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Is it really that bad to leave my job as a software engineer before I have an offer? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer deciding to leave my first job out of college after 3 years. I've been taking phone calls and interviewing but I've reached 2 bottle necks. One is that I don't have the time ...
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8answers
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Is leaving my job career suicide? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer for a small start up company. Over the last 5 months I've been more and more active in looking for a new role that is based locally to where I live. In the last 2 months I've ...
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3answers
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What is the rationale for 'Don't quit your job until you have a new one'? [duplicate]

'Don't quit your job until you have a new one' is common career advice, but is this actually good advice? What is the rationale for it? Is there any evidence that people who quit their job before ...
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4answers
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Why is it important to find a new job before resigning? [duplicate]

This question is about jobs in general, but can be seen as being more specifically about "technical" jobs such as programmers and web designers. In the field of technology, people regularly take time ...
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2answers
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As an intern, how to reject a job offer? [duplicate]

I've been working the last year as an intern in a large company, with a lot of excellent people and benefits. The place is nice and one of my bosses (I have four different bosses, as I said is a large ...
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1answer
297 views

How bad is my situation for job searching? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how bad it'd be if I quit my current job and go searching for a new one. ... What would happen if I quit my job and go job searching? I have no side projects or github page and I'm ...
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1answer
349 views

Why recruiters/interviewers/HR folks are against unemployed people? [duplicate]

I have read in many post that in general is better to have a new job offer before quit, and many times this is due the HR team and company politics. I can't understand this.
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2answers
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Quitting a job and looking for another one afterwards [duplicate]

I live in Europe right now and work as a fullstack dev in one company since over 2 years - my job was really uninteresting and unsatisfying for the past few months though. I want to not only change it ...
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14answers
38k views

My boss gave me an end date for my job- but he wants a very complex project done before then

I've been working as a software engineer contractor for the last year and a half, at a company that has been promising to onboard me as a full employee for over seven months. However, I was recently ...
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12answers
23k views

Company threatening to call my current job after I declined their offer

I declined a job offer last week for cultural fit reasons, over email, and this morning I received an email back from the hiring manager saying that he's very disappointed in me and he'll be calling ...
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7answers
19k views

Out of scope work duties and resignation

I have been facing some ongoing issues related to excessive workload in my current job, and my attempts to address the issue with both my manager and upper management have not resulted in any progress ...
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10answers
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Is it 'easier' to get a job when you already have one?

I've seen this posted a few times in comments and answers but it doesn't seem to be covered within a question yet. Why is it considered easier to secure another job when you already have one?
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5answers
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Why shouldn't I resign when I haven't secured another job?

Most conventional wisdom states that, when switching jobs, you should keep your current job until you have a new job offer. However, I find that I would really like to leave sooner rather than later, ...
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5answers
6k views

Quitting before or after the start of a project [closed]

I have been at my current job for a little more than one year. I get paid about half of what my position should be, but I got this job right after I graduated, so I still appreciate them taking me ...
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3answers
1k views

Workplace condones bullying - resignation letters and future interviews

Note: With respect to the possible duplicate of the question relating to "badmouthing a previous employer" - there is no intent on doing such a thing, I am asking for the diplomatic way out re both ...

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