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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 ...
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How to approach recruiters when on garden leave

I work in Japan and I've been put on garden leave 3 months ago so company gan get rid of me. This might continue for an extra 6 months (I shall decide), then I will be actually jobless (and maybe ...
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Headhunted for a role in a Competing Company [closed]

I have recently been contacted about a role from a company which my current company is in major competition with. My contract states that I cannot work for competing companies for 6 months upon ...
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Can I use the same recruiter that I previously worked with?

There is this recruiter who I was impressed of the way he operates. The job he represented, benefits, salary and how he actually made it true that I got hired was really impressing. He is professional ...
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Applying for similar jobs through same recruiter

I have recently completed my masters and also worked on one SharePoint project. I have applied to 7-8 jobs with similar roles through the online job portals advertised by the same recruiter agency. ...
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How can I accommodate an uncertain budget when planning for new hiring in cybersecurity? [closed]

I was recently promoted to team lead role on the Security Operations team where I work, and will be qualified to have direct reports. Today, I was meeting with my manager to review / discuss the ...
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Should I disclose to company if the interviewer for a job is close friend?

I have a campus recruitment drive at my college next week. One of the company's panel/interviewer is my close friend. Before the process should I disclose this to anyone in the company or at college? ...
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Suddenly ghosted by recruiter after interview process, verbal offer, and continuous email

Disclaimer: Throwaway account, to not alert my current workplace, as well as potential future workplace. My story started a couple of months ago, and it goes like this: I see a very interesting job ...
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How much bargaining power do I have for an entry-level position?

I've read quite a few posts about how to cleverly negotiate salary and compensation package after securing an offer. However, as an entry-level job seeker (master degree plus 1.5-year experience), how ...
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Recruiter not disclosing where he got my phone number and resume from

Background Normally when I am open for changes in my career I update my CV on some carrier or professional networking portals like LinkedIn, Indeed.com etc. If something interesting comes up through ...
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Screened by recruiter — moments later, recruiter calls my employers recruiter! What does this mean?

I had a phone screen with a recruiter for a position I am interested in. It went well. I authorized him to send along my resume. I walk back into the office, and moments later, the main line rings; ...
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How to persuade recruiters to send me the Job Description?

I know this will likely hurt my chances and I am willing to live with that. I would like to enforce a personal policy: I will not engage a recruiter if I do not see the job description (JD). By doing ...
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How to respond when a recruiter asked me how I feel about the interview and told me they couldn't make a decision right now?

I just had my second interview about 10 days ago. Today I finally (the follow-up was expected to come up in 7 days actually) got an email from the recruiter in which the recruiter started by asking me ...
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How to answer: What will you try to accomplish in your first few months? [closed]

What will you try to accomplish in your first few months? I was surprised with this on a preliminary phone screening interview for a technical position and my answer was, to be honest, not good. ...
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Bypassing recruiter after talking to company employee?

I'm having a bit of a moral dilemma with a job application: A friend sent me a role advertised by a recruitment agency, who I then contacted and met with to discuss said role. Following from this ...
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How to reply to a recruiter if I am going on maternity leave soon?

A recruiter from a high-profile company that I'd like to work for has reached out to me on LinkedIn. The trouble is I'm going on maternity leave in September and it's probably not a good time to ...
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Should I not go forward with internship interview process if I don't have the time to prepare properly?

I'm going into my last year and a half of school at Georgia Tech as a Computer Science major and I was recently approached by a Big Tech Silicon Valley company about pursuing a software internship ...
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Is it OK to send a thank you email to only one interview panel member?

I had an interview this morning with a panel of 5. One of the members of the panel, I'll call Bob, is the would-be superior for the position, and gave me a tour after the interview. With this, I ...
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Should I ask the recruiting agency to cover/help cost of flight for my software engineering interviews?

Context I am a mid level software engineer in California. I was contacted by a recruiter at an East Coast branch of a nationwide recruiting agency (not going to be more specific than that). Just ...
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How can I prevent my current low salary from affecting future salary negotiations? [closed]

In a few more months, I will be reaching the 2nd year mark of having been in the workforce after leaving university with a BSc. Most would consider my academic credentials to be above the norm. Yet, ...
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Missed and returned two calls with HR so far - Should I apologize?

I have missed, and promptly returned, two calls from the HR recruiter. One to schedule a phone interview, and the second to schedule an in-person interview. Both return calls were about 20 minutes ...
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Ghosted by 3 recruiters in a row [closed]

So I've been ghosted by 3 recruiters in a row, that is to say, HR recruiters have messaged me on LinkedIn about interesting job opportunities than just not responded to me. One had a phone interview ...
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A recruiter applied for me without my consent. How do I handle this situation?

Today, I received a mail from a recruiter about an open position at another company. 6 minutes later, and before I even read the other mail, I received another mail, from the company the recruiter ...
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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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Should I update my recruiter on my other opportunities?

I am applying for positions in a country to which I am moving to soon and one of the positions I am excited about has gotten to the stage where they would have extended me an offer but they have a ...
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How to talk to a recruiter that's tricking me into doing a “test” task

A recruiter calls me and says that I seem like a good candidate and he'd just give me a test task, if i do it i get the job. While he was talking I understood that this "test" task was actually ...
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Should I tell a recruiter that I'm actively interviewing?

Let me know if this is a duplicate. The answers I found focused more on agency recruiters, so there isn't a double-application issue here, and they have an incentive to withhold information if it ...