Questions tagged [hiring]

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

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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 ...
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The employer is taking a long time to respond? [duplicate]

I went for the interview at a police dispatch job in November of 2018 and heard back from them in the beginning of December they were consider a different applicant and will give them a reasonable ...
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Reasonable to require specific topics in a cover letter?

I'm an IT employee at a small company (~50 employees) attempting to hire someone I will manage directly. HR is feeding me resumes from a job board posting. In writing the job description, I tried hard ...
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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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What are the common employer worries/screeners when selecting remote developers?

In order to increase my chances to get my ideal remote job I am trying to anticipate and solve the common concerns the employer may have. I have listed some: Is the timezone compatible? Does this ...
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How real is ageism in High Tech? [closed]

How real is age-ism in high tech ? If you are over 35 are you finished ? Could people share stories, tips or advice on their experience with ageism ?
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Accepting a team member who is slated to quit on the first day?

Context So you as a Manager are expanding your team and recently signed a new promising team member(subordinate). After few weeks of signing the potential future employee comes back saying that he ...
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It is bad to sign in a company while you are waiting to another to call you, and then leave it? [closed]

I was unemployed about 3 months, and I send my information a lot of companies. I was interested in one in particular, here called as A company, but the never reply my emails. After a certain time I ...
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Fraudulent job applications with no discernible purpose. Have you ever seen them? Any idea of the motive? [closed]

Our company recently received two job applications into our applicant tracking system within a minute of each other. If we had looked at either of these applications in isolation, we would have been ...
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AMA session before an interview [closed]

I got an email asking if I was interested in a better role and after replying back yes I got a calendar invite today asking me to attend an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session (in like 10 hours) by the ...
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Will I be considered for internships if I am not a student enrolled in a university?

I am currently working on a bootcamp for people with a scientific background to boost my skills for a certain type of tech career. As such, I am not really considered a student as I am not enrolled in ...
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Hiring Significant Others

I work for a very small company: 4 employees including myself. We recently let go of our warehouse person. My customer service mentioned to me her boyfriend was unemployed and still looking for work. ...
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Salary auctions - what are pros and cons? [closed]

I don't remember the book from which I've got this example. Here is the rough gist of it. Long time ago, a man was reselling cars and making a big profit from it. He was gathering several ...