The process of finding potential new employees.

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Headhunter messed up setting up my interview

I received an email from a headhunter for a corporate job in the afternoon with the proposed phone interview time and responded that night I would be available during lunch or after work in their ...
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What to expect when interviewing with a recruiter

I am about to graduate with my Masters in Finance and am looking to work full time in the financial services sector. I am working with a recruiting firm to match me with potential clients. They ...
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Recruitment agencies calling me on the work phone! [duplicate]

Earlier today something ridiculous has happened and I wanted to share and ask for an advice. Some recruitment agency called the company I work for official phone number and asked for me. I didn't ...
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How long to wait before contact after being passed from recruiter to hiring manager? [duplicate]

I submitted my resume to a company over Thanksgiving, last week I was contacted by a recruiter, and we hammered out actually filling out their application and the possibilities of an interview. By ...
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(How) do I mention related mainstream software package on my resume?

I'm applying for engineering jobs which for the most part have extensive experience in Solidworks as an essential requirement. However, the package I have experience in is SolidEdge. Now, I know ...
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Disclosure of a preexisting relationship with another recruiting agency - ethical concerns [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in my last semester and am actively working with a recruiting firm to secure full time employment in the financial services industry. My dilemma is that I heard from a second ...
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Email recruiter to thank them [duplicate]

I received two job offers through two different headhunters. The one I turned down was quite disappointed, she genuinely felt hers was the better role for me (which it might be - it was literally a ...
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Direct hire and employment agency profit

How do employment agencies make money off of direct hires? Originally told that the position was direct hire but now it has turned to temp to hire.
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Decline job offer when using recruiter [duplicate]

I received a job offer which I want to decline, the recruiter went above and beyond to negotiate the salary, considering I had an offer elsewhere but told them I preferred their role, but at the end I ...
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Recruiter doesn't respond to my e-mail for a week. What should I do?

Sorry, my English is poor, but I'm a bit frustrated, so I need a piece of advice. I am from Russia, and last Tuesday I got an e-mail from a large company's recruiter, who lives in another country, - ...
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Job position with questionable terms - What to do [closed]

I have just applied to a position posted but have concerns with some of their job requirements. This position is a business consultant position. One of the requirements is a 3 month training program ...
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Applying directly and through recruiter for different jobs same company

I applied online for an analyst position at a bank but received no feedback except an automatic reply that the application was received. A few weeks later I was contacted by a recruitment agency about ...
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contact recruiter who told will get back to me

I was told by a recruiter that I would be receiving a call back from her in November for the next round of my technical interview. Now, it is almost end of November and I want to contact her. I am ...
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My online work is posted under an alias, how do I present that on my resumé? [duplicate]

My last name is weird and unpronounceable in my country's language, and I'm undergoing a name change procedure, which can take many years. Now, legally I still have that old name, but all my online ...
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My boss might have overheard me talking about an upcoming interview. How to react? [closed]

I am currently employed as a software developer, but I am not quite happy with the environment in my company and looking for alternatives. The market is good, and I am in contact with a recruiter who ...
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Should I include mini projects in my resume as a fresher? [closed]

I am a university fresher in Information Technology. As a fresher, I have nothing to show as my experience in my resume. But, I have done some academic projects during my study. Some of them are ...
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When not to reply to a recruiter as it would be clear that it is a waste of time? [closed]

I have not been actively searching for a job, but I received an email from a recruiter saying that he wants to talk to me about some specific clients of his and asked my updated resume. Although I am ...
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Recruiter doesn't get back to me until I email her, then gives me an unconvincing response [closed]

A little annoyed and not sure how to move forward, so any advice is appreciated. I applied to a large tech company over two months ago for an internship by giving my resume to the recruiter when she ...
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How long should I wait for a headhunter to contact a company?

I am wondering how long to wait for a headhunter to get back to me about a job that they approached me with. Three weeks ago I got a call, I met the headhunter less than a week later where it was ...
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Is it okay for a recruiter to ask for sensitive information over the phone for an initial interview?

I got a phone call from a recruiter for an "IT consulting firm" that wants to set up an interview for me with "HR." He has also sent me an email about this opportunity. I got a second call, and he ...
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Two recruiters offered me the same position – should I tell them when I refuse?

I have been contacted by two separate recruiters on the same day, for two different opportunities in separate companies and different cities. However, the two companies are subsidiaries of the same ...
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Whether to respond to a recruiter that has already been told no? [duplicate]

I have received a couple of requests for contacting people regarding employment opportunities on my linkedin profile. This would be fine normally however I am employed and on my linkedin profile it ...
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Rescheduling a Coveted Interview

I am a senior in college and I've just landed a very coveted job interview with a well known company. I shared those details to paint a picture of how careful I want to be when handling this ...
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Difference between being contacted by a recruiter, or the prospective employer [closed]

I am currently looking for jobs that start after May (when I graduate, its early, I know), getting my resume out there, and I am finding that most of the entities that call are recruiters for some ...
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Why ask, “Have you ever worked for the federal government?” as part of the pre-screen questions of a non-gov't agency?

"Have you ever worked for the federal government?" This question is part of a company's pre-screening questions. Why ask this question? What are they trying to establish?
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Should I contact my short-term work recruiter when the client wants to hire me?

I just started a short-term contract freelance development position at a startup, and I got the position through a recruiter. There was a verbal agreement where the position would last about 2-3 ...
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Can I refer an under qualified friend for a job?

I have a friend who attended university with me (on the same course) and he had to drop out at a late stage due to personal reasons. Since then he has kept an interest in software development, but has ...
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Can an employer revoke a job offer if I have an F on my transcript?

I'm currently a college senior in engineering and I've accepted a job offer starting after graduation. They require that I send them an official transcript after graduation so they can verify that I ...
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Recruiters asking me to find candidates for them? [duplicate]

I have received a couple of these types of recruiting mails on Linkedin or by email every now and then and I'm just kind of stumped as to what's the point of them. Here's a snippet from the latest: ...
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what to do when a you next employer ask you about your previous employer's contacts?

I hate working in my company, the managers were really stressful and the environment was really dark so i had some problems with them: once the manager started yelling at me for no reason, the ...
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Testing job candidates [closed]

How to test candidates before interview and during the the recruitment process. I want to test personality, aptitude, attitude, position specific knowledge, coachability, soft skills but not sure how ...
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New contracts request asks for references, but left last employer on bad terms?

I'm working as a freelancer. My last job was done remotely, halfway around the planet. That has some major communication issues. This combined with with other issues in the workplace led to the ...
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Do recruiters care about seniority titles?

A recruiter contacted me for a senior position, but with a maximum salary that is mid-level at best. As far as I can tell, there is no added responsibility coming with the senior title. Now, I want ...
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Can I always assume that a recruiter/headhunter has a contract with his client?

I'm contacted on a regular basis by recruiters and headhunters. The job-descriptions they are sending me are often simple copies of the originals made by the companies they are recruiting for. A ...
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How do I get a recruiter to stop bothering me? [duplicate]

I have a probably 3rd party recruiting for a respected firm who is too disorganized to leave me alone. He sent me six increasingly nagging emails to which I eventually replied saying I wasn't ...
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Education Gap With Work Experience [duplicate]

I have a confusion that actually my B.E Computer science Batch 2008-2012. but, since I backlog on one paper I did not complete my graduation on 2012 and joined in a small IT Firm. I completed my ...
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Recreate a job application account due to too many unsuccessful applications?

I have been applying to several jobs via an application tracking system (ie Jobvite, directly from the employer's website, where I upload a tailored resume and cover letter for each position). I have ...
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Recruiting company misrepresented position. Recourse? [closed]

Recruiting firm A submitted me for a position with a company. I was offered and accepted a position with that company, turning down an offer with a separate company that was given the same day. The ...
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Does working through a recruiter have a better chance at an interview than applying directly? [closed]

I have been working with several recruiting firms to try an find a new IT job. Today after a meeting with a new firm the recruiter told me roughly the following, "If you find a posting online let us ...
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Citing Multiple Projects for One Employer

I have worked for an IT Consulting Company for the passed year or so. I have worked on multiple projects (in-house, start to finish) for many different clients. I'm looking for an elegant way to list ...
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Different Resumes versions on the Web (one is “fake”)

I'll start by saying I have a computer science degree, and my first job I got was with a consulting firm who offered to train me in the relevant technologies (under contract). I signed the 16 month ...
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How to answer question on moving to another country for job?

I live in country X and recently I had applied to a few exciting job opportunities as a software developer in various organisations in country Y. Just this week, two of them called for a phone ...
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Received an email from a recruiter, not qualified for the job but want an internship

Note - this is somewhat related to these two questions Should I reply to unsolicited recruitment emails? Request to interview for a job I'm not qualified for I am a largely self taught programmer ...
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Can a company force you to use a specific person as a reference in the UK? [closed]

I just left a small start up company and before I left I asked one of my coworkers if they'd be willing to provide a reference for me when I'm applying for future jobs. The answer this person gave me ...
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Listing skills on resume [duplicate]

I want to know if I should list technical on which I have knowledge, familiarity and reasonable level of expertise, but no work experience in my resume. If yes than how to list them in a resume so as ...
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3rd party recruiter not playing ball?

Recently I had a 3rd party recruiter call me unsolicited about a junior developer role at FooCorp. At the time I wasn't interested so I said no; however, I went to FooCorp's website and they have a ...
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When looking for a new job how can I market my skills if subject to a strict confidentiality clause?

I work in software development, but I have a PhD and my work has a small research element to it. I have signed a confidentiality clause saying I won't reveal confidential information without the ...
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Recruiters are very strongly encouraging me to be a full time employee instead of a contractor. What is their motivation? [closed]

I've been working with some 3rd party recruiters to find my next job. Originally, they were looking for full time positions for me. But in the process of my job search I decided I'd like to try to ...
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How to respond to questions related to religion during an interview?

Recently, someone said to me that during interview with the HR, chances are they will also ask questions that are related to religious sentiment. I'm from India. What type of responses can I ...
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Proper way to handle recruting a friends from your old employer to your new employer

About four months ago, I left one employer for another. While there were several reasons that made me happy to leave, I left on good terms and have reason to believe I would be welcomed back readily. ...