Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

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Need advice on career path [closed]

I am really sorry for this long post but I am really in an extreme confused state. I need some help with determining the right direction for my career. I have been only floating over most of the ...
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Feeling stuck after relocating. Considering changing “specs” [closed]

I got my Bsc in CS from Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest in 2014. I moved to London in February, this year. I have been struggling to get a job since. My experience with C++ consists of an year and in ...
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A software engineer and an accountant [closed]

I currently work as a senior software engineer. During my spare time I have learned financial accounting and have managed to get myself certified as an accountant. My question is, will there be any ...
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If I refuse an offer does that place me at a disadvantage if I apply to that company again? [duplicate]

I am slightly concerned about applying to multiple companies at one time, not only because of the time consuming process, having to take leave for interviews etc., but also for the impact it may have ...
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How to handle boss giving task that might breach the law? [duplicate]

I am a developer and I work for a start up. My boss assigned me a task of checking two career-related networking sites. I need to programmatically visit these sites, and check whether they have a link ...
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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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Start date of new job being pushed back due to uncompleted background checks - what should I do?

This week I reported early Monday morning to my new Software Developer job only to find out that some of my background checks have yet to complete and I can not start until everything has gone ...
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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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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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Is freelancing as a Data Scientist a viable option? [closed]

Nowadays people can freelance as web designers, app developers amongst other jobs which relate to creating a piece of software. Can a Data Scientist be added to this list? If so, where would they get ...
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What is the definition of a tier 1/tier 2 system administrator? [closed]

First, I apologize if this question is in the wrong stack exchange site, but it didn't seem right for Superuser. I see a lot of job postings for tier 1 or tier 2 system administrator jobs. I have a ...
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Who would make a good programmer for an academic department?

My academic team is looking for a programmer to take our individual outputs and integrate them together into a single graphical user interface. The job will last at most 6 months and at most we can ...
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What are the “bodies buried” at the workplace, and what is its significance? [closed]

An article extract about Satya Nadella's appointment as CEO of Microsoft: “Microsoft chews up and spits out new hires in senior roles,” said Charles Fitzgerald, a former strategist at ...
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How to decline a job opportunity politely through phone interview?

Currently I am an experienced developer who is looking for a job change. I got calls from companies after I updated my resume in job portals. I got a call from a company stating that they are ...
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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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How to reply to “what is your career goal” when your career goal is not in the same industry?

After obtaining my master's degree, I am applying to doctoral programs; my career goal is to work in academia. However, during these months I have to save more money for my future possible studies by ...
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Am I a junior or senior front-end developer? [closed]

I hope this is the right stackexchange site to this question... If not, please just vote to close. My job position is something really new in the business field, before people like me was just called ...
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Unsure of my competence level and employability [duplicate]

I am a programmer, I graduated in Engineering and have been living abroad (from the UK) since I graduated back in 2010. I spent 1 year working from home studying and developing personal websites. ...
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Job offer,but just started my new job [duplicate]

I recently accepted a position simply because I needed the money. Previously I had applied to another position but they took a month to get back to me, which they finally did today: my first day at ...
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How can I get a programming job abroad with some experience but no formal computing qualifications? [closed]

I don't have a degree in computer engineering or related field however I have studied international politics at university. After I graduated and started working, I became interested in programming, ...
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Employment in Adult Entertainment Industry as a Software Engineer [closed]

I performed a search on the web but could not find any results, therefore I thought to ask here: Is there a website or an agency where someone can find job listings for working as a Software ...
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Only a month into a new job and extremely stressed. What could I do to improve the situation? [closed]

I quit my old job because my boss was bullying me so I got this new one doing web development with ReactJS. While my new boss and colleagues are a lot nicer and friendlier, the nature of the job and ...
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Getting interviews for jobs I'm under-qualified for because of current title. How to proceed?

I graduated last year and was fortunate enough to land a product management internship which grew into part-time job as an Associate Product manager at a large ERP company like Oracle. However, my ...
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Thank You email for recruitment

They told the HR manager will send me the job details and application forms. I was interviewed by the Project Manager and I didn't meet the HR manager. The thing is I was told to join on Friday for ...
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How to reply an employer that I am still in the market looking for job?

I recently applied for a position.The employer mailed me saying that its for more experienced person and "If you are still in the market for new employment with a young, growing commercial IT business ...
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What certifications, courses or skills learn? [closed]

I completed my btech in 2013 in the field of Information Technology. Presently, I am working in one startup company. Working as an developer from last 2 year i having experience in java and nosql ...
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What is the most efficient way for someone with a B.A. to get into the tech industry? [closed]

I have a Bachelor's of Arts in Creative writing and would like to have the sort of opportunities available to people with BSc in Computer Science. Database development, software development, network ...
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Question about leaving a job [closed]

Recently I received a job offer from an international company to work for their office in Turkey. The company is preparing my contract and residency so I can start my career there. In the same time, ...
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Why get rejected if you meet the minimum requirements? [closed]

I've visited the careers page of a large multinational tech company a couple of times, and I've noticed that some of their Software Development jobs only require a high school diploma in terms of ...
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Should I list non technical achievements and roles on my SO careers profile [duplicate]

Should I list previous work employment, skills or certificates not directly related to my career path (software development) on SE careers? I am relatively new in my career with lack of relevant work ...
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Will I be able to find a programming job even with a 5 year gap [duplicate]

I have asked this question a lot in various forums and I got nice feedback, overall, the suggestion is to explain to employers my reason for the gap and for entry positions that is enough. The reason ...
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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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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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Is creating a company library a good way to improve the working environment?

Many things, from science, to markets and products, are evolving fast these days. After a person gets her degree, chances are that their pace of learning slows down, at least in the fields outside ...
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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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How can I find a Mentor? [duplicate]

I am currently in the midst of switching careers into the tech field, specifically with the goal of becoming employed as a software developer. I hope to find someone interested in mentoring and ...
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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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How to move from technical to executive role? [closed]

Consider generic programmer Bob. He starts out with a CS degree from a good university, works as a programmer for a few years, moves up to team lead, and decides he wants to get more involved in the ...
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What career paths are available to a developer who's not interested in management, leadership, or teaching? [duplicate]

I'm a developer who is gainfully employed. However, I've been having many discussions over the past 6 months, initiated by my superiors, about my career path and moving up. I've made it abundantly ...
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My boss is not allowing student employees anymore [closed]

I'm a full time worker, in retail. It's really more like thrift...anyways, we're always short on people in my area-- which is, being a cashier. It's pretty stressful dealing with customers but at ...
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How to ask for mentorship from a senior?

I've been working at a bigger tech firm for about 7 months now, and I am the most junior person on my team at 26 and only programming full-time for a year. My colleagues are all in their 40s and 50s ...
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What is the outlook for an older, recent college graduate to be hire worthy?

So, I'm in my early 40s and I've recently finished my undergraduate degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. I achieved this while working a full-time job for a major tech company. ...
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Unexplained gaps in my academics due to drop out. Hiring manager couldn't find it and has offered the job already

I've got an offer for internship at a very reputed company. But they were unable to find out the gaps I had in my academics as I dropped out from college for 3-4 years in spite of getting good grades. ...
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Game programming career [closed]

I worked last year into 3d games and participated into two titles sports simulation, did some stuff like sounds, skid marks,..etc. I'm into the way of getting fired soon, tasks getting hard and I ...
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Should I approach a senior team member for advice? [closed]

tl;dr since this one might be too long. Don't enjoy my current role in the job and I'm wondering if I should approach a senior team member for advice. Hi everyone, I started working last June in a ...
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Should I mention in a CV that I found the company on Careers 2.0?

I'm in an application processes for Software development. I'm now writing to companies which I found on stackoverflows careers 2.0 add's when surfing on stackoverflow. What I'm asking my self now: ...
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What types of careers are available for German language students? [closed]

I've been studying German throughout high-school and college. I am about to hit the workforce and am open to living almost anywhere in the US. I am interested in hearing about possible means of ...
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Is it ok to apply for junior jobs without time for preparation?

I'm an international CS master student in a German university and will finish in two months. Currently I'm writing my thesis. A lot of people are recommending me to start looking for jobs from now. ...