Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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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 ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it, problems in other companies?

On December last year I received and accepted an offer for Company A, a big one in the Software Dev business. According to that offer, I should start this fall. Since the acceptance, my personal ...
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How do I inquire about a missing email just after I got the job?

So a company made me an offer a couple of days ago! They asked me to sign and return a PIIA, the offer letter, and a background check release. The hiring manager at the company said that after he ...
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Apply through website or directly email director?

I'm applying for a job with a large company that uses an online application system. I found the opening through a discussion group specific to the (small) field - posted by the department director ...
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Verbal offer but no response from company

Three weeks ago I was verbally offered a job and I accepted. I filled out my background consent form and stated that I was honest and divulged that I was convicted of a misdemeanor. My background ...
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Including follow up salary information in a thank you email?

During an HR interview over the phone (but this is well into the process, I've met with 7 people already in the past weeks I've progressed to the final round next week) I was asked point blank "what ...
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What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews?

I am asking from the perspective of interviewer but am also interested in views from interviewee perspective if they can help. Are there certain positions where an in-person interview is preferred ...
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Should I use a technical challenge when hiring for a junior position?

My team is looking to expand and we are ready to hire two junior developers to become permanent members of our group. We won't mind a graduate just off college with a basic understanding of ...
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Best time to tell your manager that you are quitting issue

Before you downvote this question due to the fact that other similar exist, pay attention to my specific problem: I know that is best to keep it a secret when you are having interview for another job ...
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First job - how to ask to postpone starting date?

I am a university student and I just received my very first job offer as a software developer in Germany. I wish to take a break (vacation) before I start my professional career so that I start all ...
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Candidate quitting and now asking to rejoin

An employee joined our company 10 days ago, but then suddenly told me that she wanted to quit to pursue higher studies. One week later she returned again and said she wanted to take back her ...
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First Job - benefits to look out for!

I recently got my first job offer as a Software Engineer in a well reputed company in Germany. I just got the confirmation via email from the HR manager and I am expecting to get the contract soon. ...
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First job - what to expect in probation period?

I just received my first job offer from a well reputed company in Germany. Its a "Software Engineer" position focusing on software development processes (SDLC) and C++. During the two rounds of ...
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Regarding the documents needed for mnc

In my one of previous companies, I worked under a bond of 2 years. After 15 months working there, the project manager of company asked me to resign, because they had no more work, and couldn't ...
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How to ask for a decision after an interview?

I am really interested in working for the particular company but think that it does not make sense to wait any longer. A substantial amount of time has passed and I have already other offers. Is it ...
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What is the outlook for an older, recent college graduate to be hire worthy?

So, I'm in my early 40s and I've recently finished my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. I achieved this while working a full-time job for a major tech company. ...
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Unexplained gaps in my academics due to drop out. Hiring manager couldn't find it and has offered the job already

I've got an offer for internship at a very reputed company. But they were unable to find out the gaps I had in my academics as I dropped out from college for 3-4 years in spite of getting good grades. ...
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impact on resume if business fails

I'm thinking of quitting my job and starting a business that might possibly fail within a year (I heard a lot of them do) Will I have problems getting hired again if the business fails? Will this be ...
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How to select an applicant with good documentation skills

We are a local outsourcing company and currently hiring for a technical position (Linux/Network engineer) - however our main objective now is to find someone not only able in the Linux/Networking ...
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In USA, what benefit does a degree from a more prestigious university hold when searching for IT work?

Here in USA I currently work as an IT Consultant at a large Massachusetts-based retailer. Looking at the demographics of the IT personnel, about 50% of them are from India. The vast majority of these ...
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what if hiring process takes long time after almost all interviews? [closed]

It's over two months that I'm in recruitment process by a company which usually has many opportunities in the field of software development every month, I done almost all interviews (2 HR + 1 Acc ...
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would it reflect badly if I asked a former supervisor to contact a potential new manager?

Would it reflect badly if I asked my former supervisor to contact my potential new employer/manager. I was terminated from my last job. She (former supervisor) was not in favor of the decision. She ...
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Is it wrong to enquire about the progress of a background check

I've been offered a job contingent on a background check. Today is the7th business day since the offer. Should I be worried about the amount of time? Would it be wrong of me to contact the gentleman ...
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What does it usually mean when an employer let you go early for Trial shift? [closed]

So I had a trial shift as a waiter this morning. The trial shift lasted about an hour and 20 minutes. It wasn't busy at time and I was told that they're gonna let me go early because it's not busy and ...
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Answering “why do you want to leave your current job” without sounding inexperienced due to lack of working in your field

I currently work for Company X for 2 years coming up in a few months. I do(or did) computer support. I came in as a technical assistant when the job first opened up. However, the job has over time ...
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Why do potential employers need to know my current salary? [duplicate]

I am currently employed and I have been emailed by a recruiter after I have updated my LinkedIn account for an open position at their company. We've had a few chats and agreed to conduct an interview ...
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Exactly when in the hiring process of a new job should I give a two week notice to my current job? [duplicate]

I currently have a job at a software company (in the US) in which recent quite a few senior people have left recent for managerial related decisions. The company used to be a great place to work, but ...
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Policies and guidance when receiving religious affiliation information on a resume

This question is similar to this one, but is the converse position. I started a consulting business awhile ago and was looking for some software engineers to fill a position. I wear all the hats ...
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As a student should I focus on only one primary skill or learn many?

I am a student and am unsure about whether to focus my studies to generate a broad background with many experiences/technologies or on a specific skillset. In one, I will have a deeper skillset with ...
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Unusual hiring proposal

I frequently visit a coffee shop. One day a person started a conversation. He asked if I know any developers. I said I am one and what is he looking for. He sat down with me and explained me his ...
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How do I recommend a friend of mine to human resources? [duplicate]

My company is hiring for an internship and I have friend who has the qualifications and is interested in the job. I was wondering if I could give his documents to HR myself, and sell him a little bit. ...
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Specify 'Paid/Unpaid' Internship On Resume Cover Letter

I read this post which deals with openly paid internships, but I don't think it fully answers this specific question: When looking for a paid internship only, is it a good idea to include this in ...
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Not getting confirmation for an internship

I had an interview for a internship last week. They told me, I will get the internship and I will get an email from their recruting manager "the next days". Now 9 days have passed and I haven't ...
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Can I rely on an interviewer to not let me qualify for a position that I cannot fulfill?

I have been a freelancer for about 3 years now in web development, SEO and PPC. I have spent the last 18 months honing my skills in SEO & PPC. I have now come to the realisation that I need to be ...
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I followed up with the HR regarding my onsite interview. I did not get a chance to ask for timeline during the interview. Did I commit a blunder?

I know a lot of questions have already been asked regarding the amount of time one should wait before following up on an interview. My case is a bit different. Timeline : Had an interview on Friday ...
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two weeks after interview [duplicate]

I applied for a position online, and got a call from the HR manager from the head office three days after for a telephone interview. This went well and two days after I was invited for a face to face ...
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Is it bad practice to appoint someone to a position without opening applications? [closed]

I have recently been appointed the editor of a publication. I am certain that a certain candidate will be the best person to become deputy editor. She is currently the assistant editor of the ...
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How to help a nervous candidate recover?

I have a candidate who had two excellent phone screens, but when he showed up for an interview, was shaking due to nerves. Despite his obvious nervousness, he did well enough in the first hour, ...
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What timeframe do recruiters mean when they email “You should hear back from XYZ with an update shortly.”?

I interviewed with a company two weeks back and got an email this Monday that "You can expect to hear back from another employee with an update shortly." Its the 4th day now, but two days out of the ...
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How deep do HR people go in social media searching, really? [closed]

Because of the reality that HR people and employers search for your online presence, I have slowly shrunk away from having an online presence at all, beyond strictly professional stuff. If you dig, ...
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Company asking employees to take behavioral/personality test

I work for a tech company in the US and they just started asking some employees (not sure if all, or just a selected few) that we take something called the Predictive Index (PI). I could not find much ...
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Job offer accepted, having another interview where I really want to work. How to communicate this in the inverview?

The Situation I have finished by study and applied to several jobs and have already had an interview with Company A and Company B. Company A is my first choice (better work, better salary, better ...
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Does talking about a “next step” (post an onsite interview) mean positive feedback?

I interviewed onsite with a company early last week. The total number of rounds were 2 Phone + 5 onsite. I got an email reply to my "Thank you" mail saying I could expect to hear back from them ...
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Is it offensive to talk about non-discriminating hiring policies

I'm opening a game development business and I have a page on my web-site with open vacancies. On the page I had a statement that basically says that we don't discriminate people by race, nationality, ...
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Does HR asking for salary slips and earliest joining date mean I have got the job? [closed]

I had 2 round of interviews and then after about a week, I got a mail from the HR saying "Kindly send me your last 3 months of salary slip and also let me know how soon you can join us.". Does this ...
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Should I tell interviewing company I got laid off when between two sets of interviews with them?

I had a few interviews with a company which were very promising and then I got laid off at my current job which I had for 4 months. I have another set of interviews with the interviewing company this ...
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Waiting on a call-back

So I recently applied at Target and already completed my interview. Immediately after my interview they offered a job to me contingent on my passing of a drug test. I took the drug test the next day ...
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Is it ethical to cancel an interview if the company has already paid for my travel expenses/

If I've agreed to do a final interview where the company is flying me out, but I've decided that the company is not a fit for me and that I am certain to reject any offers, should I cancel the ...
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Opening line on coverletter

In every book and article I red the example cover letters start with "Dear Mr.So and So," or "Dear Hiring Manager," or "Dear HR,". Most job applications I see do not specify the name or position of ...
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Should I mail the recruiter if no response from interviewer after positive technical interview [duplicate]

I wrote a written test in a software firm. As far as I know, I scored top. Then they called me for interview for the engineering position. The interview went well. Then they called me again for ...