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Questions tagged [hiring-process]

Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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Equity vs stock options (startup)

Is there any significant disadvantage receiving stock options vs. shares in a new startup? What could be the excuses for not giving shares but stock options and would it be reasonable to insist on ...
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On-boarding email asks for soft copy and not scanned copy - isn't that contradictory?

As part of the on-boarding process at the new company that I'm about to join, the email asked for soft copies of certain documents/photographs. One line of instruction that got me confused was this ...
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Job search in Europe from other countries in IT [on hold]

Can anyone tell me is there any mandatory way to get a job in Europe?. Consider both scenarios what type of non technical qualifications I need to get. I visited a lot of websites and blogs but I can'...
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Rejection email refers to a different position than the one I applied to and interviewed for

After making it through a fairly extensive interview process with this company, including multiple on-site interviews and homework-like assignments, today I received an email informing me that they ...
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Emailing HR after sending in an application?

Yesterday I applied to an IT position that I am very interested in. In the online questionnaire, there were 2 questions that I could not answer yes to, they asked if I had a specific certification and ...
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How common is it that hiring managers waste peoples' time in job interviews?

I've been getting three to five interviews per week on a consistent basis lately. Usually, I'm contacted by recruiters and they submit my resume to hiring managers. About 90% of the time, hiring ...
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UK temporary agency worker training full time permanent colleague

Good evening everyone, I reside in the UK and I have been working on behalf of an agency for a company on a temporary basis for 6 months now. Recently (2 months ago) a new colleague with no ...
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How, in practice, can I hire more diversely?

Let's say that I've attended all the talks, I've read all the research, and I've concluded that what's best for my team and my company is to increase the amount of diversity in my software engineering ...
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Is it a good idea to mention in my CV, as a programmer, the number of reputation points on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I work in academia, as a lecturer, teaching computer programming and I am thinking of getting hired at a software firm. I was thinking to put in my CV my StackOverflow account, including how many ...
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Is it appropriate to give an unsolicited negative referral?

I recently discovered that an acquaintance of mine (Bob) might be applying for a position in the same group that I'm in. While I am on good terms with Bob, he is not very personable and I do not want ...
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How do I recover from lying to potential employer about not having a full-time job at the moment?

During my job hunting, some companies responded very fast to me while others took up to several weeks to reply. Some companies either rejected me or gave me an offer few days after an interview, while ...
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Should I keep asking candidates to include a specific word to filter out candidates who didn't pay attention to the job ad?

I am looking for a developer. For that I posted an ad that looks like this: We are searching for a BlahBlah developer part-time in-house. You will be responsible for: ...... Flexible ...
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Taking a coding test with another potential candidate at the same time

I went for a Software Engineering interview earlier which in my opinion was unique in a bad way(s), but in this post I want to highlight only one thing that I observed. Before going to the interview ...
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Judgement on my credit report [closed]

I have been given a contingent offer and start date pending a background check. The only blemish I can think of is a judgement that was put on my credit that is almost paid off now. The position I'm ...
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Recruiting agencies vs direct applications [closed]

I have always applied for my past and current job in companies with a direct application. For reference, I am currently based in EU. Recently I've got couple of interesting contacts from a couple of ...
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For managers: How do you get what you need from the HR department? [closed]

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard a manager complain, “The HR department included ‘must have college degree’ in the job req even though I don’t care” or “They asked for 5 years of ...
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Asked about health of an applicant when providing a reference

I've recently been asked to provide a personal reference for an ex-colleague, they've asked the standard questions, but these two stood out to me Please tell us anything you know about the ...
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Is it too late to ask for a signing bonus?

A few weeks ago I accepted a job offer. Because I'd been out of work a long time and have a lot of debt, I considered asking for a signing bonus, but my spouse was afraid that trying to negotiate ...
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Should I worry if I haven't received an email from my new company yet?

I received an offer letter but it was contingent on a drug test and a background check. I got a copy of the completed background check (eligible for hire) and I do not do drugs but I haven't heard ...
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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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What are the common employer worries/screeners when selecting remote developers?

In order to increase my chances to get my ideal remote job I am trying to anticipate and solve the common concerns the employer may have. I have listed some: Is the timezone compatible? Does this ...
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Trying to be honest in a hiring process without over-complicating

I'm in a hiring process where I have 8 hours to build a project. The project is split in two parts of 4 hours. I have finished the first part last week, and I will meet with my technical interviewer ...
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Any particular aspect of the tech world that has consistent interview processes?

I am a JavaScript developer as well as Linux Systems Administrator, but don't necessarily have more experience in one over the other. As I gain more experience in my craft, specifically my ...
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Can I rescind my agreement to have a recruiter represent me? [closed]

I have been submitted for a position with a recruiter and didn't realize that I could choose any recruiter to represent me. I also found out that someone was submitted for the same position with a ...
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What should I do if after receiving a verbal offer letter I am informed that my written job offer is put on hold due to some internal issues?

I was interviewed by a very large firm in UAE, remotely since I am in Pakistan. The guy passed my interview and insisted on me to join since we share the same birthplace, coincidentally. I was ...
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It is bad to sign in a company while you are waiting to another to call you, and then leave it? [closed]

I was unemployed about 3 months, and I send my information a lot of companies. I was interested in one in particular, here called as A company, but the never reply my emails. After a certain time I ...
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How would working at an “Adult Toy” company impact future hiring? [duplicate]

A startup company which makes high-tech adult toys is hiring engineers and programmers. Unless I make a bunch of money from it I don't want to stay in this industry. Is being employed/associated with ...
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AMA session before an interview [closed]

I got an email asking if I was interested in a better role and after replying back yes I got a calendar invite today asking me to attend an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session (in like 10 hours) by the ...
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How a cloud data center company hires security guards [closed]

In reading a little about cloud security on platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud, I realize they have to hire security guards in addition to having the software-level and ...
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Am I in a position to ask a company to counter (again)?

I had an offer in hand from Company A. I'm in the final round for five different positions, but reached out to my top 2 - Company B and Company C - to see if they could counter. Neither could make a ...
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Should I ask for more details about the second interview round or just wait?

Exactly 1 week ago (Thursday morning) I did an interview with a potential new employer. The director was leading the interview, and apparently the interview went pretty well as the afternoon of the ...
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Will I be considered for internships if I am not a student enrolled in a university?

I am currently working on a bootcamp for people with a scientific background to boost my skills for a certain type of tech career. As such, I am not really considered a student as I am not enrolled in ...
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Government hiring process requires a reference from current employer. What should I do?

I successfully passed the the two first steps of the hiring process: a test and an interview. For the final step of the hiring process they are requiring me to provide my current superior's contact ...
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Waiting for approval of a job position, meanwhile I got invited to another interview

I'm in a bit of a complicated situation! I applied for a job three months ago, and a recruiter X contacted me 2--3 weeks after I applied. I couldn't understand X's dialect, and X spoke very fast (+ I'...
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Is unprofessional to send Linkedin request to candidate

I'm interviewing different people for tech roles and I would like to know if it's considered unprofessional to send them a Linkedin request after the interview. I'm not a recruiter or a HR person, I'...
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How do I go about asking for a job on another team?

I'm an intern right now and my term is almost up. Here towards the end of my internship I've started doing some work for another team based on my interests. I initially met with the manager on that ...
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Refuse a job after accepting it

I moved to Quebec from Belgium 6 month ago, I'm actually working as a consultant on a mission and everything was great until I had some disagreement with some aspect of the job, I asked to be moved ...
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Importance of going to different School for graduate school [closed]

I've been offered to work under one of my professors at my current University to get a PhD. I'm currently at a relatively large University in the United States studying Metallurgical engineering. ...
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failed pre-employment drug screen [closed]

If I test positive for drugs, specifically cocaine in this case, am I then required to be tested xxxx number of times in year one and two following my employment or is that the case only if I am ...
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Can an employment contract contain a bond clause of X years? [closed]

I recently got a job offer abroad from a company that I interviewed at. In the job offer, they say that I will have to sign an employment contract on my first day at work. I read their offer letter ...
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Why do I keep getting rejected from unlicensed finance jobs within 24 hours even though I have some licenses? [closed]

I'm about a year and a half out of college, and in that year I've worked for and left an insurance company through which I got my Series 63 and my Life, Health, and Annuities license. Like most life ...
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What to tell when an employer asks about my co-worker's weaknesses?

So me and my coworker are programmers. My coworker is applying to different jobs. He asked me if I can be a reference and I said yes. In mine opinion, my coworker is one of the best programmers I ever ...
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Unable to visit the head office for an interview due to outrageous B1/B2 wait times, what should I tell the hiring manager?

(NB: Although this question touches on issues of immigration and travel, its pith lies in understanding the way hiring managers and recruiters think, which is why I belive Workplace is the right place ...
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Is it wrong to prompt for an update on offer letter when I have a deadline with another offer pending?

I have two offers, one from Company A for a high salary, and one from Company B, for a lower salary. Company A made me an offer the other week and would like to hear back by today, EOD. Company B ...
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NDA agreement for interview task

I've had an interview with an ad agency and they've asked me to sign a NDA before I do an interview task. Now, I understood this was to protect their clients which I believe are somewhat secretive ...
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I've forgotten the name of the team(s) I'm being considered for — will asking the recruiter reflect poorly on me?

So this is somewhat embarrassing... I'm most of the way through a job application with "Company A" -- I've had phone screenings, on-sites, and then one final meet-and-greet with a bunch of hiring ...
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Got fired for fraternization. What to do now?

I had 1.5 and years of experience in a company and after a lot of struggle I got selected in a very good company which paid good. They sent me to Singapore, and I did something stupid. I was caught ...
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Do tech companies care about GPA from PhD applicants? [closed]

I was just curious to see if anyone knows if big tech companies (e.g., google, apple, facebook, etc..) care about the GPA you got as a PhD student? I heard they care for Bachelor's degrees. Not sure ...
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Candidate's answer during an interview disqualifies them. Is it unprofessional to immediately inform them of this?

As a senior software developer (based in the UK), my manager has me conduct interviews for junior developers alongside either himself or another senior developer. For the most part, he gives us a free ...
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Why does charm seem to have such a significant impact in hiring?

I remember a friend who went to a top-10 University, was academically exceptional all his life, and did thorough research on the companies he was applying to, yet he would always miss out on jobs to ...