Questions tagged [hiring]

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

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How to be hired in US company remotely

I'm a software developer living in Eastern Europe. I would like to find a job remotely working for a US company and to be paid an average US salary because in my country I currently get around 3-4 ...
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How to handle inappropriate candidate selection instructions?

My boss (the sole owner of a business with ~70 employees) asked me to find, interview, and hire him a secretary. This is one of my competencies and, therefore, not a request I was surprised by. He ...
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Is it common for a workplace you are leaving to say “the door is always open”? [closed]

I'm leaving my first job out of college for something else, and when I left, the CEO (small company) said that their door is always open if I ever want to come back. I saw this as an exceptionally ...
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Why the disparity between raises within a company and raises when changing companies?

In software engineering it is common knowledge that you can expect a more significant raise when changing jobs than when getting a raise at your current job. This has been confirmed in my own personal ...
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Was I Hired Because of my Race? [closed]

Six months ago, I was hired at a company whose business is to provide IT services to other companies. Two other people were hired with me at the same time, another white guy and a Hmong guy. They sent ...
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Is it appropriate to connect to a company CEO on LinkedIn after interview?

Approximately one year ago, I had a job interview with the CEO and the R&D manager of a company which was looking for new employees. Unfortunately, even if the interviews and selection processes ...
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Can I pay someone to do the work I am payed for doing? [closed]

I have to create a software tool, that helps some of my colleagues. My boss told me to do that, but after almost two weeks, I still am not really getting behind it. Would it be legal to pay someone to ...
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Are there any obvious drawbacks to hiring only very experienced developers for a consulting firm?

I have been a developer for about 12 years, and for about 4 in my current company. This company is specialized in IT consultancy, but also in legal advice consultancy, financial and economic ...
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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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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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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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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 possible to hire a person even before registering the startup?

Suppose that a non-technical individual is trying to start a technical startup. He has not registered his company. He wants to hire a person to work on the system for him. Will a person agree to work ...
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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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Is it likely to get fired / don't get hired when you wore black face in the United States? [closed]

A little background for clarity: I live in central Europe and talked with a friend about blackface. It is quite common in the Netherlands and Germany to darken your skin if you play the Biblical Magi. ...
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Hobby turned into industry preference, how to linkedin/cv/resume about my 3 year “hobby” since it is the career path I pursue now?

I have a MSc in computer science and my love for Unreal Engine 4(UE4) shaped my MSc education into working with game artificial intelligence. Creating my LinkedIn profile/cv/resume for applying to UE4 ...
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Is it OK to contact a recruiter when the company has already rejected your application?

Here's the situation, eight months ago I applied for a job with a company. They really liked my CV/resume and invited me for several interviews over the course of a month. At the end of the interview ...
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Retraining for cyber security. What's the quickest way into the field? [closed]

I’m 26 and I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology, but it hasn’t proven to be useful in finding a job. I understand there are a lot of job opportunities (with many specializations)...
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How to turn down older programmers during interviews? [closed]

When hiring for startup what are some methods of filtering out older (27+) developers ? During interviewing we had few older developers stubbornly "get through" even though we explicitly ...
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How can I find smart people? [closed]

One of my problems is finding smart, hard-working people. For every one smart guy there are 100 people that would waste my time. Finding that one gem of an employee is really hard. I don't need book ...
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Why dont employers take chances on entry level candidates?

Every employer these days wants 1+ years of experience, even in entry level jobs. I graduated this August with a bachelor's in computer science, and I've been looking for a job ever since. I've ...
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How should an intern ask to be hired as permanent?

I am an intern who will finish my internship next month and I would like to be hired as a permanent worker. I do have another one year still to finish on my bachelor, hence I hope I could secure a ...
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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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Career impact of leaving PhD

I have an engineering MS, I'm considering continuing onto a PhD but I am not completely sure about my desire to enter into academics. I'm thinking about giving the PhD a strong shot/effort for a year ...
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Are the extra sections Stack Overflow adds to its resume useful?

I recently discovered that Stack Overflow has a section for jobs and it also builds your resume so you can download it. Since I was in school I was told to be concise and put only the necessary stuff ...
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How can I approach suggesting a significant other be interviewed after the company just hired a sibling?

I have worked as a fabricator at a small company. I am on good terms with the plant manager and the company president/owner/founder. About a month ago, when we were looking to hire, I suggested to my ...
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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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Applied to test myself now have multiple job offers

A few months ago I got fired from 2 jobs back to back after couple of weeks. It was quite brutal they said I am not up to standards. I think it was partly true. I was complacent at work. I made a lot ...
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What is the normal rate of turnover among developers and does it impact productivity?

Not a techie, but know that techies are found here, so am asking here. I am a relatively new generalized HR/talent obtaining person at a bank where we keep having to hire more developers and I ...
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How do companies know so much personal information about you?

I had applied to work at a grocery store. Part of the online hiring process was to fill out some questions that prove I am who I claim I am. I guess this was an alternative to showing someone your ID. ...
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How can I accept a job offer after rejecting it?

I am graduating with an industrial engineering degree in May, and I got a job offer from a military branch up in Maine. The military flew me up to the base, and I just felt at home and like I could ...
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Hiring range/wage vs. Salary/wage range

I'm considering applying for a position which just posted in my field of work (within government). The position itself is right up my alley; however, what caught my eye in the job posting is that they ...
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How long does a recruiting process usually take?

I was approached by a company a while ago. Almost 2 months ago a recruiter offered me a position, and only several weeks later I was contacted by the company to set up a video interview, which would ...
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How can we handle overqualified applicants for an entry level position?

My company is interviewing several people for an entry-level programming position later this week. We have a couple of applicants that appear to be overqualified (they both could apply to senior level ...
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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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When should a company hire developers versus outsourcing them?

I am trying to create a web and mobile application. But I am confused between hiring developers or just outsourcing the project. Some people say it's better to outsource your project, but when I ...
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How to hire great people for a new startup company? [closed]

I am a mid-level computer engineer and want to establish my own company. I found a new idea and after some researches decided to work on it. So the next step was finding and hiring new people for my ...
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What is the rationale of not offering an existing employee a salary as large as the one offered to a new one?

The following happened several years ago when working in another company, but same policy is also used where I work. One of the managers had to fill up one position for some kind of technical support ...
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Dealing with possible age discrimination in hiring

Today I overheard a conversation between a department head and a subordinate about a phone screen the subordinate had just performed. It was clear that the candidate had been rejected, for no other ...
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Post New Job Positions for 2 Web Developers at the same time or post one now and another 3 months later?

We are planning on hiring 2 new developers. One front-end developer and one-backed developer. We currently have a team of about 7 developers so this would bring us up to 9. We are trying to push ...
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How and when is the best time to reveal to new hires you are trans? [closed]

For context I'm an MtF hiring manager at a very small startup. I'm pretty open about being trans to people who know me well but wouldn't feel comfortable stating on our company's website that I'm ...
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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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Hiring at industry events in cybersecurity

On the information security team at my company where I currently work, we have several critical / urgent roles we are looking to fill, amongst including a senior security architect, several senior ...
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Manager Not Changing Errors in Online Job Postings-Suspect Manager is Lying

We are currently hiring two full time employees with 40 hour work weeks. The positions are Clerical Aid I and Clerical Aid II. The Clerical Aid II posting has more responsibilities than the Clerical ...
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Why are software recruiters relying on automated testing of technical skills? [closed]

I'm currently applying to remote development positions and in every case I get past the initial screening interview, but bomb the automated coding test so am dropped out of the running before a ...
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Workplace is rescinding on a promise made upon hire

We are in California in case it helps when giving advice on her situation. My wife was hired at her workplace back in February. Part of her negotiation at hire was that they would accommodate her ...
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I haven't received an offer letter from a company that I was selected

It's been more than 8 months since I was informed that I have been selected to work for this MNC in the oil and gas industry, here in India. They started the on boarding process of the new recruits ...
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What is the difference between an acting and interim director?

I work for a "small" institute of the US government which is maybe five steps below a top level US agency (e.g., US department of agriculture, commence, defense, ...). Our director is leaving at the ...
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Re-applying for the same company after rejection. Email the prev. recruiter or apply in the website?

Scenario: You apply for a job, do seemingly well in the hiring process, go all the way to the end, but the stars don't align and another candidate gets the spot. A few weeks later another position ...
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How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)?

How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)? Background information: I am an Electrical Engineer, working in software development (...

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