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Questions tagged [applications]

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

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Applying for a job while just starting another

I'm going to start a new job at company A soon, after two months of unemployment. The work contract says I'm not entitled to ask for days off during the first six months. Besides, within this period ...
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Badly designed reimbursement form. What does that say about the company?

I am interviewing for a position at a huge multinational company in Germany. I will have an on-site interview soon. The company sent me a travel expenses reimbursement form. This form was horrendously ...
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How to apply for positions when one isn't exactly what employers have in mind?

I'm in my late thirties, and have been out of full-time employment for almost 10 years. Prior to that, I worked for six years in software development and systems engineering (fields in which I had ...
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How to reach out to a company to ask questions about a job posting?

Sometimes companies provide an email or a name of a person within the company who can be contacted to either submit the job application or to ask questions about the job posting. A lot of the time, ...
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Emailing HR after sending in an application?

Yesterday I applied to an IT position that I am very interested in. In the online questionnaire, there were 2 questions that I could not answer yes to, they asked if I had a specific certification and ...
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Can I warn my manager of both professional and personal issues with a potential job applicant?

The background About three years ago, I worked for a small retail company managing two staff in my team - let's call them Jim and Jane. Jane had been working for the company on a temporary contract ...
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When I receive my contract after handing in formal job offer

Ive got a question for you. Last month I have applied for the job position After couple days they called me with an interview. Attended to the interview - successful and after another couple days I ...
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Would it be okay to put “Freelancer / Self-Employed” to cover up 2 years of unemployment gap after graduating college?

I was wondering if I should include any text on my resume and LinkedIn for reasons to why I was not working 2 years after graduating college. And if I should, how should I phrase it other than "being ...
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Application: Should I attach a resumé, cover letter AND write an additional application in the email?

I am currently trying to find a summer job in Dublin in the field of graphic design or web design. I already encountered that specific problem when applying in Austria, but I am completely unsure how ...
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Asked to disclose employment, but it's non-public

Some time ago, I was asked in a job application to disclose whether I was at the time employed by a certain entity. Yes I was. It was critical that it not be known publicly that I was working on a ...
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Would it be a good idea to mimic a company's visuals in my CV when applying for a job?

I will be moving in couple of months to another city and already started looking for potential companies to which I could apply for a job. Most of them have a defined brand, with specific color ...
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Should I mention that I am underqualified in my cover letter?

I am an entry-level programmer (just graduated university 2 years ago) living in a smaller city, so the job market is a bit dry and their aren't a lot of opportunities for people just starting out. I ...
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How to inform former intern boss that I'm re-applying to their company

I interned at company X a couple years ago. At the end of the summer, one of my supervisors told me, "Let me know if you'd like to work here after you graduate" (would be happy to have me back, etc.). ...
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What should I do when a job was posted on two different sites with slighly different requirements?

A few days ago I found a job posting on Indeed, and I applied for it through that site. No email from the company was provided in the posting, you provide your details (name, email/phone), upload your ...
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salary dropped, thinking about leaving

I have been working at my first job out of college for about 10 months now as a developer. Just recently it was announced that starting immediately everyone is getting a pay cut. Our pay was not the ...
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How can I identify coding skills without any IT background? [closed]

We are a small company and looking for a full-stack developer (NodeJS) with focus on Node and React. Since we all don´t have an IT background it´s difficult to really check on the quality of the ...
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How to cancel job interview without burning any bridges? [duplicate]

TL;DR I agreed to a job interview and now I don't want to go; how do I explain it to the HR without burning the bridge for further applications to the same company? Context: Some time ago I applied ...
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Should I respond to a “we will be in touch” email following my application?

After sending out an application, I have received an email stating Thank you for your application. We will be in touch within the next X days if we have any positions that suit you. Now I have ...
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What do I put first on a CV (professional experience/education) if I'm currently doing grad school but I've held a relevant job in the past?

I've studied A for Bachelors and A_1 for Masters. Then I've had 1.5 years of experience in company related to A_1 . Then I've attempted a career pivot by doing a Masters (1 year) in A_2 and now I'm a ...
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Employment gap due to sick family member

A recent graduate I know has not been working for 1.5 years after graduating with a graduate degree in Engineering due to taking care of ill family member/parent. In the time of unemployment, they ...
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employment history on college application [closed]

college application on University of Phoenix asks for employment history and asks it this way: "Please enter your most recent employers from the last three years, starting with your current employer" ...
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What does a job reference check/back ground check actually entail? [closed]

I was fired from my last job for gross misconduct due to a breach of confidentiality. When i apply for jobs in the future, what exactly happens when my new employer does a reference check on my past ...
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Fired for gross misconduct because I sent confidential information to personal mailbox - how do I get another job? [duplicate]

I was dismissed for a breach of confidentiality. I was working on some client confidential information on my client issued laptop and I emailed this info to my personal mailbox as I wanted to ...
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I worked in industry for 1.5 years before going to grad school. I want to drop out - should I be applying for entry-level or senior positions?

I found it very frustrating to notice in my job search that pretty much all the positions are either looking for senior developers with +3-4 years experience or (much more rarely) completely entry-...
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Code sample for embedded software developer application? [closed]

Unexpectedly, I've the chance for a dream job as an embedded software developer. The application requires a code sample to be included with the CV. I have a very good experience in C. But ...
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Will I be considered for internships if I am not a student enrolled in a university?

I am currently working on a bootcamp for people with a scientific background to boost my skills for a certain type of tech career. As such, I am not really considered a student as I am not enrolled in ...
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Why do job applications ask for desired salary? What are the consequences of giving a number too low or too high?

This is similar to this question: How can I determine a reasonable salary to ask for?, but I think it's asking different questions. I'm still in college and applying to jobs, so I'm a little thrown ...
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Should one submit multiple applications for the same position different locations?

Whilst it is frowned upon to submit multiple applications for the same position, what if a company advertised the same position, but in three different locations? Should one submit multiple ...
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I'm a few months into grad school but not keen on continuing. Should I address why I'm dropping-out when applying places?

The General Question, short version: Should one try to justify why one wants to drop out of a programme in favour of a job one is applying to? Why I'm asking / the context of my particular ...
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Can I re-apply considering my previous behavior during the interview process?

So this happened in February 2018, I missed a call from an employer in the morning. Later, I found out that the call was from my dream company to work in. So, I called the back after a few hours but ...
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Job application asks to list relevant experience

On the description page of a job application, it asks to list all relevant experience. On the actual application where I list my experience, it just says “work experience.” This is a teaching job ...
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Why do I keep getting rejected from unlicensed finance jobs within 24 hours even though I have some licenses? [closed]

I'm about a year and a half out of college, and in that year I've worked for and left an insurance company through which I got my Series 63 and my Life, Health, and Annuities license. Like most life ...
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Does a company own work done by applicants?

From this question and others, it seems that it's not totally unheard of for some companies to try to get free work out of job applicants by having them submit projects that would otherwise be done by ...
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Can I use my internship management as a reference if they are pressuring me for future employment?

I am currently employed as an intern at a company I worked for over the summer who encouraged me to stay on board. They extended my internship as a result and have continually asked me if I am ...
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How to respond to hiring manager unexpectedly acting dismissive

Last Monday, I sent out an application using an online form. I sent the files the morning and received a call out of the blue the same day in the evening, which took me by complete surprise. The ...
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Applying for a job I don't really want, at a company I like as an “in”?

I recently (a couple of weeks ago) sent a speculative application to a company I like, asking about a role I'd love to work in. It's a locally founded coffee company that's soon to expand to nearby ...
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How to build up a portfolio for jobs in analytics/ data science?

I'm trying to land my first job in analytics and I'm sometimes asked about my "portfolio". (I understand that the question is about portfolio in a physical sense - it's about the documentation of my ...
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Should I send a (text) message after sending an email?

Context: I contacted an employer via phone call looking for work experience. It went to voice mail, and they later texted me asking for me to email my resume through. It has been 3 days since I sent ...
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How to gracefully back out of a job application

I'm currently happily employed, but looking for a job in my hometown for personal reasons. I applied to one job that seemed promising. But since applying, I've read a lot of negative reviews about ...
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How to influence a prospective employer after interviews are over?

So the process went like this: I applied to the advertisement of the company After a few weeks I had a response and was invited to an interview two days later I did the interview and I believe was ...
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Where can I get affordable, good-quality career counseling (career advice, career coaching)? [closed]

I've been looking for a new job for about 6 months now. I've sent more than 100 applications. I've participated in more than 15 interview processes. In several cases, I got to the fourth or fifth ...
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Send unsolicited application for a different location

I am currently on a job hunt and found a company that I would really like to work for. They have offices in three cities A,B,C (in europe, about 600km apart) with the main office in city A. On the ...
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Applying for different job after rejection at the same company

I wanted to apply for two positions at the same (small) company. Because I am desperate for work, I applied for a position which I don't like but where I have more experience. They got back to me fast,...
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Reason for leaving job

On a job application, it asked why I left a job that I put on the job application. At this previous job, my boss was a good guy and we are on good terms, and he basically let me go because they didn't ...
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Is it acceptable to 'bypass' a job application web screening form? [closed]

I would like to apply for a Mechanical Engineering job, which I believe I meet all of the skill/experience requirements for, except that they are asking for a PhD on the job description, which I don't ...
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What are the consequences of turning down a company to which you applied for an internship (thesis)? [closed]

Let's imagine we have companies A and B. I apply to both, for an internship with the goal of making a master thesis, and get accepted by both. However I prefer A, and choose that to do my master ...
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LaTex CVs and automated cv parsers [duplicate]

There is a good motivation to use good LaTex templates for job applications: nice and professional look. However, I see that a lot of job application portals try to extract information from pdfs and ...
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Should I ask for an introduction after I applied?

I applied to a startup job on Monday and realized today that the hiring manager is connected via LinkedIn to one of my mentors. I haven’t heard back yet so should I ask my mentor for an introduction? ...
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How can I effectivelly find and apply for Jr. Dev Jobs? [closed]

I'm junior level in front end, self-taught (~2k hours over ~1.8yrs). I wanted to try a job interview and see how I do, but I don't see any jobs. I look on the big job sites(google jobs/indeed/...
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Is it normal for a prospective employer to require a reference from the applicants current supervisor?

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 ...