Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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What to do when the interviewer knows my dirty little secret?

My parents are not wealthy and I didn't receive a stipend. To finance my studies I worked for an escort agency (all legal, not under my real name). But I finally graduated with good grades and these ...
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Is it normal for headhunters to ask for written confirmation that candidate is pulling out of other interview processes before giving offer letter?

My brother is a software development engineer interviewing to switch jobs and finally got an offer from a company in a different city. He was given the offer Tuesday at noon, and asked to respond by ...
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How to ensure privacy of job change?

In my current employer recruitment looks like this: team members go to interview with candidate. Later team talks about who that was (name), where it works now, who maybe worked there previously, how ...
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How would remaining more than two years hurt my future applications (for a junior dev)?

Recently I’ve been interviewing with this one company (for the sake of this question, let’s call it company A) to whom I applied last December. I was feeling unvalued at work, so in an act of pure ...
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How to professionally handle being asked about A-level grades (University entry) despite having a Masters?

As the title suggests, I have a Masters in my field and a relatively unrelated Bachelors degree. A-levels are the exams you take here in the UK in order to get into University in the first place, and ...
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Can we get blacklisted if we turn down offering contract?

Im an intern at company XYZ, and on 29 February, my internship period end and before that , HR offer me a full time job (but the process i need to follow is the same like HR recruit a new employee, ...
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What is the best way to say when you turned down the contract?

So lets say I have offers from 3 companies, let's call them A, B and C. I'm interested in the offer from company B but I really don't know how to turn down the offers from company A and C. I'm afraid ...
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Evaluating job candidates w/ unconventional background (disabilities, convictions), what approaches are recommended/what to watch out for?

Full question: When evaluating job candidates with an unconventional background, eg illnesses, disabilities, convictions, etc., what approaches should I adopt in addition to, or differently from, what'...
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On the first recruiter call, is it appropriate to ask about roles that may open in the near future?

I have a call with an internal recruiter tomorrow and we're going to discuss a role that I think is a strong fit for my background, and that is somewhat interesting to me. However, there's another ...
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Should I follow up about recruitment process? Part 2 [closed]

Continue from Better wait until new year , or i ask now about the interview result I already ask HR about the interview result and got replied 5 days later( send 3 january, receive reply 8 january).. ...
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Better wait until new year, or I ask now about the interview result

So on the 10th December, I was interviewed (not by a user, but HR a interviewer). It's already 16 days after the interview, but I have not received any update about the result. I think because of ...
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What do recruiters mean when asking for an 'updated resume'?

I now am looking for a new job. I have my resume posted on sites like dice, monster and so on. This resume contains all my details: contact info, technical skills, working history and education. It ...
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Not allowed to use google during programming test

I have an online programming test for an entry level analytics consultant role. I have always referred online code or documentation during programming but in the test I am not allowed to do so. Now I ...
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Can I apply for jobs that didn't mention anything about visa sponsorship?

There are a lot of positions in some countries like Netherlands but less than one percent of them mentioned either support or not support the visa sponsorship. So is it professional to apply for ...
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Is it ethical to back out of final interview round?

There was a recruitment process of three rounds for research executive role in a leading market research company. There were 14 post graduate students shortlisted for the first round from the college. ...
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how to practice for numeracy tests in the insurance industry in the UK?

I often see IT job advertisements that mention a numeracy test. These are generally Insurance companies. This is all based in London Uk. Here is a partial view of one of such advertisements as an ...
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Recruiter Parlance - What is an “Authorable Workflow?”

I found an employer who requires that employees debug "Authorable Workflows." A quick google search reveals that the term is only ever used in job classifieds. Given the way the English language works,...
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How to end the conversation quickly with head hunter?

I am at work, right in the middle of the working day. Surrounded by my respected colleagues. My phone (sound off, of course) starts shaking. The number is unknown. How should I know, maybe something ...
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How to accept internship offer but keep the ability to renege?

Where most questions on this topic are about how to tell a future employer that the applicant is no longer interested in the offer, I'd like to know: how can I accept an offer for an internship with ...
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Being heavily recruited at new company: Should I tell them I’m trying to get pregnant?

I read this question, but it’s about the non-pregnant partner. A company reached out to me and is heavily recruiting me for a position that I know I'm qualified for. We're talking a $50,000 (USD) ...
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How to find out if a recruiter is serious or just wasting time?

I get a lot of calls from recruiters as I am looking for a job and given my last job(s) have been short term, everyone wants me to tell them 3-4 years of what I been doing. What annoys me most are 2 ...
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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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Dropping out from an interview for a job you don't want

Once upon a time, a temp agency sent me on a job interview. There was a miscommunication (perhaps a mental glitch on my part) about the nature of the client's business. As soon as I became aware of ...
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IT company demands for reference

Reference check is the fourth and last step of the hiring procedure for an IT company who is trying to offer a job to candidate. The HR now demands my ex-managers contact. I personally have no issue ...
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Referring someone whom you know personally, but not professionally

I have a few opportunities to refer someone to my current employer. I know them personally, but can't speak to them professionally. If they don't work out as candidates, will this reflect poorly on me?...
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What's an effective way to make sure I'm prepared for an online aptitude test while applying for a job?

I just got an invitation to participate in an online psychometric test (the first step of the recruitment process in the company where I applied). I'm worried. I feel nervous and am scared that I ...
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In an interview, is it self-defeating to say you use Stack Overflow to find errors in code?

Let's suppose that at a job interview they ask me "what you do if your code does not work?". I tell them that I read the docs to look for the error, I isolate the piece of code that doesn't work and ...
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Risks of sending resumes to recruiters

I recently contacted a recruiting company to look for a new job. The recruiter asked me to send her my resume. I would like to know what the risks of doing so are. I read I should be very careful in ...
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Re-applying for the same company after rejection. Email the prev. recruiter or apply in the website?

Scenario: You apply for a job, do seemingly well in the hiring process, go all the way to the end, but the stars don't align and another candidate gets the spot. A few weeks later another position ...
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How to deal with recruiters who won't set specific times and who want to just call whenever they want

I am currently interviewing and usually the first contact with a company is with an internal recruiter. I have found most recruiters don't want to set up a time for a phone screen. They give only ...
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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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How to respond to “Are you looking for a job change?” question form an acquaintance on LinkedIn?

One of my LinkedIn contacts recently messaged me if I was looking for a job change. He is not a recruiter but a principal engineer in some firm. He appears to know some senior people at my current ...
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How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)?

How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)? Background information: I am an Electrical Engineer, working in software development (...
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Corresponding with hiring manager outside of structured interview

After 2 interviews with a hiring manager and a few members of the team, I have failed to learn long-term goals for the team (EX: What are the goals for the team over the next 2 years) or basic day to ...
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Recent CS graduate with no social media profiles. Am I suspicious? [duplicate]

I'm a recent university graduate looking for work. For privacy reasons, I have never registered in any of the social media sites under my real name. I cannot easily be found on Facebook/Twitter/...
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Dealing with recruiters who clearly didn't look at my resume

So today I opened my email and found another email from a recruiter who clearly did not look at my resume or any details about me. Here is the email (with PII removed): Hi, My name is [...
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New guy promoted in less than 4 months (How normal is this?)

I don't use this site too much but majority of searches online haven't really clarified so I thought I'd make a post about this just to get a few possible answers. I work in the operations department ...
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Are there any published studies showing performance differences between overweight people and average weight employees? [closed]

Let me caveat the question first and say that I absolutely do not want to get into fat-shaming and also discrimination based on weight is not allowed in my organization and I would never consider ...
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Really personal info and in very early stage of hiring; how to proceed?

I applied to a tech company for remote work. This is a role I'm interested in, and there aren't many similar alternatives for such role. After the initial technical tests (I scored very high) and ...
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Is there value in recruitment messages?

Context About once or twice a month, I receive a message on LinkedIn from recruiters who state that they liked my resume and wanted to talk for a potential job offer or applying in their hiring ...
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How to deal with a disappointed recruiter that wants to call me regarding a bad assignment?

If a recruiter writes you this email after an assignment, beside the fact that it went quite bad, what should you do/expect from a phone call? The recruiter is an internal recruiter for the company I ...
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How to request internal team to quicken contract approval

I am a recently promoted team lead in the IT Security team at my workplace. We are planning to expand headcount on the team in Q1 of next year and are currently waiting budget approval from senior ...
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Emailing Director of Big 4? [closed]

So, I attended a career fair where I got the opportunity to speak with the Director of Operations of a Big4 company. We had a very fruitful conversation about the company and his management style. He ...
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Interview for a different position turned me off to the company, should I tell the recruiter?

so I went to a conference the other day and had a talk with a company at a booth about a position that really excited me. The recruiters there also really liked me and we struck up a really good ...
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Personal notes to an intermediate report/performance review from a member of the management [closed]

As part of a project that I have managed (in the role of an entrepreneur), I have worked closely with a member of the management (N + 3) within the large enterprise I work for. He agreed to add a ...
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How to weed out fake interview invites?

I've received emails from and have been to at least one interview where the companies were just inviting candidates to interviews to "pad out a candidate roster" as this article mentions. ...
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Why do IT companies sometimes use contracting firms? [closed]

So I have been in the job market from the past month & I have learned a major process flaw and big-time corruption in recruitment layers. I do receive mail/calls from many fake companies ...
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How to forward a friend's wife's profile to HR but not to refer her?

One of my friends recently called me up asking to refer his wife for a open position in the organization where I work. Being in a small office, I am really careful about whom do I refer. The reason I ...
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Can I ask HR to let me skip two more interviews and offer me a job directly?

I had 2 job interviews lately (one in late July and one in mid August). After the 2nd interview I got a rejection email but the HR (technical recruiter) told me the team (team A) I had interviews with ...
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Will recruiters skip Mechatronics engineers because they “wont know what it is”?

Im sorry if this is not the right exchange for this, but I couldn't think of a more fitting one. Me and my friend are about to finish our Bachelors of engineering in Mechatronics. We both have good ...