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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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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 ...
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What language should I be learning? C# or C++? [on hold]

I know this seems long but please, please read it. You could change my life. And please, dont just repond after looking at the question, please read the context of my situation below. Hi. I'm a self ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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, ...
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Should I leave a “Why do you want to work with us” form field in online applications blank, if I already have a cover letter ready?

As I am looking for a job online, I am being confronted with online applications, and so, by different form fields. Some companies asks for a CV and Cover Letter with two distinct input fields, and ...
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How to handle re-applying for a posting

A month and a half ago I relocated to a new city about 2-3 hours away for my wife’s grad school program. I had a handful of successful interviews, mainly at employer #1 and employer #2. #1 was easily ...
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What does it mean, if I got answer “Thank you for CV, but we just employed new colleague”? [closed]

****Edited question**** I got following answer for my job application: "Thank you for sending CV, but we just found new colleague." If the company knew, that I am not suitable, why they waited to ...
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Approaching companies for student vacation work

I am a third year electronic engineering undergraduate student. I'd like to gain some practical experience in the workplace through vacation work (be it paid or even unpaid if the company cannot offer ...
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To what extent does choice of undergraduate dissertation impact job opportunities

To what extend does choice of undergraduate dissertation matter when applying for engineering jobs? I understand that a company will value a dissertation that is closely linked to the work they do, ...
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How to explain to interviewer why I left my job due to bullying/bad work environment? [duplicate]

I worked at this company for 6 months, about 3 months into my job, I started getting made fun of and laughed at from roughly, 5-7 people. This behavior continued pretty much everyday, up until I quit/...
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Mention of conversation with hiring manager in cover letter

I took the first step and talked in person to the hiring manager of the position I am interested in. Should I mention the conversation and thank the hiring manager in the introduction of my cover ...
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Are children a reason to be rejected for a job?

After working for 5 years in an industrial environment I want to change to Academia. My CV matches the positions where I applied so far pretty well, but until now I have only received rejections. I ...
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Social media app usage on the premises of work place [closed]

Knowing my productivity at work place reduced by some social media apps, I decided to use some app blockers. It worked for me to some extent, but I'm not fully happy with it. I have planned to ...
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Wanting to apply in Germany, how to write cover letter with B1 German?

I am wishing to seek a job in Germany but my native language is French. I am semi-fluent in German, B1 level and I can do a conversation if the other person is comprehensive. I am not 100% fluent, and ...
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Job application instructions

I’m looking at a credentialed teaching application. On the page where all of the jobs are listed for the school district (not just teaching jobs, jobs like police officers, principals, are also ...
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Declined very good offer to stay with signed offer, 2 days later my future employer told me that they would not move forward to hire me

I am encountering a very weird and awful situation. I got one job offer let say Company A and signed their contract. But they asked me to start after 2 months later. After one month, I was invited to ...
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resume vs job application questions

I filled out a job application, and it says to list relevant work experiences. On my resume, I submitted more work experiences than I listed on the job application "work experience" section, because I'...
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Is it unprofessional to mention your cover letter and resume are best viewed in Chrome?

I recently had to fill out a job application and I was required to provide a shareable link to my cover letter and resume on Google Drive, which read: "Include your resume/CV (link to a Google Drive ...
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Posting jobs on “last 3 employers” of job application?

I’m looking at a job application that asks to post “last 3 employers.” Would I be able to include independent contracting work and self employment?
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Job Application asks for previous Performance Reviews [closed]

A job I am interviewing for and very interested in is asking for previous Performance Reviews. I worked at my previous job for 3 years but only have a copy of a Performance Review from one of the ...
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After being made redundant after only 2 months, how should I deal with that period in my applications/CV?

I'm a recent Comp Sci graduate and have been working as a software engineer for the last two months. I've just been made redundant (laid off) due to company cut-backs. I'm unsure of how I should ...
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I have accepted an internship offer. Should I inform companies I have applied to that have not gotten back to me yet?

Over the last weeks, I have applied for internships in various companies. A few days ago, Company A got back to me with an offer I like, which I accepted. I had 2 interviews scheduled with Company B ...
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Is it advisable to apply for a position when it is more or less set that my colleague will get it?

My former boss just left the company and a colleague of mine took over his responsibilities temporarily. Now, this colleague of mine has already been prepared beforehand to take up a leading position ...
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What positions should I list under employment history/work for job applications if I've had unofficial jobs and have been fired?

I'm looking for a regular part-time job. Some places I apply to require filling out a job application, which includes a portion asking for usually my three last places of employment/work experience. ...
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What is a professional way to rate your own level of domain knowledge in your CV?

I have just finished my 3-year training in Germany as a certified IT specialist for application development. I am working on my resume right now, but the hardest part is to provide realistic ...
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Recruiter or the company's application webpage?

I was recently contacted by a recruiter who asked for a phone conversation to see if I'm interested in working for a company as a xyz. Afterward, I looked at the company's website and found a ...
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I think the recrutiment agency I'm talking to is recrutiting for a role I already applied to directly and have been invited. How to proceed?

I'm currently searching for a new job. I've applied to a particular Company X and was invited for an on-site interview next week after a phone interview with a person from Company X. In the meantime,...
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How soon is too soon to re-apply to a company?

There are a few companies I've interviewed with that I'd have loved to work for, but they've passed over me for "not enough experience". I really want to re-apply to the same positions but I'm ...
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Is it professional to ask for reasons of a rejected application? [duplicate]

I was wondering how professional it'd to ask for some feedback when you receive a template-based rejection email? Or it'd be just a waste of time and would look amateur?
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How do you get past the “0-2 years of experience” stage?

I've had a degree in electrical engineering for 1.5 years now, and I have yet to work as an engineer. Every interview I get, the interviewer says that it's concerning that I don't have any work ...
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Pass on medical information about a job new applicant?

I'm working in a small team at a (growing) startup, and have been asked about a developer applying who worked at my previous company. He started after I left, so I didn't get to know him personally. ...
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How and where to get honest/negative feedback about resume/overall profile for job hunting?

I need to know where can I go to talk to someone and give them my details, so they can give me the brutally honest truth as to why employers are put-off by me. The places I have applied never give ...
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What should I write under “comments about you” on a job application?

I'm filling in a job application and, at the end, there is an optional free-text field which says "Comments about you". What am I supposed to write in this field? What is this field for? If it ...
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What do I put on my resume to make the company I'm applying to think I'm mature enough to handle a job?

I just turned 14 this past fall, which means I can legally work a job. I've applied to several places, fluffing up my resume with everything I think could possibly help me, things showing i'm ...
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When trying to change job fields, how do you appear capable despite a lack of experience?

I have a degree in electrical engineering and I've been working as a test engineer with an engineering firm, but I'm interested in starting my own company and I'm looking to get experience in sales, ...
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How should I sell the self-learned skills that I have not used in my previous jobs?

Almost all positions related to Data Science are asking for skill and experience in some specific tools/software/frameworks etc (besides the relevant theoretical knowledge). As a matter of fact, I ...
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How to deal with lack of technical skills when applying for jobs in IT?

My career path is somewhat untypical. I switched into IT from another field. My first position in IT was a managerial one straight away. (The position is between business and IT but more on the IT ...
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Who can I ask for help if no one replies my CV?

Since my last post several months ago, I have been searching for job actively. I have been sending CVs to companies, and learning a new technology for work, which I would prefer to use (Direct3D). ...
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Is it ok to contact old interviewers?

Some time ago I applied for a job. I went through 2 rounds but then got another offer and withdrew my application for the first position. The position I accepted resulted not to have much to do with ...
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Should I justify my “bad” GPA in my application?

I'm in the last year of my bachelor studies and I'm looking into writing my bachelor thesis at a company (hopefully abroad). Preparing my applications is do struggle a bit about my resume: My ...
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Can I adjust my previously stated salary expectation in the interview?

I applied for a Data Scientist position in a company in Germany, and I found out that the salary expectation I've stated in my application (it was required) is 10K below what the company usually pays ...
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Technical or lie? Internal job posting requirements [closed]

I was told verbally of a job posting before it was ever typed up. The applications weren’t given to be filled out until it was actually posted. When filling it out I ran across the question “how did ...
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Can I benefit from my industrial experience in the salary negotiation if it belongs to a different field?

I am applying for data science positions (Germany) as I recently finished my postgraduate study in that field. However, my previous industrial experience (before my recent graduate study) was in the ...
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Applying for a promotion and noticed I have work history missing from initial application

I am applying for a promotion. I have been with the company for 3 years. I had a background check to get the position, which I assume I passed, since I have the job. The company claims they are not ...
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How long can I delay my job decision? [closed]

I received an offer from a company and I need to respond back regarding my decision. However, I'm still waiting to hear back for 3-4 orher companies regarding my applications. I was wondering how ...
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Is it a good idea to apply for a job with the knowledge that you will leave soon? [duplicate]

I hope you can help me with my problem and also hope that this question is not off-topic here. I am currently near graduation from a Austrian school for media design and business (similar to high ...
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How to deal with cover letters for two different jobs?

Variants of this question have been asked before, but I could not find an exact duplicate for this situation: Some company offers jobs A and B. The jobs are very similar, and I wish to apply to both, ...