Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Differences in Interview questions when interviewing with different management levels [on hold]

Following along : This Question, I have researched my panel interviewers on the company website as well as on LinkedIn. I am interviewing for a entry level position with a financial institution. Two ...
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How does at will employment work in the context of a (demanding) entry-level position?

This article seems to summarize well the implications of at will employment: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/employment-at-will-definition-30022.html I am a recent graduate and the majority of ...
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Suggestions for handling a panel interview - special considerations

I have a panel interview for an entry level position with a financial institution at the end of the week. Aside from the usual preparations such as the following: Researching the company and the ...
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I am currently employed by a DOD contractor who holds my secret clearance - what if I get another job (at same time) that requires a clearance [closed]

Sometimes I work multiple contracts - If I currently have one that hold my secret clearance - and I have another position that requires a secret clearance - how does that work - will I have to give ...
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How to approach a company looking for a job self-taught, without formal qualifications? [duplicate]

My situation is quite unusual. I'm a ~junior level developer with solid knowledge of physics and maths. I was taking a degree in Physics last year (2nd year) and left because I was not learning ...
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What to expect when interviewing with a recruiter

I am about to graduate with my Masters in Finance and am looking to work full time in the financial services sector. I am working with a recruiting firm to match me with potential clients. They ...
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How does one get past HR Gatekeepers? [closed]

I am looking for a new job but, it seems to be a complete lottery in terms of getting past the recruitment gatekeepers. It seems that, if you ask 5 HR consultants what should be on a CV, you'll ...
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Procedure for writing a job recommendation letter for someone you only personally know

A personal friend whom I have known well for many years has asked me to provide him with a written letter of recommendation for a entry level position he is interviewing for. As I have never written a ...
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Received verbal offer, waiting on offer letter, but [closed]

I know there are a few questions about verbal offers vs. written offers but my conundrum is unique in that I received a verbal offer and have not yet received my written offer, but I totally jumped ...
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how to start as a programmer (freelancer)? [closed]

I want to start making money as a programmer, I'm on the third year at uni (mature student), I have skills but not at the top level since I have to work to maintain myself. for another time while ...
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Is it better to admit that I failed part of my degree, than to have a 8 month gap in my CV? [duplicate]

I have just started looking for a new job which will be my second job out of university and so far I've had one telephone interview which went mostly well. The interviewer did raise some concern that ...
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Should one put future employment on one's resume?

Should one put future employment on one's resume, e.g. a job one will start in a month or two months?
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What computer science related positions would be appropriate for an ABD Ph.D. student?

In the past 8.5 years I have been working towards a computer science Ph.D focusing on Human-Computer Interaction. I am all but dissertation (ABD) and took a one year sabbatical as a professor. I'm now ...
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Advisable or not to include politically oriented organization on resume if one held a employer desirable skill [duplicate]

I am a graduate student actively looking for post graduate work. One of the qualifications for a job that I am considering applying for is excellent communication and exemplary leadership ability. I ...
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Job Interview: Should I ask company about possible topics for interview?

I have a half day technical interview as a data scientist in the coming week but I was not told what the topics will be. Also the job description is a arch-typical generic data science description ...
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Long distance searching and local address

I am trying to relocate to Paris, where my fiancee lives. I sent several resumes, stating on my resume and on my cover letter my Swiss address, but I ended up with any luck. Now I was thinking to use ...
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contact recruiter who told will get back to me

I was told by a recruiter that I would be receiving a call back from her in November for the next round of my technical interview. Now, it is almost end of November and I want to contact her. I am ...
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I found a fixed-term job offer with a very detailed tasks description. Would it bring something positive if I send some parts while applying?

While looking for an internship (I would probably ), I just found an offer with a complete description about the tasks I would have to do. One of the task (which is the first one) consist at finding ...
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When not to reply to a recruiter as it would be clear that it is a waste of time? [closed]

I have not been actively searching for a job, but I received an email from a recruiter saying that he wants to talk to me about some specific clients of his and asked my updated resume. Although I am ...
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Is it a bad idea to point a security risk to a potential employer?

I am in contact with a potential employer via email, my application is still "under process", but while browsing their website, i found a very critical security risk and also a terrible issue with the ...
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How to deal with rescinding acceptance of job offer at company B when company A countered? [closed]

I'm sure there are many opinion on this situation... I recently accepted a job offer at company B, about a week ago. I went to resign at company A and they countered. At company A my role is ...
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Is using the first person in a résumé really that bad? [duplicate]

I have been told that using first-person pronouns in a résumé is bad form. It is suggested usually to drop pronouns altogether. I feel awkward writing in this disjointed form, however. My résumé has ...
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Should I refuse new job offer details?

If I have a job offer from another company and my current company asks for details on the new job offer should I refuse? I know there is no advantage to giving the new company name so I wouldn't do ...
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Why there is no 4-day job? Why everyone must work 5 or 6 days? [closed]

In my crazy country, adult must work 5 or 6(Saturday) days per week. Start at 8 or 9 A.M. and finish in 6 P.M., with additional(they say this is default, which is very laughable) 20-30 hour/month ...
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Is it ok to have a reference who recommended me for one job be a reference for another job?

A senior scientist at a research company recommended me for a position in both his research group and another research group. I am also applying at other companies, and these require references. ...
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Recommending a previous classmate for a job as my colleague

Background I'm a software developer at a respectable international company. I've worked there for exactly two months now. I got the job after I finished my Bachelor's in Computer Science. A ...
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Apply for different jobs at the same (large) company

I have applied for Job A at some large company, that has a lot of job offers in the region and field that I am interested in. I have already been to the first interview and made it to the second round ...
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How to improve my chances of breaking into the grad market?

I'm just about to complete my bachelor of electrical engineering in Australia and was unsuccessful in gaining graduate employment. All I'm looking for is to break into the job market somewhere above ...
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How to re-apply to a company after rejecting a job interview?

I've rejected a job interview offer where I think that the position they offer is not suitable for me. In the future, if I want to move to their company, how long should I wait before re-applying? ...
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Letters of Recommendation [closed]

Is it a good idea to include a letter of recommendation in addition to a resume when sending an email in response to a job opening?
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How to respond to company contact wishing to learn about my “current work?” [closed]

I was exploring a company whose work is exactly my area of training / current work. I (believe?) I went through one of those options to say that "I am interested in what the company is doing and ...
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Should I quit or try harder? [closed]

I joined this company 2 months back. I felt a negative vibe on the first day of my job. Also, reviews of the company on Glassdoor were not so good. However, I thought I should give it a try because ...
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Getting a job back home while abroad

I've been living abroad for a little over 2 years now. I want to return home to the USA but finding a job back in my hometown is somewhat difficult as my wife doesn't want me to move from her country ...
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Does one apply to both an intern and entry level job at the same company for the same kind of work?

I'm attending a career fair with several dozen employers. Many of the companies offer entry level jobs and also internships. The description of both of these and their requirements are very similar ...
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How to make leaving a PhD seem like a positive thing on a resume

I have a feeling this question has been posted before, but I wanted to ask as my situation is slightly different. I've recently decided to leave my PhD program in the social sciences in order to look ...
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I went for an interview and felt the company wasn't for me. Should I reject the second interview? [closed]

I went for an interview recently and after visiting the place, there are a few things that made me feel I didn't fit in (somewhat related to this question). They told me that if I passed my first ...
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Is leaving career suicide? [closed]

I've been working for my current employer for over 1.5 years. This is my first role as a UX/UI guy, previously I was a developer. Recently, our team structure and the way we handle new work has ...
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How can I make a CV worse? [duplicate]

I am asking this question for somebody else. I am in the UK, in Kent or the outskirts of London. Anyway, he is 16, and has just started 6th form. He has been looking for jobs all summer and still is, ...
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Is there a way for a 16 year old to improve their “employability”?

I am asking this question for somebody else. I am in the UK, in Kent or the outskirts of London. Anyway, they are 16, and have just started 6th form. They have been looking for jobs all summer and ...
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Looking for a new job while under contract [duplicate]

Here's my situation: I've worked at the same place for over three years. I was working overnights part-time until I was promoted to a full-time position two months ago, doing something different than ...
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Job applicants lacking fundamental technical skills [closed]

As a job seeker for an entry level software developer, I constantly have to prove that I can code by answering basic Computer Science questions. I read that this has become a common interviewing ...
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Where should I be looking at for Data Analytics / Data Science Jobs outside of Marketing & Financial Risk?

I am one who is driven by a strong curiosity to explore, solve problems, and create solutions and products. I am currently in management working for a financial institution in a mixed IT/Business role ...
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Should I tell prospective employers about my past mental and physical health problems to explain why I have underachieved? [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student in my late 20s, looking to start a career outside academia. My academic performance has been good but not outstanding; I have almost no work experience apart from a small amount of ...
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Job Offer with Company A While Having Interviews and Potential Interviews Lined Up [duplicate]

I'll be completing my degree soon. However, my husband got a job several hours away from where I was attending school, so I am completing my coursework at a different school and transferring them ...
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Rejected after 3rd interview - now they want to interview again [closed]

A few months ago I interviewed for a position. After a phone interview and two in-person interviews, I received a rejection notice from the recruiter with no other explanation. Last Friday, I was ...
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Laid off 3 months into first job out of college. How to present this to prospective employers?

I graduated from college with a Bachelor's recently. I had already lined up a job at a small-ish web developer, which I started at shortly after graduation. However, the week before I started, the CEO ...
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Should I resign before I lose my current job? [closed]

I've seen responses to this question on other forums (bear with me, this isn't a duplicate). My situation is tenuous at best. I had a career change into software development about 6 years ago and ...
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No to contacting previous employer?

I'm filling out a job application while I am employed and I don't want my employer to know I am looking for another job. Is it a bad idea to ever check the 'No' option for 'May we contact your ...
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Looking for job while working as intern? [closed]

I am student in my final year and during the last summer I had an internship with a great company, say company X, which turned into a part time job while I am still in school. I get the general ...
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How to express that I would settle for an internship or contract/temp work while applying to a job?

I am starting the phone screen process for a software engineering position where I may be less qualified than they prefer. For example, I do not have one of their five bullets under their required ...