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 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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Is an IELTS or an equivalent exam needed to work as a software engineer.? [closed]

I'm a software developer and i am residing in India, and also i am an India citizen. I would like to move to Australia to find a job. So my question is do i need to clear IELTS or any other equivalent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How easy is it to find a job as an individual contributor for someone with extensive hands-on managerial background in software development? [closed]

I had been a hands-on manager for a number of years. While it has been rewarding, I find that I'm not able to spend more time working deeply with newer technologies. Is it advisable change to make? ...
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159 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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7answers
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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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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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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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421 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
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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
112 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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108 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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181 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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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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349 views

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
152 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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190 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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289 views

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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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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396 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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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 ...
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Relieving on Sunday (Being Holiday) [closed]

I want to relieve on sunday 25/10/2014. Can my employer relieve me on sunday i.e. 25/10/2014 after giving salary for 3 months towards notice period.
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Would it be possible to work for a client? [closed]

My client has asked me to work for them. I see there's a clause in my contract like this: The Employee agrees that during the term of the agreement and for a period of three months following the ...
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Interviewing - Reason for job change when leaving current employer too early [duplicate]

I am from an Indian community that works in one of the metro city for a reputed US based MNC firm. I joined this company 4 months back and this is my second employer (so you can guess I am just ...
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200 views

How do I tell my boss I am moving to a different organization? [duplicate]

I always wanted to do a kind of job I found a year back. But due to organizational changes, the entire team moved to a different project and I don't find the current work challenging and hence it is ...
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3answers
504 views

Is leaving career suicide? [closed]

I've been working for my current employer for over 1.5 years. This is my first role as a UX/UI guy, previously I was a developer. Recently, our team structure and the way we handle new work has ...
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How does one title a resignation email?

I am in a situation where I need to tell my current employer that I am leaving. I know what I want to say in the body of the email I am using to do so, and have that written out in full. Problem is, I ...
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Accept Training, But Planning to Leave

I work in tech, and have been with the same company long enough to retire next Spring. I plan to do so, and change companies and work for a couple more years. My company has been offered me a couple ...
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381 views

Career security in the software development field? [closed]

Core question: What kind of career security can be expected in the software field and how much time can one expect to dedicate towards staying relevant? And also are certain fields more vulnerable? ...
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What letters should I get from my employer to show my contract job experience?

I do a lot of contract work. What letters should I get from my clients, other than MoU and invoice, which would serve me as proof of my experience for future jobs?
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Should one allow his title/salary to be downgraded when moving to a less mastered similar job? [duplicate]

I'm a young (27 yrs old) analyst programmer that has recently been promoted to a senior title and assigned to R&D. [Optional Drama Start] My previous duties were to participate to C#, Winforms ...
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I want to stop procastination and Improve my career on software developement [closed]

I'm working as a software Engineer (.net) in a small company. We work with deprecated technology, we are stuck doing the same things over and over (handling xml files with xslt.) I feel that I'm not ...
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How can I ask my employer to *quickly* make me an offer?

Background: I'm a computer science student. It's normal for software companies to start hiring in September/October, even when the students don't finish school until May/June, just so they can ...
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My employer wants me to write a guide for doing my job

I'm on my way out of a company doing tech work for an SMB (Small or Medium-sized Business) and I happen to be the only expert on various parts of the company's operation. I gained this knowledge ...
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Client behavior seems to weird. I don't understand how to take it? [closed]

I am working as Technical team lead for a client. My client was happy with my work and I received good feedback. We had recently started a new project. And we faced a few challenges. Because of these ...
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My ex-employer was recently acquired and wants me back on board - what should I do? [closed]

I left my ex-employer (of 2 years), largely because of future uncertainty (didn't raise funding) when I was going through some big life changes. Additionally, my old company was notorious for not ...