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31 views

How to handle pressure when I am not fully in control of the issue (and it is beyond my skills)?

I am responsible for delivering different final product/service requests to Team A (usually Customer Sales, Business Developers, sometimes the CEO himself) using in-house-built Software that is ...
0
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2answers
19 views

How to list McNair Scholarship research on resume?

My husband received a McNair Scholarship; part of the benefit to the program is what they call a "Summer Research Institute", a program under which he was given funds to design and carry out research ...
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2answers
259 views

What should I do about receiving an unwarranted written warning?

I was given a written warning today that I believe is unwarranted. The statement is at best an inaccurate representation of what happened and I consider it completely wrong. Since this is a written ...
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1answer
31 views

my recriutment agency told me i have job offer 2 weeks

hi guys please can someone help me. I have been told by my technical recruitment agency that I will be having good offer from the company which is expanding. This company was acquired by a large group ...
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2answers
28 views

How to express creativity in a technical CV/Resumé

I'm updating my CV/resumé (I work as a software developer) and one of the comments I had from someone I asked to review it was that it didn't suggest much creativity. While it expressed by technical ...
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2answers
49 views

What would you think is better to learn and work considering IT market needs and my experiences

Firstly, I want to mention that I'm information technology enthusiast. And I have multiple working/learning experiences in different fields of information technology. But, now I see that I should ...
3
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4answers
155 views

How to work under pressure?

I'm studying Computer science (second year ), I Applied for a part time job at MacDonald 6hour 3 day per week, I thought that will not affect on my study but I started to feel tired and the work was ...
7
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3answers
560 views

What benefits do companies gain for hiring contract employees instead of hiring directly?

I was told that some companies usually seek help from manpower agencies (and in particular when it comes to hiring programmers). However, I wasn't able to ask why. I also noticed in some companies ...
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0answers
140 views

I haven't been paid for a month now. Is it time to stop and leave? [on hold]

I recently got a job at this place that just opened up. I sent my resume, but I didn't hear back from them. I then went down to the shop a few weeks later. At the time I didn't know, but apparently ...
0
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1answer
138 views

Is it always good to “try” to apply?

My problem is language. My dream would be working in the UK, anyway although I have no particular problems in writing and reading, I have some lacks in spoken english. Right now there is a nice job ...
15
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6answers
3k views

What to list under a job where I achieved nothing (and the business went bust)?

I spent about one year - my first job out of college - at a quasi-startup company, which went bust soon after I left. I believe my contributions were negligible and had no major influence on the ...
5
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3answers
175 views

Which name should I use on an application form when applying for a job during gender transition?

I am a person who starting gender transition which includes looking for a job where I will be able to interview and work as my correct gender. I have not yet legally changed my name; I won't be able ...
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0answers
51 views

How to write a bio for a job application?

I am going to have a job interview with Google next week and the recruiter asked me to send him a few things including my "bio". I have already sent him my CV, so I wonder what exactly should be ...
5
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3answers
719 views

How to politely bring up that I need more work [duplicate]

I am working a salaried position at a small software firm. Currently I am on a team that is working on a large program that is broken down into small features, which our project lead will assign to ...
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0answers
47 views

how to fill out W4 when i'm getting $1600 extra income a month [migrated]

Aug 22 was my last day at a job that paid $76,000 / yr. After that that job is supposed to pay me $400 / wk for consulting for $1,600 / month. At the new job (which I started on Aug 26) I'm making ...
0
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2answers
138 views

How to remove ambiguity from the meaning of an “executive” title in a corporate context?

I have seen the word "executive" being used for completely opposite levels of seniority: Someone is a "senior executive" means that one is a director or senior manager at a business. Someone is a ...
1
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3answers
374 views

How to explain to employer that I don't owe him anything due to (lack of) company policy?

Follow-up question to: Resignation letter: general tips and what to do if boss is not on site? and Put in my two weeks or wait?. [I would suggest reading these to understand the background.] Yes, I ...
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0answers
59 views

How to blend in at a new (my first) work environment? [on hold]

I joined as a trainee at a US based Software(Big Data) startup. Their development center is at my city and they outsource most of the work from here. They hired me as a Java developer and put me on a ...
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0answers
88 views

Career Advice needed - am I damaging my long term career chances here? [on hold]

I feel my career has taken a down turn and need some advice on how to move forward from here - well here's my story in brief - I started off at a prestigious company and spent 8 years there - gained a ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Mention a private partnership for a Master Thesis on a CV

I am currently involved in an Engineering Master Program in a European country and I will soon begin the last year of my program during which I will spend approximately half a year working on a Master ...
1
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1answer
230 views

Bored due to lack of work in my new job, only three weeks in

I just started this new role at one of the big banks in my country. I was promised when I took up the offer that I would be learning and developing my skills. But it's 3 weeks in, the manager that ...
4
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5answers
457 views

Listing 'soft skills' on a resume

I have been told a number of times that it is important to list some soft skills on your resume especially since, as a software developer, it is really easy to fill all the space with hard skills. ...
8
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4answers
907 views

How to find warning signs about a company's business practices during a job interview?

When going to interviews, I often want to take a peek at how the company works on the inside, but they may not show you everything or want to "keep up appearances" to make them more inviting. ...
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0answers
42 views

Is there a good tool for versioning Word documents? [on hold]

Where I work, our source code resides in TFS allowing changes to be tracked easily, people can diff between versions, you get mails when something changes,etc.. However, the user stories we get come ...
3
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2answers
109 views

CV : english for technical terms

In my CV I currently mention some special fields I have experience in. I am interested in an job offer in these fields. The problem is, as I'm french speaking the fields in question are translated ...
5
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2answers
5k views

Is it frowned upon to mention specific clients in a CV?

Now, I've always thought (probably through misinformation) that it was bad practice to mention actual client names when writing your CV, is this true? I am currently rewriting my CV and I'd like to ...
9
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4answers
939 views

Mentioning personal qualities on CV [duplicate]

I've noticed that a lot of CVs contain a segment that looks something like: I have fast learning skills, out-of-the-box thinking, high motivation, loyalty and dedication. I am a hard worker and a ...
2
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5answers
137 views

How to structure a lot of workplace trainings into a resume?

I am a registered nurse and took many workplace trainings in hospitals during my career (still unfinished). When I put them on the resume, people have recommended that I add them in the "Experience" ...
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1answer
76 views

Does good work-life balance always mean less pay and growth? [on hold]

When I am looking for a good balance between personal life and professional life at my next employer, must I always expect less pay and growth than I would find at a job where there is no such ...
5
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1answer
223 views

Correct way to do an impossible task in written interview test

I had a programming test where was asked to do a particular problem. However, there was some kind of mistake in a problem as I was able to see that there can't be particular type of inputs for the ...
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1answer
87 views

What Next for a Software Developer? [on hold]

I'm in a state of confusion and it would be great if I can get some professional advice. I've been a Software Developer (Microsoft Tech Stack) for the past 10 years. I feel like I'm losing interest ...
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1answer
44 views

How to update my LinkedIn profile after relocation?

Recently I relocated to different office for the company I work for and there were several duties added to my duty list, but my position internally essentially didn't change. I am thinking that I ...
5
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3answers
188 views

How to get across on LinkedIn that I absolutely enjoy, and am committed to, my company?

I work in a non-client-facing role and only occasionally interact with suppliers/vendors and consultants. Generally I feel that my professional network is very small and thus I want to get to know ...
26
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11answers
2k views

Does keeping one's desk extremely clean appear lazy? [closed]

I do all of my work on my PC and I like to keep my desk very clean; it helps me think. I'm pretty much the only one of this mindset at my company and most other's desks are covered with papers, notes, ...
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0answers
43 views

What kind of management skills should a manager mention on CV/resume skills section? [duplicate]

Many CV/resume advice websites mention that it will make recruiter's life easier to put a "top skills/areas" section on the top of the resume, or an ordered skills section, emphasizing the ...
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5answers
356 views

Is it unethical to recharge batteries at my workplace?

I have recently moved into a new apartment in which I have to pay for electricity. To save on my electricity bill, I have been charging my phone at work rather than at home. I am also thinking about ...
2
votes
2answers
108 views

Verbally accepted commencement date

I told a company that gave me an offer that i could start at the specified commencement date but nothing was put in writing, no contracts signed (Being a contract role - they asked for payroll company ...
15
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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 ...
12
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5answers
1k views

Is it unprofessional to listen to music while at work? [on hold]

Even with headphones on with the volume on low, would this still be considered rude or unprofessional? I'd like to listen to music to help me get through my work but don't want to get told off for it. ...
17
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4answers
1k views
+50

Dealing with rude senior colleagues

I have a colleague who holds a higher position than myself and is very very abrupt and rude, in particular to people who are in lower positions than she is. I believe the management dont really see ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

Not Given Enough Tasks: How to Ask For More Politely

I am a programmer and the way things go in my workplace is people are given modules to work on and every module has a set of tasks. This is just my third month in the company and there are days, even ...
11
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5answers
3k views

Is it alright to quit right before a business trip?

Several weeks ago, the small company I work for (about 30 people) declared that there would be an "all hands meeting" for all employees worldwide. However, I have recently gotten a job offer that I ...
6
votes
2answers
257 views

Will not having a reference potentially hurt my future career chances, despite not wanting to return to my current field of work?

I am resigning from my job at a small company that I've been at for only about four months. I am quite young and have spent the two years prior to this job dealing with health issues, so this job will ...
96
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5answers
13k views

How to respond to manager's demand to remove CV from Job site?

My daughter is desperately unhappy with her employer and is looking for another job. Her CV is posted on several sites (like Monster) and today her line manager has told her that she has until 4pm to ...
2
votes
2answers
155 views

What are the things that I should mention and avoid in the introduction e-mail to my team in my new job? [on hold]

I am joining my first job after my graduate studies. My manager asked me to send an e-mail to him with my short bio so that he will use it to introduce me to the entire team. I would like to mention ...
54
votes
6answers
5k views

What's the most appropriate time in the recruitment process to reveal that you're transgender (in the UK)?

I am a transgender person looking to switch jobs from the one I am currently in to one where I can work as a woman, completing the set of places I need to be accepted in order to live full time as my ...
1
vote
2answers
135 views

Apply for a position with a company via a recruiter. Can I apply for a different position with the same company by myself?

Via a recruiter I applied for a position to a certain company (earlier this week). Today, I have seen that there is another position in the same company and department for which I would like to ...
16
votes
4answers
3k views

How should I respond to vague recruiter requests?

A recruiter contacted me with a pretty vague request. It's somewhat phrased as follows (modified to avoid arousing too much suspicion): Software Engineering Opportutnies @ LinkedIn Hi, we ...
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votes
2answers
210 views

Quitting to start my own company [on hold]

I've been working at my current job for over 9 months now, and it's been great. However, I've started learning more about the world of Software Consulting, and I have close to 4 clients lined up for a ...
24
votes
4answers
3k views

How do I approach my employer about purchasing a canceled project?

Is it acceptable to approach my current employer and ask to purchase a dead project off them? The end goal is to revive this dead project (a Civil Engineering application) and sell it - essentially ...

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