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1answer
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Misunderstanding during phone interview; how to negotiate pay

Three days ago I was called by a company recruiter. I had applied at many jobs and did not know specifically which company was calling me and for which task. He first asked if I was still looking ...
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4answers
117 views

How can I get boss to consider hiring someone he has declared as unqualified?

My employer has a software developer opening for which a friend of mine would be a great candidate; in fact, she's the best, most knowledgeable programmer I know (I'm a developer myself). ...
0
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1answer
101 views

How to put unfinished education on a resume

What is the best way to put on your resume you attended some college, but do not have a degree?
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10answers
3k views

What to do when your manager doesn't accept your vendor's answer about a bug?

Basically, my company uses Software A, which provides a developing framework and a lot of generic code templates. My company purchases this software and uses it as a platform, making customizations ...
3
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3answers
822 views

Starting a new job - learning on the job, and learning new systems, getting competent [closed]

I am starting a new job soon as a junior software engineer. The new team maintains a large code base, and will be using libraries I'm not familiar with. E.g. they do a lot of OpenGL work, and I've ...
1
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3answers
326 views

Student employee - asking for a raise

There is a similar question here that asks about how to proposition a raise. However, I don't believe my question is a duplicate specifically because I'm working as a student employee at a university, ...
0
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0answers
67 views

How to get into big data with little to no experience [on hold]

My apologies for my earlier post since it did not fit the standards of the board. However, I do appreciate some of the other commenters for suggesting getting into big data. My question now would ...
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1answer
121 views

I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current boss know [duplicate]

I am applying for a new job, but do not want to let my current supervisor know I am looking elsewhere. However I want to put him as a reference because I know he will say positive things about me to ...
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3answers
369 views

Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are influenced by the Stack Exchange ...
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3answers
116 views

I'm an intern with a lot of questions, how to politely ask for more guidance?

I'm a front-end webdevelopment intern at a medium sized company for three weeks now. I'm working on a fictional project I've been working on since my student job there (2 days a week - 5 months). Now ...
0
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1answer
104 views

How do you ask in an interview if there will advancement opportunities if you do not have a college degree

How do you ask in an interview if you will be qualified for an advancement in the future if you do not have a college degree? I know some companies do not let people without degrees advance
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3answers
243 views

How can I get recruiters who call me to mail me their contact info?

Since I'm looking for a job and have posted my resume on several national sites for open positions, I regularly get called by recruiters from different consultancy bureaus, recruitment agencies, temp ...
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0answers
169 views

How to interrupt rants in meetings? [duplicate]

This articulate speaker would not lose a breadth and keep ranting without listening to others or giving them a chance to speak. What are some effective ways to interrupt and make your point? These ...
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3answers
8k views

Fell ill - huge gap in time on resume - what do I do?

I'm having some troubles finding work. I'm a good, hard-working and honest worker who has a ton of experience in several areas. I won't list them, but I suspect that my issues with finding work are ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Haven't got revised employment yet [on hold]

I have already got employment contract via email. But it is just draft only. So, I discussed with my employer everything I wanna know about my salary and benefits etc via email only. My employer said ...
4
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7answers
338 views

Should one ever openly acknowledge his limits or defects?

Once somebody told me "never say 'I don't know', never". However, sometimes I really find myself wanting to say "I do not know the answer to your question", or "I can't do this". Some other times, I ...
0
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1answer
121 views

Background verification issue

I recently got offered a job with Morgan Stanley and as part of the on boarding process, am required to undergo background verification. I provided all the required documents. Now, in one of my ...
0
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2answers
149 views

Company keeps former employee email accounts active - [on hold]

A company I work for does not remove or delete former employees emails/passwords and they are easily accessible to keep using and in fact are sometimes used still for some support tickets due to new ...
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0answers
99 views

Regarding career shift from IT to Non-IT [on hold]

I have 10 years of IT experience. Due to sudden accident involving my mother, elder brother and elder sister, I had to resign from the last company way back in November 2013. Since then I am yet to ...
8
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1answer
200 views

Mistakenly Emailed Wrong Recipient

I am in the middle of a job search...putting feelers out. I hired a resume writer who shares the same name as a colleague. I mistakenly emailed my colleague (from my personal email account after ...
0
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1answer
239 views

How can I remedy incorrect answers to interview questions after the fact?

After completing an interview with a potential employer, I sometimes realize that I either misunderstood a question in the heat of the moment, or I simply didn't know the answer to it. When I later ...
2
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2answers
213 views

Suggesting changes to existing programming practices as a newcomer [duplicate]

I recently started a new job as a programmer in a small team working on a web-based app. The code base has been built up over 10-15 years, so there is a fair amount of cruft and code that could be ...
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2answers
120 views

Student part-time worker required to move store of well-established multimillion dollar company. Was not hired for this only paid minimum wage [on hold]

I work at a bookstore as a bookseller/cashier. Now that the store is moving locations we are required to work two eight-hour days with a non-paid lunch to pack up, load the trucks, unpack, and set up ...
0
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2answers
337 views

How can a subcontractor or temporary agency comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

If a subcontractor or temporary agency is the legal employer of an individual, how can they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirement to provide reasonable accommodations to ...
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4answers
544 views

Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview?

Would it be appropriate, when asked for questions at the end of an interview, to ask what you could have done better in the interview? I'm not sure if this comes off wrong, or how I'd think of it, of ...
4
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3answers
424 views

How to go beyond the manager professionally whenever it is required?

I am working as developer in the current firm. We are developing a application for the organization. However for requirements and for other clarifications we need to approach so many other teams and ...
2
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1answer
273 views

Finish discussion with manager who then just sits there staring

I know this sounds strange, but there’s very long drawn out periods of silence with my boss. For example 1 to 2 minutes at least. I understand English isn’t his first language but I’m positive he ...
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2answers
444 views

I have a belief that might limit my ability to do my job occasionally; how and when should I bring this up?

I am currently training with a wedding photographer to determine if I will be a second shooter for her as her current second shooter is returning to school. I have shot one wedding with her and plan ...
0
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0answers
129 views

Left software startup; CEO warning of competing by proxy (by working on open source). Sane? [on hold]

I'm a software engineer with a focus on photo applications who worked for a tiny startup in a state allowing non-competes, and thus signed a non-compete saying, most importantly that for a year I ...
0
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0answers
88 views

90 Day Review will be late [duplicate]

I have recently been employed at a company in which I have attended school for and sub-sequentially attained an internship at this company through my school. I was ecstatic, I seemed to have lucked ...
2
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1answer
252 views

Does the possibility of other job offers hurt my chances in interviews? [duplicate]

Situation: I'm a Computer Science student interning at company A, and I'm also interviewing with company B (preferred) for a fulltime job. Both are big tech companies, but are not competitors because ...
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3answers
178 views

not included in my job description [duplicate]

So I am kind of being lazy but im just trying to do exactly what I am supposed to. I was hired to do, and I quote, "mow the lawn, trim with a weed eater, and rake debrees". I was asked by a manager, ...
34
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4answers
6k views

Time sheets signed the day ahead

Is it fraud for my supervisor to ask me to sign my time sheet a day ahead so she could send it in on the day they are supposed to be submitted to the pay office?
2
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2answers
132 views

The exact same job is posted by different independent recruiting agencies and headhunters.

I would like to apply for a job which was posted online. After research, I found out that the exact same job is posted by different recruiting agencies (at least 12 oe more). Do I look for the most ...
7
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1answer
196 views

Personnel files not being secured

I work for a small company (6 people) - which does not have a dedicated HR person. I have discovered some of my, along with a colleague's, personnel files laying on an open network share. This ...
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9answers
3k views

Is it inappropriate to add a religious title on the top line of your resume?

I make my money in software development, but my real love is my "weekend job" as an ordained clergyman. As such, my proper title is "Reverend," and thus the top line of my resume is "Rev. Michael ...
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1answer
171 views

Is it in bad taste to take a week off a job I began only a month ago? [duplicate]

I'll be starting my first job out of college soon. However, one of my professors from college and I agreed that I should attend a conference where I published a paper and present it. The problem is ...
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2answers
139 views

How far in advance should I inform my boss that I'm taking a week off? [on hold]

I'll be taking a week off for vacation, how far in advance should I inform my manager about this?
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1answer
155 views

How do I take a leave of absence due to stress? [on hold]

I'm currently experiencing a lot of stress and I'd like/need to take a month or two off work, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. What do I tell my boss? I want to leave asap. I should've ...
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votes
0answers
56 views

Internal social network, that offers inline PDF/file comments [on hold]

My small business (<20 employees) is looking for an internal social network platform to replace Yammer. Yammer recently binned its inline PDF commenting system, which we used a lot to group proof ...
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0answers
98 views

Do I have to pay some form of compensation to my future employer if I resign from my sponsored H1B visa before re-location? [on hold]

A few months ago I and my wife have been head-hunted by a US company and they started the sponsored H1B visa process for the both of us. We did not sign any form of work agreement yet. The proposed ...
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0answers
89 views

Career Advice - Java Developer [on hold]

I am a senior java developer with 6.5 years of experience in front-end and back-end programming. I feel now that my career has come to a stand still. I have been working as senior software engineer ...
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votes
1answer
66 views

trouble understanding directions even after having asked for clarification [on hold]

I'm a developer working on a project that is domain-specific to forestry and involves a lot of GIS. My boss basically hired me as his assistant because "he doesn't know programming" and that's my job. ...
66
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8answers
12k views

Hearing rumors one of my employees is interviewing elsewhere

I am the manager of a small team of software engineers. One of the business folks came to me the other day and let me know that one of my employees was overheard several times on the phone setting up ...
2
votes
3answers
193 views

Providing references when only having work experience abroad

I came back to Florida from Israel so I'm one year here. I am legal to work in the US because I'm a citizen, and I'm looking for jobs. Most applications asks for reference. Unfortunately my only ...
2
votes
2answers
17k views

How to write a email about certain achievement to boss?

I'm looking for a sample email that I can use as an offical email to inform my boss about my achievement (passed a certification exam). All the sample letters I found on the net relate to ...
0
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2answers
146 views

can I change my mind after signing contract? [on hold]

When I was waiting a feedback from company A I have received a job offer from company B. After that I informed company A that I have received official job offer from another company. Company A said ...
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1answer
237 views

I do the work of someone who had 15 years experience for salary that equates to 12.5/hour [duplicate]

I manage our production team of 5 and about 1/3 of the company's purchasing. The majority of our company, which has about 60 people in all, makes the money we do from what we output from production. ...
0
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1answer
126 views

Difficult relationship with Opinionated Senior Colleagues [duplicate]

Note: This situation originates from a student team, rather than a workplace, but I think it is quite fair to be regarded in similar fashion to a workplace/company environment. We treat our work ...
0
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1answer
206 views

If I leave my job, must I turn over self-made documents/contacts? [on hold]

If I leave my job, must I turn over self-made documents/contacts? I've spent far too much energy thinking things would pay off, but my employer just doesn't care; I don't feel they understand what I ...

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