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How to disclose previous job being terminated without cause (because of high level security clearance)

I don't know if I should tell them about my last job. You don't need to say anything about your last job unless the interviewers ask you. If they ask you, then tell them the truth. Simple as that. ...
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How to disclose previous job being terminated without cause (because of high level security clearance)

Since you have left on good terms with your manager and with a reference in hand, there is no reason to exclude the job from your CV. If it was a relief/casual role anyway, then people might expect ...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

I hired few dozen people in last few years, all technical/tech management positions. Not a single of those candidates was perfect, magical fit that answered all the questions and fit all the boxes. ...
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Inclined offer from Amazon without finding a team

They all assure me that Amazon would like to work with me based on my interview results With all due respect, that's just polite words. They haven't made you a job offer and show no real intention to ...
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Job Interview after dropping out of Master's Program

Since I did not take any exams the university kicked me out at that point The university did not kick you out. You chose to leave university because you got an interesting job offer. The fact that ...
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How to find out all of the places I could have to go for work and how much notice there would be?

Part of the problem was I had to bring things like my laptop between locations, also I use public transit. The laptop isn't an issue, if they assume that you will be taking the laptop home each night,...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

Frame challenge: You are going to have a tough time jumping from a shop where you are working at small scale on homegrown software to the world-class operations of a global company. You might be more ...
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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 ...
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How to find out all of the places I could have to go for work and how much notice there would be?

How can I ask about this in interviews? "What locations could I be required to work from and how much notice would I get?" Is a reasonable way to ask. But things seemed very random. Most ...
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How to disclose previous job being terminated without cause (because of high level security clearance)

People on this website are so downvote-happy... I think this is a fine question, if a little bit of an overthought one. I agree with Job_September_2020's answer and think you should follow that advice,...
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Job Interview after dropping out of Master's Program

You're a BSc graduate with 2.5 years of work experience.
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Job Interview after dropping out of Master's Program

Honestly. Try smaller companies to build a CV. They are hiring more than big companies now. If you aren't going to get the Master's, consider getting certifications. Build on the experience that you ...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

Remember one thing: The job description, namely the requirements, are more of a wish list. As others said: Don't guess, admit you don't know. There is nothing wrong about that. Be honest. Big ...
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Should I wait for a confirmation to my confirmation to a proposed interview?

If you want the job, assume they were just forgetful and call in/show up; at worst you've wasted a bit of effort and you won't pass up an opportunity. Or ping them and say "Hey, did my ...
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Should I wait for a confirmation to my confirmation to a proposed interview?

I'm sorry this happened to you, but there is really nothing you can do about it. Ideally, they should get back with either of below: A confirmation of the meet-up at the time you proposed, with some ...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

GitHub can be good if you are a major contributor to something which isn't just-another-version-of-whatever -- something on the order of a real work assignment as a lead developer on product-level ...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

It is generally not required, but not having one puts you at a disadvantage versus another candidate who does have one. Nothing is a better indicator of future performance than past performance. ...
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How to disclose previous job being terminated without cause (because of high level security clearance)

These things happen sometimes. During the third stage, something showed up that was clearly not your fault, but did create a possible risk. One example I heard about was a guy with close relatives ...
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How to turn down a recruiter without burning the bridge?

I've used several variants of I am not currently available. Feel free to contact me again next year. (And some of them even have!) I would let them know the situation immediately, at first contact, ...
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