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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I keep myself valuable to deliver in my work if more and more stuffs are automated in data science? [closed]

I recently used software for automatically running the modelling tasks I used to do manually. All I need to do now is just prepare the dataset for its use. I don’t even need to bother with the model ...
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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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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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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 ...