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 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" ...
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Feeling bored with software development. Should I change career paths? [closed]

just looking for some advice really as I don't know where to turn. I am currently working for a fairly large tech company, working as an application software engineer. I've been here for a couple of ...
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A friend from college asked me to refer him to a software job at my company and I don't feel comfortable doing it

I am currently an employee in the client services department of an extremely selective financial institution. I graduated college recently and just started my full-time role a month ago. Today, a ...
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Changing teams at a big corporation vs accepting an offer to work for a start-up [closed]

In the beginning of this year, I accepted a position as a software developer at a big corporation which is a well recognised brand world-wide and a very good name to have on my CV. However, my day to ...
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37 years old with a psychology bachelors and work history in restaurant management [closed]

I have been wanting to change careers from being in the restaurant/hospitality industry for a few years now, but I did not want to choose a new career path without being absolutely sure that I was ...
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Is it advisable for software developers to focus on frameworks like React or Vue? [closed]

As a front end developer just 2 years into my career, I am starting to be confused by the job industry nowadays where the job recruiters are looking for people who had experience with React or Angular ...
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Dev: After 3 years of work I have nothing on my Portfolio - Feeling stuck! [closed]

So I am a developer. I have worked for my dads super small software company the past 3 years. I wasn't part of the regular team though. I had an idea for an app and somewhat naively started working on ...
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giving up on working in a specific field of computer science [closed]

I am a new CS (computer science) graduate in Europe. As a master's student, I have specialized in high-performance computing (HPC). Job offers in HPC were very few and far between, and I had to do ...
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Company wants to “retain” part of my salary?

In a recent peer review I was asked if I was willing to allow company to “retain part of my salary.” The exact percentage was not revealed. They used the word “retain” although they pressed that this ...
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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 to ask for an endorsement?

I am a junior developer in a medium sized team, and have been given a specific project for the term of my internship. I have kept my supervisor/superior well abreast of my progress. At every step of ...
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Should I ask to extend my internship/for a full-time offer if I only plan on being with the company for 1 year?

I am starting an MS program in Human-Computer Interaction this upcoming fall on the west coast and am currently interning as a UX Design intern on the east coast this summer. The company is mid-sized ...
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Transition from STEM field into social/management positions

I am approaching the end of my studies and soon will have master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Computer Engineering (Germany). I am currently thinking about my degree in EE ...
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Senior Developer Feeling stuck by toxic coworker and annoyingly jokey manager

I'm a front-end engineer and have been in the field for a little over 4 years. I feel like I am stuck at my current position, with no room for growth. Currently, I am a senior front end developer on ...
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How to list multiple related jobs on CV

Say I have a position of project manager at my company A. Now at the same time, I also have a sales related position on a company B, which is related to company A, say it is child company of A. On ...
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Repeating a year in college to clear concepts (Mathematics and Statistics Major). Is it a good choice if I plan to work as a data scientist or a SWE? [closed]

I am pursuing a dual degree (Int. BS+MS) in Mathematics and Statistics. It is a pure sciences college but I study applied mathematics separately. I plan to repeat my 3rd year, since I am not clear ...

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