradual loss of interest in the job. I produced some good work, but over time, I didn't see a future with the same work ...
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How to re-apply for a position just a few months after not getting it the first time

I applied for a position and I did not get it. The reason given was that they found someone who better matched what they wanted. I was also invited to apply again in the future, should other positions ...
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Is it appropriate to do a follow-up email when not applying for a specific position? [closed]

This is pretty self-explanatory- I sent in my resume and cover letter a few weeks ago and was wondering if it would be appropriate to send a follow-up email even though I was not applying for any ...
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Company's view of a recurrent applicant

After I applied for a position, the employer contacted me to let me know I was not selected. Weeks later, I saw the same position being offered by the same employer. How would that employer view me ...
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When sending resume and cover letter in an email, what to put in the email body? [closed]

I would like to send my resume and cover letters in an email to a recruiter officer of an employer. I have both resume and cover letters in pdf. But I am not sure what is to say in the email body. ...
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Talk about expected graduation date on cover letter?

With an expected graduation from a master's program in 7 months, I recently started the process of applying for jobs and submitting my resume to companies for full-time and hopefully long-term ...
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Is a job with a flaky employer worth pursuing? [closed]

I applied for a position with a local company and on the day I applied I spoke with the employer twice. He seemed extremely excited about bringing me on board as soon as possible but explained that he ...
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Should follow-up be promised in a cover letter? [closed]

I recently wrote a cover letter in which I promised to follow up in a specific amount of time. My reasoning was that I would be able to demonstrate a small measure of credibility by following through ...
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Should I still follow up when I'd planned to even though the application deadline was extended? [closed]

Here's a brief scenario: I applied for a job on the originally determined application deadline date In my cover letter I said that I would follow up two weeks from that date The application ...
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How should I approach a careless error in a submitted resume/CV that dramatically changes perception?

This is one of those human errors that I know, and we all know, every single one of makes yet still leaves me with a pit in my stomach and is incredibly embarrassing to make on a resume. I submitted ...
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Including social media on a résumé to land the interview

This question may seem like a no-brainer at first, but after pondering it for a few hours, I'm actually doubting the obvious answer. It would seem like one shouldn't include their social media ...
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How can I best indicate my desire to relocate to another part of the country?

I'm a US citizen trying to relocate to another part of the US. Right now, I'm using my current address on all my job applications and also my resume. I've read online that applying out-of-state can ...
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How do I overcome my Credit Rating in reference to applying for jobs?

Unfortunately I started a business but it didn't do so well. Due to this I've been left with debt and unfortunately it's affected my credit rating. When applying for roles in large firms, I'm ...