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Which employment category does a programmer fall under?

I've reached the age in life where I'm beginning to see more forms asking for my Employment Category (listed below) but I am yet to work out which section applies to me. I'm not a manager or ...
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Is it OK to accept a job with a team lead title while I am working as a Solutions architect [on hold]

I am working in open source technologies for years and now offered a job with a title of just team lead. I have asked if it can be changed or not? They said no. Please advice
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How do I describe a role where I study different software solutions in my CV?

As an intern, my current role is to study different stream processing frameworks, in order to integrate them later (by me) into a platform created by the company. By studying a framework, I mean ...
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How to convey boss or management that responsibilities given are more than is shown in the job description?

My job responsibility was completely changed in 2015 to make improvements in the workflow of the department. We were used in a pilot for an upcoming reorganizational change and I had all my new ...
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Why do companies prefer to employ younger people [closed]

When I scour the job adverts I notice that companies favour employing younger people (under 30). This is evident in the way they proudly state the young average age of their workforce (at the same ...
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Is it reasonable to blame an employee for not being productive at work when there's no work to be done? [duplicate]

I am a front-end developer and I recently had a meeting with my boss. During the meeting, he blamed me for not doing anything in the office for months. He mentioned that I should be involved with ...
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Never had specific job titles so what should I do with my resume [duplicate]

I'm being treated for depression and I'm "cursed" with honesty. The titles I held with former employers and my specific job roles I held don't match what I want to change to. In many of the roles ...
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how can we identify that company is legal not a scam? [closed]

How can we judge/ identify that the company we are apply for a job is legally working in USA. This Company is valid. Is there any web site to check the history of company web site? The Main point is ...
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Job duties far exceeding official title

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I was recently promoted to a position as a Draft Technician. After about six months of doing excellent design work, I've been transitioning into a database development ...
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Applying to strict job descriptions about tools/SDKs used at work

I've recently seen quite a few job descriptions where the description will say something like: "Candidates without extensive experience in [X] will not be considered" or "Candidates must have [X] ...
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Associate Software Engineer — what does “associate” mean? [closed]

I received an offer for a "Senior Associate Software Engineer" role. What does 'associate' mean here? Some web pages (such as this question on programmers.se.com) suggest that it means 'junior' or ...
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What is my job description? Since my own boss doesn't even know it [duplicate]

So this is what i do I work for a home health care staffing agency I do the following bellow full time. Office Manager Payroll Billing Collections I also go to court for lawsuits with our ...
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What is a professional term for “fixer-upper” in a workplace environment? [closed]

I'm writing my resume and I need a word that will be widely recognised in a professional workplace environment to describe how I am the main fixer-uperer i.e. the person everyone goes to when things ...
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Are pre-interview “tests” common for frontend development positions?

I'm a full stack developer (whatever that means, I'm a code monkey tbh) and I'm trying to break into frontend dev positions. One company that nibbled on my resume is asking me to take a "test" to ...
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Asked to work for free on Christmas Eve doing a task not specified in job description [closed]

My job situation is that I work as part of an R&D team at a University. I was placed on that team by a staffing firm who was awarded the position as part of a subcontract. As a member of that ...
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Why are places specifying “(m/f)” in the job title?

I often see "(m/f)" in the description of software developer jobs. Even in jobs in progressive countries like Germany, France or Switzerland. I assume that m/f means "male or female". I'm wondering: ...
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Specifying job titles in the resume [duplicate]

I have a case where I want to apply for a particular role which expects me to have a product manager background. While I do have the background, my job title in previous roles dont reflect that (I ...
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How much information about my job should I reveal on my LinkedIn profile?

I am drafting my current job description for my LinkedIn page. I want to showcase certain projects that I worked on with my team, but I'm not sure if it is "acceptable" to disclose them in my ...
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Should I target jobs in my field of study? [closed]

I am a recent graduate. I hold a Master's degree in structural engineering. My bachelors is in civil engineering. I have accumulated a few internships in the last few years, and acquired a decent ...
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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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What job title do I put on my CV for part time student work?

I am about to write my CV and I currently have a job as a software developer but in a student position. What is my job title? Would it be too much to call myself software developer when I am only ...
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How can I be more of a <Current job title>? [closed]

The last 3 jobs I've worked I've never done what was in the job description. All of them have been labeled "Software Engineer", but (somehow) I've always ended up doing different things. I've been a ...
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Job description becoming general

I am employed as an Android Developer, that was the position I applied for and the official title on my contract. I am in my current role 9 months. Over the 9 months I have gone from pure Android ...
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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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What does “Provides equity” means, in a job posting?

I have seen that many job postings, including many on Stack Overflow Careers, in the "salary" section write "provides equity". What does it mean, in the context of salary/compensation?
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Requesting New Role and Responsibility

I have been working in the same position for almost 2 years now at the same company. Since commencement of my role, I believe I have developed key understanding of jobs performed by other departments. ...
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Job Description with contradictions

Can someone help interpret this IT manager job description please as I can't read how much experience they actually want 3-4 years overall work experience max Significant client facing and PM ...
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Job ad requiring a lot of qualifications

Although I've posted a similar question in the past this is slightly different. A year and a half ago, I learned about a job, which the job post was requiring (minimum) a Bachelor/Master Degree, with ...
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How should I handle a recruiter who seems to confuse two distinctly different skills?

I'd like feedback for something on handling a recruiter and whether to pursue further interaction after seeing a red flag. I was told, "Java is the core skill," I answered, "I know JavaScript, not ...
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What should a job-seeker know about job non-descriptions?

I completed a phone screen that sounded somewhere between front-end web developer and "code monkey"; core competencies listed include HTML, CSS, jQuery, and some responsive design. (Note to those not ...
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Why are benefits withheld in job postings?

It seems that companies and recruiters are all about giving a job description and asking if someone is interested in the position to respond. However these descriptions very very rarely provide any ...
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not included in my job description [duplicate]

So I am kind of being lazy but im just trying to do exactly what I am supposed to. I was hired to do, and I quote, "mow the lawn, trim with a weed eater, and rake debrees". I was asked by a manager, ...
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Job opportunity in graphics and web design [closed]

I am a junior software developer, with just 4 months experience. I am pursuing with this job currently. I want to shift my career to graphics and web design. I know HTML, CSS and JS, and I've ...
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Can I negotiate salary “again” for a verbal job offer? [duplicate]

After my interview, came my first day of employment, but with no previous information about the position's benefits nor responsibilities. Now, the first day is done; and the benefits and salary are ...
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What is “Job shadowing”?

What is "job shadowing" ? Is it simply that a job shadower hovers around me, like a "shadow"? Or is someone who is "job shadowing" akin to an intern, where I can offload some tasks to him/her? In ...
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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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Temporary work outside of job description

I work at a small (8-10 employees) company. Since January, one of our tech engineers has been absent due to disability. The other tech engineer had handed in his notice and left in February. Now, a ...
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Wording the cover letter when the list of qualifications for a job is long

This is such a basic question I can't believe I haven't thought of it earlier. It's a bit tricky to state. I was taught when writing one should avoid overly long lists. I believe this applies doubly ...
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Is there standard significance to A, B, and C/1, 2, 3 listed in job postings? (i.e., research coordinator A, research coordinator B etc.)

I've noticed that a lot of positions list a number or letter after them. Is intended to indicate a specific level of expertise/years of experience? something else?
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Are employees 'brand ambassador's of the company? [closed]

When a company says that 'all employees should act like brand ambassadors for the company', is it fair or legally correct? I agree that every employee should be focused entirely to act in the ...
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Bachelors degree (+- 16 years)

I saw this on an online application for a job: Education level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years) I have not seen this on any other applications of the sort. What does the ±16 years mean?
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Contact company for job description enquiry or use cover letter to communicate intentions

I saw on a company website two job descriptions that intrigues me. One seems for a role that is pretty generic, but list among the duties the field in which I am interested to. Another one is a ...
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What does it mean to “cut code”? [closed]

I was looking at a job offer: [...] I am looking for a Developer who hacks code for pleasure, takes pride in their works and displays a keen interest in learning new technologies (boys ...
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Server side UI vs. Client side UI [closed]

I'm reading a job description which reads... You are an experienced front-end developer with expertise in Javascript,HTML,CSS & server side UI frameworks (PHP/Python/Node.js). I've always ...
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What is “3 years commercial Python”?

It is not the first time I read something like "3 years commercial Python development" on a job offer. [Company] is seeking a python developer for a large client of ours based in dublin City ...
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Maths jobs using analysis / probability theory, *not* statistics, particularly but not exclusively in banking [closed]

Firstly, can I say that I hope this is the correct part of SE for this question! If it is not, then I will not be at all offended if someone transfers it to the correct place (providing that they are ...
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I'm new at work and no one's telling me what to do. What should I do? [duplicate]

I'm at my new job where I was told I will be developing a new web-based system to add functionality to the main hardware+firmware product line, but that there is no specification yet. I'm supposed to ...
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What letters should I get from my employer to show my contract job experience?

I do a lot of contract work. What letters should I get from my clients, other than MoU and invoice, which would serve me as proof of my experience for future jobs?
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Should I Be Writing Test Procedures? [duplicate]

I work for a very large corporation as a Software Developer (job title says to "provide technical solutions to routine problems, specializing in a field of expertise"). For the past four months (and ...
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What is the difference between a software developer, software programmer and software engineer? [closed]

I've been working in the IT sector as an "associate software developer" for the past two years. While applying for new jobs, I've seen job titles like "software developer", "software programmer" and ...