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Should I contact my short-term work recruiter when the client wants to hire me?

I just started a short-term contract freelance development position at a startup, and I got the position through a recruiter. There was a verbal agreement where the position would last about 2-3 ...
46
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13answers
7k views

How to deal with a team member consistently showing up late

For a long time I was the only developer at my company. Last year, we hired two more entry level devs. I have no management experience or training and very few managerial duties, but by virtue of my ...
0
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7answers
180 views

How to get over long (5 year) unemployment rut in software development?

I graduated 2009, Bachelors of Computer Information Systems, minor in Math, in western Canada. That's all my local University offered and I rationalized the minor helped even me out against Comp Sci ...
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6answers
3k views

How can I complain against someone when my evidence was obtained from an unethical source?

A part of my IT job I take upon myself is to sieve through outgoing employee emails to remove confidential and personal information before handing over the account to the succeeding person. One ...
0
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3answers
100 views

Date of employment: what to do with last month?

What should I do with the last month of my contract. Put the current month in which I ceased the activity, or put the next month? For instance, if I worked from Sep 1 to Oct 31, should I put Sep - ...
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0answers
33 views

Job at CompanyX or CompanyZ [on hold]

I have currently 2 offers for a Scala developer position, one from CompanyX and the other one from CompanyZ and I don't know which one to choose. CompanyZ is paying better and have more startup ...
0
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1answer
149 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 ...
2
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4answers
422 views

How do I account for a career or education gap? [duplicate]

I completed my degree in 2004, after which I did not search for any job. Later in 2010, I got a job and now I have 4 years experience in the software field. My question: For 6 years (2004-2010) I did ...
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1answer
82 views

If my friend snatches away my responsibilities as a camera man what should I do?

I am a 12-year old and my friend and I were making a movie for children's international. Today my parents and me were going on a picnic, so I couldn't make it. Now she sais that she does not want me ...
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2answers
202 views

How to re-apply to a company after rejecting a job interview?

I've rejected a job interview offer where I think that the position they offer is not suitable for me. In the future, if I want to move to their company, how long should I wait before re-applying? ...
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2answers
148 views

How to explain to my team why they shouldn't interfere when other managers or teams talk to me?

If a supervisor, another teams' manager or a different team member comes to my desk/area and asks questions or wants to discuss an issue, some of my more enthusiastic team members jump in and start ...
3
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3answers
98 views

What to do when I can't work with a colleague

I have a major personality clash with one of my colleagues. We both get along pretty well with the rest of the team, but we both have strong opinions and disagree frequently. The problem has been ...
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3answers
167 views

Should I quit my job if the company needs me more than ever? [on hold]

I am a software and database developer in a small team. We used to be four of us in the team (four and my boss). I had plans to find another job at the beginning of 2015, I'm thinking about this ...
10
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6answers
1k views

Leaving workplace before “quitting time”

I am a university professor from the United States. I am on a one year "leave of absence" from my US university, and I am now in France working for an industrial research organization (high level ...
0
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1answer
143 views

Protections against a boss that appears to have it out for you? [on hold]

My previous manager was let go because he was not very business savvy. He signed contracts that lost money and was not very hands on. I now have a new boss and she is just over the top. Let me ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Is negotiating a severance package that includes my signing a NDA OK?

I've worked for my company for just under 10 years and until about the last year I would say it has always been pleasant and all levels of management have been open. Over the last few years the ...
3
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1answer
47 views

Best way to display added responsibilities in same company on resume

I've been working for a small company for 1.5 years as a Software Developer. Recently the Technical Writer was let go and I was asked to take on his responsibilities on top of my current duties. Being ...
0
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2answers
27 views

Looking to advance career by increasing product revenue. Looking for tips on how [on hold]

I have just started a new job at my company. It is in a group of older, way more experienced engineers. Our product is about 10 years old, and is reaching legacy status here at the company. It is in ...
2
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1answer
192 views

Why would a recruiter acted surprised after learning I was OK with the salary?

I was contacted by an employer who saw my resume from a career fair. The recruiter called me to see if I was still looking for full time employment. After calling back the employer (different ...
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3answers
293 views

What nailpolish colours are appropriate for business casual?

I recently got a new job, with a business casual dress code. They were great at outlining what clothes and shoes were appropriate, but then I got to wondering about other things. I really like ...
0
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1answer
124 views

Probation period - are they stringing me on? [on hold]

I'm a UK employee with a probation period of 6 months. My employer extended it by 3 months (which they are legally entitled to do). My problem is is that they are giving me mixed messages. On one ...
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4answers
116 views

Including High School work experience in graduate Resume/CV?

Back in year 10 of (UK) high-school I carried out "work experience" as part of my schools curriculum. I worked for my uncles electrical Services company as an electrician's assistant. This was back in ...
2
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3answers
202 views

After paid internship ends, employer keeps asking for help - how to ask for compensation/say no?

After I finished my paid internship for the summer, my supervisor keeps asking me to help with small tasks here and there, but it'll end up becoming a lot of time. I don't want to burn bridges, but I ...
0
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2answers
66 views

How to improve my chances of breaking into the grad market?

I'm just about to complete my bachelor of electrical engineering in Australia and was unsuccessful in gaining graduate employment. All I'm looking for is to break into the job market somewhere above ...
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2answers
280 views

How can I deal with an employee that always arrives late?

I supervise a group of 5 employees and one of them is consistently late like 20 to 30 minutes. We are expected to arrive at 8am and don't have the option of working late to make up coming in late. I ...
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8answers
6k views

How can I make wearing headphones at work more acceptable?

If I really need to concentrate for a short burst at work (say 30 minutes), I work best when under headphones. However I appreciate that by doing so I run the risk of appearing anti-social and ...
0
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2answers
209 views

What Do I Do When I Have Grammatical Mistakes And It Is Too Late To Fix Them

My girlfriend (SO from this point forward) is working on a pilot project that is designed to help young start-up companies understand more about technology and how they can use it to better their ...
48
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3answers
6k views

Refusing to travel

I have been working at my company very happily for two years now as a software developer. However, recently I have started getting requests from the company to travel to different cities. I usually ...
1
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2answers
83 views

Should I ask an HR representative about timeframe for next round due to another offer?

I had the interview process going on for about a month with co. 'A'. Meanwhile, I had a telephonic HR round with another bigger firm 'B', offering a much better opening on Monday. on Tuesday, 'A' made ...
0
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1answer
139 views

I graduated mid-intership, and now my stay has been extended. Should I ask for a payrise?

I am currently working as an engineering intern at a small power station. Originally, I was planning to stay here for 3 months to complete the work experience requirements of my degree and now that ...
7
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3answers
21k views

How do I show on my cv that I have did some work as part-time in a company while working a full time job for another company? [duplicate]

I'm updating my resume, and I've worked at the same place for the past 7 years. During the first 2 years, I worked part-time in another company in the role of tech support, and the last 5 years has ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Required notice for a contractor in Australia

As a labour hire contractor, my employment is covered by a contract. The contract specifies that I can be dismissed at any time for any - or no - reason, without notice, but I am "requested" to ...
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0answers
68 views

Who should a great PM prefer: a multi-skill or single skill engineer? [on hold]

I'm working in the SUPPORT team for a Card Processing product on banking. The team has 3 main roles: Oracle Dev (for back-office) C Dev (for front-end) Java Dev (for web) My position is Senior ...
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9answers
6k views

How to react to HR's mandate of work week hours? [on hold]

When the HR was giving the induction presentation around three months back for the post of trainee at a Software company to me, I explicitly asked them what are the timings? HR: We bill our clients ...
0
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4answers
157 views

How to be more assertive within a senior team

I've been working as a "Software Engineer" at a large, well-known tech company in the Valley for over a year and a half now. Previous to this, I've worked at another company straight out of college ...
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0answers
24 views

Salary negotiation for Business/ERP Analyst [on hold]

at my current job I have a dynamic role in which most of my work load goes into managing ERP requirements ad hoc. I will be interviewing for a "Business Analyst" role with an ERP software company ...
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0answers
41 views

How can a Masters graduate in mathematics look for a job in big data? [on hold]

I am a Masters student studying mathematics with research emphasis in mathematical epidemiology (the modeling of infectious diseases). I am at a sub-200 rank school. I will be publishing soon with a ...
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5answers
451 views

Responding to “Why are you the best person for this job” type questions

Note: In somewhat the same vein as this question. I recently landed a new job, but I was asked during the interview "Why do you think you're the best person for the job?" and they mentioned that this ...
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1answer
56 views

Letters of Recommendation

Is it a good idea to include a letter of recommendation in addition to a resume when sending an email in response to a job opening?
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1answer
81 views

For computer engineering student how useful are certifications? [on hold]

Right now I'm taking a practical course which will provide me a specific certificate for a specific skillset. Before taking it I asked a certain person from my university who just graduated and was ...
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3answers
409 views

Accepted job below advertised salary, use job posting to negotiate a raise

I accepted a job at a small software company as a software developer. The job posting stated the salary was between 40k and 50k depending on experience. After the interview I received a call and an ...
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1answer
65 views

Help To correct a cover Letter [on hold]

I'm not anglophone persone and I got good skill in communication in english but unfortunaly not in writing so I need your help to correct me this cover letter : I am writing to express my keen ...
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9answers
4k views

Do people need to be positive to be promoted?

I am a software engineer by trade. I am good at my job. I get universally good reviews. I have lead two teams (at two different companies). Both were successful - delivering our product on time, with ...
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5answers
588 views

When should I notify my current company about a received offer?

I'm currently working for a company, let's say company A. I feel really underpaid and I applied for a position in a new company, company B. Even if the company B makes me a good offer, I would like to ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Should I tell my new employer that I'm gonna quit soon for a better offer? [duplicate]

Background: I was job hunting for the past 5 weeks. I applied for Company A (dream company) and Company B at the same time. Company A's recruitment process is comprised of 5 steps, while Company B's ...
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1answer
175 views

Sending “thank you” letter to the hiring manager

I applied to a position and I was scheduled to conduct a phone interview with two individuals - the manager and someone who works for the manager. But when I received the call, the individual who ...
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5answers
357 views

Being asked to do work “on your own time”

Is it ethical for a manager/supervisor to ask you to do some task that they consider menial or trivial on your own time? For example, when a software developer starts a new position, they need to set ...
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2answers
3k views

Doesn't it cost employers more to reimburse actual meal costs than to offer per diem?

I can't understand why some employers require receipts for food expenses versus just paying out a set per diem for meals. It seems with the expense involved in paying the employee for the time it ...
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0answers
136 views

No increment after 1.3 years also, can i quit now [on hold]

i have been working here from past 2.3 years. i got increment after one year. now they were not ready to give increment as they were in loses. Can i quit now, i don't like this company as there are ...
2
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3answers
443 views

Boss changes his mind, doesn't tell me, gets offended when i go with original plan

So, I work in a three man office, just me, the boss, and the lead developer. I'm the grunt of the office, usually my duties involve "Copy this!", "Fax that!", and "Pick up lunch!". I occasionally get ...

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