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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How would remaining more than two years hurt my future applications (for a junior dev)?

Recently I’ve been interviewing with this one company (for the sake of this question, let’s call it company A) to whom I applied last December. I was feeling unvalued at work, so in an act of pure ...
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How do I tell a recruiter that I'm not interested after an interview?

I had an interview with an organisation today and by the end I realised that this is not for me. So, in the beginning one of the two interviewers was making a wrong statement over and over again. So, ...
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New job in a new continent: different tasks than promised, and bored to tears overall. How to professionally handle it?

I have 7 years of experience as a software developer and I just moved from North America to Europe/Lichtenstein for this job. My visa doesn't depend on that job, I can stay in the country regardless. ...
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Should I change the job or should I change the Position inside company?

I am a little confused about the two choices : Here is background first, I have 4.5 years of experience as Front-end Developer (had done B.tech ICT). I am working with a product company (team size ...
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Software developer looking for some advice [closed]

I'm just looking for some feedback and some good advice. I'm currently a software engineer with some experience in C# and .net but unfortunately I'm 45 at a junior level(Yikes) reason why: all my ...
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Keeping oneself technically updated

I am in the technical field (front-end software development specifically). My question is, considering the fast moving nature of our field (new technologies/frameworks constantly coming up), how can I ...
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What are engineering career paths for the software developers or architects? [closed]

What are engineering career paths for the software developers and architects? I am quite confused. Software teams have no managers, leads and chief engineer positions - today everything is agile, ...
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My employer/boss doesn't allow me to focus on my strong points

I work for a few years as a developer for a company that creates a software to manage lawsuits for large companies. It's a job I like a lot, it allows me to talk to the customers and sometimes even ...
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How do I find which CS subfields are in demand in the industry? [closed]

I want to get a general idea on how in-demand various CS subfields are (going to be in 6 years), so that I pursue my phd research in an employable area. How do I go about doing that?
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How do I convey that I'll leave if I don't get promoted?

I work in a medium-sized company on a team that takes on special projects and kind of struggles to explain and define its role in the wider office. The team has been without a manager for a year, the ...
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What should I do if I am getting tasks which are not related to my position as web developer?

I joined this new company just 5 months ago. I have 1.4 year experience in web development both on front-end and back-end. Here in this organization they recruited me as a web developer, so I joined,...
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What exactly is the meaning of gaining visibility in office?

What exactly is the meaning of gaining visibility in office? I have heard lot of senior people and other colleagues in office mention about this. If it is related to creating your strong positive ...
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A Lisp programmer trying to get in the software industry- how to move forward? [closed]

I went to university but I didn't finish my degree. Eventually, I discovered programming. I started with the classic textbook "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs". So, I am comfortable ...
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Being heavily recruited at new company: Should I tell them I’m trying to get pregnant?

I read this question, but it’s about the non-pregnant partner. A company reached out to me and is heavily recruiting me for a position that I know I'm qualified for. We're talking a $50,000 (USD) ...
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Recommended training courses for a Junior Software Engineer? [closed]

I've been working at my current job as a Junior Software Engineer for approximately 1 year. I have a performance review coming up soon and know that I will have the opportunity to request additional ...
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How to demonstrate technical leadership skills in a situation where my inputs may not be welcome?

I work at a large software enterprise. Multiple orgs, multiple teams, huge hierarchy of managers and managers of managers. I am a fairly senior individual contributor with more than a decade of ...
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What to do if I'm not allowed to work on the project I was hired to perform?

I work at a Hearing Aids company in Brazil and I'm a Marketing Coordinator/Specialist. We are in 4 marketers. I was hired to build and develop an e-commerce business for Hearing Aids, the actual web ...
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Applying for a job when you have signed an offer for fresh grad?

I am fresh out of university (CS degree) and was able to secure a job with the help of university with the condition that I will join it later on (as not joining strains university relations with the ...
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Will interning in a small company on a more interesting subject hurt my career?

I am a M.S student in data science/machine learning. I will have to start an end-of-studies internship in a few months. I have several offers in my area and am at a loss about which ont to choose. My ...
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Is problem-solving skill something new ? why suddenly it is in demand now a days? [closed]

For the past few years, I am hearing a lot about problem-solving(PS) skills. The curriculum has been redesigned focussing on problem-solving and everyone seems to be talking about it. Job Descriptions ...
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What is the better career strategy? Stay at one company long term or switch often to get higher pay

I am in my current role 1.5 years. It is my first job after graduating. I have 3.5 years total experience full time in the software industry. I feel like I could get a better salary if I applied for ...
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What is a polite way to clarify my gender in phone calls?

Naturally in my native language my voice over the phone is sometimes closer to a female voice. But my natural voice is sounding completely normal. The problem is the listener in the other end of the ...
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How to say 'NO', When someone offer you better opportunity with better salary?

I am a professional Magento Developer, and I have completed my one year and continue my next one year bond. When someone offers you a better opportunity with a better salary but you have to continue ...
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Manager asked me to reconsider my resignation and he sounded quite convincing, should I listen to him? [closed]

As stated in this question: Just resigned as backend developer. How do I acquire the skills needed for my next job? I have resigned from my job as backend developer. Today my manager and I had a ...
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How to best showcase work related projects on my portfolio?

I wanted to know how others are best showcasing projects that are work-related in their portfolios? I'm currently a Systems Analyst/Developer and have created quite a few UI, Batch, and Automation ...
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Alternating two years of working with one year of sabbatical [closed]

As a software engineer, is a feasible plan to alternate two years of working with one year of sabbatical? I was thinking about the possibility to change companies each time rather than staying in the ...
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Just resigned as backend developer. How do I acquire the skills needed for my next job?

I am an engineering graduate from a Non CS background. I have been working as a backend developer for almost two years now. The tasks had become a little repetitive for me and frankly speaking a ...
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Should I take a 7 month stint at a company off of my resume? [closed]

EDIT: I did not work for a startup - I worked for a team that was once a startup, aquired in 2012, and which had mostly its original startup members, with startup problems in culture and tech quality....
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how to switch from embedded to python? [closed]

i have 5+ years of exp in embedded system in medium scale company. here i am working on only PIC controller. so now it became difficult for me to switch to other company. may i know the courses which ...
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Software Engineer not programming in the job. Should I quit? [closed]

I am working on a very inventive and bleeding-edge startup, in the exact position that I want to be in terms of company and compensation. However, I didn't write a lot of code in the past year since I ...
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Confused about my career

I have 20 years of experience and right now I am working in a FANG company as a Senior Software Engineer for the past two years. Most of my career I focused on technical skills and whenever I changed ...
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Create ownership when working in a remote office [closed]

Need your perspective, also this is going to be a long read. If you wish to skip, you can go directly to end where I have written questions. I am currently an Engineering manager in an e-commerce ...
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Placed as a grad with client who now want to recruit me, but I'm planning to move to a location where they have another office. How to proceed?

I work in the tech industry in uk. I am part of what is called a graduate scheme and got placed in a company for a certain amount of time. A graduate scheme basically trains you, then places you in ...
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What is the ideal career for a marketing + computer science post-graduate? [closed]

Currently, I am pursuing a master's degree in marketing at a business school. As I have always been interested in mathematics and computer science, I plan to start an undergraduate degree in computer ...
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fastest way to switch job [closed]

I'm a software developer working for several years in same company. However, I've been stagnating technically speaking, as the other devs were higher level and older in the team, they were given all ...
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Company indirectly discriminating against introverts, specifically INTJ

Background On pretty much all tests out there, I heavily score as INTJ in the Myer-Briggs system. Some tests even suggest slight Asperger, combined with what I suspect is a healthy dose of OCD. I don'...
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Work given is not in my area of interest, how to approach my manager?

I joined my company about a year ago, just out of college with a Masters in computer science. I work in a service based company and my profile can be closest described as 'data engineer/analyst'. ...
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Should I leave if after few months I see a complete lack of direction in the company? [closed]

I recently started a job at a new data-analysis company because I wanted to gain experience in a related but different area after more than 3 years at my previous company as a software developer. I am ...
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How can I learn to navigate office politics?

I've had several jobs post-graduation already and whereas I always exceed expectations when it comes to my performance (i.e. shown expertise/ skills in the field I'm active in), I feel I could work on ...
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Career Crossroads - Fat Salary or Invaluable Experience? [closed]

I'm at an interesting crossroads in my IT career so far and am seeking some genuine advice from people who bring a fresh perspective or who may have dealt with a similar situation in their own life. ...
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Preparing Pitch statement for management company

I am final year PhD student and going to my first job fair. I want to ask couple of things 1) I have been assigned a consultant company by the organizers of the job fair. My background is related to ...
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New job - HR Assistant [duplicate]

What can you do to explain to the overall manager that the work you are completing is not stretching or developing you. I accepted a role and have been working for the last month. I have the role of '...
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From non-IT background to being a programmer

I was a factory worker for many years. It was not until recently that I was hired as a developer in a huge company. I was hired largely because I have an app and a portfolio to show. Now that I've ...
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Suffering from burnout - change jobs or take a break?

Some background: I currently work in a small/medium company which was my first solid job after graduation (I had worked for a year in different temp roles). I have worked at this job for almost 3 ...
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Kickstarting halted career at 42 [closed]

I am jobless. 10 months ago, I was a Technical Project Manager for a brief stint. Prior to that I was into Java web application development working with various frameworks like Struts,Spring,Hibernate,...
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Notice period 60 days but I need to join in 45 days

I am in a great confusion, where my heart says to leave but my moral says that today whatever I am because of the present company. Gist: I wanted to switch to a product based company, for that I ...
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Offered a team lead role at work, accepted the role verbally. Received contract late and have not signed it yet

I have had an interview at work for a team lead role. Was successful and was offered the role which I accepted verbally. Received the contract very late and still have not yet signed it. During ...
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How to proceed if you detect a business mistake that has been done and repeated for a long time?

Today I overheard a couple coworkers on an unrelated business area talking about a SQL query they were using for two years that turns out is not quite correct. They were talking about what specific ...
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How can I change company specific job and get into skilled job? [closed]

I completed my Masters of Computer Applications in 2014. I got selected into manufacturing multinational corporation ( Non-IT) with good salary (3.12 Lakhs, 312,000 rupees, per year) from college ...
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Senior developer with competence and self-trust issues [closed]

Context: I am a 43 yrs old developer and I come from a place where the IT industry is very underdeveloped, working mainly for small companies The situation was so bad that most of my "senior" ...