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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Asking for change in work profile in same department

I have completed 2 years in my work profile and my team boss has agreed to change my work profile. I wish to be part of Research team which is my true interest. My manager agreed on mail to put me in ...
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Do I take position as Software Tester role or Software Engineer (my target role)? [closed]

I just graduated college with a B.S. in Computer Science and will be living and working in San Diego. I currently have two job offers and I am stuck trying to make a decision to decide which job to ...
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How can I get a promotion if I am difficult to replace? [duplicate]

In my current role, I am "irreplaceable", by which I mean it is very painful to replace me, but doable. It would take about 8 months to train someone to take up my role. I want to move away from the ...
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Identified as a high performer with low potential [closed]

On my recent performance review I was identified as a high performer with a low potential on a McKinsey 9 box matrix even though my leadership, motivation and entrepreneurial skills were all rated ...
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What's most important in professional world? Portfolio & Advance Skills or Grades & Newbie Skillss [closed]

I am very much confused in this dilemma and this subject is constant debate in my country. I am a student of Software Engineering at NUST, Pakistan.(A freshman) So basically, the students are divided ...
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Can't get into the academy - how else can I reach my career goals? [closed]

My friend would like to become a chef in India. The formal way to achieve this is to get an education at a culinary academy. My friend tried this, but unfortunately he was not able to clear the exam. ...
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How to approach an employer knowing you'll likely burn a bridge [duplicate]

So, my work history is winding. I have worked at 1 job for 3 years as an entry level position. Last year I graduated college and moved into the field I got a degree in. I kept my job at the company in ...
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Am I too young for web development? [closed]

I'm a 17 year old Senior in High School on the verge of graduation. It is my hope to find a full time job in web development. College doesn't feel like the best suit for me and I am unsure how to ...
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How to grow as a programmer in a small business [closed]

I am looking for growth opportunities. My passion has become programming and building solutions to solve business issues. My current employer, where I have been employed for 7yrs, is a small business ...
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“Character 2 experience” for data entry?

I'm applying for a few data entry/administrative support roles, and the advertisements request "Character 2 experience". Usually this is followed by a request for 10 key experience. I don't know what ...
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How to ask for a sabbatical? [closed]

I'm currently working on a project in a company for over a year. It's a contracting company, so changing a project isn't a big issue. I want to do it, but the thing is that I plan to take a sabbatical ...
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How should I tell the networking company I was a paid intern at that I'm suddenly interviewing for a programming job?

It seems like I'm all set for being accepted into a full time position following an internship at a major IT firm in my hometown (specialized in networking). Although I always expressed my interest in ...
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Is a position as embedded software tester a good first step for getting a position as embedded software developer? [closed]

I'm a computer science major with several years of experience developing software with C and C++, and I want to become an embedded software engineer. I have a job opportunity for being a software ...
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Should I accept a major project from the CEO while other managers want me to “surrender”? [closed]

I am a customer-facing programmer who is growing in a commercial direction. In the last 34 months I have been very successful at bringing opportunities to the company, often doing the job of the only ...
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Is it inappropriate to put this on my cv?

I am currently seeking new opportunities in the finance sector. The field I work in is male dominated, competitive and aggressive. Not saying this as a criticism, just stating facts! I know a lot of ...
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Join new company [closed]

I’m a pretty junior web developer (1,5 years experience) working for a digital studio, doing simple and a few complex web pges for a lot of clients. I just applied to a single product company, who ...
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Applying at the company you've worked for - risks involved

I left my previous company as they didn't want to promote me or increase my salary. Also, I was considerably overqualified for the roles I was given on projects. I used to get excellent performance ...
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Does the list of bugs which I found in the Oracle JDK give any benefits to my CV? [closed]

This is more a specific question about particular career in Java-related development. Say I have found a certain number of bugs in the various versions of the Oracle JDK (in compiler, specification ...
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Is it possible for an experienced developer to get a shot for entry level job at Google? [closed]

I am working as a Software Engineer in a Product development firm with 7 years of experience and limited skills. I would like to start fresh improve my skills in competitive programming and go for ...
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How can I progress in my career [closed]

firstly I am new to the forum so thank you for anyone who takes the time to read my question! I look forward to being an active member, and sorry for the length (Never thought I'd say that!) ...
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Simple remote developer got escalated. How to understand how much I should get paid? [closed]

I'm working as a software developer (kinda) for a small US company (we have around 10 Employees in the office in California). I'm a foreigner and was working for this company as a freelancer at first, ...
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Is it Ok to Add an Addendum to a Resume?

As most of my one page resume consists of work experience and projects, I feel that my long list of "other skills" such as "google cloud, aws, scrum, kanban ...." could use some backing up by another ...
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Senior managers don't promote internally but hire their old team: is this expected for a startup? [closed]

I work for a startup which recently hit the "100 employees" mark. We have brought in senior managers from other companies, including competitors. These new people are introducing more structure (and ...
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I've been introduced by a freelancer that has been excluded for serious reasons

Introduction We can call the freelancer that has been excluded Jane. Jane was also a teacher, more specifically, my information technology teacher. As the time goes, she had seen some special ...
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Will switching again affect my career? [closed]

I moved to Berlin, 9 months back. I did freelancing development for first 2 months. Then I got a permanent position in a company. After 3 months the company closed their office because of financial ...
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How to ask for better tasks? [duplicate]

TL;DR:** My boss is giving me random work instead of giving me real tasks, Tried showing him im capable of bigger tasks but he keeps on giving me random stuff** I got an offer from a company lets ...
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What variations are allowed to a “European cv” template (if I want it to be still legitimately called a “European CV”)? [closed]

In order to apply for a certain position, I need to submit a "European CV". (this) Assuming that I keep the "style" (font, formatting, etc.), what variations am I allowed to do (if I want it to be ...
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What is the limit of a web developer responsibilities? [closed]

I'm learning to be a web developer, I want to the most information possible in a limited time, practice some projects then venture into the real work. You know how many there are of languages,...
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1 Month barely have done any work (System Engineer) [closed]

I was hired about 30 days ago by the COO who's recruiter is a "friend" of his. I also interviewed with the VP and Director of IT who I directory report to. After waiting an unusual month and a half ...
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Do I really need to know A LOT? [closed]

I've learned HTML, CSS, JQuery and some Javascript so far. When I was getting into web development, a friend of mine who has been working as a developer for a few years told me that if I learn the ...
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As a newly-graduated Computer Scientist, how badly would spending a year teaching english abroad hurt my resume? [closed]

I'm a computer science student living in the United States graduating this fall. Going into the workplace immediately after graduating, my employment prospects look pretty good. I've got around a 3.75 ...
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List or not a bad experience in a resume

I would like to get more help on my question where I cannot get a clear view. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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How to improve resume without job experience? [duplicate]

Recently I finished my degree in statistics at a renowned university in my country. However, I'm having some difficulty getting a first job due to lack of experience. Now I'm doing some online ...
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Creating technical individual-contributor career progression [closed]

I work in a technology company that spans tech and biotech, and we are trying to define the growth career for career-technical employees within the company. We have a clear managerial growth path ...
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Gaining knowledge and experience at work [closed]

I completed the free online CS50 course and immediately got an internship as a junior developer 10 months ago. I was working on a legacy project, started using Java 5, Oracle, UIX and after about 3 ...
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What to do if you are offered higher salary than deserved? [duplicate]

I work as a developer. Given my experience in web development (1.5 years) I have a fine salary. Hardly with my experience I can find better salary in my country. Recently some more experienced ...
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Taking time off to switch technologies/job [closed]

I'm currently planning a career move, and would love some feedback on my particular situation. I've currently got about 10 years experience working on C#/.NET in various companies, with experience in ...
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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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How to ask an employer for education benefits

Preface: I'm a software engineer at a small-ish company (under 40 people) and I've been there for over 4 years. I was initially hired as QA (I do not have an engineering background) and over the ...
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Boss educates everyone except me?

I've got a good relationship with my manager and the boss (owner) of the company really loves me and he's told me on numerous occasions how invaluable I am. My job is stressful, demanding, but I'm ...
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Zero common industries between job changes, how to alleviate negative impact on career growth at current company?

I have a technical skill set, this allows me to gain employment in different industries. For example, I've been in finance, health, restaurant startup, ecommerce, and real estate startup. All jobs ...
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What are the cons and pros of having the HR in my LinkedIn?

I started working with a mature and a big US based company a month ago. It seems promising. I am a fresh graduate, and I have been preparing myself to join this work force for the past years: ...
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Describing a job experience in my CV that's not directly related to the position I'm applying for?

TL;DR: How should I go about describing a job experience in my CV, which takes half of my overall working experience, but was not focused on the job I'd like to apply for? My first job was as a ...
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How to improve personal work satisfaction and daily progress, when my preferred style is to work on one single uninterrupted task? [closed]

I am a software engineer and I work on a broad range of things. As a person I am a believer of a single-task per time than multitasking for various reasons including that it fits my style. The issue ...
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How do I get my inexperienced boss to follow through on his promise of a title change? [duplicate]

I'm hitting a ceiling two years into my first real job. I work on a 5-person team in a tight-knit organization where the average employee age is about 25. Last spring, I made a move and asked my boss (...
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'Web developer' stuck in a rut. Any advice would be greatly appreciated [closed]

A little about me, I did a degree in Applied Computing which covered a fair few areas of computing/development. I enjoyed web dev the most so focused on this post university. I landed my first job ...
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How to handle a lowball salary in an entry level position [duplicate]

I am an entry level web developer for a small company in the US. I do full stack web development and lead my own medium sized projects. I have moved from intern to contractor and now recently to full ...
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Offered Equity in Company, Amount Open to Negotiation [closed]

I work for a small 6 person IT/WebDev company with 2 owners (with a 30/70 split). The company started about 10 years ago with just one member. The WebDev side has dwindled down to just me as of 6 ...
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How to approach a employer about grad school?

I want to work for a sociological research institution as a scientific programmer after college. How I will go about that is for another question. I would like to go to grad school for a non-...
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Fake Experience Dilemma [duplicate]

I graduated from a US university in 2012 as a fresher and took up unpaid internships/jobs for mostly an year until I joined a consultancy in 2013. The consultancy put 7 years of fake experience on my ...