Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Would moving to one of the main cities with User Experience job opportunities help me get hired? [on hold]

I graduated from college last May with a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors and have been seeking a career in UX ever since. Alas, I have had no luck. I am wondering if picking up and moving to a ...
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Rejected Despite Qualification [duplicate]

I applied for a job. I was called for an interview. My interview went really well. I was asked questions which I answered pretty nicely and people there interviewing me seemed really happy with my ...
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How can I find jobs which have private offices?

One thing I've learned about myself is that I'm incompatible with the new trend towards "open floorplan" workspaces in tech companies. It makes me miserable and unproductive. (Don't take this to ...
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How to deal with a hiring process which doesn't want to use e-mail and results in a lot of phone tag [on hold]

At a job interview there were 3 people interviewing me. At one point they asked if I could send them references and I told them I didn't have anyone's contact information (I had applied through a job ...
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How can I categorize my computer skills in resume?

I am preparing a resume for my job search. I have the following set of computer skills to list: Excel, SPSS, Minitab, Matlab, MS Project, Visio, ARENA, ProModel, R, SQL, Java, Python, LATEX ...
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Building a collection of code to showcase to potential employers [on hold]

I'm thinking of creating a website or opening a github account to show case the programs I have written (or will write in the future). This would be to show my skills to prospective employers. What ...
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Interviewee's won't show up for personal or face to face round of Interview

I am working in a consultancy or agency in which we will catch a client and get a job description. After that I clearly read the description and search for the candidates in job portals. I call the ...
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Can I, as a non-American student, realistically start now and find an internship in the USA for the summer?

I am thinking about applying for an internship (or student job) in the USA, preferably the LA / San Diego area. The total time there would be 1 month (although depending on the actual date I could go ...
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Recruitment - How do recruiters find jobs and is it okay to bypass them in some cases?

I read a post in which one person asks if bypassing a recruiter is ethical or not - Is it wrong to apply to a company directly when a recruiter told me about the job first. I want to extend this ...
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I am a fresh graduate. How can I impress my prospective employers? [closed]

I am a fresh college graduate. I've been applying for jobs related to my degree. How can I "impress" my prospective employers knowing that I only have the knowledge and not the experience, yet.
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Gaining more time for a job offer decision

I am currently applying for a new job in IT. I have an offer in city far away from where I currently live. The boss in the other city gave me a job offer a week ago. I told him that I need some time ...
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How to reply to when an interviewer schedules you for a time you cannot make?

I am doing a second round of interviews with a company I am trying to get a job with. I have been in contact by e-mail with the person scheduling the interviews and he wanted to do Wednesday at 1 and ...
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Contacting a company recruiter inquiring about a job application status [closed]

So, I really want to work for this one company. I have tried following up (both, via Gmail and LinkedIn's InMail) on my application to one of the company recruiters, but in vain. May I please know ...
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During my notice period I could not able to find job that best fit my experience?

During my notice period I was not able to find job that best fit my experience and my dream job in my country (India) particularly in my region. Now my notice period is completed, still I am not able ...
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Communicating professionalism of freelance programming on a resume

Edit: revised question ---- When trying to break into any career the biggest hurdle is building professional experience in that field. On any resume it's the most desirable quality for any ...
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How different is the hiring process of startup company when compared to big companies?

I'm a fresh graduate and I have an interview coming up with a startup company. I was wondering how different will the hiring process be when compared to big companies, given limited resources they ...
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How to handle applying for multiple jobs at once (with different companies) [duplicate]

I have been applying for jobs for the summer and after a long period of inactivity many are calling me back all at once. It's slightly stressful and I'm worried I will take a job only to get an offer ...
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What are the chances of faked work experience being discovered? What would the impact on potential employment be if it was?

A friend of mine has been unemployed for nearly 8 months, and is coming to the end of his unemployment benefits. After reading about how difficult it is to find jobs after 6 months of unemployment, I ...
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How can I determine when to list hobbies/side projects on a resume when the quality might be somewhat low?

I am a ASP.net developer and in my free time I have created a basic JavaScript games because I'm bored/find it fun. It helps with my job as I get a better understanding and practice with JavaScript. ...
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What level of competency does the term “Working Knowledge” describe?

I started looking for jobs today and I encountered the term "working knowledge". I do not really understand what the term means and I am wondering what kind of tasks I would be expected to do with ...
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What's the proper/professional way to interview for a new job while currently employed?

I'm in a situation now where I'm currently employed, but basically fed up with my current employer. One big issue of contention is the schedule I work, for lack of a better term. My current employer ...
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What order should experiences appear in a coverletter?

In cover letters what order should experiences (for example work you did in previous jobs) be discussed? Chronological, reverse chronological or by order of relevance? I'm applying to a job right now ...
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How do I mention my heterogenous skills on my CV?

I recently got my diploma as computer networks engineer. In our university, we have to choose between three options: Telecommunications, information security, and embedded systems. I chose the latter ...
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Candidate for the job but lack any experience [duplicate]

I've been contacted for a job offer because the employer thinks I might be good for the job. More specifically, I was found on Stackoverflow and contacted about my work there. This person would like ...
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How can you demonstrate technical competence in an interview?

I'm a mid career technical person. I currently work as a technical trainer. I'm exceptional at learning how systems work quickly, researching, I've got a wide range of technical knowledge, I'm great ...
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Should a year of Americorps service be listed as “professional experience” or “volunteering” on a resume and LinkedIn?

There was a competitive application process to get into this Americorps program and I did receive a living stipend (barely enough to cover basic living expenses). I'm inclined to list my Americorps ...
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Should references have strong technical background?

I'm a fresh graduate and applying for positions which require strong technical background. Most of the companies ask for references, but I don't have good references with technical knowledge. I lost ...
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Typo in a resume? [closed]

I am a graduating student in college and I recently started hunting for internship jobs as part of our university's academic requirements. I am currently looking for Internships related with IT ...
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Best way to ask the topics that the Interviewer will cover?

I have a technical interview coming up and the job description covers a lot of topics. But, it will always be better for me to know what will they cover, so that I can prepare and project myself much ...
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Why do companies ask for A-levels results?

During my job hunt I noticed one or two companies asking for A-levels results. For those unfamiliar with the term, I understand it stands for Advanced Levels and it's the UK equivalent of two ...
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How can I respond to “Why shouldn't we hire you?”

Can someone please explain what the employer wants to get from the question, "Why shouldn't we hire you?" What type of answers are generally acceptable responses to this question?
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How can I improve my chances for summer internships as an undergrad? [closed]

So I am an undergrad, second-year student majoring in both Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering. My grades are average in my class. I have been having a difficult time trying to ...
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As a new graduate, what strategies I should follow to get hired as soon as possible? [closed]

I will be graduating this April & I don't really want to be stay idle though I would spend my idle time working on side projects. Moreover I do have 3 internship experiences as a Web Developer. ...
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Do employers favor Premium LinkedIn Job Seekers over ordinary Job Seekers?

An option on LinkedIn for ordinary (non-paying) account-holders is to upgrade to Premium (paying) status. There are various benefits including "Move your job applications to the top of the recruiter's ...
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Is it alright to ask for a copy of your diploma or transcript of records from your HR Department?

I am currently in the process of applying to another employer, and it looks like the hiring manager wants a copy of my transcript and diploma. I am currently employed, and I think I sent out the ...
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Applying to position with multiple offices [closed]

I am applying to a position with openings in multiple offices of a large company. I am flexible and willing to work at any of them. Is there a standard on which address I should put on the cover ...
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Is it appropriate to put degree and name of university in the file name of CV?

I am a graduate and looking for a job in England. When I build up my CV, I think it could be attractive to put my degree and the name of university in the title of CV, such as "John Smith (PhD, ...
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Do recruiters still do face to face meetings to pre-qualify a candidate?

A recruiter asked me today if I would like to have a informal meet up with him in person so he could get a better idea of the type of work I am looking for and my personality, skills. I was a bit ...
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In job interviews, how should I handle being on a team at my last job for a very short time?

I recently got transferred to a different team in the same company. I have been here for 2 months now but do not find this position challenging. So I decided to look for other opportunities. Is it ok ...
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How to respond to a “we'll call you when the position opens” response, when you see the position opened?

Alright, so here's my scenario. I recently went through the application process at a company that I really would like to work for. It's a programming position, and I made it through their initial ...
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Past employer actively sabotaging my colleague's job search efforts?

I am listed as a reference for a former colleague (let's call him Bob). When working together at a past job (small company that had some financial troubles), Bob was unexpectedly let go for reasons ...
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How to make use of programming challenges to enhance your CV?

Could you please tell me how one could make use of good ranks on programming challenges web site (coderbyte, hackerrank, CodeEval) to enhance one's resume/CV? When does something like this matter?
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How important is Bachelor's degree for a programmer? [closed]

Is it hard to get a job for a programmer without having bachelors degree? I'm not interested in education just this "paper" which as some people said greatly impacts CV and employer will only accept ...
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Is a prospective boss with a history of quick hirings and firings a “proceed with caution” or “do not proceed”?

I have been contacted about a position in which the boss hired a recent college grad at a mid-range salary, fired him as unacceptable, increased the salary a bit and hired then fired someone else, and ...
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Two subcontractors want to send me to the same client. How to handle the situation?

I'm currently looking for a job and have been contacted by various companies and agencies. I interviewed with a subcontractor (call them A) and was expecting feedback from them after they reviewed ...
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How should I dress at a university job fair?

I recently attended my university's job fair. While I was there I could help but notice the wide range of clothing that people were wearing. Probably about 40% of people were wearing sports coats or ...
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Job hunting frustration. What am I doing wrong? [closed]

This post won't be short. I appreciate your patience. About me: I have a BE(honours) degree majoring in computer&electronic engineering. I've worked as a software engineer for a small dev team of ...
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Being laid off and not sure if I'm still entry level or beyond? [closed]

I'm an embedded software engineer and my company is having a RIF which is impacting at least half of the employees in my part of the organization. We are a very well known company and generally well ...
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if a prospective employer asks for transcripts, do you give both your bachelor's and masters?

I had poor grades for my bachelor's but turned my study habits around and got serious for the masters and graduated with high honors. Now, my prospective employer asked for my transcripts, and I ...
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Starting a new job for only a short time

My situation: I am in a position with my current job where I would like to be looking for a new job (company has bought a pre-made system to replace our main IT system, so in March my job is going to ...