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Despite of designing server framework, cannot crack interview question: How to design XYZ? [closed]

I am software professional having enormous experience of software development (viz. in C++) and have worked in many prominent multi-national software companies and in various domains. Few years back ...
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Owning shares in a start-up - posing problem when finding a job?

My fiancée got a job in London which prompted me to start searching for a job in the UK. I'll be looking for a data scientist job in an established company (i.e. not a start-up). I am currently ...
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Can an employer lay off employees without any consequences?

The main reason for this question is what most people tend to do when searching for a new job - don't let your boss know you are looking for another job until you have found it. Main reason is that ...
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Applying for a job with no relevant experience. What to say in the resume?

So I am building a resume for a friend who is a Computer Science student and seeking an entry job in the industry. Problem is that he never had relevant jobs before. Jobs he had are: Cashier at a gas ...
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How to a) determine if interviewee knows about tech they are interviewing for b) answer broad questions if they don't?

Background: I graduated relatively recently from school. I got my degree in computer science. While I was in school I completed several co-op work placements. After finishing school I have had a lot ...
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Company threatening to call my current job after I declined their offer

I declined a job offer last week for cultural fit reasons, over email, and this morning I received an email back from the hiring manager saying that he's very disappointed in me and he'll be calling ...
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How to explain why I don't have a reference from one of my experiences?

I'm in my final year of university and I have a panel interview coming up soon. They asked for the two references I provided to fill out a document as a part of the process. I interned at a company ...
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Can you omit a Bachelors degree if its hurting your chances?

My brother did private BA in mass communication. Doing a private degree in my country means doing the degree without going to any college. After that he did a two year Masters of Science in mass ...
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How to find out if work location is flexible at potential company?

I'm starting the interview process with a company & position that I'm very interested in. However, for personal reasons it's extremely important to me that I should be able to work remotely ...
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After getting rejected, should I try to ask a question about improvements? [duplicate]

Let say that you went in for an interview for a job. The interview was the best and you have done everything perfectly. You even send a thank you message after the interview. However, in a few days ...
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Should I focus on my grades or on finishing my degree on time? [closed]

I am doing an 5-year Integrated Master's degree (3-year Bachelor + 2-year Master) on Physics in Europe. Aiming for a thesis in Quantum Computation/Information. I am currently on the 4th year and have ...
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How and where to get honest/negative feedback about resume/overall profile for job hunting?

I need to know where can I go to talk to someone and give them my details, so they can give me the brutally honest truth as to why employers are put-off by me. The places I have applied never give ...
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What should I write under “comments about you” on a job application?

I'm filling in a job application and, at the end, there is an optional free-text field which says "Comments about you". What am I supposed to write in this field? What is this field for? If it ...
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When do I apply for a job while in my last year of school Major is Information Systems and a Minor in Real Estate [closed]

I currently attend a 4 year institution and this fall and spring will be my last year. I am currently looking for a full time position in the tech field, hopefully somewhere in the Software Engineer ...
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Conducting offshore software training

I'm reaching out to the community to seek advice. I'm a statistician by profession. Recently, I was contacted by a person on LinkedIn requesting to conduct offshore software training. He cited the ...
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Interview was just a one hour panel. Got an offer the next day; do I accept or is this a red flag?

I just had an interview for a software developer job and the whole process was simply a 30 minute phone call, followed by a one hour panel interview (around 5 people). The panel interview went fine ...
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To what extend should I disclose the reason why I’m not staying with the company that trained me

I‘m currently doing a traineeship and I’m really unhappy with it, so much so that I’m considering to end it every day but I’m trying to pull through until I can end it prematurely while still getting ...
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In a Bind Getting No Offers. Job Search After 5 Years is Depressing [closed]

My IT career can easily be summed up as, "How do I do xxx and what software does it?" In all my jobs that I've held it was up to me to figure it out. I've never really had an IT team full of ...
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How to list multiple related jobs on CV

Say I have a position of project manager at my company A. Now at the same time, I also have a sales related position on a company B, which is related to company A, say it is child company of A. On ...
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Been asked to write a character reference for a fellow admin of a gaming clan

A fellow admin of a PlayStation gaming clan is applying for a job in real life and have asked me to write a character reference for him. I have no problem doing this as I admire him and would not ...
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Disability and cover letter

I have temporal epilepsy and generalized anxiety disorder and I want to try coming out of the closet when searching for a new job. My disability doesn't prevent me from doing my job well, but I feel ...
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Prospective job postponed by employer

Recently I went through interview process (3) for a job I really wanted. I receive an email follow up today from the employer, stating that they’ve decided to put the position on hold for now, and ...
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I am a software engineer, should I include my Math.SE in my LinkedIn profile?

I am a software engineer and I have been working on my LinkedIn profile. I have added a link to my software blog to my profile and I thought about adding my Math.SE profile as well as I have been ...
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How to get advertised salary when applying for jobs through recruitment company

Here's a thought that occurred to me whilst applying for jobs recently. I have been approached by 3rd party recruiter, who offered me different jobs, I have successfully completed the recruitment ...
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Road to becoming a professional software developer [closed]

Background I am 25-year old hobbyist programmer who loves the thrill of abstraction that comes with spending long hours trying to fit all the concept pieces together to create a working program with ...
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How to approach or circumvent job sites that only offer a limited list of options?

I've seem that most job sites only offer a limited list of technologies and past companies. This leaves very little room for personal marketing. I can make a killer CV but I'm at a loss at how to get ...
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After blowing a job interview tremendously, what can I do to control damage? [closed]

Backstory: I work for a big and well-known company in Germany with journalism background. I had scheduled a first phone interview with potential next company I would be working for in a separate ...
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Recruiter says SRE roles all filled, but they're looking for a role for me. What should I do?

The situation: I was scheduled to do my phone screen on April 28th, then after rescheduling I passed my phone screen on May 5, 2019. But my recruiter "Sarah" didn't contact me again until last ...
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How to deal with lack of technical skills when applying for jobs in IT?

My career path is somewhat untypical. I switched into IT from another field. My first position in IT was a managerial one straight away. (The position is between business and IT but more on the IT ...
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Discrepancy with Employment Date in background check

I recently got a job offer and I'm in the process of background check. One previous employment is entered as Jan 1st 2015 to Jan 1st 2015 which is obviously an error or typo from my side or a system ...
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Is it disadvantage if my first graduate job is outside of current country? [closed]

I'm currently on a placement year (between year 2 and 3) of my university degree in England, on a software engineering course. I have been here since I was a child (I am Polish), so I am very used to ...
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Imposter syndrome when applying to international jobs? [closed]

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 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 ...