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The process of finding potential new employees.

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Is it common for a recruiter to lock you in so you cannot apply to companies that they work for?

I am completely new to working with recruiters. A recruiter for a big agency found this job for me which I am interested in. She wants me to sign some paperwork making me an employee of this ...
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Redundant position refilled

The company I worked for in the hospitality sector was taken over and I worked for the new owners for 3 months until the premises closed for refurbishment. On the last day I was informed my position ...
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Using recruiters in a jobsearch or not? [closed]

While looking for a new job, is it a good idea to have a third party between you and the company you are going to work at? In my opinion, the biggest advantage of using a recruiter is that he already ...
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Value of using a 3rd party recruiter's candidates, for employer

Recently I was conducting a job search and working with a recruiter I know, who submits my resume+credentials to various companies we discuss. Some of these companies are small, such that I'd never ...
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Recruiter contacts me, but then says I am not a match?

I'm curious about the reasoning behind this kind of habit. I've been contacted first by two recruiters, who seemed very interested and it appears they have a position that matches well. But then after ...
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Recruiter fell through, can/should I approach the company directly?

A recruiter contacted me on behalf of Company X. Company X was very interested in contacting me, and an interview was set up. Just before the interview, I was told an emergency came up with Company X, ...
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Is it possible to bypass a recruiter that once introduced you to a firm? [duplicate]

So 2.5 years ago while I was still attending university I was once contacted by a recruiter, who later introduced me to a firm (firm A) where I had a interview but I didn't take the job at the time (I ...
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Typo in a resume? [closed]

I am a graduating student in college and I recently started hunting for internship jobs as part of our university's academic requirements. I am currently looking for Internships related with IT ...
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Is it unprofessional to have a headhunter come to my current place of employment to talk with me? [closed]

I had a headhunter find me on LinkedIn, where I "build" my professional network, but he offered to come by my current place of employment to introduce himself and give me his spiel. Is this ...
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What should I do when my dream company is interested in me before my skills are developed?

There is a company I adore and working there would be my dream job. My plan was to continue working on my programming skills (which are currently underdeveloped) and then start contributing to this ...
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If I plan on staying at my job, should I approach my boss about being recruited by competitors?

I am very happy at my current job and do not plan on leaving it. In the past month I have been approached by two in-house recruiters working for two of our competitors asking me to interview with them....
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How to get an employer / recruiter to consider you for a role where you are lacking some of the key or desirable skills required? [duplicate]

I was a .NET programmer in a sole developer capacity for nearly eight years until i got made redundant due to a downturn in sales at the company. While at the firm i specialised in VB.NET, WinForms, ...
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Submitted Rate On Contract Position

My recruiter will submit my resume to a potential position with a rate to the hiring manager. If an offer is in place is it a good idea to renegotiate on the rate even though an initial rate was ...
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Swapping internship position with friend

That’s a weird one. Recently I’ve applied for some summer internships along with my good friend, who shares similar expertise. There was one company we would particularly love to work for. As the job ...
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Protecting resume against recruiters, double-presentations, and MS Word?

Early in my career, I encountered unethical recruiters in the tech industry. In the worst case, a recruiting firm sent my resume to dozens of companies without my consent. This resulted in a double ...
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Nursing Benefits Vacation Time By Seniority

A friend of mine is a nurse in a hospital and told me that all vacation time is determined by seniority. Even when a hospital recruits and hires an experienced nurse from the outside they still start ...
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What's the appropriate way to thank a recruiter or HR person? [closed]

I would like to thank an HR person who has been very helpful in managing my placement at my current company, including arranging and organizing interviews for further internal advancement. What ...
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Should I contact the recruiter who didn't respond to my e-mail, through Linkedin? [closed]

I have recently interviewed for a developer role at a tech company and the interviews went well. In the final interview, the manager mentioned that he got good feedback from the interviewers and that ...
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Approached while intern at a company

So I have been an intern at a company which is a blast to work at. A lot of relative young people who are really willing to help. The boss who is my tutor has dropped several times he wants to hire me ...
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Contract job vs Employment on Resume

From the perspective of a prospective employee, what is the difference between being onsite with another firm (from your parent organization) and a contract position for that firm? For instance there'...
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Headhunter called me “expert”. Can I ask for expert salary or is this just the way headhunters try to make you feel good? [closed]

I get requests/offers from IT headhunters from time to time. Now, a headhunter called me an "expert" in my field. I'm maybe a senior, but not an expert. I'm unsure how to handle this, and I don't want ...
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Is it okay to decline the offer after accepting it a few months ago? [duplicate]

I am on my final year of studies of Computer Science. A few months ago I had an interview and got an offer, I accepted it. Now, I got an offer from a better company and a bigger salary. Can I decline ...
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How do you predict the probability for a freelancer to abandon a project? [closed]

Freelancers sometimes abandon projects in the middle, even if they realize they would not get paid. Reasons for such action could be traced back to the employer (the project manager), who is making ...
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Should I reply to job queries I'm not interested in at the moment? [duplicate]

From time to time I get unsolicited job queries, mostly through social networks like LinkedIn. Sometimes they are quite interesting and offer jobs in big respectable companies. But at the moment, I'm ...
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What is usually the timeframe when a recruiter mention A.s.a.p?

I have been looking for a job for the past 5 months and I decided to go home for xmas since i was not getting any luck. I will be away for a month, and will come back Monday January 13th. I just ...
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How do I find a recruiter that's actually worth working with?

I keep my resume up to date on a few sites just to see what's out there. Normally, this leads to plenty of recruiter spam in the form of Dear Sir, I have an immediate opening in the middle of nowhere ...
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Is there any value in including extracurricular activities on my resume?

I was wondering if extracurricular activities really mattered when attempting to get a job in the corporate sector. My motivation for asking the question simply stems from the reality that I see ...
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Negotiating Contract to hire - E-mail confirmation of asking salary

I have recently been working with a technology recruiter (pretty aggressive personality) to help me find a job. He got on the phone telling me about this 'real contract-to-hire opportunity' he doesn't ...
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Is a complex test which benefits the company an ethical practice? [closed]

Here is the situation. One of the companies I applied for as a software developer asked for a complex and "thorough" test. I agreed to it, but I noticed that I was supposed to add a module to their in-...
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What months/seasons in each year are there more openings and less openings? [closed]

I heard that companies in U.S. freeze hiring. In general, what months/seasons in each year do companies have more openings and less to no openings? Does the answer to the above question depend on ...
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Recruiting Recent College Graduates

I am trying to recruit recent college graduates for a software engineering position, and I am having difficulty finding candidates. We have posted on the job boards for several colleges and a few job ...
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What to look for in infosessions put on by recruiters

The college I attend often has info sessions for computer-science related business looking to recruit students or recent graduates. Today Google came and even though Google is a very reputable and ...
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How to effectively repell recruiters' annoying curiousity about other pursued opportunities?

I have made a mistake of answering the question "Are you interviewing elsewhere?" and now a recruiter regularly includes a question on how the other interview is going. I feel that there is no good ...
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Is it rude to ask recruiter for same day appointment? [closed]

Long story short. I told a recruiter that I will tell him when I'm available to have a 15 min talk. Yesterday night I sent him an email asking whether we can chat online today afternoon. I never heard ...
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Contract includes nothing about resignation

Currently reviewing a offer contract from staffing agency. In the next few days I will have to make a decision and speak to the recruiter of the staffing firm about the offer and ask any questions. ...
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Negotiating after a negotiation

Last week I negotiated with a recruiter about a contract position salary, after I received the offer and the job duties were clear, I asked if there's any flexibility with the salary. The recruiter ...
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How to be found by headhunters?

In scientific conferences and online communities such as linkedin, there are many headhunters who recruit professional for employers. I wonder how one can expose himself that he is open to new offers? ...
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Is there any merit to entertaining an offer from an ex-employer with a complicated relationship?

I am being headhunted by my previous employer. We had worked together very well and had very close personal relationships until I resigned to join my current company, which is a direct competitor of ...
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Not hearing back from recruiters after initial job interview

A few times I've met with a recruiter and they've set me up with a job interview. The interview doesn't pan out and I'm not offered the job, but then I never hear from the recruiter again. Is this ...
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Background check through staffing firm prior to recieving offer

I am considering taking on a contract-to-hire position with a staffing firm. I am working with a recruiter, he is working for a reputable staffing company. The company he connected me with is ...
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Interviewing for jobs after a long (no work) period of absence? [duplicate]

Although the question is general: How do you go back interviewing when you have a long period of unemployment in your CV, I do need to share some context with you. I have an inherited condition that ...
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What is a limit to the information I should put up on LinkedIn?

When submitting PDF or paper resumes, I didn't have any concern as to the information I have written on it. It's still semi-private in the sense that only the employers whom I sent my resume to can ...
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Should I reach out for an opportunity via personal contacts or a recruiter?

If a recruiter contacts me about an opportunity at Company X but I find out that I have second or third-degree connections with people there (through personal and professional friends), should I ...
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Dealing with inappropriate emails from recruiters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop recruiters from contacting me? I'm working for a high profile company and have gotten recruitment firms calling and emailing - presumably by blagging switchboard ...
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How to use social networks for job or internship opportunities

I see many suggestions to search for jobs and internships via social networks like Linkedin. But how exactly is this to be done? If I send a message to some Linkedin connections (in some good ...
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How can cultural adaptability be evaluated when hiring an employee from another country?

My company is considering hiring a developer from India who has experience working on our product as a contractor. We want to interview him to determine: If he can adapt to the new culture If his ...
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Will accepting job offer and retracting shortly afterwards jeopardise future employment with company? [closed]

I accepted offer for a great job but it feels like I've made a huge mistake. I've had to sacrifice a big holiday which they advised me I wouldn't be able to take if I started with them. I want to ...
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How to Rate Job Interview Process [closed]

Today I went for job interview (I'm fresh graduate Engineer). After having some question answer, one of interviewer ask me to rate the interview process out of 10. So, my question is how to rate ...
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Negotiating Job Offer [closed]

I received a job offer with a company that I recently interviewed with. However, they have not offered me the salary that I wanted. The salary is less that what I was previously earning, with my ...
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Do I need to inform in-process recruitment of employment changes?

I am currently involved in recruitment with a large company, which (I think) is in final stages after about a month of multiple interviews and a flight out to headquarters. Last week (July 31) I left ...