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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A “Software Developer” or a “UX Engineer” ? seeking for career advice [on hold]

I am a fresh graduate in Computer Science, currently working as an Associate Software Engineer. I am interested in coding and technology, and I enjoy programming. During my final years in the ...
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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. ...
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How the working-hours system work in practice?

I'm a master student in CS in a German Uni and I will graduate soon and start looking for jobs in Germany as a software engineering/java developer. I never worked in the industry before. My main ...
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How to leave a job? [closed]

So I've decided to leave my job. There's a number of reasons, but I suppose the final straw was when I came back to my desk to overhear my manager trash talking about me to a co-worker. She was ...
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What is the impact of accepting the shift of role from a core developer to a white box tester? [closed]

I am C# and .net developer with about 5 years of experience. I'm considering the shift of my role from a core developer to a white box tester. What would be the impact on my career as developer? ...
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When not to reply to a recruiter as it would be clear that it is a waste of time? [closed]

I have not been actively searching for a job, but I received an email from a recruiter saying that he wants to talk to me about some specific clients of his and asked my updated resume. Although I am ...
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Minimizing damage to reputation after an unfortunate sequence of events

In the past two years, I quit two jobs and was fired from one without cause. I'm a senior-level web developer, if it matters. The first, after a year working there I was significantly late being paid ...
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How to get over long (5 year) unemployment rut in software development? [closed]

I graduated 2009, Bachelors of Computer Information Systems, minor in Math, in western Canada. That's all my local University offered and I rationalized the minor helped even me out against Comp Sci ...
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How to describe a minimally related consulting position on a resume: Should I list my billable hours percentage?

I am trying to strengthen my resume, and I hear it is important to support job descriptions with hard facts or direct results of one's performance. I am listing my experience as a consultant, which I ...
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Career reputation impact, going from Large Notable Company to Small Unheard-of Company [closed]

I am likely to be offered a job in an interview today, and I am not certain whether I can take it. Namely, in thinking forward, my current employer for 3 years following college is a very noteworthy ...
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Gap in my career ( less than 2 months) [duplicate]

After getting my degree, I have joined in a software company and worked for 1.6 years. After getting an offer (a small and start-up company) in another company, I moved over there and worked for 6 ...
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Can anyone relate to starting in the software development field? [closed]

I just graduated from my university with a computer science degree and I'm running into a serious amount of trouble applying for jobs. I have previously taken two programming internships which both ...
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How much information should I give when declining a job offer [closed]

I need to declined a job offer soon, probably today. My question is how much information should I give them when declining the offer. Should I share the details that went into my decision making or ...