Questions tagged [recruitment]

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Contacted by recruiter on work address

I have received an email from a recruiter on my current company email. I am curious how they came across the address, because I only use it for internal communication and company-related accounts, so ...
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Asking recruiter to reply on job interview right away instead of waiting

I had my second (and last) interview at a company two days ago. The recruiter had told me in advance that I would get the answer the day after and in case they decided I was a good fit, they would ask ...
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What are the benefits of using a Recruitment Agency compared to direct application

Yesterday I received two independent calls from recruitment agencies that both included mention of the same position at a company. This not only raises the question which recruitment agency I should ...
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What information about other interviews should I withhold from a recruiter?

In screening calls from recruiters they often try to find out what other companies and recruitment agencies I am interviewing with right now. I try to give vague answers, but it does not always work. ...
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What to do when your recruiter fails to follow through?

I'm wondering whether I can reasonably pursue the opportunity on my own, and if so, what may be the consequences. Here's the background: A recruiter recently brought me an interesting opportunity. ...
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Can we get blacklisted if we turn down offering contract?

I'm an intern at company XYZ, and on 29 February, my internship period ends and before that, HR offered me a full time job (but the process I needed to follow is the same when HR recruits a new ...
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Is being tested by a “customer” a common or appropriate recruitment technique?

A friend of mine, who works as a cook, recently had an experience with a difficult customer. She made an order for pizza, then sent it back for not-being gluten free, then she sent it back because it ...
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Recruiter knows I worked at competitor and that my father is a very relevant person is this market

So I am doing a recruitment process in a great company - Company A - which is a competitor from a former job I had for 4 years - Company B. Company A and B are direct competitors, both premium and ...
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How to end a relationship with a recruitment company?

Three months ago, I, a Swedish citizen, was approached by a recruitment company since they found information about me on LinkedIn which might suit a position for a job in Sweden. Many things happened ...
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Looking for new job while hiring - same recruiter

I am currently the hiring manager for a new position, and a recruiter has provided a number of great resumes. I expect to hire one of the applicants by the end of the week. I've been impressed by ...
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How do I deal with recruiters who keep calling me every so often while I am happily employed?

I have been working at the same company for 6 years now. Every so often I have recruiters call me and whenever they do, it's like a broken record. The script is always the same or near the same: ...
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Recruiter wants very extensive technical details about all of my previous work

I was recently cold-called by a recruiter on LinkedIn who had seen my profile/resume. The position seemed to be a very good fit for my skill set so I replied that I was very interested. Within minutes ...
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Is it rude to tell recruiters I would only change jobs for a better salary?

I am happy with my current job. However, recruiters message me from time to time with career opportunities. Is it rude to tell the recruiter that given my satisfaction with the current job, I would ...
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Shall I accept this “lunch and discussion” invite from a new LinkedIn contact?

A new LinkedIn contact that I thought to be a recruiter invited me to lunch to discuss about "technical environment" and "project management" in the company I work at. This person doesn't offer ...
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How to persuade recruiters to send me the Job Description?

I know this will likely hurt my chances and I am willing to live with that. I would like to enforce a personal policy: I will not engage a recruiter if I do not see the job description (JD). By doing ...
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What is the general relationship between a recruiter and salary negotiations

I contacted a recruitment agency in regard to a job position, and the employing company is interested. We will begin the interview process next week. This is the first time I am involved with a ...
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What to do when the interviewer knows my little secret?

My parents are not wealthy and I didn't receive a stipend. To finance my studies I worked for an escort agency (all legal, not under my real name). But I finally graduated with good grades and these ...
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Nursing Benefits Vacation Time By Seniority

A friend of mine is a nurse in a hospital and told me that all vacation time is determined by seniority. Even when a hospital recruits and hires an experienced nurse from the outside they still start ...
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Is it normal for headhunters to ask for written confirmation that candidate is pulling out of other interview processes before giving offer letter?

My brother is a software development engineer interviewing to switch jobs and finally got an offer from a company in a different city. He was given the offer Tuesday at noon, and asked to respond by ...
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How to ensure privacy of job change?

In my current employer recruitment looks like this: team members go to interview with candidate. Later team talks about who that was (name), where it works now, who maybe worked there previously, how ...
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How would remaining more than two years hurt my future applications (for a junior dev)?

Recently I’ve been interviewing with this one company (for the sake of this question, let’s call it company A) to whom I applied last December. I was feeling unvalued at work, so in an act of pure ...
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What is the best way to say when you turned down the contract?

So lets say I have offers from 3 companies, let's call them A, B and C. I'm interested in the offer from company B but I really don't know how to turn down the offers from company A and C. I'm afraid ...
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Evaluating job candidates w/ unconventional background (disabilities, convictions), what approaches are recommended/what to watch out for?

Full question: When evaluating job candidates with an unconventional background, eg illnesses, disabilities, convictions, etc., what approaches should I adopt in addition to, or differently from, what'...
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On the first recruiter call, is it appropriate to ask about roles that may open in the near future?

I have a call with an internal recruiter tomorrow and we're going to discuss a role that I think is a strong fit for my background, and that is somewhat interesting to me. However, there's another ...
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Better wait until new year, or I ask now about the interview result

So on the 10th December, I was interviewed (not by a user, but HR a interviewer). It's already 16 days after the interview, but I have not received any update about the result. I think because of ...
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Not allowed to use google during programming test

I have an online programming test for an entry level analytics consultant role. I have always referred online code or documentation during programming but in the test I am not allowed to do so. Now I ...
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Can I apply for jobs that didn't mention anything about visa sponsorship?

There are a lot of positions in some countries like Netherlands but less than one percent of them mentioned either support or not support the visa sponsorship. So is it professional to apply for ...
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Is it ethical to back out of final interview round?

There was a recruitment process of three rounds for research executive role in a leading market research company. There were 14 post graduate students shortlisted for the first round from the college. ...
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how to practice for numeracy tests in the insurance industry in the UK?

I often see IT job advertisements that mention a numeracy test. These are generally Insurance companies. This is all based in London Uk. Here is a partial view of one of such advertisements as an ...
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Recruiter Parlance - What is an “Authorable Workflow?”

I found an employer who requires that employees debug "Authorable Workflows." A quick google search reveals that the term is only ever used in job classifieds. Given the way the English language works,...
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How to end the conversation quickly with head hunter?

I am at work, right in the middle of the working day. Surrounded by my respected colleagues. My phone (sound off, of course) starts shaking. The number is unknown. How should I know, maybe something ...
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How to accept internship offer but keep the ability to renege?

Where most questions on this topic are about how to tell a future employer that the applicant is no longer interested in the offer, I'd like to know: how can I accept an offer for an internship with ...
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Being heavily recruited at new company: Should I tell them I’m trying to get pregnant?

I read this question, but it’s about the non-pregnant partner. A company reached out to me and is heavily recruiting me for a position that I know I'm qualified for. We're talking a $50,000 (USD) ...
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How to find out if a recruiter is serious or just wasting time?

I get a lot of calls from recruiters as I am looking for a job and given my last job(s) have been short term, everyone wants me to tell them 3-4 years of what I been doing. What annoys me most are 2 ...
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How to politely refuse telling the client's name for the recruiter?

Usually when dealing with recruitment agencies and applying for certain IT job positions, at some point they share the client's name (either by phone or e-mail) and usually saying that I should keep ...
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Dropping out from an interview for a job you don't want

Once upon a time, a temp agency sent me on a job interview. There was a miscommunication (perhaps a mental glitch on my part) about the nature of the client's business. As soon as I became aware of ...
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IT company demands for reference

Reference check is the fourth and last step of the hiring procedure for an IT company who is trying to offer a job to candidate. The HR now demands my ex-managers contact. I personally have no issue ...
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Referring someone whom you know personally, but not professionally

I have a few opportunities to refer someone to my current employer. I know them personally, but can't speak to them professionally. If they don't work out as candidates, will this reflect poorly on me?...
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What's an effective way to make sure I'm prepared for an online aptitude test while applying for a job?

I just got an invitation to participate in an online psychometric test (the first step of the recruitment process in the company where I applied). I'm worried. I feel nervous and am scared that I ...
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In an interview, is it self-defeating to say you use Stack Overflow to find errors in code?

Let's suppose that at a job interview they ask me "what you do if your code does not work?". I tell them that I read the docs to look for the error, I isolate the piece of code that doesn't work and ...
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Risks of sending resumes to recruiters

I recently contacted a recruiting company to look for a new job. The recruiter asked me to send her my resume. I would like to know what the risks of doing so are. I read I should be very careful in ...
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Re-applying for the same company after rejection. Email the prev. recruiter or apply in the website?

Scenario: You apply for a job, do seemingly well in the hiring process, go all the way to the end, but the stars don't align and another candidate gets the spot. A few weeks later another position ...
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How to deal with recruiters who won't set specific times and who want to just call whenever they want

I am currently interviewing and usually the first contact with a company is with an internal recruiter. I have found most recruiters don't want to set up a time for a phone screen. They give only ...
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Recruiter(s) insisting to learn details about my past interviews

This scenario has happened many times before. I apply for a job advert, a recruiter calls me about that job, rejects me at once as a candidate but starts to ask about myself. One of their questions ...
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How to respond to “Are you looking for a job change?” question form an acquaintance on LinkedIn?

One of my LinkedIn contacts recently messaged me if I was looking for a job change. He is not a recruiter but a principal engineer in some firm. He appears to know some senior people at my current ...
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How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)?

How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)? Background information: I am an Electrical Engineer, working in software development (...
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Corresponding with hiring manager outside of structured interview

After 2 interviews with a hiring manager and a few members of the team, I have failed to learn long-term goals for the team (EX: What are the goals for the team over the next 2 years) or basic day to ...
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Recent CS graduate with no social media profiles. Am I suspicious? [duplicate]

I'm a recent university graduate looking for work. For privacy reasons, I have never registered in any of the social media sites under my real name. I cannot easily be found on Facebook/Twitter/...
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Dealing with recruiters who clearly didn't look at my resume

So today I opened my email and found another email from a recruiter who clearly did not look at my resume or any details about me. Here is the email (with PII removed): Hi, My name is [...
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New guy promoted in less than 4 months (How normal is this?)

I don't use this site too much but majority of searches online haven't really clarified so I thought I'd make a post about this just to get a few possible answers. I work in the operations department ...

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