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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
3answers
179 views

What to do when you are in an internal interview process and current manager offers you a promotion?

I had my first interview with HR for an internal opportunity with another department different from my current one. I talked to my current manager about this possibility and he was very supportive. ...
4
votes
1answer
253 views

Is it better to job hop than stay on a death march?

The project that I am on consists of one fairly junior developer (me, with about four years experience) and a project manager/engineer. We are rewriting a piece of software but we keep getting ...
-2
votes
0answers
44 views

2 year undergrad looking direction in the field I should go into [closed]

I just finished my first year of undergraduate studies and I’m trying to decide where in the field I should go into. I was wondering if people in the industry could give me their take the different ...
3
votes
2answers
204 views

Concerns about working as a software developer in a small non-software company (developing in-house process automation software)

I'm currently a student (soon have my MSc in Computer Science) in Germany. In parallel I work in a small company which does NOT sell software products. But they decided to improve their internal ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Which countries/states allow or prohibit non-compete clauses in agreements? [closed]

Some countries/states allow companies to have a non-compete clause / covenant not to compete in their contract which prohibits employees from joining another company in same field for a period (for ...
1
vote
2answers
103 views

Is there any etiquette for citing references for a new job, considering that they have been used for previous employments as well?

I worked as a software engineer for around 2 years and served my last around 6 months back. Due to my interest in writing, I later took up an offer as a Writer in a small-sized firm. However, within 2 ...
19
votes
5answers
411 views

Transgender in the UK, should I use my female name on my CV even when it refers to male accomplishments?

Background: I am a MtF transgender person starting transition in the UK. Part of the process involves moving from living part of my life male and part female to living full time female, including ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

Taking a break between jobs [closed]

I have about 15 years of work experience in IT and in a management position. I feel it's a good time to take a break of 6 months, recharge myself, learn some new skills and get back to a new job more ...
3
votes
3answers
504 views

Job jumping has happened, how do I save face? [duplicate]

My work history is starting to look a bit jumpy. My longest employment is less than a year and a half. I feel like I have good reason for leaving each of these jobs (see below), however it's not that ...
94
votes
4answers
10k views

Why do companies not want to hire over qualified people?

I've heard stories of how people looking for jobs have been turned down by companies because they are over-qualified, even when they are willing to take a (sometime substantial) pay-cut. Why do ...
-2
votes
1answer
137 views

Is it wrong to leave a company shortly after starting? [duplicate]

I am currently a contract employee for one company. That company is ending my contract in the next week or so. I have been interviewing at other places, some looking very promising as permanent ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

Putting Dates for Short Experience Period

Some of my work experience are more than 1 year so I can easily put dates for them on my resume in this format: Year1 - Year3 But I also got some work experience which last a few months only. So, in ...
7
votes
3answers
523 views

Reneging on the same job offer twice

I just moved to a new city and started job hunting. I got 2 offers (Job A and Job B), and accepted Job A. I had second thoughts and told Job A that I would not be joining them, and joined Job B ...
6
votes
2answers
596 views

How do I recover from using a fake resume during my career?

I'm currently working as a contractor as a software engineer for a technology firm for the past 3 months for which I have faked my resume. This happened due to some unavoidable circumstances, so ...
0
votes
2answers
348 views

How to communicate my upcoming resignation to my employer? [closed]

I work for a software consulting company. I have been with my current company for almost 5 years. I have been on the bench for 4 months. Bench means that I am not on a project but still getting paid ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

Job change after a very short stay [duplicate]

I've recently started working for a company, lets say X. Now X promised me to let me work on certain technology stack, lets call them A and B, which also happens to be my preffered area of interest. ...
28
votes
9answers
5k views

Best course of action when out of my depth in developer role

Sorry about the long winded nature of this post: I have started a job as a web developer (4 weeks in) which requires the ability to code in PHP, JavaScript and jQuery - which I thought I was capable ...
2
votes
3answers
221 views

How to put newly learnt skills on Resume

In my current job, I have recently learned new skills and technologies. When looking for a new job, I see that prospective employers are asking for those skills, which is great. How do I strike the ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

How to decline a Job upgrade without looking suspicious?

I have to work out a tricky situation regarding my employment. Since the beginning of May I am employed to hiring agency A and allocated to work externally at company B. I don't enjoy this work I am ...
-3
votes
2answers
88 views

Should I travel to US or switch my organization for better challenges? [closed]

I'm from India, working for a avionics company (Headquarter at US) since last three years. At start my career I was involved in software development (Matlab/Simulink/C). The work was pretty exciting ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

Driver software engineer interested in transition to Web/App development [closed]

I am a junior software engineer with around 2 years' experience in the semi-conductor industry. I work as part of a team that develops driver software and firmware, using C and C++, for one of my ...
1
vote
2answers
315 views

What risks should I consider when offered a daily based job offer in foreign country (Japan)

I am currently being contacted on LinkedIn for a potential job in Japan, but the contractor told me they would pay me on daily basis. I am not sure that accepting a position like this in a foreign ...
3
votes
3answers
329 views

How to decline after signing when I get a new good offer [duplicate]

I have applied to company A on 1st June and give them a joining date of 23 June (today). company A called me on Saturday Morning 22 June (yesterday) for a confirmation that I am gonna come on Monday ...
-2
votes
1answer
122 views

First Interview as Junior Java Consultant (Germany) - what to expect? [closed]

I am currently preparing for a job interview as a junior java consultant in Germany. After sending in my CV and other stuff a small phone interview, which directly started with telling me they are ...
22
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I turn down a professional challenge from my boss?

I've been working as a programmer at my current company for about a year and a half. Recently my boss asked me into his office and asked me if I wanted to be the champion of a new set of features that ...
20
votes
8answers
1k views

How do I request an alternate/non-traditional schedule? [closed]

Before I start, I am not someone unusual. I am a software developer with a very normal 8:00-5:00 job and a very average salary. However, I don't spend very much money and I value my time very highly. ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

How do I reconnect with a company that I rejected earlier?

I was job hunting for the last few months and finally accepted what was the closest to my ideal job out of my options at the time. After accepting, I received a call from another company that I had ...
6
votes
4answers
689 views

Is it typical for an employer to pay to break a new employee's lease if they need to relocate?

I have six more months on my apartment lease. In order to terminate it I would need to pay off the remaining balance- something like $9,000! I'm starting to look for a job. Would it be typical (or at ...
1
vote
2answers
170 views

I start my new job one month from now. When should I give my current employer notice that I'm leaving? [closed]

I'm not sure if it's better to notify them as soon as possible or if two weeks is actually the best padding to give. I've never had to do something like this before. It's actually the first time I'm ...
-1
votes
1answer
104 views

Taking a Job Offer Now…But Still Looking for Another One [duplicate]

I am in a tough situation. My current job is going through layoffs. I don't feel secure in my position and I have been looking for a new position for about 7-8 months now. I finally got an offer that ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

What a Web Tools Programmer does? [closed]

I'm considering a new job, I'm a front-end developer, specialized in JavaScript, at least for now. I've found an opening for a web tools programmer, but I’m not quite sure what it means. The ...
1
vote
1answer
250 views

Rejected job offer, how to return and ask for it [closed]

So, approximately 3.5 months ago I applied for and was offered a job at a large Tech Consultancy firm. I decided to reject the offer at the time because the timing wasn't right. The two senior ...
5
votes
3answers
382 views

Should I include my current job, which is only 4 months long, in my resume? [duplicate]

I landed myself in my first job pretty quickly soon after graduation. However, in to my second week, I knew this job wasn't for me. I convinced myself to stay longer, for at least a year, thinking ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Should I take an short term internal switch or wait for dream job outside, as current job is taking me nowhere [closed]

I am presently in a job where I think I have fulfilled the goals and will not learn anything more. My work will soon be substantially reduced through process changes. As opportunity has arisen where ...
-2
votes
2answers
235 views

Impact of not having social network account during a job change. [closed]

I am a 22 year old software developer and I do not have a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account and I have never felt the need of having one, but with the advancement of people wanting to know you by ...
-6
votes
1answer
106 views

How can we find out about the status of my wife's retirement?

Suppose if I request a job transfer within my agency and my spouse has a current job in teaching at a middle school in our local area. How can we find out she lose her retirement benefits if we move ...
0
votes
1answer
179 views

How far ahead should an engineering manager resign? [closed]

I manage a team of 8 software engineers, and have found a new job to start in about 10 weeks. My company has been on a hiring freeze for quite a while, and I don't think they'd be able to replace me ...
0
votes
2answers
109 views

Should I include my recent job for the background check or not?

I left my last organization and joined a new company within the last two months. Now I have received another offer from a very reputed company. I have not informed them about my latest job and they ...
2
votes
0answers
144 views

Who can sign a Relieving Letter?

I am currently at notice period and my employment will be ending at this weekend. My notice period is ending at 17th and I have to join on 19th in new company. My CEO is currently out of country and ...
-1
votes
1answer
168 views

Quitting a company that recently had an IPO [closed]

I've been working with this company for 8 years and it has strong management and work culture. The company went public recently and rewarded long tenured employees with decent number of options. The ...
-2
votes
1answer
69 views

How can I retrain from the IT field to art/creative industry? [closed]

I have been working as a Front-end Developer for 7 years. Before that I was a Web Designer. But my dream is to work in the art/creative field, like filmmaker, music producer, etc. Problem is: I can ...
10
votes
2answers
573 views

How soon to leave a new job

Here's my situation: After nine years at my job, I left it and relocated across the country. I had a storied career and left on great terms. However, I did not have a network in place in my new ...
4
votes
4answers
371 views

Under-expectation job offer

I feel that I am currently being underpaid (so does my colleagues). I also feel that the learning curve has stopped. Also, increment for this financial year is pending. So considering being underpaid ...
3
votes
2answers
130 views

How do I leave my job when I work for a recruiter?

I'm in an odd predicament. I would like to start looking for a new job. I have several reasons for leaving but all that needs to be said really is that I need to get out of there. So, the issue. I ...
0
votes
2answers
107 views

How do I indicate that I would like to work for company down the road? (just not now)

Here is the situation. I was hired in my current position about 9 months ago, they have agreed to pay part of the cost of my Master's, which I start in less than a month. Also my entire family is on ...
60
votes
13answers
9k views

How to get my old company to stop asking for help

I left a very small startup a few months ago. Since I was the only person working as a backend developer and didn't have time to on-board a replacement, I offered to stay on part-time for contractor ...
2
votes
2answers
239 views

How should I approach reporting a discriminating comments to my company?

My co-worker had really made very discriminating comments about me. My other co-workers find it too bad. But the situation was nobody including myself reacted against it. I want to send a this ...
2
votes
3answers
287 views

How to manage re-engaging a job search after only 1 month at new job

I find my self in a situation where I need to start a job search just 5 weeks after I started my current position. I am nervous that have only a 1-month tenure one my resume is going to make me look ...
0
votes
1answer
505 views

Leaving a job after 2 weeks [duplicate]

I am an IT professional with 12 yrs experience. I have always held all my jobs for 2 year or more. Two weeks ago I joined a software company that is hiring in large numbers. During the time I also had ...
1
vote
3answers
254 views

Why do many job changes seem to occur in February?

I've noticed something weird over the last two years, mostly because I've been paying more attention to my colleagues' movements on LinkedIn. Many seem to take on a new job in the month of February, ...