Questions referring to how one presents themselves and interacts with others in a professional environment

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problem please help [on hold]

ok here is my story , i am supposed to graduate On May. Unfortunately i missed the dead line to apply for gradation ( i admit its my fault) ,but because i have a job overseas and i cant get it with ...
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How to deal with an interviewer who is wrong on technical answers, but doesn't let you explain?

I attended interviews for the position of Android Developer in two different companies. I knew my answer was right, but the interviewer was incorrect leading to him thinking that I have answered ...
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Does a computer science major need any certificates after completing their major? [on hold]

sorry if this a dumb question, and many, many thanks in advance!!! assuming one were to do well academically, and build up their portfolio also during their free time (hobby and such), would a ...
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What justification should you give when you are about to be fired for an offensive comment you made online? [on hold]

My first question on the site, so I hope it fits the boundaries of The Workplace. I had recently read a horrific incident of the one Justine Sacco, whose professional & hence personal life turned ...
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Should I accept the first job offer I'm given, to start in nine months, if I might change my mind before graduating?

As a bit of background, I am currently still in school and will be graduating after my next semester. I am currently employed with a part time internship at Company A and have been working part time ...
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How to turnover a utility which I manage [duplicate]

A little over two years ago (about a week after being hired into my first job), I was asked to improve a system used by our office. It was supposed to be a quick and easy thing, maybe two weeks. I ...
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How to handle a boss who doesn't accept disagreement [on hold]

I'm currently working under a boss who cannot accept disagreement. When I say "No sorry, I disagree because [...], I think it would bring more value if [...]", he responds very aggressively, ...
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How to answer this question in a job interview [duplicate]

I'm recently graduated and I'm actually unemployed from a short term project which lasted a few months, i don't have the one year of experiencie required and this question always gets me nervous, ...
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Asking for release from account [on hold]

I work in a service based company from India, which provides software solutions to many clients across the globe. For every client (or account), some resources (people like us) are allocated. Our ...
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Salary renegotiate after accepting the job offer

I have been selected as a software Engineer in a company X and I have accepted the offer letter. After few days I got selected in company Y they are paying higher than company X but company X is very ...
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How do I be more visible at work? [duplicate]

The firm I joined initially got acquired by a bigger firm couple of months back. After the acquisition, the work quality has decreased severely. I work as a tool developer for a semiconductor company, ...
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After contacting a manager on the social network and getting positive feedback he is not responding. What next? [duplicate]

I was looking for possible contacts in my "dream company" on the social network. I have found an it-manager that is currently looking for new employees (he wrote it on his profile page) for the field ...
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I was called an asshole by an employee. By all scenarios, I probably was. However, I didn't mean to be. Is this a good response? [closed]

"hey _", I'm not sure if I heard you correctly, but I think you muttered "asshole" on your way out. I hear that often enough to know that it is me and my behavior so I apologize if I had hurt your ...
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How do I recover from faked experience on a résumé? [duplicate]

I padded my résumé because I wanted to write experience commensurate with my (real) skill level (and years of effort which can't be directly documented). The bright-line I used to justify this was, ...
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Want to do more at work, how to approach it? [duplicate]

I am 25 and I have freshly started to work in a risk management department of a bank in December 2014. In the beginning it was very stressful, because I worked in an IT project(I studied computer ...
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When is it time to complain to the boss about a coworker? [duplicate]

I have a coworker who neglects to perform her work properly and often acts unprofessionally (has been reprimanded for both in the past). She's also developed a habit of napping on the job, which I'm ...
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How to respond to rhetorical 'thanks!'

When your boss asks you to do something at work and he or she says 'thanks!' it almost seems like it is rhetorical but I still feel like a response is required in order to appear professional. What ...
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Call or E-mail?

I recently got a phone call (they left a message) telling me a position had opened up and if I was still interested. Within a minute of that message, they also sent an e-mail simply restating the ...
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What is an appropriate way to tell a project manager their timeline is unrealistic? [duplicate]

I have a few project managers that I answer to, and therefore, every now and then I'll have to work out prioritizing my work, thus, delaying the work handed to me by other project managers. The ...
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What to ask about at the next job interview after a bad maternity leave experience? [closed]

If you've seen my previous posts I had a very bad experience coming back from maternity leave. I want to have another baby in the future and I'm wandering what might be some sneaky questions to ask ...
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Handling the departure of one's immediate supervisor

I unfortunately received the unpleasant information at work that my immediate supervisor will be departing the company for reasons unknown to me. I have a performance evaluation upcoming within next ...
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If I am on the bench and accept another offer, should I resign now giving 2 weeks notice or after 2 weeks without the notice? [closed]

I am a consultant who has been on the bench for 3 weeks now. I have an offer from another company which I will be accepting. They want me to start in 2 weeks. Do I resign now, giving 2 weeks notice, ...
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How to decline to teach programs to company workers

I work for a nonprofit. I'm 7 weeks into the job. My title is social media manager so as you can imagine, I know how to use the Adobe Creative Suite. Here's the problem, my immediate superior, who ...
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Coworker keeps asking to see the baby

My daughter is now 7 months old and since I came back from maternity leave my female coworker keeps nagging at me to see the baby. I live over an hour and 10 mins from my work so to bring the baby in ...
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How To communicate maintaining a clean work place to employees one manages [closed]

I am the supervisor at my office. I watch over the dispatchers and I am also the Network Administrator. I have 3 other people that work in my office on different shifts. Time spent cleaning takes ...
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Sending code samples after screwing up skills test

Its worth noting that I have already done this now, but I am wondering if I might have made a mistake. Background I have on my resume that I know a few programming languages, and I do. I actually ...
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Asked by previous company to help them freelance in a project

I have had very good relations with my previous organization . A result of it , that the HR called up and asked them to help them out with estimations and working on this new project . I was the only ...
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How to, and whether, to avoid telling manager embarrassing reason for one-time lateness

I'm sure everyone has had a day where something came up which caused them to be late for work. Of course, you let your employer know as soon as possible and then you arrive. The question comes up, ...
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Are candles appropriate at work? [closed]

I've recently gotten back into drinking tea, and have increased my volume of consumption significantly. I sometimes make tea 3-4 times a day. It is getting tedious to make it seperately each time, so ...
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Hostility Towards New Employees

The software company I work for often hires junior developers when there is a lot if testing to be done and there is time/room for them to get up to speed. however the senior developers get extremely ...
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How to remain focused and professional in the face of layoffs?

My company recently announced they will be performing some layoffs over the next 12 weeks. My area of the company will be affected, so I have no choice but to assume I will be let go and am starting ...
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How should I handle colleagues with very different work ethic?

I prefer to work intensively for eight hours with complete focus, then leave relax in the evenings - work hard, play hard. My colleagues on the other hand, prefer to be in the office for 10-12 hours ...
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Participating in training courses, even if I am not sure if I want to stay [duplicate]

My boss wants to send me to a costly external training (all cost covered by the company). I like the topic, and I believe this training could be interesting and beneficial. Unfortunately however I ...
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How to navigate small talk at work [closed]

While I genuinely like my coworkers it is still a workplace and you can only talk about neutral topics without interjecting personal opinions into the mix. You don't have 'freedom of speech' at work. ...
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Contacting Colleagues outside of work hours

I would like to know what is the consensus regarding etiquette on contacting coworkers outside work hours, for example in the evening on a work night (Mon-Fri). If one is working collaboratively on a ...
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Office Conduct after request for Pay Increase

I work for a small professional firm, with three partners, one of which holds more weight than the others; however, the "senior partner" is recuperating from significant health issues; therefore, I ...
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What is wrong with sharing knowledge with colleagues at work?

I have a keen interest in learning new things about whatever technology I am using at work and then sharing my knowledge and experiences with colleagues. One of my friends has repeatedly told me NOT ...
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How can I post controversial material without hurting my professional reputation?

My problem is, that I am a pick-up artist but also a teacher. However, I'd like to share my knowledge on how to meet women via e.g. YouTube. I do not want to teach how to manipulate women into bed, ...
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I think I smelled whiskey in a colleague's cup at work. What’s the right way to approach this?

So I was helping a colleague to fix a bug and definitely smelled whiskey in his cup. I have no idea what my company’s policy is on alcohol while working, but can only assume it’s frowned upon. We ...
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Declining reoccurring informal team events

Possibly related to this thread about declining participation. However I don't feel like the answers fully suit my case, and as the details are different, so perhaps the answers will be. I am ...
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How do I let my boss know that more work went into something than he thinks? [duplicate]

A few weeks ago my boss made a suggestion for the company website aimed to increase search engine placement for some new keywords. The website is solely within my remit, so I took care of his request. ...
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Is It Proper To Put Code In Slides For Technical Presentation for Interview?

Im doing a technical presentation for a job interview and the topic is the following: Minimizing Real-Time Data Stream Latency: Node.js and Asynchronous Operations I've done some very thorough ...
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How do I deal with a co-worker who is constantly late, leaving early, or taking long lunches, forcing myself and my colleagues to cover for her?

I work in a preschool, and I have one co-worker who is consistently late coming in to work, leaving early, calling in "sick," or taking lunches that run long - to give you an idea, she is classified ...
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Shake hands with how many people?

When the interview is over, I usually shake hands with everyone. This time, there was a jury of 8 people. Time was limited to 45 minutes. Surely they want to take notes etc. before the next candidate ...
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How can i communicate more clearly and confidently at work? [closed]

I work in a large team. I usually have to give status of my tasks done to my superior everyday. then. Many times my superior has told me that i dont work with confidence and am always confused. I feel ...
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My coworker left his garbage in my cubicle. How can I get him to remove it? [closed]

I currently work in a room with two others. The room is a little cramped and my coworker got a new table six weeks ago. The table came in parts and was self-assembled. Once assembled he failed to make ...
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How to explain issues of momentum

I am a Web Developer, full-time, but that isn't so much important. At my current gig, and at previous jobs really, there is this issue of not dividing up work and planning for it far enough ahead of ...
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How could I have better handled this problem project?

I was working on a project with two other people, one of whom wasn't putting in any effort at all. Since our modules were different I didn't care about his work at first. After finishing my modules I ...
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Should I spell my surname phonetically?

I am in the process of designing my first batch of business cards and considering putting the phonetic spelling of my surname beside it, in a faded font. My surname is foreign (much like me). What I ...
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Not getting confirmation for an internship

I had an interview for a internship last week. They told me, I will get the internship and I will get an email from their recruting manager "the next days". Now 9 days have passed and I haven't ...