Questions tagged [recruitment]

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Will I get a raise in a contract-to-hire position? [closed]

Sorry if this question has been asked and if so please share any links with me. Currently I am working in a contract to hire position and my manager through the final company has already spoken to ...
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Questionable behavior from recruiting agent

I recently had an interview with a large firm for a software engineer role. The interview was organized through a recruitment agency. The night before the interview the recruitment agent sent me an ...
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Recruiter contacted me for one position at a company, but I think I'm more qualified for another

A recruiter contacted me today about Job A at a particular company. The company is also looking to fill Job B, but the recruiter didn't mention that. The jobs have the same exact title, I'd just be ...
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Why would a recruiter who rejected me now be interested in me?

I was urgently looking for a job in the past 3-4 months, and during an interview, and, from the first question thrown by HR lady, my gut told me I didn't get the job. I received a rejection email a ...
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Citing Multiple Projects for One Employer

I have worked for an IT consulting company for the past year or so. I have worked on multiple projects (in-house, start to finish) for many different clients. I'm looking for an elegant way to list ...
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What do I do if a job that was (mis-)sold to me as work-from-home, later changed, on day one, to working on-site, everyday?

Yesterday, I started a role, as a contractor, that was sold to me as a home based job. I accepted this job at £50pd below my previous rate due to its home based nature. I’m now told on day 1 that I’...
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In a hiring event is it better to go early or late?

I've been participating in several multi-day hiring events as an interviewer and I noticed that candidates who got interviewed during the last couple of days had a higher chance of being hired. For ...
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Realised careless mistakes on application form - should I ask HR to update?

Please read before you comment: So I submitted an application form for a graduate scheme, did an online test and was invited to the interview as the next stage. As I review my application form ...
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Can I contact a company directly about an opening I've learned about from an incompetent recruiter? [duplicate]

I've been recently contacted by an external recruiter working for a medium-sized company. The company is new but legitimate and their projects are both impressive and highly relevant to my previous ...
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Two recruiters have asked for 'market activity' in the past two days - is this a scam?

In the past two days I have had two people claiming to be recruiters from large corporates (specifically HSBC and Google) contact me, presumably from having found my LinkedIn or Jobserve profiles. ...
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State and Federal tax will be paid by the company

Recruiter said that my rate is too high and proposed low rate, but they pay my taxes: Rate of $xx/Hr on W2(State and Federal tax will be paid by the company) I asked does it mean that I get ...
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Returning on the declined offer

I had declined an offer last week. After a further thinking, returned them today and said that i will accept the offer. I have been told that recruitment process is closed down for now, and they are ...
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What do I risk by participating in a recruitment process for a position I'm probably not interested in [duplicate]

I've applied for position A at a big company. They replied that they would see me in position B (the same level, a different focus) and asked whether I'm interested. I'm not convinced I'm interested ...
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Applied for a job, no feedback now a month later they are recruiting through a different agency [duplicate]

I applied for a job over a month ago through a recruiter and was told by the company and the recruiter that they would be taking a month or so to assess whether they were able to bring anyone in at ...
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Can I tell a company that a recruiter was unprofessional?

This follows on from this question: Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this? I contacted the company in question and was ...
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Does this mean that he has been put 'on hold'? [closed]

My friend interviewed with a big multi-national corporation for a Software Engineer position two weeks ago. The day after the interview he received a call from the recruiter saying that they are ...
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Two recruiters have contacted me about the same position. One suggests the other is unreliable. How do I handle this?

I'm currently looking for work, and have been contacted by two recruiters about the same position. The first one asked me to confirm that I'm not in contact with anyone else regarding the same company,...
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In angel.co, is the ”reply to this email with 3 available times in the next week“ response message sent by the website automatically or by recruiters? [closed]

In https://angel.co/, I received messages from two interested recruiters from different companies, whose job descriptions say that they don't provide working visa sponsorship. I replied to them ...
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Will hiring managers and recruiters understand why I left so early?

I’ve been working as a software developer for the past six months at the same company. However, I’ve recently had thoughts of leaving for a company that better fits my interests (culture and team work)...
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Difference between coordinating client's team and teams of consultants

In my previous jobs I've done a lot of project management (PM), especially with clients' teams. I.e. I organised team work, established milestones, controlled their completion, etc. These were teams ...
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Requesting a person applies to my company by using their current work email?

I have a person in mind who works for another company that I would like to apply for a job with my current employer. This person would be a perfect fit for several reasons, but they are in another ...
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When should I include information in my resume to indicate I have a high IQ?

When should you add info that you joined an association that is exclusive to extremely intelligent people (e.g. Mensa)? Researching on the internet implies a general sentiment of no. The reasoning ...
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Getting into IT after second studies [closed]

I have an economics master's degree from a german university and started working nearly three years ago. My first and current position is within the company's sales coordination department where I do ...
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Show 2 current jobs in my resume?

I am working with 2 companies, one full-time and one part-time. Should I only show my full-time company on my resume or both when applying for a new job? Both of these jobs are in the same field of ...
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Why do some recruiters ask for Word format resumes?

This question is partially answered here: Protecting resume against recruiters, double-presentations, and MS Word? But I'm looking for a more specific answer about why recruiters do this. Some ads ...
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Got an offer from HR, replied and never heard back

TL;DR: Got a job offer from higher-ups, HR invited for a call and never responded, even to the reminders. For the past four years, I have been working remotly part-time as an independent contractor ...
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I got an offer but the some details in the contract are not what we talked about during the interview process

I interviewed for a contractor role and they offered me the job. During the process, the recruiter told me that it is a 40 hours per week job and also 40 hours per week was written on the job ...
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Recruiter keeps calling me - how can I keep the communication by email

I am in touch with an external/third party recruiter. He mentioned few interesting positions, so I'd like to stay in touch with him but I'd rather keep our interactions to emails. I'm annoyed by his ...
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As an intern, how to reject a job offer? [duplicate]

I've been working the last year as an intern in a large company, with a lot of excellent people and benefits. The place is nice and one of my bosses (I have four different bosses, as I said is a large ...
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How to tactfully negotiate salary above market price for software internships?

The typical market price for software engineering interns in my city is 22-25$/hour. In more tech-centered cities, I received referrals from current employees for positions that pay between 45-60$/...
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Should I apply via recruiter or via website (I got a solicitation from a recruiter for a job posting I'd found the day before) [duplicate]

Its a back office temp analyst position with goldman sachs, if that matters.
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Contact the Employer after Recruiter lowers the Salary Amount?

A recruiter contacted me, regarding an opening, to see if I was interested. This recruiter gave a Salary Amount and location for this opening. The recruiter agreed to telephone interview with their ...
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Recruiter and Fallout with Hiring Company

I recently ran into an interesting situation and would like some ethical feedback. Here's the situation: I was contacted by a recruiter about a position after submitting my resume to their site ...
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Is it acceptable to contact a recruiter directly after a year if they mentioned the company would follow-up in a year?

A year ago I applied for a job at a company and after the onsite interview, the company decided not to give me the job. They said the feedback was still good though and they see a lot of potential so ...
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How to tell the headhunter that I need more time for relocating to an other country (contractor offer)? [closed]

I got a contractor job offer in an other country which I want to take but my problem is that they want me to start pretty soon. My notice period is one month and I should start at my new place 1 week ...
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Is a poorly designed online application system a red flag?

I am looking for work, and have been given a link to a company's application system by a recruiter. The process is frankly ridiculous. I am applying for software developer roles with software ...
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Can a candidate request an employer to delete pre-employment records about him according to GDPR?

Some questions about HR agencies or employers from European Union and GDPR: Should HR agency delete records about candidate after certain period of time after applying? Is HR agency obligated to ask ...
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If a person from a large company you want to work at gives you his number for a job opportunity, when should you call him back?

If a person from a very large company that I want to work at has given me in person his number on a Friday morning (for a possible job opportunity), should I call him on that Friday afternoon (when he ...
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I prepared my CV in LaTeX and exported it to PDF. How to deal with a recruiter who insists on CV in Word format?

FOREWORD I prefer to create documents in formats such as LaTeX, Markdown or RMarkdown. They're platform and version (of the particular editor) independent. You can export them to good looking PDF ...
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How should one dress while meeting a recruiter in Sydney?

I am a Chartered Accountant from India who is soon to move to Sydney and will be looking for mid-senior level positions in management accounting. My employer would most likely be a large business, ...
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Should I give my SSN to recruiter? [duplicate]

I got call from recruiter and he said I should give him my SSN in order to apply to job. From his email: As part of our disclosures and to present you as a qualified Candidate to [Company Name], ...
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Should a technical interviewer read the resume/CV?

Should a technical interviewer read the candidate's resume/CV before performing an interview? I regularly interview for data science positions. The particular context is that recruiters who are not ...
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Why do recruitment agencies contact managers with unsolicited telephone calls?

We receive multiple calls each week from recruitment agencies with which we've had no prior dealing, looking to "introduce themselves" and offer candidates. This would be understandable if they were ...
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HR unresponsive after accepting offer

I got a job at a company last week, they sent me an offer letter and I responded back to them with an acceptance mail the very next day. In the offer letter it was written that if you did not respond ...
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Need insight- recruiter reporting to employer that employee resume is in circulation

We have a contract recruiter and her job is only to find talent when asked and she recently reported to a senior director that she came across an employee's resume. Is it ethical for her to even be ...
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Searching job by contacting a recruiter via SMS

Is it common and acceptable to reach out to a recruiter I have previously interviewed with via SMS to enquire whether there are any suitable open positions at their company? If yes what is the best ...
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Is my job offer sure? [closed]

The HR of a company contacted me and told me that they are very much interested in hiring me and also want me to join as soon as possible. But the salary negotiation didn't go well. Neither they were ...
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Quitting a job after one month to join previous employer [duplicate]

I'm a Software Developer by profession, someone who values the quality of work and prefers writing good code rather than fast code. I was working with a product startup for a year with great ...
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How to find good candidates amid tough competition in the job market?

I've been trying to hire two additional permanent members for my team since January, and we aren't getting good candidates. The company is offering a competitive salary, which alone makes us stand out....
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What can I expect working with a recruiter who sends template messages without even including names?

I recently received a message from a recruiter on Linkedin, that read something as follows: Hi, Our client in best-of-whatever-industry is looking to hire a Sr. Software Developer for their ...