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Employment agency Manager asking for my passwords for all programs

Can my manager ask for my passwords? I’ve been working for an employment agency (privately owned) for 2 weeks as a Recruiter Account Manager. I received an email from my manager, asking me to email ...
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Finding H1B Sponsorship as a Software Engineer

I'm a technical lead in the field of software engineering based in the UK. My salary here is a fraction of what it would be in the US. So, it makes financial sense for me to move over there, for at ...
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Should I include non-technical degree and non-engineering experience in my software engineer CV?

I've got 10 years of experience as a software engineer contractor. Before that I happened to receive Masters of Medicine in a mediocre eastern Europe university. And before that I was repairing cars ...
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Asking for salary info after 1st interview?

A company reached out to me for an IT position. Before the 1st interview I asked them what the salary range was, and they said that it isn’t shared or discussed until after the interview feedback is ...
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Applying for jobs, an offer is coming... and I do not know, it is the last or the best [duplicate]

Problem is the following. I applied recently for a lot of jobs (approx. 30), call them Company_1 to Company_30. After many rejections, now an offer came from company Company_17. It is not very good (...
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Is getting an invitation to the office during interview process a good sign?

I’ve already gone through 3 interviews for a position and the hiring manager is inviting me stop by the office. The order of my interviews were abnormal (hiring manager, recruiter, SVP) brining ...
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which one would you say, I've passed my probation or employer extended? [closed]

Today it's been 3 months since I've started working for my company. Couple weeks ago I got a letter my salary will increase from July. And a few days ago I've been asked to take part in recruitment ...
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Job hunting while ongoing first project

So, I have been working at a company for 13 months and I really want to finish the project I'm working on. It's really just a good way to increase my experience and to prove my competences. And I'm ...
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Unfair reduction process

My wife has worked in a senior position for about 6 years. She is the most experienced person in the department and has high degree qualifications. This month, the company announced it will reduce ...
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How to renegotiate my salary request during the hiring process?

TLTR: I am in the hiring process and my salary expectation was based on incorrect assumptions, how should I renegotiate it during the hiring process? Situation: I am currently in the recruiting ...
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Salary "red flags" spotted with industrial PhD sponsor

I'm currently doing a STEM PhD at a top UK university that is partly sponsored by a private company. I have had all sorts of indications from numerous people that working for that company once my PhD ...
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IT Certification to cover basic IT skills [closed]

Which well known IT certifications will cover the following (or get close to it)? We need to extend our recruitment process with a technical assessment of the candidate, and would like to pass them on ...
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LinkedIn: Missing opportunities due to mismatch between job title and job function

My job title is Applications Engineer. In my role, however, I work fully as a Data Scientist. I have tried to indicate my job function in my LinkedIn profile in various ways, including in my Headline, ...
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Received a job offer email followed by rejection email [closed]

I received an email from the recruitment manager that my interview was successful however, few days later I received an email from the system that my interview was unsuccessful. I was really happy ...
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How does one handle name changes of employers on Linkedin work history?

Working in the IT field and having skills that are in demand, I have changed jobs quite a lot over the years. My Linkedin profile lists around a dozen positions. Due to mergers, acquisitions or just ...
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Advice please: recruiter spilled too much of the beans and I don't want to jeopardize their career

A really large company very actively recruited me, and is planning on flying me out soon, however, I don't want to interview and no one is answering the phone/email for me to cancel the flights/rental/...
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Reimbursement for time-consuming recruitment process?

I am in process of being hired by a company - after 3h of recruitments we have came to agreement, signed it, and I am starting work next month. Work profile is that I will be 'borrowed' to other ...
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Looking for a job while being new in the current position

A friend of mine was hired recently by a company (a couple of weeks ago). She applied to another position recently in a different company and she will have an interview soon. We were discussing this ...
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Are applications to a general applicant pools useful?

Recently I've noticed many large employers have in their career portal the possibility to apply to a "General applicant pool" when postings may not be relevant for a candidate, but where the ...
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Do Software Engineering degrees look considerably worse than Computer Science degrees on a resume?

Universities are starting to add Software Engineering degree pathways, but traditionally people have pursued Computer Science degrees if they want to do software engineering. From a recruiter or ...
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How do I ask my manager for a Intern to Full Time Employee Conversion?

So, it's been 6 weeks since my internship started. It's gonna end in like 4 weeks. I have a mid internship review coming up which would be like a 1:1 with my manager. So I am planning to know his ...
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If a job that I applied to through a recruiter is reposted through another recruiter and the company's website, can/should I reapply?

I applied to a job posting through a recruiter. They told me they would submit my application and provide me feedback. They then fell off the map completely, and didn't respond to my follow ups. The ...
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How to handle a long deliberate delay of a second job interview?

If a company confirms that you have entered the second interview soon after the initial interview, but refuses to give you a confirmed date & time for the next interview, which is delayed for a ...
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How could I better filter out job candidates who are trying to “extort” a better salary from their current employer

First-time poster and also first-time software hiring manager 😃 People are looking for jobs for different reasons. When these reasons involve things that their current employer can change fairly ...
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It is standard to reply to recruiters immediately with a salary demand?

When I am contacted by a recruiter regarding a position, I reply by giving them my current salary and request a 20% raise to consider the position and then attach my resume. Is this standard?
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Do employers often advertise jobs that do not exist?

This article contains the following claim: Often employers advertise jobs that don’t exist, hoping to find people who might be useful later on or in a different context. The article is decrying ...
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How valuable are logic test results during developers' recruiting process? [closed]

I was recently asked to take a logic test (it seems a lot like IQ test) from Alva Labs by the recruiter. I scored 6 of 10 (which is considered average). However, right before that I had another test - ...
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Applying directly for a different role at same company that recruiter has informed me about

I am a recent graduate looking for work and a 3rd party recruiter has contacted me back about position A at a company. Over the phone they said they would put forward my application to the company but ...
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Compensation decreased after recruiter fixed offer letter errors

My original offer mistakenly said it was for short term employment, thankfully after a lot of time, the internal recruiter had fixed it. However, since a week has passed, she claims the stock values ...
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Recruiter keeps messing up offer letter

I got an offer but the recruiter keeps making mistakes on the offer letter. I have asked her to fix it twice and somehow she adds an end date that shouldn't exist. I have reached out to her last ...
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Should an IT consulting firm require Social Security Number for job search program?

Just made an account to ask this. I applied to an IT staffing company on Handshake and got a call the next day. They say that they offer an 8-week training program working on a project in front-end, ...
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How to politely state moral objection

I am currently starting to look for my first job, and thanks to my soon to come degree, I have quite a lot of people knocking at my door. For political reasons, I refuse to entertain any possibility ...
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After rejection letter company calls for second interview [closed]

This is related to my old post here: Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer? A month after I got a rejection letter the company called for second interview and this time ...
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Potential miscommunication by recruiter cost me the job? What are my options?

I have a potential case of miscommunication by a recruiter which may have cost me my job offer. Though it also may be in part due to my stance. I applied for a job at a much larger company at x salary ...
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How do companies/employers fill roles when they have unrealistic or below-market salary expectations?

I've had a couple of interesting experiences lately, and it has me wondering, how do companies fill positions when they have below-market compensation budgets? I had a recruiter reach out to me about ...
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Which countries don't require employers to have a local entity to hire someone (not even an EOR)?

Which countries don't require employers to have a local entity in order to hire software engineers locally? I know you can use an Employer of Record, but which countries don't even require that. I.e. ...
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Recruiting agency asked me to find a family member fill in I-9

I am a recent graduate and was offered a position at a scientific company though a recruiting agency. Although I will be doing work for the scientific company, I will technically be an employee of the ...
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Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer?

I am in a situation where I have company A extending a job offer. But I am waiting on company B who I'd like to work for more to extend a job offer which they have not yet. I was wondering if it would ...
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How should one handle a recruiter emailing you about an obviously irrelevant job?

I've spent my entire career as a software engineer. Every once in awhile, a recruiter will email me about some obviously irrelevant job. For example, I recently had a recruiter email me about a ...
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Should I give staffing agency my signed offer letter?

I was recently directly hired by a company, but was introduced to them through a staffing agency. Several days later after filling out paperwork for the company (and being given a final good luck by ...
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Why was my third interview cancelled and rescheduled

I recently passed two interviews with a company and these interviews were really amazing. When I told them my salary expectations, I was assured by the hiring manager that I will get much more than my ...
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Interviewing at a company where I rejected their offer previously but they do not recognise me, should I tell them?

I was looking for a new job two years ago and applied to many, two companies that fit my search criteria back then, were going with the interview process relatively at the same time. I did very well ...
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What does it mean when a company says they are "Entrepreneurial" in a job ad?

I am looking for a new job, and a recruiter forwarded me an opening with a company. The job description describes the firm as very "entrepreneurial". They aren't a large company, but they do ...
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When answering "what are your top 3 strengths" are they looking for transferable skills or technical skills?

When a recruiter asks "what are your top 3 strengths?" I have trouble interpreting the question. I don't believe something as nebulous as a persons strengths can be effectively ordered. A ...
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How to reply to (what I consider) personal questions asked by recruiter I just met over LinkedIn?

I graduated a couple years ago from university with my degree in tech. I have had a lot of trouble finding a full time, permanent position that uses my degree. Recently I had a recruiter contact me ...
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How to calculate/research salary expectation when looking for a job in other country (getting out of home country for the first time)?

I am from India and last evening an HR from a Singaporean company contacted me for a role and asked me to apply on their job portal. And when I applied, they followed up with a questionnaire. Among ...
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Engineer asks for a title change and raise with a change of responsibilities

We have an internal startup of a new kind of specialized service, staffed with resources from a larger engineering department. One key Engineer of that startup is leaving the company and their role ...
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Are job recruiters subject to the do-not-call-list law? (the FTC regulation) [closed]

This is in regards to US law. I know that if I register my phone number on www.donotcall.gov, it's illegal for telemarketers to call me to advertise products or services. What about job recruiters who ...
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Omitted current job as forgot to send updated CV and got job offer

I have a strange situation where I was interning with a company for 6 months and they offered me a full time position in . I had applied to another job in July with my CV as an intern showing as my ...
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New employee: interested in internal position within the company

I live in Europe. I started working for a large company about 2 months ago via a recruitment agency. While browsing around LinkedIN, I stumbled on an interesting position for a different department in ...
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