Pertaining to the specific challenges in entry-level jobs, coming directly from school/college and having no workplace experience yet.

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Negotiate the relocation bonus after verbally accepting the offer

This is similar to questions in here and here. I have verbally accepted the offer, my next step is to formally sign the offer online. Though I know it's unprofessional to renegotiate after verbal ...
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Are entry level programming positions usually unlisted? [closed]

Are entry level programming jobs not usually posted in job listings? Are they mainly acquired through word of mouth or by contacting the company directly?
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I was offered a salary range before the interview

I am looking for a new job at the moment. Last week I was sending my resume to employers. Today I received an email stating that they like my resume and that it is a good fit for the position I ...
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I have a long interview coming up and am trying to figure out what to expect

I am a recent CS grad and I have a job interview for a Jr. Dev position in a few days. I initially spoke with the someone at the company on the phone for around 20 minutes and then was contacted by ...
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Is it easy to get a permanent contract as a software engineer in Germany? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate looking for jobs as a software engineer and trying to understand the industry. My question: Are permanent contracts easy to get? Say I spent 2 years at a company (with a ...
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Why do salaries of software engineers reach a peak beyond which they no longer increase with experience in Germany?

I'm a recent computer science (CS) master graduate living in Germany. Now I'm starting to think about my long-term career path and looking for jobs in Germany. I'm proficient in Java and data mining ...
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Is it a good idea to use recruiters to find jobs in the software industry?

I'm graduating college in May, and I keep getting emails from recruiting agencies and I'm kind of skeptical. I've read that dealing with recruiting agencies can be a real hassle and that you’re better ...
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Track to professional programmer [closed]

My interest in programming started in highschool or (Gymnasium) as we say in Sweden, and I did lots of projects, which I don't have today. Then I started university completed about 6 courses in ...
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Career start at a firm with older colleagues [closed]

I just graduated and had entry interviews at a company. I noticed (not so surprisingly but still new to me) that most employees there are around 30-50 years old. As I am 26, I think I cannot relate ...
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How should I calculate task value in hours? [closed]

I got new job and boss told that I should estimate value of the task, that he's giving, in hours, because salary is per hour, but I do not have idea how should I do that? Is there some formula or ...
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As a recent graduate with limited experience, is the company name or the work more important on a CV? [closed]

If I change my job, what matters for my next employer : The projects I have undertaken / technology(s) I have worked upon. Or the name of the current company (which might be a very small company). ...
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Would employment abroad after graduation damage employability in home country? [closed]

I am a student living and studying in Canada, and in the long term I'd like to also work in Canada. However, my girlfriend is studying in Scotland and we've been in a long-term relationship for a long ...
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How to approach a company looking for a job self-taught, without formal qualifications? [duplicate]

My situation is quite unusual. I'm a ~junior level developer with solid knowledge of physics and maths. I was taking a degree in Physics last year (2nd year) and left because I was not learning ...
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Why to code on the board in a technical interview? [closed]

Why technical interviews are done on the board? I find it very stupid that they ask you for example to write a function that sums up the integers from a file, and to do that on the whiteboard and have ...
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Why do interviewers ask algorithmic questions that are hard to remember? [closed]

So I'm graduating soon from my CS master and I will apply for software engineering jobs. After a lot of Googling I became aware of the kinds of questions they tend to ask. But I really found them ...
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How does the process for applying for jobs look for a PhD?

I will finish my masters soon and I'm considering the idea of continuing with a PhD. My assumption is the process for job search after my PhD would be different, because I have a different and more ...
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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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What is the difference in code between a junior and a professional java employee? [closed]

I'm a master student in CS in a German Uni and soon I will graduate and start looking for jobs. I'm a very experienced java programmer (I believe). I built some projects for personal use and uni ...
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I found a fixed-term job offer with a very detailed tasks description. Would it bring something positive if I send some parts while applying?

While looking for an internship (I would probably ), I just found an offer with a complete description about the tasks I would have to do. One of the task (which is the first one) consist at finding ...
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Software Dev: What career implications should I consider when making a decision between two companies? [closed]

I have an offer from a company, I'll call CompanyOne, that I am on a time crunch to answer. I may potentially have an offer soon from a very different company, I'll call CompanyTwo, and I am terrified ...
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Why would a recruiter act surprised after learning I was OK with the salary?

I was contacted by an employer who saw my resume from a career fair. The recruiter called me to see if I was still looking for full time employment. After calling back the employer (different ...
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Accepted job below advertised salary, use job posting to negotiate a raise

I accepted a job at a small software company as a software developer. The job posting stated the salary was between 40k and 50k depending on experience. After the interview I received a call and an ...
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Does one apply to both an intern and entry level job at the same company for the same kind of work?

I'm attending a career fair with several dozen employers. Many of the companies offer entry level jobs and also internships. The description of both of these and their requirements are very similar ...
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Job negotiation, Can I mention my expected raise after one year? [closed]

I'm a recent college grad with a degree in applied statistics. Before accepting the job offer can I mention this: In order to be a realistic long term fit, I want to bring to attention that I am ...
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Do internship and part time counts when company says certain number of yrs of experience requirments?

I have total of about 2 years of internship and part time job experience. Do these count when companies require a certain number of years of experiences? Also would I still count as entry level or ...
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I have a software engineering job interview but no related work experience

I have a entry level software engineering job interview this Friday but no related work experience to mention on my resume. The interviewer(s) sent me two forms for me to fill out and there is a ...
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Is it normal to have 4-5 hour interview for junior programmer position ? [duplicate]

I have been to a few interviews and the max they have gone is 1.5 hours. But there is this one interview that could take 4-5 hours. I wonder why companies need to interview a junior developer for so ...
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work samples for junior developers — what does an employer want to see? [duplicate]

I have a github which has a series of repositories. A photoshop-esque clone (java) A web application tutorial series, with branches for each tutorial (python/flask with a touch of javascript) A ...
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Guidance for entry level job seeker [closed]

I just graduated from college, I am entry level and I cannot get a job. I can't even get an interview! Can you provide any guidance to help me here?
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Negotiating an already accepted job offer

I did an internship at company XXX and got a job offer from them; I accepted it. But I haven't started my work yet. I now received another job offer from company YYY which pays $15K more. The work is ...
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Would an entry-level web developer learn more working for a startup or large corporation? [duplicate]

I just finished school and have no work experience in web development other than a few small freelance projects. I have received two job offers and am wondering which path would be best for continuing ...
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Negotiating salary for the first career relevant job

I'm in the middle of my masters and have landed a good job in the IT sector. The role is "junior software developer". I only have salary negotiation left, but I have no idea what to demand in salary. ...
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Can you negotiate a salary after accepting an offer as an entry-level grad?

I'm a new grad and got an offer from a tech giant as my first job. It is amazing that I will be working for them. I now got another offer from a top contract and the pay is way higher. ($15k more) ...
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Can I ask for a higher salary if I've already said how much I want?

During an interview I was asked how much I wanted, so I said a number. The interviewer (who would be my boss) said we would talk again and that this was not the final conversation because he needed ...
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Discussing salary for the first time - Intern

Amounts will be mentioned to give a better understading of the situation. After 4 months in of my 6-month long internship. My boss said they want me to stay with them. I will be graduating some time ...