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Should I put an internship I left unceremoniously several years ago on my resume?

I'll be a freshman in college this year, and I'm looking for a computer science internship. I've had 2 CS internship experiences in the past, one this school year/summer, which was very positive, and ...
1
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1answer
41 views

Writing resume - first job out of college did nothing for 5 years

I thoroughly enjoy my current job and learn from it every moment. I have been at this job for almost 5 years. Due to family issues I am looking for job overseas and have been applying to vacancies. ...
3
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2answers
24 views

Customary to ask for references from new grad with no work experience?

Is it customary for entry-level software engineering/tech jobs to ask recent graduate for references, even if they have no work experience? If references are required, I am assuming that academic ...
1
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1answer
31 views

No Overtime Pay, But Overload with Work

I would like to ask about overtime pay. Most of the time I receive lots of workload to the point that it is impossible to finish it within a given time. For example, I have a one-week deadline to ...
3
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4answers
226 views

Awkward around some managers

I'm a shy person in his first job. There's two things I can't deal with very well: the first is talking to large groups of people, the second is talking to some of my managers. Two examples: During ...
4
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2answers
381 views

Incorrect Graduation Date on Resume - Background check

So, I had an interview at a company and in my resume I listed by graduation date as 2009. My school operates on a full year basis (September to April) and though I completed by courses on ...
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1answer
21 views

What experience should a junior/entry level web developer have?

I have been doing web development on and off since my teens. I used to do PHP and I built a number of large projects including a forum and an ecommerce site, though my code was badly organised - no ...
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12answers
3k views

What to say when a customer asks if you know something with which you are only partially familiar (in front of your boss)?

A while back a customer asked if I knew a particular technology. At the time I was demonstrating a prototype of a product we were already developing for this customer, and the company had a good ...
4
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3answers
282 views

Why is that in some companies being above-average efficient is considered “out of place” or weird?

I just started working for a big, international company that has branches in every state. I am in the Italian one. It's my first job after leaving school. In these past months my job consisted in ...
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7answers
2k views

How to deal with sending wedding invitations

I am getting married next year and want to invite some co-workers to my wedding because I have a friendly connection with them. I work at an open floor plan and we lunch with about 15 people every ...
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3answers
182 views

Senior Colleague bad-mouthing about project manager

I work in a small team of 5 members where all the other members except me are with the company since the very beginning (around 20 years). I have been here for the last 2 years. Every once in a ...
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3answers
205 views

Can I apply to a software developer job of 1 year required experience with my 1 year of technical support job experience? [duplicate]

From past few days I was searching on this topic on the internet but no article was enough to help me decide what to do in my situation. I have already visited lots of Workplace questions including ...
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3answers
198 views

Answering the Diversity Question for Mathematics Instructor Applications

As I apply for several other colleges who are hiring part time math teachers, I find myself wondering about this question as it is asked on ALL college instruction applications. Some of the questions ...
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4answers
208 views

Showing Gratitude for “Free” Carpooling in Germany

I grew up in the United States and am still pretty unfamiliar with German customs and social interactions. I am currently working as an intern in a moderately large company in Germany. It's about a 40 ...
6
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2answers
599 views

How to explain a bad performance review

I'm applying for a position inside my company which apparently is very hot. The requirements for applying require to include past performance ratings and include an explanation for any rating below ...
2
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2answers
307 views

Best way to communicate that there is too much work to do?

First of all let me preface by saying I enjoy my job, I enjoy being overwhelmed, and I love learning new things. However, i'm the only IT guy... and people don't seem to understand the amount of work ...
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0answers
124 views

How to get remote workers to properly engage while working on a task together?

I believe pair programming creates MUCH cleaner code, much less bugs, better reusable architecture, and better team culture/bond. At my old job, I created dozens of pair programming setups in a ...
33
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7answers
7k views

What to do when my boss explicitly says he has nothing for me to do?

I work in a small office (three people usually) and I am fairly new (here less than three months). In general, I have things to do or can pester my boss to either give me something to do or make the ...
4
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6answers
187 views

Handling a lack of leadership [on hold]

I started my first ever job eight months ago, as a Junior Developer. Basically, my job is to write PHP, and up until now it's always been picking up small tasks that need doing, and doing them. Now, ...
30
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6answers
2k views

What should you do to get the most out of a career fair?

What are you supposed to do at a career fair? Career counselors and professors keep telling me to go to career fairs and talk to the recruiters. So I dress up nice, print out resumes, pick out the ...
17
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5answers
800 views
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How to answer an interview question about national politics?

Currently in Egypt we have a big mess in our national politics, lots of elections, new constitutions and such. Some companies now ask questions to determine the political preferences of candidates, ...
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6answers
6k views

Does receiving a Performance Improvement Plan suggest my job is on the line?

Does receiving a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) suggest that a company wants to lay a person off or fire him? If an individual is given this form should he apply to other companies?
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3answers
223 views

Friend read ticket not meant for him, implying he had nothing to do [on hold]

A few days ago, my friend received a ticket that was not meant for him. He automatically opened it and started reading through it. After a few lines he understood that this ticket was not meant for ...
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3answers
315 views

What to do when previous boss is asking to help finishing failed project?

Recently, about 2 month ago, I stopped working to this side project which was planned to launch about now, but because the Mother company stopped financing the project it closed. And few days ago the ...
3
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3answers
493 views

How to get more from a laid-back QA internship?

I started an internship 2 weeks ago as a Quality Assurance Engineer intern and in the intern orientation I was told: "You can only get out as much as you put into your internship." After the ...
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1answer
121 views

Is leaving the only solution when a manager doesn't want to listen to any critics? [on hold]

I just read the unix principles and objectives and I found them precious for a software developer. I work in a big company where horrible design decisions have been made causing us to fail almost ...
4
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3answers
126 views

Handling unreasonable demands from other departments

I don't want to reveal the field I'm working in, but hopefully my question will be general enough that I don't need to. I've been at my job for a couple of years now. The team I'm on has to work ...
1
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2answers
262 views

Should I tell future employers I have Asperger's after getting a job [duplicate]

So I've found that my Asperger's can be somewhat of a defining part of my interactions at work- whether people recognise it or not. I have many problems interacting that anyone with a basic knowledge ...
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6answers
142 views

Client want to see report before review from manager

I have this client who is insisting to see the report early. Our company have a policy to have a 'high check' before client views it. High check is where other colleague, probably senior OR manager ...
11
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5answers
1k views

Should one reveal being diagnosed with autism / Asperger Syndrome when applying for job? [closed]

Should one reveal being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Asperger Syndrome when applying for an IT job? From the one side this information could help getting the job. Asperger Syndrome is ...
8
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7answers
448 views

Is it impolite to interject in overheard meetings?

There is a manager (not my manager) who sits across from me and since we both have open cubicles I can easily see (if I turn) and hear what he is doing. Perhaps I should phrase it differently, it is ...
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1answer
111 views

Marriage Leave-Pay Deducted and How to ask for full pay?

I am working in a small company for a period of one year as a programmer in south east asia. Recently I took a 20 days leave for my marriage.After joining the company, this is my first leave that I ...
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2answers
197 views

How to react when one of my bosses belittles my authority in presence of my reports?

All my seniors discuss with me first and thereafter leave it to me to handle all the workflow with the team. One of my new bosses - who is not responsible for my overall performance BUT whom I report ...
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5answers
178 views

Is “company culture” just a set of personal preferences of leadership rather than a professionally developed institution?

As a manager with some say in the boardroom, I am interested in proposing a few changes to the company culture for the benefit of the overall company performance. What is still unclear to me is ...
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0answers
161 views

As a non-IT manager of IT folks, how do I represent familiarity with programming/technology?

I am a business-educated manager who works a lot with IT folks and programmers, and want to figure out what's the best way to represent this on the resume or linkedin. I am not a programmer but ...
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2answers
233 views

Does using a specialized library mean I have experience in that field?

For example, I have a project where I used Bullet Physics to drive the physics in my C++ project. Does this mean I have physics programming experience and could I put it on my CV/Resume? I'm a ...
25
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6answers
12k views

As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume

I am second year Computer Science student and I was going to apply at Microsoft as a Microsoft Student Partner. I am required to create a CV/Resume. Technically I don't have any work experience at ...
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4answers
3k views

boss smokes and colleagues who smoke get insider info

I recently started a new job and my boss is a smoker, so she frequently has smoke breaks together with my other colleagues who are also smokers. During these smoke breaks, they often discuss important ...
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4answers
5k views

Do you still negotiate when going through a staffing agency?

It's said you should always negotiate salary. However, I'm looking at some contract-to-hire type positions through a staffing agency. Typically, the agency "presents" me at a given hourly rate that we ...
0
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1answer
89 views

Verbal Job Offer Confirmation but actual letter still pending

I have cleared all three interviews for this job and a successful reference check has also been done. A week after reference check, I called the HR to check the status of the whole hiring process. He ...
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1answer
87 views

How do you “confront” your manager if you believe he wronged you?

I am looking for an advice from more experienced than I am. In my current team I was working in a project for quite a long time, mainly doing maintenance (unfortunately) and I believed that I had a ...
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1answer
132 views

Is it common for the workforce to not be educated about about Relieving Letters? [on hold]

I keep seeing so many posts about Relieving Letters. Is it common for the workforce to not be educated about them? I'm not by any means an expert at relieving letters, but I keep seeing so many posts ...
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1answer
67 views

How to answer this interview question about problems affecting UK companies

I recently had a telephone interview and I was bombarded with the following question - What are the problems affecting UK companies over the past two years? What do you think is the biggest problem ...
5
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2answers
395 views

Writing a report that may compromise someone else's job

This is an ethical question mostly. A colleague and I have made some observations recently about some reports that are done (and then reviewed) with absolutely no added value since the (internal) ...
58
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10answers
11k views

Junior colleague is questioning my methodology in front of client

My junior colleague and I attend a meeting every week. Last week I was giving a presentation about the proposed work to be done and my colleague questioned my methodologies in front of the client. At ...
5
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3answers
158 views

Told that I qualify for a promotion, but have to wait until January for promotion schedule [closed]

I had a meeting with my supervisor that I am on a "list" for January promotions. I meet all the qualifications, and do my work as if I already have this title. Other people I work with are sometimes ...
22
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11answers
5k views

What is the proper way to deal with a recruiter who calls during work hours?

I have been looking for new career opportunity. Sometimes a recruiter calls me while I am in the office, during work hours. I am having difficulty in dealing with recruiters. They ask me to describe ...
1
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3answers
184 views

Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
5
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4answers
2k views

Programming Languages: Describing on a Resume

I've been looking at this question: As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume. I too am a student but I have a bit of a different take on that question. ...
3
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2answers
136 views

Promotion under informal conditions

I was proposed to be promoted under the condition that I promise to not leave my current company within a year. There is no contract, just an informal agreement. My question is whether it is ...

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