0
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0answers
6 views

Cover letter as email body or attachment?

If a job wants you to apply via email there are a few options 1) Put the cover letter as email body text. This will guarantee that the receiver will read it. But, it will also mean that if the ...
6
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4answers
189 views

Why would a recruiter want to put someone into a direct hire job at a lower salary than the stated salary range

I work in IT and I've never worked with a recruiter before. I was recently laid off, and I just made contact with a recruiter highly recommended to me by a couple of friends. I sent the recruiter my ...
0
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3answers
88 views

Should I ask about salary between first and second interviews?

I had an interview that went well, and I think I have a good chance at getting the second interview. Neither of us has mentioned the salary range for the position. Another post has said "It's ...
0
votes
1answer
184 views

All employee's given raise at the same time my position changed

I work in a warehouse, and in this warehouse different positions get paid differently (obviously) - but something happened to me that I'm really confused about. So, when I started with this company ...
1
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1answer
68 views

How do I mention my own small online business in my resume?

How do I mention my own small online retail business(B2C) in my resume? I have been working on it for the past 5 months and it has grown to generate a revenue of around 4k a month (projecting at 48k a ...
27
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8answers
2k views

Should I recommend that I not be involved in a project if my advice is consistently ignored?

tl;dr: Should I recommend that I not be involved in a project if my advice is consistently ignored? Background I'm an electrical engineer with 20+ years experience in a highly specialised domain. ...
2
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3answers
206 views

How should I prepare for a “brown bag meeting” with important clients and immediate bosses?

We are a mid-sized IT company based out of India and one of our high-profile clients from the United States are visiting us. We already had a Townhall meeting where they addressed the entire ...
0
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1answer
67 views

Should I focus my cover letter to the job requirements?

It's my first time writing a cover letter. I wrote a draft of my cover letter and were thinking if it should be written focusing to the company's requirements for the job or just do something generic ...
0
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3answers
146 views

Is it rude to turn down a job examination after you have accepted it?

I'm about to graduate and some companies are already offering job positions. Then one day, I was offered a job position at a company and they want me to take an examination first which I accepted ...
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0answers
92 views

I got relieving in mail it is valid? [on hold]

I got relieving in mail.Thur mail i joined another company now my ex employer asking for relieving letter and experience letter will give you after do pending work. In relieving mail his mention only ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

New job. How to tell boss about already planned vacation? [duplicate]

I started a job a week ago in a startup and I'm a bit of a slow learner.For now, I'm working in home and from next week we're gonna have our own office. The thing is I didn't mention that I already ...
-1
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1answer
86 views

Resign in correct notice period. [on hold]

Will company takes longer to cancel my visa when they know I have got new job offer ? And Even i mentioned notice for one month in begenin? As per my term of contract with company I have to give them ...
-1
votes
0answers
120 views

Employers deducts pay if a supervisor has to fill in for an employee [on hold]

My boss deducts money from the supervisors at work if they have to fill in for an employee that didn't show up (who makes less). He docks their hours .50 x hours worked cause they are doing a lesser ...
3
votes
1answer
243 views

How to balance guiding someone vs micromanaging someone?

Recently my manager has made me more of a lead role in helping shape some of the new devs on the team. I have a lot of experience with the codebase they are dealing with and so he sometimes simply ...
14
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6answers
2k views

Is there a “time of year” for hiring?

I recently graduated last December, and am now looking for a developer position. I have had several interviews, but no offers. Many of the recruiters have told me something to the effect of "The ...
1
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3answers
132 views

How to keep up date with technical advances when there is no time at work? [duplicate]

I am a software engineer. Following problem: I want to keep my skills up to date but there is no time at work for this at all. "Up to date" here means for me to keep an eye on the current versions of ...
0
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1answer
77 views

How to set a realistic scope of my project with a rigid and strict supervisor? [on hold]

I am currently working on an 8 month final project, of which 1 month has already passed. Its for an Engineering Doctorate degree. I have one supervisor and one client(who is a PhD student). Situation ...
-1
votes
1answer
100 views

UK - Probation and extensions [duplicate]

Is it possible for a manger to extend a probation (almost indefinitely) without HR being involved? I believe that my manger has been lying to me about my probationary status for quite some time, to ...
3
votes
6answers
333 views

Is role experience more important than industry experience? [on hold]

I understand that there have been many questions on this site asking what to do if someone is not enjoying their job, and I'd like to stress that is a different scenario. Since leaving university I ...
4
votes
4answers
542 views

is it okay to mention “short commute” being a big factor during a job hunt?

I will graduate college in a couple of months and have already been on a couple of interviews last year. As I am doing some preparations, I was wondering about something. Before the interview, the ...
11
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7answers
3k views

Someone keeps moving the stuff on my desk

I work in a cubicle in a fairly large company; there are at least 100 people on my floor alone. In my cubicle space, I keep 5 small figurine toys, all lined neatly in a row and facing me. In November, ...
69
votes
11answers
9k views

How to objectively counter “You are the first one to complain about that.”?

I've been facing this situation for some time where our office's management keep choosing the cheapest option whenever they have to pay for anything related to our work environment or company travels. ...
44
votes
6answers
6k views

When given the choice in a test, should I use the older technology that I'm most comfortable with or a newer technology that I might struggle with?

I'm having a practical test for a job oportunity tomorrow. The job involves mainly, although not only, software development, which is what the test will be about. I was told I would be given a ...
57
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8answers
10k views

Do you pay for lunch during a lunch interview?

If I am invited to a lunch (or dinner) interview at a company, would I be expected to pay for it? Should I at least try to offer and "reluctantly" decline? The company set up the lunch interview, ...
3
votes
2answers
149 views

When should I ask for different work hours during the hiring process?

I am a student and I am looking for my first programming job (where I live -not USA- people work and study at the same time). In general people work from 9 a.m to 6 p.m (total: 9 hours, this includes ...
5
votes
4answers
252 views

Does “background checks” also mean drug screening?

I got an offer letter from an employer that said my employement is contingent on a successful background check. There is no mention of drug screening anywhere. Do employers have to explicitly state ...
23
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8answers
10k views

During notice period, my manager wants me to document everything and bring juniors to my level

I am in my notice period. I think that I should just wrap things up and let my replacement, who should be an expert like me, take over what I do. My main tasks are quite common for my area of ...
0
votes
3answers
108 views

How can I decide whether to stay as a temp in the hope I'll be hired permanently? [on hold]

I've been working almost 6 months as a temp for a Aerospace company as an administrative assistant. I started working here in August. Two of the managers wanted to get me hired on in January but ...
1
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0answers
204 views

Can I secretly use voice recorders to obtain evidence for a lawsuit? [on hold]

I'm from middle east. I was employed in United States (Indiana) after finishing my education as international student. My manager changed after two months from the date I started working there. The ...
-5
votes
6answers
372 views

How to deal with co-workers expressing opinions that I find offensive?

Some of my coworkers complain about their children and how horrible their lives are because of their children. I find this behavior to be very offensive and disgusting for a variety of reasons. How ...
7
votes
3answers
366 views

Who owns a laptop that I got from Microsoft Build? [on hold]

My workplace paid for my Microsoft Build ticket. At Build, they gave every person an HP laptop as a give away. Is this generally considered my laptop, or my employers laptop? Edit from the comments ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Bored during low workload phase [duplicate]

I work as an IT consultant at a large company in a open space office. I am the only developer here who is responsible for a product which has a small part in a larger environment. We soon have a ...
5
votes
3answers
501 views

What can I do about my boss mocking my accent?

I am a US citizen working in Australia. I am not white. My boss routinely mocks me with a fake American accent implying that I am not a "real" American. I'm pretty sure that his intent is ...
1
vote
2answers
151 views

Employer coverage for International travel [on hold]

My company expects me to travel to Baja California Mexico 1-2 times per month to perform work, such work involves multiple destinations soon after crossing the international border approx. 4hrs of ...
1
vote
3answers
168 views

Do companies provide external help/consultancy when an employee face problem in projects? [on hold]

I have been working on a project since 7 months. This is my first job. I am the one responsible for the project as no one in my office is from this domain. My project includes 5 modules and I have ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Problem and the end of internship while writing final report/thesis

I'm a student at the end of my degree and I'm also at the end of a not so good internship where I developed my thesis. I don't want to bore you with the details of my internship, so I'll just ...
6
votes
4answers
571 views

How do I know when to contest a bad idea and when to let it go

I work as a designer for a software company, and work directly with developers on their newest and most important product. I am gaining a very good understanding of the software and how it works. ...
58
votes
8answers
11k views

Would drinking alcohol (when offered) during a meal that is part of an interview be likely to affect the perceptions of the interviewer?

A lengthy interview included lunch at a restaurant with one of the managers who had been interviewing me. The company with whom I was interviewing provides management consulting and other services for ...
-1
votes
2answers
109 views

Writing a resume with no job experience? [on hold]

I have no job experience whatsoever. How should I write such on a resume?
-3
votes
0answers
137 views

stress leave from work [on hold]

I live in Providence, Rhode Island. On Friday I was suspended from my job. Prior to this I was experiencing great stress over work, as well as due to a death in the family. On Monday my employers ...
12
votes
4answers
3k views

Negotiating 3x or 4x current salary after Glassdoor research

This question may sound silly from the title. Actually the title was intentional. Let me invent round numbers to explain. I currently work for a company that pays 50 in a small country/city where you ...
-2
votes
3answers
152 views

How can I convince my CFO to hire more staff? [duplicate]

Currently we're 3 workers in our Systems Department, the thing is the three of us do everything: support(for a bit over 75 users, and a bit over 90 computer systems[some computers are used by 2 or 3 ...
0
votes
1answer
223 views

Should I create a new e-mail if my current one contains an online nickname? [duplicate]

I use a nickname that makes me identifiable anywhere on the internet. As neither Stack Overflow, nor most of the SE sites are related to my "internet persona", I decided not to register with that name ...
-5
votes
0answers
66 views

can i get a relieving letter 3 years after leaving my job [on hold]

I left the job of teacher because the contract completion. After that i have done M.Tech. Now I am selected in Bank. So i need a relieving letter to submit at the time of joining. Can I get a ...
-4
votes
2answers
161 views

Convincing Employer/Manager to use Better Software OR Use my Devices [on hold]

My current employer is using Win 7 and Office 2007 and only updated from Win XP and Office 2003 as of last December. The problem is that Office 2007...well, SUCKS! I mean there are so many issues with ...
-2
votes
1answer
200 views

Close Graduation Hindering Job Hunt [on hold]

I am an experienced electronics technician in the USA and 6 months away from graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science. I'm also not working now and need to find a job quickly. My problem is that ...
10
votes
4answers
3k views

Can I Ask For a Month of Unpaid Leave? [on hold]

I am 23 and I have been working as an Assistant Brand Manager for a global brand at one of the leading FMCGs in the region for a year and a half now. Although my title is Assistant Brand Manager, I ...
3
votes
5answers
658 views

How to enquire about vague promises made by the CEO?

In a nutshell: the CEO of my company keeps on praising me and has been expressing intention of giving me more responsibility in the company, for some time now (ca. 1 year). These have not materialized ...
0
votes
2answers
70 views

Finding the correct job title for the work being done? [duplicate]

In my professional life, I've pretty much always worked at small companies. Usually, I've had a title that I seemed to fit my primary or perceived role (e.g. Developer or IT Manager), but in many ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

Software developer vs Software engineer [duplicate]

I have BSc in applied math and computer science. And master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I am interested when can one use title Software Engineer and when can he/she call himself ...

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