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Does saying I work better individually make me look like a bad team player

Being a good team player is like a must-have for nearly all developers nowadays. However, I honestly believe that I work better (and happier) when working individually. To elaborate, I've worked ...
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Had a job interview for a company in Germany and I live in Kosovo. What are some things to know about "international" interviews? [closed]

I had this interview for a Software Development position. I'm from Kosovo and the job opening was in Germany. They were also offering visa sponsorship. I'm a Web Developer and the position was open ...
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Is unpaid overtime commonplace for developers? [duplicate]

Without disclosing too much detail, a project that myself (the only junior on the project) and the team that I work in had to finish a 7 month project in 3 months. This meant the whole team had to ...
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How unusual is my workplace/circumstance? [closed]

My story goes something like this: I accepted my first full time position in May of last year with a large-ish company (1000+ employees). Because of some mitigating circumstances I didn't actually ...
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I fear I'm about to be replaced. Is it okay to ask about a new position in my company?

I'm a part time IT Assistant at my company; Well that's my official title anyway, as I mostly fell in to the role of Web Developer/Web Master. My supervisors recently asked me to post a few job ...
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Employer wants me to learn new language/system - how can I refuse to do this?

We have a system that was written for the .NET framework by a client, and an old developer, who was proficient in the framework, did updates and some work on the system. That developer has now left us....
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Should I work with my business partner or apply for a job offering a H-1B visa? [closed]

this is my first time on workplace so I will keep it as simple as possible. Backstory I am a web developer who is currently employed in a full stack developer role (PHP, HTML, JS, jQuery, CSS, MySQL ...
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Is it time for me to ask for a raise? [duplicate]

It's been 6 months that I'm working part time as a developer at this company. The developer working in my place before me was working on a project for 1 year and after that 1 year he couldn't continue ...
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How to handle unexpected promotions in first job?

I'm a recent graduate in what's essentially my first job as a software developer, I'd say I'm pretty damn good for someone in my position, but smart enough to know what's beyond my ability, the ...
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New college grad hired as a hardware developer; how do I deal with being told I'm now a Front-End Web developer?

I landed a job that I applied for right out of college. The job listing was for a software developer utilizing C#/Python/C++ and during the interview, it was revealed that the position that I was ...
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Do employers look at quitting a job in order to shift career paths to be a developer good or bad? [closed]

I want to give a quick timeline to help everyone understand where I am at in my career: 2010 - Graduated with Psychology degree (bad idea) 2011 - Worked at a company for 2 years as software ...
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Cannot accomplish a task I'm given - not skilled enough [closed]

So here's the deal. I got accepted to this job as a developer, and I've had a test to make a simple app which I did in the interview. Now at this job, I've been given a task that I can partly do, and ...
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Writing two job responsibilities at work

How can one write his job title in the CV if I have two responsibilities at work like : CRM Developer / .Net Developer ? Should it be like? Title: CRM / .Net Developer OR should I only write one ...
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Is infographic with screenshots appropriate for a portfolio?

I'm currently trying to improve my portfolio. I'm a frontend web developer, so it essentially consists of screenshots with descriptions and links to publicly hosted products. I suddenly had an idea of ...
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"Senior developer" interviewed by junior questions, Or: where is the beef? [closed]

I feel that often the title "senior programmer/developer" is used to entice less-than-senior programmers into a company, while not paying them according to the title "senior" - after all they "don't ...
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Are pre-interview "tests" common for frontend development positions?

I'm a full stack developer (whatever that means, I'm a code monkey tbh) and I'm trying to break into frontend dev positions. One company that nibbled on my resume is asking me to take a "test" to ...
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Hiring developers for a chaotic environment: what to tell candidates?

Management is strictly not hiring a candidate to establish a process or fix our existing process. I recognize that no workplace is perfect, but I feel that this might be a gray area between something ...
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Device driver engineer looking for more lower layer opportunity [closed]

Hi I am a graduate in IT and I was currently working for a company which maintains a user mode driver codebase. First days I came here , it was well challenging and I felt everyday that I was ...
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Communicating value of position outside of “new project” cycle to management [duplicate]

I work in an environment that has mainly been "new project" based since I started. There seemed to be an endless well of opportunities to create new software to solve problems and this situation has ...
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I get distracted while working, how can I regain my focus? [duplicate]

Background I am working as a developer in a tech company. Every employee in our department has a vague and interlacing responsibility, meaning: an employee might be tasked to do something that he/...
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Very nervous about my upcoming new programming job [closed]

I have decided to quit my first job as a developer because I was not feeling challenged enough. I recently got a new position as a junior developer. I am a junior, and not very experienced in the ...
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Doing Inefficient Work vs Eliminating Own Position

I recently started a position as the sole web designer/developer in a company with almost zero experience in the field, resulting in very little oversight or evaluation of my performance in regard to ...
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Should I hire someone offering work for free?

I have a problem which seems the opposite of what a few posts around here are about. I have received a CV with cover letter that clearly states that the person is willing to work as a developer for ...
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Should I be concerned about the bring-your-own-device policy?

I had an interview before the weekend (they found me on stack overflow and I haven't been offered the job yet, so I'm posting anonymously). It's for a permanent position with a company that's been ...
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IT consultant left and no one can understand his style of programming [closed]

There are a small group of programmers where I work. A few years ago our boss brought a consultant in to help us move to a newer programming language. Since then our boss was 'resigned' and we now ...
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5 Jobs in 4.5 Years [duplicate]

I am an Application Developer applying to jobs. Would you throw my resume out if you saw that I had 5 jobs in the last 4.5 years with the longest being 1.5 yrs? The back story on this is that I ...
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I'm a freelancer and my boss fired me without real reason. How can I secure my work? [closed]

Yesterday my boss fired me (I'm still in for one or two days) because of a pretty heated discussion that involved management steps and ideas. We are very far into the beta development stages. I ...
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How to introduce programming to non-IT personnel

I work in semi-large corporate company as a software developer. Recently, few of my colleagues from non-IT department (sales, marketing...) shown interest in learning basics of software development to ...
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What is my job role title? [closed]

Long story short, I am an IT professional that comes from a web development background. I have recently undertaken a new position as a front end web developer (contract) with a small start up. Upon ...
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How to land your first Front-End Developer Role? [closed]

I'm looking to nail my first Junior Front-End Developer role in Sydney. When speaking with recruiters the most common questions I get asked? Do you have any industry experience? What industry are ...
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Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience?

About 2 years ago, me and a couple of online friends decided to write our own flavor of Linux, based off of Debian. Up to that point, I had been a regular user of Debian, but had no "accredited" ...
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Making code changes; doing things quickly vs doing them well? [closed]

I'm a software developer fresh out of grad school, been working in industry for 5 months now and I am very much still adjusting to the business world. Over the past 5 months I have learned a ...
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How to deal with not getting promoted as a young professional

I have been working at my company for the past year as a Back-End developer, I have more than 3 years experience, always show up early at work before anyone else, working during the weekend for ...
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Interviewing: can I demonstrate my ability to learn fast?

I'm currently interviewing for a web development job and so far every interviewer has asked to see my side projects/code samples. That's definitely a great thing ! At my current job (4y) I've been ...
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Not aligned with employer's current strategy - need advice [closed]

I am currently a mobile developer. Recently i've noticed a trend in the company i'm working at: the management's enforcement of mobile application development using hybrid technology (the very ...
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working as a software development intern but taking a while to do projects

I'm currently working as a software development intern for a non-software company (focuses more on engineering) and am assigned projects, this is my first internship and I'm hitting roadblocks here ...
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As an intern, how do I deal with a supervisor who's not always there?

I'm working as an intern in a software development role. My supervisor is working on systems or something similar, and is always busy. I never get to really see them. I mainly report my progress using ...
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How to be serious about volunteering to temporarily work for a online game company to fix glitches?

Hopefully my question will be suitable for this site. So, there is this online game I am an active player for a few years (I still play as an adult); I love the game but it has been getting worse and ...
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Testing a new Apprentice Developer

We are a website development company who is trialing an apprentice for 2 days. The aim is to see how much knowledge he really has and how much he is dedicated. We wish to perhaps test him in practical ...
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Titles given at the workplace [closed]

I have a simple question. I've never worked for a big company, in my experience, I've been working in a little department with 2 or 3 more developers and that's it, we are no juniors, no seniors, ...
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Manager over interacting with developers

I'm working on a project where: Managers should have complete info on what work is going on and how the work in going on in the project and their interaction with developers is mandatory, but in my ...
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Is it common to be asked to perform a 48-hour "development exercise" during the interview process for an IT job?

In the early stages of interviewing for a web UX/UI developer position, I've been informed there will be a "development exercise" which is to be completed over 48 hours and returned to the company. I ...
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How should I refer to static or client-side websites on a résumé?

In my current job, I've built a number of static, mobile-first, single-page websites. Generally, these sites embed event live streams from YouTube and highlight social media. These sites don't ...
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How to deal with being mislead in a company after recent hire [closed]

I was recently hired into a new job as an application developer. I have over five years experience as an application developer. Post hire, I realize what I was lead to believe at the interview is far ...
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How will a future employer view my limited experience in my role?

I'm about 10 months into my first 'real' job after my MSc Comp Science, as a junior web dev, and it is bothering me that I am not getting anything out of the job. My supervisor lacks any solid ...
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How to handle an incapable manager (bad project management and poor programming skills)

Alright, so I'm in a team of web developers (RoR devs), consisting of 4 other people. My manager's programming abilities are ridiculously low comparing to the other team members. So that's causing a ...
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rm -rf On client's product/live site! What can be done? [closed]

Our company just took contract to make some changes in client's wordpress based cms site a Day ago. I connectd ssh to his site.And i was just browsing his site thru linux shell. I pressed ls -l and ...
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How to deal with conservative technical decision-making? [duplicate]

I'm actually working as a lead engineer in a pretty "old fashion" company. Before me, they only have one programmer that is pretty unskilled. He manage to build a system using PHP but have no clue ...
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Which branch of software development matches the situation? [closed]

I currently work as a game programmer at a startup company in a big city. I took the job out of desperation. I really hate living in a big city and would like to live in a smaller community of 300k ...
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Newbie in android development and huge workload, what should I do? [closed]

I'm a newbie android developer and have very basic knowledge of android development. I've joined this new just 1 week ago, and my boss is asking me to convert a huge website into android application. ...