Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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How to get over job hopping stigma?

I am starting the process of searching for a new role, but I have a bit of a problem. Since I've started my career, I've had too many jobs for reasons that I hope were not entirely my fault. Let me go ...
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Senior Planning Manager - What's Next?

My next opportunity is long overdue, but I still can't figure out the right move. I have spent my entire career (9 years) working for a brand that has changed ownership 3 times in the past 3 years. I ...
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How to justify job change without being rude?

I'm working for 1.5 years as a software developer in a medium-sized company in Germany. We develop software for ourselves (in-house). Unfortunately, I'm not happy with some things. No clean software ...
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Has anyone gotten hired to as a contractor to a big name bank in the US? [closed]

I have an interview with JP Morgan and the interviewer wants to use Zoom for the interview. Also, I won't be hired through JP, i'll be hired through the recruitment agency. Has anyone gone through ...
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How to find companies without going through recruitment agencies?

I'm currently studying embedded systems engineering (think software engineering but instead of apps it's IoT) and I'm having a lot of trouble finding potential companies for internships. There doesn'...
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Should I give my last four of SSN to the recruiter? [duplicate]

A recruiter was very direct in asking me for the Last four of my SSN for a job at JPMC. I said no, use the last four of my phone number because I never heard of a job application where someone does ...
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What to do after doing poorly in an (online) assessment because time ran out?

I was contacted by a recruiter from a large company. He asked me to do an online assessment to check my technical proficiency. He gave me a broad list of topics to study. I did the practice assessment ...
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Is it common to ask for a screenshot of a competing job offer? [duplicate]

I'm currently looking for a job as a software engineer, and I've received a few offers I'm choosing between. One of them, from a company I'll call Alfa Corp, is much better, so I'm trying to use it to ...
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Switching employment communication (COVID) [closed]

I was wondering if you can advise please. I was in touch with another university for a potential job offer - the manager at a different university (large organisation) is interested in hiring me but ...
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When doing an online assessment for a potential employer, is it expected to use resources on the web? [closed]

A recruiter from a a large tech company is asking me to do an online assessment. It is timed and done through a website. There is a practice version of the test I have taken. I'm wondering if I'm ...
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Why do people keep their employment details, such as how much they make, secret? [closed]

After finishing school I had trouble finding work. I applied to a government agency that was supposed to help with the job search. I found they gave me the run around and didn't help much. I managed ...
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Given 2 weeks to prepare for an assessment, how much time should I actually use to study?

A while ago I applied to work at a large tech company. Recently a recruiter of theirs has contacted me. They would like me to do an online assessment. The rules are I have 2 weeks to start the ...
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Should I call my recruiter to ask what's going on?

I got thru my technical screener at a company, and it went well. From glassdoor, the next interview with the CTO is the final one - and basically means I have the job unless I massively screw up. ...
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How do I find a job without job experience?

I have been in military for 3 years due to the compulsory military in my country after graduating from university. Despite the compulsion, It's not like all people have to join it (only poor one). For ...
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Working for a friend with very low salary

I am working in my friends company (we are not super close, not like best friends, but still in good standings) and my current salary there is at least 3 times lower than i get constantly offered in ...
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Is Stackexchange reputation useful in a CV?

I've heard the stories that putting SE reputation in the CV can make it look better. I wonder if it is true when it comes to applying for jobs. Is it appropriate to do so? If it is true, how much ...
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Recruiter for potential future employer asked to remove profile at job portal. Is this a valid request?

I have recieved a job offer from a company 2 weeks back. I have resigned from my current organisation, notified the last date, provided all required documents for joining, and also recieved a date of ...
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Sharing declined opportunities on LinkedIn

One of my LinkedIn contacts was recently admitted to several graduate schools as well as a prestigious international fellowship program, and over the course of a few weeks, she posted the acceptance ...
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How to proceed when you're accepted, but are waiting the answer from another company first?

I applied for internship in several companies by the start of the month. I had a tricky deadline in another thing so by the end of the month I need to have definitive answers for internships. I was ...
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Recruitment agencies not giving a fair chance to applicants

I have recently applied for a few jobs through recruitment agencies and i was left a little unimpressed with how they handled my applications In one case the job was advertised with a note "recent ...
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My company furloughed people and instituted pay cuts. Time to leave?

In the wake of the pandemic my company lost a lot of its business and clients, and revenue is down by over 60%. People were furloughed (and some in the overseas office were fired), and mandatory 15% ...
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Employer might be giving me a job offer by mistake

I'm in a somewhat unusual situation, and not sure what I should do. Last week, I had an interview for a mid/upper-level manager. I'm very unqualified for this position (I don't have any management ...
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How can I accept a job offer after rejecting it?

I am graduating with an industrial engineering degree in May, and I got a job offer from a military branch up in Maine. The military flew me up to the base, and I just felt at home and like I could ...
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Hiring range/wage vs. Salary/wage range

I'm considering applying for a position which just posted in my field of work (within government). The position itself is right up my alley; however, what caught my eye in the job posting is that they ...
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How can I prove that I am familiar with a certain technology?

During a job interview I was asked if I had any experience with Software Technology X. I had not. But I was curious and afterwards I got intensively involved with Software Technology X. I watched ...
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Accidentally sent a general-purpose resume to a niche company. How should I correct it?

After lay-offs in my current company I was forced to job search on the market. During the process, I found a company specializing in a niche technology that I did my BSc with. I also use this ...
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Should I send the “update” to the job application after being finally dismissed from my current job?

I was already looking for another job, feeling "bad things" around, and have sent a few applications. Nobody replied so far, likely due Corona around. Recently I have received an official message I ...
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How to answer the interview question “what would you do if morale was low”?

In a marketing interview I was asked, "If things were going bad, how would you bring up morale?". First I really dislike when questions are asked with zero context. Usually when I ask for more ...
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My current company agreed to take me back after I had another offer rescinded. Is it acceptable to start applying again immediately?

I've been with my current company (Company A) for about a year and 4 months. A couple of months back I decided to start applying for new opportunities due to issues with my pay and personal growth. ...
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What job options do I have as a combat-injured Marine?

I had to retire from the Marine Corps, after 22 years of service, because I was badly injured by an IED. Obviously, what happened altered the plans I had for a career after retirement. I have a BS ...
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Do you think COVID-19 will affect paid internship opportunities? [closed]

Right before the outbreak started, I got a paid internship from the government through my university. I'm supposed to find a company till the end of May but I'm worried that companies might not accept ...
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How best to advertise “automation” skill to secure a less strenuous job?

Background: I've just completed my MTech in Artificial Intelligence in India from a good university. However, I'm recovering from very serious eye strain, which requires me to not use the computer for ...
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Does not having a mobile phone disadvantage me in the job market?

I don't have a mobile phone and rely on my laptop to be contactable. My experience is I'm not much less contactable, because I'm seldom away from my laptop for more than an hour at a time (unless I'm ...
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Finding a job with non certificates after PhD

I'm a PhD student in my first year. My field is biology but I've been using python and some libraries such us: Numpy, Pandas, statistics, SciPy and BeautifulSoup for analyzing, processing and ...
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How should you view it when company ask whether you are passionate but when you join, everybody just treat it as “just a job”? [closed]

How should you view it when during the interview process, the recruiting department asks as if you should be passionate about the job, and find the job meaningful, but when you join, everybody just ...
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BSc&MSc in Mechanical Engineering, PhD in Applied Math looking for types of jobs [closed]

I received my MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering (solid mechanics) and PhD in Applied Mathematics. I am considering both academic and industry jobs. Due to instability and short-term nature of ...
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Last employer started ghosting me during my job search

I worked for a few months at a company. My boss shut down his company but we all left on friendly terms and my boss assured me I could always use him as a reference and he even reached out to me ...
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Will it negatively impact my application if I ask referees aren't contacted before interview?

I'm applying for a new role and on the application form there's a box next to each referee saying "Can this referee be approached prior to interview?". Given the fact that if I don't get this role I ...
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What should my workplace title be based on what I do - It's currently Digital Marketing

I work for a dealership, I am not ready to leave any time soon (I am back in school for computer science, and they are very flexible with my school schedule) - However, I would like to know what ...
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What can I do when the employer keep delaying my start date with the excuse of applying work permit as I am a foreigner?

I accepted the offer from one of the companies which offer me to work with them. I accepted their offer in the mid of January but the employer kept saying that the work permit is yet to be approved. ...
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Accept current job offer or wait for future offer? [closed]

I am completing my undergraduate teaching degree this April. I currently student teach at an elementary school and have received a verbal job offer. My fiance and I are moving to another city about an ...
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The pro's and cons of being introduced by a head hunter

At the moment I'm looking for a new working opportunity (software engineering), and I've found a company I would like to work for. A head hunter offers me his service to introduce me to the company. ...
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I got verbal offer few weeks back

I got verbal offer few weeks back, but he is neither responding to emails nor phone calls, have tried mailing interviewing managers as well but no response. I had already called them several times, ...
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Job got reposted on LinkedIn after I got offered the job

During the past few weeks I've had a couple of interviews with company which went quite well, and that was confirmed with me last week when they said that they were working on a contract for me and ...
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As a job seeking mid-level or senior developer, is it pragmatic to spend time on take home quizzes and assignments?

A colleague and I, both mid-level developers, were having a disagreement regarding a recent job prospect they had where the individual from HR asked my colleague if they'd be willing to do a language-...
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Is it worth getting a higher education to work in Europe? [closed]

I am considering the prospect of immigration to another country. I myself am from Russia and have a secondary vocational education in the field of IT and almost a year of work in the specialty, now I ...
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Should I tell interviewer that I will use their offer to renegotiate current rate first?

I have been recently approached by a recruiter from another company. I agreed to go through recruitment proccess and at the begining I have stated my expected salary which I set pretty high. On the ...
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How can I handle job offers when I'm on a student visa?

I've been living about six months abroad on a student visa. Currently, I am receiving many offers to work here, but I'm always blocked because my visa limitations. How could I approach the ...
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How to solve a situation where you have one suboptimal offer and one great almost offer?

I got a job offer and verbally accepted it. However, since I still haven't gotten the contract, just the offer letter, which just includes very basic information and isn't even legally binding in my ...
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Apply direct or use recruiter

I have a situation where I was cold-emailed by a recruiter after updating a resume for another job. The recruiter pointed me to a job that after some research is posted on LinkedIn by a person that ...

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