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My company wants everyone to obtain an IT certification in the next few months or else…! What now?

The situation is as follows: The company I'm currently working at has been providing for a couple years now a "certification reward". Being an IT company it obviously values having certified ...
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How to make the switch from a business role to Java coder role? [on hold]

I have a background in Finance and I want to switch to a Java programmer role. I am about to complete J2EE certification. What are the best ways to get a job as a Java developer?
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“Unlearning” and re-learning to type [on hold]

One week into my first software engineering internship and I realized that I type only using my index finger -- although I know the keyboard layout without having to look into it every time I type, I ...
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Asking about probation period

In a software development company I was told they have three month probation period. I am curious if it is ok if I ask the manager what they expect during this probation period and how likely a ...
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Is it common for developers to follow strict hours? [on hold]

The company I currently work for has always had a very lax attitude about what time their developers arrive and leave at. Since software development isn't time-specific the way customer-facing ...
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How to deal with argumentative older developer on team? [duplicate]

I work as a developer on a team of around 8-10 people. When I joined an older developer had just joined the project and swiftly introduced some patterns to the codebase only he understood. Last week ...
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What should I do to improve my career? [on hold]

I'm Php web developer, I have 3+ years experienced in Web development. I wanted to know how can i explain about my skills to an employer, Usually I become very upset whenever i ask to my friend ...
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Software engineer intern or Software engineering intern? [on hold]

I see people use both in their job titles. Which one is correct?
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How to be an effective job shadow host? (Software Engineering specific) [closed]

So I just found out that I'll be hosting a high school student who is interested in software tomorrow. I take this stuff rather seriously - I remember being that age, being told to suddenly make ...
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Required to work unpaid overtime to “make up” for a shorter commute after moving closer to the office

So a friend of mine this weekend lamented one of the changes in his employment that happened recently. It got me thinking whether or not you can consider that acceptable. He works and lives in the US ...
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Given 3 options to stay. Later one taken away [closed]

I have been an intern at a reputable start up since January. I was in the QA section of this company since I joined. My internship was to last for six months, that is, till end of June. I also have an ...
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How to deal with different daily working hours in a software company?

For employees life/work convenience in our company, we implemented something we call "Non-uniform Daily Working Times Policy". It means that we have a default daily working hours starting from 9AM to ...
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Should companies pay employees for responsible disclosures?

I recently discovered a major security vulnerability (SQL injection) in one of my companies projects in my free time. I'm working there as a developer, not as a security researcher, but after ...
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Dealing with a slow growth curve in improving automation skills and how that affects ones career [closed]

I have been working as a QA since almost ~5 years now. While I am one of the senior QA in my team, and have brought in other quality aspects to the table, my automation skills are still "beginner". ...
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Concerned with third party quality of work. Do I say anything?

I'm the lead developer of a startup that deals with deliveries and pickups for various companies. One of these partner companies has had a website and API built for them, and with 10 years of ...
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3answers
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Noisy office environment hindering productivity [duplicate]

I work in an open office where over 30-40 are present at most of the office time. I have my cubicle next to the hiring team of our department. As part of their work they have to converse with many ...
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Tapering management's expectations on a research project

How does one set realistic milestones in R&D activities? Management wants to include milestones in research projects in the R&D arm of a company. I see the value of tracking progress in ...
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Miscommunication between office teams due to a single senior entity

I just joined a startup and am on probation. Am part of the software engineering team reporting to the VP of engineering. There's a product team that assesses customer requirements and pitches the ...
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My project was cancelled out of nowhere, and I no longer had a job. Does this sound like I was fired for poor performance? [closed]

I was hired by an IT company to build a web based application for client management and billing. The project was going well and I was getting good feedback when out of no where I received an email ...
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Company wants me to do a coding test for a management position [closed]

I'm doing an interview with a company for a software developer manager/leader position. The position will take around 20% software development and the rest will be managing the team and client facing. ...
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Can I round my GPA on my Resume

I have a Masters GPA of "3.499" and many jobs in my field have a requirement of a GPA of "3.5". The online job application portals are just filtering out my resume due to this 0.001 difference. I just ...
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I am new at this place and I have found a critical bug

How should I approach this scenario: I am working as a software contractor in a big telecom giant and they have an app, development for which has taken a painful two years and everyone on the team ...
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2answers
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Am I allowed to pass on a recommendation letter used for a separate occasion?

Building off of the situation in this previously asked question... I am in the process of interviewing for other job opportunities. My boss is aware that I am most likely looking for other work ...
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I forked a coworkers code without asking and made it my own. Should I have asked first? [closed]

I'm an electrical engineer working for a small startup. The company has its own software department (which I'm not part of). Writing software is not part of my job description. However, I do write my ...
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2answers
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.NET developer CV issue

We know things like ADO.NET and Winforms are part of .NET. Now, how do you classify these technologies when it comes to CV : 1) e.g. do you just write knowledge of .NET and let them figure out what ...
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should i mention percentage of marks in resume for applying for job [closed]

I have previous experience in a different field and now i have to apply for software fresher job..should i mention my previous experience in my resume? Should i mention the percentage of marks in ...
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As a scrum master, how do I get everyone to take deadlines seriously?

Overview I'm a scrum master and also manager of an average team and honestly its my first time I'm responsible to manage a group of developers more than 10 people(around 12). So maybe my question ...
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How to improve communication skill?

I am working as a test engineer. I have 3 years of experience in software testing. But I always have trouble expressing my ideas. I work very well but others are taking advantage of my work.
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Cumulative jobs in resume

I am new to the north-American job market (I am an immigrant) and I am struggling to prepare my resume and everything else. My biggest question at the moment is how to present the information that ...
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Putting development from ready-made templates into resume

I am an immigrant software developer in Canada and I have just started to look for jobs. Things are very, very different from back home and one of the many questions popping in my head is: I have ...
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1answer
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Employer not accepting my resignation and Threatens me by Not giving Relieving Letter [closed]

I'm so badly upset now! I'm working for a small company in Chennai, India for around 3 years. I was having a good relationship with my Team & management in the past years. But when i decided to ...
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UK based, new US employer changed contract on first day. How to handle professionally?

I am UK based programmer specialised in software for clinical data analysis. I was offered a job by a US software company, to support their customers in UK. I got a signed contract, I accepted and ...
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3answers
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How do I politely tell a coworker to only focus on his portion of the work?

I've been working on a software project for a few months now with a very small team (and by small, I mean there was an extended period of time where I was the only developer). Our working dynamic is ...
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My manager wants to create an administrator account on my work computer that only he has the password to [closed]

This is on a Windows 10 system, that is provided to me by work. They want to create an administrator account that only my manager will have the password to. The thing is, this isn't from IT and it's ...
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All Programmer are Independent? Even as an Intern? [closed]

I am currently doing my internship in a SME software development company. My boss, who is also my supervisor which also happened to be the owner of the company, to me I think, have a very different of ...
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Road map to being the CTO [closed]

I am a front-end web developer. I currently have CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript (& jQuery) under my belt with varying degrees of expertise. I also have some basic CISCO Networking experience, ...
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What are the most efficient ways of proving my suitability without a proper degree? [closed]

Currently I'm a university student, but I'm having troubles with it, and actually some reservations as well. I'd rather just start working - the problem is that I can only seriously consider a ...
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Ontario College Advanced Diploma (OCAD) what is equivalent in US? [migrated]

I have 3 year Advanced Diploma form Ontario want to ask what is equivalent in US ?
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How to garner approval for tools to enable me to better perform my job duties? [duplicate]

I've been having a hard time at my current company getting access to sites, tools, and even internal data that is directly related to job duties I am expected to perform. This question sums up some of ...
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Is a low rank university on resume a deal breaker?

Up until now I've applied to some 20-30 Software development jobs. Some of my friends also applied to the same positions and few of them got the job. The thing is, I have the longest experience among ...
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How do I describe a role where I study different software solutions in my CV?

As an intern, my current role is to study different stream processing frameworks, in order to integrate them later (by me) into a platform created by the company. By studying a framework, I mean ...
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Can a Software Engineer countersign my UK Passport application? [closed]

For a UK application, calling the passport office has not helped. Can I use a software engineer/developer or programmer for this? What is the situation regarding required qualifications as so many are ...
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Taking holiday 2 weeks into new job to develop skills [closed]

I just joined a organisation two weeks ago and I am already feeling stressed as work is too tough, and I might lack the needed skills. I see two options: either I quit or I tell my manager I need to ...
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What's the purpose of “contract-to-hire” software jobs?

I've received a recruiter email that states that they're interest in both "full-time or contract-to-hire". While the position doesn't interest me in this case, I'm wondering, on both sides, what the ...
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My coworker is lying about the current state of his work

One of my co-workers stated that he has done a test of the application he's working on, and that it's currently running on ten PCs. But I've found that it's running on a single PC only, and the tests ...
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8answers
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How should I maintain a professional relationship with female coworkers?

I am a recently graduated engineer and have just joined a small software company in India. Our company is divided into project teams that are further divided into groups of three people. My first ...
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Can my employer own any code I write? [closed]

United States Software Engineer here. Can my employer legally make me sign something that says they own any code I may write(including at home)? I know they can terminate me at anytime for any ...
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What are the odds of software companies contacting references at the time of job offer?

I am interviewing at some major software companies for senior engineer/scientist roles. My current boss is a very hands off kind of a guy, and is not very familiar with my precise roles and ...
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Can I have fun with FizzBuzz when asked in an interview? [closed]

FizzBuzz is a common whiteboard question for programming job interviews: Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print "Fizz" instead of the number and ...
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“I'm the boss here” attitude from a peer [closed]

I've got a message from a peer programmer (over a conflict happened due to his changes in the code I'm responsible for, done over my head). He wrote that they (he and PM) already decided to do it this ...