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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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I have multiple interviews, need help [duplicate]

I am currently at a job that I do not enjoy so much, so I am looking to part ways and get back on track. I have 2 interviews coming up, one is a week before the other, but the job I really want is ...
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Employer hiring only non-smokers [closed]

This summer I started working in a small size company. It employs around 25 people. The owner of the company who is also my boss has a rule that he doesn't employ people who smoke. I'm a smoker. ...
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Is it likely to get a job in Europe as a front end software developer with no bachelor? [closed]

So, I figure that this question may have been asked a few times in the past (or maybe with some different details) but basically I was measuring the odds of being hired in the EU, preferably Germany ...
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What is the rationale of not offering an existing employee a salary as large as the one offered to a new one?

The following happened several years ago when working in another company, but same policy is also used where I work. One of the managers had to fill up one position for some kind of technical support ...
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Reasoning not to hire based on pregnancy or other medical condition

Legalities aside. I've always wondered why a business would employ someone who is pregnant just to give them maternity leave for three months when they wouldn't even have completed their probation. ...
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How to better format resume. [duplicate]

I'm looking for better ways to format my resume. As a "typical millennial" I've done a bit of job hopping and I'm looking for my next opportunity. As it is currently, I have my 1st contract job ...
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Should I ask what the starting pay is for a friend?

The company I work for is a start-up and is a fairly lax, scrappy environment. I have a friend in mind for a job opening here, but the shift is for 3pm-midnight. Our hiring team hasn't had much luck ...
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Why do some job application statuses remain submitted but not rejected for so long? [closed]

Some of my job applications are still in "submitted" status but not rejected or the typical "no longer being considered" status -- some of these applications were submitted over a month ago. What ...
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How much do potential employers for an entry level engineering job (requiring a bachelors) care about Solidworks Professional certification? [closed]

How much do potential employers care about whether you have Solidworks Professional certification (or rather how much of an advantage does it give you) if you are applying for your first job in ...
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Why would a recruiter who rejected me now be interested in me?

I was urgently looking for a job in the past 3-4 months, and during an interview, and, from the first question thrown by HR lady, my gut told me I didn't get the job. I received a rejection email a ...
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How to transition from a mid-level back end developer to front end developer [closed]

I'm currently a mid level Back-End developer Java / SQL / XML looking to transition into a Front-End role (React). I'm self taught in HTML/CSS/JS and currently learning off of Udemy (and other online ...
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How to convince management to hire less software developers? [closed]

I work at a bank, and we hire both software engineers and finance graduates to work on model building and implementation, together. However, I have come to realize that many of these finance ...
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Clarifying the details of a new QA role that I will hire a person for

Background The owner of the company asked me to hire a "Tester" (we were not originally a tech company, but I was hired to help build a development team and produce a new tech product for our ...
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What would be a good reason to employ a non-experienced student?

My brother is a student in his second year of university, studying electrical engineering. For him, web development is a hobby which he excels at, so he thought of officially working remotely as a web ...
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How to quickly assess prospectiveness of a candidate based on his CV? [closed]

I am working on a project for a dashboard and from UX perspective I would like a feature where HR managers could make a quick and rough estimate of a new candidate by giving him "marks" in certain ...
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Got an offer from HR, replied and never heard back

TL;DR: Got a job offer from higher-ups, HR invited for a call and never responded, even to the reminders. For the past four years, I have been working remotly part-time as an independent contractor ...
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Is there any research on so-called whiteboard interviews [closed]

Probably, every software engineer encountered whiteboard interview. For the sake of question let's say that, whiteboard interview is the interview, where candidate is given a problem to solve on a ...
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Conditional job offer but references not checked yet

I hope to get some insight for my dilemma. So I was interviewed with a national level firm in Canada. The whole interview process was smooth and fast. HR lady always informed me the time line and ...
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I am a Co-Op offered a full-time job, want to wait for offers from other companies before accepting/denying the offer. How should I respond? [duplicate]

I am currently finishing up my third co-op rotation at a company and will begin my full-time job search. I am a Chemical Engineering student entering my senior year. The company I am currently working ...
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What should I do about discriminatory notes on candidates' resumes made by my boss?

I work for a small mechanical engineering company's IT department, which currently consists of my boss and me. I like my job as my boss gives me a lot of freedom and autonomy and I get to do a lot of ...
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Answer for an application for an unadvertised job [closed]

I applied via a form to a company for an unadvertised job. In this form, you have to write a cover letter about what can you bring in the company what is your idea. So I applied and I wrote a cover ...
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Interview question - how you measure success and efficiency in what you do? [duplicate]

Job revolving around programming, community outreach, developer evangelism - getting more people to use the platform. http://www.dummies.com/business/business-strategy/how-to-measure-your-strategic-...
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Irresponsible Hiring manager [closed]

An employer who wasn't sure to hire me for the next step or not got me to read alot of articles, like 10?, all about their company (how they were founded, what they do, life story of the founder etc), ...
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Should I encourage my workplace to hire someone I know is ill?

I am part of a small team, so unlike big companies, one person can make a massive difference, whether for good or bad. My work is considering rehiring someone who handed in their notice last year and ...
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Graduation and Job Search

I am currently a master's student in the US and I am in my final semester. I have been a full-time student every semester and I have only a few weeks left in my program. I am a US citizen, but I ...
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Are expired certifications still considered useful?

In my space of software engineering, particularly in processes, methods, and project management, there are plenty of certifications that expire yet I see frequently listed on job descriptions. Some ...
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Will not replying to a recruiter's reachout message on Linkedin affect chance in the future? [duplicate]

Suppose a recruiter in a big company (such as Google, Amazon) sends out a message to a candidate on Linkedin about a job opportunity (such as a software engineer). The candidate either feels not ...
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Dealing With Illegal Hiring [closed]

For background I am Detention Supervisor In a small max security detention center. This means I am not part of the hiring process but am in charge of whoever is hired. Recently our administrator ...
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Can I convince an employer to hire me by demanding lower salary in resume? [duplicate]

I want to a get visa sponsored job and that's the reason why the amount of salary doesn't matter to me for now. So can I use it to convince the employer to hire me? And I want to write it in my resume ...
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Is it okay to ask for an update after offer with another company? [duplicate]

So I had an interview more or less three weeks ago with a company that I really like. Of course, I've gone to other interviews with other companies. The thing is, I've gotten two offers already with ...
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Starting a new job knowing you will quit after few months [closed]

Following graduation, I was looking for my first ever real job few months ago. I had two great interviews with my dream company (A) and this other company on my radar (B). First offer came from ...
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How to handle salary+benefits negotiations? [duplicate]

I just checked my emails this morning and to my delight I have been offered my first job out of university. It is not in writing yet but I have essentially been offered the job. The salary has been ...
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Is it necessary to attach salary break up page along offer letter while forwarding to the HR of new employer? [closed]

I waiting for my offer letter and the HR of that company is asking for my previous company offer letter. Do I have to submit the salary annexure also?
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Is it an acceptable etiquette to establish a connection with the CEO of a small company after having short-listed by his HR?

So I was short-listed by the HR of a french company and whose CEO is also french. The interview is the day after today. Upon looking up the satellite data gathering system the company relies on, I am ...
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1000 words essay prior to interview [closed]

In applying for an open position, I have been informed by the HR that my application will be moved forward. As part of this recruitment process, however, it is required that I submit a 1000 word ...
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The interviewer wants to know if I would jump for a first choice offer if I took this offer [closed]

Having told the interviewer I am awaiting news and a potential offer from my first choice, I was asked "when can you start" and after replying, they followed up with "if we offer you this role to you ...
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Bait and switch hiring [closed]

I recently joined a large company (2.5 months in) to a role where the hiring manager wrongfully led me to believe I would be working on new projects with an interesting scope. (Software engineering ...
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How can a small company optimize pre-employment screening?

We are a very small (10) firm and have a few positions opening up in the next couple of weeks. They are simple admin "Data entry" type positions. Normally, we would dedicate quite a bit of time to ...
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Taking time off to switch technologies/job [closed]

I'm currently planning a career move, and would love some feedback on my particular situation. I've currently got about 10 years experience working on C#/.NET in various companies, with experience in ...
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Service provider hired employee from our company [closed]

TLDR A company that provides services to us, approached an employee and offered them a job. The employee accepted the job. Background I run a tech services and conservation NPO. We're knee deep in ...
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What can one infer if a hiring manager rejects you for a less technical skill that you do not have [closed]

I have a burning question related to an interview two days ago. A hiring manager with a startup interviewed me two days ago for the position of a Data Analyst. At that point, I was at the third ...
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Rejected-Recruiter provided feedbacks from HM but asked to keep in touch [closed]

I was fortunate enough, as a fresh graduate, to get to the third of the four step of the recruitment process with a startup that has recently secured a 10million USD series B funding but unfortunate ...
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Is there any way to politely ask this company to give me a response quicker, in regards to a role? [duplicate]

I applied to Company A about 6 months ago, while also applying to other companies. Company A seemed like a really great fit, and was the role that I was most hoping to get. Eventually, I got ...
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What is a job title that conveys the duties of an Agile product team's manager (of people)? [closed]

What is a job title that conveys the duties of the manager of a product team that is striving to be Agile, that is meaningful in the broader market and would convey that person's value both outside ...
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Why does this hirer keep contacting me every two weeks? [closed]

I keep receiving these phone calls with a hirer who tells me "we have freelancer positions, would you be interested?", and I revocked the first time. Then they contacted me again and had the same ...
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Being rejected despite being more than capable for a role as a fresh grad [closed]

As a recent graduate who (fully) double majored in physics and in the pure and applied mathematics from a top 100 univeristy, I applied to a role with the following job description: Degree in any ...
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Employer viewed my application but has not yet rejected [closed]

Recently, I've begun commencing on my job search via a job portal. The job portal works in a way such that the status of your job application with any company to which you've applied to is ...
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Which events give stacks of resumes? [closed]

just new to the recruiting job (tech industry in silicon valley). I'm tasked to find quality new grads, masters students etc for software engineering. What are the different places (preferably free) ...
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What, if any, personal interests should I put on a resume?

I'm a 3rd-year college student applying for internships and co-ops. My career advisor generally encourages putting a "Personal Interests" section on resumes. Generally, not many of my real personal ...
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Leaving internship early for full-time opportunity [closed]

I am in the middle of my 1-year internship at the moment and I am quite satisfied. Although things are nice here, I have no interest in continuing here as full-time. Considering that, I have been ...