Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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Interview Follow up [duplicate]

I got done with a final round interview yesterday and got good feelings about it. I sent a courtesy email to the talent acquisition manager. However, the email it sent to was not her own but a generic ...
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Do I own the code I wrote for work related purpose, if not written at work? [closed]

I'm an employed software developer. According to my contract, all the code I write for my employer, belongs to my employer. However, I wrote some code at home, which uses my employers in-house SDK. ...
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How to say that the technical exercise is hard without proper training

I have applied for a job and I have been selected as one of the top candidates that have passed for the initial interview. After all the process, We are only two left best candidates and we are ...
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How do I document years of experience when I've been working at home? [duplicate]

I am currently a freelance developer. However, I would like to be able to prove my eligibility for a job to any future employer. I've noticed there's a job listing that requires at least 14 years of ...
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Company wants me to do a coding test for a management position [closed]

I'm doing an interview with a company for a software developer manager/leader position. The position will take around 20% software development and the rest will be managing the team and client facing. ...
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employer changed the boss to whom I report on my first day [duplicate]

It was my first day at a new job and I met with the hiring manager (HM), also the person to whom I would report according to the offer letter. HM then told me that I need to report to another person, ...
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How to write an email for politely asking an schedule of 2nd round of interview [duplicate]

I attended an interview on the 16th April 2016. I was informed that I was shortlisted for the second round of interviews. 15 days back I got an email saying that HR has not received any tentative ...
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Job Application Confusion.. Help!

I applied for a job and did not hear from the place for 2 weeks. Finally the recruitment agency (not the company itself) contacts me about the app saying "sorry, that position was filled, but we have ...
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Responding to a new position from a current recruiter

A few months ago, I was contacted by a recruiter for a position. I was interviewed and hired within three weeks. My start date is currently a month and a half away, after my graduation date. ...
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How long does it take to process SF 86 security clearance? [closed]

I sent the form to my employer three days ago and haven't heard back from them yet. I don't mind waiting but I don't know anything about the process and how long it typically takes.
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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? [closed]

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 ...