Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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I received an automated email stating my application would not be considered, after my third interview

I recently applied for a job at a company. I applied online on the company website at first, and since I did not have faith in the applicant tracking system, I got a referral(after a week). I wrote ...
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How much should I pursue the headhunter? [on hold]

TL;DR: I am stuck in hiring process because of wrong validation of one of the automatic steps of hiring process for new tester. As already experienced tester I know that fixing bugs costs time. But ...
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Received lowball initial offer, how to ask for more

Interviewed with an advertising agency 5 times over the course of 4 months. I do not believe they had any parallel candidates and I believe they are invested in hiring me at this point. I currently ...
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How should I approach a recruiter once you got an interview call via internal referral?

The recruiter sent me a job profile for which I sent him my resume but after 2 days later he responded that the employer thinks my profile didnt match the job description. In the meantime, I ...
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Company offering an interview slot either tomorrow or the next working day - no exception. Is this a red flag?

I've just passed a phone interview with a company in London. For the next round, they offer me 2 choices - either tomorrow at a set time, or on Tuesday at a set time as Monday is a bank holiday in the ...
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If I refuse an offer does that place me at a disadvantage if I apply to that company again? [duplicate]

I am slightly concerned about applying to multiple companies at one time, not only because of the time consuming process, having to take leave for interviews etc., but also for the impact it may have ...
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Is it typical to be interviewed with another candidate, asked personal questions, and required to debate in a language that won't be used at work? [closed]

I have a few questions about the interview process and what to expect for in future job interviews based on an unpleasant interview experience I had last month. I am a US citizen, but, I currently ...
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How can I discourage unsolicited job requests?

My team recently hired a couple of interns, and I was the point-of-contact for the hiring process. I made the unfortunate decision to include my work e-mail address when posting the opening to my alma ...
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What's the purpose of “contract-to-hire” software jobs?

I've received a recruiter email that states that they're interest in both "full-time or contract-to-hire". While the position doesn't interest me in this case, I'm wondering, on both sides, what the ...
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A verbal offer followed by a rejection letter

I recently received a phone call from the Head of School that my interview was successful. However, after one week's silence, I received a rejection letter from the HR system saying that my job ...
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Is it bad news when an interview is postponed? [closed]

So I have been in the process of interviewing at a company in town. I have some experience with jobs of this nature and I apparently passed their assessment test with flying colors, and a formal ...
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Can I have fun with FizzBuzz when asked in an interview? [closed]

FizzBuzz is a common whiteboard question for programming job interviews: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and ...
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Will taking an interview if I'm not currently interested in the position hurt me in the future?

A well-known, large software company has recently opened a development office in my hometown. I really like the company, and if I wanted to work for a large software company - this one would be my top ...
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Technique Interview's Vocabulary [closed]

I am from Argentina and I believe I have a good english level. These days I'll be having an interview through skype where they will test my english... The thing is I don't fear talking in english ...
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Should I try to re-negotiate my pay due to a big change in the job description?

A recruiting agency offered me a job at a given rate. Two successful job interviews took place with the company and the outcome was very positive. However, after realizing my qualifications, the ...
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How to conduct an efficient group resume review session [closed]

I'm a manager of a team looking to hire a new member. The way we review resumes historically involves emailing them around, gathering comments, and telling the HR guy what to do. Since it's email, ...
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rejected after 3 interviews [closed]

After three interviews and the 4th being planified I didn't get the job because of bad reference, that I gave earlier in the process. They contacted the manager who said he wouldn't recommend me for a ...
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Should A Manager discuss hiring plans with his/her team? [closed]

I have been working for a company for about 8 years with three people in the team including the manager. My colleague and I have same level of responsibilities. Our workload has increased tremendously ...
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Time to Put Together an Offer Letter - Major U.S. Accounting Firm [duplicate]

Last month, I went through the interview process with a major NYC-based accounting firm. I attended four interviews, progressively meeting higher and higher-ranking executives within the department. ...
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How to re-ask for an interview when the recruiter returns from travelling?

The email read: "Please contact me when I return from traveling on [this week]. We will review the internship opportunity at that time." How should I phrase my follow-up email?
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Are most foreign jobs only open to those already have permission to work? [closed]

In job listings on stackoverflow ,I see so many foreign jobs where Visa Sponsor is written. But I have read some where that most foreign jobs are only open to those who already have permission to ...
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What's a good way to use people from my current job as references for my next job? [duplicate]

A possible new Company B [3 interviews so far] asks for a reference from current [soon to be past] Company A. I got an email from HR who wants a phone number to give a quick call. Your thoughts? ...
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Do employers actually hire candidates based off of Github profiles? [closed]

I've heard much talk about your Github profile being your CV and companies supposedly using Github to find employees. But I've never heard of anyone actually being hired primarily due to their OSS ...
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how to prepare for a face to face serial interviews [closed]

Is there any links, guides, cheat sheets to help prepare for a face to face serial interviews at a company site? Please share
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Hiring company asks for my previous performance reviews and for a recommendation?

I had a couple of interviews and people at the company asked me to send them my internal performance reviews and to give them a phone number where they can reach out to a manager with whom I worked in ...
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What should I expect from a 2nd phone interview? [closed]

I applied for a job abroad, got a first 1 hour phone interview. A week later they called me to schedule a 2nd 30 minute interview with another person. What does this mean? The first interview was ...
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Are such religious references typical for US-based companies or should I be worried?

I was shown a job ad at StackOverflow from a US-based company which had caught my eye. Now, I don't have any immediate plans to move to US, but I do check out opportunities from time to time. Besides, ...
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How should I interpret a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview [closed]

I got a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview.. How should I interpret this? What are the possible implications of this? Does such contact indicate a good chance at ...
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What to expect when hired during hiring frenzy?

I recently accepted a job I'm very excited about. I'll be working for a large company which is expanding some of its consulting services, following several successful contract bids. The large ...
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Not being asked to interview a new hire [duplicate]

My company has recently made a new hire for a position within my team. My team currently consists of entirely non-technical members including my manager with the exception of myself. The position ...
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Giving a recommendation for someone I only know by association [duplicate]

Scenario My friend's significant other is moving to town, and is looking for employment in the same field as me. He's applied for a bunch of different jobs, including my place of employment, and I ...
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HR said they'd get back to me in 2 days but it's been a week. Should I email them? [duplicate]

I applied to a software position on March 6th. On March 7th, HR emailed me mentioning that my qualifications might match their job posting, and requested me to do a code review (review code written by ...
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Can I get job in MNC without 9 months exp. certificate of last company and with 6 years exp. certificates of previous companies? [duplicate]

Problem I am a java developer with 7 years experience. In India, I worked in 4 IT companies. I have 6 years exp. with exp. certificates of previous companies. I have 9 months experience in 4th ...
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Screened by recruiter — moments later, recruiter calls my employers recruiter! What does this mean?

I had a phone screen with a recruiter for a position I am interested in. It went well. I authorized him to send along my resume. I walk back into the office, and moments later, the main line rings; ...
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Is it common to give multiple hours lasting excercises to employed professionals as part of a hiring process? [closed]

When I was reading Asked to complete interview exercise, but ignoring GitHub work demoing expertise? and imagined beeing in this situation, I concluded I would not even have the time to take this ...
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Can I accept a contract for a job when I have already accepted a contract for another job due to start in 6 months?

Based in the UK. Okay so I'm in a slightly messy situation here. I'm currently working for a small company ( let's call them X), it's my first job after university. While I enjoy the job, I have been ...
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How to turn down interview for position I don't want? [duplicate]

I've received an invitation to interview for an internship position. However, I'm looking for a full time position and want to turn the invitation down politely, since I'd rather not burn bridges with ...
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How can I address what I perceive to be discrimination during an interview exam? [closed]

I recently graduated with a diploma in biology in US, and have been sending my resume out to clinics, research companies, and labs trying to get my first "big job" outside of the customer service ...
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doing spec work as part of the hiring/interviewing process

I just interviewed with a company via the phone. It is for UX position. The president of the company has explained current product and design flaws with it. She has then asked me following: I will ...
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Do recruiters call twice to candidates?

I have been approached by a recruiter recently and I was waiting for a contact to know if I went on the interview process. Meanwhile I received another a missing call of a number I didn't had on my ...
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The company recruiter taking long to contact me [duplicate]

I received a call from a recruiter, from a bank that I applied almost a month before. The recruiter called and left me a message (on Wednesday 2-24), I called back, but got her voice mail. I left a ...
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How to maintain a candidate blacklist as a recruiter [closed]

I have a small recruitment agency and I want to improve the way of hiring the candidates at my office. I don't have enough budget now to for specific tools that manage the recruitment process - I am ...
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I've received a verbal job offer. My wife wants me to ask for a signing bonus. Is this a good idea?

My gut tells me it's a bad idea. When I discussed my salary expectations with this potential employer I told them I was looking for a yearly salary of $85K. When they made the verbal offer they told ...
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How to email and ask the recruiter about the progress/situation of my job application? [duplicate]

Last week I applied for a job & sent my CV & other details to the recruiter. Then they sent me back another form to fill which contained some competency type questions. I filled out the form ...
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Interviewer rescheduled final around one day prior for estimated date 2 months later [closed]

I've gone through 4 rounds of interviews for a management position with a well-known company and was supposed to have the final interview round tomorrow, but they've just rung to say the interviewers ...
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How to handle a situation where my job title is not what I thought it was?

I was hired by a technology company as a software engineer. That is what the offer letter stated and that is what I was told. After 2 years, I got to know that I was actually hired as an associate ...
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How far to go when explaining medical condition that caused (big) gaps in a resume? [duplicate]

If a 1 or 2 year gap in the chronology of a resume is the result of dealing with a pretty significant medical condition, how do you handle that in the interview process? An excellent resume, but just ...
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Can we ask candidates for the marketing strategy they'll use if they are hired?

We were conducting interviews for a new marketing position in our company. My co-founder and I previously did the marketing work on the side but since our workload is increasing we decided to hire ...
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Job Application Question - Have you been previously employed us

I'm not sure how to answer this question when applying for a position at company A. Background: As I was working for a call centre outsourcing company B under the above company A. I was based in ...
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Branch manager position - interviewed twice with dm [duplicate]

Had 2 interviews was told im the guy. Told about potential comp and met the head executive and was told just wait for a call from hr . How long until this call comes in?