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

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How would references from controversial activist organizations impact job/graduate applications?

I would like advice for submitting references from nonprofits to scientific institutions. No need for individualized advice. My background is here but I'm curious about the general question. I work ...
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Is an employer allowed to deny a job to someone who withholds work history?

My relative is currently a temporary employee at a community library. Having demonstrated good performance and fit over 6 months, she was recently encouraged to apply to an internal posting for a ...
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How to handle numerous temporary positions in a resume or application form

I have several short term temporary positions in my employment history (1-3 months general admin positions) that I undertook due to relocating (needed a job ASAP before finding a suitable permanent ...
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When answering “How did you hear about us?” while applying online, what does “external” mean? [closed]

I'm currently applying for a position online and I'm having trouble filling out one of the fields. There's a field that asks "How did you hear about us?" and gives a drop-down list of options. I was ...
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Should I include a cover letter?

I am looking to apply to a test automation position and on the online application it asks me to attach my resume, but then it has a text box with a caption along the lines of "You can use the ...
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How to Indicate my Time Availability in a Job Application?

I am applying for a job through the company website and in the application there is a section which asks for my time availability per day. Question: How exact should I be when providing such ...
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How overcome lack of experience in native tools [closed]

I'm in the beginning process of looking for something new in my career. I am a ios/android engineer with about 3 years experience in mobile development and I think I've really rocked out my first few ...
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I sent the wrong resume? [closed]

I sent a resume to Google but I forgot to change the company name from my previous application in the objective. I want to send the correct resume but I have no idea where to send it ? The email ...
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How to find an employer who is NOT child friendly?

So this is the opposite problem that a lot of people seem to have when finding an employer. I've worked for three employers in the past who advertised themselves as "child friendly" or "family ...
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How to positive explain my decision to move to another country?

I want to move to a different country because of my country's poor economic situation. The unemployment rate is high, and salaries are pretty low. I have a good education, and believe that I could ...
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What is the purpose of applying to a position? [duplicate]

I'm finishing my PhD, and one of the major questions I have is what is my market value outside the academia. I realised that one of the methods to evaluate my market value is to apply to positions ...
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Safely applying to a company where multiple coworkers previously worked

Many of my coworkers all worked for the same employer previously. That employer is now hiring. Knowing that my coworkers are still in contact with some current employees of that company, how can I ...
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How early does it make sense to apply for a job? [closed]

I'm a software engineer, planning to switch jobs. As I'm currently employed, I'll need at least 3 months to cancel my contract, but probably more to responsibly finish my current projects and tasks. ...
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Re-apply for a Job Position [closed]

In the last few months, I applied for a Programmer position, got the interview, and after few weeks, heard nothing. I wrote a follow up email letter to the HR, and another a text message (the same way ...
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How do I keep potential employers from contacting my current employer?

I'm currently working at one place, but I've decided to relocate so I'm hunting for a job on the other side of the U.S. I haven't told my employer that I'm planning to relocate. I'm in the new city ...
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Writing to interviewee to wait more to hear about application

I've got a question and I would appreciate if you could give your thoughts about it. I was interviewed in a major international company about 1.5 months ago and I had a very positive impression about ...
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Pro's and Con's of sending a resume directly to a potential employer vs. through a recruiting agency

Recently I came across a job ad publicly posted on the internet by a recruiting agency. The agency is searching an employee to be directly hired by their client company, i.e. it is not about being ...
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Did I screw up by saying I'd follow-up by phone instead of e-mail? [closed]

I've never had a job before. As such, I am very new to the process of applying for a job. While I have done online applications and resumes in the past, my first "serious" attempt has been recently. I ...
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Is it good etiquette to send a small startup further emails about your qualifications? [duplicate]

I've been looking for a job with a web startup, and using angellist almost entirely in my search. Angellist has an "I'm interested" button that both the job seeker and employer can use. If both ...
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Staying in touch after a rejection: an invitation to reapply?

Sometimes I apply to jobs, and sometimes I get rejected. I've noticed a few times that a rejection e-mail (from staff at the company) may include a line like: I'd like to stay in touch as we ...
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Self-assessment on “largest project”

In the course of applying for positions in software development, I have been asked to indicate the team size and number of lines of code of the largets project I have worked on. Unforunately, while I ...
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How long can I be in contact with a recruiter? [closed]

For the past year, I have had some back-and-forth email exchanges and one phone call with a recruiter from a company. This recruiter works at the company, (not for a recruiting firm), and looks for ...
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“Introduce yourself” section vs cover letter?

I'm applying for a game programmer job online and they have a button where I can upload my resume file, and a section that says "Introduce yourself". I found it a bit weird cause usually all other ...
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Bragging about your skills in an email for getting a job interview

I'm replying to an email from an employer that tries to set a time with me for an interview and also asks me more questions about my skills and experiences. Besides writing an honest list of my ...
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Should a job seeker be more concerned with the responsibilities or qualifications of a job description?

Job descriptions are often broken down into a few main sections: a description of the company, team, work environment a description of the responsibilities of the position a list of required ...
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Sending emails to workers at a company where I just applied?

I recently applied for a job. After I applied, a small dialog box popped up on the companies website that said something like 'message the workers in this company, and try making your chance to get ...
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My current job isn't a good fit, should I leave it off my resume? [duplicate]

I've worked at this institution for less than two weeks and I know it's not a good fit for me. It has nothing to do with the people or anything, just professionally, I know it's not what I need, i'm ...
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How to enter a degree you are not holding yet into an application platform

Nearly all of the companies I'm applying or plan to apply to use some kind of online platform where applications should be uploaded. Typically that means entering most of the information that is ...
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Convincing a graduate scheme to interview me despite my old degree

I recently applied for a graduate internship. The candidate specification required a recent degree (2013,2014,2015). I graduated in 2012 but decided to apply anyway. I received an email offering an ...
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Checking on an application after a month of radio silence [duplicate]

I have applied for a job mid-September with a closing date of 18th September. I then emailed the recruitment team on 6th October to understand a bit more about the status of my application, they said: ...
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Elance / UpWork proflie pages on resume?

I've built up a decent profile and work history as a freelance software developer on both Elance and now UpWork. Indeed, the client reviews alone trump anything I could possibly boast about myself, ...
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Am I authorized to work in this country?

I live and Canada and I'm currently looking for job opportunities in the USA. When a job application says: "Are you authorized to work in the country(ies) outlined in this job?" Would I select Yes ...
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Why would a job application ask about residency history?

Recently I looked at the online job application for Barnes & Noble (a US bookstore chain) and they asked for a list of your residence history: It was not a required field, but this seemed like ...
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Apply and quit after a year at companies not offering internships

There are various research oriented companies where I'd like to do an internship and possibly come back for a full-time position later when I finished my academic education. However, most of those ...
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How to list a reference contact that left the company we worked together at and where the company changed its name [duplicate]

One of the persons I want to give as reference contact for my applications has left the company where we worked together and the company has changed its name since then. Since I still worked there ...
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How can I repair an awkward freelance relationship before applying for full-time work?

Once upon a time, I did some freelance work for a local company. They were a big name in the sector, and I'd wanted to work with them for a long time. I never met the person who commissioned the work, ...
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Should I include a cover letter in an online application that only asks and allows for a resume?

I am looking at applying for a job online, direct with the employer. Their application process merely asks for name and contact details, then an attached resume. No mention of a cover letter is made, ...
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Delaying Application to Previous Company

Some days ago I met the owner of my previous company (it's not a really big company), let's call it company A. He asked if I still have his contact and my personal name card (which I don't have). He ...
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Am I being annoying? Or persistent?

I am a tentative college grad (BA) for this December (yay!). I have worked on-campus in the networking department, and have had 2 summer internships, and the most recent one has led to continued ...
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Do companies still print applicant CVs?

I have recently graduated my bachelor in IT Engineering. Now I'm looking for jobs primarily in mobile development. So far I've been sending applications (CV and Cover Letter) to online advertised ...
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Should I contact potential employers that I've postponed the job hunt?

The past few months I've been at the edge of graduating, so I'd begun the job search. I got a vacancy in my mailbox daily, more or less and I'd saved a couple. Some of them even sent out a somewhat ...
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Is it a good idea to try contact others in the company?

Yesterday I submitted an application for a job. About 24 hours later, I received a generic rejection reply from the hiring manager of the company. This email was sent at 1 am (West Coast time, where ...
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Should I apply for the same position again, or send an email, or do something else?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I am asking this question again based on my very specific circumstances, and am hoping for answers tailored to my situation. I applied for this ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about an open position by email before actually submitting a full CV?

I am in a dilemma, as the title says. Currently I am at a PostDoc position in science at uni. I was planning to start looking for jobs in the industry in six month from now. Yesterday I found a ...
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When applying for a programmer position, how should I show projects posted on GitHub? [closed]

I am applying for a programmer position in a state government (if that matters), and I have a GitHub account where I have posted similar programming projects I have done for my current job (obviously ...
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Should I apply on Monday or Friday?

I noticed a job opening yesterday (Thursday) that I am very excited about. The job was only posted 2 days ago. Would it be better to apply at the end of the week on Friday or at the beginning of the ...
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How can I inquire about an internship at a company that doesn't offer them in my area?

I'm looking into applying for a software engineering internship at Intuit Canada, but upon visiting the company's career page I've found that they do not offer Canadian internships (with my next best ...
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Writing sample for engineering job application [closed]

I came across a job posting for a Machine Learning Analyst, which requires a writing sample as part of the application. I am inclined to apply for it, however am a bit confused as to what a suitable ...
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How do I address/approach a company as a university dropout? [duplicate]

Well, the title sums it up. Feel that university does not meet expectations in content, it is death-by-powerpoint and that I am not making progress. Trying to send emails to a few companies (i.e. ...
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Following up an emailed application [duplicate]

I saw a job advertised with a 'closing date for applications of 31st July' Sent my CV and covering letter as prescribed by the website to the email address specified I did not receive an automated ...