The process of finding potential new employees.

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Why would a recruiter want to put someone into a direct hire job at a lower salary than the stated salary range

I work in IT and I've never worked with a recruiter before. I was recently laid off, and I just made contact with a recruiter highly recommended to me by a couple of friends. I sent the recruiter my ...
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A “Software Developer” or a “UX Engineer” ? seeking for career advice [closed]

I am a fresh graduate in Computer Science, currently working as an Associate Software Engineer. I am interested in coding and technology, and I enjoy programming. During my final years in the ...
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Competing with corporates for talent [closed]

So we are a small IT company, resources are tight, so cannot afford to pay high salaries. A lot of mid level/senior's salary expectations are 40k+ leaving juniors. The trouble is that the best talent ...
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Information to share with recruiter?

I been looking for a job a 2 months now and been having a lot of calls from recruiter. But lately I been really keeping eye on what sort of questions I am being asked e.g What is your date of birth ...
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What does it mean if a recruiter does not come back to the applicant [closed]

A recruiter tried to call me in response to my application to a position in his company. I was not available so he left me a voicemail asking me to call him back. I called back the same day and the ...
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Already applied to a job via a recruiter - pros/cons of following up directly via the company?

Was contacted by an external recruiter and told of a role over the phone. My initial thoughts were hesitant and so thought about it for a week or so. Eventually decided to contact the recruiter and ...
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Is there a way to confirm if you've been blacklisted by the HR department of a company?

A few months ago I was pretty certain I was about to be made redundant and acted rather unprofessionally (i.e. desperate as hell) to a company which I interviewed with and whom promised to give me a ...
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Thank you response from HR, negative sign?

One recruiter called me said that I was shortlisted in their candidate list*(which I had applied some where like mid of 2015, and also I went to their technical and practical interviews)* and asked me ...
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Why would German companies hire professionals from abroad? [closed]

Is there a viable and significant benefit for a German software company to hire abroad, other than having a higher-skilled professional for lesser pay? Is it worth the preliminary legal work when a ...
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How to get US work authorization for new recruits?

Say, you're recruiting a person from India and wanted him to join your company in US. In such case: What does it take to get this authorization? How long might it take? Is there additional cost to ...
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Being honest about your dismissal [closed]

Its been months now, I been terminated from my previous job while I was on probation, it was a “Caseation of probation period,” due to many complicated reason e.g. I was not given priority over a ...
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How to get a job with an Incomplete degree in BCA [closed]

still i didn't complete my degree but i have experienced 3.5 years in IT company my position is UI developer. i need to change new job. how to mention in resume how to explain to HR Please help me ...
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Who would make a good programmer for an academic department?

My academic team is looking for a programmer to take our individual outputs and integrate them together into a single graphical user interface. The job will last at most 6 months and at most we can ...
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Whether to put wording like “open to opportunities” on LinkedIn if not actively applying

Should I put wording like "seeking a new opportunity" on LinkedIn etc profile, if already employed and not actively looking to leave but unsure about my future to see what's out there and invite ...
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How do I keep potential employers from contacting my current employer?

I'm currently working at one place, but I've decided to relocate so I'm hunting for a job on the other side of the U.S. I haven't told my employer that I'm planning to relocate. I'm in the new city ...
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Pro's and Con's of sending a resume directly to a potential employer vs. through a recruiting agency

Recently I came across a job ad publicly posted on the internet by a recruiting agency. The agency is searching an employee to be directly hired by their client company, i.e. it is not about being ...
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Should I mention my future immigration status on my resume?

I am at final stage of obtaining my US permanent residency (Green Card), hopefully within the next month or so. My current employment contract will end in less than two months, and therefore, I need ...
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Could requirement of a tier 2 work permit be a major barrier for my employability?

I've been in a graduate programme for the last 2 years and I have been searching for a new job for the last 3 months and so far the search has been very demoralizing. I have sent over 50 applications ...
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Formula for computing the hourly rate for a software developer contractor? [duplicate]

I am new to the IT contracting field of employment and I am currently looking for a new role as a Software Developer or Software Development Engineer in Test in the Seattle WA area. I Googled this ...
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Will an external recruiter pressure me into accepting an offer to guarantee his commission?

When external recruiters work on commission, meaning that they're only paid if a candidate they've introduced is hired, will they try to pressure me into accepting any offer I receive, even if I don't ...
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Are recruiters incentivized to pressure you into accepting contracts?

Went through a recruiter and they got me interviews for full time and contract software engineering positions. Full time one went real well but they are really high on my accepting the on the ...
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Recruiter keeps pushing back interviews

I have had two separate recruiters push back scheduled interviews (in one case an hour before, in another, they day before) to the following week- I'm skeptical since they left it open-ended. These ...
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How long can I be in contact with a recruiter? [closed]

For the past year, I have had some back-and-forth email exchanges and one phone call with a recruiter from a company. This recruiter works at the company, (not for a recruiting firm), and looks for ...
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Should I provide my photo ID to a recruiter? [duplicate]

A third-party recruiter reached out to me for a job at a tech company. After receiving my resume, the recruiter said that the company (which he named) has requested my photo ID. The company seems to ...
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Disengaged with a recruiter after taking a position elsewhere. They want to know where I've accepted my new position, should I tell them?

I just formally accepted a written offer from a company. As a courtesy, I told an external recruiter I was working with on a different firm that I was no longer interested in continuing the interview ...
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Can a hiring manager still contact me directly even if a recruiter has disqualified me from representation?

I just received a call from my recruiter stating that they cannot represent me for a position because I had previously applied for a different position within this company who's reporting manager is ...
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A recruiter wants to see my transcript and marks but they suck, what to do? [duplicate]

A received an email from a recruiter at Google, saying they've found me on LinkedIn and that they saw I had a passion for Computer Science and liked my accomplishments. He asked for a recent copy of ...
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Sent my resume to a recruiter but not heard back. Should I follow up? [duplicate]

I am in contact with a recruiter for a Company. This is the second time I've been in contact with this person. The first time was several months ago, and after an internal recommendation and several ...
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Is it acceptable to offer assistance for background check?

It's been 2 weeks since I provided contacts for background check and as far as I know, no one has been contacted yet. I asked the recruiter if I can help out by providing more information if necessary ...
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Delay Interview by 3 months

There is a similar question here How can I delay an interview? but my case is different. The OP there, wanted to delay an interview for 2 weeks. My case is quite different: I am a programmer ...
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Is it bad to interview even if you may not be interested in leaving your company? [duplicate]

Recently I've been contacted by many recruiters about job openings. As of right now I am not actively looking for a new job (I'm happy with my current one) but I am interested in what other ...
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How to deal with recruiters who ask me who did I interviewed for in the last weeks? [duplicate]

When I get calls from recruiters I sometimes get asked if I am currently in a selection process, or which companies I interviewed recently. Sometimes, they ask me that even before offering me an ...
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How to deal with recruiters who are prompting candidates with our questions?

In engineering fields it can be quite difficult to come up with good, consistent questions that enable an interviewer to consistently get a good overview of what a candidate is capable of. ...
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How to tell headhunters from nice recruiters [closed]

Any tips on dealing with recruiters that approach me? I really struggle with this especially since i have had a bad experience with a head hunter from a major MNC. How should i avoid being cornered ...
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How to talk to a recruiter that's tricking me into doing a “test” task

A recruiter calls me and says that I seem like a good candidate and he'd just give me a test task, if i do it i get the job. While he was talking I understood that this "test" task was actually ...
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Motivation vs. skill in company [closed]

I know all job advertisements say they're looking for people who are passionate, excited, growth-oriented, etc. A lot of the time I feel like my company hires people who are good at their jobs ...
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What is the purpose of creating large-scale advertisements to work in a certain industry?

I've been seeing a lot of advertisements lately that are solely marketing the Chartered Professional Accountant career, but don't understand how this would generate a return for the organization ...
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Received a job offer but HR not responding [duplicate]

I have received verbal offer as well as an electronic offer letter where I agreed to the offer from a very large corporation and they took my passport information and said they were processing the ...
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Full Time Salary Working On Contracts - Is this a common practice?

I am speaking with a recruiter who has proposed the following to me: Get paid a yearly salary Work on contract jobs In between contracts you still get paid Full benefits Get a yearly bonus for each ...
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Should I get in touch with the recruiter with respect to accepting a job offer?

Last Wednesday, I received a job offer from Company A. The recruiter from Company A and I communicated back and forth until we agreed to terms that I would accept.† Company A gave me until Monday to ...
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How to handle exit after being placed by a third party recruiter [closed]

I placed at a new organization by a third party recruiting agency. During the conversations leading up to the offer, the recruiter told me several times that the work schedule would be 9-5. However, ...
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When is it appropriate to withdraw from a job offer and how to word it to the agency involved?

I am on unemployment, and in the UK, which means I cannot turn down an offer of employment without sufficient cause or my benefits will stop. I had a job offer made last week via a recruitment ...
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Risks of sending resumes to recruiters

I recently contacted a recruiting company to look for a new job. The recruiter asked me to send her my resume. I would like to know what the risks of doing so are. I read I should be very careful in ...
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Can I not mention some education history and degrees that I received?

My education history is complicated: I received my bachelor degree B and first master degree M1 outside US. Then I came to study for a PhD (P1) in US. But later I switched to another field for PhD ...
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What does “expression of interest” mean in job ads?

Is there really a job being advertised? Or is this what recruitment companies use to gather CVs? Should I apply in "Expression of Interest" job ads? Sample : ...
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What types of questions/comments are off-limits when contacting a recruiter?

I'm a PhD student in the last year of my program and recently started studying job search and interview techniques. I've contacted three recruiters after a job fair and I've been completely ignored ...
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How to reply an employer that I am still in the market looking for job?

I recently applied for a position.The employer mailed me saying that its for more experienced person and "If you are still in the market for new employment with a young, growing commercial IT business ...
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Most polite way to tell someone I dont understand them due to their accent

I recently started looking for a new IT position and have been getting calls from recruiters left and right. Many of these recruiters are Indian and have accents. Normally, this isnt an issue as I ...
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Would it be inappropriate to go around a recruiter and directly contact an employer with questions before a face-to-face interview?

The situation: I have been looking for a new job and have realized I'm going to need to re-locate, as there aren't many jobs in the small town in which I live. A recruiter contacted me, looking to ...
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5 Jobs in 4.5 Years [duplicate]

I am an Application Developer applying to jobs. Would you throw my resume out if you saw that I had 5 jobs in the last 4.5 years with the longest being 1.5 yrs? The back story on this is that I ...