Questions tagged [careers]

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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Why do some musicians play and sing on the streets? [closed]

I am not sure if this a workplace question. But, this question is related to careers. I see a lot of musicians playing and singing on the streets. Some of them seem to be very competent in their ...
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Why do people become C-level Managers (aside from money)? [closed]

I'm currently a software developer (not managing people, aside from occasional juniors on my projects). When I last switched jobs (for a higher-level dev job) I got a lot of similar comments from my ...
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Is there a structured meritocracy outside of academia?

I am an engineering PhD student in the "academic bubble". I have no personal connections to the industry and have little to no clue as to how it operates. One of the things that appeals to ...
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Can/should I omit “Senior” from title my resume

I currently have a "Senior" title with a company I am currently furloughed from and am looking for new opportunities as it is unlikely that I will be recalled with my company. While I have ...
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What are some possible temp jobs in the US [closed]

My job is driving me nuts but I haven't been able to quit because I am unable to land another job. I am trying to find alternative solutions besides just quitting and being unemployed as, well, not ...
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Are there lifestyle restrictions if you work for a firm requiring top secret clearance in the US?

I saw a job posting that requires Active DOD Secret Clearance. I was wondering if there are any lifestyle restrictions if I were to work for that company. I like travelling internationally and ...
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Going from Senior to Intermediate?

As life complicates for people, such as having kids or dealing with personal issues, is it understandable to pivot one's career into a(n) (intermediate) developer role where they have less ...
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Are marks more valuable than theoretical knowledge? [closed]

I have been accepted at an MSc in Mathematics at a prestigious university. My objective is following a career related to data analysis or quantitative finance. I have the option of studying a couple ...
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Should I start a new journey? [closed]

Almost a year after graduating, I work for a large company. I am highly motivated and passionate about my current job. I have never had any experience as a product manager, but I feel that I have been ...
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What exactly is an honours degree? [closed]

For your info, I am a 17yr high school student currently live in Australia. As the applications for university entry is just around the corner, I am searching for an appropriate degree that suits my ...
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Is career development more prevalent or expected in smaller companies for software development?

I know in bigger companies which I am in today expects career development within few years and they expect developers take additional responsibilities which falls close to product management. Also, it ...
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Web development burnout

I want to get out of web development and my current job. The company has a culture of learning the latest bleeding edge framework for each new project and it is very tiring keeping on track of ...
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Career shift in finance. Seeking guidance (non-finance welcomed)

I'm in my mid-30's. Currently I work as an investment specialist at a brokerage firm based in St. Louis. The pay and benefits are enough for me and my wife to make an average living for now, but not ...
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Is it exploitation at the workplace?

I am currently working in a Biotech Company in France. It is a start-up and consists of 10 people. I joined 10 months back and got to know there are different types of tasks as the company is still ...
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How can I deal with a manager who keeps insisting to stay with no clear offer after I have already accepted another company offer?

Summary I was dissatisfied with my job and accepted an offer elsewhere. Now my boss keeps insisting I stay, and enlists others to try and convince me. How do I deal professionally with this? Context A ...
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How to mention prestigious academic work when applying to industry job

I'm going through the process of adapting my academic CV to an industry resume. In particular, I'm aiming for a position with a well-known and highly competitive American company. I've worked in ...
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Choice between front-end developer or business analyst role?

I completed a degree in computer science mixed with business management and have 7 months experience as a front-end developer, I've enjoyed it but sometimes get quite overwhelmed. I think I doubt my ...
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Approaching at work with potential client for purchasing something

I was recently approached by an old acquaintance. He seems to be in charge of company who is official partner of say some major international technology brand, say for example Cisco. As I understood ...
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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 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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How to edit academic/research oriented CV (curriculum vitae) for industry roles

I have a CV I used to apply to academic/research roles. I listed everything related to research, teaching, courses, software, as well as professional experience. I am trying to see if there are any ...
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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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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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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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Software/Web Development Team Job Title [closed]

Let me give you a little background information before I start my question. I was working at a local web development / marketing company that went out of business. I worked there for about 10 years, ...
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Is it ethical to apply job now although the requirement said “fresh graduate”?

Now I am in 7th semester in computer science faculty and currently working on my thesis and being an intern at company XYZ After graduating, I want to immediately work full time. If my company does ...
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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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How to avoid mental suffering knowing that I have no resources (time, etc.) to fully satisfy client needs?

Client has changed the usage patterns (pre-holiday effects before the long Christmas holidays) of the software developed and supplied by the company for which I am working and new errors due to ...
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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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I'm not being given much productive work to do, so I may be looking to move on but my skills are deteriorating meanwhile — how to resolve?

I am working for a small but good software company with solid products in the US. I really like what we do here and my specialized education in one form of computer science is a very good fit for the ...
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Job must be filled in the location/s listed in the job posting

I received a job offer with a company that has several corporate locations (in different states), one of which is in the metro area I live in. The recruiter stated they cannot offer me the preferred ...
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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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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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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 should a no degree but experienced foreigner start his career after come to the U.S.?

I'm 25 years old, with 6 years experience in software developer from China, and I'm in to California since 2016. I was working at a studio back in China since 2012, where I learned C++/C# for desktop ...
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Is a high CEO salary in large corporations justified? [closed]

Being a CEO of a small company can be hard I agree, and their work can be appreciated. However, for a large company everything can be easily delegated and they have a team of management under them. ...
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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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Unknowingly joined scam tech company in the past. Should I include it in my work history for a background check?

A little background. My background is not a tech. I decided to join tech after self studying. When I was working at a non tech company as a non tech position, I was offered a job from one of those ...
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Ways to conduct an effective technical interview in a short timeframe? [closed]

Our HR department keeps scheduling on-site technical interviews for shorter and shorter times due to availability and scheduling restrictions. Generally 2-3 hours seems like enough time to have a ...
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How should I think about joining a company whose business I do not understand?

There is a blockchain fintech startup that somehow found my profile and wants to interview me for a senior tech role. However, I don't understand their business at all, primarily because I don't ...
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Does “you are too senior for your role” mean anything real?

I complained to my line manager about another division's manager being far too junior for his responsibilities. I wasn't asking for a promotion or raise, but I was baffled by the implications of ...
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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 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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Road to becoming a professional software developer [closed]

Background I am 25-year old hobbyist programmer who loves the thrill of abstraction that comes with spending long hours trying to fit all the concept pieces together to create a working program with ...
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How will joining a company where all works are done in C impact my career as a fresher? [closed]

I currently have an offer from a networking based product company where the work is mostly done in C. Considering C to be almost an obsolete technology now, how will that impact my career? Will I be ...
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Do companies differentiate between MIS and IT Degrees? [closed]

I have a friend who has obtained a Management Information Systems 2 year degree. She is torn between two Universities to continue her education for a bachelors degree. One offers an Information ...
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not going on a get to know meeting (recruiter)

Recently a recruiter contacted me via linkedin. Telling me "their team had many novelties, and were looking for a software developer in say C#" and was suggesting a meeting of "getting to know each ...
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Ugly email exchanges, spreading Insecurity [closed]

Background: Over the course of the last few years, my manager has been bad mouthing me in nonofficial "around the water cooler" type conversations. I have overheard this many times and my colleagues ...

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