3
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3answers
172 views

How to handle the assignment which I don't like but which I can not escape?

I am working as a Senior Developer for US based Organization. In order to develop and deliver the project, we have to have discussions with many other departments and key persons and have healthy ...
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4answers
104 views

How can I become more valuable and indispensable at work?

I work in a medium-sized software company. My supervisor has always told me that I am good at executing tasks perfectly and delivering them on time, but that I don't take personal initiative to ...
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4answers
302 views

Too much verbosity in text messages

I'm working with another student as part of an organization at my university, and we've been texting each other lately. Through these conversations, I've realized that she is very verbose in her ...
1
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3answers
182 views

How do I attend Skype interviews while being employed?

I have to attend Skype interviews for new positions. However, I am still employed. Would it be best to work at home to be able to attend these interviews?
2
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1answer
43 views

Verbal offer received, negotiate now or wait for written offer

I'm in a special situation where myself and 2 long time colleagues have been contracting with a company. After some time of contracting, it was made clear on both sides that the company wanted to ...
-4
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0answers
23 views

What are my April Fools rights as an employee? [on hold]

Does an employee have more rights to perform pranks/jokes on April Fool's day? Does it matter that stature/tenure of said employee? I have gained a little bit of seniority at my company and I have a ...
1
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0answers
9 views

What is required from an employer to host a J-1 visa intern?

I will be looking to start an internship in the USA in the fall of 2015. I believe I fulfill all requirements for a J-1 visa: I am a final year full-time informatics student that, once the last exams ...
11
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4answers
796 views

Proper response after finding out that another team works on the project

I am leading one of the software development teams in a company. We are completely responsible for a technical side of our product (development/QA) that we've been developing for ~3 years. My company ...
3
votes
2answers
37 views

Negotiation for trial contract pay?

I'm currently on a trial run contract (hourly) for a division of a company I'm interested in working with in the future. They've asked me to do some work, for which if I were just a contractor would ...
23
votes
6answers
5k views

Uncomfortable race comments in workplace

I work in a small office. We've had the same cleaning lady for a number of years now, and when she comes once a week to dust/clean my office I'll chat with her. Recently she's made a few comments ...
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1answer
64 views

Potential employer is uncontactable [duplicate]

I have recently applied to position X at a company. However they saw that I was more interested in field Y as listed on my CV so also put me forward to position Y which I previously did not see on ...
3
votes
7answers
423 views

How to handle the aftermath of a huge mistake

So I accidentally left a line of code in our application that caused a major accounting display error on the application and slowed down our clients' workflow for the entire day, forcing us to ...
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0answers
33 views

Being an actuary [on hold]

Does being an actuary need to be professional in computer science in order to do a good job?
1
vote
2answers
174 views

Leave job because employer cannot afford requested salary [on hold]

would it be unethical to leave work if they cannot afford my demands? In my contract I am tasked to be an iOS dev but lately I have been asked other responsibilities like web and android development. ...
2
votes
5answers
413 views

Convincing senior developers (and manager) to come to the meetings on-time

I joined my first job 6 months ago as a software developer at a big firm. I am the youngest person in my team of 11. I like my team very much as all of the members are cool and very helpful. We ...
3
votes
2answers
278 views

Realized made a mistake when I took my last job. How do I approach other companies after rejecting their offers?

Six months ago, I had three offers on the line, and I chose the one I thought was a better fit for me. However, this company was horrible and had some ethical issues going on. As an accountant, I ...
-4
votes
0answers
57 views

Good Junior Android Developer Interview - What to expect? [on hold]

I am a self taught Android Developer with my own start up for Android Applications and 2 years of College experience (CS). I recently was put through an employment process with a company for a role as ...
5
votes
6answers
384 views

How to state in cover letter that I don't fit one of job requirements?

I have an interesting job offer (robotics engineer with Android/Java) and I match most of the requirements except for work experience in robotics (however I'm not totally noob in that area because few ...
-2
votes
0answers
84 views

Manager's interview [on hold]

I recently applied for a manager's job within the call centre I work at. I successfully got past the group assessment to an interview. I personally felt the interview went very well but I was not ...
-4
votes
0answers
99 views

bullying an in the work place [on hold]

When your co worker is bully you an being disrespectful an the boss is down with it talk about all your business to other coworkers cut your hours when you call them out on messing up the time sheet ...
4
votes
4answers
267 views

Professional Growth in a Startup courting VC's

About 3 years ago I joined a young startup, one of first hires. I was brought in as the VP of Software (where I was the first/only software guy), and the company has really taken off (I was employee ...
7
votes
3answers
385 views

How does the process for applying for jobs look for a PhD? [closed]

I will finish my masters soon and I'm considering the idea of continuing with a PhD. My assumption is the process for job search after my PhD would be different, because I have a different and more ...
2
votes
2answers
293 views

Second interview with different department what does it mean?

I had a phone interview. Then after that I was called for in person interview. The position I applied was for financial support analyst which doesn't require much of programming knowledge. The hr ...
-2
votes
2answers
103 views

Exact meaning of some specific employment terms [on hold]

I recently secured a position in a relatively new company. The employment letter that I received had a list of terms of employment, one of which is: The terms of this letter, together with such ...
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votes
1answer
58 views

Difference between Software Configuration Specialist and Software Engineer designation [on hold]

I’m interested in software development in Dotnet. Currently I have 2 offers in hand. Company X is giving me designation as “Configuration Specialist” and company Y is giving me designation as ...
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votes
1answer
198 views

Can a team lead force an employee to change careers? [on hold]

A colleague of mine held a position which was in her career path. But the higher-ups deemed that the position had "no visibility" (i.e. no visible positive effect) to the team. So they slowly ...
-2
votes
0answers
104 views

What makes someone unique as a software engineer? [on hold]

So I'm entering the job market soon in Germany as a software engineer. Now I came across different titles like 'senior software engineer' or head of development and so on. That made me curious as how ...
4
votes
1answer
219 views

How should I describe my employment in a startup that failed on my resume, to a recruiter or at an interview

In a nutshell I describe my last position as a "start-up that stopped", slightly flippant I know but if's difficult one to describe. A number of recruiters, when fishing for leads are intent on ...
0
votes
3answers
210 views

How to ask for a reference?

I am an engineer in Germany and currently working for a consulting company. Last summer, as I was involved in company X project but had a bit a free time, a colleague (from the consulting company) ...
0
votes
4answers
197 views

Post-interview - should I follow up on this email if I've rejected the offer?

To summarise my position: I was approached by a recruiter with a job at a London startup. I stated that I'd be looking for a £45,000 minimum salary (relocating from North West, England) which he ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Should I follow-up with potential employer after giving background check consent?

After interviewing and taking a computer assessment with a company, Human Resources contacted me to ask for my consent for a background check. I sent in the consent and received confirmation it was ...
10
votes
5answers
1k views

How do I ask questions that would eliminate my interest in a job without appearing uninterested?

Whenever I get a response to a job application (e.g. being asked into an interview), I ask whether developers (I'm a software developer) are permitted to choose their own operating system. A lot of ...
26
votes
8answers
3k views

Should I reverse a key question during an interview?

Int. Why should I hire you? Can. Why should I come work for you? I don't mean it in a combative or adversarial way. I'm really nervous about this question and I don't know if I'll be able to ...
22
votes
6answers
5k views

How to handle a silly assignment in internship? [on hold]

I'm currently doing an internship at a medium to large sized company, think 100+ employees, spread over multiple countries to give you an idea. My school has sent me a bit of a silly assignment, ...
-4
votes
1answer
79 views

I need some insights [closed]

Any advise or insights will be helpful. Recently, I applied to a company for a software developer internship (Very big multinational company but not primarily tech). I had a phone interview with the ...
6
votes
3answers
989 views

Should I ask for silence in the office?

I would like to know how to tell in a polite manner to two or three people in my office that I need silence to work. We are 8 eight in our office and unfortunately I'm the only one introverted ...
11
votes
6answers
885 views

Offered the lower position because I had no degree. I got the degree. Do I ask for increase?

When my boss left, I interviewed for the position and I got it. However, because I didn't have a degree I was offered a lower position for less pay. I was told that once I got my degree my position ...
4
votes
2answers
246 views

How do I tell my boss I don't want to keep working extra?

A year ago, I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me within my company. I didn't get the job, but I was asked if I would be willing to fill in from time to time when some of ...
47
votes
8answers
4k views

How can I deal with people misjudging my age?

I'm 25 years old but I am well aware that my appearance leads people to believe I am (easily) under 18. Unfortunately for me it's my face, not the way I dress. I can't even grow a beard to offset it. ...
-1
votes
3answers
218 views

Team makes excuses about bad software and practices instead of fixing it. How to head in the right direction? [on hold]

At my new job I sometimes make mistakes. Usually these mistakes are because of assumptions I make based on other jobs I've had, other tools I've used, and other software I've developed on this very ...
14
votes
4answers
3k views

How to ask for a decision after an interview?

I am really interested in working for the particular company but think that it does not make sense to wait any longer. A substantial amount of time has passed and I have already other offers. Is it ...
2
votes
3answers
148 views

How do I highlight my best GitHub repos for potential employers? [on hold]

I have a few projects on GitHub that I'd like to be readily visible to potential collaborators and employers. But I also have a bunch of of public repos that I've used for one-off document sharing, or ...
2
votes
3answers
225 views

How to properly ask for a reporting server?

I took a new job to help with work place productivity. I am finding it very difficult to ask for more efficient methods to be enacted. The major issue is creating dashboards. Hours and hours are spent ...
25
votes
4answers
4k views

Handed in notice and now owner is being very difficult with me [on hold]

(I am asking on behalf of a friend who wants to stay anonymous) I recently put in my notice of resignation in my current work place after being offered a position elsewhere which I gladly accepted. I ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Handy role title for someone managing the development and requirements processes [on hold]

We need to recruit someone who has experience in software development processes, i.e., from requirements management to delivery and maintenance (but not operations and systems administration), maybe ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Question about an upcoming business trip with a contractor and a potential position in the client company

Let's say I work for a company called BobSoft, they're a consulting company with a contract with CharlieSoft. BobSoft is sending me to a training class out of state in about 5 weeks, but I see that ...
10
votes
0answers
223 views

As a lone developer, how can I be sure I am learning and doing decent work? [migrated]

Background: I work in a small (less than 75) person engineering/manufacturing company. I was hired as a developer to work with a single teammate, our purpose being to migrate the company to the modern ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

As a contractor paid by the hour, is it okay to ask to work on weekends to cover the days I'll be on vacation? [on hold]

I am a contractor and I'm paid by the hour. I requested a 3 day vacation set a month from now and in those three days, I won't be paid. Is it okay to ask to work 3 Saturdays from now to that time so ...
31
votes
8answers
12k views

How to behave during notice period

I have given my notice period of 1 month in a startup company after working for 4 months in an extendable contract job of 6 months initially. Now, I have another job offer at hand. I know that ...
-2
votes
0answers
113 views

Have been trading for 2 years; how to mention in my resume? [on hold]

I have been trading in share market as a trader for 2 years, so how should I mention in my resume about my current profile? Could I mention that I'm self-employed?

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