Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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took a promotion then quit two weeks later, What to put on resume?

I had a Shift manager position for about two years and then I was promoted to Assistant Manager. The problem is that when I was promoted to Assistant Manager, I quit after two weeks of having the ...
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Leaving digital to work in the charity sector? [on hold]

I am UK based and have been offered an interview at a well respected UK brand that is a charity in their digital department as an agile PM. I quite like the brand,and if in the event I do get an offer ...
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Advertising willingness to work for minimum wage or below, is it a good idea? [duplicate]

I do not have a university degree, but I am self taught programmer with 3 years of commercial experience coding Ruby on Rails. I have voluntarily left my last job after PM called me some horrible ...
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Is it appropriate to put politically aligned internships on a non-political application

I work for a small office that does cold-calling for a senator in my state. I took the job initially as a way to put something (anything) on my resume, but now I'm having doubts as to whether or not I ...
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How do I use my self-taught knowledge to make money while enjoying my work? [on hold]

I have been programming since I was 13. I am 34 now. I have always done it because I liked doing it, I dealt with machine learning and many other concepts. The amount of programs that I developed is ...
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Why would recruiting agencies hide their clients

All the job postings from recruitment agencies I pop into don't mention the name of the company the agency is recruiting for. I was wondering what is the reason for this? I think that everyone will ...
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Should I put irrelevant jobs on my resume? [duplicate]

I'm a fresh college grad trying to get into the IT industry. I graduated with an Information Systems degree two months ago. I worked as a sales rep, valet, software and hardware mobile technician. I ...
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Job re-opened multiple times, Can I do anything? [duplicate]

So I applied for a position I am very interested in about 3 months ago. Job closed and I got an interview. Interview went well but the hiring manager said there was a candidate that was just a ...
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Do I have to live in a specific location to find a job there? [on hold]

Let's say I live somewhere in Pennsylvania. If I want to move to California, I want to find a job there first. Do companies in other locations generally respond to resumes coming from elsewhere in ...
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Should I stick with Java web(Spring) development or go to Android development as a career? [on hold]

I am currently a Java Developer doing Java,spring,hirbernate, while these technologies are fun, Im not sure I would have any use of them outside of work,since from my experience, building Java is just ...
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How will having multiple undergraduate degree majors affect job prospects?

I'm currently entering my third year of undergrad at a state university in the United States. I originally went to school for computer engineering but halfway through the past year I realized I was ...
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Before applying for jobs, how do I filter out companies that have a reputation for sacking employees willy nilly?

One of the companies I worked for, regularly let go of its employees for trivial or unknown reasons. Within a couple of months of my joining, my team lead was fired for having a 'bad attitude'. In a ...
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Is it ok to send an email request to hiring manager for an interview for an internal position?

I request your help for making the best move to get an interview. Here is the case. I am working under the President of a top university and due to funding issues, my project will not be extended. He ...
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Should I let reviews on Glassdoor influence my decision about accepting a job offer? [closed]

I am interested in applying for a couple of roles, but after looking at the company reviews on Glassdoor, they are extremely negative...Bad work/life balance, non supporting management etc These ...
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Does nobody want a “Multi-skilled” employee any more? [closed]

I am just starting to look for work as my current contract ends in a month. I have an array of skills - IT (hardware, servers, networking), Creative (Web design, graphic design, Photo/video) and Dev (...
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Would a personal RPG blog be off-putting to most hiring managers?

In my spare time I write a RPG (roleplaying game) blog - stuff like D&D, White Wolf, BESM, etc. Nothing I write is controversial or adult in the least. I've gotten paid for my articles in this ...
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Job screening after an initial job offer [duplicate]

what is job screening and what do companies check for and how can this impact the job offer if any things you wanna hide are found out about (i guess no one plays all his cards in interviews - or even ...
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What is best: one resume or multiple versions? [closed]

There seems to be a controversy as to how one should handle resumes: One resume, all inclusive for all jobs (but maybe editing specific job titles) Multiple resumes, each catering to a specific ...
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Negotiating Offers (Verbal Offers & General)

I have always wondered about this particular area of job hunting and never gave it any thought because I just took whatever came my way because I needed to move on, but with negotiating I essentially ...
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Overcoming weak area in a interview [duplicate]

In interviews, many companies want you to be a guru of something, while in software industry knowing one thing is not considered good, whereas someone who is fullstack is considered good. While this ...
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Applying for Job Listed in a Different Language

I recently moved abroad. I've been learning the native language for a couple of years, and can converse at a basic level, but I'm still not proficient enough to speak or write in it at a fluent level (...
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Asked for interview but told to meet with employee

In hopes of landing a job at a financial firm I really want to work for, I cold emailed a managing partner at their office in my city. He agreed to meet me for coffee, and we had a great 30 minute ...
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Is it appropriate to mention how long you've been applying at the same company?

In my city there's this large company employing several thousand people, at which I've already worked before during a small period, and where I'd really like to be employed again for a number of ...
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Looking for a future job while working on a PhD in a different field [closed]

I'm currently working on a PhD dissertation in Petrochemistry. At the same time, I've been improving my skills in Python programming, doing personal projects and occasionally helping my friends out by ...
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How to make amends with recruiters

So, long story short - about 10 months ago I was seriously contemplating quitting my job and I noticed that one of my LinkedIn connections (recruiter from an hr agency) posted a job that looked like a ...
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How do I send work samples too large to attach through an application interface?

I have applied for jobs through the company's website and/ or sites like Indeed or craigslist jobs. Unfortunately, many times the files(PDF's that are production print quality) are too large due to ...
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quitting a job very early; how to justify it for next interview?

I have been in a job for two months, but I have soon realized that I must change the job (I like the job, but the management is awful and is not gonna change), so I have already started considering to ...
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What to put on job application after being fired?

I was terminated from my security job because I let an unauthorized person into the building; but I didn't know he was not supposed to be in the building. He came into the building with proper ...
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Is it proper to ask the HR team by email how to apply a job position they advertise?

Currently I am interested to a vacancy advertised on a local job portal. However, the advertisement has no information about how should I apply whether it through their official website, certain email ...
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Can I give feedback to a potential employer about their product?

I am applying for a job these days. I found a company with an interesting product today so I checked their product. I liked the product overall but had some feedback on how it can be improved further ...
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Job satisfaction vs career advancement [closed]

I’m getting my degree in computer science and have tested out several different positions in companies through the co-op program. It’s been my observation that I like support or help desk related work....
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Should I add my employer where I am still in probation to my resume?

I am currently having a job for two months, and I am still in my three-months probation period. Knowing that there is probability that my employment would not be extended, I am planning to apply to ...
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Can / Should I put project budgets on my resume?

I work as an engineering manager. I am wondering if it is commonly-accepted practice to put your projects' financial budgets on your resume and discuss them in interviews. I'm thinking something like ...
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Help Finding Resources for a Career Mentor (WP/Web Development) [closed]

I am a junior-level WordPress/web developer in Northeast Massachusetts who is in some desperate need of some career guidance and mentorship. Where can I find a resource to help me find a ...
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Working in Germany in IT without the language [duplicate]

I've been considering moving to Germany (or the Swiss) for quite some time. I've been studying and now working in the UK for a while as a developer, and am Originally from Easter EU. My question is: ...
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Worked for two companies in past years but under the same boss. How I put this on resume?

I'm writing my resume. In the latest four years I worked for two companies, let's call them company A (from date X to Y) and company B (from Y until now). While I was working with company A I worked ...
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It is rude to ask for a reply only via email when applying to a job?

I'm job going to send out some resumes to apply for several software developer position. In my resume there is my mobile phone but I'd rather be reached via email, should I tell them explicitely or ...
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How should I change my plan in order to find an entry job, after graduating already?

Here's my background: 1) Went to community college for 2 years. Graduated with a high GPA. 2) Transferred to university and earned my BSc in Computer Science. 3) During my 2 years at university, I ...
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How to mention my freelancing projects of a suspended profile?

I have been working on Upwork as a Software Engineer for 3 years and had a very successful career until my profile got suspended few days ago. I worked in a company for 1 year but after that i just ...
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Does these entries in a reference letter make it no longer neutral? [closed]

Are these sentences neutral? She primarily programmed in __ and also used __ to develop __. She has working knowledge of version control primarily with Git as well as knowledge of object ...
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What are the ways to get into a field without a degree in that field? [duplicate]

I'm currently doing a BS in Physics but I am good at Swift, CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Can I get a software engineering or web development job without having a degree in them?
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Should I tell potential future employers I am in love?

I am a computer programmer and I live in a mid-sized city. A year ago, I started making plans to find a better job and move out. About 3 months ago, just as my dream job was coming into focus, I met ...
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how do I make it clear when applying for a job that I'm willing and able to relocate at very short notice?

I've previously mentioned that I was considering looking for new jobs for x and y (not relevant to this question) reasons. I'm applying for jobs in State A since I used to live there, and I can very ...
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Taking a contractor job just once-off?

TL;DR Is it reasonable to do contract work for a single job between full-time jobs when I don't yet know much about what contract work involves, or is it something that requires more time and ...
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Compensating a recruitment agency for their unreciprocated efforts

Currently I am concluding a period of several weeks of going through job offers and interviews in order to find a new job. During this time, I was assisted by several recruitment agencies. All of the ...
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What should I do if I have given authorization for references to an ex-friend without real positive feeling? [closed]

About an year-year and a half ago I was pretty close with a friend of mine, but about 7-8 months later we started drifting apart and seeing each other very rarely (once a month or so, on occasions ...
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Older IT worker, out of market for 2 years: What are some good approaches to get back in the field?

What would be the best approach for an experienced IT professional who has been out of the market for two years and close to retirement? Specifically, how can I translate my experience and skill with ...
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The sales team are not selling enough, I am not sure if I should leave [closed]

Currently working in a small start up as an Agile project manager. Current situation: My team (dev team and I) are very consistent, we are working on one product and every week we are continuously ...
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How to shift career from embedded to applications? [closed]

I am planning to shift my career from embedded to applications. I have around 10 years of experience in C, C++, Qt, and Linux. I want to work in a big firms like banking institution. Also, I feel that ...
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Should I lock my resume from editing to make it read-only?

Through a few friends I know who work as recruiters at some temporary agencies, for certain contracts the department was told to edit resumes (and heighten them so the pay rate is a few dollars higher)...