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Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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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 ...
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Is it a good idea to mention in my CV, as a programmer, the number of reputation points on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I work in academia, as a lecturer, teaching computer programming and I am thinking of getting hired at a software firm. I was thinking to put in my CV my StackOverflow account, including how many ...
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How do freelancers handle confidential projects in their CVs & in Interviews? (Software Development) [duplicate]

I am quite new to freelancing, and I'm wondering how freelance software developers handle confidential projects in their CVs? I recently spoke to a developer who told me that he is working on a ...
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How do I recover from lying to potential employer about not having a full-time job at the moment?

During my job hunting, some companies responded very fast to me while others took up to several weeks to reply. Some companies either rejected me or gave me an offer few days after an interview, while ...
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Verbal Offer received; should I continue interviewing or wait for the written offer?

I have a verbal offer but not a written offer and am not sure whether I should proceed to an onsite interview at another company. Since I have not received the written offer yet, should I go ahead ...
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I was technically employed, but have nothing to show for it - How do I explain this?

For the past few years I've been "working" at my father's company. My dad's business is in software development, but it's in Field A. I am trained as a software developer, but am focused on Field B - ...
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Asking potential future employer about skills to learn

I'm in the search for a new job (am currently employed), specifically for one particular job. I know that I will only be applying to company A and to a specific position; it's a software development ...
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What to politely say when asked “How are other interviews going?” or “Have you been extended any offers?”

Job Agent recruiters, Hiring Managers, Tech Leads and/or interviewers sometimes asking me how other interviews are going? , and sometimes even ask me if I've been extended any other offers? How ...
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How to gauge If i will be rolled out an offer letter? Or what to do next? [closed]

Went through the entire Hiring process for a company , where I : Applied on a Job portal Received a quick reply within two days Cleared two rounds of Interview one with the Hiring Manager other with ...
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How do I state that the reason for leaving the last job was a mutual miscommunication with the management?

We parted our ways because both sides had different expectations from the role that I took. We parted on good terms and the (former) project manager even said that I could give out her phone and she ...
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Can companies use my assignment in their product without my permission?

I've been doing assignments as part of my job applications to join tech startups in past weeks and I've noticed a lot of times they don't even get back to me with a feedback. This has happened so ...
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What's right mindset of a successful candidate? [closed]

I got my Physics PhD degree 5 months ago. I have been looking for jobs in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. I did data analysis and machine learning in my PhD; then I went to an AI ...
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What do you think of using emojis in the subject line of a cold call email? [closed]

I’m a recent Electrical Engineering graduate who’s currently looking for a job. I have been sending cold call emails but getting no responses. I’m thinking it is because my email doesn’t have a unique ...
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What should I do if a recruiter contacted me for starting an application but has not replied in two days?

The other day I received an email from a recruiter from a big company, about a particular role and asked me to give the name, graduation date, VISA status and other details to start the application. ...
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Would declining a job offer negatively affect my chances of applying there in the future?

I'm graduating college, and beginning to apply to companies for work starting in the summer. I'm mostly looking at paid internship-type positions in order to gain more experience before a "more real" ...
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What can be done if “I” sent a new job application email to my current HR (where I am working) due to typo error?

Detail: My brother was operating my personal email, from there he sent a new job application to the wrong address; I genuinely did not want to apply for the new job, in fact I had just received a ...
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Getting very low reply rate with relatively good resume [closed]

I've been working as an expat for more than 4 years. Recently for family reasons we had to move to Europe, to a pretty conservative country. Since moving here, I've been told that with my profile I ...
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Are the unemployment rate from statistics true? [closed]

Countless people talk about unemployment: They said they applied hundreds jobs but never received response. They said they applied about 500 jobs with 3 interviews but still unemployed. More terrible ...
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Applying full-time to company I rejected for internship? Do I bring this up?

I am now a senior applying to jobs full time in industry X. Last summer, companies A and B offered me internships. I went with B but realized, in the end, A probably would have been a better fit. So ...
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What should I do when a job was posted on two different sites with slighly different requirements?

A few days ago I found a job posting on Indeed, and I applied for it through that site. No email from the company was provided in the posting, you provide your details (name, email/phone), upload your ...
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When to look for a new job without looking like a job hopper

One year ago I got my first job in IT (in some area A), and so far everything is going well. However, after graduating university, I wanted to work in a different area (let's call it area B), but I ...
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How to effectively use unethical business practices as an escape hatch for a new job?

I started a new position about 5 months ago. I do not like it and wish to start interviewing...the problem is that I could be seen as a job hopper since my last 4 stints lasted 2 years, 1.5 years*, 8 ...
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Is it appropriate to pay for someone’s dinner over a job referral?

So my friend referred me for a position in her company. She does not participate in interviewing or any decision making. I wonder is it legal/appropriate to pay for a meal for her? Does it matter ...
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Calculating experience when you had 2 jobs at the same time

Most entry level jobs can require anywhere from 1 - 2 years of experience, some even want 3 - 5 years. I currently work 2 separate IT jobs. A Tech I position for a college and a Tech II position for ...
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A recruiter for a job that initially rejected me, called with an alternate offer but then acts reluctantly-am I being played?

In October, I had an interview for a data scientist position in France at a large company, where there was exactly one physical interview with the manager and another data scientist. It was a pretty ...
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When seeking a new job, when should I mention that I want a 4-day work week?

I am not currently looking for a new job but I am thinking about the future. In my current job, I negotiated a 4-day work week (for a proportioned cut in salary) a year or so after starting there. ...
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Should I ask my employer about my visa status since it has been 10 days the last we communicated? [closed]

I am selected in UAE as a software engineer and has signed the job offer, also I send him the scanned copies of all the required attested documents along with the hard copy of my attested degree via ...
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Should I add University classes on Linkedin?

I am a final year data science student. I want to enhance my Linkedin profile which I think it is weak. We had special courses for data science I took. I was thinking of adding my individual ...
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I have taken a new role and I am not enjoying it [closed]

I have recently started working for this large company mid of last year. I initially started as Accounts Payable officer. The bosses have recognised my work and they have offered me a position in a ...
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How to explain to recruiters and hiring managers about a former “manager” that was fired

Not sure how to best write the question, I hope my explanation clears things up. A while back, our startup (early stage) hired someone to help out with my responsibilities and during the negotiating ...
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Work in other EU countries while I have temporary Residence permit in Lithuania [closed]

I am iOS Developer and co-founder of a startup in Lithuania and as non-EU citizen I have startup visa and temporary residence permit in Lithuania. Do I have permission to looking for job in other EU ...
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Feeling “buyers remorse” with my entry level job [closed]

I'm graduating university (Software Engineering) in a month and I already got a job lined up in a company that I worked in as an intern since last year. I really liked the work I did, the general ...
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Should I join a company if its reviews on glassdoor etc are not very good? [closed]

I am offered a job from the company as a web developer in UAE. I just went on to the glassdoor and read reviews, the majority of reviews were not very good and some were outrageous to an extent ...
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Should you disclose any details when asked about your work permit?

When seeking a job online in a country where you have a temporary work permit, should you tell about the permit to the potential employer? Should you mention the length of the permit or that you will ...
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How to leave job when my boss is my wife's boss's husband, or vice versa?

Background: My wife and I are looking to relocate to another state for family reasons, and we have both been looking for employment in the area we want to move to. Currently, we both work for ...
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(Accidentally?) hired into the wrong position

A company was hiring several developers. Among them a embedded software developer position with some very strict requirements (like 10+ years of experience with C) that I in no way qualify for (I'm a ...
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Should I inform the current employer that I am about to resign within 1-2 weeks since I have signed the offer letter and waiting for visa?

I have signed the offer letter from a company based in UAE (United Arab Emirates) and have sent them my documents for visa process since they are sponsoring. Now, I am confused that whether I should ...
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How far back are references checked? [closed]

I am looking for work, having had my own business for 15 years. I am keen to put few companies I have worked for (20 years ago) as a graduate. I want to do this to prove I have experience working in ...
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Wanting to work somewhere with an option to move, should I tell recruiter?

Context - Happily employed for the last 5yrs, love my current company - Want to move to a new location to be closer to wife's family - Current company has no presence in the area, pure remote position ...
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What's the meaning of “you won't be a good fit”?

Does "fit" refer to soft skills? Or could it be as random as your accent, the way you look, or something like that Would you consider it a kiss of death when a potential employer says "You won't be a ...
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What is the concrete minimum measure of Microsoft Word as skill on resume?

It's common to see Microsoft Word to be listed on job postings. This type of skill seems somewhat arbitrary and broad, and depends on industry - expectations from graphic designer would be different ...
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How to tell a prospective employer that you have a high IQ without seeming like you have an over-inflated ego or delusional

I am not saying this is my case, just something that I'm very curious about, because: 1) Taken a face value it should be a perfectly natural thing to say and an extremely desirable trait in an ...
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When does persistence become annoying when looking for work/placements?

I am currently seeking paid/unpaid work. I lack the entry requirements for most posted positions and am actively bulking up my CV with relevant qualifications. To gain relevant experience I have been ...
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Was I rude to this potential employer? [closed]

I sent a CV to a HR consultant. she responded back with usual stock phrases like: 'We will keep you on file, blah blah blah'. I responded back with 'Noted, many thanks' the subject line. I thought ...
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Juggling Job Offers and Interviews

I’m currently working as a developer at Company A. For reasons I won’t delve into here, I’m looking to leave my current position and find a new place to work. I started sending out resumes a couple of ...