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UK) Maths PhD CV advice for industry or academia? [closed]

CV tips for industry? I’m a stem PhD graduate (numerical PDE modelling) with a BSc (hons) in physics (specialising in cosmology) and im having problems finding job opportunities. I suspect it’s ...
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Can I give a potential employer the LinkedIn address of my previous employer instead of his email address?

The application form for the job I'm applying for requires the email address of my previous supervisor. My previous supervisor, however, has given me only his LinkedIn address instead of his new email ...
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How to list involvement in a research project without being dishonest

A few years back, during my graduate school years I participated in a regional project which brought together individuals from both industry and academia to carry out an engineering study to assess ...
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Advice for Job Application to University Position

I am applying to a job at a nearby university as a lab technician. One of my motivations for doing this is that the position comes with tuition reimbursement, meaning if I get accepted to graduate ...
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Should I call the company about my application if something urgent has come up?

I have to vacate my current apartment before this coming June 24. I had been set on moving to another place until I received in the first week of this month an email inviting me to a job interview at ...
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How do you know if the interview candidate wouldn't betray you?

Our work sometimes handles a lot of sensitive information. And we often do things a little wild. I don’t want to see that one day our employees come against or betray the company or me. How do I ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

I graduated this May from a bachelors degree program at a reputable university with honors in physics and mathematics. I have four years of experience conducting research in high energy physics (...
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How to add my somewhat unique non-standard experience to U.S. federal resume?

I am applying for a job that requires skill in researching and understanding regulations, statutes, and policies. This happens to be a skill that I am exceptionally skilled in but these skills and ...
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Should I remove a reference after applying to job?

I applied to job about 1.5 months ago and just got a call back for an interview. During that time frame, I had a few work disagreements with one of the references on my application. I am no longer ...
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Could I be blacklisted from applying to a company after submitting non-identical resumes? [closed]

Hello I think I messed up… I applied to two different internships at the same company, but for each internship, I used a different email and resume. The reason I did this was to make myself eligible ...
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What do I put as my reason to leave?

As a minor last summer, I was illegally scheduled to work at my job. It was either resign or get fired for not being able to leave class in the morning to work. I'm applying for an internship and don'...
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For a job application, I've been asked to provide code samples but they need to fit certain criteria

I'm applying for a job at a large web agency. It is a senior role, focus is front-end, but there is an element of back-end PHP too. Anyway, I've had the preliminary interview and they've now requested ...
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(How) Should I tell the company why I declined their offer and accepted another offer?

I am applying for a new job. I am leaving my current employer after just 1 year because of a really bad working atmosphere - I feel I just don't fit there (details don't matter here). Three weeks ago ...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

I've seen more and more that job applications in the data space are asking for portfolios, GitHub links, etc. Do you look at GitHub links or portfolios when interviewing candidates? In data ...
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Double applied with a recruiter, recruiter said I was rejected but company contacted me for interview. What should I do?

A recruiter submitted me for a position that I applied to a month ago that I forgot about. The recruiter later discovered the double-submission and told me that the company will not be considering me ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

I'm currently looking for a new job and my partner is pregnant. By considering my notice period (3 months), if I by any chance get hired in March I then should start the new job in July, which is ...
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Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble? [closed]

I applied for an entry level sales job, I graduated college in 2022. I received a form rejection letter that was BCC'd to me. They didn't even have the decency to reach out personally. The funny thing ...
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Do disabilities like ADHD help your job prospects? [closed]

My claim to ADHD is legitimate (in the eyes of the government) and I have a prescription for a controlled substance. Amphetamine is like a mental performance enhancer, or a better form a caffeine. I'm ...
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Should I insist on not revealing your salary requirements?

I've heard the following advice blog posts (e.g. https://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/) about job interviews (my paraphrase): As a job applicant, you should not reveal any kind of ...
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Slight typo on application--should I mention it in interview?

I made a slight typo on a job application in describing some grad school classes. I meant to say I took two classes, one in Computer Technology and one in Information Management. But the typo made it ...
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Job Application asking questions about high school credit hours

A job I'm applying for is asking for credit/quarter hours for every educational institution I have attended. For college this is not a problem, but they are asking for credit hours from high school as ...
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How to present co-authored research paper whose idea isn't mine on a CV

I am a co-author on a research paper published in a scientific venue. The coworker who is lead author had the original idea and did most of the implementation work. I've only been of accessory help ...
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Is it ok to provide a CV when a resume is asked for (US)?

I am applying for a new job in the US and the online application form asks for a resume. Is it ok to provide a CV, rather than a resume? (i.e. could it have a negative impact on my application?) As ...
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Why do companies ask for Permanent Address?

I've seen in multiple applications, companies ask for Permanent Address. Afaik, if at all, they should only be concerned about Mailing Address. Even that is not necessary in the world of emails. Why, ...
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phone call before job application

I am an expat in Norway and applying for a student consultant position at a university. I am planning to call the contact person listed on the anouncement. Could I ask about when they expect to ...
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Applying to Work for a Competitor in a Small Market

I currently work for a small technology company (<100 employees) and I am leading the development of a new product with a team of 2-3 coworkers. It's a niche product, and I am aware of 2-4 direct ...
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How do I apply for software engineering/coding internships (part-time) as a high school student

I am a current high school student (senior year) with approximately 5 years of programming experience in full-stack web development, game development, and general scripting (C#, Python, JS, Java). I ...
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I have epilepsy can i work on cruise ships? [closed]

I'm hoping to apply to work on cruise ships in the UK but I have to pass the ENG 1 medical first. I have epilepsy haven't had a seizure in over a decade and am on medication for it but have no side ...
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Seeking Advice on Handling Confidential Reference Letters for Internship Application

I am currently a master's student in the process of applying for an internship, and the program requires that I submit two signed reference letters. Unlike typical graduate school applications, where ...
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Networking for "failed" job applications (for both employees and employers)

Job seekers send out about 250 resumes, and companies have to sift through all these resumes. Highly qualified candidates may not get an interview, or even if they do they are rejected in favor of a ...
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Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

I live in the UK and accepted a conditional offer. All my reference checks have come back clear and I am now waiting for a start date. However, I have been waiting more than a week despite being told ...
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How to increase my prospects in the current market as a new PhD grad trying to transition into data science/ML?

I am a few months short of completing my Physics PhD. My thesis work has mostly been on mathematical/physical modeling of biological systems, combined with simulations (i.e., no use of ML). However, I ...
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Is it useful to split a CV into a HR section and Tech team section?

Since the HR team looks for cursory information (role name, years of experience, gap in CV and technology names like C++ or Java) to filter out CV's and since the Tech managers or tech leads would ...
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Applying for jobs, an offer is coming... and I do not know, it is the last or the best [duplicate]

Problem is the following. I applied recently for a lot of jobs (approx. 30), call them Company_1 to Company_30. After many rejections, now an offer came from company Company_17. It is not very good (...
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Does managing interns count as managerial experience?

Very straightforward question as stated in the title. I am a mid/senior level individual contributor in a technical field, with experience in creating and leading projects across teams in a company (...
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Can I open a cover letter with a statement that I might not be a perfect fit for a position?

I'm aware of the various "is a cover letter even/still necessary?" discussions, but where I am at, a cover letter is mandatory, unless I'm applying to the 1% of companies that have some ...
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Can I put a killed project on my resume? [duplicate]

Over the past year, I had been gradually working on a project to set up a locally-hosted bug tracker for use within the company. It was essentially complete within a few months, but finishing touches ...
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How to communicate in an application legal right in the country and willingness to relocate?

I'm a UK citizen but I've been living and working in the US for the last 14 years. Due to changing personal circumstances, I'm looking to move back to the UK but I don't want to relocate unless I ...
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As a software engineer, what can I do regarding my (remote) job application to stand out from other candidates?

To preface this, I decided to ask this here since this isn't exactly related to software engineering, but rather to the process of applying to remote software engineer jobs. To be more precise, I am ...
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Should I follow up 1 week after an application after getting invitations to interviews elsewhere?

I applied to several open positions online and so far have received invitations to two different job interviews (company A and B, both ~50 employees). While I'd work for them (currently about to ...
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What is my job title? [closed]

I recently got hired as a “Consumer Engagement Manager”. I currently create all the communication (e-marketing, social, & on the app) on a learning app while also assisting other social media ...
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Citizenship status and work application

I am within one to two weeks from taking an oath of citizenship in Canada and was applying for work that favours applicants with citizenship. When the application website asks what is my citizenship ...
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Using a postdoc to gain key skills before taking on an industry job [closed]

I am nearing the end of my PhD in mechanical engineering (in the UK). Unfortunately, I don't see myself working as a mechanical engineer since my general interests and focus during the PhD was on ...
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Should I follow up with my application email?

I am a master's student applying for a job that, on its description, doesn't require experience. I have sent an email to their "[email protected]" mailbox with my 2-page resume (here is the ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a reference from your internship supervisor who wants you to return?

I am currently interviewing with a company who is asking me to provide references for them to call. I am thinking of asking my supervisor from my most recent internship for a reference because I don't ...
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Should I resend an application to give a shorter resume?

Almost 24 hours ago, I submitted an application for an engineering job through that company's email using a resume template that I used when I was applying for internships as a 3rd year university ...
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How to apply for a job in a different country for a parent company?

I work for company A, which was acquired by company B some years ago. During my day to day job, I work closely with people from company B. I'm looking to move to another country, where company A has ...
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I have received an affirmative, but I am still in the final stages of several application processes - how to maximize ones options?

From my first application, I got an affirmative via phone some days ago and an e-mail with details about my salary, bonuses and so on. The interview was good, for the role, I am a great match from my ...
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What is generally considered to be standard practice for job advert deadlines?

A vacancy was advertised with no application deadline and the day after I had submitted my application I was advised that the vacancy had now been filled. This leads me to believe that applicants were ...
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Should I mention my mid-term (3-5 years) career ambitions in my cover letter?

I finished my Bachelor's in Computer Science around a year ago and have been working as a research assistant at my university since. Recently, I started applying for industry jobs as a software ...
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