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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 have had ...
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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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Other than the manager, who should conduct interviews?

I suspect I'm reaching a conundrum at the company I work for. A colleague of mine (let's call her Alice) just gave her notice and the company is inclined to hire a replacement soon. So far, so good. ...
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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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