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Job offer doesn't smell quite right - is this a scam?

Almost certainly yes, it is a scam. A quick google search "Alimentiv job scam" gave me the following LinkedIn page about an open job opportunity at Alimentiv. It contains the following ...
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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 ...
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Company wants to see offer letter received from another company to match salary

You were right to point out your offer is confidential. If you remove all the text from that offer that can identify the other company then you end up with a text that you might just as well have ...
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Is having to split time in two teams for 6 months while waiting for new role to be created exploitative?

From what you describe, you are incorrect to deem the offer unreasonable; it sounds typical of a large, slow-moving company and/or a company in a hiring slow-down. The company is proposing a fair ...
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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 ...
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Can I accept the original job offer after they didn't reply to my counter offer?

You can ask them what the status of your application is. If they say they've rejected your request, you can try to negotiate back to the original offer. But they may have lost interest in you, since ...
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Counter offer to new acquiring company

Most of the people you know aren't getting a job in the acquiring company. In my experience a significant number of people that join the new company are gone within a year. They leave as soon as they ...
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13 votes

Company wants to see offer letter received from another company to match salary

Should I forward the letter by removing the personal/confidential details? They also said they may want to know the details of the company when close to an arrangement. By doing this in stages, they'...
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Is it polite to keep a contract offer "on hold" while I wait for other offers to potentially materialize?

The first time I experienced this, I too was nervous. The General rule of thumb is that once you have received an Offer (in writing, verbal offers aren't worth the paper they are printed on ;) ) - you ...
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Committing for a shorter time than employer wants

I'm not sure it's wise for a junior software engineer, with little to no experience, to take a job at a startup. Most startups fail. Few hire juniors -- they're on a fast track to getting going and ...
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11 votes

Counter offer to new acquiring company

Countering here seems dangerous to me - yes they chose you instead of others on your team, but it would be very easy to rescind your offer and give it to someone else on your team instead. I would ...
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How to Deal with a Job Offer If Currently Working

Basically I would get the job if I asked for it, but I don't know the salary yet. That is what it is. Then I would get a formal offer with salary, benefits, etc. Job offer with no terms, salary, ...
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Is it common to demote a new employee due to low salary?

This question is a bit subjective - in general, we are not allowed to advise on specific choices such as "should I quit?" on this forum. However: The title not including a senior position is a little ...
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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. (...
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Is having to split time in two teams for 6 months while waiting for new role to be created exploitative?

Exploitative is a very strong word. I've seen this type of thing happen regularly - the question on whether it's exploitative is really in the good-will of the company and the expectation(s). What I ...
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How should I proceed when the recruiter I was working with was laid off?

The laid off recruiter would have transferred any open requirements/candidates to their replacement. If the company was interested, they should have contacted you by now. Since they haven't, it is ...
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Can I accept the original job offer after they didn't reply to my counter offer?

The last time I negotiated a job offer it took a week between submitting my counter-offer and hearing a response, despite relatively quick correspondence before that. It turned out that there was some ...
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Am I getting "scammed"? (Job Search)

I have a dedicated Gmail account for correspondence about work opportunities. It's full of emails like this one you received, every day. I'm not looking for work now and there are far too many to ...
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How do I turn down an offer accepted verbally and via email?

first an important thing: How do I turn down a verbally accepted offer? I verbally (and via email) accepted an offer You accepted the offer in writing. Today offers are accepted via website, email, ...
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8 votes

Is the Hiring/Offer Process Slower During the Holidays?

Yes, of course it is. People are out of office.
mxyzplk's user avatar
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Third party recruiter claims I need to go through her to talk with a company about a job, how true is this?

a third party recruiter contacted me about a position with company X. I told her I was already considering contacting the company directly since they had offered me a competitive rate not too long ago ...
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I'm unsure about how is my CAD related profession called

A Google search for “3D CAD Engineer” results in plenty of vacancies for exactly that, as well as “Mechanical Engineer” vacancies in companies with names suggesting they work in 3D CAD design. You ...
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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 ...
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Responding to congrats emails from potential colleagues when I'm about to decline the job offer

You don't need to reply at all. But if you feel compelled, a simple "Thank you." would suffice.
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Would this count as moonlighting?

I think that you should respect Company A as they are giving you an opportunity with the internship. Also, you shouldn't lie in a contract. It could come to bite you later. So come clean, and ask ...
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Cannot apply for new position after the job offer got expired

In this case how can I proceed to apply for the post ? Pick up the phone, call the company, ask to speak to someone in the hiring department and then explain your dilemma. They should be able to ...
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Company wants to see offer letter received from another company to match salary

As noted in past answers, "I have a competing offer so raise my salary" is usually not good strategy. Many companies have specific procedures for merit-based pay (or at least scheduled pay ...
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Third party recruiter claims I need to go through her to talk with a company about a job, how true is this?

You've correctly assessed her motives - she will in some way receive compensation from the company for recruiting you, so she has every reason to keep you talking to her and not go directly to the ...
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Company forcing to give previous company offer letter

If you want legal advise (which looks like is the case), talk to a lawyer. Do not listen to random people on (or off, for that matter) internet. That said, in general, there is no specific rule (in ...
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How to Deal with a Job Offer If Currently Working

How can someone handle an unofficial job offer from Company A while already employed at Company B, especially when they haven't been informed about the salary and benefits offered by Company A? An ...
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