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Employee has issues with proper grammar after numerous verbal and written warnings [closed]

I have an employee who, after a great pre-employment interview, has problems with the use of proper grammar even after, initially, being advised of the problem in private employment reviews and ...
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Background Check Company Can't Reach My Startup

I recently got a job offer, and now I'm going through a background check with a contractor called HireRight. I seemed to pass on other parts of the background check, but they can't confirm for my ...
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Leaving PhD after 3 years (of 4)

Would it be seen as "a failure", "someone who is not able to finish what he begins" in my CV? This is what worries me, after finishing both my undergraduate and master with very good grades I fear it ...
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Should I include a job I got fired from (under somewhat strange circumstances) on my resume?

So I'm a current university student, and last summer I got a paid Nordstrom Retail Management Internship, the only problem was due to my extremely low working memory, (I officially have the diagnoses ...
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Which is more secure form of employment between full-time employment and contract? [closed]

I have heard some European countries do not have such a term as full-time but only a contract form of employment. Actually now I think about it, what exactly does full-time really mean anyway? Since ...
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Employment with two companies at the same time

I have joined in one MNC. But due to some issues I sent a resignation mail but I didn't get any response from them. At that time I got an offer in another company so I have joined the company without ...
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Do I send relative's resume to recruiters when I don't exactly support the candidate's track record?

My sister's husband is looking for a job. He has a good track record while he's holding a job, but he cannot hold a job for too long. I will avoid going too deep into issues, probably because I ...
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Can I start work at another company, while being on leave from another company?

I am about to move from one job to another. I have my holidays saved for the whole year in the first company. Based on that, I talked with the first company that I will be taking the whole month of ...
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How to request a counter offer in a resignation letter

I had a recruiter reach out to me a couple of weeks ago. I received an offer yesterday and I'm working on my resignation letter today, but was wondering if it would be appropriate to ask for a counter ...
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Delay Graduation For Work Experience

I had always planned on focusing on my studies until senior year and obtaining at least one year of work experience in my field before graduating to set me apart. Due to a number of factors, I am now ...
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Should I bring up a job offer from another company if I don't intend to leave? [duplicate]

I'm happy working for my current employer and I'm paid relatively well. Recently I decided to interview at another company, the process went very well and knowing that I'm not actively looking for ...
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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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What might be reasons why you don't get response from employers when applying for a job? [closed]

Recent college grad who is having a tough time getting responses/interviews. I majored in Information Systems and I am getting no responses! I quit my part-time job to focus fully on my career and ...
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Wanting to Transition Back Into A Coding Career After Hiatus [closed]

Hey guys I've been out of the dev field for about 2 years and work in a more physical engineering role. Due to out of control circumstances I'm looking to leave this job and am considering trying my ...
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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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No contract extension because pregnancy? [closed]

My wife, who has been in a contract role for almost a year with several extension, has been told today that her contract may not be extended after end of this month - due to contract extension issues. ...
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What if the last day of a two weeks notice lands on a holiday? [duplicate]

I was offered a position at another company and have limited time to give my two week notice for my current job. However, I see that if I give my notice today (Monday 5/16) then exactly two weeks from ...
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Why do companies prefer to employ younger people [closed]

When I scour the job adverts I notice that companies favour employing younger people (under 30). This is evident in the way they proudly state the young average age of their workforce (at the same ...
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Should I apply for a job directly or through a recruiter? [duplicate]

I have applied to a company that I really want to work for directly through their website. I got a reply from the HR saying they will be scheduling interviews next week or two when the hiring manager ...
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What do I do about an untidy engineering school tutor visiting my company soon?

I'm currently doing my final-year internship in a relatively big company which has a dress code. My engineering school tutor is required to come once to my workplace, and this is probably going to ...
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Asking for a pay rise when I don't have a clean employment record, but [closed]

I've worked at my current organisation for nearly 5 years. An equal level colleague with no more skills and less experience in the industry, and only 2 years for this company is leaving. The job ad ...
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Is an employer allowed to deny a job to someone who withholds work history?

My relative is currently a temporary employee at a community library. Having demonstrated good performance and fit over 6 months, she was recently encouraged to apply to an internal posting for a ...
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Is it unprofessional to quit a freelance gig early [closed]

What I'm trying to think about is whether or not it makes more sense to not take a freelance job, knowing that it's a bad job for you (due to pay, hours, activities) except that you're getting paid, ...
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how to ask client if he will be using me full time for 2016?

I am working with a client and he is currently giving me 40 hours of work a week. How do I politely ask him if he will continue to give me full time work for the entirety of 2016 without making waves ...
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Should I mention my future immigration status on my resume?

I am at final stage of obtaining my US permanent residency (Green Card), hopefully within the next month or so. My current employment contract will end in less than two months, and therefore, I need ...
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Had a prospective interview,now have another job. How to approach prospective employer?

Last month I had 2 interviews with companies that are likely to be employing in January. One of the companies is a dream company, the other is a company that I would still really like to work for. In ...
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Contacting ex colleague

I contacted an ex colleague in a non professional manner, it was unwanted and after a brief exchange of messages no other contact was made. She later confided in an employee/friend (who still works ...
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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. ...
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Significance of Blood Relation & Relatives working in an organization

I want to know why, when applying to some companies, they ask if we have any person of blood relation or any relatives in their organization. Why does it matter? Would an uncle count as a blood ...
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Should I refrain from preparation for self-employment in my employment contract?

I have very nice job opportunity in Berlin-based startup. I really like the product, the team and my responsibility in the company. I've already accepted the offer and couple days ago I've received ...
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Determining how supportive potential employers would be of my disability

I suffer from a disability (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME). Basically I am constantly tired, and am actually more productive if I do fewer hours. Sometimes I ...
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Am I authorized to work in this country?

I live and Canada and I'm currently looking for job opportunities in the USA. When a job application says: "Are you authorized to work in the country(ies) outlined in this job?" Would I select Yes ...
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Extension of Notice Period [closed]

My HR has sent an email to everyone in the office stating that the Notice period of all the employees has been extended from 30 days to 90 days. Is this legal? As the Contract that i entered with the ...
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Urgent Help with UK employment Contract & Notice Period [closed]

I am really hoping that someone can help me. Here are the facts: I have been employed by Company 'A' for 6 weeks. I was offered the job at company A by being given an 'Written Statement of Employment ...
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Is it appropriate to contact an employer who hadn't hired you and ask for advice? [duplicate]

My guess is no because it comes across as pushy/desperate (and in my case, it is). I've never done this. I'm not asking for WHY they didn't hire me. The answer for that is most often they found a ...
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How do I ask if I still have a job?

Today I took a sick day because I was very ill (bad stomach flu) and towards the end of the day, I got a call from my boss. She asked me to call her back, so I did, and she basically said she thought ...
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My Employer wants me to attend staff meetings after work [closed]

I am a teacher who has been working for the same employer for over 15 years. My employer recently decided to require that I attend staff meetings twice each month after regular working hours. However, ...
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How to approach VCs regarding employment [closed]

I am a technical program manager specializing in mergers & acquisitions and instead of working for an Internet publishing company, I'd like to work on the venture capital (VC) side of the business....
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No contract until the first day [duplicate]

I have just accepted an offer for a new position, and have recently been filling in all the paperwork required. I'm relocating to a new city over 2 hours away, so my current employer has been aware I'...
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Can an employer prevent an employee from branching off as a competitor? [closed]

In contractual terms, before employment even begins, can an employer prevent a employee from branching off and: directly competing against the employer's company by forming a similar company of their ...
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Company seems to be having trouble - time to look for a new job? [closed]

So I've been working for a small company for a little over two years - two owners, 3 employees. Recently, a major source of our income was disrupted - it was supposed to be our bread and butter until ...