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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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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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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Released my first web application and I got a job offer to do contracting work. I dont know what to do [closed]

I am a system administrator by trade, but I want to move in to web development. I started learning on my spare time and I released my first personal project and have gotten positive feedback and an ...
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Best approach to present a resignation at workplace [closed]

Useful notes: It might seem like asking for an advice but the decision has been already taken. It would be appreciated to let me know how to put my resignation without hurting the director as I would ...
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I'm no longer enjoying my work. How can I revamp?

In September 2019, I will complete 5 years in the Software Engineering industry. Prior to this, I completed lots of personal projects during my undergrad days. I have lived with the code for the last ...
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Job responsibilities - developer Cv

I have a short summary in my job responsibilities which looks like: Development and maintenance of internal web applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Ext JS. However, there is one ...
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What are career options for big-picture thinkers with no experience? [closed]

I would rather talk about the best place to put a new restaurant than manage a kitchen or grill burgers. I would rather examine construction processes & costs, and value delivery to the client ...
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Low level programming career path without electrical engineering knowledge [closed]

I would like to ask you, is that possible to get a job in low level programming area without electrical engineering knowledge? Some background: I am working as Java developer / architect since 14 ...
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How to resolve “there can only be one of us” syndrome?

I work at a large company, as a public-facing technical worker. Think of it kinda like a technology evangelist. As such, part of my career growth is dependent on how well known and influential I ...
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Deferring a return to the software industry to take my project commercial [closed]

Good day, all! At the dawn of this new year I left seminary studies to return to the world of software, where I had previously worked for over 8 years. But rather than returning directly and ...
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Quickest path to employment given current qualifications, experience and circumstances [closed]

Challenge: find work within 3 months (NYC based, no work authorization needed). Conditions: Need one week-day off a week that I can make up with remote commitment on the weekend. Reason: I'm a Math ...
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Non-manager feedback and career advancement

For people already promoted that need to interact with multiple parties e.g. newly promoted manager that works on a complicated technical project that requires collaboration of 3-4 teams within the ...
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Asked for raise - nothing but crickets?

I have been at the same company for 10 years and I am pretty happy. This year I decided to ask for a raise. I thought I performed well in the previous year (according to our customers) and so I wrote ...
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Does experience using a MySQL database on my personal computer with python prepare me for a job involving querying SQL databases?

I worked for a couple of years on a research project where I took the initiative to learn about python and SQL. I installed MySQL on my personal Mac OS laptop, I designed a database on Workbench, and ...
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How can I effectively shorten the hours I devote to my software developer career, so I can have more time become a professional artist? [closed]

I have been a junior C++ developer for a year since graduating in engineering. I am also pursuing my creative dreams on the side. However, I feel like my current lifestyle is not sustainable. My ...
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Quitting a job to work at a better job which I might have to end up quitting anyway

I recently graduated from college with a CS degree and almost immediatley started working full time at company A. I had been with this company for several months before I graduated and became aware ...
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How to explain to recruiters and hiring managers about a former “manager” that was fired

Not sure how to best write the question, I hope my explanation clears things up. A while back, our startup (early stage) hired someone to help out with my responsibilities and during the negotiating ...
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Additional role at work highly stressful - keep for growth, or drop for not a good fit? [closed]

About 3 months ago, our teams restructured and I was offered the opportunity to be Scrum Master for the new team. The role pretty much meant 1) being in charge of scheduling the necessary ceremonies, ...
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How to handle being asked to automate jobs as a temp worker

I have been working as a temporary worker at a large ($13+ billion/yr) company for some time now. My job is a typical $15/hr office job where I do paperwork, place orders and bill people. At some ...
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Can i be a successful Software Engineer? Would a well-structured company hire me? [closed]

Over the past few months I’ve been increasingly worrying about my career prospects as a software engineer. My concerns are due to my personal background and my current position of work. Background I ...
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Senior colleagues are deriding my work

Let me give you some context before. I'm working in a very well-known international company as a DevOps Engineer with 6 months of experience. I feel so grateful and lucky to develop my skills and ...
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How to leave gracefully from a subsidiary company [closed]

All. I would like to hear some advice on how to leave a subsidiary company gracefully. Background I have been working for a company for a little more than two years. Due to bureaucracies and ...
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I’m 38 and still no career. Times, running out. Please give advice [closed]

As the title says, I’m 38 and still haven’t found an IT profession where I’ve excelled in. I’ve been battling with depression a majority of my life which has slowed my progress in life down to make ...
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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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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?

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 ...