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

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When to ask for a raise at new job

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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Starting career at a startup VS at a Big Company [closed]

What I want to know basically: Risks Benefits Future prospects Any other factors that give the "worth it" call. Some Background: (Note: This is not a Job A Vs B Thread) I started my career with ...
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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 ...
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I'm new at work and no one's telling me what to do. What should I do? [duplicate]

I'm at my new job where I was told I will be developing a new web-based system to add functionality to the main hardware+firmware product line, but that there is no specification yet. I'm supposed to ...
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Should I ask for help to cover medical benefits cost [closed]

I have been working at my current job for 2 months. I am doing well (based on feedback from managers, the C.E.O.) in this 50-ish person consulting firm. I recently became eligible to enroll in the ...
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In how long should I expect to be useful in a new development job? [closed]

I've just started a position as junior developer in web development and am anxious about how long it may take me to become actually useful to the company. I'm doing everything I can to observe, learn ...
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I verbally accepted an offer and now I think I should have asked for more [duplicate]

I got a call from a recruiter and he gave me an offer, I was nervous and excited when I agreed to it. He said he will submit it for approval and will take a week. I hung up and forgot to ask about ...
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Format for writing an email accepting the job offered by the company? [closed]

I have received an e-mail from a company that is offering me a job. I need to accept that letter in order to confirm the job. Since this is the first time I am writing such an e-mail I am really ...
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{Edited} How to start liking my job again? [closed]

P.S : This is an edited(and a more constructive, hopefully) version of original question, that was against the website policies. I started working in a firm as a software engineer about an year ...
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Should I remove the previous occupant's belongings from my new desk?

I just started a new job. The person that previously had my desk left some things on the desk. I waited 2 weeks and she has not returned to pick them up. Should I throw these things away? Things left ...
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Is 6 months too early to negotiate a payrise at a new job? [closed]

Last year I was made redundant from a job I had been at for over 10 years. After nearly 6mths of being unemployed and searching for work I was offered a job with a new employer. The role offered ...
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Enforcability of Non-Compete Agreements In Another Country [closed]

I currently work for a somewhat large technology company in Canada. As part of the documents required before I started with them, I had to sign a very broad non-compete agreement. It basically says I ...
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Received a job offer but no contract yet. is it wise to go to work before signing the contract

Joining a new firm. Where i am now (UAE) the common practice for employment is as follows you submit for job post if they think they want you they interview you if you pass then they will send you ...
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I'm the only junior in the company. How do I handle my training and set feedback expectations with colleagues?

Context: I'm younger than all of my colleagues by at least 2 years. I just finished college. I've been in this position for around 3 months, and a bit longer than that in the company itself. I'm ...
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Being a college dropout how can I explain my two internship to HR? [closed]

I dropped out of college earlier in my first semester. I later applied to a internship using that college ID card which I successfully completed. This year I again enrolled in a cheap course to get a ...
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Should I start looking for a new job? If so, how soon? [closed]

I'm an 18 year old Software Development apprentice in the UK and my apprenticeship finishes soon (2 months). At the end of this there is a high chance that the company I work for will renew my 1 year ...
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Big company unorganised, no training plan and no work [closed]

I'm currently in a situation where the job I was hired for has no full days worth of work for me to complete. I feel like I am expendable in my role. The following has arisen since I have started. ...
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What are the things that I should mention and avoid in the introduction e-mail to my team in my new job? [closed]

I am joining my first job after my graduate studies. My manager asked me to send an e-mail to him with my short bio so that he will use it to introduce me to the entire team. I would like to mention ...
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What positive reason can I give for the one year break in my academic life [closed]

I'm filling an online form for background verification from my new company after getting the offer letter. I have done my engineering for 5years (4years course + 1 year gap). I had a year gap between ...
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Put in my two weeks or wait? [duplicate]

I recently accepted a job offer which was contingent on a background check, which has finished and came back fine. So now I have to wait on "new hire paperwork." Would this be an ideal time to put in ...
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Should I clean my PC before leaving?

As a programmer, I have a work PC. For some reason I make a lot of things that require my personal account (eg. Google, etc). On my PC there are also a lot of things that are useful for me, but may be ...
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What is a professional way to stay in touch?

I am just about to finish an under graduate work placement that I have been on for the last few months. During my time I have been working on a project with someone as a supervisor (he was not my line ...
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Officially 5 days working but we work on many alternate Saturdays to get things done

I am planning to join a Indian Software Company. But I am not comfortable with working Saturdays. How do I make them understand that I am not comfortable with Saturday's working. I know, its not ...
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What do you do when in a job interview they ask you about a previous job that it was just horrible?

Last year I worked as contractor for company C for one of their projects. Long story short: It was pure hell. (The HR company that hired me informed me incorrectly about the job being Java ...
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Communication environment in the workplace: what is normal? [closed]

I started working at an (education) business about a month ago. I'm a recent college graduate who moved six hours away from my hometown to pursue what I thought was my dream job with an emphasis on ...
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Why would a company increase the salary so easily without any opposition during negotiations? [closed]

Suppose a contract job advertises a salary range between $60,000-$75,000 per year. Note that the job is "at will", meaning that the company can let go an employee for no reason. Suppose the company ...
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Actuarial jobs: pension and life insurance? [closed]

(I am not sure if this is on topic here, if not then my apologies.) I am asking this question on behalf of someone who is interested in being an actuary. When one applies for a graduate scheme, it ...
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How to increase interview calls from the recruiter? [closed]

I am a fresher and completed the following: B.E(CS) june 2014 pass out. Java/J2EE course in an institute. Oracle Associate Level Java Certification 1Z0-803 (pursuing). Have 2 months of work ...
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Difficult Colleague at New Job [duplicate]

I have joined a new job 1 week ago as a senior developer. I have a meeting with one of the team next week and people told me that one of the person in the meeting is a difficult person. I asked them ...
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Third party employment : Good or Bad [closed]

I have been working on payrolls of an IT giant. But my growth has been stalled here. I have got offer for a job via third party. Though they are paying me more but I am sceptical about third party ...
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Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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Should I tell future employers I have Asperger's after getting a job [duplicate]

So I've found that my Asperger's can be somewhat of a defining part of my interactions at work- whether people recognise it or not. I have many problems interacting that anyone with a basic knowledge ...
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Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
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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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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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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 ...