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How to get off on the right foot as an intern?

I will be starting my first internship (and office job) soon and I need some guidance. I was given a coding task before the interview (I correctly completed it), however I still lack confidence in ...
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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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should I put my work experience that is not related to software development on my resume?

I graduated from a university 2 months ago with a BS in Computer Science and I made my resume for an Entry Level position in software developer. I did include other jobs I did in the past(retail). ...
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Which area of Computing to aim for [on hold]

Ok the title may not be the best of this thread, however i will explain :). I am a uni student at the moment studying Computer Science and i am not 100% sure what area i want to go into. I know i may ...
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Telecommuting: how should I ask to successfully achieve it?

I've been working on a company for half a year, as a web developer but also offering consultancy in Android to my colleagues (about 1-2 hours per full-time working day). However, I'm planning to move ...
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Big company or small company for career growth? [on hold]

I did some research in this site to find something similar to my "problem" and I found relevant just this. My current situation is quite similar. I'm working in a small company ( 7 coworkers ) as ...
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2answers
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Intern expected too much [on hold]

I have been at an internship with a big company for the summer and it's coming to an end in a few weeks. I was hired as a programmer and this was my first "real" programming job. The first assignment ...
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2answers
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Should I ask for relocation or a sign-on bonus to cover moving expenses?

I am considering a new (IT) job that would involve relocating to a different state and would like the company to help with the relocating costs. Is there any difference between them paying for a ...
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3answers
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How to effectively reject a new project assignment?

My boss recently asked me to prepare for an interview that will be on a new custom software framework developed by a client. If I pass the interview, I will be deployed at the client's location. I ...
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Working as Web-Developer with CS Bachelor - Overqualified and underpaid? [closed]

I heard often before that Web-Developers (Backend with PHP) are often underpaid and with a CS Bachelor you may be a little overqualified for a normal PHP-Backend-job. Some people called a CS ...
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7answers
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Omit Junior from job title on resume - likely outcome?

My job title is currently Junior Software Engineer. When I sent out my CV with the title Software Engineer instead, I received a much better response. If I get offered a role I applied for with ...
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4answers
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How to ask for a much needed system upgrade?

I am working in a IT company and my system's specifications don't meet my workload and cpu requirements. While I am working, the system becomes very slow making me both less efficient and very ...
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Need a SW Engineer's input: CS or SWEN? [closed]

I am attending Auburn University and need to decide between majoring in Computer Science and Software Engineering. SWEN requires an additional 16 credit hours, and I want to know from you, the ...
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2answers
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Workplace situation as a fresh programmer? [on hold]

I started my career three months ago as django developer. This is my first job and I have two other 'senior' team members. The context is as follows: There is no pattern, standard being followed. ...
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7answers
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How/where can I get external feedback for improving programming style and general work habits?

Problem I am a software developer and have been told by more than one employer that I do my work too slowly and make things more complicated than they have to be, and I have to change this as soon as ...
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2answers
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How to find if we're monitored using Employee monitoring software? [closed]

Is it a myth or fact that employees are monitored using Employee Monitoring Software ? If so then , How to ascertain that we're being monitored ? Can management take any decisions based on the ...
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3answers
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Intern - how to deal with situation when my current project is on hold and I do not have more tasks to do in software industry?

I'm currently a software development intern, and I've been in this company for almost 2 years. I really enjoy the office atmosphere here. My supervisor gives me a lot of space and freedom in terms of ...
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How to deal with a “team leader” who hates it that developers contribute to Stack Overflow during work downtime

We are working in a software company in India, and in our team, we have a lead and he simply doesn't like the developers who try to contribute Stack Overflow in a regular basis (meaning try to hit the ...
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2answers
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Job Ad says “Give us an idea of your ideal starting salary” [duplicate]

I came across a job ad that says to give them an idea of the salary I wanted through the cover letter. What I was hoping to do was leave out the salary part in the cover letter, then discuss it when ...
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How a fresher can get an entry level Software Engineer job in India after completing BE/BTech (Computer Science) if he/she was not placed in college? [closed]

This is a common problem faced by most of the Indian BE/BTech Computer Science and Engineering students when their college is not providing any genuine placement to them and they leave the college ...
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7answers
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How does appearance affect career options and recognition of technical skill?

Some background: Company Accuses LinkedIn Of 'Extreme Sexism' After It Pulled An Ad Featuring a Beautiful Argentinian Engineer Is there a dress code for women in software industry? The guys ...
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2answers
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Will a job title change in resume affect my career?

As an employer of software industry with 3 years of total IT experience, in which I have worked as: Network Support Engineer in Company 'X' for 1 year 3 months and Software engineer in Company 'Y' ...
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2answers
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How much waiting time can you give employers before you are able to work?

Here's my situation : I currently am in a contractual job and my contract will end on September. From the time of this posting, I would only be available 2.5 months from now. I am already seeing ...
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How to get remote workers to properly engage while working on a task together? [closed]

I believe pair programming creates MUCH cleaner code, much less bugs, better reusable architecture, and better team culture/bond. At my old job, I created dozens of pair programming setups in a ...
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14answers
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Is there a dress code for women in software industry?

I worked in a technology company as a software development intern. At the end of the internship, my manager praised me for my technical and communication skills, however, he said I should pay more ...
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5answers
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No salary increment so want to relieve within a month [closed]

I am working as a software engineer with a 2 year agreement. HR said that I would get a salary increment after 1 year of the joining date, but I didn't get any salary increment. HR said after the ...
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1answer
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Interview questions for a web developer / BI analyst [closed]

I'm interviewing some candidates for a web development and BI analyst role and need some ideas regarding good questions to ask them. Traits I'm specifically looking for are: Ability to look at ...
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5answers
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Warehouse picker 'promoted' to software developer without facilities or pay rise. What to do?

[There's a TL;DR version at the bottom] I am currently employed as a Warehouse Colleague for a large distribution centre. My general role is very menial, a low stress job that has very low skill ...
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3answers
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Handling low quality work from a senior

This is a question regarding the software industry, but would apply equally to any industry in which teams contribute work to a final product. How do I handle having to completely rework the work ...
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1answer
422 views

How can a junior convince a senior developer to use object oriented concepts?

This topic relates to web development / software engineering; however the question can be related to other fields of expertise involving a more junior employee being more technically skilled than a ...
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3answers
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How do you request your manager for a nap or sleep?

In brief: What is a good way to request a manager to let me sleep somewhere for about 30 minutes when I am sleepy, without appearing lazy? I actually feel super productive after taking a short power ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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What is the best way to present to a boss an idea of group of us leaving for a startup

One of my coworkers and I have decided that we'd like to go part ways with our current employer and start up our own business. Currently we are in a small IT company with their software development ...
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Can added qualifications make up for experience? [duplicate]

I often see the discussion about qualifications and experience. Some people do not have many qualifications in terms of education but their experience makes up for it. In a similar way can extra ...
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Employer recognition on projects you've done

I've been trying to strengthen my resume as I have never been able to get an internship for computer science. So I decided to build a social network, not intended for public use but just for practice ...
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6answers
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As a computer engineer, is being assigned to testing bad for my career? [closed]

My company hired me for developer's position. However, as they don't have a project, I was moved to Testing. Is this a bad move for my career?
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1answer
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How to handle a condescending co-worker?

It's my first time posting here so just bear with me. I work at a software development company that primarily focuses on C#-based web development, but they also work on desktop applications on ...
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1answer
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Determining salary for a niche skill

I am a software engineer with 2 years experience. I have been working a lot with NFC in that time and consider myself to have a good level of knowledge on the topic. I also consider NFC to be a niche ...
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1answer
175 views

How to deal with a difficult team consisting mostly of senior members?

I am part of a software development team working on a project that is about 5 years old. I joined the project as an intern almost 2 years ago and i am a full-fledged software engineer now in the same ...
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Should I travel to US or switch my organization for better challenges? [closed]

I'm from India, working for a avionics company (Headquarter at US) since last three years. At start my career I was involved in software development (Matlab/Simulink/C). The work was pretty exciting ...
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Interview Under Pressure [duplicate]

Recently I went to a number of job interviews. In all of them, the interviewer asked me to solve either some logical riddles and/or some professional questions. For me, the problem was that they ...
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3answers
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How to decline after signing when I get a new good offer [duplicate]

I have applied to company A on 1st June and give them a joining date of 23 June (today). company A called me on Saturday Morning 22 June (yesterday) for a confirmation that I am gonna come on Monday ...
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1answer
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Software developing - time evaluation - what if says too slow? [duplicate]

From time to time, especially at first job - there were usually questions - how long will it take to do that, approximately. Then there are too options - to say shorter time so they will be happy at ...
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How should I decide about rehiring someone who was disrespectful and unprofessional(though successful) in their management before? [closed]

A few years ago, I was fired by Mr. Visibility, the boss of the X company. It's hard to explain why, but I believe it occurs because of the differences of philosophy. One year later, Mr. Visibility ...
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2answers
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How to tackle frustration and boredom while programming?

I have almost 2 yrs exp in software development. When I code, I tend to do it very well in the beginning, and I also manage to do things quickly. But when I encounter a problem or bug, I tend to lose ...
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3answers
757 views

What are tools/resources I can use to check a company for transphobia and sexism during a job search?

Background: I'm a transgender data analyst/software developer. In my jurisdiction (Massachusetts), gender identity is protected under anti-discrimination laws, but most of the companies I'm applying ...
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Leave full time job and work as Contractor [closed]

Currently I have a good full time position for a software company in the United States (I am also from the US, to avoid confusion). Recently I was contacted by a recruiter in regards to contracting ...
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2answers
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Is there a career path as a Software-Engineer for a CS-PhD?

I did a PhD in theoretical computer science (however with a large emphasis on implementing prototypes). However the insecure job prospects and tough competition for permanent positions led me out of ...
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2answers
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I am demotivated because my product owner does not care for project success, ideas for coping? [closed]

I am a young UX specialist. I have worked on a few real projects at university, but I was not really that invested in them, there was not so much real pressure to get them right. For the last year ...
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Asking employer for particular tools/technology after getting a job offer

I have received a great job offer regarding both a good salary and the opportunity to work with really smart people and learn a lot. However, this is a programmer related opportunity and I'm really ...