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1answer
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Name for secret unofficial/personal skunkworks project

A skunkworks project is a project developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation. It is an ...
35
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5answers
5k views

How to deal if female colleagues' dressing style is disturbing me?

I am a fresh college graduate male and three quarters of my team is female. I come from a traditional and rural background. Their dress and wardrobe appears to me to be kind of awkward and seductive. ...
20
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4answers
2k views

Is it typical that applicants are not notified when their application is rejected?

Is it common that when sending an application through the company's website, they simply don't respond? Should I consider this a sign of rejection, or that something went wrong and my application got ...
5
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3answers
549 views

Interviewers don't believe my job history, how can I ever get hired?

I am 29 with a degree in Marketing and I come from Romania. I graduated when I was 24, then I started to work abroad. I had an internship in the UK for 6 months, then one in Germany for another 6 ...
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0answers
28 views

software developing in electrical enginieer [on hold]

I designed two new application for analysis the electrical circuits at new approach, and each of them have special properties who are not exist in other application.i like work in a company of ...
4
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4answers
409 views

How do I ask my colleagues to pay up for lunch?

So here's the situation, my office had a few interns who ended their stint and we had a farewell lunch. After the lunch, I made payment first because I was the person who ordered the lunch (as per my ...
2
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2answers
81 views

When showing certifications, should I group by subject or certification level?

I realise this is a very trivial question, but in the continual pursuit of a perfect CV/LinkedIn: I have several qualifications from a particular vendor. The vendors certificate 'levels' are ...
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5answers
842 views

Is it automatically bad to install Steam on your office computer and run it during lunch breaks? [closed]

For clarity, I do not play Flash games during work hours; I work during work hours, though the employee handbook allows general use of the Internet while on break. Also, I'm looking to my bosses for ...
1
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2answers
89 views

Can benchmarking and auditing help a young software organization?

For an organization creating a first software product, does it make sense to pay a consultant to guide and audit the product team? Areas where our team is lacking expertise are: Selling a generic ...
3
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2answers
178 views

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

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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2answers
198 views

How to show unfinished Grad program in resume and explain it in interview, since I am ashamed of talking about it? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate. Incomplete projects are not equivalent to 2 years of education from a prestigious university gone down the chute. Some projects always goes down for one reason or other. ...
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4answers
262 views

What can i tell as a reason to the interviewer about being idle

Most freshers/recent graduates and job seekers face a question of why were you idle for so many days after completing the studies. What answer can he give as a reply? Here are a few cases: Done a ...
7
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3answers
915 views

Is not attending the company holiday party damaging to my job and/or my career?

Many companies I've worked for host company functions like a holiday party. I understand that these are suppose to serve as a bit of a morale booster and a thank you from the company to the employees. ...
0
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2answers
138 views

Should I give the interviewer a resume?

I have a interview coming up very soon for a position as a Legal Secretary in a Law Firm. I am 19 years old. Freshman College student, just taking basic general ed. classes. NO experience as a ...
7
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4answers
374 views

Can I use my own application form?

I've applied for a number of jobs and application forms have ranged from brilliant PDF forms to ones crudely made in Word with very little thought for spacing. I've considered making my own ...
0
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3answers
181 views

Is a resignation letter always needed?

I recently put in my two-weeks notice and prepared a resignation letter as is generally expected. It was short, to the point, and did not provide much more than "I'm leaving, you've been a great boss, ...
0
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3answers
783 views

My boss saw me doing personal thing in desk

Yesterday, my usually cool and supportive boss came to my desk for asking something and he saw me doing unofficial non-work activities at my desk. He did not react much but he asked what I was doing. ...
0
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1answer
192 views

Why should I “refer to the OECD Core Competencies” in a job application, and how?

I found a job ad which fits my skills and I want to apply. There are the typical application paragraphs, so the structure is like: Ideal Candidate Profile Academic Background ..... ...
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5answers
3k views

Am I still in a position to counter-offer?

After a rather successful interview, I was sent a formal job offer. During the interview, I was asked what I'd like my salary to be. I tried to avoid naming an exact figure, but in the end I ...
41
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4answers
7k views

Declining a job offer and added to blacklist

Company A extended me a job offer verbally two days ago (Monday). They promised to provide me a written job offer letter to review and consult with my parents, but they failed to do so because they're ...
6
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3answers
434 views

How to deal with “Why did you accept the other offer?” when declining/rescinding acceptance of an offer

I accepted a job offer from Company A a few months ago, but I never signed any contracts. Company B contacted me for an interview and gave me a better offer. I decided to accept it, so I notified ...
2
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3answers
263 views

Giving Notice to a hard to track-down employer

I currently work in a small office, just me and my direct supervisor. I'm expecting a job offer from another organization in the next few days and wanted to prepare myself in case I have to give ...
19
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5answers
5k views

Laid off. Should I contact clients from on-going projects?

I was working with a client for the past year on a site. I was let go from my company. I don't like the idea of just disappearing. I'd like to contact the client and tell them I've left, and that it ...
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1answer
109 views

Dealing with lack of work in new job efficiently and professionally [duplicate]

I joined this IT company 3 months ago for my first job as C developer. I graduated last summer as software engineer and to make things clear, this is not my first "Getting in touch" with professional ...
10
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4answers
8k views

How to renege implicit verbal acceptance of a job offer

Side-note: This is subtly different from other similar questions already on the site, so please read before marking as duplicate. I applied for 2 jobs at the same time -- let's call them Initech and ...
0
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2answers
102 views

Who to give notice to? [on hold]

Basically, I just was offered a new job and am planning to give my notice at the current one. The confusing part is that I just got word that I am going to be transferred to a new office and will have ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Can my employer force me to wear a used uniform?

I work for a company in the United Kingdom, and they can't provide me with a brand new uniform, as they ran out of stock. They gave me a used (washed) uniform to wear for the time being. Someone else ...
1
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1answer
231 views

How to follow up after a software exam

I attended 2 exams for software company, after exam both recruiters said "the contact person is not available, we will inform you when we can next schedule you to speak with them. I faced the same ...
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4answers
150 views

Early Job Change [duplicate]

So, here's the thing, I was unemployed for a several months after graduation, and shortly after, I was offered with 2 jobs position (both office location are really far away from each other, company A ...
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0answers
118 views

Is 'fast-paced' a code word for 'young'? [on hold]

Nordstorm, like many employers, poses the following question on its application for employment: What is your level of skill organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks and activities in a ...
1
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2answers
156 views

What are the general rules of thumb regarding the “unshaven” look [duplicate]

I started work a month ago, and i was wondering if it was professional if I started sporting a 5 o'clock shadow.
34
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13answers
7k views

Acceptable interview answer: To be honest… I just need to earn some money? [on hold]

I've always given the standard bullsh** answer to the usual interview question: Why do you want to work for us? To work at your company is an exciting opportunity for me to exercise the immense ...
3
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4answers
182 views
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How to make cover letter company specific when the job field is rarely related to the company activity?

It is well-known that cover letter should demonstrate interest to the targeted company: "simply put, no the point of a cover letter is to articulate why you will be valuable to my company and how. ...
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0answers
83 views

IT career and repetitive strain injury [on hold]

I have a BSc and an MSc degree in Informatics as well as 4+ years experience mostly as developer. In my last job I developed a repetitive strain injury (wrist and elbow) and while I was off sick my ...
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0answers
68 views

Is it normal for it to be required to provide proof of social security number? [on hold]

I previously asked a question about needing to provide a social security card for your I-9's after getting a ...
0
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3answers
166 views

Do I have reason to be concerned about my background check?

I recently accepted a position with a major oil company. My background check was completed roughly on November 6th. This company told me that RC was scheduled to review it November 17th. I have not ...
1
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2answers
241 views

How to deal with listing employment history in reverse chronological order?

I have been employed with two employers, and am now looking for a third one. My employment with the first employer was fairly long-term (>5 years) and rather short with the second one (<1 year). ...
1
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2answers
67 views

How to approach Performance Evaluation when Goals/Objectives have not been defined in writing beforehand

This may be a case of "some stuff shoulda been done earlier", but it's too late now. I am to fill out a standard Performance Review/Evaluation form, rating myself on Productivity, Knowledge, Quality, ...
1
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1answer
171 views

My supervisor at seasonal job is not returning my calls: Should I contact the company?

I just had an interview late last week for a seasonal job and I got hired on the spot, I was even asked to start training that day but I didn't have my social security card for my I-9 papers ( my ...
0
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2answers
91 views

Extracurricular Colleague as Professional Reference

I need three Professional References for a form for a Computer Science internship. I haven't had an internship or business related CS work before, but I have done extensive extracurricular work on two ...
28
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10answers
2k views

Is there a professional way to refuse a time-consuming programming task given as a test for a job?

In the context of hiring for software development jobs, I have found that it has become common for companies to assign "programming tests" which tend to be increasingly time-consuming. For example, I ...
2
votes
2answers
254 views

How to handle two job offers professionally [duplicate]

I have received two offers, both verbal awaiting specific details about pay etc. I have a clear preference for one of them but they have been quite slow in the process, both jobs are through ...
3
votes
3answers
172 views

What is the importance of mentioning start/end dates for projects?

I have seen a number of resumes mentioning a list of significant projects worked on, which also mention the start and end dates, like so: McCool Project (Jan 2009 - Jul 2009) ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Should I include side project in resume? [duplicate]

I am an IT guy, and in my company, I am just a normal, low ranking employee, and working on boring stuff every day. However, at the same time, I am a founder of a very popular web site of its kind in ...
1
vote
2answers
109 views

how to communicate a contact to keep me in mind for better opportunities?

To keep it short and to the point, my dad knows a few people working in the IT industry. My dad has done some construction work in their premises. That's how my dad gets to know these individuals meet ...
2
votes
2answers
333 views

Demanding a bonus/raise before finishing a project [duplicate]

I started out at my company as an intern and moved into an entry level position. As an intern I familiarized myself with their major products. I was asked to take on some tasks using my company's ...
7
votes
2answers
465 views

How to cope with an employee who stays late and do work on saturdays?

I work in the IT industry. One of my employee works late and on weekends. I, on the other hand, arrive and leave on time. The project schedule is tight, and others are asking me to work extra hours, ...
3
votes
4answers
738 views

Should I be honest about why I quit a job I really liked?

I took a job directly out of school 18 months ago with an employer I'd done an internship with and because we had mutual "good feelings" about each other. When I was offered the position, the salary ...
0
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0answers
93 views

I need to appeal a termination/failing report: how should I legally word it? [on hold]

I work in a hospital/university setting and I recently finished an internship for which I was evaluated. I am required to pass this rotation according to the university requirements and failure would ...
0
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2answers
150 views

Refusing a job politely

I am a first year, computer science undergraduate and I have applied for my first job (a summer placement) to some companies. Now, I have a few job offers, and whilest I would love to accept them all, ...

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