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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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Confidentiality of job application

A (company-internal) recruiter reached out to me via linkedin a few days ago. We had a call and he arranged a conversation with their higher management level. The contact is very preliminary, I've ...
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Should I tell my old supervisor that I am re-applying to the company?

I am a recent graduate of aerospace engineering and am considering both applying to masters study or go to work. I have recently submitted an application to a job in a company that I have been an ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

So my first real professional job lasted about a year. It was a decent job with good pay but didn't have much development involvement. I then left to take a developer job that turned out to be a ...
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Should I address my letter to "Hiring Manager" or the name of the hiring manager?

I am trying to apply to a company that I have been an intern with. In January when I talk with my old co-workers, they mentioned that the hiring manager is still the same one during my internship. ...
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Why do companies ask if you've worked for a government entity?

On more than one job application I've seen a question similar to: Have you ever worked for a government entity, either as a contractor or employee? And I've seen other questions similar to: Have ...
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Company wants to take pictures of me as I do a programming test [closed]

I'm looking for a job change, so I was browsing Indeed and applied to a few jobs. Shortly after applying to one company, I got an email from them asking me to take a C# test. No big deal, I thought. ...
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How do I really know what my job title is?

I’ve worked at a company for a very long time now. I was hired in position “A”, unfortunately when Covid hit, I was furloughed for a while. My boss brought me back from furlough and told me I could ...
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What should I do if I have little to no references?

So I’ve been working the same job for about 5 years or so now. In that time I’ve received good performance reviews and small pay bumps! My first boss at this company had pretty bad ethic issues with ...
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Applying for a position internally after 2 months

I started at a big company (30k employees worldwide, 5k+ employees in our country) 1st of Feb and the position was advertised as Data Analyst and that is what my contract says. However, when I started ...
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Can tutoring be counted as `Experience dealing with the general public, one-on-one`?

I'm applying for a job in a English-speaking country. In the section Customer service and communication skills of the questionnaire, I am asked to state my Experience dealing with the general public, ...
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How can I tell HR I want to study an MBA and ask for financial help

My work offers study assistance (pays partially for the degree & gives you extra leave) to undertake further education. However, my position is currently a data analyst (I have a degree in ...
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How to properly express my preference for other openings, besides the one I'm currently considered for?

I recently submitted an application to a company for a particular opening (software developer). I was promptly contacted by a recruiter at that company who is overseeing several openings. He set me ...
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Exact meaning of "application window will close on <date>": submission ok at <date> or only (<date>-1)? [closed]

A job ad says the following: "The application window will close on the 14th of January." Does this mean on Friday the 14th applications can still be submitted until the end of the day or ...
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If a job opening was reposted recently after more than a month, is it still worth applying?

I am working on getting my first job that uses my degree. I've had some related experience but it was short term contracts. Most of my searches start on Indeed. After finding a suitable job opening I ...
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In-between jobs and waiting for multiple final offers [duplicate]

At the moment I am still employed but I quit due to a very toxic environment and my last day will be mid of January. However, I wrote quite a lot of applications (~40, I never had to write so many) ...
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Ask again for a document in email

I want to write an email to a person that I already contacted to remind him about an application deadline, and that I need a document from him that I already requested but still got no response and ...
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Timelines of different job applications are conflicting [duplicate]

Objective : I am looking for a data science Internship with the idea of converting to a graduate position once I graduate. I have an offer from company A for an internship. I have to respond within a ...
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Why would it be silly to bruteforce job applications?

I am looking for a job and my main requirements can be summarized in a couple of words. I imagine that the more job applications I submit, the more offers I will get. Writing a spider to visit a dozen ...
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How to enter the GPA of a degree program on a job application?

Some workplace applications ask for the GPA of the degree that a person holds. How should that be entered in a case where half of the degree credits were earned in another institution? For example: A ...
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Having a different title offer from the actual position [closed]

I am working as an Intermediate Data Analyst at my current company and applied for a "Senior Data Analyst" position at a different company. All interviews and correspondence were under the ...
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Does freelancing work count as 'less than' a normal job experience-wise in the eyes of an employer? If so, how much?

Probably hard to quantify this, and I know it's better than nothing. But I'm going to start applying soon and just want to know what I should expect. I've done 5 projects for 'normal' businesses, full-...
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Would it be ok to use my company presentation template to apply to other jobs?

Throwaway account. I am currently in the process of applying for a new job, and have been called for interviews by several places across Western Europe (specifying the location in case it matters). As ...
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What should be included in good email to send 2 weeks after final interview?

I have been applying for a high level job within a medium sized business. I was told there would be 2 interviews, of which I have completed both. It has been 2 weeks since the final interview with the ...
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How to a answer "Are we your top choice" during the interview process?

In an interview process, a company may ask if you're interviewing elsewhere. If you tell them that you are, they could follow-up by asking where do they stand in your preference list (i.e. they want ...
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Should I follow up again for my dream job?

I applied for my dream job; the job that I have wanted ever since I was a child - back in April. These jobs come along very infrequently and this is the first time I have been appropriately qualified. ...
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Should I tell applicants they have not been selected for a position, if the application process was long ago?

Our team advertised some internship positions last December, and we got dozens of applications for each. We made a shortlist, interviewed those on the shortlist, picked our candidates and wrote polite ...
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How do I approach a workplace about multiple open positions as a contractor?

Summary: I work as a contractor for company, but would like to move into full-time permanent position there. How can I leverage my status to get the desirable position? I have one interview already ...
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Onboarding Email First Contact after Job Application

I applied to a job a couple weeks ago and had not heard anything from the company until two days ago when I received an onboarding email with a link and a PIN asking me to click the link and enter my ...
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What are the Indeed work attitude assessments looking for anyway?

I've been prompted to do Indeed skills assessments sometimes when applying for jobs. Some of them are straightforward assessments of knowledge. Others aren't as straightforward and ask questions along ...
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Is it a bad idea for family members to give each other referrals?

My mom works at a company that I am applying to and I'm going to be applying there soon. Would it be a bad idea for her to give me a referral? I understand it comes off as being biased, which is why I'...
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I didn't get a job, but I got the impression they didn't get my application. Who do I ask for feedback??

So this is something that has been eating me up the past few months. I applied for a position I was well qualified for, and had some of the 'nice to have' skills, but didn't get a call back. When I ...
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How to document work experience in a country without testimonials?

Some Background: I would like to help a cousin of mine. Originally she was living in Switzerland, then she moved to Scotland and was living and working there for about 10 years. Now she is returning ...
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Feeling not good enough to find a new job [closed]

I am looking for new jobs but feel not good enough to take a job in another company. Simply because I am hanging between roles and therefore do not really know who I am, in professional terms. I did ...
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How to deal with unrealistic interview task time estimates

I've recently applied for 5-6 jobs and all have asked me to complete a tech test, but 4 have provided quite considerable tasks, and every one of those stated 'they should take you about 2 hours'. I ...
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Applying for an internship at the same company I completed one

I completed an internship in June this year and the same company have just listed another internship in a different department in which I am interested. The company is not very large, I have ...
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I made a mistake on length of employment

I applied to a job as a mental health service case manager, I honestly did not think I was going to get the job and the interview process has been intense. They told me to submit an application aside ...
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Who are my Employer and Supervisor when I'm working a freelance job?

I'm filling out an application that requires my last three places of employment. Most recently I've been doing freelance tutoring for a family. I've been working with the parent to handle the ...
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Is a pure math PhD worth anything in industry?

Note: This question is about pure math PhDs and not applied, and I mean pure as in an area of math which has no current applications outside of mathematics. It could also be broadened to theoretical ...
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Should I contact the hiring manager before background check shows a 4 month position I didn’t include on application?

Due to COVID I was employed for only 4 months and have been laid off for 11 months. Accepted an offer today contingent on background check. This 4 month gig was not listed on my resume nor the ...
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Company wanted to move to an advanced stage in the interview process, but hasn't responded

A company I was applying for wanted to move the third, and presumably the last, step in the hiring process. One of their interviews was 2 in 1. I replied to their request for the third interview with ...
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Does a CPG Manufacturing Company need Data Scientist? [closed]

I work for a pretty big CPG Company (Consumer Packaged Goods) we have many metrics and data sources. However we don’t have someone with qualifications to be able to utilize this data. I’m pushing to ...
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How should I obtain the initial industrial experience that every company is asking for?

After I finished my Ph.D. project, I joined a PostDoc position in another University, and now I decided to join the industry as I find it more dynamic more result driven and more challenging. However, ...
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Is it appropriate to ask the recruiter for scheduling an appointment when they give you an unexpected phone call?

I got accustomed to scheduling a proper time slot when a recruiter wants to have an initial phone interview to discuss a job position or my application. That way I can make sure I have the precise ...
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Who would be my employer and supervisor if I volunteered somewhere?

I am filling out a job application. It is asking for my past employment or volunteer experience. One of the things I have to answer is who my supervisor and employer was, but I heard an employer is ...
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Applied to job directly after recruiter potentially applied for me

Several weeks ago a recruiter reached out to me with 3 potential job descriptions. I spoke with this recruiter and told her 2 seemed interesting. She followed up via email with 3 more after we spoke ...
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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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