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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Help Finding Resources for a Career Mentor (WP/Web Development)

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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Transitioning from Developer to Business Analyst/BSA type of role [closed]

How would one do this exactly? After a bit of Googling I learned about the IIBA certs--are these a good starting point? The roadmap seems to imply that no certs are necessary, but the certs ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...