Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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How to find an agent for freelance jobs

I'm a developer, and I'm a newbie in a freelance, so for now it's hard for me to find the jobs. I would like to find an agent who can find the programming jobs for me. How and where can I find such ...
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How to be an effective job shadow host? (Software Engineering specific)

So I just found out that I'll be hosting a high school student who is interested in software tomorrow. I take this stuff rather seriously - I remember being that age, being told to suddenly make ...
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What's appropriate for companies when it comes to interviewing? [closed]

I had a company pursue me for about one month before we spoke and I finally had a first interview. All was well and I continued to advance to the point where I had 8 interviews (including 2 calls) and ...
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How much value do “recommendations” hold for a hiring manager?

It's been nine months since I joined my current(first) job as a software/web developer. I have been very happy with the company and the work I did. It is a small company but I learned a lot from them, ...
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Salary in US for remote engineer? [closed]

I currently live in Europe and I am applying for a remote security engineer job in a US startup. My question is simple, what salary could I expect for this kind of job? I have 6 years of experience. ...
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How to go to interviews during working hours? [duplicate]

I am looking to move jobs soon (this autumn), the last time that I did this it was extremely difficult for me to go to interviews whilst in the office full time. This was largely from my boss being ...
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Am I allowed to disclose to my interviewers that I am looking for a new job because my current company is in financial trouble? (Philippines) [duplicate]

Related to this question: Can I disclose my company's financial troubles when applying for new jobs (UK)? But I am asking for a Philippine standpoint. If I am allowed to, if it is generally in ...
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Handling job listings that ask you about your salary expectations up front

As I hunt for a developer job, I'm seeing a number of job listings that ask applicants to submit their salary expectations along with their resume, as the first step in the application process. The ...
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Should you tell a potential employer with an offer that you're interviewing with another company?

After more than a month of waiting, I received an offer from a potential employer last week. However, the day before they contacted me about the offer, another company set me up for an interview. ...
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Is it ethical/professional that I associate acquired skills with my employment history in resume?

I am now updating my creative resume for my job prospects. I wanted to highlight my work experience and my skills, but normally, I would have to choose either skills or work experience to show on the ...
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Recruiter firm wants recruitment fee for a position I applied directly to [closed]

I was contacted by a recruitment agency in mid April for a software engineering position. I never heard back and ~1 month later I reached out to a company hiring manager directly for a different ...
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Practicing interviews by attending interviews for jobs I probably will not accept [duplicate]

I know it might sound not professional but I've been reading this book on Soft Skills where it says it's a good practice to take interviews just for practicing, without a real intent of working there. ...
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Working in South Korea. I want to relocate back to California [closed]

I currently work at an IT gig in South Korea. Previously, I lived in California. I've worked long enough here to go back to California to find a job there. I've submitted some resumes while living ...
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How to find a low-challenge, low-variety job when coming from a highly educated background? [closed]

I am a university graduate with a BSc and an MA. I am currently working for a (very) large financial company as a java developer who effectively spends most his time doing everything else IT related. ...
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Can I round my GPA on my Resume

I have a Masters GPA of "3.499" and many jobs in my field have a requirement of a GPA of "3.5". The online job application portals are just filtering out my resume due to this 0.001 difference. I just ...
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How to strengthen collaborations between industry and computer science academia [closed]

I often notice that many universities have collaborative projects in partnership with industries. I am wondering, for the first time collaboration, how to convince industries to invest some money in ...
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Cumulative jobs in resume

I am new to the north-American job market (I am an immigrant) and I am struggling to prepare my resume and everything else. My biggest question at the moment is how to present the information that ...
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Job Application Confusion.. Help!

I applied for a job and did not hear from the place for 2 weeks. Finally the recruitment agency (not the company itself) contacts me about the app saying "sorry, that position was filled, but we have ...
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Help getting a job [closed]

So I am 23 years old and I have never worked or held a job a day in my life. I was never motivated to start working until recently when I've been getting bored, lonely and depressed staying at home ...
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Which own weaknesses are “ok” to state during job interview if demanded to say some?

Job interviewers started to ask "naming own weak sides" during the job interview. Understandingly, I still want to pass the interview. Assuming a normal very typical guy without any major issues, ...
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How to apply for a new job without the knowledge of my current employer? [closed]

The main problem with it, that it is simply impossible to apply anywhere without giving my in-real-life name. And, looking for that, it is very easy to find me anywhere, and also my current employer. ...
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Told everyone I graduated but turns out I didn't [closed]

I am finishing my bachelor degree. I finished my exams, applied to graduate and started applying to full time jobs in my field. I had a couple of interviews and have a couple more lined up. Today, I ...
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What are the most efficient ways of proving my suitability without a proper degree? [closed]

Currently I'm a university student, but I'm having troubles with it, and actually some reservations as well. I'd rather just start working - the problem is that I can only seriously consider a ...
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How soon before graduation should I start applying for jobs? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student graduating in September 2016. I just started looking for jobs, but I feel that when recruiters look at my CV and see that I am still 5-6 months away from graduation, they'll ignore ...
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Received lowball initial offer, how to ask for more

Interviewed with an advertising agency 5 times over the course of 4 months. I do not believe they had any parallel candidates and I believe they are invested in hiring me at this point. I currently ...
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Adding several target jobs to my CV [closed]

I've been working for several years as a Web Developer and Infographic Design. Sometimes, as Content Editor. Is it a good idea to add these three jobs in the "Target Jobs" fields of my CV?
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Is a low rank university on resume a deal breaker?

Up until now I've applied to some 20-30 Software development jobs. Some of my friends also applied to the same positions and few of them got the job. The thing is, I have the longest experience among ...
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Will a certification help my chances of getting a job after a long gap in employment [closed]

I have 4 years experience in .Net. But I left my job 5 years back due to my family situation. And I wish to continue my career now. I am planning for doing a certification on mvc. Will it help me to ...
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If I refuse an offer does that place me at a disadvantage if I apply to that company again? [duplicate]

I am slightly concerned about applying to multiple companies at one time, not only because of the time consuming process, having to take leave for interviews etc., but also for the impact it may have ...
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First world vs third world work experience [closed]

A lot of big multi-national companies have offices in developing nations. If you're offered a job in one such company, would you take it over a similar job in a smaller company in the US? As an ...
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Contact company before sending an application?

I'm from Germany and i'll be looking for a job (software developer) in Belgium later this year (Flanders area like Gent, Antwerp, Bruges). My English is fluent but i don't speak a word of Flemish. ...
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Unemployment vs. working in “wrong” field [duplicate]

There is a discussion going on between students who will graduate university soon. With current unemployment rates in the European union some are likely not to get a job for quite some time after ...
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Undergraduate about to graduate with a degree in Bioinformatics, what should I know before applying to a programming job? [closed]

At the end of the summer I will graduate with a bachelors degree in bioinformatics, which is basically half bio half cs with some bioinformatics specific stuff in there to tie it all together. SO soon ...
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What are the odds of software companies contacting references at the time of job offer?

I am interviewing at some major software companies for senior engineer/scientist roles. My current boss is a very hands off kind of a guy, and is not very familiar with my precise roles and ...
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Is it possible for a programmer to find remote job in another country? [closed]

Example situation: I'm a software developer in Lithuania with 3.5 years of development experience. 2.5 years I've worked on Android apps and then 1 year on Java and Spring applications. I've found ...
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Re-applying to a company which offer I initially turned down?

(There's a similar question but my situation is slightly different. So I thought of just asking.) Background: I’m working overseas & my residency is sponsored by the companies that hire me. I am ...
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Will taking an interview if I'm not currently interested in the position hurt me in the future?

A well-known, large software company has recently opened a development office in my hometown. I really like the company, and if I wanted to work for a large software company - this one would be my top ...
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What should I do to make myself marketable for an entry-level position? (Information in text) [closed]

I am a recent college graduate with a BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing, and I am looking to find a job in the education or editorial industry. I have been applying like crazy, even ...
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Why do companies prefer to employ younger people [closed]

When I scour the job adverts I notice that companies favour employing younger people (under 30). This is evident in the way they proudly state the young average age of their workforce (at the same ...
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Can images for sites like GitHub and LinkedIn be included in resume? [closed]

I know in resumes some people include the company logo beside each job they've had, and I'm' personally not a fan of that. However I'm thinking of including a link to my github or linkedin profile on ...
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How do I get equivalency of my degree in USA?

I have just moved to USA from Pakistan. I have BsCS(hons.) degree from Pakistan. I also have verified/stamped my degree from HEC and MOFA I want to get equivalency of my degree here. What is the ...
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Recruiter hasn't gotten back to me after requesting my availability for an interview

A little over a week ago, I received an email from a recruiter requesting my availability for an interview. I responded within a few hours and have still not received anything to date. I even sent a ...
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What to do when asked about negative references?

I'm applying for a job, and among the questions in the boss's e-mail is: "How many of [your previous] employers would provide positive references for you?" Most times, hiring managers ask for ...
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How active should I be on the job market if I like my current job?

I'm a full time Software Developer. I've been at my current job for around a year, I pretty much like it and I'm well paid. However, I understand that this is not my dream job, and additionally I'm ...
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Are most foreign jobs only open to those already have permission to work? [closed]

In job listings on stackoverflow ,I see so many foreign jobs where Visa Sponsor is written. But I have read some where that most foreign jobs are only open to those who already have permission to ...
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Is my client still interested after not replying for 3 weeks? [duplicate]

I emailed this local company asking if I could help them build an app for free. I was excited to hear that they wanted to meet, but after responding three times (waiting about a week in between each), ...
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Insisting on a job description before submission to company

A recruiting company calls me to discuss a few jobs. On the call, they tell me a little about the company and the position, and then ask to submit my name. Typically, it's a company I've never heard ...
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Why IT Web companies looks for people who could use web frameworks? [closed]

I am Mark, a 25 y/o web developer living in Italy and i am currently working in an electronic company doing a web application for contacts management, i also give some help to marketing office ...
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Is it difficult to find work after an extended leave of absence? [duplicate]

I am in my twenties, and would like to quit my job as a shop assistant in a cake shop. I have been working for a few years in the same shop. I am working happily with my co-workers, but I just feel ...
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Using github to showcase code to potential employers; how should I cite the site I get code snippet from?

I am just getting into using Github to showcase my code to potential employers. The primary use of my Github is really just to show employers my coding ability. What is the right thing to do when I ...