All Questions

1
vote
4answers
148 views

Should I admit to a potential employer that I didn't get in touch because I'm ashamed of my grades?

I applied for a job to a few companies. One place I particularly like. We had an interview that seemed to go well and the interviewer said he was impressed with me. He then sent me an email asking me ...
-1
votes
2answers
62 views

Career switch for a young Software Engineer [on hold]

I am a junior software engineer with 2 years of commercial experience. I am going to give a brief background to make my question more specific. I studied Computer Science for 5 years to get a ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

What is the impact of accepting the shift of role from a core developer to a white box tester?

I am C# and .net developer with about 5 years of experience. I'm considering the shift of my role from a core developer to a white box tester. What would be the impact on my career as developer? ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

How to deal with my co-worker who constantly cuts in to conversation?

I have a co-worker who is a motor mouth and constantly cuts in to conversations she isn't involved in as soon as she walks into the room. I'm over it but want to tell her that in a nice way. How ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Refusing a job politely

I am a first year, computer science undergraduate and I have applied for my first job (a summer placement) to some companies. Now, I have a few job offers, and whilest I would love to accept them all, ...
3
votes
1answer
80 views

Colleague feedback - asking them to relax

I currently work in a fast paced I.T environment and have to give one of my colleagues feedback (I am not his manager). He is a very strong developer with excellent work ethics which I have wrote ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Laid off. Should I contact clients from on-going projects?

I was working with a client for the past year on a site. I was let go from my company. I don't like the idea of just disappearing. I'd like to contact the client and tell them I've left, and that it ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

conflict of interest for internal interview process

I recently had an internal interview as part of a restructuring process. One of the panel was the direct line manager of one of the other candidates. Is this a conflict of interest, as it appears they ...
-2
votes
1answer
76 views

Is using emoticons in correspondence with co-workers okay? [on hold]

We have a few related questions in terms of potential employers and cover letters -- but how about when talking with your colleagues? Sometimes, emoticons really help convey a message (in my opinion) ...
-1
votes
1answer
36 views

it support analyst Annual Development Review Preparation Form

I need help with my Annual Development Review Preparation Form The first question asks how I, within my role, contribute to the company. The list below is what I do daily, but I'm not sure how to ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

Applying directly and through recruiter for different jobs same company

I applied online for an analyst position at a bank but received no feedback except an automatic reply that the application was received. A few weeks later I was contacted by a recruitment agency about ...
1
vote
4answers
153 views

How to ask a person who is not willing to train me because of fear of demotion to train me?

I recently joined a company as a network engineer. I was trained about systems in the site by the team leader. He didn't train me properly. He kept secrets which he should not have, like log-ins and ...
1
vote
3answers
64 views

What differentiates a manager from a team leader? [on hold]

What differentiates a manager from a team leader (TL)? What is expected of a manager as opposed to a team leader?
-1
votes
0answers
61 views

Other colleagues work remotely but I am not allowed to [on hold]

My company has 2 workers in Ukraine working 100% remotely and they have never even met these guys before. It doesn't seem to be an issue. I just came back from maternity leave and I asked to work a ...
1
vote
2answers
69 views

Management too-hands off and workplace is chaotic

Management in this company is almost non-existent. There are no procedures or processes and everything is up in the air. When new people starts there is no orientation process or training at all. ...
4
votes
3answers
300 views

How do I stop awkward questions after maternity leave?

I went on maternity leave for 3 months with my first baby. I know I'm entitled to a year off but at only 50% of your pay with no top-ups and being the breadwinner makes that an impossible dream. I ...
0
votes
7answers
311 views

Cultural clash in the office - artists and engineer struggling to understand each other

I work as a software developer and the artists at work always get very defensive and nervous when they work with us. We don't think we look down on them at all, however they become quite upset when ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

How to make cover letter company specific when the job field is rarely related to the company activity?

It is well-known that cover letter should demonstrate interest to the targeted company: "simply put, no the point of a cover letter is to articulate why you will be valuable to my company and how. ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Should I ask why a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn?

About a week ago a recruiter connected to me on LinkedIn. He never sent me a message, which I thought was odd, since usually recruiters connect and send a message asking if I'm interested in ...
-2
votes
1answer
51 views

B.Sc. CS and then MSc in Business Management and then a MBA - advantageous? [on hold]

I'm currently doing a Dual Study. I's a German concept where you are 3 month at the university and then 3 month working full-time at the company in different positions which you can choose by your ...
3
votes
3answers
335 views

Should I be honest about why I quit a job I really liked?

I took a job directly out of school 18 months ago with an employer I'd done an internship with and because we had mutual "good feelings" about each other. When I was offered the position, the salary ...
15
votes
5answers
1k views

Do interview brainteaser questions predict performance?

In a 2013 NYT interview, some Google guy said: On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations ...
3
votes
3answers
334 views

Disturbed frequently during interview. How can I deal with it?

I have applied for senior developer position in a small organization. My resume was shortlisted and I got an interview call. After the interview started, it was disturbed multiple times. The ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

contact recruiter who told will get back to me

I was told by a recruiter that I would be receiving a call back from her in November for the next round of my technical interview. Now, it is almost end of November and I want to contact her. I am ...
21
votes
9answers
2k views

Is it professional to correct misspellings of my name?

I have a common name, but an uncommon spelling. Specifically, my name is Kelli. Often in emails and in informal and formal chat situations, I have people referring to me with the more common ...
8
votes
3answers
651 views

Do you keep your suit jacket on during an interview?

What is the consensus - during an interview, do you keep your suit jacket on or off? What is the impression it gives if the suit jacket is taken off during the interview?
0
votes
3answers
98 views

How can I create a disclaimer?

I am trying to email certain companies with requests of donations (physical products, not money) to my organisation. However, my organisation has not had many real discussions about any of this, and ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

How to handle stress and potential stress leave [duplicate]

Looking for advice on how to approach the experts involved and how to eliminate stress factors. How could one eliminate stress to avoid the situation of feeling the need to quit immediately due to it ...
-3
votes
1answer
87 views

How does stress leave work? [on hold]

I am a store manager for a big retail company in Toronto. Stress is killing me lately. I have chest pains and weird dreams, I'm nervous at all time, etc. How does stress leave work? Do I need a doctor ...
16
votes
3answers
2k views

Standard for paying an employee when the last two days of notice are a holiday

We have a salaried employee that has been with the company for 8 months. The employee gave two weeks notice and the last two days of that notice are typically a paid holiday (US Thanksgiving, ...
21
votes
3answers
2k views

How to sell yourself when the interviewer doesn't know what to ask?

I recently attended a two part interview that put me in an unexpected situation. The interview consisted of a general interview (which I think went very well) and a technical interview a few days ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

In how much project management should a programmer be involved? [duplicate]

Given that there is no hierarchy in my poject team, i.e. customer liason, project manager, architecture consultant, developers are just different roles. Everyone listens to everybody, and we move ...
-1
votes
5answers
348 views

How to cleverly complain in one's appraisal that new hires get more compensations than current ones

I work with a small company. 2 new 'software developer' hires get more compensation than the currently employed ones, based on their experience (years) in technology which has around 15% contribution ...
-1
votes
1answer
95 views

How to get my idea working? [on hold]

I have an Idea in my mind which I think could make a big hit if become real. The problem I am facing is, I am not a good programmer and I couldn't get this working by myself. But the good part here ...
-1
votes
0answers
58 views

Resignation before signing appointment letter [on hold]

I have been appointed by a company in Thailand in first week of November. After coming here i found so many flaws in the company so i want to leave this job. I haven't sign the appointment letter yet. ...
3
votes
2answers
157 views

How involved with project development should a programmer be?

Given that there is no hierarchy in my poject team, i.e. customer liason, project manager, architecture consultant, developers are just different roles. Everyone listens to everybody, and we move ...
4
votes
3answers
193 views

I do not recall the names/contact of my supervisors from my teenage years

While I have excellent records my recent jobs (past six years) relevant to the business field I am applying to, but the current application database I am filling out on is insistently asking for all ...
1
vote
2answers
222 views

How to communicate assertively with cocky coworkers (especially business/sales-people)?

I am very social and extroverted, however, maybe because I have been a bully victim at school, I am easily sensitive to behaviors that reek of pushy and superior. There are a number of situations ...
-1
votes
1answer
122 views

Should I keep trying to be a web developer? [on hold]

I have bachelor's degrees in computer science and math and for the past six years have mostly been relying on my math background. But I want to switch to a higher-paying career and the natural option ...
0
votes
4answers
220 views

Going from one company to another, to fill a similar spot

This is a hypothetical scenario, but one that I feel I need to know. I've recently finished my BSc in Computer Science, and gotten an entry-level software developer position at a respectable, ...
-2
votes
2answers
391 views

Inappropriate questions from a new supervisor

I have a situation where this week one of my peers was promoted to be my supervisor. This person is known to be volatile and while we have had a friendly relationship in the past even in the first ...
-1
votes
0answers
74 views

Difficulty in expressing my thoughts verbally and written [duplicate]

I also have difficulty expressing my thoughts verbally and in a written format. I empathise fully with this person. It is something I am aware of every single day and in every conversation. I feel as ...
16
votes
5answers
2k views

Is Daily Accuracy of a timesheet important if the end check is the same?

I am in the situation were I submit time to a manager for approval and it gets submitted to an external company (my employer) for secondary approval and processing. My timesheets are fairly complex ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

My online work is posted under an alias, how do I present that on my resumé? [duplicate]

My last name is weird and unpronounceable in my country's language, and I'm undergoing a name change procedure, which can take many years. Now, legally I still have that old name, but all my online ...
-7
votes
2answers
136 views

Termination Letter for working in two companies at a time [on hold]

One of my employee was working in two companies, my management has decided to terminate him. Please share a sample termination letter
1
vote
1answer
216 views

How to work with a person who is going to leave the company and is not liked by any team member?

I recently joined a company as a network engineer. Almost all the people here are personally known to me. One guy who works here, who used to be my good friend out of office, is not keeping up with ...
5
votes
1answer
389 views

Is it ok to ask an interviewer how they are doing if they live in a conflict zone?

Suppose one is being interviewed (remotely) by a company based in a conflict zone like Israel or the Ukraine. Would it come across as ignorant or rude to ask about how the interviewer is doing with ...
5
votes
3answers
352 views

How much should a developer contribute in business analysis meetings of a software project?

I've previously worked in a project where mostly my Team Lead, Project Manager and the Business Analyst would sit together and discuss about the business of our project. They'd attend client meetings ...
2
votes
2answers
304 views

Demanding a bonus/raise before finishing a project [duplicate]

I started out at my company as an intern and moved into an entry level position. As an intern I familiarized myself with their major products. I was asked to take on some tasks using my company's ...
-3
votes
1answer
125 views

Salary negotiation--Low salary offered compared to what i usually make [on hold]

I have about 10 years of experience working in the marketing/communications agency world. I make roughly around $82,000/yr living in California SF Bay Area. About a month ago I was let go. I ...

15 30 50 per page