The process of finding potential new employees.

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Should I disclose my salary history to recruiters/potential employers?

The question : "What is your expected salary range?" is pretty common, but how should you respond to the question "How much were you paid with your previous employer?"? Is it disadvantageous for the ...
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HIring manager won't interview me because a recruiter got involved

I applied for a position online through the employers website after a strong recommendation by a colleague. A couple of days later a recruiter contacted me about the same position. I took the ...
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I've not received my last pay check from my contracting firm. What should I do? [on hold]

I am in a bit of a pickle. I took a position with a major corporation about a month ago. I really like the company, the people I work with and the managers. I am very happy with my current work ...
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How to convince recruiters on LinkedIn to not ask for other interested applicants?

Most LinkedIn messages I receive are of the "We are looking for a candidate with your skill sets.." theme. These messages frustrate me not because people are finding my profile and inquiring me about ...
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Signed a non-binding contract with current department, but was approached by another department I'm more interested in within the same company

So here's the situation: About to graduate and an intern at this major company, and I've been working for Department A since January. They've taught me a lot and bent over backwards for me, but I ...
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New Manager Starting - What Should Be My First Questions? [on hold]

I've been working in my current Company for about 5 years. Over the course of that time there has been a lot of staff turnover - including in managerial positions. There's a new manager starting ...
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Contact the Employer after Recruiter lowers the Salary Amount?

A recruiter contacted me, regarding an opening, to see if I was interested. This recruiter gave a Salary Amount and location for this opening. The recruiter agreed to telephone interview with their ...
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Received offer letter without any verbal interview [on hold]

Recently I got an offer letter from a company without any verbal interview only by filling up the online interview form. Is it genuine?
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What does “detail salary levels” mean?

I have been contacted by a recruiter for a potential position. At the end of the email, she asks me to "reply with my CV, detailing your current situation and salary levels". From my understanding (I ...
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How should I approach my new company regarding lost pay due to late PO approval?

I accepted a position through a recruiter to work at a large company. I gave my two week notice to my now ex-employer. Friday before my agreed upon start date the recruiter calls and says the PO is ...
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How can I get hired without an on-site interview?

I'm still a student and am looking for a job in a tech company like Google right after I finish college. The country where I live in doesn't have many big tech companies. But the problem is that I ...
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Under what circumstances should you try to bypass a 3rd-party recruiter's rejection?

I would like people to tell me under what circumstances, if ever, it can make sense to bypass a 3rd-party recruiter who has rejected you for a position and try to contact the hiring managers directly. ...
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Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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How to cope with multiple rejections [closed]

For the last two weeks, I have been interviewed by many companies but I got negative feedback from all. I'm feeling down. I gave my best, even I cleared written tests and preliminary rounds with no ...
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Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
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How To Build A Business Case For Hiring New People?

I have identified that we are under-resourced in our team based on the volume of workload and methods of dealing with this high volume - lots of task switching to keep multiple projects going at the ...
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Should I attend a job fair even if I'm not currently looking for a new job?

I was recently sent an invitation to a local job fair. I am always interested to find out what companies are out there and what they are doing, so I am tempted to sign up for it. My thought is that it ...
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Recruiting company demands references [closed]

I was contacted by a recruiting agency about a couple of jobs, but as part of their onboarding process they demanded 4 references, with complete contact information. I told them that I would give them ...
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Unprofessional behavior of H1B recruitment manager; now employer trustworthiness is in question for me?

I am working for an IT consultancy firm in the USA with an H1B visa. They employed me at their client's location. While joining, the recruitment manager told me that I have to share some of the H1B ...
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Applying for 2 different jobs in same company?

I have registered with 2 recruiting companies few months before. Now I have been called from both recruiting companies for 2 different vacancies, but same Employer. For 1 vacancy my CV has shortlisted ...
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appealing a 1st writen warning and how I go about it [closed]

Hi Can you please tell me if you have to be handed a warning letter or can it just be emailed to you, also how do you appeal you're case kind regards
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Recruiter said they'd put me forward for a job, but I'm skeptical. When/how should I apply directly?

I was browsing a job listing site and found an anonymous posting for a job I was perfectly qualified for. I applied for the job through the job posting site. Immediately afterwards I googled some of ...
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Would applying for jobs repeatedly with modified/updated resume annoy recruiters enough to ban the candidates?

I am talking of the situation when the application is rejected at the resume screening stage without human contact, not post interview. In the age of online applications banning would be as simple as ...
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How can I politely ask a recruiter of a start-up firm about on-time salary?

I have received an offer from a firm which is more of a start-up nature. Since they are willing to make a good offer I am a lil' apprehensive of the credibility of the same. I continue to wonder ...
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Is it OK to bypass the recruiter when I don't hear from him?

I am working with a recruiter to get an out of state job. The company he found gave me 3 interviews, all with positive feedback. Things were moving pretty quickly, the 3 interviews were within a 2 ...
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Why do companies fire and hire in parallel? [closed]

I've seen a couple of cases where companies lay off entire divisions because of corporate restructuring, legacy (or older) technology, etc. But at the same time they hire outsiders. Instead of ...
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Should I go through recruitment company or apply directly?

I sent my resume to a recruitment company last week and the recruiter called me and said that at this moment they had no job vacancies related to my IT skills. Yesterday I saw there a job ad ...
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Giving health information for health insurance to recruiter?

I am currently using medication for a non-life threatening, but serious physical health condition that can sometimes affect my ability to sleep well and thus affect my productivity. The medication ...
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Resources on evidence-based hiring

Recently, I have been involved in the hiring process of new recruits for software engineering positions. We have been trying our best by skimming contents on the CV, preparing code challenges, and ...
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Why does a my client insist on my incorporation?

I'm a software engineer out of Quebec, Canada. My current contract is going through a headhunting firm. I bill the headhunting firm and they bill the company I'm actually doing work for and take a ...
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How should I follow up (or not) with the recruiter after an internal referral?

I have been thinking about switching careers from a junior role in academia to private sector, and got into contact with a senior guy at a tech company I really like. We had an information interview ...
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Is it normal to be given a higher salary (contract) than originally offered by a recruiter?

I recently accepted a full time w-2 contract position and have been working on-site for less than a month. When I initially received the first call back from my recruiter before my first interview, ...
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How to discuss a skill, technology or method on my resume that is superior to the standard one required on the job specs?

Let's say the majority of companies in the industry adopt a specific strategy, technology or method X to achieve their core business targets and it works just fine and is recognized as the industry ...
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Why do some recruiters ask for Word format resumes?

This question is partially answered here: Protecting resume against recruiters, double-presentations, and MS Word? But I'm looking for a more specific answer about why recruiters do this. Some ads ...
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Is it okay to give recruiters last four digits of my SSN?

I have been approached by many recruiters recently. Some of them ask for the last four digits of my social security number or the whole number, while some do not. I never give my SSN to anyone unless ...
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would applying a job via linkedIn conflict with headhunter's commission [duplicate]

My headhunter sent me an e-mail saying that there is a job opening at xx company. Later I saw LinkedIn posting it (it was recommended to me "this companies are looking for candidates like you"). ...
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How to ask recruiter to speed the process?

As a soon to be a university graduate, I applied to a position in a large software company. I had interviews in March. Since then, I have been asking the recruiter (this recruiter is an employee of ...
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How to clearly distinguish people and strategic management from account management roles on CV?

I have about two years people and strategic management experience in my specific functional area (bizdev/account management for IT services) plus other years of junior management roles in previous ...
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How to get information out of secretive recruiters?

About six months ago, I quit my job and turned to freelancing. I am content and I have enough work to go by, but don't rule out that I would like to have a day job some time in the future, when the ...
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Can the terms from a potential employer differ from the terms presented by a recruiter?

Recently, I was contacted by a recruiter for a position. After a lengthy phone conversation in which my technical skills and employment history were discussed, he offered a certain salary range. Once ...
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In salary negotiation, does previous salary matter so much vs achievements and industry value?

I have been applying for a number of similar roles via third party / recruitment agencies and all of them have asked for my current salary - usually among their very first questions. As I wanted to ...
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Should you tell a recruiter what your salary expections are? [duplicate]

When sending a reasonable generic (ie not specific to a particular job) letter to a recruiter, should you mention what your salary expectations are? Or can this be used against you? - (ie recruiter ...
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Recruiter lied to me regarding relocation package

Recently I signed a contract with a new company. The recruiter told me that the firm would offer a relocation package when I had signed the contract. I believed him, signed the contract only to ...
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Is it required to be exact about previous salary when dealing with recruiting agencies?

All jobs I applied for have been through recruiting agencies and all of them are asking for my current/previous salary. It is much much lower than industry average (nearly half) and I don't want that ...
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Applying to a position I already allowed a recruiter to represent me for

I have been approached by two recruiters (A and B) for a position the same role at the same company. I was asked by Recruiter A first, and told them that I would allow them to represent me for the ...
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Getting into the job market as an autodidact [closed]

As a self-guided autodidactic student with a lot of experience as a freelancer, what are the best ways to find a good job? Working on your portfolio such as participating in Google's Summer of Code, ...
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Should I answer personalized job posting emails? [closed]

I've got a few emails recently from recruiters (who I have not met before) about jobs which are related to my skills/fields. For example, one of them get my email address from my github profile (I'm ...
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Should I wait for Recruiter [duplicate]

I recently applied for an internship and was able to set up an initial phone interview with the recruiter. She liked me and said she would set up an interview with the manager of the division that day ...
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Am I entitled to the salary in the job advert [closed]

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 ...