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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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? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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6answers
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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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Need to get out of enterprise software, am I on the right track? [duplicate]

I switched careers from mechanical engineering to software development almost 2 years ago. Prior to getting hired in my current role, I had taken some CS classes for about a year. I was really ...
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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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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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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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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 [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 ...
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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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12 hour shifts or 8 hours [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...