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Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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How to cite a yet to be published paper in a Resume

I am the first author of a paper that was presented at this conference: https://www.wirn2018.polito.it/program/ The papers accepted at this conference undergo publication process in a volume by ...
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Is Jobatar safe? [closed]

The company I've applied for a job, is requesting applicants to use that service to make a pre-interview, it consists in answering some questions, a few of them recording myself. They have given me a ...
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Why do some job application statuses remain submitted but not rejected for so long? [closed]

Some of my job applications are still in "submitted" status but not rejected or the typical "no longer being considered" status -- some of these applications were submitted over a month ago. What ...
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Will I look bad if I apply for the same job twice?

I have sent a cover letter and CV to this job, do you think they will notice if I apply on the site as well?
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Does it look bad if I email an employer before getting an interview about working hours?

I applied for a job but it didn't say the working hours on the description is there any harm emailing the employer to ask?
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How to handle interview questions about my terrible compulsory internship? [duplicate]

Between 2014 and 2015, as part of my Bachelor's degree, I took an internship with a local arm of a globally recognised technology company. This was a bad experience for everybody involved: I was a ...
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How to deal with a company that ghosted me? [closed]

I got a verbal job offer. The offer was repeated on two separate occasions. It wasn't conditional. It was a clearly stated job offer. I was promised a written contract within a few days. And then ...
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How many years of job history should I include on my resume?

I've been in the IT industry since 1999 including several jobs in between. I was a Director with an organization for 7 years, and another 7 years at my current job as a Director as well. This gives ...
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Getting an interview invitation for an internship instead of the job

I got an email invitation for an interview, but as I recall, I applied for an actual job, not an internship. I wouldn't mind an internship though since I'm also looking for a junior position. Should I ...
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Can I reapply for a “restructured” job opening?

I went through three rounds of interviewing for a position, and was rejected almost 24 hours after the last interview. They said "based on our needs and organizational structures" that they would ...
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Preparing resume without job experience or education degree

Many programmers nowadays learn programming on their own and don't feel the need to attend to college since they've already attained the knowledge. So my question is: Without a job experience in a ...
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Can I short a company stock when I intend to accept a job offer? [closed]

Let's say I have a job offer from a public company where a significant part of my compensation is in stock. I like the company and the position but I'm concerned that their stock is overvalued. Now, I'...
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Coding Interview Assignment - Not sure which technology to use [duplicate]

I have recently applied for a junior developer position at an IT company. During the interview I've managed to be very clear on which technologies and languages I was more familiar with, and all went ...
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Started a new job a week ago, I want to leave

So I started a new IT job just over a week ago. The interview went great, I met the people I would be "working" with and reporting to. At the time, they had a contractor in that was doing all of ...
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Should I say when I can start in my cover letter or wait until interview

I am applying for jobs. For various reasons I am unable to start working until around 2 months from now. Should mention this in my cover letter as I apply for jobs, or leave that information for ...
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40 year old dev lost at sea and looking for advice [closed]

I´m a 40 year old, single and without children, developer. I have a CS degree and I´ve been working as a developer for almost 20 years. I live and work in Argentina. Argentina has, depending on the ...
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Is this rejection due to automated screening? [closed]

I applied for a bilingual flight attendant position at a large US-based airliner, but my application got rejected. The generic rejection letter is as follows (some parts have been left out or altered ...
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Recruiter contacted me for one position at a company, but I think I'm more qualified for another

A recruiter contacted me today about Job A at a particular company. The company is also looking to fill Job B, but the recruiter didn't mention that. The jobs have the same exact title, I'd just be ...
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The importance of experience in job search [closed]

I graduated with an MA degree three months ago, and am still searching for jobs. Before matriculating in graduate school, I had thought about deferring enrollment for a year. I was offered a job at a ...
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How to effectively email someone to learn about a company I'm considering applying for?

I found a developer on Stack Overflow whose profile lists his email and says to get in touch. He works for a company that I'm considering applying for, and I want to get a feel for what kinds of ...
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How to know the job I am seeking to is for my own company?

I work with X and Z Software, divided in 10 specified detailed tasks. However, I found on the Internet a good job post with good salary with Y software that we are starting to use actually along those ...
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Resume Summary For Senior Unix Administrator

This question pertains to presenting oneself when starting a job search, not targeting a particular job. I have many years (25+) administering traditional UNIX systems (HP-UX, AIX, Solaris) as well ...
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How to reach out to company that previously offered me a job?

A year ago I interviewed with Company A and Company B at the same time. Company A offered me a contract position, which I accepted. A few weeks later, Company B offered me a position, which I declined,...
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Is it acceptable to create a company name for my resume as an independent consultant?

I’m a former management consultant and for the past year have been busy with numerous engagements for corporate clients on my own accord. In this, I also draw on the efforts of vendors and peers. I ...
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What can I do to actually get hired as a developer? [closed]

I am a construction worker that has been learning how to code on my free time for years. I am pretty comfortable with OOP and can build a website from scratch. The problem is I don't have any ...
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How to Tell Employer I'm Interviewing But Don't Plan to Leave

EDIT: This question is specifically about how to communicate my actions and goals to my current employer. This question is unconcerned with the ethics of interviewing without intention of taking the ...
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Depressed before even finding work [closed]

I worked in an Indian auditing firm as article assistant. I had a decent exposure. I never doubted my abilities until I started working. I slowly learned that I lack analytical ability coupled with ...
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Can I contact a company directly about an opening I've learned about from an incompetent recruiter? [duplicate]

I've been recently contacted by an external recruiter working for a medium-sized company. The company is new but legitimate and their projects are both impressive and highly relevant to my previous ...
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recently graduated: open application at company seemingly only looking for seniors?

I encountered this question's answer and my question is somewhat related, though not entirely answered over there. I recently graduated, and have almost a year of experience doing a PhD before ...
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Job Application Form only asks for CV

I am about to apply to a job online. But the file upload section made me curious. It says (translated from german): You'll make our lives easier - and , privately - increase your changes of getting ...
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Are there any reasonable paying jobs one can get without a college degree? [closed]

I'm a student in college currently pursuing a degree in mental health, but I was wondering whether anyone could offer me job suggestions which pay reasonably well. I'm 19 years old and would not mind ...
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How do I get industry experience if I don't have industry experience? [duplicate]

Somehow I can't comment on my post (maybe my score is not high enough) so I'm going to edit my original question. A lot mid-level and senior type roles require industry experience. If I can't get ...
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How to transition from a mid-level back end developer to front end developer [closed]

I'm currently a mid level Back-End developer Java / SQL / XML looking to transition into a Front-End role (React). I'm self taught in HTML/CSS/JS and currently learning off of Udemy (and other online ...
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What do I risk by participating in a recruitment process for a position I'm probably not interested in [duplicate]

I've applied for position A at a big company. They replied that they would see me in position B (the same level, a different focus) and asked whether I'm interested. I'm not convinced I'm interested ...
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Applied for a job, no feedback now a month later they are recruiting through a different agency [duplicate]

I applied for a job over a month ago through a recruiter and was told by the company and the recruiter that they would be taking a month or so to assess whether they were able to bring anyone in at ...
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Can I tell a company that a recruiter was unprofessional?

This follows on from this question: Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this? I contacted the company in question and was ...
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Referring a friend to a company where I don't work

I recently interviewed with Software Company X, declined their job offer, and left the process on good terms. They were not quite the right fit for me at this point in my career, but I could ...
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Clarifying the details of a new QA role that I will hire a person for

Background The owner of the company asked me to hire a "Tester" (we were not originally a tech company, but I was hired to help build a development team and produce a new tech product for our ...
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Accepting a job offer out of fear of not finding anything better? [closed]

I'm currently studying my M.Sc. in computer science and will be done with it in a bit more than two months. I got a job offer from a big and well-known company, but the position is not really related ...
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Other candidates' address in “recipients” list in a mail [closed]

As a student soon to be graduated, I a looking for my first job. I have been fortunate enough to have a recruitment process with several companies. One of those companies sent me a mail, asking me ...
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Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this?

I'm currently looking for work, and have been contacted by two recruiters about the same position. The first one asked me to confirm that I'm not in contact with anyone else regarding the same company,...
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Is it acceptable to e-mail a client regarding potential opportunities in their company?

I work as a junior consultant for a medium-sized firm; one of our clients is one of the largest companies in the world, let's call it Company ABC. One of our contacts in Company ABC, Mr. X, is mid-...
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Resume for a second career already in progress

After some years in sales and sales management, I went back to school for computer science and after a couple of years in that program I left it for an software job that I've now been at for almost 5 ...
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Unfair dismissal, what do you think? [closed]

My friend got an unfair dismissal; what do you think? My friend has worked in an IT field in a medium size organisation in UK for over 15 months. Recently he was given a disciplinary hearing to ...
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Is it acceptable to ask recruiters to fill out an information gathering survey?

While I've recently begun looking for a new job, I've been talking with quite a few people (mostly recruiters). Something I thought might be helpful would be to create a short survey the contained a ...
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How to go about jobhunting when you only want a job so that you can get enough money to move away? [closed]

I'm a semi-recent college grad (~9 months out of college). I want to move from my minor city to New York City but I want to save 4 to 5k before I do that. Therefore, I have to get a job but I'll ...
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Is there a less technically intensive job for someone who's a Software Engineer? [closed]

I'm currently an employed Software Engineer for a moderately sized IT company. Initially I enjoyed the challenge of my work, but over time I have become burnt out of the non-stop technical learning ...
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How to handle interview questions about job on which I was unfairly terminated?

Earlier this year I was terminated from a multi-year engineering job for being late on delivery of a project. At the time, I saw my firing as bordering on illegal termination since I was working ...
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Correct course of action regarding interview response time [duplicate]

I had my final Amazon internship interview a bit more than 3 weeks ago. After this interview, the interviewer told me that I should contact my recruiter if I hear no response within 5 business days. ...
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Forgot to reply to a hiring team leader for a big tech company, do I email or not?

About 10 days ago, I ran into a team leader at a big tech company by chance, and by the end of the conversation he had offered me an interview for a position as a software engineer. I'm a huge fan of ...