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Did company decide not to hire me? I told them I have another offer so want a reply soon

I recently interviewed for a job that I'm really interested in. Had 3 rounds of interview and cleared all of them. HR then asked for references. After contacting the references I listed, HR sent an ...
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What does manager interview mean for fresher?

Industry: IT Hi, I just received an email from HR that I have cleared the technical round and I would have a final manager interview round. I think experienced professionals would be asked to share ...
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Is it ethical to reject a job offer I already verbally accepted?

Summary: got an offer for new job that pays 25% less money. Received the contract, but still don't want to sign it. Is it professional to walk away? I got a job offer from a large corporation, but ...
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Should I point out that the answer I came up with was also a correct answer after the interview?

So I had a technical interview and the interviewer asked me a question which can have multiple answers. I came up with a solution and explained it to him but he had another solution in mind and didn't ...
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Is connecting with a hiring manager on LinkedIn prior to the interview a breach of etiquette?

I just requested a LinkedIn connection to the hiring manager before the interview session and he accepted the connection. After I researched LinkedIn connection etiquette, I realized that I may have ...
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Can a recruiter be a reference?

I am applying to new jobs and need a reference. I've had 5 previous jobs which all resulted in me getting fired from them. If I were to contact any of them (previous employers) no doubt they'd give ...
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Who to contact when I don't know who's in the recruitment committee

Here's a timeline of my job interview process: From application to technical test: 28 days Informed that I'd passed the test: 5 days Time taken to set up first round of interviews: 19 days I'm now ...
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I want to do a simpler, better paid job, but I am being forced into a more “prestigious”, less paid role: how to convince recruiter?

I am interviewing for a Big Tech. In the past I did great things with consultative sales. Now I am an Industry Lead, and I do a lot of influencing, while credit and leadership are attributed to ...
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Is a Math Major Sufficient for a Software Developer? [closed]

My location is in the United States. I am a senior software engineer with a Computer Science degree, and I am typically responsible for training new or junior-level staff. With recent companies I ...
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How to politely decline a job because of the following reasons

I've got an interview invitation from one of the places that I've always wanted to work in. Thing is, I'm a student, and I sent my resume 2 months ago before my semester started. Since I didn't hear ...
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Asking for details about a job rejection? [duplicate]

TLDR: Spent several hours applying to niche job I was excited about, got rejected with 0 details about why - is it bad form to ask for details? We all face job application rejections all the time, and ...
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Constant updates to future employer on present situation

I recently signed an offer letter with another department within the same organization I work at and I'm wondering how best to handle a few issues. Unfortunately, due to immigration delays, a quick ...
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How to manage multiple reference checks with few references

I am looking for a job right now. After sending resumes in the last month or so, I got some answers, phone interviews, video interviews at different firms, amongst which 5 seem seriously interested in ...
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Need to delay start date

I am in the European Union. A close sibling is in intensive care due to covid. It just happened today. Given this and some other minor health issues of mine, I am neither in the physical nor ...
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Don't quite understand why companies ask LeetCode problems in software interviews?

I am seeing so many companies ask LeetCode questions for software engineering jobs. (even for just developing website's front end). Those questions can be very specific and not something that a ...
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Is it normal for hiring manager to reach out to your boss at same company when they haven't made a formal offer?

Just caught up with a friend and wanted to get more takes on this. Friend (Bob) - high level position at his company (director level more or less). Was hired into current group with the promise of ...
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Changing attitude of hiring manager between different rounds of interviews [closed]

So, I had two interviews with this hiring manager, the second one being more like a panel interview. The thing is, during the first interview, I was very comfortable during the discussion with this ...
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Job offer via email, but not recruited yet due to the secuirty clearance issues

I have been offered a job by a employer, but due to security check issues I have not been recruited yet. They have not even sent me a contract and discussed the salary. The position is kind of ...
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Company didn't warn me my interview would be a panel interview with 9 people

Recently I had an online interview (Zoom call) at one of the universities for the PhD position in space physics. The secretary (she contacted me by email) sent to me the date and time slot of the ...
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How good or bad is the idea of re-applying for job for which I was rejected in the early screening phase?

I have applied for a job in a big company and was rejected in 5 days with a typical template answer of "we regret other candidates had better profiles fitting the job". So, I can guess they ...
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Multiple interviews with the same company?

I’ve been really wanting to be part of this organization. And I just interviewed with a recruiter last week for one of the locations about an hour away from me and over the weekend I applied to a few ...
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Do companies tie customer data to employee data?

I’m applying for a position at a large corporation that has customer data on an incredibly large user base, including myself. Let’s just say it’s Google (it’s not) for example. Is it standard practice ...
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In a follow-up email, should I express my interest or ask for the state of the application?

Recently I have applied to a big company for a position that I'm really interested in and I think I have the right skillset and the experience. But I know that besides the qualifications, the ...
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Refusing New Job Proposal (Contract) [closed]

I started a job interview process a month ago. I was initially contacted by an intermediate recruiter which connected me with the actual potential employer later on. During the first interview, I told ...
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Is it normal for the job title in the offer to be completely different from the actual job title on the contract?

I applied for a junior software developer position (with the job requirements fit for such a role) but was informed that if accepted my business title will mention neither software nor development (...
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Will a company change a posted job description to reflect a candidate's salary request?

A month into a six month contract-to-hire role, it was communicated to me by my contracting agency and the company I work with that, should I accept, a process would begin to buy-out my contract and ...
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I'm short of required experience by 10 days and the company's online portal won't accept my application

I'm currently pursuing an opportunity with a good company. Their requirement is for 3 years experience but I'm 10 days short of that and the online portal won't accept my submission. What should I do?
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Accepted offer letter, no communication from their side; what steps can I take?

I accepted offer letter from a investment banking company and the joining date is next week. I completed my background verification and they have sent a RSA token to start work from home. This was 2 ...
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What do you do if an interviewer gives a hint during a SWE interview which you later find out to have been misleading or false?

During an interview with a well-known technology firm, I couldn’t remember the exact output generated by a certain method call belonging to Python, the split() function. I admitted this to the ...
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How to professionally oppose a potential hire that management asked for an opinion on based on prior work experience?

I used to work with this developer who now wants to join my company and applied online, listing me as the referral (I did not refer her). The VP of Services noticed that we worked in the same ...
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How to decline to give details about other job offer

I am currently interviewing for Company A. However, I already have an offer from Company B. A would be my ideal place to work (so much so that I told B I need more time to decide on the offer), but ...
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Recruiter is slow to reply. Is it bad form to contact a company directly when scheduling interviews? [duplicate]

A several weeks ago I was contacted by a recruiter about a job opening. I interviewed and was informed by the recruiter on Thursday of last week that the company would like to schedule a second ...
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While still in an interviewing process, is an automated feedback request without an offer typically a sign of rejection?

I am in a hiring process. I've had multiple interviews so far for the same position. I typically hear from the hiring company every week or so with more follow-up interviews. After the last ...
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Is it a good idea to contact the hiring manager of a company that's going through a recruiting agency?

From what I understand, many engineering companies will hire through third party recruiters. The listings that I have read so far seem to intentionally obfuscate key information: which company is ...
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Should I apply for a position for which I'm qualified, but is being unethically “saved” for someone else?

I work in the public sector (US) in scientific research. I have been in my current position for over 10 years and have done well, working on challenging projects, developing good solutions, building ...
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Should I become a senior programmer before I can become a software architect/lead-tech/CTO of a tech company? [closed]

I am a graduated CS, mid-level developer with few self project experiences in Angular/Android-Java/SQlite/JavaScript Node.JS/MongoDB/C#/Python/C++ embedded-linux systems- OpenCV, etc. I have a vast ...
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Didn't Hear from HR after Selected in Interview

I was selected for a particular post in a investment banking company. We had 3 interviews, 2 being technical and 1 being HR. They didn't say I was selected but only told that they are positive about ...
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A tool for remote inverview testing

We are looking to hire software developers. The current trend right now is to give candidates a challenge before even talking to them. Most of these are at least a couple of hours long. I think it's ...
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Glassdoor & company's product reviews are bad. Should I join?

Company A, with around 1500 employees is a subsidiary of a larger consumer Company B which is active in investments and has good market performance. I received a call from a recruiter on a job portal. ...
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Wrong employment dates in a background check

I just got an offer for an internship, contingent with a satisfactory background check. The story is I worked as a temp for a company in beginning 2019 and decided to attend grad school in Jan 2020. ...
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Pointing out typos to prospective employer [duplicate]

When applying to various companies/organisations in the past, sometimes I encountered very obvious and ugly typos in their job-description, assignments or even their website. Sometimes I pointed out ...
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Who makes a good reference?

When you leave a company in Germany the company is required by law to hand out a letter in which the employment, the duration, and your role are described. The employee can request an extended version ...
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What things to consider while writing resume and cover letter with no experience? [duplicate]

I am about to start applying for jobs in IT as Web developer. I am pretty new to it. I have never applied for job in my life. Moreover, I have never work before anywhere including IT. I do have ...
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Is this promotion process unusual?

I’ve spoken with my manager about promotion because, I believe, I make the grade and “don’t ask, don’t get!” He’s generally supportive of this and spoke with, amongst others, HR to discuss the process....
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Will I lose my job by saying I can't work certain hours? [closed]

So I've been trying incredibly hard to try to get this job since before the pandemic and I am finaly able to start working after completing a slew of trainings. The problem is I'm still in highschool ...
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Is it ok to use informal contractions (wanna, gotta, kinda) in an interview?

Next week, I have an interview, in English, with a company from the USA and I would like to know if I should use terms when I speak like: "wanna", "gotta", "gonna", "...
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Withdraw from hiring process after unprofessional behavior from interviewer

I was recently interviewed for a software engineering position. This was a second round interview and I was told to prepare for general CS knowledge and system design questions. When the interview ...
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How to nudge employer for offer letter

So things went like below: I was contacted by a recruiter for developer role. He asked me my details and if I am interested in the position. I replied to them with affirmation. Few days passed and I ...
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Denied job, possibly since I am outside the country

I am a software developer looking to change current jobs. I went through a round of many interviews (all online) with a company that is stateside, plus received positive feedback on all of the ...
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Is it appropriate to contact the current employee regarding a job he is employed to do?

I recently applied for a role at a big firm in London. At the time of applying, I couldn't find recruiting managers contact details, so I just wrote a generic cover letter. I came across the ...

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