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I emailed requesting an interview. I want to explore the opportunity. Should I let them know in my response that I'm currently employed?

I had sent my resume to a company years ago but didn't show up to an interview.
Since then I've worked for a similar company. 
They recently emailed me and requested an interview.
I want to explore the opportunity.
Should I respond with a yes and tell them I am currently employed first?

This question was originally answered on Quora.com.

This question was originally answered on quora.com. 

Published in Resume Tactics

Besides leveraging existing contacts, which is more effective when you need to approach a potential hiring manager?

  • Note to their work email expressing interest
  • Send the note instead via LinkedIn InMail system
  • Invite them to join your LinkedIn network. Follow up w/ InMail message only if they accept

This question was originally answered on Quora.com.

Published in Job Searching

I worked with this woman a year ago to organize a panel at an event. We ended amicably. I applied for a job in her public health unit. I’m contacting her again and I don’t know how to broach this topic without sounding abrupt or rude.

This question was originally answered on Quora.com.

Published in Job Searching
Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:57

Are job seekers frustrated with recruiters?

Question originally answered on Quora.com.

Published in Recruiters

If a job asks for a cover letter and you don't have one, yet you answer all their questions correctly, can you still get the job?

Question originally answered on Quora.com.

Published in Resume Tactics
Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:52

What happens if you turn down a job offer?

Question originally answered on Quora.com.

Published in Job Searching
Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:45

How do I handle my next It Job?

 How do I handle my next IT job when I feel like my current job title is too advanced for my age (30) and level?

Being the software architect at a small company I feel insecure about applying for the architect position at larger companies. Especially when I see the team of many 40+ year olds I’m supposed to be leading. Applying for anything less than architect feels like a bad CV strategy.

Start off by taking your age out of the scenario. We live in a multi-generational and diversified work force.

Published in Job Searching

Question originally answered on Quora.com.

Published in Job Searching
Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:04

Should I include my work ethic in a cover letter?

I usually dedicate 100 hours per week to work or projects as I love what I do and feel as if I’m not making good use of my time if I work less. I’m tossed between it coming off as fake and/or boastful vs. it being seen as a merit.

Question originally answered on Quora.com.

Published in Resume Tactics
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