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Questions tagged [applications]

Material and steps required during the process of applying for a job (interactions with the desired company).

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Pass on medical information about a job new applicant?

I'm working in a small team at a (growing) startup, and have been asked about a developer applying who worked at my previous company. He started after I left, so I didn't get to know him personally. ...
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How and where to get honest/negative feedback about resume/overall profile for job hunting?

I need to know where can I go to talk to someone and give them my details, so they can give me the brutally honest truth as to why employers are put-off by me. The places I have applied never give ...
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What should I write under “comments about you” on a job application?

I'm filling in a job application and, at the end, there is an optional free-text field which says "Comments about you". What am I supposed to write in this field? What is this field for? If it ...
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What do I put on my resume to make the company I'm applying to think I'm mature enough to handle a job?

I just turned 14 this past fall, which means I can legally work a job. I've applied to several places, fluffing up my resume with everything I think could possibly help me, things showing i'm ...
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When trying to change job fields, how do you appear capable despite a lack of experience?

I have a degree in electrical engineering and I've been working as a test engineer with an engineering firm, but I'm interested in starting my own company and I'm looking to get experience in sales, ...
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How should I sell the self-learned skills that I have not used in my previous jobs?

Almost all positions related to Data Science are asking for skill and experience in some specific tools/software/frameworks etc (besides the relevant theoretical knowledge). As a matter of fact, I ...
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How to deal with lack of technical skills when applying for jobs in IT?

My career path is somewhat untypical. I switched into IT from another field. My first position in IT was a managerial one straight away. (The position is between business and IT but more on the IT ...
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Who can I ask for help if no one replies my CV?

Since my last post several months ago, I have been searching for job actively. I have been sending CVs to companies, and learning a new technology for work, which I would prefer to use (Direct3D). ...
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Is it ok to contact old interviewers?

Some time ago I applied for a job. I went through 2 rounds but then got another offer and withdrew my application for the first position. The position I accepted resulted not to have much to do with ...
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Should I justify my “bad” GPA in my application?

I'm in the last year of my bachelor studies and I'm looking into writing my bachelor thesis at a company (hopefully abroad). Preparing my applications is do struggle a bit about my resume: My ...
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Can I adjust my previously stated salary expectation in the interview?

I applied for a Data Scientist position in a company in Germany, and I found out that the salary expectation I've stated in my application (it was required) is 10K below what the company usually pays ...
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Technical or lie? Internal job posting requirements [closed]

I was told verbally of a job posting before it was ever typed up. The applications weren’t given to be filled out until it was actually posted. When filling it out I ran across the question “how did ...
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Can I benefit from my industrial experience in the salary negotiation if it belongs to a different field?

I am applying for data science positions (Germany) as I recently finished my postgraduate study in that field. However, my previous industrial experience (before my recent graduate study) was in the ...
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Applying for a promotion and noticed I have work history missing from initial application

I am applying for a promotion. I have been with the company for 3 years. I had a background check to get the position, which I assume I passed, since I have the job. The company claims they are not ...
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How long can I delay my job decision? [closed]

I received an offer from a company and I need to respond back regarding my decision. However, I'm still waiting to hear back for 3-4 orher companies regarding my applications. I was wondering how ...
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Is it a good idea to apply for a job with the knowledge that you will leave soon? [duplicate]

I hope you can help me with my problem and also hope that this question is not off-topic here. I am currently near graduation from a Austrian school for media design and business (similar to high ...
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How to deal with cover letters for two different jobs?

Variants of this question have been asked before, but I could not find an exact duplicate for this situation: Some company offers jobs A and B. The jobs are very similar, and I wish to apply to both, ...
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What do I put under Relationship Length on my references for a job application

Im trying to complete my references on my application and i have everything except for the final box which just says, “relationship length”. There was already a space for relationship, so i’m unsure ...
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What certificates to submit as a PhD graduate (to be) for a job application?

When applying for a job in the industry and having no job experience before, what kind of certificates should I attach to my application? Besides my academic transcripts, I have certificates of ...
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Is it OK to contact a company asking for the closing date of a position?

Main Question I am looking at a job opening that has been open for a number of weeks. There is no closing date listed on any of this company's job listings. Is it OK to contact such a company and ask ...
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How do I mention the quality of my school without bragging

I am currently studying at a US university that is among the top school for the field I'm in (CS). However, the university itself is not well known outside the US, and certainly not as being on par ...
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Should I ask if it makes sense to apply?

I am planning to apply at the flight school of a big European airline. Over the past two years I gained my private pilot license (PPL) and I am not really happy at my current job and would much rather ...
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Chasing a vacancy where the end date for submissions keeps moving

I recently applied for a vacancy directly through a company's website. From postings on agency websites, it was obvious from the description that this vacancy was also being touted by several agencies ...
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Make up reason to withdraw job application

I just found out that the company head/HR who is going to be interviewing me is a former research colleague's father, and he most likely knows that I know his daughter since I have my research ...
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How to pace job-application process in great job market? [duplicate]

Currently, the job market for anything coding or data related is really great in the Netherlands. I have had two interviews, both were for places I would like to work and I have a short list of 4 ...
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Is it appropriate to ask HR for a time frame for the response about application when I know hiring manager has made a decision? [duplicate]

I made it to the last round of interviews for a job, and, as far as I can tell, things went well. Right after the last interview the hiring manager and the team leader were fairly open and told me I ...
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Can I use a temporary address on a job application if I'm new in town and don't have a permanent address?

I'm filling out a job application for a store in X city. I am moving to X city, and at the moment I don't have a permanent address. Usually I use my parents' address. But I want the company to know I ...
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How should I add the months of work experience on my resume?

If I worked at a company from 1 June to 10 Aug, and the online application just has a field for months, am I supposed to include Aug in the months or leave it because it was not even half a month.
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When writing a CV, what should I do with 'weak skills'?

I'm presenting writing a new CV, and I've got a set of programming skills I consider to be 'strong' and programming skills that I consider to be 'weak'. Example C++ for me would be strong as I know ...
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Job application in UK: using US style resume or not

I am planning to apply for jobs in UK (hopefully London). I am currently working as a data scientist in the US. Should I change the style of my resume to UK CV style? Or, should I apply with the same ...
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Job Application Question: How do I list this specific experience on the application, and how do I provide references when I don't have enough?

I'm filling out a job application in-person after submitting my resume and there's a section for Employment History. I also do volunteer work with the company I'm applying to, which was previously ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for the reasons,my job application didn't forwarded to the next stage? [duplicate]

The last days i have made same job applications to some companies and 2 days ago i received a phone call from the recruit department and we have a small talk about some extra infos, which they need. ...
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How can I gracefully leave a company I just joined if I receive an offer letter from another company I interviewed at? [duplicate]

Sorry for the clumsy title, I'm not sure what's the best way to rephrase this. And sorry in advance for the wall of text, I just feel like without the proper background this will not be a solid ...
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No response to job application. When should I give up?

I suspect I already know the answer to this question, but I feel the need to ask anyway, to get some sort of closure. I applied to a job that I was very excited about a few weeks ago. Two weeks later ...
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(Update) If I tried and failed to start my own business, how do I apply for a job without job experience?

I currently have a huge problem. Normally when you leave school in my country (Germany) you do an apprenticeship for a specific job or start studying. Well I decided to try my, or let's say our, own ...
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Applying for a job while just starting another

I'm going to start a new job at company A soon, after two months of unemployment. The work contract says I'm not entitled to ask for days off during the first six months. Besides, within this period ...
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Badly designed reimbursement form. What does that say about the company?

I am interviewing for a position at a huge multinational company in Germany. I will have an on-site interview soon. The company sent me a travel expenses reimbursement form. This form was horrendously ...
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How to apply for positions when one isn't exactly what employers have in mind?

I'm in my late thirties, and have been out of full-time employment for almost 10 years. Prior to that, I worked for six years in software development and systems engineering (fields in which I had ...
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How to reach out to a company to ask questions about a job posting?

Sometimes companies provide an email or a name of a person within the company who can be contacted to either submit the job application or to ask questions about the job posting. A lot of the time, ...
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Emailing HR after sending in an application?

Yesterday I applied to an IT position that I am very interested in. In the online questionnaire, there were 2 questions that I could not answer yes to, they asked if I had a specific certification and ...
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Can I warn my manager of both professional and personal issues with a potential job applicant?

The background About three years ago, I worked for a small retail company managing two staff in my team - let's call them Jim and Jane. Jane had been working for the company on a temporary contract ...
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When I receive my contract after handing in formal job offer

Ive got a question for you. Last month I have applied for the job position After couple days they called me with an interview. Attended to the interview - successful and after another couple days I ...
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Would it be okay to put “Freelancer / Self-Employed” to cover up 2 years of unemployment gap after graduating college?

I was wondering if I should include any text on my resume and LinkedIn for reasons to why I was not working 2 years after graduating college. And if I should, how should I phrase it other than "being ...
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Application: Should I attach a resumé, cover letter AND write an additional application in the email?

I am currently trying to find a summer job in Dublin in the field of graphic design or web design. I already encountered that specific problem when applying in Austria, but I am completely unsure how ...
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Asked to disclose employment, but it's non-public

Some time ago, I was asked in a job application to disclose whether I was at the time employed by a certain entity. Yes I was. It was critical that it not be known publicly that I was working on a ...
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Would it be a good idea to mimic a company's visuals in my CV when applying for a job?

I will be moving in couple of months to another city and already started looking for potential companies to which I could apply for a job. Most of them have a defined brand, with specific color ...
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Should I mention that I am underqualified in my cover letter?

I am an entry-level programmer (just graduated university 2 years ago) living in a smaller city, so the job market is a bit dry and their aren't a lot of opportunities for people just starting out. I ...
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How to inform former intern boss that I'm re-applying to their company

I interned at company X a couple years ago. At the end of the summer, one of my supervisors told me, "Let me know if you'd like to work here after you graduate" (would be happy to have me back, etc.). ...
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What should I do when a job was posted on two different sites with slighly different requirements?

A few days ago I found a job posting on Indeed, and I applied for it through that site. No email from the company was provided in the posting, you provide your details (name, email/phone), upload your ...
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salary dropped, thinking about leaving

I have been working at my first job out of college for about 10 months now as a developer. Just recently it was announced that starting immediately everyone is getting a pay cut. Our pay was not the ...