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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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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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University project on resume?

I have this project in my university where they ask us to create a working virtual computer using assembly language. I have 1-2 side projects that I am planning to include in my resume under 'projects'...
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Changing attitude of hiring manager between different rounds of interviews [closed]

So, I had two interviews with this hiring manager, the second one being more like a panel interview. The thing is, during the first interview, I was very comfortable during the discussion with this ...
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How good or bad is the idea of re-applying for job for which I was rejected in the early screening phase?

I have applied for a job in a big company and was rejected in 5 days with a typical template answer of "we regret other candidates had better profiles fitting the job". So, I can guess they ...
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Correct way of following-up with unresponsive recruiter

I applied to a summer internship position online some 3 months ago. A few days after submission, my application moved to the "review" stage and since then, I have heard nothing from the ...
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In a drive towards higher diversity teams, is it possible to be truly inclusive and prevent applicants from lying about their background?

Many organisiations are now striving to form teams they consider diverse, and to ensure this, they check the demographics of candidates already in application forms. Consider e.g. an application form ...
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Multiple job applications

I recently submitted multiple applications to 1 company (but for different teams). The jobs were for data science (DS)/data analyst (DA) positions: DS1 DA1 DA2 I have a couple of (related) questions ...
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Does the whole job hunting game depend mostly on the internal referrals?

I've been studying a lot of materials on how to tailor the CV and cover letter and having a high hope by sending applications to every relevant position I find advertised here and there. However, I've ...
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My current job title suggests that I have more advanced skills than I actually have. How to navigate a new job search?

Everyone with the same job title as me / in my department has a PhD, I only have 2 bachelor's degrees. I'm officially at an Engineer 1 level (I think level 2 was postponed due to COVID promotion ...
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Is a MSc degree necessary for a job's progress in a German tech environment?

I'm currently working in the tech field, and I have studied Electrical Engineering. I hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. For those who don't know, it's a different degree than a ...
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What options do I have if I am interested in Mathematics, specifically Statistics, Probability and Combinotorics

I have an interest in studying Math topics involving calculus, statistics and probability (Basically I love Maths but am not a big fan of proofs related work, so I don't want to consider being a ...
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Stating reasons for leaving previous role in cover letter?

I am soon to start looking for a new permanent role as a graphic designer. I left my previous job a year ago after 2 years, to go freelance. I was always planning on looking for a new job and I only ...
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Etiquette when waiting HR intermediary for an answer if directly asking the person responsible for the job is possible

Following the advice from my previous question, I asked Jane my deal-breaker questions first. On the same day she replied positively, so it made sense to follow-up with the good-to-have questions (2 ...
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How to show past work for a political organization when applying as a graphic designer

I am looking for a job as a graphic designer but haven't had any jobs yet, so when applying in the graphic design sector it's mostly expected to show some of your work. Also one's not supposed to talk ...
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Resume: how to best sort skills according to proficiency [closed]

In my CV, where I state my skills (e.g. programming languages, software etc.) I also want to add my proficiency level (beginner, advanced, expert or something like that). Also I want to design them in ...
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Am I being unreasonable with technical tests that take more than 1 hour for each role I apply to? [closed]

For tech tests longer than 1 hour, would it be okay to send an invoice (VAT exempt; personal)? For questions read from sheet of paper e.g. what is an abstract class, I think I've only used it a couple ...
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Etiquette for replying to eager HR acting as intermediary

I found a job I am interested in and I have some deal-breaker questions I want to ask before applying (example: if they offer relocation, remote work, visas). I tried to find the answers on their site/...
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In a follow-up email, should I express my interest or ask for the state of the application?

Recently I have applied to a big company for a position that I'm really interested in and I think I have the right skillset and the experience. But I know that besides the qualifications, the ...
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Should I include a personal statement in my resume if there is no room elsewhere?

I am submitting an application for a place in the Facebook AI Residency. It states "Elaboration on these experiences should be included in the candidate personal statement." The application ...
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Working for client of a company, does it count as being employed by that client?

I am currently working in a consulting role, officially employed by company A, and am currently working on a project in collaboration with one of my current company's clients, company X. When looking ...
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When applying via an applicant tracking system, is it wise to send in a job application directly to the manager as well?

I recently applied for a job through an applicant tracking system (ATS). However I just noticed today on the job ad, that due to an 'unprecedented number of suitable applicants' they would be closing ...
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Why do job applications ask for potentially discriminatory personal details?

So, I am a CS student and recently sat down and applied to 400 internships in a sitting. 10 of them wanted alarming detail of my personal life. I'm sure it was all optional. However, questions varied ...
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How can I make up for the lack of work experience when I apply to a job that requires more seniority?

There's a lot of job listings that want 3 or more years of experience. I currently have about a year's worth of job experience. I'd like to apply to jobs that require 3 or more years of experience and ...
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Putting freelance work on resume alongside regular day job?

For the past 6 months I've had a side consulting business in an industry that I'm interested in long-term. It's in a different industry than the one my regular day job is in, but they use a similar ...

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