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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Should I always reply to potential employer using professional tone/grammar, even when employer replies in casual way?

There is a website which allows job seekers to apply for jobs, and potential employers to chat with the job seeker if they are interested in him. I had a similar experience with two potential ...
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Subject line when sending a CV via a “Send us your CV” link

I am interested in a company which asks would-be applicants to send their CV via a "Send us your CV" mailto link on their website. My question is simple: do recruiters (or whoever looks at that email)...
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How to politely tell recruiters you're only interested in jobs in a specific location?

I'm looking for jobs on the other side of the country to where I'm currently based and, since uploading my CV to a few major jobsites, I have been receiving 10-15 calls/emails a day from recruiters. ...
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Responding smart to expected salary question (foreign place) before interview invitation [duplicate]

I applied for a job about 10 days ago and today I got a mail response asking about my salary expectations. They did not say they are interested nor anything else about my application, nor did they ...
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Prospective employer “begging” me for a second chance

Unusual situation here. I was contacted for a "dream role" at a small company. I have been searching for a similar role for a long time and these type of roles are very competitive so I was very ...
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Circumventing recruiter when client known beforehand

I'm in contact with a recruiter for an contract opportunity at Company A, and we have a interview with his client scheduled. This is my first time working with this recruiter, but it has been a ...
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Difficult to understand Recruiter and Right To Represent [closed]

I have difficulty understanding my recruiter and I'm worried that if he is selling "me" as his product, large chunks of information will get lost in translation. I'm not bad at understanding thick ...
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Rejected-Recruiter provided feedbacks from HM but asked to keep in touch [closed]

I was fortunate enough, as a fresh graduate, to get to the third of the four step of the recruitment process with a startup that has recently secured a 10million USD series B funding but unfortunate ...
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I asked a recruiter to choose a meeting time, and he hasn't responded. How should I follow up?

I sent a cold mail to a potential recruiter. He replied saying he'd like to talk to me in the coming week. I replied suggesting I would make myself available at any time he is fine with. The week is ...
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Recruiter(s) insisting to learn details about my past interviews

This scenario has happened many times before. I apply for a job advert, a recruiter calls me about that job, rejects me at once as a candidate but starts to ask about myself. One of their questions ...
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What is the format of resumes from conferences/fairs? [closed]

I wanted to know if conferences and career fairs gave out resumes in zipfiles? It would make processing ALOT easier. What is the format? We can't afford an ATS just yet so I wanted to know because I ...
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How to deal with a candidate that cheated at the initial test?

I was asked to participate in an interview with a candidate for a junior programmer job within the company I work in. The interview includes a colleague of mine an HR representative. Studying the ...
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Should I consider this job offer rescinded? [duplicate]

2 weeks ago during the Christmas/new year holidays, department head emailed me saying HR should send me the official offer sometime early in next month, but here is most of the information (salary, ...
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Which events give stacks of resumes? [closed]

just new to the recruiting job (tech industry in silicon valley). I'm tasked to find quality new grads, masters students etc for software engineering. What are the different places (preferably free) ...
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Recruiter gave me answers to an upcoming interview

I have an on-site interview tomorrow. The recruiter who put me in contact with them called me today and "prepped" me by giving me the questions I was going to be asked tomorrow and what the solutions ...
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Where can I meet recruiters (new to the field)? [closed]

Just started my first recruiting job and want to know what types of events can I go to to meet other recruiters? Also wondering what types of events recruiters go to to find candidates (obviously ...
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Re-Application Process Post Rejection [duplicate]

I'm currently job-hunting and I found that some companies (lets say around 15-20) that I had applied a long ago (~3+ months) still have those vacancies available and I wanted to re-apply to them but ...
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There is one recruiter who handles my whole industry and I am blacklisted - help!

In my industry, there is only one recruiter who connects top employers with top candidates. Last year I was placed by said recruiter with a very tough employer, but both she (recruiter) and I agreed ...
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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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When/if to inform recruiter of an already accepted offer [duplicate]

Last winter I received a return offer for a fulltime position at a company I did an internship at. Since the offer was great, I accepted it and signed it. However, due to changes in personal ...
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What is the most efficient way of finding software development jobs online in Europe for someone currently residing in Asia? [closed]

I am a web developer based in the Philippines. I have explored several job sites online and found some that I'm confidently qualified for, mostly in the UK, Germany and Austria. The problem is I am ...
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Can I apply for a job in my Company's client company?

I am working in a client project. I recently found that there are few vacancies there, most of them are onsite opportunities. Below are the questions which I have in my mind. Is it a malpractice, if ...
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How to refer my friend for a vacancy in my office? [duplicate]

My company at present is looking new IT recruiters. My close friend's girlfriend has just completed her Graduation and looking for a job. I really want to help her out and for that, I need to forward ...
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Applying for a position where the department manager said he would be in touch

I recently did some work experience, and the manager who was based overseas was very impressed with the work I had done, and mentioned that he would 'certainly be in touch if any position opened up ...
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Can online activism hurt my employability?

Since the FCC repealed the net neutrality rules on the US, telecom companies in emerging countries are preparing to pressure politicians to do the same. I happen to live in an emerging country, and ...
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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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Can a recruiter release your reference name and number to their client

I was approached by a recruiter regarding a job. I sent my resume and had first interview with regional nurse. A second interview was scheduled for Monday with CNO/CFO. The recruiter then called back ...
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I am a recruiter at a company. Can I share candidates that we don't hire with other companies?

I am a salaried recruiter at a US-based 50-person startup. We have been pretty successful recruiting for developer positions here, we have no immediate plans to hire more developers, and we've ...
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Who and when do I ask for the offered salary regarding a position?

I had a conversation with a recruiter three weeks ago and he asked me for my desired salary during a phone screen. After the phone screen he submitted my resume to Company X, then the manager at ...
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Ask Recruiter to “keep it between us”

I am looking emailing a recruiter from another company (in the same industry), seeing if I am eligible to apply for a position advertised. The two companies are in the same industry, and the ...
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How/if to mention that I DON'T need a work permit/visa in job applications?

I'm an American with dual citizenship with an EU country. I'm in the process of applying for my first job in France (my French is pretty good, but it's obvious I'm not native - plus I have an American ...
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What can I do to improve my chances of being accepted to a position? [closed]

I applied to a programming researcher position in a science related startup. I was rejected in the final stage of selections, probably failing against just one or two other candidates. It is an early ...
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Why Would A Recruiter Ask To Remove Contact Details From My CV/Resume?

So I'm looking for potential jobs, I got in contact with an agency and they came back with 5 ideal positions and another 5 a few days later (my job role is in-demand right now) so I sent them my CV ...
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Appropriate questions/etiquette after receiving offer letter

I had interviewed with a company about a year ago for a similar but different position, and at the time, they told me I was one of 3 final candidates for 1-2 positions. They said that they would like ...
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Rejected without an explanation [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer. I'd recently applied for a job of the same role in a company. The HR called me up, explained the recruitment process, the first of which would be an assignment(a coding/...
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Going back to my headhunter to switch jobs?

I recently got hired by a company through a recruiting agency, but I want to find another job. I can get a new job through another agency, but I would like to keep a good relationship with the one ...
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Is it ok to put my Linkedin location to the place I would like to work?

When I lived in South Africa I use to get approached by recruiters who wanted to place me in a job in South Africa. I then moved overseas and now get lots of recruitment offers for the place I ...