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The process of finding potential new employees.

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Do recruiters intentionally have multiple phone numbers?

I've discovered two recruiters now - who everytime they call me, they call from a different number. This makes it difficult to tag their number with the name to know who's calling - it's always an ...
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Answering The Question: How Many People Work Here?

As a small business owner, you might have anywhere from 1-3 people working for you. Sometimes, it's just yourself. When someone comes into the office for an interview, it's usually just the business ...
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What are some qualities I should look for in a tech recuiter? [on hold]

I've seen, on this site and others, and been told, many times "find a good recruiter and ...". I've never used a recruiter, and The Internets seem to love and hate them. I presume that the love ...
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In the US, can a job with a religious institution require that I am a member of that institution?

I have seen job postings like the following: Software Development Engineer 5 Company Name = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Company Location = Riverton https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...
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why do recruiters want to schedule calls if they do not have a relevant job offer?

I have been consistently encountering a pattern of recruiter interaction for several years on a regular basis, about 20 times in total. It starts with a specific, detailed request, dispatched ...
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Missing information in a job application [closed]

Note: I have done the research on this site and elsewhere, but this question regards German-specific details and conventions which are not part of other questions which are by and large US-centric. ...
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Company hasn't paid invoice for deposit on candidate I placed - can I cease and desist to have her stop working for them until they pay? [closed]

I placed a revenue generating candidate with an international franchise company. Initially I based the fee on her previous years compensation, but to help them out, I required a deposit then payments ...
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Ethics of recruitment for the foreign nationals [closed]

I have been working as an expat in the UK wherein I had possessed a work permit; i was recruited here as a foreign national. Prior to my employment, i.e. during the job-search period, I was with a ...
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Unsuccessful in one position but Recruiter Offered to Forward Resume to A Different Role — Update Resume?

I was recently unsuccessful in one search at a company but in all cases, I had positive feedback; they went with a candidate who had deeper knowledge in a specific aspect of the role. However, the ...
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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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Applying directly on employer website after rejecting recruiter offer for similar position

I was contacted by a recruiter about a job, and my resume was presented to the company. I interviewed but rejected the offer because it was a temp-to-hire position. As much as I like the job and the ...
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Recruiter asking the name of the company whose offer I accepted

There are some similar questions that have been asked, but I believe the nature of this situation is slightly more unique. I was recruiting for internship positions at multiple companies. I recently ...
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Should recruitment company be asking me if I was interviewed/hired?

I was recommended to an interview by a recruitment company. Due to issues with their communication platform, they forwarded my personal contact details to their customer. They asked for permission and ...
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What are the specific constraints of recruiting in rapidly growing startups? [closed]

Background: The first time I had to grad exams as university lecturer, I realized how wrong were all exams/homework I wrote as a student — because I didn't understand grader's expectations/...
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CTC revision while accepting the offer letter [closed]

I have received a Cost-To-Company (CTC) much less than the current market value. Can ask HR to provide an improved CTC figure once I've already received the offer letter?
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Should I keep in contact with a recruiter?

I've recently gotten a job with what I think is a good recruiter. The recruiter works with an independent company than my employer, but she was nice, knew my needs, and knew what kind of position ...
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Should I ask for my job back after being terminated? [closed]

I have a job as a front end web developer and I really love it because I have a passion for web development. But the problem is, I am always late and have problems regarding tardiness. My employer ...
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Do software dev recruiters pay attention to LinkedIn group participation? [closed]

I've been advised by a job-search consultant-type that recruiters pay attention to participation in LinkedIn groups as a way to pick out candidates to contact. For recruiters interested in software ...
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Why recruitment agents keep asking if I have any other interviews planned [duplicate]

I recently started looking for my next move, not all but most recruitment agents ask if I have any interviews lined up. I don't understand why they ask and how it's relevant to them ? When I ask ...
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Do I tell the recruiter I haven’t resigned yet?

EDIT: Thanks for the advice everyone! I told them as a precaution I wanted to wait for the backcheck to clear. I got a reply the next day from the HR manager that it had cleared so everything’s good ...
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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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I would like to go back to a job I lost, does it make sense to apply at another staffing agency that is recruiting for the same company? [closed]

I was working at a company through a local staffing agency, but lost the job mostly due to attendance issues. When I asked the agency about possibly getting my job back, I was told the company ...
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How to deal with a recruiter who pushes me to attend an interview?

I received a call from recruitment agency. The recruiter told me there is job vacancy and will pass my resume to company. After some weeks, received a call from agency to schedule an interview. I ...
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When to have a deep discussion about the employer's company [closed]

I have only participated in a few recruitment processes and am currently in my first formal job since graduation. I have also recently been contacted by recruiters from potential companies, and I am ...
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Is it appropriate to request internal recruiter provide feedback on resume before submission?

I am currently exploring the job market for a more senior role and have been working with a recruiter internal to the company I am targeting. I work in the Information Security profession. If after ...
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Will I get a raise in a contract-to-hire position? [closed]

Sorry if this question has been asked and if so please share any links with me. Currently I am working in a contract to hire position and my manager through the final company has already spoken to ...
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Questionable behavior from recruiting agent

I recently had an interview with a large firm for a software engineer role. The interview was organized through a recruitment agency. The night before the interview the recruitment agent sent me an ...
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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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Why would a recruiter who rejected me now be interested in me?

I was urgently looking for a job in the past 3-4 months, and during an interview, and, from the first question thrown by HR lady, my gut told me I didn't get the job. I received a rejection email a ...
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Realised careless mistakes on application form - should I ask HR to update?

Please read before you comment: So I submitted an application form for a graduate scheme, did an online test and was invited to the interview as the next stage. As I review my application form ...
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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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What do I do if a job that was (mis-)sold to me as work-from-home, later changed, on day one, to working on-site, everyday?

Yesterday, I started a role, as a contractor, that was sold to me as a home based job. I accepted this job at £50pd below my previous rate due to its home based nature. I’m now told on day 1 that I’...
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State and Federal tax will be paid by the company

Recruiter said that my rate is too high and proposed low rate, but they pay my taxes: Rate of $xx/Hr on W2(State and Federal tax will be paid by the company) I asked does it mean that I get ...
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Two recruiters have asked for 'market activity' in the past two days - is this a scam?

In the past two days I have had two people claiming to be recruiters from large corporates (specifically HSBC and Google) contact me, presumably from having found my LinkedIn or Jobserve profiles. ...
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Returning on the declined offer

I had declined an offer last week. After a further thinking, returned them today and said that i will accept the offer. I have been told that recruitment process is closed down for now, and they are ...
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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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Does this mean that he has been put 'on hold'? [closed]

My friend interviewed with a big multi-national corporation for a Software Engineer position two weeks ago. The day after the interview he received a call from the recruiter saying that they are ...
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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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In angel.co, is the ”reply to this email with 3 available times in the next week“ response message sent by the website automatically or by recruiters? [closed]

In https://angel.co/, I received messages from two interested recruiters from different companies, whose job descriptions say that they don't provide working visa sponsorship. I replied to them ...
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Will hiring managers and recruiters understand why I left so early?

I’ve been working as a software developer for the past six months at the same company. However, I’ve recently had thoughts of leaving for a company that better fits my interests (culture and team work)...
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How to reply to a recruiter if I am going on maternity leave soon?

A recruiter from a high-profile company that I'd like to work for has reached out to me on LinkedIn. The trouble is I'm going on maternity leave in September and it's probably not a good time to ...
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Difference between coordinating client's team and teams of consultants

In my previous jobs I've done a lot of project management (PM), especially with clients' teams. I.e. I organised team work, established milestones, controlled their completion, etc. These were teams ...
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Requesting a person applies to my company by using their current work email?

I have a person in mind who works for another company that I would like to apply for a job with my current employer. This person would be a perfect fit for several reasons, but they are in another ...
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Getting into IT after second studies [closed]

I have an economics master's degree from a german university and started working nearly three years ago. My first and current position is within the company's sales coordination department where I do ...
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Show 2 current jobs in my resume?

I am working with 2 companies, one full-time and one part-time. Should I only show my full-time company on my resume or both when applying for a new job? Both of these jobs are in the same field of ...
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How to attract people to work on very old and outdated technologies?

I work in a IT company that is deeply specialized in projects made with old and outdated technologies. The biggest projects are usually a mix of Cobol (the oldest versions, not the most modern) and ...
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Got an offer from HR, replied and never heard back

TL;DR: Got a job offer from higher-ups, HR invited for a call and never responded, even to the reminders. For the past four years, I have been working remotly part-time as an independent contractor ...
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I got an offer but the some details in the contract are not what we talked about during the interview process

I interviewed for a contractor role and they offered me the job. During the process, the recruiter told me that it is a 40 hours per week job and also 40 hours per week was written on the job ...