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Same Day Loans An Easy Way Out Of Financial Problems @ www.paydayzoo.co.uk

The need for loan occurs when you fail to settle down expenditures that pop up any time of month. People who are suffering from blemished credit profile stay away from loan due to hectic credit ...
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0answers
6 views

Offer is mentioned, but not yet received. Is it appropriate to ask for a faster response?

I am applying for jobs in multiple companies. Over the past month I had 3 talks with company A (one recruiter, one head of department, and one technical lead). After these talks I received a mail ...
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0answers
10 views

How to build strong internal networks and informal relationships when I am always busy?

I work in a very informal culture where employees across all levels of hierarchy call each other "mate" or "buddy". Managers often make critical decisions outside the company walls, during lunch or ...
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10answers
9k views

My employer wants me to write a guide for doing my job

I'm on my way out of a company doing tech work for an SMB (Small or Medium-sized Business) and I happen to be the only expert on various parts of the company's operation. I gained this knowledge ...
0
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1answer
24 views

Is it normal for an interview invitation to reveal other candidates' names?

I am in my university's co-op program and I am applying for jobs through an online job database. I recently received an email saying I was selected to be interviewed. The email listed the full names ...
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1answer
32 views

How to answer question on moving to another country for job?

I live in country X and recently I had applied to a few exciting job opportunities as a software developer in various organisations in country Y. Just this week, two of them called for a phone ...
2
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1answer
81 views

Does it make sense to quit before being let go?

Suppose you know in advance that you will be getting the axe in a few weeks (either getting fired or laid off). Does it make sense to quit on your own? The downside of quitting is, of course, being ...
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5answers
117 views

Stop team members from talking when they are distracting in meetings?

I am working as a team leader for a technical team. I have been in a project for past 6 months and I know most of the history of the project. Due to multiple reasons a mess was created in the project. ...
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2answers
130 views

How should I bring up salary after several interviews where the company hasn't provided any information?

I am currently working, but looking to advance my career elsewhere. I began the hiring process, which has been extensive to say the least. After 6 interviews of various types - salary still hasn't ...
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4answers
148 views

Is mentioning having a disorder in a cover letter a bad idea? [duplicate]

I am currently a university student applying to companies for internships. In my first two years at university, I was experiencing symptoms of an autoimmune disorder that went misdiagnosed as ...
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6answers
893 views

I have absolutely no online presence if you google my name. Will this harm my resume?

If you google my name (not my username, my actual name), nothing comes up that's related to me. The closest thing is a family relative's LinkedIn profile, which has no mention of me. This is no ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Fixed Term Work - No longer a good fit? [on hold]

What are the concerns (ethical and other) should one be concerned with when motivation at a temporary position is threatened due to culture clashes or lack of quality work assignments? Scenario: ...
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3answers
66 views

How do I engage a mentor?

I have been assigned a mentor recently. He is a high up regional executive referred by an acquaintance. It's been a month and he has taken me out to lunch once to get to know me. The reason I was ...
68
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5answers
9k views

I don’t want a promotion

About eight months ago I started working at an entry level position in a new company. I took the job even though they pay was low because there would be no overtime, the position was low stress and I ...
-1
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0answers
131 views

I feel dejected by hearing my colleagues make insensitive comments on someone being laid off. Am I overreacting? [on hold]

Recently, someone in my company got fired, and the reaction of my colleaugues has left me bewildered. I didn't know this person as a friend, and we never actually worked together on the same project. ...
1
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1answer
172 views

How do I lose the impression that I'm bullying the customer?

Boss C is project manager for our team, although his usual function is to manage the dev group. There are three workers on the team: me (business analyst), the dev, and SQA (the tester). Our ...
0
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2answers
206 views

Accepted offer at Job A, now got e-mail back from job B

I'm in a [potential] pickle here and perhaps SE can give me some good advice on this. These are both IT related jobs. Ok ~ 1.5 months ago I interviewed at company B which was for a remote position. ...
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4answers
212 views

How can I tell the head of company that my boss is incompetent?

I'm leaving my current position at a small startup to work elsewhere. While here I've been shocked by the incompetency of my boss, the CTO. The company is very small, < 10 people and everyone works ...
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0answers
24 views

Tracking the Resolution of Incident Reports [on hold]

How can you check on the resolution of an incident report that is holding up your clearance?
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3answers
112 views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of telling to the employer that I don't care for the salary? [on hold]

Question: I've been thinking lately about the advantages and disadvantages of telling to the employer that I really don't care about the salary. I already tried this on my first job and the result is ...
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3answers
352 views

Declining department team-building activities [duplicate]

I received an invite for an out-of-office activity next Friday afternoon during office hours. The reason I'd like to decline is because I do not like at all the activities that are organized and I had ...
1
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2answers
157 views

I verbally accepted an offer and now I think I should have asked for more [duplicate]

I got a call from a recruiter and he gave me an offer, I was nervous and excited when I agreed to it. He said he will submit it for approval and will take a week. I hung up and forgot to ask about ...
12
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3answers
862 views

Salary negotiated during interview - is it set in stone?

After reading several posts here, I realized that negotiating your salary once you get an offer is a good practice. During an inteview I did last week for an entry-level job, the manager asked me ...
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5answers
844 views
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Employer won't accept resignation, demanding that I finish projects outside my duties

Question: What are the things that I could do if my current employer does not accept my resignation, simply because he wants me to finish the job which I don't think is really my job? Background: ...
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1answer
60 views

Is it important to have every specific reference asked for on application? [duplicate]

I know there have been question asked about references. However my question is NOT about what to do in the case of having no references. My question is about having references but not the ones ...
-1
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0answers
85 views

Is it unprofessional to ask a prospective employer why you were not chosen for the position? [duplicate]

I have had two interviews for the same position, yet I have not been chosen for the position. The interviewer doesn't even call my references. Would it be unprofessional to email the employer to ...
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1answer
353 views

Online Presence with Wikipedia

I am currently a senior in college in the job hunting phase. I have a rather significant online presence with an upcoming website, LinkedIn profile, StackOverflow Careers profile, etc... I also have ...
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4answers
308 views

dealing with competitiveness with a colleague who is senior [on hold]

I have joined my team almost a year ago. About 6 months back a new team member has joined my team. The new team mate is at the same position/ designation as me. The new team member is considerably ...
3
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3answers
290 views

Dealing with a senior colleague not pulling his weight

I'm fresh out of college working in an IT company. I'm really enjoying myself and am working on a small project with 5 others. However one of the other developers (all senior to me) is really bad at ...
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4answers
495 views

How to respond to your boss when he ask what took so long to finish a project?

I was assigned multiple projects at work and one of the projects my boss is asking what took so long to complete. The project he is referring to was reassigned to me with not enough information to ...
7
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3answers
830 views

Using Y-Theory practices on an X-Type employee?

A friend uses a very strong Y-Theory approach to management and recently his organization added a new business unit. That business unit has a very senior technical systems administrator who has become ...
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2answers
85 views

Received an email from a recruiter, not qualified for the job but want an internship

Note - this is somewhat related to these two questions Should I reply to unsolicited recruitment emails? Request to interview for a job I'm not qualified for I am a largely self taught programmer ...
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0answers
20 views

How much pair programming is ideal? [migrated]

I think pair programming can be incredibly effective, and I don't mind doing it every now and then, but a company I've interviewed with states they pair program "95% of the time" (they're a consulting ...
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votes
1answer
74 views

What Are the Best Options To Depart A Company? [on hold]

I am leaving my current position in a large organisation where there are a number of contributing factors that have made me make the decision to leave (e.g. bullying atmosphere towards me, no ...
2
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4answers
428 views

How to react when employee quitting job even after a conditional salary increase?

I have recently become the new manager of a team because the old manager left the company. I found out that one of my team members was going to leave 5 months earlier, but was counter-offered ...
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votes
2answers
134 views

Should I mention an unrelated degree on my CV? [duplicate]

Here's my situation: I'm almost 26 y.o. Nationality: Russian, currently living in Toronto. I have just finished my undergrad degree in Computer Science and was thinking of maybe getting a job in IT ...
5
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0answers
122 views

Preventing abuse in countries where relieving letters are the norm

After reading this question about relieving letters, which seem to be common in India and other Asian countries, I started wondering how this system prevents abuse of the employee by unscrupulous ...
0
votes
3answers
87 views

How long should a cover letter be? [on hold]

In writing my cover letters I've done something like this: Paragraph saying why I want to work for the company and the main reason I'll be a good fit List of my skills, ticking off what the advert ...
10
votes
5answers
1k views

What factors should I consider when a candidate asks to do a “phone screen” in person?

I'm currently doing phone screens to try and hire a new employee (software developer). One of the people I was going to do a phone screen with asked if he could come in and do the interview in ...
3
votes
8answers
3k views

How to tell my boss that I do not want to do a task that is too simple for my experience

I have an advanced degree in electronics and a number of years of directly relevant industry experience. Our engineering company has been recently acquired by a larger corporation and my new direct ...
15
votes
3answers
4k views

How to decline participation in team building activities

I have this situation where I can't figure out what to do. Big team building event is coming up and it is happening at place where my girlfriend loves to go few times at summer time, it is really ...
1
vote
2answers
228 views

Is 6 months too early to negotiate a payrise at a new job? [on hold]

Last year I was made redundant from a job I had been at for over 10 years. After nearly 6mths of being unemployed and searching for work I was offered a job with a new employer. The role offered ...
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votes
5answers
266 views

Does listing every achievements in a resume / C.V helps me to land a job? [closed]

Question: Assuming that I achieved many things throughout my life, does listing every one of them can help me to land into my dream job? This includes my elementary awards, high school awards, ...
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2answers
113 views

Format for writing an email accepting the job offered by the company? [on hold]

I have received an e-mail from a company that is offering me a job. I need to accept that letter in order to confirm the job. Since this is the first time I am writing such an e-mail I am really ...
2
votes
2answers
108 views

How can I convince management to implement a commission system for sales?

I recently started work as a salesperson at a large sailing center. The original idea was base salary + commission, but they've never done commission before and the director wasn't sure how to ...
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votes
2answers
71 views

Quit full time job to work as a Contract-to-Hirejob [on hold]

Currently, I have a good full time position at a small media company. I was hired right out of school and have a lot of responsibility and a great title for someone so early in their career. On the ...
-1
votes
0answers
99 views

How to deal with a manager undermining specialist advice in a small organisation? [on hold]

In a school, teachers, particularly of senior subjects are the professionals in charge of that particular subject area. Management can include principals of a section or of the entire school. This ...
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2answers
133 views

How to deal with a friend sending BCC emails to the manager [on hold]

How to deal with a Friend sending BCC Emails to the manager to put you in an embarrassing situation only. Is this the main role of BCC emails ?
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votes
2answers
338 views

Client behavior seems to weird. I don't understand how to take it?

I am working as Technical team lead for a client. My client was happy with my work and I received good feedback. We had recently started a new project. And we faced a few challenges. Because of these ...
19
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5answers
6k views

How to stop people from CC'ing my boss in trivial e-mails? [duplicate]

We have no policy on CC'ing and most of the time people are CC'd only when a second opinion is required or they need to be updated / stay in the loop on a given topic. However, sometimes there are ...

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