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Missed and returned two calls with HR so far - Should I apologize?

I have missed, and promptly returned, two calls from the HR recruiter. One to schedule a phone interview, and the second to schedule an in-person interview. Both return calls were about 20 minutes ...
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Asking Job Recruiter To Contact A Reference?

After asking a former professor about receiving a letter of recommendation, they told me they would write me a letter upon being requested. Seeing that I have several references on my job application,...
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How can one approach a country manager after the application was delegated to a departmental manager but no timeframe was given?

Would really appreciate your thoughts on this. I emailed the USA country manager in regards to a supervisor position, which was advertised as 'Supervising the LA Region'. However, after emailing the ...
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Potential offer BEFORE interview?

So long story short I had an interview set up, had an emergency and wasn’t able to reach out. Reached out a few days later and left a voicemail apologizing for the no show and explained ‘life happened’...
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What to politely say when asked “How are other interviews going?” or “Have you been extended any offers?”

Job Agent recruiters, Hiring Managers, Tech Leads and/or interviewers sometimes asking me how other interviews are going? , and sometimes even ask me if I've been extended any other offers? How ...
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A recruiter for a job that initially rejected me, called with an alternate offer but then acts reluctantly-am I being played?

In October, I had an interview for a data scientist position in France at a large company, where there was exactly one physical interview with the manager and another data scientist. It was a pretty ...
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Recruiting firm told a company I work at another company, what can I do? [closed]

Let me add some context to my question, really I'm just trying to figure out what/if I can take any legal action against this recruitment firm. I was placed at a job that I currently work for, with a ...
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Is it OK to meet with outside recruiters when I'm happy with my current job

We live in an age where professional recruiters have a lot of resources to track down candidates with precisely the qualifications they need. LinkedIN has expedited this with smart algorithms to ...
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Is it appropriate for recruiter to ask me to notify him/her if I have another offer? [closed]

I am currently looking for a job and after almost every interview I get a question If I am invloved in other recruitment processes and then I get a request of notifying the recruiter in case of ...
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Offered a contract job with no interview?

Got offered a job as a contractor without talking to the actual client. The client is a really big company. It all seems a bit too good to be true, is there anyway to verify. Events: Saw an advert ...
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How do I stop IT Recruiters from sending SPAM? [closed]

I have received thousands of emails from IT recruiters asking me to hire their clients. I have asked them repeatedly to Cease and Desist and yet they keep up the spamming. One IT firm sent me over ...
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Applying to a recruiter company

I applied to a position of a recruiting company and I had all the basic requirements and a little experience to an ability that was considered as a plus. After my application, I took an automated ...
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How to update resume to answer certain questions asked by recruiter?

After sending an HR rep my CV, I received an email response asking for an updated copy that answered a list of questions she provided. I am not sure how to include the answers in my resume - ...
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How to understand a strange request from a recruiter? [closed]

I met a very helpful recruiter today who gave some valuable insight into my target industry, having been in it herself for over a decade. She gave me a specific role to apply for, and I agreed that ...
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What is the format of resumes from conferences/fairs? [closed]

I wanted to know if conferences and career fairs gave out resumes in zipfiles? It would make processing ALOT easier. What is the format? We can't afford an ATS just yet so I wanted to know because I ...
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Which events give stacks of resumes? [closed]

just new to the recruiting job (tech industry in silicon valley). I'm tasked to find quality new grads, masters students etc for software engineering. What are the different places (preferably free) ...
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Where can I meet recruiters (new to the field)? [closed]

Just started my first recruiting job and want to know what types of events can I go to to meet other recruiters? Also wondering what types of events recruiters go to to find candidates (obviously ...
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Are there any illegal job interview questions in Switzerland?

When looking for a position in Switzerland, it is very common to get questions related to gender, nationality, age and others that I believe would be illegal in United States. I have even been sharply ...
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Should you disclose current pay or salary expectation to recruitment agencies? [duplicate]

I have been working with an external recruitment agency (they don't represent one company in particular). The other day a recruiter contacted me with a job opening they needed to fill quickly. He ...
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Weird Language in Recruiters Email

This week I was contacted by a recruiter with curious language in the email: either I'm way off, or you're a really good match for this position. The binary nature of the statement was very ...
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How boost chance of interviews despite a short experience on resume

If I am laid off by a company after 6 months because of a financial crisis of this company (they are currently cutting experienced/expensive people to replace them with junior or intern positions), ...
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is “IT” a loaded phrase for recruiting a software engineering role?

My question is - does having the word "IT" in a job description raise red-flags for a non-trivial number of potential recruits? We are currently recruiting for software engineering roles spanning ...
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How to turn down a recruiter without burning the bridge?

I just started a new job, and I've received a few invitations to interview at other companies since beginning. I don't want to leave my job yet, as I'm just getting started and I really like it, but I ...
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Is being asked for references a sign that they are willing to hire you unless something bad comes up? [closed]

After two coding projects and having an Skype interview with a startup's team, now I have been asked to give 3 references from my previous employments. In most of the recruiting processes, is this ...
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Common Job Titles [duplicate]

I work for a very large multinational manufactuting company in a commercial role. My employer uses non-standard job titles for my role and I'm wondering if using the "industry standard" title ...
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How to communicate with recruiter about skillset [closed]

(Note: there might be shades of social dynamics in that the recruiter interviewing me was an anthropology major with interest in evolutionary aspects and human origins, but still he seemed open to ...
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Does anyone have suggestions for dealing with recruiters that speak with thick accents?

It seems like most of the recruiters who call me do not speak English natively. This leads to a lot of discussions where I'm asking them to repeat or rephrase. As mentioned in this answer, that can ...