Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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How can I stop interviewers thinking I am offensive? [duplicate]

I am from Asian, and I am seeking a job in Europe. I think there maybe some culture different here, some interviewer would consider I "laugh at" / "not respect" them when I answer ...
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Is connecting with a hiring manager on LinkedIn prior to the interview a breach of etiquette?

I just requested a LinkedIn connection to the hiring manager before the interview session and he accepted the connection. After I researched LinkedIn connection etiquette, I realized that I may have ...
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Does a person lose further employability when they're not employed? [duplicate]

In the social media, like Linkedin, or Xing, or Monster. When I have a work, there were a lot of agent / hunters finding for me. But there were a lot fewer after I set I out of work. So how the agent /...
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Any reason some agents / headhunters reject candidates without saying a word?

I see that sometimes, if a candidate's interview fails to advance their candidacy, some agents or headhunters will send a message to the candidate, to say it failed. But for some case, even when you ...
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Is there a way to politely tell a recruiter that their company can’t afford me?

I’m a staff-level software engineer at a big tech company (think FAANG), which pays very well. I recently got emailed by a recruiter from a smaller company, a long-running but still fairly small ...
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Is it normal to be rejected with an automatic email far into the interview process?

I had interviews for 3 months with a big company similar to Google/Apple/.... In total I had 1 technical challenge (that took me about 50 hours to do) followed by 8 interviews. The last one with the ...
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How can my boss know that I am looking for a job via LinkedIn? [closed]

Today, when my boss was talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don't need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in LinkedIn, right? I am very very surprised because : I ...
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haven't heard back from the HR Team for my onboarding process

So I already got an offer from them, signed it digitally then sent it back. After that I sent a resignation letter to my current job (First job btw). Went through pre-employment medical exam and then ...
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Turned down job offer - is the employer playing hardball? [closed]

I interviewed with the hiring manager and it went very well. I can tell he liked me. Within 30min after the interview the recruiter called and tried to figure out what my salary expectation was. She ...
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What do they mean when they ask if I'm in a hurry to hear their decision?

In several interviews, I was asked at the end of the meeting if I have a deadline by which I need to hear a decision from them. Of course, I always appreciate the earlier they respond back. But, I'm ...
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Recruiter forwarded me a take-home test from the client but won't give me contact info to send back to the client

In other words, they expect that I'll send the completed take home test (which took me 8 hours) to them and they they'll forward it to the client's engineering team. I asked the recruiter for a client ...
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Will I get in trouble for applying directly to a company when a recruiter previously put me forward for a different position?

A recruiter put me forward for a position several months ago, and I never heard back. I'd seen the job ad around and I believe he probably put my CV forward quite late in the process when they'd ...
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Do companies often re-run background checks / drug tests when converting from contractor? [closed]

Do companies often re-run background checks / drug tests when converting from contractor to w2 in house employee? How common is this practice?
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Applying for a new job with intention to relocate in future

In the last year, I changed the job and moved to another country. The decision was dictated by social security and political changes in my home country. Both countries are in the European Union and I ...
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I want to leave the embedded software field into something less technical day-to-day. Any ideas?

It's not that I wasn't good at it; but after a number of bad experiences working for sweat-shop/"black company" types of businesses on out-dated tech, I'd rather take my career elsewhere due ...
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“Success rate” for cold-calling recruiters?

I get a lot (2-3 a week) LinkedIn messages from "cold calling" recruiters. I've answered to a few, set up 30 minute meetings, but in every case I either never hear from them again, or I get ...
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How to politely decline a job because of the following reasons

I've got an interview invitation from one of the places that I've always wanted to work in. Thing is, I'm a student, and I sent my resume 2 months ago before my semester started. Since I didn't hear ...
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How to effectively interview advertise open roles when attending virtual industry conference

I registered for an upcoming industry cybersecurity conference along with my team members. Due to Covid 19, this year the conference will be virtual. In the past when I attended, there were ...
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Appropriate to email a recruiter in the future after being told that they would be happy to discuss future opportunities?

In 2019, I applied for a job and was called and shortlisted by the recruiter. Unfortunately as this position was changed to a fixed term contract for a short amount of time, the recruiter and I ...
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Is it appropriate for a manager to apportion the recruitment to everyone in a team? [closed]

My boss told us in a weekly meeting that he will expand hiring but felt very hard to find good employees. And he said he preferred internal referrals since the employees we referred performed very ...
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How can I politely be added to a company's recruiting blacklist?

Background: I'm starting to have some seniority in my career, and I'm fortunate enough to have a fair amount of savings. As I've progressed in the industry, I've started to realize what I do and don't ...
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As a recruiter, what do you look for in a motivation or cover letter? [closed]

As a recruiter what information do you try to find in a motivation letter? I am mainly concerned with fields in STEM, however, opinion from other fields is also welcome.
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Future Career Opportunities for UI/UX Developers [closed]

I'm an IT specialization Student and I'm interested in frontend development I have no idea about these fields can anyone give me a broad idea if UI/UX is good or have more career opportunities
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Why would recruiter reach out to me on LinkedIn with an “opportunity”, then ask for a call before giving me details of the opportunity in writing?

I have a profile on LinkedIn which gets me contact with recruiters who often send me job specs. This works great as I can read the spec, look at the salary and the company and very quickly see if it's ...
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Why do equal opportunity employers ask about my gender and race when applying?

I am currently applying for jobs in Canada, and most of the large companies I apply to make it clear during the application process that they are equal opportunity employers. Here's an example of one ...
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Moving between employers who don't recruit from each other?

I'm working in the IT industry with a fairly niche technology (to the point that there are only three local major employers using this technology and "everyone knows everyone"). I'm content ...
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In a drive towards higher diversity teams, is it possible to be truly inclusive and prevent applicants to fake being diverse?

Many organisiations are now striving to form teams they consider diverse, and to ensure this, they check the potential diversity of candidates already in application forms. Consider e.g. this ...
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Multiple interviews with the same company?

I’ve been really wanting to be part of this organization. And I just interviewed with a recruiter last week for one of the locations about an hour away from me and over the weekend I applied to a few ...
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Why would a HR still ask when I can start work though I have already stated in my resume?

Some context: I applied for a temp technician job (stated to be a 3 months job) recently. Though the role was stated to prefer people who can start immediately, I just submitted my resume, having a ...
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Is it accurate to judge a company based on the recruiter they used?

I had a job offer which I decided to turn down. This was not an easy decision as it was for a full time, permanent position which is what I want. I wrote a list of pros and cons. Several of the cons ...
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Is there a black list in some company? [closed]

Two years ago, I applied for a position in a big company (international, and head of an industry) and was successful. However, based on some reasons (I replied to them that I had chosen another ...
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Trouble providing management references that recruiter wants

I went to school for tech but have had a lot of trouble getting permanent work in the industry. I know that may sound surprising given what I read on sites like this but where I live the economy isn't ...
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What specific questions I must address/answer in cover letter for profile software developer (Europe~Germany)?

I am a software developer planning to apply for full-time jobs in Germany and nearby countries in Europe. I understand the importance of cover letter in a job application but I struggle with abstract ...
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How to respond to recruiters after a month of them contacting me?

Some recruiters contacted me just over a month ago either by message or phone call. I have not responded to them because of extenuating circumstances regarding my health and other's close to me. One ...
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Current salary disclosure in the UK

I am going to move to the UK and currently taking part in the recruitment process for one of the companies. The employer asked me about my current salary, according to my contract I cannot expose this ...
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Refusing New Job Proposal (Contract) [closed]

I started a job interview process a month ago. I was initially contacted by an intermediate recruiter which connected me with the actual potential employer later on. During the first interview, I told ...
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How to handle recruiter who behaves like a catfisher?

I think I have been offered a job in the Civil Service (in the UK), but my communication with the in-house recruiter is akin to being catfished. What's happening? The recruiter has never suggested ...
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Is it normal for the job title in the offer to be completely different from the actual job title on the contract?

I applied for a junior software developer position (with the job requirements fit for such a role) but was informed that if accepted my business title will mention neither software nor development (...
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During job hunting process when/how to disclose that I may need timeoff to go to court to testify on a crime

My family and I were victims to a horrible, senseless crime in which a family member was murdered. The courts have taken their sweet time with the case due to the pandemic and as bad luck would have ...
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Recruiter not responding after email exchange; should I be worried? [duplicate]

I reached out to a recruiter that I had emailed earlier about her position for her company. I wasn't ready to move when she originally reached out to me. The email exchange I had with her started out ...
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How can we avoid employees submitting unqualified candidates through the referral system?

Ever since the pandemic began the employees have been referring far more candidates than usual, but the quality has declined. We are getting far more junk-quality referrals. I suspect that these are ...
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How to Approach a Particular Recruiter as a Third-Year Undergraduate

I am a third-year undergraduate applying off-campus for a 2021 internship in a particular company. This company had submitted an INF(Internship Notification Form) to my campus a few months ago, ...
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Recruiter is slow to reply. Is it bad form to contact a company directly when scheduling interviews? [duplicate]

A several weeks ago I was contacted by a recruiter about a job opening. I interviewed and was informed by the recruiter on Thursday of last week that the company would like to schedule a second ...
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My Ex Employer has been delaying Relieving Letter and Left over Salary

Well, apparently, it seems this sort of extortion/exploitation is quite common in India. I am experiencing the same on my end for the last 3 months. Multiple WhatsApp messages, multiple confirmations ...
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Is it a good idea to contact the hiring manager of a company that's going through a recruiting agency?

From what I understand, many engineering companies will hire through third party recruiters. The listings that I have read so far seem to intentionally obfuscate key information: which company is ...
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Glassdoor & company's product reviews are bad. Should I join?

Company A, with around 1500 employees is a subsidiary of a larger consumer Company B which is active in investments and has good market performance. I received a call from a recruiter on a job portal. ...
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Where to draw the line for the number of hours it takes to perform an unpaid recruitment test?

I'm applying for a permanent, remote web developer position. Initial interview took place, now I must submit a test which should take me between a half and a full day of work. I know one issue is ...
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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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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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