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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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Is it normal for a prospective employer to require a reference from the applicants current supervisor? [closed]

I was recently applying for a job in Australia, and it said It is a requirement that your most recent supervisor is nominated as one of your referees. Nominated referees may be contacted at any ...
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Should I apply for two jobs at the same company? [duplicate]

I see this question in several different forms on this website, but I don't think they cover this particular scenario so I will ask anyway. I'm a computer science student applying for Coop jobs in ...
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How address poor GPA during earlier semesters, but greatly improved later?

[Edit: I am marking as answered as the question feels a bit self indulgent, my apologies, i am trying to delete it but it wont let me] My first year of college I got 4.0, but during my second year, ...
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Asked to interview for different position from application

I applied to a company for a job as Configuration Manager. Today I received a call for an interview for an Assistant Software Engineer. Now I am very confused! How do I know which job the interview is ...
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I would like to go back to a job I lost, does it make sense to apply at another staffing agency that is recruiting for the same company? [closed]

I was working at a company through a local staffing agency, but lost the job mostly due to attendance issues. When I asked the agency about possibly getting my job back, I was told the company ...
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Is Jobatar safe? [closed]

The company I've applied for a job, is requesting applicants to use that service to make a pre-interview, it consists in answering some questions, a few of them recording myself. They have given me a ...
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Why do some job application statuses remain submitted but not rejected for so long? [closed]

Some of my job applications are still in "submitted" status but not rejected or the typical "no longer being considered" status -- some of these applications were submitted over a month ago. What ...
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Will I look bad if I apply for the same job twice?

I have sent a cover letter and CV to this job, do you think they will notice if I apply on the site as well?
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Application form asking for number of sick days [closed]

I'm applying for an internship at a university (I'm a student) and the form has a table asking for absences at my last job, with the number of sick days, reason and approximate date as the columns. I ...
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Does a custom email with top-level domain “.fyi” seem unprofessional? [duplicate]

Some time ago I've invested in my personal custom domain. No desirable variations of my name were available with a .com top-level domain so I went for .fyi instead. I like it - in my optinion its ...
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How to list these jobs on a job application?

Last year I worked for a school district under a contract. I worked for two schools, but it was one job. This year I am working for the same school district, but this time I’m a substitute teacher. I’...
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Should I say when I can start in my cover letter or wait until interview

I am applying for jobs. For various reasons I am unable to start working until around 2 months from now. Should mention this in my cover letter as I apply for jobs, or leave that information for ...
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Is this rejection due to automated screening? [closed]

I applied for a bilingual flight attendant position at a large US-based airliner, but my application got rejected. The generic rejection letter is as follows (some parts have been left out or altered ...
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Does this job application verbiage imply that I am consenting to a credit check?

For various reasons, I avoid job applications which require a credit check. I filled out a job application (in the state of Texas) today with this language. How do you interpret this? Does it imply ...
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How can companies store candidates' data for longer than 6 months (Germany)?

I'm interested in a very specific type of work so I need to reapply at the same (huge) companies a lot. However, I try not to apply more than once, twice a year at one company. When reapplying I ...
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Should I reapply after getting to the final interview and being rejected less than 3 months ago? And not receiving feedback when I asked?

I applied for a job last January, and ended up being interviewed for it in May (after a long silence after turning in a work test, assuming I was rejected due to the advert going back up and asking ...
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Police reports and background checks

I'm planning on giving notice today, in anticipation of starting with new firm in two weeks. As usual, the new company will do a background check on me. A month ago some woman in a daycare parking ...
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Listing rideshare as a job

I drive for both Uber and Lyft in my free time. I am in need of listing my previous employers for a job application. It is a teaching job, but the job application doesn’t say to list last 3 teaching ...
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How to list work history on job application

The job application I am looking at is asking me to list my last three employers. I worked for a school district last year and I worked at two schools. One of the schools was .3 and one was .5. I was ...
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Let go after revealing LGBT status, should I include this job on my resume? [duplicate]

I started working as an administrative assistant in Wisconsin through a staffing agency in March, and one morning in June (about 3 months in), I got a call from my agency coordinator and was told that ...
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recently graduated: open application at company seemingly only looking for seniors?

I encountered this question's answer and my question is somewhat related, though not entirely answered over there. I recently graduated, and have almost a year of experience doing a PhD before ...
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Declining to interview with a company due to poor work-life balance culture. Should I let the recruiter know why declined?

A local employer contacted me on LinkedIn, but through my interactions with their employees, I learned that they have a poor work-life balance culture where employees are expected to work long hours. ...
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Application asks to list last 3 employers- would this be an acceptable way to answer the question?

So a job application asks for the last three employers. I have one previous job that is relevant to my career that I held last year. I would like to avoid a particular job I held 2 years ago and not ...
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What effect does listing an internal social contact have, when applying for a job?

I've applied to a few jobs at one place recently, and one of the questions that is asked is whether I have a family contact or social relationship contact within their company. I have a good friend ...
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Omitting jobs off of application [duplicate]

I’m looking at a job application, and in the work experience section, it just says “work experience.” Since it wasn’t very specific about listing “all jobs in the past five years,” or something like ...
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Do cover letters add any benefit when applying to engineering positions that do not ask for one? [duplicate]

I am applying to research and design engineering positions in the medical device industry and have noticed that all applications have an option to upload a cover letter but they are never required. I ...
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What should I do to contact HR if a job posting is no longer available?

A job posting closed while I was filling out my online application. I saved a draft of the application because I was waiting for a letter of recommendation from my previous boss. When I picked up ...
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Submitting an open application for the junior version of a role advertised as Senior

I am currently trying to apply for a company I really want to work for. It's a mechanical engineering role (I am currently working as a mechanical engineer) but in a new industry for me. The website ...
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Need help on how to answer the question “have you ever been dimissed or asked to resign in any position?” [closed]

I am curious how you answer the question "have you ever been dimissed or asked to resign in any position?" The job application I am looking at has a box for a yes or no answer. After, it has a small ...
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Internship expected compensation [duplicate]

How should I answer the question about expected compensation on a internship position application? I haven't had any internship experiences before.
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Self identifying race [closed]

I consistently refuse to self identify my race on employment applications, medical forms etc. I notice when the information is inputted on an online portal by the employer or medical office that they ...
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Is a poorly designed online application system a red flag?

I am looking for work, and have been given a link to a company's application system by a recruiter. The process is frankly ridiculous. I am applying for software developer roles with software ...
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Is it ok to get small costs of coming to the interview reimbursed (Germany)?

In Germany companies have to reimburse candidates for the travel costs to the interview unless they communicated in advance they don't take over the costs. My question is: Is it ok, if I request ...
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Applied for a job a couple of months ago. No reply. Should I reach the Executive Director?

I've applied a couple of months ago to a very interesting position in a blue chip company (North America). I think I'm qualified for this position (my skills match the position's skills list) but ...
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Is it a bad idea to hand deliver my CV to a company on spec? [duplicate]

Recent events caused me to terminate my employment with my (now previous) employer. I am searching for technical work in my field (programming), with the understanding that if something does not ...
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Inexperienced manager - is it a red flag? [closed]

I'm currently interviewing at a big company. The position is in a unit that is just being created. It's just now that I've met the person who would be my boss. He is 4 years younger than I (I'm in my ...
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any evidence that correlates bad credit history with poor job performance? [closed]

I have been reading about credit history and job applications. In some US states, it is legal to require a credit history check as a condition of employment. What sociological evidence exists to ...
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Is it acceptable to join a bug report to a job application? [duplicate]

I'm writing an job application email to a smallish software company as a junior back-end developer, while researching the company I stumbled upon a front-end bug,nothing website breaking. I don't ...
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Should I withdraw my job application after discovering an unacceptable mistake?

My girlfriend submitted a job application to a big international organization based in the EU. After sending in the final application, she realized she made a shameful mistake in the name of the ...
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How do I apply to corporate jobs after getting fired for moonlighting?

At an earlier point in my career I got fired because of my own mistake (moonlighting). I want to apply for bigger corporate jobs, which often means passing a stringent background check. How can I ...
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What's my biggest problem? [closed]

I've been applying for jobs... lots of jobs, but I'm not getting any feedback at all. I'm not getting any calls. I'm not even getting many emails with canned responses like "we decided to move forward ...
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Should I be open about tasks I do not like in job posting?

I recently found multiple job postings from a company that presumably wants to assemble a new team. While I think I would be a good fit in this team, none of the job postings really matches for me. ...
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Asking for internship before or after the rejection?

As far as I know, my application will be rejected for a junior developer position, what is the best time to ask for internship? Before applying for a junior position or after the rejection? I'm from ...
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Wasn't hired back after a successful internship. The hiring manager stopped replying to me about a year ago. Should I contact again? [closed]

I had an internship at this awesome company (a growing startup, ~150 employees) in my junior year of college. It seemed like it went really well; I got along great with everyone, my project went above ...
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When to bring up time limitations on my ability to work?

First, a bit of background: I am a recent graduate from university looking for employment at a laboratory space that is associated with the university that I graduated from. This space is known for ...
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would I be worse off listing a previous internship on a current internship application as a college student?

I've been applying for internships throughout the year, but I never get any interviews, much less responses. This makes me think that I'm missing something very basic. One of the things that is ...
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When to ask about rescheduling job interview?

I am in the process of applying for a job. The advert specifies the interview dates will fall during a particular week, but I am currently only available one day that week (as a result of national ...
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applying for a position below your level

I recently came across a listing for a junior position at a company that i would like to work for. i am presently at what most would consider the mid to full professional level of my career. would it ...
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Can I add a reference letter when I apply job?

I am currently studying at University and I done a summer internship and I got a great reference letter. I want to apply a graduate job and it is so related my past internship. So I have a question ...
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Application process: dealing with disappearing company [duplicate]

You apply for a job at a huge company Then after just a few days you get an email "I'm interested! Let's have a call! When are you available?" You reply within 6 h You get no reply for 5 days What is ...