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Questions about deciding who to employ in an organization. Hiring is about bringing in new employees generally.

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Is it a good idea to tell my recruiter that my availability has changed?

On the 20th of this month I start a new job in a 20 hour per week position in a store that will open its doors next month. Almost a month ago they hired many people at once after a day of group ...
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How appropriate are technical hands on exercises (e.g: CTF) when looking to hire application security engineers at industry conferences?

I am a manager within the cybersecurity division at the company where I work. Our team is responsible for internal penetration testing and the application security strategy of deployed in-house ...
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Gap in Resume/Employment History - Returning for Masters at 27 years old

My question concerns the perception of CV gaps due to returning to full-time education. The question Will a two-year gap in employment (or working part-time for 2 years in something such as a store or ...
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Is there any issue if I make my prior job title more generic on my resume? For ex: "Sr Marketing Associate" versus "Sr Digital Marketing Associate"

I am working on updating my resume, and I was thinking about changing how I present my prior job title(s). I want to make clear, I am NOT suggesting overstating my title (saying I was a Manager when I ...
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Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble? [closed]

I applied for an entry level sales job, I graduated college in 2022. I received a form rejection letter that was BCC'd to me. They didn't even have the decency to reach out personally. The funny thing ...
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Do disabilities like ADHD help your job prospects? [closed]

My claim to ADHD is legitimate (in the eyes of the government) and I have a prescription for a controlled substance. Amphetamine is like a mental performance enhancer, or a better form a caffeine. I'm ...
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Can I work for ex-colleague's start-up with "non-poaching" clause - Is it enforceable? [closed]

I work as a staff writer for an online news publication at Company A in the UK. I have a friend who I met at the company who was senior in the PR/Comms department. They have recently left the ...
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How to answer an interview question about productivity and disagreeing with your manager?

If the hiring manager asked this question during an interview "If there is something that would improve your productivity, but your manager disagrees with it, should you still do it?" I ...
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Why hire a junior in a startup? [closed]

There are many reasons why inexperienced people might be poor hires in a startup. What circumstances make hiring relatively inexperienced juniors a good move? Note that these circumstances should ...
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Conditions over old batches of graduates for fresher openings

I applied in a company for the job role of Associate Software Engineer fresher on 20th September with an employee referral. Even though the job requirement matched my resume it wasn't shortlisted. It ...
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Will job offer be rescinded?

I have been offered and accepted a new job. Have signed contract, company has signed contract. Background check commences. On my CV I have the University I attended with the “Economics” course and the ...
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Making my company more appealing to a more diverse group of people (LGBTQIA+, BIPoC)

My company's workforce is mainly white, heterosexual and cis-male. Partly this is due to a lack of available hires in my industry (software/robotics). Still, I would wish we could also attract other ...
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Struggling to get a job contract/start date after accepted written offer

I'm growing quite irritated so I'd appreciate any input please.. I accepted a written (conditional) job offer with Company X more than 2 weeks ago and there's no contract in sight. Since there was no ...
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Uncertainty After Informal Chat with Hiring Manager: Should I Proceed with the Application?

I recently explored some job opportunities at a particular company, during which I connected with the hiring manager via LinkedIn and arranged an 'informal coffee chat'. Considering the competitive IT ...
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.NET developer test

I'm writing to ask if a company might serve as a suitable fit for me. One firm I am applying to informed me that they would use external tests to evaluate my knowledge of .NET developing skills if I ...
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which one would you say, I've passed my probation or employer extended? [closed]

Today it's been 3 months since I've started working for my company. Couple weeks ago I got a letter my salary will increase from July. And a few days ago I've been asked to take part in recruitment ...
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How different are the industry jobs specific to Ph.D vs jobs where both Ph.D/MS are hired?

My question is specific to the context of Computer Science/Computer Engineering in the US. I assume industries hire graduate degree holders for positions where the degree requirement is: (1) MS or Ph....
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work certificate - german company [duplicate]

One german company I applied for asked me an interesting question: To give my certificates (I presume my work certificates) Issue is I do not have any work certificates as it is uncommon in Belgium ...
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What benefits to give to my first employee?

I am hiring my first employee (a developer) for my startup and I am planning out the benefits. So far I’ve figured out the health insurance aspect. As a self-funded entity, I can’t afford much (about $...
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When, if ever, does it make sense for a software developer to have a blog only for the purpose of getting jobs?

Some people recommend that software developers write tech blogs for multiple reasons, including the following claims: You will learn things doing that you wouldn't learn otherwise. Your overall ...
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What to do when your boss overrides your decision? [closed]

I have been interviewing people for retail operation manager. The hard requirement is experience in retail, fashion, and training. My boss referred a friend of his to me. His friend comes from the ...
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How throughly should a hiring manager read a software dev candidate's blog?

Some candidates for software developer positions have technology related blogs. This is a potential source of relevant information about those candidates. How should a hiring manager go about ...
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Interviewer wanted to connect with me on LinkedIn the day after the interview, is this appropriate?

I want to clarify that prior questions were about the interviewee contacting the interviewer. This question is about the opposite, where the interviewer contacts the interviewee. I had an initial, ...
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How to turn down a pitch when someone won't take no for an answer?

There was an opportunity to bring in a contractor for a job at a startup. After their pitch, we decided that we were going to look elsewhere, so I did the following: I sent an e-mail thanking them ...
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How do you handle an overly polite candidate during the interview?

I am the hiring manager and I have the 2nd round and final interview of a candidate, who is overly polite. For every question I asked he always responded with "thank you" at the beginning ...
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Do employers often advertise jobs that do not exist?

This article contains the following claim: Often employers advertise jobs that don’t exist, hoping to find people who might be useful later on or in a different context. The article is decrying ...
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Onboarding HQ requires 1 week to stay in an expensive city

Got a new Job as manager in a startup company. They invited me to do the onboard training in their HQ which is in Paris. I have to stay for 7 working days. Should I expect them to give me extra money ...
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How could I better filter out job candidates who are trying to “extort” a better salary from their current employer

First-time poster and also first-time software hiring manager 😃 People are looking for jobs for different reasons. When these reasons involve things that their current employer can change fairly ...
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How to highlight skills relevant to a particular job to stand out

If you do very well in a course such as Reliability Engineering and other mathematics courses you take in your engineering major, but have no work experience related to the courses, how do you ...
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Why do 100% remote jobs require employee to reside in state X?

CompanyX is based in North Carolina and is hiring employees. Even though the job is completely remote, they require that the person resides in NC. If it’s a job that’s 100% remote, then why do I have ...
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When a former company moves their location, do I need to update it on my resume?

Worked for two former companies, each moved cities. Updating my resume right now and noticed that the companies are no longer in the original cities I have listed. Do I need to update the cities? It ...
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Is it ok to bring cookies for the entire office to my interview?

Is it ok to bring home-baked cookies for the office to an interview? We live in a very small town. It is a small office. The position I'm interviewing for is Administrative Assistant. I'm sure that ...
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How do I list contract to hire on my resume?

I was placed through a staffing agency for 4 months at a company. The company ended up hiring me full time after the placement contract expired from the staffing agency. I’ve been with the company ...
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How to find and hire technical support generalist?

My company has determined that we need a certain kind of person to fill a role that I'm calling "technical support generalist", but I don't know really what to call it (and thus, how to find ...
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What if I were nervous about an ex colleague applying to my company?

I just started working at a company about two months back fresh out of graduate school. There is one ex-colleague back in the graduate school who’s striving to land a job. I’d be more than happy to ...
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Do I have to state a temporary furlough on a resume?

I am curious: do I have to state my temporary furlough on my resume? I’ve worked with a company for nearly 5 years. During Covid in 2020 I was furloughed for about 4 months and then brought back. I’ve ...
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How to best represent a plea deal during a job search

Long ago I made a poor decision to drive after drinking after being at a birthday party. I was pulled over, arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). My charge was later reduced to ...
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My boss wants to hire another employee, but I don't think we need one

My boss wants to hire another person in our team but I’m of the opinion we don’t need another person. We are currently a team of 3, my boss, me and a colleague under my guidance. The company we work ...
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Can I refuse to train new hires?

I am a software architect, and generally it is my job to mentor other staff. However, there have been problems with hiring new staff, that are absolutely unqualified to do the job, even at a junior ...
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Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer?

I am in a situation where I have company A extending a job offer. But I am waiting on company B who I'd like to work for more to extend a job offer which they have not yet. I was wondering if it would ...
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Decision maker is re-reviewing my application again after a rejection

After 2 months and 3 interviews with a load of effort (with senior management) with a Big 4 firm: The recruiter with whom I have been working with contacted me to informed me that I was not the chosen ...
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What is the easiest way to get a job in quantum computing? Are there any quantum computing hackathons

I've been applying to a lot of jobs involving quantum computing on LinkedIn now but the applications all seem to end up getting lost to the void and I haven't had even one reply from any of them. I ...
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How to handle an applicant who has trouble giving a definitive answer?

We interviewed a candidate to be a nanny. We are a household employer. This nanny made a great impression in the first interview. We had a second interview, and, after discussion on schedule, ...
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Asking management to hire more developers

Last year I took a job doing machine learning for a small company right after finishing my masters in which I was doing mostly AI research and managed to publish some stuff. At work, I'm the only one ...
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What do I do when my boss is sabotaging interviews?

I work in New Mexico, USA. My position is supposed to be one of a team of four, but we have never been fully staffed in the two years I have worked here. This is because we have high turnover due to ...
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Religious leader won't even consider hiring a white man. How can I change this potentially illegal attitude, yet still encourage diversity?

I'm working with a small religious non-profit on a committee to fill a position for what is essentially the second in command*. The role involves working with people in our community, both publicly ...
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Could producing a grave bug that made headlines make you unemployable? [closed]

Does producing such a grave bug like Log4Shell make you effectively unemployable? The people involved have committed under their real names and, taking into account how prominent the bug is, it's easy ...
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Who decides on new employee to be remote or not? [closed]

I am the lead of a small team (3-5 people), so the responsibility of hiring new employees of my team is on my own (of course technical and cultural-fit parts of the interview), so the on-boarding. On ...
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Why would it be silly to bruteforce job applications?

I am looking for a job and my main requirements can be summarized in a couple of words. I imagine that the more job applications I submit, the more offers I will get. Writing a spider to visit a dozen ...
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Does freelancing work count as 'less than' a normal job experience-wise in the eyes of an employer? If so, how much?

Probably hard to quantify this, and I know it's better than nothing. But I'm going to start applying soon and just want to know what I should expect. I've done 5 projects for 'normal' businesses, full-...

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