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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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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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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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Enroll at a university to not appear unemployed when applying for jobs?

A friend (who is also German) will soon finish his Master's degree in psychology. He has been looking at job offers but will likely start writing applications only after he has finished his thesis. ...
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Is it ok to apply for a job position in a company my current company provides service to?

I work for company X which has a contract for developing systems to company Y. Company Y sent an email announcing available jobs to all people in Y corporative email list. I have an email for ...
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Should I put the name of my manager of the consulting company or the company that I am working with as current employer?

I am employed by a consulting company and working as a consutant developer for X company. I am applying for a job where I should put the name of my current employer. The problem is that, my ...
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How can I get a job if I have a passive personality?

There's tips out there for Aggressive and Assertive people, but nothing for Passive. I used to have a job thanks to my dad but he changed companies and now I can't get my foot in anywhere. I've been ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does a academic Coursework project count as an outside lesson project?

In an engineering application, I'm currently filling in I'm asked to "give details of any activities, hobbies or projects that you have been involved in, outside of your lessons", what I'm not sure ...
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Acceptable to send resume to prospective supervisor outside of normal application process?

I recently inquired about a job posting at another company by sending a message via LinkedIn to a former acquaintance that now works for the company. From the job posting's description and individual'...
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How are multiple majors perceived in the professional world?

If somebody has multiple apparently unrelated academic degrees what are the pros and cons of mentioning them? Should they be included in a CV? For example, there is no immediate connection between (...
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Should I apply to a job knowing it's temporary? [closed]

I have been out of work for about a year, and for the last six months have been operating a sole-prop consulting business and digital agency. While it pays the bills, money is getting tight and the ...
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Can I put a friends name in my resume references, because his dad works at the company?

So I recently applied for a job, and there wasn't a section to include anyone that referred me to this company. It made me think that maybe I should have put my friends name in my resume references, ...
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Deducing required qualifications from North American job adverts [closed]

I've noticed that there tends to be a trend in North America of defining rather "vague" requirements for technical positions, contrasted with e.g. in some countries, where a position might advertise ...
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Reapplying for a similar position at the same agency. Should I let my interviewer know?

I applied for the dream job in January and was rejected in April after the final interview. Similar job now opened at the same agency, but under a different team. Do I message one of my old ...
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How to approach applying for a job at a company owned by a friend?

A friend of mine is the CEO of his own small business. We're not very close friends, but we know each other well enough to have visited each other's houses for dinner and drinks a few times. His ...
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Film video to apply to a job

I have a invitation to apply to a job (that I really like to have) but then they ask me to send a video explaining and talking about me. I just graduated of informatic engineer some months ago, but ...
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How to respond when contribution to open-source projects is a pre-requisite for a job? [closed]

Job advertisements for software development roles are increasingly listing contributing to open-source software as a prerequisite for applying. Typically, they ask for a applicant's github profile or ...
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Requesting test results after job rejection for the sake of curiosity [duplicate]

After applying to a job (Software Development) with code samples and a critique of a programming language, I was asked to complete IQ and Personality tests then contact the company. I did so and was ...
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I have not work for over 10 years and have no references, what steps should I take to go back to work? (US)

Through a series of unfortunate events and traumas, I've been unable to work in any shape or form for over ten years. Worse I've been isolated much of this time and have become out of touch with my ...
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Is it a good thing to work in different fields throughout my career? [closed]

I'm a computer engineer (as academic background) and I've almost never done the same things twice (I've got some experiences, but I'm not an "old" engineer). I've been looking for new opportunities, ...
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Job search: timing of interviews [duplicate]

I’m searching for jobs (Europe) and I sent out 5 applications on the same day. One of the (smaller) companies replied to me by e-mail that night already (just before midnight) that they want to invite ...
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Is my email for resume professional enough? [duplicate]

I'm going to apply to a job tomorrow, my email will be forstufff@email.com since this is my main/work email that I use often. I think it's okay, but some of you may think it's a little immature/...
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Why are cover letters important? [duplicate]

I noticed that while a lot of companies do not require cover letters in addition to the résume to send, I still tend to find it in several cases. In intern and trainee positions, it is much rarer, ...
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Should I send multiple cover letters when applying for different positions at a company?

A company is offering two positions that I would qualify for. One is more design oriented and requires a portfolio, and I don't think my portfolio is very strong, but I would prefer this position (...
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took a promotion then quit two weeks later, What to put on resume?

I had a Shift manager position for about two years and then I was promoted to Assistant Manager. The problem is that when I was promoted to Assistant Manager, I quit after two weeks of having the ...
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Is it proper to ask the HR team by email how to apply a job position they advertise?

Currently I am interested to a vacancy advertised on a local job portal. However, the advertisement has no information about how should I apply whether it through their official website, certain email ...
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How should I reply to this sort of schedule proposal

I got an E-Mail from an employer where I have applied. They asked me when I have time for a meeting in the next 2 weeks. Actually, I could meet at anytime in these 2 weeks so should I write them that ...
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Should I lock my resume from editing to make it read-only? [duplicate]

Through a few friends I know who work as recruiters at some temporary agencies, for certain contracts the department was told to edit resumes (and heighten them so the pay rate is a few dollars higher)...