Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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When secretly looking for a new job, how not to accidentally apply to my own company?

I am currently employed, and I am looking for a new job in the coming months. Many offers (on job search websites such as monster etc.) are actually posted not by the companies, but by recruitment ...
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What actions should I take if I have got a position but days pass by and nobody gets in touch with me? [duplicate]

I was offered a position with a company, completed background check, drug test, etc. Waited over a week. Emailed manager who offered position, he emailed me back saying he would call me in a couple ...
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Difference between normal contract and contract to hire

I am living in India and I have been offered a contract position with a company. My payroll company(ABC) says that it is a full time position with ABC, but I would be deputed to their client location ...
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Why hasn't the hiring manager gotten back to me? [closed]

I applied for a job 3 days ago and today I got an email at 3:00PM that said: [My name], Thank you for reaching out with regards to our opening. Is there a time later this week that we could ...
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Signing contract on the starting day? Not before?

I've been through a really long hiring process, almost 2 months. After 5 interviews with managers and directors, a psychotechnic evaluation and finally a health analysis, they called me, and told me ...
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Conflict of interest among interviewer on a panel and candidate - is employer at risk? [closed]

What would be the proper action an employer should take when a candidate reveals there was a conflict of interest by one of the four interview panelists? The panelist had met with the candidate prior ...
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Is it a good idea to accept a Lead Developer position with overly diverse requirements?

I am working on an offer with a recruiter where the position is to have: managerial responsibilities (firing/hiring recommendations, meetings) software engineering function (lead a team of ...
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After signing a contract, will they give me time to settle things at my current job? [closed]

I've been through a long interview process, almost two months now, for a job in a huge multinational company. Last week they contacted me to schedule the psycho-technic evaluation; and it seems I'm ...
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How difficult is it for International IT graduates to get a job in Silicon Valley? [closed]

I have American cousins who work in Silicon Valley, and they all said that even fresh graduates in the US who are in the IT industry have trouble finding jobs. More background info on me: I have a ...
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Is it ethical to cancel a new-hire based on their race/sex? [closed]

Is diversity an ethical reason to back out of hiring someone who was promised the position? I was told in writing and verbally by two separate managers that they can no longer justify hiring me ...
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Employee Agreement wording regarding ownership of programs developed while employed [closed]

First of all, I'm new to the professional world of programming/development. Recently graduated and was lucky enough to land what I think is the exact job I was planning on working my way to. ...
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Are there tax breaks (U.S.) for hiring new university grads?

I had my friend interview for a professional role on my team (software engineer II) - he didn't quite meet the expectations during the interview. Later, it was announced that we're going to start ...
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How to decline a job offer because of distance?

I just got a job offer at location A, which is over an hour from where I live and I am not willing to relocate or drive that far. What would be a proper way to decline (in an email)? I don't want to ...
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What does it mean to be invited to work for three days after an interview?

I interviewed today with a medium-size (around 100 employees) German software company. I solved all the technical questions quite well and I think I did pretty well also with HR questions. My ...
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What possible questions should I ask the interviewer if I have already worked with them and know them?

Long story short, I asked my manager at the company I interned with (I interned with them for 6 months) about any opportunities and he asked me come in for an interview for a full time position. ...
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How will an arrest during my teens affect my background check?

I'm 20 and living in California. I have just passed all the interview stages for a Wells Fargo teller position. All I need to complete the interview process is the background check. However I'm ...
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Is it ever okay to accept a conditional offer before background check clears?

Is it ever okay under ANY circumstance to put in a resignation at your current job because you have a CONDITIONAL OFFER from another company? The offer is CONTINGENT on successfully passing a ...
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Received a warm welcome letter along with job contract. How to respond?

I received my job contract by post and also a warm welcoming letter. I have to send back the signed contract by post. Just want to know should I also include a warm thank you note? Is it professional? ...
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Got my first job. How do I politely turn down the call for an interview by another employer?

I recently got my first job and I have accepted the offer. Another employer who had previously put my application on hold wants to interview me now. How can I politely turn down the call for ...
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Why is a company pushing me to start without results of background check?

A company wants to rush a start date without having results of a background check. This is the second time it's happened to me. It makes me feel uncomfortable. They want me to put in my two weeks ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it, problems in other companies? [duplicate]

On December last year I received and accepted an offer for Company A, a big one in the Software Dev business. According to that offer, I should start this fall. Since the acceptance, my personal ...
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How do I inquire about a missing email just after I got the job?

So a company made me an offer a couple of days ago! They asked me to sign and return a PIIA, the offer letter, and a background check release. The hiring manager at the company said that after he ...
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Apply through website or directly email director?

I'm applying for a job with a large company that uses an online application system. I found the opening through a discussion group specific to the (small) field - posted by the department director ...
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Verbal offer but no response from company

Three weeks ago I was verbally offered a job and I accepted. I filled out my background consent form and stated that I was honest and divulged that I was convicted of a misdemeanor. My background ...
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Including follow up salary information in a thank you email?

During an HR interview over the phone (but this is well into the process, I've met with 7 people already in the past weeks I've progressed to the final round next week) I was asked point blank "what ...
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What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews?

I am asking from the perspective of interviewer but am also interested in views from interviewee perspective if they can help. Are there certain positions where an in-person interview is preferred ...
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Should I use a technical challenge when hiring for a junior position?

My team is looking to expand and we are ready to hire two junior developers to become permanent members of our group. We won't mind a graduate just off college with a basic understanding of ...
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Best time to tell your manager that you are quitting issue

Before you downvote this question due to the fact that other similar exist, pay attention to my specific problem: I know that is best to keep it a secret when you are having interview for another job ...
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First job - how to ask to postpone starting date?

I am a university student and I just received my very first job offer as a software developer in Germany. I wish to take a break (vacation) before I start my professional career so that I start all ...
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Candidate quitting and now asking to rejoin

An employee joined our company 10 days ago, but then suddenly told me that she wanted to quit to pursue higher studies. One week later she returned again and said she wanted to take back her ...
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First Job - benefits to look out for!

I recently got my first job offer as a Software Engineer in a well reputed company in Germany. I just got the confirmation via email from the HR manager and I am expecting to get the contract soon. ...
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First job - what to expect in probation period?

I just received my first job offer from a well reputed company in Germany. Its a "Software Engineer" position focusing on software development processes (SDLC) and C++. During the two rounds of ...
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How to ask for a decision after an interview?

I am really interested in working for the particular company but think that it does not make sense to wait any longer. A substantial amount of time has passed and I have already other offers. Is it ...
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What is the outlook for an older, recent college graduate to be hire worthy?

So, I'm in my early 40s and I've recently finished my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. I achieved this while working a full-time job for a major tech company. ...
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Unexplained gaps in my academics due to drop out. Hiring manager couldn't find it and has offered the job already

I've got an offer for internship at a very reputed company. But they were unable to find out the gaps I had in my academics as I dropped out from college for 3-4 years in spite of getting good grades. ...
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impact on resume if business fails

I'm thinking of quitting my job and starting a business that might possibly fail within a year (I heard a lot of them do) Will I have problems getting hired again if the business fails? Will this be ...
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How to select an applicant with good documentation skills

We are a local outsourcing company and currently hiring for a technical position (Linux/Network engineer) - however our main objective now is to find someone not only able in the Linux/Networking ...
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In USA, what benefit does a degree from a more prestigious university hold when searching for IT work?

Here in USA I currently work as an IT Consultant at a large Massachusetts-based retailer. Looking at the demographics of the IT personnel, about 50% of them are from India. The vast majority of these ...
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what if hiring process takes long time after almost all interviews? [closed]

It's over two months that I'm in recruitment process by a company which usually has many opportunities in the field of software development every month, I done almost all interviews (2 HR + 1 Acc ...
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would it reflect badly if I asked a former supervisor to contact a potential new manager?

Would it reflect badly if I asked my former supervisor to contact my potential new employer/manager. I was terminated from my last job. She (former supervisor) was not in favor of the decision. She ...
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Is it wrong to enquire about the progress of a background check

I've been offered a job contingent on a background check. Today is the7th business day since the offer. Should I be worried about the amount of time? Would it be wrong of me to contact the gentleman ...
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What does it usually mean when an employer let you go early for Trial shift? [closed]

So I had a trial shift as a waiter this morning. The trial shift lasted about an hour and 20 minutes. It wasn't busy at time and I was told that they're gonna let me go early because it's not busy and ...
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Answering “why do you want to leave your current job” without sounding inexperienced due to lack of working in your field

I currently work for Company X for 2 years coming up in a few months. I do(or did) computer support. I came in as a technical assistant when the job first opened up. However, the job has over time ...
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Why do potential employers need to know my current salary? [duplicate]

I am currently employed and I have been emailed by a recruiter after I have updated my LinkedIn account for an open position at their company. We've had a few chats and agreed to conduct an interview ...
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Exactly when in the hiring process of a new job should I give a two week notice to my current job? [duplicate]

I currently have a job at a software company (in the US) in which recent quite a few senior people have left recent for managerial related decisions. The company used to be a great place to work, but ...
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Policies and guidance when receiving religious affiliation information on a resume

This question is similar to this one, but is the converse position. I started a consulting business awhile ago and was looking for some software engineers to fill a position. I wear all the hats ...
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As a student should I focus on only one primary skill or learn many?

I am a student and am unsure about whether to focus my studies to generate a broad background with many experiences/technologies or on a specific skillset. In one, I will have a deeper skillset with ...
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Unusual hiring proposal

I frequently visit a coffee shop. One day a person started a conversation. He asked if I know any developers. I said I am one and what is he looking for. He sat down with me and explained me his ...
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How do I recommend a friend of mine to human resources? [duplicate]

My company is hiring for an internship and I have friend who has the qualifications and is interested in the job. I was wondering if I could give his documents to HR myself, and sell him a little bit. ...
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Specify 'Paid/Unpaid' Internship On Resume Cover Letter

I read this post which deals with openly paid internships, but I don't think it fully answers this specific question: When looking for a paid internship only, is it a good idea to include this in ...