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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Switching from Dot net Development to Dot Production Support [closed]

I recently got a job offer from American bank in Chennai for Dot net production support. I am in Dot net development for the past 5 years. my opinion is, I like the thrill in fixing issues in a ...
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How do future employers see recently promoted candidates applying for new jobs?

A friend of mine was recently promoted from software developer to senior software developer position. However, due to his salary increase was below his expectation, he started to think about looking ...
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Should I work for non-IT company as the only developer? [closed]

There might be other related questions but let me describe my situation: I moved to a new country. Worked in a very good company for 10 months. Left the company to pursue Masters By Research. ...
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Job hopping on Applications [duplicate]

Ive had a decent work history up to October 2014, but since that time, I've had 3 jobs. All of them in call centers. I quit one hoping the next would be better, but they are all the same. One had ...
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Switching after salary increase [closed]

I got incremented yesterday. Now I want to change the job but many companies want last 3months salary slip. Those salary slips would not show my recent increase. If I show them increment letter then ...
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Mentioned the company I'll change to - What's the risk and how to manage?

I'll be starting a new job this fall and resigned from my current position yesterday. I didn't plan to name the exact company I'll be working for, but let it slip. Some facts: I'm not changing to a ...
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How should I answer to questions about the offer I got?

Today I'm going to sign for a job that I really like. It's pretty different from the one I have now and I've negotiated for more or less the same salary, plus some benefits. When I'll notify my ...
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Drawbacks in better paid jobs? [closed]

Are there downsides in accepting a very generously paying job (compared to the other offers one may have), and which his known to be highly paying / a good position ? I am not thinking in terms of the ...
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Refering ex colleagues after Performance improvement plan? [closed]

I was put into a performance improvement plan by my employer, which was due to several internal politics in the company, and in the end they concluded that I am no more suitable as an employee because ...
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Convincing a prospective employer about taking a “lower” ranked job

For most of the past 15 years I have been working at the "higher" end of the technical spectrum, in both permanent and contracting roles such as tech lead, information architect, product architect, ...
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How do you go about finding a new job after wasting several months not doing any useful? [duplicate]

So basically i wasted 18 months trying to setup a business and it didn't work out. I've had the 2 years experience prior to it in the same field. So how will it affect the chances of finding a new ...
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Should change my job after only 2 month? [closed]

I was working for a marketing company before as a software consultant for their clients after 1 year and 3 month, I decided to get a new job with a better offer which is where I am working now as a ...
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How do I go about transitioning from my engineering job to one in HR? [closed]

I am an engineering graduate, and have been working for the past 3 years in the domain of hardware testing and designing in an MNC. But my inclinations have always been towards human resource kind of ...
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I keep being offered better jobs, but… how to sell yearly job changes?

In the last 2 years I had three jobs. The short story is that I changed jobs twice for better pay or better opportunities. However, life is expensive and I keep getting contacted for new ...
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My worksite keeps adding to my job's requirements. [closed]

I've been working at a Mental Health agency for a while and recently they've been adding more and more to the responsibilities of the job. As our job takes on more and more responsibilities, the ...
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Manager is blocking advancement within company

My wife works for a company that employs people in every state and country. She has been working really hard to get all the certifications and badges to move into a corporate position. After ...
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Going back to previous employer

I have worked for company "X" for 5 years and left the company couple of weeks ago. I am working for company "Y" now, but I don't like the work here and I am trying to go back to my previous company. ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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202 views

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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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 63 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 -- ...