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How can I tell if a recruiter is actually representing a candidate they present?

It seems like some of these recruiters that contact us are not actually working with the candidates they present. For instance, a couple times, we have indicated an interest to interview and their ...
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Can a UK company discriminate against former employees of another company when recruiting?

Is it legal for a UK company - Company A - that is recruiting, to decide not to consider any applicants who have previously worked at Company B? In the situation I am navigating, Company B has closed ...
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Remind or be patient?

So, thanks to the advice of the @keshlam, my plan was accepted (this plan is designed for approximately 3-4 months, as the head asked). He responded like this a couple of days ago: Good afternoon, ...
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Do you mention courses on your CV if you don't feel confident with them?

Over the last couple of years I've taken a couple of online courses through Coursera: Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Machine Learning. I've also been to a summer school on plasma physics. ...
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Could I be blacklisted from applying to a company after submitting non-identical resumes? [closed]

Hello I think I messed up… I applied to two different internships at the same company, but for each internship, I used a different email and resume. The reason I did this was to make myself eligible ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need some advice. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff includes several dozen people, about half ...
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How do I approach going back to an old company?

I previously worked for this logistics company for almost two years. It was a startup at the time and I was the second hire. At the end of the two years, we had grown this company to almost 50 people. ...
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When applying for a job, should I mention that I previously declined a job offer from a sister company?

I have applied for a job at Company "A" a few months ago. The recruitment process went smoothly, and at the end I got a job offer. However, I politely declined the offer, since I also got a ...
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Is it ok to interview with other companies after accepting a signed offer with little acceptance time

I recently received a job offer from Company A that only gave me the weekend to accept. When I asked for more time to think about, the company (for reasons) firmly said I had to accept by Monday. I ...
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How do I get rehired if my contract was terminated because of breach of confidentiality

Hi I'm 20 year old uni student and have been working as a receptionist at a student accommodation for about 2 years. This week, I was immediately fired from my job as they've said I have breach of ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

I'm looking for work. A recruiter contacted me about a specific position. He needs to know if I have a car. I don't currently, but if the job's a good fit I have no issue buying one. Also the job is ...
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Recruiter not disclosing where he got my phone number and resume from

Background Normally when I am open for changes in my career I update my CV on some carrier or professional networking portals like LinkedIn, Indeed.com etc. If something interesting comes up through ...
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Should i go over my job recruiters head?

A recruiter reached out to me in September of 2023 to set up an interview for a startup company. I interview and they tell me they love me, but it will take about 2 weeks for HR to send me an offer ...
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Platform for negotiations, correct wording and closing “blank spots”

Continuing this topic: Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded This is a great chance for me and I don’t want to miss it. Therefore, I plan to answer as quickly and as ...
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Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded [duplicate]

I found another group that I'm considering as a potential new place to work. The head of the laboratory sent me the following message: Name, greetings! My name is Dr. Surname. I am the head of this ...
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Reversing the job search with a lowball followed by a raise [closed]

Suppose Bob is worth about 100k based on skill level/resume, but they are laid off (or are just starting their career) and have to search for a job. In many cases this is the start of a (very ...
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Need feedback on my internship experience

I am an intern as data consultant, I am experimenting a visualization software for the company i'm working for during 6 months. I started off with another subject and on my very first day, the manager ...
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Double applied with a recruiter, recruiter said I was rejected but company contacted me for interview. What should I do?

A recruiter submitted me for a position that I applied to a month ago that I forgot about. The recruiter later discovered the double-submission and told me that the company will not be considering me ...
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How might I handle things when a global recruiter can’t really hire from my firm? [closed]

Caught wind of a role with another firm that I most certainly want to attain. However, the firm hasn’t posted the position publicly. They have engaged a large global recruitment firm which is ...
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Is there any issue if I make my prior job title more generic on my resume? For ex: "Sr Marketing Associate" versus "Sr Digital Marketing Associate"

I am working on updating my resume, and I was thinking about changing how I present my prior job title(s). I want to make clear, I am NOT suggesting overstating my title (saying I was a Manager when I ...
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terrible recruitment should/how I complain [closed]

I am a techlead to a rather complex technical(not many functional requirements, predominantly non functional) backend application. The project is very complex with regards of the people working on it: ...
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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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Contact the Employer after Recruiter lowers the Salary Amount?

A recruiter contacted me, regarding an opening, to see if I was interested. This recruiter gave a Salary Amount and location for this opening. The recruiter agreed to telephone interview with their ...
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How to add more detail and specifics to work history as per recruiter's request?

A recruiter working for a recruiting firm reached out to me. She is now saying the account manager wants me to make some stylistic changes to my resume. For example "include more details about ...
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I was ghosted by a recruiter after the offer signed [closed]

I went through 2 rounds of interviews. I was offered the job, contracts was signed, onboarding forms completed and the start date was set. 2 days before the start date I get a message that the start ...
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What if my company didn't pay the recruiter who placed me last time, and now they approached me again?

A year ago, I was in contact with a recruiter, he gave me some opportunities, I confirmed with him that I agreed to let him be my representative. Among one of this opportunities, I recognized the ...
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Western recruiters' sentiment towards a long work experience in China [closed]

As a foreigner, I've been working at a big tech company in Mainland China for over 4 years and I increasingly feel the work culture of this company does not align well with my personal values. ...
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My interviewer has a serious legal offense charge, and I'm not sure the company knows. What should I do?

This is a throwaway account to preserve anonymity. Details below has likewise been anonymized as much as possible. I have been in the interview process with a company in California. There is nothing ...
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Has my internship offer expired? No response/call back from recruiter after offer letter was sent

I'm a current CS student and was vying for an internship with Company A. I had interviews in December, and received a verbal offer by phone from my recruiter in the same month. Then, around last week, ...
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Interviewing with interviewer in a time zone 15h shift from mine

To give a little bit of context, during my career I had many times interviews at very out of 'office hours' times. For example I had interviews from 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM and others. After so many of ...
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How do I qualify for employment as an IT project manager?

Currently i am a developer with around 6 years of development experience in various stacks. I have a masters degree in computer science and have worked in several scrum teams, partially as scrum ...
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

I had 5 rounds of interviews at a very famous company. I am based in Europe and the company is based in US. It's a fully remote position. My contact point was Recruiter A during the whole process, and ...
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How to let a recruiter know you're not seriously considering another job but you are exploring your options

I'm currently happy with my job, but I want to explore other positions because I've been at the same company for 5 years. I want to know how my technical and interviewing skills fare in todays job ...
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Internal Recruiter Non-Responsive After Interview Request, Reschedule

I’m asking this question as an academic attempting to transition into industry/non-academic work. Two weeks ago a team at a national lab reached out to me out of the blue to inform me about a position ...
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Have I made myself unhirable?

Edit: It appears that my fears were unfounded. It took a while, but I am now holding three job offers with two more in the pipeline. I guess I was hirable after all. :) The key was to give as many ...
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Requesting C level executive for considering a recruitment drive

An IT company which we wish to work opened a new office, they held a recruitment drive for graduates/freshers(0 experience)last year . So this time we were hoping the same. But when we inquired the HR ...
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Is it ethical to apply directly for a job after a recruiter declines to submit you for the role?

Recruiter A contacted me about a job on LinkedIn. I said I was interested, and we set up a day for Recruiter A to call me to talk about the job. Recruiter A never called, never replied to LinkedIn ...
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Apply to 2 job at the same company, inquire about job 1 status and was given status of job 2 instead

So I applied to 2 role at this company for which I meet the job requirement. I email the recruiter to inquire about my application status of the first job. A few days later, the recruiter sent me an ...
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How to answer recruiter when they keep asking about how my job search is going and any interviews?

I have been working with a recruiter. He has gotten me an interview with a company. Each time he speaks to me he asks things like "has there been any updates from your end like any new ...
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Is it true that recruiters can submit your resume for a job you have already applied for to control who gets it or get their cut?

It's happened to me before where recruiters represent me for an unknown job that turns out to be one I am already interviewing for. Then the recruiter, not the company, sends me the "more ...
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Should I ask the recruiter for more details if part of job posting is unclear to me?

A recruiter contacted me with a job opening. I gave him my resume. He then said he wouldn't be submitting it because I didn't indicate on the resume that I had experience "Migrating to Windows 11&...
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Conditions over old batches of graduates for fresher openings

I applied in a company for the job role of Associate Software Engineer fresher on 20th September with an employee referral. Even though the job requirement matched my resume it wasn't shortlisted. It ...
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I told recruiter which days I'm available for interview. They haven't got back to me and I'm having trouble holding the days open

I am looking for a new job and a recruiter contacted me about one. The recruiter works for a well known recruiting agency and was hired by a company trying to fill a position. I find things have been ...
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Applying directly and through recruiter for different jobs same company

I applied online for an analyst position at a bank but received no feedback except an automatic reply that the application was received. A few weeks later I was contacted by a recruitment agency about ...
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Shall I trust my recruiter?

I am currently looking for a new job. My boss is ok with this, he has written a nice letter of recommendation and no dates are set for anything. This is Denmark, so he currently has 4 months of notice ...
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Reputable vs personal reference vs let the company decide

The company I applied to is asking for references. I have some options, and I am not sure which is best. They are along the line of "PhD student whom I collaborated rather closely on a project&...
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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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How can I improve my chances of getting a job in Europe as a Resident Third-Country-National?

The backstory I'm a mid-senior level UX designer. I moved to an Eastern-European Schengen country from South-East Asia six months ago because I'm married to an EU citizen. My resident permit lets me ...
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Where do recruitment agencies find open positions?

I want to cut out the middlemen and work C2C for future contracts, but rarely see C2C positions posted. However there's no shortage of contract jobs from recruitment agencies and I would like to ...
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Why are 3rd party recruiters claiming to submit me to a hiring manager but not doing it? [closed]

Over the last 2 months I've had multiple recruiters interview me and then claim they are going to submit me for the job we discussed, they send me an email stating "I have submitted you for x job&...

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