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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Is it right time to quit job? [on hold]

I'm working to present company from past 9 months,right now I don't have any work for 1 month, since I have made lots of job hops already is it right time to change my job again I am not doing so ...
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How to organize a “startup” within a company? [on hold]

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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No job offer mentioned [closed]

HR suddenly calls me telling that the department that I'm applying for picked me and I need to submit the employment requirements and resign to my current job. I don't know what to do. Please help me. ...
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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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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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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
280 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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118 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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142 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
333 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
327 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
181 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
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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
243 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
513 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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3answers
595 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
970 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
784 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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148 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
312 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
14k 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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6answers
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
86 views

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
669 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
240 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
555 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
195 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
127 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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7answers
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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1answer
208 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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124 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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3answers
372 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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398 views

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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342 views

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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236 views

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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146 views

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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181 views

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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3answers
318 views

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
172 views

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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3answers
2k views

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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599 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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395 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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1answer
273 views

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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3answers
641 views

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 ...