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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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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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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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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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How do recruiters find jobs and is it okay to bypass them in some cases?

I read Is it wrong to apply to a company directly when a recruiter told me about the job first. I want to extend the above question further by asking how do recruiters find jobs for people? Do they ...
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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 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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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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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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Prospective employer “begging” me for a second chance

Unusual situation here. I was contacted for a "dream role" at a small company. I have been searching for a similar role for a long time and these type of roles are very competitive so I was very ...
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Risks of sending resumes to recruiters

I recently contacted a recruiting company to look for a new job. The recruiter asked me to send her my resume. I would like to know what the risks of doing so are. I read I should be very careful in ...
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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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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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Can a recruiter release your reference name and number to their client

I was approached by a recruiter regarding a job. I sent my resume and had first interview with regional nurse. A second interview was scheduled for Monday with CNO/CFO. The recruiter then called back ...
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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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Who and when do I ask for the offered salary regarding a position?

I had a phone interview with a recruiter and he asked me for my desired salary range. After the phone screen he submitted my resume to Company X, and the manager at Company X contacted me later for ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 do I prevent recruiters from “ghosting” on me?

I have a strange problem and am completely at my wit's end as to why it may be happening. I have friends and family in my or similar fields and they are all baffled when I tell them about this. I ...
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How to avoid being cheated by some fake recruiters as a newbie?

Currently I'm searching for job in IT as a fresher. I registered on many job portals like Monster.com, naukri.com and a few others. I have been receiving calls from various local job consultancies. ...
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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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How do I delay one job offer long enough, so I can evaluate it against another job offer for a separate position in the same company? [duplicate]

I will be interviewed by two separate positions (similar job roles but serving different verticals of the business) for the same employer in South East Asia. (Employer is a fast-growing unicorn/tech ...
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What criteria should I use to judge job-posting sites?

The amount of sites (both free and paid) offering to post job openings keeps growing. Free or paid is not a good criteria to judge quality by, as many paid sites just take jobs from other (free or ...
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Is it ok to ask a recruiter for salary expectations? And if so, how to ask?

Every now and then I get contacted by recruiters, even though I explicitly stated that I am not interested in job offers. I usually decline any further contact, since I'm already in a good position ...
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Last interview and lunch with team tomorrow - what to expect?

I've passed three interviews so far, two technical and one with HR. They told me to come by tomorrow for a 1.5 hour interview with the CTO and then meet the team and have lunch with them. Got any ...
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How can I recover from too high salary expectations through follow up email?

I recently had a phone interview, where the recruiter told that my salary expectations were too high. I responded in the phone call saying that I was willing to negotiate. Would it be wise to ...
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Recruiter is asking for sample code

After a good telephone conversation with an IT recruiter, he asked for sample C# (software) code of a project of my current employer. Although this is a logic question, it is impossible to send code ...
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Recruiter wants very extensive technical details about all of my previous work

I was recently cold-called by a recruiter on LinkedIn who had seen my profile/resume. The position seemed to be a very good fit for my skill set so I replied that I was very interested. Within minutes ...
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How do I attract candidate developers willing to learn a proprietary language?

At the company I recently joined, development for the product I'm now working on is done in a home-grown language with no applicability beyond this product team. We're going to be advertising for new ...
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Why insist on 3 years experience in the IT industry? How to get around it? [closed]

I am baffled by the fact that IT recruiters in Belgium systematically ask 3 years experience when the media says there are shortages year after year saying IT is the future. It's not just some jobs ...
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Recruiter I'm already working with invites me out to lunch. Why?

I'm looking for a job, and this recruiter that I've already applied through sent me an email that effectively said: Sorry I don't have any new information for you. Let me take you out to lunch to ...
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Does your activity (or lack thereof) on social media have an effect on your perceived employability in a public facing position?

I'm not very active on social media. I have only a Facebook account and none of the other like Twitter or Instagram. I use it mainly to look at what other people get up to in my own time and hardly ...
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Should I apply for my boss's promotion?

I work in a very small digital products department as part of a larger organization. The department was formed two years ago. I have been at the organization for seven years and joined as a Product ...
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Does diversity provide anything that meritocracy does not?

I'm hoping my question is less broad than this one. I work in tech and see many emails about diversity from our upper management. In some sense, I can see this being used as a PR tactic: management ...
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Forward a recruiters e-mail vs sending friends' contact details to recruiter

I got contacted by a recruiter regarding a job opening. I am not interested in the job, but I have some friends that might be. What would be the best way to connect them? A) Give their names to the ...
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My HR contact's replacement is unresponsive and unaware of my interview progress

I've been going through an interview process with a major technology company at an intermediate level software development position and up until recently, things have been going great. All of the ...
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In what ways could someone working at a position for 15 years be negatively perceived?

Consider the following question, which I feel was asked in good faith: Why is working on the same position for more than 15 years not a red flag? This would imply that, at least to some, a person ...