Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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What kind of industrial jobs are the best or ideal for me, given my profile?

I think this question might be opinion-based to some extent, but I've just two more months remaining at my current position, so I'm feeling quite desperate to ask. I hope my question doesn't get ...
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Work experience or Certifications? [on hold]

This is about my younger brother, who is currently in India. He will be finishing his B.E. in Computer Engineering (equivalent to B.S. in Computer Science) around May 2015 and coming to pursue his ...
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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? [on hold]

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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How do telecommute contract works? [closed]

I am curious about having a telecommute job. However I have no idea how to negotiate one. How does it work? How is a common remote contract structured? I am asking about salary, payment frequency, ...
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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 ...
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Finding job leads for senior technical positions; e.g. management/lead

Bottom line: When looking for a “senior-level” job (lower management/senior tech staff), what techniques does one need to use that were not necessary for prior “normal” roles? I’m presently a ...
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“You were not selected, but we'll keep your contact in our database”

Basically I've been to a job interview on a big software company and I was rejected. They didn't give a reason, but I asked someone I know who is working there and he told me that the main reason was ...
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I feel like an offer I was just extended is an error, how do I approach this with the company/recruiter?

Long story short is that I've been looking to advance my career where I have almost 9 years of professional experience and was in interviews with a company to move into what seemed like that "next" ...
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Is there a job in the industry closest to computer science academia?

Before I start explaining the issue I need to stress that I'm trying to be honest and open, so please don't consider me arrogant or so. So I'm a recent master graduate in computer science from a very ...
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Looking to leave my first and only job, what to do about references?

I am in the field of Mechanical Engineering and I graduated a year and a half ago. While in college I interned at a company and when I graduated that company pulled me on full time. I am now looking ...
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Do you normally tell your employer when you have applied for another job? [duplicate]

When you find a new job and apply for it, is it a common practice to tell your current employer. Do you tell your current employer that you have an interview when asked to come in to interview?
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When approaching potential employers, should I identify as an 'enthusiastic amateur'?

I'm currently undertaking a Masters course in "Information Technology", with a curriculum focus on programming and software development. My previous education was not in the sciences at all - it was ...
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My seniority got stuck in a gray area, how can I make it clear in my resume?

I worked at a company for a year an some days. When I entered, I was told that I would work at max 9 months (6 months mandatory, 3 optional) as a part-time Trainee. The first six months I did some ...
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To what extent does being late or early to a job interview due to extenuating circumstances have an effect on my chances?

I don't have a driver's license, and I doubt I'll ever be able to get one due to my Asperger's. I'm currently on the hunt for a job, and during the about 2 years in total (including previous job hunt ...
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can potential employers contact previous employers and ask for salary?

I know that they can ask anything but is a previous employer allowed to give out my previous salary. Basically, I'm trying to determine why new employers ask for 'your previous salary' if there is no ...
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under-1-year experiences in different industries - Explanation/Support for Strengths

I was an international student studying for Accounting in Canada and decided to stay while working. I am in my 20's (but faced no real age-discrimination) first position: small biz. Business/Tax ...
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How can we draft better profile for CV? [closed]

I have very poor in English and I don't have idea how to write professional content for my CV so please help. I am mentioning my profile with dirty English. Company: Sooryen Active participant in ...
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Landed a job recently but got an interview from another company. Should I proceed? [duplicate]

TL;DR I got a job a month ago and have an interview invitation at a better company. How do I proceed with this interview and stay ethical/professional? I used to freelance but it didn't always go ...