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employment history on college application

college application on University of Phoenix asks for employment history and asks it this way: "Please enter your most recent employers from the last three years, starting with your current employer" ...
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Don't know where I belong, still being treated like intern at current company

Some context: At the beginning of this year, my colleague and I was sent from the media company we worked as interns for a year, to be based at the media company's main software development house; a ...
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Product Manager Doesn’t Care About Cybersecurity

Recently it was discovered that one of the open source packages we were using in our software was deemed vulnerable many years ago. It is no longer maintained. It is also too costly to remove and ...
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How can I exempt myself from political conversations during work?

I've tried searching around on the site for this, but because "politics" can mean inner-workplace politics and not strictly national politics, the search has been difficult. I have a new boss who ...
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How should I organize this list of skills on my resume?

As in, how should I section off these skills and organize them into categories, if I should at all? JavaScript, Python, Java, HTML/CSS, Node.js, Bootstrap, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, React.js, DOM, Socket....
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Proper way to truncate a resume

Im touching up my resume and Ive got a question I cant seem to find an answer for online. I have worked in IT for over 2 decades. My early career was software development and support focused, ...
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What does a job reference check/back ground check actually entail?

I was fired from my last job for gross misconduct due to a breach of confidentiality. When i apply for jobs in the future, what exactly happens when my new employer does a reference check on my past ...
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Multiple breaches of employer confidentiality

I was recently up for a disciplinary as I failed a drugs test for cannabis. When the company received the scores back from the testers, they published the three peoples scores on each of the letters ...
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Background Check and Relocation

Employer offered a job that required relocation and a background check I had been through background checks in the past and had no issues. A few weeks after providing my consent for the check, they've ...
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Should I be earning a new job title or a raise for training an intern?

Background I work as a full-time mid-level web developer for a company that makes significant income. I currently make ~70-80k which is pretty middle of the line for my location. The owner of the ...
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How to talk with an employer to get time to look for other opportunities

I got through the final stage with a company in Germany and they told me they got a very good impression of me, but they “need more time to clarify the budget available to hire me” and they “might be ...
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Good way to tell old employer that I can't come back for an internship but would like to work with them in the future?

I interned at an excellent startup last year and they gave me a return offer for next summer. I love working there but would like to branch out and work at other places to get an idea of different ...
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What is the engineering ladder in Skyscanner? [on hold]

Are there any grades for each position ? Is Senior Software Engineer at same level as Engineering Manager, grade-wise ?
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Chances Over Senior Opportunities [on hold]

As I have mentioned in my previous questions, I'm working in a very well-known company as a Cloud/DevOps engineer with 7 months of experience. I believe that my career progresses greatly from ...
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12answers
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Punished for doing my job too well

Our company has a big problem with people not taking our mandatory online training seriously. Even though the higher-ups try to stress how important it is, people will usually flip through a 4-hour ...
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14answers
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Why fire an employee who is resigning?

If an employee tells their manager about plans to leave the company at a certain date or even hand in their resignation with a longer notice than required by the contract, there is the possibility ...
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HR told me what what the maximum salary I could expect, can I still try to negotiate that or is that disrespectful?

Got contacted by a company which wants to recruit me. I an had phone call from HR who told me "to avoid wasting both of us time, this is the maximum salary we can give you". I have good reasons to ...
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778 views

Manager keeps playing alpha games

I'm not sure how else to explain this, but my manager keeps playing little power games with me. Being slightly disrespectful, playing physical domination games in person and not taking things ...
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Festive Email To Close Colleagues

First off, I've had a good year at work. I've learnt a lot and progressed in my profession which I attribute to the help of certain people I work with. I'm your standard introvert type so my idea was ...
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New entrepreneur wondering how to introduce my multi-industry business

After I graduated college I started a company developing SaaS (software). One year later and I have expanded my company to not only generate income from the SaaS licensing but also from developing ...
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Fired for gross misconduct because I sent confidential information to personal mailbox - how do I get another job?

I was dismissed for a breach of confidentiality. I was working on some client confidential information on my client issued laptop and I emailed this info to my personal mailbox as I wanted to ...
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How appropriate is it to ask for a raise while possibly quitting the job soon?

Context : I work in two companies, and I'm thinking about leaving the first one to have more time to focus on learning new technologies and a new language for the foreign country I'm planning to live ...
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Should I quit my internship early?

I took an offer for a year long internship after graduating college this year and I have been in the position for 3 months. I feel as though the internship has not been as described but I ...
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Fraudulent job applications with no discernible purpose. Have you ever seen them? Any idea of the motive?

Our company recently received two job applications into our applicant tracking system within a minute of each other. If we had looked at either of these applications in isolation, we would have been ...
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Absconded a job in 2-months early in the career, What is my future ahead?

In my first job, I had issues with my managers behavior and how he treated me. I left two and a half months after I started, without getting a relieving letter. They have an entry into my UAN ...
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What if I won't sign the contract immediately?

I was in an interview and I'm pretty confident I will get the job. I'm wondering one thing. If they asks me to come to the office to sign the employment contract, what will they react if I say that I ...
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Spouse is leaving the company we both work for. I will follow but much later. How to handle questions?

Both my spouse and I work at a large corporation. The local branch has around 1,000 people. We are relocating to a different state - and my spouse goes first. I will follow in six months due to ...
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Managing the effect of hype on top management as a doer

This is an issue I found in many companies, and it's been verified by friends and colleagues as a general problem. Context: company, often a startup, which is cash-hungry or led by former salespeople ...
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How would you approach asking for money for freelance work while working for the current employer?

A bit of context: I'm employed as a software developer at a moderately sized IT firm. In my freetime, I do freelance videography work. The internal marketing departement is quite small and only have ...
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How to chose between having a stable job in a third world country and studying abroad for two more years [on hold]

I am a junior software developer, i live in a third world country where i studied and where i'm currently working, my salary is above average. The country i live in is very religious, so social life ...
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How to handle disrespectful treatment at workplace?

I joined in an organisation before 6 months as Ruby on Rails (ROR) Developer. I have complete experience as ROR Developer and with mid level front end skills. This organisation is wholly a JAVA based ...
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How to work abroad?

I am Chinese, I don't know English. I want to study English while working abroad. I am a chef in China. I have sent about 200 resumes to foreign companies. No company hires me. I just want to do a ...
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How would working at an “Adult Toy” company impact future hiring? [duplicate]

A startup company which makes high-tech adult toys is hiring engineers and programmers. Unless I make a bunch of money from it I don't want to stay in this industry. Is being employed/associated with ...
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I wish to move desks at my company. How to word this request?

I am in the middle of a hustling, bustling office space where there is frequent noise and banter. While I enjoy the interpersonal communications to some extent, I have a difficult time sometimes ...
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How to work around the Manager's favorites?

How to work around a Manager's favoured team member? I was moved from TeamA to TeamB as a new project was about to begin; So I came under this TeamB Lead. TeamB has a member (call him Dave) whom the ...
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When do I withdraw from a search?

I was offered a job with Company A, and verbally accepted. We're in the process of sending off the official offer letter and a background check, but things seem to be moving along quickly/confidently. ...
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Tips for a novice security agent [on hold]

I was contracted to my first security agent job. Although I have a specialized course, I'm not secure and satisfied about the course content. I want to be the best agent in my job. So, I started to ...
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Is it safe to check personal accounts in work computer?

So sometimes I check things like my personal emails and do financial transactions like pay bills on my work computer. I came across an article recently that it said your work monitors every little ...
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How to ask co-worker to let me work?

As most people, I am not productive 100% of the time I spend at the office, but I try to keep my procrastination time to the minimum (preparing tea, going to the bathroom, answering my messages) and ...
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HR advised colleague not to notify department he is leaving

An engineering colleague of mine has been planning on leaving for the last several months and is leaving in about a months time. Over this period, the engineering department has not been aware of this ...
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AMA session before an interview [on hold]

I got an email asking if I was interested in a better role and after replying back yes I got a calendar invite today asking me to attend an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session (in like 10 hours) by the ...
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i want to quit my job, what could i do? [on hold]

Firstly, i'm 22 years old i graduated from my career six months ago, i'm a systems engineer... during my lasts semesters i was working on differents companies as an internship actually i worked in two ...
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Would it be innapropriate for a former intern to gift their manager at their old workplace?

I spent an entire year in an internship in the Brazilian branch of a multinational telecommunications company before I left for another internship in a local start-up. My manager was at his annual ...
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How to deal with client who is not accepting his mistakes and arguing a lot while giving requirement [duplicate]

I'm team tead and working in service based IT company and I worked as a dedicated developer on one of the project which is based on middle east. As a part of the dedicated job, I have to go through ...
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Dispute over the software that I used to complete my task for our company [on hold]

my friend and I set up a e-commerce company together as %50-%50 partnership. My part of work was get product information from websites and keep the inventory accurate for our online store. We do not ...
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I am at the top 7% os stackoverflow, does it gives me an advantage if I disclose it at my cv [duplicate]

Hello at stackoverflow I am at the top 7% of their users. Is that a somewhat good indication about how good/bad I am as a Software Engineer? I mean if I apply to a Hellenic Company as Software ...
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How could I answer to the question: “Why are you leaving your company?” without looking conceited? [duplicate]

I'm planning to look for another job. I am a programmer. I have a lot of reasons, but some of them, which are important to me, and not only salary related, make me think a bit. For example: 1) All ...
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Need input - considering promotion and mid-career options [on hold]

I am new to this group. I have been working in my field for 18 years, 13 of them in the public sector at the same employer (local government). I currently live about 15-20 mins from my employer. I ...
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How to describe a job on linkedin without overinflating and underselling it?

I come across so many LinkedIn job titles and job descriptions that make me roll my eyes or which I think aren't even true that I'm wondering what I should put there myself. My position (the ...
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Coworkers flashing with optical mouses lasers during work

I work in a fairly small office room with 4 other coworkers. Two of them sit in front of me facing my direction. From time to time it will happen that as they work they will slighly pick up their ...

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