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How to handle team member who is not performing at all

I am handling one project with 3 team members. I had given the effort estimations to my project manager as per team capacity and impacts on the existing modules. According to estimations I have to ...
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Interviewing - Reason for job change when leaving current employer too early [duplicate]

I am from an Indian community that works in one of the metro city for a reputed US based MNC firm. I joined this company 4 months back and this is my second employer (so you can guess I am just ...
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Will spending too much time on non-programming tasks hurt my career? [closed]

I recently started working at a small financial company as a software developer. I chose the company because of the technology stack, the freedom to use new technologies and frameworks to solve ...
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Is it wrong to reply to an interrupt result, correcting your mistakes, when you did not get to the next round?

I had an interview, and I know I definitely could have done better. The company sent me the result thorugh e-mail, and as I expected, I did not get to the next round of interviews. Would it be so ...
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Education Gap With Work Experience [duplicate]

I have a confusion that actually my B.E Computer science Batch 2008-2012. but, since I backlog on one paper I did not complete my graduation on 2012 and joined in a small IT Firm. I completed my ...
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Asking for promotion to manager

I have been working with a IT company for 3 years with the same title and salary. This year I was supposed to get a promotion but it did not happen. How can I ask my manager for the reason behind it? ...
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135 views

How to tell a non profitable change may be profitable in long term? [closed]

When I entered the company, there was a project that a colleague started earlier that year. Let me explain the technical and non technical way (pick the one you prefer): The technical background Our ...
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Is a job offer with an overnight deadline standard in London? [closed]

I've been offered a job the day of an interview but been asked to decide by the following morning. Is this standard practice for London software engineering jobs?
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Asking manager for more work politely [duplicate]

I joined in an IT company 3 years back but around 2 weeks back i got transferred to a new location under new manager.I have not yet assigned with any work.How do i ask politely to my manager to assign ...
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Turned in 2 weeks notice, pressured to stay longer [closed]

I am a full time employee, and have been working for several months. I recently turned in my resignation with a two week notice. It was straight-forwardly explained and gracefully accepted. Later ...
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2answers
158 views

Convincing a non-tech company to contribute to open source, legal hangups [closed]

I work for a fairly large US company that does a good deal of internal software development, although we are not a software/tech company. The vast majority of what we do stays inside, with only a ...
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How to deal with low quality colleagues in a way that satisfies management [duplicate]

I have come to the conclusion that most managers are more interested in PR and keeping "low tones" among teams and individuals than getting the job done. (They want to avoid heated arguments). For ...
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Need you inputs with dealing location transfer [closed]

I am currently working as a individual contributor with IT Product based MNC and i have been star performer through out my 4 years of exp with this firm. i & my wife work for different ...
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1answer
130 views

What exactly is a (non-technical) manager for in a software engineering team? [closed]

I could be a completely ignorant person here, but that's exactly why I'm asking this. Why does an engineering team need a non-technical manager? What exactly is his job? I mean, I do understand the ...
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1answer
267 views

Being managed out [closed]

I accepted a job a few months ago with a large company and it has become apparent that my boss does not like me. I could try to identify things that I have done but even at the interview stage I felt ...
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2answers
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Do I deserve a share of product sales? [closed]

My boss has recently made it known that our company is in dire straits. We do have a couple of last ditch clients we are trying to acquire, but the product we are trying to sell is not complete. My ...
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1answer
189 views

Should one allow his title/salary to be downgraded when moving to a less mastered similar job? [duplicate]

I'm a young (27 yrs old) analyst programmer that has recently been promoted to a senior title and assigned to R&D. [Optional Drama Start] My previous duties were to participate to C#, Winforms ...
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Decoration for developers room [closed]

I was thinking about decorating my office's developers room. It's a small room that 6 programmers work in. I recently noticed how dull its decoration is and was wondering if it decreases their ...
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2answers
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How to convince my team leader not to lose faith in me? [closed]

I am in a company for 3 months now in these 3 months I have missed my deadlines and gave faulty codes and each time I asked apology and assured him of better performance but I couldn't do due to ...
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1answer
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How can I ask my employer to *quickly* make me an offer?

Background: I'm a computer science student. It's normal for software companies to start hiring in September/October, even when the students don't finish school until May/June, just so they can ...
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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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2answers
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How to hire a senior developer when no interviewer has that expertise? [duplicate]

I work for a small company that has a very small development team. Before I joined the company was just the one senior developer who has been at the company for almost 10 years and designed and built ...
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How effective is time recording software? [closed]

Many local software companies expect their employees to log the time they spend at work against tasks in some time recording software. This is usually to track how long employees take to complete ...
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1answer
115 views

Is a closed letter of recommendation worthwhile?

I will shortly be in the somewhat rare position of applying to software development positions straight out of high school. (This is fixed; please do not attempt to change my mind on this.) As part of ...
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Should I Be Writing Test Procedures? [duplicate]

I work for a very large corporation as a Software Developer (job title says to "provide technical solutions to routine problems, specializing in a field of expertise"). For the past four months (and ...
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2answers
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Networking from afar [duplicate]

I'm trying to leave Houston, where I found my foot in the door in software development, and move back to Seattle, where all of the friends I still keep in touch with are in non-IT companies. ...
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5answers
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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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Do registered companies consider experience letters from non-registered companies?

I am currently working as a Java Developer in a non-registered Indian company, and wish to move to a registered company soon. Do registered companies consider a candidate's experience in a ...
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How to explain “personality clash” as reason for termination

Background I have lost a job after five months, being told the reason is a "personality clash" in how I work, i.e. I "change too much stuff". Question Since I only was aware of the months-long ...
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3answers
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Dealing with a situation where my colleague demands i repeat documentation in their format even if it means duplication [closed]

Dealing with a situation where my colleague demands i repeat documentation in their format even when i have it somewhere else already documented with the way i want it to be formatted. This truly is ...
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2answers
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What would you think is better to learn and work considering IT market needs and my experiences [closed]

Firstly, I want to mention that I'm information technology enthusiast. And I have multiple working/learning experiences in different fields of information technology. But, now I see that I should ...
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1answer
398 views

Correct way to do an impossible task in written interview test

I had a programming test where was asked to do a particular problem. However, there was some kind of mistake in a problem as I was able to see that there can't be particular type of inputs for the ...
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3answers
809 views

How to politely bring up that I need more work [duplicate]

I am working a salaried position at a small software firm. Currently I am on a team that is working on a large program that is broken down into small features, which our project lead will assign to ...
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How do I approach my employer about purchasing a canceled project?

Is it acceptable to approach my current employer and ask to purchase a dead project off them? The end goal is to revive this dead project (a Civil Engineering application) and sell it - essentially ...
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3answers
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What is the optimal time to leave a first job? [closed]

It is not easy getting a job when all the open positions that are advertised require X number of years experience (usually 2 years from my observation). On the other hand, by staying at my current job ...
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1answer
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Should I ask a recruiter if they are still interested? [duplicate]

I was contacted on linkedIN by a recruiter at a big tech firm about a month ago saying how they are in the process of hiring new grads, and she asked for my updated resume. I sent her an email with my ...
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1answer
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How to deal with a situation where my colleague thinks being simple is more important than being correctly organized in my documentation [closed]

I have a common shared task with my colleague where we need to get some work done by another team that has jumped in to help us with some dead lines coming up, since the 2 of us don't have the ...
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1answer
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How to deal with a colleague who is picking tasks based on what will get them more attention and visibility as opposed to picking up tasks of priority [closed]

I have a colleague who has recently been choosing to do work that is not deadline driven neither is it of high priority. There is other work that will probably get us more attention and visibility to ...
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Software Engineering industry - In recruiters' point of view, is candidate with MAS degree less competitive than one with MS degree? [closed]

I have a friend who is very interested in embedded system design specifically, and he has been looking for a position in related fields since he graduated with a bachelor degree of Electrical ...
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Advancing to a senior position in my software career [closed]

This is admittedly a pretty short post asking a pretty big question. I'd be willing to provide some details if that would help to stimulate some discussion, but hopefully the following can at least ...
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4answers
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Is it ethical to run benchmarks on the clock?

In the spirit of these questions: I work as a research assistant on a few projects for PhD candidates at my school. One of the projects involves optimizing a piece of code that does some of their ...
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1answer
156 views

Confused over job title in resume for background verification [closed]

I have worked in the software industry for a total of 3 years. During this time, I worked for company 'X' who had a product called 'spark'. My title when I joined this company was "Spark Network ...
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1answer
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How to identify which is relevant information for audience and set right context in discussions? [closed]

I am working as team lead for IT department of US based organization. My team consists team member from different vendors. Even I am also vendor to current organization. In the meetings(Specifically ...
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1answer
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Signed a non-binding contract with current department, but was approached by another department I'm more interested in within the same company

So here's the situation: About to graduate and an intern at this major company, and I've been working for Department A since January. They've taught me a lot and bent over backwards for me, but I ...
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1answer
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Being hired for fortune 500 company via another technical service provider [closed]

In countries like Pakistan, there are companies which do project-based hiring and as soon as projects are finished, so are the jobs. Process of hiring: Get Project From a fortune 500 or big ...
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5answers
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Listing 'soft skills' on a resume

I have been told a number of times that it is important to list some soft skills on your resume especially since, as a software developer, it is really easy to fill all the space with hard skills. ...
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3k views

Is there a good way to ask if you're being let go soon?

So this could just be me being paranoid but I have this dreadful feeling that the company I'm working for is going to be letting me go soon. They hired myself and another guy on at the same time, ...
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1answer
118 views

Learn new (related) technologies or get certified? [closed]

I am currently working as Java Developer, still young (22 yrs old), having a very good set of Java/Java EE technical skills. To continuously develop and enhance my technical skills, what would be the ...
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478 views

How to attend interviews and exams while employed in a strict company during weekdays (8am - 5pm)?

I am currently working as Software Developer and I am about (or planning) to resign/leave my current employer soon. But I got some difficult situations (for me) applying for new job while employed in ...
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3answers
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Being a contractor with a W2

I'm considering doing some consulting for a company, and I think the normal way contractors are paid is with checks made out directly to them, with no taxes withheld. In other words, it's up to the ...