Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [on hold]

As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article Link. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people that I know who responded, to my ...
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Why is a voided blank check necessary to setup direct deposit if I've already provided my routing and account numbers? [on hold]

I just got on-boarded today at a new job and I wasn't satisfied with the answer from HR about why a voided check was needed. The direct deposit form I filled out had my routing and account numbers, ...
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How can I properly describe my years of experience on my resume?

I have in total: 3 month contract at one employer 2 years, 6 months at anther employer ( mobile applications ) In total this is 2 years and 9 months of paid programming experience. It's not ...
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Recommend someone after rejecting a job offer

I recently interviewed for a company. I liked the company, I think they liked me, they made me an offer but I turned it down (because I had a "better" offer and for personal reasons). We left in good ...
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Should a software developer also be a technical examiner? [closed]

I'm a Senior Software Developer. I was asked (again) by my manager to be part of the recruitment process as a technical examiner (to ask super hard to answer questions). Last time (it was also the ...
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Should I tell prospective employers about a brain injury?

I'm re-entering software engineering in the USA after 3 years unemployment due to a brain injury. I've recovered 85-90% cognitive function, which is as good as it will ever be. Unfortunately, there ...
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Is it okay to include a funny picture? [duplicate]

I am currently working on an online portfolio since I'm attempting to job hunt soon. The site contains the basic information such as a list of previous work, a contact page, and a page about me. On ...
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How can international students with weak work experience overcome logistical difficulties in seeking work in the United States? [duplicate]

I hope this is appropriate but I am asking on behalf of a friend who is an international student here in the United States. He originally comes from a non western background. Currently he is ...
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Why do some multinational companies insist on recruiting by phone only? [closed]

I have had this problem for the second time since I started to look for employment. I submitted an application to a large multinational company by email, and they reply me that they are interested to ...
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Getting back in touch with hiring manager!

I interviewed for a position in a different state about 6 months ago. My husband's job was asking him to come there, so I started looking for a job. The hiring manager really liked me and gave me a ...
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2answers
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How much input should a team have into recruiting their line manager?

I've recently moved to a new business unit within a fairly large organisation (2,000 people). I was recruited as a senior project engineer, but after arrival I was asked to line manage a team of five ...
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How can I get my supervisor to consider hiring someone he has declared as unqualified?

My employer has a software developer opening for which a friend of mine would be a great candidate; in fact, she's the best, most knowledgeable programmer I know (I'm a developer myself). ...
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1answer
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Haven't got revised employment yet [closed]

I have already got employment contract via email. But it is just draft only. So, I discussed with my employer everything I wanna know about my salary and benefits etc via email only. My employer said ...
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I have a belief that might limit my ability to do my job occasionally; how and when should I bring this up?

I am currently training with a wedding photographer to determine if I will be a second shooter for her as her current second shooter is returning to school. I have shot one wedding with her and plan ...
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Should I follow up or wait? [duplicate]

I had an interview about an amazing opportunity. Everything went great in the interview. I followed up after a week and I got this response: Thanks for checking in. Unfortunately we had a couple ...
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2answers
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As a newer employee of a growing company, is it acceptable to apply for a more senior position?

I am a newer employee (less than a year) with a growing company facing change on various organizational levels. My current position is/was a newly created position, that I am well suited for. I have ...
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5answers
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Is my job in trouble? [closed]

I had been working for one month almost and today my team leader called me in private and told me that they are going to hire another person with my position to help with other projects, as "they ...
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1answer
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Should you mention recommendation letter during interview?

I'm a university student so I have very little to no workplace experience but a couple of years ago I did an internship in an office setting for which I revived a glowing letter of recommendation. I ...
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1answer
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Was it an offer? or part of the screening process?

I'm having trouble determining where I stand with a company. I did a Skype interview (they're located out of state), then they asked me about my salary requirements, I told them, and they gave me a ...
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Should I wait for an offer letter? [duplicate]

I had written a test, and had an interview 2 weeks ago. At the end of the interview the person had told me that an actual offer can take time, however, if things don't work out they can let me know ...
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How do I professionally argue that I won't work for free?

Context: I've studied Biochemistry and while working in a lab I've studied Computer Science parallel. As programmer I've done a (paid) freelancer project which involved exactly the technology the ...
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received an e-mail offer from the hiring manager but only “employment guarantee” from HR?

tldr version: I have a job offer in another country, but in the time it has taken to get HR to agree a start date, parts of the offer such as temporary accommodation have changed, and they say I ...
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What does a non-negative drug test mean [closed]

Took 3 home test and all came back negative. Then I took a pre-EMPLOYMENT test and it came back non-negative. What does this mean, is this the same as a positive result? Are there standard procedures ...
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Is it acceptable to accept two different conditional job offers?

So here is my scenario. I have two conditional job offers, both in the midwest. Both are conditional on credit and criminal background checks. I do have an impropriety from nine years ago that could ...
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Is it okay to ask for respect from interviewer?

In a past interview for a company I had several one-on-one interviews with several different people. With one individual, the interviewer's phone rang and he answered the phone and talked to his wife ...
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How do I ask for a job as web developer in USA

I am a student and I moved to a town in USA to work during the summer. I already have a job in a restaurant (in order to get the working visa) here, but since I am a computer science student with 1 ...
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How to be serious about volunteering to temporarily work for a online game company to fix glitches?

Hopefully my question will be suitable for this site. So, there is this online game I am an active player for a few years (I still play as an adult); I love the game but it has been getting worse and ...
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1answer
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Should I ask if the position has been filled? How should I ask? [duplicate]

I had an phone interview two weeks ago, and last week I met with them in person for a web designer position. I thought I did well because they were expressing how lucky I am that I made it this far, ...
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How long to stay put?

I am a software engineer, still at my first job in the software development field. Talking to a friend got me wondering if there is a point where I'll be hurting my career by staying put (in terms of ...
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How long to wait for a written job offer to arrive?

Two and a half weeks ago I was offered a position within a global organisation, verbally, over the phone by the head hunter and told the contract would arrive early the next week. Ten days later and ...
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How to handle a missing confirmation email for a job offer?

I recently accepted a job offer at a bank, but did not receive the confirmation email they said they sent. Should I call them now to say I did not get it, or should I wait until my first day? Either ...
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under-1-year experiences in different industries - Explanation/Support for Strengths

I was an international student studying for Accounting in Canada and decided to stay while working. I am in my 20's (but faced no real age-discrimination) first position: small biz. Business/Tax ...
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When secretly looking for a new job, how not to accidentally apply to my own company?

I am currently employed, and I am looking for a new job in the coming months. Many offers (on job search websites such as monster etc.) are actually posted not by the companies, but by recruitment ...
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Difference between normal contract and contract to hire [closed]

I am living in India and I have been offered a contract position with a company. My payroll company(ABC) says that it is a full time position with ABC, but I would be deputed to their client location ...
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Why hasn't the hiring manager gotten back to me? [closed]

I applied for a job 3 days ago and today I got an email at 3:00PM that said: [My name], Thank you for reaching out with regards to our opening. Is there a time later this week that we could ...
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Signing contract on the starting day? Not before?

I've been through a really long hiring process, almost 2 months. After 5 interviews with managers and directors, a psychotechnic evaluation and finally a health analysis, they called me, and told me ...
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2answers
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Is it a good idea to accept a Lead Developer position with overly diverse requirements?

I am working on an offer with a recruiter where the position is to have: managerial responsibilities (firing/hiring recommendations, meetings) software engineering function (lead a team of ...
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After signing a contract, will they give me time to settle things at my current job? [closed]

I've been through a long interview process, almost two months now, for a job in a huge multinational company. Last week they contacted me to schedule the psycho-technic evaluation; and it seems I'm ...
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How difficult is it for International IT graduates to get a job in Silicon Valley? [closed]

I have American cousins who work in Silicon Valley, and they all said that even fresh graduates in the US who are in the IT industry have trouble finding jobs. More background info on me: I have a ...
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Is it ethical to cancel a new-hire based on their race/sex? [closed]

Is diversity an ethical reason to back out of hiring someone who was promised the position? I was told in writing and verbally by two separate managers that they can no longer justify hiring me ...
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Employee Agreement wording regarding ownership of programs developed while employed [closed]

First of all, I'm new to the professional world of programming/development. Recently graduated and was lucky enough to land what I think is the exact job I was planning on working my way to. ...
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Are there tax breaks (U.S.) for hiring new university grads?

I had my friend interview for a professional role on my team (software engineer II) - he didn't quite meet the expectations during the interview. Later, it was announced that we're going to start ...
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1answer
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How to decline a job offer because of distance?

I just got a job offer at location A, which is over an hour from where I live and I am not willing to relocate or drive that far. What would be a proper way to decline (in an email)? I don't want to ...
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What does it mean to be invited to work for three days after an interview?

I interviewed today with a medium-size (around 100 employees) German software company. I solved all the technical questions quite well and I think I did pretty well also with HR questions. My ...
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What possible questions should I ask the interviewer if I have already worked with them and know them?

Long story short, I asked my manager at the company I interned with (I interned with them for 6 months) about any opportunities and he asked me come in for an interview for a full time position. ...
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How will an arrest during my teens affect my background check?

I'm 20 and living in California. I have just passed all the interview stages for a Wells Fargo teller position. All I need to complete the interview process is the background check. However I'm ...
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Is it ever okay to accept a conditional offer before background check clears?

Is it ever okay under ANY circumstance to put in a resignation at your current job because you have a CONDITIONAL OFFER from another company? The offer is CONTINGENT on successfully passing a ...
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Received a warm welcome letter along with job contract. How to respond?

I received my job contract by post and also a warm welcoming letter. I have to send back the signed contract by post. Just want to know should I also include a warm thank you note? Is it professional? ...
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Got my first job. How do I politely turn down the call for an interview by another employer?

I recently got my first job and I have accepted the offer. Another employer who had previously put my application on hold wants to interview me now. How can I politely turn down the call for ...
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Why is a company pushing me to start without results of background check?

A company wants to rush a start date without having results of a background check. This is the second time it's happened to me. It makes me feel uncomfortable. They want me to put in my two weeks ...