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Why don't companies put the interview process on the job ad?

It recently occurred to me that a rough overview of a company's hiring process can reveal some interesting information to a potential employee about what kinds of thing they value in an employee. ...
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What is the best position for me to apply for at Google? [closed]

I did my engg. in Computer Science from a Tier 1 college in India, one of the best for it's CS program. I got one of the highest offers from my batch and joined a unicorn startup in India itself, ...
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How to get an Internship in the US or Canada without being enrolled to university?

I will graduate from university in 1-2 months in Computer Science (focus on Computer Architecture, CPU Design) in Germany. Actually, my plan is to do a PhD but I want to take a break for half a year ...
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What's my job name? [closed]

I am actually finishing my internship at a company. Right now I am trying to find the name of the jobs that I am doing right now ! I graduated with a masters degree in computer graphics. For the last ...
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Apply to Junior dev jobs now or work as Cashier? [closed]

I'm debating whether I should apply to junior developer jobs now or find and work on another job like a cashier job while gaining professional dev experience on side gigs. From my past experience ...
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Can I use my fake last name in LinkedIn and resumes?

For my personal family related reasons I don't use my legal last name online. I would like to change it, but unfortunately it's impossible to do in the near future. Also I'm eastern European and I use ...
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My contract is about to expire so I'm leaving work chats. Can I leave a message when leaving, hinting I'm available for another work?

My freelance contract is about to end. There are work chats to collaborate with other companies(API providers) which participated tests several times with me. Is it fine to leave a message similar to &...
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Contract extension with short deadline

Company A (my current company) offered me a contract extension. I had a 1-year contract and they offered me another year. I am waiting news from company B which may offer me a permanent contract with ...
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Answering How can we support you

Nowadays many job applications ask questions as We are actively recruiting for a diverse and inclusive workforce so want to ensure we do everything we can to support your application. Please let us ...
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What do you put for company location on a resume/job application in this scenario?

So I work for a company that's located in city A. My position was originally physically located at this company in city A. It was then changed to remote after COVID hit. However, my company purchased ...
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How hard is it to find jobs coming from a 3rd world country? [closed]

I'm from Brazil and my main goal today is to work abroad. This country is just going down the hole and I believe it might be the same situation as many of you here. I manage to study all by myself and ...
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How to handle accidentally meeting my coachee from work at a job fair

I career coach and mentor some colleagues that work at the same company as I do. A few weeks ago I was at a job fair and bumped into one of my coachees. We're yet to have one of our scheduled sessions ...
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Asking recruiter about job after offer is made?

I applied for a position at CompanyX and received an offer, which I’m still evaluating. While searching, I found about other jobs at CompanyX, which seem very interesting. Is it wrong to ask the ...
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Does it make sense to apply now, while also planning to apply later, after demonstrating skills?

I'm looking at moving from one software development sub-field to another. A lot of the relevant job ads want expertise with a particular language and a particular set of related tools. I'm confident ...
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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

I've recently applied to a company and got invited for an interview at a future date, but surprisingly my first response from them includes the words, "we do not negotiate our offers". The ...
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Is it a red flag for a company to have "unlimited paid time off"? [closed]

Whenever I find out a company and job I’m interested in has unlimited PTO (Paid Time Off) I’m no longer interested. As a software engineer I find there is always work that can be done. This makes me ...
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Should I address my letter to "Hiring Manager" or the name of the hiring manager?

I am trying to apply to a company that I have been an intern with. In January when I talk with my old co-workers, they mentioned that the hiring manager is still the same one during my internship. ...
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Will this software project manager's experience and education from Ukraine help her get a US job? [closed]

I know a Ukrainian woman who has married a US citizen. Given the security and economic situation in Ukraine, she and her spouse are working on getting her a green card so they can move to the US. ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

I have been hired in a new company. Before that I used to upload updated CVs in multiple job portals (like Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, AngelList, etc.) everyday. Now, do I need to keep updating these ...
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Can I put fake experience in different skills than I am working in? [duplicate]

I have been working as a PHP developer for 2 years. Now, I want to switch to Java. I have gone through a course on udemy.com , and also some DSA. If I update my resume as 1.5 years of Java Experience, ...
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Nepotism has become the order of the day at my job, how do I move forward in my career? [duplicate]

I have been working for a startup for over six months now and some drama occurred where they let go of a backend engineer that the tech lead, myself and others were warning was not on the up and up. ...
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Why do companies ask if you've worked for a government entity?

On more than one job application I've seen a question similar to: Have you ever worked for a government entity, either as a contractor or employee? And I've seen other questions similar to: Have ...
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I found out my employer has a policy of failing to confirm employment so employees have a harder time leaving. How should I proceed in my job search?

My employer is a state-level (Ohio, United States of America) government contractor with a couple dozen employees. We have extremely rigorous standards that are defined by the state and our ...
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Will my Russian developer background be a red flag for European companies? [closed]

I am originally from Kazakhstan, I have a Kazakhstan passport and citizenship. But I received my bachelors degree in computer science in Russia, I also worked for 4.5 years for Russian companies, ...
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How do I really know what my job title is?

I’ve worked at a company for a very long time now. I was hired in position “A”, unfortunately when Covid hit, I was furloughed for a while. My boss brought me back from furlough and told me I could ...
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What should I do if I have little to no references?

So I’ve been working the same job for about 5 years or so now. In that time I’ve received good performance reviews and small pay bumps! My first boss at this company had pretty bad ethic issues with ...
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Should an IT consulting firm require Social Security Number for job search program?

Just made an account to ask this. I applied to an IT staffing company on Handshake and got a call the next day. They say that they offer an 8-week training program working on a project in front-end, ...
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Should I apply for my dream job even if I expect to be on maternity leave?

I am a PhD student in a European country, finishing up writing my dissertation and expecting to graduate in the early fall. I am also a few months pregnant – if all goes well, I’ll be having my ...
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What categories of projects outside of embedded are there for a C++ developer nowadays? [closed]

A bit of context: I have experience in C/C++ development (mainly on the "old" C++03) in a Linux-based embedded environment in telecom equipment, but I don't want to continue working in the ...
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How to change jobs without taking compromising salary?

After completing my bachelor's degree in college three years ago, I got hired by a large company in a city 135 miles away from my hometown. I did this initially because of the benefits and salary. But,...
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When a former company moves their location, do I need to update it on my resume?

Worked for two former companies, each moved cities. Updating my resume right now and noticed that the companies are no longer in the original cities I have listed. Do I need to update the cities? It ...
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How do I list contract to hire on my resume?

I was placed through a staffing agency for 4 months at a company. The company ended up hiring me full time after the placement contract expired from the staffing agency. I’ve been with the company ...
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Company wants me back, but does not offer written counter offer

Please go through the question here. Due to the reason mentioned in the link, coupled with some other reasons like no salary hike for a year despite handling multiple roles (development, team lead and ...
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After rejection letter company calls for second interview [closed]

This is related to my old post here: Should I tell a prospect manager that I am waiting on another offer? A month after I got a rejection letter the company called for second interview and this time ...
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Do I have to state a temporary furlough on a resume?

I am curious: do I have to state my temporary furlough on my resume? I’ve worked with a company for nearly 5 years. During Covid in 2020 I was furloughed for about 4 months and then brought back. I’ve ...
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Manager faked my experience to get projects from a client

PLEASE NOTE :- The answers given here does not answer my question, as it does not mention the problems that I have been through. I am in a very similar situation as the OP of this question. Unlike the ...
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Would working reduced hours or part time something that senior engineers would be interested in? [closed]

I work for a tech company and we're trying to see if there is interest from senior engineers who want to work part time. Now that we're a remote first company, we want to know if there are engineers ...
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Applying for job at company where former manager just started working, will I be seen as riding their coattails?

About a month ago my former supervisor left the company (Company A) I work for and started a position with another company (let's call it Company B) in the same, somewhat small, industry. Both ...
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Mistakenly put wrong year on resume, would it affect my background check?

After accepting an offer and submitting the background check report, I was notified by the immigration team that there is a discrepancy in the employment history I entered in the immigration ...
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Why was my third interview cancelled and rescheduled

I recently passed two interviews with a company and these interviews were really amazing. When I told them my salary expectations, I was assured by the hiring manager that I will get much more than my ...
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In an interview how to find out how many people will be doing the same job as you?

I've had experiences where a big company hires lots of people for the same positions. For example I did customer support from a call center. There were almost 30 people in the training class and ...
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List Academic Credentials in the cover letter signature?

https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/90241/how-should-degrees-be-listed-in-an-e-mail-signature/90245 I am trying to list my academic credentials as a signature at the bottom of my cover letter....
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What is the easiest way to get a job in quantum computing? Are there any quantum computing hackathons

I've been applying to a lot of jobs involving quantum computing on LinkedIn now but the applications all seem to end up getting lost to the void and I haven't had even one reply from any of them. I ...
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How to prevent a brief job from hurting my job prospects

I just left a company that I was at for almost 5 years for a much better job (double the pay, responsibilities that are more closely aligned with my skillset, etc.). I had a couple reservations about ...
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How to tell recruiter about job offer?

I currently work for A_Company as a contractor, and they've been offering me a job as an employee for a while. Honestly, I've been putting off accepting the offer because I don't particularly want to ...
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How to follow up on an email introduction when the formality is unknown?

I'm a student set to graduate with my bachelor's this June and could use some input on an opportunity. I've been introduced to someone at a small startup that is hiring and likes to hire new grads. He'...
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Does teaching experience count as customer service experience?

I have recently moved to Australia. English is not my first language but people can more or less understand what I say. I plan to study further after the pandemic ends. I am now applying for retail / ...
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What does it mean when a company says they are "Entrepreneurial" in a job ad?

I am looking for a new job, and a recruiter forwarded me an opening with a company. The job description describes the firm as very "entrepreneurial". They aren't a large company, but they do ...
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Focus less on company's work and more on upskilling?

I have been in a startup for around 1.5 years. I am getting very less money (below industry average), and almost no career growth. Sometimes there aren't enough projects to keep me busy, while other ...
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Speculative application by mail after not receiving answers by e‑mail… Is it still relevant for small companies?

My case : I’m in the process of searching an apprenticeship in the south of the United States for my French’s (not mainland) master degree with my wage reimbursed up to the minimal French wage by my ...
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