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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Doing an interview after having already signed a contract

After more than one month of interviews, I accepted a job offer and I signed a contract for a new job which is gonna start from the first of May. After I signed the contract, a big company, which ...
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Should I make a suggestion to senior management over office dinner? [closed]

The senior management is coming to have a dinner with us this July. There is only one security expert in our company right now, as I have recently been certified as a security engineer; I want to ...
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Applying to similar position after not getting offer 1st time

There is a job that I would like to get, and when I applied and interviewed, I got to the final round of interviews (of 3 rounds), but was not selected. This was 6-8 months ago. I recently got a ...
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What are the risks and benefits of working at a start up over an established Company

I have currently have 2 offers I am considering: Company A is a very big and famous MNC. Company B is a recent start-up, that has established itself and is really starting to expand What are the ...
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How can I answer what was challenging about my last role without ruining my chances? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a decent answer to this interview question: 'what was most challenging about my last role?' I was basically a UI widget monkey for over a year at the company with very little ...
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Company doesn't need me anymore, what to do?

I've been working at a company as a development lead for the past year. Everything was going great, only that now the business has given up on the project I was working on. They've transitioned ...
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Want to apply for internal position, but current manager does not approve

My manager forwarded an email to me about some positions that just opened up; the location is perfect, the job description sounds perfect... He said underneath them "Contact me first before applying ...
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Recruitment Advice [duplicate]

I have just accepted a job but a recruiter is asking me to attend another interview. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on letting them know I'm not interested but not souring the realtionship ...
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Flooded by recruiters [closed]

Current situation in the Netherlands is really good for software developers. But a bit too good. (There is always something to complain about, first world problems... sorry) I would not update my ...
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How to evaluate strength and promise of transfer to program manager role? [closed]

I'm a contracts manager at a large tech company who has recently been offered a transfer role within my company to a "program manager" role embedded within a product team. How can I best evaluate ...
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Effect of leaving full-time for a high visibility contract on my career

I was hoping to get some help with a situation I've been struggling with lately. I'm not asking for help to figure out if I should take the job, but rather how taking the job might affect my ...
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Can people give me tips on jobs to apply to with a Business degree and no experience? [closed]

I was wondering if people could give me some help. I have a degree in Business Administration and have been working an admin job for about a year now. My job does not offer benefits and I can go ...
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What is the long-term career future for Dynamics CRM developers? [closed]

I have been working with Dynamics CRM in my company for six months and I really enjoy it. But I am at a possible crossroad to do something else, like frontend development, more intense .NET/C# and ...
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Acceptable Time Frame for Dead-End Job

I'm currently in a part-time job at a mid-size company. It is a professional position despite being part-time, and I took it for the experience (I'm in the early stages of my career) and the promise ...
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Any drawback of using fake name as online identity being a software developer?

I'm a Android Software Developer by profession, and from many years I'm using a fake name "Max Rockwood" as my online identity everywhere, on Stack Exchange Github, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. I been ...
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How to prepare for management [closed]

I've been interning over the summer at UPS for the past couple of months now and I would very much like to continue working at the company. Specifically, I have aspirations to become a manager in 10-...
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Former “startupper” currently working as software engineer: career transition to manager [closed]

Is it possible for a former startup founder that is now working as software engineer to transition to a project manager career? I worked on my own startup for 2 years, released a product and then had ...
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A generic career advise question [closed]

It is an generic question seeking for an career advise. Please skip this if you aren't interested in answering this. Thank you. HI, I recently attended an interview in an MNC company. Interview went ...
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When should graduates start applying for jobs?

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
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How I should plan for my future software career outside metro cities [closed]

I am a software professional with 10+ years experience in software solutions, while doing software job in a metro city. As there are lot of career opportunities are here, I can switch whenever I feel ...
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How can I avoid being taken advantage of during my recruitment to a startup?

I am a researcher, currently working on a short-term project at a university in Sweden. Recently, I have been approached (via a colleague) by a biotech/pharma startup, with a really cool and ambitious ...
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How do CS careers progress? What's the end goal? [closed]

As the question states: How do CS careers progress? What's the end goal? I know this is a vague question, but is there anything past management? What's the end goal? Do you completely stop working ...
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Who to email for interview follow up? [closed]

I interviewed 2 days ago for an internship at a defense company. The interview was with the hiring manager who also manages the team I would be working with if I got the internship. I know it's ...
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As an intern, how to ask for a permanent job?

I've been interning at an almost medium size company for a year (full time in the Summer months and part-time during school). I've been moved around from training, to sales operations due to some ...
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Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? [closed]

Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? It will be good for a programmer or not? Please guide me
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What careers offer steeply increased income for increased hours? [closed]

Generally after working for 40 hours or so, increased work has diminishing marginal returns on productivity due to fatigue. Presumably, this translates to increased work having diminishing marginal ...
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Feeling stuck after relocating. Considering changing “specs” [closed]

I got my Bsc in CS from Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest in 2014. I moved to London in February, this year. I have been struggling to get a job since. My experience with C++ consists of an year and in ...
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A software engineer and an accountant [closed]

I currently work as a senior software engineer. During my spare time I have learned financial accounting and have managed to get myself certified as an accountant. My question is, will there be any ...
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If I refuse an offer does that place me at a disadvantage if I apply to that company again? [duplicate]

I am slightly concerned about applying to multiple companies at one time, not only because of the time consuming process, having to take leave for interviews etc., but also for the impact it may have ...
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How to handle boss giving task that might breach the law? [duplicate]

I am a developer and I work for a start up. My boss assigned me a task of checking two career-related networking sites. I need to programmatically visit these sites, and check whether they have a link ...
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How to communicate my own working pace?

I've been working as a web developer for almost a year now. Before this I spent 3 years in university on a bachelor degree, which included mostly practical tasks instead of theoretical exams. During ...
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How do you ask for help when you're trying to prove yourself? [closed]

This might be a very unique situation, but here are the details of my problem. I was accepted as a front-end developer in startup with very good foundation. During the course of my application, the "...
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How to catch up with people my age in terms of career?

I have been to multiple universities (took a long time to graduate), now people my age are ahead of me, they are at least team leaders. I have only two years of experience (I have experience before ...
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How to reply an employer that I am still in the market looking for job?

I recently applied for a position.The employer mailed me saying that its for more experienced person and "If you are still in the market for new employment with a young, growing commercial IT business ...
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How do I find out what I'm worth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine a reasonable salary to ask for? As a Software Developer I don't yet know enough about my industry to know what kind of pay to expect (although I have an ...
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Warning my friend about his career decision [closed]

My best friend who I introduced to my old company that is a start up (which you can read about here: Dealing with a negative reference from a old hostile employer) has turned out to be an extremely ...
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How to evaluate career options when you feel that your are stuck (in the role of software engineer in a corporation) [closed]

EDIT: How can I evaluate my options in a realistic way? What are the factors that I should consider? I feel that I am in a mid life crisis, as many others.. I work for a corporation as software ...
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Is freelancing as a Data Scientist a viable option? [closed]

Nowadays people can freelance as web designers, app developers amongst other jobs which relate to creating a piece of software. Can a Data Scientist be added to this list? If so, where would they get ...
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Why get rejected if you meet the minimum requirements? [closed]

I've visited the careers page of a large multinational tech company a couple of times, and I've noticed that some of their Software Development jobs only require a high school diploma in terms of ...
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Endless code reviews, how to cope with those? [closed]

Everytime I write some code, for as simple and "non-critical" as it can be, I must submit a code review with a senior member of the team. The problem is: these code reviews are endless. I have some ...
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How to describe a minimally related consulting position on a resume: Should I list my billable hours percentage?

I am trying to strengthen my resume, and I hear it is important to support job descriptions with hard facts or direct results of one's performance. I am listing my experience as a consultant, which I ...
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Who would make a good programmer for an academic department?

My academic team is looking for a programmer to take our individual outputs and integrate them together into a single graphical user interface. The job will last at most 6 months and at most we can ...
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What are the “bodies buried” at the workplace, and what is its significance? [closed]

An article extract about Satya Nadella's appointment as CEO of Microsoft: “Microsoft chews up and spits out new hires in senior roles,” said Charles Fitzgerald, a former strategist at Microsoft....
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Continuous Learning when you have a family [closed]

I am trying to practice continuous learning at home so that I can keep up with newer technologies as a software engineer. For me continuous learning involves tinkering with code, reading stackoverflow/...
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Job offer,but just started my new job [duplicate]

I recently accepted a position simply because I needed the money. Previously I had applied to another position but they took a month to get back to me, which they finally did today: my first day at ...
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How to decline a job opportunity politely through phone interview?

Currently I am an experienced developer who is looking for a job change. I got calls from companies after I updated my resume in job portals. I got a call from a company stating that they are ...
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How to ask for experience without switching jobs? [closed]

I'm a Computer Science major, working as a programmer. I'm also finishing an MBA, and would like to gain some experience in that direction: management/human resources/business development. I've ...
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How to reply to “what is your career goal” when your career goal is not in the same industry?

After obtaining my master's degree, I am applying to doctoral programs; my career goal is to work in academia. However, during these months I have to save more money for my future possible studies by ...
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Am I a junior or senior front-end developer? [closed]

I hope this is the right stackexchange site to this question... If not, please just vote to close. My job position is something really new in the business field, before people like me was just called ...
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Unsure of my competence level and employability [duplicate]

I am a programmer, I graduated in Engineering and have been living abroad (from the UK) since I graduated back in 2010. I spent 1 year working from home studying and developing personal websites. ...