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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A “Software Developer” or a “UX Engineer” ? seeking for career advice [on hold]

I am a fresh graduate in Computer Science, currently working as an Associate Software Engineer. I am interested in coding and technology, and I enjoy programming. During my final years in the ...
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Keep Getting Assigned Failed Projects [on hold]

I am with my current firm 6 years (have been in software for 30 total). The last four projects I have received (over a two year period) have shared a consistent pattern: they were originally someone ...
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Categorizing programming language familiarity on a CV/Resume? [duplicate]

I have this problem as a student where I know I'm not an expert in any language yet but I want to show I'm competent with some. I tried this categorization but I'm not sure it's the best approach to ...
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Career Advice: Should I leave my current team or wait for promotion? [closed]

I have been working for this company for about 11 months now. Everything is going well, however feel undervalued with regards to my salary. About 4 months ago I was passed up for a position with a ...
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Do employers look at quitting a job in order to shift career paths to be a developer good or bad? [on hold]

I want to give a quick timeline to help everyone understand where I am at in my career: 2010 - Graduated with Psychology degree (bad idea) 2011 - Worked at a company for 2 years as software ...
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Will your past job experience limit your future career opportunities? [closed]

Let's say you've decided to move into a non-legal career after years of working as an assistant in a law firm. How will the hypothetical employer evaluate your application on the ground that you lack ...
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What to do when a new employee makes basic spelling and grammar mistakes?

The company my other half works for has recently employed a new admin assistant, but she is constantly making basic spelling and grammar mistakes. A few examples would be which/witch, your/you're, ...
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Does a secretarial position provide management experience? [closed]

I currently have a economic analyst position where I am responsible for statistical analysis and proposal writing. Due to family reason, I am considering a program coordinator position at a ...
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How can I change my career path from finance to Web or App development [closed]

I have 7 years of experience in investment banking and a degree in Bachelor of Arts. I'm at the stage in my life were I would like to start a family, move away from the city, and work from home/ ...
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Applying for a company whose offer I declined a few years ago

A couple of years ago, I got an offer for a low-salary internship at a company. I declined for various reasons (not only because of the low salary), and went another path instead, because at the time ...
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Am I downgraded?

I am a new member in the team, for half of a year. When I joined the team, my boss/director assigned a mentor to me, who is responsible to train me and assign me projects. I reported to the director. ...
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I need career counseling, what are some good free websites or tests? [closed]

My girlfriend has no idea of what she wants to do in life. I have checked countless websites in search for help and I think that what she needs the most is some suggestions on some possible careers. ...
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“Tell me about your accomplishments in your previous role”

I'm a young software developer (2 years in the field). When interviewing, I am often asked to mention recent accomplishments. And to this day I cannot think of more than one example that truly stands ...
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How to ask for a raise on the basis of merit, not another job offer, as the presiding factor? [duplicate]

I've read all of the related questions and a handful are somewhat similar in nature to my situation but there are certain differences that I believe warrant asking a new question. About Me I work ...
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How to ask for designation upgrade

In a software company, how one should ask for designation upgrade. I am working as SSE but doing the role as lead. So I would like to ask for on paper role as team lead. Should I talk to my manager or ...
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Very nervous about my upcoming new programming job [closed]

I have decided to quit my first job as a developer because I was not feeling challenged enough. I recently got a new position as a junior developer. I am a junior, and not very experienced in the ...
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Is it ok to share official evaluation report with your mentor?

I have a mentor that does not work in the same company but is in the same industry. She has been very helpful as a sounding board, in guiding my career, etc. Is it ok to share my personal evaluation ...
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Are promotions worth the sacrifices? [closed]

I am wondering if it'd be preferable to just build a solid CV and get a better job elsewhere, systematically. You do your thing, you build a strong profile and you get a higher level job. My question ...
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Negotiating Multiple Offers as College Student [duplicate]

The Scenario: I will graduate in May. Right now I have good offer with Job A. It makes a good salary in an alright location. I have applied for another job, Job B, and made it past the pre-screen, ...
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Feeling threatened with new coworker joining team who is better than me

I have been working with a team for 2 years now. When I joined I made good improvements in processes and came up with few good ideas that helped us. There is a new team member who will be joining ...
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How to take vacation days within first year without looking like a slacker

So I just got a new job that I really like A LOT, and the vacation policy is quite generous (15 accrued days and 7 floating days). I plan on taking them all next year due to planned outings and music ...
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Is it OK to keep quiet in meetings?

I am a fresher in an IT firm and I work on two different projects, part time on both. I attend several meetings and I don't have any idea if I should talk in the meetings or not. Also, most of the ...
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How to ask for experience without switching jobs? [closed]

I'm a Computer Science major, working as a programmer. I'm also finishing an MBA, and would like to gain some experience in that direction: management/human resources/business development. I've ...
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Transferring to a “lower” position in a different field - how does voluntarily demoting impact my career?

For personal reasons I am looking to make a transfer to an office in a different state. Currently I am a Level 3 engineer, whose definition includes: Degree and typical experience in engineering ...
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Discussing my role within the company with my boss

I started working at this company 5 months ago. I interviewed, and was hired, to develop applications in C and C++. When started, however, I was asked to put together a Web Application for management, ...
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Career Advice for someone returning to work mid-life [closed]

I was a software developer 1988-1999, then a stay-at-home mom until 2010. I tried teaching for a few years, but was wholly unsuited to that career. In 2014, I got an admin job at a small tech ...
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How do I objectively determine that I'm not a good fit at my current position?

I came up with my question after reading this one. I've been in the face of a seemingly impossible problem a couple of times in my career, one of which I distinctly remember failing at (not my only ...
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My role has changed; how can I approach management about this?

I'm a software developer. I have been in my company a few months and in that time my role has changed from developing new features to full time bug fixing, and now to full time server and database ...
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How do careers develop when your company is doing acquisitions? [closed]

I am trying to understand where my career could go in the near future; I have no experience of big organisations and I work in a small company where I am a specialist with no formal responsibilities. ...
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Ethical to add a newspaper article that does not include my name to my CV

I recently worked on a product that got my company some really beefy profits. I was part of the 12 member team which created it and I exclusively had about 30% of the influence on the project. Now ...
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Is it worth it to go to one of those online workshops if you don't have a degree? [closed]

Is it worth it to pay for those online learning courses such as www.lynda.com for services in developing web design business education 3D + animation video if you don't have a degree or certification ...
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How to answer to “I hope this company is building your career” if my honest answer is “No”? [closed]

I've been struggling with a lot of issues at work, particularly in the manner of how we do things. I cannot be too specific to maintain any confidentiality. Let's just say that the company's ...
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How do I motivate myself to invest time in learning additional skills?

I work in the IT services industry and find it a bit of challenge to invest time to self learn some of the hot technologies/frameworks out there in the market and build my competency. Knowing that in ...
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How to better utilize bi-weekly one on ones with my manager?

After reading this article, my manager decided to have bi-weekly one on one with me. I really see myself growing in the present company & have always been someone who welcomes criticism. So my ...
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Officer Career with philosophy degree [closed]

I'm considering after I graduate soon (USA) with a bachelor's in philosophy whether I'd like to go on to grad school or something else, and the subject of military officer came up. What would my best ...
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What are the implications of losing Sr. title when changing job in software development field

This question is related to my previous question here. In a nutshell, my career aspiration is to become software development manager. However, I am in need of increasing my salary whenever there is a ...
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How can I explain what I did during my Engineering internship without making my resume too technical

As the fall semester comes to a close, I have begun to update my resume, and start to submit it to companies for summer internships. I worked for a large company last summer as an Engineering intern, ...
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Is membership of CILIP worthwhile for career progression in library and information services? [closed]

CILIP is the "leading body representing the information professions" in the United Kingdom. They offer certification, chartership and fellowship. Is membership of this organisation, and similar ones, ...
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Doing lots of business work in development, but developer title. Should I ask for it to be changed?

I'm titled as a developer however since starting in my current position I've accumulated more and more work that I would consider business analysis oriented. I write specifications, create workflow ...
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Three week notice versus two week notice

I just signed an offer for a new position I am supposed to start on November 30th. I was thinking about giving in my two week notice on Friday, November 6. However, would it be much better to tell ...
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Jury duty during first month of new job

I signed an offer for a new position last night, and I am due to start work on November 30. Just today, I received a letter in the mail from the state in which I live, where they summoned me for Jury ...
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How to tell a recruiter you are interested in another position in their company

I have searched online for advice. I can only relate this to my situation. Background I'm a senior software developer in a medium-sized company. In my current position I'm exposed to various kinds ...
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Career path for a Technical Engagement Manager [closed]

I have searched and didn't find anything that answers my question; I am looking for information on a generic trajectory for a Technical Engagement Manager and where does it lead to. An engagement ...
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Starting an MBA, when and how would I share this with my employer?

I'm about to start an MBA program whilst working full time. I want to share this with my employer as I think it makes me a more valuable employee but I'm also concerned about doing so as this is going ...
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GitHub projects and job searching [duplicate]

I have a fairly large software project and a few small projects that I'm about to put on GitHub. The large project is not ready for release, and I continue to work on it intermittently. I'm pretty ...
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Can anything be done by HR if you have been moved too many times from manager to manager? [closed]

I have had 6 managers in as many years. The organizational shifts may make sense at a higher level, however I find myself spinning my wheels over and over for the past 5 years. Each time I change ...
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Got a job offer in the adult industry. How do I know if the company behaves ethically?

I have just got a job offer to join a software development team who are creating a webcams site. I am in need of a job right now, however, even though I have an open mind about such things, I do not ...
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Does a peaceful workplace trump everything else? Is a stressful environment worth it? [closed]

I've been working at a great job for six months, where I feel genuinely appreciated and valued. On the other hand, I'm slightly bored. But I do get to do things at my own pace and this has allowed me ...
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How to prepare for a meeting about promotion and career plans

During the last performance review with my manager, he mentioned that if I maintain the level of performance I can expect promotion in a few months and talk about my career. What does it involve and ...
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Company misrepresented my job position — is it unprofessional to leave after nine months?

I am currently in my first job, working for a large company. During the job interview, they told me a lot of lies about my job position. Once I started, I realized that my actual responsibilities were ...