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The process of finding potential new employees.

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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Recruiter Negligence May Have Caused Job Offer To Be Withdrawn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How to attract people to work on very old and outdated technologies?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 ...
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How to deal with potential employer forgetting about my resume?

I recently applied for a job, providing resume and a written recommendation. When planning the time for interview, i am being asked once again to provide my resume. After asking humbly, i discover ...
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Using third-party recruiter as middle man for communications?

I'm scheduled to go in for an interview at Company X (a software development startup). I found out about the position through a third-party recruiting agency, specifically from a recruiter who I'll ...
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Recruiter keeps pushing back interviews

I have had two separate recruiters push back scheduled interviews (in one case an hour before, in another, they day before) to the following week- I'm skeptical since they left it open-ended. These ...
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Fraudulent job applications with no discernible purpose. Have you ever seen them? Any idea of the motive? [closed]

Our company recently received two job applications into our applicant tracking system within a minute of each other. If we had looked at either of these applications in isolation, we would have been ...
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Is it discriminatory to put “bonus” video game skills in a job advertisement?

My employer (a small company) is hiring an IT person. The person hiring and writing the job ad loves SNES video games and grew up around that time. The job ad for the IT person has a section for "...
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Is it OK to meet with outside recruiters when I'm happy with my current job

We live in an age where professional recruiters have a lot of resources to track down candidates with precisely the qualifications they need. LinkedIN has expedited this with smart algorithms to ...
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Original documents submission before joining a company

I recently received an offer from a company. The HR of the company called a few days back after the negotiations got over and said that they have a system of employing a third party to do a background ...
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Disengage with a recruiter and go straight to hiring company

My question is. Should I disengage with a recruiter, which I gave permission to present me to a hiring company, and go directly to the hiring company? Thirty four days ago, I was approached by a ...
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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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Am I coming across as rude in my written (email) communication?

I'm currently searching for a new job. Over the past two weeks, I've had three seperate companies make first contact with me via email, asking me to have an initial talk/interview, and to let them ...
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A recruiter said they may be able to represent me to a company, but a different recruiter has approached me first [duplicate]

Recently, a recruiter approached me for a role which turned out to not be the right fit for me. They said they had a few more roles coming up that they would "keep me on the cards for". One of these ...
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This Recruiter wants my Social Security Number?

There's this really aggressive recruiter trying to get me for a job that sounds pretty good, is local, pays about right... and has sent me two voicemails and an email in the last 24 hours. Okay, ...
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Should I mention work done for the company which was outsourced and client had probably signed NDA with the company

So, I worked in company where a lot of outsourced work comes and many of the clients which are mostly devs/contractors who have taken contracts and not familiar with the technology, hence the NDA. ...
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How to vet out a company/interviewer that approaches you trying to recruit?

So this is kind of an interviewing question in reverse. I'm a final-year university student and a yet-to-become-successful entrepreneur. Last week I was in the university library, talking with ...
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How to politely tell recruiter that contacted me to not waste their time if they can’t offer visa sponsorship?

I'm a web developer, I was a match in a job search site for a position that I'm fit for and really interested in. The recruiter asked for my CV and phone number but it's not mentioned in their offer ...
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What to make of recruiters reply after interview [closed]

I went through a series of interviews and company's HR/recruiter was very generous to provide feedback after each interview. Feedback was really positive and they were interested (I applied through a ...
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Interviewed for dream job, bad written test: how can I recover?

Recently, a recruiter from my dream company reached out for an interview. I showed my interest and he responded with two emails 3 days back, one with an online programming test and the other asking ...
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Is there a ballpark industry standard for recruiter fees? [closed]

I've been dealing with a recruiter recently who - as far as I can see - doesn't have a transparent fees structure. In my current role - from talking to the manager I found that the recruiter takes ...
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What is the most professional way of dealing with too many messages on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

I am now receiving more messages and invitations on LinkedIn than I can handle. These messages almost always contain invitation the the phone/skype/onsite interview. I have no interests right now in ...
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How to influence a prospective employer after interviews are over?

So the process went like this: I applied to the advertisement of the company After a few weeks I had a response and was invited to an interview two days later I did the interview and I believe was ...