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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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What is the way to give back stolen money to my boss?

I am working in a company for 2 years now. The owner is my father in law. Last year I was having money problems. My father in law trusts me a lot, so I was able to steal some money from the company in ...
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Should I volunteer for a pay cut?

I work for a very small software shop (2 employees) and was brought in when they were awarded a large project 2 years back. At that time I was offered a pay that is higher than the industry as the ...
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Will I lag behind in my career[in future] or earn low as I work on PHP(Laravel)? What to do to overcome it? [closed]

I have been in Software Development since 5.3 years. I worked a lot on PHP, its frameworks(laravel, zend, cakephp, codeignitor), javascript, jQuery, angular 5, mysql, postgres, redis etc. But ...
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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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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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Unclear task at new job/new mission [closed]

I was sent to work at client site. I spent 3 weeks doing nothing, but on the third week, my manager came to me and told me that I will take over somebody's job and I have two weeks to learn from him. ...
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Where can I get affordable, good-quality career counseling (career advice, career coaching)? [closed]

I've been looking for a new job for about 6 months now. I've sent more than 100 applications. I've participated in more than 15 interview processes. In several cases, I got to the fourth or fifth ...
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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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Fired for third time from a software development job. What to do?

Today I was fired from a software company.. for the 3rd time in 1.5 years. Needless to say I feel like I reached bottom and it's impossible to get out without changing career. Should I change a career?...
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Assigned to project but have nothing to do? [closed]

I was delighted to be staffed in a project. But after my 4th week on the project, I've noticed that the project manager ignores me. He didn't even introduce me to the different members of the team, ...
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Does it look bad if I email an employer before getting an interview about working hours?

I applied for a job but it didn't say the working hours on the description is there any harm emailing the employer to ask?
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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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Alternative careers for one who wanted to study theoretical physics [closed]

I have immense interest in physics and maths and I love thinking and brainstorming. So naturally, the field "Theoretical Physics" allured me. But later I came to know that the job opportunity as an ...
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How do I explain a 17 year gap in my resume? [duplicate]

I had a stellar career in senior management in the construction industry. My career stopped at the C level. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I have a degree in Business Management which I ...
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I undersold my success during an important meeting - is a correction possible?

I took over tasks in the area A for the market for which I am working. There are about 20+ markets in total. It's possible to objectively access how good you perform tasks in the area. There's one KPI ...
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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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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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Are there positions like “Idea man” or “Solution maker” in programming/engineering groups? [duplicate]

I am a mid-level computer programmer, but I am very good in finding solutions for problems or giving novel ideas to create a new product. I also know how to design with SolidWorks or Altium designer ...
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Modern vs Classical visual of CV [closed]

When looking for CV templates (I use latex), I chose this one: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/examples/resume-example/vmjzzkmgdjst#.WyVGLFUzbDc Mainly for its simplicity. I think we can call it has ...
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How can I mention my sole industry experience of 2 months in my résumé, while applying for industry jobs?

I'm applying for industrial positions for data scientist and related. I've a lot of relevant academic experience (e.g. PhD in math and postdocs), but very little industry experience. For the later, I ...
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How to distinguish valuable feedback from rubbish?

I’m an established user here. I’ve created a new account since I would like to remain anonymous for this question. Please note that I can’t answer your comments/ answers. At the beginning of my ...
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Wrote a paper for work but my name was left off

I wrote the majority of a paper about a topic that I have special expertise in, along with several other people who are much more highly ranked than me. Two other people working on it left a lot of ...
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How do I negotiate a later start date after signing the offer due to work authorization?

I’m a master student on F1 visa and graduating this May 15. I got an offer from a big company (a bank) two weeks ago and the start date on it is May 21. However, I applied for OPT around late March ...
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How to prevent your boss' unrealistic expectations from influencing your references?

I was employed to take over tasks in the area A. Very quickly I was told to take over also area B and part of area C. These are big functional areas. I signalled my boss back then that the workload is ...
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What is the difference between a Business Development Manager and a Salesperson? [closed]

What is the difference between a Business Development Manager and a Salesperson? I am interested in understanding how these two roles differ on a day-to-day basis, and how they interact with each ...
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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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How can I, as an uneducated person from Lithuania, become employed in space exploration industry? [closed]

I am very well aware that Stack Exchange discourages personal and opinion-based questions that will likely be useful to no one except the original poster. However, I know for a fact that there are ...
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How to act after I get a threat at work? [closed]

I've been working for a year for my current company as a Programmer Analyst. My company is an IT Division for internal company group and some external project for other companies. Yesterday, my ...
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Hostile work environment at previous job… Should i list as reference? [duplicate]

I worked at an entry level job for 14 months. I was treated like trash by the managers every single day because I didn't fit into their "culture", avoided and ignored by the main store manager (my ...
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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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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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The interviewer wants to know if I would jump for a first choice offer if I took this offer [closed]

Having told the interviewer I am awaiting news and a potential offer from my first choice, I was asked "when can you start" and after replying, they followed up with "if we offer you this role to you ...
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How do I ask to transition from full time to permanent part time instead of retirement?

I'm a software developer and I really like my job. I mean I really really really like my job. I have a great work environment, I work on creative projects, I work the standard full-time gig: 40-50 ...
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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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Dream job, crazy boss [closed]

I'm in a predicament and friends give me either biased or "yes-man" advice. I work for a fairly large company and have done on and off for years. I recently started studying for an online degree and ...
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Can I apply for a job in my Company's client company?

I am working in a client project. I recently found that there are few vacancies there, most of them are onsite opportunities. Below are the questions which I have in my mind. Is it a malpractice, if ...
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Annual review while changing careers

Background: I've been in the same industry a long time and the same company for longer then the industry average turnover period. I'm past the burning out phase and I'm chronically unhappy with my ...
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Refusing job offer after intership due to career growth [closed]

The main question: Is it advisable to refuse a job offer in a place you've worked as intern, if you fear it could be uninteresting, poor in terms of career growth, and generally not the best thing ...
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Fluff work: What is your strategy? [closed]

Fluff work All 3 positions I have done had a form of fluff work 1- Virtually unending “Jiras” or bugs due to crappy code on legacy systems 2- Operational burdens of owning online services 3- ...
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Is it suspicious if a company seems to be dodging the money question very late in the interviewing process?

I’m applying for a position that would require relocation. So far I’ve been through: A quick “resume buzzwords” screening call with the recruiter. A 45-minute tech screening call with a senior ...
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Answer “How many years experience do you have in skill X?” [closed]

When I am asked such a question "How many years experience do you have in skill X?" in interviews, I don't know how to respond it correctly. Because the culture difference, I am a humble man and don'...
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Would a big security breach destroy a programmer's career? [closed]

I am a programmer. I heard about Ccleaner security breach, I think Ccleaner is dead by now, who would trust such apps, one security breach destroyed a well known company. I guess the manager would be ...
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Would I be considered a “job-hopper”/unprofessional? [duplicate]

I'm a 3rd/4th year CS student. A year ago, i did a 3-month internship at a software company, and two months ago I got hired at another company as a Junior Developer for a trial period of three months. ...
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How to deal with being made a scapegoat? [closed]

I'm in a bad situation in my job. The project lead on the project I've been assigned to left the company and pretty much left the project in a state with a very large amount of work that needed ...
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First one-to-one with new boss: should I present my CV?

Our new Head of Department started two weeks ago. He is organising one-to-one meetings with everyone to get to know us and figure out how the department currently operates. So far so good. I have my ...
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How do I choose between salary, skills and future? [closed]

I'm working in a very small startup as a web developer since last 8 months, . I’ve learned web skills quite well. Now they are switching their backend to another technology, which I don’t know. I ...
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Pursuing doctorate part-time but overqualified for day job

I have been working in medical research for a university for almost ten years. A couple years ago, the department has gone through a lot of changes both with leadership and funding sources. Because of ...
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How to negotiate an offer from a company I already work for as a contractor?

A little background: This company brought me in as a Test Engineer Intern back in January of 2015. I worked for them as an intern through graduation which was in May 2016. In July 2016, I was offered ...
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How do I quit due to a disappointing company outlook?

I have been working at my current company for ~5 years now and has been a key technical contributor and then an Engineering Manager leading the core technical team of the company. We have developed ...
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Graduate stuck in a dead project and manager refuses internal transfer [closed]

I am in an IT graduate program in Western Europe for a big company where I am supposed to rotate only once a year. I am working there for four months but stuck in a rotation with nearly no work for ...