Questions tagged [hiring-process]

Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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Are Referral bonus expected to be handed over or split with with the referree?

Summary: I referred an ex-colleague and received referral bonus. Colleague went through interviewing and negotiation process for a different job posting, after my initial referral, which I did not ...
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Recruiter asking for personal sensitive information to setup interview

I'm an experienced professional and am I'm actively searching for jobs at present in India. I'm seeing a disturbing trend off which I'm unsure how to handle. Consultant firms that are not directly ...
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Company seems a little desperate to hire me, is it a red flag?

I have been interviewing with an Indian IT company (I myself am European; it is a remote position). My initial interview with HR was two weeks ago, then followed a very basic technical interview last ...
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I was asked to submit the offer letter from a previous company. What should I do? [closed]

I was asked to share my previous company's offer letter to the HR department, during a job interview. Should I reconsider joining this company?
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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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How can I find a job that pays me for the value that I bring?

I’ve spent some time self-reflecting recently, and I have felt underpaid for the work that I do for a while, but I have been having trouble finding a job that pays what I am worth. How can I convince ...
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As a software development hiring manager, do you subtract points from candidates who talk about their side projects during the interview? [closed]

My perspective is this, employees who have side projects will inevitably not be able to concentrate on the job that they are employed to work on. Is this feeling shared amongst hiring managers in the ...
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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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I made a mistake on length of employment

I applied to a job as a mental health service case manager, I honestly did not think I was going to get the job and the interview process has been intense. They told me to submit an application aside ...
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Is it professionally acceptable to consider extreme/radical political orientation in a hiring process?

In general, political orientation should not be asked and/or affect the hiring process. However, if one publicly advocates radical parties, oppressive regimes (such as Iran or China), or extremists ...
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Will are I be penalized in a job search for posting content related to my field on the internet?

I currently have a couple of websites. One website is directly related to my field and one website is adjacent to my field (with some emphasis on entrepreneurship). I've been posting video content on ...
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Location changes during interview

I applied for a role in the city I live. The role was announced on Indeed, and the location on the job description was the city I live. During the first phase of the interview, I heard that the role ...
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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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How do hiring managers conduct background check? Or they don't?

Recently I went on LinkedIn to look for job, and I saw that some of the jobs have way more than 100 applicants. I am curious, what is the process like for hiring managers to conduct background checks ...
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Should I contact the hiring manager before background check shows a 4 month position I didn’t include on application?

Due to COVID I was employed for only 4 months and have been laid off for 11 months. Accepted an offer today contingent on background check. This 4 month gig was not listed on my resume nor the ...
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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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Did company decide not to hire me? I told them I have another offer so want a reply soon

I recently interviewed for a job that I'm really interested in. Had 3 rounds of interview and cleared all of them. HR then asked for references. After contacting the references I listed, HR sent an ...
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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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Should I point out that the answer I came up with was also a correct answer after the interview?

So I had a technical interview and the interviewer asked me a question which can have multiple answers. I came up with a solution and explained it to him but he had another solution in mind and didn't ...
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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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Can a recruiter be a reference?

I am applying to new jobs and need a reference. I've had 5 previous jobs which all resulted in me getting fired from them. If I were to contact any of them (previous employers) no doubt they'd give ...
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Who to contact when I don't know who's in the recruitment committee

Here's a timeline of my job interview process: From application to technical test: 28 days Informed that I'd passed the test: 5 days Time taken to set up first round of interviews: 19 days I'm now ...
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I want to do a simpler, better paid job, but I am being forced into a more “prestigious”, less paid role: how to convince recruiter?

I am interviewing for a Big Tech. In the past I did great things with consultative sales. Now I am an Industry Lead, and I do a lot of influencing, while credit and leadership are attributed to ...
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Is a Math Major Sufficient for a Software Developer? [closed]

My location is in the United States. I am a senior software engineer with a Computer Science degree, and I am typically responsible for training new or junior-level staff. With recent companies I ...
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How to politely decline a job because of the following reasons

I've got an interview invitation from one of the places that I've always wanted to work in. Thing is, I'm a student, and I sent my resume 2 months ago before my semester started. Since I didn't hear ...
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Asking for details about a job rejection? [duplicate]

TLDR: Spent several hours applying to niche job I was excited about, got rejected with 0 details about why - is it bad form to ask for details? We all face job application rejections all the time, and ...
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Constant updates to future employer on present situation

I recently signed an offer letter with another department within the same organization I work at and I'm wondering how best to handle a few issues. Unfortunately, due to immigration delays, a quick ...
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How to manage multiple reference checks with few references

I am looking for a job right now. After sending resumes in the last month or so, I got some answers, phone interviews, video interviews at different firms, amongst which 5 seem seriously interested in ...
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Need to delay start date

I am in the European Union. A close sibling is in intensive care due to covid. It just happened today. Given this and some other minor health issues of mine, I am neither in the physical nor ...
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Don't quite understand why companies ask LeetCode problems in software interviews?

I am seeing so many companies ask LeetCode questions for software engineering jobs. (even for just developing website's front end). Those questions can be very specific and not something that a ...
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Is it normal for hiring manager to reach out to your boss at same company when they haven't made a formal offer?

Just caught up with a friend and wanted to get more takes on this. Friend (Bob) - high level position at his company (director level more or less). Was hired into current group with the promise of ...
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Changing attitude of hiring manager between different rounds of interviews [closed]

So, I had two interviews with this hiring manager, the second one being more like a panel interview. The thing is, during the first interview, I was very comfortable during the discussion with this ...
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Job offer via email, but not recruited yet due to the secuirty clearance issues

I have been offered a job by a employer, but due to security check issues I have not been recruited yet. They have not even sent me a contract and discussed the salary. The position is kind of ...
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Company didn't warn me my interview would be a panel interview with 9 people

Recently I had an online interview (Zoom call) at one of the universities for the PhD position in space physics. The secretary (she contacted me by email) sent to me the date and time slot of the ...
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How good or bad is the idea of re-applying for job for which I was rejected in the early screening phase?

I have applied for a job in a big company and was rejected in 5 days with a typical template answer of "we regret other candidates had better profiles fitting the job". So, I can guess they ...
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Multiple interviews with the same company?

I’ve been really wanting to be part of this organization. And I just interviewed with a recruiter last week for one of the locations about an hour away from me and over the weekend I applied to a few ...
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Do companies tie customer data to employee data?

I’m applying for a position at a large corporation that has customer data on an incredibly large user base, including myself. Let’s just say it’s Google (it’s not) for example. Is it standard practice ...
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In a follow-up email, should I express my interest or ask for the state of the application?

Recently I have applied to a big company for a position that I'm really interested in and I think I have the right skillset and the experience. But I know that besides the qualifications, the ...
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Refusing New Job Proposal (Contract) [closed]

I started a job interview process a month ago. I was initially contacted by an intermediate recruiter which connected me with the actual potential employer later on. During the first interview, I told ...
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Is it normal for the job title in the offer to be completely different from the actual job title on the contract?

I applied for a junior software developer position (with the job requirements fit for such a role) but was informed that if accepted my business title will mention neither software nor development (...
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Will a company change a posted job description to reflect a candidate's salary request?

A month into a six month contract-to-hire role, it was communicated to me by my contracting agency and the company I work with that, should I accept, a process would begin to buy-out my contract and ...
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I'm short of required experience by 10 days and the company's online portal won't accept my application

I'm currently pursuing an opportunity with a good company. Their requirement is for 3 years experience but I'm 10 days short of that and the online portal won't accept my submission. What should I do?
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Accepted offer letter, no communication from their side; what steps can I take?

I accepted offer letter from a investment banking company and the joining date is next week. I completed my background verification and they have sent a RSA token to start work from home. This was 2 ...
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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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How to decline to give details about other job offer

I am currently interviewing for Company A. However, I already have an offer from Company B. A would be my ideal place to work (so much so that I told B I need more time to decide on the offer), but ...
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Recruiter is slow to reply. Is it bad form to contact a company directly when scheduling interviews? [duplicate]

A several weeks ago I was contacted by a recruiter about a job opening. I interviewed and was informed by the recruiter on Thursday of last week that the company would like to schedule a second ...
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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 a good idea to contact the hiring manager of a company that's going through a recruiting agency?

From what I understand, many engineering companies will hire through third party recruiters. The listings that I have read so far seem to intentionally obfuscate key information: which company is ...

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