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How to forward a friend's wife's profile to HR but not to refer her?

One of my friends recently called me up asking to refer his wife for a open position in the organization where I work. Being in a small office, I am really careful about whom do I refer. The reason I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...