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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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Should I tell recruiter where I have decided to go?

I accepted an offer from Company A. Company B is asking where I decided to go and what made me make that decision. Is there any harm to letting them know?
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Shall I ask HR about my test schedule?

Currently I'm an Intern at a company, and last week, HR asked if I was interested in taking the test to become a full time employee and I said I was interested. HR said that the test would be held at ...
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Ethical to interview after accepting verbal offer?

Company A offered me a deadline to accept a verbal offer (email). It was pretty detailed regarding salary, benefits etc. I have accepted said offer using email. Now Company B wants to have a final-...
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I am returning to a company, but I started another company before leaving this one. Is that okay?

I had joined a company and resigned within 4months and served my notice period for a month, after my resignation I joined a new company as a fresher a day prior to my last working day in my previous ...
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Is it acceptable to contact people from an old job interview and ask now if a job is still available?

Is it OK to contact people from an old job interview and ask if a job is still available? Last time I withdrew my application after the interview and before results were announced. I was from a ...
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How to proceed with salary negotiation offer?

I applied for a job and passed multiple interviews that went well. Last Thursday I had the last interview until now. It was with HR department. I know in some countries salaries are double checked at ...
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Employer masquerading as recruiter to decide which employees to lay off

I work in the Canada office (Ontario) of a large US tech firm. The firm has had a few lackluster quarters, and appears to be preparing for a few rounds of layoffs. My company, AwefulCorp Inc. (made ...
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Can UK employer ask non-UK candidate about their marital status?

The company in question employs some people outside UK, I overheard a conversation with a manager and external staff where manager asked, maybe jokingly, to investigate potential staff's marital ...
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I'm an engineer with no experience of managing people but will be in charge of hiring help soon. How can I prepare for it?

I am a mid-junior-ish engineer who joined the right startup at the right time as their first employee. I do various embedded software related things for the products we develop but as most of what we ...
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If an offer has several contingencies and clearing them takes longer than 4 weeks, can I back out of the offer?

I was offered a position with several contingencies (drug test, background check and management interviews). It's been more than 4 weeks since I was given the offer and I'm still waiting on the ...
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How to respond to request for desired salary for a junior software engineer role after an interview, and how to determine the number?

I just had a job interview for what would be my first full-time job (as a junior back-end engineer in Munich - prior to this I was studying at an engineering school 'Epita'). During the interview I ...
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Office space bait and switch

I've worked at my current job for about 4 months. My previous stints are 10 years and 6 years. After my interview, I asked to walk through the office and see what it is like. Unfortunately, my now-...
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How to deal with a disappointed recruiter that wants to call me regarding a bad assignment?

If a recruiter writes you this email after an assignment, beside the fact that it went quite bad, what should you do/expect from a phone call? The recruiter is an internal recruiter for the company I ...
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Is it OK to call company for more details about a job post (not an application)?

I would like to ask whether it is generally considered OK to call the HR department of a company to ask for further details regarding a job post (not a job application). I work in the Civil ...
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Really personal info and in very early stage of hiring; how to proceed?

I applied to a tech company for remote work. This is a role I'm interested in, and there aren't many similar alternatives for such role. After the initial technical tests (I scored very high) and ...
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Is it appropriate to screen out a job candidate because I had a past sexual encounter with them?

I'm hiring for a contract position through an agency. We're a small investment company and I am one of the people this position will report to. The agency sent me the resume of a candidate that looked ...
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Verbally accepted an offer at a company but received another offer

I applied to companies A and B four days apart. I started interviewing at company A right away, and they had a pretty lengthy interview process. I had 4 interviews and an assessment with them, and I ...
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Emailing Director of Big 4? [closed]

So, I attended a career fair where I got the opportunity to speak with the Director of Operations of a Big4 company. We had a very fruitful conversation about the company and his management style. He ...
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Why do IT companies sometimes use contracting firms? [closed]

So I have been in the job market from the past month & I have learned a major process flaw and big-time corruption in recruitment layers. I do receive mail/calls from many fake companies ...
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Do employers care about Stack Overflow reputation? [closed]

After reading this old post on Stack Overflow meta. It seemed to indicate that employers might care about your stack overflow reputation/activity in their hiring process for developers. Admittedly, ...
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