Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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How to explain the experience I have gained in three years is greater than the time implies

My question relates to the link below. I actually printed out one of the replies on that thread for rereading later on. For the most part it provided me some comfort in my current situation, but I ...
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Omit Junior from job title on resume - likely outcome?

My job title is currently Junior Software Engineer. When I sent out my CV with the title Software Engineer instead, I received a much better response. If I get offered a role I applied for with ...
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How do you counter the argument that “Arrogance isn't a blocker”? [closed]

We (a group of developers and managers) were discussing whether we should hire a certain candidate. There were several interviewers from different nations (American, Britain, and the Middle East). ...
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How a company in India can misuse my PAN number and its scanned copy that I provided as an interview candidate?

Two companies in Bangalore and Pune (India) asked me to send PAN number (government ID number, like social security number in the US) and scanned soft copy by email for recruitment purpose in IBM but ...
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Applying for 2 different jobs in same company?

I have registered with 2 recruiting companies few months before. Now I have been called from both recruiting companies for 2 different vacancies, but same Employer. For 1 vacancy my CV has shortlisted ...
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Should you preemptively explain the reason for your short employment in the cover letter?

I will start applying for jobs soon, but my experience will have a recent 3 month long work in a single company (which from what I have learned, is a general bad impression). Should I preemptively ...
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When to let potential empoyers know I'm trans?

As a bit of background, I'm a rising high school senior in the Boston area. I plan on skipping college and going straight into a career of software development, most likely sticking around Boston. ...
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Job offer from a place which recently held layoffs - how do I interpret?

I received an offer from a prospective employer recently, with competitive terms that I am considering accepting. One interesting detail is that they recently had layoffs, particularly in the ...
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Three months on new job but just offered new one, do I tell new employer about it or do I leave it out? [duplicate]

I am in need of advice in my situation. I left my job after being there for two years, and started a new job three months ago. I've just gotten a new job offer that is much better. I would love to ...
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Can you lose admission/job offer due to few day delay in passport?

I was recently admitted at a university in Netherlands. I got admission into the Phd program, so I am considered as the employee of the university with salary and every other employment benefit. I ...
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How to prepare for people who have been made offers not joining [closed]

You have a vacancy and you go through resumes, interview people & you finally make an offer to someone for the job. They accept and say they will join in a month's time. Now 10 days before the ...
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Should i wait or call after 2 weeks of application? [closed]

I have applied for a federal job that I am extremely interested in. I already contacted the HR there by phone within 5 days of applying, to check on the progress. I was told that within 2 weeks they ...
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Interview Under Pressure [duplicate]

Recently I went to a number of job interviews. In all of them, the interviewer asked me to solve either some logical riddles and/or some professional questions. For me, the problem was that they ...
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Bypass HR to talk to a hiring manager

I recently came across an online job posting for a position nearly identical to what I do now but at a competing university. For various reasons I would like to move to that university so I wrote a ...
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How should I decide about rehiring someone who was disrespectful and unprofessional(though successful) in their management before? [closed]

A few years ago, I was fired by Mr. Visibility, the boss of the X company. It's hard to explain why, but I believe it occurs because of the differences of philosophy. One year later, Mr. Visibility ...
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Following up after company said they would hire me

I had an interview at a company about a month ago. They initially said they'd contact me within a week. After 10 days of silence, I wrote them asking about the status of my application. They said that ...
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Getting interviews and passing them that require coding and scripting skills

How do people who have knowledge of coding and scripting languages, but no work experience with them get jobs that seek those skills? I do have a computer science degree, but that was last decade. ...
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Resources on evidence-based hiring

Recently, I have been involved in the hiring process of new recruits for software engineering positions. We have been trying our best by skimming contents on the CV, preparing code challenges, and ...
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Does ruling out ESL candidates constitute legal discrimination? [closed]

We're currently hiring for a software engineer position and I've been charged with advancing candidates to the in-person interview stage. We've gotten a number of applications from people who have ...
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I'm not being hired, presumably because I have Asperger's. Is there anything I can do about it?

I'm a programmer, working in this area for around 13 years. I'd say that my skills and knowledge are much above the average level, considering my work performance and quality, without any false ...
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Is it typical for an employer to pay to break a new employee's lease if they need to relocate?

I have six more months on my apartment lease. In order to terminate it I would need to pay off the remaining balance- something like $9,000! I'm starting to look for a job. Would it be typical (or at ...
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CEO Wants to hire his girlfriend? [closed]

Our CEO wants to hire his girlfriend to do some design work. Our company (~15 people) is located overseas, and the CEO spends about half of his time back in the States, but he’s going to be here for ...
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Should I followup after 8 business days, interview went so well?

I gave a interview at a great company on 21st May so technically its been 8 business days. The interview went great. I gave 2 interviews: one phone interview and final in-person interview. The first ...
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Sending a thank you letter, but I don't know the email address

I recently went to a job interview, and would like to send a thank you letter to the interviewers. There were two interviewers; one manager and one person from HR that was called in on the spot to ...
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Asked to speak to prospective employees about a company I'm dissatisfied with

My boss and I are the only people currently working at my company's new branch. We are in the process of hiring new employees in the area and my boss has stated off-hand that he'd like to arrange for ...
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Impact of not having social network account during a job change. [closed]

I am a 22 year old software developer and I do not have a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account and I have never felt the need of having one, but with the advancement of people wanting to know you by ...
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What should I do if I think I'll fail a drug test?

I have recently finished my latest year of college and am planning on taking an entry level (minimum wage) job for the summer to build up some cash. At the end of finals I was offered a joint in ...
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How to ask for delay in joining date to save money [duplicate]

I got an offer from one company. My current company has a strict rule for two months notice period, which I already told to my new employer. But here is a problem, I want to extend this time. (2months ...
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What to do when you apply to multiple jobs [closed]

I recently turned 16 and it is almost summer. I am new to the whole job hunting thing. I understand that you are supposed to apply to multiple jobs. My questions are: What if I get multiple job ...
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Is it ethical to hire someone who's already received an offer from one of our partner firms?

Our organization usually interviews all new employees who join our organization's partner firms. However, one individual who came to us to be interviewed by us had already received an offer from a ...
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Is it okay to filter out applications based on certain criteria?

My boss has me collect the submitted applications to our workplace and forward them along to hiring managers. Recently he's been having me automatically filter out applications based on the following ...
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Is the advice “Don't state your target salary” for new jobs applicable for engineers on the German job market?

Here on this site, I often encountered one advice regarding salary negotiations for a new job: Don't state the salary you aim for, as this allows the hiring manager to match this figure even if he/she ...
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What type of undergraduate mechanical engineering project is appreciated in industry? [closed]

What do industry employers see in the final year project of a fresh mechanical engineering graduate? And how much importance final year project holds in applying for a job? For example if I have ...
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Can my lack of credit history harm my chances for getting a job?

I have no credit card, no credit history, and no debt. My resume is not lacking for my life stage (young adult). However, this answer to a personal finance question claims that employers check credit. ...
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How to find work to do when starting a new job

Today was my first day at a new job. I know it's slow the first day or two, getting set up and all, but I've got a particularly bad feeling about this one. Basically all I did was walk in, someone ...
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Asking if the company pays travel expenses when Interviewing for an out-of-town job

Today, a company called me for arranging interview. I wasn't able to give a date for interview because of my current workload. I said I have to check it and I will call them tomorrow. I have to ...
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Internship and college credit

I was offered an internship with a decent compensation, however, I recently discovered my educational institution also offers an internship 'course' for credit with a internship report at the end. I ...
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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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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, ...