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Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Should I put the name of my manager of the consulting company or the company that I am working with as current employer?

I am employed by a consulting company and working as a consutant developer for X company. I am applying for a job where I should put the name of my current employer. The problem is that, my ...
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Had to cancel first interview due to flu, company not responding to my email about re-scheduling. Should I re-apply?

I had an interview setup about a week ago, but had to cancel due to having the flu. After a brief email correspondence with the person who I'm suppose to interview with, he tells me it's fine, and ...
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Include Restrictive License on Take Home Project

I was given a take home test after an interview that took me a lot of time to complete. The project includes an API, realtime database backend and a mobile frontend with remote notifications. Is ...
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How should I address a 1-year break from work due to mental health?

I have a first class Computer Science degree. I worked at a prestigious fin-tech company for 6 months then decided to quit because my mental health was in a very bad state. Now after about a year gap,...
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Would it be bad to follow up with a phone call / email after applying to a job that's posted on LinkedIn?

Would it be bad to follow up by phone or email, after applying to a job that's posted on LinkedIn? I'm wondering if such follow-up could be perceived positively, namely that I am proactive and care ...
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The potential employer is not responding after the promised date, should I send any letter to them?

I have just passed the job interview. Everything looked good, but I am aware they may have more candidates who are equally good. The company promised to give me response within a certain time, which ...
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After applying for a position directly with the company, should I still send a message to the recruiter on LinkedIn?

A recruiter accepted my LinkedIn personal connection request. I put a message there telling him how interested I am in working for the company and how my skills will be a great fit for the position. ...
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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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How to get a job using a particular technology based on my experience at current company, but use of it in current project is confidential

I've worked for this company for 5 years. For the first 3.5 years I was recruited for, and worked with, a team doing "Technology X" which is well established at the company and in the industry. For ...
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Leaving first career job after 2 years of experience without any offer in hand and take a break of 3 months

I am 25 years old with 24 months of experience as a software developer in a startup. I took this role rejecting all other good paying jobs due to awesome projects. But now I feel my current role is ...
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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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What are career options for big-picture thinkers with no experience? [closed]

I would rather talk about the best place to put a new restaurant than manage a kitchen or grill burgers. I would rather examine construction processes & costs, and value delivery to the client ...
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Is it too early to ask for a raise when renegotiating contract, after 7 months?

I work as a programmer in a small company in Germany and I was hired for my (totally junior) position of Android developer after taking a master degree in computer science. I had never worked before, ...
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After following up and not be contacted, is it okay to make contact?

I was reading this link, but my situation is a little different because I never had an interview. I submitted my application to a job posting twelve days ago, and after not hearing back from them, ...
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How do you find a company that will sponsor a visa? [closed]

Lets say you don't have an EU passport, nor a US one (or working visas). How can a fairly recent grad (in software, but let's assume any high tech job), who is a talented and passionate person, start ...
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Difference between Internship and job?

I've noticed companies post lists of requirements for an intern role but they expect them to do everything that would be required by a particular role as an employee from day one. This is usually ...
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My employer will not have required permits to employ me in the future. How should I approach job search?

I'm currently legally working for a US company on a special permit, I'm not a US citizen. My permit will expire this year in a few months. I'm allowed to apply for a renewal, but I learned that this ...
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How to respond to potential employer about a potential conflict of Interest?

Long story short- I applied for my dream job a month ago and I have been progressing in the interview process. My future step-mom (will be official in September) unannounced to me had applied at the ...
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How to get over being angry due to being laid off? [closed]

Due to circumstances beyond my control, a contract that I loved working on has been terminated with very little warning and I have been told my last day is Friday. I understand its business, the ...
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Partially accepted for one job, have an interview scheduled for another - withdraw or proceed?

A friend, Alice, applied to a few jobs. Some didn't pan out, then the best fitting one offered a job. Alice accepted that job verbally, received a background check clearance form and signed it, and ...
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Asking for tips from the hiring manager before a technical interview?

So I applied for this company (for entry-level software development position) and have already talked to the hiring manager (who does not have any technical expertise). We set up a technical interview ...
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Low level programming career path without electrical engineering knowledge [closed]

I would like to ask you, is that possible to get a job in low level programming area without electrical engineering knowledge? Some background: I am working as Java developer / architect since 14 ...
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Is ok to divide my Resume into 2 sections, one showing work experiences and the other for a more detailed explanation on my skills?

I'm currently trying to rewrite my professional resume realizing the mistakes I made on the previous one. Now I want to keep my resume clean and easy to read. I think I should also keep the technical ...
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Job search in Europe from other countries in IT [closed]

Can anyone tell me is there any mandatory way to get a job in Europe?. Consider both scenarios what type of non technical qualifications I need to get. I visited a lot of websites and blogs but I can'...
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I believe that my boss is preparing to fire me after setting me up to fail. What should I do?

Several months ago, I agreed to a new job in my company and I was transferred to my company's IT department. I agreed to this new job and departmental transfer because it would introduce me to a high-...
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Rejection email refers to a different position than the one I applied to and interviewed for

After making it through a fairly extensive interview process with this company, including multiple on-site interviews and homework-like assignments, today I received an email informing me that they ...
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Any harm in telling recruiter what other roles I am interviewing for?

It's something that bothered me for a while but cannot really put my finger on it. They call you and discuss some roles, inevitably enquiring whether I am interviewing anywhere else. I say yes, and ...
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Is it ethical to apply for a job on someone's behalf? [closed]

Background My partner is at a stage in their life where they need to enter the world of work, but they don't know what type of job they want nor do they have the drive to make their mind up and ...
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Deferring a return to the software industry to take my project commercial [closed]

Good day, all! At the dawn of this new year I left seminary studies to return to the world of software, where I had previously worked for over 8 years. But rather than returning directly and ...
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Should I tell a potential employer why I am underpaid?

I work in the IT industry and I am considered underpaid as per my job experience and current market rate. When I started looking for other opportunities, some recruiters/employers are quite shocked at ...
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How can I get a job if I have a passive personality?

There's tips out there for Aggressive and Assertive people, but nothing for Passive. I used to have a job thanks to my dad but he changed companies and now I can't get my foot in anywhere. I've been ...
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About to graduate and looking for full-time IT job; how to mention my internships experience on my resume?

I'm about to finish my computer science degree and I'm looking for a full time job in IT During my time in the university, I took 3 different internship jobs - 2 as a full stack web developer and 1 ...
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Made a bad choice and now stuck in a rut?

I have been with my current company for 7 years this year and on the same salary for the last five of those despite moving up in responsibility. I decided, last year, that it was going nowhere so ...
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Been in my job for 10 years. Is it hurting my future career?

I've recently had my 10 years anniversary at work. Often when I mention it I hear that 10 years is way too long to stay at one place these days, and that I may find it hard to look for a job in the ...
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How to reach out to a company to ask questions about a job posting?

Sometimes companies provide an email or a name of a person within the company who can be contacted to either submit the job application or to ask questions about the job posting. A lot of the time, ...
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Left engineering job to pursue career in software development. Will it work? [closed]

I got a full time job straight out of college as an engineer. However, I really realized that my passion was software development. I love to code. I ended up leaving my job to pursue a career in ...
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Can I ask if client is hiring? [duplicate]

I am employed by Company A and working for one of their clients. I have my own manager with this particular client, at the client site, and they all seem to like me. I am also looking for a new job ...
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Quit company and work for another company that has the same end client

So here is something I want to know before I make a move. I am employed by Company A to work for their client. Now I'm looking for a new job and is contacted by Company B, but they both work for the ...
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What does “Copy” means in a job description?

When looking for new opportunities, I noticed "Copy" accompanying job description, e.g. "Creative Director (Copy)", "Associate Art Director, Copy", etc. I assume it's some kind of description of the ...
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Should I inform a company if the application page on their website has style bugs? [duplicate]

I recently applied for a job on a company's website. On the application page, there were a few style issues that were clearly bugs, such as the logo doubling in size and obscuring the page when ...
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Applying to a medium level position but want internship

The company I am thinking of applying to has a job opening posted for a medium level software development position, however I do not think I am qualified for that yet. I was thinking of emailing their ...
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Would it be okay to put “Freelancer / Self-Employed” to cover up 2 years of unemployment gap after graduating college?

I was wondering if I should include any text on my resume and LinkedIn for reasons to why I was not working 2 years after graduating college. And if I should, how should I phrase it other than "being ...
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If I'm asked to attend multiple in-person interviews per week, how can reduce the chance of my boss becoming suspicious?

I'm currently being contacting by recruiters on an almost daily basis. As a result, there are times when I can get upwards of two to three in-person interview requests in a week. And on many occasions,...
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Got laid off after a month without a clear reason - how do I explain this on my resume/in upcoming interviews?

I started a job in January as a Project Coordinator for an electrical company. When I was hired, the position was advertised as "Admin Assistant", but after I was hired, the owner of the company said ...
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How to determine when a company will be done with “head counts”

I have been in contact with a company I want to apply to since about September. For reference it is a Biotech company in NY. The two people I am in contact with are from recruiting / on-boarding / ...
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How to find web developer openings in a specific industry I prefer [closed]

I'm web dev with 10+ years of experience in web development. I'd like to enter adult industry as a developer. I know I need connections and appropriate companies. I tried to look around but I couldn'...
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Is it wrong to apply to a job posting if I'm not going to be around for the next month to interview?

I saw a job posting I like and I would like to apply. However I will be away on vacation for the next month so I will not be able to answer phone calls or attend interviews during that time (different ...
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Should I give up on the dream of ever making it in the science industry [closed]

So recently I received a standard no response rejection mail(in which it was mentioned that I don't have multiple years of experience). Based on this and other negative interview experiences(where one ...
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Interviewing for consulting position involves interview with customer; is this unusual?

I am going through the interview process with a consulting company X for a senior consultant position. We have had 2 phone and 1 in person interview and they have indicated that they are interested ...
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Applying to a job directly and through contacting recruiter [duplicate]

I applied to a job posted on LikedIn and my CV was sent to a recruiter. I did not however agree on anything with the recruiter though (when applying, I did not even know who the recruiter was). After ...