The process of finding potential new employees.

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How should I handle a recruiter who knows I have heavy JavaScript skills and thinks I'm almost a fit for a Java position?

I'd like feedback for something on handling a recruiter and whether to pursue further interaction after seeing a red flag. I was told, "Java is the core skill," I answered, "I know JavaScript, not ...
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Are puzzles an effective part of the recruitment process?

Many companies - particularly in the tech sector - use puzzles of various kinds (including riddles, lateral-thinking questions, and guesstimation questions) in job interviews for potential new ...
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Pay rise at current role after new employer matched salary - should I ask for it to be matched again?

I've just recently signed my contract for my new position. The new position is with a government agency (UK) and works on a specified salary banding system. My current pay is higher than the lowest ...
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Recruiter Ethics [closed]

If you are currently working with a recruiter to fill a position is it unethical for that same recruiter to hire others from you current team away? Our is it just greed?
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Can I sign my own letter of appointment but for EC? [closed]

I am the HR director in my agency. We recently offered fresh appointments to all staff and subsequently confirmed their appointments. The offer letters were signed by by executive chairman and the ...
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Asking professors for syllabi to their classes when recruiting [migrated]

Since graduating I have maintained contact with a number of professors at my university and have gone back on recruiting trips. I check in on the courses being offered from time to time and have ...
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What to do if refusing recruiters bluntly doesn't work anymore [closed]

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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Is it bad to switch jobs many times in a short period? [duplicate]

I'm a 23 years old developer living in Brazil. I got my first job back in 2012, where I stayed for two years. After that, I got another one. Due to some disagreements with the boss, I left after only ...
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Position originally with a recruiter now it's on LinkedIn [duplicate]

I'm new to utilizing recruiters and had a question. I had interviews (one phone and then in person) with a company through a recruiter. The recruiter made a couple of mistakes 1) she confused my ...
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Is it wise to contact a recruiter over LinkedIn?

Note: This topic stems off this previously asked question. In which I've attempted to contact Intuit's human resources without any success. In summary I'm attempting to contact Intuit Canada to ...
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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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Appropriate to ask for rough salary figures from recruiter?

This question is similar but deals with startups. This is a established mid-sized company. Today I received my first ping from a company on StackOverflow Careers. A tech company recruiter near to ...
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How to land your first Front-End Developer Role? [closed]

I'm looking to nail my first Junior Front-End Developer role in Sydney. When speaking with recruiters the most common questions I get asked? Do you have any industry experience? What industry ...
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My HR contact's replacement is unresponsive and unaware of my interview progress

I've been going through an interview process with a major technology company at an intermediate level software development position and up until recently, things have been going great. All of the ...
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Declined job offer with recruiter after signing employer contract [closed]

My situation, Location South Africa with regards to Labour Law I got a job offer through a recruitment agency which I subsequently signed, when handing in resignation to my current position (Hosted ...
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Do I tell recruiter whose offer I will decline, the details of the offer that I have accepted?

After working with a recruiter on an offer (and getting the offer) I got a comparable offer at my current company. I decided to decline the recruiter's offer and accept my current employer's counter ...
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Recruiter did not show at set appointment

I received an invitation from a recruiter for an informal lunch meeting based on my LinkedIn profile to meet and discuss potential job opportunities. The recruiter did not show at the set meeting. I ...
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Why are benefits withheld in job postings?

It seems that companies and recruiters are all about giving a job description and asking if someone is interested in the position to respond. However these descriptions very very rarely provide any ...
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Reply to recruiter's email's tricky last line

A reruiter contacted me and the last line of his email was: Let me know if you have any interest in taking this conversation to the next step - hope to hear from you soon. While emailing him back, ...
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Resume “too technical”

A recruiter I was working with gave me some feedback from the end client, saying that I will not be moving on in the hiring process, because "my resume was too technical". Most of my previous jobs ...
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Preparing for a 3 hour interview for a different kind of role [closed]

I'm currently working as a Haxe game developer and I've been there for 2.5 years. The current manager and I don't get along too well so I'd like to move on. I'd also like to get out of the gaming ...
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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 it wise to release your current income if what you expected is twice as high as your current salary?

So here is the thing. My close one feels he is extremely underpaid. IT professional with 2 years of experience got paid around 46K. So he decided to see the market. After his research he found for his ...
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Is it wise to sign such agreement that will allow company to extract all information about you prior or current work? [closed]

I heard one of my close one has passed two phone interview and now getting ready for a face-to-face interview. However, they now sent him the applicant application to fill out that has a clause in the ...
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Is hackerrank useful as a screening tool? [closed]

This question may well be too subjective for SE, but I'm going to try. Help me make it more focused and objective if possible. I'm writing from the perspective of a job candidate, but I'm interested ...
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How to deal with recruitment companies when not searching?

I used some recruitment companies when I was unemployed and also had my CV on publicly accessible profiles on the internet. Once I found a job I set all those profiles to private or deleted them (if ...
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Salary Negotiation Etiquette

I'm a software developer working for a Small Company (SC). I have worked with them for four years, and they are my only professional development experience. A recruiter for Big Company (BC) invited ...
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How to deal with a candidate with heightened self-esteem

I've a candidate with about 1 year of rather mediocre experience in web development, but he overestimates himself and considers himself to be almost a tech lead, because he is naive and hasn't seen ...
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How to ask a recruiter not to take reference at my current employer?

I'm contacted by a recruiter and she asks for references. I don't want her to take reference at my current employer, as I don't want to undermine my further job opportunities there. They need explicit ...
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Do ranking and prestige of a university matter? [closed]

What factors should I consider in deciding whether to transfer to another university? I am currently studying Computer Science at Westminster University, which is ranked 100/126 in the UK, or 11/15 ...
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The exact same job is posted by different independent recruiting agencies and headhunters.

I would like to apply for a job which was posted online. After research, I found out that the exact same job is posted by different recruiting agencies (at least 12 oe more). Do I look for the most ...
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Contacted for same job twice — Once by recruiter once by employer

I had a fairly long interview with a recruiter yesterday who told me about a great opportunity. She sent me some materials to review, and said she would "present" me on Monday if I like what I saw. ...
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What would be the motivation for a recruiter showing up at your on-site interview?

My first time working with a recruiter. I have a second, in person, interview coming for an advanced programming job and the recruiter said he'll meet me in the lobby. Seems strange to me that he ...
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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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Should I wait for an offer letter? [duplicate]

I had written a test, and had an interview 2 weeks ago. At the end of the interview the person had told me that an actual offer can take time, however, if things don't work out they can let me know ...
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Should I interview for a job I didn't apply for? Manager from another company contacted me for interview but I didn't apply for a job

I was contacted by a senior level engineer at another consulting company. We have "connections" on linked in. His email asked if I had any interest in his company and wanted to interview. This is ...
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How to approach a company for full time application when they have rejected the internship application before?

I believe it is a pretty common situation students face in the job market. Last semester, I applied to a dozen of companies for internships. I got a few offers, and currently spending this summer at ...
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Should I ask if the position has been filled? How should I ask? [duplicate]

I had an phone interview two weeks ago, and last week I met with them in person for a web designer position. I thought I did well because they were expressing how lucky I am that I made it this far, ...
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Recruiter called up twice to tell me what the interview questions are. Suspicious?

This recruiter is from one of the top 10 companies in the world. They have a branch in India, and I applied via Indeed.com. I received a call from the recruiter, who scheduled an interview for two ...
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Can you hire a candidate that a recruitment agency provided a CV (unsolicited) of without going through the agency? [closed]

The normal process of working with recruiters seems to be to speak to them, read their terms of service, negotiate a rate, and then proceed to receive candidate profiles (CVs/resumes) However, ...
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Testing a new Apprentice Developer

We are a website development company who is trialing an apprentice for 2 days. The aim is to see how much knowledge he really has and how much he is dedicated. We wish to perhaps test him in practical ...
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Should I decline a gift from a recruiter?

I was recently offered a job by a recruiter (company HR). After a couple of calls, I declined the offer. Today I got a new mail: Hey [X] Hope you're having a good time. I just wanted to send ...
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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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Do companies see having employees who live close to the office as an advantage? [closed]

I was just contacted by a company whose offices are two minutes walk from my flat. Now let's assume that I am interested in the job and get to the interview stage. For me the location is obviously a ...
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How to ask a company who are attempting to recruit you to divulge salary ranges?

Like most people I know in the tech industry I get frequently pestered by recruiters with vague job offers similar to what is described in How to get information out of secretive recruiters? which I ...
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Pros & Cons of Contracting from Employer's perspective

What are the pros and cons of hiring contractors and consultants from the employer's perspective? If you are a manager, product owner, senior engineer, or someone higher up with the company's better ...
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Recruiting agency told me they posted a position solely to attract candidates

I am looking to start my professional career, and have an established relationship with a recruiting agency. I have never worked with a recruiting agency before to find employment. That said, they ...
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How to end a relationship with a recruitment company?

Three months ago, I, a Swedish citizen, was approached by a recruitment company since they found information about me on LinkedIn which might suit a position for a job in Sweden. Many things happened ...
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Is it appropriate to let a slow moving recruiter know that you are interviewing with other employers? [duplicate]

I interviewed with a recruiter from a large firm more than 2 weeks ago. She had expressed that the hiring director had seen my resume wanted me to be screened. The recruiter is an employee of the ...