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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

Start on improving your health. Would losing weight help with back pain? Do you know anyone who could give free massages or for a nominal fee? It's not easy to overcome fear and anxiety but what have ...
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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

With no references: In the resume, say "references upon request." Then go through your record of everyone you were working with and figure out who can give you a believable and reasonable ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

When you don't know what to do, you should plan an organized path toward correcting that. Learn about their problem domain and their goals in that space. Learn about what tooling they are using today, ...
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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

Not all jobs require references, or even resumes. Look around as you go through your daily life and you'll see people older than you working in retail, cleaning things, in fast food, and so on. These ...
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Applying for remote EU position from the US. How to answer, "Are you eligible to work in the EU?"

Simply due to regulatory compliance, 99% of EU companies advertising remote roles will be unable to hire someone in the US. Those who are willing to do so will advertise a remote position in the US. ...
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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

I am sorry for you ongoing pain. Consider speaking to a lawyer. In the US that is what disability benefits are for. Frankly, other than maybe a call center, there isn't that many jobs that don't ...
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How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job?

"Hey, Fred, if you hear about a job in your company that I might be a good fit for, please call my attention to it or pass them my name or both. I'm particularly interested in X, Y, and Z, but I ...
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How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job?

How exactly does one actively network when looking for a new job? Phone calls, emails, lunches, dinners, conferences, etc. Presumably, you have friends within your profession. Some of those friends ...
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If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume?

Is it OK to apply again with the same resume and cover letter? Of course it's okay. But if it didn't work last time, it probably makes sense to at least change something - likely the cover letter.
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If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume?

This sounds like a phishing for resume scam to me. There very well may not be a real job and it is just some sort of staff solution company phishing for resumes to sell to employers
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Can I use my fake last name in LinkedIn and resumes?

I want to update you on this question. LinkedIn does expect your account name to be your legal name despite their official documentation. When I created my LinkedIn account, I used my preferred name ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

Just say yes. If you get the job and they actually expect a car to be available, tell them it broke down and you're looking for a replacement.
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

In some parts of the US, public transportation is sufficiently unreliable or inflexible that many employers prefer not to hire people who will be using it to commute. (This once-common question is now ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

A decent answer would be: "I do have a driving license. I don't have any need for a car right now, so I'd like to know why the job would require a car". For example, if you were to work from ...
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If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume?

Yes. It's fine to do so. If you have rewritten the resume since then and like the new version, you can send that instead. Your choice. It can't hurt to reapply; at most you waste a bit of paper and ...
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If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume?

If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume? There can be thousands of employees in one geographic area, which mean they can have the same location ...
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If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume?

Yes, but unless you got really, really close to getting hired last time around then you're probably going to get the same result (i.e. not getting hired) as Rita Mae Brown once wrote: ‘Insanity is ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

Just say yes and move on to another question (or followup why that is relevant) In all aspects relevant for the job, your current status is equal to literally owning a car. So while you would be ...
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If I see the same job advertised 1-4 months later, should I apply for it with the same resume?

Is it OK to apply again with the same resume and cover letter? Yes. If you have new skills, degrees, or certificates, you can also add them to your resume. You can reapply for the position. They may ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

We are not allowed to ask whether somebody has a car or not. The better question is, "Can you arrive on time to the work site?" Some jobs that recruiters have may need you to visit different ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

In the US, 'do you have a car/do you have reliable transportation' is often a gatekeeping question - if you don't actually need a car for the job, then this question is just weeding out people who ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one? He's needs to know if I have a car. I don't currently, but if the jobs a good fit I have no ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

You answer it "I currently don't but would be willing to get one (and insurance, of course) if needed for the job, or rent a car occasionally. I do have a driver's license. What does the company ...
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Platform for negotiations, correct wording and closing “blank spots”

This answer reduces to "I honestly don't see where and how we can use you. You don't have the needed background and we don't have a job for a remote worker. If we missed something, let us know; ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

"Also the job is 100% onsite" That job might still require you to visit multiple sites. The question are: how many days a week will it be needed? How many miles a day? If all the sites are ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

"I have access to a vehicle" Which is not a lie - you do, you can buy one.
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

Do some recruiters delete their accounts and recreate them periodically? The scam ones do. And this whole thing sounds like a scam, you've said yourself that this doesn't add up. I would double check ...
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How to answer pre screening question "do you have a car" if I currently don't but could get one?

"I have transport to and from work". I work from home myself. My transport to and from work involves a pair of slippers.... If they do require you to use a car for work, check the insurance ...
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Potential employer promised to give an answer but has not yet responded

You got an email on Thursday. It is now Monday. It is still within a couple of business days. Unless they specifically say they will contact you on a weekend, expect that they are counting business ...
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For a job application, I've been asked to provide code samples but they need to fit certain criteria

That's really not answerable in general. You'd need to ask the company. It depends what they're most interested in seeing: Your proficiency with their tech stack, or general ability. Hello world ...
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Is it a good idea to lie about your current or last salary to get a low paying job?

Telling a lie that will certainly be found out eventually in order to get the job is a bad idea. Personally, if I had a candidate do that, I would wonder what else they lied about in the interview ...
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Is it a good idea to lie about your current or last salary to get a low paying job?

I.... do not see why you'd want to but There's no reason to lie about it. Just tell them your expected salary and be done with it, I've never seen anyone get into trouble for going for lower paying ...
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Is it a good idea to lie about your current or last salary to get a low paying job?

No, we don't recommend to commit fraud. Especially one guaranteed to be found out.
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