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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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Working in a company that focuses in the area your job is in [closed]

I'm just about done my degree in computer science and have already had some work experience. Given my experiences, I've tend to enjoy working for a non-technical company in a technical roll, as ...
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Is it unprofessional to quit a freelance gig early [closed]

What I'm trying to think about is whether or not it makes more sense to not take a freelance job, knowing that it's a bad job for you (due to pay, hours, activities) except that you're getting paid, ...
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how to ask client if he will be using me full time for 2016?

I am working with a client and he is currently giving me 40 hours of work a week. How do I politely ask him if he will continue to give me full time work for the entirety of 2016 without making waves ...
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Should I mention my future immigration status on my resume?

I am at final stage of obtaining my US permanent residency (Green Card), hopefully within the next month or so. My current employment contract will end in less than two months, and therefore, I need ...
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Had a prospective interview,now have another job. How to approach prospective employer?

Last month I had 2 interviews with companies that are likely to be employing in January. One of the companies is a dream company, the other is a company that I would still really like to work for. In ...
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Overlapping employment [closed]

Could I get in trouble by having my end date at Company A be 1 or 2 days after my start date at Company B? The reason is the stock purchase date for Company A falls 1 day after my start date for ...
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Contacting ex colleague

I contacted an ex colleague in a non professional manner, it was unwanted and after a brief exchange of messages no other contact was made. She later confided in an employee/friend (who still works ...
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Unsure of my competence level and employability [duplicate]

I am a programmer, I graduated in Engineering and have been living abroad (from the UK) since I graduated back in 2010. I spent 1 year working from home studying and developing personal websites. ...
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Significance of Blood Relation & Relatives working in an organization

I want to know why, when applying to some companies, they ask if we have any person of blood relation or any relatives in their organization. Why does it matter? Would an uncle count as a blood ...
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Should I refrain from preparation for self-employment in my employment contract?

I have very nice job opportunity in Berlin-based startup. I really like the product, the team and my responsibility in the company. I've already accepted the offer and couple days ago I've received ...
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Determining how supportive potential employers would be of my disability

I suffer from a disability (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME). Basically I am constantly tired, and am actually more productive if I do fewer hours. Sometimes I ...
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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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Extension of Notice Period [closed]

My HR has sent an email to everyone in the office stating that the Notice period of all the employees has been extended from 30 days to 90 days. Is this legal? As the Contract that i entered with the ...
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Urgent Help with UK employment Contract & Notice Period [closed]

I am really hoping that someone can help me. Here are the facts: I have been employed by Company 'A' for 6 weeks. I was offered the job at company A by being given an 'Written Statement of Employment ...
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Is it appropriate to contact an employer who hadn't hired you and ask for advice? [duplicate]

My guess is no because it comes across as pushy/desperate (and in my case, it is). I've never done this. I'm not asking for WHY they didn't hire me. The answer for that is most often they found a ...
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How do I ask if I still have a job?

Today I took a sick day because I was very ill (bad stomach flu) and towards the end of the day, I got a call from my boss. She asked me to call her back, so I did, and she basically said she thought ...
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My Employer wants me to attend staff meetings after work [closed]

I am a teacher who has been working for the same employer for over 15 years. My employer recently decided to require that I attend staff meetings twice each month after regular working hours. However, ...
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Need some input about dealing with a 3 years gap due to depression after graduating [duplicate]

How should I go about it on my resume and interview? So far I was thinking: Customized presentation letter for every app Omit graduation date on resume How bad does it look? What should I tell ...
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How to approach VCs regarding employment [closed]

I am a technical program manager specializing in mergers & acquisitions and instead of working for an Internet publishing company, I'd like to work on the venture capital (VC) side of the ...
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No contract until the first day [duplicate]

I have just accepted an offer for a new position, and have recently been filling in all the paperwork required. I'm relocating to a new city over 2 hours away, so my current employer has been aware ...
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Can an employer prevent an employee from branching off as a competitor? [closed]

In contractual terms, before employment even begins, can an employer prevent a employee from branching off and: directly competing against the employer's company by forming a similar company of ...
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Company seems to be having trouble - time to look for a new job? [closed]

So I've been working for a small company for a little over two years - two owners, 3 employees. Recently, a major source of our income was disrupted - it was supposed to be our bread and butter until ...