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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Does changing field of study have exclusively negative effects on my future career? [closed]

I have recently completely my Bachelor's degree in physics with a 3.2 Grade Point Average. However I am interested in the field of electronics and to this end I have decided to take a Master's in ...
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Starting freelancing as a junior software developer

As a recent graduate with a masters degree in computer science with a total of 2 years of internship experience and some open source development experience, is it likely to people will take me ...
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Mechanical Engineer looking go back to Mechanical Engineering

This is my first post here and so I apologize if this is mistakenly posted here. Background: I graduated in May of 2016 with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I accepted an offer for a ...
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Career development - next step as a developer [closed]

Hope this is the place to ask this (from the description seem so); if is not can you pls. point me in the right direction? The question is rather personal but I guess other people may benefit from an ...
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Career path for junior developer with a maths degree [closed]

I'm a junior developer working a Microsoft (.NET) role and have been since graduating from my mathematics degree (currently, a little over 6 months). I took this position to gain some experience ...
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Business intelligence or software development [closed]

I am working as software developer with one year experience. My tech stacks are: JS, ES6, Angular, React, Node, Linux. I am very much passionate about Opensource, Mac, linux, web development, ...
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From Respected to “Invisible “

Over the last year I’ve found myself becoming increasingly invisible at work and would like to hear how others have addressed the situation. I consistently provide help to others as a subject matter ...
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Working in a non IT firm as a developer [closed]

I started working at a place just a couple of days ago, I was working as a freelance web developer but applied and got selected for the job. The firm is not an IT /development firm but required ...
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If the company reduces Roles & Resposibilities , is it professionally acceptable to move to a competitor?

Current startup wants me to dig myself a smaller role, more technical and with progressively fewer responsibilities. Competitors would hire me for a more senior role, and would be very happy to have ...
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How can I deal with a manager who gives an unfairly negative appraisal?

A manager (a little higher than my direct manager in the food chain) who I worked with for 1 month ruined an entire appraisal result of mine, and nothing's stopping them from doing it again. This ...
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What differences do people notice about career changers Vs 'native' CS/softw engr pros in terms of abilities related to work? [closed]

I would like to start a career in CS/software engineering; my background is in math and finance.
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What steps will help me land a job? [closed]

People around me think that I am talented: my former professors, classmates, even my friends. Some of the people I met in university still ask me to advise them about their research papers even after ...
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Is it okay to give promotion to a senior employee over a person who worked better than everybody else?

At the start of the year, I had a discussion with my manager about getting promoted and she gave me a checklist to complete. She promised that if I complete them I will get promoted for sure! Now ...
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How much should I worry about not being in the right job field?

I've been doing freelance Web Design for a short while now (I've only had two clients), and I had a concern about the future of my career. Although I don't mind doing this type of work, my career ...
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What should I consider when being asked to make a surprising move?

I currently work on a project for a senior manager as their ‘number 2’, often attending meetings and deputising on their behalf. I was told that a new person is coming onto the project to be their ...
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Afraid to leave my first job [closed]

I'm facing the following problem: I started software development internship year and a half ago, I've passed the internship and now I'm full time software developer. The thing is my company has zero ...
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Am I damaging my potential by being a freelancer?

I have been working freelance now for about 4.5 years. I was still in university when I started (3 years to go for my degree). I've been at it for a while, and am continuing with 3 different companies....
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Should I ask for my job back after being terminated? [closed]

I have a job as a front end web developer and I really love it because I have a passion for web development. But the problem is, I am always late and have problems regarding tardiness. My employer ...
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Are technical certifications of any value to a seasoned DevOps professional? [closed]

I know this is pretty specific, but I couldn't think of another place to ask such a work-related question. I've been working full-time in industry for over 8 years; first half of this was as an ...
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My friend, together with his bosses, is inviting me over for dinner. Accept or reject invitation?

I have a colleague-turned-friend who's inviting me for dinner together with his bosses. He said they want to have a chat with me. I have a hunch it's about my plans regarding my career progression. I ...
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Phrasing a job description [closed]

I have quick question maybe I am overthinking it but would like to consult how to describe the job responsibilities I have in one sentence. Basically what I do is I am working in web development for ...
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I was offered to speak at a conference — but it was supposed to be my colleague instead

Obviously posting from an alt-account and going to leave details out so I don't give myself away. I was offered to give a talk at my industry's leading conference. The catch is that my team has ...
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What kind of roles/line of work value ability to take criticism and maintain a level head with high cultural awareness? [closed]

According to plum.io I'm really good at those. So in my scoping out where I could add value, I'd be really interested in roles that emphasise those soft skills over social skills, as I'm much more ...
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Switching technology at peak of your career - Things to consider while making a choice [closed]

I am an expert in an obsolete technology which is still being used at few places. I would like to learn something new and change my career path. How to make sure all my years of experience in ...
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Posting article on LinkedIn vs. on company blog [closed]

Writing has always been an under-developed hobby of mine, and I recently got interested in writing articles related to the type of work I do (ie. software industry, so that means Technical how-to ...
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I clarified with my manager in a one-on-one what my title was and it still hasn't been changed in the system, is it appropriate for me to call it out?

I have been the same title at my company for a few years now (at least 3 years). Our company has moved to a leveling system for software engineers and my title was evaluated to be at level 2. While ...
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Leveraging a New Part-Time Job to Transition into Full Time? [closed]

I have recently been trying to transition into doing full-time work at a company as a junior developer but have had some issues I am seeking advice about. I have applied for about 100 jobs so far and ...
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How to get my next position of managing 50+ people?

All my life, I managed no more than four people. I'm looking to lead 50+ people, I know it will require time and may take several steps, the question is what can I do to control my career, and get ...
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How to overcome a career switch slip [closed]

As a SDE I am looking to motivate the company to make an investment in the areas I am good at. Is there any strategy I can follow to accomplish that? Inspired in this article I believe I could start ...
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How can I protect myself from fallout with my employer over my political blog?

I have got a blog where I write, among other things, about politics. It is a very strongly opinionated blog where some content could be mis-interpreted as being racist or things like that. I'm afraid ...
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How to remain hire-able as a software developer in my spare time?

I signed a two year contract at this company expecting a developer role. However, something happened and now they need many configurations (SQL entries) to be done and I now am essentially doing data ...
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Is it career-killing to change field at 30? [closed]

Here is my story: By education I'm not a software engineer, however after graduation I got an offer to work as an iOS developer which I accepted right away. The reason behind it was that I was ...
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How to change current job? [closed]

I have a full time job - not bad. But I am getting bored and I am almost getting convinced everyday that it is time to quit. I am a very passionate programmer. At the job that I am working on, it is ...
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How to progress in your career if your employer is using outdated tools and technologies?

I recently joined a company to work as engineer/development concerning the software and IT solutions they have. During my interviews they presented me everything in a way that looked quite fancy and ...
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How to postpone extending summer job contract?

I'm in the process of interviewing for other jobs while currently working a summer job at Company A. I have an interview tomorrow with Company B, however the following day I have a meeting with my ...
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Learning technologies that are not required at the workplace [closed]

I am really interested and I would really like to learn technologies that the company I work for doesn't use and need. I want to learn C#(already started), MongoDB and serverless, possibly get AWS ...
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What to consider when building a career path for development team members?

I am leading software development team. One of my responsibilities this year, is building career development tracks for my team members. The long-term targets include, ensuring the growth of the team ...
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Is working in maintenance career suicide? [closed]

This is specific to software development in a large IT firm. The company has an extremely large legacy codebase riddled with issues. There's plenty of project work being done but also plenty of work ...
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Is it acceptable to e-mail a client regarding potential opportunities in their company?

I work as a junior consultant for a medium-sized firm; one of our clients is one of the largest companies in the world, let's call it Company ABC. One of our contacts in Company ABC, Mr. X, is mid-...
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Career Advice to move away from QA [closed]

I need a career advice very badly. About Myself: I have software test automation (QA) experience for more than 10 years. I am also in a good job with decent salary. However I have been trying to ...
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Is there a less technically intensive job for someone who's a Software Engineer? [closed]

I'm currently an employed Software Engineer for a moderately sized IT company. Initially I enjoyed the challenge of my work, but over time I have become burnt out of the non-stop technical learning ...
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How can I build reputation online as a programmer when my work is private? [duplicate]

I've been working as a programmer for around 12 years. I've worked for 4 different companies (including where I am now) all of which have a good reputation. I have a LinkedIn account but due to the ...
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Missed my transition from software engineer to product owner/manager internally, how to succeed while applying outside? [closed]

I spent a good two years in an interesting startup company adventure, where I designed, developed and maintained a couple software projects entirely on my own. The area covered software engineering, ...
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Job posting from company is way more than I make after years [duplicate]

Recent job posting by my company showing minimum entry level salary(the start of the range) for a job requiring the same technologies is 15k more than I make. The only difference is an Associates ...
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How to deal with the grudged HR manager? [closed]

I just have started a new position. Prior to it, during the interviews, HR had tried to offer a lower salary than I was willing to accept. Although I had been told by the HR that they could not offer ...
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How can talk to my manager if I feel he misrepresented my job during the interview? [duplicate]

Some background, I was hired about a year ago as a software developer. During the interview process, the manager basically botched the initial interview. I was introduced to some of their current ...
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Software engineer role in a manufacturing firm vs in a software consulting/outsourcing firm? [closed]

I currently work in a large consulting firm, doing software development for big clients. I'm recently offered a job as an automation engineer (software) in a large hardware manufacturing firm in ...
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How do I explain to my manager that I am searching/found a new job at another company? [duplicate]

I have been working as an R&D Engineer at Company A for a year now and have decided to start looking for new employment opportunities due to financial reasons. Company A has given me a ton of ...
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Should I accept the automation testing engineer job after getting hired as developer? [closed]

Being a computer science student i chose to go for web development, i learned basics of it and started working. In past six months i had worked with an IT startup where i worked on products using ...
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How to proceed with very poor working culture and very little employment options

I have a friend I want to help but I am not sure I have enough knowledge to do it. He works in a field where it's very hard to find a job. He and all the friends he's made this past 2 years (I know ...