5
votes
3answers
180 views

What happens if I don't sign an updated “Employee Handbook” agreement/contract?

I've been with a company for going on 11 years. Recently upper management has turned over and they've changed the "employee handbook". Among other things (what seems to be the most concerning part), ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to get rid of my presentism?

After a few years with quite some overtime, I decided to get rid of my 'staying late' habit. That was never that excessive, but the hours add up. While staying late and doing overtime is a bit of a ...
-2
votes
0answers
16 views

Recruiter vs direct application for entry level positions

Although I am happily employed right now, I am wondering whether companies have a preference when hiring entry level employees that the employees apply through a recruiter( third party) or directly ...
1
vote
2answers
157 views

How do I confront coworkers about their loud, annoying mechanical keyboards [duplicate]

I work in a shared office space and two people that sit across from me have mechanical keyboards which are very, very loud and very, very annoying. I don't always want to listen to music, and since ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

What can be negotiated on a US goverment General Schedule job offer?

I have been offered a US government job that is on the General Schedule pay system. This is the 3rd time they have tried to fill the position (I didn't apply the other times). The position requires a ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Dramatically different salaries for two locations within same company - how do I negotiate?

I have received summer internship offers for two locations within the same company. One offer is roughly 2.3x the salary of the other, but I would prefer to work with the people at the lower paying ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

How to encourage employees to keep their data up to date?

I work for a large company which is beginning to make better use of the employee data held in Active Directory (e.g. contact information). Manually finding all of this information and updating it is ...
-4
votes
0answers
107 views

What should I do when a marketer does not meet minimum monthly income requirements for company [migrated]

I am launching a web agency company, and hiring a Marketing staffer. We may have monthly minimum income targets. The marketer must find enough web projects, and if he meets minimum incomes, he will ...
5
votes
3answers
264 views

Mentioning minor disabilities in “equal opportunity” section [duplicate]

Many larger companies have "equal opportunity" policies for employment and ask if you are Aboriginal, handicap, disabled (I've seen some include women in this list). I have been diagnosed with ...
10
votes
4answers
344 views

Writing on resume while interviewing somebody

Our HR rep recently set up some interviews for external candidates to an open position and I was asked to participate. I was emailed a resume, but I was told very clearly (by the person in HR) that I ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How to put contract roles on CV? [duplicate]

I have worked in IT for the past 10 years. My CV is a mix of short term contract roles and long term permanent roles. I'm getting feedback from people who just skim my CV that I've "had many jobs" and ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

Claiming overtime for client visits [on hold]

Last week I had to go and visit a client, which required me to stay overnight. I was given very little notice and had evening plans which I had to cancel. On the car journey up to the client visit, I ...
2
votes
2answers
326 views

Forgotten when I should get a pay raise. How should I ask about it?

A few months ago, I sat down and discussed with my boss for a pay raise. The company is small, so we rarely use papers to document these (For example, holiday application, etc). He agreed to it ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Is doing two part-time internships and studying simultaneously ethical?

I am a student currently in the last year of my degree course. So this year many internship opportunities approached me via my college. I had applied for many internship programs last semester and ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

How to handle multiple job offers by a new grad?

This is the situation of myself and many of my friends. Since I am an immigrant and I just passed out of college, the burden of getting a job offer as soon as possible is heavy. Finally I get one and ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

Implied details of an “Internship” position in the US [on hold]

Disclaimer: I am not a native English speaker I am currently looking at job offers in the United States in the tech startup world (though not in the Bay Area). I have found a particular employer that ...
-1
votes
2answers
69 views

Finding work visa for EU or USA

There are jobs at stack-overflow careers which offer relocation so can they get me visa for USA or EU countries as i am from third world or NON-EU country ? And what does Job relocation means in this ...
-3
votes
0answers
75 views

Vacation request [on hold]

We have an employee who is requesting her 1 week vacation and in addition taking an additional 3 weeks added to her 1 week requested vacation time to travel out of the country. She's been here exactly ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Should I contact the recruiter or should i wait?

about 6 weeks ago I applied for a job and I was invited for virtual interview within 3 weeks. Then I was contacted for a phone interview by the recruiter after a week and after the phone interview the ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Reference from former employer whose offer I have declined

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I think this case is particularly complicated, so some advice would be extremely helpful. Back in early December I accepted an offer from company ...
0
votes
3answers
213 views

Ok to ask for GPA?

A co-worker and I were going through several resumes that we received from college job boards, and we came across one that looked pretty good, to the point that we would want to interview him. ...
2
votes
5answers
634 views

My boss just accused me of being passive aggressive. How do I handle my manager who may be passive aggressive himself? [on hold]

Today my boss asked me to step into a side room and started asking me about my workload. He didn't seem interested in my reply so I assumed this was just a performance review (I'm overdue) . He then ...
1
vote
2answers
146 views

Unresponsive recruiter yet responsive hiring manager

I've read several posts about unresponsive recruiters and hiring managers. However, I have an unresponsive 3rd party recruiter but the hiring manager is responding. The last conversation I had with ...
-2
votes
1answer
96 views

How to give negative feedback to unprofessional company? [on hold]

I'm a student, just ended my 3 months attachment programme that provide by my school. I have been assign to one of the IT Company that are not professional. I have done well, perform good attitude and ...
-2
votes
4answers
159 views

Where should I be looking at for Data Analytics / Data Science Jobs outside of Marketing & Financial Risk? [on hold]

I am one who is driven by a strong curiosity to explore, solve problems, and create solutions and products. I am currently in management working for a financial institution in a mixed IT/Business role ...
16
votes
1answer
593 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 ...
-3
votes
2answers
69 views

How should I calculate task value in hours? [on hold]

I got new job and boss told that I should estimate value of the task, that he's giving, in hours, because salary is per hour, but I do not have idea how should I do that? Is there some formula or ...
6
votes
4answers
889 views

How to negotiate a salary with a known pay scale with steps

I have been offered a position via email that is covered by the US government General Schedule pay system. Basically, the system has 15 grades each of which has 10 steps and the salary of each grade ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Opening line on coverletter

In every book and article I red the example cover letters start with "Dear Mr.So and So," or "Dear Hiring Manager," or "Dear HR,". Most job applications I see do not specify the name or position of ...
36
votes
15answers
2k views

Is it better to invest energy in curating an online resume (LinkedIn, StackOverflow Careers) or a Word document?

Not that you can't do both, but which has the bigger bang for the buck? Will there come a time when we don't send resumes around, just hyperlinks to online profiles such as LinkedIn?
2
votes
4answers
77 views

How to set up resume applying for 2 jobs at same company?

I would like apply for two different positions at the same company, that I can easily cover. Let's say that I am a mechanic and in my current job, and previous jobs, I repair(ed) motorbikes and cars. ...
-1
votes
0answers
48 views

Can hiring employer started background check before an employee join? [on hold]

I joined in a company last month. I was not happy with my work. So I looked for a new job and I got an offer from one of the leading MNC. So I resigned my current job. But they are threatening me by ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Submit internship application on the web and then also ask for referral?

I am a graduate student and am interested in internships. I submitted a couple of applications two days ago, but found out today via LinkedIn that I have some friends who graduated last year, who ...
22
votes
4answers
21k views

How to reply to “Tell me about your last project?” in an interview

I am a software engineer, I get confused what to answer, where to start, when I am asked this question: "Tell me about your last project?" I usually start with the problem description, then stating ...
29
votes
3answers
5k views

How do I turn down an offer, if I have already signed an agreement?

I got a job offer from company A, thus I have tendered my 2 months resignation notice to my current company. I still have one more month to go till I join the new company. But today I have received my ...
-2
votes
0answers
27 views

What careers do the workers at a computer part manufactring (or design) company have? [on hold]

What's the profession/career of people who design and are in charge of manufacturing CPUs, DRAM memory modules, hard disks, motherboards and other digital computer parts and what's their role in the ...
121
votes
11answers
22k views

Team members spending too much time on Stack Overflow

Almost 8 months ago, I encouraged my team members to follow Stack Overflow so that they can read questions, help others, and build their skills. But now this has gotten out of hand. I have a team of 5 ...
3
votes
3answers
283 views

Should I send a “goodbye” email to client's employees who I worked with?

I am employed by a consulting company (let's call them Initech), and have been deputed to work for a client (call them Acme). I have been working out of Acme's office, almost since the time Initech ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Explaining change of career in an Interview [duplicate]

How should one approach the question of change of career in an interview? What appropriate reasons can one provide that would not look bad on them. To briefly explain the situation: My friend is a ...
1
vote
2answers
104 views

How should I explain why I wish to reapply to an apprenticeship

I am doing an apprenticeship as a software developer that will be due by may. Over the 3 years I've been doing this apprenticeship, I constantly grew unhappier because of the lack of an actual ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

Is this a good practice for initiating a side-conversation on a wide-audience email chain?

If the original wide-audience subject reads something like: Project XYZ Status Update: Things are looking bad I'd like to omit certain members of this chain but I still don't want the reader to ...
4
votes
1answer
726 views

How can I ask my employer to *quickly* make me an offer?

Background: I'm a computer science student. It's normal for software companies to start hiring in September/October, even when the students don't finish school until May/June, just so they can ...
-1
votes
1answer
117 views

Should I mail the recruiter if no response from interviewer after positive technical interview

I wrote a written test in a software firm. As far as I know, I scored top. Then they called me for interview for the engineering position. The interview went well. Then they called me again for ...
9
votes
3answers
302 views

Is it normal to list contractors on a corporate website?

A company that I previously worked for (full/part-time) is wanting to list me as a contractor on their website. I built the website originally and they wanted to have an area with a name and picture ...
0
votes
5answers
335 views

Do you skip resignation announcement if you are advised to do so?

I am quite on a predicament here. So I resign on my current job. My immediate supervisor asked me if I plan to announce it with my workmates. At the time I was nervous and very careful with my words, ...
5
votes
3answers
323 views

How to work with an underskilled peer who isn't going away? [duplicate]

I work for group A of a large company as a senior software developer / team lead. Group A contains almost all the software development function within the company. We're currently working on a ...
6
votes
2answers
37k views

What should I write in “Working Relationship” field in job application

I am applying for job online and the form includes an area for me to list my references and our "Working Relationship". What should I write in that area? Also, when I report to a person who is the ...
-4
votes
0answers
78 views

web developer job, campus, test, certification [on hold]

I am a web developer, i know html+5 css+3 JavaScript jquery php and mysql (still learning. But, will be completed in about 1 1/2 months) asp.net(after php) I don't have much experience at now. ...
-4
votes
0answers
91 views

Is there a timeframe to write someone up? [on hold]

A friend of mine was just written up (January 2015)for something that happened in September 2014. Is this legal in Georgia?
0
votes
4answers
154 views

Staying organized as a research manager/team lead

I work on a data science team in which most work is practical, data-oriented research usually terminating in the production of a prototype which is placed directly or with little modification into ...

15 30 50 per page