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Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Another company has directly reached out about an open position; do I tell my boss? [closed]

I work in a very specialized area within healthcare. There are only a few competitors in our area, and one of them has reached out to me directly (the hiring manager, not HR) about an open position ...
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Do some recruiters care more about their quotas than finding candidates? [closed]

I've been perplexed for the past couple of weeks. I've been getting calls left and right by different recruiters about some positions they have open. I had three recruiters contact me in one day and ...
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Recruiter called for interview followup results, missed call and no callback day later?

May be silly but I'm a student who graduates in may and got an interview with a company I've always wanted to work for. Interview went really well and was told to expect a call back this week. I ...
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Do recruiters get paid for placing candidates for interview who don't accept offer? [closed]

If recruiter places candidate who passes all interview stages but declines offer. Do recruiters get payment for this? Or just for successfully hired? It definitely depends on specific agreement but ...
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Should you disclose current pay or salary expectation to recruitment agencies? [duplicate]

I have been working with an external recruitment agency (they don't represent one company in particular). The other day a recruiter contacted me with a job opening they needed to fill quickly. He ...
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As a candidate how to answer “If you were accepted everywhere, which company will you choose?”

Recruiters often ask the question: "Did you also applied to other companies?" And if the answer is positive they complete with: "If you were accepted everywhere, which company will you choose?" ...
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Turning down a recruiter after receiving take home test

Recently I was talking to a recruiter about applying for a position and after a few exchanges, he sent me a take home test before I could proceed. As of recently, I started thinking a lot more about ...
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Should I send an email to remind the hiring manager? [duplicate]

I was interviewed by the Vice president on Monday, and I met the hiring managers as well. The HR manager said they would get back to me on Wednesday, and said they would hopefully fill the whole ...
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What does a job description mean by “candidates need to be able to work on a W2 basis”?

If a job description requires candidates need to be able to work on a W2 basis, what does it mean? What does it prevent? For example, does it mean no contractor from a consulting company? Is ...
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Candidate turns down full time offer and asks for contract instead

I interviewed a candidate for a management position, and he was really strong and we were impressed. He was put forward by an agency for a full time role / salary, but instead he said that his ...
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How to politely refuse telling the client's name for the recruiter?

Usually when dealing with recruitment agencies and applying for certain IT job positions, at some point they share the client's name (either by phone or e-mail) and usually saying that I should keep ...
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Meeting request from a Senior person only to be handed off to a Junior person

I was recently contacted by a senior recruiter on Linkedin. She introduced herself and wrote "I am keen to introduce myself and ask your advice [...]" This person seem to have a lot of experience and ...
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Recruiter is asking me to send him text messages [closed]

I was contacted over the phone by a recruiter about a position. I did the typical phone screening process and he asked me if I had questions to send him a text message directly. I have his email ...
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How do I gracefully bow out of a job search?

I've been working at my current company for almost exactly a year and a half. Recently, I had a recruiter contact me (he's been emailing me for the past year) and I said I would be open to talking ...
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Is it worthwhile applying to a client organisation after being declined when going through a recruitment consultant? [duplicate]

I applied to a role through a recruitment consultant where I was declined. At the time the advert didn't state the client organisation, but it turns out to be my former employer. I asked for feedback ...
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Can I just go directly to a company when a recruiter tells me about an opportunity [duplicate]

I get regular spam from recruiters telling me about exciting new opportunities with this-or-that-company. I've not approached the recruiters - they've just found me on LinkedIn and cold-emailed me. ...
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Should I remark on errors when interviewing a potential employee?

During a job interview I might ask the candidate some technical questions to get a feel for his knowledge on what we're talking about. What if his answers are completely wrong? Should I just accept ...
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Strategies for getting work experience to enter workforce when overqualified

My partner has a PhD in Semiconductor Physics from one of the best universities in the world and extreme interest in low level electronics engineering. His research career fell through a few years ago ...
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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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Rewarding employees with increased holiday entitlement for years of loyal service [closed]

We’re looking to implement a scheme whereas employees are rewarded for years of loyal employment. We’d be interested to hear about similar schemes (or entirely different ones) that reward loyalty and ...
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Contract negotiation [closed]

I have been put forward to an employee, by a recruiter, for 550 per day. After the interview they wanted to make me an offer but I said: Given the company and what I have heard, I want 650. The ...
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My CV got sent to my current job and we are not currently recruiting [closed]

My CV was sent to my current job by a recruitment consultant who has a long standing relationship with my boss for about 20 years, without my consent. This has led to my boss being hostile towards me ...
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Replying to a recruiter pitch when short of time?

I got a message yesterday from a recruiter on LinkedIn, making an initial pitch for some development positions in my area. They're asking if I'm interested in having a call to chat about it. I am ...
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Is it acceptable to deny salary information to recruitment agent

I had a talk with a recruitment agent on the phone yesterday afternoon who called me about a position she wished to discuss with me. The call was going very well until the recruitment agent asked what ...
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Saw a job posting through a recruiter on LinkedIn. How to apply?

I recently came across a job posting on Indeed, and began getting my profile ready on the company's site. Now I just came across a recruiter I have worked with, liking a posting on LinkedIn from the ...
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Is this a rude response from a potential recruiter?

I had emailed a recruiter I found on LinkedIn as I am looking for a job. Her profile said she was on parental leave till Fall 2017, but I emailed her anyway as email doesn't really require immediate ...
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Weird Language in Recruiters Email

This week I was contacted by a recruiter with curious language in the email: either I'm way off, or you're a really good match for this position. The binary nature of the statement was very ...
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Asked to recruit/spam my LinkedIn contacts

A recruiter at my company, one of the big SV software companies, has asked me to collect a list of contacts from LinkedIn to send recruitment emails to. I consider this really spammy, and an abuse of ...
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“You have an up to date CV and some published code for us to review” - what does it mean?

I am a Microsoft .NET developer have been looking for a job for last some months, and suddenly came across a particular company, where they are looking for Senior/Lead developer. I don't qualify for ...
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Is it appropriate for a recruiter to tell me I need to be able to take calls during the day?

A recruiter contacted me about a possibility for a job in my field and suggested having a phone call to discuss the details. I said I was willing to have a phone call, and asked if 7pm was too late ...
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When applying for a position, how do I best reply to a question asking for skills I don’t have?

I am applying for a particular position where they have asked me if I have first-hand experience in protein crystallization and x-ray structure determination. I don’t have experience in any of those ...
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Discontinue a recruitment process [duplicate]

So I am in the final stage of the recruitment process and the presentation is scheduled in a couple of days. Over the weekend, I received an offer that I accepted. Ideally, I would have waited for ...
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What are some of the pros of being a remote recruiter versus a contract recruiter?

I applied for a driver recruiting job. The company called me and I told them I am looking for a remote recruiting position, NOT contract. Meaning I would be their employee, but work from home. The ...
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I have accepted a job offer, but now I want to decline as a startup of mine has become successful. How should I do this? [duplicate]

I accepted a job offer in May at a large company in finance. My start date is in September. In the time between accepting the offer and now, I have worked on developing a project of mine with some ...
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How to send a interview reminder to recruiter?

I had recently met a company HR staff at a career fair that was very interested in hiring me and had taken down my contact details. They said that they will call or send me an email to arrange for an ...
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When should recruiters call candidates instead of emailling? [closed]

Customarily, phone calls are used when the callers need to have the responses as soon as possible, or when they don't receive replies by other channels for whatever reasons. Receiving an important ...
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Declare interest after declining recruiter

I have previously respectfully declined a recruiter who was interested on scheduling an interview with me for a team lead position. My reason is that I am currently happy with my job. What would be ...
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Affirmative action is being applied too broadly [closed]

I am a tech recruiter working for an American Bank in India. I deal with campus placements (as is the norm in India). My company, especially the Indian branch, has recently come under fire (and ...
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Should I have an informal chat with recruiter despite not looking for a new job?

I'm a software engineer, and I get a fair amount of emails from recruiters. I'm happy with my current role (well, not happy, but content at least), so I'm not looking for a new job right now, and say ...
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Company asking for a 3 days test— changed the process along the way [duplicate]

I'm a software developer. I applied to a company and passed the initial screening. After that, I passed a 3-hour technical test. I now am asked to write another technical test that would take 3 days. ...
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How to politely ask an employer if his offer is definitive when unclear?

I’m a graduate student about to finish his dissertation. During the last two months, I applied to several jobs, one of which, is the most exciting and well-paid of the bunch. I had an interview and ...
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How to deal with recruiters filtering out candidates based on salary expectation? [closed]

I had a short chat with an independent recruitment consultant recently. From the get go, it was all wrong. He started by asking how much I expect for my next position. I then reminded that he did not ...
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Should I tell interviewers I have multiple jobs?

I am searching for a new software engineering job. I currently hold 3 jobs; 1 full-time as an SE (a nine-to-five job), and two other part-time jobs in the food service industry (I know, completely ...
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what to ask the interviewer in a software engineering hiring interview [duplicate]

I have an interview with Amazon, I passed the first exam and about to have the second assessment. I think it is a good idea to ask them some questions to show them that I'm interested in their ...
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Been offered a job that I want but I want to go backpacking for a couple of months? [closed]

I have been offered the same job which I used to work at my previous workplace. I'm currently unemployed as I left a different job at the same company because it wasnt for me and I had applied to my ...
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How to reply to recruiter that did not read my resume on LinkedIn

A recruiter working for a big company contacted me on LinkedIn and asked whether I am interested in a certain position that requires expert level knowledge in A. The thing is that A is mentioned on my ...
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Had interview for Internship - Interviewing Manager seems to be busy

Two weeks ago I had an interview for an internship at a local software company. I thought the interview went well, and the managers that interviewed me said I would likely hear back from them within ...
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Is it common practice to ask Work from Home (call center) contractors to pay training and admin fees?

My wife just received (through zip recruiter) notice of an opportunity for an inbound call center position as an independent contractor. The company claims to service "several multi-million dollar ...
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Handling unusual email from possible recruit

I recently sent an email regarding a job opportunity that opened in the company I work, where I included relevant details on the desired candidate's profile along with my contact information for ...
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I told my recruiter way too much information [closed]

I have been in contact with two potential jobs. One direct hire, and one through a recruiter. The job with direct hire offered me a position a few weeks ago, and I told them I would accept. However, ...