Questions tagged [recruitment]

The process of finding potential new employees.

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My HR contact's replacement is unresponsive and unaware of my interview progress

I've been going through an interview process with a major technology company at an intermediate level software development position and up until recently, things have been going great. All of the ...
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In what ways could someone working at a position for 15 years be negatively perceived?

Consider the following question, which I feel was asked in good faith: Why is working on the same position for more than 15 years not a red flag? This would imply that, at least to some, a person ...
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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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Is it common to require a candidate to take an automatically-graded online coding test if they have lots of demonstrable material online?

Short version: I had an experience with a recruiter that I think was not fair, due to how much time was spent responding to emails and calls, and then being presented with a test. Where's the line to ...
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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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How can I improve phone interviewing process?

Many of my first round interviews are done over the phone; however, I only have a cell phone, and so when recruiters and employers call to interview me, I am often nervous and have trouble hearing ...
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Never heard back after recruiting company asked for phone interview

A recruiter contacted me by email regarding a job I applied for to set up a phone call. I gave her my availability but never heard back. I'm just curious as to what could be the reason. Forgot? Had ...
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After applying for a position directly with the company, should I still send a message to the recruiter on LinkedIn?

A recruiter accepted my LinkedIn personal connection request. I put a message there telling him how interested I am in working for the company and how my skills will be a great fit for the position. ...
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Is it unethical/wrong to apply via referral when recruiter didn't respond?

I had contacted a recruiter about a position which is available in "XYZ" Company. The recruiter asked me to send my resume. After sending the resume, I didn't get response for 2 weeks. Now, I got a ...
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What should I do if the HR of the company behaves this way?

So I got a call from a junior HR of a reputed company regarding a job opportunity that required my skills, they asked about my current CTC(cost-to-company) and my expectations. I gave them a number x ...
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How do I determine the technical skills of a candidate at the first interview? [closed]

For the first time in my life I am involved in a hiring process for a new employee. This time I don't know the candidate. Other employees we have hired before were known to me before. That was easy. ...
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What can I do if I'm asked my current salary in New York City or California? [closed]

In New York City and California, it is illegal to ask a job candidate his or her current salary. What can I actually do if a recruiter asks me my salary?
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A recruiter offered me “tree fiddy” salary package. What did he mean? [closed]

A HR recruiter of a company(US based) DM-ed me on LinkedIn saying that he liked my profile & wanted to offer me a job. The job is in a field relevant to me. I am happy at my current job. I ...
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Any harm in telling recruiter what other roles I am interviewing for?

It's something that bothered me for a while but cannot really put my finger on it. They call you and discuss some roles, inevitably enquiring whether I am interviewing anywhere else. I say yes, and ...
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Should I tell a potential employer why I am underpaid?

I work in the IT industry and I am considered underpaid as per my job experience and current market rate. When I started looking for other opportunities, some recruiters/employers are quite shocked at ...
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Can I warn my manager of both professional and personal issues with a potential job applicant?

The background About three years ago, I worked for a small retail company managing two staff in my team - let's call them Jim and Jane. Jane had been working for the company on a temporary contract ...
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When I receive my contract after handing in formal job offer

Ive got a question for you. Last month I have applied for the job position After couple days they called me with an interview. Attended to the interview - successful and after another couple days I ...
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How to extract objective answers from recruiters

This week, I reached out to a LinkedIn, connected and then followed-up via email to discuss my background. I had identified a role that I was interested in, but had not officially applied for the role....
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Unethical approach by agencies [closed]

Can a recruitment agency continue to approach candidates that they have recently placed with an employer and charged a placement fee for?
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How to determine when a company will be done with “head counts”

I have been in contact with a company I want to apply to since about September. For reference it is a Biotech company in NY. The two people I am in contact with are from recruiting / on-boarding / ...
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Is degree very necessary to get a development job? [closed]

I have more than 5 years of professional experience in PHP Development and in the last 5 years, I have never been jobless. I have spent 2 years in my home country Pakistan and then moved to UAE after ...
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Applying to a job directly and through contacting recruiter [duplicate]

I applied to a job posted on LikedIn and my CV was sent to a recruiter. I did not however agree on anything with the recruiter though (when applying, I did not even know who the recruiter was). After ...
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Obligations of recruiters towards candidates

I was wondering if it is legal for a recruiter to send my CV to a company without first letting me know. I am worried because if I apply directly for a job and the recruiter decides to apply on my ...
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Is it possible to point out to a recruiter his problematic manners?

Once I had an interview at a company for a job with the boss. Everything was great but there was only one thing that made me choose an other company for a nearly identical offer : the man kept ...
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Hiring Company Contact outside of recruiter company which contacted to represent me

I have agreed via email to have a recruiting company represent me for a position. The recruiter scheduled the first two interviews with me and the company. Today, the first person at the hiring ...
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Recruiter Negligence May Have Caused Job Offer To Be Withdrawn

I have recently been offered a new job that was set up for me via a recruitment agency (I work in software development). I accepted this offer last week after emailing the recruiter that I have been ...
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Should I lower my expectations when interviewing someone if the company struggles to find any candidates?

Background: As the shortage of developers in Europe continues, our company, as well as many others, doesn't receives CVs for open positions everyday to say the least. In fact, we are looking now for ...
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How to attract people to work on very old and outdated technologies?

I work in a IT company that is deeply specialized in projects made with old and outdated technologies. The biggest projects are usually a mix of Cobol (the oldest versions, not the most modern) and ...
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Vendor's employee joining the contracting company [closed]

I once worked at a small company that was a vendor for a big company. My supervisor knew that the contract with the vendor would be ending some time that year but she proceeded to hire me without ...
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What do you think of using emojis in the subject line of a cold call email? [closed]

I’m a recent Electrical Engineering graduate who’s currently looking for a job. I have been sending cold call emails but getting no responses. I’m thinking it is because my email doesn’t have a unique ...
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Dealing with referrals to another company

A former colleague of mine, "Sheila" left (my current company, {Company A}) to work at a new, larger company {Company B}. Her contract with Company A states that she cannot recruit me to any other ...
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What should I do if a recruiter contacted me for starting an application but has not replied in two days?

The other day I received an email from a recruiter from a big company, about a particular role and asked me to give the name, graduation date, VISA status and other details to start the application. ...
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Which recruiter gets to represent me - the one who introduced a company to me first, or the one who introduced me to a company first?

I'm at a stage when I have to deal with recruiters for the first time ever and I am realising I have no idea how the system actually works. The filed is programming. I found myself in an awkward ...
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Is it appropriate for a recruiter to tell me I need to be able to take calls during the day?

A recruiter contacted me about a possibility for a job in my field and suggested having a phone call to discuss the details. I said I was willing to have a phone call, and asked if 7pm was too late ...
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How to find a technical visionary for part-time guidance and mentoring? [closed]

I work with a team of software developers who are skilled by the regional standards of our small job market. By Silicon Valley standards, we're below average in talent and we lack passion. Our users ...
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1.7 years experience but I have 1 arrear [closed]

I have been working in datastage for 1.7 years and I have planned to switch to other company due to my salary being an issue. However, I have 1 arrear (backlog) currently, meaning that I have failed ...
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Should I tell my recruiter that I applied for another position at the same company?

I have an interview coming up and I also applied for a different job in the same company in a different location. Should I tell my recruiter that I applied to another position in the same company?
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Applied for a job a couple of months ago. No reply. Should I reach the Executive Director?

I've applied a couple of months ago to a very interesting position in a blue chip company (North America). I think I'm qualified for this position (my skills match the position's skills list) but ...
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A recruiter for a job that initially rejected me, called with an alternate offer but then acts reluctantly-am I being played?

In October, I had an interview for a data scientist position in France at a large company, where there was exactly one physical interview with the manager and another data scientist. It was a pretty ...
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What should I do after my application has been forwarded to someone else?

Long story short, here is my snipped LinkedIn conversation. I am applying for a job. Me: Mr. X, First of all, apologies for the unsolicited message. We connected a while back around [...
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Recruiting agencies vs direct applications [closed]

I have always applied for my past and current job in companies with a direct application. For reference, I am currently based in EU. Recently I've got couple of interesting contacts from a couple of ...
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Is it okay to mention my work experience? [closed]

I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree on Information Technology last May 2018. I wasn't a talented programmer during my college years but I was able to provide necessary output during ...
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Will mentioning my Team Lead experience increase or decrease my chances to land a Senior Developer job?

Question When applying for a Senior Developer position after having experience as a Team Lead, what is the expectation of being perceived: as overqualified? as unsuccessful on current job? Will ...
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Received verbal job offer and still waiting on written offer; recruiter stopped responding? Should I call or email again?

After a long interview process with Microsoft, I received a verbal offer from the recruiter. I did not negotiate the salary, and agreed with the company that I would sign. Ever since then the ...
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Job advertisement does not match the job offered - case for discrimination? [closed]

I am female. A full time was job was recently advertised in writing within my organisation. I queried it with my line manager about whether it had to be full time and was told yes. I therefore did not ...
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How do we recruit junior software developers in an age where everybody studies for the interview?

As a recruiter, I find it increasingly hard to recruit good software developers, due to the fact that it has become very easy to simply study for a job interview by reading any of those 14020 job ...
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What position should I include as my professional position in my resume?

I am professionally a Software Engineer. I used to work as an associate software engineer for a company two years. And Since three months I am working as a software engineer for another company. Now I ...
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What are the pros and cons of disclosing a spectrum disorder when applying for a job?

Should one reveal having an Autism Spectrum Disorder when applying for an IT job? From the one side this information could help getting the job. Asperger Syndrome is related with high intelligence ...
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Recruiting people who maintain & improve, not just chase the new and shiny

My work will be recruiting soon, and one thing I'd like to do is screen out people who are more excited about writing new, exciting code than fixing older code, and more generally, people who ...
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Applying for job with recruiter who is on retainer with current company

Im interested in a job on the market through a recruiter. The recruiter is the one who placed me in my current role 5 years ago. They also are on retainer with my current company, they are the ...