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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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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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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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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Where should I go next for Machine Learning, Data Science & Deep Learning? [closed]

I am currently enrolled in this course: https://www.udemy.com/course/data-science-and-machine-learning-with-python-hands-on/ I am about to finish this course. After finishing this, what steps should ...
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Will working on an old technology stack affect my career?

I recently took a position at a new company. I have experience as a full stack developer for 5+ years. From my understanding of my new position, my main focus will be mobile development but I will ...
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UI Designer & Developer wants to specialize in only one field? [closed]

I'm working as a UX/UI Designer & UI Developer. I'm around 28 years old and I decided that before being 30 I want to be totally specialized in one field only. For example to be front-end ...
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How should I handle a meeting about my development, when I'm already set on leaving

I've worked for a very small consultancy firm for just over 2.5 years now - I've thoroughly enjoyed working here, and still do. My line manager is the Managing Director who owns the company. Recently,...
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How can I seem like more of a team player without dragging others along and actually having all the downsides of team play? [duplicate]

I am a senior software developer and I am a team player through large independent and individual contribution. Think of me as a microservice. Other than that, I largely hate being on a team. I hate ...
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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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How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and experience?

I'm in the US and have 30 years of experience with a bunch of different companies, working in high-tech and the software industry. I have a lot of links, skills, and education which has pushed my ...
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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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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 for almost 4 years, with no title ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it advisable to apply for a position when it is more or less set that my colleague will get it?

My former boss just left the company and a colleague of mine took over his responsibilities temporarily. Now, this colleague of mine has already been prepared beforehand to take up a leading position ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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