Questions tagged [recruitment]

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Why is working on the same position for more than 15 years not a red flag?

I'm about to interview someone who applied for the same position that I have: Senior Software Engineer. The candidate is 13 years older than me and has worked in the same position for more than 15 ...
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Interview aptitude tests: the questions do not make sense, why do workplaces use these?

Recruitment processes often ask to take logical aptitude tests. Here's one such example of a test question: The goal is to replace the question mark with the image that fits. I went with Image D, ...
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How to disclose a temporary job?

I recently got laid off in early April. I don't have any savings so I took a job since in late April to pay the bills. The job is in a different field and is about half my old salary, so I have ...
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Strange Behavior by Recruiters on LinkedIn

I wanted to talk about something strange that's been happening with me and recruiters on LinkedIn. The thing is, the recruiters contact me there through the messaging service describing a potential ...
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Why do some companies use recruiting companies instead of publishing the vacancy themselves?

Some jobs are advertised in job portals or linkedin ect. But sometimes I get contacted through a person who works for a recruiting company and she/he asks me if I would be interested for further ...
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Delay start date on the other offer — how to if possible

I have 2 job offers – one's already been made, the other is on the way. I like them both. I'll take the one that's been already offered, say job-1. call the other job-2. I'll take job-1 because ...
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Asked for availability for an interview, but not scheduled yet

I had reached out to a firm's partner on LinkedIn about one of their open positions. We had a good chat, followed by him asking about my availability over the next two weeks for an interview. I ...
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What should I look for in a professional resume writing service?

I want a new job with a new employer. I have a good job now and am not at risk or anything, but it seems like my career will stagnate if I stay due to management shifts and the political nonsense ...
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Slight Career Advice Regarding Recruiter on LinkedIn For Software Engineering [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone can help me out with a recruiter who contacted me yesterday on LinkedIn for a potential role. The problem is in my response I had a typo and before I got the chance to review ...
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What could be the reason for republishing the same job ad?

I have found out from google search that the same position I have applied had been published three times in the last three months discreetly. At different sites I found the following info about the ...
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Recruiting without a strong budget

I am currently a project manager in a tech start up and I do not have the budget to recruit new resources. Company is growing, we are starting to work with respectable brand names, but my budget for ...
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Developer recruitment assignment - how long is too long?

My company is hiring and I have been tasked with making a test. This is a developer role, same as my own. The problem here is that this role requires a wide breadth of skills and as such the test ...
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Recruiter asks for curriculum without providing details about the job offer

Context I recently got contacted by a recruiter on Linkedin with a message similar to this: Hi ..., my name is ... and I'm a recruiter for company X, an engineering company that works across Europe ...
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How to find companies without going through recruitment agencies?

I'm currently studying embedded systems engineering (think software engineering but instead of apps it's IoT) and I'm having a lot of trouble finding potential companies for internships. There doesn'...
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What to do after doing poorly in an (online) assessment because time ran out?

I was contacted by a recruiter from a large company. He asked me to do an online assessment to check my technical proficiency. He gave me a broad list of topics to study. I did the practice assessment ...
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Should I give my last four of SSN to the recruiter? [duplicate]

A recruiter was very direct in asking me for the Last four of my SSN for a job at JPMC. I said no, use the last four of my phone number because I never heard of a job application where someone does ...
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Concerned about not seeing my programming language in my new job

So I started a new job and so far I am seeing Java programming for developing REST APIs, but I haven't seen any JavaScript yet, which is what I was hired for. I looked at the initial email I got from ...
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Is it normal for an EU contractors to be put on the recruitment company's payroll instead of the end customer's?

I have recently started receiving calls from recruiters in Switzerland, so I am not overly familiar with the recruitment processes and practices in that particular country and this might be absolutely ...
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Is there a reason why Recruitment Agency contacted Main Office and asked for Person instead of contacting them directly?

This didn't actually happen to me, it happened to a coworker. Where I work is a relatively new department of an established company (this may be relevant), and the manager is allowed final say in ...
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When doing an online assessment for a potential employer, is it expected to use resources on the web? [closed]

A recruiter from a a large tech company is asking me to do an online assessment. It is timed and done through a website. There is a practice version of the test I have taken. I'm wondering if I'm ...
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What do recruiters mean when asking for an 'updated resume'?

I now am looking for a new job. I have my resume posted on sites like dice, monster and so on. This resume contains all my details: contact info, technical skills, working history and education. It ...
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Is it appropriate to say “Excel hell” on a LinkedIn profile?

A majority of my current job is replacing exceedingly complicated Excel-based data processes with automated software. I heard the phrase "Excel hell" on the podcast Talk Python To Me and thought it ...
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Should I call my recruiter to ask what's going on?

I got thru my technical screener at a company, and it went well. From glassdoor, the next interview with the CTO is the final one - and basically means I have the job unless I massively screw up. ...
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How do I prevent recruiters from “ghosting” on me?

I have a strange problem and am completely at my wit's end as to why it may be happening. I have friends and family in my or similar fields and they are all baffled when I tell them about this. I work ...
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How to select the best candidate for a mid-level programming position

I'm a technical manager who remembers not-so-fondly the irrelevant and absurd ways I've been selected for positions during my working life and want to avoid the mistakes now that I'm in a position to ...
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Recruiter for potential future employer asked to remove profile at job portal. Is this a valid request?

I have recieved a job offer from a company 2 weeks back. I have resigned from my current organisation, notified the last date, provided all required documents for joining, and also recieved a date of ...
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Is it ok to ask a potential employer if one's application is still being considered?

I had two interviews in one week, with different managers, at this consulting firm. I thought they went pretty well. The second interview was over 2 weeks ago, and I have not been recontacted since, ...
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Recruitment agencies not giving a fair chance to applicants

I have recently applied for a few jobs through recruitment agencies and i was left a little unimpressed with how they handled my applications In one case the job was advertised with a note "recent ...
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Giving names of past colleagues to current employer looking for new hires

My current employer at company A is looking for experienced people in their field. They asked me if I knew anyone who could be a good fit that I could refer them. A few years before working at company ...
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Relieving is approved from HR side but he applied own terms and conditions for F&F due to COVID-19

I resigned from my current company (a German MNC) on 16 of March 20. Yesterday, 14 of April 20 was my last working day as per my job contract. My HR relieved me on 14 of April, but he applied some ...
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Would it be acceptable to ask for an Intern position until a full-time position becomes available?

I passed the hiring committee in my dream company back in November 2019. The recruiter told me even before passing the committee, that, since I am a new graduate, and there are currently no open ...
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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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How long should I wait before getting involved with hiring/ interviewing for vacancies at my company?

I'm interested in helping interview others, because I enjoy interacting with people and also setting a higher standard at my company. However, I am relatively new, and one of the HR staff had said its ...
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New Joining delayed due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. They had emailed me the offer letter and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also pushing me to join as quickly as possible. ...
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Accidentally sent a general-purpose resume to a niche company. How should I correct it?

After lay-offs in my current company I was forced to job search on the market. During the process, I found a company specializing in a niche technology that I did my BSc with. I also use this ...
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Received an offer letter then almost 4 months of radio silence - red flag?

A small "startup" IT company from US wants to open office in my city (Poland) and start a new project here. Based on my experience and relationship with the CTO, after brief interviews, I was given an ...
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Do you think COVID-19 will affect paid internship opportunities? [closed]

Right before the outbreak started, I got a paid internship from the government through my university. I'm supposed to find a company till the end of May but I'm worried that companies might not accept ...
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How do you continue to engage and recruit new employees during the pandemic?

Our company believes that the pandemic will create new opportunities within certain industries and the workforce will re-organize in order to meet the new demand. We want to continue recruiting, so it ...
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How much personal information should I give to a recruiter?

I'm looking for a job right now, and I got all the standard questions, but they are asking for things I am not sure I should give out. LinkedIn ID Skype ID Last 4 digits of my social security ...
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Why do recruiters cold call me saying they have a potential job opportunity then never send through the full spec?

I am a Software Developer that recently moved to the UK and naturally I am in the market for a new job. It is going well and I have a few interviews lined up. However, due to having to put myself out ...
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What can I do when the employer keep delaying my start date with the excuse of applying work permit as I am a foreigner?

I accepted the offer from one of the companies which offer me to work with them. I accepted their offer in the mid of January but the employer kept saying that the work permit is yet to be approved. ...
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When making an offer, can HR override a successful set of interviews with senior management?

I recently completed a months-long set of interviews for a senior management job with international responsibilities. It's a lot of work, but it's balanced by a hefty package. I only interviewed with ...
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The pro's and cons of being introduced by a head hunter

At the moment I'm looking for a new working opportunity (software engineering), and I've found a company I would like to work for. A head hunter offers me his service to introduce me to the company. ...
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Should I tell interviewer that I will use their offer to renegotiate current rate first?

I have been recently approached by a recruiter from another company. I agreed to go through recruitment proccess and at the begining I have stated my expected salary which I set pretty high. On the ...
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Delay Interview by 3 months

There is a similar question here How can I delay an interview? but my case is different. The OP there, wanted to delay an interview for 2 weeks. My case is quite different: I am a programmer (...
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Should I call out recruiters if I suspect there is no real offer?

Should you call out a recruiter from any of the popular social media pages? I got a message an just responded out of curiosity and I am pretty sure there is no real specific offer as he stated in his ...
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Recruiter requesting driver license for initial job offer

So a recruiter from a staffing company is asking me for my driver's license in order to submit me to a company(The State of Washington supposedly) and setup an initial interview. My issue comes from ...
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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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Recruiter from large firm asking for where I was submitted

I was asked by a recruiter recently for different firms I was recruited to - both sell-side (investment banks) and buy-side firms (prop shops, hedge funds, HFTs, etc.). I am wondering if this is fine, ...
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How to avoid being sexist when trying to employ someone to function in a very sexist environment?

Let's assume I need to find an employee to act as a middleman/ link between two teams: IT and my team. Whereas my team (and most of the company) is quite a nice place to work in in terms of diversity,...

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