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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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Should I add different jobs to my resume with overlapping timeframes?

Thanks to the remote work becoming more popular and my job allowing me to take on roles on different companies, I have been working full-time for one company and part-time for another. It's been ...
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Leaving an assistant professorship for industry in late thirties

I am currently a researcher ("postdoc") at a world-class university. I have an assistant professor job offer from a business school in the New York area where I would be doing research in ...
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Germany job offer, potential employer wants to withhold 13th salary if I resign

I've applied for a job and I got an offer. They've sent me a contract draft. In the contract, the salary is only 12/13 of which we talked upon. There is also a specific clausule, saying that there is ...
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How to manage multiple reference checks with few references

I am looking for a job right now. After sending resumes in the last month or so, I got some answers, phone interviews, video interviews at different firms, amongst which 5 seem seriously interested in ...
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Unemployed for a year - interviewer says they want someone with more experience

I have been unemployed for a year. Over the last ~10 years I have worked as a software developer, then a mathematical modeller, then back to software developer. These were all fixed term contracts, ...
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University project on resume?

I have this project in my university where they ask us to create a working virtual computer using assembly language. I have 1-2 side projects that I am planning to include in my resume under 'projects'...
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Changing attitude of hiring manager between different rounds of interviews [closed]

So, I had two interviews with this hiring manager, the second one being more like a panel interview. The thing is, during the first interview, I was very comfortable during the discussion with this ...
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How good or bad is the idea of re-applying for job for which I was rejected in the early screening phase?

I have applied for a job in a big company and was rejected in 5 days with a typical template answer of "we regret other candidates had better profiles fitting the job". So, I can guess they ...
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Correct way of following-up with unresponsive recruiter

I applied to a summer internship position online some 3 months ago. A few days after submission, my application moved to the "review" stage and since then, I have heard nothing from the ...
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In a drive towards higher diversity teams, is it possible to be truly inclusive and prevent applicants to fake being diverse?

Many organisiations are now striving to form teams they consider diverse, and to ensure this, they check the potential diversity of candidates already in application forms. Consider e.g. this ...
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Multiple job applications

I recently submitted multiple applications to 1 company (but for different teams). The jobs were for data science (DS)/data analyst (DA) positions: DS1 DA1 DA2 I have a couple of (related) questions ...
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Does the whole job hunting game depend mostly on the internal referrals?

I've been studying a lot of materials on how to tailor the CV and cover letter and having a high hope by sending applications to every relevant position I find advertised here and there. However, I've ...
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My current job title suggests that I have more advanced skills than I actually have. How to navigate a new job search?

Everyone with the same job title as me / in my department has a PhD, I only have 2 bachelor's degrees. I'm officially at an Engineer 1 level (I think level 2 was postponed due to COVID promotion ...
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Is a MSc degree necessary for a job's progress in a German tech environment?

I'm currently working in the tech field, and I have studied Electrical Engineering. I hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. For those who don't know, it's a different degree than a ...
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What options do I have if I am interested in Mathematics, specifically Statistics, Probability and Combinotorics

I have an interest in studying Math topics involving calculus, statistics and probability (Basically I love Maths but am not a big fan of proofs related work, so I don't want to consider being a ...
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Stating reasons for leaving previous role in cover letter?

I am soon to start looking for a new permanent role as a graphic designer. I left my previous job a year ago after 2 years, to go freelance. I was always planning on looking for a new job and I only ...
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Etiquette when waiting HR intermediary for an answer if directly asking the person responsible for the job is possible

Following the advice from my previous question, I asked Jane my deal-breaker questions first. On the same day she replied positively, so it made sense to follow-up with the good-to-have questions (2 ...
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How to show past work for a political organization when applying as a graphic designer

I am looking for a job as a graphic designer but haven't had any jobs yet, so when applying in the graphic design sector it's mostly expected to show some of your work. Also one's not supposed to talk ...
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Resume: how to best sort skills according to proficiency [closed]

In my CV, where I state my skills (e.g. programming languages, software etc.) I also want to add my proficiency level (beginner, advanced, expert or something like that). Also I want to design them in ...
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Am I being unreasonable with technical tests that take more than 1 hour for each role I apply to? [closed]

For tech tests longer than 1 hour, would it be okay to send an invoice (VAT exempt; personal)? For questions read from sheet of paper e.g. what is an abstract class, I think I've only used it a couple ...
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Etiquette for replying to eager HR acting as intermediary

I found a job I am interested in and I have some deal-breaker questions I want to ask before applying (example: if they offer relocation, remote work, visas). I tried to find the answers on their site/...
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In a follow-up email, should I express my interest or ask for the state of the application?

Recently I have applied to a big company for a position that I'm really interested in and I think I have the right skillset and the experience. But I know that besides the qualifications, the ...
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Should I include a personal statement in my resume if there is no room elsewhere?

I am submitting an application for a place in the Facebook AI Residency. It states "Elaboration on these experiences should be included in the candidate personal statement." The application ...
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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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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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