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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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How can I find out which companies are hiring, and what they're hiring for?

During the final year of college we have many job fairs (also called as campus placements) that take place throughout the year. During this many different companies come to our college. I don't want ...
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Applying for a position, getting offer on another

I recently applied for a position of technical management at a local company. Upon reviewing my history they determined I would not be well suited for the management position but they were very ...
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Recruiting Recent College Graduates

I am trying to recruit recent college graduates for a software engineering position, and I am having difficulty finding candidates. We have posted on the job boards for several colleges and a few job ...
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What is the purpose of a recruitment agency?

I have been told that our starting salary offer was being reduced by our recruitment agency. The name of the company that offered the job did not indicate that it was a recruitment agency, but when I ...
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How to display contract work and "career breaks" on a resume

I'm a contract software developer, and as such I've hopped from job to job as I do project work. Some projects have been three months long, and some have been up to three years long. Also, due to ...
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Are side projects acceptable "work experience" for an entry level worker?

Are side-projects good to list in lieu of work experience? I have a few on my resume, because I haven't had a job yet, and I want to demonstrate my ability. But some of the recruiters that I have ...
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Is 3 months notice reasonable for a Development Manager Role [closed]

Is a 3 month notice period unusually high for a development manager position? This is at the junior end of the management spectrum, it will be my first management role. I am concerned that future ...
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How should I respond to recruiters listing jobs that are being advertised publicly anyway?

I don't mind a recruiter working on behalf of a company, but if a recruiter contacts you* with a position which is clearly being advertised publicly anyway, how should one respond? Or is ignoring them ...
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Why are company names hidden from job postings by third party recruiters?

I often find job postings from third-party recruiters (a contracted personnel company, not an in-house recruiter) that do not list what company the job is for. Why do they do this?
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Protecting resume against recruiters, double-presentations, and MS Word?

Early in my career, I encountered unethical recruiters in the tech industry. In the worst case, a recruiting firm sent my resume to dozens of companies without my consent. This resulted in a double ...
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Should I reach out for an opportunity via personal contacts or a recruiter?

If a recruiter contacts me about an opportunity at Company X but I find out that I have second or third-degree connections with people there (through personal and professional friends), should I ...
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The etiquette of connecting with recruiters on networking sites

I sometimes get contacted by recruiters on sites such as LinkedIn, asking if I am interested in a job they have available, and they usually want to make a formal connection on the network to share ...
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Does the average candidate have any recourse when they encounter an unethical recruiter?

If you've been in the white-collar job market for very long, you have likely come across recruiters who exhibit questionable ethics. The most common way I've seen this manifested is when the recruiter ...
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