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how to get entry in IT companies [on hold]

I have completed my BE in CSE from SGBAU CGPA of 6.9 and passing in 2014. I want to job in IT company in Pune or Mumbai. But I can't understand how to apply in each company. Is there any course ...
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Present a document with estimations of duration of work

Two months ago, I joined a software development company. They have just assigned me my first big task that consist in overhauling all the front end of one of our Rails apps. The project is still in ...
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How to find an employer that will support part-time study?

I am a Software Engineer with around 5 years of professional experience and a B.Sc. in Information Systems located in Berlin/Germany. In the U.K. (preferably Greater London), how do I find an ...
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A programming task is scaring off candidates, should we ditch it?

It is the first time that I am doing HR, and we are looking for a developer. The selection process is three rounds: technical phone interview, programming task (0.5 - 1 hr challenge), and then finally ...
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Best sites that list top technical skills from job sites [closed]

I'm looking for a website that queries sites like monster.com, career builder.com or dice.com to see what the job technical skills are at that point in time. Or a site that queries top technical ...
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Categorizing programming language familiarity on a CV/Resume? [duplicate]

I have this problem as a student where I know I'm not an expert in any language yet but I want to show I'm competent with some. I tried this categorization but I'm not sure it's the best approach to ...
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Can I class academic experience as relevant experience?

Can I class academic or personal project experience as relevant experience ? What does comes under relevant experience in this context, Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, where the ...
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Is my manager's attitude discriminatory? [closed]

My manager was persistently rude me to me and I asked him why and he said 'that having me back was a huge adjustment for him because women don't come back from maternity leave.' He said 'Come back? ...
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Team member achieving more, by putting in more than regular working hours for not so urgent tasks

I have a great team member who is very reliable and dependable and a great asset to the team. However, of late, I have realized that this person is working for almost 14 hours a day. There is ...
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3answers
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How do I approach my boss about dissatisfaction with current project? [closed]

Background. I like the people I work with, but I hate the project I'm in. The business knowledge is kept inside one person's head and that person is remote and always busy, so it is incredibly hard to ...
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1answer
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Which type of software companies are better for gaining technical experience? [closed]

The company that I am currently working for is developing/maintaining a single software product for the last 8~ years. Since I cannot feel the challenge any more, I have been thinking about looking ...
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2answers
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My boss is not giving me work to do, what should I do? [duplicate]

One of our presidents here where I work at, personally assigned me to a project relating to mobile devices, I finished the project, then the president and I had a meeting where we discussed the ...
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How to provide constructive feedback on a colleague to the manager?

Background : I work as a senior engineer in a software project (~3 years old). Recently, a new engineer was added to work with me for a couple of months to help resolve some of the issues (bug fixes) ...
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How can I change my career path from finance to Web or App development [closed]

I have 7 years of experience in investment banking and a degree in Bachelor of Arts. I'm at the stage in my life were I would like to start a family, move away from the city, and work from home/ ...
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What happens during 'meet the team' days?

I am a software developer based in UK and I recently passed 5 interviews with a company based in the Silicon Valley (Sales support and prototyping, broadly speaking). I have been invited to fly over ...
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Following Up About an Unsolicited Job Offer?

I work as a front-end designer and developer for the e-commerce department of a retail giant. It's not exactly the work I want to be doing, so I've been taking on freelance clients, one of which is an ...
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How can I help a “meet the team” interview to succeed?

We are looking for a third developer. I have reviewed the applications, conducted initial on-site interviews with the most interesting applicants (classic interview questions, FizzBuzz etc.) and, ...
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Are pre-interview “tests” common for frontend development positions?

I'm a full stack developer (whatever that means, I'm a code monkey tbh) and I'm trying to break into frontend dev positions. One company that nibbled on my resume is asking me to take a "test" to ...
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Is it possible to ask reference letter from customer/client for remaining projects after resignation? [duplicate]

I am working at software development and consulting industry as consultant and developer. However, I will resign tomorrow from my current company and still do the remaining projects as part time. So ...
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Communicating value of position outside of “new project” cycle to management [duplicate]

I work in an environment that has mainly been "new project" based since I started. There seemed to be an endless well of opportunities to create new software to solve problems and this situation has ...
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Is there a risk of taking IT quality assurance job in the future? [closed]

Is there a risk of taking IT quality assurance job in the future? Will it be fully automated in the future ?
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Dropped out from my first year college and then took admission next year in bsc it. Now in last year what should I explain to the recruiters? [duplicate]

After my 12th I took admission for BSC course. I passed the first semester but I got failed in 2 subjects and didn't gave one exam because I was never interested in the stream. Then in the next year I ...
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I am a 19 year old web developer living with my boss, but I am not happy with the current arrangement [closed]

At the beginning of 2015, I started my gap year (a year I had planned for travelling and adventuring, starting immediately after I finished Grade 12). My plan was to start university in 2016 to do a ...
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1answer
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Including in-progress digital coursework on a resume

I am currently applying to internships and I am in my sophomore year of college. I meet all job requirements for a job except for one major one which is AngularJS. I am enrolled in course for ...
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3answers
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How early does it make sense to apply for a job? [closed]

I'm a software engineer, planning to switch jobs. As I'm currently employed, I'll need at least 3 months to cancel my contract, but probably more to responsibly finish my current projects and tasks. ...
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How to ask for designation upgrade

In a software company, how one should ask for designation upgrade. I am working as SSE but doing the role as lead. So I would like to ask for on paper role as team lead. Should I talk to my manager or ...
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How to properly evaluate counter offers before resigning [closed]

In lieu of my last post pertaining to ethics issues with my current company, I was recently offered a developer position in another organization with some nice incentives and a pay package of $86k (up ...
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As an international student applying for internships abroad, how can I improve my chances at getting an interview? [closed]

I am a third year engineering undergraduate student majoring in Information Technology from India, applying for technical internships at California companies from this website. I applied at 20+ such ...
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2answers
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Should I be worried of a possible lay off if I am not a domain expert nor am I a technical expert. I am basically jack of all trades?

I am in a team where I have recently joined 6 months back. Hence, I am still new to the domain and a newbie automation tester. We have had new additions to the team recently such that now we have 7-8 ...
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2answers
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Can applying too early for the job hurt my chances later?

I am a young computer science student from Europe(20 y/o). I'm scanning job market to see potential future positions that I might want to apply for. Right now I'm working as a trainee for a large ...
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5answers
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Should I worry if I'm the youngest person in my company?

I've recently been hired (1 month ago) as a Software Engineer at a nice company. I have 2-3 years of experience (at two companies - one of which was a multinational one), and I have just graduated ...
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Working in an agency, can I put in our clients' company on my LinkedIn profile? [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer and I work in agency where they give us clients from other agencies/companies to work with. Can I put in our clients' company on my LinkedIn profile? If not, can I put it as a ...
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Adding more movement and speech at the fundamental level to a highly-sedentary job?

I'm a full-time software developer and, though I love what I do, it is slowly killing me physically and socially. I'm a physical, loud, animated guy, but there's really no outlets for that in this ...
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How to Ask for proper supervision (and is that even necessary?)

I'm an apprentice in Computer Science in Germany (speciality software development). I'm currently working on several projects at work. I have been there for 5 months yet. In the first 4 months of ...
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Entry level doing development at customer site alone - normal?

Is doing developing/programming/bug-testing on site alone at a customer's workplace/environment a normal practice? I am a salaried, entry level developer. With being entry level, the 'this is above my ...
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Administrator waiting for processes to finish [duplicate]

I got my first job as an administrator. Basically I have to install operating systems and software to computer. The problem is that I have sometimes nothing to do but wait for process to finish. It ...
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I am taking over all of a coworkers projects, but nothing is communicated to me officially

I work at medium sized (say 50-100 employees) a software industry company for about 2.5 years now, in Germany. We do not have a strict company hierarchy, so technically everyone can just go to anyone ...
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Formula for computing the hourly rate for a software developer contractor? [duplicate]

I am new to the IT contracting field of employment and I am currently looking for a new role as a Software Developer or Software Development Engineer in Test in the Seattle WA area. I Googled this ...
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Are recruiters incentivized to pressure you into accepting contracts?

Went through a recruiter and they got me interviews for full time and contract software engineering positions. Full time one went real well but they are really high on my accepting the on the ...
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Senior architect lashing out when junior developer asks questions. What to do?

I'm a female developer and I've been working at my current employer for 4 months. I’m new to the technology and to the business domain. I basically don’t know much about anything. I am working on the ...
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How good does code have to be before sending it for code review? [closed]

I am an intern at a software company, and someone told me to send my code out for review. My code, although functional for my current purposes, is not ready to be merged into the master branch, and ...
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Is there an acceptable way to exclude yourself from giving presentations in a business setting?

Working for a mid-sized, international company as a junior level software engineer, I will occasionally be asked to give presentations to the entire company. Public speaking is a source of great ...
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Discussing my role within the company with my boss

I started working at this company 5 months ago. I interviewed, and was hired, to develop applications in C and C++. When started, however, I was asked to put together a Web Application for management, ...
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2answers
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How do I objectively determine that I'm not a good fit at my current position?

I came up with my question after reading this one. I've been in the face of a seemingly impossible problem a couple of times in my career, one of which I distinctly remember failing at (not my only ...
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Recruiter keeps pushing back interviews

I have had two separate recruiters push back scheduled interviews (in one case an hour before, in another, they day before) to the following week- I'm skeptical since they left it open-ended. These ...
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My role has changed; how can I approach management about this?

I'm a software developer. I have been in my company a few months and in that time my role has changed from developing new features to full time bug fixing, and now to full time server and database ...
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Quitting after one month because I don't like the project I've been put into [duplicate]

I know that the question "is it okay to resign after one month" has been asked before (like here), but in the questions I've read people left mostly because of a bad working environment and that's not ...
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Manager requesting task which I believe is unnecessary

Background I work as a developer in a software development department with three other developers and a manager. We have a desktop application that is being modified constantly based on customer ...
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How to resign due to incompetence?

I work as an engineer at a technology company. For the past few months, we've had an issue that is caused by a deliberate limitation of the platform we're using. I'm the only engineer working on this ...
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Expectation mismatch in workplace. Should i continue or choose from other offers? [closed]

I am in a very peculiar situation. Ok here it goes. I was laid off following a global turndown of the market. I started searching for a job and am lucky to find multiple offers (all permanent ...