Linked Questions

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How to be treated as an adult at work? [duplicate]

I am rather young even for my field (web development). I was hired to my current job at the age of 19 (I'm currently 20). Unfortunately, everyone I work with (approx 24-32) has the mindset that I'm ...
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12answers
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As the 20-year old founder of a startup company, what can I do to get older, more experienced people to take me seriously? [closed]

Edit: I am no longer the original user who made this post (hence the more recent questions I am asking are not related to this post). I'm the founder of a growing IT company. I went to a university (...
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12answers
13k views

I'm not Junior/Entry-Level, but Senior Dev treats me like one

I'm currently a 24 yr old contract-to-hire developer at this company. I'm five months in to a six month contract. My job title is "Developer." No prefix. I'm between Junior/Entry-Level and Senior. I'm ...
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7answers
6k views

How to act in a meeting when everyone is a manager except me?

Sometimes I join some meetings where everyone is a manager, like department managers to discuss a problem or a situation which needs the joined effort of multiple departments. Anyway I am no manager ...
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7answers
3k views

How can I get off on the right foot with a new intern who is older than I am?

I'm a software developer who has recently been recruited by a company as one of the two lead developers (on separate by closely linked projects). I've been assigned a group of 2 interns who I am to ...
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7answers
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How does appearance affect career options and recognition of technical skill?

Some background: Company Accuses LinkedIn Of 'Extreme Sexism' After It Pulled An Ad Featuring a Beautiful Argentinian Engineer Is there a dress code for women in software industry? The guys ...
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4answers
3k views

Is it acceptable to bring a fidget cube to work?

I often find it difficult to stay focused for long periods of time without fidgeting in some way. Multiple studies1,2,3 have shown that fidgeting at work can help productivity. For me, this typically ...
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6answers
7k views

What is the right amount of facial hair for an interview? [closed]

I'm applying to a multitude of jobs, and a recruiter contacted me regarding a possible interview. If they schedule the interview, I'd like to be ready for it, and give myself ample time to prepare. ...
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4answers
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Post interview etiquette

I've had 3 interviews with a company applying to replace a lead developer of a team of 7 that specializes in making tumblr themes. The first Interview was a casual sit down, which at the end of they ...
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5answers
2k views

How do I make companies to consider me for the job irrespective of my very young age?

I am currently 19. Frustrated by education system drop out college and became self guided student. Now, I have learned several things in programming, software engineering,....I feel myself comparable ...
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3answers
592 views

How to improve chances of getting a programming job straight out of high school? [closed]

As it stands right now my family cannot afford to put me through college. I let my grades get very low after getting in a slump after three of my family members abruptly died and I got lazy and ...
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5answers
951 views

My opinion is being dismissed because of my young age [closed]

I've been working for my current company for more than 2 years. I am one of the youngest employees (27yo) and I have had 0 problems because of that. I have always been considered "the kid" but in a ...