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What is the difference between working for the US Government , State and Local jobs? [on hold]

What are the main difference between working for the US Federal, State, County, City and regional jobs ?
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Disabilities: Where is the Line?

I'm a fully functioning employee with a physical disability at a contract job. The Contractor is looking at hiring 2 more full-time employees. The issue here is that I'm a programmer who sits at a ...
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More desirable position comes out just after I already took another one in the same company - What should I do?

Some background: I'm a Computer Engineering student close to graduating and I've been looking for a C/Embedded job for a while. I'm not really into hard electronics which is why I didn't take EE but I ...
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Is it bad form to turn down a job offer after asking colleagues to give references?

I am happy at my current job, but I am considering moving to a new job (at a more risky startup). The interviews have all gone well, but I'm not sure about long hours and low pay. I have, however, ...
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Why is it bad to use personal pronouns in a CV?

I am applying for a new job, and I am rubbish at writing CVs, so I often have a look at the examples and templates on-line, and it says that you should use not use personal pronouns in these examples. ...
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How can I get HR to do their job in the hiring process? [closed]

I was recently interviewed for a position and the secretary sent me some paperwork to complete and print, about three papers full of detailed information I had to fill in. Because I didn't want to ...
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I picked up test task out of curiosity; How to drop it professionally?

I'm working as a programmer at a software company. I'm generally satisfied with my current position, but I keep passively looking and don't skip chances to look what's else there. We're having tight ...
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How can I make myself worth the hassle of being an overseas hire to a US tech firm?

Ideally I'd get sponsored, but I've just wanted to move to the US for so long that I'd be willing to cover costs myself, not to mention after university I'd love to be a software dev so what better ...
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Understanding the politics in a re-hire

I was asked by someone, who was a long-time inside contractor, to give them advice on how to be re-hired. They left on certain terms, being cut one day and having no contact with their former boss. ...
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Interviewee's won't show up for personal or face to face round of Interview

I am working in a consultancy or agency in which we will catch a client and get a job description. After that I clearly read the description and search for the candidates in job portals. I call the ...
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I am a fresh graduate. How can I impress my prospective employers? [closed]

I am a fresh college graduate. I've been applying for jobs related to my degree. How can I "impress" my prospective employers knowing that I only have the knowledge and not the experience, yet.
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How to reply to when an interviewer schedules you for a time you cannot make?

I am doing a second round of interviews with a company I am trying to get a job with. I have been in contact by e-mail with the person scheduling the interviews and he wanted to do Wednesday at 1 and ...
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Am I overreacting to company taking time to email documents? [duplicate]

Last week I received an email stating that I will be receiving a formal offer during the course of this week and then two business days later I received a phone call asking for my formal answer to ...
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How different is the hiring process of startup company when compared to big companies?

I'm a fresh graduate and I have an interview coming up with a startup company. I was wondering how different will the hiring process be when compared to big companies, given limited resources they ...
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Cleared Interview, Submitted Documents but yet no Job Offer from HR

Recently 2 months back I gave an interview at a software company. Soon after that they told me I cleared the interview and asked me to fill certain forms. However, after hearing my expected salary, ...
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New company asking for the resignation letter submitted to current company

I have signed a contract with a Singapore IT company (through an hiring agent company). They need me to start work there ASAP. So I gave my resignation to my current company a few days ago. But today ...
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Telling a friend why they weren't hired

A friend of mine recently interviewed at my workplace, and was shown around town ( we don't currently live in the same city) by myself and a few co-workers. After a week of not hearing any news from ...
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Recruiter contacts me, but then says I am not a match?

I'm curious about the reasoning behind this kind of habit. I've been contacted first by two recruiters, who seemed very interested and it appears they have a position that matches well. But then after ...
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How do industry hiring managers view academic candidates? [closed]

I'm an early-stage academic (post-doctoral researcher) who is mulling about transitioning to the tech-industry. My reasons for doing so are primarily due to higher pay, decent benefits and predictable ...
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Typo in a resume? [closed]

I am a graduating student in college and I recently started hunting for internship jobs as part of our university's academic requirements. I am currently looking for Internships related with IT ...
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Is it positive that a reference was checked after an interview?

A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed for a job and I was told I didn't get it. But this week I got an email from one of my references saying that he was requested to send his feedback about me. Is ...
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Is it ok to leave out my country of residence?

I would like to know if it's ok to not show my current country of residence in my resume? I know by experience, that most recruiter would prefer hiring people from the same state/country and I would ...
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Why would an Employer like to know salary expectations upfront before Interview from prospective job candidate? [closed]

At moment I am on job search and answerd to few job advertisements. Today in late afternoon I received a call from a company and the HR lady wants to know my salary expectations. As I was at my ...
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How to ask for compensation due to delay in start date?

A bit over a month ago I accepted an offer from a major tech company in the US. From the start of the hiring process it was known that I'd need some paperwork from the company to obtain the visa I ...
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“Client, boss, team triangle” interview question [closed]

I was asked in an interview; Where am I on this (equilateral)triangle? Client /\ / \ / \ / \ Boss /________\ Team I said I was ...
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Job posting does not sound like the kind of development I'm interested in, how can I approach this topic in the interview? [closed]

I am concerned that a job posting I'm looking for lists Computer Engineering and Computer Science students but is called an IT position. The description includes the words software development in ...
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Too early for an application followup?

I've recently applied at a place that I would love to work at, it fits my lifestyle, skill-set and interests completely. It was first posted to online job boards about 1.5 weeks ago and I applied on ...
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Follow up when HR did not attend my interview?

I had an interview earlier this week, and it was supposed to be between me, an HR, and another employee. Unfortunately the HR got caught up into an emergency and could not attend the interview, so ...
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Is it safe to Provide the New company my Bank Information at the time of Induction?

Currently I am on Notice period. I have found a new Job during this period. But the New company where I will Join is asking for Cancelled Cheque, Account Number, IFSC Code and Bank Name for Induction ...
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Is there a special contract format that must be followed when hiring an unpaid intern in the US? [duplicate]

I am interested in hiring an unpaid intern in the United States. I have reviewed the outline from the Dept. of Labor, and I meet the criteria. I have an LLC, and I want to bring in a college student. ...
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How to get hired again at a company that laid you off or let you go? [closed]

What are the best conditions and best steps one can take to successfully apply again for a role in a company that previously laid you off or let you go (for whatever reason)? I am asking because it ...
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Submitted Rate On Contract Position

My recruiter will submit my resume to a potential position with a rate to the hiring manager. If an offer is in place is it a good idea to renegotiate on the rate even though an initial rate was ...
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How to get a copy of a background check [closed]

How does a person get a copy of a background check that an employer can view when wanting to hire you?
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Structuring for an informal interview [closed]

Scenario: you've interviewed several candidates, narrowed down all proficiency-related concerns, done the main interview, and have a final shortlist. You want to find out which of the candidates are ...
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Negotiating internship offer after accepting [closed]

I'm in a bit of a sticky situation and I'd like some advice. I waited so long because I've been trying to get a clear answer from the career center at my school, but have been unable to do so. Back ...
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How to follow-up without being bothersome?

Recently, I was hired to a retail position. I was told that I would be getting a call to come to the store in order to complete the rest of the paperwork. I did not receive that call. Then I was ...
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Is it appropriate to cite percentages as opposed to numbers when asked about salary history?

I'm eighteen years old and I'm working at my first job. I have been here for six months. Understandably, I was initially offered a "less than market value" salary due to my lack of ...
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What should I emphasize on CV/resume when applying for my second management role? [closed]

There seem to be a lot of resources on how to apply for your first job, or your second job, and often within particular functions or industries. There seems to be much less information about how to ...
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Why is a gap in employment dates considered bad?

It is common wisdom that a person who has gone for months or years without a job is at a disadvantage in the hiring process. Such a gap in employment dates is considered to be a red flag. Why? ...
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How do you handle an interview for a candidate who is performing poorly?

When you begin interviewing a candidate and realise early on that they really, really aren't suitable for the job (for example, for a developer role, perhaps you've discussed coding and discovered ...
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What should be the title of “Thank you” email? [closed]

How should I title my "thank you" e-mail after technical phone interview? Is just "thank you" itself enough? Is there some accepted practice? EDIT The previous time I was actively looking for a job ...
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Mention spouse in international interviewing

I've started interviewing abroad (United States so far, but applications exist for other countries as well), and I'm curious about the protocol for dealing with my common-law spouse. Should I mention ...
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Stopping cheating in a phone interview

I'm going to interview someone on the phone, I have been involved in a few in-person interviews before but this is my first phone interview so I have some concerns about the process. It's a technical ...
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What is true contracting work [closed]

I've done some freelance work in the past but mainly got it through a friend. I would consider this "true" contracting. I was given the requirements of the project, made an estimate, billed my ...
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Pros and Cons of Forwarding resumes (CV) when you don't have personal experience of their work [closed]

Acquaintances and "friends of friends" occasionally ask me to forward their resume (CV) to my employer since they feel it will give them an advantage over sending it to the company directly. However ...
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How to ensure I stay an integral part the firm that employs me? [closed]

Are there any steps someone can take to proactively make sure they are always seen as valued employees within a hierarchy of an organization? I mean, of any organization, e.g. even if they change ...
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Arguments and techniques to ask for more salary by mail [closed]

I had attended an interview, say, in company A and after some negotiation they offered me a good figure. After this I have attended interview in say company B where they have offered more than ...
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How flexible are interview processes concerning deaf applicants and what alternative communication methods are you open to?

I'm deaf and have been wearing hearing aids since I was 2. I also was the first mainstream deaf child in my school district, so I have no issues speaking and understanding English, as long as verbal ...
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During an interview, how can you explain you're good at work without seeming pretentious?

Even if a great C.V. is a good advantage, during an interview, it can be useful to try to explain you're good at work to get the job. However, how can you do it without seeming pretentious?
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How do you predict the probability for a freelancer to abandon a project? [closed]

Freelancers sometimes abandon projects in the middle, even if they realize they would not get paid. Reasons for such action could be traced back to the employer (the project manager), who is making ...