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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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Should follow-up be promised in a cover letter? [closed]

I recently wrote a cover letter in which I promised to follow up in a specific amount of time. My reasoning was that I would be able to demonstrate a small measure of credibility by following through ...
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Should I still follow up when I'd planned to even though the application deadline was extended? [closed]

Here's a brief scenario: I applied for a job on the originally determined application deadline date In my cover letter I said that I would follow up two weeks from that date The application ...
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How should I approach a careless error in a submitted resume/CV that dramatically changes perception?

This is one of those human errors that I know, and we all know, every single one of makes yet still leaves me with a pit in my stomach and is incredibly embarrassing to make on a resume. I submitted ...
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Including social media on a résumé to land the interview

This question may seem like a no-brainer at first, but after pondering it for a few hours, I'm actually doubting the obvious answer. It would seem like one shouldn't include their social media ...
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How can I best indicate my desire to relocate to another part of the country?

I'm a US citizen trying to relocate to another part of the US. Right now, I'm using my current address on all my job applications and also my resume. I've read online that applying out-of-state can ...
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How do I overcome my Credit Rating in reference to applying for jobs?

Unfortunately I started a business but it didn't do so well. Due to this I've been left with debt and unfortunately it's affected my credit rating. When applying for roles in large firms, I'm ...
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Strategy for applying when there's a “Senior” and “Intermediate” position available

I've recently seen a company post two job listings, one for a "Senior"-level role and one for an "Intermediate"-level role. There are some differences (and it's more than just "years experience") ...
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Pragmatism in the workplace

I'm filling out an application for employment. On the application, I have been asked to give examples of being pragmatic, but I am unsure what constitutes as pragmatic whilst in the workplace. Could ...
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How long should you wait to re-apply to a company?

I interviewed with a software company about 6 months ago but unfortunately did not get a job offer extended. They didn't tell me what to work on professionally or what I did wrong, etc. (as expected) ...
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Applying for jobs out of province?

I have been trying to relocate from one province to another. Currently, I am vacationing in the province I would like to work in and I have received an email from a job application I sent out. The ...
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Should I bother including a resume if the application covered everything on it?

I often find myself filling out some very detailed applications that ask for a lot of information about your previous jobs, education, and other things that are often outlined in much less detail on a ...
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How to explain a bad performance review

I'm applying for a position inside my company which apparently is very hot. The requirements for applying require to include past performance ratings and include an explanation for any rating below ...
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How do I respond to the “Maximum travel days/weeks” question on job application? [closed]

My situation is this - I'm trying to get into a large company. And on the job app. they ask the question: Max. travel days/weeks No travel Up to 1 day a week Up to 2 day a week Up to ...
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Applying for a job, could I get advice on the additional questions? [closed]

This is a good tip I got, it's an apprenticeship in admin at a special needs school. Apparently they recently advertised the job and had no suitable applicants, so they have put it up again, just a ...
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Should I include a copyright notice on job application submissions?

A job for which I am applying has, as part of the application / interview process, a test which requests real source code. Should I include a copyright notice on this code? I'm guessing the ...
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How can I followup on an additional internship with the same company after not hearing back from them?

Two years ago, I interned at a company over the summer. Everything went well, and at the end of things they informally invited me to work for them again. About a month ago, I decided to see if they ...
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How do I give print material at a job interview?

I have an interview for a job and I'm wondering how I should give print items to the interviewers. I have a resume, references list, my current business card, and 4 pages of sample code. I've thought ...
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Using “offered a promotion I don't want” as a selling point in looking for my next job

I've been offered a promotion that, for a large number of reasons, I have no interest in taking. I had actually already decided to leave my current company, and my rejection really only accelerates my ...
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Dealing with informal experience on resume

I have a very broad IT skillset and I would say that I am very good at what I do. When it comes to a technology that I have not used I just learn it by messing with it, Googling it, or by consulting ...
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How to prepare yourself for work abroad [closed]

I want to work abroad, specifically in Canada or United States. I am a software developer and have graduated the computer engineering faculty. My coworkers, and bosses over the years, have always ...
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Found a fantastic job but just don't have the experience; should I still apply? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell which job requirements matter in software offerings? How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions? I've come late to ...
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How to structure a cover letter for new grad positions

Since I am going to graduate in May I have started to apply for different software engineering positions, especially titled with the suffix New Grad. Although my cover letter has already undergone ...
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Applying for an American internship as a foreign student living in Germany

I am a Bosnian student living (and being born) in German, yet I didn't want to get the German citizenship. Currently I am studying computer science and mathematics nearing my Bachelor's degree. In my ...
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How to express that a non-disclosure agreement forbids you from listing work samples in an application

When applying for a job, how do you express that a current work contract forbids you from listing those projects in a portfolio (and consequently, there is no items in your portfolio for the time of ...
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To what extent do attributes making a resume “good” generalize across industries?

I have spent a lot of hours reviewing and refining my resume. As a result, I have spent a lot of time helping others with their resumes and have a polished, professional resume. Throughout the past ...
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Will I be at any advantage turning in my resume during Christmas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is December a bad time to submit a job application? As everyone knows tomorrow is Christmas, since everyone else is with their families showing Christmas cheer tomorrow, if I ...
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Is December a bad time to submit a job application?

I've been visiting the website of certain company for a couple months, they have a "web developer" opening that seems to be permanently open. Is right now a bad time to send my application, taking ...
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What is a “subject matter expert”?

I came across this on the USAJOBS site, and mostly I'm curious, because it sounds like a fairly open-ended term to include on their "profile". The ordering of the options on the site makes it ...
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Send Email to a contact person after submitting online application?

I found some opening positions in a professional magazine, and I submitted my applications online. At the end of the position introduction on the magazine, there is a contact person, with email ...
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Can I use my own application form?

I've applied for a number of jobs and application forms have ranged from brilliant PDF forms to ones crudely made in Word with very little thought for spacing. I've considered making my own ...
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Based on this job description, does the employer expect full code to be submitted with an application? [closed]

A job listing I'm looking at says: Assuming <environment>, describe start-to-end how you would setup a system monitor ... including in your overview any scripts that you would write ... ...
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What should I do if I accept a position, start work, and then they tell me on day 1 my background check didn't clear?

After taking my drug test and background check I was told I was clear to workl I even put on my application about my 2 charges in detail and dates. He asked when I wanted to start, and I told him I ...
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How do I properly answer a rejection email?

I have recently applied for a job and I have received an email telling me that they had found someone already (so the problem was not my application, but the timing). Things like this happen, you have ...
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Add custom effects/formatting to my resume (to showcase my skills)

I'm asked to submit resume in HTML format. As I'm applying for web-designer position, I believe adding embedded CSS would be more effective. What factors do I need to take into account considering ...
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Who do you list as your supervisor from a previous job, and do the usual “rules of references” still apply?

I had previously asked about listing references with which you've lost contact. Now I'm in a slightly different situation. I've run across a couple online forms which require that I enter my ...
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Is it better to write a good cover letter in English or a mediocre one in the local language?

I'm applying for positions in Sweden, but come from another Nordic country. Most recruiters require that I speak both Swedish and English. Currently, I can easily keep up a conversation in Swedish and ...
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Should I email the recruiter with my resume instead of applying online?

Lots of companies have online application forms, but I find that often times my resume just gets lost in the large pool that it gets put in. My school has a career site linked to experience.com that ...
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Apply through school's career services or company's website? [closed]

My school has a career services website (through Experience.com) that lists a position to apply for. The same position is listed on the company's website through their career site. I don't know if ...
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What does the term “Flexible work ethics” on a job ad mean?

I came across this term some time back in a job listing for an IT job: "Flexible work ethics". Anyone know what it could mean when used in a job offer? I assume it's not as dodgy as it sounds.
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How much work experience is equivalent to a Computer Science degree? [closed]

A lot of software developer jobs list "a CS degree or equivalent work experience" as a requirement. I have a degree in a somewhat related field but only about 6 months of on-the-job experience as an ...
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How can I check on the progress of an application? [duplicate]

I submitted a programming test and job application a week ago today. I received an email back thanking me for my submission (the day after) and that it has been handed to the people who will be a) ...
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Are things admitted on an application considered “immune”? [closed]

When applying for government jobs, especially in the law enforcement sector, you're often asked questions that ask if you've ever committed crimes without being caught, etc. Examples: Have you ...
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Can you list a family member as a reference if they're also your boss?

You always see the general "you can't list family members" when it comes to references, but what if you're working at a company where your dad is also your boss? Is it alright to list them in that way,...
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Is having no references necessarily a bad thing?

I understand what the purpose of references is, but the problem I'm having is that I just don't have any reference. I don't really interact with people outside of a work context. I've only ever had ...
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How do I represent career progression within a single company on a CV

I started in a Company 5 years ago as a Service desk operative. Although I had a lot of experience in computer administration for many years, I was out of the "computer workplace" during college (fine ...
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When asked to prepare a business plan as part of the interview process, how does the interviewee ensure that their IP rights are protected?

Especially if the hiring process does not result in gainful employment. The interview is for an early stage startup and the role will be a senior role (VP/ CxO). The person in this role is expected ...
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What are good entries for technical and social skills in europass for typical developer?

I'm filling the Europass CV format. It's my first contact with such type of CV format, and I'm a bit confused. My job experience is pure development (server and WWW, mostly Java+SQL). I've had ...
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Does reviewing your application/checking application status improve your chances of getting a job?

I remember a teacher in middle school once saying that when he got job applications he put them in a pile, waited a week, and if he hadn't heard from the applicant again, threw them away. Though this ...
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How often should I apply to the same company?

Say there's a particular company for which one would really like to work. How often is it acceptable to apply again for a job, provided you are increasing experience in skills between applications?
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Applying for 2 jobs with the same employer

I am looking at two opportunities with the same employer, either one I would be very good at. Should I apply to both? Or should I pick only one? I worry that applying to both makes me look like I'm ...