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Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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HR lied to me about incentives structure/variable pay

I work in healthcare in India in sales. Before joining 'X' organization, a salary included with a variable pay was decided. I agreed to it and signed the offer & appointment letter. Cut to one ...
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When, if ever, does it make sense for a software developer to have a blog only for the purpose of getting jobs?

Some people recommend that software developers write tech blogs for multiple reasons, including the following claims: You will learn things doing that you wouldn't learn otherwise. Your overall ...
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Interviewer wanted to connect with me on LinkedIn the day after the interview, is this appropriate?

I want to clarify that prior questions were about the interviewee contacting the interviewer. This question is about the opposite, where the interviewer contacts the interviewee. I had an initial, ...
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Would a software developer candidate's tech blog be looked at during the hiring process? [closed]

This podcast episode, (with a transcript) is about learning in public, in the context of software development, where having a tech blog is one example of that. The episode contains the following ...
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How to write a CV and behave in a job interview if you don't fully qualify for the job offer

Let's say you are a very skilled Symfony / PHP developer and want to apply for a job at a company that uses C# / ASP.NET. Your motivation to work at the company is not because of C#/ASP.NET, you want ...
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How can I best ensure applicants have requisite foundational knowledge?

I am in the process of hiring my first full time data scientist in an academic setting. The position is entry level, and I expect to personally provide mentorship for the skills specific to my field ...
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Accepted job offer, but probably receiving another offer soon

A couple of weeks ago I received a job offer for a part-time, temporary 5-month position at a well-respected public body in the UK. I accepted the offer not just because I need a job, but also because ...
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How to decide on an interview process, to hire software developers?

Some parts of the interview process for software developers seem pretty clearly established. Having a fairly brief initial phone screen of some sort seems like a generally good idea, for example. ...
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Refusing job offer after visa sponsorship

I recently landed a job in the UK about 5 months ago from a multinational company. They offered to sponsor my visa and arranged for the application process. However, in these months, I had some really ...
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Why don't companies put the interview process on the job ad?

It recently occurred to me that a rough overview of a company's hiring process can reveal some interesting information to a potential employee about what kinds of thing they value in an employee. ...
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What do you put for company location on a resume/job application in this scenario?

So I work for a company that's located in city A. My position was originally physically located at this company in city A. It was then changed to remote after COVID hit. However, my company purchased ...
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After 3 interviews invited for an interview months from now [closed]

I had virtual interview rounds first with recruiter, then manager, then company head officials and HR. The job is for a new venue opening months from now and they asked this time for an in person ...
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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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Is it okay if the interviewer make fun of my experience before graduation?

I live in a Southeast Asian country and have just graduated from college and have some internship experience during my study, and a full-time job as a Data Engineer (DE) after that. The interview is ...
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Resigning before a new work permit is issued

Recently, I received an offer from a company (let's call it company A) which hires IT specialists to work in Switzerland. On my end, I currently hold a non-EU citizenship and I'm working in the ...
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Is it acceptable to ask what substances are being tested for on a hiring drug test?

I verbally accepted a summer internship offer and expected a urine drug test to be required. However, the official offer states the drug test is a hair test, which goes back roughly three months. I ...
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Company rescinds offer after inquiring about benefits, what did I do wrong?

I received a casual job offer through email after writing an interview follow-up. By casual, I mean there was no professional letter just a response stating, “We would like to offer you the position ...
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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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The JD for software engineer says "Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary"

I recently saw a job description for a senior software developer position says "Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary." This job ...
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Changing field but same job as Data Analyst - red flags in new job?

I've done an interview with a consulting company for a full remote Data Analyst PowerBi (body rental) in medical field for a big medical company. First interview was with HR and happened yesterday. ...
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Mistakenly put wrong year on resume, would it affect my background check?

After accepting an offer and submitting the background check report, I was notified by the immigration team that there is a discrepancy in the employment history I entered in the immigration ...
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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 give staffing agency my signed offer letter?

I was recently directly hired by a company, but was introduced to them through a staffing agency. Several days later after filling out paperwork for the company (and being given a final good luck by ...
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Why was my third interview cancelled and rescheduled

I recently passed two interviews with a company and these interviews were really amazing. When I told them my salary expectations, I was assured by the hiring manager that I will get much more than my ...
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How to handle background check company that wants me to do all of the work?

I've had multiple background checks at various companies, but this is the first one that has repeatedly contacted me because they were "unable to verify my information". So far they've asked ...
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If I have to submit a urine test does that automatically mean I'll get a background check [closed]

I just had an interview and I was told and that I need to have a urinalysis completed I was not told anything about a background check will they later say it
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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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Is it okay to postpone an interview at Google? [closed]

So, I was recently invited to a job interview from a Google Recruiter after I applied to a SWE position. I have read up about the overall process, and I have scheduled a first call with my recruiter ...
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How to not burn bridges when rejecting an offer after I said I was ok with it?

I've been interviewing with a staffing agency for many of their open positions that they have told me about. One recent one was a contract-to-hire role and they asked if I was okay with that. I ...
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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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How do I secure a job offer from this company that I worked for two years during my master studies?

I have been working as an R & D engineer in a company for the past 2.5 years during my study. I recently graduated from university and was hired by the same company as a temporary full-time ...
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Remote technical interviews: how to whiteboard without the actual whiteboard?

Thinking back to some of my best interviews - both how I performed as a candidate, an interviewer, or the individuals involved on both sides - I always find the white-board process as a central piece ...
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How does boastful attitide on a job interview help interviewers and companies?

I've heard on some job interviews a lot of technical interviewers showing excessive bragging and very questionable claims like: "We are proactive. I mastered Terraform in two days." "...
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Employer wants to change salary after I signed contract

I was offered a position at a job recently and was pretty excited. The offer was above the other offers I received at other companies so I declined the others and accepted this one. After verbally ...
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Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

I'm currently working as a senior'ish engineer, and am being trained to become a junior engineering manager in the next year, so the company's success and mine are intertwined very directly. About a ...
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Is this multi-company employment relationship a usual practice?

I was approached by a recruiter. After some discussion they said that the potential opportunity would be to work for a company we'll call Company A, and for the first 1.5 to 2 years with a client of ...
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Is it OK to say in a job interview that I didn’t pursue an academic career because the salaries aren’t high enough?

I’m a graduating Ph.D. in a STEM field and I have decided not to continue in academia. The prospect of a life-long low wage doesn’t appeal to me after four years living on a meager stipend. I had two ...
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Counter offer after leaving the company [closed]

I was leading a team of 90 people at my previous company. I had amazing teams, supportive managers, and a high level of freedom to do my work. Anyway, I left the company due to no-clear scope of work ...
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I had an interview with a company that I am excited to work for. When do I ask questions about location and salary?

I felt very good with my answers and the interview. I have been invited for a second interview a week from now. However, I never discussed about the location of work and the salary they are offering ...
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Does a company referral make your job application more competitive, or does it only benefit the referrer?

When applying for an internship there is a section on the form asking if I was referred by a current employee. Although I wasn't referred directly for the internship I have been in contact with a ...
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I received a job offer from a company that fired me 5 months ago

I had worked for an IT consultancy, I'll call "B" 5 months ago. They fired me during the probation period. I only lasted about 40 days in that role. I have just recently reapplied there, out ...
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Does non-disclosure agreement still hold if i break contract before i start work?

I received an offer from a company, say CompanyA, and am interviewing still with another company – CompanyB. CompanyA has a lot of clients one of which may well be CompanyB – CompanyA has a lot of ...
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Two offers close in time, how to handle?

I applied for job A, and the recruiting process started. Interviews, tests, etc. Very close in time, also applied to job B. Same situation and evolution more or less. Interviews, tests, etc. I am both ...
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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 didn't get a job, but I got the impression they didn't get my application. Who do I ask for feedback??

So this is something that has been eating me up the past few months. I applied for a position I was well qualified for, and had some of the 'nice to have' skills, but didn't get a call back. When I ...
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Interviewed yesterday, they emailed me a benefits brochure shortly after. Is this a good sign, or common for companies to do?

Interviewed yesterday for a company, about 3 hours afterwards, the HR person I've been in contact with sent me their benefits brochure. Its just like a 2-page information sheet, not like a full in-...
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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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