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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 get small costs of coming to the interview reimbursed (Germany)?

In Germany companies have to reimburse candidates for the travel costs to the interview unless they communicated in advance they don't take over the costs. My question is: Is it ok, if I request ...
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Should I give my SSN to recruiter? [duplicate]

I got call from recruiter and he said I should give him my SSN in order to apply to job. From his email: As part of our disclosures and to present you as a qualified Candidate to [Company Name], ...
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Applied for a job a couple of months ago. No reply. Should I reach the Executive Director?

I've applied a couple of months ago to a very interesting position in a blue chip company (North America). I think I'm qualified for this position (my skills match the position's skills list) but ...
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Is it a bad idea to hand deliver my CV to a company on spec? [duplicate]

Recent events caused me to terminate my employment with my (now previous) employer. I am searching for technical work in my field (programming), with the understanding that if something does not ...
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Inexperienced manager - is it a red flag? [closed]

I'm currently interviewing at a big company. The position is in a unit that is just being created. It's just now that I've met the person who would be my boss. He is 4 years younger than I (I'm in my ...
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any evidence that correlates bad credit history with poor job performance? [closed]

I have been reading about credit history and job applications. In some US states, it is legal to require a credit history check as a condition of employment. What sociological evidence exists to ...
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Is it acceptable to join a bug report to a job application? [duplicate]

I'm writing an job application email to a smallish software company as a junior back-end developer, while researching the company I stumbled upon a front-end bug,nothing website breaking. I don't ...
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Got rejected because my skillset “is only applicable to a foreign market,” albeit same industry

I came to the United States three years ago to work in a very specific subfield of the marketing industry, where my value proposition was directly tied to my native language and a foreign market. I'...
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Should I withdraw my job application after discovering an unacceptable mistake?

My girlfriend submitted a job application to a big international organization based in the EU. After sending in the final application, she realized she made a shameful mistake in the name of the ...
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How do I apply to corporate jobs after getting fired for moonlighting?

At an earlier point in my career I got fired because of my own mistake (moonlighting). I want to apply for bigger corporate jobs, which often means passing a stringent background check. How can I ...
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What's my biggest problem? [closed]

I've been applying for jobs... lots of jobs, but I'm not getting any feedback at all. I'm not getting any calls. I'm not even getting many emails with canned responses like "we decided to move forward ...
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Should I be open about tasks I do not like in job posting?

I recently found multiple job postings from a company that presumably wants to assemble a new team. While I think I would be a good fit in this team, none of the job postings really matches for me. ...
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Asking for internship before or after the rejection?

As far as I know, my application will be rejected for a junior developer position, what is the best time to ask for internship? Before applying for a junior position or after the rejection? I'm from ...
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Wasn't hired back after a successful internship. The hiring manager stopped replying to me about a year ago. Should I contact again? [closed]

I had an internship at this awesome company (a growing startup, ~150 employees) in my junior year of college. It seemed like it went really well; I got along great with everyone, my project went above ...
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When to bring up time limitations on my ability to work?

First, a bit of background: I am a recent graduate from university looking for employment at a laboratory space that is associated with the university that I graduated from. This space is known for ...
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would I be worse off listing a previous internship on a current internship application as a college student?

I've been applying for internships throughout the year, but I never get any interviews, much less responses. This makes me think that I'm missing something very basic. One of the things that is ...
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When to ask about rescheduling job interview?

I am in the process of applying for a job. The advert specifies the interview dates will fall during a particular week, but I am currently only available one day that week (as a result of national ...
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applying for a position below your level

I recently came across a listing for a junior position at a company that i would like to work for. i am presently at what most would consider the mid to full professional level of my career. would it ...
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Can I add a reference letter when I apply job?

I am currently studying at University and I done a summer internship and I got a great reference letter. I want to apply a graduate job and it is so related my past internship. So I have a question ...
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Application process: dealing with disappearing company [duplicate]

You apply for a job at a huge company Then after just a few days you get an email "I'm interested! Let's have a call! When are you available?" You reply within 6 h You get no reply for 5 days What is ...
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Working with multiple recruiters, which one acts shady?

So I’m in the middle of a bit of a recruiting mess-up: I was briefly in contact with company A about two years ago. Their HR person contacted me for a possible opportunity with them. I declined as I ...
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Do recruiters/HR personnel screen on the basis of time spent at previous jobs?

First time, long time. I'm an IT professional in my mid-20s in the US. I have a very diverse range of experience and a good reputation among employers in my area, but I'm concerned about my future ...
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Rejection and after that reapplication for the same opening?

There was a job opening at a company relatively big, I took exams and I did pretty well and I gave an interview but no one was hired and the company after two weeks reannounce the job opening, exactly ...
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Didn't get job, have improved skills since

I interviewed for my dream job last December. I had 7 interviews, one with nearly every member of the organization. They all went exceptionally well and I received great feedback. They ended up going ...
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Straight A's but no experience [duplicate]

I left school with 13 A's and above in GCSE's but since then it has been 2 years, I dropped out of college/sixth form with no qualifications and I have yet to have any experience in looking for jobs. ...
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Is it 'easier' to get a job when you already have one?

I've seen this posted a few times in comments and answers but it doesn't seem to be covered within a question yet. Why is it considered easier to secure another job when you already have one?
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Do I need to include this on my CV?

I have a very specific situation in which I held two jobs simultaneously but one was part time and one was full time. The part time one I was dismissed at the end of my 3 month probation but I'm still ...
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Is it Ok to Add an Addendum to a Resume?

As most of my one page resume consists of work experience and projects, I feel that my long list of "other skills" such as "google cloud, aws, scrum, kanban ...." could use some backing up by another ...
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Ask HR for advice on when to switch roles [closed]

I currently work full time in a field (structured finance) in which I'm not interested in staying. However, my long-term goal is to get into quantitative investment management. Recently a recruiter ...
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Apply directly to company after third-party recruiter pointed me to the company website? [duplicate]

I found a job description in a jobs website. The job post was done by a recruiting company. I felt it was interesting and sent my CV to the recruiting company to apply for that position. After ...
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Is first responder or commissioner for fire prevention or security in a company considered as volunteering in an application? [closed]

My company's department has several honorary offices like first responder or commissioner for fire prevention or security. Can I state this in an application for a new job or isn't it considered as ...
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Following up after informational meeting to request an actual interview

Asking how I should write this email. Basically, I requested an informational meeting with someone to learn more about what they do. During the meeting, he introduced me to another person within the ...
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List a multi-partner project in a resume if you worked with the smaller, unrecognizeable company?

I've got a scenario where Applicant A has listed "United Nations" as their employer on the resume. The truth is, the UN was actually involved in the project, and subcontracted or were partnered with ...
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Confused about purpose of contact information in “employment history” section of application

Background: Recently laid off from current job; fortunately have plenty of great references from my current place, but am on the job hunt now. I've come across a couple applications that have a format ...
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Is offering to complete a coding challenge in cover letter useful?

I've been trying to relocate into a different country (my partner lives there), but until now I've been unsuccessful. Currently I have been employed for three years, but my work history before was bad ...
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How to send a company I want to join a tailored project without coming off as brash?

I built a demo project for a company I want to join. Basically it's a dedicated marketing project in which I built it as if it was done by the company itself (with the logos and everything). I ...
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Responding smart to expected salary question (foreign place) before interview invitation [duplicate]

I applied for a job about 10 days ago and today I got a mail response asking about my salary expectations. They did not say they are interested nor anything else about my application, nor did they ...
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Strategy for applying to a company where I'm not sure of the role I'd best serve in?

I'm a software engineer hoping to transition into UX. I've done a very short basics course, but as yet don't have a portfolio to show (and would be far away from being able to produce one given the ...
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Should I apply for a job even if I don't have all of the necessary experience?

I'm in last year of a Bachelor's Computer Science course, and I have strong knowledge in a variety of languages, albeit mainly Java, Python and JavaScript. I also have an industral placement under my ...
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Asked about contacting previous employer, but manager is co-located with current employer

My current job is with Company A. Before that, I was with Company B, an on-site contractor for Company A. So after I'd worked there for a while as a B-employee, Company A hired me directly. Now I'm ...
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Submitting a more efficient solution to online coding test after deadline? [duplicate]

I just had an online coding assessment for a job, that had many multiple choice questions and two coding challenges, all to be completed in 90 minutes. I am confident about my multiple choice answers ...
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Is it legal for a Company to discuss your application with and outside Agency? [closed]

I applied for a position (#1) with a company directly, and later for a different position (#2) via an agency. When I contacted the agency for updates on my application for role #2, I was told that ...
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Should I wait to apply to jobs until closer to my graduation date? [duplicate]

I spoke with a recruiter who said that it's better to wait until closer to my graduation date (this May) to apply for full time programming jobs because she's afraid that because I can't work right ...
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Should I send my portfolio even after the position is no longer available?

I'm a copywriter. A company I have much respect for had a vacancy three weeks ago. Because of a challenging schedule at my current job, I didn't have the time to work on my portfolio until last week....
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Worked for my dad's company but now want to apply somewhere else? How do I best present myself?

I think I've made an unwise decision. After I graduated I began working at my dad's company which is a very small company in IT. I did have a lot of freedom initially and learned a lot, but would now ...
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Is there any way to politely ask this company to give me a response quicker, in regards to a role? [duplicate]

I applied to Company A about 6 months ago, while also applying to other companies. Company A seemed like a really great fit, and was the role that I was most hoping to get. Eventually, I got ...
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Background check companies in the US - how much power do they have? [closed]

When a US citizen applies for a job in the US, and the employer sends their application to a background check company, then if the background check company uses only legal methods, can it just by ...
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What to write in cover letter when address is unknown?

I want to apply for a job in a start-up that is not founded yet. I know the founders and they asked me for a formal application. How should I fill in the address field in the cover letter? As there is ...
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What, if any, personal interests should I put on a resume?

I'm a 3rd-year college student applying for internships and co-ops. My career advisor generally encourages putting a "Personal Interests" section on resumes. Generally, not many of my real personal ...
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What is the most efficient way of finding software development jobs online in Europe for someone currently residing in Asia? [closed]

I am a web developer based in the Philippines. I have explored several job sites online and found some that I'm confidently qualified for, mostly in the UK, Germany and Austria. The problem is I am ...

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