Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Secure code review requirement for cybersecurity engineer hiring

I am the team lead on the IT Security team where I work. Recently we were interviewing for an security engine role. One of the traditional security / SOC engineer roles in all the places I worked is ...
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Messed up interview [closed]

Hello, Before I dive in to my question, a bit of background on myself. I'm an automotive engineer with 5 years of software development experience. I'm looking for a job as I'm going to complete my ...
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How do I recognize bad recruiters who only want my data?

Not a week goes by without me being contacted by recruiters on linkedin or other networks. The first time I was still very enthusiastic. Talked to the woman for almost an hour, sent her my CV and then ...
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How to professionally address the receiver in the email to the company

I apologize if the title is confusing. I recently graduated from college and am now looking for jobs. So I have been job hunting and looking into different job positions. Sometimes, I have some ...
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How can I find smart people? [closed]

One of my problems is finding smart, hard-working people. For every one smart guy there are 100 people that would waste my time. Finding that one gem of an employee is really hard. I don't need book ...
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Should I rely on a startup company for IT services? [closed]

There is a startup offering me highly skilled developers at a reasonable cost. But, it has become difficult for me to decide whether or not to work with the startup. Recently my friend's startup ...
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How can I find suitable candidates for my team as a hiring manager?

I would like to employ additional resources to my team. Nothing easier you would think. But I don't like the candidates agencies deliver me: a lot of them claim to have skills in their CV which they ...
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Option plan promised not on offer letter

During the interview and text exchanges the company's manager (who I will be reporting to) mentioned several times that I "would be rewarded with option plan", and I was happy about it. But ...
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Hiring “diverse” candidates has turned into declining qualified applicants. Is it wrong to object to these policies?

I work at one of the largest organizational consulting firms in the US as a recruiter. Starting last year and more recently, I've seen a push in hiring managers wanting to hire what they call "...
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Applying to a position where the recruiter may informally contact my current employer

I'm applying for a new job to switch to industry from academia. My prospective employers have links with my current employer via projects and collaborations. Therefore, I suspect that my prospective ...
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Sharing personal/social information with recruiter or company?

Given the current situation, pandemic, sacking, less job recruitment etc as inhibitors to landing a job, I would like to understand the recruitment mindset of companies. For quite some time now, I ...
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How to answer “why did you leave your last job?” if you left because of retaliation after going to HR?

I have an interview this week with my dream company and I don't want to seem like a risky hire. How do I frame leaving my last job with a different tech company due to retaliation by my manager after ...
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How do you know the headhunter is not serious with you?

Headhunters contacting me is ok but sometimes, it's bothering. You have your own work and you are very busy. They contact you as if they would introduce a new opportunity and you wait. The effort of ...
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Which kind of motivation software companies expects from applicant?

Some time ago I got a refusal after an interview because the company was looking for somebody who can "better express their motivation to work for Companyname". At this point I don't ...
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What should I email my employer asking for work

I got accepted to a new job in Japan and have signed a contract with them. Because of the current virus situation, the visa process got delayed and took longer to process until the situation gets ...
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Hiring process taking too long, now I have a visa problem and have to renew my contract with my old employer, what shall I do?

Please find the below timeline for the Interview Process: 26th May: HR Contacted me to have my profile 1st Of June: 1st Round of Interview 3rd of June: 2nd Round of Interview 8th of June: 3rd Round ...
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Should I give a feedback to this hiring process? What feedback should I give?

T.L.D.R.: I have been excluded after a second programming exercise where i was asked to provide a correct, efficient solution without using compilers or documentation, and without having the chance to ...
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Company cuts my salary immediately after I sign the offer letter

Today I signed an offer letter with a big company in the US that I was very excited to work for. Less than two hours after signing the offer, and after I withdrew my application to the other company ...
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Why do headhunters try to get the resume or cv by all means?

Sometimes, headhunters make me scratch my head with their behaviors. Here, I write one instance I had with a headhunter. I hope someone can explain what's going on with them. One headhunter contacted ...
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Interview aptitude tests: the questions do not make sense, why do workplaces use these?

Recruitment processes often ask to take logical aptitude tests. Here's one such example of a test question: The goal is to replace the question mark with the image that fits. I went with Image D, ...
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No response after interview request

I submitted a job application (FYI, very large company) and 5 days later, I received a phone interview request via email from the recruiter. I responded within an hour, telling the recruiter my ...
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How to disclose a temporary job?

I recently got laid off in early April. I don't have any savings so I took a job since in late April to pay the bills. The job is in a different field and is about half my old salary, so I have ...
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Why do some companies use recruiting companies instead of publishing the vacancy themselves?

Some jobs are advertised in job portals or linkedin ect. But sometimes I get contacted through a person who works for a recruiting company and she/he asks me if I would be interested for further ...
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Strange Behavior by Recruiters on LinkedIn

I wanted to talk about something strange that's been happening with me and recruiters on LinkedIn. The thing is, the recruiters contact me there through the messaging service describing a potential ...
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Are LinkedIn Recruiters Mostly Scam?

I have a really poor view of recruiters who reach out on LinkedIn and just want to get a sense if they are actually scams or not. A decent part have international numbers. Seems like an easy scam to ...
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Delay start date on the other offer — how to if possible

I have 2 job offers – one's already been made, the other is on the way. I like them both. I'll take the one that's been already offered, say job-1. call the other job-2. I'll take job-1 because ...
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Asked for availability for an interview, but not scheduled yet

I had reached out to a firm's partner on LinkedIn about one of their open positions. We had a good chat, followed by him asking about my availability over the next two weeks for an interview. I ...
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What could be the reason for republishing the same job ad?

I have found out from google search that the same position I have applied had been published three times in the last three months discreetly. At different sites I found the following info about the ...
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Slight Career Advice Regarding Recruiter on LinkedIn For Software Engineering [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone can help me out with a recruiter who contacted me yesterday on LinkedIn for a potential role. The problem is in my response I had a typo and before I got the chance to review ...
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Recruiter asks for curriculum without providing details about the job offer

Context I recently got contacted by a recruiter on Linkedin with a message similar to this: Hi ..., my name is ... and I'm a recruiter for company X, an engineering company that works across Europe ...
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Developer recruitment assignment - how long is too long?

My company is hiring and I have been tasked with making a test. This is a developer role, same as my own. The problem here is that this role requires a wide breadth of skills and as such the test ...
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How to find companies without going through recruitment agencies?

I'm currently studying embedded systems engineering (think software engineering but instead of apps it's IoT) and I'm having a lot of trouble finding potential companies for internships. There doesn'...
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Should I give my last four of SSN to the recruiter? [duplicate]

A recruiter was very direct in asking me for the Last four of my SSN for a job at JPMC. I said no, use the last four of my phone number because I never heard of a job application where someone does ...
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Concerned about not seeing my programming language in my new job

So I started a new job and so far I am seeing Java programming for developing REST APIs, but I haven't seen any JavaScript yet, which is what I was hired for. I looked at the initial email I got from ...
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What to do after doing poorly in an (online) assessment because time ran out?

I was contacted by a recruiter from a large company. He asked me to do an online assessment to check my technical proficiency. He gave me a broad list of topics to study. I did the practice assessment ...
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When doing an online assessment for a potential employer, is it expected to use resources on the web? [closed]

A recruiter from a a large tech company is asking me to do an online assessment. It is timed and done through a website. There is a practice version of the test I have taken. I'm wondering if I'm ...
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Is it appropriate to say “Excel hell” on a LinkedIn profile?

A majority of my current job is replacing exceedingly complicated Excel-based data processes with automated software. I heard the phrase "Excel hell" on the podcast Talk Python To Me and thought it ...
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Should I call my recruiter to ask what's going on?

I got thru my technical screener at a company, and it went well. From glassdoor, the next interview with the CTO is the final one - and basically means I have the job unless I massively screw up. ...
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Is it normal for an EU contractors to be put on the recruitment company's payroll instead of the end customer's?

I have recently started receiving calls from recruiters in Switzerland, so I am not overly familiar with the recruitment processes and practices in that particular country and this might be absolutely ...
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How to select the best candidate for a mid-level programming position

I'm a technical manager who remembers not-so-fondly the irrelevant and absurd ways I've been selected for positions during my working life and want to avoid the mistakes now that I'm in a position to ...
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Recruiter for potential future employer asked to remove profile at job portal. Is this a valid request?

I have recieved a job offer from a company 2 weeks back. I have resigned from my current organisation, notified the last date, provided all required documents for joining, and also recieved a date of ...
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Is it ok to ask a potential employer if one's application is still being considered?

I had two interviews in one week, with different managers, at this consulting firm. I thought they went pretty well. The second interview was over 2 weeks ago, and I have not been recontacted since, ...
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Giving names of past colleagues to current employer looking for new hires

My current employer at company A is looking for experienced people in their field. They asked me if I knew anyone who could be a good fit that I could refer them. A few years before working at company ...
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Recruitment agencies not giving a fair chance to applicants

I have recently applied for a few jobs through recruitment agencies and i was left a little unimpressed with how they handled my applications In one case the job was advertised with a note "recent ...
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Relieving is approved from HR side but he applied own terms and conditions for F&F due to COVID-19

I resigned from my current company (a German MNC) on 16 of March 20. Yesterday, 14 of April 20 was my last working day as per my job contract. My HR relieved me on 14 of April, but he applied some ...
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Would it be acceptable to ask for an Intern position until a full-time position becomes available?

I passed the hiring committee in my dream company back in November 2019. The recruiter told me even before passing the committee, that, since I am a new graduate, and there are currently no open ...
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New Joining delayed due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. They had emailed me the offer letter and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also pushing me to join as quickly as possible. ...
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How long should I wait before getting involved with hiring/ interviewing for vacancies at my company?

I'm interested in helping interview others, because I enjoy interacting with people and also setting a higher standard at my company. However, I am relatively new, and one of the HR staff had said its ...
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Accidentally sent a general-purpose resume to a niche company. How should I correct it?

After lay-offs in my current company I was forced to job search on the market. During the process, I found a company specializing in a niche technology that I did my BSc with. I also use this ...
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Received an offer letter then almost 4 months of radio silence - red flag?

A small "startup" IT company from US wants to open office in my city (Poland) and start a new project here. Based on my experience and relationship with the CTO, after brief interviews, I was given an ...

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