Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Can I apply to a Software Developer job of 1 year required experience with my 1 year of technical support job experience?

Now I have 1 year technical support job experience in IT sector and I am a BE Computer Science graduate. I want to ask that can I apply to a Software Developer job of 1 year required experience with ...
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Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
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Graduating soon, should I apply for job yet? [on hold]

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
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How to estimate salary range for a position? [duplicate]

I'm paid well on a current job, and to not to be stuck at it, I'm probing for other opportunities often. The issue is, it's hard to find out which job offers to pursue and which ones to skip based on ...
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should I put my work experience that is not related to software development on my resume?

I graduated from a university 2 months ago with a BS in Computer Science and I made my resume for an Entry Level position in software developer. I did include other jobs I did in the past(retail). ...
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Big company or small company for career growth? [closed]

I did some research in this site to find something similar to my "problem" and I found relevant just this. My current situation is quite similar. I'm working in a small company ( 7 coworkers ) as ...
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Do I need to fill out online application questions if attached resume has everything in it?

The online application let me submit it with my attached resume and the required questions (can I work in the US, am I veteran, etc.) filled out but I did not enter work history, references, or ...
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How to put non-standard job description/achievements in a good light on resume?

I have been able to increase the scale and profitability of our department by creating a strategy that is completely outside-the-box and turned out to be 100s of times more effective and efficient ...
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Should I include Cover Letter if not asked

I am applying for a job, but they don't ask for Cover Letter. Should I include a cover letter anyway. If I was on the hiring end, I would look straight at the applicant's resume, and if I am ...
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Should I put my Degree or the general Field on my business card?

I'm just graduating with my Masters in Information Systems and starting my big job hunt and am unsure whether or not I should put "M.S. Information Systems" or just put "Information Systems" on my ...
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Should references in a resume be upfront, or upon request?

I've read several posts here about advising NOT to put references in resume, but when I see "Furnished Upon Request" or "Available upon request", it gives my sixth sense a queasy feeling. If I was on ...
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How a fresher can get an entry level Software Engineer job in India after completing BE/BTech (Computer Science) if he/she was not placed in college? [closed]

This is a common problem faced by most of the Indian BE/BTech Computer Science and Engineering students when their college is not providing any genuine placement to them and they leave the college ...
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As a job seeker, is it worth applying for jobs where they ask me to do some code in my own time, as opposed to conventional interviews?

While as a potential job seeker it is probably advisable to do every interview you get, is it worth treating interviews where you get a coding project with the same priority as an interview where you ...
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How to tell a prospective employer they are a second choice

When looking for a job, how do you politely handle the situation when you have two hopeful offers (e.g. have had several interviews with both companies), and you need to say "the offer sounds great, ...
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Why do companies not want to hire over qualified people?

I've heard stories of how people looking for jobs have been turned down by companies because they are over-qualified, even when they are willing to take a (sometime substantial) pay-cut. Why do ...
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Putting Dates for Short Experience Period

Some of my work experience are more than 1 year so I can easily put dates for them on my resume in this format: Year1 - Year3 But I also got some work experience which last a few months only. So, in ...
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How to ask for an update on a potential opening?

I am currently interning at HP. During the school year I would like to intern at a different much smaller company. When I first asked them they were going through some internal changes and told me to ...
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How do I recover from using a fake resume during my career?

I'm currently working as a contractor as a software engineer for a technology firm for the past 3 months for which I have faked my resume. This happened due to some unavoidable circumstances, so ...
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How do I make a career out of IT? I'm a little lost [duplicate]

Quick background: 23 y/o, turn 24 in October B.S. in IT ~1 year of experience in small computer repair shop ~1 year of experience at school district as a computer tech ~1 year+(present job) at a ...
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Can you lose admission/job offer due to few day delay in passport?

I was recently admitted at a university in Netherlands. I got admission into the Phd program, so I am considered as the employee of the university with salary and every other employment benefit. I ...
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Are you eligible to work unrestricted in the country to which you are applying? [closed]

This is a question during a prospective employer's application process. Are you eligible to work unrestricted in the country to which you are applying? I am applying for a job in japan, but do ...
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Data Scientist Cover Letter [closed]

I do not know If this part of Stack Exchange can be used to help each other writing cover letters? I am not English native so I am having a hard time finding the correct words to write a cover letter ...
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How to fill in professional experience using online-system?

I'm applying for a job, where on the online-system, I'm asked to fill in my professional experience in series of drop-down selection. Please see attached screenshot. What gets me confused that I have ...
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Would applying for jobs repeatedly with modified/updated resume annoy recruiters enough to ban the candidates?

I am talking of the situation when the application is rejected at the resume screening stage without human contact, not post interview. In the age of online applications banning would be as simple as ...
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Driver software engineer interested in transition to Web/App development [closed]

I am a junior software engineer with around 2 years' experience in the semi-conductor industry. I work as part of a team that develops driver software and firmware, using C and C++, for one of my ...
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Conflict of interest for job interview

I'm struggling with a potential conflict of interest regarding an upcoming job interview. I'll state it in terms of the two conflicting interests: Interest 1: I'm a software engineer (15 years ...
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Consequences of being greedy about salary in interview?

I am looking for entry level jobs in software development. I am not very experienced in handling salary negotiations during an interview. I have thought of a simple strategy - Estimate your market ...
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What are tools/resources I can use to check a company for transphobia and sexism during a job search?

Background: I'm a transgender data analyst/software developer. In my jurisdiction (Massachusetts), gender identity is protected under anti-discrimination laws, but most of the companies I'm applying ...
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Finding a new job after being let go

At the beginning of April I started a job at a company developing responsive web software in PHP. It was for an entry level position and they told me they understood that I didn't have much experience ...
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What should a candidate do when a start date keeps getting pushed back?

I had a recruiter work with a client who liked me, but due to various things the start date was almost always presented as within a day or two but kept on getting pushed back for weeks. After I was ...
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How to respond to a concern regarding telephone interview?

Let's say that an employer has requested and arranged for a telephone interview based on an online profile you set up via a job search platform, online. You ticked the "available for phone ...
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Not actively looking, but got a good job offer

I am a software development professional. I joined a company 6 years ago (Job #1), and worked my way up to a management position within 3. At that time I wasn't actively looking to make a move, but ...
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work samples for junior developers — what does an employer want to see? [duplicate]

I have a github which has a series of repositories. A photoshop-esque clone (java) A web application tutorial series, with branches for each tutorial (python/flask with a touch of javascript) A ...
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How does one express the need for 'work from home' days when seeking jobs?

It's very important to me that, in my job, I am able to occasionally work from home (WFH) if things come up. I'm afraid that if I ask an employer about this directly, it will come off as flaky and ...
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Last man standing (legacy system decommissioning)

My question will be whether the situation I'm going to describe should be mentioned, emphasized, or omitted when writing a resume. After many years with the company an Application Developer sees a ...
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How do I find work in another city, without leaving my current job?

The city I live in, while a great place to live, doesn't have great employment opportunities for my industry. I'm looking at upping and moving to a larger city (in a different country, though for ...
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Should I followup after 8 business days, interview went so well?

I gave a interview at a great company on 21st May so technically its been 8 business days. The interview went great. I gave 2 interviews: one phone interview and final in-person interview. The first ...
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How should incomplete freelance projects be presented in a CV? [duplicate]

I've got a freelance project that's technically finished but I'm waiting for the client to sort out domain registration, which could take up to a month. The deliverable website is available in a ...
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How to sell my small company or start-up background when applying for jobs at significantly larger corporations? [closed]

Note: I hope this question is more relevant than my previous one, but please help me rephrase if it isn't. I have a strong track record at a small growth-stage, start-up like company, and that's my ...
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How to answer “Why were you fired?” if you were not given any reason for being fired?

I am asking just to be prepared should it ever happen, because it has happened to a very few people I know: they are top performers, have always been given positive feedback by their superiors, have ...
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Is it appropriate to apply for a job requesting experience in a programming language I have only personal experience in?

Background: I'm a college student with almost 4 years at my first full-time job as a software developer. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree, but since I started this job in my sophomore year, my ...
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How to ask for final decision date for a position , when you have another offer pending? [duplicate]

I interviewed for two different companies, one of them offered me a job, but the other one is still in the process, I know they liked me and I liked them very much, however, I do not know if it is ...
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How to decide between 2 jobs? [closed]

One is a startup, US based with a software development center in my city, deals in data analytics etc. They have a probation period of 6 months for new employees, stipend is given during this period ...
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Career consequences for becoming a whistleblower?

I have worked at my current company for about five years now and work has been getting worse. Especially, it is known that the higher ups are doing some unethical business activities and general ...
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How can I manage an out of area job search when I am unable to take time off from my current job?

Background: Right now, I am living in a territory of the US (I am an US citizen), and I am in the process of relocating to one of the continental US states (probably Florida or Texas). I want to ...
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(When) Should I stop listing Eagle Scout on my resume?

I am an Eagle Scout, and felt pretty good about including 'Eagle Scout' on my college applications. After college, I felt good about including 'Eagle Scout' at the bottom of my resume when looking ...
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To what extent can career progression be damaged by not having formal education? [closed]

If I have strong experiences and major achievements (even some that are recognized as remarkable across the industry), would missing formal educational qualifications still limit my opportunities to ...
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Someone requested my resume, what should I include in the thank you letter?

I am a social worker trying to move into the for-profit industry. I have a second job as a cashier at a well known retail store. A customer and I were having a conversation as I rang her up. I told ...
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How should I represent working for multiple companies for one job on a resume?

I'm currently looking at updating my resume, and I'm having a little bit of trouble trying to figure out how to represent my current job situation. Last year I started contracting with Company A. ...
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would applying a job via linkedIn conflict with headhunter's commission [duplicate]

My headhunter sent me an e-mail saying that there is a job opening at xx company. Later I saw LinkedIn posting it (it was recommended to me "this companies are looking for candidates like you"). ...