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 are the fields of software engineering that contract least in recessions/are not inflated by bubbles?

Is there any general consensus on the more in demand fields of software engineering to pick up during a recession? I can see small business websites getting hit badly, so web dev is out. But is ...
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I'm in isolation - How can I prove that I can code without leaving the house or paying much money?

This is a shot in the dark, but I'm hoping for the best. My situation is as follows: I have a Master's degree in mathematics and have been trying my best to get a statistics job, or better yet, data ...
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Engineer of all trades, master of none - Career options?

currently, I've been employed for a few years as R&D-Engineer in a medium to large company. Pay is decent, work is mostly interesting, the colleagues are great and the hours are ok (leaving me ...
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CPIM designation behind name

I'm in the process of CPIM training. I know that you attach CPIM to the end of your name once completed. I was wondering if this is only in a professional environment to show you have the ...
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New Thinking Behaviours?

I started a new job as a trainee auditor and so far I’m enjoying it. I’ve not made any major mistakes but one thing that is clear to me is that I have to change the way I think about the job. I’m sort ...
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How to be appreciated for working alone and delivering results over “being a team-player”? Please see the description for more details

I have been working in IT as an employee for about 5 years. I have had many bad experiences working in teams. I like working alone. I am good at recognizing patterns, doing investigative and analysis ...
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Time management while studying part time with a full time job and a family

I would like some help, I am starting classes in the fall and I am worried that time management will get the best of me. I am a husband and a father, with a house to take care of and I normally work ...
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How can one compete careerwise with the careerists if someone goes on mat leave, needs sick time, etc?

This question doesn't apply to me yet, but it is something I am watching happen in my workplace to a few other colleagues. I am a sales engineer, which is a role which bridges tech and customer ...
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Be a team lead in small company or senior software engineer in large company [closed]

I have been working 3 years for a small company(8 engineers) and my lead quit last month. I promoted his position as team lead for 7 people size group. I was satisfied for my position as software ...
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Negotiating improvement on lower salary than market

Context After graduating and finishing a good apprenticeship of 2 years where i ended up being in charge of a refactoring project (I started as a software engineer and became project lead), I stayed ...
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How to enforce the use of my full name at work, instead of its shortened version?

What way is the best way to enforce the use of my full name? I can't write this without actually putting my real names in the title of this post, because it's very specific to my name usage, and as ...
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Should you dress for the job you want and not the job you've got?

Currently I work in a position where I wear jeans and polos to work everyday. Sometimes I mix it up once or twice a week and throw on the slacks. I work in the office but I do spend some time on the ...
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Is it a demotion when I get a new role with fewer direct reports?

I started out with a manager leading a couple engineering teams. Last week, I was handed performance review results and I got a good score. Today, my manager called me in to discuss about my role. He ...
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Does discretionary effort make sense in a Scrum team?

I am a full stack software developer and have managed to cut my workload down to about 15 hours of actual work a week. Firstly, I discovered a long forgotten document describing the APIs and ...
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What should a developer prioritise to improve employment prospects? [closed]

My situation is: In full time employment as software developer using up-to-date "popular" front and back end technologies. Enjoy my job and work to improve my skills / stay relevant. No formal ...
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Reconciling my own understanding of myself with boss/colleague understanding of me?

I'm a dev with two years experience who was just recently (think two weeks) denied a promotion. I currently work in enterprise software. At this company, promotions work through applying, ...
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What is the most successful way to ask for a raise readjustment after an annual review?

My manager and I have just completed my annual review. Everything went well, he says I'm performing beyond expectation. I am learning more and doing more than what is in my job description. I know the ...
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2 years work experience on resume but no skills

I have been in corporate office for nearly two years but did not work a single day. Initially, when I was in an agency since there were no clients I had no work, this continued and I got irritated and ...
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HR just asked for my degree. I don't have one. What do I do?

A bit of background on this - I had this job interview in the fall of my senior year of college (on-campus interview). At the time, my expected graduation was spring 2019, and I had that on my resume. ...
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Working on a modern development team

I've been a professional developer for over 25 years. However, the last 20 years have been with a single company creating line of business applications by myself. I'm afraid that my company is about ...
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Getting Go-ahead From Team Leader

Another team leader at the company I work for has been using a tool and has claimed to have great success with it. The team I'm working on could also use this tool but it may require some adjustments ...
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How to complain during annual review

I've been working as a web developer in a very small company for the last 4 years, this is my first job. I was hired as the second dev, the first one being one of my bosses. My tasks at the beginning ...
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Should I expect a raise after completion of a CPIM?

I currently work within the supply chain department of a relatively large child company to a major corporation. I came into my role by working hard, learning quickly, and being noticed by global and ...
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What are the jobs where a technical background can be a leverage but you do not do the actual nitty-gritty technical work?

I have a degree in electrical and electronics engineering. I have 3 years of working experience in total. My previous job of 2 years had 50/50 programming and engineering work. However, I'm currently ...
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Stay or leave if another position offered [closed]

Hello Im currently working as a web developer and Im hired to build 1 project, I was offered another position inside the company to work as an infrastructure coordinator, I really hate that part of ...
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How to approach manager to tell her I have desire to change jobs?

I have been at my company for just over 2 years and it was my first job after graduating university. I work as an accounting analyst. I have been teaching myself programming and I have had the ...
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Switching from product management to engineering

I'm hoping someone will read and give me some advice. I started my career as an engineer after I finished my master's in computer science in Germany. I worked as a software engineer doing computer ...
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How to get over constant comparison?

I am 25. I constantly keep comparing my life with that of my peers. Most of them have moved abroad and some who stayed have gained good career progression. Perhaps if I had chosen to move abroad I ...
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Face a company which you ghosted previously for baseless reason

I am a junior developer working in not so common tech field/job like Data scientist or application developer but a good niche where I enjoy. (can't reveal it for some reason) I was looking to switch ...
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Permanency Problem

So here is my dilemma, I am currently employed in a finance company for about 5 months now, next month there will be a panel that will determine if the company decides to make me a permanent/regular ...
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I've done three internships and about to finish university in Software Engineering, but I feel like a fraud. What can I do better?

I've done three internships (4 months each). My grades in university from Software Engineering were so-so - I've always done well and had a good grasp of our labs, but I test horribly. My biggest ...
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As a recent PhD in computational Materials Engineering, I would like to go to industry. What can I do to make my profile better suited for industry?

I am 30yo, with undergrad background in materials engineering. No prior work experience. My PhD was focused on using finite element analysis for stress analysis. I have some Python programming ...
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What skillset would be more favourable for an employer?

I have six years experience in iOS development. My company has decided to move away from their native iOS and Android apps, and to pursue using Progressive Web Apps. The company app is not high ...
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How do I retain good connections with upper management if I do not intend to stay after my internship?

The graduate level, long term internship historically leads to full time employment. I intend to look for work in a different location within the same field. When asked directly about my future ...
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How to find out why my manager doesn't like me?

I am good friends with a higher up who is not my manager but goes to management meetings with him. He told me that my manager doesn't like me very much, but he beat around the bush when I asked why ...
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Is it ok to go to HRBP for a promotion?

(note: This question has been asked in different ways but contexts differ.) I am a senior software engineer in a relatively large public company. I have been there a few years, with no title change. ...
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experienced in front end: should I also learn back end?

I know this is more software development related advice, but I hope someone can give some input. I am 34. I have say 5 years programming experience, two in desktop, three in front end. Now my idea ...
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Being a single thread resource, should I still spend time/ hang around with my competency team?

I am working on 3 separate projects that are linked under my competency's team but are completely separate/independent from that team's major project. I have been a part of the team for almost a year ...
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How to answer a question related to my plan upon completion of internship given my circumstances?

I am a new grad, and I'm offered an interview for internship by one of my dream companies related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The reason why I applied for internship is that I'm ...
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Is field service support normal for a design engineer? [closed]

I took a job at a small company (as a design engineer) after working for large multinational companies, and something a little more "start-up" (although it had been bought by a large company, not ...
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How to avoid getting bored and demotivated as a software engineer? Bored 5 months into job, bored of other job opportunities, bored of hacks etc [closed]

I started a new job just 6 months ago as a software developer. It is not the most interesting topic, but the work itself used to engage me. And objectively nothing has changed, but I find it hard to ...
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I want to be a jack-of-all-trades application developer. Does a foray in machine learning hurt that goal?

I really thrive off learning new things and figuring out how the component pieces fit together. When do you use X over Y? How do we make Z more efficient? I don't want to be an SME. I want to be a ...
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Is it problematic to only have one core responsibility from a career development perspective?

I am a software engineer at a company which sells software to governments. I am a few years into my career and have been in my current role for 18 months. At the current time, I am happy with my job, ...
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How to raise concern with manager about quality of work?

I am 26 years old and working in an IT company for more than 3 years. Right now , I am not happy about the quality of work being offered to me and it is happening with me for than 2 years. I don't see ...
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Does hopping between failing startups look bad on a CV? [closed]

The [job-hopping] tag reveals that hopping between more than a couple of jobs really damages the first impressions of a resume (the most canonical questions being here and here). But what if those ...
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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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