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

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What does: First professional experience within a Consultancy mean? [on hold]

While looking at Consultant vacancies I saw this line: "First professional experience within a Consultancy" as one of the listed qualifications. This is so vague. Do they mean that they want someone ...
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Situational Judgement Assessment [on hold]

I am attempting to complete a situational awareness test for a job working on a shop floor. However, a lot of the time it seems like almost any of the answers could be applicable, depending on complex ...
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On my application I put my moms phone number

I'm a sophomore in high school and I don't have a phone. I'm applying for a job and I put my moms phone number down on mobile phone because I don't have a phone. Is this ok?
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How to say that the technical exercise is hard without proper training

I have applied for a job and I have been selected as one of the top candidates that have passed for the initial interview. After all the process, We are only two left best candidates and we are ...
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Long Job Titles in Cover Letters

In a cover letter, should the job title you are applying to be included in the opening sentence, or at least the opening paragraph? Many of the positions I am applying to have long titles (7-8 words), ...
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Contact company before sending an application?

I'm from Germany and i'll be looking for a job (software developer) in Belgium later this year (Flanders area like Gent, Antwerp, Bruges). My English is fluent but i don't speak a word of Flemish. ...
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How to make sure not to mention confidential information in your cv [closed]

When mentioning a job position in industry on your cv, how much information can you give about the job content? First example: [Job title] at [Company]: performing mechanical simulations This ...
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Applying for a job that asks for references but no option to upload them?

I'm currently applying for a job that asks for my Resume, a Cover Letter, writing samples (journalism job), and references. It is an online application, and there are only options to upload the first ...
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Is it appropriate to send an introduction letter after applying for the job?

I would like to send an email to introduce myself to someone who works at a company I'm interested in joining. I applied for the job about a week ago, however, and I'm afraid such an email would not ...
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Why do potential employers require a residence (street address) on applications?

Most online applications specifically require a street address for residence. I have always been careful about my personal information, and I do not see why it is necessary to ask for my street ...
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Was this email a mundane “automatic” confirmation response?

I applied to a featured international job offer last Sunday evening via StackOverflow's careers. The next day, before noon*, I received a reply with a slightly different subject line on my email. The ...
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Writing an application for a part-time job

I'm looking for a part-time job at an international business from a specific country. I want to work as a software developer. My plans are to work part-time until probably September (I still don't ...
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In general, how helpful is it to know someone in an unrelated field within the same company? [closed]

I'm in a good position to apply for an unpaid internship at a large company. I happen to have a friend who is a pretty big deal within that company but isn't an executive and doesn't work in the ...
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Interference during application process [closed]

Person A is in the job market, far beyond entry level, requiring education and experience in the field. Person B, a good friend of A, hears of opportunities at company C. B is in contact with C, as ...
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Meaning of “right to work” and “legally work” in job post's country of origin [closed]

I have seen job posts that include the terms in quotes and I would like to be enlightened on the technical definitions of these. What is meant by "Can you legally work in the USA?" or "Only those who ...
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Prudent to Apply for Same Position/Different Departments at Same Company? [duplicate]

Basically within the same company there are two positions: Coordinator in department X Coordinator in department Y Same position w/ the same exact duties, different department. Is there any adverse ...
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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 ...