Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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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

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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Can a manager sabotage a horizontal move within a large company?

I work for a well-known, large company in Silicon Valley. I'm not exactly happy with my current position and the department I'm in. I'm thinking of making a horizontal move by getting in touch with ...
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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 ...
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How can I handle a potential employer who is taking too long to definitively hire me?

I have been searching for a new job for about three months. I had a fantastic interview about a month ago with a place that I really, really would like to work for. It all went very well. But they ...
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Trusting new IT personnel

I work in a small software house. We are all developers and we do servers/network management required for our software (many servers per customer). We are expanding with more customers; and the ...
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Apply for different jobs at the same (large) company

I have applied for Job A at some large company, that has a lot of job offers in the region and field that I am interested in. I have already been to the first interview and made it to the second round ...
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Can a company reverse hiring decisions? [closed]

I heard a story about someone who got a health care job but lost the job before she started it because she shared about getting the job on social media. Do companies usually tell applicants not to ...
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Issue with background check; Inaccurate end date and current employer

Recently I was terminated. Just before this. I was approached by a company for another role and it ended up on a job offer. At the time of the first interview I told them I was working (Which is true) ...
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Sending “thank you” letter to the hiring manager [duplicate]

I applied to a position and I was scheduled to conduct a phone interview with two individuals - the manager and someone who works for the manager. But when I received the call, the individual who ...
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How to respond to company contact wishing to learn about my “current work?” [closed]

I was exploring a company whose work is exactly my area of training / current work. I (believe?) I went through one of those options to say that "I am interested in what the company is doing and ...
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Can an employer revoke a job offer if I have an F on my transcript?

I'm currently a college senior in engineering and I've accepted a job offer starting after graduation. They require that I send them an official transcript after graduation so they can verify that I ...
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How do background checks verify employment?

I heard companies usually outsource background checks to other companies. I also heard that background checks verify criminal history, education and employment. I know you can find criminal records ...
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Testing job candidates [closed]

How to test candidates before interview and during the the recruitment process. I want to test personality, aptitude, attitude, position specific knowledge, coachability, soft skills but not sure how ...
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What do people in Human Resources / Hiring think about resumes with skill bars?

This question was asked on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com, but I wanted an HR perspective. See the bottom-right of the resume below.
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Asking for Confirmation of my Upcoming Job Offer

I am currently working a student co-op position at a company. It's like an internship, except I take time off of school to work full-time for the company. This is intended to be three semesters of ...
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Are plain or attention grabbing résumés more effective?

Here are some example résumés. Example 1, most attention grabbing. Example 2, styled but subtle. Example 3, most standard. Is a plain or "attention grabbing" resume more effective? Or perhaps in ...
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difficulty in conversion from intern to permanent

I am recently graduated from college, and started an internship at an government organization in California. I have been working there for about 4 months out of 6 since an intern can only work up to 6 ...
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How do companies hire people for positions where years of experience doesn't correlate to skill?

On every, or nearly every job listing I've seen, a primary qualification of the job is listed as "X-Y years of experience". When was younger, this was frustrating since I thought that my skill ...
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Employers asking for previous addresses

I am new to the job market out of HS and I'm looking for jobs to collect money before I go to college. While filling out multiple forms, I couldn't help but notice how many asked for previous ...
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Bad experience with the organization - should I send an email to that person [closed]

I recently came across a job posted by some non-profit organization(or1) who provides grants to the interns and help students in collaborating with the industry. I sent my resume to that org. and ...
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How to address a Dr. who I just met, when others address them by first name?

I made a new connection for a potential job offer, and let's say is name is Dr. John Smith (he has a PhD). He refers to himself, and others refer to him, as "Dr. John Smith" on his website, blog, and ...
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How much should one promise in an interview [closed]

In an software developer interview you are asked - we have lots of projects, I need you to deliver software from scratch, is that a problem? Some suggested answers: no problem at all If the spec is ...
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Citing Multiple Projects for One Employer

I have worked for an IT Consulting Company for the passed year or so. I have worked on multiple projects (in-house, start to finish) for many different clients. I'm looking for an elegant way to list ...