Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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Is it okay to give recruiters last four digits of my SSN?

I have been approached by many recruiters recently. Some of them ask for the last four digits of my social security number or the whole number, while some do not. I never give my SSN to anyone unless ...
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Disengaged with a recruiter after taking a position elsewhere. They want to know where I've accepted my new position, should I tell them?

I just formally accepted a written offer from a company. As a courtesy, I told an external recruiter I was working with on a different firm that I was no longer interested in continuing the interview ...
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A recruiter wants to see my transcript and marks but they suck, what to do? [duplicate]

A received an email from a recruiter at Google, saying they've found me on LinkedIn and that they saw I had a passion for Computer Science and liked my accomplishments. He asked for a recent copy of ...
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Can a hiring manager still contact me directly even if a recruiter has disqualified me from representation?

I just received a call from my recruiter stating that they cannot represent me for a position because I had previously applied for a different position within this company who's reporting manager is ...
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Sent my resume to a recruiter but not heard back. Should I follow up? [duplicate]

I am in contact with a recruiter for a Company. This is the second time I've been in contact with this person. The first time was several months ago, and after an internal recommendation and several ...
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How can I stop recruiters from continually sending me emails about positions? [duplicate]

As no doubt many others here, I constantly get bombarded with emails (and phone messages) from recruiters. Here is the typical email (paraphrased): ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yo, Dude! I have a job for a Java ...
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Is it acceptable to offer assistance for background check?

It's been 2 weeks since I provided contacts for background check and as far as I know, no one has been contacted yet. I asked the recruiter if I can help out by providing more information if necessary ...
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Is it bad to interview even if you may not be interested in leaving your company? [duplicate]

Recently I've been contacted by many recruiters about job openings. As of right now I am not actively looking for a new job (I'm happy with my current one) but I am interested in what other ...
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How to deal with recruiters who ask me who did I interviewed for in the last weeks? [duplicate]

When I get calls from recruiters I sometimes get asked if I am currently in a selection process, or which companies I interviewed recently. Sometimes, they ask me that even before offering me an ...
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How to deal with recruiters who are prompting candidates with our questions?

In engineering fields it can be quite difficult to come up with good, consistent questions that enable an interviewer to consistently get a good overview of what a candidate is capable of. ...
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How to tell headhunters from nice recruiters [closed]

Any tips on dealing with recruiters that approach me? I really struggle with this especially since i have had a bad experience with a head hunter from a major MNC. How should i avoid being cornered ...
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Motivation vs. skill in company [closed]

I know all job advertisements say they're looking for people who are passionate, excited, growth-oriented, etc. A lot of the time I feel like my company hires people who are good at their jobs ...
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What is the purpose of creating large-scale advertisements to work in a certain industry?

I've been seeing a lot of advertisements lately that are solely marketing the Chartered Professional Accountant career, but don't understand how this would generate a return for the organization ...
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Received a job offer but HR not responding [duplicate]

I have received verbal offer as well as an electronic offer letter where I agreed to the offer from a very large corporation and they took my passport information and said they were processing the ...
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How to handle exit after being placed by a third party recruiter [closed]

I placed at a new organization by a third party recruiting agency. During the conversations leading up to the offer, the recruiter told me several times that the work schedule would be 9-5. However, ...
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Full Time Salary Working On Contracts - Is this a common practice?

I am speaking with a recruiter who has proposed the following to me: Get paid a yearly salary Work on contract jobs In between contracts you still get paid Full benefits Get a yearly bonus for each ...
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Is it acceptable to ask who recommended me?

Twice I've received e-mails from recruiters with wording along the lines of this quote ... your name has come to me highly recommended by one of my contacts in the ... I'm of course curious who ...
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When is it appropriate to withdraw from a job offer and how to word it to the agency involved?

I am on unemployment, and in the UK, which means I cannot turn down an offer of employment without sufficient cause or my benefits will stop. I had a job offer made last week via a recruitment ...
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Can I not mention some education history and degrees that I received?

My education history is complicated: I received my bachelor degree B and first master degree M1 outside US. Then I came to study for a PhD (P1) in US. But later I switched to another field for PhD ...
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What types of questions/comments are off-limits when contacting a recruiter?

I'm a PhD student in the last year of my program and recently started studying job search and interview techniques. I've contacted three recruiters after a job fair and I've been completely ignored ...
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What does “expression of interest” mean in job ads?

Is there really a job being advertised? Or is this what recruitment companies use to gather CVs? Should I apply in "Expression of Interest" job ads? Sample : http://www.seek.com.au/job/29616607?pos=...
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Telling a recruiter that I've been working with another recruiter for the same job?

I've been in contact with recruiter A from recruiting company ABC for almost 10 months now. He answers my phone calls every week and tries hard to find me a job. We have mutual respect for each other, ...
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How to evaluate the legitimacy of an outside recruiter

I have since accepted a great full time position related to my field of studies that I love since asking this question. Thinking back, before I decided to work with this company, I did some research ...
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5 Jobs in 4.5 Years [duplicate]

I am an Application Developer applying to jobs. Would you throw my resume out if you saw that I had 5 jobs in the last 4.5 years with the longest being 1.5 yrs? The back story on this is that I ...
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How to handle “what will it take for you to take this job immediately?”

I have been pursuing new positions in my field and got an offer for one role and accepted it a couple days ago; I had another role come up suddenly right at the same time and they are considering ...
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As a new graduate, when should I start actively looking for a job if company's future is uncertain?

Prior to me starting, the company that I work at was acquired by a very BIG DEAL of a company, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. This is my first job out of uni and I have been ...
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Should I answer bulk recruiting emails?

I recently completed my bachelor and in a few days I am going to start my master degree. I received an email from a company saying they were interested in my profile, but it is clear that they are ...
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Is it bad to switch jobs many times in a short period? [duplicate]

I'm a 23 years old developer living in Brazil. I got my first job back in 2012, where I stayed for two years. After that, I got another one. Due to some disagreements with the boss, I left after only ...
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What to do if refusing recruiters bluntly doesn't work anymore [closed]

I have currently a job that I, for the first time of my employment history, really enjoy and I will probably be staying here for some year. I got this job through an online job search website. Upon ...
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Position originally with a recruiter now it's on LinkedIn [duplicate]

I'm new to utilizing recruiters and had a question. I had interviews (one phone and then in person) with a company through a recruiter. The recruiter made a couple of mistakes 1) she confused my ...
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Is it wise to contact a recruiter over LinkedIn?

Note: This topic stems off this previously asked question. In which I've attempted to contact Intuit's human resources without any success. In summary I'm attempting to contact Intuit Canada to ...
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How should I provide my “full range skills and my own level system” to this recruiter?

Got this text this morning, via e-mail, for an application I've made and I couldn't exactly figure out what the recruiter meant by this: "Please, provide us with a full range of your technical ...
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How to land your first Front-End Developer Role? [closed]

I'm looking to nail my first Junior Front-End Developer role in Sydney. When speaking with recruiters the most common questions I get asked? Do you have any industry experience? What industry are ...
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Recruiter did not show at set appointment

I received an invitation from a recruiter for an informal lunch meeting based on my LinkedIn profile to meet and discuss potential job opportunities. The recruiter did not show at the set meeting. I ...
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Do I tell recruiter whose offer I will decline, the details of the offer that I have accepted?

After working with a recruiter on an offer (and getting the offer) I got a comparable offer at my current company. I decided to decline the recruiter's offer and accept my current employer's counter ...
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Declined job offer with recruiter after signing employer contract [closed]

My situation, Location South Africa with regards to Labour Law I got a job offer through a recruitment agency which I subsequently signed, when handing in resignation to my current position (Hosted ...
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Why are benefits withheld in job postings?

It seems that companies and recruiters are all about giving a job description and asking if someone is interested in the position to respond. However these descriptions very very rarely provide any ...
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How do I indicate I'm not a foreign national on my resume?

I'm a first-generation American, but my parents are from The Old Country and as such gave me a pretty traditional name for their culture. The problem is: in my field of choice, it's common for those ...
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Reply to recruiter's email's tricky last line

A reruiter contacted me and the last line of his email was: Let me know if you have any interest in taking this conversation to the next step - hope to hear from you soon. While emailing him back, ...
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Resume “too technical”

A recruiter I was working with gave me some feedback from the end client, saying that I will not be moving on in the hiring process, because "my resume was too technical". Most of my previous jobs ...
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Preparing for a 3 hour interview for a different kind of role [closed]

I'm currently working as a Haxe game developer and I've been there for 2.5 years. The current manager and I don't get along too well so I'd like to move on. I'd also like to get out of the gaming ...
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Visa to work in European Union [closed]

I'm a non-EU citizen. Got an email asking to confirm whether I have a Visa to work in European Union without restrictions or sponsorships? Does it mean that I have to get the Visa before applying for ...
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Is it wise to sign such agreement that will allow company to extract all information about you prior or current work? [closed]

I heard one of my close one has passed two phone interview and now getting ready for a face-to-face interview. However, they now sent him the applicant application to fill out that has a clause in the ...
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Is it wise to release your current income if what you expected is twice as high as your current salary?

So here is the thing. My close one feels he is extremely underpaid. IT professional with 2 years of experience got paid around 46K. So he decided to see the market. After his research he found for his ...
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Is hackerrank useful as a screening tool? [closed]

This question may well be too subjective for SE, but I'm going to try. Help me make it more focused and objective if possible. I'm writing from the perspective of a job candidate, but I'm interested ...
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What is the process with recruiters for a third party?

I am currently about a year from completing my Bachelor's in Software Engineering. I was recently contacted via email by a recruiter for a third party. They said that they found me via LinkedIn, and ...
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How to deal with recruitment companies when not searching?

I used some recruitment companies when I was unemployed and also had my CV on publicly accessible profiles on the internet. Once I found a job I set all those profiles to private or deleted them (if ...
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How to deal with a candidate with heightened self-esteem

I've a candidate with about 1 year of rather mediocre experience in web development, but he overestimates himself and considers himself to be almost a tech lead, because he is naive and hasn't seen ...
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Salary Negotiation Etiquette

I'm a software developer working for a Small Company (SC). I have worked with them for four years, and they are my only professional development experience. A recruiter for Big Company (BC) invited ...
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Do ranking and prestige of a university matter? [closed]

What factors should I consider in deciding whether to transfer to another university? I am currently studying Computer Science at Westminster University, which is ranked 100/126 in the UK, or 11/15 ...

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