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Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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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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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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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 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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Job offer in Europe vs Masters degree in the US? [on hold]

I have a job offer in the Netherlands. The salary is the average salary for entry-level software developers in Europe. I also have an admit for a masters program in the US (UMass). The master's ...
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Interviewing with little intention to take the job [on hold]

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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Is it appropriate to use Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as selling point in a personal statement?

I have a personality type as indicated by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) of INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment). This is one of the rarest personality types, occurring in only 1-2% ...
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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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Appearing in Linkedin searches by current employer. Getting layed off? [on hold]

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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Intern applicant asking for compensation equivalent to that of permanent employee

A company posted a requirement for an internship position for 3 months. They got an application for the same but during the interview it was found that the applicant already is well versed with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How can I make a CV worse?

I am asking this question for somebody else. Anyway, he is 16, and has just started 6th form. He has been looking for jobs all summer and still is, and has not been successful. He has applied to over ...
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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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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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How long should I wait for an e-mail when applied for an internship

I am a student and applied for internship in 4-5 companies few days ago. But, I haven't received any response so far. So, my questions are: How many day should I wait for an E-Mail before assuming ...
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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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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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How to use recruiter's message to get other job than he offered me?

During my study of IT at a technical university, I worked almost a year as a Software Developer. I worked with Java, Spring and a little bit with React. After this experience, I do not want to work as ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Should I include 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year on resume? [closed]

I am the Time Person of the Year for 2006, and I was wondering if this is a good idea to include this on my resume? I figured it might make me stand out and be more noticeable amid all the many other ...
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How do I get a recruiter to give more details about a role before scheduling a phone call with them?

The modus operandi of (third-party) recruiters seems to be to want to get you on the phone before telling you much of anything about a role they might be recruiting for (usually they give little more ...
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Interview, gauge possible abusive/aggressive personality?

I currently work with a boss who is very verbally abusive, aggressive, creates drama and scandals every day, shouts at employees, diminishes the complexity or time it takes to do a certain task (I ...
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Referral issues on a job application

I am currently in process of applying for a job position. To have a better chance at the application, i requested a few employees from within the company, if any one would help me apply via a referral....
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How to avoid being cheated by some fake recruiters as a newbie?

Currently I'm searching for job in IT as a fresher. I registered on many job portals like Monster.com, naukri.com and a few others. I have been receiving calls from various local job consultancies. ...
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How to ask for additional time to reconsider an offer after accepting it?

After an interview with a company they offered me a salary matching the one I asked for. However when considering the other benefits I was getting at the current employer (which I wasn't getting at ...
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First job ended badly, still put it on resume for reference?

At the end of this week my contract of my first (full-time) job comes to an end. This did not end well and I'm not really on good term with my (soon to be ex-)boss. I am worried that when applying for ...
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How can I apply for an R&D position with not-so-excellent thesis? [closed]

I am currently a Master's course student and applying for my desired position of R&D at a large company. It seems that they highly pay attention to the final research (on the online application ...
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What should you do if you miss a job interview (deliberately)?

It is a very irresponsible question. I had a Java interview scheduled today. I went near the office location and on the way I realized that I was not ready for the interview. The last year at my ...
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What is the best approach to present your interest for a new position?

I am a software developer and I am looking for a new job. My current work environment is getting negative by the day and being in a panic mode I am desperate to find a new opportunity. As a result, I ...
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What criteria should I use to judge job-posting sites?

The amount of sites (both free and paid) offering to post job openings keeps growing. Free or paid is not a good criteria to judge quality by, as many paid sites just take jobs from other (free or ...
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Resigning due to medical reasons and a break to train for new job

I am asking this on a throwaway account, since I have not notified anyone of my decision, and am somewhat cautious about posting here. I am planning on leaving the current workplace in the near ...
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My potential new manager is asking sensitive information from my references [closed]

I'm applying for a job in Marketing in England. My potential new manager asked my age on the phone interview. I let it go as he is not originally from here. But it got to a point where he is now ...
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Should I email a prospective employer regarding my written performance in an online test?

Today I took a timed online test for a company I want to work for. It consisted mostly of technical questions, as well as some interview-style written questions (“why do you want to work for us?”, “...
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How do you go about becoming a carpenter's apprentice? [closed]

How do you go about becoming a carpenter's apprentice? Do you have to go through a certain program, or do you find someone on a job site who is offering the position, or is there another way? Although ...
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Recruiter wants very extensive technical details about all of my previous work

I was recently cold-called by a recruiter on LinkedIn who had seen my profile/resume. The position seemed to be a very good fit for my skill set so I replied that I was very interested. Within minutes ...