Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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How to approach job listings if compensation is my primary concern?

I often get approached by recruiters with job openings, but I don't want to waste my time if the compensation is low. Unfortunately most openings do not say what the compensation will be. Is it rude ...
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Pushy recruiter demanding screenshot of me

I got a call from a pushy recruiter today and she did not stop calling my phone which is weird, usually they just leave a message and thats it. I looked up online, and the company seems to be above ...
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Recurring recruiter contact on LinkedIn

I'm aware of quite a few questions asking about the best way to handle messages on LinkedIn from recruiters, but I think this is different enough to warrant a question of its own. There are quite a ...
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Cannot get reply from recruiter

I sent a job application to company X a month ago. This is a big global company with thousands of employees and currently hundreds of job vacancies. 10 days ago I got a reply like this: Thanks for ...
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Recruiter seems to have forgotten me?

I applied for multiple positions at a company recently, and their one of the talent acquisition guys reached back to me regarding one. We had a phone call (~30 minutes) regarding my work experience ...
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A recruiter sent me a CV and the individual has now applied directly. Can I hire him without involving the recruiter to avoid the fee?

We’ve recently been struggling to fill a specialised position so decided to enlist the help of a recruitment company. They work on the basis that they send across CVs and you only pay a fee if you ...
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Unreturned recomendations on Linkedin: should I hide them?

I'm starting to use LinkedIn now (I have very few connections) and I would like to use it professionally and to give a good impression both to my friends, to former colleagues, and to potential ...
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Confused whether I need to follow up or not (Interview , Medical check up result)

So I am planning to work in one of the biggest banks in Indonesia, I already followed the recruitment process from online and offline test, HR interview, User interview, and I already cleared all of ...
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Should I answer spontaneous messages from recruiters on LinkedIn?

I've been working as a software engineer for about 2 years now and recently I started to receive some messages from recruiters via LinkedIn. I understand that I can decide to answer or not to these ...
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How do I deal with a co-worker that keeps making the same jokes, and same remarks?

Basically, I work in a small company that usually will have 4-5 fulltime workers at a time in the office. There are separate rooms in the office, and I share a room with a co-worker who I will call '...
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Handling concerns about a new role

I have recently joined a new company, x in a software capacity. It is my first week and I have some concerns about my role. My daily duties within the team have certainly not been what I have expected....
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Switching from product management to engineering

I'm hoping someone will read and give me some advice. I started my career as an engineer after I finished my master's in computer science in Germany. I worked as a software engineer doing computer ...
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How do I filter out low-paying Job Offers on Linked in

I am a software developer in a senior role and my company pays a good salary, but there still room for improvement. Recently I started more seriously to recruiters on Linkedin. My problem is that I ...
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Indian recruiters trying to recruit for tech position

So, this is just a weird question, but I'm wondering how it has worked with others. It's the new years and I've been getting a lot of contacts from recruiters, directly from companies and recruiting ...
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Contacted by recruiter on work address

I have received an email from a recruiter on my current company email. I am curious how they came across the address, because I only use it for internal communication and company-related accounts, so ...
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Asking recruiter to reply on job interview right away instead of waiting

I had my second (and last) interview at a company two days ago. The recruiter had told me in advance that I would get the answer the day after and in case they decided I was a good fit, they would ask ...
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What are the benefits of using a Recruitment Agency compared to direct application

Yesterday I received two independent calls from recruitment agencies that both included mention of the same position at a company. This not only raises the question which recruitment agency I should ...
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What information about other interviews should I withhold from a recruiter?

In screening calls from recruiters they often try to find out what other companies and recruitment agencies I am interviewing with right now. I try to give vague answers, but it does not always work. ...
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How to filter out useless recruiter calls?

Often, I get proposals/conversations on LinkedIn that look like this one: Recruiter: Hi [Name], Would you consider moving to [location] for a job? For one of my clients -...
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Why is this community so hostile? [migrated]

What are easiest areas to get away with lying on your resume?
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What to do when your recruiter fails to follow through?

I'm wondering whether I can reasonably pursue the opportunity on my own, and if so, what may be the consequences. Here's the background: A recruiter recently brought me an interesting opportunity. ...
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Recruiter knows I worked at competitor and that my father is a very relevant person is this market

So I am doing a recruitment process in a great company - Company A - which is a competitor from a former job I had for 4 years - Company B. Company A and B are direct competitors, both premium and ...
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Looking for new job while hiring - same recruiter

I am currently the hiring manager for a new position, and a recruiter has provided a number of great resumes. I expect to hire one of the applicants by the end of the week. I've been impressed by ...
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Is being tested by a “customer” a common or appropriate recruitment technique?

A friend of mine, who works as a cook, recently had an experience with a difficult customer. She made an order for pizza, then sent it back for not-being gluten free, then she sent it back because it ...
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How do I deal with recruiters who keep calling me every so often while I am happily employed?

I have been working at the same company for 6 years now. Every so often I have recruiters call me and whenever they do, it's like a broken record. The script is always the same or near the same: ...
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What is the general relationship between a recruiter and salary negotiations

I contacted a recruitment agency in regard to a job position, and the employing company is interested. We will begin the interview process next week. This is the first time I am involved with a ...
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What to do when the interviewer knows my 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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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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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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Can we get blacklisted if we turn down offering contract?

I'm an intern at company XYZ, and on 29 February, my internship period ends and before that, HR offered me a full time job (but the process I needed to follow is the same when HR recruits a new ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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