Questions tagged [hiring]

Questions about deciding who to employ in an organization. Hiring is about bringing in new employees generally.

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I haven't received an offer letter from a company that I was selected

It's been more than 8 months since I was informed that I have been selected to work for this MNC in the oil and gas industry, here in India. They started the on boarding process of the new recruits ...
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What is the difference between an acting and interim director?

I work for a "small" institute of the US government which is maybe five steps below a top level US agency (e.g., US department of agriculture, commence, defense, ...). Our director is leaving at the ...
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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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How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)?

How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)? Background information: I am an Electrical Engineer, working in software development (...
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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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Asked to relocate immediately after hiring

I was just hired at a company - my first day was Oct. 14th. I spent one week in training, then one week actually in the office. On Oct. 30th I was told my location was being closed. There would be a ...
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I got one interview to be VP at a fintech company - should I apply for others? [closed]

Last week my boss offered me a pay rise to my current salary for doing such a good job. Turns out he forgot how much I was paid. He did agree to give me a real rise after I pointed out his mistake. I ...
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Is it appropriate to screen out a job candidate because I had a past sexual encounter with them?

I'm hiring for a contract position through an agency. We're a small investment company and I am one of the people this position will report to. The agency sent me the resume of a candidate that looked ...
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How to request internal team to quicken contract approval

I am a recently promoted team lead in the IT Security team at my workplace. We are planning to expand headcount on the team in Q1 of next year and are currently waiting budget approval from senior ...
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Why do IT companies sometimes use contracting firms? [closed]

So I have been in the job market from the past month & I have learned a major process flaw and big-time corruption in recruitment layers. I do receive mail/calls from many fake companies ...
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How to avoid a proposed role by an HR but still be considered for another?

I am looking for a job and I've been contacting a senior manager of a firm directly. He is quite interested by my profile and forwarded my resume to his HR and the person right below him that covers ...
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Interviewer is being interviewed in my company

I had an interview with a company X with different people, one of them should be my future manager in that company. I discovered that this person is now in the hiring process in my current company ...
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Is it ethical to hire the fiance of an employee? [closed]

I work for a large company and my direct supervisor has brought a vendor onboard who is the fiancé of a fellow workmate of mine. Is this ethical?
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How can I accommodate an uncertain budget when planning for new hiring in cybersecurity? [closed]

I was recently promoted to team lead role on the Security Operations team where I work, and will be qualified to have direct reports. Today, I was meeting with my manager to review / discuss the ...
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How do American Employers view a BSc (Honors)? [closed]

I am thinking about doing an online degree at Open University located in the UK. The reason being is that I will be working a full time job as a software engineer, and would like to get a degree in ...
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Asking former employer for return

It was a good job, not a cool place, but paying well. After watching many Peter Thiel videos, in which he was telling his life story mot à mot over and over, I became fond of how he just walked out ...
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Will you hire a loser? [closed]

In my last interview I was asked the classical question of Why shoud I hire you? My succinct response was: "only if you like losers", which ended the interview quickly. I grow up as a loser, no ...
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did we send you a job offer? asked me the hiring manager

Apologies for my English but something really strange happened to me yesterday and I have to share it. Facts: two weeks ago I had an interview with this company, then never heard from them and ...
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Why is the average age of Software Engineers less than 33? [closed]

Based on StackOverflow's survey, why is the average age of Software Engineers (that participated in the Stack Overflow survey) less than 33? All answers need to include citations to ensure this ...
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Should I not go forward with internship interview process if I don't have the time to prepare properly?

I'm going into my last year and a half of school at Georgia Tech as a Computer Science major and I was recently approached by a Big Tech Silicon Valley company about pursuing a software internship ...
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Illegal business tactics when dealing with contractors?

I am a contractor for a very large bank in the US. The city I live in has several other large banks as well, and it is fairly common for contractors to move from 1 bank to another once a contract has ...
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Getting an entry level IT position later in life

I'm at a crossroads in my life and need some help. Long story short, in a couple of years both my children will be in the later stages of their schooling and will no longer need me to do the school ...
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How and when is the best time to reveal to new hires you are trans? [closed]

For context I'm an MtF hiring manager at a very small startup. I'm pretty open about being trans to people who know me well but wouldn't feel comfortable stating on our company's website that I'm ...
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Hiring “sentenced hackers” for security positions - a prospect or a ticking bomb?

It's not uncommon to see individuals who have caused damage / breached big systems and have subsequently been prosecuted that have received job proposals for infosec positions. This is usually tied to ...
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Would it be fair to accept edits on the assignment when the candidate sent my company's hidden assignment?

So the current hiring process goes like this: filter by candidates' CVs / resumes / portfolios / sample work send assignment to filtered candidate / filter by that assignment do interview(s) on the ...
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Dealing with possible age discrimination in hiring

Today I overheard a conversation between a department head and a subordinate about a phone screen the subordinate had just performed. It was clear that the candidate had been rejected, for no other ...
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Is it okay to interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?

I recently received an offer of employment from a potential employer. It was a straight forward (no confusion). I received my offer letter via email and I sent my response back via email accepting it. ...
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Receive training before getting a job offer?

I've been going through the hiring process at a small local company. I passed the interview, and completed a 2 hour "trial period" where I demonstrated my ability to learn and do the actual work (...
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Is it common for new employees to be appointed to a team in a higher position than the current technical lead? Is there a term for this?

Is there a term for a situation where a company hires new employees onto a team or project at a higher rank than the technical team lead? Does this type of thing happen often?
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Applicants clearly not having the skills they advertise

I work in a small (~25 FTE) ICT company related to energy infrastructure in Germany, Europe. I've recently been promoted to Department leader due to the people above me moving on, and thus have ...
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Discrepancy between resume and interview

A while ago I went for an interview and talked about my actual previous work experience, not realizing that the interviewer was having a slightly different version in her hand. When I got back home, I ...
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Potentially hired, but still no response, unsure how to proceed

I am in a rather odd situation. I applied to a job and recieved an email over 3 weeks ago saying that they are interested in me and they are looking to hire in the next couple weeks for immediate ...
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Did I ruin my chances at a job offer by going out of the country for 1.5 weeks?

Good news - a company I'm interviewing with wants to move forward to the last round of interviews and asked for my availabilities for next week. (Potential) bad news - I'm going to be out of the ...
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Got moved to a different position from what I signed up for. Is it too late to raise the problem after a few months?

Got an interview and talked with some people, but not my current direct supervisor. Got hired and things were OK, but because of the training I wasn't really working on the stuff I got hired for, so I ...
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Does HR tell a hiring manager about salary negotiations?

If I was to negotiate salary for a job offer with HR, is it customary for HR to communicate this to the hiring manager? I'm worried that it colors my relationship with the hiring manager if I accept ...
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How to find senior technology consultants [closed]

My question is about where to look and/or how to find talented technology consultants for hire (ideally full time). Detail: I run a company that has a lot of talented software programmers and ...
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Didn't mention that I had 3 weeks of holiday booked during interview, and now got job offer

During an interview process I said that I had 2 weeks holiday booked in July (but I actually have 3 weeks booked). The job starts in May, so my holiday would happen 2 months into my 6-month probation ...
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Do you give feedback to the Hiring Manager that one of his interviewers wasnt being fair leading to you not getting the job

I have been interviewing for a senior job that was going well. Met the CEO, the Hiring Manager and the Head of Services. I was the peer of the Head of Services. The interviews all went well and the ...
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Hiring at industry events in cybersecurity

On the information security team at my company where I currently work, we have several critical / urgent roles we are looking to fill, amongst including a senior security architect, several senior ...
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Rejected in the fourth interview round, citing insufficient years of experience [closed]

I have been interviewing with a very prominent software company, having completed one HR and two technical rounds (one with the team's manager) before. In the fourth round (coding round) I did very ...
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Why would an employer contact references prior to asking for an interview?

I'm in a job search process. I'm applying to many different potential employers. On more than one occasion I've had a potential employer ask to speak to references prior to even calling me to ask ...
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Does diversity provide anything that meritocracy does not?

I'm hoping my question is less broad than this one. I work in tech and see many emails about diversity from our upper management. In some sense, I can see this being used as a PR tactic: management ...
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How do I determine the technical skills of a candidate at the first interview? [closed]

For the first time in my life I am involved in a hiring process for a new employee. This time I don't know the candidate. Other employees we have hired before were known to me before. That was easy. ...
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Choosing between a counter-offer and an already signed offer of employment

I have recently signed and accepted an offer of employment from another company that I applied for a role in. When I informed my current company of my intended resignation, they counter-offered with a ...
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Project Manager in Ice Breaker Team. What does Ice Breaker Team mean? [closed]

I have noticed a job announcement with title Project Manager in Ice Breaker Team in a software company. What does Ice Breaker Team mean?
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Can you discriminate on hiring due to another country's immigration policies? [closed]

Consider the following hypothetical scenario (the question applies to the UK but could be interesting more broadly). Someone applies for a job, part of which requires travel to the US. However the ...
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Hiring Company Contact outside of recruiter company which contacted to represent me

I have agreed via email to have a recruiting company represent me for a position. The recruiter scheduled the first two interviews with me and the company. Today, the first person at the hiring ...
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What to politely say when asked “How are other interviews going?” or “Have you been extended any offers?”

Job Agent recruiters, Hiring Managers, Tech Leads and/or interviewers sometimes asking me how other interviews are going? , and sometimes even ask me if I've been extended any other offers? How ...
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What are the mainly used policies to evaluated interns/juniors besides personal interactions and/or interests?

Context I’m a senior team leader and technical project coordinator at a medium size company (650 employees). The company was public until 9 or 10 years ago, when it was transformed in a (formally) ...
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Information Security hiring

I was discussing an issue with an ex-colleague. He is currently assisting (as an HR member) with hiring for an Information Security department, where the Information Security team are responsible for ...