Questions tagged [hiring-process]

Questions relating to the employment process for a new employee.

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How to handle re-applying for a posting

A month and a half ago I relocated to a new city about 2-3 hours away for my wife’s grad school program. I had a handful of successful interviews, mainly at employer #1 and employer #2. #1 was easily ...
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I think my ex-employer secretely kept me in their system as an employee

I used to work for a company as a General Manager, but gave my notice for a couple reasons. One reason was due to a medical issue and the other was their cult-like culture. This is a fairly large ...
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I am OverLordGoldDragon. Do employers care?

My "online name" is, universally, OverLordGoldDragon. It bears a long history of associated accounts, including some relevant to my future job prospects - like StackExchange and Github. I additionally ...
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Should I start working if background check didn't finish? [on hold]

I am in a bad situation where I have a wonderful job offer which I accepted but shortly after they told me that I have to do a background check. I've never done one before and they told me not to ...
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Should I not go forward with internship interview process if I don't have the time to prepare properly?

I'm going into my last year and a half of school at Georgia Tech as a Computer Science major and I was recently approached by a Big Tech Silicon Valley company about pursuing a software internship ...
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Do employers care about where you did your Bachelor if you have a Master's?

I'm currently doing my Bachelor at EPFL, a top rated university for computer science (top 10-20 worldwide) but also very difficult. I was pondering whether or not I am wasting my time since I am ...
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How can I prevent my current low salary from affecting future salary negotiations? [closed]

In a few more months, I will be reaching the 2nd year mark of having been in the workforce after leaving university with a BSc. Most would consider my academic credentials to be above the norm. Yet, ...
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How to express willingness to travel in an interview? Should I mention private business travel?

I am currently applying for a new job. The jobs I am applying for are based on the willingness to travel. In my current job I am not required to travel much (once a year). I already had an interview ...
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How to deal with “too much” workload for a take home assignment? [duplicate]

Context I recently started to look for a job, after several years in my current company, for personnal and work reason. I hadn't had a proper recruitment process for at least 3-4 years now and am ...
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Getting an entry level IT position later in life

I'm at a crossroads in my life and need some help. Long story short, in a couple of years both my children will be in the later stages of their schooling and will no longer need me to do the school ...
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Recruiter is asking when I'll be sending application, should I tell him I'm happy to start the process whenever?

Background I will be finishing university next year. I was contacted by a recruiter for a large firm specifically to establish early contact regarding "2020 opportunities", as part of an apparent ...
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Should companies be immediately informed of any disabilities while applying?

Background: I am blind. My country, the Philippines, does not have laws regarding employment of humans with physical challenges. I have been applying for a software developer position for months now, ...
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Should I give the recruiter my SSN?

I've read other posts on the same question, this instance is a little more specific. I live in San Francisco and was contacted by an Associate Account Manager at Collabera for a role in San ...
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Recruiter wants to represent me for a role that I've already applied to

Bit of an odd situation here. I had a chat with a recruiter who told me of opening. Liked the role he was describing etc. Got the company name, and realised it was a role that I've already applied ...
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The hiring manager forgot to call me three times now; how to proceed? [closed]

This is for consultant role at a major hospital. I got an email from the recruiter and they forwarded me to the hiring manager. I was excited as it's a great job regarding pay, location, company and ...
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How do you make sure to stay on top regardless of your age? [closed]

I am 19 years old and I'm working as a software engineer since september. I'm trying to level up myself but I get stuck sometimes because of people thinking that I don't have enough skills and ...
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I have accepted an internship offer. Should I inform companies I have applied to that have not gotten back to me yet?

Over the last weeks, I have applied for internships in various companies. A few days ago, Company A got back to me with an offer I like, which I accepted. I had 2 interviews scheduled with Company B ...
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Hiring Someone Your Level or Above

I’m a low-level employee at a tech company. A few minor promotions, but not a lead or manager. I am the senior most (of 2) in my department in my office. Our boss (director level) works remotely, but ...
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Taking a test for a position that is on hold?

I recently started the process to join a great company. I passed the first steps (curriculum, chatting with HR), and now I'm supposed to take a technical test. However, the recruiter messaged me ...
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Will previous employment at the same company impact my chances of getting hired? [closed]

During my interview, I was asked if I ever worked for their company or one of its affiliates - to which I answered yes; I had worked for one of the companies it had acquired in the past. My questions ...
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Changing career to CS from mechanical engineering [closed]

I am a final year undergraduate student from India from a highly reputed university, studying mechanical engineering. I don't have a lot of interest for it anymore and have a less than stellar (6.9/10)...
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Finding a new job after current responsibilities shifted

I am in a bad place with my current job and I am struggling to find a solution. I ostensibly have one year experience with software development at a reputable company, but that belies the truth, which ...
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After getting rejected, should I try to ask a question about improvements? [duplicate]

Let say that you went in for an interview for a job. The interview was the best and you have done everything perfectly. You even send a thank you message after the interview. However, in a few days ...
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What is the difference between company direct hiring and through consultancy involvement hiring?

I got selected in an American multinational corporation through consultancy involvement that means consultancy arrange interviews with them and they released offer letter to me. Is this a secure job?...
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Should I accept a job offer if I still don't know if I'm getting into a Masters?

Well, I just graduated as a software engineer, and I have been working for a year in a company as a Sw Engineer intern. My contract ends this friday and they have offered me a place to work there. I ...
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Manager wants to hire me; HR does not. How to proceed?

I had a talk with the manager of a technical department at a big sized company I've been doing some work with as a consultant. She told me they are looking for technical people and asked if I'd like ...
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Been asked to write a character reference for a fellow admin of a gaming clan

A fellow admin of a PlayStation gaming clan is applying for a job in real life and have asked me to write a character reference for him. I have no problem doing this as I admire him and would not ...
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Both me and the employer are interested in my taking a job, but paperwork has an arbitration agreement; how can I negotiate to remove it?

I recently interviewed at a fairly large company for a position I was interested in. The recruiter said that I "far and away bested" the other candidates, and that they were really interested in ...
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Continue career change after failed trial period

I'm a Software Developer. Recently I realized that teaching/mentoring/supporting is much more of a passion for me. I applied to being a teacher/mentor for software development boot camps (intense 0.5-...
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Receive training before getting a job offer?

I've been going through the hiring process at a small local company. I passed the interview, and completed a 2 hour "trial period" where I demonstrated my ability to learn and do the actual work (...
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Recruiter says SRE roles all filled, but they're looking for a role for me. What should I do?

The situation: I was scheduled to do my phone screen on April 28th, then after rescheduling I passed my phone screen on May 5, 2019. But my recruiter "Sarah" didn't contact me again until last ...
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Is it a good idea to reach out again to a hiring manager for a role I wasn't selected for?

A hiring manager from a major tech company reached out to me on LinkedIn. I really liked the role (and the chance to work for a company on that level) and said I will apply. I was asked to perform a ...
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Navigating a quick return to previous employer

Background: About 6 months ago, I left my previous employer for very difficult family reasons, I just needed to be closer to home. 6 months on, things have changed and I am now very strongly ...
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Formulating an answer to contact from job applicant I have managed previously

I am a team lead at a large company, and our division is responsible for most steps of the hiring process - candidates are not prefiltered by HR. We recently published a job advertisement that lists ...
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How to handle professionally if colleagues has referred his relative and asking to take easy while taking interview

There is an interview scheduled, and HR has revealed my name as the interviewer to the person (one of my colleagues) who referred this candidate. Now the colleague is continuously insisting I be ...
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Applying for a promotion and noticed I have work history missing from initial application

I am applying for a promotion. I have been with the company for 3 years. I had a background check to get the position, which I assume I passed, since I have the job. The company claims they are not ...
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How many applications before I should worry? [closed]

So I'm about to graduate with a degree in IT. I've sent out about 70 applications to various software engineering and full-stack development positions. I'm located in New York so there's no shortage ...
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Did I ruin my chances at a job offer by going out of the country for 1.5 weeks?

Good news - a company I'm interviewing with wants to move forward to the last round of interviews and asked for my availabilities for next week. (Potential) bad news - I'm going to be out of the ...
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Serving notice by accepting an offer, got a call from another company, shall I disclose serving notice period already?

I am serving my notice period as I accepted an offer from other company. Now I have received a call from another company which is bigger than the other for interview. They asked me why I was in notice....
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How to answer “Have you ever been terminated?”

I'm filling out a job application that asks the question "Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a position in the past?" I did get fired from a job back in 1998. It was my first high-...
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how hard is to join to the security team on big tech? [closed]

I have always been asking myself , how hard is to join to the most elite team on big tech such as google , twitter , vmware , facebook , amazon . I have done multiples interviews on big tech such as ...
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Non-compete agreement [closed]

I accepted an offer with a company in Ohio and signed a pre-employment non-compete agreement with them. I am considering now taking another offer and have not started with the initial company. Is ...
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Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

Not something new, while looking for a full time developer position I am dealing with a huge number of rejections because of aiming too high (probably) and the lack of clear goals (learned this ...
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How to pace job-application process in great job market? [duplicate]

Currently, the job market for anything coding or data related is really great in the Netherlands. I have had two interviews, both were for places I would like to work and I have a short list of 4 ...
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Should I notify candidate about the fragile state of my company?

I'm running a small IT startup (private firm), funded from my own pocket. We are working on a development project, which is not yet generating income. So far I've hired 3 employees with a 1-year ...
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Do I bring up a bad performance review

I am among the finalists for a position with a state agency for a job that I really want. I worked for a bit over a year at another state agency, where I received a very poor performance review and ...
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What's the point of asking previous salary of an applicant?

In India I don't know why but most of the HR person usually ask about previous pay. What's the point of asking this? This is not duplicate of How to respond to a direct ask of salary earned and ...
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I have interview for QA position and I found a few bugs on the company's website.Should I mention them in the interview? [duplicate]

So that's basically it, I found a few bugs on the company's website.Should I mention them or say I'll send the data via email or this will make me appear in a negative way? From my perspective(If I ...
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How to use recruiter's message to get other job than he offered me?

During my study of IT at a technical university, I worked almost a year as a Software Developer. I worked with Java, Spring and a little bit with React. After this experience, I do not want to work as ...
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Should I say that I am student on the interview if I am on academic leave?

I have been invited for the interview (paid internship) this week. I am a bit confused about whether should I say that I am student of X University (technically, I am, but not actively enrolled, but I ...