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

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Onboarding HQ requires 1 week to stay in an expensive city

Got a new Job as manager in a startup company. They invited me to do the onboard training in their HQ which is in Paris. I have to stay for 7 working days. Should I expect them to give me extra money ...
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How could I better filter out job candidates who are trying to “extort” a better salary from their current employer

First-time poster and also first-time software hiring manager 😃 People are looking for jobs for different reasons. When these reasons involve things that their current employer can change fairly ...
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How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

If the hiring manager asked this question during an interview "If there is something that would improve your productivity, but your manager disagrees with it, should you still do it?" I ...
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How to highlight skills relevant to a particular job to stand out

If you do very well in a course such as Reliability Engineering and other mathematics courses you take in your engineering major, but have no work experience related to the courses, how do you ...
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Do employers often advetise jobs that do not exist?

This article contains the following claim: Often employers advertise jobs that don’t exist, hoping to find people who might be useful later on or in a different context. The article is decrying ...
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Why do 100% remote jobs require employee to reside in state X?

CompanyX is based in North Carolina and is hiring employees. Even though the job is completely remote, they require that the person resides in NC. If it’s a job that’s 100% remote, then why do I have ...
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When a former company moves their location, do I need to update it on my resume?

Worked for two former companies, each moved cities. Updating my resume right now and noticed that the companies are no longer in the original cities I have listed. Do I need to update the cities? It ...
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How do I list contract to hire on my resume?

I was placed through a staffing agency for 4 months at a company. The company ended up hiring me full time after the placement contract expired from the staffing agency. I’ve been with the company ...
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How to find and hire technical support generalist?

My company has determined that we need a certain kind of person to fill a role that I'm calling "technical support generalist", but I don't know really what to call it (and thus, how to find ...
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Is it ok to bring cookies for the entire office to my interview?

Is it ok to bring home-baked cookies for the office to an interview? We live in a very small town. It is a small office. The position I'm interviewing for is Administrative Assistant. I'm sure that ...
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What if I were nervous about an ex colleague applying to my company?

I just started working at a company about two months back fresh out of graduate school. There is one ex-colleague back in the graduate school who’s striving to land a job. I’d be more than happy to ...
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Do I have to state a temporary furlough on a resume?

I am curious: do I have to state my temporary furlough on my resume? I’ve worked with a company for nearly 5 years. During Covid in 2020 I was furloughed for about 4 months and then brought back. I’ve ...
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How to best represent a plea deal during a job search

Long ago I made a poor decision to drive after drinking after being at a birthday party. I was pulled over, arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). My charge was later reduced to ...
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Can I refuse to train new hires?

I am a software architect, and generally it is my job to mentor other staff. However, there have been problems with hiring new staff, that are absolutely unqualified to do the job, even at a junior ...
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Decision maker is re-reviewing my application again after a rejection

After 2 months and 3 interviews with a load of effort (with senior management) with a Big 4 firm: The recruiter with whom I have been working with contacted me to informed me that I was not the chosen ...
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Will job offer be rescinded?

I have been offered and accepted a new job. Have signed contract, company has signed contract. Background check commences. On my CV I have the University I attended with the “Economics” course and the ...
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Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer?

I am in a situation where I have company A extending a job offer. But I am waiting on company B who I'd like to work for more to extend a job offer which they have not yet. I was wondering if it would ...
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What is the easiest way to get a job in quantum computing? Are there any quantum computing hackathons

I've been applying to a lot of jobs involving quantum computing on LinkedIn now but the applications all seem to end up getting lost to the void and I haven't had even one reply from any of them. I ...
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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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