Questions tagged [recruitment]

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Full Time Salary Working On Contracts - Is this a common practice?

I am speaking with a recruiter who has proposed the following to me: Get paid a yearly salary Work on contract jobs In between contracts you still get paid Full benefits Get a yearly bonus for each ...
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Former candidate inviting the recruiter to an interview

A while ago I was invited to an interview at a software company. Although that was not the right place for me, the interview went very well and I was impressed by the recruiter's communication skills ...
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What is the ethical thing to do if I'm introduced to a company through a recruiter, then, company contacts me directly?

Through a recruiter, I interviewed for a company 3 months ago. I followed up, and was told they would know more the following week. I never heard from the recruiter again, regarding this position. ...
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Both me and the employer are interested in my taking a job, but paperwork has an arbitration agreement; how can I negotiate to remove it?

I recently interviewed at a fairly large company for a position I was interested in. The recruiter said that I "far and away bested" the other candidates, and that they were really interested in ...
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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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What to do when you realize an interviewer isn't technical but is asking technical questions?

I am looking for work and recruiters are something I’m new to. I keep getting contacted by recruiters from recruitment agencies, through LinkedIn. I’ve had some bad experience. Some ask very strange ...
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How should I handle a recruiter who seems to confuse two distinctly different skills?

I'd like feedback for something on handling a recruiter and whether to pursue further interaction after seeing a red flag. I was told, "Java is the core skill," I answered, "I know JavaScript, not ...
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My online work is posted under an alias, how do I present that on my resumé? [duplicate]

My last name is weird and unpronounceable in my country's language, and I'm undergoing a name change procedure, which can take many years. Now, legally I still have that old name, but all my online ...
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Should I give the recruiter my SSN?

I've read other posts on the same question, this instance is a little more specific. I live in San Francisco and was contacted by an Associate Account Manager at Collabera for a role in San ...
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Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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Recruiting company demands references [closed]

I was contacted by a recruiting agency about a couple of jobs, but as part of their onboarding process they demanded 4 references, with complete contact information. I told them that I would give them ...
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What value do recruitment agencies, or headhunters, offer to job seekers?

I had a conversation with my friend regarding a job search. He told me I should never communicate with a recruitment agency. He said many times they don't have any agreement with the company they are ...
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Issue with background-check on previous employment start-date

I am a recent graduate and I was given an entry level IT job offer by a large corporation not too long ago. They required a recent computer science graduate for the position, I met the requirement and ...
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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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Can I just go directly to a company when a recruiter tells me about an opportunity [duplicate]

I get regular spam from recruiters telling me about exciting new opportunities with this-or-that-company. I've not approached the recruiters - they've just found me on LinkedIn and cold-emailed me. ...
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Is it required to be exact about previous salary when dealing with recruiting agencies?

All jobs I applied for have been through recruiting agencies and all of them are asking for my current/previous salary. It is much much lower than industry average (nearly half) and I don't want that ...
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How do I recover from faked experience on a résumé? [duplicate]

I padded my résumé because I wanted to write experience commensurate with my (real) skill level (and years of effort which can't be directly documented). The bright-line I used to justify this was, "...
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I picked up test task out of curiosity; How to drop it professionally?

I'm working as a programmer at a software company. I'm generally satisfied with my current position, but I keep passively looking and don't skip chances to look what's else there. We're having tight ...
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Should I tell my interviewer I am being interviewed by other people at the same company?

I applied to 4 different positions directly on the company site and I am currently being interviewed for 2 of those positions by the same recruiter and different managers. A second recruiter just ...
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In Germany, can a prospective employer discover how much salary I have today? Can they ever know?

I have applied to a new job, and the process is going well. I have asked for a salary of 100k, around 40% or 30k more than I earn today. There is an upcoming interview with HR, and I was told my an ...
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I suspect headhunter company is lying to me. How to contact customers directly? [closed]

*(Update: problem solved, H and the agents are probably clear)* I am applying for my next job here, in Germany. I have been in contact with a headhunting company and applying for jobs through them. ...
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Missed and returned two calls with HR so far - Should I apologize?

I have missed, and promptly returned, two calls from the HR recruiter. One to schedule a phone interview, and the second to schedule an in-person interview. Both return calls were about 20 minutes ...
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Is it professional to use banter when Cold calling?

I've recently started working for a small recruitment company as IT support however yesterday I was given a list of companies and told to make sales. I have never done cold calling before and found ...
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What should I do about a person who's used my name to fake a reference for someone else?

One of my friends asked me to be his reference for a job he applied. He told me that he's put my details as a reference and that I should be expecting a call from the company he applied for. Due to ...
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Will an external recruiter pressure me into accepting an offer to guarantee his commission?

When external recruiters work on commission, meaning that they're only paid if a candidate they've introduced is hired, will they try to pressure me into accepting any offer I receive, even if I don't ...
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Protocol for courteously declining a job offer when using a Recruiter

I have applied for several jobs through different recruiters. I have been offered multiple jobs. During the interview process I have been honest with the recruiters and the companies letting them know ...
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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 ...
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How can I limit bias when recruiting?

Background: I am a senior team member in a small-sized company that is trying to aggressively grow it's team size. I seem to be the member of the team tasked with reviewing resumes, performing phone ...
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(How) do I mention related mainstream software package on my resume?

I'm applying for engineering jobs which for the most part have extensive experience in Solidworks as an essential requirement. However, the package I have experience in is SolidEdge. Now, I know ...
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Can I warn my manager of both professional and personal issues with a potential job applicant?

The background About three years ago, I worked for a small retail company managing two staff in my team - let's call them Jim and Jane. Jane had been working for the company on a temporary contract ...
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Most polite way to tell someone I don't understand them due to their accent [duplicate]

I recently started looking for a new IT position and have been getting calls from recruiters left and right. Many of these recruiters are Indian and have accents. Normally, this isn't an issue as I ...
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Should I be involved in interviewing for my replacement?

I'm currently working through a notice period (3 months) and there are plans to hire someone to replace me. My role requires a relatively technical skillset and I am unsure that my manager or HR ...
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How to vet out a company/interviewer that approaches you trying to recruit?

So this is kind of an interviewing question in reverse. I'm a final-year university student and a yet-to-become-successful entrepreneur. Last week I was in the university library, talking with ...
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Background check through staffing firm prior to recieving offer

I am considering taking on a contract-to-hire position with a staffing firm. I am working with a recruiter, he is working for a reputable staffing company. The company he connected me with is ...
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What should I look for in a professional resume writing service?

I want a new job with a new employer. I have a good job now and am not at risk or anything, but it seems like my career will stagnate if I stay due to management shifts and the political nonsense ...
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Should I go through recruitment company or apply directly?

I sent my resume to a recruitment company last week and the recruiter called me and said that at this moment they had no job vacancies related to my IT skills. Yesterday I saw there a job ad ...
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How to get an employer / recruiter to consider you for a role where you are lacking some of the key or desirable skills required? [duplicate]

I was a .NET programmer in a sole developer capacity for nearly eight years until i got made redundant due to a downturn in sales at the company. While at the firm i specialised in VB.NET, WinForms, ...
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How can I refuse interviewing someone I know/am a friend of?

My question is related to Conflict of Interest at interview?, but from the other side of the interview process. Here are situations I have been in: I was asked to interview a person I knew. I was ...
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Marked “not hirable” after 15 years of service, cannot find out why [closed]

I was at a company for nearly 15 years (Let's call it BlueTech). I had been through many bosses. 2 years ago, I got a particularly bad one and happened to have an opportunity open up at another ...
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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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Is it common practice to ask Work from Home (call center) contractors to pay training and admin fees?

My wife just received (through zip recruiter) notice of an opportunity for an inbound call center position as an independent contractor. The company claims to service "several multi-million dollar ...
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How do I filter out low-paying Job Offers on Linked in

I am a software developer in a senior role and my company pays a good salary, but there still room for improvement. Recently I started more seriously to recruiters on Linkedin. My problem is that I ...
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I got sick and cannot complete a technical test by the given date. How do I explain this to the recruiter?

This past Friday, the heating in my house did not come on at night, and my whole family got sick. I was halfway through a technical test for a job interview. I did the phone screening on Wednesday, ...
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Do managers monitor employees' LinkedIn connection activity?

I've noticed several coworkers at a firm I recently departed who are connecting to recruiters on LinkedIn. I can only assume they're beginning their respective searches. This was a company where most ...
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Handling concerns about a new role

I have recently joined a new company, x in a software capacity. It is my first week and I have some concerns about my role. My daily duties within the team have certainly not been what I have expected....
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Company of job offer I turned down wants to know what position and salary I accepted

I am completing my honours degree in IT this year and have been for a number of interviews. I turned down Company A's offer to accept a different offer with better growth prospects and salary. ...
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Candidate turns down full time offer and asks for contract instead

I interviewed a candidate for a management position, and he was really strong and we were impressed. He was put forward by an agency for a full time role / salary, but instead he said that his ...
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Is job-hopping bad for a developer's career? [duplicate]

I've decided to leave my current job and I've made my intentions clear. My boss tells me leaving now will make me unhirable because I will appear to be a job hopper on my CV. Is this job hopping and ...
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Is it okay to interview with other companies after accepting a signed job offer?

I recently received an offer of employment from a potential employer. It was a straight forward (no confusion). I received my offer letter via email and I sent my response back via email accepting it. ...
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Last interview and lunch with team tomorrow - what to expect?

I've passed three interviews so far, two technical and one with HR. They told me to come by tomorrow for a 1.5 hour interview with the CTO and then meet the team and have lunch with them. Got any ...

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