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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 and when should I disclose that I'm deaf?

I was born profoundly deaf. I am struggling to be hired as a software programmer (Bachelor Science in Computer Science graduated in 2012). I have been employed from time to time but finding long-term ...
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Contract to Hire-pregnant

Two months ago I started a 6-month long contract-to-hire job and just noticed I am pregnant. They like me and everything works out so far. First question: When should I tell them ? My concern is that ...
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Should I contact the hiring manager?

I applied to a job I was interested in through a recruiter. I had the interview with the recruiter a couple of days later and she told me she will pass my resume + portfolio to the client and its up ...
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Best Wishes from a Hiring Firm [closed]

The first time I contacted a hiring firm for a job was in 2015. They did contact me lately for a job I applied to, but they turned my application down (I opted for a very high salary). These days, ...
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How to prepare for an interview with the CTO? [closed]

For some background: I'm interviewing for a job as a software developer in a funded startup. The company has been running for about 1 year and is still relatively small (the dev team is about 10 ...
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How will I answer a call from potential employer in the office of current employer? [duplicate]

I don't want my colleagues to be suspicious about me looking for other company. What should I do?
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Disallowing religious observations [closed]

There is a country contemplating banning Islam from being practiced on it's shores. If this happens would it be wise for locally owned businesses to inquire into the religions of their overseas ...
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How do I document years of experience when I've been working at home? [duplicate]

I am currently a freelance developer. However, I would like to be able to prove my eligibility for a job to any future employer. I've noticed there's a job listing that requires at least 14 years of ...
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Is it reasonable asking employer to drop employee benefit plan probation period?

I was contacted by an employer and succesfully passed their hiring process. So now we are negotiating on salary and terms. I am currently employed and have my employee benefits plan. I do not want to ...
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Should an applicant admit to having paranoid schizophrenia? [closed]

The person in question is a hobbyist programmer since their childhood and wants to make a transition to junior developer. S/he has never worked before. A few facts about the person: The person is ...
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Is it ethical to coach referrals?

If my company has a referral bonus clearly I benefit financially in the short term from getting my own referral hired. That said, I'm genuinely not interested in referring people I wouldn't want to ...
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I received an automated email stating my application would not be considered, after my third interview

I recently applied for a job at a company. I applied online on the company website at first, and since I did not have faith in the applicant tracking system, I got a referral(after a week). I wrote ...
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Recruitment company technical expert neutrality is not clear - how to proceed?

Summary Questions: When I'm concerned about an expert's neutrality, what should I do? ask for another expert? explain my concerns to the company and leave the decision to them? don't mention it and ...
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rejected after 3 interviews [closed]

After three interviews and the 4th being planified I didn't get the job because of bad reference, that I gave earlier in the process. They contacted the manager who said he wouldn't recommend me for a ...
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Should A Manager discuss hiring plans with his/her team? [closed]

I have been working for a company for about 8 years with three people in the team including the manager. My colleague and I have same level of responsibilities. Our workload has increased tremendously ...
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Regarding my interim secret clearance denied [closed]

Recently I applied for a federal consulting Job. After 3 rounds of interviews I finally received an offer letter and I was excited to join. However, before I could join I needed to be given a security ...
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Dropping a course as a master's student [closed]

I am planning to drop a course in my master's program as it has been really difficult for me to score well in it while looking for internships this semester. If I don't drop it I will end up with a ...
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What's a good way to use people from my current job as references for my next job? [duplicate]

A possible new Company B [3 interviews so far] asks for a reference from current [soon to be past] Company A. I got an email from HR who wants a phone number to give a quick call. Your thoughts? ...
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Do employers actually hire candidates based off of Github profiles? [closed]

I've heard much talk about your Github profile being your CV and companies supposedly using Github to find employees. But I've never heard of anyone actually being hired primarily due to their OSS ...
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how to prepare for a face to face serial interviews [closed]

Is there any links, guides, cheat sheets to help prepare for a face to face serial interviews at a company site? Please share
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Hiring company asks for my previous performance reviews and for a recommendation?

I had a couple of interviews and people at the company asked me to send them my internal performance reviews and to give them a phone number where they can reach out to a manager with whom I worked in ...
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No response during earlier part of this week

I have been offered an internship position in the Group after which I had cold-mailed the Engineering Lead regarding a suitable profile. He cc'ed the mail to another lead(say X) who is working with ...
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What should I expect from a 2nd phone interview? [closed]

I applied for a job abroad, got a first 1 hour phone interview. A week later they called me to schedule a 2nd 30 minute interview with another person. What does this mean? The first interview was ...
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How should I interpret a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview [closed]

I got a linkedin request from the hiring manager a week after the interview.. How should I interpret this? What are the possible implications of this? Does such contact indicate a good chance at ...
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How well do you have to know someone to refer them to your company?

Do you have to have worked with them? Can you refer random people you met at a party who happen to be your friend on Facebook? In other words, if I do refer or recommend someone who I haven't worked ...
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Verbal Job Offer -Delays/Backlogs on Processing of Offers [duplicate]

I was interviewed on 29th of Jan 2016. A week after on 8th of Jan 2016 to be exact, I followed up for the result.The hiring manager called me and told me they are offering me the job and that if I ...
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Is there a “time of year” for hiring?

I recently graduated last December, and am now looking for a developer position. I have had several interviews, but no offers. Many of the recruiters have told me something to the effect of "The ...
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Does “background checks” also mean drug screening?

I got an offer letter from an employer that said my employement is contingent on a successful background check. There is no mention of drug screening anywhere. Do employers have to explicitly state ...
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Not allowed to work for company?

Can a potential employee tell me they are not "allowed" to hire me? I have no criminal record, was born and raised in US, worked part time for the employer with positive feedback, went back to reapply ...
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Explaining incorrect responses during interviews, should we do it?

I recently wrapped up an interview with a very young and unprepared internship candidate. He got a lot of the questions wrong, even the very easy ones, and would frequently inquire about how to solve ...
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Why do people say that it is so easy to find jobs, or employees? [closed]

On this site I see many answers and comments that say it is easy to find another job. Yet I have read statistics that say that 6 months is reasonable, and perhaps much longer. My brother, an ...
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Hiring developers for a chaotic environment: what to tell candidates?

Management is strictly not hiring a candidate to establish a process or fix our existing process. I recognize that no workplace is perfect, but I feel that this might be a gray area between something ...
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Ok to ask company to pay a day salary for onsite interview

A recruiter approached me for a job. After clearing the screening interview, they moved me for an onsite interview. For onsite interview, I will have to take a leave from my job. Is it fine to ask ...
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open books of accounts to new company

I am in a process of several interviews with this company that is direct competitor of my actual one. They asked me as part of the process to reveal my account base, since they want to know if they ...
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Is it appropriate to e-mail a former boss directly about being rehired after working somewhere else for a year?

I had an internship for about 6 months, was asked to interview at another company and I decided to do it to see if I was interested and was offered an internship at the other company. Around this time ...
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Can a hiring manager still contact me directly even if a recruiter has disqualified me from representation?

I just received a call from my recruiter stating that they cannot represent me for a position because I had previously applied for a different position within this company who's reporting manager is ...
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How to prove a need for an admin on production servers to manager?

We are about to have a production soft launch release but it looks like our manager isn't going to hire an admin for our servers. Personally I am a developer and I feel that without the proper setup, ...
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Former employee wants to come back [closed]

I'm the only developer in a small company, and around a couple years ago an important developer (at that time we were 2), left the company for what he thought would be a better opportunity. His ...
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How to deal with recruiters who are prompting candidates with our questions?

In engineering fields it can be quite difficult to come up with good, consistent questions that enable an interviewer to consistently get a good overview of what a candidate is capable of. ...
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Being told “not hiring” when they clearly are

I worked at a company for over a year and resigned a few months ago as I was moving to another city. I gave a two month notice and left in good terms with everyone in the company. The manager at the ...
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Appropriate response to candidate deciding whether to accept another job offer?

We have a process where we interview our top three candidates and if none of them appear appropriate we interview our next three preferred candidates the next week. (We are a small firm so cannot ...
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Company not prepared for interview [closed]

I was recently invited to a phone interview at a company who seemed to have interesting projects. This is for a permanent senior developer role. I was told it would be an hour long session with two ...
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Can I claim my years of freelance before my degree as job experience?

I completed my 4 years bachelor degree in engineering in 9 years. In this extended duration I was working freelance designing for different construction companies. In fact, I probably was making more ...
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Are promises made by senior management during hiring binding? [closed]

My company hired several experienced scientists, all experts in their field, including some former consultants, promising that their position would become a team leader position after the first few ...
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Company declined offer after i left old company [closed]

I was selected in a company and they forward a portal to enter my details including education details and after 3 days they sent a offer letter through email and I accepted the same. I left the old ...
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Is it legal in the USA to ask if applicants have been convicted of specific crimes?

I'm under the impression that it is legal in the USA to ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony. I'm also under the impression that they have to answer honestly. But as a manager, I'm ...
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Haven't got revised employment yet [closed]

I have already got employment contract via email. But it is just draft only. So, I discussed with my employer everything I wanna know about my salary and benefits etc via email only. My employer said ...
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Was it an offer? or part of the screening process?

I'm having trouble determining where I stand with a company. I did a Skype interview (they're located out of state), then they asked me about my salary requirements, I told them, and they gave me a ...
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What factors influence how long the interview process takes?

I'm currently in an interview process of an American game company. But I found it's a long process, here is what I've got: This startup company was found in 2013, it has about 50 to 60 employers. ...
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Unavailable for a phone interview and they haven't called back to reschedule. How to remind them politely?

I could not attend a telephonic interview since I was in a driving class when they called. I have since sent them an email apologizing and provided a better time at which she could call me (at their ...