Questions tagged [hiring]

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

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How to handle an applicant who has trouble giving a definitive answer?

We interviewed a candidate to be a nanny. We are a household employer. This nanny made a great impression in the first interview. We had a second interview, and, after discussion on schedule, ...
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What do I do when my boss is sabotaging interviews?

I work in New Mexico, USA. My position is supposed to be one of a team of four, but we have never been fully staffed in the two years I have worked here. This is because we have high turnover due to ...
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Could producing a grave bug that made headlines make you unemployable? [closed]

Does producing such a grave bug like Log4Shell make you effectively unemployable? The people involved have committed under their real names and, taking into account how prominent the bug is, it's easy ...
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Who decides on new employee to be remote or not? [closed]

I am the lead of a small team (3-5 people), so the responsibility of hiring new employees of my team is on my own (of course technical and cultural-fit parts of the interview), so the on-boarding. On ...
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Why would it be silly to bruteforce job applications?

I am looking for a job and my main requirements can be summarized in a couple of words. I imagine that the more job applications I submit, the more offers I will get. Writing a spider to visit a dozen ...
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Does freelancing work count as 'less than' a normal job experience-wise in the eyes of an employer? If so, how much?

Probably hard to quantify this, and I know it's better than nothing. But I'm going to start applying soon and just want to know what I should expect. I've done 5 projects for 'normal' businesses, full-...
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Potential candidate posts a lot about politics on LinkedIn

I'm in a situation where we are trying to staff a project for a relatively junior role that was vacated earlier this year. It's an engineering role with certain skills requirements. The potential ...
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Hiring unqualified people in a startup

I have a small startup and I need to hire people with a different skillset than mine. The challenge is to find people with that skillset who want to work in a startup. So it seems the alternative is ...
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Should my partner report that his friend was driving under the influence to their boss? [closed]

My partner has had a new job for just under a year now. The company is small and has about 50 employees. My partner handed over his friend's CV. Friend gets an offer letter for the job. My boyfriend ...
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Is it ethical for a hiring manager to give only one candidate questions they should expect to be asked during an interview, but not anyone else?

We have a hiring manager that has given one candidate “advice” on the interview process. Meaning, the hiring manager has given the candidate a preview of questions to expect during the interview. The ...
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I was assigned a totally incompetent intern but there is no official procedure to report this. Should I make noise about this?

I'm working as a senior developer and my manager told me that I'm been considered for a promotion so I should start getting some experience managing people as it might soon become part of my ...
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Some questions about job application formatting in Europe

I've been working about 5 years for the engineering industry. The last 4 years have been in Europe. I'm now looking for a new position, and would like to ask for some feedback regarding the documents ...
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Is there a minimum number of candidates that need to be interviewed before a decision is made? [closed]

Sometimes certain interviews feel like they're not actually seriously considering me for the role. For example, I had an interview the other day over Zoom. They said they were impressed by all the ...
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I think I was treated unfairly during hiring process - should I file a complaint against an HR manager? [closed]

I applied for a position at a company. The job ad of this position said that they have a 'flexible working' option. I have my necessity, so I have to work remotely for a year (but I didn't indicate my ...
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Would it be OK/kind to send more than one reminder emails to a recruiter in Germany?

The scenario is something like this. Sent an email, sent a reminder email after it, got reply email after reminder email, sent reply to it. Now I am waiting for a reply again, would it be kind to send ...
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Dealing with a terrible intern who is in consideration for full-time hire

For the last month I've managed an intern in my department. This year will be my 3rd year managing an intern, however my last two years were with the same intern. My first intern was very good at not ...
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Should I change a family environment workplace for another one? [closed]

I've been working full-time for over 3 years in a company while if I'd have to count even the scholastic internship's done during my hight school, I'm in that company 6 years. I'm 21 and my role in ...
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Is turnover of staff actually considered a problem?

It is well known that the best way to get a raise in software (and increasingly any other field) is to switch jobs. It is well known that the market is hot. It is well known that tech tenures keep ...
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Give references right away or not?

I'm a software engineer, and am in the interview process for a project that I like. The project is outsourced - we'll be working for Company-A, writing software for company-B. Company-A is waiting to ...
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Other than the manager, who should conduct interviews?

I suspect I'm reaching a conundrum at the company I work for. A colleague of mine (let's call her Alice) just gave her notice and the company is inclined to hire a replacement soon. So far, so good. ...
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I recommended a friend for a role at my company but they had a negative experience with the HR person they first spoke to. How do I handle this?

The company I work for is expanding and a new role came up that I thought a good friend of mine would be a perfect fit for. There's a fairly generous referral bonus and I really believe that my ...
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What does manager interview mean for fresher?

Industry: IT Hi, I just received an email from HR that I have cleared the technical round and I would have a final manager interview round. I think experienced professionals would be asked to share ...
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Is it ethical to reject a job offer I already verbally accepted?

Summary: got an offer for new job that pays 25% less money. Received the contract, but still don't want to sign it. Is it professional to walk away? I got a job offer from a large corporation, but ...
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Is connecting with a hiring manager on LinkedIn prior to the interview a breach of etiquette?

I just requested a LinkedIn connection to the hiring manager before the interview session and he accepted the connection. After I researched LinkedIn connection etiquette, I realized that I may have ...
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What do they mean when they ask if I'm in a hurry to hear their decision?

In several interviews, I was asked at the end of the meeting if I have a deadline by which I need to hear a decision from them. Of course, I always appreciate the earlier they respond back. But, I'm ...
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Company about to send me an offer, but they changed their mind at the last moment

I applied for some IT position (remote work) and got a call from HR. It went well, I went to the second round, met the team, that went well too. Third round was practical work, I did well there too. ...
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Recommended to apply but ghosted by HR

I have a personal connection who is relatively senior at a company. He thought I would be suitable for a role and recommended I forward a cover letter and cv to their GM of HR (after clearing it with ...
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Back-channel reference checks : what can be done if you find out?

Back-channel reference checks can cost you a job. If you find out / get verbal confirmation that a former colleague did NOT recommend you for a new job, is there anything that can/should be done about ...
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Asking for ID in interview [closed]

I was contacted for customer service representative position in which they are using the telegram app to communicate via messenger no video chat and asking me to scan front and back of my drivers ...
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My boss wants to hire another employee, but I don't think we need one

My boss wants to hire another person in our team but I’m of the opinion we don’t need another person. We are currently a team of 3, my boss, me and a colleague under my guidance. The company we work ...
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Senior coworker asked me to join his company. I only have 1 year of experience, what should I do? [closed]

Background I'm a web developer, currently I only have 1 year of experience and I'm working in a local company as a developer. I have a coworker who is in a different department (not a developer) and ...
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How to be hired in US company remotely

I'm a software developer living in Eastern Europe. I would like to find a job remotely working for a US company and to be paid an average US salary because in my country I currently get around 3-4 ...
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How to handle inappropriate candidate selection instructions?

My boss (the sole owner of a business with ~70 employees) asked me to find, interview, and hire him a secretary. This is one of my competencies and, therefore, not a request I was surprised by. He ...
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Is it common for a workplace you are leaving to say "the door is always open"? [closed]

I'm leaving my first job out of college for something else, and when I left, the CEO (small company) said that their door is always open if I ever want to come back. I saw this as an exceptionally ...
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Is it appropriate to connect to a company CEO on LinkedIn after interview?

Approximately one year ago, I had a job interview with the CEO and the R&D manager of a company which was looking for new employees. Unfortunately, even if the interviews and selection processes ...
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Can I pay someone to do the work I am payed for doing? [closed]

I have to create a software tool, that helps some of my colleagues. My boss told me to do that, but after almost two weeks, I still am not really getting behind it. Would it be legal to pay someone to ...
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What do you do if an interviewer gives a hint during a SWE interview which you later find out to have been misleading or false?

During an interview with a well-known technology firm, I couldn’t remember the exact output generated by a certain method call belonging to Python, the split() function. I admitted this to the ...
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How to professionally oppose a potential hire that management asked for an opinion on based on prior work experience?

I used to work with this developer who now wants to join my company and applied online, listing me as the referral (I did not refer her). The VP of Services noticed that we worked in the same ...
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Are there any obvious drawbacks to hiring only very experienced developers for a consulting firm?

I have been a developer for about 12 years, and for about 4 in my current company. This company is specialized in IT consultancy, but also in legal advice consultancy, financial and economic ...
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While still in an interviewing process, is an automated feedback request without an offer typically a sign of rejection?

I am in a hiring process. I've had multiple interviews so far for the same position. I typically hear from the hiring company every week or so with more follow-up interviews. After the last ...
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Is it possible to hire a person even before registering the startup?

Suppose that a non-technical individual is trying to start a technical startup. He has not registered his company. He wants to hire a person to work on the system for him. Will a person agree to work ...
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Didn't Hear from HR after Selected in Interview

I was selected for a particular post in a investment banking company. We had 3 interviews, 2 being technical and 1 being HR. They didn't say I was selected but only told that they are positive about ...
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Is it likely to get fired / don't get hired when you wore black face in the United States? [closed]

A little background for clarity: I live in central Europe and talked with a friend about blackface. It is quite common in the Netherlands and Germany to darken your skin if you play the Biblical Magi. ...
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Hobby turned into industry preference, how to linkedin/cv/resume about my 3 year "hobby" since it is the career path I pursue now?

I have a MSc in computer science and my love for Unreal Engine 4(UE4) shaped my MSc education into working with game artificial intelligence. Creating my LinkedIn profile/cv/resume for applying to UE4 ...
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Is it OK to contact a recruiter when the company has already rejected your application?

Here's the situation, eight months ago I applied for a job with a company. They really liked my CV/resume and invited me for several interviews over the course of a month. At the end of the interview ...
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Retraining for cyber security. What's the quickest way into the field? [closed]

I’m 26 and I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology, but it hasn’t proven to be useful in finding a job. I understand there are a lot of job opportunities (with many specializations)...
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How to turn down older programmers during interviews? [closed]

When hiring for startup what are some methods of filtering out older (27+) developers ? During interviewing we had few older developers stubbornly "get through" even though we explicitly ...
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How can I find smart people? [closed]

One of my problems is finding smart, hard-working people. For every one smart guy there are 100 people that would waste my time. Finding that one gem of an employee is really hard. I don't need book ...
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Was I Hired Because of my Race? [closed]

Six months ago, I was hired at a company whose business is to provide IT services to other companies. Two other people were hired with me at the same time, another white guy and a Hmong guy. They sent ...
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How should an intern ask to be hired as permanent?

I am an intern who will finish my internship next month and I would like to be hired as a permanent worker. I do have another one year still to finish on my bachelor, hence I hope I could secure a ...

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