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Broke the rules on pre-interview online technical assessment – will I get blacklisted?

I'm a STEM student who is going to graduate soon and wish to enter the tech/data science sector. I heard from friends that an easy way to get interview experience is to apply to companies that one is ...
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Make it not optional (or personal choice) to turn on camera during online meetings while working from home [closed]

I could list a whole list of reasons but I won't, and because I actually had the opposite question that I wanted to ask to this question: Make it mandatory to turn camera on in video meetings at work? ...
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How to stop being exploited by the employer and ensure getting my payment

I have been working online. I am being exploited by being sent tasks that require a lot of time, maybe the whole day. In addition, I don’t receive enough compensation for my work, for example we agree ...
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Accidentally recorded a Teams meeting, should I apologize to meeting attendees?

Thank you for reading through. I was in a Miscrosoft Teams meeting (virtual online). I was trying to turn on the live caption so I could know what people were talking about if the voice wasn't clear. ...
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How to deal with an adult site on a work domain [closed]

I have a strange situation. An organisation I work for (a charity), have ownership of a website domain, let's call it nice-charity-123.org (not real obviously). We had a project in India, which we ran ...
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What to do if my internet connection drops during the exam? [closed]

Next week I will start having online exams. One of the rules is that the camera must stay on during the whole time. Unfortunately, my internet connection will occasionally drop. This will happen ...
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How can we effectively organise Q&A in a teleconference?

Due to COVID-19, the plenary meeting of our ICT department (30 people) will be on Skype. How do we effectively organise the question and answer part? What is the best online equivalent of raising ...
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Online job application through job application engine Recruitee but no confirmation email

In the past I applied to multiple jobs using the engine Recruitee. As per my experience, every single time the application was submitted I promptly got a confirmation email. However today I applied ...
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Should I leave a "Why do you want to work with us" form field in online applications blank, if I already have a cover letter ready?

As I am looking for a job online, I am being confronted with online applications, and so, by different form fields. Some companies asks for a CV and Cover Letter with two distinct input fields, and ...
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Skype call Audio only from interviewer

I'm recently had an interview on Skype where pre-interview the Female Interviewer texted me that she would prefer a Video Call on Skype rather than just audio. I agreed and proceeded with accepting ...
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What if I don't have earbuds for my online interview?

I'm doing an online interview soon and they requested I use earbuds. I don't have any and I don't have the money or gas to go out and buy some. I do have access to larger headphones, big clunky ones ...
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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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Sharing a video in a video conference call [closed]

I have an interesting question. My company and a client will be having a meeting over Skype for business. I have prepared some videos that I would like to show at the meeting. I would like to stream ...
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Tech industry recruitment process without on-site/face-to-face stage?

Let me first share some background: I applied at a major US tech company for a software development job coming from a different continent. The initial stage was very rough and required intervention ...
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Cannot go to the on-site interview

I landed this interview lately with a really good company. Although it is clear from my profile I am not located in the same country as the work, they ask for an on-site interview. The costs to do ...
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Submitting a more efficient solution to online coding test after deadline? [duplicate]

I just had an online coding assessment for a job, that had many multiple choice questions and two coding challenges, all to be completed in 90 minutes. I am confident about my multiple choice answers ...
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I accidentally submitted sub-optimal application to an employer and can't retract it; What do I do?

I was exploring the job-application portal for a particular employer I am very interested in and foolishly decided to see what the application process was like by "starting" an application, assuming ...
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Online application - pasting cover letter into text field

While looking at online applications for job listings, there are a few that - in lieu of a upload form for the cover letter - simply have a text area in which to paste the letter. As most cover letter ...
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Is it appropriate to follow up on an online job application?

I applied for a job opening on Stackoverflow Careers about 2 weeks ago and haven't heard back from the company. Based on the job description, I'm pretty sure my skill set matches their requirements. ...
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online education and applying for new job [closed]

Right now I have two completed diplomas in my field: a 2 year diploma, and a 3 years advanced diploma. I'm also taking online courses to complete a Bachelor of Computer Science. It will take another ...
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How to enter a degree you are not holding yet into an application platform

Nearly all of the companies I'm applying or plan to apply to use some kind of online platform where applications should be uploaded. Typically that means entering most of the information that is ...
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Online accounts/user names/email addresses for developer sites: Should I create separate ones for work?

There is a good question specifically about StackExchange sites already but I would like to learn this about other sites as well. In my specific case I started using one of my personal user names (...
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Is it a bad idea to apply for a job online late at night?

I have recently applied for a job online on totaljobs.com. I sent a copy to my email address, and I realised that the time was 2AM when I applied! Do you think this will frowned upon by my (possible)...
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Is it beneficial to show online certificates on a CV?

Coursera offers quite a lot of very interesting courses and provides certificates after completing them. They're good not only for learning new things, but also revising the material that has been ...
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What are some good tools one can use for creating and maintaining an online CV? [closed]

I've recently started to look for some jobs online, and it appears that each time I want to apply for some position I have to either fill out some online profile at a specific website, or try to ...
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Productivity level and access to "distracting websites" at work

There have been many mentions about employees wasting a lot of their time at work visiting Facebook, YouTube and other "distracting websites", thus making their productivity suffer. Some companies ...
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