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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 [on hold]

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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Should I get a friend's personal reference after getting rejected from a position? [closed]

I recently applied to a job position I wanted, but was declined rather quickly (without any interviews). I have a relative who interned there though. Is it too late to ask that relative to act as a ...
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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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336 views

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 ...
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Different Resumes versions on the Web (one is “fake”)

I'll start by saying I have a computer science degree, and my first job I got was with a consulting firm who offered to train me in the relevant technologies (under contract). I signed the 16 month ...
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What should I do about the notice period? [closed]

I recently got a job offer and I've already resigned from my current company. Now the problem is that new company wants me to join prior to the date mentioned in my offer letter. I had already made it ...
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Hiring decisions - price vs. experience

Usually HR or staffing agencies ask how much one is making as soon as they start talking with a potential candidate. It has been my experience that if one has a salary on high percentiles, the ...
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How do I highlight my portfolio when applying to jobs that just ask for cover letter and CV?

Stack Overflow careers for example, has a form for the cover letter and a place to upload my resume. Lots of other job aggregators are the same. I've spent a lot of time developing my portfolio and I ...
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Work Experience Mistake on a Resume [duplicate]

About month-and-a-half ago, I submitted my resume and an application for an analyst position. I had some voluntary work experience which I listed under "Professional Experience." Later did I notice my ...
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How to hire a senior developer when no interviewer has that expertise? [duplicate]

I work for a small company that has a very small development team. Before I joined the company was just the one senior developer who has been at the company for almost 10 years and designed and built ...
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1answer
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When is it appropriate to ask how much I will be paid as an intern?

I applied for several internships (iOS development/programming internship if relevant) where the majority of those internships are paid or have stipends. When is the proper time to ask how much the ...
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Pre-employment assessment testing

I have worked in the property management industry (multi-family) for many years. The industry and hiring practices have changed dramatically. Many companies are using "People Answers" for ...
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Received a job offer but no contract yet. is it wise to go to work before signing the contract

Joining a new firm. Where i am now (UAE) the common practice for employment is as follows you submit for job post if they think they want you they interview you if you pass then they will send you ...
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Does lacking social media (facebook, twitter, etc) look bad to hiring managers? [closed]

Years ago I made a decision to stay off of Myspace. Fast forward several years and I've applied that same decision to Xanga, LiveJournal, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and (as much as I can ...
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Apply for a position with a company via a recruiter. Can I apply for a different position with the same company by myself?

Via a recruiter I applied for a position to a certain company (earlier this week). Today, I have seen that there is another position in the same company and department for which I would like to ...
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6answers
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What's the most appropriate time in the recruitment process to reveal that you're transgender (in the UK)?

I am a transgender person looking to switch jobs from the one I am currently in to one where I can work as a woman, completing the set of places I need to be accepted in order to live full time as my ...
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What should I do if someone is trying to play 'hard to get'? [closed]

What should I do if someone is trying to play 'hard to get'? I mean, if many companies want to offer A a job, how can I increase the possibility that A will choose for my company?
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Software Engineering industry - In recruiters' point of view, is candidate with MAS degree less competitive than one with MS degree? [closed]

I have a friend who is very interested in embedded system design specifically, and he has been looking for a position in related fields since he graduated with a bachelor degree of Electrical ...
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Is there a professional way to refuse a time-consuming programming task given as a test for a job?

In the context of hiring for software development jobs, I have found that it has become common for companies to assign "programming tests" which tend to be increasingly time-consuming. For example, I ...
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HIring manager won't interview me because a recruiter got involved [closed]

I applied for a position online through the employers website after a strong recommendation by a colleague. A couple of days later a recruiter contacted me about the same position. I took the ...
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Being hired for fortune 500 company via another technical service provider [closed]

In countries like Pakistan, there are companies which do project-based hiring and as soon as projects are finished, so are the jobs. Process of hiring: Get Project From a fortune 500 or big ...
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What benefits do companies gain for hiring contract employees instead of hiring directly?

I was told that some companies usually seek help from manpower agencies (and in particular when it comes to hiring programmers). However, I wasn't able to ask why. I also noticed in some companies ...
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Haven't heard back from the recruiter after Skype interview. What's a good way to word my enquiry? [duplicate]

I had a Skype interview on a Friday(last week) and the interview was for a job abroad. The interview went fine fortunately I could answer most questions correctly. In the end I discussed how the ...
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Interview: Should I admit to a typo on my resume?

I realized I made a typo on my resume after submitting. Instead of writing: Engineer in Training I wrote: Engineering in Training Luckily the typo is on the second page of my resume so it ...
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Under what circumstances should you try to bypass a 3rd-party recruiter's rejection?

I would like people to tell me under what circumstances, if ever, it can make sense to bypass a 3rd-party recruiter who has rejected you for a position and try to contact the hiring managers directly. ...
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How can I mitigate private information available on Google about me but posted by others?

A friend has shared some information that could be interpreted negatively about me in his blog. While you will probably not run across the page by itself, it is rather out in the open when Googling ...
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How can I tell if my Social Security card has an employment restriction?

My Social Security card looks like this: My employer wants to see a "Social Security Account Number Card Without Employment Restriction." I'm not exactly sure what the "Employment Restriction" ...
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How to cope with multiple rejections [closed]

For the last two weeks, I have been interviewed by many companies but I got negative feedback from all. I'm feeling down. I gave my best, even I cleared written tests and preliminary rounds with no ...
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Can I apply to a software developer job of 1 year required experience with my 1 year of technical support job experience? [duplicate]

From past few days I was searching on this topic on the internet but no article was enough to help me decide what to do in my situation. I have already visited lots of Workplace questions including ...