Questions about starting a new job, the etiquette required, and potential pitfalls involved.

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Beneficial methods of coping with stress at work when in a senior position [closed]

I work on a technical service desk for a large insurance company. I've been in this role for over 10 years and in the past have been able to effectively deal with the stress and pressure of the ...
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Is it OK to cancel a signed employment contract before starting? [closed]

I am a software developer. A couple of years back I lived in country X and had applied for a position in a company that I was interested of working for. The company was in another country Y and they ...
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90 day itch | feeling regrets after 90 days at the new job

I am a fundraiser in the non-profit sector (equate it to sales). I left my last place of employment quickly because my supervisor was leaving and I knew that without him it would be a toxic ...
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Giving critical information to a senior [duplicate]

I recently joined a project as the most junior member in the entire team. As usual, our project manager split up the work to be done and assigned the tasks to different team members for follow up. ...
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What will my new employer ask my referees if I've already accepted their offer and will start soon?

I will start working at a new company very soon and I am excited because it is my dream job. They have previously made me an offer and I have accepted it, and I have signed the employment contract and ...
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Is it immoral seeing tutorials and documentation and other information about an technology you are not very familiar [closed]

Recently I graduated with a degree in Computer Science. I have being searching for jobs ever since in Web Development. I've seen a lot of job opportunities are asking for MVC knowledge, especially ...
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What types of careers are available for German language students? [closed]

I've been studying German throughout high-school and college. I am about to hit the workforce and am open to living almost anywhere in the US. I am interested in hearing about possible means of ...
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Quitting the job for 6 months for an internship and coming back [closed]

I am working as a network engineer for a company which outsources employment contracts from another company. Even though I am a network engineer, my degree comes as BIT. I want to become a project ...
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The consequences of accepting a 1-year initial contract? [closed]

So I'm graduating soon from my masters in CS and will start looking for jobs. I am in Germany. I read a review that was written by a candidate about a startup company in Berlin. In the review the guy ...
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What does “kicking-ass” mean in job descriptions? [closed]

I'm graduating soon and looking for jobs as a software engineer/developer. I often read the following phrase in the requirements "you have a history in kicking-ass", so what the hell does that even ...
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Contact future line manager when going on vacation before starting job

I'm starting my new job in January. Last week I signed the contract, now currently going through HR background checks. I'm planning to go on holiday for two weeks - is it necessary to email future ...
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I'm going to accept another offer. Who do I tell first: my employer or my team?

I work in software development and was 'hired' by a major company (B) through a staffing agency (A). The agency put me on temp-to-perm assignment with B about six months ago; the contract is at-will ...
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Received verbal offer, waiting on offer letter, but [closed]

I know there are a few questions about verbal offers vs. written offers but my conundrum is unique in that I received a verbal offer and have not yet received my written offer, but I totally jumped ...
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Abruptly Changed Benefits [closed]

I started at a software company 3 months ago that is, by most measures, a startup though one with what I would call a large amount of funding. As a part of signing of signing with the company, I took ...
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Interview as team leader tips [closed]

I am 26, I will have on Monday an interview as team leader, this means that I will manage a team of 8 people in IT. I never managed anyone, it would be my first managerial role. Do you have some tips ...
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How to best point out possible improvements in something done by your boss/supervisor?

Situation is as follows: I'm a developer in some small IT company in Germany - started the job about 6 months ago. Work climate is great, everyone gets along very well with each other and behaviour ...
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Should I give the interviewer a resume?

I have a interview coming up very soon for a position as a Legal Secretary in a Law Firm. I am 19 years old. Freshman College student, just taking basic general ed. classes. NO experience as a ...
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Acceptable interview answer: To be honest… I just need to earn some money? [closed]

I've always given the standard bullsh** answer to the usual interview question: Why do you want to work for us? To work at your company is an exciting opportunity for me to exercise the immense ...
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How to ask a person who is not willing to train me because of fear of demotion to train me?

I recently joined a company as a network engineer. I was trained about systems in the site by the team leader. He didn't train me properly. He kept secrets which he should not have, like log-ins and ...
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How to politely tell my boss that I want to take on a different role?

I was hired by a small company few months back. Though I applied for a dev position, my boss got me on a different role which is not really the field I want to get into but since I was unemployed for ...
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Returning to an old job after 2 months [closed]

I left my old job in sales after 18 months. I loved the job, felt valued and did some great work. My reason for leaving was that I was offered a position on a basic of double the money and the ...
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I love my job, but got a new opportunity in the same field

The opportunity won't even talk to me without permission from my current employer as my current employer is a dealer of their product. It's something I have wanted to do for years and the opportunity ...
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Dangling Career with high quit frequency from PHP Developer Jobs - Need help

I'm really worried about the way things went with my career. I've started computer science study by switching from a different field. I was so much into programming that I got my first job after my ...
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Should I quit or try harder? [closed]

I joined this company 2 months back. I felt a negative vibe on the first day of my job. Also, reviews of the company on Glassdoor were not so good. However, I thought I should give it a try because ...
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When to ask for a raise at new job [duplicate]

My Situation is as follows: After graduating in June I started a new Job in August. When my boss hired me, he just said what my salary would be and that I would (possibly) get a raise some time ...
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How do I tell my boss I am moving to a different organization? [duplicate]

I always wanted to do a kind of job I found a year back. But due to organizational changes, the entire team moved to a different project and I don't find the current work challenging and hence it is ...
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How to handle quitting work directly after bereavement leave

This is my first time posting here, so my apologies if my question doesn't completely follow the guidelines. For some background I am based in the UK and have been working in my first "career" job. ...
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Looking for a new job while under contract [duplicate]

Here's my situation: I've worked at the same place for over three years. I was working overnights part-time until I was promoted to a full-time position two months ago, doing something different than ...
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Does it look bad to quit a job after a month? [duplicate]

Suppose a person has accepted a job offer thinking that the work would be closely related to what he wanted to do. Instead it is a dull boring job. If he gets another job offer in a field that is ...
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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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Should I ask for help to cover medical benefits cost [closed]

I have been working at my current job for 2 months. I am doing well (based on feedback from managers, the C.E.O.) in this 50-ish person consulting firm. I recently became eligible to enroll in the ...
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In how long should I expect to be useful in a new development job? [closed]

I've just started a position as junior developer in web development and am anxious about how long it may take me to become actually useful to the company. I'm doing everything I can to observe, learn ...
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I verbally accepted an offer and now I think I should have asked for more [duplicate]

I got a call from a recruiter and he gave me an offer, I was nervous and excited when I agreed to it. He said he will submit it for approval and will take a week. I hung up and forgot to ask about ...
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Format for writing an email accepting the job offered by the company? [closed]

I have received an e-mail from a company that is offering me a job. I need to accept that letter in order to confirm the job. Since this is the first time I am writing such an e-mail I am really ...
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{Edited} How to start liking my job again? [closed]

P.S : This is an edited(and a more constructive, hopefully) version of original question, that was against the website policies. I started working in a firm as a software engineer about an year ...
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Should I remove the previous occupant's belongings from my new desk?

I just started a new job. The person that previously had my desk left some things on the desk. I waited 2 weeks and she has not returned to pick them up. Should I throw these things away? Things left ...
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Is 6 months too early to negotiate a payrise at a new job? [closed]

Last year I was made redundant from a job I had been at for over 10 years. After nearly 6mths of being unemployed and searching for work I was offered a job with a new employer. The role offered ...
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Enforcability of Non-Compete Agreements In Another Country [closed]

I currently work for a somewhat large technology company in Canada. As part of the documents required before I started with them, I had to sign a very broad non-compete agreement. It basically says I ...
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Received a job offer but no contract yet. is it wise to go to work before signing the contract

Joining a new firm. Where i am now (UAE) the common practice for employment is as follows you submit for job post if they think they want you they interview you if you pass then they will send you ...
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I'm the only junior in the company. How do I handle my training and set feedback expectations with colleagues?

Context: I'm younger than all of my colleagues by at least 2 years. I just finished college. I've been in this position for around 3 months, and a bit longer than that in the company itself. I'm ...
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Being a college dropout how can I explain my two internship to HR? [closed]

I dropped out of college earlier in my first semester. I later applied to a internship using that college ID card which I successfully completed. This year I again enrolled in a cheap course to get a ...
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Should I start looking for a new job? If so, how soon? [closed]

I'm an 18 year old Software Development apprentice in the UK and my apprenticeship finishes soon (2 months). At the end of this there is a high chance that the company I work for will renew my 1 year ...
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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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What are the things that I should mention and avoid in the introduction e-mail to my team in my new job? [closed]

I am joining my first job after my graduate studies. My manager asked me to send an e-mail to him with my short bio so that he will use it to introduce me to the entire team. I would like to mention ...
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What positive reason can I give for the one year break in my academic life [closed]

I'm filling an online form for background verification from my new company after getting the offer letter. I have done my engineering for 5years (4years course + 1 year gap). I had a year gap between ...
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Put in my two weeks or wait? [duplicate]

I recently accepted a job offer which was contingent on a background check, which has finished and came back fine. So now I have to wait on "new hire paperwork." Would this be an ideal time to put in ...
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Should I clean my PC before leaving?

As a programmer, I have a work PC. For some reason I make a lot of things that require my personal account (eg. Google, etc). On my PC there are also a lot of things that are useful for me, but may be ...
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What is a professional way to stay in touch?

I am just about to finish an under graduate work placement that I have been on for the last few months. During my time I have been working on a project with someone as a supervisor (he was not my line ...
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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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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 ...