Questions tagged [applications]

Material and steps required during the process of applying for a job (interactions with the desired company).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-4
votes
0answers
63 views

Can anyone point me to a timer tool (preferably mobile) that traces a box in google calendar while counting down? [closed]

I would like to streamline my actual timeboxes to ideal timeboxes I assign before hand in google calendar. I know of clockify and a toggle chrome plugin/add-on that does this on web. I am looking ...
-9
votes
0answers
197 views

Is it safe to bribe the recruiter? [closed]

If one doesn’t see much potential for a particular job application to succeed, and if he gambles by bribing the recruiter offering good amount of money to try his last chance, can that be legally a ...
-1
votes
3answers
267 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
426 views

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, ...
75
votes
7answers
13k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
174 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
241 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
216 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
343 views

How to proceed when you're accepted, but are waiting the answer from another company first?

I applied for internship in several companies by the start of the month. I had a tricky deadline in another thing so by the end of the month I need to have definitive answers for internships. I was ...
0
votes
2answers
147 views

Cover letter when applying a company that rejected my intern application before

In a few month I am looking to apply a full time position (new grad.) in a company. In the recent past I had applied for similar role (intern) in the same company, and was rejected after one of a ...
38
votes
8answers
11k views

After getting laid off, should I wait for the corona pandemic to pass before applying for a new job? [closed]

Backstory: In my country, as in most countries I presume, there is a big shortage of engineers and software people, and companies are desperately trying to reel in as many as possible. (At least, this ...
4
votes
2answers
186 views

Starting a career in psychology (talent development and creativity) without any internships or other job experience

I've completed my master's degree in psychology last year. The master track is called “talent development and creativity” and I have also done a few courses in coaching. Now I am looking for a job and ...
5
votes
2answers
760 views

Should I mention in my cover letter that I could learn a language mentioned in the job ad from my significant other?

I am currently preparing documents for applying for a job within my own country of residence. The job ad says that knowledge of a foreign language, Russian in this case, would be a plus. The problem ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How to apologize for responding late to an internship offer?

I had cold emailed an organization a couple of months ago in May to ask for an internship, and while they did not have openings then, they did contact me this February about an internship offering, ...
2
votes
3answers
196 views

Will it negatively impact my application if I ask referees aren't contacted before interview?

I'm applying for a new role and on the application form there's a box next to each referee saying "Can this referee be approached prior to interview?". Given the fact that if I don't get this role I ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Suggesting to freelance for a design agency before applying for a job

A few months ago I decided I was going to leave my job at the design agency I was working for. I applied for a few other design agencies at the time that I liked the look of (even though none appeared ...
-5
votes
1answer
762 views

I lied in my CV. What is the least horrible way to mitigate the issue? [duplicate]

I applied to a position and I lied on my CV. YES I know it is wrong. But this question is not about judging the morals of having lied but the other way around, i.e. how to fix what I have done ...
0
votes
3answers
221 views

Delay in scheduling interviews

I applied for a software position in a large, reputed company and was contacted to schedule phone interviews. They asked me to provide a few dates over the next 3 weeks so that they could schedule ...
1
vote
2answers
546 views

Two different HR of the same company contact me. What to do?

I was interested in working at a company that was offering two different positions. The positions were not the same but had some similarities. I was interested in both positions. In each advertisement ...
4
votes
6answers
1k views

I graduate this semester. How should I answer “do you currently have a bachelor's degree?”

I am graduating in a little more than 2 months. I have started looking for jobs and sending applications to the ones I am seriously interested in. One of the online applications had a question that ...
0
votes
2answers
545 views

Applying to a job in a public organization, but the the organization itself blocks down the application system. How to apply?

I came across a job I am interested to apply to in an international public organization. i.e. it is an organization whose funding comes from governments from many countries. Therefore they have strict ...
-20
votes
5answers
618 views

What are easiest areas to get away with lying on your resume? [closed]

I’m a junior developer who’s contract is ending and I have been lazy in my job search. Now I need to get another job fast. However, I only have 6 months of experience and it took me 4 months to find ...
50
votes
20answers
26k views

What does it say about a company when they require a degree for a junior programmer's position?

Location: The Netherlands Certain junior programming job applications in the NL require you to have finished a HBO study (similar to a Bachelor’s degree), As I understood, a lot of programmers are ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

Online job application through job application engine Recruitee but no confirmation email

In the past I applied to multiple jobs using the engine Recruitee. As per my experience, every single time the application was submitted I promptly got a confirmation email. However today I applied ...
1
vote
2answers
250 views

What are considered appropriate/inappropritate methods for initial contact for a potential employer?

I've personally used several methods for initial contact to potential employers, including phone, LinkedIn, email, and website contact forms. I've actually gotten work due to making initial contact ...
55
votes
9answers
16k views

Does referring a poor candidate look bad on me?

(I hope this is safely assumed but just in case, poor does not mean financially; in this context, poor = lacking in some characteristics; below in standards) Two years ago, upon graduating from ...
4
votes
4answers
408 views

How to “sell” a longer orientation in your resumé

I am applying at the moment for an unpaid internship and I have a bumpy resumé: At high-school I was not good at maths and we were not educated in STEM fields except of biology. So I started to study ...
3
votes
4answers
954 views

How to professionally handle being asked about A-level grades (University entry) despite having a Masters?

As the title suggests, I have a Masters in my field and a relatively unrelated Bachelors degree. A-levels are the exams you take here in the UK in order to get into University in the first place, and ...
0
votes
1answer
171 views

Should I volunteer to make additional hands-on assignment to prove my skills?

A couple months ago I applied for a Software Developer position and went through quite lengthy, multiple-stages interview process. It was focused on my Python experience, although I also had an ...
4
votes
3answers
444 views

How can a resume be formatted for better automatic import into job application webapps?

Many job postings require a job application to be filled out in addition to sending a resume. These job applications are done online on various webapps. Several of these webapps have a limited ability ...
9
votes
5answers
2k views

How does being involved in a lawsuit affect career and job hunting?

I took my old landlord to court and we reached a settlement agreement. He lied and did not honor the agreement so now I'm considering going back to court. Where I live court records are public and ...
2
votes
4answers
449 views

What kind of responses are they looking for when asking very open ended questions in application?

I'm applying for a tech support job. The application is done through an online form. It has several questions I'm having trouble answering, such as: describe your related experiences developing ...
1
vote
2answers
260 views

Can I apply for jobs that didn't mention anything about visa sponsorship?

There are a lot of positions in some countries like Netherlands but less than one percent of them mentioned either support or not support the visa sponsorship. So is it professional to apply for ...
1
vote
3answers
566 views

Is it okay to apply for a closed job?

I was about to apply to a full-time job through LinkedIn. I just found the job and was working on my resume and cover letters but unfortunately, it was already closed when I finished (which is unusual ...
0
votes
2answers
385 views

Reapplying for an Internship I turned down few weeks ago

I was looking for internships as a software engineer and got one but I was given 4 days to consider and reply to the offer. While during that time I was interviewing with some other company and that ...
5
votes
2answers
468 views

English or French resume for Software jobs in Montreal?

I'm applying for lots of jobs right now, one place I'm looking is Montreal. I'm seeing some job postings in English, some in French, some in both. Most or all jobs list being bilingual as a ...
5
votes
5answers
1k views

Could a repository I created years ago reflect badly on me?

I have a repository on GitHub, which I created when I was learning some technology- it is web app. It has around 100 stars. Now, clearly after years probably both my development skills have increased ...
1
vote
1answer
192 views

Switching internship subjects after the interview

Yesterday, I went to an interview with a well-known foreign technology company which has some activity in my country (France), for my end-of-studies internship. There were three internship subjects ...
2
votes
3answers
573 views

Re-applying for the same company after rejection. Email the prev. recruiter or apply in the website?

Scenario: You apply for a job, do seemingly well in the hiring process, go all the way to the end, but the stars don't align and another candidate gets the spot. A few weeks later another position ...
2
votes
4answers
590 views

Interviewer Never Called?

I saw a question similar to this one: Basically I received and confirmed via Email a phone interview for 1:30pm EST/ 10:30am PST (different time zones). The interviewer then emailed me and asked to ...
1
vote
3answers
173 views

Should I address my cover letter to HR recruiter, or my primary contact?

I have been in contact over the phone and over email with the supervisor of a position I am applying for. However, on the job posting, I am given the information of the HR assistant behind this ...
-2
votes
1answer
167 views

ATS (application tracking system): no recent experience for the position [closed]

I have got a view onto the corporate ATS output and its conclusions, and it seems the system bases its conclusions on the most recent job. This means that all the candidates with no relevant ...
1
vote
1answer
269 views

how to switch from embedded to python? [closed]

i have 5+ years of exp in embedded system in medium scale company. here i am working on only PIC controller. so now it became difficult for me to switch to other company. may i know the courses which ...
39
votes
8answers
16k views

Is it likely that my lack of post-secondary education is holding my resume back?

Just to summarize the important aspects of my resume, I have a career summary and list a few technologies I work with. After that, I list my last three relevant jobs: My current position: Small ...
23
votes
5answers
8k views

Is it OK to call company for more details about a job post (not an application)?

I would like to ask whether it is generally considered OK to call the HR department of a company to ask for further details regarding a job post (not a job application). I work in the Civil ...
4
votes
3answers
573 views

Should I tell a recruiter my other final interview didn't make an offer?

I've been interviewing at two companies. One was moving much faster, so I made the decision to tell the other that I had a final interview coming up and we would need to proceed quickly (which was ...
2
votes
1answer
516 views

Emailing Director of Big 4? [closed]

So, I attended a career fair where I got the opportunity to speak with the Director of Operations of a Big4 company. We had a very fruitful conversation about the company and his management style. He ...
0
votes
2answers
422 views

Should Bob ask for a fast decision after job interview?

Bob had a job interview at company A. At the end Bob was asked whether he is applying elsewhere so that if this is the case, if necessary, they could try to speed up the decision process. Bob answered ...
6
votes
6answers
1k views

Being asked to give notice of resigning when I am only transferring to another department

Is it common or Legal for a Company to ask an employee to put in their two weeks in to resign just to apply for a job in a different department within the same company, in the same building?
4
votes
3answers
585 views

As a now self-employed consultant, should I apply for work at a company I was previously let go from?

Context A recruiter is advertising a role, and I can tell from the description that it is a previous employer of mine. This is an employer that "let me go" in the past. It's a consultant position, ...

1
2 3 4 5
16