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Questions tagged [career-development]

Questions relating to advancing one's career; this could include questions about promotions and training or looking for a job outside of the current company

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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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My mentor thinks i am incompetent because of this

Many of us might have faced this irrespective of the profession you are working but hear me out on this and please tell me what can anyone do to improve/ handle this situation in a professional manner....
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Can employer require me learn a new technology that I have no interest to learn?

I was hired some time ago to work in a consulting company in the AWS team (Amazon cloud). Now they want to expand to other cloud providers namely Azure (Microsoft Cloud) and want me to learn and get ...
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Switching teams because current manager doesn't care about my work?

Context: Until a few years ago, I worked for A. A worked and still works for B. I was then moved directly under B for some technical reason (product ownership), but that reason has gone long since. I ...
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How to continuously improve as a developer? [closed]

After a period of time, say, 5-7 years (depending on your background I guess), you probably became a senior developer (or possibly a lead developer) and you know at least a few languages (old/new, OO/...
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Did I made a bad move with my new job? [closed]

So I just took a new job 3 weeks ago as a business intelligence developer. I have been in the industry for around 9 years. The role is with a large company (a S&P 500 that most would recognize). ...
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How to transition from industrial engineering to data science? [on hold]

I am currently a senior student studying industrial engineering at a university that has both incredible industrial engineering and computer science departments. Over the last 4 years, I have taken ...
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How to handle being asked to automate jobs as a temp worker

I have been working as a temporary worker at a large ($13+ billion/yr) company for some time now. My job is a typical $15/hr office job where I do paperwork, place orders and bill people. At some ...
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Can i be a successful Software Engineer? Would a well-structured company hire me? [closed]

Over the past few months I’ve been increasingly worrying about my career prospects as a software engineer. My concerns are due to my personal background and my current position of work. Background I ...
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How to help a co-worker who wouldn't be able to get promotion due to lack of English skills?

In my engineering organisation I have one employee (machinist) having 25 years service at same set up. He is the most skilled and dedicated worker with an exemplary attitude who can be assigned to any ...
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I'm a grantee and my boss told me he would like me to stay but I don't know what to do [closed]

Intro: I'm studying in the afternoons and I work as a grantee on the mornings. I have been a grantee for 6 months now, and I still have 2 months to go. Once finished I have the choice myself to leave ...
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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

I'm a masters student pursuing an MS in Data Science. I currently have two offers, one in California with a startup and another with an established Fortune 500 company in Detroit. The Detroit offer is ...
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Student working as a consultant for a big company, nice pay, but unsatisfied with the job. Should I search for a new position? [closed]

I'm almost 20 and working as an IT consultant for a pretty big multinational company in the Power and Energy business. I have a pretty flexible contract which allows me to work around 8-10 hours a ...
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Advice to junior that enjoys the job, but is unhappy with company philosophy and cannot find another job [closed]

My girlfriend started with one of these worldwide consulting companies around a year ago. This is her first job, and she was quite excited to start at a company with a big name just after graduating ...
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For a Computer Science major would it be beneficial to obtain a Comptia Security Plus Certificate. [closed]

So, I'm a recent Computer Science graduate and landed my first job as an ASP.NET application developer in the government sector. I've been working here for about a year now and i'm liking the job so ...
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How do I convince my employer to match the salary of my new job offer?

I have a new job offer that offers 60% more salary than my current job and the same benefits. I am located in Pakistan and I was headhunted for this offer. But I do not wish to leave my current job—it ...
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I’m 38 and still no career. Times, running out. Please give advice [closed]

As the title says, I’m 38 and still haven’t found an IT profession where I’ve excelled in. I’ve been battling with depression a majority of my life which has slowed my progress in life down to make ...
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Does changing field of study have exclusively negative effects on my future career? [closed]

I have recently completely my Bachelor's degree in physics with a 3.2 Grade Point Average. However I am interested in the field of electronics and to this end I have decided to take a Master's in ...
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Starting freelancing as a junior software developer

As a recent graduate with a masters degree in computer science with a total of 2 years of internship experience and some open source development experience, is it likely to people will take me ...
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Mechanical Engineer looking go back to Mechanical Engineering

This is my first post here and so I apologize if this is mistakenly posted here. Background: I graduated in May of 2016 with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I accepted an offer for a ...
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Career development - next step as a developer [closed]

Hope this is the place to ask this (from the description seem so); if is not can you pls. point me in the right direction? The question is rather personal but I guess other people may benefit from an ...
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Will I lag behind in my career[in future] or earn low as I work on PHP(Laravel)? What to do to overcome it? [closed]

I have been in Software Development since 5.3 years. I worked a lot on PHP, its frameworks(laravel, zend, cakephp, codeignitor), javascript, jQuery, angular 5, mysql, postgres, redis etc. But ...
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Career path for junior developer with a maths degree [closed]

I'm a junior developer working a Microsoft (.NET) role and have been since graduating from my mathematics degree (currently, a little over 6 months). I took this position to gain some experience ...
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Business intelligence or software development [closed]

I am working as software developer with one year experience. My tech stacks are: JS, ES6, Angular, React, Node, Linux. I am very much passionate about Opensource, Mac, linux, web development, ...
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From Respected to “Invisible “

Over the last year I’ve found myself becoming increasingly invisible at work and would like to hear how others have addressed the situation. I consistently provide help to others as a subject matter ...
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Working in a non IT firm as a developer [closed]

I started working at a place just a couple of days ago, I was working as a freelance web developer but applied and got selected for the job. The firm is not an IT /development firm but required ...
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If the company reduces Roles & Resposibilities , is it professionally acceptable to move to a competitor?

Current startup wants me to dig myself a smaller role, more technical and with progressively fewer responsibilities. Competitors would hire me for a more senior role, and would be very happy to have ...
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How can I deal with a manager who gives an unfairly negative appraisal?

A manager (a little higher than my direct manager in the food chain) who I worked with for 1 month ruined an entire appraisal result of mine, and nothing's stopping them from doing it again. This ...
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What differences do people notice about career changers Vs 'native' CS/softw engr pros in terms of abilities related to work? [closed]

I would like to start a career in CS/software engineering; my background is in math and finance.
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What steps will help me land a job? [closed]

People around me think that I am talented: my former professors, classmates, even my friends. Some of the people I met in university still ask me to advise them about their research papers even after ...
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Is it okay to give promotion to a senior employee over a person who worked better than everybody else?

At the start of the year, I had a discussion with my manager about getting promoted and she gave me a checklist to complete. She promised that if I complete them I will get promoted for sure! Now ...
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How much should I worry about not being in the right job field?

I've been doing freelance Web Design for a short while now (I've only had two clients), and I had a concern about the future of my career. Although I don't mind doing this type of work, my career ...
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What should I consider when being asked to make a surprising move?

I currently work on a project for a senior manager as their ‘number 2’, often attending meetings and deputising on their behalf. I was told that a new person is coming onto the project to be their ...
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Afraid to leave my first job [closed]

I'm facing the following problem: I started software development internship year and a half ago, I've passed the internship and now I'm full time software developer. The thing is my company has zero ...
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Am I damaging my potential by being a freelancer?

I have been working freelance now for about 4.5 years. I was still in university when I started (3 years to go for my degree). I've been at it for a while, and am continuing with 3 different companies....
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Should I ask for my job back after being terminated? [closed]

I have a job as a front end web developer and I really love it because I have a passion for web development. But the problem is, I am always late and have problems regarding tardiness. My employer ...
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Are technical certifications of any value to a seasoned DevOps professional? [closed]

I know this is pretty specific, but I couldn't think of another place to ask such a work-related question. I've been working full-time in industry for over 8 years; first half of this was as an ...
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My friend, together with his bosses, is inviting me over for dinner. Accept or reject invitation?

I have a colleague-turned-friend who's inviting me for dinner together with his bosses. He said they want to have a chat with me. I have a hunch it's about my plans regarding my career progression. I ...
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Phrasing a job description [closed]

I have quick question maybe I am overthinking it but would like to consult how to describe the job responsibilities I have in one sentence. Basically what I do is I am working in web development for ...
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I was offered to speak at a conference — but it was supposed to be my colleague instead

Obviously posting from an alt-account and going to leave details out so I don't give myself away. I was offered to give a talk at my industry's leading conference. The catch is that my team has ...
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What kind of roles/line of work value ability to take criticism and maintain a level head with high cultural awareness? [closed]

According to plum.io I'm really good at those. So in my scoping out where I could add value, I'd be really interested in roles that emphasise those soft skills over social skills, as I'm much more ...
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Switching technology at peak of your career - Things to consider while making a choice [closed]

I am an expert in an obsolete technology which is still being used at few places. I would like to learn something new and change my career path. How to make sure all my years of experience in ...
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Posting article on LinkedIn vs. on company blog [closed]

Writing has always been an under-developed hobby of mine, and I recently got interested in writing articles related to the type of work I do (ie. software industry, so that means Technical how-to ...
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I clarified with my manager in a one-on-one what my title was and it still hasn't been changed in the system, is it appropriate for me to call it out?

I have been the same title at my company for a few years now (at least 3 years). Our company has moved to a leveling system for software engineers and my title was evaluated to be at level 2. While ...
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Leveraging a New Part-Time Job to Transition into Full Time? [closed]

I have recently been trying to transition into doing full-time work at a company as a junior developer but have had some issues I am seeking advice about. I have applied for about 100 jobs so far and ...
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How to get my next position of managing 50+ people?

All my life, I managed no more than four people. I'm looking to lead 50+ people, I know it will require time and may take several steps, the question is what can I do to control my career, and get ...
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How to overcome a career switch slip [closed]

As a SDE I am looking to motivate the company to make an investment in the areas I am good at. Is there any strategy I can follow to accomplish that? Inspired in this article I believe I could start ...
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How can I protect myself from fallout with my employer over my political blog?

I have got a blog where I write, among other things, about politics. It is a very strongly opinionated blog where some content could be mis-interpreted as being racist or things like that. I'm afraid ...
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How to remain hire-able as a software developer in my spare time?

I signed a two year contract at this company expecting a developer role. However, something happened and now they need many configurations (SQL entries) to be done and I now am essentially doing data ...