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How can I stop interviewers thinking I am offensive? [duplicate]

I am from Asian, and I am seeking a job in Europe. I think there maybe some culture different here, some interviewer would consider I "laugh at" / "not respect" them when I answer ...
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How do I negotiate a higher salary for an EL role in my position?

I'm in the UK and I've been working in a pensions consultancy as an actuarial analyst for 5 months. This is all the corporate experience I have, as I graduated in 2020 and previous positions are less ...
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If I published a remote jobs data analysis that I conducted in my free time, could it cause issues between me and my current employer?

I currently work in a software engineering position related to data science. In my free time, I conducted a remote jobs data analysis where I looked into questions such as "What are the most ...
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Dealing with a “childish” colleague

So to set the scene, I am in a small, local business that is run by myself, and a partner (Bob). We have a mentor/retired colleague (Dave) that does help us with learning things like business ...
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Fast-paced environments, corporate culture, well paced environments for software engineers?

The term "fast-paced" environment appears often in job descriptions for software engineers. From a software engineering perspective, among other things, this may imply pressure to produce ...
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Is it bad etiquette to continue a possible project identified as impossible by others?

Multiple times I've found myself in a situation in a meeting where I'm laying out my plans for a project I've been assigned and either my manager or a co-worker identify something to be impossible and ...
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Should I add different jobs to my resume with overlapping timeframes?

Thanks to the remote work becoming more popular and my job allowing me to take on roles on different companies, I have been working full-time for one company and part-time for another. It's been ...
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How not make interviewers think I am a threat

I am a software engineer with much experience. Times I during interview, I can finish answer all questions interviewer asked me, I am very confidence I answered correctly. (I consider I answered it ...
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How to constructively convey my attitude regarding salary/equity tradeoff to potential employer?

I am considering working at a company that is not yet public. Let's assume that it is expected that there will be an "exit" within 2-4 years. I have been asked to provide them some details ...
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Should write in my resignation letter a 2 week leave notice for job I just started?

I received an overall better job offer one week after I started to work for another company. I feel like there is no point in mentioning the 2 week leave notice as I don't have anyone to train in any ...
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“Working for another company” clause in contract

In my previous job I applied a small bit of Python code that I had previously developed during my academic studies. I made clear that the IP was mine and that, because I generated it in the past, the ...
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Is it ethical to reject a job offer I already verbally accepted?

Summary: got an offer for new job that pays 25% less money. Received the contract, but still don't want to sign it. Is it professional to walk away? I got a job offer from a large corporation, but ...
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Non-response or late response back from HR [duplicate]

I applied for a full-time job position. After 3 days, HR called me and asked several questions about my background and gave short information about the position. Then, she said that she would let me ...
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Who in the company has the authority to fire someone?

Who has the right to announce the dismissal from work to an employee? If you're a small company of about 20 people and there's a certain hierarchy, does the CEO have to be the one that announces the ...
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Industry job prospect of a postdoc with PhD in theoretical physics in mid 30s [closed]

Sorry, this question is copied from Academia SE after somebody's comment to move it to here. I started my Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics last year in one of the well-known UC schools and now ...
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Convince my boss and team to dismiss “arguments from authority” when the correct facts are within easy reach [closed]

The Consultant I've spent several hours of meetings with my boss, colleagues and an external consultant to discuss a certain topic. The external consultant has introduced the same topic in other ...
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What is the difference between an IT service support tech and a system administrator? [closed]

I wanna know the difference between: An IT service support tech An IT system administrator Because the 2 jobs are more near between them than an IT developper ? but I don't know the difference ...
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Should I point out that the answer I came up with was also a correct answer after the interview?

So I had a technical interview and the interviewer asked me a question which can have multiple answers. I came up with a solution and explained it to him but he had another solution in mind and didn't ...
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How to moderate my own attitude based on my manager's feedback

I work in cybersecurity at a financial services firm and am the technical lead / team lead of our team. This week I had a 1 to 1 with my manager and got both positive and what I feel is negative ...
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Is connecting with a hiring manager on LinkedIn prior to the interview a breach of etiquette?

I just requested a LinkedIn connection to the hiring manager before the interview session and he accepted the connection. After I researched LinkedIn connection etiquette, I realized that I may have ...
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Does a person lose further employability when they're not employed? [duplicate]

In the social media, like Linkedin, or Xing, or Monster. When I have a work, there were a lot of agent / hunters finding for me. But there were a lot fewer after I set I out of work. So how the agent /...
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Any reason some agents / headhunters reject candidates without saying a word?

I see that sometimes, if a candidate's interview fails to advance their candidacy, some agents or headhunters will send a message to the candidate, to say it failed. But for some case, even when you ...
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How do I encourage team/senior developers to write mandatory unit testings?

How to encourage team/senior developers to write mandatory unit testings? Team background and my role I am an iOS developer, working in a team of 6-7 members. There are only two iOS developers, ...
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How ethical is to ask for a voluntary excedence as soon as I have my contract renewed?

First of all, I don't know exactly the term in English for an "excedence", it's the right to leave the job for X time, but granting a place in the company after that X time. I think it's to ...
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Our employee is coming earlier and earlier at her workplace, which is our home

We are an injured couple living in Belgium, and are unable to keep our house clean exclusively by ourselves. So we hired somebody through an agency to do it for us every week through what is called &...
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Manager doesn't remember me

We had a town hall (organization-wide business meeting) today with my boss's boss. A part of her town hall, she introduced me as a new team member. She asked me to stand up and introduce myself and ...
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Can a recruiter be a reference?

I am applying to new jobs and need a reference. I've had 5 previous jobs which all resulted in me getting fired from them. If I were to contact any of them (previous employers) no doubt they'd give ...
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Manager wants me to raise concerns/issues at one-on-ones, but I usually have no concerns. How should I improve my approach to these meetings?

Background: I'm a senior developer at my company and have been there for several years. I get along well with my coworkers and truly love my work. During my annual reviews, my manager has praised me ...
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Is it fair for my company to ask that I handover my “Inventions” to them? [closed]

I've been employed at my current workplace for a few months now. This month all employees received an updated employment terms document, with one clause reading as follows: This raises several ...
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Is there a way to politely tell a recruiter that their company can’t afford me?

I’m a staff-level software engineer at a big tech company (think FAANG), which pays very well. I recently got emailed by a recruiter from a smaller company, a long-running but still fairly small ...
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As a manager - how to handle a conflict between team members that reached a boiling point

Two of my employees were given a big task. They were responsible for splitting the work between them and coordinating the efforts and sub-tasks. The task seemed to be running smoothly for two weeks ...
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Discrimination based on name, is it a reason for rejection in UK? [closed]

I applied for an entry level for a company based in UK. I have been rejected and they did not give me any reason. Despite the fact that I have a PhD and 2 years work experience in the same role. They ...
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How can I be better at talking tech with my colleagues?

I work as a software engineer at an MNC. I found that while articulating a concept related to software or just giving an update to the team. I tend to use overly simplified words and occasionally use ...
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Should I quit my job to brush up on more fundamentals?

I had finished a coding bootcamp last year (2020) and got a job in Korea. Here, there are a lot of Python/Django positions and I have been able to get by without knowing a single thing about Computer ...
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How to market a personal project

I have a personal project that I've spent several months on and wanted to share/market for career advancement. It is a software project, but not a web app that can simply be deployed and shared. I was ...
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Should I try to look at career opportunities overseas?

I am currently working in Asia, and wondering if I should stick with my current job or try to see if it's an actual possibility for me to find work or study in a Western country. My work is a skilled ...
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UK: Email agreements on top of contract?

I've received a official offer from a company, but haven't yet seen a contract. One of the things I want to ask about is that there are some parts we've discussed via email that offer more ...
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How to propose alternate strategy before meeting

My team is meeting later this work to discuss how to build a new component for our software system to handle a new business problem we are facing. I don't believe this new component is required and ...
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What's the best way to deal with being ostracized by your own boss/manager?

I'm frustrated and trying to figure out how to deal with this situation without showing how angry I am. I'm resentful I should have to do all this work just to get basic respectful inclusion in what's ...
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How should I deal with 3rd party content in my portfolio items?

I'm writing a project that I want to use in my portfolio as web developer and I'm using a JS 3rd party module in my code. This module covers a lot of different use cases that are not immediately ...
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Will WFH force me out of high cost location? Mostly for NYC tech workers

I am employed as IT project manager within NYC-area banking industry. I will be three years at my IB in a few months without a raise during tenure. My ratings have been good and I am on the promotion ...
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Added to new employer's repo and working on a new version during off-hours

I am starting a new Software Engineering position in a month or so, but, the manager I will be reporting to added me to the repo of the current codebase of the software I will be working on when I ...
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Difficulty switching company [closed]

I am a Data scientist working in an Oil and Gas company in India for the last one year. Despite of my designation as a "Data Scientist", I was hardly provided with projects in which there ...
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HR suggested 1:1 talk - how to address potential topics?

So the HR wants us to have 1:1 to talk about how I'm doing (I started there about 6 months ago). EDIT - this is a regular routine after 6 months in the company. Over and over on this site, I read the ...
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Why would a former employer, with whom I am in litigation for wrongful termination, want a copy of my current resume? [closed]

I have sued my former employer for wrongful termination. We are going to mediation and they have asked for my current resume. Why would they want this?
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How do directors work with operations to define processes within their functional area? [closed]

How do directors work with operations to evaluate business process? Is there any overlap or redundancy? Are directors less responsible for business process in organizations with a strong operational ...
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How do companies in US count part time (20 hrs per week) work towards full-time work experience

Last year while doing my graduate studies, I worked for 6-months part time (20 hrs/week). My question is when quoting total work experience in US either on my resume or to a hiring manager, how should ...
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One shouldn't send chat messages with “hello” only, what about “you're welcome”?

I'm wondering if there is anything similar to the "no hello" rule, but regarding "you're welcome" messages in the end of a chat conversation. ("No hello" rule says that ...
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Why do certain companies seem to contradict themselves about being remote work? [closed]

I noticed this a lots when applying to different companies in different fields/industry: Essentially, I mainly noticed this with position that support remote-work (either, "full", "with ...
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Coworker who is also relatively new is very bossy towards me in a micromanaging sort of way [closed]

A couple months ago I started working in a store. The training portion is over. The store recently had a lot of turn over (even for retail). Aside from the manager, the longest employee has been there ...

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