Skip to main content
108 votes
Accepted

Double applied with a recruiter, recruiter said I was rejected but company contacted me for interview. What should I do?

If you applied on your own before the recruiter submitted, you are just fine. You don't need to inform the recruiter. What the recruiter is really saying, is that the company will not be considering ...
cdkMoose's user avatar
  • 17.9k
57 votes

Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

Should I apply to other jobs? If I apply to other jobs and get an offer would it be legal for me to accept? You should never stop the job search until you have a signed contract with zero ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
52 votes

Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

I would recommend to time your new job start after the end of your planned Elternzeit. For the time that you are not working anyway it shouldn't make too much difference whether you don't work for ...
quarague's user avatar
  • 2,610
30 votes

Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

You are right, for many employers, you would be at a disadvantage mentioning this, since they are looking for a person to do a job at a certain point in time and you will be unavailable at that point. ...
nvoigt's user avatar
  • 141k
27 votes

Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

This is causing me great anxiety Relax. While this is indeed annoying and certainly inconsiderate on the manager's part, it's not that unusual. Company processes can be cumbersome and convoluted and ...
Hilmar's user avatar
  • 123k
15 votes

What do I put as my reason to leave?

Write, "to focus on coursework," if you have to write anything at all. All the other details just waste the reviewers' time.
Michael McFarlane's user avatar
14 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

I hope that they would see my rejection letter and feel upset and like I wasted their time the way they wasted mine. This isn't happening, pigs will fly, hell will freeze over and dogs will talk all ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
  • 108k
13 votes
Accepted

Is it ok to provide a CV when a resume is asked for (US)?

A CV and a US resume are the same thing. The most you might have to do is alter the CV to reflect American customs, and some of your wording to reflect American English. Other than that, you're fine.
520 says Reinstate Monica's user avatar
12 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

Look, they're just trying to be polite. It isn't their fault that you don't meet their needs. I know you're disappointed, but that's life; don't take it out on them, just move on to the next ...
keshlam's user avatar
  • 68.7k
11 votes

Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

Assuming you haven't signed anything, a "conditional offer" means nothing at all (on both sides, as you are unfortunately discovering); you are legally free to do whatever you like. (...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
11 votes
Accepted

Applying to Work for a Competitor in a Small Market

Is it ethical to apply for this job? How can taking a job be unethical? Ethics is defined by our society. Until we live in a non-monetary society, one does a job, and they get reimbursed for the work....
Donald's user avatar
  • 375
11 votes

Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

Everything you do has potential pitfalls. As a father of six, I do NOTHING that will potentially create stress for my wife or myself, or make major changes during the critical time between birth and ...
Kilisi's user avatar
  • 222k
9 votes
Accepted

Is it useful to split a CV into a HR section and Tech team section?

No, don't deviate from the standard resume layout. Resumes follow a pretty fixed format and deviating from that format is rarely helpful and usually makes it harder for people to parse. Remember, HR ...
Lilienthal's user avatar
  • 59.3k
7 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

Worst case they could read your letter and make a note "never to be hired or interviewed". If you go with your third option there is a tiny chance they'll actually get worried about you ...
Charles E. Grant's user avatar
7 votes

Is responding negatively to a job rejection email likely to cause me trouble?

People get rejected like this a lot in all industries. Also, people do get the generic rejection emails like this a lot. This is how most companies operate. There are many great founders of very ...
Job_September_2020's user avatar
6 votes

How do I apply for software engineering/coding internships (part-time) as a high school student

If I was reviewing potential applications and I read yours, the first thing I would do is chuck it in the bin. And I suspect this is part of your problem. You say you have 5 years experience. If you ...
TheDemonLord's user avatar
  • 34.8k
6 votes

Is it legal to retract from an accepted conditional offer?

I believe your position isn't too bad. Yes, as you already said, you happened to resign too quick but it's understandable when you were promised to receive the contract the next day. You held them to ...
vspmis's user avatar
  • 1,091
5 votes
Accepted

Do disabilities like ADHD help your job prospects?

I'm wondering only if selecting the ADHD box under disability increases or decreases my chances of being hired, all other things being the same. It is used as a signal to indicate that you may need ...
Joe Strazzere's user avatar
5 votes

Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

The short answer is, it depends. So I'll give you my thoughts here, but you'll have to use your own judgement to apply it to your specific situation. I'll start with what I'd do. I would just tell ...
AVee's user avatar
  • 211
5 votes

How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

No, they are not. The reason this hasn't changed is that the reasons why it is not a great idea are still valid: Do employers actually hire candidates based off of Github profiles? How clean does the ...
nvoigt's user avatar
  • 141k
5 votes

(How) Should I tell the company why I declined their offer and accepted another offer?

First a general answer to this question: If I get an offer (or stop applying) at company B: How can I explain it politely without leaving a mark that could be to my disadvantage for the future? ...
mhoran_psprep's user avatar
4 votes

Why do companies ask for Permanent Address?

In some states, having an employee working in that state (even remotely) means that the company has to register with the state using an "agent" in that state, file unemployment taxes in that ...
David R's user avatar
  • 4,642
4 votes

phone call before job application

There is no problem in asking relevant questions. It comes across well if you sound interested. And most people are helpful.
Rohit Gupta's user avatar
  • 2,950
4 votes

Should I insist on not revealing your salary requirements?

I've heard the following advice blog posts (e.g. https://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/) about job interviews (my paraphrase): As a job applicant, you should not reveal any kind of ...
Aida Paul's user avatar
  • 35.7k
4 votes

Is it ok to provide a CV when a resume is asked for (US)?

A résumé is a summary of achievements. The word literally means summary in English. It's not necessarily one page and many people use it interchangeably with a CV. But in theory it should be briefer, ...
Kilisi's user avatar
  • 222k
4 votes

Could I be blacklisted from applying to a company after submitting non-identical resumes?

If you are asking about most sane management chains, the answer is no. If your question is "should I worry", the answer is also clearly no. If you insist on any, there must be at least one ...
keshlam's user avatar
  • 68.7k
3 votes

Job Application asking questions about high school credit hours

This is certainly a... peculiar request. As others have stated - the first port of call is to talk to the Recruiter and enquire about it. FWIW - No job that I've ever applied for, including the ...
TheDemonLord's user avatar
  • 34.8k
3 votes

Networking for "failed" job applications (for both employees and employers)

Generally the folks reading the applications are not particularly interested in adding random people to their networks. Unless you are particularly interesting, there's just no significant advantage ...
keshlam's user avatar
  • 68.7k
3 votes

I have epilepsy can i work on cruise ships?

NB: Either my memory deceived me or the rules have changed - updated post below! The short version is that it depends on the nature of your seizures and time you've been without one, as well as what ...
motosubatsu's user avatar
  • 108k
3 votes

How do I apply for software engineering/coding internships (part-time) as a high school student

Since your goal is to earn some money, there are several ways to go. One is to go door to door talking to small businesses in your area. These will never take on an intern but will be willing to give ...
David R's user avatar
  • 4,642

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible