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Should a non-core college degree be listed on a resume?

I’m a self-taught web-developer with over 3 years of experience in the industry. I learnt most of the stuff on my own. Yes, I took various courses, but I didn't fully complete them (except for the ...
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Mentioning PhD Admission on Resume When Prioritizing Industry Job Search

I am currently completing my master's degree. I have been admitted to a PhD program, and I may enroll in it, but I am primarily looking for a job. I would rather work in industry first in order to ...
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How do you know if the interview candidate wouldn't betray you?

Our work sometimes handles a lot of sensitive information. And we often do things a little wild. I don’t want to see that one day our employees come against or betray the company or me. How do I ...
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How to make a specific resume' for various positions (especially in view of automated processes)

I am asking and answering this question, because it comes up a lot. How do you make a resume' for specific positions? NOTE: This assumes that you have a position description with a list of ...
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Should I accept this fraudulent job? [closed]

I work as a subcontractor for a major company for $22/hr. Minimal benefits, no PTO of any kind, etc. I just got contacted for an interview w/a different sub-contractor at $30/hr for clearly the exact ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

I graduated this May from a bachelors degree program at a reputable university with honors in physics and mathematics. I have four years of experience conducting research in high energy physics (...
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What should I do when following up a job offer after not hearing back for a while?

Bit of a long one. I have been undertaking multiple interviews with different companies in hopes of securing a graduate/junior role and as of last week I was told by a big company in London that they ...
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Remind or be patient?

So, thanks to the advice of the @keshlam, my plan was accepted (this plan is designed for approximately 3-4 months, as the head asked). He responded like this a couple of days ago: Good afternoon, ...
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Applying to job postings that ask for personal information like address upfront [closed]

I've been applying to job postings. Sometimes the application forms ask for my home address. I would rather not give this to a random company I found on a job board, at least not in the initial step ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need some advice. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff includes several dozen people, about half ...
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Applying for remote EU position from the US. How to answer, "Are you eligible to work in the EU?"

I am a US citizen living in the US. I have been looking for a new remote based job and a lot of the jobs that interest me have been posted by countries in the EU. When I apply for the jobs, I ...
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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

I'm 35 and I've been on disability since 2021 for spinal stenosis but, due to a stupid error on my part, I'm about to lose my benefits and I'm panicking because I don't know how to write a resume with ...
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How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job?

I often hear that getting a job has more to do with networking than it does with sending in a resume to a job opening, especially these days. What exactly does "networking" mean in this ...
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If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume?

I sometimes see the exact same job posting a few months later. I guess this happens because the previous hire didn't work out, or they're hiring another person for the exact same position. Is it OK to ...
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Platform for negotiations, correct wording and closing “blank spots”

Continuing this topic: Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded This is a great chance for me and I don’t want to miss it. Therefore, I plan to answer as quickly and as ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

I'm looking for work. A recruiter contacted me about a specific position. He needs to know if I have a car. I don't currently, but if the job's a good fit I have no issue buying one. Also the job is ...
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Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded [duplicate]

I found another group that I'm considering as a potential new place to work. The head of the laboratory sent me the following message: Name, greetings! My name is Dr. Surname. I am the head of this ...
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For a job application, I've been asked to provide code samples but they need to fit certain criteria

I'm applying for a job at a large web agency. It is a senior role, focus is front-end, but there is an element of back-end PHP too. Anyway, I've had the preliminary interview and they've now requested ...
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Is it a good idea to lie about your current or last salary to get a low paying job?

I was laid off from my last job due to restructuring. My salary at my last job was about 1.4 mn Rupees / yr. I have been on lookout for new job since last 6 months but I am not successful so far due ...
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how do I go beyond automated black box job application rejection mails and find out actual reason of rejection?

Getting a job application rejection is okay, perhaps better than not getting any communication whatsoever from the company that one applied for. Getting the rejected result mail from a no-reply ...
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Received an email from my company includes revert with 6 months contract extension [closed]

My seaman boyfriend received an email says please be so kind to revert with 6 months contract extension he is under probation period. What does it mean?
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waiting on another interview before accepting [duplicate]

I recently got a call to accept a verbal offer for a job I was interested in. The hiring manager followed up with an email asking me to reply with my acceptance before they send over a written offer ...
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Help me transition from academia (ongoing PhD) to industry

I'm a first-year PhD student in the US with a student visa (F-1). I'm contemplating moving from academia to industry and eventually obtaining an MBA. Please help me strategize the transition. For ...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

I've seen more and more that job applications in the data space are asking for portfolios, GitHub links, etc. Do you look at GitHub links or portfolios when interviewing candidates? In data ...
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Inclined offer from Amazon without finding a team

I got a verbal inclined offer from Amazon after the loop interview for an SDE II role in the US, but due to VISA issues (H-1B lottery not won), I have started looking for teams in London where I am ...
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How to find out all of the places I could have to go for work and how much notice there would be?

I had an office job where I was sent to a few different locations. Most of the time it was one of two, but I was given very little notice (sometimes less than 24 hours). When I agreed to the job I ...
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When asked when you can start a job immediately, is it implied they will give you a few days notice?

When asked when could you start a new job, is it implied that even if you answer "immediately" they should give you a few days notice? I had a job where they made me the offer on Friday and ...
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Looking for work and including code made by AI in public portfolio

I was recently laid off and have been applying to jobs. I have been adding more code to public repos on sites like GitHub. I started using AI such as ChatGPT to help write some code. While I wouldn't ...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

I have been working for slightly over 4 years as a Java developer at a small company. This was my first job after getting my CS degree as some transitioning into the field later in life ( late 30's). ...
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How might I handle things when a global recruiter can’t really hire from my firm? [closed]

Caught wind of a role with another firm that I most certainly want to attain. However, the firm hasn’t posted the position publicly. They have engaged a large global recruitment firm which is ...
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How to keep job search secret if your company's tool is used in hiring?

Assuming I work for a company whose product is sometimes used in hiring (think ATS or SaaS or similar), how can I keep my job search a secret? I wouldn't want my name showing up internally if someone ...
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How to add more detail and specifics to work history as per recruiter's request?

A recruiter working for a recruiting firm reached out to me. She is now saying the account manager wants me to make some stylistic changes to my resume. For example "include more details about ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

I'm currently looking for a new job and my partner is pregnant. By considering my notice period (3 months), if I by any chance get hired in March I then should start the new job in July, which is ...
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Should I be applying only to Junior positions if I only have QA experience?

My first "real job" is a QA position for a Government contract after attaining my associates. I fully understood with my degree, all I could reasonably expect at the start was simple test ...
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What high paying low competition jobs/fields can a recent grad in electrical engineering go into? [closed]

After two years of applying I haven't gotten any job offers despite having a high GPA. What are some industries that guarantee high paying jobs that are easy to transition to with my background? I don'...
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How to answer vague "tell me about x" questions from recruiter

I had a job interview today. It was with an internal recruiter who reached out to me over LinkedIn. I feel that I did a bad job at answering most of her questions and was sort of caught off guard. In ...
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What are the best answers to the interview question "why are you choosing to return to this role/work?" when re-entering after taking a break? [closed]

Update - I've edited the question to serve the broader community. New here and please excuse me for the initial rookie errors. I'm re-entering corporate full-time workforce after ~4 years of taking a ...
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Which jobs pay higher and have greater number of open positions; and is such that it requires skills learn-able in short duration for a beginner? [closed]

I thought to find jobs which pay higher and has greater number of open positions, and is such that it requires skill learn-able in short duration (~ 6 months; at the rate of 21 hours per week) for a ...
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SOFTWARE ENG/COMP SCI advice needed please - Failed two subjects [duplicate]

I dont know if this is the correct SE to ask this in, but will post it just in case. I am in Australia, and have no interest in going into FAANG, if that makes any difference. Basically, I failed some ...
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Company keeps asking me to do interviews but still have almost no information on the job

I am looking for work and responded to a job posting for a fully remote position. The description was a bit on the vague side. The company is new but having done a Google search there was a couple ...
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Software Industry is collapsing, and I'm uncertain about the future [closed]

I know it may sound negative, but how could it not be when you open your LinkedIn feed and 7 out of 10 posts are about layoffs and people being without jobs for months? First and foremost, allow me to ...
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Take home assessment asking to use my mic and camera

I applied for a job. The recruiter asked me to complete an online assessment before the interview. The assessment asks me to share my screen, microphone and video camera. It says this is to prevent ...
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What's the point of going to an interview if the hiring manager already has someone else in mind to hire? [closed]

If the HR manager already took down the job posting and has a candidate in mind then there isn't much point in having an interview. You're simply wasting the candidate's time on a fake interview. Why ...
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Web Developer advice required [closed]

I have 5 years of vanilla PHP web development experience using Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In Hertfordshire, I earn £30,000, but I need £40,000 for a mortgage. I’ve been applying for jobs, ...
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How can I identify job postings that might be "ghost jobs?" [closed]

After seeing this article about "ghost jobs", I was wondering if there are ways to identify a job posting that might be for a position the company has no intention of filling. Besides a ...
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What things should I focus on to find a frontend job abroad? [closed]

I'm currently working as a mid-level front-end developer. I have nearly 3 years of experience working in one of the top companies in our country. My goal is to find a job abroad in either Frontend or ...
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Contacting the employer again after a long pause

On the first day of summer 2023, I defended my PhD and soon took a very long vacation to have a good rest, and went to my hometown. While on vacation, I unexpectedly came across an interesting vacancy....
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I have verbally accepted an offer but I want to continue with other applications. Should I rescind my acceptance of the offer?

Due to my financial situation, I had to accept an offer from company A. I do not like the offer, and the company probably knows the offer they made was anything but gracious: contractor job, instead ...
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Alternative to providing individuals references during job application

I am currently jobless and looking for a job. I am sending applications to those job ads I deem fit me. I have been 13 years in the industry now, i.e. since I graduated. I sent my application to a ...
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Academic Seeking Insights on Non-Academic Hiring Practices After Interview at U.S. National Lab

I'm an academic and recently interviewed for a non-academic position at a national lab in the U.S. I don't have much experience interviewing for private sector or government positions, so apologies if ...
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