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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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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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