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Questions tagged [job-search]

Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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Should I apply via recruiter or via website (I got a solicitation from a recruiter for a job posting I'd found the day before) [duplicate]

Its a back office temp analyst position with goldman sachs, if that matters.
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Recruiter keeps calling me - how can I keep the communication by email

I am in touch with an external/third party recruiter. He mentioned few interesting positions, so I'd like to stay in touch with him but I'd rather keep our interactions to emails. I'm annoyed by his ...
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Job interviews while working new job

I accepted a new job and been working here for the past 3 weeks. Before I accepted this job I had an interview for a company for the first round about a month ago and now they called me back for the ...
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What should I do to contact HR if a job posting is no longer available?

A job posting closed while I was filling out my online application. I saved a draft of the application because I was waiting for a letter of recommendation from my previous boss. When I picked up ...
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Can I negotiate non-compete so I can still work in my field if I quit, move on or want a better job? [closed]

I'm currently a student about to join a cyber security firm in their SOC department. My worry is that along with everything else I sign they may force me to sign a Non-compete agreement which probably ...
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I lied on my job application about dates worked, how should I go about fixing it? [duplicate]

I made the mistake of extending my job history by five months to hide the fact I was fired without cause on my application and resume. It's for a government job and I have received an in person ...
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How to find employers that use a certain technology [closed]

I do a lot of math and science research, and I code exclusively in Matlab, at a research university. I recently started looking around for an industry job but found that nearly all employers ask for ...
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How can I find out whether I have a blot on my HR record?

About a year ago, I was laid off from the university I worked for, after the division I was in was cut due to the director's departure. Since then, I have applied for many jobs there, and never even ...
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Solicited on LinkedIn, but for what? [closed]

TL:DR Contacted on LinkedIn, agreed to a meeting with an account rep about my experiences at my current company. I'm not sure if she wants to talk job opportunity or looking for me to put her in touch ...
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If a person from a large company you want to work at gives you his number for a job opportunity, when should you call him back?

If a person from a very large company that I want to work at has given me in person his number on a Friday morning (for a possible job opportunity), should I call him on that Friday afternoon (when he ...
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Can I work with the same recruiter twice in a row?

I was head-hunted a few years ago for a position at Company A by an executive search/recruitment agency. The agency was very professional and I really liked working with them. The job they found me is ...
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Which one is preferred, A teaching assistant or a substitute teacher [closed]

I had a quick search on both job positions, however I am still not sure which one is better on an overall basis. Though a TA job is more stable, but it seems like being a labor worker than being ...
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Got invited to apply for a job for which I don't qualify. How should I take this?

I contacted someone at a company that I was interested in applying for. He then contacted me back and told me that they would be looking to hire someone at the end of summer and that I should apply ...
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Taking an extremely impressive internship off my resume

I am graduate student pursuing my masters. In the summer between my college and graduate school, I interned at a very famous company and worked on an extremely fancy sounding project. The internship ...
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Are there any Computer Engineering/Science jobs that don't require programming ALL day [closed]

I've recently graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering, and I have been looking for a job. I've had 4 internships in the past; they've been at both government and private sector, both small and ...
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Is it a bad idea to hand deliver my CV to a company on spec? [duplicate]

Recent events caused me to terminate my employment with my (now previous) employer. I am searching for technical work in my field (programming), with the understanding that if something does not ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask a previous employer what they'd pay if I returned to them?

I left a previous employer to pursue a contract that was more in line with my passions. When I left, they told me I could come back at any time. Now, the contract has run out and I'm looking for a ...
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What should I do after I have received a job offer if I am anticipating receiving another offer? [duplicate]

I received a job offer from company A today but I am anticipating possibly receiving another job offer from company B later this week. What should I say to company A? Obviously, I don't want to lose ...
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How to respond to a job offer when waiting for a counter offer? [duplicate]

I notified my current employer that I received a job offer that I intended to take but she asked for me to give her 4 days to develop a counter offer (to which I agreed). How should I respond to the ...
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How can I professionally renege an offer that I previously accepted? [duplicate]

I accepted a job offer in writing 7 days ago from company A but I received a better offer today from company B (that I didn't foresee) that I would like to take. How can I professionally renege the ...
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Is it acceptable to join a bug report to a job application? [duplicate]

I'm writing an job application email to a smallish software company as a junior back-end developer, while researching the company I stumbled upon a front-end bug,nothing website breaking. I don't ...
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Offered an informal meeting with another company - what is that?

Background I'm 21 years old, working for company A since three months. I joined company A for an internship, I'm working with them part-time and I want to stay with them at least until next September, ...
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Job search while on probation - what to keep in mind?

I recently started a new job and quickly realized that the employer somewhat oversold themselves and their "culture" in the interviews. I know that the first few weeks can be frustrating, so I'm ...
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I prepared my CV in LaTeX and exported it to PDF. How to deal with a recruiter who insists on CV in Word format?

FOREWORD I prefer to create documents in formats such as LaTeX, Markdown or RMarkdown. They're platform and version (of the particular editor) independent. You can export them to good looking PDF ...
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How should I go about switching teams, but staying with the same client?

I am a contract IT worker for a large American corporation. I show up to their headquarters (almost) every day and bill this company (which I'll refer to from now on as the "client") for 8 hours. I ...
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How to improve chances of a networking response?

This is a fairly common challenge but I'm curious to hear about other people's success stories. I have a good 'network' on LinkedIn (1st degree connections). My network isn't made up of all the folks ...
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How to get hired being a young and self-taught software developer? [closed]

I'm 18 years old and I have studied Software Engineering and Fullstack Development on my own at home. I believe I already have enough knowledge to develop a medium-sized website or app. So I'm ...
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What should I do after my application has been forwarded to someone else?

Long story short, here is my snipped LinkedIn conversation. I am applying for a job. Me: Mr. X, First of all, apologies for the unsolicited message. We connected a while back around [...
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Standard expected of a mathematics graduate to be equally considered for entry level programming jobs

Note: this question is not strictly regarding the standard required of entry level jobs, but rather whether there are differences in skill sets employers may adhere to when considering graduates of ...
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When companies ask for “Location” in job applications what do they want to know? [duplicate]

If companies ask for 'Location' in online job application forms, what do they want to know? The legal headquarters of the company I am working for? The place I spend most of my time? The place where I ...
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Answer for an application for an unadvertised job [closed]

I applied via a form to a company for an unadvertised job. In this form, you have to write a cover letter about what can you bring in the company what is your idea. So I applied and I wrote a cover ...
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Including referrals phone number to my cv? [duplicate]

I have sent out my resume to different companies, and on the reference part I did not include my reference's phone number to avoid fraudsters. Instead I put in place "available on request". Is this ...
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I have a visible disability. Should I tell my interviewer before going in?

I have mild cerebral palsy. I can type, file, and so on. The main limitation I have is handwriting. This position also requires site visits, but I can't drive. I know that some job responsibilities ...
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Would a recruiter contact me after messing up a technical test? [closed]

I have applied for a job, and while I already have good experience, I have messed up the pre-interview technical test. This is the first job I have applied for that gave a technical test, so I might ...
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Offered position “X”, yet I am qualified for position “X+1”

I have recently spoken with a recruiter from a well-established accounting/consulting firm about exploring potential opportunities with that firm. The conversation was standard - my background, ...
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Neurodiversity-friendly employers in Berlin

I've just moved to Berlin and as someone with ADHD I'm looking for an employer that is neurodiversity-friendly. What would be the best way to go about finding such an employer or making sure that any ...
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Is it acceptable to bring up unethical practices and nepotism at your current employer during the interview? [duplicate]

Background I'm in the process of getting a new job. I've had a several phone interviews, and I have several in-person interviews lined up. I work in IT. I've been asked why I want to leave my current ...
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How do recruitment agencies work? [closed]

How do recruiters agencies work, particularly in Australia? How much they charge the employer for a contract position? Is it better for a job seeker to apply for a specific opening by a recruiter or ...
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Is it ethical to ask for a raise while looking for work [closed]

I haven't been offered a raise in my company for more than two years. In part this is because I had taken a job-protected leave, though I did some part time work for my current employer while I was ...
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Building relationships with HR/ MDs/Heads when job searching

I'm job searching currently. I keep reading online about many seekers taking a competitive edge by forming relationships with Heads, MDs, HR etc such as going out for coffee or lunch with them, before ...
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Should they be calling me in for an interview if they are truly interested?

I've been cold calling and specutively sending in my resume to small boutique firms. I've had some positive responses - in that Head responds back and says "we do not have anything suitable at the ...
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Senior SW Engineer role without leadership experience? Expectations?

I left my previous role as a Senior Software Engineer and I am looking for a new role at the same level. (My previous company stopped hiring grads years ago so we had a glut of seniors and principals ...
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What can I expect working with a recruiter who sends template messages without even including names?

I recently received a message from a recruiter on Linkedin, that read something as follows: Hi, Our client in best-of-whatever-industry is looking to hire a Sr. Software Developer for their ...
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After applying to a job in another city, why would an HR person ask me if my move is dependent on a job offer?

I applied to a job in another city (another time zone actually) and after an initial phone screen, the HR person emailed me asking if I was planning on moving or if the move was dependent on a job ...
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Previous employer not happy with review of company

I wrote a review of a company I worked at on a popular review site. The review was 100% truthful. I mentioned both the positives and negatives of working at the company. I even said overall, it was a ...
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GDPR - do I have to resend my cv? [closed]

I'm in the UK and have been receiving a lot of emails these past few days about the changes brought about by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I'm currently seeking an internship and ...
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How do I change the area/domain of software development that I am working on?

I am a software developer with 4 years of experience. My first job was application development of an enterprise software package for 2 years. I really enjoyed the job but I couldn't continue that job ...
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Long time between first and second interviews

I have recently had a first interview of a new job at a different company. That interview went well enough that I have been asked to go for a second interview. Due to the timing of this, they cannot ...
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Two interviews - how should I prepare

I have two interviews this week for a Junior Full-Stack Developer position at two different companies. The first company were good enough to let me know that the interview will be informal, nothing ...
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Interview prep for a senior role after broad/deep work experience

I've worked both in the industry and in consulting in a variety of roles. As a result, I feel that the level of experience I've had is both broad and deep in my area of practice, across a multitude of ...