Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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How to find out if a recruiter is serious or just wasting time?

I get a lot of calls from recruiters as I am looking for a job and given my last job(s) have been short term, everyone wants me to tell them 3-4 years of what I been doing. What annoys me most are 2 ...
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Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position there

I resigned from a job after working there for only 2 months. I hated the job scopes and the micromanagement from my previous boss. Although I've worked there for a short while only, I did everything ...
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Should I add a month only employment in my CV

I rushed into employment after I was made redundant which turned out to be a disaster because the job description posted, mentioned and the real work was totally different and it affected my health as ...
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Will interning in a small company on a more interesting subject hurt my career?

I am a M.S student in data science/machine learning. I will have to start an end-of-studies internship in a few months. I have several offers in my area and am at a loss about which ont to choose. My ...
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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

I used to work at a fast food store and I made a really stupid mistake by stealing $50 and had to suffer the consequences of being fired. Now I'm worried if i can't or won't be able to get hired ...
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IT company demands for reference

Reference check is the fourth and last step of the hiring procedure for an IT company who is trying to offer a job to candidate. The HR now demands my ex-managers contact. I personally have no issue ...
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What can I do if one employer used offer letter from first company against me?

I had an offer from employer A and employer B forced me to show the offer letter of A to them. In that situation I shared the offer letter with him. But he used that offer letter against me and ...
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No References in Job Application. How bad is it?

I got my PhD 4 years ago in operations research, and I have been working as a data scientist since. I am looking to switch to careers to software development. However, I am leaving my current company ...
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Is it okay to negotiate salary and remote work at the same time?

When negotiating for a new job, is it advisable to negotiate one thing at a time, or is it okay to try multiple things at once? For example, if one requests higher salary than what was offered, in ...
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Mistake in Job Title - Pre-Employment Background Check

I made a mistake in terms of the job title in one of my internship experiences. I put down the credit analyst intern initially since I was working in the credit department in a bank. But after ...
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Hiring manager added me on LinkedIn after interview

Update:I am shortlisted for second round interview. HR says I am one of the final two candidates.Fingers crossed! Thank you for the replies. I sent a thank you note to the hiring manager after an ...
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Sent technical test that was impossible, but other candidates completed it

I was sent a technical test by a potential employer that was impossible to complete. The test contained invalid code under a "Do not change this code" comment. In addition, the web page had glaring ...
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How to best showcase work related projects on my portfolio?

I wanted to know how others are best showcasing projects that are work-related in their portfolios? I'm currently a Systems Analyst/Developer and have created quite a few UI, Batch, and Automation ...
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Should I respond to feelers for companies I'm not interested in?

A friend of mine recently did me the favor of spreading the word that I'm looking for a job in an online community of CTOs. I've received a few feeler emails from a few companies thanks to his ...
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How to negotiate first salary, when the offer is way lower than the job posting?

I was looking for jobs in data related fields (Data engineering/science), when I found a job opening for software engenieering offering a well above average salary, 2 to 3 times my country's average ...
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Should I address my cover letter to HR recruiter, or my primary contact?

I have been in contact over the phone and over email with the supervisor of a position I am applying for. However, on the job posting, I am given the information of the HR assistant behind this ...
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How should I approach an employer after reneging on an accepted job offer with them?

I was recently interviewing and I landed two job offers from Company A and Company B. I had accepted a job offer initially from Company A, but Company B came along and gave me an offer with a better ...
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GDPR keeping CVs on file for how long

I sent a lot of cvs speculatively to employers in May 2018. I received the usual formulaic drivel ' we dont have anything suitable at the current time..... We will keep your cv under reference for ...
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I'm offered a range of dates for a job interview; which one should I take?

Three times recently I've been contacted for an initial phone interview, and asked to pick a time. Usually it's something like "which of these five specific times over the next few days is best?" or ...
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Changing jobs: a good way to find a career? [closed]

I recently graduated in computer science and im looking for a job/specialization in data science. Currently i work as junior software developer in a software engeneering company (the job is good, but ...
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Interview Question Help [closed]

I've been selected to have a technical phone interview. The role is for a solutions engineer (a mix between consulting/advisory and software engineering). Generally, I would be meeting with clients, ...
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Corresponding with hiring manager outside of structured interview

After 2 interviews with a hiring manager and a few members of the team, I have failed to learn long-term goals for the team (EX: What are the goals for the team over the next 2 years) or basic day to ...
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What options are there for getting help with job hunting? Especially abroad

2 months ago I decided that I didn't like the life I have in the town I moved to a year ago for my current job. So, I dusted off my CV and submitted it to every site I could think of, expecting to get ...
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Dealing with recruiters who clearly didn't look at my resume

So today I opened my email and found another email from a recruiter who clearly did not look at my resume or any details about me. Here is the email (with PII removed): Hi, My name is [...
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How should I explain dropping out from college and choose to join coding bootcamp to the recruiters?

I began college in computer engineering in 2016 and dropped out in 2019, that is almost in my final year. Put it simply the reasons are there are a lot of lessons that don't align with my interest, ...
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Can I connect with a future coworker? If so, how much information can I share?

I am considering a managerial position in a different organization at my university. After going through my internal connections, I was led to the email address of who would be my future coworker. We ...
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When describing my skills, what is the short form of “I'm sensitive to others in the office and help them work together”?

I am very sensitive to how other people are doing in the office. In the past, I have helped people having a bad day, listened to their wild and fantastic and angry stories about coworkers and ...
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Is there value in recruitment messages?

Context About once or twice a month, I receive a message on LinkedIn from recruiters who state that they liked my resume and wanted to talk for a potential job offer or applying in their hiring ...
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fastest way to switch job [closed]

I'm a software developer working for several years in same company. However, I've been stagnating technically speaking, as the other devs were higher level and older in the team, they were given all ...
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What questions to expect during a junior javascript developer interview? [closed]

I was invited in for a chat at a digital studio next week and I'm just going over some example questions etc. The company seems really amazing. They make good looking products (Apps and the like) for ...
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Interview for a different position turned me off to the company, should I tell the recruiter?

so I went to a conference the other day and had a talk with a company at a booth about a position that really excited me. The recruiters there also really liked me and we struck up a really good ...
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How do I reference my private startup project ideas in my resume without giving my ideas away? [closed]

For quite a while I've been working on a project which I always hoped to reach maturity of a startup project. I made several attempts at the idea and the project idea evolved over time, by creating a ...
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Asking a team mate from a different company about job opportunities

I work on a project involves many companies, cooperating for the project. Outside of this and other shared projects, the companies are competitors. I really like the project and I am sure I am ...
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What is a MUST before handing in my notice for a contract job?

I always had been a permanent employee. I had been offered a contract a few days ago... they want me to start in a week... I know that with permanent positions, I need written offer from new ...
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How to respond to “Why didn't you do a postdoc after your PhD?”

A while back, I had an interviewer ask me this question. This was for an industry job, but I could infer that several of the people interviewing me had worked a postdoctoral research position prior to ...
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How to determine right positions to apply [closed]

Because of some bad life choices I have gotten myself into a really bad situation jobwise and I am trying to find a way out of it. I am currently studying computer science, however my current study ...
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Only one cover letter allowed in job portal for multiple positions

I am applying for jobs and there is one portal powered by iRecruitment. The rules for the resume and cover letter are as follows The resume and cover letter in your profile are always the most ...
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How to deal with non-feedback for assignment of applied job?

It's clearly my first question in here and I have a situation about a job that I've applied and talked with the CTO. I guess it's a position that huge apply count and I've sent my assignment for in ...
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New Job Not Working Out - Weighing Options [closed]

I recently left my job of nearly 3 years as a software engineer to join a new company for what sounded like a very similar role. I’ve been at this new role for a little over 2 months now. Turns out ...
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Should I move out of my consulting company without informing my boss?

I am currently working in Europe as a consultant in my native country. I have been looking for a new job in Asia for several months, and I have told it to my boss. He told me he would try to start a ...
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Should I omit “Co-founder” from my LinkedIn and resume?

I left my software engineering job ~1 year ago to build a SaaS company with 2 other co-founders. We built a professional product, had customers, and earned some decent press/marketing, but I've ...
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Applying for a job and grad school at the same time, knowing I would leave for grad school if possible

I'm currently two years out of undergrad. I will be laid off soon as a result of my previous employer being acquired. Really unfortunate timing as I had already been planning to apply for Fall 2020 ...
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Should I disclose the reasons why I am looking for a new job during an interview? [duplicate]

When you're interviewing in a new company, while still working in your current role, should you tell your interviewer that you're leaving the company because you haven't been paid for 3 months, and ...
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Insisting on a job description before directly applying to company

This is very similar to the question below, except that I'm curious if people feel that it makes a difference if it's coming directly from a company instead of a recruiting firm. Insisting on a job ...
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As a now self-employed consultant, should I apply for work at a company I was previously let go from?

Context A recruiter is advertising a role, and I can tell from the description that it is a previous employer of mine. This is an employer that "let me go" in the past. It's a consultant position, ...
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How to step back from applying to a job if I realize I can't solve the given assignment?

I'm looking for a new job as a software developer and I applied to many job for which the stack necessary involves languages I'm not familiar with, yet I'm confident I can learn in time. For one of ...
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How to contact multiple companies after the job fair

I have attended a job fair last week. A few companies said that they are interested in my work and gave me their business card to contact them. I was wondering what will the best way to contact them ...
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What will be the job title for PhD student

I am doing full time PhD and receive scholarship from university. I want to add that as a work experience. What job title will be appreciate for making resume for industry job?
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Planning for pregnancy and looking for new jobs

I am planing for a job change because it is inevitable (will be looking a job in India). At the same time, we are planning for a baby. Maybe at the time I get a job offer I will be in a early stage of ...
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Is it appropriate to send an employer a LinkedIn request after a job interview?

I had recently had a phone interview with the head of a company. Some hours later, I noticed this person had checked my LinkedIn profile several hours ago, prior to the interview. With only an ...