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Dealing With Pressure in Interviews

Lately because my contract with my current employer is coming to an end I've been doing a lot of interviewing and I've noticed one recurring problem. Lately I've noticed a tendency get nervous easily ...
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Resume automatically screened - at disadvantage due to formatting?

This might be a simple worry, but I am curious about other peoples experiences. I am applying to my first real-world job (not in academia anymore) and I am worried my resume will get screened because ...
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Company's view of a recurrent applicant

After I applied for a position, the employer contacted me to let me know I was not selected. Weeks later, I saw the same position being offered by the same employer. How would that employer view me ...
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How common is the use of the polygraph for security cleared jobs?

I asked in a comment to an answer to the question Security clearance jobs: will security make it hard to get work done? whether real life agencies are as enamoured of the polygraph as their portrayal ...
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can potential employers contact previous employers and ask for salary?

I know that they can ask anything but is a previous employer allowed to give out my previous salary. Basically, I'm trying to determine why new employers ask for 'your previous salary' if there is no ...
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any evidence that correlates bad credit history with poor job performance? [closed]

I have been reading about credit history and job applications. In some US states, it is legal to require a credit history check as a condition of employment. What sociological evidence exists to ...
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Difference in job title, Background check [duplicate]

I currently work at a tech company in the engineering department on the database operations team. I do strictly development work in my job, and everyone on my team refers to themselves as software ...
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