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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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I prepared my CV in LaTeX and exported it to PDF. How to deal with a recruiter who insists on CV in Word format?

FOREWORD I prefer to create documents in formats such as LaTeX, Markdown or RMarkdown. They're platform and version (of the particular editor) independent. You can export them to good looking PDF ...
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How should one dress while meeting a recruiter in Sydney?

I am a Chartered Accountant from India who is soon to move to Sydney and will be looking for mid-senior level positions in management accounting. My employer would most likely be a large business, ...
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Should I give my SSN to recruiter? [duplicate]

I got call from recruiter and he said I should give him my SSN in order to apply to job. From his email: As part of our disclosures and to present you as a qualified Candidate to [Company Name], ...
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Should a technical interviewer read the resume/CV?

Should a technical interviewer read the candidate's resume/CV before performing an interview? I regularly interview for data science positions. The particular context is that recruiters who are not ...
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Why do recruitment agencies contact managers with unsolicited telephone calls?

We receive multiple calls each week from recruitment agencies with which we've had no prior dealing, looking to "introduce themselves" and offer candidates. This would be understandable if they were ...
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HR unresponsive after accepting offer

I got a job at a company last week, they sent me an offer letter and I responded back to them with an acceptance mail the very next day. In the offer letter it was written that if you did not respond ...
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Need insight- recruiter reporting to employer that employee resume is in circulation

We have a contract recruiter and her job is only to find talent when asked and she recently reported to a senior director that she came across an employee's resume. Is it ethical for her to even be ...
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Searching job by contacting a recruiter via SMS

Is it common and acceptable to reach out to a recruiter I have previously interviewed with via SMS to enquire whether there are any suitable open positions at their company? If yes what is the best ...
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Is my job offer sure? [closed]

The HR of a company contacted me and told me that they are very much interested in hiring me and also want me to join as soon as possible. But the salary negotiation didn't go well. Neither they were ...
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Quitting a job after one month to join previous employer [duplicate]

I'm a Software Developer by profession, someone who values the quality of work and prefers writing good code rather than fast code. I was working with a product startup for a year with great ...
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How to find good candidates amid tough competition in the job market?

I've been trying to hire two additional permanent members for my team since January, and we aren't getting good candidates. The company is offering a competitive salary, which alone makes us stand out....
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What can I expect working with a recruiter who sends template messages without even including names?

I recently received a message from a recruiter on Linkedin, that read something as follows: Hi, Our client in best-of-whatever-industry is looking to hire a Sr. Software Developer for their ...
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How do recruitment agencies work? [closed]

How do recruiters agencies work, particularly in Australia? How much they charge the employer for a contract position? Is it better for a job seeker to apply for a specific opening by a recruiter or ...
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Would it be helpful to explain to HR about this framework or it could be considered rude?

I applied for a QA position in which, among others, it was requested that I have, quoting, "Proficiency in Java + Selenium Webdriver". In my XP I played with Selenium in Python, Java and JavaScript ...
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How to stop recruiters from telling me about their company? [closed]

Every single recruiter that is contacting me is sending me word document/pdf of 1-2 pages and additional copy-pasting essay on linkedin/email "why our company is the best" and then again reciting it ...
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Recruiter vs Employee Referral

Long story short, a recruiter presented me with an opportunity and asked me to take a look. Later on that evening I was out with a couple buddies of mine and one of them works at this firm and knows a ...
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“We care more about results than hours worked” - is this code? [closed]

I see this kind of phrase used pretty often. While it sounds nice on the surface, my impression is that there might be a more toxic hidden meaning here. Should I interpret this as meaning "We expect ...
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When to ask about rescheduling job interview?

I am in the process of applying for a job. The advert specifies the interview dates will fall during a particular week, but I am currently only available one day that week (as a result of national ...
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Responding to a recruiter when you will not be able to make a prompt decision

This question is about a similar situation as described in How do I coordinate the process of pursuing multiple job opportunities at the same time?, but that question focuses on the situation after ...
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What is an Account Manager and why would an agency have me speak with one before hiring?

I’m a bit new to this having been out of school for a few years, so I may have some misunderstandings. About 6 months ago I was in contact with a tech recruiting agency. One day while I was at my ...
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How to understand a strange request from a recruiter? [closed]

I met a very helpful recruiter today who gave some valuable insight into my target industry, having been in it herself for over a decade. She gave me a specific role to apply for, and I agreed that ...
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Working with multiple recruiters, which one acts shady?

So I’m in the middle of a bit of a recruiting mess-up: I was briefly in contact with company A about two years ago. Their HR person contacted me for a possible opportunity with them. I declined as I ...
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Would it look bad if I take 4.5 years to complete a 3 year degree?

My degree is supposed to be completed in 3 years. For a few semesters, I took one subject less than normal which extended my degree by one semester. Last semester, I failed a subject, which extended ...
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Given a recruiter that does both temp-to-hire and direct hire placements, should I keep myself open to both options?

I spoke with a recruiter today about direct hire placement, and he suggested for me to also be open to doing temp-to-perm contractual work. What would happen if I said no to contract work and that ...
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What are the pros and cons of working with only one recruiter during my job search? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of working with only one recruiter during my job search? This recruiter, "Bob", has a great track record for placing talented people at some of the best finance shops. I ...
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What is there to gain or lose by 'cooperating' with a recruiting agency as a developer

I encounter a common pattern of interaction with recruiters - a condensed version: R: Our client is seeking a developer with experience in tech X in BTown. Can we schedule a phone call? Me: I no ...
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Recruiter requesting driver license for initial job offer

So a recruiter from a staffing company is asking me for my driver's license in order to submit me to a company(The State of Washington supposedly) and setup an initial interview. My issue comes from ...
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Recruiter inviting me for an interview - no sufficient skills for the position

I got invited for an interview by a recruiter through LinkedIn. They said that they were looking for experienced web dev with additional Java knowledge. I have a few years of web development ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask the recruiter to pick the time, instead of providing options?

A recruiter reached out to me for an interview; she asked me to provide her with a few time options that work for me on (...day). She would then go back to her calendar to confirm. My reply was as ...
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What's worse? “To whom it may concern” or “To <wrong name>” on cover letter [duplicate]

Imagine this scenario. You are applying for a job and you are 80% sure you have found the recruiting manager of the company. It is unclear that they are definitely the right person to address it to, ...
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How to deal with a potential employer that is thinking about going around our recruiter?

So I was approached initially by email by a recruiter for a position at a company close to where I live. I emailed back, saying I was interested and to make a long story short I interviewed at the ...
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Recruiter pay model [closed]

Recently I've been dealing with a lot of recruiters. I've noticed a lot of odd behaviour such as one recruiter trying to get me to apply for a position not well suited to me, other recruiters ...
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Company's recruiter forgot to call me for a phone interview. Options for getting in touch with another recruiter?

I recently got recommended by a colleague for a position at a large company, and applied through an internal channel. My colleague thinks I'd be a fit for the team and the position, but my first phone ...
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Demanding time for continuous delivery as condition of taking job [closed]

I have been asked to interview as a software developer at an e-commerce company. As I am very interested in test automation and continuous integration / continuous delivery I have set systems up for ...
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How to apply for a job when you already have one [duplicate]

My friend who had spent four months working as a BA, hated it and started applying for a new job on seek. A week later he was called into HR office and asked if he was still interested in his current ...
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(Writer) Is it professional to send links of articles I wrote on Reddit to recruiters? [closed]

I've been publishing articles regularly on subreddits to gain traction and open discussions. I don't have a large digital following or a well-known blog so Reddit has been great to me. One of the ...
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Will not replying to a recruiter's reachout message on Linkedin affect chance in the future? [duplicate]

Suppose a recruiter in a big company (such as Google, Amazon) sends out a message to a candidate on Linkedin about a job opportunity (such as a software engineer). The candidate either feels not ...
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OK to send Facebook message to potential employer after not hearing back?

This startup was founded by graduates from my university. A year ago, I applied for a Deep Learning internship, but they rejected my application saying I don't have enough practical experience. They ...
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Is it Ok to Add an Addendum to a Resume?

As most of my one page resume consists of work experience and projects, I feel that my long list of "other skills" such as "google cloud, aws, scrum, kanban ...." could use some backing up by another ...
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How to respond to an insistent recruiter's cold email?

In receiving a second cold email from a recruiter earlier today, I discovered I had missed the first among my usual sea of emails. The recruiter guilts me in the subject line, writing "I haven't heard ...
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Timings for interview

I have a minimum wage job which is going to start this coming monday, that'll be the first day of job. And on the same day I have a video interview scheduled for a job that is in my field of ...
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Apply directly to company after third-party recruiter pointed me to the company website? [duplicate]

I found a job description in a jobs website. The job post was done by a recruiting company. I felt it was interesting and sent my CV to the recruiting company to apply for that position. After ...
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Interviewer said to concentrate on personal work and reschedule interview

So my interviewer told me a time that conflicts with my schedule so I asked her for a different time on the same day so I can complete some personal work. She replied back saying no problem we can ...
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Is first responder or commissioner for fire prevention or security in a company considered as volunteering in an application? [closed]

My company's department has several honorary offices like first responder or commissioner for fire prevention or security. Can I state this in an application for a new job or isn't it considered as ...
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Recruiter wants to call me as a reference for a former colleague but didn't tell me who

I have been mailed by a recruiter who told me that a former colleague of mine gave him my contact details to serve as a reference. He asked to set up a phone call but never actually told me who the ...
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1 Month barely have done any work (System Engineer) [closed]

I was hired about 30 days ago by the COO who's recruiter is a "friend" of his. I also interviewed with the VP and Director of IT who I directory report to. After waiting an unusual month and a half ...
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What to do about recruiter low-balling prospective entry-level salary

I spoke with an (external) recruiter this morning, and he asked me about what I would expect my salary to be for a job in Data Science. Being new to the workforce, I probably sounded pretty uncertain, ...
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Should I tell a recruiter I may be interested in the same kind of offer later?

I was contacted by a company for a position that doesn't interest me right now but will probably interest me in 6 months or so. Should I tell them? If yes, how should I explain it? Additional ...
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Is it necessary to attach salary break up page along offer letter while forwarding to the HR of new employer? [closed]

I waiting for my offer letter and the HR of that company is asking for my previous company offer letter. Do I have to submit the salary annexure also?
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Is there a reason why Recruitment Agency contacted Main Office and asked for Person instead of contacting them directly?

This didn't actually happen to me, it happened to a coworker. Where I work is a relatively new department of an established company (this may be relevant), and the manager is allowed final say in ...