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Importance of the average mark

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 ...
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Received verbal offer, waiting on offer letter, but [closed]

I know there are a few questions about verbal offers vs. written offers but my conundrum is unique in that I received a verbal offer and have not yet received my written offer, but I totally jumped ...
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how to start as a programmer (freelancer)? [closed]

I want to start making money as a programmer, I'm on the third year at uni (mature student), I have skills but not at the top level since I have to work to maintain myself. for another time while ...
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Is it better to admit that I failed part of my degree, than to have a 8 month gap in my CV? [duplicate]

I have just started looking for a new job which will be my second job out of university and so far I've had one telephone interview which went mostly well. The interviewer did raise some concern that ...
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Should one put future employment on one's resume?

Should one put future employment on one's resume, e.g. a job one will start in a month or two months?
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What computer science related positions would be appropriate for an ABD Ph.D. student?

In the past 8.5 years I have been working towards a computer science Ph.D focusing on Human-Computer Interaction. I am all but dissertation (ABD) and took a one year sabbatical as a professor. I'm now ...
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Advisable or not to include politically oriented organization on resume if one held a employer desirable skill [duplicate]

I am a graduate student actively looking for post graduate work. One of the qualifications for a job that I am considering applying for is excellent communication and exemplary leadership ability. I ...
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Job Interview: Should I ask company about possible topics for interview?

I have a half day technical interview as a data scientist in the coming week but I was not told what the topics will be. Also the job description is a arch-typical generic data science description ...
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Long distance searching and local address

I am trying to relocate to Paris, where my fiancee lives. I sent several resumes, stating on my resume and on my cover letter my Swiss address, but I ended up with any luck. Now I was thinking to use ...
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contact recruiter who told will get back to me

I was told by a recruiter that I would be receiving a call back from her in November for the next round of my technical interview. Now, it is almost end of November and I want to contact her. I am ...
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I found a fixed-term job offer with a very detailed tasks description. Would it bring something positive if I send some parts while applying?

While looking for an internship (I would probably ), I just found an offer with a complete description about the tasks I would have to do. One of the task (which is the first one) consist at finding ...
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When not to reply to a recruiter as it would be clear that it is a waste of time? [closed]

I have not been actively searching for a job, but I received an email from a recruiter saying that he wants to talk to me about some specific clients of his and asked my updated resume. Although I am ...
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Is it a bad idea to point a security risk to a potential employer?

I am in contact with a potential employer via email, my application is still "under process", but while browsing their website, i found a very critical security risk and also a terrible issue with the ...
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How to deal with rescinding acceptance of job offer at company B when company A countered? [closed]

I'm sure there are many opinion on this situation... I recently accepted a job offer at company B, about a week ago. I went to resign at company A and they countered. At company A my role is ...
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Is using the first person in a résumé really that bad? [duplicate]

I have been told that using first-person pronouns in a résumé is bad form. It is suggested usually to drop pronouns altogether. I feel awkward writing in this disjointed form, however. My résumé has ...
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Should I refuse new job offer details?

If I have a job offer from another company and my current company asks for details on the new job offer should I refuse? I know there is no advantage to giving the new company name so I wouldn't do ...
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Why there is no 4-day job? Why everyone must work 5 or 6 days? [closed]

In my crazy country, adult must work 5 or 6(Saturday) days per week. Start at 8 or 9 A.M. and finish in 6 P.M., with additional(they say this is default, which is very laughable) 20-30 hour/month ...
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Is it ok to have a reference who recommended me for one job be a reference for another job?

A senior scientist at a research company recommended me for a position in both his research group and another research group. I am also applying at other companies, and these require references. ...
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Recommending a previous classmate for a job as my colleague

Background I'm a software developer at a respectable international company. I've worked there for exactly two months now. I got the job after I finished my Bachelor's in Computer Science. A ...