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Should I get bonded or hope to get a potential new job offer [closed]

I applied for a new job about 6 months ago and after a fairly quick round of interview they (potential new employer) got back to me today. I am happy they have asked me permission to contact my ...
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Using non-company-relevant resources from “group” training (like Pluralsight) towards a new role outside company

My company (employer, not my own company) has paid for a "group" training subscription, similar to Pluralsight as that's probably the best known - that they add employees to and we can use all kinds ...
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It is possible to join UK army in free time to participate to training, without going at war?

How much would cost to join UK military training (if possible) just when I want to (holidays)? I mention that I don't have UK nationality, but I will complete my higher education degrees (looking ...
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How to get donations anonymously in a room [closed]

I need a way for my free courses adult students to donate 1 pound in the classroom if they have. While protecting the ones that don't from feeling ashamed or obligated by me or others knowing it. I ...
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How can I encourage a reluctant colleague to conform to new processes?

I'm going to make this question as general as possible, as I've encountered similar problems elsewhere, those curious about the specific conditions can read below the break. In ~2 months time, I'll ...
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Analyst Presented to Client as Principal Consultant [closed]

I"m an analyst at a consulting firm, but in a project kick-off meeting with the client our project manager introduced me as a principal consultant. In the slide deck it also listed I was a principal ...
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Asking a new employer to buy me out of a “training costs must be paid back” clause

I've signed an agreement to repay the costs of training (a few thousand $$) in the event I leave the company within X period of time. The training is for an industry specific certificate which I've ...
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Giving additional notice to avoid employer costs

My notice period is 1 month, and I intend to resign in the next month or so for a change of lifestyle and to go travelling. However, my boss has mentioned putting our team on some expensive training, ...
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How to manage numerous interruptions?

With my job, I often feel unproductive due to having multiple interruptions per day that drain my time. I do not want to seem like I am not doing anything (if my productivity is look at in terms of ...
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Moving on for on the job training or Staying and training through education

Afternoon Workplace, I've been working for my current employer for the past 9 months and in the time have rarely had enough work to fill an entire 40 hour week. Initially I brought this up to my ...
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Programmer stuck in a rut [closed]

I am 33, live in Austalia and I'm stuck in a massive rut. I earn a modest salary as a computer programmer programming Delphi. I finished my masters with first class honours 4 years ago and took a job ...
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It is a bad practice to study while in office?

One common thing in the software/web development world is that you never stop to learn. So I spend most of my time in my company studying and researching a lot of things (which language to use in web ...
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When is it appropriate to ask for training workshops in a new job

So I just started a new job at a fabulous start up in the IT field. I have recently had a lunch meeting with my boss and one thing I have wondered is when is an appropriate time to ask about training ...
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New job. I already hate it and feel completely overwhelmed [closed]

I started a job 2 weeks ago now and i feel completely overwhelmed and don't know what i am doing. In the job i am being trained for i would be working completely on my own for my boss, but right now i ...
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Is it unprofessional to leave a job early as a trainee?

So I recently got a job at a cellphone company. Don't get me wrong. I love the job. It taught me a lot of things. I love the people there and my boss. But I had a very uncomfortable situation with ...
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How do I maintain work discipline during testing cycles?

We work in team sprints - and after a couple of development sprints we have a testing sprint before implementing our changes into the production system. This is in addition to unit-tests and ...
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Listing an international visitor program from a prestigious university on a resume

I am trying to write my CV and I was wondering how I could list this very particular award/training I have: I am from Bolivia and my ex-university has an agreement with the Harvard Kennedy School; ...
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How do I deal with managers forgetting to include me on in-house training sessions?

I work for an IT company and have worked in this company for about two years. I am the only one on my team in my current office as my direct reporting manager is in another office in another location. ...
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Future boss placed me in a business meeting under a pretense before my start date, then was disappointed I didn't meet his expectations.

Background- I'm an architect and very outgoing, but got tired of the same old same old with architecture firms. I picked up a new Architectural Sales job in brooklyn and I will be transfering over ...
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Relocating for a job, new boss is in town and wants me to take off work to meet him

I am relocating from Chicago to Brooklyn for a new job. I'm still currently employed in Chicago and won't be moving for another month. My new boss from Brooklyn is in Chicago for a week and wants to ...
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Managers not accountable for their decisions [closed]

The team I am working on has a budget for training and they are spending by sending some people to a technical conference and others will simply attend courses for time management or communication. ...
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How do I ask if I still have a job?

Today I took a sick day because I was very ill (bad stomach flu) and towards the end of the day, I got a call from my boss. She asked me to call her back, so I did, and she basically said she thought ...
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What to do if my training work is getting unnoticed? [duplicate]

As a part of six months training program, the very first assignment included some tutorial followed by a mini project. The tutorials had some loopholes in between.When I was implementing the tutorials ...
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Is it inappropriate to offer to train a superior when they express they don't know something that you do?

They didn't specifically request to be trained. However, they have quite often asked "how do you do this?" questions, and many times, telling how to do something doesn't make sense without knowledge ...
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Asking for Training Fees

I met a person on a Forum who asked me if I can provide an online programming training. I never had this experience so I said yes. As we both are from different countries, he skipped the first session ...
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Growing fresh out developers

I have been made team lead on a project where the previous lead didn't have a clear idea of where he wanted the software to go--his philosophy was just meet the current requirement and let the future ...
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Can my manager make me wait around till shop is more busy without pay? [closed]

Context: I work at a restaurant in the UK. I am new and haven't yet completed the online training Program's I have been asked to complete. It's pretty much a zero hour contract (I think it's 12 hours) ...
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Software training for skeptical operators [closed]

I have the responsibility for training around 200 operators of a production plant for a new software. This software will be an essential tool for those operators since they will have to confirm there ...
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How can I reject company offer to take training/certification exam? [duplicate]

I have been offered the opportunity to take a certification exam with optional training by sales in my company. At this moment, I haven't informed my manager (because I know most probably he will ...
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Supplying Food for Training meetings

I have been put in charge of running some training seminars for co-workers from other departments. These training courses will be 2 hours long for 10-30 people and will be put on by either myself or ...
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How can I justify my eagerness to be trained in mathematics to my employer?

Our office has a budget for training. But on one condition: It should improve/help or at least be useful to the current work we do on our team (VBA Development using Access/Excel). I am eager to ...
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Should one ever openly acknowledge his limits or defects?

Once somebody told me "never say 'I don't know', never". However, sometimes I really find myself wanting to say "I do not know the answer to your question", or "I can't do this". Some other times, I ...
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Training: pay it myself or ask for it? [duplicate]

I'm a junior developer and I really want to learn the technologies I use in the company I work for (mainly web development). However, they don't offer any training courses because most, if not all, of ...
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Training for older employees [closed]

It makes sense that a company will spend more money on training young employees. How can older employees be compensated if they do not need training? Assume all do a similar job.
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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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getting up to speed in the highly technical environment

I have accepted a job in the highly technical complex (should say "complicated") environment. We have over 1,000 servers a few networks, a lot of custom built applications - you get the picture. I ...
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How to include online courses skills in a resume [duplicate]

I'm looking for an entry-levels job, and (almost) all my relevant skills come from online courses on coursera.org How should I list these in my resume/CV? Should I create a section 'Continuing ...
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Participating in training courses, even if I am not sure if I want to stay [duplicate]

My boss wants to send me to a costly external training (all cost covered by the company). I like the topic, and I believe this training could be interesting and beneficial. Unfortunately however I ...
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Resigning while being trained as a replacement for someone who is resigning [duplicate]

I work at a software company and I am about to resign from my job due to getting a better job offer. The only problem is I was informed today that another member of our team is leaving and he will ...
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How to negotiate salary while training (but ahead a promotion).?

I'm getting a promotion as a team leader in my company. I joint the company just 3 months ago and my training period is end by this month. From the first 1st of next month the promotion should be ...
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Training plan on free time? [closed]

I'm a young software developer with 1 and half year experience in a multinational company. We work a lot with C++ MFC and a bit with SQL Server. I had no experience in those technologies before ...
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How long should a trainer talk before offering a chance for questions? [closed]

This a flip-side to a question I just read As someone who has given classroom training, I know that it is easy to get a flow going and keep talking for extended periods of time. And I know all too ...
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How to deal with a manager who stonewalls me? [closed]

Let me first say that I have read How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails . This has some great information, but my problem has gone a step further. Let me first clarify that I have two ...
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Are junior developers supposed to take the initiative in their training? [closed]

I've been working as a Junior Developer for a while and I'm relatively happy with my job. What troubles me is that no one seems to bother with me unless I demand it. I mean they don't give me work ...
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What are some good exercises outside work to improve my political skills? [closed]

I have been in leadership positions since I was a kid - at various school societies (two of which I founded and still exist after I left) and later at university, as well as at non-profit ...
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Job position with questionable terms - What to do [closed]

I have just applied to a position posted but have concerns with some of their job requirements. This position is a business consultant position. One of the requirements is a 3 month training program ...
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How to ask a person who is not willing to train me because of fear of demotion to train me?

I recently joined a company as a network engineer. I was trained about systems in the site by the team leader. He didn't train me properly. He kept secrets which he should not have, like log-ins and ...
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How to train for critical thinking [closed]

I seem to run into a little snag when I'm tasked with training a new employee. I think part of my issue is that I have a hard time describing technology things to a person who's computer literacy who ...
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I want to stop procastination and Improve my career on software developement [closed]

I'm working as a software Engineer (.net) in a small company. We work with deprecated technology, we are stuck doing the same things over and over (handling xml files with xslt.) I feel that I'm not ...
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Is my manager trying to replace me? [closed]

Here is my situation. I started at this position a little over 2 years ago. When I first started I was doing web development, at $40,000/yr. The company has many contracts so it's very profitable. I ...