The process of finding potential new employees.

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What does “previous applicants need not apply” mean?

Like it says in the title - on a job advert, does it usually mean that previous applicants will be automatically considered, or that they have already been considered and found unsuitable?
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When is it ok to do an end-run around a recruiter?

If my information is sent over by the recruiter, but his client turns me down, how long is considered “ok” before I can ethically go after the client direct or use a different recruiter from another ...
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Why would recruiting agencies hide their clients

All the job postings from recruitment agencies I pop into don't mention the name of the company the agency is recruiting for. I was wondering what is the reason for this? I think that everyone will ...
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Do I have to live in a specific location to find a job there? [on hold]

Let's say I live somewhere in Pennsylvania. If I want to move to California, I want to find a job there first. Do companies in other locations generally respond to resumes coming from elsewhere in ...
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I suspect headhunter company is lying to me. How to contact customers directly? [on hold]

*(Update: problem solved, H and the agents are probably clear)* I am applying for my next job here, in Germany. I have been in contact with a headhunting company and applying for jobs through them. ...
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What's the best way to go around HR? [closed]

If, for instance, you find (and contact) a senior office (the president/ CEO, VP, CFO, CMO, etc) of a company, and send them a networking query, is this a legitimate way of seeking if there are ...
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If asked, should I say that I have interviews in the next few days [closed]

While reading the question Does interviewee demand influence employment attractiveness?, I was wondering what could be a good response to: Do you have other scheduled interviews? (if asked ...
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Does interviewee demand influence employment attractiveness? [closed]

This question is aimed at people involved in recruitment/interviewing. If you found out that one of your interviewees was in high demand (offered lots of interviews in a short period of time from ...
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Company interested in me but [duplicate]

A while back I was contacted by a recruiter inquiring about my interest in a job they had open. Very good fit with my background. I went to round 2 and spoke with hiring manager who I was told was ...
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Software engineer contractor - What type of business to register? [closed]

I am taking a position as a 1099'd software engineer. In other words I am taking a contract position and I am going to be paid by my recruiter as a contractor, not employee. I will be handling my ...
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Rate negotiations with a 3rd party recruiter

I am working with a 3rd party Recruiter who tells me their client sets the rate I can be paid, is that true? I always thought it's the client that pays the recruiter, then recruiter sets the rate for ...
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Does the recruiter takes into consideration if I'm an entrant or a beginner?

I really need a job - no big surprise; I'm not the only one. My knowledge is imperfect, though, meaning that either because of the lack of practice or because I wasn't even dealing with certain topics,...
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How to decline LinkedIn connection to active recruiter?

I don't have anything to "hide" but I would rather prefer to keep my hiring process focused on myself and my resume and not have it distracted by snooping in all kinds of different directions, such as ...
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Reply to an email asking how I am and do I still want to work there [closed]

Hi can anyone tell me how to reply this email. Should I be honest about how okay I am, or keep it professional? Wording would be helpful. Thanks. Hi xxxxx How are you? I've just seen the below ...
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Is it common for an external recruiter to break contact after a couple of applications don't pan out?

This has happened to me a couple times last year and once this year. Overall this is what happens: Recruiter find my resume/profile on Monster. Finds one or more position for me. I go through phone ...
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Should I send a follow up email to ensure that my materials were received?

I recently interviewed for a very public facing position with a local government. A search firm is being used to select a candidate for this position. After the initial interview, the firm contacted ...
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How to make amends with recruiters

So, long story short - about 10 months ago I was seriously contemplating quitting my job and I noticed that one of my LinkedIn connections (recruiter from an hr agency) posted a job that looked like a ...
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Background check for proprietorship registration date vs employment date

Six years ago, I worked in a sole proprietorship trading concern in customer service before entering into the IT industry. I started working there in 2010, but that company was officially registered ...
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I've started a new job in a different state, but am not licenced, what can I do? [closed]

tl;dr (summary) I was applied for a job in Illinois. I was offered and accepted a job. However, I'm not licensed to practice in Illinois. Company has put my job on hold even though I'm allowed to ...
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Is it proper to ask the HR team by email how to apply a job position they advertise?

Currently I am interested to a vacancy advertised on a local job portal. However, the advertisement has no information about how should I apply whether it through their official website, certain email ...
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Recruiters to find a job

I went to a recruiter today for an interview. He wants to send me to a company that I had interview with six months ago, of course I didnt remember that until i reached home and gone to file this ...
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Do companies invite students to recruitment events that they have no intentions of hiring?

Sometimes I am invited to recruiting events from brand-name companies in my industry. Such invites have been targeted, i.e. not just emailing every student in a major. What does being invited to ...
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How bad can be a bad review among a lot of good ones

As part of a recruitment process, the recruiter asked me for references after the interview. However, I only have one previous work experience, which is also my current job (first one since I left ...
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Headhunted then headhunter went silent

I am currently in employment, and was headhunted by a Multi national tech company, one that I have always wanted to work for; a department head found my Linkedin profile, connected with me, and told ...
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Should I try for a counter-counter offer? [closed]

I work for Tech Firm A, and was recently contacted by Tech Firm B. Firm B has made me a fairly nice offer. I was planning to accept it, even though it means moving. My plan had been to accept and ...
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how do I make it clear when applying for a job that I'm willing and able to relocate at very short notice?

I've previously mentioned that I was considering looking for new jobs for x and y (not relevant to this question) reasons. I'm applying for jobs in State A since I used to live there, and I can very ...
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Headhunter works for client company; client company has other position open [duplicate]

A recruiter has an agreement to find applicants for a company. I, the job applicant, called the recruiter telling them that I am the best person for the job, and hand him a resume. The recruiter sends ...
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Compensating a recruitment agency for their unreciprocated efforts

Currently I am concluding a period of several weeks of going through job offers and interviews in order to find a new job. During this time, I was assisted by several recruitment agencies. All of the ...
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Should I contact the hiring manager?

I applied to a job I was interested in through a recruiter. I had the interview with the recruiter a couple of days later and she told me she will pass my resume + portfolio to the client and its up ...
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I'm posting for two openings. Should I inform recruiters about that? [duplicate]

I'm ending the recruiting process in company A. Another company B is starting the process. I want Company B speeding up the process so I could choose the best fit offer to me. Shuld I request ...
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Is a recruiter showing lack of reliability? [closed]

Currently I'm working as freelance for a small company (making videogames), they are really great (and very smart!) people, however since the company is small they can't provide a very high pay, nor a ...
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Recruiter is asking for sample code

After a good telephone conversation with an IT recruiter, he asked for sample C# (software) code of a project of my current employer. Although this is a logic question, it is impossible to send code ...
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Starting a job without interview because of urgency

I got a call from a recruiter, saying he has a contract and they need someone to start really quickly (as soon as tomorrow), but I never had an interview and he said "they like your CV", "They liked ...
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Consequences for contractor of bypassing recruitment agency [closed]

I have given a recruitment agency in the UK permission to represent me with a previous employer of mine, a company which I worked for and left 2 years ago. The recruitment agency introduced me to the ...
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Does not having a degree hinder career development [closed]

I'm curious to know if there is any cons of not having a degree if you are already in the IT industry. If you have lets say three four years working in IT as a Systems Admin, Programmer, or a ...
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How to avoid recruiters

I'm sorry if this comes off as a first world problem but over the past few years I have been getting an increasing volume of emails from recruiters. These emails have started amounting to a few ...
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Recruitment Consultant called me at work, on my company phone. Is this one unprofessional?

I'm currently searching for opportunities. One can easily read that out of my XING account. Today a headhunter found me on XING, looked up my company's phone number, called our reception and asked ...
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Should I bother to reply to emails from recruiters when I'm already employed?

Every now and then I get an email from a recruiter with a position they want to offer me. These emails are normally offering jobs outside my area of expertise and asking for skills I simply don't have....
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Job specs are just a list of attributes. How to find job specifications that are not just a tick list [closed]

When looking for jobs as a software engineer: senior software developer, analyst, manager. I am finding that all advertised jobs are just a list of skills, that the hiring manager thinks will be ...
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What are the pros and cons of using a recruitment agency or headhunter for a job searcher?

Headhunters have a somewhat bad reputation and, more often than not, people say you should avoid them, as long as you do not really need them. There are many cons to use an recruiting agency for the ...
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Should I put “Power User” on my resume

I'm curious if the term "Power User" has outlived its usefulness. There are several different definitions. Some include nothing more than knowing keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word, while others ...
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Looking for help to make a decision about an offer from a company that seems a bit fishy [closed]

Recently, I got an offer from a company, I managed to pass all the interviews. It was not that hard nor too easy. I also checked glassdoor and the reviews about the company are pretty bad... there ...
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When does it make sense to apply for another position at a company that previously rejected me after the first round of interviews?

I applied for a position in a software company in Europe, and passed the first round but was later dropped from consideration. The company now announced they need to fill another position. When does ...
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Why so many interviews for just 10 vacant positions? [closed]

A company conducts campus placement in about 10 to 12 colleges. Overall they shortlist about 100 to 110 students from all the colleges and calls them for next round of interviews. After over 2 to 3 ...
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Is it acceptable to CC my friend in a referral email?

I occasionally get recruiters emailing me. I usually politely decline. But I have a friend looking for a job, and I like to recommend him if he is a good fit. So in my most recent email turning down ...
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How to react when a recruitment agency lies to a company about salary?

I am temping for a company, and a week ago we found out that the recruitment agency has been lying to both me and the company about the salary. They are charging the company X dollars, and have told ...
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How to say that the technical exercise is hard without proper training

I have applied for a job and I have been selected as one of the top candidates that have passed for the initial interview. After all the process, We are only two left best candidates and we are ...
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Is it ok if I share my code solution as part of a recruitment process publicly for a peer review?

I submitted my solution to a coding assignment given to me as part of a recruitment process. A week after, the recruitment officer came back to me saying that they're not moving forward with my ...
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A question from a recruitment agent - answer or not [closed]

I'm new to HR and recruitment process by means of using a recruitment agent. One of them actually sent me a CV which we had received from a different agency. However, that's not a problem, but might ...
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About remote jobs in Stackoverflow [closed]

There are many remote jobs listed in SO, I was wondering how does it work? For example, I'm in Japan, and applied for a job tagged remote in US. And luckily I passed the interview, so, what's next? ...