Linked Questions

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How can I determine a reasonable salary to ask for?

I'm looking for a comprehensive answer to this question, not short answers that just tell me one piece of the equation. The ideal answer should include: How can I determine the average salary rate ...
74
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14answers
43k views

Should I include a career objective on my resume?

These usually are overly vague and don't add much. Are there circumstance when these are worthwhile?
75
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12answers
17k views

How can I use my masters degree to get a higher salary?

I have almost completed my masters degree in computer science. I have interviewed at a lot of companies, where they told me that they don't think a Masters degree is necessary for a software developer....
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13answers
22k views

In an interview, is it required to have question(s) for the interviewer?

A Lifehacker article this week took on the final question in most interviews: "any questions for me?" The conclusion of the article, and most other advice I have seen, is that "Yes!" is the only ...
86
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8answers
140k views

How do I properly follow-up with a hiring manager, to check on the status of a position?

I had an interview on Monday, which I think went fairly well. I was told that I was the last to interview for the position, and that they were expecting to make their decision by that Friday. I also ...
45
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13answers
90k views

Wearing a suit without a tie for a formal interview?

I have a technical interview for a global bank as a software developer and I was informed by a recruiter that I should adhere to a formal dress code. I have a classic black suit, light blue shirt, ...
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9answers
90k views

How should I respond to interview questions when I don't know the answer?

What should I answer when I'm stuck in a technical telephone interview? Is it ok to say that I don't know the answer or should I throw in my perspective (even though it might be wrong)? I'm talking ...
47
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7answers
152k views

As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume [duplicate]

I am second year Computer Science student and I was going to apply at Microsoft as a Microsoft Student Partner. I am required to create a CV/Resume. Technically I don't have any work experience at ...
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6answers
7k views

Why is a one to two page résumé recommended?

When I was getting my degree, we had a course about how to market yourself as a job seeker, and one thing our teacher had a strong opinion on was that your résumé should be no longer than two pages (I ...
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2answers
1.7m views

How Should I Indicate Language Proficiency on my Resume?

Question: What are some good ways of listing language proficiency on a resume? Problem: Language is such a complex thing to explain simply. There are several aspects of most languages (reading, ...
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9answers
63k views

How important is a grade point average on a resume?

I admit i wasn't the best student in college. My years in college were spent working at a job. How important is it to include my grade point average on a resume? Also, at what point should i stop ...
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9answers
14k views

Is a cover letter really necessary?

With so many posts about recruiters not really having enough time to look at the resume, I was wondering how ( or if ) cover letters really play a significant role in the decision process. How do ...
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3answers
6k views

Should I list salary expectations on my resume?

In this question about resumes, one hiring manager brought up that he/she wanted to see Salary Requirements. There was a brief discussion on whether this was important information or not. ...
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2answers
1k views

Generic cover letter, or none at all?

I'm an undergraduate student that is actively looking for any involvement in personal projects, internships or employment opportunities within my field of study. As a result, I tend to carry plenty of ...
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3answers
1k views

Should I include a cover letter?

I am looking to apply to a test automation position and on the online application it asks me to attach my resume, but then it has a text box with a caption along the lines of "You can use the ...

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