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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Will mentioning my Team Lead experience increase or decrease my chances to land a Senior Developer job?

Question When applying for a Senior Developer position after having experience as a Team Lead, what is the expectation of being perceived: as overqualified? as unsuccessful on current job? Will ...
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Received verbal job offer and still waiting on written offer; recruiter stopped responding? Should I call or email again?

After a long interview process with Microsoft, I received a verbal offer from the recruiter. I did not negotiate the salary, and agreed with the company that I would sign. Ever since then the ...
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Job advertisement does not match the job offered - case for discrimination? [closed]

I am female. A full time was job was recently advertised in writing within my organisation. I queried it with my line manager about whether it had to be full time and was told yes. I therefore did not ...
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How do we recruit junior software developers in an age where everybody studies for the interview?

As a recruiter, I find it increasingly hard to recruit good software developers, due to the fact that it has become very easy to simply study for a job interview by reading any of those 14020 job ...
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What position should I include as my professional position in my resume?

I am professionally a Software Engineer. I used to work as an associate software engineer for a company two years. And Since three months I am working as a software engineer for another company. Now I ...
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What are the pros and cons of disclosing a spectrum disorder when applying for a job?

Should one reveal having an Autism Spectrum Disorder when applying for an IT job? From the one side this information could help getting the job. Asperger Syndrome is related with high intelligence ...
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Recruiting people who maintain & improve, not just chase the new and shiny

My work will be recruiting soon, and one thing I'd like to do is screen out people who are more excited about writing new, exciting code than fixing older code, and more generally, people who ...
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Applying for job with recruiter who is on retainer with current company

Im interested in a job on the market through a recruiter. The recruiter is the one who placed me in my current role 5 years ago. They also are on retainer with my current company, they are the ...
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How to deal with potential employer forgetting about my resume?

I recently applied for a job, providing resume and a written recommendation. When planning the time for interview, i am being asked once again to provide my resume. After asking humbly, i discover ...
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Using third-party recruiter as middle man for communications?

I'm scheduled to go in for an interview at Company X (a software development startup). I found out about the position through a third-party recruiting agency, specifically from a recruiter who I'll ...
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Recruiter keeps pushing back interviews

I have had two separate recruiters push back scheduled interviews (in one case an hour before, in another, they day before) to the following week- I'm skeptical since they left it open-ended. These ...
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Fraudulent job applications with no discernible purpose. Have you ever seen them? Any idea of the motive? [closed]

Our company recently received two job applications into our applicant tracking system within a minute of each other. If we had looked at either of these applications in isolation, we would have been ...
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Is it discriminatory to put “bonus” video game skills in a job advertisement?

My employer (a small company) is hiring an IT person. The person hiring and writing the job ad loves SNES video games and grew up around that time. The job ad for the IT person has a section for "...
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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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Original documents submission before joining a company

I recently received an offer from a company. The HR of the company called a few days back after the negotiations got over and said that they have a system of employing a third party to do a background ...
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Disengage with a recruiter and go straight to hiring company

My question is. Should I disengage with a recruiter, which I gave permission to present me to a hiring company, and go directly to the hiring company? Thirty four days ago, I was approached by a ...
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First job offer confusion: Signing contract on the starting date?

So I recently accept a job from an international tech company to work in their office in California. The recruiter (also the manager at the office)first gave me a draft offer letter and ask if I have ...
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What do recruiters mean when asking for an 'updated resume'?

I now am looking for a new job. I have my resume posted on sites like dice, monster and so on. This resume contains all my details: contact info, technical skills, working history and education. It ...
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Am I coming across as rude in my written (email) communication?

I'm currently searching for a new job. Over the past two weeks, I've had three seperate companies make first contact with me via email, asking me to have an initial talk/interview, and to let them ...
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A recruiter said they may be able to represent me to a company, but a different recruiter has approached me first [duplicate]

Recently, a recruiter approached me for a role which turned out to not be the right fit for me. They said they had a few more roles coming up that they would "keep me on the cards for". One of these ...
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This Recruiter wants my Social Security Number?

There's this really aggressive recruiter trying to get me for a job that sounds pretty good, is local, pays about right... and has sent me two voicemails and an email in the last 24 hours. Okay, ...
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Should I mention work done for the company which was outsourced and client had probably signed NDA with the company

So, I worked in company where a lot of outsourced work comes and many of the clients which are mostly devs/contractors who have taken contracts and not familiar with the technology, hence the NDA. ...
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How to vet out a company/interviewer that approaches you trying to recruit?

So this is kind of an interviewing question in reverse. I'm a final-year university student and a yet-to-become-successful entrepreneur. Last week I was in the university library, talking with ...
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How to politely tell recruiter that contacted me to not waste their time if they can’t offer visa sponsorship?

I'm a web developer, I was a match in a job search site for a position that I'm fit for and really interested in. The recruiter asked for my CV and phone number but it's not mentioned in their offer ...
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What to make of recruiters reply after interview [closed]

I went through a series of interviews and company's HR/recruiter was very generous to provide feedback after each interview. Feedback was really positive and they were interested (I applied through a ...
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Interviewed for dream job, bad written test: how can I recover?

Recently, a recruiter from my dream company reached out for an interview. I showed my interest and he responded with two emails 3 days back, one with an online programming test and the other asking ...
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Is there a ballpark industry standard for recruiter fees? [closed]

I've been dealing with a recruiter recently who - as far as I can see - doesn't have a transparent fees structure. In my current role - from talking to the manager I found that the recruiter takes ...
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What is the most professional way of dealing with too many messages on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

I am now receiving more messages and invitations on LinkedIn than I can handle. These messages almost always contain invitation the the phone/skype/onsite interview. I have no interests right now in ...
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How to influence a prospective employer after interviews are over?

So the process went like this: I applied to the advertisement of the company After a few weeks I had a response and was invited to an interview two days later I did the interview and I believe was ...
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Questions to ask a potential new boss

We're on the lookout for a new department manager, who I would be reporting to. As part of the process they are holding some coffee sessions to give the potential recruits a chance to meet their team ...
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Accidentally told recruiter wrong information - Should I correct it and make myself look bad?

I'm a junior software developer, only a couple of years out of college. I had a conversation today with a recruiter from a recruiting agency, and he asked me which version of Angular I use. I only ...
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Scheduling phone call with a recruiter

I've been working with a corporate recruiter and have been expecting to hear back about a job offer. I get an email today saying "let me know a good time to talk". I replied back and said I was free ...
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Why do the huge tech companies not have bedrooms? [closed]

Companies like Google, Facebook etc. are famous for offering all kind of services like gyms, cinemas, hair dresser, music concerts and so on, so that employees don't have to leave the campus. But I'...
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Why do recruiters want to schedule calls if they do not have a relevant job offer?

I have been consistently encountering a pattern of recruiter interaction for several years on a regular basis, about 20 times in total. It starts with a specific, detailed request, dispatched ...
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Determining if a recruiter is legit

A recruiter contacted me recently, but I'm wondering if this person/job is legit. Reasons to believe the recruiter and job are real. The email address matches the company she claims to be from Her ...
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Answering The Question: How Many People Work Here?

As a small business owner, you might have anywhere from 1-3 people working for you. Sometimes, it's just yourself. When someone comes into the office for an interview, it's usually just the business ...
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Do recruiters intentionally have multiple phone numbers? [closed]

I've discovered two recruiters now - who everytime they call me, they call from a different number. This makes it difficult to tag their number with the name to know who's calling - it's always an ...
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In the US, can a job with a religious institution require that I am a member of that institution?

I have seen job postings like the following: Software Development Engineer 5 Company Name = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Company Location = Riverton https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...
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Why do recruiters try to rush into a Right To Represent (RTR) contract?

This is a curious case for me as it seems to be split into two camps. There are recruiters who will work with me on opportunities, even go so far as to setup a preliminary screening with a potential ...
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Company hasn't paid invoice for deposit on candidate I placed - can I cease and desist to have her stop working for them until they pay? [closed]

I placed a revenue generating candidate with an international franchise company. Initially I based the fee on her previous years compensation, but to help them out, I required a deposit then payments ...
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How should I respond to vague recruiter requests?

A recruiter contacted me with a pretty vague request. It's somewhat phrased as follows (modified to avoid arousing too much suspicion): Software Engineering Opportutnies @ LinkedIn Hi, we ...
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Ethics of recruitment for the foreign nationals [closed]

I have been working as an expat in the UK wherein I had possessed a work permit; i was recruited here as a foreign national. Prior to my employment, i.e. during the job-search period, I was with a ...
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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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Unsuccessful in one position but Recruiter Offered to Forward Resume to A Different Role — Update Resume?

I was recently unsuccessful in one search at a company but in all cases, I had positive feedback; they went with a candidate who had deeper knowledge in a specific aspect of the role. However, the ...
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Applying directly on employer website after rejecting recruiter offer for similar position

I was contacted by a recruiter about a job, and my resume was presented to the company. I interviewed but rejected the offer because it was a temp-to-hire position. As much as I like the job and the ...
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Recruiter asking the name of the company whose offer I accepted

There are some similar questions that have been asked, but I believe the nature of this situation is slightly more unique. I was recruiting for internship positions at multiple companies. I recently ...
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Should recruitment company be asking me if I was interviewed/hired?

I was recommended to an interview by a recruitment company. Due to issues with their communication platform, they forwarded my personal contact details to their customer. They asked for permission and ...
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Are puzzles an effective part of the recruitment process?

Many companies - particularly in the tech sector - use puzzles of various kinds (including riddles, lateral-thinking questions, and guesstimation questions) in job interviews for potential new ...
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What are the specific constraints of recruiting in rapidly growing startups? [closed]

Background: The first time I had to grad exams as university lecturer, I realized how wrong were all exams/homework I wrote as a student — because I didn't understand grader's expectations/...
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Should I keep in contact with a recruiter?

I've recently gotten a job with what I think is a good recruiter. The recruiter works with an independent company than my employer, but she was nice, knew my needs, and knew what kind of position ...