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Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Is it appropriate to attend a minority career fair when I'm not a minority? [closed]

Disclaimer: I feel this is a huge "NO-NO" for me to do, it would just make me look like an ass. My university is hosting a minority STEM job fair with the intention of bolstering hiring rates for ...
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Talking about accepted offer during a job interview

I accepted an offer and after that got an interview opportunity from my dream company. In the interview they had asked me if I have deadlines coming up. I informed them that I had to accept another ...
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Applying for a job I don't really want, at a company I like as an “in”?

I recently (a couple of weeks ago) sent a speculative application to a company I like, asking about a role I'd love to work in. It's a locally founded coffee company that's soon to expand to nearby ...
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Is Github Jobs a good place for a new graduates in software development to look for work? [closed]

I am wondering if anyone who is a software developer looking for employment finds jobs on Github Jobs. I will begin my job search soon and was wondering if employers favor applications from Github ...
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How to build up a portfolio for jobs in analytics/ data science?

I'm trying to land my first job in analytics and I'm sometimes asked about my "portfolio". (I understand that the question is about portfolio in a physical sense - it's about the documentation of my ...
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How to mention full stack experience on my resume?

I am a Product Engineer II at my current company. I work on writing backend in Java, making and querying tables in SQL, adding front-end on web (AngularJS, HTML, CSS) and Android (xml, SQLite), ...
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Time to start looking for a new job? [closed]

Current situation (Scrum Master), Senior management: hired new hires (Scrum Masters), I am longest serving employee 'forgetting' to invite me to important strategic meetings, but not forgetting to ...
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Resigning from a job within months of starting [duplicate]

I have 4+ years of experience in the software industry. At my first job, I stayed for around 3.1 years I left my second job within a year (i.e in 9 months.) I left because I was not happy with the ...
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Accidentally told recruiter wrong information - Should I correct it and make myself look bad?

I'm a junior software developer, only a couple of years out of college. I had a conversation today with a recruiter from a recruiting agency, and he asked me which version of Angular I use. I only ...
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I've been looking for a developer job for 7 years and can't get one. Why not? [closed]

For the last 7 years, I have been the IT Director at a marketing company. Pretty much since I started, I have been looking for another job, but I’m having trouble even getting interviews. About me: ...
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Is it recommended that I also apply to jobs I may not be much interested in? [closed]

I'm pretty bad at interviews and was wondering what was the "best" first job. I would prefer to stay within Canada. And through internships and side projects am quite comfortable with front-end, back-...
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What steps will help me land a job? [closed]

People around me think that I am talented: my former professors, classmates, even my friends. Some of the people I met in university still ask me to advise them about their research papers even after ...
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Send unsolicited application for a different location

I am currently on a job hunt and found a company that I would really like to work for. They have offices in three cities A,B,C (in europe, about 600km apart) with the main office in city A. On the ...
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Upcoming medical examination and interview the same day; how to handle PTO with current boss? [closed]

So I’ve got an interview Friday with a job that seems like the perfect fit. My current work situation has become increasingly toxic and has forced me to seek new opportunities. That being said, I am ...
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Interviewee strategy: show problem solving, or be communicative?

I've been a full time programmer for some five years now. I've never had a programming test in an interview, and I've worked for three small mobile game dev companies. I've always felt competent at my ...
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In the US, can a job with a religious institution require that I am a member of that institution?

I have seen job postings like the following: Software Development Engineer 5 Company Name = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Company Location = Riverton https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...
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While on a temp-to-perm assignment, how can I effectively ask for time off in order to interview for full-time positions? [duplicate]

I've been working while on a temp-to-perm contract, and recently a couple friends have helped to directly refer me to their companies - the recruiters of both companies promptly scheduled me for ...
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What would you guys order this? Answer an incoming call, responding to an important question from a co-worker, or responding to an important email? [closed]

How would you prioritize this? Answer an incoming call, responding to an important question from a co-worker, or responding to an important email?
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How to ask for reference from a manager I went extra mile for

I work for several staffing/marketing agencies where I go to different retail stores to promote different products. One agency I have worked with for a while and have good report with them. A few ...
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Anonymized information for initial contact with companies that outsource HR functions?

I would like some insight into using an anonymized information - like a different family name, birthday, location and phone number, and throw-away email address - to make initial contact with a ...
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what to ask in a FIFTH-round interview? [closed]

I previously interviewed for a position at a company through three rounds, each time meeting with the boss. They ended up not hiring anyone for the position. A week later, the company posted a ...
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Unsuccessful in one position but Recruiter Offered to Forward Resume to A Different Role — Update Resume?

I was recently unsuccessful in one search at a company but in all cases, I had positive feedback; they went with a candidate who had deeper knowledge in a specific aspect of the role. However, the ...
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How can I tell an interviewer that I have a great track record without sounding arrogant?

I'm in my final year of university (for engineering) and I am in the process of looking for full-time employment. My university has a co-op program and so I have 6 internships under my belt. For each ...
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How to increase chance of you getting hired if you are not a native to that country?

I am an Android developer with almost 5 years of experience in native android application development. I am from India and considering moving to another country, mainly Canada, japan or any European ...
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Should I ask for an introduction after I applied?

I applied to a startup job on Monday and realized today that the hiring manager is connected via LinkedIn to one of my mentors. I haven’t heard back yet so should I ask my mentor for an introduction? ...
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How to explain why I know the company's employee conditions?

I'm looking for a job. I used to date this person who worked for a small company. He shared with me information about working there, so I have a bit of insider knowledge (I don't mean business secrets ...
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I've been looking for an out-of-state job for 6 months now, what else could I do?

I'm currently attempting to locate a job in another state (NYC if that's relevant) and have been for ~6 months. What's further complicating my search is that I'm trying to shift careers at the same ...
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Asked to schedule interview in SF while I'm visiting, no response for two weeks and I'm here already. What to do?

I've been in the run for this out-of-state startup job (< 10 people) in SF and went through 2 rounds: phone and 20+ hour paid project. When I told them that I'd be in San Francisco starting from ...
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Am I damaging my potential by being a freelancer?

I have been working freelance now for about 4.5 years. I was still in university when I started (3 years to go for my degree). I've been at it for a while, and am continuing with 3 different companies....
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How can I effectivelly find and apply for Jr. Dev Jobs? [closed]

I'm junior level in front end, self-taught (~2k hours over ~1.8yrs). I wanted to try a job interview and see how I do, but I don't see any jobs. I look on the big job sites(google jobs/indeed/...
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Unskilled work requiring skilled people [closed]

Let's say someone has knowledge (and diplomas) in academic disciplines (philosophy, fundamental mathematics, fundamental computer science or anything that may not be directly useful outside a research ...
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How to make sure a job will match the job description? [closed]

Wrongful hiring is the case where actual job turns out to be very different than what you have applied to. I have recently started my second job, leaving my first job after 7 months due to ...
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How to tell my possible employer about a technical showstopper in performing a task

I've been contacted as a freelancer about a project. It's not my field of knowledge exactly, as it's in a different language and all that, but we agreed it should be trivial to learn it and related ...
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Handling work between undergraduate and graduate

I have a career fair coming up and I will probably start graduate school next fall. I have two options at this career fair - tell people I can work full time and tell them halfway through that I got ...
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Offer downgraded to temp-to-perm, from permanent - how should I proceed? [closed]

Today, I got my verbal full-time offer (good salary + bonus) downgraded to temp-to-perm, with a 6-month review, after a day of my giving them references to contact. Needless to say, I'm a bit ...
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Ex colleague wants me to introduce them to my contact, we are in the same job pool

An ex-colleague has asked me to introduce them to a contact of mine. I would normally do so without hesitation, but we are currently looking for the same kind of job. I was even planning on talking to ...
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Is it normal for a prospective employer to require a reference from the applicants current supervisor?

I was recently applying for a job in Australia, and it said It is a requirement that your most recent supervisor is nominated as one of your referees. Nominated referees may be contacted at any ...
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Should I bring a resume to this meeting?

I am a veteran student attending a Midwestern US university. One of the fraternities on campus has decided to seek a live in Resident Director from the veteran population, and has been coordinating ...
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Get a job by contributing to community with Open-source projects as a programmer [duplicate]

Since I can't really afford programming academies and similar educational programmes and systems, I was wondering if I could find a job by applying somewhere later with decent knowledge in several ...
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How can a back end or full stack developer highlight their portfolio site is only meant to showcase their work? [closed]

As a back end or full stack developer, one may want to have a portfolio site that showcases their other work. However, not everyone wants to design or build a portfolio site. Is it ok to use a ...
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Should I apply for two jobs at the same company? [duplicate]

I see this question in several different forms on this website, but I don't think they cover this particular scenario so I will ask anyway. I'm a computer science student applying for Coop jobs in ...
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Why would a recruitment agent want a face to face interview?

As part of the software development industry some things are standard. Asking about your experience, skills, projects you have worked are usually expected. Job agents aren't technical people so a ...
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Do software dev recruiters pay attention to LinkedIn group participation? [closed]

I've been advised by a job-search consultant-type that recruiters pay attention to participation in LinkedIn groups as a way to pick out candidates to contact. For recruiters interested in software ...
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How to better format resume. [duplicate]

I'm looking for better ways to format my resume. As a "typical millennial" I've done a bit of job hopping and I'm looking for my next opportunity. As it is currently, I have my 1st contract job ...
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Child Care Volunteering: Should I mention I was orphan?

I have an interview for children patient support volunteer position in a hospital. I feel being an orphan at a young age - I was 5 when my mother died and I was 15 when my father died - made me have ...
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When and where should I disclose the lack of legal permit to work when applying for a job?

I hope this is the right place to post. In recent months I have been finding contracts or skilled-volunteering after I quit my job. Now I'm searching for new opportunities and I saw few in countries ...
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How and where to address thru-hikes in a resume? [duplicate]

I quit my job more than 6 months ago. Since then, I've thru-hike accross the US along the Continental Divide Trail (148 days of walking, 2800mi/4500km), and now I'm engaged in thru-hiking the Pyrenees,...
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Asked to give a technical presentation about an instrument

I have been interviewing for technical trainer position in a medical company.In my last interview I was given an assignment to do a presentation on a specific medical device.I have been given a 255 ...
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Lies in job application of colleague/fellow student

I am a student at a US university in a Masters program. We have a industry project I am working on with another student, and I was also involved in this student in other projects. This student shows ...
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Asking about the status of an application [duplicate]

About two months ago I applied for an internship at a company and was asked to complete an online programming test. I passed the test and they followed up with a phone interview a few days later, ...