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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Needing help to get the interview [on hold]

I am needing help to get an interview. I am needing advice and best practices to landing the interview to land the job. I have applied to jobs through indeed.com, I have emailed company's asking about ...
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Competitiveness or money or power [on hold]

I am facing a hard decision and I would like to ask your advice and previous experience. Currently as the head of mobile development, I recently got an offer as Mobile Developer at a different ...
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How to get back again in loop with j2ee full web stack? [on hold]

My recent job was a software engineer using struts, jquery and spring but my usual routine at work was to fix bugs. I don't have a knowledge primarily in struts and spring but i'm familiar with ...
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Taking holiday 2 weeks into new job to develop skills [on hold]

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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Is it safe to assume that onsite opportunities will have monetary perks attached to them? [closed]

I work in a small-sized company (50-ish employees) as a Software Developer in Bangalore, India (been working here since 2 years now). It's an ISO 9001:20015 certified company (just putting that out ...
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To become a better employee, Should i focus only on my work or find time to study along with work? [closed]

I am a graduate in engineering and i am very much interested and passionate about my subject. My concern is sometimes i think i didn't study good (study enough) in college, and that i don't have the ...
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How do you ask for help when you're trying to prove yourself? [closed]

This might be a very unique situation, but here are the details of my problem. I was accepted as a front-end developer in startup with very good foundation. During the course of my application, the ...
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Shall i stick with my company to prove i was taken over? [closed]

As part of a dual bachelor study in Germany i have to get an internal offer of a department. Now that i took a closer look into different ones i decided to pursue a career in the field of Security. ...
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Why IT Web companies looks for people who could use web frameworks? [closed]

I am Mark, a 25 y/o web developer living in Italy and i am currently working in an electronic company doing a web application for contacts management, i also give some help to marketing office ...
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How to catch up with people my age in terms of career?

I have been to multiple universities (took a long time to graduate), now people my age are ahead of me, they are at least team leaders. I have only two years of experience (I have experience before ...
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How to avoid becoming unemployable if I want to stay an individual contributor?

I work in a mechanical engineering design role in the UK, I love design and I'm not much of a people-person so I would be happy staying in the bottom end of the company which focuses on the ...
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How do I overcome developer anxiety as a Web Developer? [closed]

Graduated with a Degree in Information Technology and have been building websites using wordpress for 2 years but somehow feel that doesn't make me an actual web developer and that I feel left behind. ...
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Encouraging enthusiasm/participation

I have the task of recommending upcoming events and CPD activities that my colleagues might like to attend. This is done at the weekly staff meetings in my office. I try to include a variety of ...
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What to expect when hired during hiring frenzy?

I recently accepted a job I'm very excited about. I'll be working for a large company which is expanding some of its consulting services, following several successful contract bids. The large ...
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How should I deal with a really busy manager?

I work in a small company of less than 50 people, and our team is less than 15 people. My manager is usually very busy, because he's sort of the single point of contact for everyone in the company. ...
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How to handle unexpected promotions in first job?

I'm a recent graduate in what's essentially my first job as a software developer, I'd say I'm pretty damn good for someone in my position, but smart enough to know what's beyond my ability, the ...
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Working 2 full time software jobs? [closed]

I'm interested in working 2 full time positions at two different companies. The first company is the company I am already working full time and salaried. The workload is laid-back and not super ...
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How to get a raise or a promotion in this situation? [closed]

Now, I know what you'd be thinking. "You just can't get someone to do something, you know?" Well, I have something of a head start here. You see, I am a translator. The only in-house translator for ...
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If I leave my (successful) career to start a business, could I get back on the ladder if the business fails? [closed]

I am currently excelling in my career - especially when compared to other professionals my age. I am about 1 promotion away from being a Global Director of Marketing....it is in sight and totally ...
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Career Pigeonholing [closed]

I recently have been interviewing for a position at another company. After getting further into the process the role was presented as being more of a client facing position than I had thought. It was ...
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How should I try for a change of career within the same company?

First-timer here with a career question! I'm a fairly recent graduate who started a job at my current company about six months ago. The company is a large, renowned chemical company whose products I ...
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Warning my friend about his career decision [closed]

My best friend who I introduced to my old company that is a start up (which you can read about here: Dealing with a negative reference from a old hostile employer) has turned out to be an extremely ...
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How to evaluate career options when you feel that your are stuck (in the role of software engineer in a corporation) [closed]

EDIT: How can I evaluate my options in a realistic way? What are the factors that I should consider? I feel that I am in a mid life crisis, as many others.. I work for a corporation as software ...
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How should I explain why I left my last job at an interview?

I have a job interview coming up in a few days but I'm worried about what to say if asked about why I left my last job. Well not if, I know they will definitely ask why I left my last position. The ...
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How to recover from a missing portfolio element?

The situation: I worked freelance from high school as a "web designer" (I'd label myself a front end developer now) for a bad client. Not good, not a client from hell, but overall, it was a bad time. ...
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How can I effectively structure mentoring with remote team members?

I am the only remote member of my 12-person team, and am also one of the most senior. We would all benefit if I could help to mentor some of the more-junior team members, but am not sure how to best ...
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Is compensation something to be discussed openly? [duplicate]

Do companies, as a general rule, make information available to employees about what each job position pays? I always thought that revealing such info can motivate people, but what is the standard ...
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Sinking startup - Career opportunities

First of all, this question is not about "how to save a startup", it's about some possible career opportunities, so I think it fits the rules of Workplace SE. I am a lead developer in a small tech ...
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Hints that a project is setup to fail [closed]

Company context Company A, which I work for, has decided to outsource some of its operations to companies B, C, and D. These are currently run by mixed teams of ~ 50% employees of A and 50% onsite ...
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How to deal with far less-experienced coworkers [closed]

I've been working at my current company for the past 3 years. When I first joined, I had very little knowledge of the tech industry or even computers in general because my background is in math and ...
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Can 1 year of work experience be good on a resume, even if you work only part time on the weekends?

As my first job, I have been working at a respected restaurant company as a busboy since July of 2015. The employer, when I went to the interview, asked if I could work weekends, which would be ...
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How to enquire about vague promises made by the CEO?

In a nutshell: the CEO of my company keeps on praising me and has been expressing intention of giving me more responsibility in the company, for some time now (ca. 1 year). These have not materialized ...
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Software developer vs Software engineer [duplicate]

I have BSc in applied math and computer science. And master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I am interested when can one use title Software Engineer and when can he/she call himself ...
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Keep Getting Assigned Failed Projects [closed]

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? [closed]

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, ...