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If I want to emphasize leadership experience, is it OK to highlight jobs outside my functional area where I was a leader?

I am applying for middle/senior management positions at younger companies (avg employee age 30) in a function where I am manager since only 2 years. Is it OK to give a lot of weight also to roles I ...
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How to build dialogue and cooperation when other managers bypass my authority as a manager?

I manage two internal teams (direct reports) and external contractors (matrix reports) in a relatively flat organization structure and casual workplace culture. It is common for employees to help ...
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1answer
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How to write escalation mail to marketing agency about the wrong work they have done

We have a marketing agency on board which takes care of all our marketing activities. I assigned them some work of distribution coupons for our current offers, but they printed it wrongly and ...
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Being bullied and harassed at work by my boss

I've been at my current company for five years and enjoyed going to work the first few years but a few years ago new bosses took over. The head boss is extremely rude and when I greet him he says ...
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47 views

What to do when you are in an internal interview process and current manager offers you a promotion?

I had my first interview with HR for an internal opportunity with another Department different from my current one. I talked to my current Manager about this possibility and he was very supportive. ...
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How many times do you need to say something after someone sneezes?

I understand that it is polite to say 'excuse me' after you sneeze, and to say 'bless you' to someone after they sneeze. In situations where someone (possibly) yourself seem to sneeze incessantly, ...
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What to say when you see someone at work the second time - if at all?

I know that people will generally greet each other when they see each other for the first time at work, but then when you see them the second or third time it is common for an awkward hi or avoidance ...
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Awkward conversations in elevators/lifts - how to avoid

Why is it that we sometimes feel the need to have conversations with people in the elevators/lift? I understand acknowledging people and saying hi, but it seems like in most cases (unless you are ...
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Handling a lack of leadership

I started my first ever job eight months ago, as a Junior Developer. Basically, my job is to write PHP, and up until now it's always been picking up small tasks that need doing, and doing them. Now, ...
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1answer
62 views

No Job Title or Job Description - Help

I've been at my current job for a little over 7 years with no job title or job description. No one has a description and I've been told they have no idea what they would give me as a title. Updating ...
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2answers
83 views

How to communicate a truth surrounded by misconceptions

First of all let me preface by saying I enjoy my job, I enjoy being overwhelmed, and I love learning new things. However, i'm the only IT guy... and people don't seem to understand the amount of work ...
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Junior colleague is questioning my methodology in front of client

My junior colleague and I attend a meeting every week. Last week I was giving a presentation about the proposed work to be done and my colleague questioned my methodologies in front of the client. At ...
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76 views

How to manage the office politician good at managing up and maintaining excellent perception of himself

I was going through Google i/o video about organizational manipulation AKA office politics and came across this -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTCuYzAw31Y&t=14m40s How do you manage people like ...
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How to request an acting supervisor position

I just learned that one of our managers is going to be leaving our organization (I work for a large, US, Federal Agency in California). I am currently not a supervisor, nor on the former manager's ...
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1answer
48 views

Does a recruiter expect you to be employed or to have a job in the relevant field?

If a recruiter contacts you and inquires about your current employment status, does one have an advantage in saying that he is currently employed as opposed to unemployed? Moreover, does the recruiter ...
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49 views

How best to approach the MCSD: Web Applications certification? [on hold]

I am a web developer of 16 years, and got behind a bit over the last 7 years or so.. so while I can get work done in .NET (c# or vb.net) I am probably performing at maybe 55% capacity. I am SERIOUSLY ...
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1k views

Etiquette of business hospitality dinners

Small business etiquette question here: My employer will occasionally fly people in from the remote office to get some face time at corporate HQ. During these visits this person and his/her team are ...
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1answer
117 views

Please help me regarding relieving letter

I am a software engineer. I served in a company for 2.5 years but due to a lack of projects and work, I resigned. However, they forced me to stay. I had an agreement with employer too. But just ...
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7answers
3k views

Code Tests as part of the interview

Recently I applied to a company that I was really excited to work for. They, like many other companies, gave me a simple take home code challenge. I made sure all my code was clean, had comments, ...
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4answers
761 views

Annoying colleague with self control problems

I have this little annoying problem at my workplace. I work as web developer, mostly with a system backend. Most of my work revolves around thinking about security issues and validations, and data ...
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4answers
322 views

What should I answer when an interviewer asks to say something “about yourself”?

I am a software professional. I have attended many interviews, in 99.99 % of them started with a question like "Tell me about yourself" I start with my name, where I'm from, what I've studied ...
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1answer
256 views

My manager wants me transfer to another location that I am not comfortable with

I am currently working in a place that is near my home. My manager wants me to transfer to some other place that I don't want to go. How can I tell him politely that I don't want to, so that I can ...
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4answers
340 views

How can I professionally refuse the publication of group photos on social networks?

In my scientific research group, my professor tries to create a very social atmosphere between each of our members. For example, the group goes on a yearly retreat or meets up in order to watch big ...
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3answers
125 views

Can/should I use a personal business card on which I may or may not put my current employer?

I've recently started attended seminars and events for my career. The problem is, I don't have a business card to give or to show every time someone asks for it, because my company doesn't issue ...
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5answers
209 views

Is it correct to say “remarkable culinary skills” in a résumé?

I’m writing a résumé for someone and under skills I’d like to say that they have excellent skills at baking, cooking, and other kitchen-oriented things. Not sure if I’m phrasing it right, but I want ...
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5answers
151 views

Does academic experience count on a job application?

I've been filling out job applications recently, and a lot of them want to know how many years of experience I have programming in something like C or Java. I've been in college for a whopping eight ...
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1answer
182 views

How to get off on the right foot as an intern?

I will be starting my first internship (and office job) soon and I need some guidance. I was given a coding task before the interview (I correctly completed it), however I still lack confidence in ...
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51 views

I really don't know about the salaray… (web designing and so on.) [duplicate]

I think I am asking a silly question but I'm going to because I am new, just graduated from school. (less experience) I am getting designed papers of website from graphic designers to build websites ...
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1answer
227 views

Is it better to job hop than stay on a death march?

The project that I am on consists of one fairly junior developer (me, with about four years experience) and a project manager/engineer. We are rewriting a piece of software but we keep getting ...
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3answers
138 views

Signing Bonus Tax Question

I am getting a signing bonus (5K) on the new job. When the employer gives the signing bonus will I receive the whole 5K or will I received after the tax (35%)? Any experiences? I am in United ...
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1answer
145 views

Should I be paid more? [on hold]

I started a job as a car parts driver (something to work around my school schedule). We recently lost our manager and the warehouse assistant (stock boy) so they now have me doing stock, invoices, ...
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2answers
209 views

My team is not totally comfortable with my leadership style. How can I avoid potential problems?

I am working for IT consultancy firm and my team is employed at their client's location for their client's project. In this project all team members are from different employers. I initially joined as ...
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1answer
70 views

Regarding notice period;getting interviewed by third company [duplicate]

I am going to complete my notice period with my current employer this weekend and going to join my second company next week. Meanwhile I am going thru' interview process of a third company which is ...
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6answers
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Why do some companies not give minor benefits to employees?

I'm not talking about benefits that imply more money for the employee. Few years back, I worked in a company (let's name it company A) where we had many small benefits (free of course): Having ...
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1answer
152 views

Is it correct to talk about your previous job online?

After changing jobs, and after a fairly short period of time (6 months), I've posted something about my previous job. To put you in situation: I was working on a third party web development company, ...
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4answers
198 views

Why is there such a huge difference between listed (base) salary and actual pay?

I often wonder why I can't be paid the amount straight and let me take care of my medical, transport, house, taxes instead of the company. I am asked how much is my salary to which have an answer, ...
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5answers
192 views

“Experience” — when does it start?

For experience, does it begin post-college or "real world?" Do "college jobs" count. For example, I worked in student housing during most of time, but I don't think that would apply to "experience." ...
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1answer
76 views

What is the correct way of mentioning project experience in CV?

We are 3 engineers and one product manager working in the project. What I want to mention is that as an engineer, I am one of the main people in the development of that project. What is the correct ...
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1answer
142 views

How to balance job interest and salary negotiation techniques?

When interviewing there are several questions used to gage an applicant's interest in a the job / organisation. "Why do you want to work here" etc. The correct answer shows a passion and excitement ...
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4answers
200 views

Graduating soon, should I apply for job yet? [on hold]

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
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4answers
2k views

When are hugs acceptable in the workplace?

As someone who has had a job before, particularly one in the office, it is my understand that physical touch is high risk. However per the votes on this answer it seems to be enthusiastically received ...
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1answer
126 views

Not coping with new site management position

I have recently had a promotion to site manager after years of working on sites as an engineer. My work as an engineer has kept me 60% on the road solo and 40% with other engineers in the team. I have ...
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0answers
170 views

How to survive in hostile work environment? [on hold]

My problem is that my manager used to pass me personal comments which I did not like. So I told him to stop and that I do not like it. I am a female. Personal comments like how does your family ...
2
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1answer
178 views

How to estimate salary range for a position? [duplicate]

I'm paid well on a current job, and to not to be stuck at it, I'm probing for other opportunities often. The issue is, it's hard to find out which job offers to pursue and which ones to skip based on ...
2
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1answer
130 views

What should I do about a job offer which I haven't noticed on time?

About one year ago I bought a VPS and changed my email address. I forgot to change my LinkedIn email address. I normally don't check LinkedIn when I don't receive an email. Recently I had to check ...
3
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2answers
115 views

Send example of my work after interview based on questions from interview?

I applied for a job some time ago and the company has contacted me and I had an interview over Skype. First part of interview was great, I answered all questions easily and they were pleased. For the ...
2
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2answers
68 views

Why does a company accept middle vendors or sub contractors in contracting?

My friend told me that he works for a big company in the USA that hires contractors from a preferred vendor who is free to get contractors from other vendors, if they do not have a contractor on their ...
2
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3answers
411 views

I scored low on the Technical Test, but they offered me a Job?

I interviewed for a PHP Developer's position earlier in the week, my experience is in C#, so my knowledge of PHP is extremely limited. But I went for the position anyway, because if I didn't turn up ...
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7answers
8k views

Reducing the salary after job offer? [on hold]

I just accepted a job offer from a small company recently. Shockingly, they just called me to inform me that they reduced my offer by about 10%. Luckily for me, I did not give a leaving notice to my ...
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Why are Workplace answers removed without an explanation? [migrated]

Who chooses which answers are retained, and which are removed on Workplace. Exactly who are they and what are their credentials?

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