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"Great! As long as I'm fairly compensated and challenged to learn and grow, I don't see any reason to change jobs!" Obviously you are pretty sure you won't be fairly compensated and challenged to learn and grow for long, but that's on them. This is true and stated very positively, so threads the line between lying ("Of course, it's my life goal to die in ...


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There are two things here: Not listing an employment on the resume. As Twyx said, depending on the wording, this may not be an issue at all. Saying on your application letter and in interviews that you have never had any experience after college. This is the big one, because this is an actual lie. If you do choose to omit one or more employers, that's one ...


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A resignation letter, at least in my experience, is the official record that you are leaving an organization, not the start of a negotiation. If you've already spoken to them and told them that you have another offer, they haven't responded, and you are running out of time on your new offer, you need to make a decision. You can either accept the offer and ...


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What do I do? It's not clear what you expected her to do when you advised her to "seek assistance with her grammar". Just saying in effect "do better" is unlikely to help. You could have her work proofread before being sent externally. You could enroll her in an English Grammar course (and pay for it). You could get her a tutor. You could buy her a book. ...


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No, it is not a standard practice in Japan. I think they are just a startup that can't afford to hire you on full-time at the price you are asking, so they are looking for alternatives. As for the short-term contract, they may have specific tasks in mind they would like you to handle, that they can't handle with their current resources. The part time ...


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Of course they can ! If the job requires UK nationality (or more specifically UK passport) then that is exactly what they want and that is exactly what they are doing. (Most government projects in most countries require that)


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So should I request a counter offer in the resignation letter since my current employer is aware of that desire? If so what is the best way to go about that? No. A resignation letter (and even a verbal resignation notice) is about resigning, not about negotiating a counter-offer. The time for a negotiation with your current employer is before ...


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The only time you should be sending a resume on behalf of someone else is if you're working for a company where that would be advantageous to receive the resume through internal channels, i.e. a way to bypass some of HR. Don't ever send a resume that you don't want to support. The brother-in-law should be doing his own searching anyway because it looks ...


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You don't mention where you are, nor what industry you are in, so it is very hard for me to understand the relative magnitude in cost between the two employees, that said... You are looking to hire a person with a "particular skill that has been hard to locate". In fact, you've already been unsuccessful with two others that you've hired. Since then, you'...


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There's good news and bad news.. The Bad News A caution will remain part of your criminal record for life (well until you turn 100 anyway, see point 30 - it's not a conviction though) and will show up on all Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)) checks (basic, standard and enhanced). If your planned career would ...


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Sorry this isn't going to be the answer you wanted.. told I was unfit for work but would not send me home and I am fit to work just need adjustments for one day. You're unfit for work through injury/illness not resulting from work activities so should really be following whatever the sickness policy is for your company. The work they requested of you ...


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Update your resume, you are being replaced. You're being fed corporate newspeak designed to keep you cowed until they can replace you. You also tipped your hand by mentioning you had an offer on the table. You'd better take it. The new CEO is planning on taking the company in a new direction, and you're not part of his plan. All the signs are there: ...


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Keep in mind that in most companies you may "be gone as soon as it suits" them as well, too. I know from personal experience that this is hard to do, but: Don't feel attached/loyal to your company, be loyal to your job and profession. Since noone else out there is looking after what's best for you, you're the only one who can look out for your best interests....


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I would absolutely forward him to recruiters. It is their job to help people find work. They can screen the candidate and determine if they are a good fit. I would send an email along the lines of: Recruiter, I have a family member who is on the job market. I've attached his resume. Hopefully he's a fit for a position you're looking to fill. I ...


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I don't see how you've been railroaded, the contractor clearly knows he is in a good position to negotiate, and doing just that! Can't blame a guy for trying, right? You can't agree to his terms with a chip on your shoulder though, either you are good with the arrangement, or not, otherwise he is going to detect the animosity down the road and likely leave ...


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Answer: Yes, they can! I believe you are confusing a background check with obtaining security clearance. A background check is simply verifying you have no criminal record. Security clearance is usually required for government contracts and has much stricter requirements.


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That is all about being a startup, possibly not related to Japan at all. From the offers, it's pretty clear that they are short on cash for what they are planing to do. Probably an initial funding is running out. So it's not that they do not want to give you a normal full time contract, it's that it increases their risk significantly. The risk is to run ...


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I told my current CEO that I have a job offer from a huge company with lots of potential Take this new job. Telling your boss (or your boss's boss) you have another offer will generally get you laid-off or fired. If they valued your work, they would have brought you on full-time. I want to use this to negotiate a new contract with my current company ...


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Personally, as a manager, I dislike it when people do what you propose. It sounds a bit like blackmailing. It also hurts the trust I built toward that person. Why was someone going to an interview in the first place if he really has no intention to change jobs? To find out his or her market value? Or is there somewhere a bit of unhappiness? What happens if ...


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Something that needs to be said here - This candidate seems to be going out of their way to be SURE that this job is a good fit for them, and potentially that they're a good fit for the job. It may be frustrating, but would you rather they leave 6 months down the road and really railroad your business? I actually appreciate the idea - They're trying it out,...


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The employer is not rejecting your application because you do not have a passport, they are rejecting you because the job you are applying to requires a security clearance and they cannot perform a security clearance. Therefore, without the security clearance, you do not have the credentials required to perform the job, so you cannot take the job if you don'...


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Assuming you're reasonably good at your work without being outstanding or struggling, surely your competence level is related to your experience: 4 years of professional software devlopment, comprising 1.5 years of PHP+MySQL web development and 2.5 years of C#.NET/SQL Server development. This means you're looking at the top end of junior positions, or ...


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Let's ask the IRS! Employers have until January 31, 2011 to send you a 2010 Form W-2 earnings statement. That means they have to send it to you. Your employer is being ridiculous, and I'm sorry. If you haven’t received your W-2, follow these four steps: 1. Contact your employer If you have not received your W-2, contact your employer to inquire if ...


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Should I inform the candidate about this situation? Perhaps before the interview, to manage expectations? Yes. You'll find the best employees if they join your company knowing what's ahead. They will decide if this is the kind of company they want to work for - with all the unknowns that entails. The worst case would be to hire someone who doesn't know ...


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I'm not entirely convinced that we know you are being replaced. It's easy to call someone a "lead developer" when they're the only developer and there's nobody else to lead. Inevitably, a successful company will look to grow its engineering team, and it's possible that your company simply doesn't want to use a hierarchy in that team — flat structures ...


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I'm going to be just a bit harsh, here, but this needs to be said: You need to understand that the relationship between employer and employee is supposed to be an EQUAL one. That is: The employer receives more benefit from the work done than they would from the cash it cost them, and the employee receives more benefit from the cash they earned than the ...


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I used to teach job-hunting classes, so here's what we taught, I'll address the salary first: Who here wants a job paying $100,000? Raise your hands! After all the hands went up, we said: Great, the job is in Iraq, and no security will be provided, you can hire your own, if you want. The point being that you NEED to know everything you can about a ...


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I've recently had 10 years anniversary at work and often when I mention it I hear that 10 years it way too long to stay at one place these days and that I may find it hard to look for a job in the future if I had to. The first question to ask yourself is, "are you comfortable with your current job?" Because if you are, you won't be looking for a new job in ...


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In human resource management there is an anti-pattern called nepotism. It means that people in leadership positions prefer to fill positions below them with people from their own family instead of strangers who are objectively more qualified. People who practice this are often accused of putting the interests of their family above the interests of their ...


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When you say "several donors have commented", is that in a way which impacts on the company and the company image? Most people have "formal" and "informal" modes of speech. The way you talk in an interview or in a serious formal meeting is generally not the same way you'd talk to your friends down the pub. If she doesn't have sufficient command of grammar ...


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