Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Should I include the dates of my degrees on my resume?

Based on how I was taught to put together a resume, I've always listed something like the following for my educational background: Education: Master's Degree, 2000, Large University, Field of ...
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Job Application Question - Have you been previously employed us

I'm not sure how to answer this question when applying for a position at company A. Background: As I was working for a call centre outsourcing company B under the above company A. I was based in ...
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How to land a job [duplicate]

I am wondering as an IT student soon graduating how to land a job on the field of study? I have send multiple applications and hone my LinkedIn to the max. Still I get an answer that I am required to ...
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Is asking a recruiter (or HR department) of a company if there are other positions available OK?

I am acquainted with the notion of not applying to a position that I am not qualified for. But the question I wanted to ask is if it would be prudent to ask the recruiter for a position that is asking ...
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Information to share with recruiter?

I been looking for a job a 2 months now and been having a lot of calls from recruiter. But lately I been really keeping eye on what sort of questions I am being asked e.g What is your date of birth ...
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Helping non-technical people in technical role

I'm currently looking for part time work. I have been in touch with a radio company however I can't quit understand what it is they want. For example they emailed me saying: First off, we will ...
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Is it an acceptable move to work for a low-quality company when looking for an entry level job? [closed]

First full disclosure - this question is actually about my wife, but she comes to me for career advice, and I'd like to give her an accurate answer. Recently, my wife got an interview with a local ...
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How do I know the dress code for the company I am going to interview for? [duplicate]

I was invited to a job interview in an IT company as a software developer. I've looked at their website and there is no indication on the "dress code" for the company. How can I find out what should ...
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Should I attend a job interview with the intention of declining? [duplicate]

I have been offered an interview (I did not apply for) for an entry level position at Company B. My current job has many benefits. Free education, good salary, slightly shorter working hours and I ...
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How can resume show my preference for long-term jobs?

This is related to How to handle numerous temporary positions in a resume or application form. I'm not worried how it looks to have many short-term contracting jobs; that's the nature of technical ...
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Which type of software companies are better for gaining technical experience? [closed]

The company that I am currently working for is developing/maintaining a single software product for the last 8~ years. Since I cannot feel the challenge any more, I have been thinking about looking ...
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Getting information from recruiters for job vacancy

I am a recent (mature) Computer Science graduate who is just entering the job market. In all the advice I have seen regarding CV's (resume for the US folks), it has said to tailor the application to ...
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How can I get interviews after 1 year's gap after college? [closed]

I graduated from college in December 2014 with a computer science BS degree. I have a 3.4 GPA and had two summer internships as a software developer with a top-tier tech company during my ...
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How to reach people from R&D industry departments? [closed]

I'm currently looking for a job in pharma-biotech industry. What is the normal path to contact them? I've noticed people is normally not listed in their company webpages.
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Haven't got the job yet… But I plan to leave it in a few months. How do I handle this?

I've been hunting for a job for about 6 months at this point. I'm currently living paycheck to paycheck, and I'm in the final stages of interviewing for a job that will quadruple my pay. (I really ...
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Working in a company that focuses in the area your job is in [closed]

I'm just about done my degree in computer science and have already had some work experience. Given my experiences, I've tend to enjoy working for a non-technical company in a technical roll, as ...
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How can I change my career path from finance to Web or App development [closed]

I have 7 years of experience in investment banking and a degree in Bachelor of Arts. I'm at the stage in my life were I would like to start a family, move away from the city, and work from home/ ...
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Asking a friend for a job referral at a company after I have already applied

Last week I applied to a position at a software company. Today a HR contacted me and told me,that they have received my application and will contact me in a couple of days, if they see me fit for an ...
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Is it OK to contact a recruiter and ask how long does it usually take to go through the recruitment process?

I have a 1 year contract job in the IT industry that will end in April, which will probably renewed into a unlimited contract. I am thinking about not renewing the contract and change to a new company ...
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Why do people say that it is so easy to find jobs, or employees? [closed]

On this site I see many answers and comments that say it is easy to find another job. Yet I have read statistics that say that 6 months is reasonable, and perhaps much longer. My brother, an ...
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I want to quit badly but cannot find something else [closed]

I'm 25, i graduated from university about 6 months ago, i've been in the industry for 2-3 years. I joined a small company a few months ago and already want to quit. I dread going to work every day, ...
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45 years, on pension and thinking about getting job inside IT industry after really very long time mental illness - 13 years gap? [closed]

I'm 45 years old, I have never worked inside IT professionally, but I have IT education from Denmark which is something close to Bachelor (Danish name for education is Datamatiker - translated to ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a employee, former “boss”, on assistance getting a job?

I was a volunteering at a local hospital and I spent a relatively long time assisting there. (3 months, 4 hours, Mondays through Fridays) I was to report to an employee that I guess I could refer to ...
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How to find an employer who is NOT child friendly?

So this is the opposite problem that a lot of people seem to have when finding an employer. I've worked for three employers in the past who advertised themselves as "child friendly" or "family ...
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“Senior developer” interviewed by junior questions, Or: where is the beef? [closed]

I feel that often the title "senior programmer/developer" is used to entice less-than-senior programmers into a company, while not paying them according to the title "senior" - after all they "don't ...
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Applying for a company whose offer I declined a few years ago

A couple of years ago, I got an offer for a low-salary internship at a company. I declined for various reasons (not only because of the low salary), and went another path instead, because at the time ...
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How to get a job with an Incomplete degree in BCA [closed]

still i didn't complete my degree but i have experienced 3.5 years in IT company my position is UI developer. i need to change new job. how to mention in resume how to explain to HR Please help me ...
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How to discreetly look for a new job in my current company? [closed]

Introduction This post turned out really long so I broke it up into segments for easier consumption. I'm currently working in a big company and quite unsatisfied with my job. The position itself is ...
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CV writing on a creative way [duplicate]

I would like to replace my traditional MS Word based CV. I am looking for solutions, that are as lightweight and portable as a PDF formatted document. Do you have maybe some ideas how to do it?
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Negotiate salary after accepting in verbal offer [duplicate]

I am having an issue with my verbal offer. I applied for a big company with a very less hope to win it. However, after phone interview (4 days after of my application), and face-to-face interview with ...
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Including in-progress digital coursework on a resume

I am currently applying to internships and I am in my sophomore year of college. I meet all job requirements for a job except for one major one which is AngularJS. I am enrolled in course for ...
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Is it rude to ask when a position will be available again?

I recently applied for a job online. I followed-up with the HR coordinator who then responded by telling me I'd be contacted by one of the supervisors for the department I applied for. Later, the HR ...
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How to contact a person who informally offered me a job one year ago?

A summary of the situation: I did my master thesis at company A and I got my degree in April. Even before I got my degree, company A asked me to have a 6 months working experience and I accepted. Now ...
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How do I keep potential employers from contacting my current employer?

I'm currently working at one place, but I've decided to relocate so I'm hunting for a job on the other side of the U.S. I haven't told my employer that I'm planning to relocate. I'm in the new city ...
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Writing to interviewee to wait more to hear about application

I've got a question and I would appreciate if you could give your thoughts about it. I was interviewed in a major international company about 1.5 months ago and I had a very positive impression about ...
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Can applying too early for the job hurt my chances later?

I am a young computer science student from Europe(20 y/o). I'm scanning job market to see potential future positions that I might want to apply for. Right now I'm working as a trainee for a large ...
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Pro's and Con's of sending a resume directly to a potential employer vs. through a recruiting agency

Recently I came across a job ad publicly posted on the internet by a recruiting agency. The agency is searching an employee to be directly hired by their client company, i.e. it is not about being ...
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Did I screw up by saying I'd follow-up by phone instead of e-mail? [closed]

I've never had a job before. As such, I am very new to the process of applying for a job. While I have done online applications and resumes in the past, my first "serious" attempt has been recently. I ...
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How much information about my job should I reveal on my LinkedIn profile?

I am drafting my current job description for my LinkedIn page. I want to showcase certain projects that I worked on with my team, but I'm not sure if it is "acceptable" to disclose them in my ...
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Are recruiters incentivized to pressure you into accepting contracts?

Went through a recruiter and they got me interviews for full time and contract software engineering positions. Full time one went real well but they are really high on my accepting the on the ...
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How will a history of job-hopping affect my career or job search?

I've had 6 jobs in 6 years, with each lasting less than a year and I'm wondering how this is going to affect me in the long run. I started out after college losing my first job because I didn't ...
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Is it good etiquette to send a small startup further emails about your qualifications? [duplicate]

I've been looking for a job with a web startup, and using angellist almost entirely in my search. Angellist has an "I'm interested" button that both the job seeker and employer can use. If both ...
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Who are the most suitable people to be chosen as job references in résumé?

I am in the process of searching a new job. If I would be asked about references who I know, whose name should I include in the résumé/job application form etc. Please help me choose the best ...
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Should I target jobs in my field of study? [closed]

I am a recent graduate. I hold a Master's degree in structural engineering. My bachelors is in civil engineering. I have accumulated a few internships in the last few years, and acquired a decent ...
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Recruiter keeps pushing back interviews

I have had two separate recruiters push back scheduled interviews (in one case an hour before, in another, they day before) to the following week- I'm skeptical since they left it open-ended. These ...
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Informing connections on LinkedIn about looking for new opportunities?

So, I've given notice to my current employer, but have to work off my 3 month notice period fully. I've sent emails to a few recruiters I'm connected to on LinkedIn, but would like to publicize this ...
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What qualifications should I get for a web developer/designer job [closed]

I've worked my way up through my current company to a web manager role which I've been doing for around 8 months. This involves project management of custom built ecommerce sites more than actual ...
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Should I provide my photo ID to a recruiter? [duplicate]

A third-party recruiter reached out to me for a job at a tech company. After receiving my resume, the recruiter said that the company (which he named) has requested my photo ID. The company seems to ...
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Listing Previous Work History- 1 Month at Job [duplicate]

I was recently fired from a position after the 30-day trial. I attempted to work out issues with my managers, but they offered no support, no training, and were never available or responsive to ...
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Where I can enter and present my programming skills? [closed]

Is there any website in which I can record all my programming languages, frameworks, IDEs, to show it to possible customers/employers? Everyone knows many job-application websites in which he ...