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What careers do the workers at a computer part manufactring (or design) company have? [on hold]

What's the profession/career of people who design and are in charge of manufacturing CPUs, DRAM memory modules, hard disks, motherboards and other digital computer parts and what's their role in the ...
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Uncomfortable Culture at Work After Expansion [on hold]

I work at a game development studio as a programmer. For the first year things were great but it started to expand and they hired a bunch of new people. One of the new people was a senior artist who ...
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Selling software (Service, not acquisition) to my own employer [on hold]

I'm a software developer, and like most I work on side projects in my personal time. In theory, one of these may one day be relevant to my own company (especially since I'm more likely to get a good ...
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How am I supposed to bill the company? [migrated]

I am working from home(Turkey) and the company I am working is based in Switzerland. I am not an employee of this company. I think this is called free-lance working, I am not sure. We do not have any ...
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1answer
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How to list time on fellowship in PhD program on resume

I'm a PhD student in computer science. I'm strongly considering leaving with a Masters once I complete my coursework. I don't plan on quitting until I have a job offer, though. I have two ...
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Software Engineer…want to pursue a career associated with Sports [closed]

I am a B.Tech engineer (Information Technology), and have been in the industry for about 8years now. I am 30 now. I am kind of saturated now, and do not get any interest in working in this industry. I ...
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I'm a slow learner, how can I speed up? [closed]

A bit of background: I'm in the software industry. 90% of the stuff I'm working on is/was completely new when I started in August 2014. I need to make the same mistake two or three times before I ...
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Is web design / web development really “in demand!” like its made out to be? [closed]

I've been on the computer for a really long time, just been dreaming and playing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript like a video game. I can't wrap my mind around 7.5 billion people on earth and how many of ...
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How to deal with coworker undoing my (dev) commit

I'm a developer who recently got switched to a project that has been run single-handedly by a co-worker for a few years. The following has happened more than once: My co-worker will go straight to ...
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1answer
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Preparing for a software internship interview [closed]

I'm a 2nd year computer science student and have an in person interview with Yahoo in a couple of days for a co-op (internship) position. This is my first ever software related interview, ever. This ...
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1answer
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Is it worth moving to the host country (i.e. America) to do an aggressive job search there? [closed]

So as a half-decent Canadian programmer currently living/working abroad on the other side of the world, I'm pursuing the American Tech Dream, with online job applications to companies in Silicon ...
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Earning some extra money from home as a web developer / programmer [closed]

I'm a student and hobby programmer searching for an opportunity to earn some extra money from home. (In a perfect scenario, about $600 or 400-450 Euro / month, but less would be better than nothing. I ...
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1answer
530 views

What to do if I know that I won't get enough sleep [closed]

It is around 3am and I've been fruitlessly trying to fall asleep for almost three hours now. The ferry I take to the office departs at 0730. No matter what happens, there is no way I can make it and ...
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2answers
481 views

Contacting previous employer for employment again

I did an internship as a Software Developer for a big company and subsequently, they offered me a job. I turned down that job since I wanted to do higher studies. Now I am trying to apply for the same ...
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1answer
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Project Manager Has Difficulty Managing Me Remotely [closed]

I work as a software developer and I have a flexible schedule where I work a few days in the office and a few at home remotely. My project manager is relatively new as a project manager (he was an IT ...
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3answers
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As a fresh CTO, I'm about to hire a full-stack developer much more skilled than I am [duplicate]

I have quite a good experience in startups and consider myself as a perfectly valid full-stack developer. I'm in the process of becoming CTO for a consulting company that is economically viable and ...
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2answers
456 views

How do I work with a hesitant co-worker

The company I work for recently hired a Software QA position. I’m the first one working with him and I’m finding him extremely hesitant to try anything he is not familiar with. I’ll give him a task ...
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I'm a Junior Level Developer in a job that is not teaching me anything modern

I am a junior level Java developer in a Big 4 bank. The project I am working on is using very outdated technology with no plans for upgrading, and so I am not getting any exposure to modern ...
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5answers
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Should I report a colleague that may have broken intellectual property rules? [closed]

I'm a team leader for a large hi-tech company and I've been given ownership of a new project which we are planning to patent. Recently, a colleague of mine emailed me an article that reviewed the ...
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3answers
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Would employment abroad after graduation damage employability in home country? [closed]

I am a student living and studying in Canada, and in the long term I'd like to also work in Canada. However, my girlfriend is studying in Scotland and we've been in a long-term relationship for a long ...
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1answer
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Interview went great, HR is not following up, should I follow up with a call? [duplicate]

I went to a great company. There I had 5 interviews taken place by different people. I think all of them went really good, they seems impressed with me, one of them said that I have good knowledge. ...
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How to thank colleagues helped over the Christmas weekend on very big prod issue? [closed]

Office location: CA, USA Issue started on Last Friday and many had already gone for vacation. Issue started in production due to my code, committed years back. Many colleagues joined the bridge and ...
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IntelliJ personal developer license. Can I use for developing for another company? (complicated) [closed]

my case is following: I am a developer (D), I bought IntelliJ Personal license. I am also self employed (SE), but I bought license for me, personal. Is it legal to use this license when I am writing ...
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Is it a good idea to tell my programmer colleagues that I actually code for fun? [closed]

I'm part of a small software development team. It happens that one of my greatest hobbies is actually, software development. In my free time, I enjoy contributing to several open source projects.When ...
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Boss decisions are pushing backwards our product [closed]

Long story short, last Friday my boss told me we needed to release a new version of our ship application as soon as possible that day, without previous noticing. I told him it wasn't properly tested ...
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2answers
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Can I get a programming job out of college with IT internship experience? [closed]

For the past two summers I worked doing IT internships, as they seemed interesting and the pay was good. However after thinking about it more I realized what I really enjoy is programming. I'll be ...
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3answers
386 views

Is living at work normal when completing a project on a tight deadline? [closed]

I dropped out of school a few months ago to work at a tech startup without realising how demanding the job would be. The company culture is passion-first. I'm frequently told I'm doing great work and ...
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1answer
281 views

What am I supposed to do with blanks before each contract paragraph?

I received an internship contract formatted in a way I have never seen before, and I wonder how am I supposed to sign it. There is a special place at the end for my signature, but strangely each ...
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2answers
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Is “garbage in, garbage out” a valid reason for poor-quality work? [closed]

I am what would be considered a junior to mid-level programmer, though at this company I am working at(which is my first job in the field) I am more realistically closer to being mid to senior. For ...
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2answers
76 views

Career advice - SharePoint development [closed]

I am a newly graduated computing science student and have taken up role as a sharepoint developer, working with C# and TypeScript. I enjoy the work but anyone i have spoken to / read online about ...
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3answers
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Is it good to put experience if the job is for fresher (entry-level)?

Is it good to put experience if the job is for fresher (entry-level), I am little confused about this, I am thinking that if they mention that the job is for fresher then they will be looking for ...
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1answer
169 views

How do I effectively handle this situation of no workflow?

I am a software developer who makes games. I really am at my wit's end with the game because of the chaotic workflow. The workflow is getting in the way of me getting anything done properly. ...
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2answers
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Job Interview: Should I ask company about possible topics for interview?

I have a half day technical interview as a data scientist in the coming week but I was not told what the topics will be. Also the job description is a arch-typical generic data science description ...
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4answers
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I've just started an internship and have realised that I am disorganised and inefficient at work

I have had my current job for two weeks and it is an internship at a software company that makes financial products. It is an excellent workplace with smart people and a good atmosphere. I got the job ...
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1answer
265 views

How to get paid as remote developer working from Venezuela? [closed]

Here in Venezuela We have a severe currency exchange control set by the government since 2003. This means that buying and selling any foreign currency freely is not 100% legal and is controlled by the ...
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Cultural clash in the office - artists and engineer struggling to understand each other [closed]

I work as a software developer and the artists at work always get very defensive and nervous when they work with us. We don't think we look down on them at all, however they become quite upset when ...
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How much should a developer contribute in business analysis meetings of a software project?

I've previously worked in a project where mostly my Team Lead, Project Manager and the Business Analyst would sit together and discuss about the business of our project. They'd attend client meetings ...
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Can an ex-friend sabotage my career? [closed]

So, I recently got an offer from my dream company for a software engineering summer internship, and graciously accepted. I have an ex-friend who is incredibly vindictive and has been known to do ...
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What is the level of complexity required in coding samples? [closed]

A few months ago I was given a pre-interview assignment for a company. The task was simple, read some data from a file and put them in a database. Many areas of the design had a varying degree of ...
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How can I request a mentor/helping hand in my company to learn coding?

I've had a very hard time back in my university during my undergrad in CSE due to numerous reasons. Added to that, due to the intimidating nature of our very first programming course instructor, I ...
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2answers
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Should I include mini projects in my resume as a fresher? [closed]

I am a university fresher in Information Technology. As a fresher, I have nothing to show as my experience in my resume. But, I have done some academic projects during my study. Some of them are ...
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1answer
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When not to reply to a recruiter as it would be clear that it is a waste of time? [closed]

I have not been actively searching for a job, but I received an email from a recruiter saying that he wants to talk to me about some specific clients of his and asked my updated resume. Although I am ...
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Seeking both an internship and/or a full time

I am a Computer Science international graduate student who has one additional semester before I graduate. I currently work part time as a software developer intern and study full time. This should ...
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4answers
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Documenting all aspects of a system

When creating documentation for a project, I understand some things are completely necessary, however I was asked to provide a brief description for every query in a system I built. That's over 100 ...
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292 views

Software Dev: What career implications should I consider when making a decision between two companies? [closed]

I have an offer from a company, I'll call CompanyOne, that I am on a time crunch to answer. I may potentially have an offer soon from a very different company, I'll call CompanyTwo, and I am terrified ...
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Which employer to ask for a professional reference to apply for part time study

I am based in the UK and have been working in industry for almost 3 years now since graduating. I have very recently left my first graduate job (no bridges burned) and have been working in a new job ...
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How To Convince Boss To Sell In-Development App To Software Company [closed]

Short Version: Sorry for the long post. The short version of this question is just like the title: How To Convince Boss To Sell In-Development App To Software Company Long Version: I work as the sole ...
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5answers
735 views

Is it okay to negotiate a promotional raise via email?

At the end of October I was offered a promotion to Senior Software Engineer from a Software Engineer II. When I was offered the position I was told that we would discuss salary next week and my raise ...
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How to prepare for a client visit?

I work as an application engineer in a small (~20 people) multimedia software company and I have remote clients and our Asian re-seller coming from South Korea for a business visit. I am junior and I ...
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3answers
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Is it fair to apply for jobs where the interest with the service/product niche isn't a good match?

I've recently started to look for a new job in my web development career, applying to several places. Not wanting to be very picky, I applied to a lot of jobs where the required set of ...