Questions relating to advancing one's career; this could include questions about promotions and training or looking for a job outside of the current company

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Need Career Advice in IT [on hold]

I am 10yrs experienced working in technologies Informatica, Oracle and Unix. l There are lots of other technologies like Big Data, AWS ,Hadoop , Data Mining etc.. that i am interested to learn. Can ...
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Where and/or how to conduct a mid-life skills assessment and identify areas of ignorance? [on hold]

I don't have a post secondary education, having left high school in grade 11. However having worked alongside with, directed, and trained a number of graduate students I know the skills I've gained in ...
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How to avoid freezing point in my career [closed]

I have been working in Software Development since the last 5 years. I had started my career with a small software house, where I have worked for 4 years and 6 months. This company provided me lots of ...
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Job re-opened multiple times, Can I do anything? [duplicate]

So I applied for a position I am very interested in about 3 months ago. Job closed and I got an interview. Interview went well but the hiring manager said there was a candidate that was just a ...
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Are MOOC certifications a viable replacement for college education requirements? [closed]

There's various MOOCs such as Coursera, edX and Udacity making all sorts of claims about how valuable their certifications are. They often use the names of big universities to give them some ...
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HR made me feel uncomfortable about negotiating salary [closed]

HR felt like a bully after asking for more compensation by saying "Others that have applied would take this job for a way lesser salary than what you are asking" and made the situation uncomfortable ...
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Should i stay or leave my current job, if my salary is too low for my responsibility? [closed]

I am a developer in outsouring company, i see myself a talen developer(my manager see too, he have spoken with me) I leaded 2 small project, my customer feedback very good about our code. My target ...
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Transferring to a remote office [closed]

I work as a student (and have done so for three years) in a small research lab which is part of a larger international company. I work on a project that is owned by a different office, and our local ...
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Does the recruiter takes into consideration if I'm an entrant or a beginner?

I really need a job - no big surprise; I'm not the only one. My knowledge is imperfect, though, meaning that either because of the lack of practice or because I wasn't even dealing with certain topics,...
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Overcoming weak area in a interview [duplicate]

In interviews, many companies want you to be a guru of something, while in software industry knowing one thing is not considered good, whereas someone who is fullstack is considered good. While this ...
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Temp-to-Perm Question [closed]

Ok.. so let's start with the fact that the staffing agency I work for is an unusual one. They told me when in a temp-to-perm position, like I am in now, that they keep you as a temporary employee ...
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Tech lead position in a new company - Not enough experience

I was recently interviewed in a multi-national company for the post of senior software engineer. I got through the interview process and selected for the post. However, upon receiving the offer letter,...
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Job satisfaction vs career advancement [closed]

I’m getting my degree in computer science and have tested out several different positions in companies through the co-op program. It’s been my observation that I like support or help desk related work....
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How soon should I communicate to my employer I am looking into pursuing a doctorate? [duplicate]

I'm working as a software developer in a company doing product R&D consulting. I've been here for 10 months and it's my first full-time job after graduating with a Masters last year. For various ...
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Help Finding Resources for a Career Mentor (WP/Web Development) [closed]

I am a junior-level WordPress/web developer in Northeast Massachusetts who is in some desperate need of some career guidance and mentorship. Where can I find a resource to help me find a ...
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Boss is expressing concern about my happiness at work

I work in tech at a medium-sized company. My team is in the middle of a very frustrating project. The project has been emotionally draining and the end keeps slipping further into the future. In the ...
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Advice to get my foot in the door as a software developer

Im a recent computer sciences graduate. I picked up an IT job as soon as I got out of university because I needed a job. However its now been around 6 months and Im starting to feel like I need to ...
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Should I just wait for interesting challenges?

A year ago I turned my programming hobby to salary-making job. For about 8 months I was still learning lot of new things, but now I feel like I legitimately grasped all concepts applicable at my ...
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The sales team are not selling enough, I am not sure if I should leave [closed]

Currently working in a small start up as an Agile project manager. Current situation: My team (dev team and I) are very consistent, we are working on one product and every week we are continuously ...
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Juggling two jobs with different pay [closed]

I currently have two zero-hour contracts with different employers and different salaries. Let's say for the sake of simplicity, employer A pays 20$ and employer B pays 30$. The problem is, employer A ...
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I don't feel that my current role is a great fit. How should I bring up my desire to change in an industry that is currently in a downturn?

I'm currently a mechanical engineer in one of the very large oil & gas companies. Because of the price of oil, there have been massive layoffs recently. I survived the latest round of layoffs ...
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339 views

Does not having a degree hinder career development [closed]

I'm curious to know if there is any cons of not having a degree if you are already in the IT industry. If you have lets say three four years working in IT as a Systems Admin, Programmer, or a ...
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Should I tell an employee she's sabotaging herself, two weeks before I leave my job?

I am currently the manager of a team of 15 people. In two weeks' time I will leave this job for a totally different one, in a different sector and a neighbouring city. At my current job, I have one ...
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How to grow yourself when your task is not specific? [closed]

I have been working on different tasks chosen by myself as a specific task is not allocated. I am free to choose tasks. Due to lack of a specific job task and needing to work on different tasks I find ...
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Appropriate way for learning about career path? [closed]

What is the proper way of asking HR about the career path/development opportunities regarding a position you've been offered? Here's how I'm thinking of wording my question: Hi XXX, Could you ...
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Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? [closed]

Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? It will be good for a programmer or not? Please guide me
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how to prepare a negotiation with my boss as I want a lateral movement

I started in my current job 6 years ago. First as software developer then I changed to part time system administrator and time later I became FTE system administrator. In total, as of lately, I spent ...
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Asking about probation period

In a software development company I was told they have three month probation period. I am curious if it is ok if I ask the manager what they expect during this probation period and how likely a ...
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We were working on a project for a month. How do i start talking about money?

Scenario: Me and my friend (i'm 15 and my friend is 16 years old) were at hacker games contest!(basically an event where you have 48 hours to create software/game and present it to the public). After ...
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How to be an effective job shadow host? (Software Engineering specific) [closed]

So I just found out that I'll be hosting a high school student who is interested in software tomorrow. I take this stuff rather seriously - I remember being that age, being told to suddenly make ...
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What do you do if you're not a good programmer? [closed]

What do you do if you're not a good programmer? I'm a 25 year old female who was just fired from my 2nd programming job for not being able to improve fast enough. I did the usual career path, ...
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How to say that the technical exercise is hard without proper training

I have applied for a job and I have been selected as one of the top candidates that have passed for the initial interview. After all the process, We are only two left best candidates and we are ...
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Dealing with a slow growth curve in improving automation skills and how that affects ones career [closed]

I have been working as a QA since almost ~5 years now. While I am one of the senior QA in my team, and have brought in other quality aspects to the table, my automation skills are still "beginner". ...
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How do I stop being seen as a rookie with something that I am quite knowledgeable in? And treated as such?

I have been working in an agile environment for the past year and a half (PHP, Java). Before that I was an apprentice with the company I work for, for a long while where I learnt how to make websites (...
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How to approach leaving a company within 3 months? [closed]

I joined a startup almost 2 months back. Before this I was a partner in another startup where I worked for around 4-5 months but things didn't work out for me there and I started hunting for a job. ...
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.NET developer CV issue

We know things like ADO.NET and Winforms are part of .NET. Now, how do you classify these technologies when it comes to CV : 1) e.g. do you just write knowledge of .NET and let them figure out what ...
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Re-negotiating a raise after informally accepting

Here's some background: I'm currently a junior developer at my company. I started as an intern and was promoted during a time in which the company lost two senior developers unexpectedly. When I was ...
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Internal Recruitment Policy [closed]

So our company has an internal recruitment policy, namely that... All roles will, from now on, be advertised internally and externally for a minimum of 2 weeks. Recently (24th February) a job ...
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How to deal with strongheadedness [closed]

There are some people that I work with that are very stubborn and opinionated. Usually when discussing they dismiss what I am trying to say before I even get a chance to finish my point. Usually I ...
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Taking holiday 2 weeks into new job to develop skills [closed]

I just joined a organisation two weeks ago and I am already feeling stressed as work is too tough, and I might lack the needed skills. I see two options: either I quit or I tell my manager I need to ...
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Should I leave my company when I'm the only developer? [closed]

So, I'm currently a intern at the company I work. I've been here for a year. However, I feel like the management doesn't give much value the development team. Currently, I'm the only developer that ...
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What topics should I bring up in my one 1-on-1 with my boss's boss?

Related: What is the purpose of 1-on-1 meetings with your direct leader/boss? On a weekly or sometimes just bi-weekly basis I have a 1-on-1 with my manager. However once a month I have a 1-on-1 with ...
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Would a hack for a competitive video game look good on a resume, or would it call into question my ethics?

I'm considering developing a hack for a competitive multiplayer game and putting it on my resume. Is this a good idea, or would it cause too many questions? Could I avoid this by not distributing or ...
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Breaking into a large organisation from a tech start up background

I am a Digital Product manager and have worked in many tech start ups throughout my career, for my next career move I want to move into a large organisation and work in an environment where there are ...
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Mid level applying as junior [closed]

I have such situation. In general based on my general programming skills I would not call myself junior developer (over 3 years of development experience). But the vacancy I saw now, is about junior C#...
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Listing everything as technical skills

I really can't find a place to research this, and I'd like some professional input. How commonly do you see such organization on a CV: Technical Skills: Java, JavaScript, .Net, XML, J2EE, HTML, TCP/...
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What should I do to make myself marketable for an entry-level position? (Information in text) [closed]

I am a recent college graduate with a BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing, and I am looking to find a job in the education or editorial industry. I have been applying like crazy, even ...
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Access to developer documentation, tools, and other resources has been removed. Yet I am expected to continue work as normal

Short historical summary: I've been programming at my current job for ~ 10 months now, I've setup QA, scheduling, adherence tracking, roster, and data pulling/warehousing/reporting for anything else ...
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How valuable is experience at one of the Big Four for an IT consultant?

The Big Four accounting firms are well-known for their auditing services but many also have a strong IT Consulting component and they're hiring a lot of new developers in my area. As I like to work as ...
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How not to get sucked into a game of 3 managers?

I got into a tricky situation at the office. First, let me explain the people's chain: Me -> Manager A (my direct almost-ex-boss) -> Manager B (my manager's manager) -> Manager C (boss of the other ...