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Should I be honest about why I quit my dream job?

I left a job with an amazing team 7 months ago because of an unexpected and very large pay cut (not disciplinary related at all). The new job hasn't been challenging in the slightest and I'd like to ...
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3answers
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Do interview brainteaser questions predict performance?

In a 2013 NYT interview, some Google guy said: On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations ...
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Interview is getting disturbed freequently. How to deal it?

I have been applied senior developer position for a Organization.It is small Organization. My resume was shortlisted and I got interview call. After Interview has been started it has been disturbed ...
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contact recruiter who told will get back to me

I was told by a recruiter that I would be receiving a call back from her in November for the next round of my technical interview. Now, it is almost end of November and I want to contact her. I am ...
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862 views

Is it professional to correct misspellings of my name?

I have a common name, but an uncommon spelling. Specifically, my name is Kelli. Often in emails and in informal and formal chat situations, I have people referring to me with the more common ...
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585 views

Do you keep your suit jacket on during an interview?

What is the consensus - during an interview, do you keep your suit jacket on or off? What is the impression it gives if the suit jacket is taken off during the interview?
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How can I create a disclaimer?

I am trying to email certain companies with requests of donations (physical products, not money) to my organisation. However, my organisation has not had many real discussions about any of this, and ...
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1answer
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How to handle stress and potential stress leave

Looking for advice on how to approach the experts involved and how to eliminate stress factors. How could one eliminate stress to avoid the situation of feeling the need to quit immediately due to it ...
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1answer
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How does stress leave work? [on hold]

I am a store manager for a big retail company in Toronto. Stress is killing me lately. I have chest pains and weird dreams, I'm nervous at all time, etc. How does stress leave work? Do I need a doctor ...
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Standard for paying an employee when the last two days of notice are a holiday

We have a salaried employee that has been with the company for 8 months. The employee gave two weeks notice and the last two days of that notice are typically a paid holiday (US Thanksgiving, ...
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3answers
2k views

How to sell yourself when the interviewer doesn't know what to ask?

I recently attended a two part interview that put me in an unexpected situation. The interview consisted of a general interview (which I think went very well) and a technical interview a few days ...
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In how much project management should a programmer be involved? [duplicate]

Given that there is no hierarchy in my poject team, i.e. customer liason, project manager, architecture consultant, developers are just different roles. Everyone listens to everybody, and we move ...
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How to cleverly complain in one's appraisal that new hires get more compensations than current ones

I work with a small company. 2 new 'software developer' hires get more compensation than the currently employed ones, based on their experience (years) in technology which has around 15% contribution ...
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How to get my idea working? [on hold]

I have an Idea in my mind which I think could make a big hit if become real. The problem I am facing is, I am not a good programmer and I couldn't get this working by myself. But the good part here ...
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0answers
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Resignation before signing appointment letter [on hold]

I have been appointed by a company in Thailand in first week of November. After coming here i found so many flaws in the company so i want to leave this job. I haven't sign the appointment letter yet. ...
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2answers
123 views

How involved with project development should a programmer be?

Given that there is no hierarchy in my poject team, i.e. customer liason, project manager, architecture consultant, developers are just different roles. Everyone listens to everybody, and we move ...
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3answers
159 views

I do not recall the names/contact of my supervisors from my teenage years

While I have excellent records my recent jobs (past six years) relevant to the business field I am applying to, but the current application database I am filling out on is insistently asking for all ...
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2answers
183 views

How to communicate assertively with cocky coworkers (especially business/sales-people)?

I am very social and extroverted, however, maybe because I have been a bully victim at school, I am easily sensitive to behaviors that reek of pushy and superior. There are a number of situations ...
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1answer
111 views

Should I keep trying to be a web developer? [on hold]

I have bachelor's degrees in computer science and math and for the past six years have mostly been relying on my math background. But I want to switch to a higher-paying career and the natural option ...
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4answers
197 views

Going from one company to another, to fill a similar spot

This is a hypothetical scenario, but one that I feel I need to know. I've recently finished my BSc in Computer Science, and gotten an entry-level software developer position at a respectable, ...
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2answers
375 views

Inappropriate questions from a new supervisor

I have a situation where this week one of my peers was promoted to be my supervisor. This person is known to be volatile and while we have had a friendly relationship in the past even in the first ...
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0answers
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Difficulty in expressing my thoughts verbally and written [duplicate]

I also have difficulty expressing my thoughts verbally and in a written format. I empathise fully with this person. It is something I am aware of every single day and in every conversation. I feel as ...
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5answers
2k views

Is Daily Accuracy of a timesheet important if the end check is the same?

I am in the situation were I submit time to a manager for approval and it gets submitted to an external company (my employer) for secondary approval and processing. My timesheets are fairly complex ...
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2answers
1k views

My online work is posted under an alias, how do I present that on my resumé? [duplicate]

My last name is weird and unpronounceable in my country's language, and I'm undergoing a name change procedure, which can take many years. Now, legally I still have that old name, but all my online ...
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2answers
123 views

Termination Letter for working in two companies at a time [on hold]

One of my employee was working in two companies, my management has decided to terminate him. Please share a sample termination letter
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1answer
201 views

How to work with a person who is going to leave the company and is not liked by any team member?

I recently joined a company as a network engineer. Almost all the people here are personally known to me. One guy who works here, who used to be my good friend out of office, is not keeping up with ...
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1answer
376 views

Is it ok to ask an interviewer how they are doing if they live in a conflict zone?

Suppose one is being interviewed (remotely) by a company based in a conflict zone like Israel or the Ukraine. Would it come across as ignorant or rude to ask about how the interviewer is doing with ...
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3answers
339 views

How much should a developer contribute in business analysis meetings of a software project?

I've previously worked in a project where mostly my Team Lead, Project Manager and the Business Analyst would sit together and discuss about the business of our project. They'd attend client meetings ...
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2answers
297 views

Demanding a bonus/raise before finishing a project

I started out at my company as an intern and moved into an entry level position. As an intern I familiarized myself with their major products. I was asked to take on some tasks using my company's ...
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1answer
115 views

Salary negotiation--Low salary offered compared to what i usually make [on hold]

I have about 10 years of experience working in the marketing/communications agency world. I make roughly around $82,000/yr living in California SF Bay Area. About a month ago I was let go. I ...
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5answers
734 views

Is it automatically bad to install Steam on your office computer and run it during lunch breaks? [on hold]

For clarity, I do not play Flash games during work hours; I work during work hours, though the employee handbook allows general use of the Internet while on break. Also, I'm looking to my bosses for ...
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5answers
2k views

Using Under-Time for incentive

People often have to work over-time for different reasons. Salaried employees rarely qualify for additional pay any more (US?). I think managers are more likely to request over-time than say, "Can you ...
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1answer
136 views

How to cultivate growth in developers in consulting environment [on hold]

I started working for a software consulting shop 1.5 years ago after having worked previously only at product development companies. The last product development company I worked at strived for and ...
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193 views

How to utilize the free time during office hours? [duplicate]

I am a software developer and most of the times when I find free time I read few news or technical websites like Techcrunch, Gizmodo, etc or read Twitter. How do I utilize this time to the maximum, ...
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1k views

Team communication - what to use instead of emails?

Suppose I have a very important remark on some kind of technical convention or a rude bug in the code that everybody copy all over the place, how can I notify my colleagues on subject? Although we ...
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5answers
281 views

Working overtime - should I embrace it or try to avert it by all cost? [on hold]

In my company, I, along with some senior developers, were compelled to work overtime during a certain outsourcing project, and it's well beyond office time. Our office time ends at 6 pm, but we were ...
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2answers
234 views

Etiquette on freebies at work [on hold]

What's the proper etiquette on grabbing freebies around the office? How can we draw a line between stealing/wasting resources and enjoying the treats? I work in a tech company so free food and ...
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2answers
117 views

How to determine if it is acceptable to take medical leave for surgery in hometown/other country?

Currently I am working in another country, and planning to do some surgery back in my hometown, because it is much cheaper there (even after adding the flight ticket). How can I find out if this is ...
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2answers
337 views

I found a fixed-term job offer with a very detailed tasks description. Would it bring something positive if I send some parts while applying?

While looking for an internship (I would probably ), I just found an offer with a complete description about the tasks I would have to do. One of the task (which is the first one) consist at finding ...
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1answer
56 views

Internship as an international student

Currently I am an international student. The semester ends right before Christmas and after it I will have time until April as the semester in my home country does not start earlier. So I am ...
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6answers
6k views

Can an ex-friend sabotage my career? [on hold]

So, I recently got an offer from my dream company for a software engineering summer internship, and graciously accepted. I have an ex-friend who is incredibly vindictive and has been known to do ...
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4answers
286 views

What is the level of complexity required in coding samples? [on hold]

A few months ago I was given a pre-interview assignment for a company. The task was simple, read some data from a file and put them in a database. Many areas of the design had a varying degree of ...
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2answers
139 views

How and when to ask for a raise after being promoted out of being an Intern [duplicate]

Hello Workplace Stack exchange, So let me begin with a couple of details first then go onto the details of the question specifically: I started working as an intern in the middle of last year, and ...
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3answers
327 views

What is different about how references work between Germany and UK/Ireland? My ex-manager doesn't want to give me a reference and I don't understand

I live in Ireland and until recently worked as a technical lead for a multinational software company. Then recently the company began a voluntary redundancy program which I applied for and was ...
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3answers
302 views

How can I tell if a job applicant has the right technical skills? [on hold]

I recently held a couple of interviews with possible candidates for a possition as "software developer", and in order to get a sense of their technical skills and way of reasoning, I gave them a small ...
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4answers
372 views

How can I request a mentor/helping hand in my company to learn coding?

I've had a very hard time back in my university during my undergrad in CSE due to numerous reasons. Added to that, due to the intimidating nature of our very first programming course instructor, I ...
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How to stay professional when people keep physically chasing for an immediate answer - even if they are in the queue? [duplicate]

In my work, requests from multiple sources are queued and completed in order of priority so that I can focus on one task at a time. My boss sets overall priorities, though I have a broad degree of ...
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How to deal with team members whose Employer is competeter to my Employer? [on hold]

Now 6 months went very well and my manager likes my work and appreciated and also he asked me review the work and code of my team members. I honestly provide my review comments and feedback. My ...
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What's the pay for non-profit organizations relative to for-profit and government? (software development) [on hold]

everyone. I am currently employed by government within the field of scientific software development. However, I've come to the conclusion that the government environment is really not my thing, and ...
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2answers
395 views

When interviewing for job 1-2 months ahead, how do you best reveal this to interviewer

Recently I learned my very young company was experiencing financial troubles and most of our staff were given heads up that our jobs could be in serious jeopardy in 1-2 months. Specifically that the ...

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