Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Decision between two jobs [on hold]

I am a recently gratuated in Fine Arts. My life choice would be painting and a job that pays my bills. Last year I was searching for a job, mostly without success. I was working in a school as an art ...
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Can I apply for a grad job whilst being in another grad job, but at a lower level? [on hold]

I am a an Engineering graduate from the UK, and am currently looking for a graduate job for a top employer in this country. In the meantime, I have found employment to tide me over in another ...
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How to deal with no evidence of skill in CV

I majored in Visual Arts last year and I'm trying to get into a Master degree course. In the meantime I would like to get a job in the IT field (I may drop the master course if I find a good job, not ...
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remedy for academic gap year in interview [duplicate]

I've a year gap in my class 12, my results were bad in test so I decided to sit and prepare for another year, and after passing my +2 I took admission in a college and after 1 year I left that college ...
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Working as a temp. What factors should be considered when applying for multiple jobs at this same organization at different times?

Sorry if the title is unclear; I wasn't sure how to explain this situation at tweet length! I will elaborate. I am currently working as a temp for a medium-sized higher education institution (I am ...
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What to do if refusing recruiters bluntly doesn't work anymore [on hold]

I have currently a job that I, for the first time of my employment history, really enjoy and I will probably be staying here for some year. I got this job through an online job search website. Upon ...
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What should a job-seeker know about job non-descriptions?

I completed a phone screen that sounded somewhere between front-end web developer and "code monkey"; core competencies listed include HTML, CSS, jQuery, and some responsive design. (Note to those not ...
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Need some input about dealing with a 3 years gap due to depression after graduating [duplicate]

How should I go about it on my resume and interview? So far I was thinking: Customized presentation letter for every app Omit graduation date on resume How bad does it look? What should I tell ...
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How should I provide my “full range skills and my own level system” to this recruiter?

Got this text this morning, via e-mail, for an application I've made and I couldn't exactly figure out what the recruiter meant by this: "Please, provide us with a full range of your technical ...
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Writing sample for engineering job application [closed]

I came across a job posting for a Machine Learning Analyst, which requires a writing sample as part of the application. I am inclined to apply for it, however am a bit confused as to what a suitable ...
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Might suggesting an offer to be paid at a low specific rate in my resume help me secure a job?

I'm a 20 year old web designer/developer without a degree and without experience in a web design job, rather Ive been working in Print Media for a year. My goal is to develop my own company featuring ...
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Why get rejected if you meet the minimum requirements? [closed]

I've visited the careers page of a large multinational tech company a couple of times, and I've noticed that some of their Software Development jobs only require a high school diploma in terms of ...
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Should I ask for my old job back? [closed]

Is it ever acceptable to ask for your old job back? I quit my first "real" job after university, as a web developer, without another job lined up. I was frustrated and it was probably really dumb. ...
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How can i improve my profile? [closed]

I have 2.5 yrs of experience at an IT firm. Currently I am in a career break of 1 yr which I took for higher studies. Due to some family problems I am not able to continue it and I'm now moving back ...
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Job placement firms, scam or real deal?

Info about me: From US, CA local. BS in Cognitive/Clinical Psychology. Currently a MS Computer Science student focusing on data science (database systems, information retrieval, data mining). Have ...
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Following up an emailed application [duplicate]

I saw a job advertised with a 'closing date for applications of 31st July' Sent my CV and covering letter as prescribed by the website to the email address specified I did not receive an automated ...
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Should I tell the interviewer that I have a holiday booked in a few months? [duplicate]

I will be leaving my temporary position soon at my current company will be starting to apply elsewhere. I'm in a weird spot where I have a ski holiday to Japan already planned and booked for January ...
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I matched the job description perfectly, my application was declined, but the job opening was renewed. What to do?

I applied to a job offer and got a phone interview, where I was being appropriate, polite and the guy told me he had a positive impression. Nevertheless, they declined me (without even having a ...
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How do I indicate that I am willing to pursue other options while still in education?

I am currently taking time out from my teaching degree. The reason was, among other things, to consider whether it was really for me. Technically I am still a student, but until January I have no ...
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Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [closed]

As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article Link. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people that I know who responded, to my ...
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Head-Hunter Agency asking for Passport

I am an EU citizen and I'm currently searching for a job in the UK. I've been working with different agencies over the internet and one of them is asking for my passport (I assume, to verify my ...
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Visa to work in European Union [closed]

I'm a non-EU citizen. Got an email asking to confirm whether I have a Visa to work in European Union without restrictions or sponsorships? Does it mean that I have to get the Visa before applying for ...
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Is not having a Facebook account considered suspicious by HR? [closed]

It is a well known fact that Human Resources look at LinkedIn and Facebook profiles of candidates. I however do not have a Facebook account. I tried Facebook, but didn't like the website and how ...
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Etiquette regarding interviewing with a competitor

I'm currently at Company ABC working in a technical role on a short-term contract position. It's a nice job, I like the kind of stuff I get to do, and there's a good chance I can go full-time soon. ...
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Is “what is your definition of clean code” an appropriate interview question? [closed]

I recently was interviewed by a software company for a software development position. I was asked the following question: "what is your definition of clean code?". I answered the question with what I ...
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Chronic Illness, Third Degree and Cover Letters [closed]

I am having trouble getting companies to reply to my applications, believe because I got a 3rd degree from Oxford. Unfortunately the underachieving was strongly related to the onset of my Crohn's ...
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How can I improve my resume profile section to get my intent across?

I'm a relatively-junior dev being out of university for 2.5 years. I've been working at a start-up game dev company and it's not working out. I just don't fit in at all. You can see my other posts to ...
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Contact company I'm interested before graduating or applying for a job

In the Fall I will be going into my last year of college and will, with almost certainty, be graduating in the Spring. I currently have a internship that runs as long as I'm in college. I've been ...
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Including in my resume work from a previous country so it will positively affect me finding a job

I just moved from Pakistan to USA. I have done BsCS(hons.) in Pakistan. I worked a job in software industry for 1 and a half years. I have been doing regular freelance projects in PHP and Python for ...
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Is it okay to include a funny picture? [duplicate]

I am currently working on an online portfolio since I'm attempting to job hunt soon. The site contains the basic information such as a list of previous work, a contact page, and a page about me. On ...
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I can't list my boss of 5+ years as a reference [duplicate]

About a year ago, I left my job of 5+ years after being passed over for promotions/salary increases for about 3 of those years. I worked for a small organization where people rarely quit other than to ...
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Disclosing your ASD status before job interview [duplicate]

Let me explain the context first... I'm a programmer with about 15 years of professional experience. I've got and Autism Spectrum Disorder, what doesn't harm my professional performance (rather the ...
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What's the best way to go about finding jobs that offer homeworking? [closed]

I'm a software developer in the UK, and I've found that it's very rare (maybe 5% of the time) to find an employer that will even consider any working from home, let alone for the majority of the time. ...
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Why do some multinational companies insist on recruiting by phone only? [closed]

I have had this problem for the second time since I started to look for employment. I submitted an application to a large multinational company by email, and they reply me that they are interested to ...
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No formal job experience - what to do for a resume? [duplicate]

I'm applying to my first actual job, pretty much. I've done work on elance/freelancer/odesk in the past (during full time student period) and currently have 5/5 average review on freelancer.com. I ...
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How can I get recruiters who call me to mail me their contact info?

Since I'm looking for a job and have posted my resume on several national sites for open positions, I regularly get called by recruiters from different consultancy bureaus, recruitment agencies, temp ...
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Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview?

Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview? I'm not sure if this comes off wrong, or how I'd think of it, of ...
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Providing references when only having work experience abroad

I came back to Florida from Israel so I'm one year here. I am legal to work in the US because I'm a citizen, and I'm looking for jobs. Most applications asks for reference. Unfortunately my only ...
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Risks in future career opportunities because of a legal name change

I'm considering changing my legal middle and last name, for unrelated personal/emotional reasons. As a man, this isn't common for obvious reasons. I'm worried that this will negatively affect career ...
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Application Confidentiality [closed]

I applied for a job and then made it to being one of the two finalists. I asked on the application that my current employer not be notified. After I did not receive the job a memo was then put out to ...
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What does “Experience in $Programming_language” mean in a job offering for students

As stated in the title, what do employers typically expect, when they ask for experience in a certain programming language in an offering for a part time job directed at enrolled students? Especially ...
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Are entry level programming positions usually unlisted? [closed]

Are entry level programming jobs not usually posted in job listings? Are they mainly acquired through word of mouth or by contacting the company directly?
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applying more than one position within the same company at a time [duplicate]

I'm looking for a technical position in a big company. I have an on-site interview coming up in location A. Then there are a few other relevant positions opening up in location A. In addition, ...
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How can I put together a portfolio for software inaccessible to the public?

The company I work for writes a software product that is used by other businesses rather than the general public. In order to log into the web app, a paid account with multiple users is required. It's ...
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Are there talent agents for programmers?

From what I understand, big-name actors have agents who actively seek work opportunities for them. A good agent will find the best opportunities for an actor and work out a lot of the small details. ...
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Two recruiters two jobs one company

I have two interviews set up for different jobs within the same recruiting company with two different recruiters, let's call them A and B. The job for A is more interesting, but I would not mind ...
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My boss knows that I had a phone interview with another company. How should I go about this?

So my boss and a coworker saw an email notification on my computer regarding a phone interview for another job. While I closed the notification really fast, I am fairly certain they saw. I do not have ...
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Is it okay to ask current team lead for linkedin recommendation, while seeking new job?

I'm looking for new job. I want to ask my team lead for a linkedin recommendation, so that I can refer to it in interviews( or indirect reference by putting linkedin profile link in CV). But I do not ...
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Should I ask to volunteer, even if I just applied for a job with the same organization

I just applied for a position with an organization that I am passionate about. I emailed it to the executive director, as requested in the job description. However, I am also sincerely interested in ...
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Does an internal move contribute towards the perception of “job hopping”

I have been with my employer for almost 3 years now, but I have only been in my current team for 8 months. Although I love my colleagues and I enjoy the work, apart from a few business-related ...