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advice on how to handle a silly assignment in internship

I'm currently doing an internship at a medium to large sized company, think 100+ employees, spread over multiple countries to give you an idea. My school has sent me a bit of a silly assignment, ...
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16 views

Question about an upcoming business trip with a contractor and a potential position in the client company

Let's say I work for a company called BobSoft, they're a consulting company with a contract with CharlieSoft. BobSoft is sending me to a training class out of state in about 5 weeks, but I see that ...
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53 views

Have been trading for 2 years; how to mention in my resume?

I have been trading in share market as a trader for 2 years, so how should I mention in my resume about my current profile? Could I mention that I'm self-employed?
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As a contractor paid by the hour, is it okay to ask to work on weekends to cover the days I'll be on vacation?

I am a contractor and I'm paid by the hour. I requested a 3 day vacation set a month from now and in those three days, I won't be paid. Is it okay to ask to work 3 Saturdays from now to that time so ...
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1answer
49 views

Highlighting my best Github repos for potential employers

I have a few projects on github that I'd like to be readily visible to potential collaborators and employers. But I also have a bunch of of public repos that I've used for one-off document sharing, or ...
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2answers
46 views

Do recruiters look at SATs?

I scored pretty well on the SAT and I was wondering if it was OK to list the score on my resume. Or would it be pretentious to do so?
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2answers
79 views

Post-interview - should I follow up on this email if I've rejected the offer?

To summarise my position: I was approached by a recruiter with a job at a London startup. I stated that I'd be looking for a £45,000 minimum salary (relocating from North West, England) which he ...
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1answer
41 views

Call Center for Technical Support (Contractor)

For over 30 years I have worked in a Call Center environment. I have been an employee with this company for a combined total of 9 years. "I love what I do and do what I love". During the past year, ...
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2answers
124 views

how do I tell my boss I'd like to work from home on a regular basis?

I am unsure how to ask that because I am the most junior employee, and as far as I know no one else in the company works from home. If they accepted I would feel like I am getting special treatment, ...
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3answers
77 views

Interviewing at the same company after accepting verbal offer

I have received a verbal offer and have verbally accepted the offer for a new position within the same company where I currently work. The written offer is contingent on a reference from my current ...
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1answer
137 views

I haven't been paid in over a month, and he's now claiming that TODAY I violated a gag order [on hold]

I was recently hired on with a Co, after it took some work getting my first pay from him (claiming it was am accounting error) AND he only paid me for 1 week, claiming an oversight on his part. It's ...
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4answers
160 views

Uneployment gap at resume because of army: how to indicate that? Should I put army years to the software engineer's resume?

I'm a software engineer. My job history looks as follows: Company B, 2009 - present Company A, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2009. So, there is a time 2006 - 2008, during which I was in the army (There is ...
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2answers
142 views

Team makes excuses about bad software and practices instead of fixing it. How to head in the right direction?

At my new job I sometimes make mistakes. Usually these mistakes are because of assumptions I make based on other jobs I've had, other tools I've used, and other software I've developed on this very ...
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26 views

Difference between an organizational psychologist and personnel psychologist?

I'm interested in a career in Human Resources and/or psychology, and I'm looking at the various options. I was reading about the types of Industrial Psychology and I came across two in particular ...
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3answers
273 views

Co-workers taking work home for the weekend - how to approach this?

Recently I noticed that some of my co-workers take work home for the weekend to finish and have a time buffer in the next week. Although I can see the good intention in that I can't help to think that ...
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4answers
2k views

Handed in notice and now owner is being very difficult with me

(I am asking on behalf of a friend who wants to stay anonymous) I recently put in my notice of resignation in my current work place after being offered a position elsewhere which I gladly accepted. I ...
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5answers
236 views

Job requires a programming language that I haven't used but don't see a problem in learning

I'm a developer who has worked mainly in Java in back-end software. I've recently sent an email to a software company which is working on a web-based product I'm really interested in working with ...
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2answers
121 views

Mentioned Client name on CV, would be be a problem during the HR interview?

I'd worked with a leading IT Services company before, now on my CV I have mentioned one of the Client names that I had worked for a longer duration while I was with this company. I've applied to ...
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1answer
51 views

Which IT (developer/sysadmin) skills can be valuable in non-IT jobs?

I'm currently thinking about a career change away from IT to a totally unrelated field and I'm wondering about what to put on my new résumé. I will be undergoing training so this résumé isn't for an ...
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0answers
28 views

from computer engineer to automobile [on hold]

I am pursuing computer science engineering but always wanted to work in an automobile industry I have no idea what to do ? I cant pursue higher studies cant afford it?
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5answers
210 views

Convincing senior developers (and manager) to come to the meetings on-time

I have joined my first job 6 months ago as a software developer (a big firm) and I am the youngest person in my team of 11. I like my team very much as all of the members are cool and very helpful. ...
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1answer
95 views

Time off at internship

8 months at my current job and love it. As a recent college grad that hasn't had the funds with previous jobs like I do now, I'd love 3 weeks off for international travel. They are giving me a week ...
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1answer
88 views

Does the video-game industry have good salaries? [on hold]

I know that it depends on the job position, location, experience and so but what do you think guys? For example, the best countries to find good companies are USA, Canada, England, Scotland, ...
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2answers
166 views

How to deal with coworkers not talking to each other

I sit in a office with 2 co-workers (software developers) who stopped talking to each other after one of them made a HR complain about the other one. So now when X needs to communicate or ask a ...
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2answers
130 views

How do I tell my boss I don't want to keep working extra?

A year ago, I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me within my company. I didn't get the job, but I was asked if I would be willing to fill in from time to time when some of ...
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6answers
150 views

How to equalize the opportunity to speak during meetings

I am a board member for a local non-profit where all board members are considered equal. During meetings, when two people begin speaking at the same time, one member consistently dominates. That ...
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3answers
89 views

How does one show (not tell) community SysAdmin work they've done?

As a developer and SysAdmin, I do a lot of community work (like online community). With development, I can host my home projects on a repo like Github to show it to potential employers. I can link to ...
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2answers
60 views

What are the things to look for in a contact for a software developer working remotely

I may have an opportunity to work remotely from different country for my current employer. If they do offer me a contract what would be the main points (gotchas) to look for in there from a position ...
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1answer
131 views

immigrant manager's cultural sensitivity [on hold]

My new boss will be the first-generation immigrant from a third world country. He is a smart, middle age man but , I am afraid, he has a very little "American culture" awareness. In other words, he ...
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3answers
342 views

working for much younger single manager

I have been given an offer in a nice company: like the technology, package, salary and perks. There is one problem: my manager is 10 years younger than me and he is a single techno-geek who fits right ...
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2answers
51 views

Is it OK to Include Employee's Names in Training Videos for Internal Training [on hold]

I am developing Training Videos, basically screen-casts of how to use our site. It is a time entry and work reporting site. Is it OK to show existing employees names in the videos as I navigate ...
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3answers
1k views

Invited to site visit: do I have the job?

I have been interviewing with a company that would require me to relocate if I were to accept the position (from Minnesota to New Hampshire). I have gone through 3 interviews and have given a code ...
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138 views

Would it be rude to add this email disclaimer?

I don't like when emails have disclaimers that imply my cooperation in some endeavor that is special to them. I'd like to make it clear that just because they have an especially long email signature ...
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3answers
210 views

Is it considered rude/unprofessional to reject a raise?

If I have been working at a company for a while and I am on a comfortable salary, and am offered a modest raise I do not feel is in line with my work, is it ok to refuse this? I cannot find examples ...
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0answers
111 views

problem please help [on hold]

Okay, here is my story. I am supposed to graduate in May. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline to apply for gradation and I admit that it is my fault. What is really problematic is the fact that I ...
3
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4answers
234 views

How to reply to very broad and open ended interview questions

I had a phone interview today and some of the questions I had difficulty answering. tell me a little bit about your self describe what makes you, you in a nut shell what do you know about us? why do ...
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2answers
500 views

How to deal with an interviewer who is wrong on technical answers, but doesn't let you explain?

I attended interviews for the position of Android Developer in two different companies. I knew my answer was right, but the interviewer was incorrect leading to him thinking that I have answered ...
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2answers
79 views

Listing short but relevant work experience on resume

I'm updating my resume and would like to emphasize a short but relevant work experience from 3 years ago (web development), which was followed by a year of work outside my usual competence area (c++) ...
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2answers
122 views

Show Contract Work to Potential Employers Under NDA

I'm seeking a full-time position as an iOS Software Engineer. I'm currently finishing a contract to build an iPhone app for an individual. Because the market this individual's app is penetrating is ...
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1answer
109 views

How to negotiate when going from intern to salaried?

I understand this question is similar: Should I negotiate a higher salary when transitioning from intern to full-time employee? However I am currently a 40 hr/week software intern as sort of a ...
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4answers
199 views

As a lone developer, how can I be sure I am learning and doing decent work?

Background: I work in a small (less than 75) person engineering/manufacturing company. I was hired as a developer to work with a single teammate, our purpose being to migrate the company to the modern ...
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3answers
162 views

How to deal with a bossy, micro-managing co-worker [duplicate]

I'm a web dev (mostly front-end/UX designer), at a small shop of less than 10. I was hired quite quickly as they had projects piling up and the previous person in my position had kind of left them ...
2
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1answer
93 views

How to ask for mentorship from a senior?

I've been working at a bigger tech firm for about 7 months now, and I am the most junior person on my team at 26 and only programming full-time for a year. My colleagues are all in their 40s and 50s ...
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0answers
49 views

What would my job title be? [on hold]

I will be out in the job market soon, and i am trying to figure out what would my current job title be. My general daily duty is to handle commercial projects in the telecommunications industry. I am ...
4
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3answers
219 views

What is the outlook for an older, recent college graduate to be hire worthy?

So, I'm in my early 40s and I've recently finished my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. I achieved this while working a full-time job for a major tech company. ...
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4answers
4k views

What do you do/say to someone who has been off work because they lost someone close?

If you have a colleague or boss who is off work because a significant person (wife/husband/child/parent/grandparent) in their life died, what is the workplace norm for communication? Should you ...
4
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3answers
114 views

Is it bad form to apply with an organisation in the hope of later transferring?

Suppose my dream job is with division Q at employer Y. Division Q is not hiring but division R at the same employer is. Is it bad form to apply at division R, with the hope that, when a position at ...
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73 views

Advice to student [on hold]

So, my story is the next. I graduated last year, finished my study and returned home to Belarus. Now day after day,one project after one project, write automated tests for my PHP codes which the ...
2
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4answers
153 views

Side business while working full time

Today I wanted to ask your selves about a dilemma I am currently in. I am working as a full time web developer for a company in the UK but I currently have my own business I am running in my own time ...
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2answers
283 views

Is it ethical to provide information when not a reference?

Short version: I was asked to provide information about a previous co-worker by someone involved in the hiring process at the company to which they are applying, and I am not a reference for this ...

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