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53 views

Rise salary expectation during interview

I've recently interviewed with a company, at the end of the interview, they asked me what my expected salary is. I made the mistake of saying a somewhat low range (somewhat bellow average for that ...
1
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0answers
91 views

Employer ending contract before notice period

I am about two weeks into my notice period, and my employer said he would prefer it if I finish off today. All the work I was supposed to do has been handed in, including extra work. I am afraid ...
5
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7answers
2k views

employer demanding I help with recruiting after my one-month notice of resignation

I've notified my employer about my resignation and it's been one month already, but they still haven't managed to hire an employee that fits my current position. I'm the only developer in this company ...
0
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2answers
196 views

I have so many problems I cannot focus on work - should I resign?

I have a huge amount of personal problems that take a lot of time, including being worried and trying to sort a few things out. But I can neither focus on one nor the other properly when I am at work ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Average hourly rate [on hold]

I am a senior ASP.NET/VB.NET website developer/programmer. How can I find out the average hourly 1099 rate for a certain area or the US? Any websites/tools you recommend which are pretty accurate? ...
0
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2answers
98 views

Remuneration issues after international relocation

About 6 months ago I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to move abroad with my company. I have successfully relocated, but have encountered two problems related to remunerations: ...
0
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0answers
47 views

Are verified certificates more convincing to employers than “unverified” ones? (Coursera)

Amongst the employers who pay attention to Coursera certifications, are verified certificates more convincing to employers than "unverified" ones? I am aware of What is the value of a Coursera ...
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3answers
83 views

Who is responsible to purchase 3rd party tools/licenses?

I have a question. I'm a contractor working for a sw development company (let's call it "ABC Dev"). They are outsourcing me to other companies to do .net development. One of these client projects ...
2
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2answers
77 views

How can I unify a team of people working remotely?

I’m currently on a team with people who work in different countries. This question makes the assumption that it is better to have some level of interpersonal connection among team members; we are ...
4
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1answer
267 views

Was let go from my job and client wants to know what happened. What do I say?

I was hired as an Account Supervisor at a small communications firm. The owner was my boss and the rest of the staff about 3 other people were contractors. I worked there roughly for 3 months, doing ...
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0answers
117 views

use my yearly vacation. uffter 6 month I re-sign. Ho well pay my ticket [on hold]

My yearly vacation used my ticket. So I'm back to work my company. Then after 6 month he re-sign. So its ment 6 month I'm working my company. How can I pay for my air ticket.
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1answer
66 views

Should I follow up after interview? They didn't call when they said they would [duplicate]

I recently interviewed at an agency for a web development internship. It went pretty well, and the interviewer said they'd call me the day after (latest by the afternoon). They said that TWICE during ...
1
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4answers
90 views

Would it be possible to work for a client? [on hold]

My client has asked me to work for them. I see there's a clause in my contract like this: The Employee agrees that during the term of the agreement and for a period of three months following the ...
0
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4answers
88 views

Recruiters asking me to find candidates for them? [duplicate]

I have received a couple of these types of recruiting mails on Linkedin or by email every now and then and I'm just kind of stumped as to what's the point of them. Here's a snippet from the latest: ...
1
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5answers
237 views

I get frustrated when I have to produce suboptimal work [on hold]

The following situation is probably familiar for many working people: Boss: "We're gonna do this project like A, B, E, D" Everyone: (stumped) "Uh, what about C? Why is E before D? That's not ...
8
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2answers
1k views

How should an IT manager discuss retrieving equipment and IP with a terminated employee?

Handling it when someone resigns is one thing... But when we let someone go in the company it's difficult for me as the IT manager to engage this individual over the phone or via email. The need is ...
5
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2answers
177 views

Mutual salary history disclosure

Based on many questions about a potential employee disclosing their salary history, I'm under the impression this is common and a little undesirable. Would this practice be a little more equitable if ...
-1
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3answers
127 views

Interviewing - Reason for job change when leaving current employer too early [duplicate]

I am from an Indian community that works in one of the metro city for a reputed US based MNC firm. I joined this company 4 months back and this is my second employer (so you can guess I am just ...
0
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0answers
96 views

Is this a bad resume for a banking job? [on hold]

What can I add to my resume that will help give me a higher chance of getting called back? I've only worked in the food industry since I have started working (I'm 20). I don't really know how to make ...
1
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1answer
125 views

what to do when a you next employer ask you about your previous employer's contacts?

I hate working in my company, the managers were really stressful and the environment was really dark so i had some problems with them: once the manager started yelling at me for no reason, the ...
1
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2answers
264 views

Human Resources breach of confidentiality?

I was discussing my future at my company with our HR head. I'm currently an intern/ executive administrative assistant and was trying to determine if there was possibility to move up in the company. I ...
46
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3answers
5k views

Refusing to travel

I have been working at my company very happily for two years now as a software developer. However, recently I have started getting requests from the company to travel to different cities. I usually ...
1
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1answer
99 views

How do background checks verify employment?

I heard companies usually outsource background checks to other companies. I also heard that background checks verify criminal history, education and employment. I know you can find criminal records ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

How to express my interest in multiple positions on my cover letter

With most companies I apply to, they allow the applicant to attach one resume and one cover letter. If there is more than one position that I am interest in, which in most cases there are, I say that ...
1
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1answer
191 views

How can I ask for a salary renegotiation without seeming ungrateful?

I'd like to renegotiate my salary at work, but I'm concerned about coming across as ungrateful. My company has done a lot for me, including paying for me to take classes (costing them ~7k) and giving ...
0
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2answers
167 views

Should contract front-end developers have their own laptops and know how to set up environments? [on hold]

I've been a contract front-end developer in London for over a year now but I spent 9 months with the same company so I've not worked in that many different places. How often are font-end developers ...
7
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7answers
462 views

What career opportunities should I offer to a programmer who doesn't want to get to management position? [on hold]

There was a question about the ways a programmer can take to grow above programming job (What are possible career transitions for a seasoned software developer?) but I haven't found any information ...
0
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1answer
216 views

When to ask for a raise at new job

My Situation is as follows: After graduating in June I started a new Job in August. When my boss hired me, he just said what my salary would be and that I would (possibly) get a raise some time ...
2
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2answers
145 views

Getting a job back home while abroad

I've been living abroad for a little over 2 years now. I want to return home to the USA but finding a job back in my hometown is somewhat difficult as my wife doesn't want me to move from her country ...
2
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3answers
257 views

Try to negotiate the same salary as other people in same role, after accepting an offer

I got a return offer from a large tech company after I did my internship. I accepted the offer. My friends, who finished their internship two months later than me, got a higher salary and more ...
2
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2answers
176 views

How to represent jobs I was not paid for on applications?

I am an 18 yr old college student who is living with a family(not related in anyway though) who has willingly taken me in due to my difficult circumstances. However, they are economically struggling ...
0
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3answers
164 views

Testing job candidates [on hold]

How to test candidates before interview and during the the recruitment process. I want to test personality, aptitude, attitude, position specific knowledge, coachability, soft skills but not sure how ...
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0answers
42 views

How do I transition from a salaried job to contract / freelancing work? [on hold]

I have plans to quit my job at the end of this year and have the adventure to be a freelancer. I am a software/database developer in an IT company I have a few clients by now that I work in my free ...
3
votes
2answers
146 views

How should I report delays caused by software slowness to my supervisor?

For the past month, I've been trying to push forward with our group's project. The actual work on the project is complete, and my only task at this time is to finish deploying it to our server. The ...
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votes
0answers
64 views

ALS what are my financial resources [on hold]

My spouse was diagnosed with ALS a year ago. Up to now he was able to stay home alone but in the last month the illness has progressed. I feel that now its very important i stay home. We are ...
0
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2answers
151 views

How to distance myself from a negative colleague in another dept. with whom I have to interact regularly?

As quality officer I have to interact a lot with the business analyst. Things went OK in the beginning when the BA just started in the company (I have been here for 8 years), but later on we become ...
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votes
1answer
194 views

Should an employer force workers to use particular software? [on hold]

Let's say that a company has made years of Word documents or Excel spreadsheets in Windows but one day there is a new worker who is more familiar with say LaTeX, Open Office and Linux. Should the boss ...
45
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13answers
6k views

Should I mention the cost of financial goals when negotiating salary?

In the past, I've received some salary offers that I felt were too low for my experience, my skill set, but also simply too low for possibly achieving basic life goals in the region of the job. A ...
1
vote
1answer
235 views

Is there any evidence that paywalled job boards provide better results than free versions? [on hold]

I have a question to those who were recently looking for IT jobs. In addition to free job boards (Dice, Monster, etc.) there are some that require paid membership (for example, Ladders). Do sites ...
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votes
0answers
41 views

How to ask for details to a poorly reviewer? [migrated]

Our company has an Android application online, able to be downloaded. We have a lot of daily downloads and reviews, and we currently have a pretty heavily maintained rate of 4.37/5 On the other hand, ...
0
votes
3answers
378 views

Apologising professionally

At my company we have flexible hours but sometimes, according to a schedule, we have to stay on till late to lock up and switch everything off. I've only done this a few times and normally I switch ...
0
votes
4answers
131 views

Does one apply to both an intern and entry level job at the same company for the same kind of work?

I'm attending a career fair with several dozen employers. Many of the companies offer entry level jobs and also internships. The description of both of these and their requirements are very similar ...
4
votes
2answers
240 views

Jumping ship at the end of a contract? [on hold]

Possibly related to How is "abandoning the ship" perceived? I have taken over a lead role on a troubled project 3/4 of the way through the expected development period. I always enjoy a ...
5
votes
2answers
279 views

What do people in Human Resources / Hiring think about resumes with skill bars?

This question was asked on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com, but I wanted an HR perspective. See the bottom-right of the resume below.
2
votes
1answer
100 views

Asking for Confirmation of my Upcoming Job Offer

I am currently working a student co-op position at a company. It's like an internship, except I take time off of school to work full-time for the company. This is intended to be three semesters of ...
3
votes
2answers
82 views

How to describe a minimally related consulting position on a resume: Should I list my billable hours percentage?

I am trying to strengthen my resume, and I hear it is important to support job descriptions with hard facts or direct results of one's performance. I am listing my experience as a consultant, which I ...
5
votes
2answers
608 views

Is it ok to not include phone number on resume?

I have a phone but I very much seldom use it. I prefer the communication through email (which I had already included in my job resume). Is that okay if I don't include a phone number in my job ...
2
votes
3answers
248 views

How to consider a second interview when salary is too low? [on hold]

So, I am in a weird situation. I am currently employed, however the current project I am working on is coming to an end. The current company is promising me a completely different position, however ...
1
vote
3answers
239 views

I received a job offer, but I was not hired

I received a job offer, but I was not hired. Agency can not get education verification from university and company decided that I am ineligible for hiring. What can I do?
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Accepting a Job Offer After Recently Getting Another One [duplicate]

Suppose a person recently started working for company X (he has been working there for one month). He then receives a good job offer from company Y. Are there any disadvantages for the person to ...

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