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Expecting too much from me after maternity leave

I started at the company as a junior game dev so I did QA and old legacy games. I did that for about a year. I thought it was an appropriate level for a fresh grad just out of university. I went on ...
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Moving from an Indian IT firm to US retail Giant [on hold]

I am moving from an Indian IT firm (among top 5 IT firms) to a US retail giant (fortune top 50) and is 150 years old and having 160k employees. Nature of work is software related and i am on visa as ...
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Master degree in IT with the thesis or with the final project. Does it matter? [on hold]

Part of the master degrees in IT (CS, SE, IS) offers two kind of programs: With the thesis work; Without the thesis work but with the final project. My question, how does it matter to get the ...
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Should I relearn everything that I have learned? [on hold]

I recently interviewed with 3 good startups in India(HackerRank, HackerEarth and Wingify) for summer internship and got rejected from all of them. While I was able to answer some questions with ease I ...
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Can I be forced to work on weekends? [on hold]

I can finish a project in 10 days and I have given an appropriate deadline. I started the project and on the 4th day my boss tells me forcefully to work on the weekend to finish the project early. We ...
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Is it a good idea to use recruiters to find jobs in the software industry?

I'm graduating college in May, and I keep getting emails from recruiting agencies, and I'm kind of sceptical. I've read that dealing with recruiting agencies can be a real hassle and that you’re ...
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How to help women feel welcome on a male dominated team?

The flip side of this question. I work as a software engineer, often as a team leader. Software development is a male dominated field, and has been for my entire career. When I have had women (and ...
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How to feel welcome in an all-male software developer environment

I am a female programmer and started a job in a software development company about 8 months ago. I also moved to a new country so I am a foreigner as well. I am the only female developer in the ...
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Is it reasonable to ask my employer to purchase a software License?

I work in software development, and by personal choice (i.e. neither regulated nor required by my workplace), I use the text editor Sublime Text to write code on a daily basis. Sublime Text is free to ...
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First job - how to ask to postpone starting date?

I am a university student and I just received my very first job offer as a software developer in Germany. I wish to take a break (vacation) before I start my professional career so that I start all ...
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Is visiting a company and approaching current employees an effective way to get a job?

I'm a recent CS graduate. I have some work experience outside the software industry, and a few personal software projects, but no internships or other work experience in software. I'm trying to get a ...
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Should I ask my current company to reimburse me expenses surrounding a flight cancellation? [on hold]

I am a software engineer working as a contractor. In the contract with my current place, they have agreed to pay for my travel. Coming home from my first business trip to their office, my flight was ...
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How to handle difficult situation with a student that is working for me [on hold]

Some background: I work as a software engineer for a big company in Germany. I have been looking for a student that will support my work for quite some time, did some interviews and most of the ...
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Maintaining mentorship with a mentor who has a different problem solving style

Background: I'm a recent degree graduate and software developer. The company I work at has a relatively small team with 8 members. I'm the newest on the team and have been here 10 months. I get along ...
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Why is compensation so much higher in the US than in Western Europe on average? [closed]

I'm referring to this result the latest SO developer survey revealed: Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015: The Results Given that socioeconomic parameters and standards of living are fairly equal ...
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First Job - benefits to look out for!

I recently got my first job offer as a Software Engineer in a well reputed company in Germany. I just got the confirmation via email from the HR manager and I am expecting to get the contract soon. ...
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First job - what to expect in probation period?

I just received my first job offer from a well reputed company in Germany. Its a "Software Engineer" position focusing on software development processes (SDLC) and C++. During the two rounds of ...
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Which branch of software development matches the situation? [closed]

I currently work as a game programmer at a startup company in a big city. I took the job out of desperation. I really hate living in a big city and would like to live in a smaller community of 300k ...
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Do I need to take exams like amcat or elitmus as I have already got the offer letter from TCS? [closed]

I am a my final year of engineering from electronics and communication. Recenty I have got the offer letter from TCS so Do i need to write exams like Amcat or elitmus. Are there better companies I can ...
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How to bring up lack of respect for junior developers to management? [closed]

I started out as a fresh grad in this game company as a QA and legacy game programmer. I was very happy to have the job and eager to learn but the poor attitude of the 'senior' devs shot me down. ...
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Proper response after finding out that another team works on the project

I am leading one of the software development teams in a company. We are completely responsible for a technical side of our product (development/QA) that we've been developing for ~3 years. My company ...
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Difference between Software Configuration Specialist and Software Engineer designation [closed]

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 [closed]

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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What are the things to look for in a contact for a software developer working remotely [closed]

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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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 ...