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13 views

Is this a bad resume for a banking job?

Is my attached resume bad for applying for a bank job? Probably a bank teller. I've only worked in the food industry since I have started working (I'm 20). Is there anything i can add to make my ...
0
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1answer
28 views

what to do when a you next employer ask you about your previous employer's contacts?

I hate working in my company, the managers were really stressful and the environment was really dark so i had some problems with them: once the manager started yelling at me for no reason, the ...
0
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2answers
96 views

Human Resources breach of confidentiality?

I was discussing my future at my company with our HR head. I'm currently an intern/ executive administrative assistant and was trying to determine if there was possibility to move up in the company. I ...
16
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3answers
1k views

Refusing to travel

I have been working at my company very happily for 2 years now as a software developer. However recently I started getting requests from company to travel to different cities. I usually have to ...
1
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1answer
60 views

How do background checks verify employment?

I heard companies usually outsource background checks to other companies. I also heard that background checks verify criminal history, education and employment. I know you can find criminal records ...
0
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1answer
38 views

How to express my interest in multiple positions on my cover letter

With most companies I apply to, they allow the applicant to attach one resume and one cover letter. If there is more than one position that I am interest in, which in most cases there are, I say that ...
1
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1answer
114 views

How can I ask for a salary renegotiation without seeming ungrateful?

I'd like to renegotiate my salary at work, but I'm concerned about coming across as ungrateful. My company has done a lot for me, including paying for me to take classes (costing them ~7k) and giving ...
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2answers
112 views

Should contract front-end developers have their own laptops and know how to set up environments? [on hold]

I've been a contract front-end developer in London for over a year now but I spent 9 months with the same company so I've not worked in that many different places. How often are font-end developers ...
2
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6answers
266 views

What career opportunities should I offer to a programmer who doesn't want to get to management position?

There was a question about the ways a programmer can take to grow above programming job (What are possible career transitions for a seasoned software developer?) but I haven't found any information ...
0
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1answer
168 views

When to ask for a raise at new job

My Situation is as follows: After graduating in June I started a new Job in August. When my boss hired me, he just said what my salary would be and that I would (possibly) get a raise some time ...
2
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2answers
112 views

Getting a job back home while abroad

I've been living abroad for a little over 2 years now. I want to return home to the USA but finding a job back in my hometown is somewhat difficult as my wife doesn't want me to move from her country ...
2
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3answers
219 views

Try to negotiate the same salary as other people in same role, after accepting an offer

I got a return offer from a large tech company after I did my internship. I accepted the offer. My friends, who finished their internship two months later than me, got a higher salary and more ...
1
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2answers
116 views

How to represent jobs I was not paid for on applications?

I am an 18 yr old college student who is living with a family(not related in anyway though) who has willingly taken me in due to my difficult circumstances. However, they are economically struggling ...
0
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3answers
145 views

Testing job candidates [on hold]

How to test candidates before interview and during the the recruitment process. I want to test personality, aptitude, attitude, position specific knowledge, coachability, soft skills but not sure how ...
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0answers
38 views

How do I transition from a salaried job to contract / freelancing work? [on hold]

I have plans to quit my job at the end of this year and have the adventure to be a freelancer. I am a software/database developer in an IT company I have a few clients by now that I work in my free ...
2
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2answers
121 views

How should I report delays caused by software slowness to my supervisor?

For the past month, I've been trying to push forward with our group's project. The actual work on the project is complete, and my only task at this time is to finish deploying it to our server. The ...
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0answers
58 views

ALS what are my financial resources [on hold]

My spouse was diagnosed with ALS a year ago. Up to now he was able to stay home alone but in the last month the illness has progressed. I feel that now its very important i stay home. We are ...
0
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1answer
116 views

How to distance myself from a negative colleague in another dept. with whom I have to interact regularly?

As quality officer I have to interact a lot with the business analyst. Things went OK in the beginning when the BA just started in the company (I have been here for 8 years), but later on we become ...
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1answer
174 views

Should an employer force workers to use particular software? [on hold]

Let's say that a company has made years of Word documents or Excel spreadsheets in Windows but one day there is a new worker who is more familiar with say LaTeX, Open Office and Linux. Should the boss ...
30
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13answers
5k views

Should I mention the cost of financial goals when negotiating salary?

In the past, I've received some salary offers that I felt were too low for my experience, my skill set, but also simply too low for possibly achieving basic life goals in the region of the job. A ...
1
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1answer
228 views

Is there any evidence that paywalled job boards provide better results than free versions?

I have a question to those who were recently looking for IT jobs. In addition to free job boards (Dice, Monster, etc.) there are some that require paid membership (for example, Ladders). Do sites ...
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0answers
41 views

How to ask for details to a poorly reviewer? [migrated]

Our company has an Android application online, able to be downloaded. We have a lot of daily downloads and reviews, and we currently have a pretty heavily maintained rate of 4.37/5 On the other hand, ...
0
votes
3answers
351 views

Apologising professionally

At my company we have flexible hours but sometimes, according to a schedule, we have to stay on till late to lock up and switch everything off. I've only done this a few times and normally I switch ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Does one apply to both an intern and entry level job at the same company for the same kind of work?

I'm attending a career fair with several dozen employers. Many of the companies offer entry level jobs and also internships. The description of both of these and their requirements are very similar ...
4
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2answers
235 views

Jumping ship at the end of a contract? [on hold]

Possibly related to How is "abandoning the ship" perceived? I have taken over a lead role on a troubled project 3/4 of the way through the expected development period. I always enjoy a ...
5
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2answers
262 views

What do people in Human Resources / Hiring think about resumes with skill bars?

This question was asked on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com, but I wanted an HR perspective. See the bottom-right of the resume below.
2
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1answer
95 views

Asking for Confirmation of my Upcoming Job Offer

I am currently working a student co-op position at a company. It's like an internship, except I take time off of school to work full-time for the company. This is intended to be three semesters of ...
3
votes
2answers
77 views

How to describe a minimally related consulting position on a resume: Should I list my billable hours percentage?

I am trying to strengthen my resume, and I hear it is important to support job descriptions with hard facts or direct results of one's performance. I am listing my experience as a consultant, which I ...
4
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2answers
593 views

Is it ok to not include phone number on resume?

I have a phone but I very much seldom use it. I prefer the communication through email (which I had already included in my job resume). Is that okay if I don't include a phone number in my job ...
2
votes
3answers
244 views

How to consider a second interview when salary is too low? [on hold]

So, I am in a weird situation. I am currently employed, however the current project I am working on is coming to an end. The current company is promising me a completely different position, however ...
1
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3answers
226 views

I received a job offer, but I was not hired

I received a job offer, but I was not hired. Agency can not get education verification from university and company decided that I am ineligible for hiring. What can I do?
0
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0answers
21 views

Accepting a Job Offer After Recently Getting Another One [duplicate]

Suppose a person recently started working for company X (he has been working there for one month). He then receives a good job offer from company Y. Are there any disadvantages for the person to ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

In most cases, is it bad for a person to quit a job voluntarily? [on hold]

Is it usually a bad decision for a person to quit a job voluntarily? Should the only cases where a person quit is job be if he is laid off or fired? What are some examples of when it is a good idea ...
3
votes
1answer
180 views

How to make leaving a PhD seem like a positive thing on a resume

I have a feeling this question has been posted before, but I wanted to ask as my situation is slightly different. I've recently decided to leave my PhD program in the social sciences in order to look ...
0
votes
2answers
168 views

What can an employee do when the employer does not assign any tasks? [duplicate]

What should an employee do when their manager does not assign any tasks to him/her, although being aware of employee's idle state and dissatisfaction? Can the employee freely entertain himself, given ...
34
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8answers
6k views

Contacted by a Company's Client to do a project - should I inform my company?

I work in a small/medium startup with 9 people total. I have been recently asked by a Company's client, asking me to do a small project to him, outside the company (and Android app, and my company ...
0
votes
3answers
90 views

How can I implement a sales incentive for a helpdesk type sales funnel?

We've got a team of sales people who handle sales in a self-elective manner from a helpdesk funnel. Basically the workflow is as follows: Customer places order Order appears in helpdesk Sales rep ...
0
votes
2answers
93 views

New contracts request asks for references, but left last employer on bad terms?

I'm working as a freelancer. My last job was done remotely, halfway around the planet. That has some major communication issues. This combined with with other issues in the workplace led to the ...
2
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2answers
257 views

How to say that I have attended big competitions and get no result?

In the Activities field, I decide to write down two volunteer jobs and two competitions I have attended. For the volunteer jobs, it's easier to say because I don't lose or win anything; the result ...
8
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1answer
205 views

How can I stop my union from dealing with political issues I (and others) disagree with?

My workplace is unionized and even if you don't join the union a portion of your pay is still deducted to pay for the union's role in negotiating your contract. The union recently has been getting ...
5
votes
4answers
425 views

I went for an interview and felt the company wasn't for me. Should I reject the second interview? [on hold]

I went for an interview recently and after visiting the place, there are a few things that made me feel I didn't fit in (somewhat related to this question). They told me that if I passed my first ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Interviewing for a grad role at a company you already interned for

I was offered at grad position at a company I interned for 2 summers ago, but due to the fact I decided to take a year and do some research a university in the US, for this reason I had to turn down ...
3
votes
5answers
298 views

Will spending too much time on non-programming tasks hurt my career? [on hold]

I recently started working at a small financial company as a software developer. I chose the company because of the technology stack, the freedom to use new technologies and frameworks to solve ...
0
votes
3answers
325 views

Subordinate had conversations with my boss- should I have been told?

I am a C level manager whose direct report, a senior manager, went to my boss to complain I was over managing him. Through several meetings it was determined my report was at fault for not taking ...
0
votes
3answers
155 views

Can workers be expected to share fleece jackets without laundering between users? [on hold]

My workplace has over 15 people doing the same job. It can be a very cold environment. The management has provided 3 fleece jackets and expects the staff to use these when on duty, without laundering ...
4
votes
1answer
210 views

How can I explain quitting my job because my boss lied in order to put me on probation? [on hold]

I'd been with this large organization for almost 24 years. I had been at this location almost 9 years. Three years ago, the Program Director took over direct supervision of both support staff, which ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

How do I tell my boss I am moving to a different organization? [duplicate]

I always wanted to do a kind of job I found a year back. But due to organizational changes, the entire team moved to a different project and I don't find the current work challenging and hence it is ...
5
votes
4answers
184 views

How do I motivate slackers (who are not on my team) to work?

I worked at the IT department of a company. This IT department hires 3 university students every 8 months. When I was working, one of the students (sat in the cubicle behind me) used to slack quite a ...
14
votes
5answers
677 views

Is it OK to have a “Looking to Avoid” section on a resume?

If I have a strongly held conviction that it is always important to use the most cost-effective tool to solve a given problem, and I know a list of certain tools that represent deal-breakers to me ...
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votes
1answer
128 views

How much is workplace aesthetics important? [on hold]

I previously worked at a place where we had to work in cubicles. I didn't like that place very much and left within 3 months. Now I work at a place where they have very spacious rooms with good ...

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