Linked Questions

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15answers
30k views

Why is it not a good idea to “badmouth” a previous employer?

My life is miserable at the company I work for. I'm in the tech industry in an organization with one of the best companies in the world, yet the workplace I'm in is completely toxic. People seriously ...
59
votes
8answers
14k views

Dealing with hostile interviewer - explaining why I left previous job due to bullying [duplicate]

I went for an interview yesterday for a senior developer role. There were two developers and one manager present. I'm no good at making up lies on the spot and the manager interrogated me over my ...
28
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6answers
2k views

Should I discard technologies that I don't want to work anymore from my resume?

There are some technologies/skills (programming languages, databases, etc) that I learned and worked with, but that I don't want to work with anymore. Can listing these technologies on my resume give ...
2
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2answers
839 views

I'm looking for a new job because my current employer has failed to pay me [duplicate]

My current employer I've worked for for over a month has yet to pay me. They have set their business up to pay employees weekly so they are four paychecks behind. They claim they do not have the money ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Discussing negative experiences during interviews [duplicate]

I've recently switched careers from academia to software. At the present, I am wrapping up development on a my first commercial/non-academic project, a time sheet and invoicing system. The experience ...
0
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2answers
761 views

First job in field - I feel like I won't learn anything - want to change my job [duplicate]

So, after working some random jobs I finally got to where I wanted to be - software development. I'm currently on my probation period but I can already see that it's getting increasingly more ...
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2answers
688 views

What should I tell the recruiter when I am leaving a company with an interesting project but poor management? [duplicate]

I have been working full-time for a software startup since I graduated (June 2015). The company is working on a very interesting project, but with very poor management(small team), no vision and no ...
0
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1answer
394 views

How to handle interview questions about my terrible compulsory internship? [duplicate]

Between 2014 and 2015, as part of my Bachelor's degree, I took an internship with a local arm of a globally recognised technology company. This was a bad experience for everybody involved: I was a ...
124
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3answers
33k views

Leaving a job that I just took based on false promise of a raise. What do I tell future interviewers?

I was approached to fill a position in an organisation, and during salary negotiations, I was told that they wouldn't budge on the salary because employees were expected to get a pay raise in April ...
27
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4answers
9k views

Should I be sincere - in an interview - about the reason for leaving my previous job?

I find myself in a situation similar to the man who wrote this post Lack of recognition in role and career development within role , that is to say I feel: I'm doing much more work with respect to ...
3
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4answers
2k views

My new job is a bad fit. I want to leave after 4 months

After having been employed with a huge banking group for 10 years, I decided that I wanted to try something different within the financial industry. Four months ago I accepted the offer from this ...
2
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2answers
806 views

Quit a job after only 9 months, not sure how to talk about it down the line when seeking positions

I just quit a job after 9 months. Landed another job. Here is why I quit: Job involved a relocation that was not going well at all. I really disliked the new area, and missed the old area. I was ...
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1answer
479 views

What is the best way to explain why I left a job after 4 months? [closed]

After a little over 3 months (looks like 4 since I started in June and will be leaving in October) I decided to leave a new job. There are many reasons: lack of support and training, isolation from ...
0
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0answers
121 views

Is it OK to tell reason for switch is bad management? [duplicate]

I am planning to switch my current company due to bad management policies like Micromanage employees Make smart people leave the company by making unnecessary strict rules Ignore good practice such ...