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

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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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Working as Web-Developer with CS Bachelor - Overqualified and underpaid? [closed]

I heard often before that Web-Developers (Backend with PHP) are often underpaid and with a CS Bachelor you may be a little overqualified for a normal PHP-Backend-job. Some people called a CS ...
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San Francisco or Silicon Valley [closed]

I am a young professional (29/m/single) and I will be heading out to CA (currently reside in Denver, CO) and I have the option of covering the Silicon Valley territory or San Francisco territory. I ...
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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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Is it illegal not to update new company name on linkedin or other social networks [closed]

Suppose one changes his job to a new company, but his profile on linkedin and other place is still having the old company name. Is it illegal not to update this kind of information, as this is ...
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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 ...
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Can I get in trouble for referring several friends from a company I just left? [closed]

I've heard of anti-poaching laws (or something), and was wondering if this applies to employees or just to employers? The situation I'm in is that I've been offered a position at a very high-profile ...
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Someone requested my resume, what should I include in the thank you letter?

I am a social worker trying to move into the for-profit industry. I have a second job as a cashier at a well known retail store. A customer and I were having a conversation as I rang her up. I told ...
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Bring food to work on the first day? [closed]

So I got an internship and we had the orientation and everything. I am going to my actual workplace tomorrow and thinking of taking a box of doughnuts for everybody. Would that be okay?
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Should I include my recent job for the background check or not?

I left my last organization and joined a new company within the last two months. Now I have received another offer from a very reputed company. I have not informed them about my latest job and they ...
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Who can sign a Relieving Letter?

I am currently at notice period and my employment will be ending at this weekend. My notice period is ending at 17th and I have to join on 19th in new company. My CEO is currently out of country and ...
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Quitting a company that recently had an IPO [closed]

I've been working with this company for 8 years and it has strong management and work culture. The company went public recently and rewarded long tenured employees with decent number of options. The ...
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Changing jobs within the first month [closed]

I have just left a job as a network administrator from a office that was becoming a "toxic" environment. Within the last six months, half the front office has left. My environment also was becoming ...
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Can I mention my past employer's lack of innovation on a job interview/cover letter?

I've moved on from three job positions over the past two years partially because of those companies' lack of innovation and unwillingness to change. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (for the ...
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Was I wrong in my approach ? Tips on becoming a more agile learner [closed]

I just got laid off of a job after just 5 weeks. I have worked, and was hired as Senior Engineer working middle-ware/server-side with a bit of client-side scripting work here and there(jquery comes ...
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How can I retrain from the IT field to art/creative industry? [closed]

I have been working as a Front-end Developer for 7 years. Before that I was a Web Designer. But my dream is to work in the art/creative field, like filmmaker, music producer, etc. Problem is: I can ...
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What type of undergraduate mechanical engineering project is appreciated in industry? [closed]

What do industry employers see in the final year project of a fresh mechanical engineering graduate? And how much importance final year project holds in applying for a job? For example if I have ...
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What is causing negativity in a new employee and how can I deal with it?

I recently started a new job, and am working as part of a team with two other new employees. The company is in my opinion a good place to work with high levels of professionalism and great employee ...
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Re-Applying for the same job after rejecting it

I've rejected a job offer, In the future, if I want to move to their company, how long should I re-apply if I rejected their previous offer?
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How should I deal with bullying while looking for a new job?

I'm working as a (female) IT technician in a worldwide company (located in Central Europe, Austria). I've been here 1.5 years. I'm turning 21 this month, so it's my first job. The basic work is okay, ...
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Negotiating an already accepted job offer

I did an internship at company XXX and got a job offer from them; I accepted it. But I haven't started my work yet. I now received another job offer from company YYY which pays $15K more. The work is ...
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Quitting during a probation period — does paid time off matter?

I am considering quitting a job during a probation period. The problem is, during this period I ended up taking a lot of paid time off (PTO) since I couldn't just not show up to work. My roommate ...
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Turning down a job offer without Burning Bridges

I have 2 job offers offered in my table. However, how do I decline a job offer without burning bridges? what words should I say or email? it's my first time in the industry and I have no experience on ...
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First day of internship

I am joining high tech company in Silicon Valley very soon. HR didn't ask me to bring any particular documents on first day. What should I need to show security at entrance on my first day? Just an ...
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Are endorsements for skills on LinkedIn something that HR people look at?

I am a senior at a University and soon I will be looking for a full time job as Software Engineer (hopefully). I was wondering - how critical are endorsements on LinkedIn? It seems that one's ...
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How to find work to do when starting a new job

Today was my first day at a new job. I know it's slow the first day or two, getting set up and all, but I've got a particularly bad feeling about this one. Basically all I did was walk in, someone ...
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If a job is Seasonal Is there some sort of “unspoken expectancy” for how long you stay?

I was hired for a seasonal Spring position starting tomorrow which states in the terms that "any employee may leave with/without notice or reason at any time". Is it considered impolite or is there ...