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You are currently in a very weak position: spotty work history, a 6 month unemployment stretch and 40 failed interviews. Your priority at this point should be to strengthen your resume. The best you can do is to take the job and make sure you perform well and keep it steady. It's ok to do learning on the side (with or without a scholarship) but ONLY if it ...


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It's a pretty common clause in UK employment contracts - and not one that has to be a problem here: without prior discussion and written agreement from the Company Provides a pretty self-explanatory way for you to be able to do this. Talk to you existing employer, explain that this is a one-off bit of work, you are only going to do it outside of your ...


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After a number of meetings to discuss further, I was asked to extend my notice period to June, meaning I would be giving over 6 months of notice. I agreed to this in writing. the notice I am currently serving is voluntary No, it's not. You agreed to continue working until June; that was a modification to the terms of your employment and overrides the ...


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HR departments could reject your CV based on spelling, fonts, whatever, and especially if they're outsourcing it, rejection could happen because they are seeking in the CV a particular term isn't present. Another idea is that the position isn't actually available but they are harvesting CV for having a pool of people to call in case they've a position ...


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We have concluded that the skillset and experience of some of our other candidates are a closer match to our specific requirements than your own, and we will therefore not be taking your application any further. This is a stock reply from HR. It says "we're not hiring you", don't try and read anything into the details of what it says. It is ...


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First make the application. Don't worry what it looks like. If the boss sees you all applying for remote work, it means you all want to work remotely. It that makes him insecure enough to start worrying about a "coup" that's his problem. Second, you will get better response if you go to your boss together. Don't worry about "bargaining" ...


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TL;DR: I want to change roles to a better industry but the pay offered is not what I asked for in the interview. You want two things at the same time which puts some serious constraints on your search. You will have to decide on priorities here. "30k ballpark" means that it's likely to be less than 35K but there is some room for negotiation so ...


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Initial screening of applications is often computer based, or very quick and done by non technical people looking at how well your application and/or CV fits the job description. So possibly you didn't hit enough of the key words they were looking for or format your CV or application in a way that was easy to read quickly. That or you were rejected out of ...


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There are 3 basic rules for writing a CV: keep it simple and short - the people who read it usually do not have the time to read an entire complicated encyclopedia; keep it true - everything you write must be true; otherwise, it might come back to hurt you; leave out everything that will not help you, or if it can hurt you (or your chances). This point does ...


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What you're describing is "collective bargaining". It's something that trades unions do all the time. But that's only going to work if: You actually bargain collectively. If everybody puts in an application separately, then the boss can say "no" separately to each one. You have something to offer, or alternatively something to threaten ...


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Or is it only the contents of the offer letter? The contents of the offer letter are the only thing that matter. The offer letter is what the company will refer to. If for some reason you have to drag them to court, then the offer letter will likely be seen as superseding any email negotiations (I'm not a lawyer). If the offer letter contradicts something ...


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I have already served the notice period that is required by my employment contract, so the notice I am currently serving is voluntary. It is voluntary only in the sense that you voluntarily agreed to the revised (longer) notice period, not in the sense that you don't have any obligation to be there. Am I required to see it through? If nothing further ...


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I had been losing jobs, again and again, nothing lasting more than a few months to 1.5 years. It has been due to the fact I was not working on in-demand tech and was left behind but I had been trying to get up to speed with new tech and falling behind So it sounds like this isn't the first time you've faced this dilemma. Not working on in-demand tech might ...


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Will you get into trouble? No. A problem may arise if the recruiter has a time based contract with the company for any candidates they put forward. This would mean the company has to pay the recruiter even though you applied directly. To be honest, it's not your job to worry about it. I'd just forget about it


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We don't know. The truth is that it is possible- I assume by "based on my name" you mean "based on the gender, or religion, or ethnicity, or national origin which are suggested by my name." Discrimination based on those things are not legal. Discrimination because they don't like what color paper you used, or what font, or that your name ...


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The answer is almost certainly "you can't", at least for this role. Your potential employer has made it clear what your salary is likely to be, and that doesn't meet your requirements. Best you can do is to say "thank you, but I'm not prepared to move for a salary of less than £35k" (or whatever your limit is) and move onto the next role.


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I'm not an attorney, but this clause could likely be struck out of your contract as unconscionable. It basically says that you're not allowed to have any other source of income unless your employer allows it. This would include not only other employment, but also direct business ownership as well as indirect (i.e. stocks). It's a bit excessive. You should ...


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Unless this 3 month course is specifically relevant to your new job, it won't help you. It will be a distraction from your new job. Stop trying to keep up with "in-demand" technology, and learn what you need for the new job you have. Anything else is a distraction. The only technology that matters here is what your new employer is doing now.


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