The various factors uniquely involved in changing employment. Only use this tag when your question is about some part of the transition, rather than generally getting a new-job or resigning from an old job.

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Switch to AX dyanmics or work on .Net projects? As a fresh candidate [on hold]

I have been working in a company for four months on .net platform as a junior software developer but now company wants me to switch to AX dynamics. I am confused whether to remain on .net for at least ...
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Contract push out 3mo due to resource needs yet I need to move on [on hold]

I am working as a sub on a contract that says 5-6mo engagement. the customer may need to push out 3mo due to internal resources not available till then. this puts us past March. i have other ...
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Unregistered Company Experience [on hold]

A friend of mine has an unregistered IT company in India. He works from US and hired couple of employees in India to provide offshore support. The salary was paid to employees directly from my friend'...
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indecision in accepting job offer - when is the right time for talking with current employer?

I work for a French start-up and I am actively searching for a new job elsewhere. It would be my first "job transition" and I wonder how things would/should happen after a successful interview. Is the ...
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81 views

Leaving digital to work in the charity sector? [on hold]

I am UK based and have been offered an interview at a well respected UK brand that is a charity in their digital department as an agile PM. I quite like the brand,and if in the event I do get an offer ...
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77 views

Should I stick with Java web(Spring) development or go to Android development as a career? [closed]

I am currently a Java Developer doing Java,spring,hirbernate, while these technologies are fun, Im not sure I would have any use of them outside of work,since from my experience, building Java is just ...
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289 views

Does nobody want a “Multi-skilled” employee any more? [closed]

I am just starting to look for work as my current contract ends in a month. I have an array of skills - IT (hardware, servers, networking), Creative (Web design, graphic design, Photo/video) and Dev (...
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1answer
186 views

What to talk about during end of term interview? [on hold]

I'm currently an apprentice about to reach the end of my agreed upon year, I have 11 days left to be exact. I asked for an interview tomorrow about what is going to happen at the end of the agreed ...
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5answers
649 views

I work 12-16 hours a day, is it unethical if i leave in the middle of big project? [duplicate]

I am a fresh graduate started this job 3 months ago, the previous team left the project for some reason (I bet it's the horrible client and poor management). This project has been abandoned twice by 2 ...
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3answers
265 views

Do I have to accomodate my boss in his request that I stay longer than the resignation period? [closed]

I currently work for a very small company (15 persons total). I am not happy in this company, so I went and found a new job at a big ICT consultancy firm. At my current job, I have a 2 months ...
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3answers
272 views

Including the month where I only worked the first day on my resume

I originally ended my employment with a company in the Philippines on June 30th which is what my resignation letter says, but my employer asked me to extend that by a day, making July 1st my last day. ...
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386 views

Being offered a lot of interviews before starting my new job. Should I interview with them? [closed]

I was offered a job a few months back and I took it without negotiating salary or looking elsewhere. I have not started my job yet and my first day will be in three months. Now when I see my ...
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4answers
369 views

Our team is already struggling to meet deadlines and i am planning to leave. What considerations should i take? [duplicate]

I work in a relatively small team. Upper management has basically tied our hands to tight deadlines for the next year or so meaning basically all developer resources are fully booked for the ...
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2answers
219 views

What do i do for closed companies I worked for?

I have worked for 2 companies that closed. One company I still have the contact information for one of the former employees (who is now retired and not in all that good of health), who will vouch for ...
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5answers
400 views

I have no practical tasks as a new developer , is this to be expected? [closed]

I was newly hired as a developer. The process took around 1 month and after signing the contract I was asked to report to work 2 weeks later. For several weeks now I'm only reading documentation (...
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3answers
1k views

quitting a job very early; how to justify it for next interview?

I have been in a job for two months, but I have soon realized that I must change the job (I like the job, but the management is awful and is not gonna change), so I have already started considering to ...
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3answers
205 views

Is it fair to ask for equity in a counteroffer of a sinking startup? [closed]

I've joined a startup an year ago as #1 full-time employee (the team is small, we're 5 employees and the 3 founders), and at the beginning we've stated a pretty small percentage of equity (less than 2%...
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3answers
188 views

How to organize a “startup” within a company? [closed]

Me and my colleague friend were working on a development (coding) idea for quite a while. We explored tools, possible services and created several prototypes of our idea. Eventually we became ...
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2answers
186 views

Go for unexpected opportunity after accepting another offer [duplicate]

I'm currently working as a web developer in the DC area. About two months ago I interviewed with a well respected company (company A) after a good friend of mine referred me internally. After a rather ...
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0answers
93 views

How difficult would it be to return to the oil / geophysics industry after working as a software developer? [closed]

After graduation with an MSc in applied geophysics and seismic interpretation, I was unemployed for well over a year. My graduation was only a few months before the oil marked crashed. I see this as ...
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15answers
12k views

Is travelling the world from job to job a feasible career path for a software engineer?

I graduated from university in March. I'm a U.S. citizen and software engineer in Southern California. I love my job, and expect to be at it for at least the next few years. However, I'd really like ...
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2answers
288 views

Is it wise to stay in a job where I'm coasting without serious responsibilities for a long period of time? [closed]

About 8 months ago I left my job of about 4 years and began working for a new company. A few months after I joined my new company restructured and my primary job responsibility was outsourced. However,...
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1answer
133 views

How to shift career from embedded to applications? [closed]

I am planning to shift my career from embedded to applications. I have around 10 years of experience in C, C++, Qt, and Linux. I want to work in a big firms like banking institution. Also, I feel that ...
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1answer
154 views

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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1answer
339 views

How should I approach a possible title error on my resume with a potential employer?

I just had a final interview for a manager level position with a new employer and might have another next week. But after looking over my resume I realized that my first job out of college might be ...
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2answers
335 views

Tips for a programmer being good at support system [closed]

I've been a java enterprise developer for a long time but now I received a good oportunity to work supporting a large financial system. My routines are mainly log analysis, attending meetings, sending ...
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2answers
188 views

Working Outside Your Career Path? [closed]

I'm not overly happy in my current work environment. The people are good, the hours are perfect, the amount of flexibility I have is nice, but the job itself is pretty terrible. Lack of work at ...
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3answers
11k views

Going back to a potential employer after turning his offer down 45 days ago [duplicate]

I have been founding and working on my start-up for a year now. In April (~45 days ago), a potential employer from California approached me with an interesting lead position. We exchanged a few ...
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4answers
3k views

Changing main programming language/lane due to lack of job [closed]

I'm a junior developer. So far i've been trying to work and stacking up knowledge based on C# used platforms (os, cross platform, game dev, n-tier arch, design patterns, frameworks...). And i'm ...
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1answer
264 views

I realize I am Over Qualified for the Company [closed]

They made me sweat during job interviews, I became a hungry go getter, I really want the job, the company is impressive with its venue and furnitures and reputation. But once I became part of their ...
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2answers
530 views

How to say “I quit” without the negative connotation? [closed]

I’ve never truly left a company before by my own initiation. My previous job ended when the company was downsized, while the job before that had an expected end date as part of an internship program. ...
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598 views

How to inspire change as a new employee in a company that's clearly becoming obsolete? [duplicate]

I was hired recently into an old company from the 80s that sells some niche BASIC software, servers, and support for warehousing and fulfillment. My position is the lone programmer in the "new" web ...
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6answers
1k views

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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4answers
796 views

How do I explain to my employer why I'm leaving, without telling him that I think he's been lying to me?

I'm a junior developer at a small company(about 50 employees) that specializes in a very niche technology. Since there are very few companies using this technology I'm really concerned about my future ...
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153 views

Payslip after leaving the organization? [closed]

How do I get may Payslip as i had left the organization 4-5 months back ? The payslips were available on hr-workways. but as I have the organization my employee id are not working. What can be done to ...
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3answers
322 views

How to go to interviews during working hours? [duplicate]

I am looking to move jobs soon (this autumn), the last time that I did this it was extremely difficult for me to go to interviews whilst in the office full time. This was largely from my boss being ...
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8answers
15k views

Gift to my boss and manager on last day

I am currently serving notice to my current company where I have worked for almost 3 years. I like my current company and colleagues, but as we are expecting a new baby in our life I need a better ...
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1k views

Will counter offer work in this situation?

I joined the company as a junior engineer and the pay was a fair salary for the role. The first year I got a small 5% increase which is typical. So, in preparation for 2nd year annual review, I ...
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1answer
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How To Ask for Job Relocation [closed]

I currently work at a tech company based in San Francisco. More recently, I have had keen interest in relocating to Austin for numerous reasons such as proximity to family and significantly lower cost ...
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3answers
678 views

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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3answers
248 views

How to answer questions about desired salary? [duplicate]

I currently work in a medium sized web development company. However, the management sucks, our team sucks, and most of the team is pretty much stuck in 2013 with no means to improve. Why does the ...
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4answers
575 views

What are the odds of software companies contacting references at the time of job offer?

I am interviewing at some major software companies for senior engineer/scientist roles. My current boss is a very hands off kind of a guy, and is not very familiar with my precise roles and ...
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1answer
200 views

A month break while switching jobs [closed]

I currently work in Company A and plans to switch to Company B.The notice period in company A is 2 months, which is what I mention in my interview. They are aware and OK with this. For my new job I ...
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2answers
135 views

How to make my line manager approve my internal transfer

I am planning to move to another department in my company. In my company, internal transfer need to fulfill two requirements: Work in the current position for more than 18 months (I have worked in ...
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9k views

How do I ask my current employer to match a signing bonus from a new potential employer?

I have a very unique role in an area that is a super-premium skill area. A competitor has come along and offered a compelling role, and offered a decent package with outstanding signing bonus to ...
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212 views

How do I approach an employer where I previously turned down a job offer?

When I was job hunting two years ago, I received two job offers. I now believe I chose the wrong one. I would like to reconnect with the employer I turned down, and ask if they would be interested in ...
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126 views

How do I change locations within my company smoothly?

I work at a large publishing house that is part of a group of companies all over the world. For career advancement reasons I consider moving to the UK while working and studying there part-time. I am ...
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269 views

What should I tell the recruiter when I am leaving a company with an interesting project but poor management? [duplicate]

I have been working full-time for a software startup since I graduated (June 2015). The company is working on a very interesting project, but with very poor management(small team), no vision and no ...
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3answers
382 views

Programmer stuck in a rut [closed]

I am 33, live in Austalia and I'm stuck in a massive rut. I earn a modest salary as a computer programmer programming Delphi. I finished my masters with first class honours 4 years ago and took a job ...
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How can I renegotiate my salary with a future employer after a counter offer from my current employer? [closed]

I am working with organisation A. I got a job offer from organisation B of $X. I accepted it. I gave notice of resignation at A. A gave me counter offer of $X + 10%. How can I use this offer from ...