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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

As cliché as it sounds - you miss 100% of the shots you never take. There are no negative consequences to taking a punt on a job that you are interested in.
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In an interview how to ask about access to internal job postings?

I don't think you can ask this without it looking like you're not interested in the advertised position. Look at it from the interviewer's perspective, you don't even have the position yet and you ...
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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

Every company is different, but in my experience: The whole "reposting" thing should not be a deterrent. Maybe they had it posted, went through interviews, their favorite candidate fell ...
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In an interview how to ask about access to internal job postings?

Ask about career development and, when this project ends, how the company handles reassignment with that growth in mind. (My ex-employer used to be very good about helping folks with the latter. Now......
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Should a non-core college degree be listed on a resume?

A degree with decent grades demonstrates that you have learned how to learn, even if it's in a different field. And the employer may actually have a use for some of the skills that degree implies. ...
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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

Usually there are over 100 applicants per day. Is it still worth applying? Why not? A lot of the jobs are "repostings". What exactly does this mean? Probably the recruiter is seeking more ...
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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

I think there's a common opinion here answered already: if you don't apply then your chances are 0%. When you apply, it'll be greater than 0%. Someone will get the job. And you don't know if someone ...
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In an interview how to ask about access to internal job postings?

At my previous company (a large multinational), I had multiple candidates ask me about internal transfers, and I didn't hold it against them. This is in part because internal transfers were quite ...
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Started new job but want to find a new one

There really is no way no to include it. If it was a 2 or 3 weeks it would be easier to leave off. It is a valid reason to say that a job isn't a good fit. Be ready to be upfront and not act as if you ...
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Should a non-core college degree be listed on a resume?

There is something called "screening theory" that argues for putting your utterly unrelated degree on your resume. You spent 4 or 5 years showing up to class on time, handing in assignments ...
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Should a non-core college degree be listed on a resume?

Honesty on a resume is a good thing. As a small business owner (25 people 6 to 8 developers), I always look for additional areas that a person has education. Yes, it may not directly make their code ...
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In an interview how to ask about access to internal job postings?

I believe it really depends on the role you are applying to. If this is clearly an entry-level or temporary position where rotation is to be expected, I think asking about internal advancement ...
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Should a non-core college degree be listed on a resume?

should I put the information about my degree in the CV? Yes. Your resume is expected to give a complete history of what you've done as an adult even if it's not relevant to the job. Gaps always ...
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Job advertised as PhD position in industry but I don't want to do a PhD only the job. What is the best path forward? Should I try or simply move on?

I'd definitely apply and/or seek to have a conversation with the people hiring for these positions. You can ask about the PhD placement, their reasons for doing so and more details. In different ...
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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

At the risk of providing yet another answer: One hundred applicants is nothing. Because it is extremely easy to apply for a job online, many people take a scattershot approach to applying for jobs. ...
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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

Go for it. I've posted a job advert on LinkedIn before. From experience, you can probably rule out at least 20-30% of the people who have applied as they're not eligible. It takes a few clicks to ...
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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

Yes and No There has been a trend of late where some business intentionally leave/have job postings open for positions that do not actually exist or are not ready to fill: False Hope to Current ...
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Job advertised as PhD position in industry but I don't want to do a PhD only the job. What is the best path forward? Should I try or simply move on?

usa Note: this applies to people in the US, I don't know how the "I'll pay you to get a degree" works in places where high education is subsidized. "due to private reasons perhaps I'll ...
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Should a non-core college degree be listed on a resume?

On one hand, the section about your eduction is crucial in any resume No, it's not. What is crucial in a resumé is information which helps you in getting an interview. If you think your degree will ...
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How Can I Balance a New In-Office Role, Ongoing Job Search, and Family Commitments During a Career Transition?

The random internet people here can't really tell you what is in your heart and head. The information that you provided is mostly what you don't like. It is difficult to give a positive answer. The ...
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Is it worth it to apply to jobs that have over 100 applicants or have been posted for few days?

Applying for a job should be an exhaustive careful process tailoring your CV to show how you meet the requirements. Many of these 100+ applications may be "scattershot" so IF it's a really ...
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Should a non-core college degree be listed on a resume?

A CV and a resume are two very different things with different purposes and are used differently in different countries. A CV is supposed to be a full list of your training and work history. (I've ...
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