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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Why do many job changes seem to occur in February?

I've noticed something weird over the last two years, mostly because I've been paying more attention to my colleagues' movements on LinkedIn. Many seem to take on a new job in the month of February, ...
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How to assess which career move is most helpful when one is riddled with personal problems? [on hold]

I have an intermediate-to-high role of responsibility within my company and have enjoyed most of my career path so far. However, it is not at all financially sufficient - that's a major source of my ...
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Does work experience on obsolete technology/platform count?

I have a good amount of experience (about 6 years) working on the Symbian platform. While I have learned a good deal about mobile application and framework development and about mobile computing in ...
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Need Advice: Transitioning from Public Scientist to Private Programmer [closed]

I am not sure where I should solicit advice for my situation, but I thought this might be the best place to start. Please let me know if there's a better place for this sort of discussion. I am ...
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How do I improve my salary negotiation skills?

I was listening to the radio this morning (NPR) about a study about the differences in ethics (in general!) between men and women studying in business school. Two differences listed were that both men ...
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Is it possible to be successful in a career that you are not passionate about? [closed]

I am often distracted in my current role. My passion for it has slowly drained over the past few years and I have yet to find success in terms of happiness or freedom in terms of money. I feel that if ...
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Compensation vs technologies vs career growth potential [closed]

I am a new college graduate (or rather, I will be in May), with a BS in Computer Science. I have two job offers, but I'm having a very tough time deciding between the two. To avoid asking "which job ...
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How to handle and recover from a scorching work burn out? [closed]

I have reached a stage where I am so depressed and stressed that I am not thinking clear anymore and don't want to work. I actually took a two-week holiday to try and free myself but I still feel ...
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What to do after being passed over for a promotion [closed]

I was hoping for a promotion in the company I work with. I was quite confident it would be given to me, because those in charge told me I would probably get the promotion. I believe I have done the ...
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How should I mention that I'm failing my MSc course?

Two years ago I got a BSc first class which landed me a position in a top UK university MSc programme. Due to a combination of personal circumstances and mental illness I'm now failing the course. I'm ...
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Should I go for an interview if I feel I am not prepared? [closed]

I am a software developer with some years of experience. I've been working for my current company for the past 3 years. My pay and benefits package is quite good, but I feel like I’ve stagnated in ...
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How to take the high ground when an employee tries to compete against me? [duplicate]

I am an assistant manager reporting to the head of department as well as some executive officers on some projects, and broadly manage all the execution and operations as well as make some strategic ...
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How to bring my focus back on technical work? [closed]

I was a professional programmer for about 10 years. I was doing pretty well in my job till I got promotion 2 years ago. As my new role, I was supposed to do "people-management-cum-technical-lead" for ...
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What's the value of technical and managerial experience respectively when aiming for senior management in eCommerce?

I am a junior product manager at an eCommerce company and have to make a choice which broadly translates into whether I should keep learning and developing technical skills (e.g. learning a ...
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Seeking out a Mentor in field that does not work at the same company

There are several people in my field that have inspired me. They, I am sure, are completely unaware of who I am but from reading their blogs and websites, I would like to learn as much as I possibly ...
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When getting started, is Job/Industry experience worth more than experience in specific technologies?

I've just got my Bachelor degree in Computer Science and started working in finance (a bank) as a software developer. The problem is that we are using an old legacy language that is very hard to ...
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If I love my job (and company), but my role has been stripped of responsibilities, what will I gain from staying? [closed]

(I think my previous questions were not clear or comprehensive enough as I always get negative rating or incomplete answers. So let me try again, as this question is really important to me.) I truly ...
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How can I get my colleagues to seriously consider my suggestions? [closed]

My team works on a big legacy-code project and most of the team has worked here, on this team, for over ten years. It seems that most of the team have only worked on this project and rarely if ever ...
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how to make classic Resume to reflect everything [closed]

Well i don't know is this right place to ask or not but i wanted to know how can i make resume show everything, done even a bit task also. As we don't have proofs every time for what we have ...
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How to react when I am demoted for reasons not related to my performance?

I am a manager with an "above the average" track record and have never heard a complaint in my reviews and 1:1s. I was given a best employee of the company award just last month (global company) and ...
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Career advice: Java Developer vs OIM,OAM (IDM) [closed]

I have a question regarding. I’m a java developer and since 6 months i have been working on OIM (Oracle identity manager), OAM (Oracle access maneger) (IDM: Identity management) . I would like to know ...
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Candidate for the job but lack any experience [duplicate]

I've been contacted for a job offer because the employer thinks I might be good for the job. More specifically, I was found on Stackoverflow and contacted about my work there. This person would like ...
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How can I win my Supervisor's trust to do some big work?

Right now, I am interning as a Junior Developer at this big company along with another student who is from an University. Problem is, I have been feeling that he's been differentiating (or neglecting) ...
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How can I evaluate whether a masters degree will benefit my career? [closed]

After successfully completing my Bachelor's degree I decided to do the Masters degree at the same (reputable) university. But before doing my masters degree I decided on doing an internship in a ...
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Adding non professional work to a professional resume

A close friend of mine has been working late shifts as a delivery driver for a local takeaway to earn some extra money to make ends meet. He has been working here for about a year and a half. No ...
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Is it healthy to share our job opportunities with current colleagues? [closed]

I planned to move for better opportunity. iIn this case is it good for me to share this information with my colleagues? because all my colleagues were close to me. Of course, they are all different ...
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As a new graduate, what strategies I should follow to get hired as soon as possible? [closed]

I will be graduating this April & I don't really want to be stay idle though I would spend my idle time working on side projects. Moreover I do have 3 internship experiences as a Web Developer. ...
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What could it mean if I am asked to hand over most of my responsibilities and become a “free resource” at my company?

I have been the top performer in my team for three years and was promoted to manager. I have struggled a bit in terms of establishing authority for my new role and this has sometimes made my ...
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How does one get a job as a program manager? [closed]

I work in a technical field and I've always wanted to move into some sort of management position, and one of the positions I've been eyeing up is a program manager as defined by Microsoft: Our job ...
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time tracking conflict

We have this requirement for time tracking: We have to have meet a quota of at least 70% accounted for. In the past couple weeks I experienced a slow time where I only tracked 10% of the time. I told ...
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What arrangements have helped people with chronic illnesses to successfully grow in their company?

Have you or anyone you know about managed to grow in their career (good performance, promotion, reaching senior management, etc) despite having a chronic illness - and if yes, what kind of ...
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How can I say I learned from a well managed team?

My team at my current company is very well managed, with proper use of Agile, Git, Grunt, code review culture. I want to say that it is a good team where I learned these skills at, without bragging, ...
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How do side projects influence a hiring manager's decision when hiring new developers?

I am going to graduate from college with a diploma in May & I will be completing my last internship in April. I plan to start applying to full time jobs in a few weeks and I really want to stand ...
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How can I tell my boss that I need some “downtime” to recover my health, without affecting my career?

I am in my mid 20s and was in emergency room due to lethally high blood pressure. As they found no physiological/common reason for it, they said it must be due to work stress and lifestyle. The ...
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Should I mention to have been previously “rejected”?

Six months ago I was contacted via Linkedin and my website from a company for an interview, I did well but they were looking for someone more experienced to manage 4-5 people around the globe. (yes, ...
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How to ask management for more staff?

I am software developer and am currently happily leading my team of one... me. The problem is that my responsibilities and quantity of work is starting to balloon and I fear that it will soon become ...
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What regard do hiring managers have for similar degrees?

I graduated college about 3 years ago. I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems with a focus on Web Development. I chose this degree as it focused on Web Dev and was available ...
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How to approach my boss about a job change?

I work on my current position for about 4 years, I need a change since I no longer learn anything new here. While looking for a job outside the company is definitely an option, I also want to see if I ...
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In a job that differs from the one you applied to / interviewed for

Suppose that you apply to and interview for a position entitled Senior Engineer. All in-person discussions refer to the position as Senior Engineer, but the written offer uses only the job ...
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Is it bad to allow my team to develop more knowledge and skills than I?

Can there be any kind of negative implications if I am the manager (formerly the employee with most experience on the product, but also the most senior in the company within the team), but over time I ...
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My boss seems evasive about my career path… should I raise this? [duplicate]

I've been working for a large website for just over two years now, firstly as a web designer, and then, for the last nine months, as a front end developer. I made that change by announcing, about a ...
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Perception of a long tenure at the same company [closed]

I've been working, in a variety of capacities, with the same company for almost five years now. As I approach graduation from a post-graduate degree, one possible employment option is to keep going ...
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Is it okay to use a template for a portfolio?

I'm getting ready to start my job search for a User Experience Design or Research position. Can I use a template for my online portfolio describing my relevant research and wireframing experience? Or ...
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How can I groom a successor without losing my own seniority?

Following the advice of another user in another question, I am asking this. As I said, I have been asked to start grooming a successor in the team where I have worked for 3 years (and managed for 1 ...
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Negotiating salary for the first career relevant job

I'm in the middle of my masters and have landed a good job in the IT sector. The role is "junior software developer". I only have salary negotiation left, but I have no idea what to demand in salary. ...
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How can I adapt to changing job markets without disrupting my life (and income)? [closed]

Change happens, whether due to economic problems, or technology (I saw the recent question about automation making people redundant, which is a situation I also witnessed recently), or even the way ...
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How to be valuable when automation & IT are stealing my job (and maybe my whole career)? [closed]

I am a non-IT employee, graduated in business studies, and work in a field related to customer relationship management. I have grown in this field during the past five years since completing my ...
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How can I explain to my boss that I am not able to complete a task?

I always had a knack for computers. I started programming a few years back and was passionate enthusiastic at first. In time, programming became less and less interesting to me so I decided to quit. ...
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Does changing domain often affect my career?

I started as a C# Developer a year before. Then after 6 months, I got a chance to work in web technologies like Javascript, jQuery, HTML and CSS, along with a C# project. I really enjoyed working in ...
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How to represent multiple work done during full-time education without coming across as a job hopper?

I gained significant work experience through independent work with multiple businesses and non-businesses during my time at school and university. Through this work I built my skills which helped me ...