Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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What are the most efficient ways of proving my suitability without a proper degree? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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US BizTalk/.NET-developer, salary question for Munich (Germany) [closed]

Maybe I am in the wrong place but I generally use StackExchange for developer related questions. Pls move my question somewhere else if its inappropriate for this category. I did some traveling around ...
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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 ...
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How do I help my team hire a Tech Support Analyst? [closed]

I am in Technical Support, or User Services as we call it. I'm very grateful for my job. I work at a top-tier research university, on a government grant, and I get to help researchers who are trying ...
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how can we identify that company is legal not a scam? [closed]

How can we judge/ identify that the company we are apply for a job is legally working in USA. This Company is valid. Is there any web site to check the history of company web site? The Main point is ...
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CV/LinkedIn modification to become more Keyword centric [closed]

I am in the final stages of My PhD (in Petroleum Engineering, unfortunately). I got my undergraduate in chemical engineering with a one year industrial diploma at an oil company (R&D), and a ...
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On my resume, should I list employer company names in English or Spanish?

I'm a New-grad RN from Colombia and of course studied my major in Spanish. Should I put the names of the hopitals I did my practices in, in Spanish or English, or both?
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How normal is it to take a freelance job without interviewing first?

For instance, a recruiter says their client wants someone to start the next week, and go for a few weeks, possibly to full-time. However, the client told the recruiter that they do not want to ...
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How hard is to find programming job in France when I speak only english [closed]

I am java developer with three years of experience and I would like to move to France for at least a year. I use english everyday and I want to learn French on basic level before moving. I want to ...
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What to do about potential employer with bad employee reviews? [duplicate]

As part of researching a company, I like to look up employers on Glassdoor.com, or check out other reviews of their company if I can find them. There will always be a few bad reviews, but sometimes ...
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How early is too early to apply for a full-time job? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate looking for a software-type job in Silicon Valley. It's competitive with so many other graduates doing the same thing, so I started applying now. I'm used to waiting weeks or ...
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I got rejected and now they called again [closed]

I am a college student looking for his first internship. Not long ago I applied for a big multinational pharmaceutical company which they called and set up the interview. Everything went perfect to ...
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Which is better for India job search, employed or unemployed?

This is a pure curiosity question, inspired by questions I have seen here. In the USA, it is better to stay with a job while searching for another one, and only resign with a definite written ...
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Can I accept a contract for a job when I have already accepted a contract for another job due to start in 6 months?

Based in the UK. Okay so I'm in a slightly messy situation here. I'm currently working for a small company ( let's call them X), it's my first job after university. While I enjoy the job, I have been ...
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Does it look bad when you are chatting about a potential job and you have to attend to something for your current work? [closed]

Not sure if I phrased the question strangely. Today I was exploring another opportunity at another company. It was more of a casual coffee chat but the "interviewer" did bring up a position and wanted ...
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Asking 3rd-party recruiters about their cut

My understanding is that a company might use a recruiter because their in-house talent scouts have had trouble finding good candidates. Because they're using a service, there is an extra cost. ...
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How to prepare for a serial interview? [closed]

What's the best way to prepare for a job interview where you will meet with several different interviewers, about half an hour each, over a period of several hours?
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The company recruiter taking long to contact me [duplicate]

I received a call from a recruiter, from a bank that I applied almost a month before. The recruiter called and left me a message (on Wednesday 2-24), I called back, but got her voice mail. I left a ...
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I've received a verbal job offer. My wife wants me to ask for a signing bonus. Is this a good idea?

My gut tells me it's a bad idea. When I discussed my salary expectations with this potential employer I told them I was looking for a yearly salary of $85K. When they made the verbal offer they told ...
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Deciding between one or two pages for your resume

I know we have questions about why resumes should be one or two pages long but my question is, how do you decided between one or two pages? I'm a recent graduate and my school told us that generally ...
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Applying to strict job descriptions about tools/SDKs used at work

I've recently seen quite a few job descriptions where the description will say something like: "Candidates without extensive experience in [X] will not be considered" or "Candidates must have [X] ...
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How should I explain why I left my last job at an interview?

I have a job interview coming up in a few days but I'm worried about what to say if asked about why I left my last job. Well not if, I know they will definitely ask why I left my last position. The ...
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Salary Negotiations between 2 offers

I got a offer letter from a company A. I am in talk with other company B. I am optimistic about getting offer from B. B asked about A's salary offer and I told them. In the meantime, A increased their ...
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How to put small scale programming at tech support job on resume

I currently work in tech support but our company has something called RCI, which is time alloted to us to work on and improve things in our work environment, because I have some familiarity with Java ...