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

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Was in IT, but now re-positioned to work outside of IT - how to deal with it? [on hold]

so I've been with the company for about 4 years. I have a Computer Engineering degree and always excelled working in IT. Just recently there was a shift in the organization that led to me being ...
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Old employer wants me back [closed]

My last employer let me go due to financial reasons. They had too many people and not enough projects, so me and a number of my colleagues were forced to leave. I was sad to leave but I found a job ...
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Is it an acceptable move to work for a low-quality company when looking for an entry level job? [closed]

First full disclosure - this question is actually about my wife, but she comes to me for career advice, and I'd like to give her an accurate answer. Recently, my wife got an interview with a local ...
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Cannot accomplish a task I'm given - not skilled enough [closed]

So here's the deal. I got accepted to this job as a developer, and I've had a test to make a simple app which I did in the interview. Now at this job, I've been given a task that I can partly do, and ...
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I want to quit badly but cannot find something else [closed]

I'm 25, i graduated from university about 6 months ago, i've been in the industry for 2-3 years. I joined a small company a few months ago and already want to quit. I dread going to work every day, ...
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Signed Offer for New Position & Promoted at Old, Negotiate?

While going through the hiring process for a new job, I was promoted (25% increase) and most of the reasons I wanted to leave were corrected. Can I negotiate the new jobs signed offer letter? ** ...
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How to Indicate my Time Availability in a Job Application?

I am applying for a job through the company website and in the application there is a section which asks for my time availability per day. Question: How exact should I be when providing such ...
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How overcome lack of experience in native tools [closed]

I'm in the beginning process of looking for something new in my career. I am a ios/android engineer with about 3 years experience in mobile development and I think I've really rocked out my first few ...
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New job. New co-workers all unhappy and looking to leave. Bad sign? [duplicate]

After eight years at my prior employer, I took a new position that allowed me to travel less and see my family more. It was a reduction in income, but the increase in quality of life seemed worth it. ...
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Should I be compensated for an hour's worth of work when I am working only 15 minutes? [closed]

I work in home healthcare, traveling to various client homes to provide care. To get to work, it is a 15 minute drive each way. Sometimes I am asked to stop in on a client for just 15 minutes. That ...
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Negotiate salary after accepting in verbal offer [duplicate]

I am having an issue with my verbal offer. I applied for a big company with a very less hope to win it. However, after phone interview (4 days after of my application), and face-to-face interview with ...
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Warning or Termination? [closed]

I was hired to perform a job that I was told did not require advance computer skills. The job had been newly created. Then the company decided the job was in fact going to require advance computer ...
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Quoting correct salary expectations for jobs in foreign countries

Average salary of a software engineer: In India : 395k INR = €5.53k. In Germany : 3340.8k INR = €46.4k What salary figure shall a developer from India quote to a German (foreign) company with ...
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Advice for starting a new job? [closed]

What things should i keep in mind while joining a new job.How do i make a long lasting impressions on colleagues and boss? Thanks
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Writing to interviewee to wait more to hear about application

I've got a question and I would appreciate if you could give your thoughts about it. I was interviewed in a major international company about 1.5 months ago and I had a very positive impression about ...
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How to deal with an employer expecting me to sign contract when I've received better offers? [duplicate]

I just got my PhD 2 weeks ago. Last April a professor offered me a position on her team pending a certain project's acceptance. The project got accepted in July, and we had agreed that I would start ...
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Should I worry if I'm the youngest person in my company?

I've recently been hired (1 month ago) as a Software Engineer at a nice company. I have 2-3 years of experience (at two companies - one of which was a multinational one), and I have just graduated ...
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Did I screw up by saying I'd follow-up by phone instead of e-mail? [closed]

I've never had a job before. As such, I am very new to the process of applying for a job. While I have done online applications and resumes in the past, my first "serious" attempt has been recently. I ...
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Is it okay to request to delay job start date for family reason?

I m an international student living in LA and I recently just got a job in SF anticipated to start on January 4th. I hold an F-1 visa with a legal OPT (Optional Practical Training). I m currently in ...
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Should I tough it out (be patient until my training time finishes) or look for other job? [closed]

I work in a web developing company in an entry-level position. I decided to take this position because I thought it was a good company to work for and I wanted to start my career. However the ...
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How to quit a job after being there a week for a better offer [duplicate]

I was unemployed for about a month and applied to many places. Finally I landed a job and was told to start immediately. The pay is much less than what i was earning before and it is much more work. ...
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Inform brand new employer about another offer?

So I just formally accepted a position with a new company (Company A). I haven't begun work with them yet. I informed another company that I was in talks with (Company B) that I had accepted the ...
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Material omissions by manager during interview process [closed]

I interviewed for a job that offered less money but also a lot less travel than my previous position. It's a sales job, with a smallish base salary with most income coming by way of commissions. The ...
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Rejecting offer for co-founder / CTO job with small stake and zero salary? [closed]

I recently received job offers from 2 start-ups. Both are offering me co-founder/CTO positions. Their offers are 10% stack, and 15-30% (with the caveat of no salary), respectively. One of these ...
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How to overcome depression while digging in HUGE code? [closed]

Frankly speaking, I have joined a new company 1 month ago. The company has code which spans over 19 long years. Its a big company and code is great without doubt. But when I am told to work on task ...
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Quitting after one month because I don't like the project I've been put into [duplicate]

I know that the question "is it okay to resign after one month" has been asked before (like here), but in the questions I've read people left mostly because of a bad working environment and that's not ...
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Forgot to Ask About Hourly Pay in Interview & Got Disappointed [closed]

I just accepted a job offer as a room attendant from a hotel near my place. During the interview, I forgot to ask about the hourly pay rate. Even though I am supposed to start working after 12 ...
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Worried about changing jobs with the need for accommodations

I am considering interviewing for another company. At my current job I have a standing desk which I need for my health. I was able to get this desk after providing supporting medical documentation. A ...
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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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When is it appropriate to ask for training workshops in a new job

So I just started a new job at a fabulous start up in the IT field. I have recently had a lunch meeting with my boss and one thing I have wondered is when is an appropriate time to ask about training ...
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Job offer,but just started my new job [duplicate]

I recently accepted a position simply because I needed the money. Previously I had applied to another position but they took a month to get back to me, which they finally did today: my first day at ...
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New job. I already hate it and feel completely overwhelmed [closed]

I started a job 2 weeks ago now and i feel completely overwhelmed and don't know what i am doing. In the job i am being trained for i would be working completely on my own for my boss, but right now i ...
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Can I negotiate my salary if the HR manager miscalculated the salary?

I was recently offered a communications job for a state-wide health care services provider. The HR manager called me, offered me the job, and told me the hourly rate. I was in the car at the time so I ...
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Is it unprofessional to leave a job early as a trainee?

So I recently got a job at a cellphone company. Don't get me wrong. I love the job. It taught me a lot of things. I love the people there and my boss. But I had a very uncomfortable situation with ...
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How long should I wait before networking on LinkedIn with coworkers at a new job?

I just started a new job and most of my new fellow coworkers are very active on LinkedIn. Is it rude or strange to connect with the ones I've met and worked with so far, or should I wait until I ...
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Looking for a new job with a side business

I'm employed full time at an IT company and have a side business (mostly sewing). I started my business after I started working here and haven't felt the need to inform them so they aren't aware of my ...
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HR wants to push my start date by a month

Today I got a phone call from HR of my new (future) workplace. I have already got my appointment letter from that company. It stated that my joining date as 1st of coming month. But today they called ...
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Company hired me for a position but I am doing something else [closed]

A year ago I worked in a company as "senior engineer" on a large public facing website. Not the job of my life, but at least in the line of what I like to do. Then a large computer manufacturer ...
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How to overcome anxiety when writing code [closed]

I need to know how to handle panic and anxiety when it comes to code writing. It's my first time when i am working as a programmer, just graduated and got my first job, but I really get nervous when I ...
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How do I negotiate a job offer when I can't walk away? [closed]

I've received a bachelors degree in Applied Psychology about a year and a half ago and have been applying for jobs since. I never really got invited for a job interview and when I did I was rejected ...
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How to handle having three jobs in eight months?

Long story short, I'm a statistician in the automotive industry who has had a colorful history over the past eight months. Here's a brief review. Laid off from job Started two businesses Got an ...
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What does “Please also explain your design assumptions” in a programming interview mean? [closed]

This is my first interview for a software development company. As a part of their interview process, I am asked to solve a programming problem that was emailed to me. Before I submit the solution, ...
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I'm a Graphic Designer, but I am applying for a new job, keep resume the same?

I have been a Graphic Designer for the past 14 years, and self employed for the past 5 years, I am applying for new jobs in different areas, nothing to do with Graphic Design, some of the jobs I am ...
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My HR manager told me to wear blur or black shirt for orientation. Should I wear long sleeve or short sleeve? [closed]

I was offered a job in an airport near my home. In the dress code sheet that she gave me, it said that I would have to wear blue or black shirt and blue or black work pants. I have the pants but J ...
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Three week notice versus two week notice

I just signed an offer for a new position I am supposed to start on November 30th. I was thinking about giving in my two week notice on Friday, November 6. However, would it be much better to tell ...
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Could Wearing My Star of David Be Bad for Career?

I am a conservative Jew with a non-Jewish sounding last name (my paternal grandfather was not Jewish but Irish/German). However, I am 100% Jewish from both of my grandmothers/obviously my mother. I ...
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How should I handle being incompetent?

I recently acquired an entry-level position at an in-store Starbucks at a Target. The first several weeks of the job were training, which I have now completed. A couple days ago, I had my first real ...
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My boss being because I want to resign [closed]

I started as an intern at a family owned company. After a year working for them My supervisor's brother and I started dating and we basically live together with him, his brother(my supervisor) and ...
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Only a month into a new job and extremely stressed. What could I do to improve the situation? [closed]

I quit my old job because my boss was bullying me so I got this new one doing web development with ReactJS. While my new boss and colleagues are a lot nicer and friendlier, the nature of the job and ...
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Avoiding a colleague from my past

I recently moved back to Western Europe to a country where my parents live. I'm about 35 and have solid work experience of about 8 years. The job market in this country is pretty tight but I recently ...