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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Decisions/Personal hardships regarding future as a student/software engineer [on hold]

Ever since I graduated from high school and started university, I have problems deciding how to proceed with my future career and education. I am currently enrolled in a Computer Science course and ...
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Linux Kernel and Open Source developers sources of income [on hold]

don't get me wrong: i like the majestic Linux Kernel project and all the Open Source community but my question is really straightforward: How do i live if i become a full time Linux Kernel Developer? ...
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Deciding on a career path in IT [on hold]

I'm in a situation I find pretty typical for a lot of my friends right after they graduate and work for a year or two. I'm a junior developer and for the most part I like my job a lot. However, I have ...
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6answers
716 views

Are promises made by senior management during hiring binding?

My company hired several experienced scientists, all experts in their field, including some former consultants, promising that their position would become a team leader position after the first few ...
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277 views

Moving “laterally” from support to engineering? [on hold]

Recently I was approached by my company (very large) to transition from a support to an engineering role. I am a recent CS graduate from a well-known university and have a few years of programming ...
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487 views

Network administration has blocked logging in to Stack Overflow sites [duplicate]

I'm working on a software development company. Most of time I spend my time in StackOverflow and other related network sites. Today I noticed that Network administration has blocked us from login ...
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Delegating Work to Showcase Another Employee

I'm currently working as a sole web developer on a project that requires all of my attention. Working alone on a project of a larger scale is, in my opinion, a great experience in the way that I ...
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2answers
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How to land your first Front-End Developer Role? [closed]

I'm looking to nail my first Junior Front-End Developer role in Sydney. When speaking with recruiters the most common questions I get asked? Do you have any industry experience? What industry ...
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371 views

How to best manage direct interaction with your CEO? [closed]

New job, not enough support, random people jumping messing up priorities without a proper process. Somebody called it a "learning opportunity". I am having a chat with my CEO soon. She's very well ...
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How to minimize the impact with walking into a job with no intention of staying for more than a year?

I hate my current job so much that it makes me physically sick. I've been there 2.5 years and on top of harassment I'm just not learning or growing. I have to quit because it's affecting my whole ...
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4answers
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How can I measure if a bad situation is good learning or wasted time? [closed]

In December I joined a startup to introduce a Bioinformatics team: first the infrastracture, then little by little the team would be hired. I have been there for more than 8 months and I have been ...
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2answers
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Web developer in marketing shop: use cube window dressing?

I don't usually bother people with the nitty-gritty of web development, e.g., programming, because nobody cares. The marketing folks just care about the deliverables. However, all of my notes, plans, ...
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How to career transition to new software development stack without taking massive step backwards [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a jam career-wise. I'm afraid if I don't take some aggressive actions, I'll be one of those thirty-year veterans who can't get a job in their early fifties. And I'm sure there are ...
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2answers
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Career Path for Developers [closed]

I'm a developer for more than a year now. I'm pretty happy with what I'm doing at the moment, especially when I get to accomplish challenging tasks. But as a general observation, I can see that ...
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Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [closed]

As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article Link. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people that I know who responded, to my ...
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How can I make it known on my resume that I want out of the gaming industry?

Based on my personal experience and what everyone has told me online, it seems like the gaming industry is brutal (extremely high expectations) and isn't good for someone who is running a young family ...
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Recommend someone after rejecting a job offer

I recently interviewed for a company. I liked the company, I think they liked me, they made me an offer but I turned it down (because I had a "better" offer and for personal reasons). We left in good ...
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2answers
323 views

Should I work for non-IT company as the only developer? [closed]

There might be other related questions but let me describe my situation: I moved to a new country. Worked in a very good company for 10 months. Left the company to pursue Masters By Research. ...
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Leveraging success on an important project for a promotion or raise

I work as a Software Developer at a small company. About a month ago I had a conversation with the VP about a issue one of our largest customers is having. Without any orders I took it upon myself to ...
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2answers
758 views

How to get around the “there's no money in the budget” excuse when asking for a raise?

Some background: My company does annual bonuses/raises around the March timeframe. I got hired in August of last year, so at 7 months I didn't feel comfortable enough asking for a raise. I just had ...
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4answers
707 views

How to deal with not getting promoted as a young professional

I have been working at my company for the past year as a Back-End developer, I have more than 3 years experience, always show up early at work before anyone else, working during the weekend for ...
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1answer
241 views

How to identify which certifications are beneficial to my career?

I have 4 years of experience in my field. I am thinking about getting a certification, but I don't know what will help me to improve my career opportunities in the near future. How can I determine ...
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Should I say no to a testing job when I really want to do development? [closed]

I am a fresher. I recently got a job in a fortune 500 company. During the interview, they never mentioned that it was for a testing role. It felt like they were recruiting for development. I've ...
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1answer
279 views

How to move from middle management to upper management in the software industry? [closed]

I have started a career as software engineer and I just got promoted to management. I am deeply enthusiastic about it and I am very determined to move to upper management during the next 10 years. But ...
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3answers
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Drawbacks in better paid jobs? [closed]

Are there downsides in accepting a very generously paying job (compared to the other offers one may have), and which his known to be highly paying / a good position ? I am not thinking in terms of the ...
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2answers
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Not aligned with employer's current strategy - need advice [closed]

I am currently a mobile developer. Recently i've noticed a trend in the company i'm working at: the management's enforcement of mobile application development using hybrid technology (the very ...
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1answer
151 views

How to Succeed when Proposing Change

I work for a small motel that is underperforming and suffering financially; it has a deficit of approximately 16% of the revenue generated. There is only one staff member present at the reception ...
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2answers
261 views

When is the right time to change my company? [closed]

I am currently working for a company as an engineer, I graduated in 2014 and it has been 6 months and a half since I started working for this company. During this 6 months the only thing that took ...
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6answers
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Convicted felon looking for a job

I am a software developer who was convicted of a drug distribution felony (Schedule 3, non-recreational pharmaceutical) in the federal system (meaning no possibility of expungement) a few years back. ...
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1answer
195 views

Career options for current situation [duplicate]

After a few months working in a company as junior developer I was asked to leave. I ended up in test automation position of big company dealing with complex legacy java system using outdated testing ...
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4answers
500 views

How to use time productively in lunch and breaks [closed]

I was wondering if anyone had any advice or tips on how to use the time productively during lunch and breaks. I'm generally just browsing the web or working on some projects but never manage to get ...
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3answers
231 views

Finding job leads for senior technical positions; e.g. management/lead

Bottom line: When looking for a “senior-level” job (lower management/senior tech staff), what techniques does one need to use that were not necessary for prior “normal” roles? I’m presently a ...
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3answers
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How do I come out on top in a re-org?

There have been several rumors going around that my department is about to have a re-org. I'm a strong performer and have been trying to find a way to get a promotion. With the re-org coming up, it ...
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How do I prepare for a job outside of my country?

So I live in Puerto Rico and while I like it here, I decided to start looking for work opportunities in the US. I’m a 26 year old who just earned his BS from computer science and while I have been ...
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2answers
570 views

How do I handle a solo developer position as a junior developer in a start-up?

I have been working as Junior Web Developer (self-taught) in a start-up company for six months until now. I am currently 19 years old and this is my first employment. I have been programming since ...
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333 views

How to negotiate salary with a big company? [duplicate]

I am in my mid 20s, working as web developer for one and half year now (junior getting into mid). At the moment I am working in a small agency, been here for 1 year and love the environment (not much ...
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Staying current with new tools when always busy

We all work very hard, but the work we get often has tight deadlines, which never gives us a chance to try new tools (we're in web development). This means we never have time to try new approaches to ...
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Titles given at the workplace [closed]

I have a simple question. I've never worked for a big company, in my experience, I've been working in a little department with 2 or 3 more developers and that's it, we are no juniors, no seniors, ...
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I'm 27 year old, I graduated in 2011 but never worked since, is it too late to start in the web industry? [closed]

I started university without knowing anything about web development and I left with a great passion to learn more. Since then I have kept up to date with the moving industry. I have kept my front end ...
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As a new graduate, how can I make myself a stronger candidate?

As a new grad, I have nothing in my resume that anyone couldn't do and I feel like I will never go beyond average. My job and even money are just means to allow for a good life and I will never take ...
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281 views

How should I refer to static or client-side websites on a résumé?

In my current job, I've built a number of static, mobile-first, single-page websites. Generally, these sites embed event live streams from YouTube and highlight social media. These sites don't ...
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Changing work shift from 9-5 to 7:30 - 4, will I be looked at as a slacker? [duplicate]

I've been thinking of changing my shift times from 9am-5pm to 7:30am (or 8) to 4pm, to allow time to do yoga/therapy after work multiple days a week. My question is, will I be looked at as a slacker? ...
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Junior developer with a chance at managerial role [closed]

I've been working as the sole back end developer at a small startup for 2 years, and this has been the entirety of my software career. The front end work was all done by a similarly inexperienced part ...
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274 views

Can I request an unusually high pay raise when factors coincide like this? [closed]

I joined my current employer almost two years ago. They usually offer pay raises once a year. After my first year I was offered a very moderate pay raise of 5% while being offered a leading role in ...
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2answers
248 views

How do I get into the programming field? [closed]

Im not sure if this is the place to ask such a question but allow me a moment to provide some background. I am currently a maintenance technician where i routinely solve various electrical and ...
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1answer
196 views

What are the requirements to become a project leader or a CIO?

I recently graduated from my computer science masters and trying to understand the industry. I'm still looking for jobs. I came across two positions (project leader and CIO) for software engineers ...
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Several trials to find my vocation -> seen as job hopper? [duplicate]

I'm a 24 years old software developer and finally found my vocation. But the way finding this vocation was curvy and I've done a bunch of different jobs. After school, I started a apprenticeship in ...
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How to identify career

I've been a software engineer with an advanced degree and more than 10 yrs of experience across some fairly big names in the industry. However, I dont always feel good about what I am doing. I feel I ...
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1answer
253 views

Advancing to Senior positions [closed]

I've been working as a Software Engineer for 8 years. I have not specialized on any language or technology, as I've been unlucky with my assigned projects and almost all of them used different ...
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3answers
547 views

Complications for a first year employee [closed]

I am currently about 10 months into my job. After few initial months of bootstrapping, our team was assigned to a project. I excelled and there was always pressure from the manager to keep finishing ...