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Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

I work at my company's IT helpdesk, was just rejected from an internal position (entry level C# dev) because I do not have, according to them "hard skills" But, I have already worked pretty ...
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I have difficulty in holding a job [closed]

I've been working in the tech industry for the past 5 or so years, in various roles as Business Analyst, Scrum Master, PM, etc. But I haven't been able to hold a job for more than 2 years. I've never ...
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How do I explain a wasted year gap? (2022 to 2024)

I was an excellent student in high school, but due to life circumstances after I graduated, I couldn't complete my college summer semester. So I had to withdraw. And in the Fall semester, I know it ...
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I want to prepare for Computer Science carreer, how do I know I'm learning at a good pace?

I'm going to community college to obtain an associate's in French in preparation to move over to my long-distance partner in a short-enough timeline. But the long-term plan is after French, I'd be ...
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What countries can I work in to earn the highest rate, and get taxed less, to save more in two years? [closed]

I am an Australian citizen and a senior software engineer with 12+ years of enterprise experience. What would my options be if I am solely looking to maximise my earnings in the next two years, and if ...
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How to find a fulfilling career in your 40s that's creative and does not require sitting all day? [closed]

I am a 41 year old person in Europe / Germany who's studied computer science and earned a Master's Degree in the past. Although I've enjoyed studying the subject I didn't really enjoy the work that ...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

I’m 23 and have just finished a network engineering apprenticeship where I have 3 years professional experience along side a Bsc degree. This was completed in the UK. I also have CCNA Routing and ...
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Protecting Myself From Bullying When the Manager Abuses Their Minority Status To Cover Bullying

I am facing with animosity, bullying, and targeted harassment from my manager. Although there is evidence, the upper management keeps silent. My manager abuses their minority status as a cover. My ...
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How do I ask to switch teams?

For context, I am an engineer in the US for a small (<100 people) sized company and am in my mid-career, so it is theoretically possible for me to pivot roles. I am on a team of <20 people in a ...
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HR make false promises before joining

I'm from India. I joined my new organisation 1 month ago. Before joining recruiter/HR make promises that I will be working on the specific tool I’m only interested in but after joining manager and ...
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Full Stack Developer Practice: Where should I start? [closed]

I am currently a junior in high school, and I’m looking into developer careers for my long term future. Initially, I looked into software development, but then I started wanting to do full stack ...
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Full Stack developer assigned support task in new job [closed]

I recently moved to a new job where initial days there was no work assigned to me. I asked the manager about this and also asked to team members they said this is how it works there is not sufficient ...
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How to describe professional software development experience if I can't share my code as per company policy

I'm seeking some career advice on getting into software engineering. My academic background is in EE and I'm currently in QA testing. I'm working with my employer's client, which is a major tech ...
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How do you resign from a trainee scheme in a way which minimizes the impact on your career?

Essentially, I am planning on resigning from my graduate scheme as I want to focus more on my masters which can be done on a part-time basis. Ultimately, I want to pursue a career in a different field....
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How did visibility at work help you guys? [closed]

I am very long and early in my career. One of the tips I received from friends, parents, and others is "be more visible to the boss". That means: Raise questions in meeting no matter how ...
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Reputation Job Crisis. How to proceed? [closed]

I am at a crisis now. I feel I have been blacklisted from many companies because of my actions. I have job hopped from 15 companies with no notice. I am 35 years old. I have crippling Anxiety and am ...
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The dilemma of a high-paid junior [closed]

I have 2 years of experience and 1.5 years of research experience. I currently have a dilemma that the job I'm in now is paying me above industry standard (but within the company, my skills are still ...
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Demotivated after getting support project even with 2 years prior experience [closed]

I had prior experience as a Full Stack Developer in Information Technology in a startup. Meaning, I had built two projects from the ground up, and other few projects with significant contributions. ...
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What are some tech jobs for Math Majors? [closed]

I’m currently getting my BS In Maths and trying to figure out what opportunities are out there after I’m done if I decide I don’t want to go to graduate school. My degree doesn’t really focus on ...
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I want to change my career but options seems limited and difficult

I have more than 11 years experience in IT support and administration (first-third level support), having worked on complex and large environments. I always wanted to change my career towards software ...
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How to describe nursing someone and being a stay at home parent as a career break on LinkedIn?

I’m adding a historic career break to my LinkedIn profile which was nursing, looking after and caring for someone stage 4c cancer and two preschool children. Should I just leave it as “Caregiver” and ...
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What can be Careers in IT for computer engineering students who can't do programming?

I pretty much succeeded in all programming classes in university. But due to some reasons, that didn't translate to real world knowledege. For eg-: I tried my best to make projects in university, but ...
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Is this too much for one developer? [closed]

Background: my company makes IoT devices. All the data generated by the IoT devices gets sent to the cloud. I would like one developer to be responsible for everything after the data leaves the device....
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Should I stay with my employer to receive shares? [closed]

I'm currently in my notice period, and due to join a new employer soon. But my current employer wants me to stay, and has just offered me shares (not share options) in the company if I stay. They've ...
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How to take unpaid leave to my permanent part time work for internship in IT?

I am postgraduate student in my 30s and I'm currently working as a permanent part time in a retail while taking graduate certificate in software systems in Australia. Once I completed this, I plan to ...
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Changing field but same job as Data Analyst - red flags in new job?

I've done an interview with a consulting company for a full remote Data Analyst PowerBi (body rental) in medical field for a big medical company. First interview was with HR and happened yesterday. ...
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Risk of taking another job

I am curious how do people make decision in such situations. Say I am Software developer (Front end), with say 4 years of experience roughly. Now, on my current job, I handle all the tasks well. Pay ...
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Accepting a freelance offer from an external client with my current employer

For the last few years, I have been working on "strategic projects" for my current employer, alongside my main responsibilities. Recently, my employer has terminated the contract we had with ...
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How to deal with feeling burnt out and the fear of performing inadequately on the job?

I joined a big semiconductor company in their Toronto branch 6 months ago as a performance modeling software developer. I have a master's degree in heterogeneous computing for CPU-GPU systems and ...
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Returning to an old job lost due to COVID-19 [closed]

When COVID-19 hit I had just finished my degree and was super excited to get back to work however with the lock downs and social distancing it was quite difficult to hold on to anything. However ...
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Is Tech Stack knowledge important? [closed]

I am working as a software developer for about 5 years. I already changed my job 5 times, so I have a little wider knowledge about the requirements of some companies, but I feel like I am still a ...
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What are the core responsibilities for a CEO role?

A CEO role's responsibilities can vary depending on how the role was defined by the board of directors and how the negotiation went. But I assume that the CEO role has a core set of responsibilities ...
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Do you ever feel indebted to someone who started your career? [closed]

It's been 2 years now since I got the career I really want. I don't know how I got hired. I just copied what others' strategy was before like creating something and showing the employer. I got a ...
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What are some possible applications of a Data Scientist in an Engineering team (not to be confused with Data Engineering)?

I have been trying to understand this for a long time, but this information proves to be incredibly elusive online. What are possible jobs that a pure Data Scientist, without much background knowledge,...
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Am I betraying myself doing the job I am doing? [closed]

I am a web developer, fullstack, to be honest I prefer frontend, because more "creative", there is styles, design, integration. So what I know about myself is that I like originality, ...
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A technical person being pushed into manager role [closed]

Should I consider the role of a manager (temporarily) or start exploring other jobs for individual contributor role?
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Have I ruined my career by going back to my old role after struggling as a manager?

Recently I found myself the last man standing after layoffs, and I was given a manager job. I did well for a few months, but my manager started to get in my head with small things I was doing wrong. I ...
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My IT career so far, need advice to move from Low Code profile to Full stack Developer

#VeryLongPost #MyITCareerSoFar #NeedAdvice Hello everyone!! I am kind of stressed about my career so far in IT and little worried to figure out how my future would be and wanted to share my IT career ...
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How useful is experience/knowledge in data engineering for scientific jobs? [closed]

I was wondering (as shown by the title) how useful experience in data engineering could be for future scientific work. In other words, could it be useful if you wanted to do physics and engineering ...
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Career advice as a junior software developer [closed]

I will be graduating in next month and will be starting my first job as a software developer. I am planning for acquiring 2-3 yrs of experience and then apply for masters. I am looking for ...
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Career choices while working on multiple technology stacks

I'm working for a company in their R&D department. Its not particularly R&D but we have to work on product as per requirements from the partners. My work is related to integration of security ...
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Career Change Advice [closed]

29, Unemployed. I hold majors in Computer Science but coding/programming is not for me. It has been more than 14 months I am unemployed, tried BPO Jobs lasted for just 6 months max. I am done with ...
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Taking over another fired developer's role

I really need general consensus between experienced developers on my scenario below. I have a situation at a small company where the only developer was fired. My position was a field technician and ...
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What skills do I need to land a job in python domain? [closed]

I am a seasoned java developer with 8 years experience. I want to get into python domain mainly web. What skills should I focus. Also does prior experience matters in python domain that much or I can ...
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Senior colleague is leaving my company, how can I let my boss know I am interested in his job

I am a software engineer with a decades worth of experience. A software architect in my team, recently handed his resignation with a 30 day notice period. Since I am interested in progressing my ...
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How easy is it to move away from (industrial) research?

I would like to keep this question as least specific as possible, but I have to give a brief insight on my situation to help build the answer. The question put very simply is: How easy it is to get ...
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What options do I have if I am interested in Mathematics, specifically Statistics, Probability and Combinotorics

I have an interest in studying Math topics involving calculus, statistics and probability (Basically I love Maths but am not a big fan of proofs related work, so I don't want to consider being a ...
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Am I being unreasonable with technical tests that take more than 1 hour for each role I apply to? [closed]

For tech tests longer than 1 hour, would it be okay to send an invoice (VAT exempt; personal)? For questions read from sheet of paper e.g. what is an abstract class, I think I've only used it a couple ...
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Cannot get another software developer role after lengthy career break, feeling very stuck, next steps?

I'm having a really difficult time trying to land a software developer role, mostly due to my complex work history. I'm in Melbourne, Australia. I'll try to summarise it below as best I can: Finished ...
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Should you get paid more for using more languages?

Let’s say a job requires C++ and Python on their description. A few months later they give you a task that requires another programming language such as JavaScript. Would this warrant asking for more ...
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