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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Can I mention an expected salary when recruitment agency's website is showing range?

I'm currently in the process of applying for a job through a recruitment agency. They've asked me for the current and expected salary, but I have not specified any; they're even asking for a current ...
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How to conduct an interview for a subject I'm not really good at?

I'm currently working for a small company as a website/software developer. I mainly write the server side code; the interfaces I create for the website are bland and don't really interact with the ...
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After a job interview, is it inappropriate if I want to talk to an employee in private?

I would possibly ask if they are happy about working for the company and maybe a few more questions about the corporate culture.
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Expressing interest in a position early in the resume collection process

I recently came across a position on my university's career center website. I am graduating next month, and meet all of the qualifications listed for the position. The position matches my interests, ...
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How can I find out which companies are hiring, and what they're hiring for?

During the final year of college we have many job fairs (also called as campus placements) that take place throughout the year. During this many different companies come to our college. I don't want ...
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Should I refer someone who has slight interest in my company?

I recently started a new job, and my company is quickly growing and looking to hire more people. I want to refer one of my previous colleagues for a position in the company, but that person has not ...
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What is the maximum amount of time considered appropriate to respond to a recruiter? [duplicate]

I receive a reasonable number of unsolicited emails from recruiters (ie. Skype, Microsoft, Amazon). Often I'm not interested in the opportunity, but I may be interested in working for the company in ...
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Recruiter sent me a job description, I figured out who the company was [closed]

A recruiter somehow contacted me regarding a programming contract role, and I don't recall posting my resume to them but anyhow, I told them I wasn't interested and they emailed me the job description ...
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Multiple recruitment agencies in the same area?

In the luxurious situation of having a rare and sought after set of skills, one might get contacted by multiple recruitment agencies. From one particular (very large) city, I have been contacted by ...
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Is it worth redoing a very long resume after I've already gotten an interview?

I submitted my 9 page resume (I have 15 yrs exp) to Amazon.com, and have been scheduled for my 1st phone screen with them. I've been wanting to convert my resume into 2 pages, however since I already ...
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Why would an employer seek candidates by an employment agency that sends out job advertisements describing requirements, but not the employer?

I'm a PhD student in my final year. Regularly, I get spam advertising bogus journals, unknown conferences, or sites that want to list my CV. Recently I received an e-mail from a recruiting firm. ...
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When applying for jobs, how important is it to live in the city you want to work in?

I am currently job hunting for jobs on the West Coast from my residence in the Midwest. Would I have a better chance of getting a job if I moved to Seattle (where I want to work) than I would applying ...
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Changing when you're able to interview - Asked interested company to wait for me to graduate, but that's delayed

I'm an undergraduate student at an overseas campus of a university that's not based where I am. If everything went well, I'd graduate around this august and when contacted by a recruiter, I'd asked ...
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What is the proper way to deal with a recruiter who calls you on the number of your current company? [duplicate]

It happened to me already the second time in the last few months that a recruiter called and asked for me on the central phone number of the company where I currently work. Obviously, I did not ...
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Startup vs Big Company - ok to ask for details

Hoping for some guidance with this. I recently left the startup company where I was working as a senior backend Python engineer. The job had a lot of complications and the company suffered from a ...
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Why is the recruiter only willing to give me limited information until I send him my resume? [duplicate]

A recruiter contacted me with a job offer, and the only information he offered was the (very vague) job title. When I asked for more information, he responded with limited details about the type of ...
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Dealing with informal experience on resume

I have a very broad IT skillset and I would say that I am very good at what I do. When it comes to a technology that I have not used I just learn it by messing with it, Googling it, or by consulting ...
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How long can I wait to respond to recruiter e-mail?

A little over a month ago, I tweaked my resume on some job search websites. Since then I had been too busy to realistically handle my inflow of e-mail due to personal matters. I am now in the position ...
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Does recruiting have scientific basis? [closed]

Recruiters look at many particular signs in a candidate and draw conclusions that, sometimes, look shallow, sometimes odd. For example, let's take this question: If you provided an incorrect answer ...
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Creatively-formatted Resumes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add custom effects/formatting to my resume (to showcase my skills) Every so often I hear suggestions like "print your resume on bright yellow paper to help it get noticed" (...
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Should I be involved in interviewing for my replacement?

I'm currently working through a notice period (3 months) and there are plans to hire someone to replace me. My role requires a relatively technical skillset and I am unsure that my manager or HR ...
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is it worth it to get a recruiter in a different country?

I want to switch locations to a different country, but I don't have any job offer and I don't know where to start, I know that some companies will sponsor visas for skilled workers, but I'm not sure ...
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Cover letter for job advertised by recruiter

For positions advertised by recruiters, the details tend to be vague. Is it a good idea to ask a recruiter for more information about a position before replying so that I can write a more targeted ...
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Helping my friend through the recruitment process

We have an open position on the company I work in, in one of our meetings our manager asked us to refer people we think they would be a good fit for the team, so I called one of my friends, he is a ...
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Applying for a position, getting offer on another

I recently applied for a position of technical management at a local company. Upon reviewing my history they determined I would not be well suited for the management position but they were very ...
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Trusting a big name brand employer that seems unstable

After about 6 interviews with a big MNC that included an IQ test and a personality/behavioral assessment with some sort of shrink, the MNC extended a "verbal" offer, complete with pay, PTO and ...
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Protocol for courteously declining a job offer when using a Recruiter

I have applied for several jobs through different recruiters. I have been offered multiple jobs. During the interview process I have been honest with the recruiters and the companies letting them know ...
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How long after a recruiter's introduction is it considered ethical to re-approach a company?

Here's a situation: a recruiter introduces a candidate to a company, and the company is very interested in hiring the candidate. However, if the process at some point breaks down, how long after this ...
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What kind of information do recruiting companies keep?

What kind of information do recruiting companies keep, apart from those we enter in the registration form? Recently, I had an interview with a company, which was arranged through a recruiting company....
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HTML5 Buzzword by Recruitment Agencies

Recently over the last few weeks I have started applying for a number of different Front End Developer roles. I notice a lot of the job descriptions ask for good HTML5 knowledge. The sticking point ...
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What kinds of questions should I ask a recruiter?

When interviewing with the actual company, I can ask about all sorts of details such as benefits plans, what kind of software they use, vacation schedules, etc... When I'm dealing with a recruiter, I'...
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Got a job offer from a friend, but been on a new job for a couple of months [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switching jobs - how soon is too soon? I've recently got a job with a big consulting firm; however, I'm not enjoying the work much. While I don't see much advancement within ...
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My recruiter made a mistake which has cost me my reputation with a company, what should I do now?

My recruiter submitted me for Job A with a company I really like and this job paid X amount of dollars. Job A was filled so they offered to submit my resume to Job B with the same company. I took it ...
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When asked to prepare a business plan as part of the interview process, how does the interviewee ensure that their IP rights are protected?

Especially if the hiring process does not result in gainful employment. The interview is for an early stage startup and the role will be a senior role (VP/ CxO). The person in this role is expected ...
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Should You Apply for a Position if You Might Not Take It? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should one go to interview for a job he doesn't intend to accept if offered? If there's a position that you're interested in, but you know there's a good chance their ...
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Is 3 months notice reasonable for a Development Manager Role [closed]

Is a 3 month notice period unusually high for a development manager position? This is at the junior end of the management spectrum, it will be my first management role. I am concerned that future ...
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How should I respond to recruiters listing jobs that are being advertised publicly anyway?

I don't mind a recruiter working on behalf of a company, but if a recruiter contacts you* with a position which is clearly being advertised publicly anyway, how should one respond? Or is ignoring them ...
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Why are company names hidden from job postings by third party recruiters?

I often find job postings from third-party recruiters (a contracted personnel company, not an in-house recruiter) that do not list what company the job is for. Why do they do this?