Linked Questions

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How do I be more visible at work? [duplicate]

The firm I joined initially got acquired by a bigger firm couple of months back. After the acquisition, the work quality has decreased severely. I work as a tool developer for a semiconductor company, ...
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3answers
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How should I confront my boss for not being open with me about my performance and development? [duplicate]

I am a new manager (junior/assistant head of department), promoted one year ago, and I have always had five star performance ratings as well as been recently named best employee of the company. On the ...
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1answer
994 views

My boss seems evasive about my career path… should I raise this? [duplicate]

I've been working for a large website for just over two years now, firstly as a web designer, and then, for the last nine months, as a front end developer. I made that change by announcing, about a ...
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2answers
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Are my ambitions requested during performance review ignored? [duplicate]

I am a QA Engineer since end of 2013. I was made responsible for performance testing even though I don't have the background or feeling with the position. Background Story Rewind 1 year ago. The ...
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2answers
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Is self-directed training the best way to tackle lack of training in the company? [duplicate]

I am an embedded developer who is undergoing his 4th year in his first workplace. The relationship with the companions is great, and I have no complaints at the moment for work conditions (timetable ...
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3answers
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Stuck in first programming job with lacklustre boss, and a limited set of skills - an optimal strategy for pursuing more ambitious roles, elsewhere? [duplicate]

As the title encapsulates, I am stuck in a junior role, with a boss who I feel has a negative attitude towards developing and training his team. This results in general unhappiness among my colleagues ...
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1answer
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Is further education and training only my responsibility? [duplicate]

Some time ago I read an article like "Your career is your responsibility and yours alone" and I wonder if this is true. I work as software developer but the company I work for never spend any time ...
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1answer
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Manager does not develop employees [duplicate]

I'm working as an offshore Senior ERP Developer with a BPO Company for over a year now and my Manager and peers are working in the United States. I've been successfully been taking on large projects ...
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1answer
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Dealing with Manager who is not interested in reportee's growth and career [duplicate]

Apologies if this question starts a discussion, but I would like to be answered to the point (even pointing out to me that I might be wrong here). The situation: I work in a very dynamic ...
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2answers
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How do I discuss my performance with managers who aren't interested in doing so? [duplicate]

I have completed 1 year at my workplace and I would like to discuss my progress and milestones for my career with my reporting manager and lead developer. I feel they are not interested in discussing ...
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11answers
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What's wrong about being honest about your career plans? [duplicate]

Premise Until a few weeks ago, I worked for a software company as a software developer. Honestly, I tried to do my best every day. Not only I did what I was supposed to do, but I always tried to ...
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5answers
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My manager refuses to accept or learn new technologies

Here is a little background: my manager has been with this company for more than ten years. It seems like he's learned very little in the time he's been here and does things the way they've always ...
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9answers
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When is it ethical to use some company time and resources for one's professional benefit? [closed]

It's obvious, though, for example, that you shouldn't try to learn Photoshop on your financial firm's time (unless they assigned you a job to design something for them, though that's unlikely). The ...
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2answers
1k views

Ignoring my management and previous companies experience skills

I am an experienced Director of Database Applications who previously has successfully supervised a team of DBAs and has made a few successful database conversions to/from: MySQl, PostgreSQL, MS SQL. ...
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4answers
1k views

How to gain visibility when overloaded with less important tasks?

I am not able to work on tasks that help gain more visibility in the team. I have been working on a large but less important task recently, so my team members are able to do the tasks with higher ...

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