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What is the impact of taking a job in a less prestigious field? [closed]

I am working for aerospace place right now but it's inconsistent work, I got offered a position in a less prestigious area(agriculture) with somewhat similar work but in a different domain/application....
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Overlapping of relieving date with joining date

I have worked for 3 companies 1st company from Dec 8, 2016 to June 23, 2021 2nd company from June 24, 2021 to 0ct 21, 2021 3rd company from Oct 6, 2021 to April 16, 2024 (**Overlap) I have given an ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

I work at my company's IT helpdesk, was just rejected from an internal position (entry level C# dev) because I do not have, according to them "hard skills" But, I have already worked pretty ...
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After 2 years of work experience, I want to change technical field [closed]

I have 2 years of work experience in C++ development. Now I want work on a new programming language in a different company. Can I shift my field of work now?
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

I have been working for slightly over 4 years as a Java developer at a small company. This was my first job after getting my CS degree as some transitioning into the field later in life ( late 30's). ...
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What high paying low competition jobs/fields can a recent grad in electrical engineering go into? [closed]

After two years of applying I haven't gotten any job offers despite having a high GPA. What are some industries that guarantee high paying jobs that are easy to transition to with my background? I don'...
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How do I define in a positive way my career goal to my boss, when I see that I'm failing?

My career progression since I joined to company is null or negative. Next week I have to define my career goals with my boss. However I just realized that the my project that soft-failed last year, ...
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How do I take advantage of a much better offer in monetary terms if I don't actually want to change companies?

I recently received a very interesting monetary proposal from a recruiter. The whole process is still very much in its infancy, so nothing is certain and there is no concrete offer yet. However, I ...
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Will big 4 tell next employer I was put on pip [closed]

Long story short, I underperformed at work and failed a bunch of exams Employed for 6 months Grad scheme Invited to a capability meeting If I am put on PIP, will my next employer find out I was on PIP?...
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Software Industry is collapsing, and I'm uncertain about the future [closed]

I know it may sound negative, but how could it not be when you open your LinkedIn feed and 7 out of 10 posts are about layoffs and people being without jobs for months? First and foremost, allow me to ...
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How do I know if I can become a skilled developer? [closed]

I am a self taught person, 40 years old. My highest education is middle school, or whatever the 10th year of education is called in your respective school systems (not the best education indeed). For ...
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How can one determine the most effective method for establishing a success metric for a quarterly objectives?

My manager recently took on the additional role of Frontend Architect, and he's asked me to step up and assist with day-to-day responsibilities for the team. Currently, I hold the position of ...
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I want to prepare for Computer Science carreer, how do I know I'm learning at a good pace?

I'm going to community college to obtain an associate's in French in preparation to move over to my long-distance partner in a short-enough timeline. But the long-term plan is after French, I'd be ...
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Developer - if I need to review code of junior developers, is it reason for a raise?

I am middle developer, not having to interact with junior developers. My boss also said I am middle because in our organization you are senior if you are allocated a junior developer ("allocated&...
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How do I succeed at the IT internship? [closed]

I'm a 34 years old, and I've recently completed graduate certificate in engineering last semester in Australia, and I am planning to take a part-time internship in IT while working in the evening. I'm ...
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Navigating Career Ambiguity in IT: Lost in Transition Software/DevOps Engineer - Seeking Guidance on Next Steps [closed]

I've been working in IT consulting for the past 10 years, collaborating with clients on team projects lasting 6-12 months. My focus has predominantly been on building Cloud solutions and handling ...
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Dealing with coworker's junk science?

The entity im currently at operates on the pipeline of grants=> mental health research=>publishing papers. Been with this org 1 year. Recent changes led me to have to colaborate more w/ this one ...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

I’m 23 and have just finished a network engineering apprenticeship where I have 3 years professional experience along side a Bsc degree. This was completed in the UK. I also have CCNA Routing and ...
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Is it normal for a junior programmer to be alone in a project?

So I have been accepted into a small-mid size company for a month. In a month, I've been asked to make an app using a library that I don't know and kinda old / rare to be used. Mind you I spent 1 ...
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How to address contrast between current and past employment?

This is during interviews. I'm presently employed and it's not a good fit for various reasons. I'd like to work at something more interesting, challenging, with project work as time goes on versus ...
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Can I grow in my current company or am I wasting my time?

I’ve been at current company for over 4 years . In my current department , I’ve been here over 2 years. The current issue is where in those 2 years , I have had no promotions and it seems like other ...
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Getting back into Software Engineering after an almost 2 year hiatus

I’m a 33 year old software engineer from Chile, and I’m also a professional rugby player (since 2020) and I’ve represented my country for the past 8 years and just recently competed in the Rugby World ...
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Is it reasonable to request working remotely from Ecuador?

I'm currently a Lead IT Engineer that works remotely %100 of the time in the United States. I want to move back to Ecuador though to be closer to family. Going to approach my work about this next ...
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Have I made myself unhirable?

Edit: It appears that my fears were unfounded. It took a while, but I am now holding three job offers with two more in the pipeline. I guess I was hirable after all. :) The key was to give as many ...
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How do I tell my work I don't want to do the project that I've been put on?

I've been a structural engineer for a few years. My tasks are usually design calcs/reports which are office or remote based, i.e. I am NOT a site engineer. I have recently been placed on a project ...
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Manager wants to hire an additional resource with experience in a skill that I do not have

I am new to Python, but have experience in other technologies like NodeJS ,PHP and Cloud Services of AWS. Recently we got a project requiring Python + AWS. I have experience in AWS, having worked with ...
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How do I ask to switch teams?

For context, I am an engineer in the US for a small (<100 people) sized company and am in my mid-career, so it is theoretically possible for me to pivot roles. I am on a team of <20 people in a ...
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How or where can I get in contact with a coach or mentor to help me form a strategy to direct my career as Software Engineer?

I am currently evaluating many steps in order to further my career. I am currently working as a Fullstack Developer but I want to prepare myself to become a Senior Fullstack developer. I have so many ...
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CS career - frustrating PR review [closed]

Edit: I don't understand why I'm being downvoted, all I am doing is asking for advice. I have been a developer for nearly 10 years, though it's the first time I am in a "tech" company. My ...
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How to Efficiently Learn Proprietary Information in a Challenging Work Environment?

I work as a Linux System Administrator in a fintech company in Nepal. My responsibilities involve working with mobile banking architecture, understanding the flow of events in mobile banking, and ...
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Should I tell my manager I did not like her tone and demeanor when she told me I did something wrong?

I work in the US in loan servicing in a bank in the corporate office. I am one year new to the industry and about 6 months new to my role. Several of my tasks are transactional. Yesterday, my Manager ...
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Can I start an IT career after the age of 30?

My age is 30+, currently I'm doing a non IT job but I want to switch to software testing field. I'm learning manual testing along with api testing. Is it really possible to start as a fresher now? ...
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Switching careers/roles with overlapping backgrounds - how to determine reasonable seniority level

I have a simple question I haven't been able to find much advice on. Imagine I want to switch careers or roles within my sector as an experienced professional. There's a big overlap between the ...
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Leaving a job to do postdoc

I have recently graduated with my PhD in chemistry and have joined as an application scientist in a material analysis instrumentation company in India. The main role in this job is assisting the sales ...
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Advice for someone who took a long sabbatical?

I (late 20s) last worked around January 2022 as an automation engineer and have since been out of work. Part of it was to clarify career direction through self-reflection and trying stuff out, most of ...
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Asking For Career Advice in Tech [duplicate]

Hello Everyone. I need some career suggestions. Due to the current enhancement in AI, starters like me are confused, will there be a demand for fresher web developers after 1 year? Should I continue ...
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How hard is it to change industries as a software engineer? [closed]

I'm considering accepting a software engineering offer at a large defence company. I'm not a software engineer and don't know much about software engineering, however I can code in Matlab and python ...
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Is a course in user experience useful to a software engineer

I've been a developer/engineer now for quite a long time. My career progressed well in the beginning but has reached somewhat of a plateau. I do find myself giving increasing input into overall design ...
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My new coworker may become my boss, and he is terrible

I work in a team of 5 persons in a medium sized company. This service is new within my company and was formed by taking people from different services. So in my team, the knowledge of our processes, ...
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As my first job, how can I gain the most out of my mentor, a senior engineer?

I am three weeks into my first software engineering job at a software company in Canada working on a windows desktop application in C++. My work consists of fixing newly reported bugs in the software, ...
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As a junior developer, how can I improve if I work with legacy code? [closed]

I graduated in Compsci related course. I was not great at coding during gradschool, but had some basic OOP knowledge, C programming, Java, Python (with django framework), SQL, and front-end with web ...
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How Much Stock to Put into a "Meets Expectations" Review from Manager?

I've recently started a new job. I've just had my first formal end-of-cycle review from my manager after about 4 or 5 months, where we are given a performance score. They were thankfully very ...
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Is changing teams at this point bad for my career?

I work in a big tech company. I was promoted to be a people manager a year ago. It's the first time I manage people. With all the layoffs madness happening, some other managers got fired, so I ended ...
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Handle a career switch to Software Engineering, most likely starting as Junior, while keeping the same salary

After 8 years in the same company in a role growing from helpdesk to software support to project management, I recently found out I really like programming and decided I would spend the rest of my ...
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How should I explain my plans to exit my new job to my manager and recruiters?

I understand it may seem unprofessional and indecisive to decide to leave a job very shortly after starting, but the situation is relatively messy and was through no action of my own. I've been ...
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Does managing interns count as managerial experience?

Very straightforward question as stated in the title. I am a mid/senior level individual contributor in a technical field, with experience in creating and leading projects across teams in a company (...
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Full Stack Developer Practice: Where should I start? [closed]

I am currently a junior in high school, and I’m looking into developer careers for my long term future. Initially, I looked into software development, but then I started wanting to do full stack ...
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Am I unsuccessful if I don't get promoted?

My coworker and I joined this company at the same time (about one month apart from each other). I struggled for the first few months and got “Meets Expectations” for my first review. Since then, I ...
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How to describe professional software development experience if I can't share my code as per company policy

I'm seeking some career advice on getting into software engineering. My academic background is in EE and I'm currently in QA testing. I'm working with my employer's client, which is a major tech ...
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How do you resign from a trainee scheme in a way which minimizes the impact on your career?

Essentially, I am planning on resigning from my graduate scheme as I want to focus more on my masters which can be done on a part-time basis. Ultimately, I want to pursue a career in a different field....
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