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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 ...
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Job Title / Job Description Mismatch

I took my current job as a senior-level position, but I am also a manager with several subordinates. Much like government (and military) positions, my pay grade (senior) is different from my job ...
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No Job Title or Job Description - Help

I've been at my current job for a little over 7 years with no job title or job description. No one has a description and I've been told they have no idea what they would give me as a title. Updating ...
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How to portray responsibilities that are unusual for my title on my resume?

To put it very briefly - I am a vendor relationship manager working with software/IT service providers, but our company decided that I and others like me should be heavily involved in areas of IT ...
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What does it mean when a job post says “Based in the U.S.”? [closed]

I'm an American expat living abroad in Lima, Peru looking for remote work in the software development industry. In many advertisements for remote work at U.S. companies I've seen the requirement: ...
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What is a multi-disciplinary team?

I am applying for programming jobs listed on websites. In a few of the job descriptions one of the requirements is : to be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team. The job ads also say that the ...
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In larger companies, what is the difference between Marketing and Business Development units?

I found various online resources giving an answer to this question, however, it is not clear to me what organizations actually do in practice. I have seen or heard of companies where the functions of ...
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What makes a job a senior job? [closed]

I was reading this question where the original poster say it is his/her first job. But the (at the moment) only answer points that he is ready to take senior position. I was surprised because in the ...
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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 ...
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Is it a legitimate to add a skill to a job description and then claim a termination for cause when that skill is lacking? [duplicate]

I was hired after clearly conveying that I did not have skill X. Within 24 hours of my requesting accommodation for disability, I was terminated on the claim that skill X was essential to my job, and ...
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What would my actual duties be per this job description?

I am currently in university and a recruiter from a certain bank contacted me about an internship position and he sent me the job description but this stood out and I have done quite a lot of research ...
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My job responsibility is more than is noted in job description. How do I decline these additional responsibilities?

In the 3 years that I have worked at this company, my job responsibilities have grown, but I am not getting compensated for them financially. Company policy states that my official job description ...
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What level of competency does the term “Working Knowledge” describe?

I started looking for jobs today and I encountered the term "working knowledge". I do not really understand what the term means and I am wondering what kind of tasks I would be expected to do with ...
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Programmer searching for divergences in Excel spreadsheets. Am I doing someone else's job? [closed]

I am officially a system analyst and developer. My boss, more often than not, comes to me with a problem like "your colleague downloaded the spreadsheet that displays which customers paid the monthly ...
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Best way to ask the topics that the Interviewer will cover?

I have a technical interview coming up and the job description covers a lot of topics. But, it will always be better for me to know what will they cover, so that I can prepare and project myself much ...
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How can I best calculate a salary when the job title they are offering me doesn't seem to match any existing job roles?

Say you are getting hired and received an offer of 'X' for title 'A'. You want some thinking time and are doing some research online; for example glassdoors. Title A is not known on the internet and ...
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What is a greenfield project in IT? [closed]

While searching for programmer opportunities, I have come across the term "greenfield project" in many job descriptions. For example, a job ad may say something like: This is a greenfield project ...
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What are differences between quantitative analyst and data scientist in IT companies? [closed]

What are differences between quantitative analyst and data scientist in IT companies? Both seem to deal with data, requiring statistics and programming.
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What benefits are gained by requiring applicants to request information about a job?

I occasionally bump into job postings that are essentially just a job title, with no description of what the job actually entails. Next to it is a link that indicates how an applicant can contact them ...
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What is meant by “results-oriented” development team?

I'm trying to determine if "results-oriented" is a good thing or is a job smell. Many job descriptions (especially development jobs) describe the work as "results-oriented". What does this term mean ...
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Writing a letter asking for a job that's not advertised

I'm in a position where I am about to write a company asking for a job, and basically describing my own job position. This company is aching for people and is looking for smart people, but at the same ...
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Is it critical that you meet every requirement of a job you're applying for?

I know that the answer to this question will depend somewhat on the organization you're applying for, but I'm hoping that the situation is general enough to be useful. I am considering applying for ...
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How should a job with no official title be listed on a resume?

I only ask this because I have run into a situation in where a job definition and title doesn't exist for my possition, and my company refuses to "pidgeon hole" me into a title because they want me to ...
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1answer
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How to apply for a position where I don't meet the requirements [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions? I have two years of programming and general I.T. work under my belt from ...
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What is the difference between software developer and graphic/web designer?

Im trying to create an account in a job/career site and they want me to specify a role. Im basically an IT person. The suitable matches I could find are: Software Developer Graphic/Web designer ...
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What should be the ideals of setting up an additional career track?

I have an exciting opportunity to redesign the career tracks in my current company. Each department decides its own titles, job descriptions, salary ranges, and progression. I'm pretty excited, as ...