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

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Meet for coffee about a potential job when I am not interested in a new job

I received an email from the founder of a tech startup about meeting for coffee and discussing some openings at his company. He is experienced, the company sounds interesting, but I am 99% certain ...
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Trying to get new job, but non compete could be a problem [on hold]

I currently work, at company A. I interviewed with company B a couple of months ago for a position that will be coming open shortly. My boss who hired me at company A just recently left and actually ...
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Negotiating with venture capitalists while employed elsewhere [on hold]

Now this may be similar to going on interviews while employed elsewhere, but it may not since it's to create your own company. I am wondering if negotiating with VCs to get your own business of the ...
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Taking holiday 2 weeks into new job to develop skills [on hold]

I just joined a organisation two weeks ago and I am already feeling stressed as work is too tough, and I might lack the needed skills. I see two options: either I quit or I tell my manager I need to ...
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im confused, i have to move for new job as UI designer or Graphic designer? [closed]

I am working as graphic designer / UI designer from past four years so Now, i'm confused that i have to move for a new job only as UI designer or Graphic designer?
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How to answer questions about desired salary? [duplicate]

I currently work in a medium sized web development company. However, the management sucks, our team sucks, and most of the team is pretty much stuck in 2013 with no means to improve. Why does the ...
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How to handle mistake, in office [closed]

I recently got job in MNC with reference (manager friend) ,my previous company was small ( friendly relationship in coworkers) . I joined in MNC a week ago, and induction class held on this week, and ...
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New to a company and need a plan to introduce changes [duplicate]

I started a new role as a lead developer at a new company. They have been using an external agency for all development work and I need to ultimately take over the whole of IT and moving into a CTO ...
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What should I do to make myself marketable for an entry-level position? (Information in text) [closed]

I am a recent college graduate with a BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing, and I am looking to find a job in the education or editorial industry. I have been applying like crazy, even ...
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I am hired but company is repeatedly delaying paperwork from around a month

I was hired for an international internship last month by a company. It was a visa sponsoring job. It took me quite a long to find the internship so I was already very late to join. I was originally ...
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Accepting an offer I initially rejected? [closed]

I am recent graduate and I have gotten a few offers a few days ago. I don't I handle things really well, and here is what happened 1.) Verbally accepted offer from company A 10 minutes after ...
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Can one company ask offer letter of another company

I have a job offer from company A and I mentioned that during hr rounds to another company B. Now company B has selected me but before sending the offer letter to me they want the offer letter of ...
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Should A Manager discuss hiring plans with his/her team? [closed]

I have been working for a company for about 8 years with three people in the team including the manager. My colleague and I have same level of responsibilities. Our workload has increased tremendously ...
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Relieving letter [duplicate]

I worked for an IT company for 2 years and was very loyal in 2014. During my tenure at the company, the CEO did not prove my incentives. I thought this was the first time and I let it go. But the ...
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I don't have a job. Can I understate/underquote my last company's ctc to get more interview calls?

I lost my job because of some cost cutting measures in my last company in Bangalore. As my last company was an MNC, my CTC (cost to company) was slightly on the higher side (have over 10yrs of IT Exp ...
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Ex-employer is using fake accounts with my name

I have recently switched my job and joined new company. But I seeing that my ex-employer is using fake accounts (mostly social media profiles such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Xing and many others) with my ...
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When to send the 'goodbye' email?

When is the best time to send my team the 'goodbye' email? I've been with the company for 6 months and have built a good professional relationship with a few colleagues on the team. Should it be 1 ...
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How should I use StackOverflow at the workplace? [closed]

Next month I'm starting my career at a big finance company. This will be my first real job. At the university I used StackOwerflow extensively, It helped a lot, and I learned a lot from it. At the ...
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How to say no for team lead position?

I decided to quit my earlier company where I was forced to lead a team (due to high attrition rate). I was not able to focus on developing my core skills as I could not find sufficient time between ...
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Moving into a new workplace - Making a good first impression [closed]

If I am moving into a new workplace and want to make the best impression, what actions can I take to ensure I am well received? In my previous job I was reprimanded after I tried to reform the work ...
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Moving on for on the job training or Staying and training through education

Afternoon Workplace, I've been working for my current employer for the past 9 months and in the time have rarely had enough work to fill an entire 40 hour week. Initially I brought this up to my ...
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1 Month Into Job and What is Happening? [closed]

I started a new job a month ago as an administrative assistant. I got hired right after the interview and started the next day, the last day of the person who I was replacing, who left to work for ...
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Is it usual to complete an extensive medical form for an office-based role? [closed]

I have just got all the paperwork through for starting a new job, and part of it is a very extensive medical form that basically wants to know my entire medical history, whether it affects my work or ...
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On my resume, should I list employer company names in English or Spanish?

I'm a New-grad RN from Colombia and of course studied my major in Spanish. Should I put the names of the hopitals I did my practices in, in Spanish or English, or both?
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Is it safe to send old passport copy to Recruiters?

Is it safe to send old passport copy to Recruiter just for interview? he is saying that I just need proof of resident in the State. I don't need your new one I just need a copy of your old DLC or old ...
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My company is asking me for information but is not telling why do they need it

I've just started working for a very small digital agency. After two weeks there, I've got an email from HR asking me to deliver my updated CV and a list of all projects and courses I've been doing. ...
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job change during probation [closed]

I want to change my job as a java engineer during my probation period.Reason being salaries are not paid on time and there is no communication to the employees,...management is not bothered about ...
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Working 2 full time software jobs? [closed]

I'm interested in working 2 full time positions at two different companies. The first company is the company I am already working full time and salaried. The workload is laid-back and not super ...
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How early is too early to apply for a full-time job? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate looking for a software-type job in Silicon Valley. It's competitive with so many other graduates doing the same thing, so I started applying now. I'm used to waiting weeks or ...
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Quitting a job without having another job offer [closed]

I am PHP developer and I am currently working in tech startup in India. I have 3.5 years of experience in PHP development. Currently my company's financial situation is not good so they start ...
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Does it look bad when you are chatting about a potential job and you have to attend to something for your current work? [closed]

Not sure if I phrased the question strangely. Today I was exploring another opportunity at another company. It was more of a casual coffee chat but the "interviewer" did bring up a position and wanted ...
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Is breaking a company bond suicidal for your career? [closed]

If I join this company right after graduation I would have to sign a bond and pay a fixed amount to be deposited as security measure in case I leave the company before 2 years! They say they will be ...
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Not sure about leaving brand new job for another. [closed]

I have been unemployed since Xmas 2014. I took voluntary redundancy because the company I worked for at the time was putting me in a very stressful situation and not really giving any indication that ...
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private company [closed]

If a company says in appointment letter after foreign trips you have to serve 1 year failing to do so you have to pay the actual amount invested on you depending on which month you are leaving. my ...
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How do I handle requests from an employee who has just been fired?

Yesterday I was offered a part time job in a gym facility. I have been a substitute instructor there from time to time, so I was very excited to have been asked to work there on a more regular basis. ...
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Are laptops too un-ergonomic for desk job without a dock-screen-mouse setup? [closed]

New boss asked if I prefer laptop or desktop. On the one hand, I would say laptop for sure if I knew he'd buy a dock, monitor, mouse, etc. to make it ergonomically like a desktop in the office. I ...
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How to politely postpone accepting an offer while expecting another? [duplicate]

What is the most professional and courteous way to ask for more time before signing an employment contract? I have applied to Company A and Company B. Company A was first, but Company B is my ...
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How do I resign from a job I just started without offending anyone? [duplicate]

I started a new job about a month and a half ago. From day one I didn't like it and felt that it wasn't for me. Initially, I assumed that I was only feeling that way because it was new to me and ...
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How do you value “variable” compensation when switching jobs? [closed]

I am looking at the job market at the moment, and trying to figure out what would be "worth it" in terms of target salary. One of the things that making it difficult is on call pay and bonus. I ...
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Dealing with an unmotivated supervisor [closed]

I'm an IT intern in a small company (part of a large network of card designing and printing companies). As I'm very new in the company, I'm excited to learn about our production process and how it ...
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Is automating my job a good idea? [duplicate]

Recently I landed a part-time job re-sizing images for a local custom-printing business, and while I'm really excited to start working, I couldn't help but notice the obvious flaw in the fact that ...
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Was in IT, but now re-positioned to work outside of IT - how to deal with it? [closed]

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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361 views

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. ...