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New seating arrangement - male got a cube, female got the bench

I am female. I was hired at exactly the same time another employee who is a man (and we started on the same day). I have significantly more experience than he does. We are in the same general group ...
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2answers
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I am a software contractor and I had to be hospitalized for several days for a mental health condition, now I might lose my job

Basically, past Sunday night I informed my manager via e-mail that I was admitting myself to the hospital. I'd rather not say the exact symptoms but I was not thinking correctly or safely. I have ...
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2answers
53 views

Graduation year on resume for older candidate

I wouldn't say I'm old, but I'll certainly be getting there soon enough. I was reviewing my resume today, is there ever a point where a job candidate should not list their college years or graduation ...
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0answers
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Job at CompanyX or CompanyZ [on hold]

I have currently 2 offers for a Scala developer position, one from CompanyX and the other one from CompanyZ and I don't know which one to choose. CompanyZ is paying better and have more startup ...
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8answers
757 views

How to get over long (5 year) unemployment rut in software development?

I graduated 2009, Bachelors of Computer Information Systems, minor in Math, in western Canada. That's all my local University offered and I rationalized the minor helped even me out against Comp Sci ...
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3answers
140 views

Date of employment: what to do with last month?

What should I do with the last month of my contract. Put the current month in which I ceased the activity, or put the next month? For instance, if I worked from Sep 1 to Oct 31, should I put Sep - ...
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2answers
59 views

Should I contact my short-term work recruiter when the client wants to hire me?

I just started a short-term contract freelance development position at a startup, and I got the position through a recruiter. There was a verbal agreement where the position would last about 2-3 ...
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4answers
144 views

What to do when I can't work with a colleague

I have a major personality clash with one of my colleagues. We both get along pretty well with the rest of the team, but we both have strong opinions and disagree frequently. The problem has been ...
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2answers
179 views

How to explain to my team why they shouldn't interfere when other managers or teams talk to me?

If a supervisor, another teams' manager or a different team member comes to my desk/area and asks questions or wants to discuss an issue, some of my more enthusiastic team members jump in and start ...
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1answer
76 views

Is negotiating a severance package that includes my signing a NDA OK?

I've worked for my company for just under 10 years and until about the last year I would say it has always been pleasant and all levels of management have been open. Over the last few years the ...
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3answers
184 views

Should I quit my job if the company needs me more than ever? [on hold]

I am a software and database developer in a small team. We used to be four of us in the team (four and my boss). I had plans to find another job at the beginning of 2015, I'm thinking about this ...
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1answer
55 views

Best way to display added responsibilities in same company on resume

I've been working for a small company for 1.5 years as a Software Developer. Recently the Technical Writer was let go and I was asked to take on his responsibilities on top of my current duties. Being ...
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1answer
232 views

Why would a recruiter acted surprised after learning I was OK with the salary?

I was contacted by an employer who saw my resume from a career fair. The recruiter called me to see if I was still looking for full time employment. After calling back the employer (different ...
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2answers
29 views

Looking to advance career by increasing product revenue. Looking for tips on how [on hold]

I have just started a new job at my company. It is in a group of older, way more experienced engineers. Our product is about 10 years old, and is reaching legacy status here at the company. It is in ...
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1answer
131 views

Probation period - are they stringing me on? [on hold]

I'm a UK employee with a probation period of 6 months. My employer extended it by 3 months (which they are legally entitled to do). My problem is is that they are giving me mixed messages. On one ...
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1answer
145 views

Protections against a boss that appears to have it out for you? [on hold]

My previous manager was let go because he was not very business savvy. He signed contracts that lost money and was not very hands on. I now have a new boss and she is just over the top. Let me ...
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4answers
120 views

Including High School work experience in graduate Resume/CV?

Back in year 10 of (UK) high-school I carried out "work experience" as part of my schools curriculum. I worked for my uncles electrical Services company as an electrician's assistant. This was back in ...
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2answers
74 views

How to improve my chances of breaking into the grad market?

I'm just about to complete my bachelor of electrical engineering in Australia and was unsuccessful in gaining graduate employment. All I'm looking for is to break into the job market somewhere above ...
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6answers
3k views

How can I complain against someone when my evidence was obtained from an unethical source?

A part of my IT job I take upon myself is to sieve through outgoing employee emails to remove confidential and personal information before handing over the account to the succeeding person. One ...
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3answers
215 views

After paid internship ends, employer keeps asking for help - how to ask for compensation/say no?

After I finished my paid internship for the summer, my supervisor keeps asking me to help with small tasks here and there, but it'll end up becoming a lot of time. I don't want to burn bridges, but I ...
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2answers
291 views

How can I deal with an employee that always arrives late?

I supervise a group of 5 employees and one of them is consistently late like 20 to 30 minutes. We are expected to arrive at 8am and don't have the option of working late to make up coming in late. I ...
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3answers
87 views

Should I ask an HR representative about timeframe for next round due to another offer?

I had the interview process going on for about a month with co. 'A'. Meanwhile, I had a telephonic HR round with another bigger firm 'B', offering a much better opening on Monday. on Tuesday, 'A' made ...
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2answers
217 views

How to re-apply to a company after rejecting a job interview?

I've rejected a job interview offer where I think that the position they offer is not suitable for me. In the future, if I want to move to their company, how long should I wait before re-applying? ...
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0answers
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Who should a great PM prefer: a multi-skill or single skill engineer? [on hold]

I'm working in the SUPPORT team for a Card Processing product on banking. The team has 3 main roles: Oracle Dev (for back-office) C Dev (for front-end) Java Dev (for web) My position is Senior ...
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0answers
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Salary negotiation for Business/ERP Analyst [on hold]

at my current job I have a dynamic role in which most of my work load goes into managing ERP requirements ad hoc. I will be interviewing for a "Business Analyst" role with an ERP software company ...
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1answer
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Required notice for a contractor in Australia

As a labour hire contractor, my employment is covered by a contract. The contract specifies that I can be dismissed at any time for any - or no - reason, without notice, but I am "requested" to ...
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0answers
41 views

How can a Masters graduate in mathematics look for a job in big data? [on hold]

I am a Masters student studying mathematics with research emphasis in mathematical epidemiology (the modeling of infectious diseases). I am at a sub-200 rank school. I will be publishing soon with a ...
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2answers
218 views

What Do I Do When I Have Grammatical Mistakes And It Is Too Late To Fix Them

My girlfriend (SO from this point forward) is working on a pilot project that is designed to help young start-up companies understand more about technology and how they can use it to better their ...
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1answer
140 views

I graduated mid-intership, and now my stay has been extended. Should I ask for a payrise?

I am currently working as an engineering intern at a small power station. Originally, I was planning to stay here for 3 months to complete the work experience requirements of my degree and now that ...
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1answer
56 views

Letters of Recommendation

Is it a good idea to include a letter of recommendation in addition to a resume when sending an email in response to a job opening?
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4answers
160 views

How to be more assertive within a senior team

I've been working as a "Software Engineer" at a large, well-known tech company in the Valley for over a year and a half now. Previous to this, I've worked at another company straight out of college ...
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1answer
81 views

For computer engineering student how useful are certifications? [on hold]

Right now I'm taking a practical course which will provide me a specific certificate for a specific skillset. Before taking it I asked a certain person from my university who just graduated and was ...
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13answers
8k views

How to deal with a team member consistently showing up late

For a long time I was the only developer at my company. Last year, we hired two more entry level devs. I have no management experience or training and very few managerial duties, but by virtue of my ...
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1answer
65 views

Help To correct a cover Letter [on hold]

I'm not anglophone persone and I got good skill in communication in english but unfortunaly not in writing so I need your help to correct me this cover letter : I am writing to express my keen ...
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5answers
452 views

Responding to “Why are you the best person for this job” type questions

Note: In somewhat the same vein as this question. I recently landed a new job, but I was asked during the interview "Why do you think you're the best person for the job?" and they mentioned that this ...
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0answers
137 views

No increment after 1.3 years also, can i quit now [on hold]

i have been working here from past 2.3 years. i got increment after one year. now they were not ready to give increment as they were in loses. Can i quit now, i don't like this company as there are ...
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1answer
178 views

Sending “thank you” letter to the hiring manager

I applied to a position and I was scheduled to conduct a phone interview with two individuals - the manager and someone who works for the manager. But when I received the call, the individual who ...
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5answers
362 views

Being asked to do work “on your own time”

Is it ethical for a manager/supervisor to ask you to do some task that they consider menial or trivial on your own time? For example, when a software developer starts a new position, they need to set ...
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3answers
411 views

Accepted job below advertised salary, use job posting to negotiate a raise

I accepted a job at a small software company as a software developer. The job posting stated the salary was between 40k and 50k depending on experience. After the interview I received a call and an ...
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3answers
301 views

How do I explain having to leave my last job because employer was asking me to do something illegal?

At my last job, which I loved for the first several years, the company I worked for started to have financial issues. As a result, they decided that cutting corners by committing fraud was the way to ...
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2answers
279 views

What sort of projects would attract attention in a code portfolio?

So, I'm considering going out job hunting again, and I've read it's always good to have a portfolio of your work handy. Unfortunately, the results of my work are rather boring to most people (An ...
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2answers
144 views

LinkedIn Profile With Respect To Past Employment

I have been at my current company as a software engineer for the past three years. However, after graduating from college and before starting my current job, I had three different jobs within a ...
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9answers
4k views

Do people need to be positive to be promoted?

I am a software engineer by trade. I am good at my job. I get universally good reviews. I have lead two teams (at two different companies). Both were successful - delivering our product on time, with ...
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3answers
443 views

Boss changes his mind, doesn't tell me, gets offended when i go with original plan

So, I work in a three man office, just me, the boss, and the lead developer. I'm the grunt of the office, usually my duties involve "Copy this!", "Fax that!", and "Pick up lunch!". I occasionally get ...
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0answers
55 views

job duties and pay [on hold]

My title is a registration clerk. When I first started for the employer I'm at now which is a hospital we never collected copays. WE are now collecting copays and we have to call the insurance company ...
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9answers
6k views

How to react to HR's mandate of work week hours? [on hold]

When the HR was giving the induction presentation around three months back for the post of trainee at a Software company to me, I explicitly asked them what are the timings? HR: We bill our clients ...
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1answer
181 views

Should one always mention numbers/percents for algorithm results in an interview/cover letter?

If I am referring to my implementation / use of a machine learning algorithm for some task that is relevant to the job, should I always be ready to give information about the performance of the ...
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1answer
185 views

How to prepare for a cultural interview and how does it different from behavioral

I have the following situation: I am in the last stage of the interview as a software developer. As a part of a interview process I have to go through a behavior and cultural interview (I already ...
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2answers
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My company will define specialization groups and I'm scared of it [on hold]

I'm a Junior Software Developer in a company that's relatively famous in my region. I started in January and this is my first real job after the University (I own a Master's Degree in Computer ...
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1answer
115 views

How long should I wait before following up if I'm stalled until a response?

I sent an email to my coworker asking about a problem I was having, to clarify if it was a problem with a test I wrote or a bug in the code. I got a response saying it might be related to what he's ...

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