Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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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?

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 ...
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Not getting confirmation for an internship

I had an interview for a internship last week. They told me, I will get the internship and I will get an email from their recruting manager "the next days". Now 9 days have passed and I haven't ...
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Can I rely on an interviewer to not let me qualify for a position that I cannot fulfill?

I have been a freelancer for about 3 years now in web development, SEO and PPC. I have spent the last 18 months honing my skills in SEO & PPC. I have now come to the realisation that I need to be ...
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I followed up with the HR regarding my onsite interview. I did not get a chance to ask for timeline during the interview. Did I commit a blunder?

I know a lot of questions have already been asked regarding the amount of time one should wait before following up on an interview. My case is a bit different. Timeline : Had an interview on Friday ...
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two weeks after interview [duplicate]

I applied for a position online, and got a call from the HR manager from the head office three days after for a telephone interview. This went well and two days after I was invited for a face to face ...
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Am i able to get a job in this IT society? [closed]

I have completed B.Sc in 2009. i took coaching for mca entrance for one year.I worked as supervisor in some business for one year from 2010. i went Hyderabad trained in Linux for 2011 to 2012. Due to ...
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Is it bad practice to appoint someone to a position without opening applications? [closed]

I have recently been appointed the editor of a publication. I am certain that a certain candidate will be the best person to become deputy editor. She is currently the assistant editor of the ...
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How to help a nervous candidate recover?

I have a candidate who had two excellent phone screens, but when he showed up for an interview, was shaking due to nerves. Despite his obvious nervousness, he did well enough in the first hour, ...
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What timeframe do recruiters mean when they email “You should hear back from XYZ with an update shortly.”?

I interviewed with a company two weeks back and got an email this Monday that "You can expect to hear back from another employee with an update shortly." Its the 4th day now, but two days out of the ...
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How deep do HR people go in social media searching, really? [closed]

Because of the reality that HR people and employers search for your online presence, I have slowly shrunk away from having an online presence at all, beyond strictly professional stuff. If you dig, ...
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Company asking employees to take behavioral/personality test

I work for a tech company in the US and they just started asking some employees (not sure if all, or just a selected few) that we take something called the Predictive Index (PI). I could not find much ...
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Internal School Sanctions and effect on pre- employment background checks [closed]

A friend of mine has just completed interviews with a large employer for a entry level technical position. The employer is located in the United States. During his undergraduate career, he was ...
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Job offer accepted, having another interview where I really want to work. How to communicate this in the inverview?

The Situation I have finished by study and applied to several jobs and have already had an interview with Company A and Company B. Company A is my first choice (better work, better salary, better ...
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Does talking about a “next step” (post an onsite interview) mean positive feedback?

I interviewed onsite with a company early last week. The total number of rounds were 2 Phone + 5 onsite. I got an email reply to my "Thank you" mail saying I could expect to hear back from them ...
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Is it offensive to talk about non-discriminating hiring policies

I'm opening a game development business and I have a page on my web-site with open vacancies. On the page I had a statement that basically says that we don't discriminate people by race, nationality, ...
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Does HR asking for salary slips and earliest joining date mean I have got the job? [closed]

I had 2 round of interviews and then after about a week, I got a mail from the HR saying "Kindly send me your last 3 months of salary slip and also let me know how soon you can join us.". Does this ...
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Should I tell interviewing company I got laid off when between two sets of interviews with them?

I had a few interviews with a company which were very promising and then I got laid off at my current job which I had for 4 months. I have another set of interviews with the interviewing company this ...
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Waiting on a call-back

So I recently applied at Target and already completed my interview. Immediately after my interview they offered a job to me contingent on my passing of a drug test. I took the drug test the next day ...
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Is it ethical to cancel an interview if the company has already paid for my travel expenses/

If I've agreed to do a final interview where the company is flying me out, but I've decided that the company is not a fit for me and that I am certain to reject any offers, should I cancel the ...
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Opening line on coverletter

In every book and article I red the example cover letters start with "Dear Mr.So and So," or "Dear Hiring Manager," or "Dear HR,". Most job applications I see do not specify the name or position of ...
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Should I mail the recruiter if no response from interviewer after positive technical interview [duplicate]

I wrote a written test in a software firm. As far as I know, I scored top. Then they called me for interview for the engineering position. The interview went well. Then they called me again for ...
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What period of the year do companies distribute budgets to hire new consultants? [closed]

I am a recent graduate and working as a developer consultant right now. I am in the waiting-for-interviews period and I want to know if this is a good time for companies looking for new hires or if ...
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Short list as applied to the hiring process

A friend of mine told me that the recruiter he was working with told him that he was put on the hiring managers' short list of applicants. I have never heard of the short list before. What does this ...
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Contacting previous employer for employment again

I did an internship as a Software Developer for a big company and subsequently, they offered me a job. I turned down that job since I wanted to do higher studies. Now I am trying to apply for the same ...
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how often does an employer ask for an official transcript?

I recently graduated from a Masters in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico. I ordered 2 transcripts from them and they came to me in a normal plain white envelope together which I opened. ...
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Would employment abroad after graduation damage employability in home country? [closed]

I am a student living and studying in Canada, and in the long term I'd like to also work in Canada. However, my girlfriend is studying in Scotland and we've been in a long-term relationship for a long ...
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Interview went great, HR is not following up, should I follow up with a call? [duplicate]

I went to a great company. There I had 5 interviews taken place by different people. I think all of them went really good, they seems impressed with me, one of them said that I have good knowledge. ...
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how long should I wait to hear back? [duplicate]

I went to a job interview for a factory. (This is going to get confusing so bare with me) I applied for a machine operator, and they interviewed me for a line worker. Well after looking over my resume ...
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Possible circumventing recruiter in the hiring process? [duplicate]

A candidate submitted an application to a recruitment agency for a job, which only had the job description without revealing company's name. Later, he finds a job with a similar description on another ...
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How to handle being asked to come back to a company previously worked at [closed]

I was recently called by my former boss from a company that I previously worked at several years ago, and the short version is that they want to hire me back. While I left on good terms, I did not ...
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What to do if the hiring manager stops replying? [closed]

I was told I'd get an offer by 10th. Then I made a call to my hiring manager on 12th, which he didn't pickup. I left a voicemail, and he has my number because we've worked together before, but it's ...
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Job offer contingent on continuing education [closed]

Do situations exist where a position is offered but is contingent on the applicant continuing education (Masters or other)? If not contingent, how is the pursuit of an advanced degree usually handled ...
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Headhunter messed up setting up my interview

I received an email from a headhunter for a corporate job in the afternoon with the proposed phone interview time and responded that night I would be available during lunch or after work in their ...
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Employer Submission Preferences - Company site vs third party sites [closed]

When I was composing my application for a position, I saw the position listed on my University Career Services website and the same position listed directly on the company website. Direct submittal ...
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Is it okay to quiz job applicants on their knowledge of a related field? [closed]

I'm the sole IT technician for a medium sized business and my workload has become too much for one person. So, hooray, I've been given the go-ahead to hire another tech to work underneath me. In ...
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Decline job offer after telling them to speed up the process [closed]

I received and signed company A offer, while awaiting final interview with company B. So I told B that I received an offer from A but have not signed it and see if they could expedite the interview ...
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Non-standard certifications. Are they credible? [closed]

There are a lot of major organisations like Linux, Oracle, Cisco, etc. that offer certification for completing a course. However, there are technologies for which there is no standard certification. ...
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Is experience or academic background more important in trainee selection? [closed]

I am looking to apply for a trainee position at a big European space company. There are around 60 positions available, of which 2 are interesting for me. Unfortunately the company has the policy that ...
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Employer not responding to my calls after making an offer [closed]

One and half month ago, I started to work on a mission of 1 month (ended on November 20). At the end of my mission, the employer gave me two options: work from home (I'm 250km away from the office) ...
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Likely consequences of disclosing you have Asperger's Syndrome - given you have a 2.5 years gap in your resume? [closed]

Background A few years ago I (was forced to) left grad school (halfway into it) because of complications related to a set of anxiety disorders (a typical comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorders; I ...
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How to show unfinished Grad program in resume and explain it in interview, since I am ashamed of talking about it? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate. Incomplete projects are not equivalent to 2 years of education from a prestigious university gone down the chute. Some projects always goes down for one reason or other. ...
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How to handle two job offers professionally [duplicate]

I have received two offers, both verbal awaiting specific details about pay etc. I have a clear preference for one of them but they have been quite slow in the process, both jobs are through ...
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Should I admit to a potential employer that I didn't get in touch because I'm ashamed of my grades?

I applied for a job to a few companies. One place I particularly like. We had an interview that seemed to go well and the interviewer said he was impressed with me. He then sent me an email asking me ...
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Applying directly and through recruiter for different jobs same company

I applied online for an analyst position at a bank but received no feedback except an automatic reply that the application was received. A few weeks later I was contacted by a recruitment agency about ...
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I do not recall the names/contact of my supervisors from my teenage years

While I have excellent records my recent jobs (past six years) relevant to the business field I am applying to, but the current application database I am filling out on is insistently asking for all ...
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My online work is posted under an alias, how do I present that on my resumé? [duplicate]

My last name is weird and unpronounceable in my country's language, and I'm undergoing a name change procedure, which can take many years. Now, legally I still have that old name, but all my online ...
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Salary negotiation--Low salary offered compared to what i usually make [closed]

I have about 10 years of experience working in the marketing/communications agency world. I make roughly around $82,000/yr living in California SF Bay Area. About a month ago I was let go. I ...
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Is it a problem not to have the Relieving Letter from an earlier employer?

I am a software professional with around 4 years experience at my present company, and I've worked for 3 companies prior to now. I don't have a relieving letter from the second organisation. Will it ...