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Difference between Software Configuration Specialist and Software Engineer designation [on hold]

I’m interested in software development in Dotnet. Currently I have 2 offers in hand. Company X is giving me designation as “Configuration Specialist” and company Y is giving me designation as ...
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Second interview with different department what does it mean?

I had a phone interview. Then after that I was called for in person interview. The position I applied was for financial support analyst which doesn't require much of programming knowledge. The hr ...
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Co-workers taking work home for the weekend - how to approach this?

Recently I noticed that some of my co-workers take work home for the weekend to finish and have a time buffer in the next week. Although I can see the good intention in that I can't help to think that ...
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Job requires a programming language that I haven't used but don't see a problem in learning [on hold]

I'm a developer who has worked mainly in Java in back-end software. I've recently sent an email to a software company which is working on a web-based product I'm really interested in working with ...
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from computer engineer to automobile [on hold]

I am pursuing computer science engineering but always wanted to work in an automobile industry I have no idea what to do ? I cant pursue higher studies cant afford it?
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What are the things to look for in a contact for a software developer working remotely

I may have an opportunity to work remotely from different country for my current employer. If they do offer me a contract what would be the main points (gotchas) to look for in there from a position ...
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Show Contract Work to Potential Employers Under NDA

I'm seeking a full-time position as an iOS Software Engineer. I'm currently finishing a contract to build an iPhone app for an individual. Because the market this individual's app is penetrating is ...
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Are there any concerns I should have regarding a salary that seems too high?

I have an offer letter for a job for which I am qualified for but I feel the salary is above the average range for this position. Could there be something wrong with the position? Example: ...
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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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Regarding higher Studies for It experience in software testing [closed]

I'm working in one of top IT companies in India as a test engineer (both manual and automation) with total experience of 2 years. I looking for a career change towards management, but I don't want to ...
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IC role at a smaller company

I work for a Fortune 500 company and recently wanted a change. I interviewed with this company that is doing some good work and got an offer. The pay/benefits and the work they do is good (in fact ...
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Got an offer from a software company: may *I* ask for a code sample now? [duplicate]

I know this question will raise eyebrows and I kind of enjoy it. I passed the interview with a company making software, and got an offer. May I ask for a sample of their codebase? The reason is that ...
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Performance statistics to highlight for web dev work on a resume

I recently launched a new Wordpress website for an organization I've been working for, and I'm wanting to update my resume as a result. I know "I made this website" isn't enough - a lot of people ...
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impact on resume if business fails

I'm thinking of quitting my job and starting a business that might possibly fail within a year (I heard a lot of them do) Will I have problems getting hired again if the business fails? Will this be ...
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What might be the best way to list my educational qualification for a “Tell me about yourself” interview question

I know there are lot of posts for "Tell me about yourself" question, but I'm looking for the best way to list all of my educational qualifications. Do you prefer chronological or the ...
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Resign (look for another job) or clear the air after bad mat leave return [closed]

I started working at my company right after university. I have a degree in math and physics and a diploma in computer programming. I work as a game developer. They found me on LinkedIn and approached ...
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How to boast not “sitting on the job” on resume? [duplicate]

I'm a proactive engineer, always looking for improvement points, and giving support to my colleagues, and after running out of tasks, I ask for new ones I do classes and code open-source in my free ...
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Very Distanced From Coworkers [closed]

I feel very distanced from my colleagues. I'm not sure if it's just this company or all software places so I am seeking your opinion. Also, I think it gets in the way of productivity because no one ...
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Does owning a sole proprietorship count as “professional experience”?

I would like to pose this question at both a general (see title) and specific level (see below). I am soon to graduate university with a Computer Science degree. For the last four years I have been ...
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In USA, what benefit does a degree from a more prestigious university hold when searching for IT work?

Here in USA I currently work as an IT Consultant at a large Massachusetts-based retailer. Looking at the demographics of the IT personnel, about 50% of them are from India. The vast majority of these ...
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Track to professional programmer [closed]

My interest in programming started in highschool or (Gymnasium) as we say in Sweden, and I did lots of projects, which I don't have today. Then I started university completed about 6 courses in ...
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What Maths courses do I need to focus on to have a career in “Big Data” areas? [closed]

I do not have a CS background, but due to my love for it and self development, I was offered admission into MSc, CS and Applied Maths. This semester, I'm taking a few prereqs. A few days ago, my ...
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Software Developer - change core skills to match current employer, or change employer to match core skills? [closed]

Should an OOP developer only seek companies in tune with their desired direction and abilities?
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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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Manager asks to spy on others, should I agree to help?

One of my managers told me he had no time to actually keep an eye on what is going on in the team. He asked me to be his "eyes and ears". I think "snitches get stitches" and don't want to ruin my ...
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Post-Interview - Should I follow up with interviewer and recruiter?

So yesterday I had a great 2nd interview with a company. My first interview was with my recruiter at the company, this second interview was with a software engineer. It seemed to go very well and I ...
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As a student should I focus on only one primary skill or learn many?

I am a student and am unsure about whether to focus my studies to generate a broad background with many experiences/technologies or on a specific skillset. In one, I will have a deeper skillset with ...
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As an trainee, how can I convince the administrators in another country to give me more privileges to do my job [closed]

I have worked as an apprentice for four months at a company that has centers all around the world. I'm in the IT department and was recruited as a software developer. I'm actually the only developper ...
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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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How do I reach out to my manager on the first day?

My first day at work is coming up soon and I would like to know how to reach out to my manager and tell him that I would be on campus on the said date and would love to have 1:1 with him. I am a ...
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How much should I insist on a job? [closed]

I would love to have a certain job in another company, they did the initial phone interview and then nothing happened from there. I think I'm not very good at interviews, not because I get too ...
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What should i put on my resume as i have left the business to my other partners?

I had started a business in partnership and after 7 months left it and it is still running. How can I fill up this gap on my resume?
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How do I find and join a startup that would give me equity or profit-sharing? [closed]

How do I find and join a startup that would give me equity or profit-sharing? I assume, the conventional hiring sites are not the way, so what is the way?
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deal with a coworker who just didn't seem to get it

We have recently hired a new mid-level QA person, and the in the first few weeks, he did fine and seemed to catch up decently in training/learning of the product. When we finally assigned him "real" ...
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Is not specifying salary requirements in a CV likely to elicit an automatic rejection in SE Asia?

I'm seeking new employment in southeast Asia; specifically, China and Hong Kong (though relevant answers about other, not-too-culturally-distant markets will be helpful), and in the software industry. ...
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Became lead developer - how to lead the team [closed]

I became a lead developer on the project I am working on 15 months now in a small company. I got additional developer under me to help with development. This is new thing to me. So I want to learn. ...
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Managing conflict with coworkers to relieve a hostile work environment [closed]

I work for a small software development team, and recently things have started getting extremely uncomfortable for me at work. We have a couple of girls who seem overly dramatic for no reason at ...
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How can I make the most of this situation? [closed]

For reasons that should be obvious, I've created a separate StackExchange account to ask this question. I do not have my resume up online anywhere. No where on line do I make any mention of looking ...
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A career in programming for a forgetful person [closed]

I am a budding programmer and very forgetful by nature. Having written a decent working app or some code and after about one week if I see the same code, it appears all new to me. It takes quite a ...
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Letting employees choose their own IDE [closed]

I manage a team of developers and am evaluating the company's development standards in preparation for some new employees. Previously the tools we used have been pretty industry standard (e.g. Visual ...
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How do I encourage a non-technical boss to contribute something open-source? [closed]

My particular case: The CEO and his parents are the owners of the software company I work for. None of them are highly-technical, and thus are unlikely to understand open source principles when I ...
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How to deal with understanding the reason behind a layoff and capturing unsaid signs / issues that could have been a reason for the same

I have been laid off, and I am really trying to understand the reasons / reasoning behind it. Below is the context: We knew before hand that our company is going to do the process of layoffs. As a ...
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Reason to convey to new employer for rejecting already accepted offer

I'm a software professional. I got an offer in a company with a good package. But my current employer offered me an opportunity onsite which I feel is more valuable compared to the package offered by ...
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How to convey I'm innocent when client thinks I'm responsible for missing data?

I have a remote client that I'm contracted for adding new features to their training website. Half way through the project, my client notified me that some data was missing for a two month period (I ...
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Coworker is overcomplicating a project to the extreme - and I'll be forced to maintain if I don't speak up - What do I do? [closed]

I am a software engineer and one of my coworkers is going off the deep end - I can identify pattern obsession tendencies, misapplication of programming models (async-await for a list needed on the ...
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Documentation - is it an assumed part of the job? [closed]

So I was told from higher-ups that a software engineer that left the company didn't document his processes and he should have as part of his duties. My gut reaction was to say - "you don't get what ...
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How do I help my teammates grow?

I consider myself a senior software developer, I have lots of experience and so forth. Some months ago, I've started a new job. The project itself is interesting and has potential, but is not ...
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Uncomfortable Culture at Work After Expansion [closed]

I work at a game development studio as a programmer. For the first year things were great but it started to expand and they hired a bunch of new people. One of the new people was a senior artist who ...
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Selling software (Service, not acquisition) to my own employer [closed]

I'm a software developer, and like most I work on side projects in my personal time. In theory, one of these may one day be relevant to my own company (especially since I'm more likely to get a good ...
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How to list time on fellowship in PhD program on resume

I'm a PhD student in computer science. I'm strongly considering leaving with a Masters once I complete my coursework. I don't plan on quitting until I have a job offer, though. I have two ...