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20 views

Is it appropriate to put politically aligned internships on a non-political application

I work for a small office that does cold-calling for a senator in my state. I took the job initially as a way to put something (anything) on my resume, but now I'm having doubts as to whether or not I ...
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1answer
53 views

Recruiter asks for resume, but mine is not ready

In a first email from a recruiter, she asked me for an updated resume. I want to get back to her as soon as possible, but I don't have an updated resume. I want to reply to her telling her that I don'...
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3answers
72 views

How do I use my self-taught knowledge to make money while enjoying my work?

I have been programming since I was 13. I am 34 now. I have always done it because I liked doing it, I dealt with machine learning and many other concepts. The amount of programs that I developed is ...
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1answer
40 views

Should I take this better job offer that has come along, 2 weeks after just accepting a lateral transfer?

I have worked in luxury hotels for the past 4 years and within those 4 years have been transferred around through various line level positions in the rooms division. A year ago I started at my most ...
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2answers
39 views

Is this email a job offer or simply asking for more information?

I received an email from a company I applied for a job to: Dear Jelena: Thank you for submitting your resume to for consideration. Before we move forward in considering your application, ...
0
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2answers
65 views

Techniques to let a control freak boss think my ideas are his/hers?

I'm been struggling with my boss who is a total control freak: Any initiative I've had has been shut down; if they've ever been revived later on, it's only because someone else (a customer) asked for ...
0
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5answers
91 views

Is it OK to add programming language logos in the resume?

Is it OK if I add the technology logo along with its name in my resume to make it more presentable ? Like : Technical Skills: Java
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3answers
2k views

Should I mention a company's apparent lack of diversity when rejecting their offer?

I interviewed in a UK technical company for a developer position and was offered the position. I decided to turn down their offer for another that I feel I will be a better fit and am now writing my ...
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1answer
122 views

What is a 'non-negative' result on a drug test?

I went to a job interview and got a drug test, they said that my test was non-negative: what does that mean? I haven't smoked in over a month and I sweat a lot. Does it mean I came out positive? ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Where and/or how to conduct a mid-life skills assessment and identify areas of ignorance?

I don't have a post secondary education, having left high school in grade 11. However having worked alongside with, directed, and trained a number of graduate students I know the skills I've gained in ...
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2answers
91 views

Manager who micromanages and at the same time does not manage

Situation: The technical leader left a few months ago, I automatically took over his responsibilities to make sure we have continuity, got a junior worker (REALLY junior, a grad). As of course I took ...
0
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1answer
79 views

What are the major interview differences between hiring a manager versus hiring an employee?

I'm looking to become a manager, and there's a few rounds of interviews with various executives in our company. This will be my first managerial position, but I'm confident in my skills and management ...
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4answers
222 views

How to deal with a mentally unstable coworker?

We have a (believed-to-be) mentally unstable coworker: He curses too often. (He mumbles F-Words constantly.) He yells at people when something goes wrong. He expresses horrible views publicly ...
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2answers
141 views

Why would recruiting agencies hide their clients

All the job postings from recruitment agencies I pop into don't mention the name of the company the agency is recruiting for. I was wondering what is the reason for this? I think that everyone will ...
0
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4answers
249 views

When is it okay for me to do someone else's job?

I work 9-5 in an office doing various Web Development tasks for various parts of the organization. We are pretty big and some of the projects span several groups. If I have completed as many of my ...
1
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3answers
72 views

Appraisal Feedback for Another

We have two teams under the same department and two managers Alpha & Bravo (manager Alpha is my manager for team Alpha). Manager Bravo has asked me to give some feedback for someone's (Charlie) ...
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3answers
205 views

How to deal with colleague who takes excessive work breaks? [duplicate]

A colleague of mine takes long toilet breaks several times a day without fail. I am not sure whether I should tell his manager that he is slacking, or confront him and tell him to seek medical help. ...
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0answers
88 views

Performance Review [on hold]

I was asked to change a few words on my eval and to me it's like they want me to dumb-down my responsibilities. For instance I used "partnered with committee on planning..." (the issue is the word ...
2
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2answers
166 views

I have a job offer for a later joining date. What happens if my company gets acquired before I join?

I am currently a student. I got a job offer, with joining date after few months. I am still few months away from joining and cannot join sooner because I am in school. There are news rumors of this ...
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2answers
89 views

Company relocating, can I qualify for unemployment? [on hold]

Company relocating within NJ. Commute distance will be 62 miles each way along 2 major highways with heavy congestion during rush hours. Can I collect unemployment if I quit?
2
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3answers
329 views

Is correct to meet your future company mates in the middle of selection process?

I am currently in the middle of a selection process. The selection has several stages, and I am one of the last ones. I have a friend who has been working on that company for 2 years. Today the ...
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3answers
265 views

Will email response about bad interview experience affect my career?

Yesterday I attended an interview, in which one interviewer looked at me continuously and laughed till the end of the interview. I didn't do anything about that during the interview, but after I came ...
3
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3answers
262 views

Need to shuttle 4+ hours but could do the job at home

I am not a native English speaker, so please excuse my grammar. I am 22 years old working in an other town as a full time web developer currently living in Germany. I am the only web developer in a ...
2
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2answers
409 views

How to avoid freezing point in my career [on hold]

I have been working in Software Development since the last 5 years. I had started my career with a small software house, where I have worked for 4 years and 6 months. This company provided me lots of ...
24
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5answers
8k views

Is it okay for my boss to answer my personal and/or work cell without permission?

I go between my desk and the warehouse throughout the day and will leave my personal cell and work cell at my desk. Is it okay for my boss to answer either cell?
2
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4answers
230 views

Not on project team, but asked to make changes to code - how can I protect myself from becoming a scapegoat for any problems?

I am working as contractor and developer at a client location in the client team. The work environment is politically sensitive. Another contacting company won the development work of the entire ...
0
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2answers
191 views

How do I simply quit a job I never “officially” worked for

So my situation seems strange, to me. Last month, almost exactly last month, in fact, I took up a job working for a very, very small bakery quite a ways from where I live. It was never official that I ...
1
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3answers
344 views

Signing as Independent Contractor but expected to work as an employee

I have been working full-time as a Software Developer (Web and Mobile) for a Canadian tech startup. It is my first job after graduating from university. The pay is well below the average but I am fine ...
0
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1answer
109 views

Are corporate doors more open for incorporated contractors than unincorporated ones?

I am aware that some bigger companies are reluctant to directly hire unincorporated independent contractors for shorter-term software engineering projects. What happens is that instead they engage ...
0
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3answers
170 views

Should I put irrelevant jobs on my resume? [duplicate]

I'm a fresh college grad trying to get into the IT industry. I graduated with an Information Systems degree two months ago. I worked as a sales rep, valet, software and hardware mobile technician. I ...
2
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1answer
243 views

How do you conduct an interview with an employee going after an open position when you already know their skill set?

We have an opening for a new position in my department and one of my current employees has applied. He is a very strong candidate. Our hiring process shows no favoritism and everyone goes through the ...
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1answer
108 views

Do temporary agencies tend to act differently before and after hiring someone?

I have a question about temporary agencies. Let me share my most recent experience. I was hired by this agency to work at an assignment. Towards the end of my assignment (about 2 months before the ...
0
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4answers
356 views

Job re-opened multiple times, Can I do anything?

So I applied for a position I am very interested in about 3 months ago. Job closed and I got an interview. Interview went well but the hiring manager said there was a candidate that was just a ...
1
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2answers
102 views

How do I go about requesting time off for higher education studies whilst in full time employment?

I've recently started as a project engineering for a global company. Through various discussions with line managers, colleagues etc. it's been recommended to me that I should propose studying for an ...
1
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3answers
261 views

Do I have to live in a specific location to find a job there? [on hold]

Let's say I live somewhere in Pennsylvania. If I want to move to California, I want to find a job there first. Do companies in other locations generally respond to resumes coming from elsewhere in ...
0
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0answers
70 views

Should I stick with Java web(Spring) development or go to Android development as a career? [on hold]

I am currently a Java Developer doing Java,spring,hirbernate, while these technologies are fun, Im not sure I would have any use of them outside of work,since from my experience, building Java is just ...
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0answers
100 views

Interview and Background Checks [on hold]

I'm in the process of looking for a new position but I was wondering someone would provide some insight on the following article (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-do-when-you-immediately-recognize-...
9
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5answers
1k views

Why do big companies hire subcontractors through staffing agencies?

I'm curious why so many big companies in the United States hire so many people through the staffing agencies as non-employees? It would be understandable if they do it for real short-term projects, ...
-5
votes
4answers
372 views

Telling someone they are horrible at making coffee

In my office we have a coffee machine that was my idea to get. The VP was nice enough to go out and buy one on the company dollar, and she also supplies the Milk/Sugar/Coffee grinds as well. Now I ...
2
votes
4answers
294 views

Negotiate last day of work

My last day would be on July 27 due to 1 month notice plus holidays. However, I understand that the team is on holiday and won't return until August 1. I then propose to do handover on August 1. Still ...
1
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0answers
317 views

Asked to do my job simpler [on hold]

I recently was asked by a senior colleague ('Steve') to help him on a project he didn't have a time for: modify his old code to fulfill new requirements. He also asked me to change little, but agreed ...
2
votes
1answer
224 views

As a deaf person in a country that doesn't have a lot of accommodations, how do I search for a job where my disability won't hinder my success? [on hold]

I was born with profound deafness in India. But can read lips and communicate effectively. I'm a programmer. However, I'm a 1 to 1 person and this is an disadvantage in India. people aren't patient, ...
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votes
4answers
397 views

Is HR protecting a bully and what should I do about it? [on hold]

I am working in a small company. I met a man there and we started a relationship. We worked in the same position but in different teams. The relationship started smoothly but after three months he ...
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0answers
95 views

Unauthorused disclosure of personal details [on hold]

I have been undertaking an unpaid internship for the professional development part of my degree at a small start-up company, I recently finished the internship and they offered to keep me on as a ...
2
votes
1answer
133 views

How to structure a resume to show a completed professional examination?

This is related to my question that I asked here. Now that I have the status of CISA exam passer (See answer from Rory in link), Where can I best present this achievement in my resume? I am ...
0
votes
3answers
458 views

How will having multiple undergraduate degree majors affect job prospects?

I'm currently entering my third year of undergrad at a state university in the United States. I originally went to school for computer engineering but halfway through the past year I realized I was ...
-1
votes
2answers
181 views

How to determine the salary range for remote position? [duplicate]

I am actively looking for a new job, since my current project is coming to an end. And I am being offered and opportunity as Python Software Developer for Costa Rica, remote 100%. I have no clue as to ...
9
votes
4answers
500 views

Just started a new job, and not sure if I should take long lunches with my team

I just started a new job as an intern. I am actually on my second week, and I think I have been getting along pretty well with my team. Everyone in my team likes to take long lunches; hour to a hour ...
-5
votes
1answer
99 views

Can an employee include an employer on their resume when there is an NDA? [on hold]

There is a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) between ABCD(Ex-employer) and an employee. Given this context, can the candidate specify the employer name and his work contribution in his resume?
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votes
2answers
306 views

CTO/VP of a startup called an ex employee an idiot. Red flag or not? [on hold]

The CTO/VP of a startup that I'm currently in, called a previous employee that recently left the company "an idiot who quits on projects and has no social skills" and added a few more negative things ...

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