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Why companies ask for feedback on recruitment process but do not provide feedback when rejecting?

I noticed a lot of companies exhibit the following behavior: They reject an application with a generic response such as "We decided not to go ahead but we won't provide any reasons as to why we ...
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Am I being ghosted by a recruiter?

Global Software Company reached me from LinkedIn for 6 month Java Internship and I am accepted. She said to me - I am waiting for more details (new office in Turkey, terms on Turkey and dates). We ...
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Will big 4 tell next employer I was put on pip [closed]

Long story short, I underperformed at work and failed a bunch of exams Employed for 6 months Grad scheme Invited to a capability meeting If I am put on PIP, will my next employer find out I was on PIP?...
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New Employer Asking for Sensitive Documents Over Email

Recently started the process of getting hired by a new company, but I'm finding it a bit strange they are asking for pictures of important sensitive information over email ( picture of driver's ...
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Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble? [closed]

I applied for an entry level sales job, I graduated college in 2022. I received a form rejection letter that was BCC'd to me. They didn't even have the decency to reach out personally. The funny thing ...
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Do disabilities like ADHD help your job prospects? [closed]

My claim to ADHD is legitimate (in the eyes of the government) and I have a prescription for a controlled substance. Amphetamine is like a mental performance enhancer, or a better form a caffeine. I'm ...
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Agreement made at hire is unenforceable due to a technicality, employer refuses to make new agreement to correct

I'm an engineer based in the US. Last year, I received a new job offer. The new job offer had an intellectual property (IP) agreement which was far broader than what my previous job had, so I spent ...
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What's the point of going to an interview if the hiring manager already has someone else in mind to hire? [closed]

If the HR manager already took down the job posting and has a candidate in mind then there isn't much point in having an interview. You're simply wasting the candidate's time on a fake interview. Why ...
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How do I explain a wasted year gap? (2022 to 2024)

I was an excellent student in high school, but due to life circumstances after I graduated, I couldn't complete my college summer semester. So I had to withdraw. And in the Fall semester, I know it ...
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Contacting the employer again after a long pause

On the first day of summer 2023, I defended my PhD and soon took a very long vacation to have a good rest, and went to my hometown. While on vacation, I unexpectedly came across an interesting vacancy....
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Is the Hiring/Offer Process Slower During the Holidays?

I interviewed for a position at a large government contractor on December 12. On December 21, the recruiter called to say they were preparing an offer for me. She asked about my availability start (I ...
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Internal Recruiter Non-Responsive After Interview Request, Reschedule

I’m asking this question as an academic attempting to transition into industry/non-academic work. Two weeks ago a team at a national lab reached out to me out of the blue to inform me about a position ...
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Weird circumstances surrounding feedback interview after on-site interview

I recently had my on-site interview loop with a major international tech company where I was interviewing for several possible positions and I thought it went decently well. Later, I got a flurry of ...
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Reaching out former manager over recruiter

In 2020, I started a job on a "Contract to Hire" basis, and I really enjoyed working there. Unfortunately, due to Covid, they paused hiring just as my 3-month contract was ending, so I ...
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What's the pros and cons of saying I want a better salary?

That is, when asked why I am looking for another job? The commonly-used challenge or more variety reason is true and I can't really say it's because the current job sucks. How do I know when/if it's ...
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Why hire a junior in a startup? [closed]

There are many reasons why inexperienced people might be poor hires in a startup. What circumstances make hiring relatively inexperienced juniors a good move? Note that these circumstances should ...
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Is it true that recruiters can submit your resume for a job you have already applied for to control who gets it or get their cut?

It's happened to me before where recruiters represent me for an unknown job that turns out to be one I am already interviewing for. Then the recruiter, not the company, sends me the "more ...
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Conditions over old batches of graduates for fresher openings

I applied in a company for the job role of Associate Software Engineer fresher on 20th September with an employee referral. Even though the job requirement matched my resume it wasn't shortlisted. It ...
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How do you contact a university to ask if an employee of yours has a degree?

Our company hired someone for something important before our time, and I suspect that their credentials are made up—they don't have an actual degree, and the advice they provided is stupid, and ...
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Major GPA considering 2 majors

I have two majors: one in ECE and another in Biology. My cumulative GPA is 3.264 ECE - Major GPA with Prereqs = 3.571 ECE - Major GPA without prereqs = 3.800 (5 courses) BIO - Major GPA with prereqs = ...
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Sending resume to ceo for an unadvertised job [closed]

Having persistently reached out to the HR department for a considerable duration, I decided to take a different approach by emailing the CEO of a company , where I aspire to As of now, there has been ...
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Do I ask when and if an offer will be made?

I have been interviewing for a company for 2 months now. I am in the final stages of the process, only my references need to be contacted now. I was expecting a decision by this week (as they hinted). ...
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Pay Transparency Law broken by company that hired me in Connecticut. Recourse?

Short Version Applied to a company, got hired for a below average salary for my profession, realized they broke a law by not disclosing the salary range for the position. Can I do anything about it? ...
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Reputable vs personal reference vs let the company decide

The company I applied to is asking for references. I have some options, and I am not sure which is best. They are along the line of "PhD student whom I collaborated rather closely on a project&...
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Remote work as a freelancer or with EOR. What are downsides for the employer?

It seems that to work for a company in (European) country A while living in a (European) country B, the two options that do not involve an excessive amount of bureaucratic complications are working as ...
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I felt like I don't have any future

I am already 32 years old. I worked as a cashier for 3 yrs, 10 yrs ago. After I gave birth, I decided to stay at home to focus with my child. I am single parent by the way. Fortunately, I found an ...
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Why do some companies value "diversity" so much?

I see a lot of companies advertise the fact that they value diversity and emphasize hiring a diverse workforce. I find diversity can be a bit of a vague word without context: are they referring to ...
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Included expired professional certification on CV. Can there be background check issues?

I recently accepted a fairly senior job offer and am in the background check process. I uploaded my resume and completed the first advantage profile. I included my educational details for Bachelors ...
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How do I qualify for employment as an IT project manager?

Currently i am a developer with around 6 years of development experience in various stacks. I have a masters degree in computer science and have worked in several scrum teams, partially as scrum ...
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Can I start an IT career after the age of 30?

My age is 30+, currently I'm doing a non IT job but I want to switch to software testing field. I'm learning manual testing along with api testing. Is it really possible to start as a fresher now? ...
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Should I point out a mistake in recruiter's LinkedIn headline?

A recruiter I'm corresponding with has a grammar mistake in their LinkedIn headline. When I speak to them about potential roles should I point this out? Of course, as tactfully as possible. On the one ...
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Can I leave after signing the offer letter?

I want to seek some advice I have 1 offer for the SDET role and I received an offer letter today HR is calling me again and again to make sure that I have confirmed and signed the offer letter because ...
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Should I mention an exploit during the hiring process that I took advantage of?

At my current workplace the last part of the hiring process for a junior developer is an on-site programming task. As far as I know, in the last couple years all applicants at this stage end up ...
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Struggling to get a job contract/start date after accepted written offer

I'm growing quite irritated so I'd appreciate any input please.. I accepted a written (conditional) job offer with Company X more than 2 weeks ago and there's no contract in sight. Since there was no ...
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discussion with manager regarding salary disparity

I was hired a few years ago as a Senior Engineer and was excited to accept the offer, the pay was much better than my previous job so I accepted the new offer without negotiating salary nor did I ...
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Is it legal for an employer in California to ask for another form of ID when you already provided ID from List A (passport) for Form I-9?

I recently applied, and was hired, for a retail position. When I was completing the onboarding forms online, I entered my ssn and I selected which form of ID I would present them at the store. The ...
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It is normal to receive a business card during a c-suite interview?

I recently had an in person interview with a group of 6 senior level members. I received a business card from one of the senior level members mid interview, never experienced that so not sure if that’...
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How to write the perfect follow up for my situation?

Two days ago, I had an interview. I was supposed to talk to the team lead and someone from HR, however the HR person did not join us. Long story short, I think the interview went quite well with the ...
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Should I hear from a prospective employer after my physical?

I accepted a job offer in healthcare a couple of months ago. I have done all onboarding, and have my orientation scheduled by HR in July. I went for my pre employment physical almost 3 weeks ago but ...
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How to damage control after an internal oppurtunity got nullified due to hiring freeze?

I was interviewing for an internal mobility role at my firm (a big financial company). The interviews went quite well and it was all but certain I would get the role. I had to do a fair bit of ...
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Contact a recruiter, about job posting details, before or after lodging the application?

I read a job post today that is interesting for me. The main issue is that the posting is for a 24-months long position, however due to personal circumstances outside my control. I'd like to request ...
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Interviewing for a job: when to ask about compensation?

The problem: there are significant problems with my current employment: the project and myself have been moved to a new organization, there is no clear project ownership, governance and funding are ...
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When to reject job offer when I have another offer in hand?

I had a final interview with company A. They sent me a formal offer (contract and all), and asked how long I would need to make my decision. We agreed to another call in 7 days, which, I've read, is a ...
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Contract says joining bonus to be returned if contractor quits within a year. Is 1 year the only value they see? [closed]

Update: This question was closed as "asking legal advice". I'm not asking for legal advice. I'm asking about the mentality/objective companies have in mind when doing such things. When a ...
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Second follow up after an unreviewed assignment

I did two interviews for this rather-small agency in the U.S. Both were more on the discovery and talk-about-yourself side - both went great, really connected with both interviewers - but at the end ...
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Should I email tech recruiter again after not hearing from him for more than 2 weeks?

I reside in Canada and I have applied for a software engineering job in research and development at a well known technology company for which I am really curious and interested. After a couple of days,...
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Should I try to informally reach out hiring manager/future boss when applying to a big company?

I have applied to an open position at a big company (worldwide, 10k+ employees, but non-BigTech). The kind of firm that have positions published for a certain number of weeks, and a generic ...
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Why would someone ask about your citizen status in a 1v1 [closed]

Suppose an external consultant is working for a company. Why would a manager for that company ask about his citizen status in a 1v1? Is that a sign that that the company wants to hire him?
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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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