Questions tagged [hiring-process]

Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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Is it acceptable to apply to graduate positions as a professional in a related field?

I am an electronics design engineer with 3 1/2 years experience mainly focussed on circuit design at the PCB level who is interested in getting into digital design/VHDL. There is a fair amount of ...
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Has anyone gotten hired to as a contractor to a big name bank in the US? [closed]

I have an interview with JP Morgan and the interviewer wants to use Zoom for the interview. Also, I won't be hired through JP, i'll be hired through the recruitment agency. Has anyone gone through ...
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Choosing between two applicants [closed]

I have to hire someone for a role, one is a great team fit and fits in with the company but his skills are good not great. The other is super talented and great skillset however he might not be a ...
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Scheduling interviews far out

I recently had a phone interview with a big N company for an entry level technical position. I received an email today saying that they weren't sure about moving me to the next step so they wanted to ...
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What is the point of the HR questions during programmer interview? [closed]

Seriously, there is a set of HR questions which are IMO plain stupid and pretty ridiculous. I had interview today for a position which was 1000% match on my CV in my opinion one of two options ...
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Company HR asking questions on my hiring process, should I worry?

I was hired by my current employer about 4 years ago. At that time, the company was very compartmentalized: every division had its own HR, its own administration, its own management, its own ...
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Can I ask to work remotely for a job I am applying for?

I am applying for a new job in Australia, where most companies that can (including my current company and the one I am applying to) are working remotely full time due to coronavirus. The job I am ...
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Is it legal for a potential employer to run background checks on members of your household?

I know an individual who is trying to get a labor job in NYC. This particular industry has in the past been associated with organized crime, and now is trying very hard to prevent that from happening ...
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Potential employer wants to talk to friends of a candidate

A potential employer of my best friend recently asked to speak to his friends during the hiring process. Of course I agreed yet it sounds incredibly weird to me, I have never heard of such practices ...
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How do companies know so much personal information about you?

I had applied to work at a grocery store. Part of the online hiring process was to fill out some questions that prove I am who I claim I am. I guess this was an alternative to showing someone your ID. ...
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Recruitment agencies not giving a fair chance to applicants

I have recently applied for a few jobs through recruitment agencies and i was left a little unimpressed with how they handled my applications In one case the job was advertised with a note "recent ...
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Company was offering paid internships, but is now in a hiring freeze; do I suggest candidates consider unpaid?

My company was offering two paid internships (hourly rate, no benefits) to students in Masters programs. We found an excellent candidate early on, who I will call C1. When their interview process was ...
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interview exam anxiety

I'll be coding as part of a technical interview process. I'm highly skilled-- wrote&aced many complex systems/algorithms also in technical interviews over the years, spoke before audiences, etc. ...
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Finding a job with non certificates after PhD

I'm a PhD student in my first year. My field is biology but I've been using python and some libraries such us: Numpy, Pandas, statistics, SciPy and BeautifulSoup for analyzing, processing and ...
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How do you continue to engage and recruit new employees during the pandemic?

Our company believes that the pandemic will create new opportunities within certain industries and the workforce will re-organize in order to meet the new demand. We want to continue recruiting, so it ...
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What's the correct way to proceed to ensure this job offer is legit?

Too long won't read: contacted on Linkedin, moved conversation to Telegram, saw many red flags during selection process as my skills not being properly validated, but received what appears to be a ...
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How to apologize for responding late to an internship offer?

I had cold emailed an organization a couple of months ago in May to ask for an internship, and while they did not have openings then, they did contact me this February about an internship offering, ...
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How much personal information should I give to a recruiter?

I'm looking for a job right now, and I got all the standard questions, but they are asking for things I am not sure I should give out. LinkedIn ID Skype ID Last 4 digits of my social security ...
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Suggesting to freelance for a design agency before applying for a job

A few months ago I decided I was going to leave my job at the design agency I was working for. I applied for a few other design agencies at the time that I liked the look of (even though none appeared ...
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What can I do when the employer keep delaying my start date with the excuse of applying work permit as I am a foreigner?

I accepted the offer from one of the companies which offer me to work with them. I accepted their offer in the mid of January but the employer kept saying that the work permit is yet to be approved. ...
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How to respond to “are you open to a permanent position”?

I'm just out of school so this is my first run in with a recruiter and I am a bit confused with the language they are using (English is my 2nd language). A recruiter contacted me and asked if I was "...
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Potential recruiting scam

This post was moved from the Personal Finance and Money Stack Exchange website. I received an email from a person (let's call him John Milton just in case this is not a scam) whose email address is ...
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Decline a job offer after acceptance due to visa problem

I accepted a job offer (online) last September. The employer is in Australia and is willing to sponsor my work visa application. I submitted my visa application last October, and provided additional ...
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Remote data science internship [closed]

I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Data Science. I am looking for a summer internship to gain industry experience. I don't see any internship opportunities in my area. It's just a small college town. Currently,...
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During hiring have to repeat test for a third time after passing it twice, what for?

I applied for a job. During the application process, I was asking to accomplish an engineering test. I passed the test. Eventually I was offered the position but the HR was a bit unprofessional and ...
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What are the benefits of using a Recruitment Agency compared to direct application

Yesterday I received two independent calls from recruitment agencies that both included mention of the same position at a company. This not only raises the question which recruitment agency I should ...
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Need to withdraw an application unless their HR changes their rules - how to do so?

I'm 3 months into the interview process for a pretty prestigious research lab. It'd be a great gig. The hiring manager has told me that my peer references were great and I'm by far the most qualified ...
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Company is asking for my documents, salary slip etc but not told me status of my application yet

I was interviewed by a company through 3rd party (Elitmus job portal) after 2 days I checked my status on Elitmus as "Not selected". Now after a week HR personally mailed me to fill a 4-page ...
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Asking for a reference from a company I was fired from

I received a job offer 1 week ago, I've accepted it but today I was fired from my current employer. Just 2 days ago, my future employer asked for my current employer's reference and I provided them ...
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Looking for new job while hiring - same recruiter

I am currently the hiring manager for a new position, and a recruiter has provided a number of great resumes. I expect to hire one of the applicants by the end of the week. I've been impressed by ...
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Strategies for returning to the workforce with possibly complicated qualifications [closed]

I’m a front-end developer (fifteen years as a Flash / browser game and front-end developer) with limited CMS/backend for my market, which is a mid-sized city with not an abundance of front-end ...
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What is the general relationship between a recruiter and salary negotiations

I contacted a recruitment agency in regard to a job position, and the employing company is interested. We will begin the interview process next week. This is the first time I am involved with a ...
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How do I tell a recruiter that I'm not interested after an interview?

I had an interview with an organisation today and by the end I realised that this is not for me. So, in the beginning one of the two interviewers was making a wrong statement over and over again. So, ...
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Evaluating job candidates w/ unconventional background (disabilities, convictions), what approaches are recommended/what to watch out for?

Full question: When evaluating job candidates with an unconventional background, eg illnesses, disabilities, convictions, etc., what approaches should I adopt in addition to, or differently from, what'...
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Verbally accepted but no offer letter

I interviewed and discussed my salary with the design manager in one of the good companies in Ireland. The manager informed me that he will give me the contract after getting signature from the vice-...
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Should I volunteer to make additional hands-on assignment to prove my skills?

A couple months ago I applied for a Software Developer position and went through quite lengthy, multiple-stages interview process. It was focused on my Python experience, although I also had an ...
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How to know the optimum salary [duplicate]

I am from India. I have 1.7 years of experience with my current salary as 650000 INR per annum. I recently got an offer from Oracle Application Labs for Engineer Role with the Package between 400000 ...
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How old is too old to get a first job?

I just turned 33 and have never had a job before, due to factors outside my control. I have nothing to show on my resume, despite my age. I just finished a degree in programming, but taking the ...
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is It normal for employees to need to pay for their own background check?

I just applied for a new job and one of the requirements is that I needed to take a background check. I have no problem with doing background checks, however they are going to make me pay for the ...
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Should I always ask who the hiring manager is?

How often is it really an expectation to have the hiring manager's name as the addressee of a cover letter? Thinking of it one way, wouldn't agencies get tired of people calling to ask for the name ...
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Job offer description vs reality - how to verify potential project?

Some time ago my current employee posted a job offer to find new team members. When I saw tasks description and requirements I was surprised and pissed of. I am in this project for nearly two years, ...
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Better wait until new year, or I ask now about the interview result

So on the 10th December, I was interviewed (not by a user, but HR a interviewer). It's already 16 days after the interview, but I have not received any update about the result. I think because of ...
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English or French resume for Software jobs in Montreal?

I'm applying for lots of jobs right now, one place I'm looking is Montreal. I'm seeing some job postings in English, some in French, some in both. Most or all jobs list being bilingual as a ...
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Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position there

I resigned from a job after working there for only 2 months. I hated the job scopes and the micromanagement from my previous boss. Although I've worked there for a short while only, I did everything ...
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Dropping out from an interview for a job you don't want

Once upon a time, a temp agency sent me on a job interview. There was a miscommunication (perhaps a mental glitch on my part) about the nature of the client's business. As soon as I became aware of ...
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Is a job offer letter with no mention of salary structure legal or correct?

Recently I cleared an interview and I accepted the job offer letter during this I discuss about salary points verbally with Head of HR. When I received offer letter by email, I read the whole letter ...
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How to switch job interview into applying for a different role

Backstory: I am going to graduate from a cyber security degree and was looking into entering the field. My mum's friend who works in a fairly big company referred me to the company and I was asked to ...
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What personnel files should I request after unfair dismissal?

I was unfairly dismissed at the start of the year after another employee made a false allegation against me. This could have easily been disproved but was dealt with very unfairly and I was dismissed....
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IT company demands for reference

Reference check is the fourth and last step of the hiring procedure for an IT company who is trying to offer a job to candidate. The HR now demands my ex-managers contact. I personally have no issue ...
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Hiring manager added me on LinkedIn after interview

Update:I am shortlisted for second round interview. HR says I am one of the final two candidates.Fingers crossed! Thank you for the replies. I sent a thank you note to the hiring manager after an ...

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