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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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Can I re-apply considering my previous behavior during the interview process?

So this happened in February 2018, I missed a call from an employer in the morning. Later, I found out that the call was from my dream company to work in. So, I called the back after a few hours but ...
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Job application asks to list relevant experience

On the description page of a job application, it asks to list all relevant experience. On the actual application where I list my experience, it just says “work experience.” This is a teaching job ...
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Why do I keep getting rejected from unlicensed finance jobs within 24 hours even though I have some licenses? [closed]

I'm about a year and a half out of college, and in that year I've worked for and left an insurance company through which I got my Series 63 and my Life, Health, and Annuities license. Like most life ...
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Does a company own work done by applicants?

From this question and others, it seems that it's not totally unheard of for some companies to try to get free work out of job applicants by having them submit projects that would otherwise be done by ...
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Can I use my internship management as a reference if they are pressuring me for future employment?

I am currently employed as an intern at a company I worked for over the summer who encouraged me to stay on board. They extended my internship as a result and have continually asked me if I am ...
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How to respond to hiring manager unexpectedly acting dismissive

Last Monday, I sent out an application using an online form. I sent the files the morning and received a call out of the blue the same day in the evening, which took me by complete surprise. The ...
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Applying for a job I don't really want, at a company I like as an “in”?

I recently (a couple of weeks ago) sent a speculative application to a company I like, asking about a role I'd love to work in. It's a locally founded coffee company that's soon to expand to nearby ...
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How to build up a portfolio for jobs in analytics/ data science?

I'm trying to land my first job in analytics and I'm sometimes asked about my "portfolio". (I understand that the question is about portfolio in a physical sense - it's about the documentation of my ...
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Should I send a (text) message after sending an email?

Context: I contacted an employer via phone call looking for work experience. It went to voice mail, and they later texted me asking for me to email my resume through. It has been 3 days since I sent ...
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How to gracefully back out of a job application

I'm currently happily employed, but looking for a job in my hometown for personal reasons. I applied to one job that seemed promising. But since applying, I've read a lot of negative reviews about ...
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How to influence a prospective employer after interviews are over?

So the process went like this: I applied to the advertisement of the company After a few weeks I had a response and was invited to an interview two days later I did the interview and I believe was ...
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Where can I get affordable, good-quality career counseling (career advice, career coaching)? [closed]

I've been looking for a new job for about 6 months now. I've sent more than 100 applications. I've participated in more than 15 interview processes. In several cases, I got to the fourth or fifth ...
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Send unsolicited application for a different location

I am currently on a job hunt and found a company that I would really like to work for. They have offices in three cities A,B,C (in europe, about 600km apart) with the main office in city A. On the ...
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Applying for different job after rejection at the same company

I wanted to apply for two positions at the same (small) company. Because I am desperate for work, I applied for a position which I don't like but where I have more experience. They got back to me fast,...
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Reason for leaving job

On a job application, it asked why I left a job that I put on the job application. At this previous job, my boss was a good guy and we are on good terms, and he basically let me go because they didn't ...
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Is it acceptable to 'bypass' a job application web screening form? [closed]

I would like to apply for a Mechanical Engineering job, which I believe I meet all of the skill/experience requirements for, except that they are asking for a PhD on the job description, which I don't ...
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LaTex CVs and automated cv parsers [duplicate]

There is a good motivation to use good LaTex templates for job applications: nice and professional look. However, I see that a lot of job application portals try to extract information from pdfs and ...
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Should I ask for an introduction after I applied?

I applied to a startup job on Monday and realized today that the hiring manager is connected via LinkedIn to one of my mentors. I haven’t heard back yet so should I ask my mentor for an introduction? ...
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How can I effectivelly find and apply for Jr. Dev Jobs? [closed]

I'm junior level in front end, self-taught (~2k hours over ~1.8yrs). I wanted to try a job interview and see how I do, but I don't see any jobs. I look on the big job sites(google jobs/indeed/...
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Is it normal for a prospective employer to require a reference from the applicants current supervisor?

I was recently applying for a job in Australia, and it said It is a requirement that your most recent supervisor is nominated as one of your referees. Nominated referees may be contacted at any ...
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Should I apply for two jobs at the same company? [duplicate]

I see this question in several different forms on this website, but I don't think they cover this particular scenario so I will ask anyway. I'm a computer science student applying for Coop jobs in ...
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How address poor GPA during earlier semesters, but greatly improved later?

[Edit: I am marking as answered as the question feels a bit self indulgent, my apologies, i am trying to delete it but it wont let me] My first year of college I got 4.0, but during my second year, ...
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Asked to interview for different position from application

I applied to a company for a job as Configuration Manager. Today I received a call for an interview for an Assistant Software Engineer. Now I am very confused! How do I know which job the interview is ...
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I would like to go back to a job I lost, does it make sense to apply at another staffing agency that is recruiting for the same company? [closed]

I was working at a company through a local staffing agency, but lost the job mostly due to attendance issues. When I asked the agency about possibly getting my job back, I was told the company ...
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Is Jobatar safe? [closed]

The company I've applied for a job, is requesting applicants to use that service to make a pre-interview, it consists in answering some questions, a few of them recording myself. They have given me a ...
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Why do some job application statuses remain submitted but not rejected for so long? [closed]

Some of my job applications are still in "submitted" status but not rejected or the typical "no longer being considered" status -- some of these applications were submitted over a month ago. What ...
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Will I look bad if I apply for the same job twice?

I have sent a cover letter and CV to this job, do you think they will notice if I apply on the site as well?
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Application form asking for number of sick days [closed]

I'm applying for an internship at a university (I'm a student) and the form has a table asking for absences at my last job, with the number of sick days, reason and approximate date as the columns. I ...
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Does a custom email with top-level domain “.fyi” seem unprofessional? [duplicate]

Some time ago I've invested in my personal custom domain. No desirable variations of my name were available with a .com top-level domain so I went for .fyi instead. I like it - in my optinion its ...
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How to list these jobs on a job application?

Last year I worked for a school district under a contract. I worked for two schools, but it was one job. This year I am working for the same school district, but this time I’m a substitute teacher. I’...
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Should I say when I can start in my cover letter or wait until interview

I am applying for jobs. For various reasons I am unable to start working until around 2 months from now. Should mention this in my cover letter as I apply for jobs, or leave that information for ...
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Is it ok to apply for jobs with no intention of going to the interview?

I'm currently a software developer in a junior position. I know people in similar positions to me that have just accepted jobs paying a lot more. I like my current job and have no intention to ...
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Is this rejection due to automated screening? [closed]

I applied for a bilingual flight attendant position at a large US-based airliner, but my application got rejected. The generic rejection letter is as follows (some parts have been left out or altered ...
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What do recruiters think about the phrase “… if selected..”? [closed]

Let's say you're applying to a job application and in either your cover letter or the email you send to your recruiter, you write something that resembles this: "I believe that the knowledge I've ...
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Does this job application verbiage imply that I am consenting to a credit check?

For various reasons, I avoid job applications which require a credit check. I filled out a job application (in the state of Texas) today with this language. How do you interpret this? Does it imply ...
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How can companies store candidates' data for longer than 6 months (Germany)?

I'm interested in a very specific type of work so I need to reapply at the same (huge) companies a lot. However, I try not to apply more than once, twice a year at one company. When reapplying I ...
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Should I reapply after getting to the final interview and being rejected less than 3 months ago? And not receiving feedback when I asked?

I applied for a job last January, and ended up being interviewed for it in May (after a long silence after turning in a work test, assuming I was rejected due to the advert going back up and asking ...
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Police reports and background checks

I'm planning on giving notice today, in anticipation of starting with new firm in two weeks. As usual, the new company will do a background check on me. A month ago some woman in a daycare parking ...
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Listing rideshare as a job

I drive for both Uber and Lyft in my free time. I am in need of listing my previous employers for a job application. It is a teaching job, but the job application doesn’t say to list last 3 teaching ...
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How to list work history on job application

The job application I am looking at is asking me to list my last three employers. I worked for a school district last year and I worked at two schools. One of the schools was .3 and one was .5. I was ...
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Let go after revealing LGBT status, should I include this job on my resume? [duplicate]

I started working as an administrative assistant in Wisconsin through a staffing agency in March, and one morning in June (about 3 months in), I got a call from my agency coordinator and was told that ...
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recently graduated: open application at company seemingly only looking for seniors?

I encountered this question's answer and my question is somewhat related, though not entirely answered over there. I recently graduated, and have almost a year of experience doing a PhD before ...
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Declining to interview with a company due to poor work-life balance culture. Should I let the recruiter know why declined?

A local employer contacted me on LinkedIn, but through my interactions with their employees, I learned that they have a poor work-life balance culture where employees are expected to work long hours. ...
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Application asks to list last 3 employers- would this be an acceptable way to answer the question?

So a job application asks for the last three employers. I have one previous job that is relevant to my career that I held last year. I would like to avoid a particular job I held 2 years ago and not ...
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What effect does listing an internal social contact have, when applying for a job?

I've applied to a few jobs at one place recently, and one of the questions that is asked is whether I have a family contact or social relationship contact within their company. I have a good friend ...
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Omitting jobs off of application [duplicate]

I’m looking at a job application, and in the work experience section, it just says “work experience.” Since it wasn’t very specific about listing “all jobs in the past five years,” or something like ...
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Do cover letters add any benefit when applying to engineering positions that do not ask for one? [duplicate]

I am applying to research and design engineering positions in the medical device industry and have noticed that all applications have an option to upload a cover letter but they are never required. I ...
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How do I word my current internship position on my CV? [closed]

I got a summer internship at a reputable company. I was initially accepted as a software development intern but as of now (a month has passed) I have not worked with any actual code, I have simply ...
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What should I do to contact HR if a job posting is no longer available?

A job posting closed while I was filling out my online application. I saved a draft of the application because I was waiting for a letter of recommendation from my previous boss. When I picked up ...
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Submitting an open application for the junior version of a role advertised as Senior

I am currently trying to apply for a company I really want to work for. It's a mechanical engineering role (I am currently working as a mechanical engineer) but in a new industry for me. The website ...

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