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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Ask “So, what's the job?”… in a more refined way

I've come across several job descriptions in vacancy advertisements relevant to my field that are vague and unclear to say the least. What's a good approach to ask what exactly the job is before going ...
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What job analysis methods are these?

Its my first business HR course. In an in-class question, our prof gave us this question and answered it in a way that didnt convince me: Review the following job analysis methods and then write ...
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Is it reasonable to ask a software engineer to do CI manually for a company?

I work as a software engineer at a company, that has an outdated build infrastructure. Things like continuous integration are practically impossible. We don't use Git BTW. There is a company with a ...
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Job offer description vs reality - how to verify potential project?

Some time ago my current employee posted a job offer to find new team members. When I saw tasks description and requirements I was surprised and pissed of. I am in this project for nearly two years, ...
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How much travel is 10% travel?

A number of job descriptions (US-based, if it matters) list things like "Approximately 10% travel" among the activities involved in the job, but just how much travel is that? My initial guess would ...
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Mistake in Job Title - Pre-Employment Background Check

I made a mistake in terms of the job title in one of my internship experiences. I put down the credit analyst intern initially since I was working in the credit department in a bank. But after ...
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What's the best solution if you can't work? [closed]

What's available for me is to work in call centers that have: 24/7 rotational shirts (Disturbed sleeping cycle). Work place is far from my home. 12 hours per day including transportation time. (This ...
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Insisting on a job description before directly applying to company

This is very similar to the question below, except that I'm curious if people feel that it makes a difference if it's coming directly from a company instead of a recruiting firm. Insisting on a job ...
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What is a solo, all-purpose software developer called? [closed]

I’m job hunting, but I’m not really sure what to look for, because I’m not really sure what to call my role for the past ten years. I have been a technologist embedded in a non-technical division of a ...
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Asking for my original job description 2 years after starting role

Recently there has been a confusion with my role (not going to go into detail as that is a different topic). I believe there would be something related to this confusion within the original job ...
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Underperforming in my new-ish (~1 year) role but boss hasn't said anything even with prompting in regular catch-ups. What if anything should I do?

I started a role at a new company about a year ago but due to various factors I don't think I've been able to get "up to speed" as much as they perhaps expected (it was a new role to the company, so ...
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How to research pay rates per document?

Today I found a job posting for an RFP writer which asks us for our payment/compensation expectations. They pay per Proposal completed. I'm not familiar enough with the job to know how many hours ...
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Research-Science Strategist [closed]

Is the role of a Research/Scientific strategist for a company a) more general, such as to decide the general guidelines of what the scientific domains the company will be dealing with will be? Or b) ...
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Is helping out a relative without salary considered a job? [closed]

One of my friends is helping out his uncle in his business without getting paid and his uncle gave him a place to stay for free. Is it considered a job?
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Developer being asked to work in a warehouse

I'm coming to the end of my employment at an online bike retailer, the relationship has completely broken down. My job title is lead developer. For my last two weeks, they've asked me to work in the ...
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IT Admin - why do the jobs require SQL? [closed]

In many job descriptions for IT Admin, Ops, or Network gurus, I see the requirement of SQL. Why would it be needed? In my opinion there's no need for IT Technicians to interact with SQL databases but ...
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Why should HR post the job ad. again on social media before conducting the interview(s)?

I've been invited for a phone interview scheduled for a few days from now (Germany), but I noticed the job advertisement was uploaded again on the social media yesterday (Xing, Linkedin). Is this a ...
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Should I respond to a job prospect regarding the expectations about salary? [duplicate]

I received an InMail on LinkedIn regarding a job prospect with a fairly new company. The message is from one of the founders of the company and it said they were looking for people with my kind of ...
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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 ...