The process of finding potential new employees.

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Am I entitled to the salary in the job advert

I have been offered a job but the contract shows a different (lower) salary to the advert for the role. What rights do I have to recieve the advertised salary? If I question it, does the employer ...
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Do recruiters have to say where they get their contact info?

I've increasingly been getting recruiter emails at my personal email address, and on occasion even my work address (!). As I've never personally reached out to these people or companies, and I'm not ...
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What is the process with recruiters for a third party?

I am currently about a year from completing my Bachelor's in Software Engineering. I was recently contacted via email by a recruiter for a third party. They said that they found me via LinkedIn, and ...
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Why is quitting without having a new job lined up seen so negatively by employers?

I'm a programmer and I'm trying to understand why quitting without having a job matters so much. For me cash flow is not an issue - I have more than enough to live off of for 5+ years and in any ...
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What are general traits that recruiters look for in programmer? [closed]

In college (BS and MS in CS 10 years ago) I was very good at programming, and took a great interest in it. I would be absorbed for hours (and it's usually hard for me to focus on anything) to get ...
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I picked up test task out of curiosity; How to drop it professionally?

I'm working as a programmer at a software company. I'm generally satisfied with my current position, but I keep passively looking and don't skip chances to look what's else there. We're having tight ...
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How should, or shouldn't, I work with a recruiter who asked me to be hush-hush about his former agency?

In the past I've worked with recruiting agency A. Today I was contacted by recruiter B, whom I knew through recruiting agency A but has now left and is now working for recruiting agency C. The ...
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Recourse after recruiter has become unresponsive? [duplicate]

A little bit of background: I am currently employed and not actively seeking new employment. I generally ignore most recruiters seeking to have me interview for those "perfect fit" positions. This ...
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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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Does LinkedIn recruiter help consultancies or agencies in the way it should be?

I have been using Linkedin recruiter icense for months. It is a passive network. If we post a job it will give results in 10 or 20 days, whereas job portals give us an immediate response. Is there a ...
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Recruiter asking for 5 years worth of references for contract position in the UK

I have been contracting for several years and I have signed a new contract which started last week and should run for 2 months, possibly more if I am lucky. The recruiter I am working with are ...
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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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Is it wrong to apply to a company directly when a recruiter told me about the job first

If a recruiter told me a about job and he gave me name of the company, would it be considered nefarious or underhanded for me to apply with the company directly instead of going through him in the ...
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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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How can I refuse interviewing someone I know/am a friend of?

My question is related to Conflict of Interest at interview?, but from the other side of the interview process. Here are situations I have been in: I was asked to interview a person I knew. I was ...
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Company's recruiter forgot to call me for a phone interview. Options for getting in touch with another recruiter?

I recently got recommended by a colleague for a position at a large company, and applied thru an internal channel. My colleague thinks I'd be a fit for the team and the position, but my first phone ...
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Does the external recruiter have to honor workplace communication policies when communicating with job candidates?

A an executive recruiter contacted me about a potential opportunity with a client of theirs. After general 'initial' screening, I was asked to complete a lengthy document answering questions as ...
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Why advantages does tailoring a resume have over sending out generic resumes?

Note: I am speaking from the perspective of a recent college graduate applying to firms with graduate programs/schemes. I don't know if this makes a difference or not! There are many, different, ...
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When should I include information in my resume to indicate I have a high IQ?

When should you add info on projects or associations that you joined that are exclusive to extremely intelligent people (e.g. Mensa, in my case)? Researching on the internet implies a general ...
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Redundant position refilled

The company I worked for in the hospitality sector was taken over and I worked for the new owners for 3 months until the premises closed for refurbishment. On the last day I was informed my position ...
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Value of using a 3rd party recruiter's candidates, for employer

Recently I was conducting a job search and working with a recruiter I know, who submits my resume+credentials to various companies we discuss. Some of these companies are small, such that I'd never ...
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Telling a friend why they weren't hired

A friend of mine recently interviewed at my workplace, and was shown around town ( we don't currently live in the same city) by myself and a few co-workers. After a week of not hearing any news from ...
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How to deal with a potential job recruiter turf war?

I was looking for a job in software development and I was pleased when in one day I had three potential phone interviews with the promise of emails containing job spec, company spec etc from the ...
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Name of effect on a company when the head changes [closed]

I understand when a large company changes the head boss, it creates a ripple effect of changes through the entire company. This is due to, the people directly under the new head boss will change how ...
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Recruiter contacts me, but then says I am not a match?

I'm curious about the reasoning behind this kind of habit. I've been contacted first by two recruiters, who seemed very interested and it appears they have a position that matches well. But then after ...
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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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Is it possible to bypass a recruiter that once introduced you to a firm? [duplicate]

So 2.5 years ago while I was still attending university I was once contacted by a recruiter, who later introduced me to a firm (firm A) where I had a interview but I didn't take the job at the time (I ...
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Techniques for presenting a portfolio when an employer is asking about a candidate's ability

I have recently been applying for jobs as a programmer. I have created a small portfolio with specific examples that display my knowledge of various facets of programming and how my work experience ...
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Do managers monitor employees' LinkedIn connection activity?

I've noticed several coworkers at a firm I recently departed who are connecting to recruiters on LinkedIn. I can only assume they're beginning their respective searches. This was a company where most ...
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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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Is it unprofessional to have a headhunter come to my current place of employment to talk with me? [closed]

I had a headhunter find me on LinkedIn, where I "build" my professional network, but he offered to come by my current place of employment to introduce himself and give me his spiel. Is this ...
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Freelance vs Agency Contract vs Full Time Salary

What's the rule of thumb for salary/rates for freelance vs contracts thru an agency vs full time salary? I personally use a ballpark for freelance rate vs full time rate as 1.4 times the amount of an ...
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If I plan on staying at my job, should I approach my boss about being recruited by competitors?

I am very happy at my current job and do not plan on leaving it. In the past month I have been approached by two in-house recruiters working for two of our competitors asking me to interview with ...
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What should I do when my dream company is interested in me before my skills are developed?

There is a company I adore and working there would be my dream job. My plan was to continue working on my programming skills (which are currently underdeveloped) and then start contributing to this ...
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How to get an employer / recruiter to consider you for a role where you are lacking some of the key or desirable skills required? [duplicate]

I was a .NET programmer in a sole developer capacity for nearly eight years until i got made redundant due to a downturn in sales at the company. While at the firm i specialised in VB.NET, WinForms, ...
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Submitted Rate On Contract Position

My recruiter will submit my resume to a potential position with a rate to the hiring manager. If an offer is in place is it a good idea to renegotiate on the rate even though an initial rate was ...
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Swapping internship position with friend

That’s a weird one. Recently I’ve applied for some summer internships along with my good friend, who shares similar expertise. There was one company we would particularly love to work for. As the job ...
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Will recruiters approach the other positions I applied? [closed]

I am currently doing an internship in a small company, but haven't signed a contract yet. However, I received a call from a HR of a big company. It's about summer internship, which is five months ...
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Recruiter offering me an interview two days after I applied for the same position via the company's website. Should I apply through both routes?

I applied for a job that I really like via a company's website. Two days later, a recruiter whom I've previously been in contact with offered me the same position. But by now, another three days ...
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Nursing Benefits Vacation Time By Seniority

A friend of mine is a nurse in a hospital and told me that all vacation time is determined by seniority. Even when a hospital recruits and hires an experienced nurse from the outside they still start ...
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Should I contact the recruiter who didn't respond to my e-mail, through Linkedin? [closed]

I have recently interviewed for a developer role at a tech company and the interviews went well. In the final interview, the manager mentioned that he got good feedback from the interviewers and that ...
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Approached while intern at a company

So I have been an intern at a company which is a blast to work at. A lot of relative young people who are really willing to help. The boss who is my tutor has dropped several times he wants to hire me ...
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Contract job vs Employment on Resume

From the perspective of a prospective employee, what is the difference between being onsite with another firm (from your parent organization) and a contract position for that firm? For instance ...
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Headhunter called me “expert”. Can I ask for expert salary or is this just the way headhunters try to make you feel good? [closed]

I get requests/offers from IT headhunters from time to time. Now, a headhunter called me an "expert" in my field. I'm maybe a senior, but not an expert. I'm unsure how to handle this, and I don't want ...
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Is it counter productive to hire externally for senior skilled roles?

Firstly, I was unsure as to how to ask this question in a QA format & in a generic way, but I'm trying. I am a Software Developer (but I'm guessing this will apply to other skilled positions) and ...
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Is it okay to decline the offer after accepting it a few months ago? [duplicate]

I am on my final year of studies of Computer Science. A few months ago I had an interview and got an offer, I accepted it. Now, I got an offer from a better company and a bigger salary. Can I decline ...
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Is a cover letter really necessary?

With so many posts about recruiters not really having enough time to look at the resume, I was wondering how ( or if ) cover letters really play a significant role in the decision process. How do ...
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How do you predict the probability for a freelancer to abandon a project? [closed]

Freelancers sometimes abandon projects in the middle, even if they realize they would not get paid. Reasons for such action could be traced back to the employer (the project manager), who is making ...
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Should you treat recruiters and employers differently when looking for a job?

Earlier I asked this question about how forth coming you should be your career development plans. Now moving forward, I notice that a lot of IT jobs are advertised through recruiters. I'm ...
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Counterpart of headhunters

What (or who) would provide commercial services to help a job-seeker find a job? That means, is there some kind of inverted headhunter who helps potential employees find companies (and not companies ...