Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Job requires a programming language that I haven't used but don't see a problem in learning

I'm a developer who has worked mainly in Java in back-end software. I've recently sent an email to a software company which is working on a web-based product I'm really interested in working with ...
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from computer engineer to automobile [on hold]

I am pursuing computer science engineering but always wanted to work in an automobile industry I have no idea what to do ? I cant pursue higher studies cant afford it?
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Advice to student [on hold]

So, my story is the next. I graduated last year, finished my study and returned home to Belarus. Now day after day,one project after one project, write automated tests for my PHP codes which the ...
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Is an IELTS or an equivalent exam needed to work as a software engineer.? [closed]

I'm a software developer and i am residing in India, and also i am an India citizen. I would like to move to Australia to find a job. So my question is do i need to clear IELTS or any other equivalent ...
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How do I be more visible at work? [duplicate]

The firm I joined initially got acquired by a bigger firm couple of months back. After the acquisition, the work quality has decreased severely. I work as a tool developer for a semiconductor company, ...
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Job interview: Contact with interview officer.

I am in a situation when I am looking for a job. I am invited for my first job interview. On the invitation letter I am informed the name of the officials to whom I will have to meet. I thought it ...
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When should I discuss guidance and mentoring with a recruiter?

During my previous employment, I noticed that I am a developer who needs at least some mentoring to be effective, namely in scheduling and project analysis. I found that I'm not that good in making a ...
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Software Development career - how to add or change languages?

I am a software developer that has primarily worked in Windows development in the Delphi language. At present, I am looking for a new job, and want to work in a different programming language (C# or ...
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How to politely decline a job offer based on work environment didn't seem comfortable? [closed]

I’ve been given a job offer for a 4-month position as a developer. I’d really like to try a developer position as most of my other positions have been IT centric. However, I’m thinking of declining ...
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How to build a professional network with the hopes of achieving a job in another town/country?

Experience: Recently when I was hunting around for jobs I sent out a large number of applications (for jobs in a different city) and only after about 1-2 months did I even any responses, however by ...
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Look for a job while waiting to be laid off

So we've been informed that there will be a massive round of layoffs in a few months and that management still hasn't decided on who to lay off. I'm guessing that the chances of me being laid off are ...
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Is it appropriate to use Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as selling point in a personal statement?

I have a personality type as indicated by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) of INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment). This is one of the rarest personality types, occurring in only 1-2% ...
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If I do not get an interview call, should I contact the recruiter to explain how I fit the role? [duplicate]

I applied to a position that I am qualified for, have relevant experience, and a pretty good resume. There isn't a requirement I don't meet, but the recruiter didn't even invite me to an interview, ...
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Taking PTO for giving interviews [closed]

I have been taking PTO to give interviews. I have been giving family reasons but my manager is getting suspicious. Is it possible for my manager to deny any further PTO in California? In which ...
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How to find a job I want to apply for when all listings seem to be 'Mystery Jobs'?

I'm wanting to move on from my current position, but I'm very discouraged that the majority of job listings I see in my area (Software/web developer) seem to be from recruitment agencies that give ...
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5answers
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When specializing is seen as a bad thing in interview

I was in an interview for a development position and mentioned I was specializing my csc degree in networking. The interviewer didn't seem to like this and went on about "how does programming fit into ...
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2answers
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Should I put that I was fired on the job application site? [duplicate]

After working for a year I was fired due to product mismanagement. (I worked at a restaurant and ate food that was going to get thrown out. GM didn't like it. GM also didn't like me because me and one ...
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what to do with Facebook when applying for jobs

I've heard of employers searching applicants Facebook profiles and was wondering if anything be done about it? Facebook no longer has the option to make profiles unsearchable. I've tried setting the ...
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How to word statment that a work environment with some noise is preferrable

I know most people like to work in quiet environments and employers may boast about how quiet their work environment is. I'm not like that and I actually prefer some noise, I mean not random noise ...
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Full Stack Developer?

I am an intermediate level .NET developer and had been recently just looking at some job postings on various websites. One thing common I find is companies looking for "Full Stack .NET Developer". ...
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How should I tell a job that I would like to review my other offers? [duplicate]

Lets say I apply to job A, B, and C. Job A calls me back next week and says they want to hire me and I am starting next week. But I have yet to hear back from job B, and C. How can I tell job A that I ...
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Requesting to see results of psychometric tests?

I recently completed a personality questionnaire for a company ahead after an initial phone conversation and ahead of a second face to face interview. Is it appropriate to ask to see the results of ...
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How to list my technical skills [duplicate]

I am applying for a few researcher positions that don't specifically require programming skills (i.e., they don't have programming skills listed in the job postings), but based on the job ...
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How early is too early to apply for a job?

I'm transferring colleges and moving to a new city soon, and would need a new job closer to where I live. The types of jobs I will be applying for is Computer Tech, Tech Support etc, pretty much a ...
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How to find flat hierarchy companies? [duplicate]

I work in IT and I'd like to find a job in a flat organization. I more concerned about the hierarchy of the company than her business. I'm getting tired of pyramid scheme and multiple layers of ...
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How might one cold-email a manager who one had contact with a while ago

I am currently applying for jobs. Around this time last year, while I was still in school, I was introduced by my friend to a manager at a company, say, in Field A. Although at the time, there was ...
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Leaving toxic workplace

Recently the environment at my job has become rather toxic, with two members of upper management having an open feud with employees picking sides and engaging in shouting matches. I want absolutely no ...
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On sites like Monster is the salary final or can it be increased?

Say I see a job opening I like on Monster that says up to 35k salary. Say I wouldnt accept less then 40k for my salary. Is there a point in submitting my resume or is there max written salary ...
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Define roles in resume if it's similar to 3-4 projects

How do I define roles and responsibilities for a project if it's similar to 3-4 projects I have worked on? Should I keep repeating the same stuff or do something else to notify the employer that I ...
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2answers
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Blocked from applying for other jobs in company

I have worked for my current employer for almost 14 years, working from home. There was an incident a couple of years back where I was unable to work because the company-provided equipment was not ...
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Answering current salary question without a steady salary [duplicate]

A hiring manager has just replied to an application I sent by asking me to clarify my desired and current salary. My issue is with the second part - at present I don't have a steady salary. I am ...
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Reply to question “why did you specialize in that?”

At a job fair I was talking to a recruiting agent and he asked what I am getting my degree in. I said computer science with a specialization in networking and communications. He asked what made me go ...
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When applying to a job via e-mail what do you put in the message?

When applying for jobs I have 2 PDFs: a cover letter and a resume. I try to make them self contained as there usually isn't places for additional information. When the application procedure is to ...
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Job interview with nystagmus

I'm facing the prospect of my first serious job interview. I've graduated recently and am looking for a job in engineering. While I'm not too worried about the interview questions, there's one minor ...
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Insight Into Applying for Jobs and Portfolios/Projects [closed]

I'm in the process of job hunting for something entry level programmer/IT related and I haven't had any luck for a few months now. I had one offer presented via LinkedIn because my skill set happened ...
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1answer
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Can anything be done about low marks on transcript? [closed]

Many of the jobs I'm applying for ask for the college transcript. I've gotten some low marks and now the school has started including the class average in the transcripts. Is there anything I can do ...
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Maintaining Online presence with uncommon name

I'm almost entirely sure, that out of 7 billion people, I'm the only person in the world with my name. As such, a quick google will pick up absolutely everything about me there is on the internet, ...
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Excluding Past Employment on Resume and Job Applications

I have a friend who was recently terminated during their probationary period at a workplace. The reason cited was a performance decline. This person was overqualified at the position, but needed money ...
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How to respond to interview questions that are on topic but very bizarre, and asking for clarification doesn't help

I had an interview for an IT position with the government and it had some very bizarre questions: list components of software and hardware (do you just want a random list?) define spam and firmware ...
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Is there standard significance to A, B, and C/1, 2, 3 listed in job postings? (i.e., research coordinator A, research coordinator B etc.)

I've noticed that a lot of positions list a number or letter after them. Is intended to indicate a specific level of expertise/years of experience? something else?
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In Europe, what can HR people really see about job applicants?

Online information divides roughly into 3 categories: What I advertise to prospective employers (e.g. StackOverflow, Xing, LinkedIn) What is available about me under my real name, but isn't ...
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School education in CV

I have recently submitted my PhD thesis and am currently updating my resume. I known that school education is generally omitted after some years. I attended several international schools* (7) where ...
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When negotiating salary, does it matter who sought who out at onset?

I'm wondering if a candidate's salary negotiation leverage diminishes if the company was not the one to reach out to the candidate, but the candidate applied for the job independently. In my case, I ...
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Gracefuly backing out of an onsite interview [duplicate]

My question is slightly different from this one: How should I phrase an email and/or conversation that I need to back out of an interview? I have an onsite interview with a company (Company A). They ...
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Including LinkedIn on resume/cover letter [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of including a URL to your LinkedIn profile on your resume or cover letter? I have most of my contact information on my cover letter and only my phone number on my resume, ...
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Importance of the average mark [duplicate]

As suggested in this comment on academia.stackexchange.com, I'm moving my question here: I'm doing my master's degree in computer science in a university in Germany. Unfortunately, I'm not one of the ...
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Mentioning minor disabilities in “equal opportunity” section [duplicate]

Many larger companies have "equal opportunity" policies for employment and ask if you are Aboriginal, handicap, disabled (I've seen some include women in this list). I have been diagnosed with ...
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Questions about layoffs [closed]

I work in the bay area as a software developer and my company is laying off people: If I am laid off how much time is given to consider the severance package? My friend said that it will be an ...
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Salary range of $m to $n, depending on experience… Why?

I've seen a number of job openings that ask for this. The difference between m and n can be substantial. Why would a company do this? Is it to get the hopes up of a potential applicant, and then ...
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Why do companies seem to advertise things unrelated to the work they do? [closed]

I went to a career fair hosted by my university. Most of the companies were local tech startups. Each had a booth you could come by and talk to the people and at the end there was a presentation where ...