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Questions tagged [job-description]

Please use this tag for questions on how to interpret particular items / requirements in a job description. Questions about the duties of the job would are also appropriate for this tag.

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New job, but hiring manager lied about the scope of the role. How is this prevented?

I just started a "dream job" for a big IT company. I was hired to be responsible for their market strategy for in the territory. I was previously covering the whole region, and I was told that once I ...
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Will taking up a job as a manufacturing engineer effect my job prospects to mechanical engineering roles in the future?

I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer at one of the Silicon Valley Tech companies. Recently, I was interviewed by A company for the Manufacturing Engineer role. The process is ...
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Job requires a pay stub for onboarding. I dont have any from my previous job. What do I do?

I worked for my cousin at her new gym over the last summer and she didn't officially pay me (just in gas money) so I have no official pay stubs or a W-2. I still put this job on my resume because I ...
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Would it be unethical to ask interview questions to an employee in that same position?

Some times I'll come across a job posting that requires you answer a few questions in your cover letter. The questions are usually what a person in that position would typically be asked in their jobs....
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How should I add the months of work experience on my resume?

If I worked at a company from 1 June to 10 Aug, and the online application just has a field for months, am I supposed to include Aug in the months or leave it because it was not even half a month.
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How strictly should I take “Candidates must be local”?

I've encountered a number of non-local job postings that contain lines of the form: Candidates must be local to <LOCATION>. No relocation fees will be provided. Assuming that the second ...
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Apology letter to the company [closed]

My boss wants me to write an apology letter after they deposited my whole salary on wrong account while they have been paying me on a new account for the past two years, and when the HR resolved the ...
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How to reach out to a company to ask questions about a job posting?

Sometimes companies provide an email or a name of a person within the company who can be contacted to either submit the job application or to ask questions about the job posting. A lot of the time, ...
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What does “Copy” means in a job description?

When looking for new opportunities, I noticed "Copy" accompanying job description, e.g. "Creative Director (Copy)", "Associate Art Director, Copy", etc. I assume it's some kind of description of the ...
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What should I do when a job was posted on two different sites with slighly different requirements?

A few days ago I found a job posting on Indeed, and I applied for it through that site. No email from the company was provided in the posting, you provide your details (name, email/phone), upload your ...
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How to communicate required decisional power before taking job?

An IT company wants to hire me as a data scientist (which I am). I had all the interviews and are now in the negotiation process regarding the contract. The company made me a good offer, they really ...
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What should a person do if an employer is dishonest about a job's responsibilities?

Let’s say a manager decided to hire someone for an accountant position. But, after the hire, the manager persists in only assigning supply chain analyst responsibilities to this accountant, which the ...
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What does a company mean when they say, “does not offer benefits”?

I came across a job posting that states, This is a full-time, salaried position. [Company] does not offer benefits. Does this mean they do not offer health/vision/dental insurance, PTO, 401k ...
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What should my job title be? [duplicate]

I'm in a weird situation. 3 years ago I made promotion at my current employer. My job title on my contract is Project Manager. Meanwhile my tasks changed depending since my qualities are on a ...
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Is it discriminatory to put “bonus” video game skills in a job advertisement?

My employer (a small company) is hiring an IT person. The person hiring and writing the job ad loves SNES video games and grew up around that time. The job ad for the IT person has a section for "...
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Discrepancy in job advert, is my unease reasonable? [closed]

I was hired a while ago, as a front-end developer. For most of the time (around 70-80%), my employer assigns to me work related to Javascript, but targeting native or hybrid applications (Cordova/...
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How can I stop being informal tech support?

I was hired for a junior-level data science position last spring - it's my first job out of undergrad. My last part-time job during school was as a sysadmin, so when my manager introduced me to ...
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How should I deal my worker who is stealing my beauty products? [duplicate]

I own a beauty salon and I have three workers who has been working for me for the last six years.However, one of them recently started stealing my beauty products from my salon. Maybe she thought ...
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I quit my job and now I want it back

I quit my job in March 2018, because my boss made me angry by accusing me of stealing some important documents. In anger, I quit my job. I tried my best to get another job, but I fail to do so. Now I ...
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Personal assistant; directors and boss keep interrupting my work to ask me to make them tea/coffee

I'm a personal assistant and have been at this company for over a year now. It really bugs me when directors interrupt me while I’m working and ask me to get them tea or coffee. I really don’t mind ...
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Unwritten addition to my role

I'm currently the System Administrator for a small manufacturer based in the UK. I've a fairly well defined role, which I am currently happy with. Recently I was asked to assist in the role of a ...
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Name of General Software Position [closed]

We are attempting to create a position for an individual who creates custom software with VBA, SQL and possible PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript to help across our departments with things like automating ...
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How to make sure a job will match the job description? [closed]

Wrongful hiring is the case where actual job turns out to be very different than what you have applied to. I have recently started my second job, leaving my first job after 7 months due to ...
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Child Care Volunteering: Should I mention I was orphan?

I have an interview for children patient support volunteer position in a hospital. I feel being an orphan at a young age - I was 5 when my mother died and I was 15 when my father died - made me have ...
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What is this kind of internship called?

During the last summer I was at an internship within a organisation where I had to work with multiple departments. I was tasked to work with one department every two weeks. So on the first two weeks I ...
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Why do some companies only consider local applicants? [closed]

Recently, I've noticed a couple job postings that say they'll only consider local applicants. What is the motivation for this? It seems like it shouldn't make a difference if applicants are willing to ...
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Job not letting you leave to go to emergency room [closed]

I work in a gas/deli store in NYS and the past 3 months have been having a complicated pregnancy. I was diagnosed with preclamsia (a high risk pregnancy) I work nights and by myself. A week ago I had ...
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Alternative careers for one who wanted to study theoretical physics [closed]

I have immense interest in physics and maths and I love thinking and brainstorming. So naturally, the field "Theoretical Physics" allured me. But later I came to know that the job opportunity as an ...
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Job reposted with fewer requirements before interview? [closed]

I applied for a job that had a 5 year or more experience requirement and some other required and ideal experience requirements. Since I had the main requirements and most of the ideal, I applied and ...
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Resume Summary For Senior Unix Administrator

This question pertains to presenting oneself when starting a job search, not targeting a particular job. I have many years (25+) administering traditional UNIX systems (HP-UX, AIX, Solaris) as well ...
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Offer letter gives different commission structure than talked about in interview

The commission structure seems better and worse (better if I make a lot of sales worse in that the first 15 sales do nothing for me) They mentioned this over the phone and told me the comission ...
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Clarifying the details of a new QA role that I will hire a person for

Background The owner of the company asked me to hire a "Tester" (we were not originally a tech company, but I was hired to help build a development team and produce a new tech product for our ...
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What does it mean in a job description: “ Able to build confidence in others, and remove”? [closed]

I saw the following line in a job description: Self directed, follows through on commitments. Able to build confidence in others, and remove. I understand the last word as a contraction to mean "...
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New job in a different country isn't meeting what was promised [closed]

I took up an offer recently for a job abroad which came with a great job description. The description included what I had already been doing but covered a greater field of responsibilities and ...
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CEO is crossing professional-personal boundaries in their requests to me [closed]

I am a manager for a small company in the UK. We are owned by a larger (but still small in terms of staff) company in another country - a country with a very different business culture. I have ...
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Got invited to apply for a job for which I don't qualify. How should I take this?

I contacted someone at a company that I was interested in applying for. He then contacted me back and told me that they would be looking to hire someone at the end of summer and that I should apply ...
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Can I be forced to do extra responsibilities? [duplicate]

I have been a stand in for our Quality Specialist for more than a year. It has never been long periods of time but since March I have been doing her work consecutively, with my own work in between. ...
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Things turn out to be very different in the job compared to what it's mentioned in the offer letter [closed]

I am working in the IT department of a retail company. I was offered position X, reporting to Mr. A. There was another position vacant/open, Y. When I joined the company, my reporting got changed. I ...
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I am an engineer with an interest in building software tools for engineers. How can I discuss transitioning to this type of role with my employer?

I work at a ~30 person engineering company (the nuts and bolts kind, not software). I'm really interested in changing roles to something focused on software tool development, instead of engineering. I ...
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Can my boss make me do manual labor if my job description is as the Office Manager?

I work for a landscaping company my friend owns. It’s a very small company (5 employees) and I was hired a few months ago to do light office work a few days a week. Now that the spring season is ...
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Should I ask if the company offers training for the platforms they use?

Background: Yesterday I applied to a job posting and received an e-mail from the head of the talent acquisition for a phone interview and I accepted. Before applying I read the job description, and ...
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What is a Mid Weight job?

My wife just encountered the term mid weight in several job advertisements that she was looking at. This is not a term that either of us had heard before1 but it appears to mean mid-level. Does this ...
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Writing job duties that I didn't actually do in the resume

A friend of mine had been working in a company for some time, and she wants to include it in her resume to apply for another job. The thing about it is, one of her duties in that company was to ...
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Using language contained in the job posting and company website

I'm currently applying for jobs, and a lot times I come across a general interest post (where you're allowed to send your resume and documents, and they'll contact you when a position is available) or ...
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Franchise business failed due to franchisor fraud, NDA signed, how to list on resume / linked In

I recently took a chance to started a franchise business on the side of my normal job. During the course of the franchise myself and other locations became aware of fraud being committed by the ...
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If an applicant don't have all the “essential” skills for a Java Programmer job, will he/she be hired? [closed]

A Java Developer job post has the following "Essential" requirements: Experience in SQL and PL SQL programming as required by the Java applications. Experience in implementing standard Java ...
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Can a company ask if you have autism when applying for a job? [closed]

I recently saw a job post that had the following section inside it: Candidate Should be US Citizen Candidate Should have Autism Spectrum Disorder Job Type: Full-time Required ...
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Job title Does Not Match Job Activities [duplicate]

My job title at my current place of work is 'Robot Programmer', but the work I do is much closer to 'Software Developer'. In my industry (automotive), a robot programmer is someone with a specialized ...
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What is the most efficient way of finding software development jobs online in Europe for someone currently residing in Asia? [closed]

I am a web developer based in the Philippines. I have explored several job sites online and found some that I'm confidently qualified for, mostly in the UK, Germany and Austria. The problem is I am ...
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Can a web developer be accountable for text content that a copywriter has created? [closed]

I work at a design agency and a copywriter wrote a copy document to populate a website. I uploaded it onto the site after skimming through for any grammatical errors but I didn't really digest the ...