The process of finding potential new employees.

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The exact same job is posted by different independent recruiting agencies and headhunters.

I would like to apply for a job which was posted online. After research, I found out that the exact same job is posted by different recruiting agencies (at least 12 oe more). Do I look for the most ...
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Contacted for same job twice — Once by recruiter once by employer

I had a fairly long interview with a recruiter yesterday who told me about a great opportunity. She sent me some materials to review, and said she would "present" me on Monday if I like what I saw. ...
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What would be the motivation for a recruiter showing up at your on-site interview?

My first time working with a recruiter. I have a second, in person, interview coming for an advanced programming job and the recruiter said he'll meet me in the lobby. Seems strange to me that he ...
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Are there talent agents for programmers?

From what I understand, big-name actors have agents who actively seek work opportunities for them. A good agent will find the best opportunities for an actor and work out a lot of the small details. ...
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Two recruiters two jobs one company

I have two interviews set up for different jobs within the same recruiting company with two different recruiters, let's call them A and B. The job for A is more interesting, but I would not mind ...
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Should I wait for an offer letter? [duplicate]

I had written a test, and had an interview 2 weeks ago. At the end of the interview the person had told me that an actual offer can take time, however, if things don't work out they can let me know ...
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Should I interview for a job I didn't apply for? Manager from another company contacted me for interview but I didn't apply for a job

I was contacted by a senior level engineer at another consulting company. We have "connections" on linked in. His email asked if I had any interest in his company and wanted to interview. This is ...
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How to approach a company for full time application when they have rejected the internship application before?

I believe it is a pretty common situation students face in the job market. Last semester, I applied to a dozen of companies for internships. I got a few offers, and currently spending this summer at ...
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Should I ask if the position has been filled? How should I ask? [duplicate]

I had an phone interview two weeks ago, and last week I met with them in person for a web designer position. I thought I did well because they were expressing how lucky I am that I made it this far, ...
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Recruiter called up twice to tell me what the interview questions are. Suspicious?

This recruiter is from one of the top 10 companies in the world. They have a branch in India, and I applied via Indeed.com. I received a call from the recruiter, who scheduled an interview for two ...
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Can you hire a candidate that a recruitment agency provided a CV (unsolicited) of without going through the agency? [closed]

The normal process of working with recruiters seems to be to speak to them, read their terms of service, negotiate a rate, and then proceed to receive candidate profiles (CVs/resumes) However, ...
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Testing a new Apprentice Developer

We are a website development company who is trialing an apprentice for 2 days. The aim is to see how much knowledge he really has and how much he is dedicated. We wish to perhaps test him in practical ...
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Should I decline a gift from a recruiter?

I was recently offered a job by a recruiter (company HR). After a couple of calls, I declined the offer. Today I got a new mail: Hey [X] Hope you're having a good time. I just wanted to send ...
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How can we draft better profile for CV? [closed]

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 ...