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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New employer postponed start date [on hold]

the Friday before I was supposed to start a new job, the company told me that I can`t start on Monday and they do not know the exact date when it is possible. I was wondering, if there are any legal ...
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Negotiating a salary for a low budget position

I was interviewed for the position X of company X. On the first interview they told me that the position it was for a graduate-junior but I am mid-level to Senior. They asked me to for salary ...
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Decision between two jobs [on hold]

I am a recently gratuated in Fine Arts. My life choice would be painting and a job that pays my bills. Last year I was searching for a job, mostly without success. I was working in a school as an art ...
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Can I apply for a grad job whilst being in another grad job, but at a lower level? [on hold]

I am a an Engineering graduate from the UK, and am currently looking for a graduate job for a top employer in this country. In the meantime, I have found employment to tide me over in another ...
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130 views

Is there a way to transfer to another branch after being a Navy nuke? [on hold]

I am about to become a nuke in the US Navy. It's a great program but it only fulfills part of my interest. I am wondering if there is a way to transfer to another branch of the military and be ...
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113 views

Changing job and employee's loyalty? [closed]

I just started my job at the company A but now I received a better job offer from the company B. I don't know if I should take it or not, since I feel guilty with company A and I also feel bad because ...
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2answers
103 views

Contractual job and direct-hire [duplicate]

I am currently on a contractual job, since 2012. I am a W2 employee, the contractual position. I make more money hourly, however the direct-hire, I get my PTO, medical coverage, 401k etc. I have now ...
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167 views

Salary Increase vs good boss and bad teamates [closed]

I graduated about 16 months ago with my PhD. After 8 months of postdoc I was offered a position at a global mid-sized company. The company is family owned. I moved across country for this position. My ...
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151 views

Writing a resume when shifting focus

I've seen quite a few questions that are asking what to do when changing careers. That's all well and good, and there are some great answers, but what do you do when you're looking to more or less ...
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390 views

Is it okay to show the offer letter to my current employer?

I have just received an offer from Company B while working in Company A. The offered salary from Company B is about 1.5 times better than my current Company A. After telling my boss from Company A for ...
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1answer
209 views

Should I quit the job if I have nothing to do? [closed]

I am highly paid among my colleagues in my current office. But since 2 month or so I really don't have anything to contribute to company. I am just utilising my time in research and that's not the ...
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540 views

Should I ask for my old job back? [closed]

Is it ever acceptable to ask for your old job back? I quit my first "real" job after university, as a web developer, without another job lined up. I was frustrated and it was probably really dumb. ...
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152 views

Confusion of terms and condition about my notice period in my HR policy agreement

Following are the exact words from the joining letter document. "In the event of resignation, termination of employment by either party, it will be by giving one month notice in writting to the ...
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2answers
122 views

How can i improve my profile? [closed]

I have 2.5 yrs of experience at an IT firm. Currently I am in a career break of 1 yr which I took for higher studies. Due to some family problems I am not able to continue it and I'm now moving back ...
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4answers
614 views

How to stop feeling bad when you are leaving a company you like for a new job? [closed]

I have been working in my current company for 2 years and I joined them right after my college . I thoroughly enjoyed my work, especially colleagues and the responsibility ( right from day 1, I had ...
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1answer
462 views

How do future employers see recently promoted candidates applying for new jobs?

A friend of mine was recently promoted from software developer to senior software developer position. However, due to his salary increase was below his expectation, he started to think about looking ...
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2answers
323 views

Should I work for non-IT company as the only developer? [closed]

There might be other related questions but let me describe my situation: I moved to a new country. Worked in a very good company for 10 months. Left the company to pursue Masters By Research. ...
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2answers
241 views

Job hopping on Applications [duplicate]

Ive had a decent work history up to October 2014, but since that time, I've had 3 jobs. All of them in call centers. I quit one hoping the next would be better, but they are all the same. One had ...
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Switching after salary increase [closed]

I got incremented yesterday. Now I want to change the job but many companies want last 3months salary slip. Those salary slips would not show my recent increase. If I show them increment letter then ...
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302 views

Mentioned the company I'll change to - What's the risk and how to manage?

I'll be starting a new job this fall and resigned from my current position yesterday. I didn't plan to name the exact company I'll be working for, but let it slip. Some facts: I'm not changing to a ...
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3answers
302 views

How should I answer to questions about the offer I got?

Today I'm going to sign for a job that I really like. It's pretty different from the one I have now and I've negotiated for more or less the same salary, plus some benefits. When I'll notify my ...
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3answers
415 views

Drawbacks in better paid jobs? [closed]

Are there downsides in accepting a very generously paying job (compared to the other offers one may have), and which his known to be highly paying / a good position ? I am not thinking in terms of the ...
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258 views

Refering ex colleagues after Performance improvement plan? [closed]

I was put into a performance improvement plan by my employer, which was due to several internal politics in the company, and in the end they concluded that I am no more suitable as an employee because ...
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Convincing a prospective employer about taking a “lower” ranked job

For most of the past 15 years I have been working at the "higher" end of the technical spectrum, in both permanent and contracting roles such as tech lead, information architect, product architect, ...
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How do you go about finding a new job after wasting several months not doing any useful? [duplicate]

So basically i wasted 18 months trying to setup a business and it didn't work out. I've had the 2 years experience prior to it in the same field. So how will it affect the chances of finding a new ...
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152 views

Should change my job after only 2 month? [closed]

I was working for a marketing company before as a software consultant for their clients after 1 year and 3 month, I decided to get a new job with a better offer which is where I am working now as a ...
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How do I go about transitioning from my engineering job to one in HR? [closed]

I am an engineering graduate, and have been working for the past 3 years in the domain of hardware testing and designing in an MNC. But my inclinations have always been towards human resource kind of ...
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6answers
753 views

I keep being offered better jobs, but… how to sell yearly job changes?

In the last 2 years I had three jobs. The short story is that I changed jobs twice for better pay or better opportunities. However, life is expensive and I keep getting contacted for new ...
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1answer
183 views

My worksite keeps adding to my job's requirements. [closed]

I've been working at a Mental Health agency for a while and recently they've been adding more and more to the responsibilities of the job. As our job takes on more and more responsibilities, the ...
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1answer
161 views

Manager is blocking advancement within company

My wife works for a company that employs people in every state and country. She has been working really hard to get all the certifications and badges to move into a corporate position. After ...
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4k views

Going back to previous employer

I have worked for company "X" for 5 years and left the company couple of weeks ago. I am working for company "Y" now, but I don't like the work here and I am trying to go back to my previous company. ...
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130 views

Moved to a new country and not enjoying the new job, should I look for a new one?

I moved to Germany in March and found a software developer job and started working in a company. Before that, I worked in a very dynamic startup where we had the freedom to perform many different ...
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How can we draft better profile for CV? [closed]

I have very poor in English and I don't have idea how to write professional content for my CV so please help. I am mentioning my profile with dirty English. Company: Sooryen Active participant in ...
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How to confront about hourly cut after one month on the job or seek a new job without risk of being dropped

I recently took up a job. I was working 9-6 and after a month of training, they decided to cut my hours by 20. This was due to the fact that I was going over to overtime so much from them keeping me ...
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57 views

Landed a job recently but got an interview from another company. Should I proceed? [duplicate]

TL;DR I got a job a month ago and have an interview invitation at a better company. How do I proceed with this interview and stay ethical/professional? I used to freelance but it didn't always go ...
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1k views

When secretly looking for a new job, how not to accidentally apply to my own company?

I am currently employed, and I am looking for a new job in the coming months. Many offers (on job search websites such as monster etc.) are actually posted not by the companies, but by recruitment ...
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Recruiting company seeks written permission from current employer of the applicant

I've recently looked at a job circular of a certain company which was previously government owned (now privatized). In that circular they mentioned: Applicants who are currently employed should ...
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1k views

Should I provide my boss with a list of reasons why I'm quitting? [duplicate]

I submitted my letter of resignation earlier today to my supervisor. He forwarded it to our boss and shortly after the boss wanted to meet with us for a discussion. Basically he wants me to provide a ...
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Should I tell my boss I have started looking for a new job because I think my salary is too low? [duplicate]

Summary I believe myself to be underpaid and have started looking for a new job. I don't have an offer yet. Should I tell my boss as a way to gain leverage in salary negotiations? Long form I know ...
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8k views

Should I tell my boss I'm leaving before going job-hunting?

Background: I have been working for this company for 4+ years and I feel that it's time for me to move on, find another job that has better benefits and pay, and to experience more growth. I'm in my ...
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How much of a difference does being employed vs. not make in the eyes of potential employers when looking for a new postion?

It is commonly repeated that employers prefer candidates who are currently employed elsewhere. I decided to change jobs and may want to resign from my current position soon. I may not find a new job ...
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Is it ethical to discuss regarding received confirmation letter?

Today I received my confirmation letter in my workplace as a Software Developer after completing my probation. I applied to the advertisement which was looking for an Associate Software ...
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6k views

What (if anything) is polite/customary to do when leaving a company in the USA?

I am leaving a company where I have worked for a few years on friendly terms, as I got a job with another company. In the past I worked in the same kind of role in a couple of companies in the ...
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219 views

Why Should We Hire You? [duplicate]

I am moving to USA, and because of war I didn't finished my bachelor degree in business administrations and to be honest that's the best thing that happened to me. I've been into science most of my ...
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Job Position Changed Before Hire

My new job position just changed because another team is missing more members. I haven't even started the job yet. I'm not quite happy with the change. I'm not sure I would have accepted the job if I ...
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3answers
3k views

It is OK to leave a new job after 6 months for a new offer?

6 months ago I interviewed at two companies (Company A and Company B), heavily interested in working at both. Ultimately, Company B said I was overqualified, but they'd love to keep me in mind if a ...
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How to get out of enterprise software development?

Hopefully this question isn't too software specific. I imagine there are similar situations in most other fields. I've been doing software development for about 7 years now. Most of that time was ...
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390 views

Big move for a new job - how to make sure I'd fit well?

Today I had a phone/video interview for a position in another town, quite a bit away from where I live. I'd be okay to move there, my wife has lived there for a while and we know it's nice, our kids ...
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5answers
4k views

Have resigned, but regret it dearly [closed]

I am 40 and married with two children. I held a position as a team lead for ten years with a fantastic company that is filled with some of the best people I have ever worked with - both professionally ...
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after an acquisition is management replaced?

Although I enjoy my job, the management is practically zero and when one of them are doing something, it's normally wrong or the long winded way to go about it. The company I work for was acquired by ...