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1answer
20 views

Giving Notice to a hard to track-down employer

I currently work in a small office, just me and my direct supervisor. I'm expecting a job offer from another organization in the next few days and wanted to prepare myself in case I have to give ...
8
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3answers
387 views

Am I still in a position to counter-offer?

After a rather successful interview, I was sent a formal job offer. During the interview, I was asked what I'd like my salary to be. I tried to avoid naming an exact figure, but in the end I ...
0
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1answer
76 views

How to show unfinished Grad program in resume and explain it in interview, since I am ashamed of talking about it?

I am from India and I was enrolled in a Graduate program at one of the top universities in USA. I was always an above average student and never failed any class or course my entire school, college and ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Can benchmarking and auditing help a young software organization?

For an organization creating a first software product, does it make sense to pay a consultant to guide and audit the product team? Areas where our team is lacking expertise are: Selling a generic ...
6
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4answers
756 views

Declining a Job Offer and Added to Blacklist

I would like to ask a question. Company A extended me a job offer verbally two days ago (Monday). He promised to provide me a written job offer letter for me to review and consult it with my ...
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2answers
95 views

What are the general rules of thumb regarding the “unshaven” look [duplicate]

I started work a month ago, and i was wondering if it was professional if I started sporting a 5 o'clock shadow.
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0answers
72 views

Is 'fast-paced' a code word for 'young'? [on hold]

Nordstorm, like many employers, poses the following question on its application for employment: What is your level of skill organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks and activities in a ...
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2answers
342 views

My boss saw me doing personal thing in desk

Yesterday, my usually cool and supportive boss came to my desk for asking something and he saw me doing unofficial non-work activities at my desk. He did not react much but he asked what I was doing. ...
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0answers
49 views

Is it normal for it to be required to provide proof of social security number? [on hold]

I previously asked a question about needing to provide a social security card for your I-9's after getting a ...
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0answers
59 views

IT career and repetitive strain injury [on hold]

I have a BSc and an MSc degree in Informatics as well as 4+ years experience mostly as developer. In my last job I developed a repetitive strain injury (wrist and elbow) and while I was off sick my ...
0
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3answers
125 views

Do I have reason to be concerned about my background check?

I recently accepted a position with a major oil company. My background check was completed roughly on November 6th. This company told me that RC was scheduled to review it November 17th. I have not ...
1
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1answer
116 views

My supervisor at seasonal job is not returning my calls: Should I contact the company?

I just had an interview late last week for a seasonal job and I got hired on the spot, I was even asked to start training that day but I didn't have my social security card for my I-9 papers ( my ...
0
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1answer
80 views

Should I include side project in resume? [duplicate]

I am an IT guy, and in my company, I am just a normal, low ranking employee, and working on boring stuff every day. However, at the same time, I am a founder of a very popular web site of its kind in ...
2
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2answers
242 views

How to handle two job offers professionally [duplicate]

I have received two offers, both verbal awaiting specific details about pay etc. I have a clear preference for one of them but they have been quite slow in the process, both jobs are through ...
1
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1answer
142 views

How to follow up after a software exam

I attended 2 exams for software company, after exam both recruiters said "the contact person is not available, we will inform you when we can next schedule you to speak with them. I faced the same ...
1
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2answers
101 views

how to communicate a contact to keep me in mind for better opportunities?

To keep it short and to the point, my dad knows a few people working in the IT industry. My dad has done some construction work in their premises. That's how my dad gets to know these individuals meet ...
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4answers
138 views

Early Job Change [duplicate]

So, here's the thing, I was unemployed for a several months after graduation, and shortly after, I was offered with 2 jobs position (both office location are really far away from each other, company A ...
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0answers
86 views

I need to appeal a termination/failing report: how should I legally word it? [on hold]

I work in a hospital/university setting and I recently finished an internship for which I was evaluated. I am required to pass this rotation according to the university requirements and failure would ...
0
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2answers
83 views

Who to give notice to? [on hold]

Basically, I just was offered a new job and am planning to give my notice at the current one. The confusing part is that I just got word that I am going to be transferred to a new office and will have ...
7
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2answers
394 views

How to cope with an employee who stays late and do work on saturdays?

I work in the IT industry. One of my employee works late and on weekends. I, on the other hand, arrive and leave on time. The project schedule is tight, and others are asking me to work extra hours, ...
-1
votes
1answer
104 views

May I exchange leave for money [on hold]

My leave is coming up in December but I don't want to take it. I want to ask the company to pay me leave pay instead of giving me leave days. Are the company allowed to refuse my request?
1
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0answers
105 views

Is it legal for a job interviewer to ask if I'm married, and how do I deal with it? [duplicate]

I recently interviewed for a manager position at a software company. One of the interviewers asked if I was married, and he immediately added, jovially, "I really shouldn't be asking that." I am 40 ...
3
votes
3answers
157 views

What is the importance of mentioning start/end dates for projects?

I have seen a number of resumes mentioning a list of significant projects worked on, which also mention the start and end dates, like so: McCool Project (Jan 2009 - Jul 2009) ...
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2answers
206 views

How to deal with listing employment history in reverse chronological order?

I have been employed with two employers, and am now looking for a third one. My employment with the first employer was fairly long-term (>5 years) and rather short with the second one (<1 year). ...
33
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13answers
7k views

Acceptable interview answer: To be honest… I just need to earn some money? [on hold]

I've always given the standard bullsh** answer to the usual interview question: Why do you want to work for us? To work at your company is an exciting opportunity for me to exercise the immense ...
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1answer
102 views

How to leave a job? [on hold]

So I've decided to leave my job. There's a number of reasons, but I suppose the final straw was when I came back to my desk to overhear my manager trash talking about me to a co-worker. She was ...
1
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2answers
60 views

How to approach Performance Evaluation when Goals/Objectives have not been defined in writing beforehand

This may be a case of "some stuff shoulda been done earlier", but it's too late now. I am to fill out a standard Performance Review/Evaluation form, rating myself on Productivity, Knowledge, Quality, ...
40
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3answers
6k views

Should I admit to a potential employer that I didn't get in touch because I'm ashamed of my grades?

I applied for a job to a few companies. One place I particularly like. We had an interview that seemed to go well and the interviewer said he was impressed with me. He then sent me an email asking me ...
0
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2answers
138 views

Career switch for a young Software Engineer [on hold]

I am a junior software engineer with 2 years of commercial experience. I am going to give a brief background to make my question more specific. I studied Computer Science for 5 years to get a ...
2
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1answer
234 views

What is the impact of accepting the shift of role from a core developer to a white box tester?

I am C# and .net developer with about 5 years of experience. I'm considering the shift of my role from a core developer to a white box tester. What would be the impact on my career as developer? ...
0
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0answers
128 views

How to deal with my co-worker who constantly cuts in to conversation? [duplicate]

I have a co-worker who is a motor mouth and constantly cuts in to conversations she isn't involved in as soon as she walks into the room. I'm over it but want to tell her that in a nice way. How ...
0
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2answers
140 views

Refusing a job politely

I am a first year, computer science undergraduate and I have applied for my first job (a summer placement) to some companies. Now, I have a few job offers, and whilest I would love to accept them all, ...
3
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1answer
144 views

Colleague feedback - asking them to relax

I currently work in a fast paced I.T environment and have to give one of my colleagues feedback (I am not his manager). He is a very strong developer with excellent work ethics which I have wrote ...
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5answers
5k views

Laid off. Should I contact clients from on-going projects?

I was working with a client for the past year on a site. I was let go from my company. I don't like the idea of just disappearing. I'd like to contact the client and tell them I've left, and that it ...
0
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1answer
129 views

conflict of interest for internal interview process [on hold]

I recently had an internal interview as part of a restructuring process. One of the panel was the direct line manager of one of the other candidates. Is this a conflict of interest, as it appears they ...
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votes
1answer
103 views

Is using emoticons in correspondence with co-workers okay? [on hold]

We have a few related questions in terms of potential employers and cover letters -- but how about when talking with your colleagues? Sometimes, emoticons really help convey a message (in my opinion) ...
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1answer
38 views

it support analyst Annual Development Review Preparation Form [on hold]

I need help with my Annual Development Review Preparation Form The first question asks how I, within my role, contribute to the company. The list below is what I do daily, but I'm not sure how to ...
0
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2answers
54 views

Applying directly and through recruiter for different jobs same company

I applied online for an analyst position at a bank but received no feedback except an automatic reply that the application was received. A few weeks later I was contacted by a recruitment agency about ...
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4answers
213 views

How to ask a person who is not willing to train me because of fear of demotion to train me?

I recently joined a company as a network engineer. I was trained about systems in the site by the team leader. He didn't train me properly. He kept secrets which he should not have, like log-ins and ...
1
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3answers
84 views

What differentiates a manager from a team leader? [on hold]

What differentiates a manager from a team leader (TL)? What is expected of a manager as opposed to a team leader?
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0answers
81 views

Other colleagues work remotely but I am not allowed to [on hold]

My company has 2 workers in Ukraine working 100% remotely and they have never even met these guys before. It doesn't seem to be an issue. I just came back from maternity leave and I asked to work a ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

Management too-hands off and workplace is chaotic [on hold]

Management in this company is almost non-existent. There are no procedures or processes and everything is up in the air. When new people starts there is no orientation process or training at all. ...
5
votes
3answers
402 views

How do I stop awkward questions after maternity leave?

I went on maternity leave for 3 months with my first baby. I know I'm entitled to a year off but at only 50% of your pay with no top-ups and being the breadwinner makes that an impossible dream. I ...
1
vote
7answers
511 views

Cultural clash in the office - artists and engineer struggling to understand each other [on hold]

I work as a software developer and the artists at work always get very defensive and nervous when they work with us. We don't think we look down on them at all, however they become quite upset when ...
3
votes
4answers
145 views
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How to make cover letter company specific when the job field is rarely related to the company activity?

It is well-known that cover letter should demonstrate interest to the targeted company: "simply put, no the point of a cover letter is to articulate why you will be valuable to my company and how. ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Should I ask why a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn?

About a week ago a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn. He never sent me a message, which I thought was odd, since usually recruiters connect and send a message asking if I'm interested in ...
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votes
1answer
57 views

B.Sc. CS and then MSc in Business Management and then a MBA - advantageous? [on hold]

I'm currently doing a Dual Study. I's a German concept where you are 3 month at the university and then 3 month working full-time at the company in different positions which you can choose by your ...
3
votes
4answers
686 views

Should I be honest about why I quit a job I really liked?

I took a job directly out of school 18 months ago with an employer I'd done an internship with and because we had mutual "good feelings" about each other. When I was offered the position, the salary ...
16
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
471 views

Disturbed frequently during interview. How can I deal with it?

I have applied for senior developer position in a small organization. My resume was shortlisted and I got an interview call. After the interview started, it was disturbed multiple times. The ...

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