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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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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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
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Have resigned, but regret it dearly [on hold]

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 ...
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How do I keep a conversation going with a potential future employer?

I was recently contacted by my dream company saying that a job I applied to over six months ago has moved forward in the application process. Of course, that was quite a while back and I have since ...
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Is it okay to apply to a different job within the same company after only being hired for 5 months?

So the questions pretty much sums it up. Started work in a really big company in December. Never liked the job and took it while I find something better. Now there is an opening for another job ...
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170 views

12 hour shifts or 8 hours [on hold]

I was hired 10 years ago, agreeing to work 8 hr shifts. Recently, most people have voluntarily switched to 12 hour shifts. It has caused a lot of inadequate staffing issues, with people working 2 ...
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Moving from an Indian IT firm to US retail Giant [closed]

I am moving from an Indian IT firm (among top 5 IT firms) to a US retail giant (fortune top 50) and is 150 years old and having 160k employees. Nature of work is software related and i am on visa as ...
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145 views

Best time to tell your manager that you are quitting issue

Before you downvote this question due to the fact that other similar exist, pay attention to my specific problem: I know that is best to keep it a secret when you are having interview for another job ...
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3answers
199 views

Is it unethical to switch jobs just after one year of coming onsite [closed]

I work for an IT firm and got an onsite to US last year. Now I got an very good offer (45 percent hike plus perks) in a US MNC. I made sure that all my tasks are complete before I leave and completed ...
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1answer
140 views

How to contact my previous boss for a job

I am just wondering what would be the best method for contacting and asking my previous boss to see about a job again. I had previously worked for this company X as a short term contractor. I got an ...
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392 views

Father having issues with company he's been working at for over 30 years [closed]

My dad has been with the same company for over 30+ years. He's around 65 years old and has been very dedicated to his employer for all of these years. He wakes up at 3am every morning, drives to ...
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Recruiter changed mind

I am using this fresh account, because my own is linked to my real name. Sorry. I am not satisfied with my current job, so I have sent CV to a major software firm in my city. They responded, gave me ...
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4answers
473 views

Should I mention in a job interview that my family owns a competing firm?

First some background: My parents are managing (CEO and CFO) a company of 400 employees. They have started it ages ago and they are its owners. It is not a huge multinational corporation, but it is ...
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195 views

Resigned, but Employer Is Giving Me an Opportunity to Immigrate [closed]

I have been working as a software developer at a startup for the past three years. I was one of the first few hires here. I have been exploring few opportunities and bagged an excellent offer at a ...
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1answer
235 views

Can a team lead force an employee to change careers? [closed]

A colleague of mine held a position which was in her career path. But the higher-ups deemed that the position had "no visibility" (i.e. no visible positive effect) to the team. So they slowly ...
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2answers
290 views

How do I tell my boss I don't want to keep working extra?

A year ago, I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me within my company. I didn't get the job, but I was asked if I would be willing to fill in from time to time when some of ...
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1answer
75 views

Applying away from PhD position? [closed]

I just started a PhD position at a university. I saw a job advertisement which I would like to apply to. Can I apply to this other job despite having started my PhD? I.e. would the employer see it as ...
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1answer
240 views

Is it common practice for HR departments to troll job boards looking for current employees resumes?

How common is having a manager individually, or an HR department as a whole looking for updated employee resumes on job boards? I suppose a certain amount of random crossover will happen -- ...
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1answer
144 views

How to grow a backbone in a corporate environment?

I could make a long list of what I don't like about my current boss or company but I'll spare this information, instead I will make a list about my own mistakes and errors: Not communicating my ...
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302 views

Should I stay or should I go? Problems caused by coworker with anger management issues

I hope that this is the right place to ask this question. I've only used SO for programming questions so far. Update: As per the feedback comment, to clarify, I am not asking a general "What should I ...
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1answer
365 views

Taking a break to travel between jobs

When I eventually move on from my current job I plan to take a few weeks off to travel before starting the next job. This won’t be a problem for my next employer—I will have secured a job and ...
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Do I need to act happy all the time even if I'm not really?

I'm a software engineer from India. Recently, I suffered a personal loss which made me sad. I usually have my spirits up, but this time I just didn't feel like laughing at every stupid joke in the ...
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1answer
167 views

HR telling my manager about an interview [closed]

I have an interview for a company that has an agreement with my company not to take client's but I am only an apprentice. If the company the interview is with ask permission from my company's HR ...
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5k views

Is there a barrier when moving from small to large companies? [closed]

I've been in the same job (engineering) at a small company (50 employees) since I left college a few years ago. I have quite a few good reasons for wanting to move to a larger company(let's say 500+ ...
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My circumstances have changed - I'm now unable to do on-call hours

i'm a junior IT support engineer and recently i was asked to start an on-call out of hours rotation. our senior engineers currently do on-call duties however in my work contract it stipulates that i ...
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2answers
377 views

Should I feel morally obliged to stay at a job where I'm an appreciated key player? [closed]

I've been working for three months at a somewhat early stage startup as a remote employee. Generally things are going well, the company is glad to have me on board and they just gave me a great ...
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2answers
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Possibly downsides of asking for an interim report

I'm currently job hunting. I'm almost 5 years at my current position, by far longer than any other position I had. So I'd improve my chances by having an interim report. Asking my boss for one would ...
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564 views

Does HR asking for salary slips and earliest joining date mean I have got the job? [closed]

I had 2 round of interviews and then after about a week, I got a mail from the HR saying "Kindly send me your last 3 months of salary slip and also let me know how soon you can join us.". Does this ...
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3answers
101 views

Should i continue working with hope of some project coming and a big raise or take the other oppurtunity that gives both of them? [closed]

I am a software developer at a big firm , since the past couple of months there hasn't been any project in the technology i specialize . But this wasn't always the case , i was assigned to two ...
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3answers
113 views

Resigning during Interim between contracts [closed]

I work on a series of 3 month contracts for Big Corp.. Each contract has had the same terms as the original contract had (pay, vacation, etc.) and each has been renewed for the last 27 months without ...
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Advice for including work in a background check if not on resume due to job being a poor fit

I've gotten to the point in my career where I have enough work experience that my resume has gotten rather lengthy. So, to keep it focused, I recently trimmed some irrelevant and outdated information. ...
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2answers
109 views

How can a quantitative fisheries scientist break into the business consulting field? [closed]

I have degrees in biology and fisheries science. I have >6 years of experience managing data, analyzing data, writing technical summaries of the analysis results, writing technical RFPs to secure new ...
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1answer
194 views

Should I leave the company that I have been with for 20 years because they will not hire more help? [closed]

I am a Network Manager and have been with the same company from 20 years. I have always liked working hard(maybe too hard) and taking on any responsibility they could throw at me. Six months ago I ...
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How to seek different employment while still on the job [duplicate]

i'd like to move up (and out) from my current role and into a more technology-centric company. What is the best way to achieve this given that (i assume) the vast majority of interviews and ...
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Is it ok to tell future employers that I want to wait for my bonus?

I am a Java/J2EE developer with 15 years of experience. I was wondering if it is okay to tell my future employer that I would like to wait for my bonus from my current position which is due in a ...
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I'm a Junior Level Developer in a job that is not teaching me anything modern

I am a junior level Java developer in a Big 4 bank. The project I am working on is using very outdated technology with no plans for upgrading, and so I am not getting any exposure to modern ...
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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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101 views

Getting a job in IT as a self-taught individual? [duplicate]

My father was a computer consultant and taught me programming when I was 11. I m 30 now and have since self taught myself PHP, mySQL, Javascript and VB and have done several of my own projects ...
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What is the best way to approach my boss for a temporary/permanent position rather than freelancing without offending him? [closed]

I joined the small company I work in now 4 months ago as a freelancer. My aim is to be a temporary or permanent employee there. Recently, one of my bosses left and my other boss took over his job ...
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140 views

Should I mention on my CV that I want to get a buy-to-let house?

I am changing careers and therefore will be starting from the bottom again. The new job I am applying for will be in a business call center for a bank and I am hoping to work my way up again. A goal ...
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Quitting my Job - How to not leave scorched earth behind [duplicate]

I am currently employed by a large company in a German speaking country in Europe. From May until the end of November I worked for a work agency and was allocated to that company. Since 1st of ...
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Considering job I am over qualified for--will it hurt future job hunt?

I'm considering a job that I am clearly over qualified for (I'm surprised they are even considering me). I'm considering the job, because it looks a good group of people, doing good things...and ...
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1answer
164 views

Should I include side project in resume? [duplicate]

I am an IT guy, and in my company, I am just a normal, low ranking employee, and working on boring stuff every day. However, at the same time, I am a founder of a very popular web site of its kind in ...
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199 views

Early Job Change [duplicate]

So, here's the thing, I was unemployed for a several months after graduation, and shortly after, I was offered with 2 jobs position (both office location are really far away from each other, company A ...
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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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4answers
560 views

Returning to an old job after 2 months [closed]

I left my old job in sales after 18 months. I loved the job, felt valued and did some great work. My reason for leaving was that I was offered a position on a basic of double the money and the ...
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2answers
461 views

How do I leave my employer to work for one of our clients? [closed]

About two years ago I started work for a small web development firm as the second employee. Since we've grown a bit with a few hirings and a few firings to 5 employees. This is my first real job in ...
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265 views

Change job almost immediately

I was unemployed for couple of months and during that time I interviewed with two companies. I asked to both a salary of 65k$. I like ways more the second one, but the first one was faster and they ...