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

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As a co-owner of a small business, how do I assure a hiring manager that I will actually be available?

I'm the technical co-founder of a small software business (two people). We built some very niche enterprise SaaS software and have a few big clients who pay us every year. The software is now so ...
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How to correctly say, “I know this job is a step down but I'm desperate for a job in the current market so I still want it”? [duplicate]

I'm applying for a job which is a step down from my most recent job, which I got made redundant from. The job market is so brutal that I have no choice and I'll take any management job I can get at a ...
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Could a partner confide to my boss that I want to change my job?

For one year I worked with a consultant who covers an important role for a company I would like to work for. He would most likely be working with anyone who takes one of these open positions. I have ...
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Giving References For New Job

I applied for a software developer position and they are asking for references. I finished school not too long ago, and my past experiences are internships, that happened between 1 and 3 years ago. I ...
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Multiple applications for the same company but same motivation structure

I would like to apply for several positions at the same company and department. My cover letter uses more or less the same structure for any application: introduction, common aspects between me and ...
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I have been ghosted by a recruiter - what are my options with regards to the job role we were discussing?

I feel like I need to point out that I have nothing against recruiters, and frankly they generally do a great job, particularly in times such as these. The situation: I was recently approached by a ...
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Is it okay to call a recruiter to speed up the process?

So I have been contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter for an open position of his client. After the first calls, I've decided to apply for that position and sent him my CV, I also got positive feedback ...
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Re-entering job information after uploading resume

When a job application asks me to enter job info, after uploading a resume, should I re-enter all the positions on my resume (jobs/clubs/etc.) or just the relevant ones or just paid jobs? I am a ...
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How to mention accreditation in progress on a Resume?

If you're currently studying for an Accredited Professional title and also actively job seeking, can/should you put on your resume Accredited Professional (In Progress), if you expect to take/pass the ...
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Can/should I omit “Senior” from title my resume

I currently have a "Senior" title with a company I am currently furloughed from and am looking for new opportunities as it is unlikely that I will be recalled with my company. While I have ...
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Potential employer wants me to list helpful books on programming I've read, but I haven't read any in years

I'm a developer with 5 years of experience, looking for another employer. One company I'm going to apply for the full-time job wants me to mention and summarize 3 helpful books on programming I read ...
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Hiding current low academia salary from potential employer

I am working in academia as a Post-doc which always pays low as compared to my market value. A potential employer from an industrial position, before even taking my interview, asked my current salary ...
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Is a cover letter ever too formal in some scenarios?

Sometimes there are scenarios where I am in communication with a business contact for a while that eventually leads to a work opportunity to apply for. This has happened a number of times to me, and ...
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Should I wait until after my doctoral disputation to apply for a job in the industry?

I will submit my Ph.D. thesis in September and hopefully have my disputation in January. I studied computer science and my current research fund would be finished by April, and I'm thinking about ...
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Recruiter asked me to touch base after immigration but have not replied

A few month ago I had two phone interview at a large tech company. The second one was a follow up as they weren't sure about the first one. At the time, I was transitioning from OPT to H1B for my ...
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How should I respond to a potential employer thanking me for my application and telling me they'll be in contact?

I sent my application to a Professor for a PhD position. His secretary replied: Dear Mr Singh, Many thanks for your application. We will be in contact with you in due course. Yours sincerely, XXX XXX ...
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Worth contacting HR when reapplying to same company?

Previously, I had posted regarding a job I was heavily considering as it had some career relevance. Currently I am applying to another institute that is partly affiliated with the institute that had ...
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How to address someone with a misleading email address

I am looking at the open positions of major company. The webpage page says: Submit your resume and cover letter to: Fred Nurk, Corporate HR Manager FNurk@corporateoffice.com But the email address ...
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Is finishing my CS degree critical to being employable as a web developer if I already have good experience and an internship? [closed]

I have an ongoing internship on an agile web development team at a company in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 list and I've learned great skills and knowledge there such as React, Typescript, and Git. ...
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How should I apply for a job if I'm experienced in the industry, but not with the stack?

As of June 2020, I've accumulated about three years of working experience in web development. It involves both frontend and backend, as well as a rather small subset of programming languages, ...
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Application: Should I disclose my sex, where (another) one is given priority in the job advertisement?

"Applications from women are expressly welcome and will be given priority in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. Severely disabled applicants and applicants, who have the legal ...
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How to structure responses to key selection criteria in an application letter

The job I am applying for lists several selection criteria, some of which overlap in their scope and most of which overlap in the experiences I would draw from to respond to them. Is it preferred that ...
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How to maximize my chances of getting an interview for a job application that only asks for a Resume?

I'm applying for a job that I really want. I just applied online and the system only asked for my resume and some general questions. I believe that's because the firm uses some keyword tracking system ...
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Applying to job when transcript is bad

I am applying to a job asking for transcript. Mines is not good (2.8gpa and also took 6yrs to finish Bachelors due to not taking my classes seriously for select semesters). Should I just forget ...
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If I'm “not required” to submit a cover letter, does that mean it's optional or discouraged?

I'm applying for a job and it gives the option of including attachments such as references and transcripts, but then also says: You are not required to submit a cover letter Does this mean I can, ...
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How do you professionally ask about going back to your old job?

I'm 6 months into my second job and it's destroying my mental health to the point I'm seeing a therapist now. I'm sorry if this question seems dumb or ill-researched but I haven't been able to think ...
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Would you attach a certification to a application, when the certification is older than a few years?

Some IT-certifications, like e.g. the certifications by Cisco or CompTIA, expire after three years. Other certifications (e.g. Microsoft) have no expiration-date and are valid lifelong, once they are ...
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Basic proficiency in a language make you a better candidate for a job/internship abroad even if they will be speaking English in the workplace?

Would having basic proficiency in a language make you a more attractive candidate for a job/internship abroad even if they will be speaking English in the workplace? My degree allows for a year in ...
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Software Student - should I take semi relevant part time job?

I am in my second year of software engineering and is currently awaiting a part time job offer. Which is good, especially during these corona times when job opportunities have dried up. The job offer ...
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How to proceed when you're accepted, but are waiting the answer from another company first?

I applied for internship in several companies by the start of the month. I had a tricky deadline in another thing so by the end of the month I need to have definitive answers for internships. I was ...
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Cover letter when applying a company that rejected my intern application before

In a few month I am looking to apply a full time position (new grad.) in a company. In the recent past I had applied for similar role (intern) in the same company, and was rejected after one of a ...
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After getting laid off, should I wait for the corona pandemic to pass before applying for a new job? [closed]

Backstory: In my country, as in most countries I presume, there is a big shortage of engineers and software people, and companies are desperately trying to reel in as many as possible. (At least, this ...
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Starting a career in psychology (talent development and creativity) without any internships or other job experience

I've completed my master's degree in psychology last year. The master track is called “talent development and creativity” and I have also done a few courses in coaching. Now I am looking for a job and ...
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Should I mention in my cover letter that I could learn a language mentioned in the job ad from my significant other?

I am currently preparing documents for applying for a job within my own country of residence. The job ad says that knowledge of a foreign language, Russian in this case, would be a plus. The problem ...
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How to apologize for responding late to an internship offer?

I had cold emailed an organization a couple of months ago in May to ask for an internship, and while they did not have openings then, they did contact me this February about an internship offering, ...
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Will it negatively impact my application if I ask referees aren't contacted before interview?

I'm applying for a new role and on the application form there's a box next to each referee saying "Can this referee be approached prior to interview?". Given the fact that if I don't get this role I ...
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Suggesting to freelance for a design agency before applying for a job

A few months ago I decided I was going to leave my job at the design agency I was working for. I applied for a few other design agencies at the time that I liked the look of (even though none appeared ...
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I lied in my CV. What is the least horrible way to mitigate the issue? [duplicate]

I applied to a position and I lied on my CV. YES I know it is wrong. But this question is not about judging the morals of having lied but the other way around, i.e. how to fix what I have done ...
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Delay in scheduling interviews

I applied for a software position in a large, reputed company and was contacted to schedule phone interviews. They asked me to provide a few dates over the next 3 weeks so that they could schedule ...
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Two different HR of the same company contact me. What to do?

I was interested in working at a company that was offering two different positions. The positions were not the same but had some similarities. I was interested in both positions. In each advertisement ...
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I graduate this semester. How should I answer “do you currently have a bachelor's degree?”

I am graduating in a little more than 2 months. I have started looking for jobs and sending applications to the ones I am seriously interested in. One of the online applications had a question that ...
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Applying to a job in a public organization, but the the organization itself blocks down the application system. How to apply?

I came across a job I am interested to apply to in an international public organization. i.e. it is an organization whose funding comes from governments from many countries. Therefore they have strict ...
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What does it say about a company when they require a degree for a junior programmer's position?

Location: The Netherlands Certain junior programming job applications in the NL require you to have finished a HBO study (similar to a Bachelor’s degree), As I understood, a lot of programmers are ...
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Online job application through job application engine Recruitee but no confirmation email

In the past I applied to multiple jobs using the engine Recruitee. As per my experience, every single time the application was submitted I promptly got a confirmation email. However today I applied ...
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What are considered appropriate/inappropritate methods for initial contact for a potential employer?

I've personally used several methods for initial contact to potential employers, including phone, LinkedIn, email, and website contact forms. I've actually gotten work due to making initial contact ...
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Does referring a poor candidate look bad on me?

(I hope this is safely assumed but just in case, poor does not mean financially; in this context, poor = lacking in some characteristics; below in standards) Two years ago, upon graduating from ...
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How to “sell” a longer orientation in your resumé

I am applying at the moment for an unpaid internship and I have a bumpy resumé: At high-school I was not good at maths and we were not educated in STEM fields except of biology. So I started to study ...
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How to professionally handle being asked about A-level grades (University entry) despite having a Masters?

As the title suggests, I have a Masters in my field and a relatively unrelated Bachelors degree. A-levels are the exams you take here in the UK in order to get into University in the first place, and ...
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Should I volunteer to make additional hands-on assignment to prove my skills?

A couple months ago I applied for a Software Developer position and went through quite lengthy, multiple-stages interview process. It was focused on my Python experience, although I also had an ...
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How can a resume be formatted for better automatic import into job application webapps?

Many job postings require a job application to be filled out in addition to sending a resume. These job applications are done online on various webapps. Several of these webapps have a limited ability ...

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