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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Does the average candidate have any recourse when they encounter an unethical recruiter?

If you've been in the white-collar job market for very long, you have likely come across recruiters who exhibit questionable ethics. The most common way I've seen this manifested is when the recruiter ...
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Do software dev recruiters pay attention to LinkedIn group participation? [closed]

I've been advised by a job-search consultant-type that recruiters pay attention to participation in LinkedIn groups as a way to pick out candidates to contact. For recruiters interested in software ...
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Why recruitment agents keep asking if I have any other interviews planned [duplicate]

I recently started looking for my next move, not all but most recruitment agents ask if I have any interviews lined up. I don't understand why they ask and how it's relevant to them ? When I ask ...
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Do I tell the recruiter I haven’t resigned yet?

EDIT: Thanks for the advice everyone! I told them as a precaution I wanted to wait for the backcheck to clear. I got a reply the next day from the HR manager that it had cleared so everything’s good ...
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Offered a contract job with no interview?

Got offered a job as a contractor without talking to the actual client. The client is a really big company. It all seems a bit too good to be true, is there anyway to verify. Events: Saw an advert ...
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I would like to go back to a job I lost, does it make sense to apply at another staffing agency that is recruiting for the same company? [closed]

I was working at a company through a local staffing agency, but lost the job mostly due to attendance issues. When I asked the agency about possibly getting my job back, I was told the company ...
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How to deal with a recruiter who pushes me to attend an interview?

I received a call from recruitment agency. The recruiter told me there is job vacancy and will pass my resume to company. After some weeks, received a call from agency to schedule an interview. I ...
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Is it appropriate to request internal recruiter provide feedback on resume before submission?

I am currently exploring the job market for a more senior role and have been working with a recruiter internal to the company I am targeting. I work in the Information Security profession. If after ...
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what to do when a you next employer ask you about your previous employer's contacts?

I hate working in my company, the managers were really stressful and the environment was really dark so i had some problems with them: once the manager started yelling at me for no reason, the ...
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When to have a deep discussion about the employer's company [closed]

I have only participated in a few recruitment processes and am currently in my first formal job since graduation. I have also recently been contacted by recruiters from potential companies, and I am ...
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Should I get in touch with the recruiter with respect to accepting a job offer?

Last Wednesday, I received a job offer from Company A. The recruiter from Company A and I communicated back and forth until we agreed to terms that I would accept.† Company A gave me until Monday to ...
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I asked lower salary than companies were offering

So I got contacted by a recruiter and we had a talk about new job offers. We had a good talk about my skills and send my CV. He also asked me how much I would like to earn on a monthly basis. With my ...
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Will I get a raise in a contract-to-hire position? [closed]

Sorry if this question has been asked and if so please share any links with me. Currently I am working in a contract to hire position and my manager through the final company has already spoken to ...
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Questionable behavior from recruiting agent

I recently had an interview with a large firm for a software engineer role. The interview was organized through a recruitment agency. The night before the interview the recruitment agent sent me an ...
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Recruiter contacted me for one position at a company, but I think I'm more qualified for another

A recruiter contacted me today about Job A at a particular company. The company is also looking to fill Job B, but the recruiter didn't mention that. The jobs have the same exact title, I'd just be ...
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Why would a recruiter who rejected me now be interested in me?

I was urgently looking for a job in the past 3-4 months, and during an interview, and, from the first question thrown by HR lady, my gut told me I didn't get the job. I received a rejection email a ...
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Citing Multiple Projects for One Employer

I have worked for an IT consulting company for the past year or so. I have worked on multiple projects (in-house, start to finish) for many different clients. I'm looking for an elegant way to list ...
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What do I do if a job that was (mis-)sold to me as work-from-home, later changed, on day one, to working on-site, everyday?

Yesterday, I started a role, as a contractor, that was sold to me as a home based job. I accepted this job at £50pd below my previous rate due to its home based nature. I’m now told on day 1 that I’...
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In a hiring event is it better to go early or late?

I've been participating in several multi-day hiring events as an interviewer and I noticed that candidates who got interviewed during the last couple of days had a higher chance of being hired. For ...
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Realised careless mistakes on application form - should I ask HR to update?

Please read before you comment: So I submitted an application form for a graduate scheme, did an online test and was invited to the interview as the next stage. As I review my application form ...
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Can I contact a company directly about an opening I've learned about from an incompetent recruiter? [duplicate]

I've been recently contacted by an external recruiter working for a medium-sized company. The company is new but legitimate and their projects are both impressive and highly relevant to my previous ...
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Two recruiters have asked for 'market activity' in the past two days - is this a scam?

In the past two days I have had two people claiming to be recruiters from large corporates (specifically HSBC and Google) contact me, presumably from having found my LinkedIn or Jobserve profiles. ...
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State and Federal tax will be paid by the company

Recruiter said that my rate is too high and proposed low rate, but they pay my taxes: Rate of $xx/Hr on W2(State and Federal tax will be paid by the company) I asked does it mean that I get ...
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Returning on the declined offer

I had declined an offer last week. After a further thinking, returned them today and said that i will accept the offer. I have been told that recruitment process is closed down for now, and they are ...
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What do I risk by participating in a recruitment process for a position I'm probably not interested in [duplicate]

I've applied for position A at a big company. They replied that they would see me in position B (the same level, a different focus) and asked whether I'm interested. I'm not convinced I'm interested ...
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Applied for a job, no feedback now a month later they are recruiting through a different agency [duplicate]

I applied for a job over a month ago through a recruiter and was told by the company and the recruiter that they would be taking a month or so to assess whether they were able to bring anyone in at ...
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Can I tell a company that a recruiter was unprofessional?

This follows on from this question: Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this? I contacted the company in question and was ...
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Does this mean that he has been put 'on hold'? [closed]

My friend interviewed with a big multi-national corporation for a Software Engineer position two weeks ago. The day after the interview he received a call from the recruiter saying that they are ...
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Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this?

I'm currently looking for work, and have been contacted by two recruiters about the same position. The first one asked me to confirm that I'm not in contact with anyone else regarding the same company,...
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How to reply to a recruiter if I am going on maternity leave soon?

A recruiter from a high-profile company that I'd like to work for has reached out to me on LinkedIn. The trouble is I'm going on maternity leave in September and it's probably not a good time to ...
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In angel.co, is the ”reply to this email with 3 available times in the next week“ response message sent by the website automatically or by recruiters? [closed]

In https://angel.co/, I received messages from two interested recruiters from different companies, whose job descriptions say that they don't provide working visa sponsorship. I replied to them ...
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Will hiring managers and recruiters understand why I left so early?

I’ve been working as a software developer for the past six months at the same company. However, I’ve recently had thoughts of leaving for a company that better fits my interests (culture and team work)...
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Difference between coordinating client's team and teams of consultants

In my previous jobs I've done a lot of project management (PM), especially with clients' teams. I.e. I organised team work, established milestones, controlled their completion, etc. These were teams ...
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Requesting a person applies to my company by using their current work email?

I have a person in mind who works for another company that I would like to apply for a job with my current employer. This person would be a perfect fit for several reasons, but they are in another ...
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When should I include information in my resume to indicate I have a high IQ?

When should you add info that you joined an association that is exclusive to extremely intelligent people (e.g. Mensa)? Researching on the internet implies a general sentiment of no. The reasoning ...
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Getting into IT after second studies [closed]

I have an economics master's degree from a german university and started working nearly three years ago. My first and current position is within the company's sales coordination department where I do ...
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Show 2 current jobs in my resume?

I am working with 2 companies, one full-time and one part-time. Should I only show my full-time company on my resume or both when applying for a new job? Both of these jobs are in the same field of ...
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Why do some recruiters ask for Word format resumes?

This question is partially answered here: Protecting resume against recruiters, double-presentations, and MS Word? But I'm looking for a more specific answer about why recruiters do this. Some ads ...
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Got an offer from HR, replied and never heard back

TL;DR: Got a job offer from higher-ups, HR invited for a call and never responded, even to the reminders. For the past four years, I have been working remotly part-time as an independent contractor ...
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I got an offer but the some details in the contract are not what we talked about during the interview process

I interviewed for a contractor role and they offered me the job. During the process, the recruiter told me that it is a 40 hours per week job and also 40 hours per week was written on the job ...
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Recruiter keeps calling me - how can I keep the communication by email

I am in touch with an external/third party recruiter. He mentioned few interesting positions, so I'd like to stay in touch with him but I'd rather keep our interactions to emails. I'm annoyed by his ...
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As an intern, how to reject a job offer? [duplicate]

I've been working the last year as an intern in a large company, with a lot of excellent people and benefits. The place is nice and one of my bosses (I have four different bosses, as I said is a large ...
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How to tactfully negotiate salary above market price for software internships?

The typical market price for software engineering interns in my city is 22-25$/hour. In more tech-centered cities, I received referrals from current employees for positions that pay between 45-60$/...
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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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Recruiter and Fallout with Hiring Company

I recently ran into an interesting situation and would like some ethical feedback. Here's the situation: I was contacted by a recruiter about a position after submitting my resume to their site ...
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Is it acceptable to contact a recruiter directly after a year if they mentioned the company would follow-up in a year?

A year ago I applied for a job at a company and after the onsite interview, the company decided not to give me the job. They said the feedback was still good though and they see a lot of potential so ...
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How to tell the headhunter that I need more time for relocating to an other country (contractor offer)? [closed]

I got a contractor job offer in an other country which I want to take but my problem is that they want me to start pretty soon. My notice period is one month and I should start at my new place 1 week ...
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Is a poorly designed online application system a red flag?

I am looking for work, and have been given a link to a company's application system by a recruiter. The process is frankly ridiculous. I am applying for software developer roles with software ...
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Can a candidate request an employer to delete pre-employment records about him according to GDPR?

Some questions about HR agencies or employers from European Union and GDPR: Should HR agency delete records about candidate after certain period of time after applying? Is HR agency obligated to ask ...