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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A technical person being pushed into manager role

Short question: Should I consider the role of a manager (temporarily) or start exploring other jobs for individual contributor role? Background, a bit long but details are important I guess :) I have ...
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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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Senior Developer in one company, just a developer in another one: is it bad sign? [closed]

Imagine at a company I work for there are not so strong requirements on Senior developer and you can become Senior developer say after 5 years. Now imagine I want to switch jobs and where I am going ...
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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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Failed dev project, how to restore/save my reputation?

I've been working for a small consulting company, hired out to a different company, doing "qualified-but-not-really" projects for two years. My goal is to get into development, but my ...
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Midlife crisis? Fear and worry as software developer feeling like a fraud

Nearly 35 years old Software developer from Germany asking for help or some input. Not easy for me to write my worries and fear down, but I hope it helps me. Actually there is no one in my social ...
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How can I find a job in industry that matches my profile? [closed]

Currently, I am doing a postdoc and I would like to move onto industry. I did not network in the past and paid attention to a possible career in industry and now that I have made a decision, I feel I ...
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New employer keeps changing contract details [closed]

I have just been offered a job and I accepted it on the spot. Here’s the problem, when I applied initially they were offering a full-time contract with a certain pay but after being hired I was told ...
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What educational qualification/work experience do we need to join engineering/R&D at German automobile giants?

This might be a serious off-topic question, but I could find no more suitable site on SE for posting up this question (I had expected atleast a site on automobiles!). I'm an engineering aspirant ...
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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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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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