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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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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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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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How to attract people to work on very old and outdated technologies?

I work in a IT company that is deeply specialized in projects made with old and outdated technologies. The biggest projects are usually a mix of Cobol (the oldest versions, not the most modern) and ...
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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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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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Should I apply via recruiter or via website (I got a solicitation from a recruiter for a job posting I'd found the day before) [duplicate]

Its a back office temp analyst position with goldman sachs, if that matters.
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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If a person from a large company you want to work at gives you his number for a job opportunity, when should you call him back?

If a person from a very large company that I want to work at has given me in person his number on a Friday morning (for a possible job opportunity), should I call him on that Friday afternoon (when he ...
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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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Applied for a job a couple of months ago. No reply. Should I reach the Executive Director?

I've applied a couple of months ago to a very interesting position in a blue chip company (North America). I think I'm qualified for this position (my skills match the position's skills list) but ...
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How do I prevent recruiters from “ghosting” on me?

I have a strange problem and am completely at my wit's end as to why it may be happening. I have friends and family in my or similar fields and they are all baffled when I tell them about this. I ...
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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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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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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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What should I do after my application has been forwarded to someone else?

Long story short, here is my snipped LinkedIn conversation. I am applying for a job. Me: Mr. X, First of all, apologies for the unsolicited message. We connected a while back around [...
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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 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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...