The process of finding potential new employees.

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Why so many interviews for just 10 vacant positions? [on hold]

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How long is too long for a recruitment process?

I am in the midst of a maddeningly long recruitment process and I'm not sure if I should be doing anything more to speed the process along. Here's a timeline: Feb 8: Submit application for support ...
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How do I promote myself so they will hire me at the end of my internship

I'm currently graduating from school and I'm currently on my final internship that will finish my studies. After my studies I'd like to continue working for this company. However I'm not sure how to ...
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Recruiter hasn't gotten back to me after requesting my availability for an interview

A little over a week ago, I received an email from a recruiter requesting my availability for an interview. I responded within a few hours and have still not received anything to date. I even sent a ...
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Are most foreign jobs only open to those already have permission to work? [closed]

In job listings on stackoverflow ,I see so many foreign jobs where Visa Sponsor is written. But I have read some where that most foreign jobs are only open to those who already have permission to ...
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What's a good way to use people from my current job as references for my next job? [duplicate]

A possible new Company B [3 interviews so far] asks for a reference from current [soon to be past] Company A. I got an email from HR who wants a phone number to give a quick call. Your thoughts? ...
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An HR manager lambasted a product that I count among my core skills, (how) should I correct him?

The other day I called a company about a job they advertised that I was interested in. I spoke to the HR manager there who asked me what kind of relevant industry experience I had. I told him I was ...
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Insisting on a job description before submission to company

A recruiting company calls me to discuss a few jobs. On the call, they tell me a little about the company and the position, and then ask to submit my name. Typically, it's a company I've never heard ...
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How can a new graduate find work when applications require experience? [duplicate]

I have 3 more weeks until my final exams in undergraduate school. It is the best feeling ever. Basically I'm in an electrical engineering program, and most of the time I spend in school is just ...
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too many thank you emails [closed]

this is the process so far: Recruiter "A" emailed me to take an online coding test. I thanked "A". "A" set me up with another recruiter. I thanked "A" for the opportunity. "A" set me up with a ...
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How to stay in contact with multiple recruiters from same company?

I attended my school's Career Fair recently and spoke with a few companies there that I was interested in. I ended up talking to two different recruiters from the same company, both of which gave me ...
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Proper way to ask recruiter when I should expect a response? [duplicate]

I just finished an interview with a developer from a company I want to work for, and am about to send a thank you email to both the developer and the recruiter who contacted me in the first place. In ...
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new candidates being offered much higher salaries for same job, what to do?

I am currently a senior .NET developer in the company, working on the most valuable product of the company, and one of the few with web development skills. I have over 5 years of experience and my ...
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Apply independently from recruiter? [duplicate]

I got an interview through a recruiter for a very good job. The interview went really well, but the client wanted to engage me directly without the recruiter. The recruiter somewhat disagreed and ...
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Contracts, Recruiters, and fraud? [closed]

So this is a long story but I will try to make it short I reached out to a recruiter as I was looking to get a new job. The recruiter had set up various interviews with one being at a great company ...
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CV/LinkedIn modification to become more Keyword centric [closed]

I am in the final stages of My PhD (in Petroleum Engineering, unfortunately). I got my undergraduate in chemical engineering with a one year industrial diploma at an oil company (R&D), and a ...
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Was this email a mundane “automatic” confirmation response?

I applied to a featured international job offer last Sunday evening via StackOverflow's careers. The next day, before noon*, I received a reply with a slightly different subject line on my email. The ...
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Is it safe to send old passport copy to Recruiters?

Is it safe to send old passport copy to Recruiter just for interview? he is saying that I just need proof of resident in the State. I don't need your new one I just need a copy of your old DLC or old ...
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Interview questions for talent-sourcers/managers [closed]

There are several questions on this site about good questions to ask a recruiter, but as far as I can see, they mostly pertain to a third-party head-hunter. I've recently faced several "talent ...
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Screened by recruiter — moments later, recruiter calls my employers recruiter! What does this mean?

I had a phone screen with a recruiter for a position I am interested in. It went well. I authorized him to send along my resume. I walk back into the office, and moments later, the main line rings; ...
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Differences between requirements for a software architect and highly experienced developer? [closed]

When the company post a job announcement for a "software architect" role, what additional specific requirements this implies, in comparison to the "senior developer" or "highly experienced developer" ...
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What compensation should a recruiter get when I terminate my contract? [closed]

I was recruited last month by an agency. The job was not working out. I handed in my notice to the employer. It was an amicable parting. Now the recruiter is angry and is demanding compensation. I was ...
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Asking 3rd-party recruiters about their cut

My understanding is that a company might use a recruiter because their in-house talent scouts have had trouble finding good candidates. Because they're using a service, there is an extra cost. ...
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Do recruiters call twice to candidates?

I have been approached by a recruiter recently and I was waiting for a contact to know if I went on the interview process. Meanwhile I received another a missing call of a number I didn't had on my ...
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The company recruiter taking long to contact me [duplicate]

I received a call from a recruiter, from a bank that I applied almost a month before. The recruiter called and left me a message (on Wednesday 2-24), I called back, but got her voice mail. I left a ...