The process of finding potential new employees.

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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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Queries for take home exam [on hold]

I applied for web support in a company last friday and after a tough interview i had this take home exam on the same day 5pm with a deadline until wednesday. Today(monday) i had a question and ...
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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? ...
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Recruiter firm wants recruitment fee for a position I applied directly to [closed]

I was contacted by a recruitment agency in mid April for a software engineering position. I never heard back and ~1 month later I reached out to a company hiring manager directly for a different role/...
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What is the maximum time an unpaid test during the recruitment process typically take? [closed]

A company I recently applied for a job at asked me to do a test-project during the recruitment process which would take 8 to 16 hours. My gut feeling is that this crosses the line for a test project (...
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What's the most important career advice for someone who is going to work in the U.S. for the first time? [closed]

I've been recruited to work at a large company overseas and this will be my first time working and living in the United States. I'm excited about the opportunity but part of me is worried about the ...
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Can I round my GPA on my Resume

I have a Masters GPA of "3.499" and many jobs in my field have a requirement of a GPA of "3.5". The online job application portals are just filtering out my resume due to this 0.001 difference. I just ...
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Should I get bonded or hope to get a potential new job offer [closed]

I applied for a new job about 6 months ago and after a fairly quick round of interview they (potential new employer) got back to me today. I am happy they have asked me permission to contact my ...
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Am I allowed to pass on a recommendation letter used for a separate occasion?

Building off of the situation in this previously asked question... I am in the process of interviewing for other job opportunities. My boss is aware that I am most likely looking for other work ...
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Should I hire the friend?

We have a vacancy open up in our development team. One of the members of the team is an extremely high performer and he wants his friend to join. Reasons for hiring his friend The company has a ...
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Responding to a new position from a current recruiter

A few months ago, I was contacted by a recruiter for a position. I was interviewed and hired within three weeks. My start date is currently a month and a half away, after my graduation date. ...
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Responding to job offer while waiting for another offer at same company? [closed]

I'm in a bit of a panic right now, so I'd love some advice. I'm sorry in advance for the long post. I applied for two different positions at the same company (a large hospital), let's call them job A ...
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Is it ethical to coach referrals?

If my company has a referral bonus clearly I benefit financially in the short term from getting my own referral hired. That said, I'm genuinely not interested in referring people I wouldn't want to ...
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Internal Recruitment Policy [closed]

So our company has an internal recruitment policy, namely that... All roles will, from now on, be advertised internally and externally for a minimum of 2 weeks. Recently (24th February) a job ...
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How to refer a job candidate when you're planning to leave for a new job soon

I've been offered and accepted a new job, which I'm excited about. The offer is conditional on a background check, so I'm waiting to give my two weeks notice and should be doing that next week. ...
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Will taking an interview if I'm not currently interested in the position hurt me in the future?

A well-known, large software company has recently opened a development office in my hometown. I really like the company, and if I wanted to work for a large software company - this one would be my top ...
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Mid level applying as junior [closed]

I have such situation. In general based on my general programming skills I would not call myself junior developer (over 3 years of development experience). But the vacancy I saw now, is about junior C#...
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Emailing internal recruiters about updated skills [closed]

I applied for a Java script internal position. My first interview turned out to be a little bit technical and interviewer suggested to brush up my skills as I told him my skills are college level but ...
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Should I apply for a job directly or through a recruiter? [duplicate]

I have applied to a company that I really want to work for directly through their website. I got a reply from the HR saying they will be scheduling interviews next week or two when the hiring manager ...
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Should I try to re-negotiate my pay due to a big change in the job description?

A recruiting agency offered me a job at a given rate. Two successful job interviews took place with the company and the outcome was very positive. However, after realizing my qualifications, the ...
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If an HR person or recruiter requests sensitive information, should I provide it to them? [duplicate]

Is it safe to divulge sensitive personal information to an employee of a company's HR department, over e-mail or the phone, either before or after receiving an offer? Should I do anything to double-...