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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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How to reconnect with a previous candidate, when I'm not 100% sure who I'm looking for

We were hiring a couple months ago. There was someone I interviewed that seemed like a top-notch developer, and that I thought would be a good fit. However, he was on the other side of the US and we ...
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How do I handle a problem with benefits not as promised when I've already taken the job?

How do I handle a potential hiring contract (I'm a full time employee not an independent contractor, to be clear) dispute when I've already taken the job and been working for a month? The specifics ...
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Will being dismissed affect my DBS check? [closed]

I have been dismissed for gross misconduct. (The misconduct was the misuse of vouchers; specifically picking up vouchers/money-off coupons that had been discarded by a customer and using them) Will ...
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Am I likely to be rehired after being fired for misconduct?

I was dismissed from my job for gross misconduct, specifically picking up vouchers (money-off coupons) that had been discarded by a customer and using them. I'd been with the company for 10 years and ...
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How forgiving should I be of errors in demo applications referenced in a candidates resume?

I'm working on hiring some more senior level engineers, and a recruiter just sent me over a resume for the person. In there is the url of a website they built for reference. Naturally, I went ...
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How can I politely ask if I will be hired?

I have done a work experience for my master in this company for about 6 months and now my contract is going to end. I have done interviews with other companies but my boss doesn't know it and some of ...
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Applicant requested substantially higher salary than I had in mind: is it worth negotiating?

I recently interviewed an applicant. At the end of the interview I asked him what he was looking for in terms of salary. The number he gave was substantially higher than what I had in mind (about ...
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Can your employer change internal transfer policies during an application?

I work for a small company that is trying to grow for almost a year. I am in a terrible department with a horrible manager and was hoping for a new position to come available and one finally did where ...
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What's worse? “To whom it may concern” or “To <wrong name>” on cover letter [duplicate]

Imagine this scenario. You are applying for a job and you are 80% sure you have found the recruiting manager of the company. It is unclear that they are definitely the right person to address it to, ...
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What should I do if I was told that I could start at the beginning of the month but haven't signed anything?

I had my second Interview on the 16th and it went really well! I was told that I could start the next Monday or at the beginning of the month. They had me fill out an Application and a Background ...
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At what point does one become able to apply for non-entry level positions? [closed]

I've been a developer for 2 years at a wonderful company, and am leaving soon for trade school to develop my passion in masonry. That said, I don't want to go to trade school until I have a solid ...
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Hiring but… not fully? [closed]

Over the past several years I've been running a reasonably successful online game as a two-man venture: I program the systems, he manages the volunteers among the community who provide artwork and ...
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How to list greencard status on a resume?

I am applying for a job in a US company. I have a green card and already live in town. The company I am applying to has difficulty finding talent in the USA, so they often hire people from overseas ...
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How to deal with illegal discrimination as part of a decision-making group

I've been assigned to run interviews for a position. The position has specific requirements and some preferentially desired candidate traits. I am supposed to evaluate candidates (often with some ...
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How do theater companies get around discriminatory hiring issues? [closed]

Simply put, when auditioning and consequently hiring actors theater companies do often have to distinguish by race or gender. How do they get around laws prohobiting these sorts of hiring standards?
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MBA From Edinburgh Business School in USA? [closed]

I was wondering how this would be looked at in the USA. I've heard in placed where foreign degrees don't matter and I've heard that they do. Can anybody shed some light on this? https://www....
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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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Date Discrepancy on CV [duplicate]

long time lurker first time poster. So, I left a job to start a new one but I got sacked and never made it through my probation. To appease the job centre I applied for a job I didn't think I'd get. ...
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2 months and counting [duplicate]

I started with the process of interview in company x, cleared 8 rounds of interviews successfully and cleared the background check. Verbally, several times, they have told me things like, your offer ...
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Does 4 Weeks Notice hurt your chances of finding a new job?

I currently received a job offer for a previous employer I used to work for. I am currently unemployed and since my old position is open I agreed to go back to work and help them as they desperately ...
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How to delay hiring a candidate for 1-2 months?

We just hired a new team member, A. Just as her hiring process was wrapping up, we found another ideal candidate, B. He would be a great fit at our company. I don't want to lose him. But, we don't ...
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Is it fair for a website to share interview questions publicly? [closed]

I recently came across this website and found out that an excruciating amount of interviews were shared in great details with what questions were asked, any follow-up questions, answers to these ...
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Job advertised salary of 'up to X' but offered salary was significantly lower, what should I do? [closed]

I've received an offer of employment where the offered salary was £5k less than the advertised 'up to' amount. I do like the company and the upper bound of the 'up to' amount would have a been a ...
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At what point do employers frown upon someone changing companies too often? [duplicate]

I know someone who has a bad habit of getting frustrated working for a company after about a year. She's never had any issues finding a different company/new job in the 5 years/5 jobs that I've known ...
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Will my new company know my official notice period?

I currently hold an offer from an employer. I had told my new employer that my official notice period is 2 months. But my actual notice period is just 30 days so that I can have more time to think and ...
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How to tell company you couldn't do their assignment

So I got a large programming assignment (I was given a week for it) by a company I interviewed for. However, I had never used any of the technologies before and was unable to complete the assignment (...
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Why don't companies encourage employees to post their salaries to Glassdoor? [closed]

Assuming a company is paying well or above average for the market, I'd expect that they'd want to capitalize on that when hiring. People are more likely to apply and it's free PR. Yet I've never heard ...
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Got hired but never went to work [closed]

I recently did an interview at a electronic shop. I filled out a physical form with my previous employment and all my other information. Then on the same day the manager did the interview and he said ...
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Nepotism by ceo hiring his friend who used to be my boss as my subordinate. What are my options?

I've been working at the same company for 8 years. Initially I started as a junior manager and reported to the general manager of the department. The general manager left as he became bored and ...
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Negotiation with hiring agency [closed]

I am working on a college project where I set up a small company and need to hire 50 employees. Quotes I received from recruiting and hiring agencies are a bit too much for our budget. How can we ...
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'Friend' wants my job. I don't want to work with her. Is there a professional way to avoid it?

Some 'friend' of mine wants my job. She has high technical expertise and a dreadful personality: others' success is a personal offense, and I suspect she resents me because I got a job she wanted. She ...
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Is it ethical for a company to cancel the final interview and does this happen?

Is it ethical/justifiable for a company to cancel the interview just a few days before the final interview is scheduled ? I imagine that they might do this because they found someone else or their ...
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My boss is hiring, but won't give me a straight answer on what position she's hiring for [closed]

My mind is going crazy. I work at a Music School as a senior administrative officer; all my boss' phone calls go to me and I re-direct them. My boss has always been nice, never really raised any red ...
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Should I include a job I got fired from (under somewhat strange circumstances) on my resume?

So I'm a current university student, and last summer I got a paid Nordstrom Retail Management Internship, the only problem was due to my extremely low working memory, (I officially have the diagnoses ...
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Possible ways as a foreigner to be eligible for a US position protected by ITAR requirements? [closed]

My dream job is in a US company for a position protected by ITAR requirements. As a foreigner, what are the possible ways I can meet these requirements ?
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In the United States is racial, ethnic, or national preference an acceptable hiring practice for departments or companies in some situations?

I've been working in a mid-size BI department of a large company for years. At the start, the group of about 30 people was 30% American caucasions, 30% (non-citizen) Indian, 30% (non-citizen) Chinese,...
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Is it ethical to ask my employer to shortlist me in a position within company due to loss of deadline application

I have been working as temporary employee while my company is currently in the hiring process for a permanent position of the same role. I missed the deadline of the application and the feedback, ...
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As a professional, how do I independently upskill in an specialized area for a position?

I have two degrees in electrical engineering, and a broad (but not long) range of experience in full stack web development. I also know a thing or two about somewhat more experimental/obscure things--...
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How to leave a good impression on a candidate who breaks down and ends up crying during an interview?

Imagine you are interviewing a candidate with someone else (for an internship*) who becomes nervous enough that they break down to the point of tears, resulting in a "no hire" because they cannot ...
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Can a Stack Exchange history negatively impact the hiring process?

I have heard that having an active SE profile is generally a good thing when it comes to the hiring process. However, is it possible for the reverse to occur? What are some examples of SE/SO history ...
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How To Request An Erronous Resume Be Updated Or Removed

Well I really messed up: A small batch of custom resumes were perfect and typo free, however, they were not converted to PDF correctly and as a result there was additional personal information from ...
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Management position : Can I ask the interviewer why they did not promote someone within the team instead of recruiting?

I was interviewed a few days ago for a lead position in a support team. The role would be supporting the software and mentoring a 6 persons team. The role would encompass hiring duties and probably ...
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Is it ethical/professional to give feedback to a candidate during an interview?

I have done my fair share of interviewing candidates. Some of the candidates are interested to hear immediate feedback right after the interview. Most of the time, I am able to provide a summary on ...
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Is this staged interview/probationary hire process a good idea?

I have a personal project (web app) which is going well and I think there's a realistic chance of it growing into a startup, at which point I would have to hire people. This would be the first time I'...
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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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Is it unethical to not hire somebody because of their body odor?

Recently I encountered a candidate for a job that has a notable problem with body odor. This person is an intern so I've worked with them for a while, and can say for sure that the issue is consistent....
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Does receiving copy of dress code mean offer is imminent?

Had an interview with an company, I feel like it went well. At the end of the interview she gave me a copy of the dress code but she said she would give me a call . Would giving a candidate an copy of ...
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Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?

I interviewed in a UK technical company for a developer position and was offered the position. I decided to turn down their offer for another that I feel I will be a better fit and am now writing my ...
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Are corporate doors more open for incorporated contractors than unincorporated ones?

I am aware that some bigger companies are reluctant to directly hire unincorporated independent contractors for shorter-term software engineering projects. What happens is that instead they engage ...
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Why do big companies hire subcontractors through staffing agencies?

I'm curious why so many big companies in the United States hire so many people through the staffing agencies as non-employees? It would be understandable if they do it for real short-term projects, ...