Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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How can I overcome my (significant) disadvantages in the labour market?

I have made so many bad decisions in my life and as a result I am legitimately a bad candidate in any job application process. Some of the things my bad decisions have led to that I cannot hide: ...
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How to explain quitting first job early [duplicate]

This is for my friend. Right after university she couldn't find a job for 6 months. Eventually she got a job at a company X as a developer. It started out wonderfully(even though the salary was way ...
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How to handle discussing working remote and the impending possibility of leaving for a new job? [on hold]

I have been with my current employer for 6 years. While most developers work in-house, we do have several developers who work remotely. For personal reasons, I am currently in the process of making an ...
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Accepting a job offer without paper documentation? (with final update)

FYI: The person to whom I refer is a recent college graduate. Someone who is close to me is currently pursuing an Administrative Assistant position at an unnamed company. She had a first interview ...
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How to search and network for jobs in a very niche specialization? [on hold]

I have always followed official procedures (application, recruiters) when looking for new jobs, but I often hear - also on this forum - that the best vacancies are found through networking. This might ...
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What are the challenges of getting a job at a larger company after having worked at a smaller company? [on hold]

I have heard that it is harder to change jobs from a smaller company to a larger company than viceversa, but given my situation (need more established culture rather than constant change) this might ...
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How to properly assess work pace and “strategy/plans-changing culture” of a new company or industry? [on hold]

Short story: I enjoy fast-paced work but cannot keep up with unplanned tasks or frequent unpredictable changes of plans at the company, as this makes it hard for me to schedule and enjoy my personal ...
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Should I tell new employer I omitted a job on CV?

I'm a student and I have occupied a position shortly (work less than 7 days in total over 4 months) in a franchise during my studies a few years ago, but didn't make through the probation period, ...
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Should I leave/resign? (3 companies for 2+ yrs experience) [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am planning to resign/leave soon. Before anything else, this is my job history: 1st Job - 1yr 6months - reason for leaving: Looking for better ...
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How to attend interviews and exams while employed in a strict company during weekdays (8am - 5pm)?

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am about (or planning) to resign/leave my current employer soon. But I got some difficult situations (for me) applying for new job while employed in ...
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Strange interviews and interviewers [closed]

Not sure it is my observation that when the interviewer ends up the interview by saying "We will let you know" or "We will get back to you" then it indirectly means a rejection. Is there any such code ...
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Do employers really mean it when they say No experience? [closed]

I have a 1 year cashier and customer service experience working in a coffee shop. Now I'm looking for a similar position in Tim Horton's or McDonald's. Some of the job advertisements say in the ...
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Resume recipient contacted my employer

Okay so I've been putting out feelers recently to see what opportunities are out there due to things I'm not happy about with the current employer. (IE it's not time to move on yet, but it's probably ...
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Follow up email when hiring manager doesn't call

When a peer at another company forwards your resume to a hiring manager, and the hiring manager doesn't get in touch, how should one follow up with the peer? It's possible that however qualified your ...
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How to judge how good a job/company will be for career progression in software

I am completing a PhD in maths, and want to move in to software development. Some of the companies I am applying to are rather small, and do not have any feedback from either current or past employees ...
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Is a research project worth the time to have it on my resume?

I am an undergraduate computer science student heading into my last year of my bachelor's degree. Lately, I have been weighing the difference between committing to a research project with one of my ...
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Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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Can I apply to a software developer job of 1 year required experience with my 1 year of technical support job experience? [duplicate]

From past few days I was searching on this topic on the internet but no article was enough to help me decide what to do in my situation. I have already visited lots of Workplace questions including ...
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Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
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Graduating soon, should I apply for job yet? [closed]

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
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How to estimate salary range for a position? [duplicate]

I'm paid well on a current job, and to not to be stuck at it, I'm probing for other opportunities often. The issue is, it's hard to find out which job offers to pursue and which ones to skip based on ...
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should I put my work experience that is not related to software development on my resume? [duplicate]

I graduated from a university 2 months ago with a BS in Computer Science and I made my resume for an Entry Level position in software developer. I did include other jobs I did in the past(retail). ...
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Big company or small company for career growth? [closed]

I did some research in this site to find something similar to my "problem" and I found relevant just this. My current situation is quite similar. I'm working in a small company ( 7 coworkers ) as ...
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Do I need to fill out online application questions if attached resume has everything in it?

The online application let me submit it with my attached resume and the required questions (can I work in the US, am I veteran, etc.) filled out but I did not enter work history, references, or ...
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Should I include Cover Letter if not asked

I am applying for a job, but they don't ask for Cover Letter. Should I include a cover letter anyway. If I was on the hiring end, I would look straight at the applicant's resume, and if I am ...
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Should I put my Degree or the general Field on my business card?

I'm just graduating with my Masters in Information Systems and starting my big job hunt and am unsure whether or not I should put "M.S. Information Systems" or just put "Information Systems" on my ...
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Should references in a resume be upfront, or upon request?

I've read several posts here about advising NOT to put references in resume, but when I see "Furnished Upon Request" or "Available upon request", it gives my sixth sense a queasy feeling. If I was on ...
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How a fresher can get an entry level Software Engineer job in India after completing BE/BTech (Computer Science) if he/she was not placed in college? [closed]

This is a common problem faced by most of the Indian BE/BTech Computer Science and Engineering students when their college is not providing any genuine placement to them and they leave the college ...
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As a job seeker, is it worth applying for jobs where they ask me to do some code in my own time, as opposed to conventional interviews?

While as a potential job seeker it is probably advisable to do every interview you get, is it worth treating interviews where you get a coding project with the same priority as an interview where you ...
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How to tell a prospective employer they are a second choice

When looking for a job, how do you politely handle the situation when you have two hopeful offers (e.g. have had several interviews with both companies), and you need to say "the offer sounds great, ...
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Why do companies not want to hire over qualified people?

I've heard stories of how people looking for jobs have been turned down by companies because they are over-qualified, even when they are willing to take a (sometime substantial) pay-cut. Why do ...
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Putting Dates for Short Experience Period

Some of my work experience are more than 1 year so I can easily put dates for them on my resume in this format: Year1 - Year3 But I also got some work experience which last a few months only. So, in ...
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How to ask for an update on a potential opening?

I am currently interning at HP. During the school year I would like to intern at a different much smaller company. When I first asked them they were going through some internal changes and told me to ...
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How do I recover from using a fake resume during my career?

I'm currently working as a contractor as a software engineer for a technology firm for the past 3 months for which I have faked my resume. This happened due to some unavoidable circumstances, so ...
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How do I make a career out of IT? I'm a little lost [duplicate]

Quick background: 23 y/o, turn 24 in October B.S. in IT ~1 year of experience in small computer repair shop ~1 year of experience at school district as a computer tech ~1 year+(present job) at a ...
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Can you lose admission/job offer due to few day delay in passport?

I was recently admitted at a university in Netherlands. I got admission into the Phd program, so I am considered as the employee of the university with salary and every other employment benefit. I ...
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Are you eligible to work unrestricted in the country to which you are applying? [closed]

This is a question during a prospective employer's application process. Are you eligible to work unrestricted in the country to which you are applying? I am applying for a job in japan, but do ...
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Data Scientist Cover Letter [closed]

I do not know If this part of Stack Exchange can be used to help each other writing cover letters? I am not English native so I am having a hard time finding the correct words to write a cover letter ...
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How to fill in professional experience using online-system?

I'm applying for a job, where on the online-system, I'm asked to fill in my professional experience in series of drop-down selection. Please see attached screenshot. What gets me confused that I have ...
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Would applying for jobs repeatedly with modified/updated resume annoy recruiters enough to ban the candidates?

I am talking of the situation when the application is rejected at the resume screening stage without human contact, not post interview. In the age of online applications banning would be as simple as ...
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Driver software engineer interested in transition to Web/App development [closed]

I am a junior software engineer with around 2 years' experience in the semi-conductor industry. I work as part of a team that develops driver software and firmware, using C and C++, for one of my ...
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Conflict of interest for job interview

I'm struggling with a potential conflict of interest regarding an upcoming job interview. I'll state it in terms of the two conflicting interests: Interest 1: I'm a software engineer (15 years ...
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Consequences of being greedy about salary in interview?

I am looking for entry level jobs in software development. I am not very experienced in handling salary negotiations during an interview. I have thought of a simple strategy - Estimate your market ...
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What are tools/resources I can use to check a company for transphobia and sexism during a job search?

Background: I'm a transgender data analyst/software developer. In my jurisdiction (Massachusetts), gender identity is protected under anti-discrimination laws, but most of the companies I'm applying ...
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Finding a new job after being let go

At the beginning of April I started a job at a company developing responsive web software in PHP. It was for an entry level position and they told me they understood that I didn't have much experience ...
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What should a candidate do when a start date keeps getting pushed back?

I had a recruiter work with a client who liked me, but due to various things the start date was almost always presented as within a day or two but kept on getting pushed back for weeks. After I was ...
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How to respond to a concern regarding telephone interview?

Let's say that an employer has requested and arranged for a telephone interview based on an online profile you set up via a job search platform, online. You ticked the "available for phone ...
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Not actively looking, but got a good job offer

I am a software development professional. I joined a company 6 years ago (Job #1), and worked my way up to a management position within 3. At that time I wasn't actively looking to make a move, but ...
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work samples for junior developers — what does an employer want to see? [duplicate]

I have a github which has a series of repositories. A photoshop-esque clone (java) A web application tutorial series, with branches for each tutorial (python/flask with a touch of javascript) A ...
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How does one express the need for 'work from home' days when seeking jobs?

It's very important to me that, in my job, I am able to occasionally work from home (WFH) if things come up. I'm afraid that if I ask an employer about this directly, it will come off as flaky and ...