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

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Realized made a mistake when I took my last job. How do I approach other companies after rejecting their offers?

Six months ago, I had three offers on the line, and I chose the one I thought was a better fit for me. However, this company was horrible and had some ethical issues going on. As an accountant, I ...
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Is it bad form to apply with an organisation in the hope of later transferring?

Suppose my dream job is with division Q at employer Y. Division Q is not hiring but division R at the same employer is. Is it bad form to apply at division R, with the hope that, when a position at ...
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Side business while working full time

Today I wanted to ask your selves about a dilemma I am currently in. I am working as a full time web developer for a company in the UK but I currently have my own business I am running in my own time ...
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I am scheduled to start a new job on Monday, but I just can't! What do I do?

I am scheduled to start a new job on Monday (today is Wednesday), but as the date draws nearer I have realised I just can't. I have been working for myself for the past year, and was recently offered ...
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How to ask for the already promised raise

I have worked for company A for about 3 years. Then, there was some internal & financial problems, and I thought is time to moving on. I signed with company B, I was very impressed by their ...
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Unexplained gaps in my academics due to drop out. Hiring manager couldn't find it and has offered the job already

I've got an offer for internship at a very reputed company. But they were unable to find out the gaps I had in my academics as I dropped out from college for 3-4 years in spite of getting good grades. ...
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What motivation to give for a job (far) below my level

Currently, it's not that easy to find a job. I have 2 degrees (Electrical Engineering and Business Administration). Because it does not seem like I will find a job doing anything I studied for, I'm ...
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New job: how to successfully transition from honeymoon to real world?

I just started a new job. It took the company a while to find somebody with my background, and as a result everybody is ecstatic about having me. My colleagues take me for lunch, all senior bosses are ...
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How to politely decline a job offer based on work environment didn't seem comfortable? [closed]

I’ve been given a job offer for a 4-month position as a developer. I’d really like to try a developer position as most of my other positions have been IT centric. However, I’m thinking of declining ...
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what documents should we bring for interview [closed]

I read an article on Forbes discussing the things we should bring to the interview. What documents should we carry while going for the interview? Should I bring my design portfolio? What about ...
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How to ask senior/mid level developers for guidance (if you're a junior)?

I want to ask a twist to the popular question that was posted yesterday about the junior developer who refuses help. Just some background...I recently graduated and have been working with my company ...
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How early is too early to apply for a job?

I'm transferring colleges and moving to a new city soon, and would need a new job closer to where I live. The types of jobs I will be applying for is Computer Tech, Tech Support etc, pretty much a ...
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How to negotiate pay without much experience? [duplicate]

First off, I've read a number of related topics, but I'm hoping asking for case-specific advice isn't considered off-topic here. I'm interning as a junior developer at a software development and ...
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Should I approach an interviewer before a decision has been made?

I am in a bit of a conundrum here. I was interviewed in person by a panel of 5 interviewers(1 on 1, 5 hours back to back technical) last Friday. Today is the 4th day(Thursday here as I write this ...
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I followed up with the HR regarding my onsite interview. I did not get a chance to ask for timeline during the interview. Did I commit a blunder?

I know a lot of questions have already been asked regarding the amount of time one should wait before following up on an interview. My case is a bit different. Timeline : Had an interview on Friday ...
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New employer spoke to someone who was not supplied as a reference [closed]

My partner recently applied for a job and was offered it - which she accepted. Today she received a call saying that after speaking to her references they are withdrawing the offer. After some ...
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Should I feel morally obliged to stay at a job where I'm an appreciated key player? [closed]

I've been working for three months at a somewhat early stage startup as a remote employee. Generally things are going well, the company is glad to have me on board and they just gave me a great ...
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Additional job not in contract [closed]

I've been working for a few months now in my new work and originally I signed to be an iOS Developer. During the interview however I stated that I can do web development so that is something that I ...
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Is it possible to freelance program for money at the beginner level? [closed]

Question: Is it possible to freelance program for money at the beginner level? My Background: I've read books on JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, and CSS. I've read the full documentations for nodejs, ...
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How much time can you ask before joining a new company?

How much time can I ask for between joining a new job as a software developer in the Bay Area? My RSUs will vest by April 15th and should I be upfront and tell my new employer that? I would have to ...
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New Grad handling job offer while interviewing with other companies [duplicate]

So I finished an internship with a company and they want me back after I grad. I was recently offered me a position that is awaiting my response. No deadline given yet, but it will be filled for the ...
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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 ...