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Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Unskilled work requiring skilled people [on hold]

Let's say someone has knowledge (and diplomas) in academic disciplines (philosophy, fundamental mathematics, fundamental computer science or anything that may not be directly useful outside a research ...
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How to make sure a job will match the job description?

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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How to tell my possible employer about a technical showstopper in performing a task

I've been contacted as a freelancer about a project. It's not my field of knowledge exactly, as it's in a different language and all that, but we agreed it should be trivial to learn it and related ...
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Handling work between undergraduate and graduate

I have a career fair coming up and I will probably start graduate school next fall. I have two options at this career fair - tell people I can work full time and tell them halfway through that I got ...
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Offer downgraded to temp-to-perm, from permanent - how should I proceed? [closed]

Today, I got my verbal full-time offer (good salary + bonus) downgraded to temp-to-perm, with a 6-month review, after a day of my giving them references to contact. Needless to say, I'm a bit ...
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Ex colleague wants me to introduce them to my contact, we are in the same job pool

An ex-colleague has asked me to introduce them to a contact of mine. I would normally do so without hesitation, but we are currently looking for the same kind of job. I was even planning on talking to ...
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Finding employment between undergraduate and graduate schools [closed]

I am an international undergraduate student in Computer Science at a top research university in the US. I will be graduating this Fall, 3 semesters earlier than expected, and I fully plan to continue ...
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Is it normal for a prospective employer to require a reference from the applicants current supervisor? [closed]

I was recently applying for a job in Australia, and it said It is a requirement that your most recent supervisor is nominated as one of your referees. Nominated referees may be contacted at any ...
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Should I bring a resume to this meeting?

I am a veteran student attending a Midwestern US university. One of the fraternities on campus has decided to seek a live in Resident Director from the veteran population, and has been coordinating ...
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Get a job by contributing to community with Open-source projects as a programmer [duplicate]

Since I can't really afford programming academies and similar educational programmes and systems, I was wondering if I could find a job by applying somewhere later with decent knowledge in several ...
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How can a back end or full stack developer highlight their portfolio site is only meant to showcase their work? [closed]

As a back end or full stack developer, one may want to have a portfolio site that showcases their other work. However, not everyone wants to design or build a portfolio site. Is it ok to use a ...
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Should I apply for two jobs at the same company? [duplicate]

I see this question in several different forms on this website, but I don't think they cover this particular scenario so I will ask anyway. I'm a computer science student applying for Coop jobs in ...
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Why would a recruitment agent want a face to face interview?

As part of the software development industry some things are standard. Asking about your experience, skills, projects you have worked are usually expected. Job agents aren't technical people so a ...
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Do software dev recruiters pay attention to LinkedIn group participation? [closed]

I've been advised by a job-search consultant-type that recruiters pay attention to participation in LinkedIn groups as a way to pick out candidates to contact. For recruiters interested in software ...
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1answer
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How to better format resume. [duplicate]

I'm looking for better ways to format my resume. As a "typical millennial" I've done a bit of job hopping and I'm looking for my next opportunity. As it is currently, I have my 1st contract job ...
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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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When and where should I disclose the lack of legal permit to work when applying for a job?

I hope this is the right place to post. In recent months I have been finding contracts or skilled-volunteering after I quit my job. Now I'm searching for new opportunities and I saw few in countries ...
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How and where to address thru-hikes in a resume? [duplicate]

I quit my job more than 6 months ago. Since then, I've thru-hike accross the US along the Continental Divide Trail (148 days of walking, 2800mi/4500km), and now I'm engaged in thru-hiking the Pyrenees,...
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Asked to give a technical presentation about an instrument

I have been interviewing for technical trainer position in a medical company.In my last interview I was given an assignment to do a presentation on a specific medical device.I have been given a 255 ...
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Lies in job application of colleague/fellow student

I am a student at a US university in a Masters program. We have a industry project I am working on with another student, and I was also involved in this student in other projects. This student shows ...
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Asking about the status of an application [duplicate]

About two months ago I applied for an internship at a company and was asked to complete an online programming test. I passed the test and they followed up with a phone interview a few days later, ...
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How to cite a yet to be published paper in a Resume

I am the first author of a paper that was presented at this conference: https://www.wirn2018.polito.it/program/ The papers accepted at this conference undergo publication process in a volume by ...
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Is Jobatar safe? [closed]

The company I've applied for a job, is requesting applicants to use that service to make a pre-interview, it consists in answering some questions, a few of them recording myself. They have given me a ...
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Why do some job application statuses remain submitted but not rejected for so long? [closed]

Some of my job applications are still in "submitted" status but not rejected or the typical "no longer being considered" status -- some of these applications were submitted over a month ago. What ...
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Will I look bad if I apply for the same job twice?

I have sent a cover letter and CV to this job, do you think they will notice if I apply on the site as well?
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Does it look bad if I email an employer before getting an interview about working hours?

I applied for a job but it didn't say the working hours on the description is there any harm emailing the employer to ask?
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How to handle interview questions about my terrible compulsory internship? [duplicate]

Between 2014 and 2015, as part of my Bachelor's degree, I took an internship with a local arm of a globally recognised technology company. This was a bad experience for everybody involved: I was a ...
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How to deal with a company that ghosted me? [closed]

I got a verbal job offer. The offer was repeated on two separate occasions. It wasn't conditional. It was a clearly stated job offer. I was promised a written contract within a few days. And then ...
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How many years of job history should I include on my resume?

I've been in the IT industry since 1999 including several jobs in between. I was a Director with an organization for 7 years, and another 7 years at my current job as a Director as well. This gives ...
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2answers
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Getting an interview invitation for an internship instead of the job

I got an email invitation for an interview, but as I recall, I applied for an actual job, not an internship. I wouldn't mind an internship though since I'm also looking for a junior position. Should I ...
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Can I reapply for a “restructured” job opening?

I went through three rounds of interviewing for a position, and was rejected almost 24 hours after the last interview. They said "based on our needs and organizational structures" that they would ...
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Preparing resume without job experience or education degree

Many programmers nowadays learn programming on their own and don't feel the need to attend to college since they've already attained the knowledge. So my question is: Without a job experience in a ...
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Can I short a company stock when I intend to accept a job offer? [closed]

Let's say I have a job offer from a public company where a significant part of my compensation is in stock. I like the company and the position but I'm concerned that their stock is overvalued. Now, I'...
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Coding Interview Assignment - Not sure which technology to use [duplicate]

I have recently applied for a junior developer position at an IT company. During the interview I've managed to be very clear on which technologies and languages I was more familiar with, and all went ...
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Started a new job a week ago, I want to leave

So I started a new IT job just over a week ago. The interview went great, I met the people I would be "working" with and reporting to. At the time, they had a contractor in that was doing all of ...
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Should I say when I can start in my cover letter or wait until interview

I am applying for jobs. For various reasons I am unable to start working until around 2 months from now. Should mention this in my cover letter as I apply for jobs, or leave that information for ...
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40 year old dev lost at sea and looking for advice [closed]

I´m a 40 year old, single and without children, developer. I have a CS degree and I´ve been working as a developer for almost 20 years. I live and work in Argentina. Argentina has, depending on the ...
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Is this rejection due to automated screening? [closed]

I applied for a bilingual flight attendant position at a large US-based airliner, but my application got rejected. The generic rejection letter is as follows (some parts have been left out or altered ...
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Recruiter contacted me for one position at a company, but I think I'm more qualified for another

A recruiter contacted me today about Job A at a particular company. The company is also looking to fill Job B, but the recruiter didn't mention that. The jobs have the same exact title, I'd just be ...
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The importance of experience in job search [closed]

I graduated with an MA degree three months ago, and am still searching for jobs. Before matriculating in graduate school, I had thought about deferring enrollment for a year. I was offered a job at a ...
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How to effectively email someone to learn about a company I'm considering applying for?

I found a developer on Stack Overflow whose profile lists his email and says to get in touch. He works for a company that I'm considering applying for, and I want to get a feel for what kinds of ...
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How to know the job I am seeking to is for my own company?

I work with X and Z Software, divided in 10 specified detailed tasks. However, I found on the Internet a good job post with good salary with Y software that we are starting to use actually along those ...
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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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How to reach out to company that previously offered me a job?

A year ago I interviewed with Company A and Company B at the same time. Company A offered me a contract position, which I accepted. A few weeks later, Company B offered me a position, which I declined,...
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Is it acceptable to create a company name for my resume as an independent consultant?

I’m a former management consultant and for the past year have been busy with numerous engagements for corporate clients on my own accord. In this, I also draw on the efforts of vendors and peers. I ...
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What can I do to actually get hired as a developer? [closed]

I am a construction worker that has been learning how to code on my free time for years. I am pretty comfortable with OOP and can build a website from scratch. The problem is I don't have any ...
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How to Tell Employer I'm Interviewing But Don't Plan to Leave

EDIT: This question is specifically about how to communicate my actions and goals to my current employer. This question is unconcerned with the ethics of interviewing without intention of taking the ...
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Depressed before even finding work [closed]

I worked in an Indian auditing firm as article assistant. I had a decent exposure. I never doubted my abilities until I started working. I slowly learned that I lack analytical ability coupled with ...
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Can I contact a company directly about an opening I've learned about from an incompetent recruiter? [duplicate]

I've been recently contacted by an external recruiter working for a medium-sized company. The company is new but legitimate and their projects are both impressive and highly relevant to my previous ...
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recently graduated: open application at company seemingly only looking for seniors?

I encountered this question's answer and my question is somewhat related, though not entirely answered over there. I recently graduated, and have almost a year of experience doing a PhD before ...