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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 professionally handle being asked about A-level grades (University entry) despite having a Masters?

As the title suggests, I have a Masters in my field and a relatively unrelated Bachelors degree. A-levels are the exams you take here in the UK in order to get into University in the first place, and ...
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Should I volunteer to make additional hands-on assignment to prove my skills?

A couple months ago I applied for a Software Developer position and went through quite lengthy, multiple-stages interview process. It was focused on my Python experience, although I also had an ...
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How can a resume be formatted for better automatic import into job application webapps?

Many job postings require a job application to be filled out in addition to sending a resume. These job applications are done online on various webapps. Several of these webapps have a limited ability ...
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How does being involved in a lawsuit affect career and job hunting?

I took my old landlord to court and we reached a settlement agreement. He lied and did not honor the agreement so now I'm considering going back to court. Where I live court records are public and ...
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What kind of responses are they looking for when asking very open ended questions in application?

I'm applying for a tech support job. The application is done through an online form. It has several questions I'm having trouble answering, such as: describe your related experiences developing ...
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Can I apply for jobs that didn't mention anything about visa sponsorship?

There are a lot of positions in some countries like Netherlands but less than one percent of them mentioned either support or not support the visa sponsorship. So is it professional to apply for ...
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Is it okay to apply for a closed job?

I was about to apply to a full-time job through LinkedIn. I just found the job and was working on my resume and cover letters but unfortunately, it was already closed when I finished (which is unusual ...
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Reapplying for an Internship I turned down few weeks ago

I was looking for internships as a software engineer and got one but I was given 4 days to consider and reply to the offer. While during that time I was interviewing with some other company and that ...
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English or French resume for Software jobs in Montreal?

I'm applying for lots of jobs right now, one place I'm looking is Montreal. I'm seeing some job postings in English, some in French, some in both. Most or all jobs list being bilingual as a ...
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Could a repository I created years ago reflect badly on me?

I have a repository on GitHub, which I created when I was learning some technology- it is web app. It has around 100 stars. Now, clearly after years probably both my development skills have increased ...
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Switching internship subjects after the interview

Yesterday, I went to an interview with a well-known foreign technology company which has some activity in my country (France), for my end-of-studies internship. There were three internship subjects ...
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Re-applying for the same company after rejection. Email the prev. recruiter or apply in the website?

Scenario: You apply for a job, do seemingly well in the hiring process, go all the way to the end, but the stars don't align and another candidate gets the spot. A few weeks later another position ...
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Interviewer Never Called?

I saw a question similar to this one: Basically I received and confirmed via Email a phone interview for 1:30pm EST/ 10:30am PST (different time zones). The interviewer then emailed me and asked to ...
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Should I address my cover letter to HR recruiter, or my primary contact?

I have been in contact over the phone and over email with the supervisor of a position I am applying for. However, on the job posting, I am given the information of the HR assistant behind this ...
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ATS (application tracking system): no recent experience for the position [closed]

I have got a view onto the corporate ATS output and its conclusions, and it seems the system bases its conclusions on the most recent job. This means that all the candidates with no relevant ...
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how to switch from embedded to python? [closed]

i have 5+ years of exp in embedded system in medium scale company. here i am working on only PIC controller. so now it became difficult for me to switch to other company. may i know the courses which ...
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Is it likely that my lack of post-secondary education is holding my resume back?

Just to summarize the important aspects of my resume, I have a career summary and list a few technologies I work with. After that, I list my last three relevant jobs: My current position: Small ...
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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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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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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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