Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Is it right time to quit job?

I'm working to present company from past 9 months,right now I don't have any work for 1 month, since I have made lots of job hops already is it right time to change my job again I am not doing so ...
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Working in Germany in IT without the language

I've been considering moving to Germany (or the Swiss) for quite some time. I've been studying and now working in the UK for a while as a developer, and am Originally from Easter EU. My question is: ...
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Worked for two companies in past years but under the same boss. How I put this on resume?

I'm writing my resume. In the latest four years I worked for two companies, let's call them company A (from date X to Y) and company B (from Y until now). While I was working with company A I worked ...
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It is rude to ask for a reply only via email when applying to a job?

I'm job going to send out some resumes to apply for several software developer position. In my resume there is my mobile phone but I'd rather be reached via email, should I tell them explicitely or ...
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How should I change my plan in order to find an entry job, after graduating already?

Here's my background: 1) Went to community college for 2 years. Graduated with a high GPA. 2) Transferred to university and earned my BSc in Computer Science. 3) During my 2 years at university, I ...
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How to mention my freelancing projects of a suspended profile?

I have been working on Upwork as a Software Engineer for 3 years and had a very successful career until my profile got suspended few days ago. I worked in a company for 1 year but after that i just ...
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Does these entries in a reference letter make it no longer neutral? [on hold]

Are these sentences neutral? She primarily programmed in __ and also used __ to develop __. She has working knowledge of version control primarily with Git as well as knowledge of object ...
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What are the ways to get into a field without a degree in that field?

I'm currently doing a BS in Physics but I am good at Swift, CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Can I get a software engineering or web development job without having a degree in them?
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Should I tell potential future employers I am in love?

I am a computer programmer and I live in a mid-sized city. A year ago, I started making plans to find a better job and move out. About 3 months ago, just as my dream job was coming into focus, I met ...
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how do I make it clear when applying for a job that I'm willing and able to relocate at very short notice?

I've previously mentioned that I was considering looking for new jobs for x and y (not relevant to this question) reasons. I'm applying for jobs in State A since I used to live there, and I can very ...
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Taking a contractor job just once-off?

TL;DR Is it reasonable to do contract work for a single job between full-time jobs when I don't yet know much about what contract work involves, or is it something that requires more time and ...
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Compensating a recruitment agency for their unreciprocated efforts

Currently I am concluding a period of several weeks of going through job offers and interviews in order to find a new job. During this time, I was assisted by several recruitment agencies. All of the ...
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What should I do if I have given authorization for references to an ex-friend without real positive feeling? [closed]

About an year-year and a half ago I was pretty close with a friend of mine, but about 7-8 months later we started drifting apart and seeing each other very rarely (once a month or so, on occasions ...
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Older IT worker, out of market for 2 years: What are some good approaches to get back in the field?

What would be the best approach for an experienced IT professional who has been out of the market for two years and close to retirement? Specifically, how can I translate my experience and skill with ...
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The sales team are not selling enough, I am not sure if I should leave [closed]

Currently working in a small start up as an Agile project manager. Current situation: My team (dev team and I) are very consistent, we are working on one product and every week we are continuously ...
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How to shift career from embedded to applications? [closed]

I am planning to shift my career from embedded to applications. I have around 10 years of experience in C, C++, Qt, and Linux. I want to work in a big firms like banking institution. Also, I feel that ...
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Should I lock my resume from editing to make it read-only?

Through a few friends I know who work as recruiters at some temporary agencies, for certain contracts the department was told to edit resumes (and heighten them so the pay rate is a few dollars higher)...
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I don't feel that my current role is a great fit. How should I bring up my desire to change in an industry that is currently in a downturn?

I'm currently a mechanical engineer in one of the very large oil & gas companies. Because of the price of oil, there have been massive layoffs recently. I survived the latest round of layoffs ...
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How should a teenage girl get ready for a job hunt?

I am considering doing a physical job hunt sometime today (Saturday, 6/11/16), and I am wondering if maybe I need to up my game in terms of my looks? And being as I have no real experience or ...
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Should I get an alias if my name is long and associated with something a company does not like? [closed]

I am a teenager looking for a Summer job. My real name is very long. It is a Celtic spelling of a common Welsh name. I'm worried that the length might be part of why nobody is even contacting me back....
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Does it ever make sense to leave a job without another one lined up? [closed]

I have been under a lot of stress at my job - hundreds of hours of overtime in the past year, vacation and sick time tacitly discouraged. It's not that I can't take a day or a few hours of time off, ...
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How should I approach a possible title error on my resume with a potential employer?

I just had a final interview for a manager level position with a new employer and might have another next week. But after looking over my resume I realized that my first job out of college might be ...
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How to find a employer that allows staff to publish academic papers [closed]

As a Ph.D. candidate, one of the things that I am looking for, when looking for a job, is the opportunity to continue publishing academic papers related to work. I know that there are some companies ...
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Job specs are just a list of attributes. How to find job specifications that are not just a tick list [closed]

When looking for jobs as a software engineer: senior software developer, analyst, manager. I am finding that all advertised jobs are just a list of skills, that the hiring manager thinks will be ...
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What are the risks of accepting a job offer, then changing your mind before you start the role? [duplicate]

In a job search, a candidate may have applied for several jobs. Say they are offered a job at one company, and accept the offer to start in a number of weeks while they work out their notice period. ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a recruitment agency or headhunter for a job searcher?

Headhunters have a somewhat bad reputation and, more often than not, people say you should avoid them, as long as you do not really need them. There are many cons to use an recruiting agency for the ...
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How to interview for a job I do not feel qualified for

I'm currently preparing for a job interview for an entry-level web developer position. Although the job is entry level, I have really only just started learning the skills required for this job, and ...
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What does the abbreviation *LI-CW1 in job adverts mean?

I have stumbled about several job adverts where the tag "*LI-CW1" is used below the text without explaining it. Any ideas what's it about? Update: Other mysterious Codes from the quora question: LI-...
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How will I answer a call from potential employer in the office of current employer? [duplicate]

I don't want my colleagues to be suspicious about me looking for other company. What should I do?
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How to be an effective job shadow host? (Software Engineering specific) [closed]

So I just found out that I'll be hosting a high school student who is interested in software tomorrow. I take this stuff rather seriously - I remember being that age, being told to suddenly make ...
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How much value do “recommendations” hold for a hiring manager?

It's been nine months since I joined my current(first) job as a software/web developer. I have been very happy with the company and the work I did. It is a small company but I learned a lot from them, ...
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Salary in US for remote engineer? [closed]

I currently live in Europe and I am applying for a remote security engineer job in a US startup. My question is simple, what salary could I expect for this kind of job? I have 6 years of experience. ...
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How to go to interviews during working hours? [duplicate]

I am looking to move jobs soon (this autumn), the last time that I did this it was extremely difficult for me to go to interviews whilst in the office full time. This was largely from my boss being ...
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Am I allowed to disclose to my interviewers that I am looking for a new job because my current company is in financial trouble? (Philippines) [duplicate]

Related to this question: Can I disclose my company's financial troubles when applying for new jobs (UK)? But I am asking for a Philippine standpoint. If I am allowed to, if it is generally in ...
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Handling job listings that ask you about your salary expectations up front

As I hunt for a developer job, I'm seeing a number of job listings that ask applicants to submit their salary expectations along with their resume, as the first step in the application process. The ...
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Should you tell a potential employer with an offer that you're interviewing with another company?

After more than a month of waiting, I received an offer from a potential employer last week. However, the day before they contacted me about the offer, another company set me up for an interview. ...
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Is it ethical/professional that I associate acquired skills with my employment history in resume?

I am now updating my creative resume for my job prospects. I wanted to highlight my work experience and my skills, but normally, I would have to choose either skills or work experience to show on the ...
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Recruiter firm wants recruitment fee for a position I applied directly to [closed]

I was contacted by a recruitment agency in mid April for a software engineering position. I never heard back and ~1 month later I reached out to a company hiring manager directly for a different role/...
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Practicing interviews by attending interviews for jobs I probably will not accept [duplicate]

I know it might sound not professional but I've been reading this book on Soft Skills where it says it's a good practice to take interviews just for practicing, without a real intent of working there. ...
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Working in South Korea. I want to relocate back to California [closed]

I currently work at an IT gig in South Korea. Previously, I lived in California. I've worked long enough here to go back to California to find a job there. I've submitted some resumes while living ...
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How to find a low-challenge, low-variety job when coming from a highly educated background? [closed]

I am a university graduate with a BSc and an MA. I am currently working for a (very) large financial company as a java developer who effectively spends most his time doing everything else IT related. ...
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Can I round my GPA on my Resume

I have a Masters GPA of "3.499" and many jobs in my field have a requirement of a GPA of "3.5". The online job application portals are just filtering out my resume due to this 0.001 difference. I just ...
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Cumulative jobs in resume

I am new to the north-American job market (I am an immigrant) and I am struggling to prepare my resume and everything else. My biggest question at the moment is how to present the information that I'...
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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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Help getting a job [closed]

So I am 23 years old and I have never worked or held a job a day in my life. I was never motivated to start working until recently when I've been getting bored, lonely and depressed staying at home ...
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Which own weaknesses are “ok” to state during job interview if demanded to say some?

Job interviewers started to ask "naming own weak sides" during the job interview. Understandingly, I still want to pass the interview. Assuming a normal very typical guy without any major issues, ...
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How to apply for a new job without the knowledge of my current employer? [closed]

The main problem with it, that it is simply impossible to apply anywhere without giving my in-real-life name. And, looking for that, it is very easy to find me anywhere, and also my current employer. ...
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Told everyone I graduated but turns out I didn't [closed]

I am finishing my bachelor degree. I finished my exams, applied to graduate and started applying to full time jobs in my field. I had a couple of interviews and have a couple more lined up. Today, I ...