3
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4answers
286 views

Do non-career high school jobs look bad on a resume?

I'm a software developer who has worked professionally for 2.5 years (5 years total experience). During my senior year of high school and a while after, I was programming for a company as an intern ...
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1answer
29 views

Is it better to ask or not send a thank you?

Recently, a friend had a Skype interview where they, unfortunately, did not catch the interviewer's name, though it was mentioned once at the beginning of the interview. The area is medicine, and ...
0
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1answer
52 views

How to follow up after interview when some interviewers did not show?

I just completed an interview for an entry level job. Some members of the panel originally scheduled to participate did not show. These people are VP managerial level or above. I know following up ...
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2answers
56 views

Is my employer allowed to force me to leave work before the end of my shift? [on hold]

If my schedule is posted in advance is my employer allowed to force me to leave before the end of my shift?
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1answer
31 views

Evaluating the success of a panel interview

I just completed a panel interview for an entry level financial position with a major financial institution. Please see this linked question: panel interview with multiple management. How can I ...
2
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2answers
90 views

How to omit salary history - and is it ever REALLY required?

I know that there are lots of questions about salary disclosure, but my question isn't the why but the how. It's in the employer's best interest to receive salary information so they can save money, ...
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2answers
75 views

How to handle being asked to come back to a company previously worked at

I was recently called by my former boss from a company that I previously worked at several years ago, and the short version is that they want to hire me back. While I left on good terms, I did not ...
0
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2answers
109 views

How to move into a development career with no formal programming education, but lots of informal experience [on hold]

I am becoming extremely frustrated and I don't know if my current situation is common or if I am doing something wrong. A little on my background: I am a technical person by nature. I moonlighted on ...
0
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1answer
58 views

What to do if the hiring manager stops replying?

I was told I'd get an offer by 10th. Then I made a call to my hiring manager on 12th, which he didn't pickup. I left a voicemail, and he has my number because we've worked together before, but it's ...
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1answer
95 views

How to handle depression? [on hold]

Hi i work as a php developer in a software company.. I dont get any challenging projects.I worry daily that my dream of getting in a good MNC company will get shattered.So i getget depressed day by ...
3
votes
4answers
956 views

How to deal with very variable lunch times and lunch room used for conferencing?

Situation I'm working at a startup (8 people, 4 sales/4 tech) in an open office setting. Lunch times always used to be from 12:30 to 1:30. We have a glass box room with a large rectangular table used ...
0
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0answers
61 views

My relieving letter and FNF settlement have different dates - does it matter? [on hold]

At my last company, I had told the management about my decision to quit on date X, after which they asked me to take leave for 10-15 days. I came back and reconfirmed my resignation on date Y. Since I ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

What is an incentive bonus?

I am currently filling out an application and one of the questions asks me for my "current incentive bonus". I don't know how to answer that question because I don't know what it is. The application ...
0
votes
2answers
137 views

How to communicate with boss that I enjoy the work but dissatisfied with treatment [on hold]

I work in a small team with a direct administrative supervisor. I often work on multiple simultaneous projects with different project directors, but it is my admin supervisor who manages my workload. ...
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votes
1answer
122 views

Hair Test Paranoid! [on hold]

I had an interview in march , everything went well with the interview at the end they asked me to pee in a cup. Which i did, did not hear back for months...and then they contact me for another ...
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votes
0answers
28 views

Writing an email reminding employees to inform management in advance for customer visitation [on hold]

I want to write an email to remind all employees to inform management in advance for customer visitation. Kindly advise me on how to go about the email.
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2answers
70 views

How Should One Write Certifications on His Resume?

If one completed a certification program, and he keeps it through the years by 1) paying a membership fee or 2) taking the course again when required (around every year or so), how should he write the ...
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3answers
173 views

Christmas party slap [on hold]

A work colleague brought her partner to a recent Xmas party and early in the evening he called me an offensive name. I asked him to repeat what he had said, and again he called me the name. I was ...
-4
votes
2answers
86 views

Answering Technical interview problems: To what lengths? [on hold]

One of the problems that I have always been pondering about is how to go about solving technical interview problems. For example, suppose I was asked, at an interview: Given an array of integers, ...
4
votes
2answers
132 views

Proposal used a request for bid

OK, shame on me twice. My expertise is in a narrow field that found me rather than I found it. But it pays the bills. In my field I deal with large complex systems. Not once, but twice, an (ex) ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

How to deal with former co-worker adding his name to a website I originally developed? [on hold]

I used to work part-time at a company developing their e-commerce website, under the "supervision" of another employee who is significantly older than I am (I'm a university student and that was not ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Differences in Interview questions when interviewing with different management levels [on hold]

Following along : This Question, I have researched my panel interviewers on the company website as well as on LinkedIn. I am interviewing for a entry level position with a financial institution. Two ...
17
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5answers
4k views

Should I mention an interesting but failed task in my resume as an achievement?

I recently implemented a very interesting feature - centralized logging system with the help of Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana. But after a few days I had to revert it, remove from the project, ...
4
votes
5answers
280 views

How to diffuse misunderstandings and rumors about me in the work place?

I am working for a US-based consulting firm. They have employed me at their client location based on corp to corp contracts. My employer is vendor to client. I have to report to a manager on the ...
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0answers
109 views
-2
votes
1answer
56 views

One column or two column resumes [on hold]

I will be applying for graduate student internships for summer 2015, and I am interested in making a good quality resume. I am planning to use latex to typeset it. Most companies, such as JP Morgan, ...
11
votes
3answers
284 views

Overloaded, delegated work, now accused of “offloading” my responsibilities. How to address criticism?

I am a relatively new manager in a highly matrix'd organization (multiple managers/accountabilities per person) and over the past six months my own functional team has been chronically suffering from ...
-1
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0answers
56 views

Payment liabilities to employees volunteering time / work [on hold]

I have some employees who arrive early and / or stay late because of transportation / commute problems. They insist on working because they do not like sitting around and claim they are willing to ...
0
votes
5answers
152 views

Submitting resume in microsoft word doc format or a pdf generated by Latex? [duplicate]

I am a graduate student and am planning to apply for an internship for Summer 2015. After looking at the websites of various companies offering internships, the most common file-formats acceptable ...
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7answers
200 views

Is it acceptable or effective behavior to not document your code to keep your job as a programmer? [on hold]

Just imagine the hassle of hiring a new programmer, that will have to work through files and files of poorly written code, without any single line of documentation.
1
vote
2answers
89 views

Switching to another department in same company in early career [duplicate]

This is my very first job after a long education, and I've been doing it for a few months now. The department I work in now is not a bad one; in fact, I like it. But now, another position in my ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

Benefits of Senior/Lead level positions and Business Case examples [on hold]

I've been tasked with creating a Business Case to add Senior or Lead positions to our department which sounds easy enough, but I have a few hurdles. I do not have access to a good chunk of our ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

Can I greet my boss with “Hey, boss” [on hold]

I mean, I just want to make the conversation more friendly, so sometimes I greet my boss with "Hey boss" or "thanks, boss". Is it ok?
0
votes
3answers
76 views

Job offer contingent on continuing education [on hold]

Do situations exist where a position is offered but is contingent on the applicant continuing education (Masters or other)? If not contingent, how is the pursuit of an advanced degree usually handled ...
-1
votes
1answer
124 views

Should I mention on my CV that I want to get a buy-to-let house?

I am changing careers and therefore will be starting from the bottom again. The new job I am applying for will be in a business call center for a bank and I am hoping to work my way up again. A goal ...
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votes
1answer
61 views

IntelliJ personal developer license. Can I use for developing for another company? (complicated) [on hold]

my case is following: I am a developer (D), I bought IntelliJ Personal license. I am also self employed (SE), but I bought license for me, personal. Is it legal to use this license when I am writing ...
3
votes
3answers
171 views

How to resolve an issue with air conditioning at work? [on hold]

At work, the air conditioning grid is quite noisy (55 Db), too much air pressure. I asked to solve this to the technician but he told me there was not a solution since he cannot control air pressure. ...
2
votes
2answers
212 views

Is it normal to shake hands with co-workers at office events? [on hold]

I may be socially awkward/ignorant here, but is it normal for coworkers, who work with one another every single day, to shake hands to say hi/bye at company events? To give one instance, a group of ...
-1
votes
2answers
117 views

How does at will employment work in the context of a (demanding) entry-level position?

This article seems to summarize well the implications of at will employment: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/employment-at-will-definition-30022.html I am a recent graduate and the majority of ...
2
votes
2answers
85 views

Suggestions for handling a panel interview - special considerations

I have a panel interview for an entry level position with a financial institution at the end of the week. Aside from the usual preparations such as the following: Researching the company and the ...
8
votes
5answers
469 views

Is it a good idea to tell my programmer colleagues that I actually code for fun? [on hold]

I'm part of a small software development team. It happens that one of my greatest hobbies is actually, software development. In my free time, I enjoy contributing to several open source projects.When ...
3
votes
2answers
211 views

How to deal with a manager who stonewalls me? [on hold]

Let me first say that I have read How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails . This has some great information, but my problem has gone a step further. Let me first clarify that I have two ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

how do I get my relieving letter in this situation? [duplicate]

I quit my job in the month of march (unofficially) due to personal reasons and I was ready to serve my notice period but my manager told me that if I quit at that particular time the attrition rate ...
6
votes
1answer
133 views

Duration of Notice Period in the US and in the rest of the world [on hold]

Out of curiosity, I read some of the threads here and what really suprised me were the discussions about the notice periods of only one or two weeks. I'm from germany and so far, I always had notice ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

Salary Negotations

I am fairly new to the concept of yearly wages verse a hourly rate. Or when it is appropriate to ask for more money. Here is my situation. I was working at a startup company for a year making less ...
-1
votes
0answers
82 views

Not Received Salary from Last 3 Months & Terminated without Notice - Sales & Marketing professional [on hold]

i m a Sales & Marketing professional working In Hyderabad, India Based Laboratory From one year. Company People Not paid me my Salary of last three months Neither given me appointment latter ...
2
votes
3answers
136 views

Is it OK to contact the hiring manager of a company that asks for an interview?

I was recently asked for an interview (this past Friday) after submitting my resume to a job portal for some company. I got back to the HR with my availability, but she hadn't emailed me back even ...
21
votes
2answers
4k views

Two Weeks Notice During Holiday Vacation

I may be getting a new job, but I'm concerned about when exactly to put in my two weeks notice. Here's how the vacation works for both companies: Current job Holiday Vacation: December 23 - ...
7
votes
1answer
183 views

Can prospective employers generally find out if a candidate was fired for cause?

In the US it's pretty common for prospective employers to contact a candidate's previous employers to verify employment (dates and job title, at least). In the US, lawsuits are common enough that ...
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votes
0answers
129 views

Happy hours at work , How can a company justify happy hours in the office on week days? [on hold]

Is it a normal practice these days at software companies?

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