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

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Agreed upon standard or format for resumes and applications [duplicate]

Is there any agreed upon format or standard for job applications and resumes? Because every business wants you to fill out everything from scratch, except for some sites which try (and mostly fail) to ...
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Is it appropriate to mention how long you've been applying at the same company?

In my city there's this large company employing several thousand people, at which I've already worked before during a small period, and where I'd really like to be employed again for a number of ...
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How do I send work samples too large to attach through an application interface?

I have applied for jobs through the company's website and/ or sites like Indeed or craigslist jobs. Unfortunately, many times the files(PDF's that are production print quality) are too large due to ...
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What kind of writing sample should I submit for a public policy job application?

My overall question is: Should I prepare new writing sample for a field I'm trying to enter, or submit a published writing sample in my old field (which is very technical)? Background: I'm ...
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Is it wise to put CV on homepage [duplicate]

I'm unemployed and looking for a job. I have applied to all workplaces near me that I can imagine my education would be suitable. Now I'm at the point that I can't imagine who could recruit me. I'm ...
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Should I lock my resume from editing to make it read-only?

Through a few friends I know who work as recruiters at some temporary agencies, for certain contracts the department was told to edit resumes (and heighten them so the pay rate is a few dollars higher)...
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Is a “midnight” closing date accidentally or intentionally misleading? [closed]

A disturbing proportion of job adverts seem to say something along the lines of: Applications close at midnight on [date] Strictly, that means that any applications received during the day in ...
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Former employer could not give certificate of employment

I've got a new job coming right up. Only thing is, my former employer could not give me my COE. I've emailed them, texted them, Skyped them that I need it soon. I've also been very clear, that I can ...
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Going back to a potential employer after turning his offer down 45 days ago [duplicate]

I have been founding and working on my start-up for a year now. In April (~45 days ago), a potential employer from California approached me with an interesting lead position. We exchanged a few ...
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Potential start up project failed, how do I put it on my CV? [closed]

I have spent the last 2 years working on a social media mobile app with my business partner who is the CTO. Together we've developed an API, backend, and developed a mobile app. I developed the ...
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What does: First professional experience within a Consultancy mean? [closed]

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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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 skills,...
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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 ...