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How to answer 'Why do you want to leave your current job?'

I am currently working remotely and its been only 4-5 months in the job. I am going to start searching for a job in Japan or Germany to relocate there. I am wondering what would be the best answer to '...
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Resume fill gap while migration

I recently moved to US. Had to quit my last job Associate Data Scientist in June to follow up on the immigration process and interviews post pandemic. I got the green card a few weeks ago, have been ...
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I am an expert in two fields. Should I make 2 CVs or one?

All my qualifications are in electrical engineering, up to PhD level. Over the past 10 years, I have done so many things concurrently that I have become equally good at them. The positions I have ...
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Length and font for a resume (tech) [closed]

I have been reading advice about the resume format. I have been reading that a resume should be at most 1 page long in one source, elsewhere at most 2 pages for 5+years of experience and another ...
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Rebuked by HR on asking what is a good time to provide my salary expectation

I've gone through the interview process of a company which was largely positive. I got an email from HR asking for some documents, so I offered to speak on the phone. I asked if they were considering ...
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How do I tell recruiters I don't want to go forward until they answer my question, but without being rude?

I have now gone through this process ~2.5 times: A recruiter from a company contacts me. I ask what projects they have that I could work on, and if those projects use the technology stack I'm ...
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A recruiter asked for my resume in a non-PDF format. Should I be concerned?

A recruiter contacted me on LinkedIn and indicated that he was impressed by my skillset. He asked for my resume, BUT he asked for it in a non-PDF format. I find that a strange request, because I've ...
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What are the correct steps in leading a discussion? (recruitment process)

Previously, I have had this group discussion as a part of a recruitment process. I think the purpose of this discussion was so that the recruiter can see our attitude when working in team. We were ...
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What does it mean when a company schedules a interview with you and then cancels and says they are no longer interested? [closed]

So I interviewed with a recruiter, everything went well. I was schedule for a second, technical interview, a couple of days later they abruptly cancelled the interview saying they decided to go with ...
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What do they mean by "scripting language" in IT job advertisements? [closed]

I've seen advertisements where there was a line like: [We require] knowledge of a scripting language, e.g. JavaScript [We require] knowledge of a scripting language, e.g. Bash Why is the scriptness ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for interview feedback as the interviewer from the successful candidate after they started the job?

Is it acceptable/professional to ask the newly hired person, which I interviewed, for feedback about the interview process? I'm not very experienced in interviewing (the second hire ever made) and I ...
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What's on the recruiters mind ? And How should I approach ? What should I do?

Scenario: I am not a fresher, I am a 5+ years experienced professional. I spent 5+ years in a branded company without any job change. Recently I wanted a job change and I cracked an interview in one ...
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Will TCS India block my profile for lifetime if I accept offer and didn't join as I have good offer from another company [closed]

I have received an offer letter from TCS Pune and I have accepted their offer. Because if I don't accept in 7 days, it will be cancelled. Now I have some other company good offer over TCS without ...
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Curriculum Vitae vs Resume

Which one is more recognized\preferred by recruiters between a CV and a resume? I am currently trying to find employment and I don't know which one is better.
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How to politely tell recruiters I'm not interested unless the position pays well (>$100k)?

Lately I have been getting a lot of messages from recruiters. Probably not too many, but at least 2-3x a week. I've also heard a lot of places need software engineers like myself. I am currently happy ...
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Recruitment Suggestions [closed]

I am recruiting for a developer and a database administrator. What is your experience on how to attract top talent for these roles?
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How to politely reply to someone who applied for a job on behalf of someone else?

So our company had a vacancy for a Senior Finance and Admin Officer. All applications came to my email. One person applied on behalf of someone else. It's the first time I've come across something ...
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Looking for a job in approx 12 months... put the feelers out now?

I started a new job around 5 months ago. The job is going quite well and I'm enjoying it for the most part, but two issues are: The location means a time consuming and expensive commute (moving ...
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Recruiter asking for personal sensitive information to setup interview

I'm an experienced professional and am I'm actively searching for jobs at present in India. I'm seeing a disturbing trend off which I'm unsure how to handle. Consultant firms that are not directly ...
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Why do some vacancies list BSc, MSc, as well as a PhD as eligible education levels?

E.g., To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience BSc / MSc or PhD Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering. So which one do they ...
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Telling an internal recruiter that I have received an offer from another company

I have a take home assignment and an upcoming technical interview with company B after passing the previous stage. However, I received an offer from company A for an immediate start. The internal ...
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Swiss recruiter wants me to send him a copy of my ID - is this a thing?

I recently got approached by a recruiter in Switzerland, proposing to put me forward for a role he's recruiting for one of his clients. The recruitment agency looks genuine, and so does the final ...
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How can I find a job that pays me for the value that I bring?

I’ve spent some time self-reflecting recently, and I have felt underpaid for the work that I do for a while, but I have been having trouble finding a job that pays what I am worth. How can I convince ...
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Shadowing an interview with my referral

I recently referred a former colleague for a job on my immediate team. (He was never my direct coworker, but someone who I had worked closely with in a "peer" capacity at my previous job). ...
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Will are I be penalized in a job search for posting content related to my field on the internet?

I currently have a couple of websites. One website is directly related to my field and one website is adjacent to my field (with some emphasis on entrepreneurship). I've been posting video content on ...
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I keep receiving recruiters emails on an outdated address that reveals sensitive personal information, how can I find out which company is selling it?

There is a recruiter database somewhere that has an outdated email for me. The problem is I'm trans, and my old email outs my trans status and my deadname (because of the first-name.last-name email ...
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How to tell a recruiter that I would be interested in his offer in the future?

Let me begin by telling my current scenario. I’m a 2021 graduate whose job search was hit by the pandemic. I had one job offer that was revoked but fortunately I got another offer at a startup after ...
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Should I supply my references to a recruiter before the interview [duplicate]

I've applied for a really good role through a recruitment agency. The recruiter has asked me to supply the names and phone numbers of 2 professional references before he will submit my cv to the ...
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Accidentally didn't really side-step a recruiter

I was talking to a recruiter about a possible role with a company and she said she'd put me forward for it. The recruiter works with that company but not for that company, and there has not been any ...
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Interviewing at multiple companies, how can I stall one so the others can catch up?

I am a software developer, and I'm actively applying for positions. The average turnaround time for application through offer in my area and industry is about 6 to 8 weeks, which is a pretty long ...
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Hiring managers acting strange

So, I've got a job offer from one major software company a couple weeks ago. I had a talk with the recruitment manager and then another one with the manager of the team that I was supposed to work in. ...
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Does a CPG Manufacturing Company need Data Scientist? [closed]

I work for a pretty big CPG Company (Consumer Packaged Goods) we have many metrics and data sources. However we don’t have someone with qualifications to be able to utilize this data. I’m pushing to ...
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How to come back to the company that I left early in the past?

2 years ago, I started working in a company in the IT field. Honestly, everything worked well regarding the job and work environment. However, due to an unpredicted change in my family life, I had to ...
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How should I obtain the initial industrial experience that every company is asking for?

After I finished my Ph.D. project, I joined a PostDoc position in another University, and now I decided to join the industry as I find it more dynamic more result driven and more challenging. However, ...
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I recommended a friend for a role at my company but they had a negative experience with the HR person they first spoke to. How do I handle this?

The company I work for is expanding and a new role came up that I thought a good friend of mine would be a perfect fit for. There's a fairly generous referral bonus and I really believe that my ...
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Is it appropriate to ask the recruiter for scheduling an appointment when they give you an unexpected phone call?

I got accustomed to scheduling a proper time slot when a recruiter wants to have an initial phone interview to discuss a job position or my application. That way I can make sure I have the precise ...
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How to ask recruiter to reconsider? [closed]

I interviewed with a Forbes 10 company last month and they rejected me because the position is fairly limited in availability and it gets filled up right away. However, just yesterday I found out that ...
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Withdrawing form a job offer via a recruiter when "official" documents are to follow

My questions is tangentially related to this one (but slightly different): I've been offered a job, but my new employer won't give me a contract until after I give my notice I have been given ...
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Applied to job directly after recruiter potentially applied for me

Several weeks ago a recruiter reached out to me with 3 potential job descriptions. I spoke with this recruiter and told her 2 seemed interesting. She followed up via email with 3 more after we spoke ...
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Hiring via Internal Transfer vs. External

I am currently hiring to fill an open position in my team. This is something I’ve done dozens of times during my career, through external candidates and I’ve been fortunate that I’ve never made a hire ...
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Is connecting with a hiring manager on LinkedIn prior to the interview a breach of etiquette?

I just requested a LinkedIn connection to the hiring manager before the interview session and he accepted the connection. After I researched LinkedIn connection etiquette, I realized that I may have ...
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Any reason some agents / headhunters reject candidates without saying a word?

I see that sometimes, if a candidate's interview fails to advance their candidacy, some agents or headhunters will send a message to the candidate, to say it failed. But for some case, even when you ...
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Is there a way to politely tell a recruiter that their company can’t afford me?

I’m a staff-level software engineer at a big tech company (think FAANG), which pays very well. I recently got emailed by a recruiter from a smaller company, a long-running but still fairly small ...
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Is it normal to be rejected with an automatic email far into the interview process?

I had interviews for 3 months with a big company similar to Google/Apple/.... In total I had 1 technical challenge (that took me about 50 hours to do) followed by 8 interviews. The last one with the ...
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How can my boss know that I am looking for a job via LinkedIn? [closed]

Today, when my boss was talking with me, he suddenly said: No you don't need to worry about it, everyday you have 3 or 4 messages with agent in LinkedIn, right? I am very very surprised because : I ...
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haven't heard back from the HR Team for my onboarding process

So I already got an offer from them, signed it digitally then sent it back. After that I sent a resignation letter to my current job (First job btw). Went through pre-employment medical exam and then ...
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What do they mean when they ask if I'm in a hurry to hear their decision?

In several interviews, I was asked at the end of the meeting if I have a deadline by which I need to hear a decision from them. Of course, I always appreciate the earlier they respond back. But, I'm ...
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Recruiter forwarded me a take-home test from the client but won't give me contact info to send back to the client

In other words, they expect that I'll send the completed take home test (which took me 8 hours) to them and they they'll forward it to the client's engineering team. I asked the recruiter for a client ...
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Will I get in trouble for applying directly to a company when a recruiter previously put me forward for a different position?

A recruiter put me forward for a position several months ago, and I never heard back. I'd seen the job ad around and I believe he probably put my CV forward quite late in the process when they'd ...
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Do companies often re-run background checks / drug tests when converting from contractor? [closed]

Do companies often re-run background checks / drug tests when converting from contractor to w2 in house employee? How common is this practice?
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