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

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What are some good ways to negotiate a salary raise? [on hold]

Suppose at company A I make X dollars (in thousands). An offer from company B is made for X+1 . What is the best way to negotiate a higher base salary (e.g. X+7 instead)? Would things like ...
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How do you tell a new company you already have scheduled vacation? [duplicate]

I am interviewing for a new job and hoping to get an offer this week. In about one month I am going to be out of town for 10 straight days due to scheduled vacations. When should I tell the new ...
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Requesting time off [duplicate]

I have been working for a company for almost 2 months. The company has a 6 month probation period. Unfortunatly I ran into some legal trouble and will need 10 days off of work. I really don't want to ...
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Is it normal to ask for reading material before starting a new job

I will be starting a new job next month and am a bit worried about the probationary period. I have never worked in this field (financial services) since I have done most of my life in academia ...
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Signing contract on the starting day? Not before?

I've been through a really long hiring process, almost 2 months. After 5 interviews with managers and directors, a psychotechnic evaluation and finally a health analysis, they called me, and told me ...
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Working overtime in Germany

I am about to start my first job as a software developer in a well reputed company in Germany. I have heard plenty of times that one is not allowed to work overtime regularly unless its highly ...
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New team commonly goes for a drink on Friday lunchtime - could attending this event negatively effect me?

I have recently moved to a new team in my company and they often go out for a drink during lunch hour on a Friday. It's only a single drink, but I'm not sure what the rules are regarding this. In ...
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Should I tell my boss I'm leaving before going job-hunting?

Background: I have been working for this company for 4+ years and I feel that it's time for me to move on, find another job that has better benefits and pay, and to experience more growth. I'm in my ...
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What does it mean to be invited to work for three days after an interview?

I interviewed today with a medium-size (around 100 employees) German software company. I solved all the technical questions quite well and I think I did pretty well also with HR questions. My ...
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Switching to a different job immediately after taking a new one [duplicate]

I have been interning for a large company for about two years now. For about the past 6 months, the company has been looking to find someplace to move me into fulltime. They finally found me a new ...
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Complications for a first year employee [closed]

I am currently about 10 months into my job. After few initial months of bootstrapping, our team was assigned to a project. I excelled and there was always pressure from the manager to keep finishing ...
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Learning about project in new job

I started a new job and my manager emailed me several documents, probably about 100 pages in total. They explain the concept behind the program I am a dev for. The first page of the first document I ...
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Is overtime always paid in Germany?

I'm a recent graduate in CS currently living in Germany and looking for jobs as a junior Java developer. So I'm trying to understand more about contracts and things like that. I have the following ...
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What is a probation period in contracts?

I'm a recent graduate in CS currently living in Germany and looking for jobs. So I'm trying to understand more about contracts and things like that. Recently I asked this question The benefits I can ...
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Received a warm welcome letter along with job contract. How to respond?

I received my job contract by post and also a warm welcoming letter. I have to send back the signed contract by post. Just want to know should I also include a warm thank you note? Is it professional? ...
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Job Position Changed Before Hire

My new job position just changed because another team is missing more members. I haven't even started the job yet. I'm not quite happy with the change. I'm not sure I would have accepted the job if I ...
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Got my first job. How do I politely turn down the call for an interview by another employer?

I recently got my first job and I have accepted the offer. Another employer who had previously put my application on hold wants to interview me now. How can I politely turn down the call for ...
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Asking to postpone job start date after graduation? [duplicate]

So I graduate and finish my exams on April 25th. Then, I start my new job on May 5th. But I was thinking about postponing my start date a week, just to have a longer break and start the job fresh. ...
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How do I keep a conversation going with a potential future employer?

I was recently contacted by my dream company saying that a job I applied to over six months ago has moved forward in the application process. Of course, that was quite a while back and I have since ...
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When is it the best time to ask about holidays when starting a new job? [duplicate]

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend a mine which wants to remain anonymous. My friend recently passed an interview for a position and was called the day after to tell him he got the job. ...
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Putting down Current Job in job applications

When applying for a new job when you already have one is it better to say you have a current job or to not specify? Would they be more likely to hire people that dont have jobs already?
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Best time to tell your manager that you are quitting issue

Before you downvote this question due to the fact that other similar exist, pay attention to my specific problem: I know that is best to keep it a secret when you are having interview for another job ...
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Is it unethical to switch jobs just after one year of coming onsite [closed]

I work for an IT firm and got an onsite to US last year. Now I got an very good offer (45 percent hike plus perks) in a US MNC. I made sure that all my tasks are complete before I leave and completed ...
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First job - how to ask to postpone starting date?

I am a university student and I just received my very first job offer as a software developer in Germany. I wish to take a break (vacation) before I start my professional career so that I start all ...
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First Job - benefits to look out for!

I recently got my first job offer as a Software Engineer in a well reputed company in Germany. I just got the confirmation via email from the HR manager and I am expecting to get the contract soon. ...
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First job - what to expect in probation period?

I just received my first job offer from a well reputed company in Germany. Its a "Software Engineer" position focusing on software development processes (SDLC) and C++. During the two rounds of ...
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Should I tell my employer that I'm looking for a new job or just give a two weeks notice? [duplicate]

I'm transferring to a new school and it is an hour from my current school. That means, I will be too far from my current employer. Ideally I would like to find a new job between May and September ...
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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 ...