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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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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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Are applications to a general applicant pools useful?

Recently I've noticed many large employers have in their career portal the possibility to apply to a "General applicant pool" when postings may not be relevant for a candidate, but where the ...
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Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?

I am updating my CV. I am 26 and have been working full time for about 8 years now, I have some decent experience which I think looks pretty good on paper. I'm a senior developer at my current (small) ...
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If a job that I applied to through a recruiter is reposted through another recruiter and the company's website, can/should I reapply?

I applied to a job posting through a recruiter. They told me they would submit my application and provide me feedback. They then fell off the map completely, and didn't respond to my follow ups. The ...
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Is it unprofessional to order food after an interview?

I'm applying for a restaurant that also is my go to breakfast spot. The interview is early in the morning and I was thinking of knocking out 2 birds with one stone and ordering a bite to eat after the ...
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Does it make sense to apply now, while also planning to apply later, after demonstrating skills?

I'm looking at moving from one software development sub-field to another. A lot of the relevant job ads want expertise with a particular language and a particular set of related tools. I'm confident ...
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My Ex-Boss is using my Accounting Software [closed]

I work as an accountant so I have my own QB Software, this allows me to install it on a PC. I was working for a company and installed the software. When I left I began the uninstall process and he ...
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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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