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Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Imposter syndrome when applying to international jobs? [on hold]

Its my first job as android developer and i have been working here for past eight months. At work place i am usually on my own when creating apps, there are no mentors or senior developers above me, ...
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Dismissed on grounds of misconduct, without police involvement

If I am dismissed from my job at a Care Home on grounds of misconduct - but there is no police involvement - will this be detrimental to future criminal records checks (aka CRB check) for similar ...
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Who can I ask for help if no one replies my CV?

Since my last post several months ago, I have been searching for job actively. I have been sending CVs to companies, and learning a new technology for work, which I would prefer to use (Direct3D). ...
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Should I be transparent with job offer deadlines to all recruiters?

I initially received a job offer from Company A on Monday and they told me they wanted a response to their offer by Thursday. I relayed this information to the recruiters from Company B, C and D. I ...
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Best approach to take when looking for a new job

Over the last few days I have decided that I need to get a new job. I say need because my current one has me feeling unhappy, demotivated and it makes my evenings and weekends less enjoyable at the ...
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What should I do about the 3-4 months gap in my employment history?

I quit my previous job earlier this year because I got a freelance job which was paying much higher and had flexible work hours. I was able to travel a lot during these 4 months and also worked on a ...
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Should I communicate in my applications that I'm unemployed out of choice rather than because nobody will have me?

I've recently quit my grad school and I'm on a lookout for jobs. My CV seems to be in quite a high demand if the amount of calls from recruiters is anything to judge it by. I've not been employed for ...
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Found job board's branded item at my workplace. Have I been found out? [closed]

I live in the US and I'm looking for a new job. About two months ago I signed up for several job boards to get a sense of the market. One of them was a boutique job portal I had not heard of before. ...
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Two recruiters both claim to have exclusivity on a role

Recruiter A called me a informed of an available role and mentioned that the role would not be live for a few days until they get sign off. They also mention they have exclusivity on the role and so ...
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How should I react to strange HR behaviour? [closed]

I've uploaded my CV to job web site. I feel qualified for this jobs, because few months ago I've successfully finished project of the same type. HR woman has replied asking for lower estimate of ...
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How to deal with a job interview if you are not sure you want to switch jobs?

I've been with my current company for just couple of months. The job itself is great. But since we don't get along well with my direct boss, who mentioned that we might need to part ways, I started ...
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Joining new company next week and meanwhile expecting for offer letter from an abroad company

I am a software developer, working in India. I received an offer from Company A in India two months ago, and I start at the organisation next week. Meanwhile, I tried applying to Company B outside of ...
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No confirmation on start date after background check clearing

I was unemployed and I got a job offer. Once I accepted the written offer (by signing it) and the background check cleared, I cancelled all the other interviews that I had lined up. But now it's ...
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How long can I delay my job decision? [closed]

I received an offer from a company and I need to respond back regarding my decision. However, I'm still waiting to hear back for 3-4 orher companies regarding my applications. I was wondering how ...
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Recruiter is not giving me enough information [closed]

To put it short, I was contacted. In my opinion, he did not give me enough information. I asked about job tasks and company's name. He did tell me company's location, why the company is looking for ...
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Quitting for ethical reasons before obtaining a new job [duplicate]

At my current job, I have been presented with an unavoidable situation in which I must immediately, continually, and indefinitely act in an unethical manner in order to stay employed. Even if I ...
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My position is ending because of grant funding, I've been there three months how do I convey that on a resume

I've been a research assistant at a medical school for three months now. I was told that there was a chance that funding might not be renewed. I'm applying at jobs and one asked what was going on. ...
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How can I get international job? [closed]

I'm a software engineer with 3 years of experience and I'm from Pakistan. For the past two years I have been applying to multiple jobs and getting no response. Most of the companies asks me that do ...
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How can I find work in a new sub-field that I have invented for my profession? [closed]

I know that I am not supposed to be industry or profession specific, so just take the following as an example of this sort of situation. An Example: I call my new sub-field 'Information Programming'. ...
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I listed a wrong degree date on my background check. What will happen? [duplicate]

I had a pretty complicated college history. I transferred to a small college after spending a year gathering credits at two colleges in NYC. For the two colleges in NYC, I also took high school and ...
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What are typical signs that someone is searching for a job? [closed]

The behavior of my colleague has changed lately. He's never worked much. But now he started to leave earlier and disappear for a few hours in the middle of the working day. Also he seems much less ...
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Is Google Associate Android Developer Certification Enough For Work Visa To Prove The Qualification

My question is specifically for Germany, but in case you know the procedures of other EU countries or Canada and you can answer to this question for those countries you're welcome to share your ...
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How to positively present “why I want to leave” in interviews with <1 year in current company due to working significantly below my level

Related to this previous question - in essence: I was taken on for a senior-level strategic type role but then after a few (about 3/4) months of carrying out that role (not due to performance) I was ...
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How to properly ask a business to take down hiring ads?

Here is a simple scenario that I have seen often, personally, from friends and colleagues. Someone looks around for job openings, takes a quantitative amount of time to alter their resume, cover ...
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Is it OK to contact a company asking for the closing date of a position?

Main Question I am looking at a job opening that has been open for a number of weeks. There is no closing date listed on any of this company's job listings. Is it OK to contact such a company and ask ...
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Interviewing with little intention to take the job [closed]

Before I begin, I don't think this is a duplicate of either of these questions, because the scenario is slightly different: Should I go to an interview I don't intend to accept the job (if ...
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Appearing in Linkedin searches by current employer. Getting layed off? [closed]

I work in a small company and the job I do is for one person. Sometimes I might not even have enough work. So I do not think theres a need for more than one person at these tasks. For the last month ...
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C-level role at startup vs. middle mgmt role at large firm [closed]

I'm currently in consulting and considering these two positions for my next career step: Chief Data Officer at a startup where I'd get to architect a new platform from the ground up, build my team, ...
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How good is LinkedIn privacy?

I'm currently a gainfully employed software engineer at a company where I am well-liked and in no danger of losing my job. However, due to various factors, I feel like I want a change of pace. I ...
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Leaving short term roles out of job applications [duplicate]

I worked for Arby’s for about 3 weeks and then applied for a job at IHOP. I got the job and I'm wondering whether it could come back to bite me that I left Arby’s off the application when I applied? ...
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If forced to answer “yes” or “no” for having being fired when applying to job, what to do if you were unjustly fired?

I was reminded of this question from How to answer "Have you ever been terminated?" Awhile ago I was fired for just cause. I still think it was unfair and was looking into legal actions, ...
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Job position has responsibilities that don't traditionally mesh/overlap with what its title would imply

TL;DR: My current position does not afford me the opportunity to gain experience in some tasks that are viewed as standard junior level tasks for my industry. How does this affect my chances of ...
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Learning is kind of stopped [closed]

I am new in my professional field and have a hard feeling that my learning has stopped. I have to do everything on my own, since my senior who provided most of the help has left the company. I can't ...
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How to answer “Have you ever been terminated?”

I'm filling out a job application that asks the question "Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a position in the past?" I did get fired from a job back in 1998. It was my first high-...
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How can I write in my resume that I can relocate without any problem and do not need any kind of 'relocation money'?

I am a junior software developer thus it's not very profitable for a company on their own and I fully understand it. But I always wanted to live abroad. I do not need any visas (I am an EU citizen) ...
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Preventing unsolicited recruiter calls

I believe I have some form of social anxiety. I'm uncomfortable speaking to people on the phone, especially people I haven't met, and I'm also uncomfortable meeting new people - especially in the ...
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How to talk to new company HR about my notice period

I am in mess regarding my 2 months of notice period in my current company. I am looking for change and I don't want to resign before getting new job. After applying on new jobs when I get call of HR,...
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Been asked to work significantly “below” my level for a sustained period — can I ask company for measures to mitigate it e.g. learning time?

Background info: This is a follow-up (but not a duplicate) to this question: Recruited for a senior SME technical role but assigned in the medium term to a much more junior project Basically I was ...
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Is it ok to offer lower paid work as a trial period before negotiating for a full-time job?

I am currently employed as a TA (statistics related) at a university until September, but I'm looking to transition into industry. I am looking to work in software development or data science. I ...
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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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Confused about interview outcome; how can I gauge my performance?

I have been at 3 job interviews in the past few weeks and I am a software professional with 6+ years of experience. I get a good feel during the interview and afterwards and feel positive about the ...
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Should I omit my grades from my CV for retail/entry jobs? [duplicate]

So I have been applying for jobs for three weeks so far, mostly retail. I have not received a single response as of yet. I admit I don't have much experience. I did pretty well in my A-levels(high-...
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Retail & Fast Food: First time writing a resume

I've recently graduated early from my high school, and I'm hoping to apply for a job in retail, or on a fast food crew. Unfortunately, I'm lost on what to say, and how to describe my skill set. I ...
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Inflated grade on resume at previous job, might former employer tell new employer?

I’m 24 years old and have just landed an offer for my dream job. I sailed through the interview process and the company were extremely impressed with my experience and performance during the process....
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Quitting a job and looking for another one afterwards [duplicate]

I live in Europe right now and work as a fullstack dev in one company since over 2 years - my job was really uninteresting and unsatisfying for the past few months though. I want to not only change it ...
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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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Chasing a vacancy where the end date for submissions keeps moving

I recently applied for a vacancy directly through a company's website. From postings on agency websites, it was obvious from the description that this vacancy was also being touted by several agencies ...
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Is it sign of confirmation if I am asked to submit salary related documents after interview?

I had an interview last weekend and got salary discussion with HR as well on the same day. I was asked to submit salary related documents on the next day. But I didn't hear from them till now. Can I ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask if a job posting on GlassDoor is real?

Yesterday and the day before, I came across four job postings on GlassDoor that were fake. I usually call the company to find out the name of the person I should address in my cover letter, and all ...
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Can I ask the recruiters in my resume to put the reason why I am rejected?

Not something new, while looking for a full time developer position I am dealing with a huge number of rejections because of aiming too high (probably) and the lack of clear goals (learned this ...