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99 views

Changing main programming language/lane due to lack of job

I'm a junior developer. So far i've been trying to work and stacking up knowledge based on C# used platforms (os, cross platform, game dev, n-tier arch, design patterns, frameworks...). And i'm ...
2
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2answers
440 views

Should you use email tracking with your employer?

There are several plugins for email services like Gmail that can track emails you send and notify you when it has been opened/viewed by a recipient. I am tempted to use it with my employer/HR in ...
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0answers
43 views

In general, is a Lead UX role above a Senior UX role? [on hold]

I have a UX career planning question and would value other people's opinions. Currently, I am in a Senior UX position at a very large company but was offered a UX Design Lead role at a smaller firm. ...
1
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2answers
281 views

My company wants everyone to obtain an IT certification in the next few months or else…! What now?

The situation is as follows: The company I'm currently working at has been providing for a couple years now a "certification reward". Being an IT company it obviously values having certified ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Adding projects to résumé as a consultant

Is it advised for a consultant to ask its customers the consent to list a selection of projects into his résumé? Specifically adding each one a little detail, such as: project name customer url ...
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0answers
64 views

Can anyone confirm about coding tests being free consulting? [on hold]

Programming tests on interview Related to this, can anyone say firsthand that they worked for a company that used a code test on an interview used as free consulting to solve an actual business ...
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2answers
64 views

Growing from one-person-team to multiple people

At my workplace, I used to work alone for quite some time on some projects. Fortunately, now there is money and (hopefully suitable) people to take some from that work off me. I will still be around ...
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1answer
45 views

Relocation Repay? [on hold]

I'm leaving before two years has expired, and I received a relocation bonus that had this paragraph: "Please note that if you do not move to the area, or if you voluntarily leave XXX within two ...
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2answers
135 views

No overtime, should I join the company? [on hold]

I been offered a job and few things that concerns me while signing the contract, things like while i was in there, the pay was told 24k, but in contract it said 22k , moreover the contract ...
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1answer
76 views

What careers offer steeply increased income for increased hours? [on hold]

Generally after working for 40 hours or so, increased work has diminishing marginal returns on productivity due to fatigue. Presumably, this translates to increased work having diminishing marginal ...
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0answers
13 views

How do I write an internship email? [duplicate]

I applied for an internship and got accepted. The company told me they will contact me once more details are available but they did not contact me. So i need to send them an email in order to know the ...
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1answer
76 views

Shall I give it up when the job requires candidates to have some kind of IT cert [on hold]

I have been working as an assistant in a cake shop for more than 4 years. Recently, I am thinking to change my job field because I have seen a computer company nearby have a vancancy for a clerk, but ...
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1answer
78 views

Looking for help to make a decision about an offer from a company that seems a bit fishy [on hold]

Recently, I got an offer from a company, I managed to pass all the interviews. It was not that hard nor too easy. I also checked glassdoor and the reviews about the company are pretty bad... there ...
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4answers
132 views

Not happy in my job as software engineer, should I contact another company that previously made me an offer? [on hold]

After my graduation I interviewed with multiple companies for a job as a software engineer. I got two offers that really interested me, accepted one and declined the other. 5 months in my job, the ...
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1answer
107 views

What is the best way to learn IT skills on the job? [on hold]

TL;DR version: If you had 6-12 months to become a good programmer (in general, or specifically Geo-IT), starting out as a beginner, what would you do? Longer version: Coming Wednesday I will start my ...
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1answer
172 views

Programming tests on interview [duplicate]

I am not very fan of programming tests on interviews, but this time I got the third time a code challenge, which is related to the business area of the company. My previous experience is following. ...
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3answers
336 views

What to do at meetings with nothing about your work?

Sometimes I'm invited to meetings with other deparments. Even though these meetings are very informative, most of the time I don't have anything relevant to say because those meetings are relevant to ...
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1answer
185 views

How to ask my boss to switch from a fixed-term to a remote working position?

I am working in this company for almost a year, and I am a web developer. First they hired me because they needed someone working with embedded software (a totally different branch in ICT) but then I ...
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1answer
130 views

Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume?

Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? It will be good for a programmer or not? Please guide me
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0answers
63 views

How to make the switch from a business role to Java coder role? [on hold]

I have a background in Finance and I want to switch to a Java programmer role. I am about to complete J2EE certification. What are the best ways to get a job as a Java developer?
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4answers
515 views

What should I do when I feel overshadowed by an extremely talented team member?

I'm a Full Stack developer and I'm in a newly created team of 4. There's this one other guy (let's call him Tom) who was hired with me. So the two of us are newbies in this company. However, Tom is ...
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3answers
160 views

How damaging is bad reference to a new position?

Unfortunately, I have not been able to stay on good times with colleagues at my previous workplace. There were many problems, including several major re-organisation over the 7 years I worked there, ...
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1answer
139 views

Can i become an astronaut ? Will it affect college? [on hold]

My parents would fight a lot. There were times when my older sister younger sister and I would see my dad hit her or throw something at her. That does not happen anymore because we had a lot of ...
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votes
2answers
157 views

Is it reasonable to expect the interviewer, to ask me to implement a data structure in a programming interview? [on hold]

I am preparing for an interview for a company at the silicon valley. I am brushing up my data structures. I am just curious to know, is it reasonable to expect the interviewer to expect me to write ...
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2answers
72 views

Is it ethical to contact board members of my employer to participate in my side business?

I am a manager for a winery, and I am looking to build a business based around wine tourism, including B&Bs and winery tours. Can I approach board members and investors of my current employer to ...
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1answer
173 views

Can an Employer use a photo of you taken at work without your permission? [on hold]

The company I work for is small and only has about 12 employees including me and my employer, the company also has a website and on one page it descries the team's roles by having a photo of the team ...
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1answer
152 views

Ask about salary raise via E-mail [on hold]

I have been working in IT company in Munich already one year. I have a very good performance, we have a small software developers team and each person's input is very important. I have been receiving ...
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0answers
27 views

My organization is not providing me the relieving documents [duplicate]

My organization as accepted my resignation letter but not providing me the necessary relieving document. I am moving out because of higher studies .I have called my MD and asked him about this , he ...
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0answers
122 views

“Unlearning” and re-learning to type [on hold]

One week into my first software engineering internship and I realized that I type only using my index finger -- although I know the keyboard layout without having to look into it every time I type, I ...
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1answer
127 views

how to prepare a negotiation with my boss as I want a lateral movement

I started in my current job 6 years ago. First as software developer then I changed to part time system administrator and time later I became FTE system administrator. In total, as of lately, I spent ...
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1answer
80 views

Notice period for resignation (to counter PIP) [on hold]

This question is closely related to this Accept PIP or resign? question, but is slightly different. I am a victim of a conspiracy by my supervisor. He has been hatching a plot against me for the last ...
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votes
0answers
62 views

Applying to graduate school need resume not CV have 20 years of revalent experience, need good examples of resume [on hold]

I am a educator that has been out of the classroom for 8 years due to health reasons. I have an undergrad degree in both Elementary Education and Generic Special Education. I already have one Master ...
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2answers
88 views

Online publications in CVs

Do you think it's a good idea to put online publications on your CV? I am talking about articles published on sites like DZone.com and the alike. If it is a good idea, how, in what form should I ...
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3answers
464 views

Is it acceptable not to include nationality and the date of birth into CV?

I have recently received some criticism that my CV does not include the date of birth and nationality, and I that should add this information in further applications. From the other side, I am not ...
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2answers
108 views

Why has my manager made me the lead on a vital project over two older and more experienced employees? [on hold]

Why has my manager made me (the youngest and newest employee in the organisation) the lead on the biggest organisational project over two older and more senior employees?
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0answers
153 views

Former employer threatening me with legal action… but I think they are just chancing it [on hold]

Before I begin, I'll use the following code names: OLDEMP = my former employer with whom I was permanently employed as a consultant CUSTOMER_A = one of OLDEMP's customers (I worked at this ...
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votes
1answer
81 views

Is it possible to be both a director and consultant of a non-profit? [on hold]

Consider the case where you are hired on as a director of a particular part of a non-profit. You direct everything going on under one of the branches of the non-profit. Consider then that you also ...
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votes
2answers
88 views

Forfeit side businesses in order to accept an offer? [on hold]

Recently, I received an offer for an executive position at a large firm. I work in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. On the whole, I'm happy with the proposed job and compensation, benefits etc. ...
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votes
0answers
37 views

Resources to Find a Career Mentor (WP/Web Development) [on hold]

Sorry for the long post everyone. I am a junior-level WordPress/web developer who is in some desperate need of some career guidance and mentorship. I am wondering if anyone here knows of an online ...
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1answer
81 views

A colleague working in England has been made redundant after six months, without proper process. Underhand? [on hold]

A colleage has been made redundant after being there for six months. He wasn't the last to arrive. He apparently was not performing in his new role, however he had only recently changed it two weeks ...
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votes
1answer
136 views

I realize I am Over Qualified for the Company [on hold]

They made me sweat during job interviews, I became a hungry go getter, I really want the job, the company is impressive with its venue and furnitures and stuff. But once I become one of them, I ...
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votes
2answers
83 views

Poor documentation culture [duplicate]

I work in a production company as a design engineer. There is a culture in my company of not documenting things, there are few standards, barely any routines and no documentation system. There is a ...
1
vote
3answers
166 views

Is there any way to avoid being terminated after a raise and after turning down other job offers?

Let's say Bob is severely underpaid but really loves his job, the short commuting distance, and his coworkers. But sadly none of these things make up for the fact that Bob is at least $15,000 ...
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votes
2answers
156 views

Pregnancy and Going into preterm labor at work [on hold]

My daughter is 34 weeks pregnant, she's had kind of a ruff pregnancy. She's been hospitalized twice overnight for severe dehydration. She's 5 hours into a 12 hour shift and is having really bad ...
2
votes
2answers
208 views

How do you leave a company after a short period having taken all vacation time? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and I've been working at my current company about 6 months now. This is also my first job out of college and I'm only 21 years old. A friend of mine notified me that a person ...
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votes
2answers
127 views

online education and applying for new job [on hold]

Right now I have two completed diplomas in my field: a 2 year diploma, and a 3 years advanced diploma. I'm also taking online courses to complete a Bachelor of Computer Science. It will take another ...
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votes
1answer
92 views

is there any Designation called 'LEAD' [on hold]

Recently i am promoted.In promotion letter the designation mentioned as 'LEAD'.,but i can't find these designation used by any organization.Is there any organization using the designation 'LEAD'
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votes
9answers
2k views

Asking about probation period

In a software development company I was told they have three month probation period. I am curious if it is ok if I ask the manager what they expect during this probation period and how likely a ...
3
votes
1answer
217 views

How to manage superior assigning task

An executive-level manager from a non-Support team keeps assigning one of my team members tasks directly without involving me. This work takes up a lot of my time and impacts my team’s performance ...
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votes
0answers
112 views

Walmart background check [on hold]

I received my background check with competitive. Which I assume means hired but there is a Grey flag next to it. What does that mean?

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