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 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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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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