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Questions tagged [entry-level]

Pertaining to the specific challenges in entry-level jobs, coming directly from school/college and having no workplace experience yet.

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How to handle a project assignment that's too advanced?

I'm a junior developer at a software consulting company. I recently was assigned to a new project, but I'm very concerned that it's set up for failure. TL;DR - Massive & important project, no ...
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Should I stay at a low-paying startup as an entry-level data scientist for the potential of equity in the long term? [closed]

I am working as an entry-level data scientist at a startup in New York City and I am also a phd student (few more years to graduate). They started me on an 'intern' rate at $25/hour a couple months ...
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When's the appropriate time to ask for a raise in your first ever Software Engineering job? [closed]

I graduated from college and took a internship transitioning into a full time offer this January, and have been working for the company as a full time intern for 3 months, part time intern for 3 ...
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How much do potential employers for an entry level engineering job (requiring a bachelors) care about Solidworks Professional certification? [closed]

How much do potential employers care about whether you have Solidworks Professional certification (or rather how much of an advantage does it give you) if you are applying for your first job in ...
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What can I do to actually get hired as a developer? [closed]

I am a construction worker that has been learning how to code on my free time for years. I am pretty comfortable with OOP and can build a website from scratch. The problem is I don't have any ...
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Reaching out to another manager about moving to another Business Unit

I've been recently employed in a large company in the IT field. It's my entry job, fresh out of a masters degree, and I am in the first month of my probation period. The Business Unit I'm in ...
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Entry level job - how to tell my boss a project is far beyond my knowledge?

Quick background, I have a degree in computer science and took a job as an entry level developer a few months ago. The company is in the electronics industry and produces hardware, but there is a lot ...
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Should I re-contact this potential lead? [duplicate]

I feel like I may be verging on harassing a potential lead (the chain of previous correspondence below). I have since completed a benchmark, professional qualification which strengthens me as a ...
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Can I convince an employer to hire me by demanding lower salary in resume? [duplicate]

I want to a get visa sponsored job and that's the reason why the amount of salary doesn't matter to me for now. So can I use it to convince the employer to hire me? And I want to write it in my resume ...
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How to gracefully balance pending offers between companies [duplicate]

I have been looking for a job for the past several months and it is getting close to the time when I believe companies could be making offers. I have had (fortunately) over 5 face-to-face interviews ...
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How can a small company optimize pre-employment screening?

We are a very small (10) firm and have a few positions opening up in the next couple of weeks. They are simple admin "Data entry" type positions. Normally, we would dedicate quite a bit of time to ...
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How to handle a lowball salary in an entry level position [duplicate]

I am an entry level web developer for a small company in the US. I do full stack web development and lead my own medium sized projects. I have moved from intern to contractor and now recently to full ...
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Which questions to ask prior to working for an IT service provider? [closed]

I'm currently applying for a position with an IT service provider. This company offers a permanent position, but its employees work with one of their clients at a given project for the duration of ...
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In an interview, should I mention the fact that I am interested in pursuing graduate school at some point? [duplicate]

I am about to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, and have always been interested in pursuing a Master's degree. I've decided to put off immediately entering a post-graduate ...
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How to ask technical questions about the workplace to a non-technical interviewer

I'm going to have my first interview (a phone interview, to be precise) for an entry level position as a software developer tomorrow. I assume that at the end of the call, I will be confronted with ...
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How to handle no-work situations?

I have been working at my company for over a year now, I started as a Junior-Mid level programmer, in the beginning I was assigned to a "tutor" to understand his work so HE could take vacations since ...
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How to gain experience if the entry level job requirement is “1 year relevant experience”"? [closed]

Many jobs cite requirement of at least 1 year experience for entry level jobs. How can a fresh graduate gain and satisfy this requirement ?
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How to establish credibility/readiness in resume as a self-taught iOS developer [closed]

I'm a self-taught iOS developer with no experience and a degree in an unrelated field. having trouble translating the work I've done into meaningful points that will show my strengths and ...
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Is it really this hard to get an entry-level software job?

I graduated with my Bachelors in Software Development back in April and I'm still struggling to find some kind of job. I've been looking for jobs for a little over a year and a half. Even when I was ...
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What are examples of interview questions that employers ask for an entry level payroll clerk?

I applied for an entry level payroll clerk position, and I want to be prepared for an interview. What are the possible interview questions that the employer will ask candidates for an entry level ...
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am I good enough to apply for a junior job? [closed]

I studied programming as a c# developer, we were using ADO.NET and SQL-Server also we studied ASP.NET, I took my degree with a very honorable mark I wrote many freelancing software by my own(all hand ...
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Is it a good idea to mention crowdsourced projects on an entry-level resume?

I have taken part in quite a few crowdsourced projects for the localization/qa of some apps for big companies (Disney, google, audi). would mentioning these projects in my - sadly poor - resume ...
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Job offer at hedge fund requires investment [closed]

My relative has been offered a position and I want to get more info to see if it’s legit. A school advisor connected him with former employees of large international bank, who started their own ...
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Was I correct in accepting this position? [closed]

I'm a recent college graduate from an IT program at a good state school in the United States. I have my B.S. in Information Technology with an emphasis in web development. The program was fairly ...
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how can I do a task that I don't like it? [closed]

I'm a junior software engineer (new graduate) and I have only 5 months in my current job (first). While I did the interviews with my manager he told me many things that are not true (in other words he ...
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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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Is it possible before any college for me to get a short term job as a front end developer for experience? [closed]

I'm 17 years old, and I've been programming for several years now, and I'm hoping to make web development my career in the future. I'm wondering if there are any companies that would hire somebody ...
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How do I respond, friend refers me in an email to recruiters & CC'd me [closed]

Last week I met a recruiter "Joe" (at a career fair) from a company my old classmate works for. I've applied for XY position, and my awesome friend sends an email to the same recruiter Joe, & CC'd ...
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How to get a job when you'll be out of state for month?

I'm asking on behalf of a person I know. Honest. He's looking for a job, probably entry-level. This would be a good time to start searching out seasonal/holiday jobs. However, he's going to be out ...
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Opinions: Starting Career in IT [closed]

I'm a recent graduate and have been looking for my first full time job for 8 months. I have little work experience which has been the main roadblock in my job search. I recently got accepted into ...
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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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Does the recruiter takes into consideration if I'm an entrant or a beginner?

I really need a job - no big surprise; I'm not the only one. My knowledge is imperfect, though, meaning that either because of the lack of practice or because I wasn't even dealing with certain topics,...
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How should I change my plan in order to find an entry job, after graduating already?

Here's my background: 1) Went to community college for 2 years. Graduated with a high GPA. 2) Transferred to university and earned my BSc in Computer Science. 3) During my 2 years at university, I ...
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What should I do to make myself marketable for an entry-level position? (Information in text) [closed]

I am a recent college graduate with a BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing, and I am looking to find a job in the education or editorial industry. I have been applying like crazy, even ...
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Can a junior software engineer be blamed for difficult tasks? [closed]

Here's the situation: I am a junior software engineer and I am part of a team of two developers. I was paired up with a software developer lead who worked on the front end section for the software. In ...
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How can a new graduate find work when applications require experience? [duplicate]

I have 3 more weeks until my final exams in undergraduate school. It is the best feeling ever. Basically I'm in an electrical engineering program, and most of the time I spend in school is just ...
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Interviewing at other places after accepting a job offer [duplicate]

So I am graduating in May and have accepted a job offer at a company. The contract that I signed for them said I (or the employer) can end my employment at any time, for any reason. Although since ...
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Why are you interested in software field? [closed]

I am an Engineering student and domain is Electronics and communications Engineering.As i am in final year of my course there are interview in which software company recruiter's ask me the question ...
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Switching from Applied Math to Computer Science . Your advice? [closed]

My questions are for people who are familiar with the job market in both Canada and the US. However, other people are welcome to answer as well . My questions are the following: For those of you who ...
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How should I handle an internship offer when I'm looking for a full time position?

I'm currently a student but I'm about to graduate with an undergraduate degree. I've been looking for a full-time entry level position for after graduation and have been lucky enough to find several ...
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Negotiate the relocation bonus after verbally accepting the offer

This is similar to questions in here and here. I have verbally accepted the offer, my next step is to formally sign the offer online. Though I know it's unprofessional to renegotiate after verbal ...
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Are entry level programming positions usually unlisted? [closed]

Are entry level programming jobs not usually posted in job listings? Are they mainly acquired through word of mouth or by contacting the company directly?
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I was offered a salary range before the interview

I am looking for a new job at the moment. Last week I was sending my resume to employers. Today I received an email stating that they like my resume and that it is a good fit for the position I ...
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I have a long interview coming up and am trying to figure out what to expect

I am a recent CS grad and I have a job interview for a Jr. Dev position in a few days. I initially spoke with the someone at the company on the phone for around 20 minutes and then was contacted by ...
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Is it easy to get a permanent contract as a software engineer in Germany? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate looking for jobs as a software engineer and trying to understand the industry. My question: Are permanent contracts easy to get? Say I spent 2 years at a company (with a ...
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Why do salaries of software engineers reach a peak beyond which they no longer increase with experience in Germany?

I'm a recent computer science (CS) master graduate living in Germany. Now I'm starting to think about my long-term career path and looking for jobs in Germany. I'm proficient in Java and data mining (...
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Is it a good idea to use recruiters to find jobs in the software industry?

I'm graduating college in May, and I keep getting emails from recruiting agencies and I'm kind of skeptical. I've read that dealing with recruiting agencies can be a real hassle and that you’re better ...
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Track to professional programmer [closed]

My interest in programming started in highschool or (Gymnasium) as we say in Sweden, and I did lots of projects, which I don't have today. Then I started university completed about 6 courses in ...
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Career start at a firm with older colleagues [closed]

I just graduated and had entry interviews at a company. I noticed (not so surprisingly but still new to me) that most employees there are around 30-50 years old. As I am 26, I think I cannot relate ...
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How should I calculate task value in hours? [closed]

I got new job and boss told that I should estimate value of the task, that he's giving, in hours, because salary is per hour, but I do not have idea how should I do that? Is there some formula or ...