Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Annoying Recruiters

I am looking for a job, so I apply for jobs in one jobs websites in Australia. What I have realized is that I get many calls from recruiting agents, asking me many questions (it takes around 15 min ...
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Is it okay to interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?

I recently received an offer of employment from a potential employer. It was a straight forward (no confusion). I received my offer letter via email and I sent my response back via email accepting it. ...
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I have accepted an internship offer. Should I inform companies I have applied to that have not gotten back to me yet?

Over the last weeks, I have applied for internships in various companies. A few days ago, Company A got back to me with an offer I like, which I accepted. I had 2 interviews scheduled with Company B ...
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How to prepare for a “technical” software engineer phone interview based on CV?

I had an initial phone chat with recruiter and they informed me their hiring process goes something as follows: initial recruiter chat (done) more technical phone call with a software engineer to dig ...
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Is it rude to tell recruiters I would only change jobs for a better salary?

I am happy with my current job. However, recruiters message me from time to time with career opportunities. Is it rude to tell the recruiter that given my satisfaction with the current job, I would ...
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Can a recruiter tell my company I am looking for a new position?

I am in a small city of France and I fear that there are not that many recruiters out there. One of the recruiters is the one who found me my current company. I am not ready to let my company know I ...
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Diplomatically withdraw candidacy because of recruiter

I had an initial phone interview with a HR guy (a recruiter from that company; let's call him "Bob") from a company that I was interested in. It went well, so Bob and I agreed that he'd send me a few ...
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How can I effectively communicate to recruiters that a phone call is not possible?

I am a software developer in the UK, I am currently searching for a new job. Among the various methods I'm using are recruiters. I understand that the normal workflow of a typical recruiter will ...
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Approached for Interview | Currently employed & Have a Personal Enterprise [closed]

Recently, I have been approached by a company to interview for a position very similar to what I am currently doing (albeit wider in scope). This is for a much smaller company (approx 35 total ...
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Recruiter or the company's application webpage?

I was recently contacted by a recruiter who asked for a phone conversation to see if I'm interested in working for a company as a xyz. Afterward, I looked at the company's website and found a ...
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Multiple recruiters advertising the same company

I got approached by multiple recruiters/headhunters. I am currently actively looking for a new position so nothing wrong with that. They know that I am working with multiple recruiters. They asked to ...
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Amazon Without Algorithm/Data Structure Interview?

I am a self-taught senior developer in a fly-over state. I always wanted to work in a FAANG and now an Amazon recruiter found me on linked in and invited me to send him my resume for a West-coast ...
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Strange interview/application process - bait and switch?

I started an interview process (software) with large corporation and I told the recruiter that I am primarily interested in leadership positions. He said great, but the interview panel will consider ...
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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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An external consultant working on an internal project tried recruiting me. Should I tell my manager?

I am currently employed at company X. For a big project, I asked my manager if we could get some external consulting to provide some help and best-practices. Management agreed, and now we have an ...
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What to do if I mistakenly accept two incompatible offers

I got offers from two companies and mistakenly accepted both offers. Can I now choose whichever job of those two that I want? Are there any legal issues regarding this situation?
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Pass on medical information about a job new applicant?

I'm working in a small team at a (growing) startup, and have been asked about a developer applying who worked at my previous company. He started after I left, so I didn't get to know him personally. ...
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What is the difference between company direct hiring and through consultancy involvement hiring?

I got selected in an American multinational corporation through consultancy involvement that means consultancy arrange interviews with them and they released offer letter to me. Is this a secure job?...
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Should I slow down the counter at the online psychometric test in order to get more time and give more correct answers? [closed]

As part of a selection before an interview for a position in a bank, I need to undergo a psychometric test. Of course, the aim of the company is to select a single candidate which will fit the best ...
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Both me and the employer are interested in my taking a job, but paperwork has an arbitration agreement; how can I negotiate to remove it?

I recently interviewed at a fairly large company for a position I was interested in. The recruiter said that I "far and away bested" the other candidates, and that they were really interested in ...
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Should I mention on my CV I'm happy to learn a native language of the country?

I'm looking for a job abroad (Netherlands) and I expect my English skills to be enough for a successful application into positions I'm looking for (Data Science/Software Engineering). I'm planning to ...
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Is it okay to strike off expenses in bank statement?

My first employer was a startup and not very keen on documentation. And so I did not receive any salary receipts. My new employer is demanding the salary receipts from the previous employer and said I ...
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Recruiter says SRE roles all filled, but they're looking for a role for me. What should I do?

The situation: I was scheduled to do my phone screen on April 28th, then after rescheduling I passed my phone screen on May 5, 2019. But my recruiter "Sarah" didn't contact me again until last ...
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What to say and what not to say to a recruiter when he or she is checking in?

I have never known what to really say or not to say to a recruiter when he is checking in after assigning me. If everything is going well, I usually just say that and often follow it up with "does ...
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Recruitment introduction fee dispute

I have been working with this client for 3 years and recruited a number of permanent staff for them (recently there has been changes in their management). A month ago I submitted a candidate cv to the ...
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Should I communicate in my applications that I'm unemployed out of choice rather than because nobody will have me?

I've recently quit my grad school and I'm on a lookout for jobs. My CV seems to be in quite a high demand if the amount of calls from recruiters is anything to judge it by. I've not been employed for ...
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Two recruiters both claim to have exclusivity on a role

Recruiter A called me a informed of an available role and mentioned that the role would not be live for a few days until they get sign off. They also mention they have exclusivity on the role and so ...
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“Reply to this email with 3 available times in the next week” what does it mean in angel list [closed]

I have applied to a job in angel.co, and I got a match with a response stating that Reply to this email with 3 available times in the next week What does it mean and where can I find the 3 available ...
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Should I tell my interviewer I am being interviewed by other people at the same company?

I applied to 4 different positions directly on the company site and I am currently being interviewed for 2 of those positions by the same recruiter and different managers. A second recruiter just ...
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Should I decline this job offer that requires relocating to an area with high cost of living? [closed]

Long story short, a recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn about a position that he thought I would be interested in. I was thrilled after reading the job description along with finding out who the ...
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Job role transitioned into that of a Team Manager from a Quality Manager. Basic Job Market research does not show avenues [closed]

Part of a re-org that happened in our company, several Dev and QA Managers have had to transition into a Team Manager role (I moved from QA manager to this role). In terms of responsibilities, it is: ...
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Can my job offer be rescinded due to dates?

In December 2018, I left my most recent job at a bank. Before doing so, I had been sending out a host of resumes, all of which said 2017-Present. I also sent a resume to a friend to be referred to ...
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Serving notice by accepting an offer, got a call from another company, shall I disclose serving notice period already?

I am serving my notice period as I accepted an offer from other company. Now I have received a call from another company which is bigger than the other for interview. They asked me why I was in notice....
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Should I let recruiter know that I was interviewed with his company in the past?

I was interviewed and rejected by a company (branch A) a couple of years ago. Now I am approached by another recruiter from a different branch (branch B). After a short discussion she suggested to ...
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Preventing unsolicited recruiter calls

I believe I have some form of social anxiety. I'm uncomfortable speaking to people on the phone, especially people I haven't met, and I'm also uncomfortable meeting new people - especially in the ...
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My application was forwarded but I haven't received a reply. How can I follow this up with the superior who initially forwarded my email?

About two months ago I saw a job posting for a position I really wanted. It was with a dream company and all my skills and experience closely matched the postings. However, I faced a few issues and ...
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Didn't get enough time to take a coding test - what should I do now?

I got an interview call from a company after a friend referred me for a vacancy in his team. The call was from a team manager and not any HR personnel. One interview for this week, Monday, was ...
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How to find senior technology consultants [closed]

My question is about where to look and/or how to find talented technology consultants for hire (ideally full time). Detail: I run a company that has a lot of talented software programmers and ...
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Typical timing of an offer package?

I had a phone interview with a recruiter, then got a face to face interview with the team. 1 week later I got a phone call from the recruiter, they said congrats you've been chosen to move forward, ...
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Will taking up a job as a manufacturing engineer effect my job prospects to mechanical engineering roles in the future?

I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer at one of the Silicon Valley Tech companies. Recently, I was interviewed by A company for the Manufacturing Engineer role. The process is ...
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Is coming across as 'sweet' an issue in data science?

I recently made a career switch from marketing to data science. I want to be in data science because marketing gets a bit boring after a while since it doesn't take too much skill to be decent at it. ...
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Chasing a vacancy where the end date for submissions keeps moving

I recently applied for a vacancy directly through a company's website. From postings on agency websites, it was obvious from the description that this vacancy was also being touted by several agencies ...
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Should I write follow up email to HR [duplicate]

I interview 2 rounds in one company. Both rounds were awesome. After the interview I didn't hear from HR then I called her after 3 to 4 day. HR said she will inform me within 2 days but again, I didn'...
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How do I get a recruiter to give more details about a role before scheduling a phone call with them?

The modus operandi of (third-party) recruiters seems to be to want to get you on the phone before telling you much of anything about a role they might be recruiting for (usually they give little more ...
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Job offers - How to figure out if it's a soft job offer, or not an offer at all?

I have interviewed with a tech firm, and had a final interview already. After the final interview, the HR calls me the same day asking how I felt about the numerous interviews, the entire process, and ...
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Is it professional to use banter when Cold calling?

I've recently started working for a small recruitment company as IT support however yesterday I was given a list of companies and told to make sales. I have never done cold calling before and found ...
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Interviewer asked about the brand of my sweater. Small talk? Or recruiter-tactics? [closed]

I had an interview today at an engineering consultancy company. I was applying for a programming job. I was wearing a button shirt tucked into my jeans. Neat, but not too formal. (This type of ...
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How to hold less stressful and more rewarding developer interviews [closed]

New take on asking the question, to keep it more specific I want to avoid adding too much stress on the interviewee when interviewing software developers. I want to be able to assess both technical ...
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Shall I accept this “lunch and discussion” invite from a new LinkedIn contact?

A new LinkedIn contact that I thought to be a recruiter invited me to lunch to discuss about "technical environment" and "project management" in the company I work at. This person doesn't offer ...
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How to use recruiter's message to get other job than he offered me?

During my study of IT at a technical university, I worked almost a year as a Software Developer. I worked with Java, Spring and a little bit with React. After this experience, I do not want to work as ...