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5answers
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How to best deal with a flirting co-worker?

There is a co-worker that is being way overly friendly with me. Nothing that would really be deemed unprofessional, and I am not offended in any way, but it is just that little notch beyond what a ...
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0answers
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Trust of Team Member

I had joined the new org and I have this guy who is reporting to me, who is very hardworking and talented and very open, I had started trusting him and planned to promote him in next 6 months. But ...
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0answers
13 views

Reason for downvoting should always be clarified in order to help improve question [migrated]

I suppose this may belong to meta but I am unable to post there, so please move it there if you have the permissions to do so I have been following this site for a few months and also asked a couple ...
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1answer
34 views

Why do small start-ups provide internships?

I have seen a lot of intern job at small start-ups at Angel list and other job boards. I think since they are small start-ups, they generally don't have enough resources and time to train students. ...
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0answers
20 views

How do I account for career gap of 2 years?

I have done my 10th in 2006 and than passed 12th in 2010 than passed graduation with 72% so there is two years gap in my studies. I have choosen the subject which are not my cup of tea the science ...
14
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4answers
541 views

How to politely decline a departmental farewell lunch when I have social anxiety?

I have extreme social anxiety (SA) and experience physical symptoms like shortness of breath, shaky hands and voice during social situations. I work for a really big multinational. We have ...
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25 views

How to improve one's chances for career advancement within a family business?

I work at a large family-owned business which has deep historical roots and traditions. I enjoy the work and the environment, but there is a very common (and I guess obvious) issue in here: Somehow, ...
7
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3answers
556 views

Drinking alcohol when working from home

Would it be appropriate to drink alcohol during working hours if you work from home/remote work? As responsible adults it's not unreasonable to have a glass of wine or a beer with a meal. Obviously ...
0
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2answers
228 views

Understanding the politics in a re-hire

I was asked by someone, who was a long-time inside contractor, to give them advice on how to be re-hired. They left on certain terms, being cut one day and having no contact with their former boss. ...
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12answers
15k views

Should I include a career objective on my resume?

These usually are overly vague and don't add much. Are there circumstance when these are worthwhile?
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7answers
3k views

Why is a one to two page résumé recommended?

When I was getting my degree, we had a course about how to market yourself as a job seeker, and one thing our teacher had a strong opinion on was that your résumé should be no longer than two pages (I ...
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1answer
55 views

Confused about my position in this company

I've been working in this company for six months, and it's getting more and more confusing as the time goes by. I'm working in a geo-spatial consultant company, which is related to GIS, laser ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Work intensity, how much is optimal?

In my work I try to create value 100% of the time. I see that the average employee dedicates a much more inferior amount of time, say 70-80%. Today, I'm not really convinced that the 30-20% ...
3
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3answers
85 views

Incomplete studies. Should it be included into resume?

I have completed 225 credits (out of 250) for my Bachelor's degree programme back in year 2008 and due to financial difficulties, I have withdrawn from the programme. Prior to that, I was awarded with ...
0
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0answers
43 views

Is it fair to ask for a raise to compensate for exhausted restricted stock units?

I've been at my job for about 3 years now. My employer gave me a decent starting salary and an excellent signing bonus plus moving expenses. They also gave me restricted stock units (RSUs) that vest ...
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1answer
72 views

What are common job titles for roles that helps to improve cross-functional business operations?

As I am starting my new job search very soon, I wanted to know what kind of titles are common in the job market for roles whose main function includes cross-departmental responsibility. My current ...
2
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4answers
194 views

Is it advisable to tell my colleague that he is getting fired?

Yesterday, my manager told me that my colleague would get fired. Then I asked my boss for the reason, and he gave an explanation. After we finished the conversation, I continued working. When I came ...
2
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2answers
130 views

What is the right approach to talking to the boss about an inefficient co-worker?

I've been working at a firm for about 7 years. The work load has been steadily increasing in recent times. Just recently, I got posted to work with another co-worker. I have known this person for a ...
1
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1answer
107 views

How to handle vacation handover when I cannot trust anyone in my team?

I have trouble taking longer periods of vacation due to the fact that many of my specialist knowledge and experiences are unique and I have not trained anyone on those skills. One of the main reasons ...
1
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1answer
50 views

Applying for a job while out of school

I graduated high school last year and have not gone to school since. I don't have any plans at the moment for going to college, I want to work full time instead. My goal is to become a software ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Leaving a job after 2 weeks

I am an IT professional with 12 yrs experience. I have always held all my jobs for 2 year or more. Two weeks ago I joined a software company that is hiring in large numbers. During the time I also had ...
3
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2answers
139 views

Omit a doctorate from resume if overqualified?

I have a Ph.D. and recruiters have told me that employers will view me as overqualified for certain positions and will therefore not consider my job applications. I'm considering omitting my Ph.D. ...
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2answers
49 views

How do I represent startup experience on my resume? What would be an appropriate title to use?

I am working in a 10 person startup. We will be running the pilot project for our idea over the next few months. I want to write about the work that I did am doing in the startup on my CV and since we ...
1
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2answers
33 views

How to note salary when I can't indicate part-time status?

Some recent positions of mine were part-time, but salaried (i.e., not for an hourly wage. I was hired for a certain number of hours per week, but often worked more). Some online job applications are ...
25
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8answers
2k views

I told a recent layoff victim that his job was safe. Now what?

Preface: I'm submitting this question for a friend. I got myself into an awkward situation last week. On Wednesday morning, while I was getting coffee, I had an impromptu conversation with Bob ...
2
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2answers
763 views

Is it a bad idea to apply for a job online late at night?

I have recently applied for a job online on totaljobs.com. I sent a copy to my email address, and I realised that the time was 2AM when I applied! Do you think this will frowned upon by my ...
2
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7answers
229 views

Staying at work for convenience

I am new to my current workplace, they've got flexible working hours, so sometimes I stay after regular working hours (because I came late, or simply want to get more things done). After I am done, I ...
1
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2answers
43 views

What is the process with recruiters from a third party?

I am currently about a year from completing my Bachelor's in Software Engineering. I was recently contacted via email by a recruiter from a third party. They said that they found me via LinkedIn, and ...
15
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6answers
1k views

How to work with a micro-manager?

I'm trying to learn to work with all sorts of people, but I'm just stretched out on how I can learn to work with my current manager. In my opinion he is too much of a micro-manager who is rude and ...
0
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2answers
111 views

I underquoted my current salary so ended up with less salary at a new job. How do I recover from this?

I underquoted my previous company salary so ended up with less salary at a new job I already started. How do I recover from this ? (being happy with what I have now or going back to the boss). I guess ...
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2answers
172 views

What is the reasonable course of action to take on the team member who seems to be lied to me?

I am working as Lead at a client site. I have a team member who reports to me. He is from a contractor from our company vendor. I consider him a good team member: He has good technical knowledge and ...
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0answers
29 views

What is the difference between working for the US Government , State and Local jobs? [on hold]

What are the main difference between working for the US Federal, State, County, City and regional jobs ?
0
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2answers
67 views

Is it considered unethical to apply for a internship using an ID card that was just to maintain student status

I am a college dropout student who was enrolled for a under graduate course last year but later dropped out. Now, I am studying myself full time using books and online videos. I am also planning to ...
1
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0answers
60 views

Should I remind recruiters about my job application status?

I uploaded my resume through a job recruitment website (for an review/writing position online). A few days later, someone contacted me asking my Skype details, so he could have a chat with me and see ...
11
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6answers
327 views

Why is quitting without having a new job lined up seen so negatively by employers?

I'm a programmer and I'm trying to understand why quitting without having a job matters so much. For me cash flow is not an issue - I have more than enough to live off of for 5+ years and in any ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

Startup without an upside potential?? How to ask for stock options

I've got hired by a startup and currently I'm under a "short term work" contract for a few months until the 1st performance review, later they thought to give me a permanent offer. Recently the owner ...
0
votes
3answers
215 views

How do I bring up that I got a better job offer to my new current employer?

Less than a month ago I was unemployed. I put out a bunch of applications and I landed on a local job that had me start right away. The pay was a lot less than I had anticipated but did it anyway ...
0
votes
1answer
155 views

How to approach new job salary negotiation when current job pays nearly half of industry average?

I am a business analysis/BI manager at a small-to-medium sized company that has seen huge international growth. I progressed here since finishing my higher education and have built some seniority, ...
1
vote
3answers
195 views

Why do many job changes seem to occur in February?

I've noticed something weird over the last two years, mostly because I've been paying more attention to my colleagues' movements on LinkedIn. Many seem to take on a new job in the month of February, ...
1
vote
2answers
84 views

What would my actual duties be per this job description?

I am currently in university and a recruiter from a certain bank contacted me about an internship position and he sent me the job description but this stood out and I have done quite a lot of research ...
0
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3answers
150 views

Can a junior level apply for a senior level job and get it?

I was recently laid off from an junior level job and now that I am looking for a new job I can only find senior level positions. I am a graphic designer and have been told my portfolio is incredibly ...
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3answers
97 views

Stock options offer - questions employer should answer

When evaluating a stock option offer at privately-held start-up company, what questions re. the options plan the employer should be able to answer? What is really a private information that cannot be ...
1
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3answers
174 views

How do I establish the body language baseline in an interview?

Context: We're talking about interviews for knowledge workers, like computer programmers, bankers, managers and so on. Highly paid intellectual jobs. Body language is very important for both the ...
3
votes
3answers
211 views

How can I tell when a prospective employer is just desperate?

Question / Back Story I have been going back and forth with a prospective employer for about 6 months now. Initially, I found this company because I was looking for a new job. Initially I accepted an ...
0
votes
3answers
235 views

Notice period in at-will state [on hold]

I work in an at-will state (Texas) but my contract says I have to give 1 month notice, and the company has to give 3 months notice. Why would they offer more notice than the law demands? Presumably ...
-4
votes
2answers
98 views

How to assess which career move is most helpful when one is riddled with personal problems? [on hold]

I have an intermediate-to-high role of responsibility within my company and have enjoyed most of my career path so far. However, it is not at all financially sufficient - that's a major source of my ...
2
votes
0answers
143 views

Don't have relieving letter from previous employer

I worked in a small company for 2.5 years which was a vendor to company XYZ. I got a chance to offroll to XYZ, resigned with the vendor company and completed its exit formalities with resignation ...
16
votes
7answers
3k views

How to deal with a colleague who mocks me?

A member of the team I work with is guy, who considers himself "super-smart". The guy makes snide remarks to me for no specific reason. I have not previously had such problems with others, so I can't ...
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0answers
20 views

Resume - Contract Position Title [duplicate]

I currently have listed on my resume companies I worked for, however I was contracted. The companies I worked for are much more appealing to my resume, such as Department of Homeland Security, and I'd ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

How to handle holiday cover for operating newly adopted technology/product/etc.?

Imagine that in a small company, a team of three tests and adopts new software, services or products from scratch before they are used by the actual end user functional team within the company. One ...

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