Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Define roles in resume if its similar to 3-4 projects

How do i define roles and responsibilities for a project if its similar to 3-4 projects i have worked on? Should we keep repeating the same stuff or do something else to notify the employer that i ...
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Blocked from applying for other jobs in company

I have worked for my current employer for almost 14 years, working from home. There was an incident a couple of years back where I was unable to work because the company-provided equipment was not ...
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Answering current salary question without a steady salary

A hiring manager has just replied to an application I sent by asking me to clarify my desired and current salary. My issue is with the second part - at present I don't have a steady salary. I am ...
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Reply to question “why did you specialize in that?”

At a job fair I was talking to a recruiting agent and he asked what I am getting my degree in. I said computer science with a specialization in networking and communications. He asked what made me go ...
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When applying to a job via e-mail what do you put in the message?

When applying for jobs I have 2 PDFs: a cover letter and a resume. I try to make them self contained as there usually isn't places for additional information. When the application procedure is to ...
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Job interview with nystagmus

I'm facing the prospect of my first serious job interview. I've graduated recently and am looking for a job in engineering. While I'm not too worried about the interview questions, there's one minor ...
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Insight Into Applying for Jobs and Portfolios/Projects

I'm in the process of job hunting for something entry level programmer/IT related and I haven't had any luck for a few months now. I had one offer presented via LinkedIn because my skill set happened ...
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Can anything be done about low marks on transcript?

Many of the jobs I'm applying for ask for the college transcript. I've gotten some low marks and now the school has started including the class average in the transcripts. Is there anything I can do ...
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Anyone used hired.com? [closed]

I am a software developer with 15 years of experience in the south bay area. Recently a recruiter from hired.com contacted me. I was wondering has anyone used that site to find jobs in the technology ...
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Maintaining Online presence with uncommon name

I'm almost entirely sure, that out of 7 billion people, I'm the only person in the world with my name. As such, a quick google will pick up absolutely everything about me there is on the internet, ...
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Excluding Past Employment on Resume and Job Applications

I have a friend who was recently terminated during their probationary period at a workplace. The reason cited was a performance decline. This person was overqualified at the position, but needed money ...
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How to respond to interview questions that are on topic but very bizarre, and asking for clarification doesn't help

I had an interview for an IT position with the government and it had some very bizarre questions: list components of software and hardware (do you just want a random list?) define spam and firmware ...
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Is there standard significance to A, B, and C/1, 2, 3 listed in job postings? (i.e., research coordinator A, research coordinator B etc.)

I've noticed that a lot of positions list a number or letter after them. Is intended to indicate a specific level of expertise/years of experience? something else?
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In Europe, what can HR people really see about job applicants?

Online information divides roughly into 3 categories: What I advertise to prospective employers (e.g. StackOverflow, Xing, LinkedIn) What is available about me under my real name, but isn't ...
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School education in CV

I have recently submitted my PhD thesis and am currently updating my resume. I known that school education is generally omitted after some years. I attended several international schools* (7) where ...
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When negotiating salary, does it matter who sought who out at onset?

I'm wondering if a candidate's salary negotiation leverage diminishes if the company was not the one to reach out to the candidate, but the candidate applied for the job independently. In my case, I ...
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Gracefuly backing out of an onsite interview [duplicate]

My question is slightly different from this one: How should I phrase an email and/or conversation that I need to back out of an interview? I have an onsite interview with a company (Company A). They ...
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Including LinkedIn on resume/cover letter [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of including a URL to your LinkedIn profile on your resume or cover letter? I have most of my contact information on my cover letter and only my phone number on my resume, ...
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Importance of the average mark [duplicate]

As suggested in this comment on academia.stackexchange.com, I'm moving my question here: I'm doing my master's degree in computer science in a university in Germany. Unfortunately, I'm not one of the ...
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Mentioning minor disabilities in “equal opportunity” section [duplicate]

Many larger companies have "equal opportunity" policies for employment and ask if you are Aboriginal, handicap, disabled (I've seen some include women in this list). I have been diagnosed with ...
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Questions about layoffs [closed]

I work in the bay area as a software developer and my company is laying off people: If I am laid off how much time is given to consider the severance package? My friend said that it will be an ...
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Salary range of $m to $n, depending on experience… Why?

I've seen a number of job openings that ask for this. The difference between m and n can be substantial. Why would a company do this? Is it to get the hopes up of a potential applicant, and then ...
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Why do companies seem to advertise things unrelated to the work they do? [closed]

I went to a career fair hosted by my university. Most of the companies were local tech startups. Each had a booth you could come by and talk to the people and at the end there was a presentation where ...
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Negotiating the use of speech recognition at work

I am applying for summer internships as a software engineer intern (the typical duration is around three months) in the USA. I need to use speech recognition for medical reason: I have some temporary ...
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Submitting resumes and taking interviews when only half considering leaving current position

I work in a position I am fairly happy with and am also reasonably happy with the location and pay, but I have this inkling I might be happier somewhere (physically) else and get paid more (including ...
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Should I list on my resume my entrepreneurial project as freelance or own

I read that listing your side projects on your resume is a good idea. I'm currently working on an e-commerce project (I am a software engineer) since 2 years ago. It's a big project with a lot going ...
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so many resumes? [duplicate]

I am trying to applying for an IT job, here is my situation -- I have a pdf resume (latex --> pdf) format is here: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/two-column-one-page-cv I have a linkedin ...
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Is web design / web development really “in demand!” like its made out to be? [closed]

I've been on the computer for a really long time, just been dreaming and playing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript like a video game. I can't wrap my mind around 7.5 billion people on earth and how many of ...
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Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?

Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?. I intend to soon begin searching for a new job but i do not want to disclose the name of my ...
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What are some tips for making a technical resume? [closed]

I'm currently working on a Masters in Computer Science. I have a BA in Economics. As such, I have no work experience in any computer-related positions. I was considering law school, so I have a lot of ...
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Should you declare depression as a medical condition on a job application form?

A lot of job applications have a section saying 'Do you have any existing or prior medical condition that may affect your ability to do the job?'. This is often in reference to things like a back ...
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Online Resume post successful offer

I am recent graduate student who have secured a stable position at a financial firm. I have posted my resumes on online sites such as Monster, Dice, Indeed etc to aid employer exposure during my job ...
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Earning some extra money from home as a web developer / programmer [closed]

I'm a student and hobby programmer searching for an opportunity to earn some extra money from home. (In a perfect scenario, about $600 or 400-450 Euro / month, but less would be better than nothing. I ...
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What will my new employer ask my referees if I've already accepted their offer and will start soon?

I will start working at a new company very soon and I am excited because it is my dream job. They have previously made me an offer and I have accepted it, and I have signed the employment contract and ...
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Non-manager reference

I've been happily employed with a company in a technology-related job for several years now. However, as it is for many people, I've been offered another opportunity that I'd like to pursue. My ...
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Revised CV soon after application, what to do

I have recently graduated and started job hunting. I sent two application using a CV that I have now revised and improved quite significantly - I didn't have any project descriptions, just a generic ...
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Bachelors degree (+- 16 years)

I saw this on an online application for a job: Education level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years) I have not seen this on any other applications of the sort. What does the ±16 years mean?
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What do recruiters mean when asking for an 'updated resume'?

I now am looking for a new job. I have my resume posted on sites like dice, monster and so on. This resume contains all my details: contact info, technical skills, working history and education. It ...
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How to start looking for jobs one year in advance?

I am doing a phd and I will not finish it before 1 year. I am very stressed and at times I am seriously considering to quit, but anyway I don't want to do it before having a job. I could also have ...
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The consequences of accepting a 1-year initial contract? [closed]

So I'm graduating soon from my masters in CS and will start looking for jobs. I am in Germany. I read a review that was written by a candidate about a startup company in Berlin. In the review the guy ...
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Dropping off your resume in person for a job that does not exist [closed]

In another question titled "Personally Handing a Resume to an Employer", the consensus was follow the correct procedure which normally means do it online. If however the job does not exist there is no ...
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What does “kicking-ass” mean in job descriptions? [closed]

I'm graduating soon and looking for jobs as a software engineer/developer. I often read the following phrase in the requirements "you have a history in kicking-ass", so what the hell does that even ...
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Contact company for job description enquiry or use cover letter to communicate intentions

I saw on a company website two job descriptions that intrigues me. One seems for a role that is pretty generic, but list among the duties the field in which I am interested to. Another one is a ...
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Differences in Interview questions when interviewing with different management levels [closed]

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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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 ...