Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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Pay rise at current role after new employer matched salary - should I ask for it to be matched again?

I've just recently signed my contract for my new position. The new position is with a government agency (UK) and works on a specified salary banding system. My current pay is higher than the lowest ...
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Moving “laterally” from support to engineering? [on hold]

Recently I was approached by my company (very large) to transition from a support to an engineering role. I am a recent CS graduate from a well-known university and have a few years of programming ...
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Working as a temp. What factors should be considered when applying for multiple jobs at this same organization at different times?

Sorry if the title is unclear; I wasn't sure how to explain this situation at tweet length! I will elaborate. I am currently working as a temp for a medium-sized higher education institution (I am ...
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Pro help: How to sneak out for an interview when I am still newly employed? [duplicate]

So i had this interview on friday and I have work on that day. I plan to take a half day leave but the problem is I DONT KNOW WHAT REASON TO TELL MY MANAGER WHY I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A LEAVE! Of course ...
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Is it okay to show the offer letter to my current employer?

I have just received an offer from Company B while working in Company A. The offered salary from Company B is about 1.5 times better than my current Company A. After telling my boss from Company A for ...
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Interviewer reaction to question at end of interview

I just had an interview with a hiring manager about a job that I am really interested in. The company is in the software industry, and the position was for a business analyst. I interviewed in the ...
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How would I know If i got accepted? [closed]

What are the indications that I made a good impression in my interviews ( 2 Technical Interviews and HR Interview)
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Ensuring Full time offer from Internship

I am coming to the end of my 4 months internship at my company at the end of August. And I'd like to be (hopefully) promised/given a full-time offer once I graduate from university. I have read Is it ...
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Hired by a person who was already set to change positions

I've recently started a new job. I went from a consultancy job to full-time employment at a company I already had experience with, for a job I enjoy. My issue isn't at all with the job, I'm quite ...
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Negotiating a Counter Offer

In the last round of my interview, the hiring manager asked me what my desired salary range was. I indicated 85-95k, which seemed reasonable based on preliminary research, plus I didn't want to price ...
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What would be the reasons a company might backdate the start date of employment?

I have been working as an independent contractor for a company part time, but with ever-increasing hours. They've recently said they want to make me a full-time offer. However, they want me to agree ...
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Why get rejected if you meet the minimum requirements? [closed]

I've visited the careers page of a large multinational tech company a couple of times, and I've noticed that some of their Software Development jobs only require a high school diploma in terms of ...
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Resume “too technical”

A recruiter I was working with gave me some feedback from the end client, saying that I will not be moving on in the hiring process, because "my resume was too technical". Most of my previous jobs ...
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Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [closed]

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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6answers
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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? [closed]

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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2answers
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...