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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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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What do you do if you're not a good programmer? [on hold]

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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Which company should I join [closed]

I have a difficult choice to make.I am 24 years old and have just finished my masters course in computer application. I have to select between two companies the first is ABC which is an agency broker ...
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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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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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297 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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119 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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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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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 ...
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Signed a document stating I would inform employer where I was going if I move to another company…do I really need to? [closed]

A few years ago (a few years after I was hired my my current employer) we were asked to sign a document stating that we would inform our company of the name of the new company we were moving to if we ...
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Is job-hopping within a company really job-hopping?

I am now at my third position at a third branch of my company. All moves were for familial reasons. I lasted 22mos at both my first and second positions. This is my first company out of college. I ...
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job change during probation [closed]

I want to change my job as a java engineer during my probation period.Reason being salaries are not paid on time and there is no communication to the employees,...management is not bothered about ...
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Healthcare Benefits Change by employer after 2 week notice [closed]

My husband put his 2 week notice in on 2/29/16 and then received a note with his check stating that because his last day is 3/16/16, the company would only pay one quarter of the health insurance ...
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Quitting a job without having another job offer [closed]

I am PHP developer and I am currently working in tech startup in India. I have 3.5 years of experience in PHP development. Currently my company's financial situation is not good so they start ...
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Is it reasonable to ask to delay exit date?

I recently resigned from my job to start a new job. However I was asked to delay my last date because we are short of people and I was responsible for number of projects. I agreed to continue for ...
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2answers
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How should I try for a change of career within the same company?

First-timer here with a career question! I'm a fairly recent graduate who started a job at my current company about six months ago. The company is a large, renowned chemical company whose products I ...
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New college grad hired as a hardware developer; how do I deal with being told I'm now a Front-End Web developer?

I landed a job that I applied for right out of college. The job listing was for a software developer utilizing C#/Python/C++ and during the interview, it was revealed that the position that I was ...
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When to tell my boss I'm going to look for another job? [duplicate]

I'm working in an organization that is mostly filled with university graduates. They usually stay here for a year or two and then move on to another job. I've worked here for 4 years now (since ...
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Interview— Why Do you want to switch Job ?- How honest should I be in answering this question [duplicate]

Few days back i went for a Walk -In interview with one of the big MNC(whose one office is situated near to my home). During interview, supposed to be a Technical round, the interviewer asked me "Why ...
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589 views

How to tackle “Why your salary is low”?

I am looking for a job change and I am attending interviews mostly through Phone. As far as my industry standards, I am getting low salary from my current employer when I compare myself to my friends ...
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388 views

Is role experience more important than industry experience? [closed]

I understand that there have been many questions on this site asking what to do if someone is not enjoying their job, and I'd like to stress that is a different scenario. Since leaving university I ...
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Do employers look at quitting a job in order to shift career paths to be a developer good or bad? [closed]

I want to give a quick timeline to help everyone understand where I am at in my career: 2010 - Graduated with Psychology degree (bad idea) 2011 - Worked at a company for 2 years as software ...
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LinkedIn title change ettiquette [closed]

When you accept a new job, when do you change your "current" position on LinkedIn and other social networks? Do you wait until you've officially started? As soon as you put in notice? Just curious ...
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Which type of software companies are better for gaining technical experience? [closed]

The company that I am currently working for is developing/maintaining a single software product for the last 8~ years. Since I cannot feel the challenge any more, I have been thinking about looking ...
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Haven't got the job yet… But I plan to leave it in a few months. How do I handle this?

I've been hunting for a job for about 6 months at this point. I'm currently living paycheck to paycheck, and I'm in the final stages of interviewing for a job that will quadruple my pay. (I really ...
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Feel Bad Leaving current job for a new one [closed]

I've been in my current role for almost 6 years with the company and been with the company for 8 years in total. Overall they've been very good to me, given me opportunity to travel the world and ...
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How can I change my career path from finance to Web or App development [closed]

I have 7 years of experience in investment banking and a degree in Bachelor of Arts. I'm at the stage in my life were I would like to start a family, move away from the city, and work from home/ ...
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How to discreetly look for a new job in my current company? [closed]

Introduction This post turned out really long so I broke it up into segments for easier consumption. I'm currently working in a big company and quite unsatisfied with my job. The position itself is ...
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What is the purpose of applying to a position? [duplicate]

I'm finishing my PhD, and one of the major questions I have is what is my market value outside the academia. I realised that one of the methods to evaluate my market value is to apply to positions ...
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455 views

How to hide job hunting from current employer? [closed]

I have decided to leave my current employer (see this: Am I bad employee or bad fit or Did I pick I bad job/career for me?) and I have completed a few phone interviews/screens and attended 2 face to ...
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Do I owe my ex-boss any loyalty? [closed]

I worked in a company for more than a year and then my boss decided to shut down the company and found me a job before doing it. I thanked him and accepted the job that I was offered, but after a ...
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Advice for starting a new job? [closed]

What things should i keep in mind while joining a new job.How do i make a long lasting impressions on colleagues and boss? Thanks
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Quitting new job after two weeks. Do I really need to give two weeks notice? [duplicate]

I started my job two weeks ago and knew from day 1 it was a bad fit. So disorganized and nothing like the interviews. Staying here would be like going backwards 5 years in my experience. I work in IT. ...
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2answers
459 views

How do I keep potential employers from contacting my current employer?

I'm currently working at one place, but I've decided to relocate so I'm hunting for a job on the other side of the U.S. I haven't told my employer that I'm planning to relocate. I'm in the new city ...
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Should I tough it out (be patient until my training time finishes) or look for other job? [closed]

I work in a web developing company in an entry-level position. I decided to take this position because I thought it was a good company to work for and I wanted to start my career. However the ...
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How will a history of job-hopping affect my career or job search?

I've had 6 jobs in 6 years, with each lasting less than a year and I'm wondering how this is going to affect me in the long run. I started out after college losing my first job because I didn't ...
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Is it normal to not have to show any code in an interview for an entry level developer position?

Long story short, I'm an English Graduate working in marketing looking to switch to a developer role. I've been learning code for around 2 years now, and do quite a bit of HTML/CSS/JavaScript in my ...
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Who are the most suitable people to be chosen as job references in résumé?

I am in the process of searching a new job. If I would be asked about references who I know, whose name should I include in the résumé/job application form etc. Please help me choose the best ...
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I want to join my Ex Employer…Need suggestions [closed]

I left my old company after working for 5.5 years and I was happy with my work and pay package there.Eventually, I joined a new firm three months back as my ex manager offered me a good position with ...