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 does the process for applying for jobs look for a PhD?

I will finish my masters soon and I'm considering the idea of continuing with a PhD. My assumption is the process for job search after my PhD would be different, because I have a different and more ...
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Can you negotiate a salary after accepting an offer as an entry-level grad?

I'm a new grad and got an offer from a tech giant as my first job. It is amazing that I will be working for them. I now got another offer from a top contract and the pay is way higher. ($15k more) ...
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How to approach a company looking for a job self-taught, without formal qualifications? [duplicate]

My situation is quite unusual. I'm a ~junior level developer with solid knowledge of physics and maths. I was taking a degree in Physics last year (2nd year) and left because I was not learning ...
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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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Negotiating an already accepted job offer

I did an internship at company XXX and got a job offer from them; I accepted it. But I haven't started my work yet. I now received another job offer from company YYY which pays $15K more. The work is ...
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What is the difference in code between a junior and a professional java employee? [closed]

I'm a master student in CS in a German Uni and soon I will graduate and start looking for jobs. I'm a very experienced java programmer (I believe). I built some projects for personal use and uni ...
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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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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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work samples for junior developers — what does an employer want to see? [duplicate]

I have a github which has a series of repositories. A photoshop-esque clone (java) A web application tutorial series, with branches for each tutorial (python/flask with a touch of javascript) A WebGL ...
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Is it ok to apply for junior jobs without time for preparation?

I'm an international CS master student in a German university and will finish in two months. Currently I'm writing my thesis. A lot of people are recommending me to start looking for jobs from now. I'...
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As a recent graduate with limited experience, is the company name or the work more important on a CV? [closed]

If I change my job, what matters for my next employer : The projects I have undertaken / technology(s) I have worked upon. Or the name of the current company (which might be a very small company).
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Why to code on the board in a technical interview? [closed]

Why technical interviews are done on the board? I find it very stupid that they ask you for example to write a function that sums up the integers from a file, and to do that on the whiteboard and have ...