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 role experience more important than industry experience? [on hold]

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
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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
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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3answers
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Haven't got the job yet… But I plan to leave it in a few months. How do I handle this?

I've been hunting for a job for about 6 months at this point. I'm currently living paycheck to paycheck, and I'm in the final stages of interviewing for a job that will quadruple my pay. (I really ...
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0answers
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Handling Forced change in Companies in my CV [duplicate]

I used to be working as a part of a team for a company X, 1 year later, the team grew up to be a company Y by itself and I moved on with it. I haven't changed jobs or responsibilities, but I instead ...
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3answers
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Feel Bad Leaving current job for a new one [closed]

I've been in my current role for almost 6 years with the company and been with the company for 8 years in total. Overall they've been very good to me, given me opportunity to travel the world and ...
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1answer
135 views

How can I change my career path from finance to Web or App development [closed]

I have 7 years of experience in investment banking and a degree in Bachelor of Arts. I'm at the stage in my life were I would like to start a family, move away from the city, and work from home/ ...
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1answer
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How to get a job with an Incomplete degree in BCA [closed]

still i didn't complete my degree but i have experienced 3.5 years in IT company my position is UI developer. i need to change new job. how to mention in resume how to explain to HR Please help me ...
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2answers
253 views

How to discreetly look for a new job in my current company? [closed]

Introduction This post turned out really long so I broke it up into segments for easier consumption. I'm currently working in a big company and quite unsatisfied with my job. The position itself is ...
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3answers
153 views

What is the purpose of applying to a position? [duplicate]

I'm finishing my PhD, and one of the major questions I have is what is my market value outside the academia. I realised that one of the methods to evaluate my market value is to apply to positions ...
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1answer
408 views

How to hide job hunting from current employer? [closed]

I have decided to leave my current employer (see this: Am I bad employee or bad fit or Did I pick I bad job/career for me?) and I have completed a few phone interviews/screens and attended 2 face to ...
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3answers
526 views

Do I owe my ex-boss any loyalty? [closed]

I worked in a company for more than a year and then my boss decided to shut down the company and found me a job before doing it. I thanked him and accepted the job that I was offered, but after a ...
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1answer
60 views

Advice for starting a new job? [closed]

What things should i keep in mind while joining a new job.How do i make a long lasting impressions on colleagues and boss? Thanks
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5answers
417 views

Quitting new job after two weeks. Do I really need to give two weeks notice? [duplicate]

I started my job two weeks ago and knew from day 1 it was a bad fit. So disorganized and nothing like the interviews. Staying here would be like going backwards 5 years in my experience. I work in IT. ...
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2answers
402 views

How do I keep potential employers from contacting my current employer?

I'm currently working at one place, but I've decided to relocate so I'm hunting for a job on the other side of the U.S. I haven't told my employer that I'm planning to relocate. I'm in the new city ...
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3answers
493 views

Should I tough it out (be patient until my training time finishes) or look for other job? [closed]

I work in a web developing company in an entry-level position. I decided to take this position because I thought it was a good company to work for and I wanted to start my career. However the ...
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10answers
6k views

How will a history of job-hopping affect my career or job search?

I've had 6 jobs in 6 years, with each lasting less than a year and I'm wondering how this is going to affect me in the long run. I started out after college losing my first job because I didn't ...
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9answers
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Is it normal to not have to show any code in an interview for an entry level developer position?

Long story short, I'm an English Graduate working in marketing looking to switch to a developer role. I've been learning code for around 2 years now, and do quite a bit of HTML/CSS/JavaScript in my ...
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3answers
252 views

Who are the most suitable people to be chosen as job references in résumé?

I am in the process of searching a new job. If I would be asked about references who I know, whose name should I include in the résumé/job application form etc. Please help me choose the best ...
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2answers
206 views

I want to join my Ex Employer…Need suggestions [closed]

I left my old company after working for 5.5 years and I was happy with my work and pay package there.Eventually, I joined a new firm three months back as my ex manager offered me a good position with ...
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2answers
283 views

Should I tell my boss I am being headhunted in the hope that my current workplace may value me more? should I stay or should I go? [closed]

The industry I work in is extremely small and hard to find replacement workers, which makes me very valuable to my boss especially because I am such a hard worker. We operate with two servicemen ...
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3answers
329 views

Job transfer politics

I started a new job two weeks ago and already know that my skills do not align with the job description. I do not have an Accounting background and feel as though I made the wrong decision in ...
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3answers
397 views

What is the rationale for 'Don't quit your job until you have a new one'? [duplicate]

'Don't quit your job until you have a new one' is common career advice, but is this actually good advice? What is the rationale for it? Is there any evidence that people who quit their job before ...
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2answers
224 views

What's the most satisfied year of your career? What should I say? [closed]

I went to an interview and the person who interviewed me asked "What is the most satisfied year of your career?". I know this is a meaningless question to be asked from someone who has worked for ...
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2answers
294 views

Should I have reported my Maternity Leave on my CV? [closed]

I have joined as fresher in a company and have been working with the same company for 3 years. However, I was on maternity leave for the last one year. I was looking for a job change and now I am ...
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1answer
230 views

Job offer,but just started my new job [duplicate]

I recently accepted a position simply because I needed the money. Previously I had applied to another position but they took a month to get back to me, which they finally did today: my first day at ...
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0answers
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What is the ideal time to stay at a job? [duplicate]

What would be the ideal time to stay at a job? I have heard that changing jobs too often (for pay raises) puts the loyalty of the employee in question. This in turn makes prospect employers reluctant ...
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3answers
700 views

What are the implications of losing Sr. title when changing job in software development field

This question is related to my previous question here. In a nutshell, my career aspiration is to become software development manager. However, I am in need of increasing my salary whenever there is a ...
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4answers
540 views

How to handle having three jobs in eight months?

Long story short, I'm a statistician in the automotive industry who has had a colorful history over the past eight months. Here's a brief review. Laid off from job Started two businesses Got an ...
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1answer
649 views

How to tell a recruiter you are interested in another position in their company

I have searched online for advice. I can only relate this to my situation. Background I'm a senior software developer in a medium-sized company. In my current position I'm exposed to various kinds ...
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1answer
443 views

Programmer now given a cold call list on top of current workload. Time to leave? [closed]

Edited to fit in Stack Guidelines: I am a programmer with a heavy/healthy work load. I have 3 years of experience and since day 1 with this company I am at, I've been handling projects solo, from ...
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2answers
245 views

What does a recruiter ( or the interviewer ) look for in a resume of a mid level software engineer? [closed]

I have been working as a software engineer for the past 2 years since graduating from college. Recently, I have been contacted by a recruiter for a new position which I am interested in. He asked for ...
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1answer
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Job search: How long to keep conversations open? [duplicate]

My current role is going away, but I'd like to stay at the company and the company would probably keep me if they could find a place for me. So I have spoken to a lot of colleagues who manage teams. A ...
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1answer
85 views

Career change but utilize current education and experience [closed]

Apologies if I sound absurd, I will try my best to be concise. I have completed my Bachelor of Engg.(Computers) and I have an experience of 9 years as a developer(Java, RDBMS, MongoDB, bit of Linux ...
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2answers
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Does a peaceful workplace trump everything else? Is a stressful environment worth it? [closed]

I've been working at a great job for six months, where I feel genuinely appreciated and valued. On the other hand, I'm slightly bored. But I do get to do things at my own pace and this has allowed me ...
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3answers
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Is approaching another team leader for a job insubordination?

I am having major inter-personal issues with my manager (A), and approached the leader/manager of another team (B) in the same department to see if he plans to expand his team. Well, B told A about my ...
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1answer
281 views

If offered a full time job, am I able to leave my apprenticeship?

I've been at company X for almost a year and a half now doing an IT apprenticeship. I'm not a particular fan of how I am taught at my college and I have already achieved my level 2 in the first year ...
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2answers
478 views

Company misrepresented my job position — is it unprofessional to leave after nine months?

I am currently in my first job, working for a large company. During the job interview, they told me a lot of lies about my job position. Once I started, I realized that my actual responsibilities were ...
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How to respond if boss asks if I'm looking for a new job

I'm currently searching for a new job. If my boss asks me if I'm looking, should I tell the truth? My small group is pretty demoralized at this point. One of my coworkers gave his notice late last ...
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3answers
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Things to do when leaving a job early for another job [closed]

I was fresh out of school and been applying to multiple places as a software engineer. In the end, I was being interviewed 2 companies. One (noted as A) quickly processed stuff and got back to me with ...
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What are my rights if the job doesn't meet the job description?

If I leave one position at one company for well defined and disclosed reasons and take up another offered position in another company, is there anything I can do if the position didn't meet the ...
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2answers
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Should I consider a job offer just based on salary [closed]

Zillow has an option of make me move. Its where a person is content with their current house, but would move for enough money. I was out with a friend and got a job offer in programming. Its a ...
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3answers
443 views

Should I resign if I sense that I could get fired/laid off in next review? [closed]

I am not performing according to the standards of my current organization and I can feel it. In the latest review it was mentioned in a different way. I am trying my best but now losing confidence in ...
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I got a job offer, but I lied about a few months on my current work history [duplicate]

So I just received a job offer from a small-to-mid sized company. I signed the acceptance letter and accepted the background check, but checked a "No" for may we contact your current employer. I ...
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Do I need relieving letters from all my past employers or just the most recent one? [duplicate]

I work in Ahmedabad, Gujarat India. If I were to change jobs, would it be necessary to provide reliving letters from all my past employers or is the letter from my last employer sufficient? For ...
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Is there any problem with my saying about the leaving reason for current company in an interview (career change)?

I am planning on changing my career to internet industry (server-side development work). Actually my career changing reason is lots of challenges , chances and good career development in internet ...
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2answers
751 views

Offered resignation but company doesn't want to start the notice period until they've accepted it

I am working in a service based company. I got a new offer so I have put down my papers. I have resigned in Aug and I will be relieved of duty in Oct. But my manager accepted my resignation in ...
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Is it really that bad to leave my job as a software engineer before I have an offer? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer deciding to leave my first job out of college after 3 years. I've been taking phone calls and interviewing but I've reached 2 bottle necks. One is that I don't have the time ...
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How should I behave with a temporary contract?

As of now, my situation is the following: I have no job. I have a contract for a permanent position at company A ready to be signed. I would like to work for company B. The problem: To work for ...