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

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Intentional Suggestion as Warning

I just got a new job in a different city in a state with at-will employment at a very small company. My first day at work, a colleague who is close to my boss messages me suggesting a sublet/room ...
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Sending a second follow-up e-mail to an incorrectly answered interview question

Here Fecak states to send an e-mail discussing the correct answer over the incorrect answer given in the interview, which I already did. I received a favorable response. Another answer advises the ...
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Can/Should I display the source code of my school projects for viewing?

This question kind of splits into two separate questions, but they are related. I'll try to keep it away from a strictly legal question. I'm currently an undergraduate Software Engineering major and ...
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Reevaluate salary after contract? [duplicate]

I am currently working at a company as a junior programmer on contract for the summer (June - Aug). I am working and going to school at the same time hence the contract, the company is hiring me as a ...
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No job offer mentioned [closed]

HR suddenly calls me telling that the department that I'm applying for picked me and I need to submit the employment requirements and resign to my current job. I don't know what to do. Please help me. ...
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Is it okay to speak openly about the current job when applying to another job?

So let's say I work in a company but I am open for applying to other companies. And while updating my resume I wondered if it is okay to mention the name of product that I currently work on or ...
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New to Company – Potential Overbearing Peer Problem

I've recently been recruited into a large organisation in the UK as part of a huge hiring drive the business has engaged in with regards to their development function. I'm a Senior Developer, and my ...
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I don't feel that my current role is a great fit. How should I bring up my desire to change in an industry that is currently in a downturn?

I'm currently a mechanical engineer in one of the very large oil & gas companies. Because of the price of oil, there have been massive layoffs recently. I survived the latest round of layoffs ...
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Unique situation in my career and decision making [closed]

My scenario. I worked with a company (A) for almost a year. While hunting for a job in my favorite field , I applied to another position (more responsibility, tasks and higher level job) in same ...
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Background check taking a long time; Should I call the store for an update on the background check? [duplicate]

I interviewed for a position in May and received a call about a week or so later and the assistant manager offered me the position. We discussed salary and how many hours I would be working. She then ...
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Will HR team cross verify the offer letter before giving counter offer?

I have resigned from my current organisation as I got a good offer. My manager promised to give me level raise and a counter offer for which he asked me to show the offer letter so that he could ...
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Former employer could not give certificate of employment

I've got a new job coming right up. Only thing is, my former employer could not give me my COE. I've emailed them, texted them, Skyped them that I need it soon. I've also been very clear, that I can ...
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Is it okay to ask the notice period of future employer

I have a new Job offer and I don't know the notice period of the new compnany, Is it okay to ask the notice period of future employer
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Concerned about overtime clauses in contract. What points should I keep in mind, when accepting a offer? [closed]

I been offered a job and few things that concerns me while signing the contract, things like while i was in there, the pay was told 24k, but in contract it said 22k , moreover the contract says,...
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Shall I give it up when the job requires candidates to have some kind of IT cert [closed]

I have been working as an assistant in a cake shop for more than 4 years. Recently, I am thinking to change my job field because I have seen a computer company nearby have a vancancy for a clerk, but ...
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I realize I am Over Qualified for the Company [closed]

They made me sweat during job interviews, I became a hungry go getter, I really want the job, the company is impressive with its venue and furnitures and reputation. But once I became part of their ...
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When changing jobs, do I need to inform where the new job is?

I recently accepted a new job offer and handed my resignation to my current employer. However they are very insistent on knowing where I'm going to work. Is this a normal thing? I know that my ...
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How long to wait after completing reasoning test? [closed]

I completed a reasoning test for job on Sunday (May 16), and was wondering how long it would take for HR to reply? The job offer is new though and only listed since May 9. PS I probably got around ~60%...
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Using work I've done in last job in a portfolio to start freelance work

Last year I worked for a company that did mobile apps. A couple of months after I started to work there I told my boss it would be a good idea to start doing web sites to sell in a bundle with the ...
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How to handle a “we own everything you do” clause?

I started a new job yesterday and was given a document titled '[Company] Non-disclosure Agreement'. Hidden in that document is a clause stating that everything I do, on or off company time, is owned ...
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Employer counteroffer is high, how to say no to new employer after I signed a contract [duplicate]

I work at one of the largest companies in my country (employer A) and am getting paid an amount X. However I do work a lot of overtime for free, and stress is always the case in all my projects. I ...
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should i mention percentage of marks in resume for applying for job [closed]

I have previous experience in a different field and now i have to apply for software fresher job..should i mention my previous experience in my resume? Should i mention the percentage of marks in ...
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Back pay for furlough deductions

My current employer has instituted 5 furlough days for this year (2016). Rather than choosing to not pay employees on the scheduled outage days, they have are deducting a small amount from every ...
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A software engineer and an accountant [closed]

I currently work as a senior software engineer. During my spare time I have learned financial accounting and have managed to get myself certified as an accountant. My question is, will there be any ...
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Get promoted to job from internship [closed]

What can be the beneficial steps or actions that can lead me to job as a software developer. What guidelines I should adhere to in order to impress my head so that he could let me work as an employee ...
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Is it possible to ask for time off after having just started working? [duplicate]

I graduated from college recently and did not have plans for a graduation trip. I got a job right after college and have been working for a month so far. My best friends want to plan a month-long ...
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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 [closed]

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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Taking holiday 2 weeks into new job to develop skills [closed]

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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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. ...