Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Accept job offer when current job is in trouble? [on hold]

I have a job offer from another company and am getting a warning from my current company. Should I just accept the job offer from the new company?
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under-1-year experiences in different industries - Explanation/Support for Strengths

I was an international student studying for Accounting in Canada and decided to stay while working. I am in my 20's (but faced no real age-discrimination) first position: small biz. Business/Tax ...
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How can we draft better profile for CV? [on hold]

I have very poor in English and I don't have idea how to write professional content for my CV so please help. I am mentioning my profile with dirty English. Company: Sooryen Active participant in ...
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Landed a job recently but got an interview from another company. Should I proceed? [duplicate]

TL;DR I got a job a month ago and have an interview invitation at a better company. How do I proceed with this interview and stay ethical/professional? I used to freelance but it didn't always go ...
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Explaining Two Long Employment Gaps When I was a Recent Grad? [duplicate]

I graduated from pharmacy school in May 2012 and had a difficult time finding a position. I had several interviews but in the end, I did not end up with a job. It wasn't until I was contacted by a ...
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When secretly looking for a new job, how not to accidentally apply to my own company?

I am currently employed, and I am looking for a new job in the coming months. Many offers (on job search websites such as monster etc.) are actually posted not by the companies, but by recruitment ...
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To interview at another company (B) after accepting an offer from company (A) [duplicate]

I am in a little bit of fix. Recently I had been interview by a company "A", and received a job offer from them, which I formally accepted by signing. As with desperate candidates, I had applied to ...
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Apply for different positions in a company

I applied for a position in a company (I am a programmer), let's call this position is Position A. After I applied Position A, I just realized that there is Position B is opened by that company which ...
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How to explain a long (4 years) employment gap?

My partner was laid off during the peak of the recession (2011) from his job as a technical illustrator. He is currently 50 years old, and still looking for a job in that field. He's literally been ...
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Is it a good idea to accept a Lead Developer position with overly diverse requirements?

I am working on an offer with a recruiter where the position is to have: managerial responsibilities (firing/hiring recommendations, meetings) software engineering function (lead a team of ...
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Verbally accepting a job but no reply?

I verbally accepted a job on 5/6/2015. The manager looked over my resume and said that I just need to fill out an online application. He sent an email to HR and said that I verbally accepted, so we ...
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Where to find information about market situation for a particular job sector in another European country? [closed]

I recently graduated as an electronics engineer and am looking for employment in the region where I live, so far unsuccessfully. Some people advise me to try to find a job abroad. However it is well ...
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How difficult is it for International IT graduates to get a job in Silicon Valley? [closed]

I have American cousins who work in Silicon Valley, and they all said that even fresh graduates in the US who are in the IT industry have trouble finding jobs. More background info on me: I have a ...
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Should I tell my boss I'm leaving before going job-hunting?

Background: I have been working for this company for 4+ years and I feel that it's time for me to move on, find another job that has better benefits and pay, and to experience more growth. I'm in my ...
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What does it mean to be invited to work for three days after an interview?

I interviewed today with a medium-size (around 100 employees) German software company. I solved all the technical questions quite well and I think I did pretty well also with HR questions. My ...
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How much of a difference does being employed vs. not make in the eyes of potential employers when looking for a new postion?

It is commonly repeated that employers prefer candidates who are currently employed elsewhere. I decided to change jobs and may want to resign from my current position soon. I may not find a new job ...
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Advancing to Senior positions [closed]

I've been working as a Software Engineer for 8 years. I have not specialized on any language or technology, as I've been unlucky with my assigned projects and almost all of them used different ...
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Is it okay to tell the preferred company that you have received other job offers?

I have recently applied to Company A. I have gone through the 1st and 2nd interview and everything seems to be going well. In the 2nd interview, the senior manager told me that HR would get back to me ...
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Re-applying to a company, years later

2 years ago, I applied for a position in a big technology company, and managed to make it to the final round of interviews. Unfortunately I didn't end up making the cut, and indeed, I do believe that ...
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Is there any sense for a software developer to work in a Second/Third World country? Or is a remote job a better choice? [duplicate]

I live in Russia. I have a master's degree in information technology and now I am doing a PhD here. Currently I'm developing Mozilla Firefox extension(JavaScript) for myself. I've completed the most ...
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Should I mention programming skills in a resume? [duplicate]

I'm a fresh grad in civil engineering, I have to apply to write my first resume. I don't know if I should add "Programming Skills": At first, it seems really irrelevant to the job and it is more of ...
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Is it easy to get a permanent contract as a software engineer in Germany? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate looking for jobs as a software engineer and trying to understand the industry. My question: Are permanent contracts easy to get? Say I spent 2 years at a company (with a ...
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Why do salaries of software engineers reach a peak beyond which they no longer increase with experience in Germany?

I'm a recent computer science (CS) master graduate living in Germany. Now I'm starting to think about my long-term career path and looking for jobs in Germany. I'm proficient in Java and data mining ...
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Is overtime always paid in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate in CS currently living in Germany and looking for jobs as a junior Java developer. So I'm trying to understand more about contracts and things like that. I have the following ...
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What is a probation period in contracts?

I'm a recent graduate in CS currently living in Germany and looking for jobs. So I'm trying to understand more about contracts and things like that. Recently I asked this question The benefits I can ...
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The benefits I can ask for from companies in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate from a masters in CS from Germany. I currently live in Germany and looking for a job. However, since I'm new to job hunting I'm such a newbie in contracts and contracts ...
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How will an arrest during my teens affect my background check?

I'm 20 and living in California. I have just passed all the interview stages for a Wells Fargo teller position. All I need to complete the interview process is the background check. However I'm ...
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Contacting aquaintance in company I applied to without sounding pushing

Last week I was laid off from my first job. Once the shock was over, I started updating and polishing my resume. While I was having a look at my Linkedin contacts I found out that one of my University ...
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What is the etiquette for working with recruiters?

A recruiter contacts me about a direct hire in city X. He is eager to move forward, but is difficult to work with. The next day a different recruiter from a different staffing company contacts me ...
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Got my first job. How do I politely turn down the call for an interview by another employer?

I recently got my first job and I have accepted the offer. Another employer who had previously put my application on hold wants to interview me now. How can I politely turn down the call for ...
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A recruiter applied for me without my consent. How do I handle this situation?

Today, I received a mail from a recruiter about an open position at another company. 6 minutes later, and before I even read the other mail, I received another mail, from the company the recruiter ...
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Putting down Current Job in job applications

When applying for a new job when you already have one is it better to say you have a current job or to not specify? Would they be more likely to hire people that dont have jobs already?
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How to refuse planned responsibilities at current job when planning to resign

I am job hunting currently, and have a couple of potential offers. Of course, before I have an official job offer in hand and resign, I will do everything I am supposed to do and fulfill my ...
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Why are video resumes not more popular?

It seems like for certain jobs (e.g., Sales, Consulting) soft skills are critical. Video resumes, in addition to paper resume seem like a good fit. Why are they not more popular? Are their any ...
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Is visiting a company and approaching current employees an effective way to get a job?

I'm a recent CS graduate. I have some work experience outside the software industry, and a few personal software projects, but no internships or other work experience in software. I'm trying to get a ...
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What kind of references should be used?

In a job application with the government they asked to e-mail them references but didn't specify what type (e.g. character or workplace). I was wondering what type of references are good to have? I ...
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Should I mention in a job interview that my family owns a competing firm?

First some background: My parents are managing (CEO and CFO) a company of 400 employees. They have started it ages ago and they are its owners. It is not a huge multinational corporation, but it is ...
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Does specifying that you are LGBT increase your chances of an interview? [closed]

Since we're all (or atleast, some of us are) working with the benefit of anonymity, I would like to ask the hiring managers: if a candidate lists himself as gay and your workforce has a deficit in ...
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Presentation about a complex problem for a Second-Stage Job Interview [closed]

I will soon be attending a second stage job interview with an IT firm specializing in security systems and financial fraud prevention. I have been asked to prepare a 20 minute presentation regarding ...
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The online job application doesn't explicitly ask for my complete work history, do I need to list all jobs?

I am working on an online job application where the employment history section doesn't say whether I need to list my complete work history. I have had several short-term part-time jobs (2-3 month ...
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Could I be “fired” after stating my intention to eventually switch departments? [closed]

I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I work for a company in the United States. I'm in a position where there have been major team shifts in the department. New managers, new projects, stuff like that. I ...
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Which branch of software development matches the situation? [closed]

I currently work as a game programmer at a startup company in a big city. I took the job out of desperation. I really hate living in a big city and would like to live in a smaller community of 300k ...
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Should I include university education on my resume if I dropped out? [duplicate]

I have already seen similar questions, like this one: How to explain that my experience makes up for my lack of qualifications?, however I don't think that they fit my current situation. In my ...
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Potential employer is uncontactable [duplicate]

I have recently applied to position X at a company. However they saw that I was more interested in field Y as listed on my CV so also put me forward to position Y which I previously did not see on ...
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Job requires a programming language that I haven't used but don't see a problem in learning [closed]

I'm a developer who has worked mainly in Java in back-end software. I've recently sent an email to a software company which is working on a web-based product I'm really interested in working with ...
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How do I be more visible at work? [duplicate]

The firm I joined initially got acquired by a bigger firm couple of months back. After the acquisition, the work quality has decreased severely. I work as a tool developer for a semiconductor company, ...
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Job interview: Contact with interview officer.

I am in a situation when I am looking for a job. I am invited for my first job interview. On the invitation letter I am informed the name of the officials to whom I will have to meet. I thought it ...
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When should I discuss guidance and mentoring with a recruiter?

During my previous employment, I noticed that I am a developer who needs at least some mentoring to be effective, namely in scheduling and project analysis. I found that I'm not that good in making a ...
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Software Development career - how to add or change languages?

I am a software developer that has primarily worked in Windows development in the Delphi language. At present, I am looking for a new job, and want to work in a different programming language (C# or ...
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How to politely decline a job offer based on work environment didn't seem comfortable? [closed]

I’ve been given a job offer for a 4-month position as a developer. I’d really like to try a developer position as most of my other positions have been IT centric. However, I’m thinking of declining ...