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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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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 do I stop recruiters from contacting me?

There is a particular recruiting company that continues to contact me. I have been unhappy with their performance in the past and have been clear that I am no longer interested in their services. I ...
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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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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'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 share information about positions I have applied for with recruiters?

I posted my resume on popular job sites, and got many emails, and even some scams. I applied directly to a company and had a phone interview shortly after, possibly face to face next week. I then ...
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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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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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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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What is the proper way to deal with a recruiter who calls during work hours?

I have been looking for new career opportunity. Sometimes a recruiter calls me while I am in the office, during work hours. I am having difficulty in dealing with recruiters. They ask me to describe ...
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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 it acceptable to ask who recommended me?

Twice I've received e-mails from recruiters with wording along the lines of this quote ... your name has come to me highly recommended by one of my contacts in the ... I'm of course curious who ...
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Severing the relationship with a recruiter

On the heels of the double-presentation question, I'm curious about the best way to sever ties with a recruiter who has represented me in the past. Let's say I was presented by this recruiter to a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 is the purpose of a recruitment agency?

I have been told that our starting salary offer was being reduced by our recruitment agency. The name of the company that offered the job did not indicate that it was a recruitment agency, but when I ...
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How to display contract work and “career breaks” on a resume

I'm a contract software developer, and as such I've hopped from job to job as I do project work. Some projects have been three months long, and some have been up to three years long. Also, due to ...
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Are side projects acceptable “work experience” for an entry level worker?

Are side-projects good to list in lieu of work experience? I have a few on my resume, because I haven't had a job yet, and I want to demonstrate my ability. But some of the recruiters that I have ...
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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?
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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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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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The etiquette of connecting with recruiters on networking sites

I sometimes get contacted by recruiters on sites such as LinkedIn, asking if I am interested in a job they have available, and they usually want to make a formal connection on the network to share ...
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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 ...