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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My ex-employer was recently acquired and wants me back on board - what should I do? [on hold]

I left my ex-employer (of 2 years), largely because of future uncertainty (didn't raise funding) when I was going through some big life changes. Additionally, my old company was notorious for not ...
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Bored with the job [closed]

I am getting bore with my job.I love development but I feel very tired or feel sleepy when I start to code at work but when I work for my own projects it feels energetic & never get tired.May I ...
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Do registered companies consider experience letters from non-registered companies?

I am currently working as a Java Developer in a non-registered Indian company, and wish to move to a registered company soon. Do registered companies consider a candidate's experience in a ...
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Dealing with inaccurate job titles on CV, when HR contradict job description

I am currently hired as a Warehouse Colleague by a large Logistics company in the UK. After finding out about my technical background, qualifications and hobbies, they seconded me into the IT ...
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1answer
296 views

Big company unorganised, no training plan and no work [closed]

I'm currently in a situation where the job I was hired for has no full days worth of work for me to complete. I feel like I am expendable in my role. The following has arisen since I have started. ...
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245 views

Quitting to start my own company [closed]

I've been working at my current job for over 9 months now, and it's been great. However, I've started learning more about the world of Software Consulting, and I have close to 4 clients lined up for a ...
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368 views

Catch-22? Need evidence of employment from current employer for visa to attend job interviews

I have been on phone interviews with a major tech company - an offer would be a significant improvement, both in opportunity for self-improvement, to make a difference, as well as in monetary ...
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162 views

Doing an internship after a job

How an employer is going to see an internship after few years of stable jobs? Is it going to be seen as a downgrade or just as an additional experience? I'm a full-time worker and in the meanwhile, ...
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1answer
210 views

Officially 5 days working but we work on many alternate Saturdays to get things done

I am planning to join a Indian Software Company. But I am not comfortable with working Saturdays. How do I make them understand that I am not comfortable with Saturday's working. I know, its not ...
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Breaking a verbal agreement with my coordinator

When my coordinator hired me, he told me he wanted an employee to stay for a long span. In fact, he wanted me to start a whole new project (that would take more than 2 years to end), and some time in ...
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2answers
262 views

How to explain quitting first job early [duplicate]

This is for my friend. Right after university she couldn't find a job for 6 months. Eventually she got a job at a company X as a developer. It started out wonderfully(even though the salary was way ...
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2answers
591 views

What do you do when in a job interview they ask you about a previous job that it was just horrible?

Last year I worked as contractor for company C for one of their projects. Long story short: It was pure hell. (The HR company that hired me informed me incorrectly about the job being Java ...
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Signed a non-binding contract with current department, but was approached by another department I'm more interested in within the same company

So here's the situation: About to graduate and an intern at this major company, and I've been working for Department A since January. They've taught me a lot and bent over backwards for me, but I ...
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2answers
182 views

What are the challenges of getting a job at a larger company after having worked at a smaller company? [closed]

I have heard that it is harder to change jobs from a smaller company to a larger company than viceversa, but given my situation (need more established culture rather than constant change) this might ...
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1answer
99 views

Opportunity to change salary and position from development to validation [closed]

I'm in mess because until today I'm working in I don't know how to call small or medium team of developers there was 7-8 devs and one tester. I'm there software developer in web apps so i was ...
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164 views

Should I leave/resign? (3 companies for 2+ yrs experience) [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am planning to resign/leave soon. Before anything else, this is my job history: 1st Job - 1yr 6months - reason for leaving: Looking for better ...
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444 views

How to attend interviews and exams while employed in a strict company during weekdays (8am - 5pm)?

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am about (or planning) to resign/leave my current employer soon. But I got some difficult situations (for me) applying for new job while employed in ...
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6answers
5k views

How to leave job when worrying the employer would be sued?

I currently work for a consulting company in the tech space. A few months back, we took on a project that was far too big for our team to handle, with too low a budget, and too short a timeline. ...
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How much does a first job in software development matter [closed]

I want to move in to software development from a maths PhD, so this will likely involve a grad scheme and training. How much does what I learn on the first job matter - for example, if I don't learn ...
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How long is the transition period from a developer-for-hire position to full time position? [closed]

From my current organization (A), I am working as a developer-for-hire for another organization (B) for last one year. (B) has been quite happy with my work and wants to hire me for a full-time ...
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2answers
1k views

Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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What to do when you are in an internal interview process and current manager offers you a promotion? [closed]

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. ...
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288 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 ...
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2answers
229 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
181 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 ...
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3answers
549 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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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161 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 ...
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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 ...
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549 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 ...
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654 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 ...
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426 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 ...
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1answer
156 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. ...
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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 ...
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246 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 ...
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172 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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
139 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 ...
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325 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 ...
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362 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 ...
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152 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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...