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How do I learn without being annoying to the people around me?

I am not new at what I do but I still have a lot to learn. When people ask me for help I am generally really happy to share my insight. When people critique my work it's hard for me to swallow but ...
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Would an entry-level web developer learn more working for a startup or large corporation? [duplicate]

I just finished school and have no work experience in web development other than a few small freelance projects. I have received two job offers and am wondering which path would be best for continuing ...
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How can I find out what sort of creative opportunities a company offers?

Many jobs claim to offer intellectual fulfillment, problem-solving opportunities, or freedom to use creative decision-making to steer one's own work. Yet in my experience, few jobs actually offer ...
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How to effectively learn corporate jargon?

I am enamored with the corporate lingo that most of the business analysts in my company use. I realize being a developer that cutting the BS and getting to the point isn't going to take me far in ...
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1answer
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How can my coworkers accommodate my alternative cognitive/learning style and patterns? [closed]

Several weeks ago I started as close to a dream job as a software developer as I could have wished for. It is a relatively small company with a casual dress policy, frequent on and offsite happy ...
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Learn on the (new) job or take time off (and how much) to learn?

I am very busy in my current job which is nice but I feel it isn't leaving me enough time for the training I'd like to take. So I am considering a new job with a different blend of technologies from ...
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How to get more from a laid-back QA internship?

I started an internship 2 weeks ago as a Quality Assurance Engineer intern and in the intern orientation I was told: "You can only get out as much as you put into your internship." After the ...
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How do I become better at Delegating work?

I am an introverted programmer who is very good at what I do. I have been suddenly pushed into a position of a team lead, due to my seniors leaving jobs/ moving to different Projects. I have always ...
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How Do I see the “Big Picture” of my small part in a company?

I recently started a new job, which is technically challenging. Because of this, it is very easy for me to get caught up on small details, sometimes missing the big picture behind what's going on. ...
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Boss does not answer questions [closed]

I am still in training and sometimes my boss does not answer my questions. Other times he tells me to think about it. For example I was setting up a new machine and asked him to confirm I should ...
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Working in pairs when it is not actively encouraged?

I'm a firm believer that I can do any unfamiliar work, as long as an expert first shows me how to do it and perhaps supervises me when I do it for the first few units of time (depends on the task). ...