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How to Convince Employer in Job Application for different skill?

I come from IT background and I am 25 years old, specializing in mobile app development. I am now looking for job abroad and have tried to apply all vacancies available out there, but I never get ...
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Deciding on a career path in IT

I'm in a situation I find pretty typical for a lot of my friends right after they graduate and work for a year or two. I'm a junior developer and for the most part I like my job a lot. However, I have ...
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Network administration has blocked logging in to Stack Overflow sites [duplicate]

I'm working on a software development company. Most of time I spend my time in StackOverflow and other related network sites. Today I noticed that Network administration has blocked us from login ...
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Suggesting things to superiors that contains some hard blows on managerial skills

I'm working on a medium-scale software firm and my current project is on a government agency. This agency's scope is nationwide and we are creating automated system for them. Because of the ...
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How to deal with a situation where I end up delegating more tasks than actually doing them myself

I just gave our team a suggestion about how we can approach a better confidence in the quality of our upcoming release. The team took it very well. I led the initiative, had frequent sync up meetings, ...
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How should I list my SE moderator position on my resume?

I understand that SE moderators are considered volunteers, so it would make sense to list this position under such a section on a resume. Since I have no prior work experience, I'm not sure how I ...
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How to be prepared for different job requirements? [closed]

I'm a recent software engineer graduate who has been job searching for around 6 months now. My results are above-average and I've had interviews from four different companies (and had moved to the ...
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Job responsibilities- Quality Associate Vs Developer Associate [closed]

Recently, I got an offer from a company and in the offer letter, the designation is mentioned as Quality Associate. I had applied for the position of Developer Associate. I called the company and ...
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Writing sample for engineering job application [closed]

I came across a job posting for a Machine Learning Analyst, which requires a writing sample as part of the application. I am inclined to apply for it, however am a bit confused as to what a suitable ...
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How to resign given the situation? [duplicate]

I've been offered a job at a better company with a much higher salary. I'll be signing the employment agreement sometime this week. Anyways, if you've read my whole slew of other posts about my ...
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2answers
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How to improve communication and cooperation around technology choice

I've been a team lead at my current workplace (an IT department) for a number of years. There is a recurring problem here: Team A decides to start using technology X (e.g. ASP.NET), usually based ...
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Handling mandatory lunch breaks after signing an offer [on hold]

In next month I will start a new job in a big corporation as a software developer. It will be three months trial period. I will be employed for full-time (40h in Poland), but few days ago I ...
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Is it true that one is expected to work 60+ hours in the US software industry? [closed]

Being from Germany and having worked in the German software industry for a few years, I can say that in most jobs (in larger companies) a software engineer will work 35-40 hours a week, with overtime ...
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How to write an appealing internship offer?

I have recently sent an internship proposition to my manager, to recruit an intern for next year. The problem is that it's filled with technical considerations that I'm sure my manager appreciates, ...
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What should I wear to a Systems Analyst Interview? [duplicate]

I am asking this question since I am used to Software Developer and Software Engineer interview dress code in Silicon Valley which is business casual.This is my first Systems Analyst interview in the ...
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8answers
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Quitting my job over different perceptions on good software [duplicate]

I have been working as a Ruby on Rails developer in a real estate company since 2012. However, I have been fundamentally in opposition to my team ever since it decided to pursue a architectural ...
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software developer test on piece of paper - what is the expectation [closed]

I had a job interview last month and I was unsuccessful. I was told in advance that they will test my technical knowledge. So I prepared by best. The test was on piece of paper asking couple of ...
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How to minimize the impact with walking into a job with no intention of staying for more than a year?

I hate my current job so much that it makes me physically sick. I've been there 2.5 years and on top of harassment I'm just not learning or growing. I have to quit because it's affecting my whole ...
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4answers
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How to career transition to new software development stack without taking massive step backwards [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a jam career-wise. I'm afraid if I don't take some aggressive actions, I'll be one of those thirty-year veterans who can't get a job in their early fifties. And I'm sure there are ...
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2answers
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Preparing for a 3 hour interview for a different kind of role [closed]

I'm currently working as a Haxe game developer and I've been there for 2.5 years. The current manager and I don't get along too well so I'd like to move on. I'd also like to get out of the gaming ...
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Interviewing - how much to know about prospective employer?

I passed my phone screening interview and I have a 3-hour grilling to look forward to. I know I had better look on the company website to see what they do and what they value. However, other than ...
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Should you negotiate your starting salary on your first job out of school?

I was recently offered a position as a software engineer in a company in the NYC area. The salary they are offering is good, but I've heard others online say that You should always negotiate your ...
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Facing difficulty with my boss attitude [closed]

I joined in a new company almost 45 days ago, my boss is workaholic and not even considering anything. He don't notice if the tasks not finish in time if I work more time in a day. I am completing my ...
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How normal is it for a job to be 'learn from google'? [closed]

I think employers are aware that a computer science graduate isn't coming out of the job knowing whatever framework they're using inside out, and are prepared to have the employee learn on the job. ...
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What should I do if I disagree with my boss about a software design pattern?

My boss introduced a new design pattern at work. I couldn't find this design pattern anywhere else, and I don't find it useful at all. I'm the only one using it, but my coworkers seem confused by it ...
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How to prevent your manager and coworkers from underestimating your capacity

I am currently interning in a fairly large software company which is a subcontractor of important companies in defense industry. I started the internship very passionately doing all the "tasks" my ...
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Can my resume mention a company that my product was resold to?

Last year I wrote and sold a software product to a small financial consulting group A, which now runs on their servers. They recently resold it, without any technical tailoring, to a major ...
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How can I properly describe my years of experience on my resume?

I have in total: 3 month contract at one employer 2 years, 6 months at anther employer ( mobile applications ) In total this is 2 years and 9 months of paid programming experience. It's not ...
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Principle of Least Privilege in the Workplace [closed]

I have been trying to figure out how, logistically, large corporations focused on one huge product (like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.) restrict the information known to employees such that ...
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Should I give a gift to my boss with/after my resignation letter?

I have had a very good experience with the company I am leaving, and want to soften the blow with a small gift to my immediate supervisor. Is this appropriate, wise, recommended? I'm based out of the ...
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How can a manager use 'personality differences' to justify harassment? [closed]

When someone walks up to you and says 'not too many new mothers can handle it' completely out of nowhere it is clearly a discriminatory remark. It implies that due to your parental status you won't ...
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0answers
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I've created a web application and now a company has offered to buy me out, what should I do? [closed]

I'm a junior LAMP stack developer and I have created a CRM(Customer Relation Management Software) for a client and it has become very successful, so successful in fact that a company that makes 2.5 ...
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1answer
271 views

Will I be able to find a programming job even with a 5 year gap [duplicate]

I have asked this question a lot in various forums and I got nice feedback, overall, the suggestion is to explain to employers my reason for the gap and for entry positions that is enough. The reason ...
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Work day feels extremely slow [closed]

I recently finished further education and entered into full time work. I got a programming job at a very good company with equally good pay and I'm very happy with the position. Since I have started ...
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Do hours logged managing remote projects/teams count toward PMP requirements? [closed]

I'm an independent developer with several years of experience working on physical teams for six month to one year contract projects and also managed remote members (primarily designers and developers) ...
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How appropriate is the interview question: “Show me a piece of code you like”?

I recently interviewed a candidate at our company and asked him Show me a piece of code you like, yours or something you snatched from the internet The candidate was not really able to ...
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How can I make it known on my resume that I want out of the gaming industry?

Based on my personal experience and what everyone has told me online, it seems like the gaming industry is brutal (extremely high expectations) and isn't good for someone who is running a young family ...
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How do future employers see recently promoted candidates applying for new jobs?

A friend of mine was recently promoted from software developer to senior software developer position. However, due to his salary increase was below his expectation, he started to think about looking ...
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How can I improve my resume profile section to get my intent across?

I'm a relatively-junior dev being out of university for 2.5 years. I've been working at a start-up game dev company and it's not working out. I just don't fit in at all. You can see my other posts to ...
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What are some steps I can take to overcome social anxiety while working?

I recently started working in a midsize company as a software development intern. I really like the company and I really like the work. The trouble I have is building relationships with people in ...
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Leveraging success on an important project for a promotion or raise

I work as a Software Developer at a small company. About a month ago I had a conversation with the VP about a issue one of our largest customers is having. Without any orders I took it upon myself to ...
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Contact company I'm interested before graduating or applying for a job

In the Fall I will be going into my last year of college and will, with almost certainty, be graduating in the Spring. I currently have a internship that runs as long as I'm in college. I've been ...
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Including in my resume work from a previous country so it will positively affect me finding a job

I just moved from Pakistan to USA. I have done BsCS(hons.) in Pakistan. I worked a job in software industry for 1 and a half years. I have been doing regular freelance projects in PHP and Python for ...
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Is asking for payment to consent to my notice period being extended unprofessional?

I have been working at a software development company as a full-time developer here in the UK for the past 16 years. Recently I was told that those of us with one month notice periods stipulated in ...
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Asking Current Boss at internship for help finding next internship

I currently work in an internship position at a relatively small(~15 employees) software development company. Its not an official internship and there are no end-dates or anything like that. Since I ...
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In an organization, whose responsibility is it (or should it be) to write an Expression of Interest document?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to be asking this type of question, but here goes: I am currently working as a junior software developer in the Information Systems department of a large ...
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Already employed and have 2 job offers. Both of them accepted [duplicate]

I am currently working. The reason I started looking for a job was my spouse's job was relocated and my company does not promote telecommuting. so I started interviewing. And hence I currently have ...
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Totally underqualified for position, don't know what to do

I'm in a technical position as a software engineer for a startup. At the beginning of my job (4 months ago) I was brought on with the expectation that I would be coding full time. I was the only ...
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My staff is pressuring me to fire a talented employee [closed]

I hired a very talented employee a month ago part-time and this has triggered a stir ever since. The employee is talented, creative, innovative, courteous, generous and very intelligent. He was very ...
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What is the difference between interview and discussion

I applied for a job and they have invited me to their place for a discussion. They informed me there will be a technical discussion and a small project that I will have to do which is part of the ...