Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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How to interview a candidate from a different industry or area of expertise?

I haven't found a similar question, but if there is one, my apologies. Let's say I need to interview someone for a role which is not in my area of expertise (not even in the same industry), and there'...
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How do I tell an interviewer that I can't work on particular types of projects for religious reasons?

As a Muslim, I have some restrictions when it comes to working for banks and some types of insurance companies1. There is a software engineering offer I am interested in from a company where projects ...
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Contract to Hire-pregnant

Two months ago I started a 6-month long contract-to-hire job and just noticed I am pregnant. They like me and everything works out so far. First question: When should I tell them ? My concern is that ...
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Do companies invite students to recruitment events that they have no intentions of hiring?

Sometimes I am invited to recruiting events from brand-name companies in my industry. Such invites have been targeted, i.e. not just emailing every student in a major. What does being invited to ...
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Should I conduct interviews outside of dress code or off campus?

I need to hire 2-3 developers, quickly (large company and budgets shift quickly, so spend it or lose it). They will be hired in town and work out of our main offices - we have 4 buildings on our ...
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how do I make it clear when applying for a job that I'm willing and able to relocate at very short notice?

I've previously mentioned that I was considering looking for new jobs for x and y (not relevant to this question) reasons. I'm applying for jobs in State A since I used to live there, and I can very ...
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Should I say high salary is the only factor I consider when accepting a job offer? [closed]

I'm at the last stage of hiring process. I was asked about my salary expectations up front and I said so high quote that I will not take any other factors into consideration if they accept it. I'm ...
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How do I professionaly withdraw from the hiring process?

If I've decided during the hiring process but before receiving an offer that a particular job isn't the right fit, how can I withdraw my candidacy in a professional manner and without souring the ...
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Would a web site rating employees (reverse GlassDoor?) be feasible in US/EU? [closed]

I was answering this question, and an idea for a startup came into my head as one of the arguments for an answer. The idea seemed iffy as far as its feasibility, so I didn't include it, but am really ...
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Should I point out that I'm a woman when negotiating starting salary?

The pay gap between men and women has been in the news lately so I'm wondering if it would be an appropriate strategy to use this when negotiating a starting salary at a new company as a Senior ...
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Starting a job without interview because of urgency

I got a call from a recruiter, saying he has a contract and they need someone to start really quickly (as soon as tomorrow), but I never had an interview and he said "they like your CV", "They liked ...
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How should a teenage girl get ready for a job hunt?

I am considering doing a physical job hunt sometime today (Saturday, 6/11/16), and I am wondering if maybe I need to up my game in terms of my looks? And being as I have no real experience or ...
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Should I get an alias if my name is long and associated with something a company does not like? [closed]

I am a teenager looking for a Summer job. My real name is very long. It is a Celtic spelling of a common Welsh name. I'm worried that the length might be part of why nobody is even contacting me back....
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How to prepare for an interview with the CTO? [closed]

For some background: I'm interviewing for a job as a software developer in a funded startup. The company has been running for about 1 year and is still relatively small (the dev team is about 10 ...
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Why would one not be hired because one's expected pay range was low? [closed]

Less than forty-eight hours after an interview†, I received an email confirming that I was no longer being considered for a position, but strangely the reason given for rejection was "your desired ...
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Should I put “Power User” on my resume

I'm curious if the term "Power User" has outlived its usefulness. There are several different definitions. Some include nothing more than knowing keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word, while others ...
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Interview Follow up [duplicate]

I got done with a final round interview yesterday and got good feelings about it. I sent a courtesy email to the talent acquisition manager. However, the email it sent to was not her own but a generic ...
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Do I own the code I wrote for work related purpose, if not written at work? [closed]

I'm an employed software developer. According to my contract, all the code I write for my employer, belongs to my employer. However, I wrote some code at home, which uses my employers in-house SDK. ...
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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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How do I document years of experience when I've been working at home? [duplicate]

I am currently a freelance developer. However, I would like to be able to prove my eligibility for a job to any future employer. I've noticed there's a job listing that requires at least 14 years of ...
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Company wants me to do a coding test for a management position [closed]

I'm doing an interview with a company for a software developer manager/leader position. The position will take around 20% software development and the rest will be managing the team and client facing. ...
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employer changed the boss to whom I report on my first day [duplicate]

It was my first day at a new job and I met with the hiring manager (HM), also the person to whom I would report according to the offer letter. HM then told me that I need to report to another person, ...
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How to write an email for politely asking an schedule of 2nd round of interview [duplicate]

I attended an interview on the 16th April 2016. I was informed that I was shortlisted for the second round of interviews. 15 days back I got an email saying that HR has not received any tentative ...
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Job Application Confusion.. Help!

I applied for a job and did not hear from the place for 2 weeks. Finally the recruitment agency (not the company itself) contacts me about the app saying "sorry, that position was filled, but we have ...
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Responding to a new position from a current recruiter

A few months ago, I was contacted by a recruiter for a position. I was interviewed and hired within three weeks. My start date is currently a month and a half away, after my graduation date. ...
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How long does it take to process SF 86 security clearance? [closed]

I sent the form to my employer three days ago and haven't heard back from them yet. I don't mind waiting but I don't know anything about the process and how long it typically takes.
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I received an automated email stating my application would not be considered, after my third interview

I recently applied for a job at a company. I applied online on the company website at first, and since I did not have faith in the applicant tracking system, I got a referral(after a week). I wrote ...
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How much should I pursue the headhunter? [closed]

TL;DR: I am stuck in hiring process because of wrong validation of one of the automatic steps of hiring process for new tester. As already experienced tester I know that fixing bugs costs time. But ...
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Received lowball initial offer, how to ask for more

Interviewed with an advertising agency 5 times over the course of 4 months. I do not believe they had any parallel candidates and I believe they are invested in hiring me at this point. I currently ...
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How should I approach a recruiter once you got an interview call via internal referral?

The recruiter sent me a job profile for which I sent him my resume but after 2 days later he responded that the employer thinks my profile didnt match the job description. In the meantime, I ...
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Company offering an interview slot either tomorrow or the next working day - no exception. Is this a red flag?

I've just passed a phone interview with a company in London. For the next round, they offer me 2 choices - either tomorrow at a set time, or on Tuesday at a set time as Monday is a bank holiday in the ...
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If I refuse an offer does that place me at a disadvantage if I apply to that company again? [duplicate]

I am slightly concerned about applying to multiple companies at one time, not only because of the time consuming process, having to take leave for interviews etc., but also for the impact it may have ...
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Is it typical to be interviewed with another candidate, asked personal questions, and required to debate in a language that won't be used at work? [closed]

I have a few questions about the interview process and what to expect for in future job interviews based on an unpleasant interview experience I had last month. I am a US citizen, but, I currently ...
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How can I discourage unsolicited job requests?

My team recently hired a couple of interns, and I was the point-of-contact for the hiring process. I made the unfortunate decision to include my work e-mail address when posting the opening to my alma ...
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What's the purpose of “contract-to-hire” software jobs?

I've received a recruiter email that states that they're interest in both "full-time or contract-to-hire". While the position doesn't interest me in this case, I'm wondering, on both sides, what the ...
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A verbal offer followed by a rejection letter

I recently received a phone call from the Head of School that my interview was successful. However, after one week's silence, I received a rejection letter from the HR system saying that my job ...
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Is it bad news when an interview is postponed? [closed]

So I have been in the process of interviewing at a company in town. I have some experience with jobs of this nature and I apparently passed their assessment test with flying colors, and a formal ...
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Can I have fun with FizzBuzz when asked in an interview? [closed]

FizzBuzz is a common whiteboard question for programming job interviews: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and ...
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Will taking an interview if I'm not currently interested in the position hurt me in the future?

A well-known, large software company has recently opened a development office in my hometown. I really like the company, and if I wanted to work for a large software company - this one would be my top ...
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Technique Interview's Vocabulary [closed]

I am from Argentina and I believe I have a good english level. These days I'll be having an interview through skype where they will test my english... The thing is I don't fear talking in english ...
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Should I try to re-negotiate my pay due to a big change in the job description?

A recruiting agency offered me a job at a given rate. Two successful job interviews took place with the company and the outcome was very positive. However, after realizing my qualifications, the ...
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How to conduct an efficient group resume review session [closed]

I'm a manager of a team looking to hire a new member. The way we review resumes historically involves emailing them around, gathering comments, and telling the HR guy what to do. Since it's email, ...
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rejected after 3 interviews [closed]

After three interviews and the 4th being planified I didn't get the job because of bad reference, that I gave earlier in the process. They contacted the manager who said he wouldn't recommend me for a ...
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Should A Manager discuss hiring plans with his/her team? [closed]

I have been working for a company for about 8 years with three people in the team including the manager. My colleague and I have same level of responsibilities. Our workload has increased tremendously ...
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Time to Put Together an Offer Letter - Major U.S. Accounting Firm [duplicate]

Last month, I went through the interview process with a major NYC-based accounting firm. I attended four interviews, progressively meeting higher and higher-ranking executives within the department. ...
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How to re-ask for an interview when the recruiter returns from travelling?

The email read: "Please contact me when I return from traveling on [this week]. We will review the internship opportunity at that time." How should I phrase my follow-up email?
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Are most foreign jobs only open to those already have permission to work? [closed]

In job listings on stackoverflow ,I see so many foreign jobs where Visa Sponsor is written. But I have read some where that most foreign jobs are only open to those who already have permission to ...
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What's a good way to use people from my current job as references for my next job? [duplicate]

A possible new Company B [3 interviews so far] asks for a reference from current [soon to be past] Company A. I got an email from HR who wants a phone number to give a quick call. Your thoughts? ...
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Do employers actually hire candidates based off of Github profiles? [closed]

I've heard much talk about your Github profile being your CV and companies supposedly using Github to find employees. But I've never heard of anyone actually being hired primarily due to their OSS ...