Questions tagged [hiring]

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

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Can I convince an employer to hire me by demanding lower salary in resume? [duplicate]

I want to a get visa sponsored job and that's the reason why the amount of salary doesn't matter to me for now. So can I use it to convince the employer to hire me? And I want to write it in my resume ...
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Is it okay to ask for an update after offer with another company? [duplicate]

So I had an interview more or less three weeks ago with a company that I really like. Of course, I've gone to other interviews with other companies. The thing is, I've gotten two offers already with ...
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Starting a new job knowing you will quit after few months [closed]

Following graduation, I was looking for my first ever real job few months ago. I had two great interviews with my dream company (A) and this other company on my radar (B). First offer came from ...
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How to handle salary+benefits negotiations? [duplicate]

I just checked my emails this morning and to my delight I have been offered my first job out of university. It is not in writing yet but I have essentially been offered the job. The salary has been ...
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Is it necessary to attach salary break up page along offer letter while forwarding to the HR of new employer? [closed]

I waiting for my offer letter and the HR of that company is asking for my previous company offer letter. Do I have to submit the salary annexure also?
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Is it an acceptable etiquette to establish a connection with the CEO of a small company after having short-listed by his HR?

So I was short-listed by the HR of a french company and whose CEO is also french. The interview is the day after today. Upon looking up the satellite data gathering system the company relies on, I am ...
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1000 words essay prior to interview [closed]

In applying for an open position, I have been informed by the HR that my application will be moved forward. As part of this recruitment process, however, it is required that I submit a 1000 word ...
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The interviewer wants to know if I would jump for a first choice offer if I took this offer [closed]

Having told the interviewer I am awaiting news and a potential offer from my first choice, I was asked "when can you start" and after replying, they followed up with "if we offer you this role to you ...
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Bait and switch hiring [closed]

I recently joined a large company (2.5 months in) to a role where the hiring manager wrongfully led me to believe I would be working on new projects with an interesting scope. (Software engineering ...
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How can a small company optimize pre-employment screening?

We are a very small (10) firm and have a few positions opening up in the next couple of weeks. They are simple admin "Data entry" type positions. Normally, we would dedicate quite a bit of time to ...
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Taking time off to switch technologies/job [closed]

I'm currently planning a career move, and would love some feedback on my particular situation. I've currently got about 10 years experience working on C#/.NET in various companies, with experience in ...
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Service provider hired employee from our company [closed]

TLDR A company that provides services to us, approached an employee and offered them a job. The employee accepted the job. Background I run a tech services and conservation NPO. We're knee deep in ...
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What can one infer if a hiring manager rejects you for a less technical skill that you do not have [closed]

I have a burning question related to an interview two days ago. A hiring manager with a startup interviewed me two days ago for the position of a Data Analyst. At that point, I was at the third ...
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Rejected-Recruiter provided feedbacks from HM but asked to keep in touch [closed]

I was fortunate enough, as a fresh graduate, to get to the third of the four step of the recruitment process with a startup that has recently secured a 10million USD series B funding but unfortunate ...
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Is there any way to politely ask this company to give me a response quicker, in regards to a role? [duplicate]

I applied to Company A about 6 months ago, while also applying to other companies. Company A seemed like a really great fit, and was the role that I was most hoping to get. Eventually, I got ...
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What is a job title that conveys the duties of an Agile product team's manager (of people)? [closed]

What is a job title that conveys the duties of the manager of a product team that is striving to be Agile, that is meaningful in the broader market and would convey that person's value both outside ...
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Why does this hirer keep contacting me every two weeks? [closed]

I keep receiving these phone calls with a hirer who tells me "we have freelancer positions, would you be interested?", and I revocked the first time. Then they contacted me again and had the same ...
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Being rejected despite being more than capable for a role as a fresh grad [closed]

As a recent graduate who (fully) double majored in physics and in the pure and applied mathematics from a top 100 univeristy, I applied to a role with the following job description: Degree in any ...
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Employer viewed my application but has not yet rejected [closed]

Recently, I've begun commencing on my job search via a job portal. The job portal works in a way such that the status of your job application with any company to which you've applied to is ...
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Which events give stacks of resumes? [closed]

just new to the recruiting job (tech industry in silicon valley). I'm tasked to find quality new grads, masters students etc for software engineering. What are the different places (preferably free) ...
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What, if any, personal interests should I put on a resume?

I'm a 3rd-year college student applying for internships and co-ops. My career advisor generally encourages putting a "Personal Interests" section on resumes. Generally, not many of my real personal ...
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Leaving internship early for full-time opportunity [closed]

I am in the middle of my 1-year internship at the moment and I am quite satisfied. Although things are nice here, I have no interest in continuing here as full-time. Considering that, I have been ...
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There is one recruiter who handles my whole industry and I am blacklisted - help!

In my industry, there is only one recruiter who connects top employers with top candidates. Last year I was placed by said recruiter with a very tough employer, but both she (recruiter) and I agreed ...
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What to do when Prospective Company offers but Current Company wants to counter and you have no time? [duplicate]

So prospective company has given me an offer of employment and they have given me one week to decide. I just got a call today (3 days later) by the recruiter because she wanted to see how things were ...
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In Germany, how much time usually passes between a verbal job offer and the paperwork confirming it? [closed]

I've interviewed at two companies (both big, international organisations) and I've received offers from both. I much prefer company A, but it's been a couple of days since they called with their ...
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I just received a written offer letter. Can I negotiate salary? [duplicate]

So I received an offer from Company A (hooray!) with an hourly wage and benefits package. It's a little short of what I was hoping for. How should I approach negotiating salary, if at all? Salary ...
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Should I share my opinion of my former manager (from a different company) who's interviewing to be my new manager?

I previously worked under "Mr Jones", who was a terrible team leader/manager - no shielding from stakeholders, no support with issues, promised the world to stakeholders and the team but never ...
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How does a second computer related degree look on a resume? [closed]

A student that achieved a high GPA at an accredited Computer Engineering program is having trouble landing a job developing software. The Engineering degree is mostly hardware so there was little ...
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Is it ok to call 3 days after an interview for updates? [duplicate]

I did an interview last wednesday in which they told me they'd probably get in touch within a couple days, and they haven't. So I was thinking I could call to get an update and even if they chose ...
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Appropriate questions/etiquette after receiving offer letter

I had interviewed with a company about a year ago for a similar but different position, and at the time, they told me I was one of 3 final candidates for 1-2 positions. They said that they would like ...
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Boss hiring new employee for responsibilities promised to me. How can I deal with this?

Recently my boss told me privately a new coworker would be joining us shorty. In this talk, he revealed to me that the tasks this new coworker would perform would be traveling abroad to meet clients ...
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Do employers share do-not-hire/background-check blacklists? [closed]

I applied for a technical job at a small satellite office in Canada for a very large US company. The overall interview process went great, I felt, but I did not get the job, leaving my frustated, ...
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Ethical obligation after finding fraudulent applicant? [closed]

Acme Co. screens and places candidates at other companies including those fictionally-named Bravo and Tec2. Candidate J. Doe applies for a role with Bravo, including a resume citing a lot of ...
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I accidentally submitted sub-optimal application to an employer and can't retract it; What do I do?

I was exploring the job-application portal for a particular employer I am very interested in and foolishly decided to see what the application process was like by "starting" an application, assuming ...
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Upper management has been unresponsive to hiring additional help [duplicate]

I'm the lead of a department with a workload that requires two people. A year ago management hired an employee who spent half their time in my department and half in another department, but that ...
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Lied on resume & app but told truth in the interview & background check [closed]

So when I applied, I said on the app that I had completed my masters. Actually my coursework is complete & I need to finish research, but I left because the funding was insufficient. Stupid, I ...
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What are my option to deal with discrimination on mental health issues during the hiring stage?

I was offered a conditional offer letter, which means that I need to clear all the areas of a background check in order to get the job. However, I did not and after ordering a copy of my background ...
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Multiple coworkers likely leaving, warn hiring manager? [duplicate]

I work at a small business (about 30 full timers), and my department is currently running on a skeleton crew of just 7 bodies. We honestly can not manage with fewer than these numbers. There are a ...
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Employment Non-disclosure Agreement

I am considering changing positions, so I went to an interview and they liked me. That's it. Now here is the problem, I asked them to see the contract of my employment, and they said that I first ...
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How should I interpret candidates GPAs as someone unfamiliar with them? [closed]

I am currently involved interviewing to help replace an engineer on my team. This is a junior position so the candidates range from a few years work experience to being straight out of college. ...
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Is it important for my company to have a github account to attract good employees? [closed]

Was listening to a Software Engineering Daily podcast. And I've myself seen a pattern of good companies with a github account and some contribution to open-source. So, is it a mandate?
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Recruiting for a startup: my best candidate has suddenly declined my offer [closed]

I have been running my business apart from my day job, as a freelance IT consulting entity, doing software development, basic IT administration, web design and in essence all SMB IT needs. Having ...
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How to ask manager to reduce team size?

I started working for a big, multinational company a few months ago, in an intermediate (i.e. not junior) position. A few months after I joined, another member was added to the team. The new member ...
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Affirmative action is being applied too broadly [closed]

I am a tech recruiter working for an American Bank in India. I deal with campus placements (as is the norm in India). My company, especially the Indian branch, has recently come under fire (and ...
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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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Manager not hiring qualified applicants even if workload is high [closed]

I am one of the two Senior Oracle ERP Developers in a Global BPO Company and we have tons of IT Projects coming in, mostly large-scale projects that go on for a couple of months. We don't have anyone ...
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Does it matter where you get a Bachelor's degree from? [duplicate]

I'm coming up on graduation for my A.A. degree, and have two options for where to go to finish my Bachelor's degree in Business Management (with a specialty in project management). I can either ...
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What do recruiters look for in leadership positions?

When we write resumes in early stage of career, we try to list down what all technical skill (or soft skills in some cases) to be projected out while you render different work assignments you got into....
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I have a very weak connection at the company I'm interviewing at. Should I get in touch?

Hoping someone here can share some advice regarding my situation. I applied to company X a couple weeks ago. I found out after I sent my application that I had been introduced to the team's ...
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My client is on a hiring spree? [closed]

I am a Software Engineer with 1.5 years experience in full stack web development. About a month ago I took a part-time job for a fairly simple webshop with a client online. We planned for me to work ...