Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Is it OK to contact a recruiter when the company has already rejected your application?

Here's the situation, eight months ago I applied for a job with a company. They really liked my CV/resume and invited me for several interviews over the course of a month. At the end of the interview ...
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Received a recruitment email from LinkedIn contact at my work email address (from CEO of another company) - how to respond?

A few weeks ago, I received an email at my work email address from someone outside my company asking if I had seen a post they had put up on LinkedIn about a role they are recruiting for at their ...
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Internship during Master in Technology

I need to do an internship during my post graduation in Computer Science. Can anyone guide me on the procedure of How to arrange for an internship from a good company, that will increase my chances ...
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What are the most popular recruiters' filters when they decide (not) to contact the candidate back? [closed]

What are the most popular recruiters' filters when they decide (not) to contact the candidate back? This is a question I'd like to ask here, in order to receive answers based on facts and your ...
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Responding to a recruiter email when you are interested but not ready “right now”

I had an interview last year with one of the largest companies in my domain and which for many is a dream employer. I did not pass it and now they have mailed me asking if I would be interested in ...
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What is the most professional way of dealing with too many messages on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

I am now receiving more messages and invitations on LinkedIn than I can handle. These messages almost always contain invitation the the phone/skype/onsite interview. I have no interests right now in ...
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Formal offer letter delay (after verbal offer)

My friend got a verbal offer from one company last Tuesday (Sept 29) and they said the formal letter will be sent in a couple days. He sent them an email on Friday asking whether they had sent it and ...
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Being recruited to develop a product that is very similar to my own pet product [closed]

As a recent grad, I spent the summer alongside two others in developing a non-commercial web-app that measures music similarity through the use of AI It caught the attention of a seed stage start-up ...
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Am I being overpaid in terms of experience?

So the story is: I started the coding career for a bit less than 2 years. Recently I've been job hunting for quite a while, and there is a company who's willing to offer me a job, which is great. The ...
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Recommending someone while being newly-hired myself

I joined a new company a few days ago and I am really enjoying it. My close friend is looking for internships and my company has applications open for internships. I think he would be a great fit. ...
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Should I send unsolicited feedback to a company after an interview experience that ended badly?

I sent an application for a role at a startup. After a week or so I got an email from a recruiter and we scheduled a first interview. The recruiter was very enthusiastic, giving lots of good feedback ...
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How do I poach a Manager, after I step into their store?

I own a fashion store in Hong Kong. In my experience, I need just 2 other employees if they have (Assistant) Manager experience. 1 year ago, they quit and decided to leave HK. Now only I'm left. I'm ...
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Politely speed up application process in favorite potential employer

I'm currently looking for my first job after my university education, so I am not that experienced with the application processes of various companies and their schedules. A few months ago the reply ...
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Retraining for cyber security. What's the quickest way into the field? [closed]

I’m 26 and I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology, but it hasn’t proven to be useful in finding a job. I understand there are a lot of job opportunities (with many specializations)...
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How to nudge employer for offer letter

So things went like below: I was contacted by a recruiter for developer role. He asked me my details and if I am interested in the position. I replied to them with affirmation. Few days passed and I ...
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How to correctly say, “I know this job is a step down but I'm desperate for a job in the current market so I still want it”? [duplicate]

I'm applying for a job which is a step down from my most recent job, which I got made redundant from. The job market is so brutal that I have no choice and I'll take any management job I can get at a ...
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Two recruiters have asked for 'market activity' in the past two days - is this a scam?

In the past two days I have had two people claiming to be recruiters from large corporates (specifically HSBC and Google) contact me, presumably from having found my LinkedIn or Jobserve profiles. ...
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Post job-interview: are my actions and the timeline outlined reasonable?

Question: Could you please provide some feedback on the steps I have taken so far and plan to take after my job interview? Should I wait a little longer? Context: Contacted on LinkedIn by an internal ...
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Asking endorsement from a previous interviewer from the same organization for a new position

I was interviewed by an organization a while back but was rejected. They were kind enough to give me feedback stating that though my candidature was promising they got a candidate with more experience....
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What to do in case of multiple job offers? [duplicate]

If I am interviewing for companies A and B, and company A makes me an offer but I don't want to commit without knowing the result of the process with company B, what is my best option? Option 1: ...
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Following up on an old email from a recruiter

I received a job offer in late April from a foreign company. Due to the situation with COVID and the fact that at that time I was busy with my final degree project, I was told by the recruiter that it ...
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What if a company contacts you around your recruiter? [duplicate]

A few weeks ago, I was working with a recruiter for a role and right before the last interview, the company canceled and told the recruiter that they hired someone else. Two days later, the company ...
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Is it rude or odd for a recruiter not to supply further job details when asked?

I've had an interaction with a recruiter that I found slightly odd and off-putting, but I can't make up my mind as to whether I'm reading too much into it or not. Any advice would be much appreciated. ...
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Why do they recruit when they don't want to hire?

Last year a recruiter from a multinational company (3000 people worldwide, couple of hundred in the local office) found me on LinkedIn. We started to talk and I applied for that position. The first ...
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I have been ghosted by a recruiter - what are my options with regards to the job role we were discussing?

I feel like I need to point out that I have nothing against recruiters, and frankly they generally do a great job, particularly in times such as these. The situation: I was recently approached by a ...
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Re-entering job information after uploading resume

When a job application asks me to enter job info, after uploading a resume, should I re-enter all the positions on my resume (jobs/clubs/etc.) or just the relevant ones or just paid jobs? I am a ...
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Is it okay to call a recruiter to speed up the process?

So I have been contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter for an open position of his client. After the first calls, I've decided to apply for that position and sent him my CV, I also got positive feedback ...
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No response after interview request

I submitted a job application (FYI, very large company) and 5 days later, I received a phone interview request via email from the recruiter. I responded within an hour, telling the recruiter my ...
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Sharing personal/social information with recruiter or company?

Given the current situation, pandemic, sacking, less job recruitment etc as inhibitors to landing a job, I would like to understand the recruitment mindset of companies. For quite some time now, I ...
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Secure code review requirement for cybersecurity engineer hiring

I am the team lead on the IT Security team where I work. Recently we were interviewing for an security engine role. One of the traditional security / SOC engineer roles in all the places I worked is ...
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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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How can I find smart people? [closed]

One of my problems is finding smart, hard-working people. For every one smart guy there are 100 people that would waste my time. Finding that one gem of an employee is really hard. I don't need book ...
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Messed up interview [closed]

Hello, Before I dive in to my question, a bit of background on myself. I'm an automotive engineer with 5 years of software development experience. I'm looking for a job as I'm going to complete my ...
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How do I recognize bad recruiters who only want my data?

Not a week goes by without me being contacted by recruiters on linkedin or other networks. The first time I was still very enthusiastic. Talked to the woman for almost an hour, sent her my CV and then ...
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How to professionally address the receiver in the email to the company

I apologize if the title is confusing. I recently graduated from college and am now looking for jobs. So I have been job hunting and looking into different job positions. Sometimes, I have some ...
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Hiring “diverse” candidates has turned into declining qualified applicants. Is it wrong to object to these policies?

I work at one of the largest organizational consulting firms in the US as a recruiter. Starting last year and more recently, I've seen a push in hiring managers wanting to hire what they call "...
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How can I find suitable candidates for my team as a hiring manager?

I would like to employ additional resources to my team. Nothing easier you would think. But I don't like the candidates agencies deliver me: a lot of them claim to have skills in their CV which they ...
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Option plan promised not on offer letter

During the interview and text exchanges the company's manager (who I will be reporting to) mentioned several times that I "would be rewarded with option plan", and I was happy about it. But ...
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How to answer “why did you leave your last job?” if you left because of retaliation after going to HR?

I have an interview this week with my dream company and I don't want to seem like a risky hire. How do I frame leaving my last job with a different tech company due to retaliation by my manager after ...
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Applying to a position where the recruiter may informally contact my current employer

I'm applying for a new job to switch to industry from academia. My prospective employers have links with my current employer via projects and collaborations. Therefore, I suspect that my prospective ...
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Hiring process taking too long, now I have a visa problem and have to renew my contract with my old employer, what shall I do?

Please find the below timeline for the Interview Process: 26th May: HR Contacted me to have my profile 1st Of June: 1st Round of Interview 3rd of June: 2nd Round of Interview 8th of June: 3rd Round ...
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Should cover letter etc. be addressed to recruiter?

I am new in the tech industry and am applying for my first real position. I've noticed there are a lot of recruiters and this is something I'm not very familiar with. It's my understanding that there ...
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Why do headhunters try to get the resume or cv by all means?

Sometimes, headhunters make me scratch my head with their behaviors. Here, I write one instance I had with a headhunter. I hope someone can explain what's going on with them. One headhunter contacted ...
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Which kind of motivation software companies expects from applicant?

Some time ago I got a refusal after an interview because the company was looking for somebody who can "better express their motivation to work for Companyname". At this point I don't ...
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How do you know the headhunter is not serious with you?

Headhunters contacting me is ok but sometimes, it's bothering. You have your own work and you are very busy. They contact you as if they would introduce a new opportunity and you wait. The effort of ...
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Should I give recruiter my DOB and last four digits of SSN?

This site has had similar questions about giving private information to recruiters but I haven't seen this particular case. When I'm cold-called by an recruitment agency about a job, and I agree to ...
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What should I email my employer asking for work

I got accepted to a new job in Japan and have signed a contract with them. Because of the current virus situation, the visa process got delayed and took longer to process until the situation gets ...
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Should I give a feedback to this hiring process? What feedback should I give?

T.L.D.R.: I have been excluded after a second programming exercise where i was asked to provide a correct, efficient solution without using compilers or documentation, and without having the chance to ...
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Company cuts my salary immediately after I sign the offer letter

Today I signed an offer letter with a big company in the US that I was very excited to work for. Less than two hours after signing the offer, and after I withdrew my application to the other company ...
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Are LinkedIn Recruiters Mostly Scam?

I have a really poor view of recruiters who reach out on LinkedIn and just want to get a sense if they are actually scams or not. A decent part have international numbers. Seems like an easy scam to ...

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