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

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how to fill out W4 when i'm getting $1600 extra income a month [migrated]

Aug 22 was my last day at a job that paid $76,000 / yr. After that that job is supposed to pay me $400 / wk for consulting for $1,600 / month. At the new job (which I started on Aug 26) I'm making ...
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Bored due to lack of work in my new job, only three weeks in

I just started this new role at one of the big banks in my country. I was promised when I took up the offer that I would be learning and developing my skills. But it's 3 weeks in, the manager that ...
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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? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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Is it bad practice to interview for other jobs if you have already accepted anothrer job? [duplicate]

Is it bad practice to interview for other positions if you already accepted a job offer?
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Python versus Unity 3d, which provides better opportunity? [closed]

I am a fresher and about to complete my masters in computer applications. I have got placement from college on Unity game engine. However I also have an opportunity to get a job on open ERP based on ...
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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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How to cope as a new employee in a workplace with low team support

I've recently started a job after a longish pause (almost 3 years). It's a pretty complex project and the team support is minimal. It's not their fault, they seem pretty busy as they are. My direct ...
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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 ...
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Doing Live projects help in getting full time job? [closed]

I am a fresher and just passed out from Engineering. Right now I do not have a job. I have an opportunity for doing live project in java. Whether doing Live projects in java help me in getting full ...
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Communication environment in the workplace: what is normal? [closed]

I started working at an (education) business about a month ago. I'm a recent college graduate who moved six hours away from my hometown to pursue what I thought was my dream job with an emphasis on ...
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Why would a company increase the salary so easily without any opposition during negotiations? [closed]

Suppose a contract job advertises a salary range between $60,000-$75,000 per year. Note that the job is "at will", meaning that the company can let go an employee for no reason. Suppose the company ...
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Actuarial jobs: pension and life insurance? [closed]

(I am not sure if this is on topic here, if not then my apologies.) I am asking this question on behalf of someone who is interested in being an actuary. When one applies for a graduate scheme, it ...
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How to increase interview calls from the recruiter? [closed]

I am a fresher and completed the following: B.E(CS) june 2014 pass out. Java/J2EE course in an institute. Oracle Associate Level Java Certification 1Z0-803 (pursuing). Have 2 months of work ...
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Difficult Colleague at New Job [duplicate]

I have joined a new job 1 week ago as a senior developer. I have a meeting with one of the team next week and people told me that one of the person in the meeting is a difficult person. I asked them ...
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Finding Work After Homelessness [closed]

I'm nearly 26 years old, with an utterly useless degree (Literature and Writing), with a long-term goal of being a professional writer. I make a piddling amount of money from my stories already, but ...
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Third party employment : Good or Bad [closed]

I have been working on payrolls of an IT giant. But my growth has been stalled here. I have got offer for a job via third party. Though they are paying me more but I am sceptical about third party ...
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Is it okay to put parts of my contract online without naming client or employer? [migrated]

I just broke a contract in about one month to leave for a better job. The reasons are justifiable. The employer is asking me some questions which I think are meant to trick me into not getting my ...
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Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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Should I tell future employers I have Asperger's after getting a job [duplicate]

So I've found that my Asperger's can be somewhat of a defining part of my interactions at work- whether people recognise it or not. I have many problems interacting that anyone with a basic knowledge ...
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Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
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Send example of my work after interview based on questions from interview?

I applied for a job some time ago and the company has contacted me and I had an interview over Skype. First part of interview was great, I answered all questions easily and they were pleased. For the ...
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New Job, Casual Attire, First Impression

I have accepted a new job at a particular company. The company has casual attire (Jeans, T-Shirt). I have even seen some people wearing shorts (I would pass on that!). Since, I will be joining as a ...
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Did not get job even after accepting offer letter?

I had a question about not getting a job even after I sign the offer letter and the company accepts it. Let's say that I accepted the offer letter in emails and they even replied, welcoming me to the ...
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Job offer via email, no need for signed contract?

I am in the process of accepting a job offer and instead of sending out a written contract that needs to be signed, everything is done via email. Is this legally sound and normal? In the past I have ...
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Requesting time off at new job

I screwed up. Two weeks ago I accepted a job offer, but forgot to negotiate for 2 weeks (10 days) off at the start of September. Now I'll start at my new job at the very beginning of august, and need ...
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Putting Dates for Short Experience Period

Some of my work experience are more than 1 year so I can easily put dates for them on my resume in this format: Year1 - Year3 But I also got some work experience which last a few months only. So, in ...
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How to state in cover letter that I don't fit one of job requirements?

I have an interesting job offer (robotics engineer with Android/Java) and I match most of the requirements except for work experience in robotics (however I'm not totally noob in that area because few ...
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Job change after a very short stay [duplicate]

I've recently started working for a company, lets say X. Now X promised me to let me work on certain technology stack, lets call them A and B, which also happens to be my preffered area of interest. ...
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How to put newly learnt skills on Resume

In my current job, I have recently learned new skills and technologies. When looking for a new job, I see that prospective employers are asking for those skills, which is great. How do I strike the ...
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How to ask a multinational company if a job offer is not a scam?

I was following a job lead in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Finally they offered me a huge package. After receiving the offer letter, I informed my family. Someone in my family start putting doubts ...
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How to reply to a HR email asking for eligibility to work in the UK? [closed]

I applied for a job yesterday using LinkedIn from Pakistan to UK. Now I got a reply from their HR Manager saying: Good Morning, Thank you for your recent application, please can you confirm ...
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What risks should I consider when offered a daily based job offer in foreign country (Japan)

I am currently being contacted on LinkedIn for a potential job in Japan, but the contractor told me they would pay me on daily basis. I am not sure that accepting a position like this in a foreign ...
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Requesting a change of project as an intern

As part of my computer science degree I need to spend 5 months in a job placement as an intern. I've been here for about 3 months now and I've become really unhappy with what I'm doing here. I've ...
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IT contract jobs - how and when to ask your billing rate?

As you know, IT recruiting firms provide client companies with skilled contractors on an hourly rate which is also called the billing rate. The recruiter takes a "small" percentage of this rate and ...
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A temp agency is asking me to release all my medical records. Should I be suspicious?

I'm 17 in the U.S. (California) and have found an internship with a software company. This is the second internship I've had, and have been employed over the summer once before. They've asked me to ...
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When should you tell your current employer about a new career path? [duplicate]

Background information: I'm a software developer and project manager. I started my employment with this company straight from college. The company has paid for my apprenticeship, however there is ...
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Feeling like I am in the wrong job [closed]

I'm still a University student, but I've had the luck to already get a job in one of the biggest companies in the world. At first I was fine and happy about the opportunity I received, but later I ...
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How does one express the need for 'work from home' days when seeking jobs?

It's very important to me that, in my job, I am able to occasionally work from home (WFH) if things come up. I'm afraid that if I ask an employer about this directly, it will come off as flaky and ...
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How do I request an alternate/non-traditional schedule? [closed]

Before I start, I am not someone unusual. I am a software developer with a very normal 8:00-5:00 job and a very average salary. However, I don't spend very much money and I value my time very highly. ...
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I start my new job one month from now. When should I give my current employer notice that I'm leaving? [closed]

I'm not sure if it's better to notify them as soon as possible or if two weeks is actually the best padding to give. I've never had to do something like this before. It's actually the first time I'm ...
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Should I tell my new boss that one of my team is leaving for my old job? [duplicate]

Strange situtation: I'm in the process of leaving my company (company A) for a new role as a team leader (company B). While helping interview for my replacement, I've just discovered that someone ...
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Taking a Job Offer Now…But Still Looking for Another One [duplicate]

I am in a tough situation. My current job is going through layoffs. I don't feel secure in my position and I have been looking for a new position for about 7-8 months now. I finally got an offer that ...
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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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How to decide between 2 jobs? [closed]

One is a startup, US based with a software development center in my city, deals in data analytics etc. They have a probation period of 6 months for new employees, stipend is given during this period ...
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Will not disclosing that I worked as a contractor not an employee count against me in a hiring decision? [closed]

I recently accepted a job offer for a job that I really want. However, I did not include on my resume that I work as a contractor in my current position, nor I did in the application. However, I put ...
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Should I include my current job, which is only 4 months long, in my resume? [duplicate]

I landed myself in my first job pretty quickly soon after graduation. However, in to my second week, I knew this job wasn't for me. I convinced myself to stay longer, for at least a year, thinking ...