The process of finding potential new employees.

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How can we draft better profile for CV? [on hold]

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 ...
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What differentiates a junior role from a senior role? [closed]

If I were to assess my experience so far, I would classify myself as a Junior Developer. However, there's a lot of 'Senior' job openings that have responsibilities that seem to just fit my skills and ...
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What is the etiquette for working with recruiters?

A recruiter contacts me about a direct hire in city X. He is eager to move forward, but is difficult to work with. The next day a different recruiter from a different staffing company contacts me ...
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How to teach a recruitment agency or a recruiter a very hard lesson in a professional way?

I'm a recent graduate in CS living in Germany and now I'm getting calls from recruiters. Today, I got a call from a recruiter from the UK and I was really pissed of. The guy was completely impolite ...
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Should I tell the recruiter everything?

I'm a recent graduate in CS living in Germany. I posted my CV on Monster in PDF format. Now I'm getting a lot of calls from recruiters, most of them in the UK. They tend to ask a lot of questions ...
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How to recruit an honest candidate?

I am planning to start a retail business soon. As such, my business will have a shop, and a cashier for collecting fees from customers. I would like to recruit someone to open the doors each morning ...
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A recruiter applied for me without my consent. How do I handle this situation?

Today, I received a mail from a recruiter about an open position at another company. 6 minutes later, and before I even read the other mail, I received another mail, from the company the recruiter ...
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What are the advantages of walk-in or in person interviews over online video interviews?

I am asking from the perspective of interviewer but am also interested in views from interviewee perspective if they can help. Are there certain positions where an in-person interview is preferred ...
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Is it a good idea to use recruiters to find jobs in the software industry?

I'm graduating college in May, and I keep getting emails from recruiting agencies and I'm kind of skeptical. I've read that dealing with recruiting agencies can be a real hassle and that you’re better ...
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Why are video resumes not more popular?

It seems like for certain jobs (e.g., Sales, Consulting) soft skills are critical. Video resumes, in addition to paper resume seem like a good fit. Why are they not more popular? Are their any ...
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Turning down an offer that I knew I would never accept due to relocation

I got a very good offer from a company I interviewed with recently, but I will turn it down since it implies relocation to a different city, and this is something that I did not want to do from the ...
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Resigned, but Employer Is Giving Me an Opportunity to Immigrate [closed]

I have been working as a software developer at a startup for the past three years. I was one of the first few hires here. I have been exploring few opportunities and bagged an excellent offer at a ...
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Should I care about quality of my references to a position in a company I know recruiters at?

My friends work as recruiters at a company which has recently boosted their income so they are hiring. I have several people in my rolodex who more or less fit to an open position. Some of them are ...
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No social media profiles. Am I suspicious? [duplicate]

I'm a recent university graduate looking for work. For privacy reasons, I have never registered in any of the social media sites under my real name. I cannot easily be found on ...
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What is the ethical thing to do if introduced to a company through a recruiter, then, company contacts one directly?

Through a recruiter, I interviewed for a company 3 months ago. I followed up, and was told they would know more the following week. I never heard from the recruiter again, regarding this position. ...
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Handy role title for someone managing the development and requirements processes [closed]

We need to recruit someone who has experience in software development processes, i.e., from requirements management to delivery and maintenance (but not operations and systems administration), maybe ...
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Second interview with different department what does it mean?

I had a phone interview. Then after that I was called for in person interview. The position I applied was for financial support analyst which doesn't require much of programming knowledge. The hr ...
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Do recruiters look at SATs?

I scored pretty well on the SAT and I was wondering if it was OK to list the score on my resume. Or would it be pretentious to do so?
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How do I recover from faked experience on a résumé? [duplicate]

I padded my résumé because I wanted to write experience commensurate with my (real) skill level (and years of effort which can't be directly documented). The bright-line I used to justify this was, ...
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When should I discuss guidance and mentoring with a recruiter?

During my previous employment, I noticed that I am a developer who needs at least some mentoring to be effective, namely in scheduling and project analysis. I found that I'm not that good in making a ...
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Do recruiters usually using more than one interview candidates and first ones will be sacrificed for success of the best?

After I got an offer after interview with the company (from a NON RECRUITING site), I feel that the recruiters nowadays is doing something really... tricky. Every time, after the interview, the ...
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If I do not get an interview call, should I contact the recruiter to explain how I fit the role? [duplicate]

I applied to a position that I am qualified for, have relevant experience, and a pretty good resume. There isn't a requirement I don't meet, but the recruiter didn't even invite me to an interview, ...
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Why do potential employers need to know my current salary? [duplicate]

I am currently employed and I have been emailed by a recruiter after I have updated my LinkedIn account for an open position at their company. We've had a few chats and agreed to conduct an interview ...
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Whens should we respond to recruiter messages on LinkedIn? [closed]

Is it rude to not reply recruiter messages right away on LinkedIn when you are not actively looking for a job but might start looking in 4-6 months?
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As a student should I focus on only one primary skill or learn many?

I am a student and am unsure about whether to focus my studies to generate a broad background with many experiences/technologies or on a specific skillset. In one, I will have a deeper skillset with ...
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How do I ask for follow up? [duplicate]

I am a first year undergraduate student, and recently a recruiter at a mid-sized startup contacted me asking if I'd like to meet one of their senior software engineers to discuss opportunities at the ...
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How far do I show interest in a different position within my company?

I have been working at my company as a developer/engineer for about a year now, and over that time I have developed skills in mobile development while working on a project for this position. ...
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Answering current salary question without a steady salary [duplicate]

A hiring manager has just replied to an application I sent by asking me to clarify my desired and current salary. My issue is with the second part - at present I don't have a steady salary. I am ...
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promised skype interview twice recuiter never called [closed]

I'm so pissed! I've been in contact with the hr director of a big company whom promised me twice an interview on Skype but never called. I'm wanting some help on writing an email explaining how ...
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How to share the risk of financial status with my team

the CEO told me that the company is suffering of a cash-flow problem and the board of the company has asked him to layoff and close the department that i manage and outsource the tasks of our ...
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How can I search for recruiters that will work with Entry Level developers? [closed]

I'm an entry level C#/Java+Android developer and I cannot find a technical recruiting agency that will take on somebody at my level to match them with one of their clients. I have no idea how to find ...
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How can I make the most of this situation? [closed]

For reasons that should be obvious, I've created a separate StackExchange account to ask this question. I do not have my resume up online anywhere. No where on line do I make any mention of looking ...
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What timeframe do recruiters mean when they email “You should hear back from XYZ with an update shortly.”?

I interviewed with a company two weeks back and got an email this Monday that "You can expect to hear back from another employee with an update shortly." Its the 4th day now, but two days out of the ...
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As an Employer do I have to compensate a recruiter if they give me information about someone I already know?

So, I met a developer (call him "John") through a job posting we put up on Careers 2.0. It didn't work out when we met, because he was late in the process and accepted an offer the same day that we ...
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Why do recruiters try to rush into a Right To Represent (RTR) contract?

This is a curious case for me as it seems to be split into two camps. There are recruiters who will work with me on opportunities, even go so far as to setup a preliminary screening with a potential ...
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Reason to convey to new employer for rejecting already accepted offer

I'm a software professional. I got an offer in a company with a good package. But my current employer offered me an opportunity onsite which I feel is more valuable compared to the package offered by ...
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Waiting on a call-back

So I recently applied at Target and already completed my interview. Immediately after my interview they offered a job to me contingent on my passing of a drug test. I took the drug test the next day ...
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What does it mean when a recruiter says he/she will check in every few months?

I have had this experience before and I've also heard other people saying the same. People were contacted by some recruiter directly from the company and after a phone interview about general job ...
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Answering salary questions on recruitment websites

I hope the title is self-explanatory but I would like to shed a few more details so that this is not closed as a duplicate. I've recently received an email from a recruiter about a potential job ...
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Ok to ask for GPA?

A co-worker and I were going through several resumes that we received from college job boards, and we came across one that looked pretty good, to the point that we would want to interview him. ...
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Unresponsive recruiter yet responsive hiring manager

I've read several posts about unresponsive recruiters and hiring managers. However, I have an unresponsive 3rd party recruiter but the hiring manager is responding. The last conversation I had with ...
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Are employees 'brand ambassador's of the company? [closed]

When a company says that 'all employees should act like brand ambassadors for the company', is it fair or legally correct? I agree that every employee should be focused entirely to act in the ...
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Can I work for a client after having worked for them through a recruiter? [closed]

I worked for a client for two weeks, about three months ago, through a recruiter. The company wanted to hire me, but the negotiations fell through. Is it okay for me to contact this company for ...
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Arguments for giving candidates the salary they want - without haggling

I'm responsible for building a software development team in my company. Once this team is ready I'll have to manage it and will be held responsible for its performance. One point of arguing we have ...