Questions tagged [recruitment]

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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 ...
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Recruiter wants to represent me for a role that I've already applied to

Bit of an odd situation here. I had a chat with a recruiter who told me of opening. Liked the role he was describing etc. Got the company name, and realised it was a role that I've already applied ...
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Should I give the recruiter my SSN?

I've read other posts on the same question, this instance is a little more specific. I live in San Francisco and was contacted by an Associate Account Manager at Collabera for a role in San ...
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Recruiter is asking when I'll be sending application, should I tell him I'm happy to start the process whenever?

Background I will be finishing university next year. I was contacted by a recruiter for a large firm specifically to establish early contact regarding "2020 opportunities", as part of an apparent ...
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How to assess candidate's learning aptitude for red team in Cybersecurity? [closed]

Our company has grown to the size that we are looking to specialize in the roles within the cybersecurity function. At a high level, we are diving into offensive security employees- colloquially also ...
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No Tuition Assistance Program benefit on offer letter

I got an offer letter today and what I want most is not on the offer letter - Tuition Assistance Benefit. I have accepted the offer before realising this (my bad). I am going to call the recruiter ...
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How to reason two company changes within few months to a recruiter from dream company?

I joined a company which was a very good tech company A, 9 months back and after a month got another opportunity B, overseas giving me double after tax and expenses savings. I wanted to have ...
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How do I attract candidate developers willing to learn a proprietary language?

At the company I recently joined, development for the product I'm now working on is done in a home-grown language with no applicability beyond this product team. We're going to be advertising for new ...
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Annoying Recruiters

I am looking for a job, so I apply for jobs in one jobs websites in Australia. What I have realized is that I get many calls from recruiting agents, asking me many questions (it takes around 15 min ...
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Is it okay to interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?

I recently received an offer of employment from a potential employer. It was a straight forward (no confusion). I received my offer letter via email and I sent my response back via email accepting it. ...
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First job offer confusion: Signing contract on the starting date?

I recently accepted a job from an international tech company to work in their office in California. The recruiter (also the manager at the office)first gave me a draft offer letter and asked if I have ...
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I have accepted an internship offer. Should I inform companies I have applied to that have not gotten back to me yet?

Over the last weeks, I have applied for internships in various companies. A few days ago, Company A got back to me with an offer I like, which I accepted. I had 2 interviews scheduled with Company B ...
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How to prepare for a “technical” software engineer phone interview based on CV?

I had an initial phone chat with recruiter and they informed me their hiring process goes something as follows: initial recruiter chat (done) more technical phone call with a software engineer to dig ...
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How to deal with a potential turf war between three recruiters for the same job?

I was looking for a job in software development and I was pleased when in one day I had three potential phone interviews with the promise of emails containing job spec, company spec etc from the ...
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How can I effectively communicate to recruiters that a phone call is not possible?

I am a software developer in the UK, I am currently searching for a new job. Among the various methods I'm using are recruiters. I understand that the normal workflow of a typical recruiter will ...
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Can a recruiter tell my company I am looking for a new position?

I am in a small city of France and I fear that there are not that many recruiters out there. One of the recruiters is the one who found me my current company. I am not ready to let my company know I ...
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Diplomatically withdraw candidacy because of recruiter

I had an initial phone interview with a HR guy (a recruiter from that company; let's call him "Bob") from a company that I was interested in. It went well, so Bob and I agreed that he'd send me a few ...
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Recruiter or the company's application webpage?

I was recently contacted by a recruiter who asked for a phone conversation to see if I'm interested in working for a company as a xyz. Afterward, I looked at the company's website and found a ...
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Approached for Interview | Currently employed & Have a Personal Enterprise [closed]

Recently, I have been approached by a company to interview for a position very similar to what I am currently doing (albeit wider in scope). This is for a much smaller company (approx 35 total ...
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Multiple recruiters advertising the same company

I got approached by multiple recruiters/headhunters. I am currently actively looking for a new position so nothing wrong with that. They know that I am working with multiple recruiters. They asked to ...
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Asking Job Recruiter To Contact A Reference?

After asking a former professor about receiving a letter of recommendation, they told me they would write me a letter upon being requested. Seeing that I have several references on my job application,...
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Amazon Without Algorithm/Data Structure Interview?

I am a self-taught senior developer in a fly-over state. I always wanted to work in a FAANG and now an Amazon recruiter found me on linked in and invited me to send him my resume for a West-coast ...
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An external consultant working on an internal project tried recruiting me. Should I tell my manager?

I am currently employed at company X. For a big project, I asked my manager if we could get some external consulting to provide some help and best-practices. Management agreed, and now we have an ...
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Strange interview/application process - bait and switch?

I started an interview process (software) with large corporation and I told the recruiter that I am primarily interested in leadership positions. He said great, but the interview panel will consider ...
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Should I go through recruitment company or apply directly?

I sent my resume to a recruitment company last week and the recruiter called me and said that at this moment they had no job vacancies related to my IT skills. Yesterday I saw there a job ad ...
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What to do if I mistakenly accept two incompatible offers

I got offers from two companies and mistakenly accepted both offers. Can I now choose whichever job of those two that I want? Are there any legal issues regarding this situation?
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Pass on medical information about a job new applicant?

I'm working in a small team at a (growing) startup, and have been asked about a developer applying who worked at my previous company. He started after I left, so I didn't get to know him personally. ...
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What is the difference between company direct hiring and through consultancy involvement hiring?

I got selected in an American multinational corporation through consultancy involvement that means consultancy arrange interviews with them and they released offer letter to me. Is this a secure job?...
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Should I slow down the counter at the online psychometric test in order to get more time and give more correct answers? [closed]

As part of a selection before an interview for a position in a bank, I need to undergo a psychometric test. Of course, the aim of the company is to select a single candidate which will fit the best ...
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Both me and the employer are interested in my taking a job, but paperwork has an arbitration agreement; how can I negotiate to remove it?

I recently interviewed at a fairly large company for a position I was interested in. The recruiter said that I "far and away bested" the other candidates, and that they were really interested in ...
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Should I mention on my CV I'm happy to learn a native language of the country?

I'm looking for a job abroad (Netherlands) and I expect my English skills to be enough for a successful application into positions I'm looking for (Data Science/Software Engineering). I'm planning to ...
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Is it okay to strike off expenses in bank statement?

My first employer was a startup and not very keen on documentation. And so I did not receive any salary receipts. My new employer is demanding the salary receipts from the previous employer and said I ...
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Recruiter says SRE roles all filled, but they're looking for a role for me. What should I do?

The situation: I was scheduled to do my phone screen on April 28th, then after rescheduling I passed my phone screen on May 5, 2019. But my recruiter "Sarah" didn't contact me again until last ...
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Appropriate to email the HR manager if a higher/supervisory position is available?

The company I wish to work for is currently doing major recruitment (i.e trying to fill plenty of positions) in my city. This company is extremely well known, and is great for future career ...
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What to say and what not to say to a recruiter when he or she is checking in?

I have never known what to really say or not to say to a recruiter when he is checking in after assigning me. If everything is going well, I usually just say that and often follow it up with "does ...
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Recruitment introduction fee dispute

I have been working with this client for 3 years and recruited a number of permanent staff for them (recently there has been changes in their management). A month ago I submitted a candidate cv to the ...
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Should I communicate in my applications that I'm unemployed out of choice rather than because nobody will have me?

I've recently quit my grad school and I'm on a lookout for jobs. My CV seems to be in quite a high demand if the amount of calls from recruiters is anything to judge it by. I've not been employed for ...
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Didn't get enough time to take a coding test - what should I do now?

I got an interview call from a company after a friend referred me for a vacancy in his team. The call was from a team manager and not any HR personnel. One interview for this week, Monday, was ...
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Two recruiters both claim to have exclusivity on a role

Recruiter A called me a informed of an available role and mentioned that the role would not be live for a few days until they get sign off. They also mention they have exclusivity on the role and so ...
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How do recruiters find jobs and is it okay to bypass them in some cases?

I read Is it wrong to apply to a company directly when a recruiter told me about the job first. I want to extend the above question further by asking how do recruiters find jobs for people? Do they ...
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“Reply to this email with 3 available times in the next week” what does it mean in angel list [closed]

I have applied to a job in angel.co, and I got a match with a response stating that Reply to this email with 3 available times in the next week What does it mean and where can I find the 3 available ...
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Should I decline this job offer that requires relocating to an area with high cost of living? [closed]

Long story short, a recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn about a position that he thought I would be interested in. I was thrilled after reading the job description along with finding out who the ...
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Should I tell my interviewer I am being interviewed by other people at the same company?

I applied to 4 different positions directly on the company site and I am currently being interviewed for 2 of those positions by the same recruiter and different managers. A second recruiter just ...
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Job role transitioned into that of a Team Manager from a Quality Manager. Basic Job Market research does not show avenues [closed]

Part of a re-org that happened in our company, several Dev and QA Managers have had to transition into a Team Manager role (I moved from QA manager to this role). In terms of responsibilities, it is: ...

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