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1answer
29 views

How to answer an interview question about national politics?

Currently in Egypt we have a big mess in our national politics, lots of elections, new constitutions and such. Some companies now ask questions to determine the political preferences of candidates, ...
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0answers
14 views

When apply for an attorney job, what is more professional than To Whom It May Concern?

What is a more professional way to say To Whom It May Concern if applying for an attorney position?
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0answers
44 views

Inspirational Transgender people in the field of technology [on hold]

All to often as a transgender person one is subjected to tales of suffering and difficulty which are sadly true but unfortunately not particularly good in helping someone make the right decisions and ...
2
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4answers
159 views

New Job, Casual Attire, First Impression

I have accepted a new job at a particular company. The company has casual attire (Jeans, T-Shirt). I have even seen some people wearing shorts (I would pass on that!). Since, I will be joining as a ...
2
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4answers
144 views

Did not get job even after accepting offer letter?

I had a question about not getting a job even after I sign the offer letter and the company accepts it. Let's say that I accepted the offer letter in emails and they even replied, welcoming me to the ...
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0answers
50 views

No phone calls please [on hold]

I really hate this -- but I get it, they have the upper-hand. If you email them to ask about the process, will that hurt you? Thoughts?
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4answers
60 views

should I put my work experience that is not related to software development on my resume?

I graduated from a university 2 months ago with a BS in Computer Science and I made my resume for an Entry Level position in software developer. I did include other jobs I did in the past(retail). ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Didn't hear back from the company after confirming Skype Interview. Good Sign or Bad Sign?

So I receive an email from a company asking me for a Skype interview, I confirm it but I never hear back from them regarding any confirmation from their side. That's almost a week ago. Moreover, I ...
2
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2answers
117 views

I'm not liking the work I'm doing, and I've been in the position for only 3 months

First, some background: I've been in my current position about 2.5 months The position is a software development position, but my degree is not in software development (industrial engineering). I ...
3
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2answers
63 views

Company does not do yearly review

After working for almost three years, I am yet to have a "yearly" performance review - or a review of any kind. Is this a red flag? How common is it for companies to avoid or forget about reviews?
2
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2answers
97 views

Is it okay to ask my interviewer to sponsor my travel?

I would have to travel for an interview and costs are coming up to $300 (CAD). That cost includes train tickets, stay, and food according to my calculations. So my question is, is it okay to ask ...
3
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4answers
189 views

Is it OK to ask colleagues to leave if they're sick?

I can't stand it when someone that sits near me comes in when they're sick. All day long I listen to them sniffle and cough and I just sit there and wonder how long until they pass their germs on to ...
25
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7answers
2k views

What to do about a teammate who is burnt out

Our team has been working hard on an extremely difficult project with an insanely short deadline. We aren't working 80-hour weeks, but the time we are working is stressful to say the least. Everyone ...
0
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2answers
122 views

What is the best position to keep monitor?

The programs work on monitors day in and day out for near untraceable period to time. What is the best position to keep the monitor?
0
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0answers
65 views

Which area of Computing to aim for [on hold]

Ok the title may not be the best of this thread, however i will explain :). I am a uni student at the moment studying Computer Science and i am not 100% sure what area i want to go into. I know i may ...
13
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4answers
1k views

Job offer via email, no need for signed contract?

I am in the process of accepting a job offer and instead of sending out a written contract that needs to be signed, everything is done via email. Is this legally sound and normal? In the past I have ...
5
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2answers
463 views

Telecommuting: how should I ask to successfully achieve it?

I've been working on a company for half a year, as a web developer but also offering consultancy in Android to my colleagues (about 1-2 hours per full-time working day). However, I'm planning to move ...
-1
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1answer
39 views

Reveal to organisation regarding notice period while candidature in progress

I have 7 days left to join an organisation meanwhile I am being interviewed by a second organisation and which might pay well. Should I tell the second organisation that I have 6-7 days left so they ...
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0answers
41 views

2 year undergrad looking direction in the field I should go into [on hold]

I just finished my first year of undergraduate studies and I’m trying to decide where in the field I should go into. I was wondering if people in the industry could give me their take the different ...
4
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3answers
128 views

As a web developer, should I focus on contract work instead of full-time positions?

I am a full-stack web developer who has worked exclusively at full-time positions for nearly ten years. The work that I want to be doing is designing and building sites that adapt to the ...
3
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3answers
181 views

Must I list a previous company in my resume?

I was hired for reputed Company A as a fresher from campus recruitment. After five months, I was asked to resign (not terminated or fired) as I could not pass the tests they conduct during their ...
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2answers
119 views

What do I do when I have an interview with company B during my work period with company A and the HR in company B is unresponsive to my email?

I am currently working for company A in the form of a contract, until August. I just started a week ago in company A. Today and I received an interview from company B and ask me to have an interview ...
3
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4answers
108 views

Should I continue looking for jobs despite having signed a contract?

I am a new graduate in engineering. I'm based in the UK and recently applied and was accepted to a job. I've signed the contract and the job begins in a month or two. However, I've been told to apply ...
8
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3answers
170 views

How do deal with a very profitable client whose project is doomed (by his own decisions)

I have this client that pays me very well for working in a project that is clearly doomed. I tried to communicate my concerns in the most positive way I could, but he is unable to see the writing in ...
7
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4answers
257 views

What to do if personal property gets damaged by coworkers?

We went on a Team-Building activity this past weekend, payed by the company. There was a swimming pool there and a few of my coworkers thought it would be a good idea to pick people at random and ...
8
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4answers
918 views

what is the most appropriate way to tell a client that I can't work on their project until they have a more finished idea?

I work as a contractor. The job involves helping a number of people who come in with project ideas. One person who comes in wants a website. She has little background in websites or development ...
0
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1answer
156 views

The Guy just won't shut up! [duplicate]

I work for a software company in a busy office, obviously there will be some noise and distractions but the most prominant and most annoying is a colleague (For arguments sake let's call him John) who ...
10
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1answer
132 views

What's a good way to qualify offshore consultants?

I've been tasked with interviewing several offshore consultants in sequence for proper job skills, and given a short amount of time to prepare. I've got 6 candidates to interview. I get a half hour ...
25
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3answers
4k views

I was honest about wasting time: can this harm my job?

Just now my boss asked me "Why are you working overtime today?" I replied "I wasted 2 hours in the morning and I am working overtime to compensate for time wasted." He gave me a perplexed look. He ...
30
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7answers
3k views

What can be done to prevent people from leaving their ringing cell phones on their desks?

There's this very good answer on desk phones. This question is about personal cell phones. Many people don't bother carrying their personal cell phone with them and just leave it on their desk (or in ...
4
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2answers
185 views

Concerns about working as a software developer in a small non-software company (developing in-house process automation software)

I'm currently a student (soon have my MSc in Computer Science) in Germany. In parallel I work in a small company which does NOT sell software products. But they decided to improve their internal ...
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0answers
62 views

Should I ask my manager about getting re-hired?

I work at a small company as a placement student (part of my 4 year degree). I've been working at my company for almost a year, and am coming to the end of my placement. My company frequently re-hires ...
42
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13answers
4k views

How should I offer corrections on English for coworkers who are not native speakers?

I'm a team lead at a startup. Part of my job is to do code reviews and ask other developers to correct their own work. In my spare time I mentor students learning the same type of work. A few of my ...
22
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8answers
3k views

Should I put the job I was fired from on my resume when there was a hostile altercation/police involved

I resigned from my last-but-one job after 4 months because the hours were insane and as a single mom to 3, I needed to work a normal 9 to 5 with occasional overtime. So I accepted a job offer with 9 ...
1
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0answers
88 views

Interviewed for govt. job; HR wants *official* transcript [on hold]

So I interviewed for a U.S. local government job via phone on July 10. Prior to the interview the hiring manager explicitly asked for a faxed copy of my transcript, so I sent her one. I didn't hear ...
7
votes
3answers
331 views

How to create workplace refrigerator rules when rules did not previously exist?

So at my office, everyone had been using the refrigerator responsibly and considerately for as long as I have been there. All of a sudden this year, at least one person has started storing raw meat in ...
7
votes
5answers
433 views

Big company or small company for career growth? [on hold]

I did some research in this site to find something similar to my "problem" and I found relevant just this. My current situation is quite similar. I'm working in a small company ( 7 coworkers ) as ...
0
votes
2answers
118 views

My Ex-Employer wanted me back [duplicate]

Just checking with you people if it is good to go back to the ex employer, i am young professional with 2.5 years of work experience, i have switched from my first company(where i joined as a fresher) ...
1
vote
4answers
218 views

Is it normal to have 4-5 hour interview for junior programmer position ? [duplicate]

I have been to a few interviews and the max they have gone is 1.5 hours. But there is this one interview that could take 4-5 hours. I wonder why companies need to interview a junior developer for so ...
2
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0answers
81 views

Is a relieving letter really required?

I have 4 years of experience. I served my notice period and was relieved of all my duties. I got my relieving letter and all the necessary documents (from company A). Currently I'm considering two ...
1
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3answers
125 views

Reason for leaving question — when there is uncertainty?

I've been furloughed now for two weeks and this is until further notice. My boss has encouraged me to look elsewhere given the uncertainty. On the application, the question asks "Reason for leaving" ...
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1answer
152 views

How to avoid fighting with co-worker over power outlet

My coworker and I share a standard US power outlet with a fan we both use plugged into it. I plug my lamp into the other part of the outlet, but my co-worker keeps unplugging my lamp so that he can ...
23
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8answers
3k views

How to push back when colleagues send work to me they can do themselves?

Over the years I've acquired some Perl skills to get the data in a shape I can work with (marketing analytics). Average dataset sizes have grown over the years, and colleagues tend to say "Excel ...
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3answers
131 views

Work standing still, difficulty in autonomy

I am in a long internship at an IT company. At first, I was excited because it was the company I wanted and I was doing the job that would help me for my future career. But mostly, I was involved ...
0
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3answers
124 views

Does Business Analyst experience make a programmer more valuable worker?

I had various workplaces, and my first one was a pharmaceutical company where in the IT the Business Analyst (BA) tasks were divided between Programmers and Project Managers (PM). I spent there five ...
3
votes
2answers
255 views

I attempted to negotiate a higher salary after I was given an offer but was ignored, can I contact the company to accept the original offer?

I was given a job offer around one and a half months ago, and asked for few days to consider about the offer. However, I felt that the salary that they provided was too low for me, so I sent back ...
2
votes
4answers
192 views

Followup after a phone interview?

I had a short phone interview with the head of a small company this morning, it was more of a "see-who-this-person-is" type of call prior to meeting in person. The call ended with us agreeing to meet ...
4
votes
3answers
207 views

How to portray responsibilities that are unusual for my title on my resume?

To put it very briefly - I am a vendor relationship manager working with software/IT service providers, but our company decided that I and others like me should be heavily involved in areas of IT ...
13
votes
3answers
271 views

How to stay in the loop when senior managers go above you in external relations?

I manage the relationship with one of our key vendors e.g. an enterprise resource planning software such as SAP. As such, I initiate and look after negotiations, issues, new products, opportunities ...
7
votes
6answers
405 views

How to bring up a bad GPA in a interview

Suppose in an interview somebody asks you about your undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). If it is very low what should you say? Also suppose your graduate school GPA is very high. Could I somehow ...

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