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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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Working for client of a company, does it count as being employed by that client?

I am currently working in a consulting role, officially employed by company A, and am currently working on a project in collaboration with one of my current company's clients, company X. When looking ...
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Is it wise to 'reach out' and introduce yourself to the manager of the company after applying for a job? [duplicate]

Hi Everyone, I asked a question previously with regards to applying directly to a manager (which was not my intention), this question is relating to reaching out and introducing after I have applied ...
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When applying via an applicant tracking system, is it wise to send in a job application directly to the manager as well?

I recently applied for a job through an applicant tracking system (ATS). However I just noticed today on the job ad, that due to an 'unprecedented number of suitable applicants' they would be closing ...
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Why do job applications ask for potentially discriminatory personal details?

So, I am a CS student and recently sat down and applied to 400 internships in a sitting. 10 of them wanted alarming detail of my personal life. I'm sure it was all optional. However, questions varied ...
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How can I make up for the lack of work experience when I apply to a job that requires more seniority?

There's a lot of job listings that want 3 or more years of experience. I currently have about a year's worth of job experience. I'd like to apply to jobs that require 3 or more years of experience and ...
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Putting freelance work on resume alongside regular day job?

For the past 6 months I've had a side consulting business in an industry that I'm interested in long-term. It's in a different industry than the one my regular day job is in, but they use a similar ...
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Are employers less likely to consider applicant that didnt pass previous interview?

Some employers ask if you ever applied with them before when filling out application. Is considered a detriment if you made it to the interview stage before but failed to pass. How likely are ...
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Can an EU employer share that I've applied for a position with someone?

I have applied to a company in the EU. The person handling this process is in touch with someone (say, a campus ambassador) in my university (to advertise this opportunity in our university; there are ...
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How to explain in application that I am leaving due to my current employer starting to promote religion?

I worked for a Christian charity that has changed its policy in 2020, now moving from charity to mission. While I strongly supported the charity causes of said institution I do not see myself as a ...
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How to add (or skip) projects to CV in a professional way?

I checked the forum and other online materials about what to state in the CV and what not to. Regarding projects, I couldn't find a unanimous agreement. I've heard from 1-2 recruiters that they prefer ...
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Becoming a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at a Startup. What would you ask future employer about? [closed]

What would you ask your potential employer/startup BEFORE becoming a CISO by them? I can think of: What is the current security strategy? Who this role reports to? What is the organization structure ...
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My spouse is applying to a job at the company I work at, how should I answer questions about him?

My spouse applied to a position at the company I work at, albeit in a completely different department. I anticipate since I was listed as a referral that I might be asked about him, but we have ...
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How can I professionally show my enthusiasm for a company I'm applying to when I love their consumer products?

I'm applying to a company for a large international franchise. The employees I've seen on LinkedIn seem pretty enthusiastic and open to nerding out a bit. Some of their recruiting initiatives also ...
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Advice on reaching out to recruiter for a new role after being rejected previously

I really want to work for a particular company as their expertise is something I’m very interested in developing skills in. A few weeks ago, after applying to this company, my CV was taken forward and ...
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How to make the HR review their estimated range of salary?

I was phoned by an HR manager for a position I applied 3 months ago. Some day after the application, I applied for a similar position promoted by a recruiting company; but after a discussion, the ...
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What participle do you use when writing past work experience? [duplicate]

When describing your responsibilities for a job you once had, do you write in past participles or present participles ?
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Hobby turned into industry preference, how to linkedin/cv/resume about my 3 year “hobby” since it is the career path I pursue now?

I have a MSc in computer science and my love for Unreal Engine 4(UE4) shaped my MSc education into working with game artificial intelligence. Creating my LinkedIn profile/cv/resume for applying to UE4 ...
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Is it appropriate to apply to full-time job openings if you're interested in part-time work (or less)?

I managed to find jobs that I would love to do in addition to my part-time job, either for 10 or 20 hours a week. However, those job postings are for full-time roles. Can I still apply for that job ...
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Is it OK to contact a recruiter when the company has already rejected your application?

Here's the situation, eight months ago I applied for a job with a company. They really liked my CV/resume and invited me for several interviews over the course of a month. At the end of the interview ...
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The new job was not what I was expecting: is it too soon to apply for an internal job?

I accepted a job at a large financial services firm and was very excited about starting there. However, after two months I realised it was not at all what I was expecting. Instead of writing code, I ...
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How early should I begin applying for jobs?

I’m currently completing an internship through my college that ends in December. I want to cut my 3-year college program short to a 2-year program, apply for graduation in December when my internship ...
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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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