Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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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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Is there any evidence that paywalled job boards provide better results than free versions?

I have a question to those who were recently looking for IT jobs. In addition to free job boards (Dice, Monster, etc.) there are some that require paid membership (for example, Ladders). Do sites ...
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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? [on hold]

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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Preparing a CV using HTML vs OpenOffice [closed]

I don't have access to MS Office. I previously created my CV using OpenOffice but I feel it will be easier to do it using HTML. So I'm thinking of preparing my CV using HTML. Before doing so, is there ...
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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 ...
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How to answer question on moving to another country for job?

I live in country X and recently I had applied to a few exciting job opportunities as a software developer in various organisations in country Y. Just this week, two of them called for a phone ...
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What are the pros and cons of quitting before getting fired? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of quitting before getting fired or laid off? Presumably, if you quit, you lose your unemployment benefits. On the other hand, if following your job termination, you try to ...
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Online Presence with Wikipedia

I am currently a senior in college in the job hunting phase. I have a rather significant online presence with an upcoming website, LinkedIn profile, StackOverflow Careers profile, etc... I also have ...
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Is it ok to lower expected salary?

Is it ok to tell the recruitment agency that I am lowering my expected salary so they can find a better job opportunities for me? I actually gave the agency an amount before then undergo some ...
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Applying for a job or an internship [closed]

After graduating from university with a Physics degree I worked for a year in manufacturing. Here I was involved with a project doing a lot of database programming and statistical analysis. Since then ...
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Should a software company's “scotch menu” be a red flag to not apply? [closed]

I've been a big fan of a software company for a couple years now - I've bought their tools, brought them to my employers, developed a couple plug-ins, and recommend them when I can. Recently, I met ...
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Lying to get a job [duplicate]

I've been looking for a way to get into programming for about a year now. I have about 2 years experience with scripting and programming at home and have been working for an 'IT' company for nearly 2 ...
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Is this this stock option offering good, bad or decent? [closed]

I live in the US. This company has ~200 people working for it. Relative to my current salary, I'm getting a very nice increase. I would be hired as a Senior Software Engineer. I can see this ...
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Possible feedback from the first phone interview [closed]

Yesterday, I had a technical phone interview from a company that I've applied for. At the end, they asked me if I have further questions regarding to job or the company. I asked them the next steps of ...
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Is it always good to “try” to apply, despite a lack of spoken language skills?

My problem is language. My dream would be working in the UK, anyway although I have no particular problems in writing and reading, I have some lacks in spoken english. Right now there is a nice job ...
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How to respond to manager's demand to remove CV from Job site?

My daughter is desperately unhappy with her employer and is looking for another job. Her CV is posted on several sites (like Monster) and today her line manager has told her that she has until 4pm to ...
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When do I apply for a job during my last year of college? (Computer Science Major) [closed]

I am currently attending a 4-year university in Southern California. This next year will be my final year (Computer Science major). When is the best time to start applying for jobs? Some details: I ...
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How to improve skills while unemployed? [closed]

What would you suggest for me to improve changes to get a job. I'm physically handicapped man from Finland who has a university education. But as there is so much unemployment, I haven't got a job ...
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How can I overcome my (significant) disadvantages in the labour market? [closed]

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? [closed]

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) [closed]

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 properly assess work pace and “strategy/plans-changing culture” of a new company or industry? [closed]

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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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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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 ...