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It is standard to reply to recruiters immediately with a salary demand?

When I am contacted by a recruiter regarding a position, I reply by giving them my current salary and request a 20% raise to consider the position and then attach my resume. Is this standard?
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Do employers often advetise jobs that do not exist?

This article contains the following claim: Often employers advertise jobs that don’t exist, hoping to find people who might be useful later on or in a different context. The article is decrying ...
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How valuable are logic test results during developers' recruiting process? [closed]

I was recently asked to take a logic test (it seems a lot like IQ test) from Alva Labs by the recruiter. I scored 6 of 10 (which is considered average). However, right before that I had another test - ...
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Applying directly for a different role at same company that recruiter has informed me about

I am a recent graduate looking for work and a 3rd party recruiter has contacted me back about position A at a company. Over the phone they said they would put forward my application to the company but ...
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Compensation decreased after recruiter fixed offer letter errors

My original offer mistakenly said it was for short term employment, thankfully after a lot of time, the internal recruiter had fixed it. However, since a week has passed, she claims the stock values ...
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Recruiter keeps messing up offer letter

I got an offer but the recruiter keeps making mistakes on the offer letter. I have asked her to fix it twice and somehow she adds an end date that shouldn't exist. I have reached out to her last ...
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Should an IT consulting firm require Social Security Number for job search program?

Just made an account to ask this. I applied to an IT staffing company on Handshake and got a call the next day. They say that they offer an 8-week training program working on a project in front-end, ...
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How to politely state moral objection

I am currently starting to look for my first job, and thanks to my soon to come degree, I have quite a lot of people knocking at my door. For political reasons, I refuse to entertain any possibility ...
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After rejection letter company calls for second interview [closed]

This is related to my old post here: Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer? A month after I got a rejection letter the company called for second interview and this time ...
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Potential miscommunication by recruiter cost me the job? What are my options?

I have a potential case of miscommunication by a recruiter which may have cost me my job offer. Though it also may be in part due to my stance. I applied for a job at a much larger company at x salary ...
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How do companies/employers fill roles when they have unrealistic or below-market salary expectations?

I've had a couple of interesting experiences lately, and it has me wondering, how do companies fill positions when they have below-market compensation budgets? I had a recruiter reach out to me about ...
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Which countries don't require employers to have a local entity to hire someone (not even an EOR)?

Which countries don't require employers to have a local entity in order to hire software engineers locally? I know you can use an Employer of Record, but which countries don't even require that. I.e. ...
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Recruiting agency asked me to find a family member fill in I-9

I am a recent graduate and was offered a position at a scientific company though a recruiting agency. Although I will be doing work for the scientific company, I will technically be an employee of the ...
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Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer?

I am in a situation where I have company A extending a job offer. But I am waiting on company B who I'd like to work for more to extend a job offer which they have not yet. I was wondering if it would ...
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How should one handle a recruiter emailing you about an obviously irrelevant job?

I've spent my entire career as a software engineer. Every once in awhile, a recruiter will email me about some obviously irrelevant job. For example, I recently had a recruiter email me about a ...
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Should I give staffing agency my signed offer letter?

I was recently directly hired by a company, but was introduced to them through a staffing agency. Several days later after filling out paperwork for the company (and being given a final good luck by ...
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Why was my third interview cancelled and rescheduled

I recently passed two interviews with a company and these interviews were really amazing. When I told them my salary expectations, I was assured by the hiring manager that I will get much more than my ...
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Interviewing at a company where I rejected their offer previously but they do not recognise me, should I tell them?

I was looking for a new job two years ago and applied to many, two companies that fit my search criteria back then, were going with the interview process relatively at the same time. I did very well ...
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What does it mean when a company says they are "Entrepreneurial" in a job ad?

I am looking for a new job, and a recruiter forwarded me an opening with a company. The job description describes the firm as very "entrepreneurial". They aren't a large company, but they do ...
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When answering "what are your top 3 strengths" are they looking for transferable skills or technical skills?

When a recruiter asks "what are your top 3 strengths?" I have trouble interpreting the question. I don't believe something as nebulous as a persons strengths can be effectively ordered. A ...
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How to reply to (what I consider) personal questions asked by recruiter I just met over LinkedIn?

I graduated a couple years ago from university with my degree in tech. I have had a lot of trouble finding a full time, permanent position that uses my degree. Recently I had a recruiter contact me ...
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How to calculate/research salary expectation when looking for a job in other country (getting out of home country for the first time)?

I am from India and last evening an HR from a Singaporean company contacted me for a role and asked me to apply on their job portal. And when I applied, they followed up with a questionnaire. Among ...
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Engineer asks for a title change and raise with a change of responsibilities

We have an internal startup of a new kind of specialized service, staffed with resources from a larger engineering department. One key Engineer of that startup is leaving the company and their role ...
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Are job recruiters subject to the do-not-call-list law? (the FTC regulation) [closed]

This is in regards to US law. I know that if I register my phone number on www.donotcall.gov, it's illegal for telemarketers to call me to advertise products or services. What about job recruiters who ...
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Omitted current job as forgot to send updated CV and got job offer

I have a strange situation where I was interning with a company for 6 months and they offered me a full time position in . I had applied to another job in July with my CV as an intern showing as my ...
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New employee: interested in internal position within the company

I live in Europe. I started working for a large company about 2 months ago via a recruitment agency. While browsing around LinkedIN, I stumbled on an interesting position for a different department in ...
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How to answer 'Why do you want to leave your current job?'

I am currently working remotely and its been only 4-5 months in the job. I am going to start searching for a job in Japan or Germany to relocate there. I am wondering what would be the best answer to '...
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Resume fill gap while migration

I recently moved to US. Had to quit my last job Associate Data Scientist in June to follow up on the immigration process and interviews post pandemic. I got the green card a few weeks ago, have been ...
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I am an expert in two fields. Should I make 2 CVs or one?

All my qualifications are in electrical engineering, up to PhD level. Over the past 10 years, I have done so many things concurrently that I have become equally good at them. The positions I have ...
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Introducing a vacancy in terms of unneeded skills [closed]

Is introducing a vacancy to a potential candidate in terms of what they do not need to fulfill for the vacancy ethical? For example: "Dear potential candidate, There's a vacancy available at 'nnn'...
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Length and font for a resume (tech) [closed]

I have been reading advice about the resume format. I have been reading that a resume should be at most 1 page long in one source, elsewhere at most 2 pages for 5+years of experience and another ...
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Rebuked by HR on asking what is a good time to provide my salary expectation

I've gone through the interview process of a company which was largely positive. I got an email from HR asking for some documents, so I offered to speak on the phone. I asked if they were considering ...
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How do I tell recruiters I don't want to go forward until they answer my question, but without being rude?

I have now gone through this process ~2.5 times: A recruiter from a company contacts me. I ask what projects they have that I could work on, and if those projects use the technology stack I'm ...
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A recruiter asked for my resume in a non-PDF format. Should I be concerned?

A recruiter contacted me on LinkedIn and indicated that he was impressed by my skillset. He asked for my resume, BUT he asked for it in a non-PDF format. I find that a strange request, because I've ...
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What are the correct steps in leading a discussion? (recruitment process)

Previously, I have had this group discussion as a part of a recruitment process. I think the purpose of this discussion was so that the recruiter can see our attitude when working in team. We were ...
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What does it mean when a company schedules a interview with you and then cancels and says they are no longer interested? [closed]

So I interviewed with a recruiter, everything went well. I was schedule for a second, technical interview, a couple of days later they abruptly cancelled the interview saying they decided to go with ...
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What do they mean by "scripting language" in IT job advertisements? [closed]

I've seen advertisements where there was a line like: [We require] knowledge of a scripting language, e.g. JavaScript [We require] knowledge of a scripting language, e.g. Bash Why is the scriptness ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for interview feedback as the interviewer from the successful candidate after they started the job?

Is it acceptable/professional to ask the newly hired person, which I interviewed, for feedback about the interview process? I'm not very experienced in interviewing (the second hire ever made) and I ...
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What's on the recruiters mind ? And How should I approach ? What should I do?

Scenario: I am not a fresher, I am a 5+ years experienced professional. I spent 5+ years in a branded company without any job change. Recently I wanted a job change and I cracked an interview in one ...
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Will TCS India block my profile for lifetime if I accept offer and didn't join as I have good offer from another company [closed]

I have received an offer letter from TCS Pune and I have accepted their offer. Because if I don't accept in 7 days, it will be cancelled. Now I have some other company good offer over TCS without ...
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Curriculum Vitae vs Resume

Which one is more recognized\preferred by recruiters between a CV and a resume? I am currently trying to find employment and I don't know which one is better.
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How to politely tell recruiters I'm not interested unless the position pays well (>$100k)?

Lately I have been getting a lot of messages from recruiters. Probably not too many, but at least 2-3x a week. I've also heard a lot of places need software engineers like myself. I am currently happy ...
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Recruitment Suggestions [closed]

I am recruiting for a developer and a database administrator. What is your experience on how to attract top talent for these roles?
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How to politely reply to someone who applied for a job on behalf of someone else?

So our company had a vacancy for a Senior Finance and Admin Officer. All applications came to my email. One person applied on behalf of someone else. It's the first time I've come across something ...
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Looking for a job in approx 12 months... put the feelers out now?

I started a new job around 5 months ago. The job is going quite well and I'm enjoying it for the most part, but two issues are: The location means a time consuming and expensive commute (moving ...
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Recruiter asking for personal sensitive information to setup interview

I'm an experienced professional and am I'm actively searching for jobs at present in India. I'm seeing a disturbing trend off which I'm unsure how to handle. Consultant firms that are not directly ...
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Why do some vacancies list BSc, MSc, as well as a PhD as eligible education levels?

E.g., To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience BSc / MSc or PhD Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering. So which one do they ...
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Telling an internal recruiter that I have received an offer from another company

I have a take home assignment and an upcoming technical interview with company B after passing the previous stage. However, I received an offer from company A for an immediate start. The internal ...
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Swiss recruiter wants me to send him a copy of my ID - is this a thing?

I recently got approached by a recruiter in Switzerland, proposing to put me forward for a role he's recruiting for one of his clients. The recruitment agency looks genuine, and so does the final ...
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How can I find a job that pays me for the value that I bring?

I’ve spent some time self-reflecting recently, and I have felt underpaid for the work that I do for a while, but I have been having trouble finding a job that pays what I am worth. How can I convince ...
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