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The hiring manager forgot to call me three times now; how to proceed?

This is for consultant role at a major hospital. I got an email from the recruiter and they forwarded me to the hiring manager. I was excited as it's a great job regarding pay, location, company and ...
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Should i update my recruiter on my other opportunities?

I am applying for positions in a country to which i am moving to soon and one of the positions i am excited about has gotten to the stage where they would have extended me an offer but they have a ...
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Should I say that I need visa sponsorship in my cover letters?

I'm an Indonesian citizen but I have lived in Australia for 10 years, spent my high school, university & 2 years post graduate professional work at Australia. I'm looking for a sponsorship to ...
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How to cover for my employment gap through my side projects?

I resigned from a software company recently to pursue my passion for developing web applications. After I've resigned I started working on building several side projects each day. I worked on making ...
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Should I list programming languages I'm only familiar (not proficient) with on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

Under the skills section, should I list the programming languages I'm only familiar with (taken a University course in) by themselves, label them (e.g., SQL (familiar)), or leave them out entirely? ...
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Is it a good idea to try get a position at a bad company in order to get experience and later get hired by a better company?

If an inexperienced candidate is having trouble finding a job at a “good” company, would it be a good idea for them to apply at a “bad” company - one that is struggling to hire because of its ...
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Reaching Out on LinkedIn

I have two acquaintances, whom I have met under very different circumstances, and years ago we connected on LinkedIn. However, both of them (and myself) have ended up working in very similar roles, ...
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One advert for a safety post in two different places [closed]

I want to apply for this position in both the two places where the position is open. It has been advertised by the same company. Can I use one application to apply for this position or I need to ...
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When asked if I've been fired before, should I count times were probationary period hadn't ended?

A while ago I was fired for just cause. They gave me no warning and did it to several other employees. I tried to dispute it with the labor board. I was told the company I had worked for provides a ...
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Multiple DUI convictions 12 years ago. Do I disclose if I know they will do a background check?

I had multiple DUIs (Driving Under the Influence convictions) that happened 12 years ago all within the same time period. I am going to an interview where the job requires a background check. It is ...
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What positions should I list under employment history/work for job applications if I've had unofficial jobs and have been fired?

I'm looking for a regular part-time job. Some places I apply to require filling out a job application, which includes a portion asking for usually my three last places of employment/work experience. ...
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How to answer “Don't you think this position requires less than your skills?” [duplicate]

My recently graduated sibling had an interview this morning. Apparently she has been asked the titular question during the interview. She answered it like "No worries, since I will be continuing my ...
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How to handle too many calls from companies?

I am currently looking for a job and posted my CV online, hoping to get some calls. It worked and I got some calls - in fact too many. Just this morning, I had 15 calls, plus some e-mails. As I am ...
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How should I address an ongoing lawsuit about wrongful termination with future employers?

A previous manager improperly terminated my employment and I'm involved with ongoing litigation related to this termination (i.e., suing for wrongful termination). How do I deal with this matter on a ...
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I think the recrutiment agency I'm talking to is recrutiting for a role I already applied to directly and have been invited. How to proceed?

I'm currently searching for a new job. I've applied to a particular Company X and was invited for an on-site interview next week after a phone interview with a person from Company X. In the meantime,...
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On cover letters how much contact information for the company being applied to, should there be?

I am trying to get my first full time permanent job with my degree, Computer Science. I have received a lot of contradictory information on the formalities of resumes and cover letters. Should cover ...
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What should I focus on in a cover letter if I don't have any exposure to any common tools?

I'm a self taught programmer, looking for work in Python. However, all job applications I see ask for experience in frameworks or tools I've not used. For example Django, Numpy or SQL. At first I ...
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It is unprofessional to ask if a job is still open before the closing date?

A few years ago I volunteered for an organization that does community outreach for the youth in the area. The organization does great work, but sometimes they fall behind on certain tasks, for ...
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How Could I Start Applying For a Job As a Minor?

So before I ask my question, I'd like to give you some background so you'd understand my situation better. I'm currently a high school(I'll be attending grade 10 although I'm 15) but over the last ...
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Despite of designing server framework, cannot crack interview question: How to design XYZ? [closed]

I am software professional having enormous experience of software development (viz. in C++) and have worked in many prominent multi-national software companies and in various domains. Few years back ...
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Owning shares in a start-up - posing problem when finding a job?

My fiancée got a job in London which prompted me to start searching for a job in the UK. I'll be looking for a data scientist job in an established company (i.e. not a start-up). I am currently ...
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Can an employer lay off employees without any consequences?

The main reason for this question is what most people tend to do when searching for a new job - don't let your boss know you are looking for another job until you have found it. Main reason is that ...
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Applying for a job with no relevant experience. What to say in the resume?

So I am building a resume for a friend who is a Computer Science student and seeking an entry job in the industry. Problem is that he never had relevant jobs before. Jobs he had are: Cashier at a gas ...
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How to a) determine if interviewee knows about tech they are interviewing for b) answer broad questions if they don't?

Background: I graduated relatively recently from school. I got my degree in computer science. While I was in school I completed several co-op work placements. After finishing school I have had a lot ...
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Company threatening to call my current job after I declined their offer

I declined a job offer last week for cultural fit reasons, over email, and this morning I received an email back from the hiring manager saying that he's very disappointed in me and he'll be calling ...
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How to explain why I don't have a reference from one of my experiences?

I'm in my final year of university and I have a panel interview coming up soon. They asked for the two references I provided to fill out a document as a part of the process. I interned at a company ...
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Can you omit a Bachelors degree if its hurting your chances?

My brother did private BA in mass communication. Doing a private degree in my country means doing the degree without going to any college. After that he did a two year Masters of Science in mass ...
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How to find out if work location is flexible at potential company?

I'm starting the interview process with a company & position that I'm very interested in. However, for personal reasons it's extremely important to me that I should be able to work remotely ...
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After getting rejected, should I try to ask a question about improvements? [duplicate]

Let say that you went in for an interview for a job. The interview was the best and you have done everything perfectly. You even send a thank you message after the interview. However, in a few days ...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time? [closed]

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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How and where to get honest/negative feedback about resume/overall profile for job hunting?

I need to know where can I go to talk to someone and give them my details, so they can give me the brutally honest truth as to why employers are put-off by me. The places I have applied never give ...
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What should I write under “comments about you” on a job application?

I'm filling in a job application and, at the end, there is an optional free-text field which says "Comments about you". What am I supposed to write in this field? What is this field for? If it ...
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When do I apply for a job while in my last year of school Major is Information Systems and a Minor in Real Estate [closed]

I currently attend a 4 year institution and this fall and spring will be my last year. I am currently looking for a full time position in the tech field, hopefully somewhere in the Software Engineer ...
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Conducting offshore software training

I'm reaching out to the community to seek advice. I'm a statistician by profession. Recently, I was contacted by a person on LinkedIn requesting to conduct offshore software training. He cited the ...
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Interview was just a one hour panel. Got an offer the next day; do I accept or is this a red flag?

I just had an interview for a software developer job and the whole process was simply a 30 minute phone call, followed by a one hour panel interview (around 5 people). The panel interview went fine ...
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To what extend should I disclose the reason why I’m not staying with the company that trained me

I‘m currently doing a traineeship and I’m really unhappy with it, so much so that I’m considering to end it every day but I’m trying to pull through until I can end it prematurely while still getting ...
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In a Bind Getting No Offers. Job Search After 5 Years is Depressing [closed]

My IT career can easily be summed up as, "How do I do xxx and what software does it?" In all my jobs that I've held it was up to me to figure it out. I've never really had an IT team full of ...
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How to list multiple related jobs on CV

Say I have a position of project manager at my company A. Now at the same time, I also have a sales related position on a company B, which is related to company A, say it is child company of A. On ...
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Been asked to write a character reference for a fellow admin of a gaming clan

A fellow admin of a PlayStation gaming clan is applying for a job in real life and have asked me to write a character reference for him. I have no problem doing this as I admire him and would not ...
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Disability and cover letter

I have temporal epilepsy and generalized anxiety disorder and I want to try coming out of the closet when searching for a new job. My disability doesn't prevent me from doing my job well, but I feel ...
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Prospective job postponed by employer

Recently I went through interview process (3) for a job I really wanted. I receive an email follow up today from the employer, stating that they’ve decided to put the position on hold for now, and ...
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I am a software engineer, should I include my Math.SE in my LinkedIn profile?

I am a software engineer and I have been working on my LinkedIn profile. I have added a link to my software blog to my profile and I thought about adding my Math.SE profile as well as I have been ...
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How to get advertised salary when applying for jobs through recruitment company

Here's a thought that occurred to me whilst applying for jobs recently. I have been approached by 3rd party recruiter, who offered me different jobs, I have successfully completed the recruitment ...
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Road to becoming a professional software developer [closed]

Background I am 25-year old hobbyist programmer who loves the thrill of abstraction that comes with spending long hours trying to fit all the concept pieces together to create a working program with ...
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How to approach or circumvent job sites that only offer a limited list of options?

I've seem that most job sites only offer a limited list of technologies and past companies. This leaves very little room for personal marketing. I can make a killer CV but I'm at a loss at how to get ...
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After blowing a job interview tremendously, what can I do to control damage? [closed]

Backstory: I work for a big and well-known company in Germany with journalism background. I had scheduled a first phone interview with potential next company I would be working for in a separate ...
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Recruiter says SRE roles all filled, but they're looking for a role for me. What should I do?

The situation: I was scheduled to do my phone screen on April 28th, then after rescheduling I passed my phone screen on May 5, 2019. But my recruiter "Sarah" didn't contact me again until last ...
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How to deal with lack of technical skills when applying for jobs in IT?

My career path is somewhat untypical. I switched into IT from another field. My first position in IT was a managerial one straight away. (The position is between business and IT but more on the IT ...
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Discrepancy with Employment Date in background check

I recently got a job offer and I'm in the process of background check. One previous employment is entered as Jan 1st 2015 to Jan 1st 2015 which is obviously an error or typo from my side or a system ...
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Is it disadvantage if my first graduate job is outside of current country? [closed]

I'm currently on a placement year (between year 2 and 3) of my university degree in England, on a software engineering course. I have been here since I was a child (I am Polish), so I am very used to ...