Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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How far to go when explaining medical condition that caused (big) gaps in a resume?

If a 1 or 2 year gap in the chronology of a resume is the result of dealing with a pretty significant medical condition, how do you handle that in the interview process? An excellent resume, but just ...
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Can we ask candidates for the marketing strategy they'll use if they are hired?

We were conducting interviews for a new marketing position in our company. My co-founder and I previously did the marketing work on the side but since our workload is increasing we decided to hire ...
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Job Application Question - Have you been previously employed us

I'm not sure how to answer this question when applying for a position at company A. Background: As I was working for a call centre outsourcing company B under the above company A. I was based in ...
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Branch manager position - interviewed twice with dm [duplicate]

Had 2 interviews was told im the guy. Told about potential comp and met the head executive and was told just wait for a call from hr . How long until this call comes in?
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Is there a way to confirm if you've been blacklisted by the HR department of a company?

A few months ago I was pretty certain I was about to be made redundant and acted rather unprofessionally (i.e. desperate as hell) to a company which I interviewed with and whom promised to give me a ...
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Should I send a second follow-up email to schedule an interview?

10 days ago, I received an e-mail on a Friday from a potential employer offering me a Skype interview for a position I applied for. They said directly, "I'd like to speak with you this coming week," ...
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Breach of confidentiality? [closed]

I applied for a job and to cut a long story short the prospective employer phoned my ex workplace and discussed my reference with an office lady, (not even my reference) and then informed the office ...
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A company responded twice to my inquiry about my hiring process, with different results. How do I respond?

It's a large firm that probably can't really keep track of all applicants. I emailed the HR employee asking about my hiring process and she said I made it to the next stage, then a bit later ...
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What does “please keep in touch” mean when rejected?

I had an opportunity to get an internship recently and made it through a few rounds of interviews, but on my last interview, I didn't do very well. This resulted in getting rejected for the potential ...
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How to negotiate when the salary range is way below your current base? [closed]

My question is at the end, but first I will explain the situation so that you can effectively analyze my question. Here is my situation, I have known an Executive VP who has wanted me to work for his ...
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Ok to ask company to pay a day salary for onsite interview

A recruiter approached me for a job. After clearing the screening interview, they moved me for an onsite interview. For onsite interview, I will have to take a leave from my job. Is it fine to ask ...
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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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Could requirement of a tier 2 work permit be a major barrier for my employability?

I've been in a graduate programme for the last 2 years and I have been searching for a new job for the last 3 months and so far the search has been very demoralizing. I have sent over 50 applications ...
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Does bad HR mean a bad company? [closed]

It has happened multiple times for me: Someone in the company refers me or I apply for a job, technical interview goes very well and technical team/person seems very interested and excited. Then a HR ...
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My manager hired a new teammate that I have not met/interviewed. Is this a red flag?

My manager recently notified me that a new team-member will be joining our team, and I believe I will be reporting to them. Unfortunately, I did not interview this candidate (they were interviewed ...
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Is a punctuation error in a list a critical mistake on a CV? [closed]

I basically was listing things like this: item 1, item 2, etc and I used a period instead of a comma: item 1, item2. etc Is this considered an important error?
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Employer's opinion on participating in professional network platforms like careers 2.0 while not actively looking for a job

I'm curious about how it might look to my employer if they notice I'm actively presenting information about my current business and qualifications on a platform such as Careers 2.0, even if I'm not ...
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What is the best way to cancel 3rd interview with company about to make offer?

I have a gig that is 100% commission (sales) but lots of freedom and ability to basically do as I please, just get deals done. Interviewed at another gig - in totally different industry - seeking more ...
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Verbal Confirmation but long wait? [duplicate]

I've been interviewing for a job , and had successfully cleared their interviews! After a week, the company emailed me that I was accepted for the job. I was really delighted to hear that.They told ...
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How can I check what my former employer says about me when asked for a reference?

I was dismissed from my previous job of one year and eleven months because I was supposedly underperfoming. This is not true, but it was the reason given. I didn't have a performance review or ...
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Should I wait or should I grab the existing opportunity? [closed]

I applied for two companies and I and I thought I had received both jobs. Company A emailed me a job offer a day before Company B. It was basically just a plain job offer sheet stating all benefits ...
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How to overcome anxiety when writing code [closed]

I need to know how to handle panic and anxiety when it comes to code writing. It's my first time when i am working as a programmer, just graduated and got my first job, but I really get nervous when I ...
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A recruiter wants to see my transcript and marks but they suck, what to do? [duplicate]

A received an email from a recruiter at Google, saying they've found me on LinkedIn and that they saw I had a passion for Computer Science and liked my accomplishments. He asked for a recent copy of ...
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Are university courses still relevant after two years of working experience?

I'm currently looking for a new job and found a very interesting job posting that is in the exact field I want to work in (software development in medicine). I specialised in university in that field ...
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I was let go because I internally fought against unlawful overtime, how do I explain that in interviews? [duplicate]

At my company it was common to order overtime on very short notice (hours) and without proper justification. This is illegal in my country, and I have verified this with a lawyer who also checked my ...
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Will connections to an institution currently going through scandal harm my chances?

Long story short: I volunteered at an (anonymous) institution for a few months a couple years ago. My time there was productive and enjoyable and I'm very proud of the work I was able to do there. I ...
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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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What does a recruiter ( or the interviewer ) look for in a resume of a mid level software engineer? [closed]

I have been working as a software engineer for the past 2 years since graduating from college. Recently, I have been contacted by a recruiter for a new position which I am interested in. He asked for ...
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Are the resumes my company receives procedurally generated? [closed]

I'm a software engineer at a startup. When people apply to the company to work here, their resumes get passed around the engineering room, where we give them a simple yes/no to a phone interview. My ...
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Informing competing companies of other offers during hiring process [duplicate]

I applied to two companies and made it through the interview process to the point where I am waiting for offers or otherwise. I find company A far more attractive than company B. Company B extended ...
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Should I hire someone offering work for free?

I have a problem which seems the opposite of what a few posts around here are about. I have received a CV with cover letter that clearly states that the person is willing to work as a developer for ...
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Applied for job with brother's competitor

I am applying for a job at a recruitment consultant company, and my brother works for their direct competitor. The company is worried that this might bring conflict. I don't intend to speak with my ...
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Working alongside a consultant; ethical to apply for a job with them?

I am currently part of a project with a consulting firm. The project has a fairly firm end date, after which I will return to work as normal, with the additional responsibility of knowledge transfer, ...
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How to handle exit after being placed by a third party recruiter [closed]

I placed at a new organization by a third party recruiting agency. During the conversations leading up to the offer, the recruiter told me several times that the work schedule would be 9-5. However, ...
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Is it appropriate to approach a company in this situation? [duplicate]

I recently finished college and I have been searching for work as a software developer. After a few interviews I got in contact with a small startup which happened to be ideal as it is exactly what I ...
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Applying to the same company where I dropped out of interviews twice

This isn't exactly what it may seem from the title, but I didn't know how to better summarize it. I need your help on this because I'm straight out of college and, admittedly, kind of lost when it ...
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Manager keeps hiring higher paid employees? [closed]

I work for a fortune 100 company and I'm at my wits end, they won't give raises. I was hired for significantly more than I was making previously, however I was hired at the lowest grade for my title. ...
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Leaving a new job to relocate for personal reasons? [duplicate]

I've gotten myself in a weird situation and I wanted to know what you smart folks thought . . . I moved to my current city a few years ago. After getting out as much as I can, trying to make friends, ...
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What happens to a job opportunity if a first choice candidate does not accept [closed]

I applied for a job, made it to the second interview and was not selected for the job. However, I am in a unique position because a contact in the company informed me that the candidate they selected ...
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How to communicate to recruiter GPA does not reflect my abilities

I am graduating with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from a target school (top 5) and am having the amazing opportunity to interview with some companies that I am extremely interested in ...
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How can I explain a religious conflict regarding working with women?

I started with my US employer over a year ago, and explained that because of my religious beliefs, I do not want to work with women. We are a small office with 20 male employees. My old boss quit ...
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How do I ask for an approximate salary range for a position from a recruiter

I am a young software engineer from US/California who has a high-paying job (for my age and location). Because I participate (and win/get top places) at various programming/data-mining competitions, I ...
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Will requesting a Skype or phone interview rather than an in person one significantly hurt my chances of getting the job?

I live in Canada but am in the process of moving to NY, USA. My rent in Canada ends in a month, and that's when I will be moving to NY. I recently got a phone interview followed by a Skype interview ...
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Company not prepared for interview [closed]

I was recently invited to a phone interview at a company who seemed to have interesting projects. This is for a permanent senior developer role. I was told it would be an hour long session with two ...
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Quitting a job after only a few days due to anxiety [closed]

I recently started a job at an organization I truly do love, but the job I was hired in for, not so much. It is a temporary position for 90 days (no permanent vacancy, they just need help in that ...
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Can I highlight a specific product I co-developed in the cover letter and/or CV?

I'm currently applying for jobs as a software developer. In my current position, I co-developed one of our "prime" applications of our company. The application itself is niche, but there are plenty of ...
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I received both an offer letter and a rejection letter. Which should I believe?

After my interview with a very large company, I received a call telling me that I was being offered employment, followed by a written offer ... followed two days later by a letter thanking me for ...
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Post-Offer Hiring Process (First “Real” Job)

I have accepted a job that was verbally offered to me in a phone call from the employer after an interview (with two people), a technical test (evaluated by a specialist) and a selection from a small ...
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How to handle “what will it take for you to take this job immediately?”

I have been pursuing new positions in my field and got an offer for one role and accepted it a couple days ago; I had another role come up suddenly right at the same time and they are considering ...
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Omitted short-term job from job application and worried about background check

So I received a formal job offer last week, and I am now going through the background check process to get everything finalized. I have one job that I left off of my resume that was a six-week stint ...