Questions tagged [first-job]

Questions about someone's initial working experience. May be about discovering how things work for a new person in an organization or about internships that can also be the first role someone works.

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I received better job offer, should I move on? [on hold]

I recently accepted a job offer in software engineering and my salary is reasonable. I have been working for five weeks, until I was offered a job from a top-tier company with 50% higher salary this ...
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Graduated from University; where to put my portfolio?

I wrote my exercises on university by computers. I studied mathematics, physics, and computer science. Now I have many LaTeX files on my computer and a memory stick. Is it wise to show at least some ...
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Quitting job right before probation ends

I'm a fresh grad with no job experience but have a hands on skill that I think makes me job ready. I did applied for a job, got selected, got offered a paid internship in order to access me atleast 3 ...
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How Could I Start Applying For a Job As a Minor?

So before I ask my question, I'd like to give you some background so you'd understand my situation better. I'm currently a high school(I'll be attending grade 10 although I'm 15) but over the last ...
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Having to constantly redo everything because I don't know how to do it

I obtained a biostatistics/pharmaceuticals job without any further education than college, so I think this is the cause of that. I don't have some supervisor. Lack of experience and education. I'm ...
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What to wear for job interview [duplicate]

I am currently a PhD at a decent university in Math and applying for a part time grad student job in a Fintech company in one of the major centers for finance. I applied for the job by responding to ...
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What do I put on my resume to make the company I'm applying to think I'm mature enough to handle a job?

I just turned 14 this past fall, which means I can legally work a job. I've applied to several places, fluffing up my resume with everything I think could possibly help me, things showing i'm ...
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Sending multiple applications to many companies and leaving if I get a better opportunity

After a little Google and five pages of this site's "leaving" tag, I still don't know if this is prudent: I've already sent out several applications and have not been called in for any interviews. ...
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Junior developer struggles: how to communicate with management?

I learnt programming at home and was a brilliant bootcamp graduate (that is, by the standards of that bootcamp, which is certainly not as good as top US bootcamps*), I found a job fairly easily ...
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Leaving first career job after 2 years of experience without any offer in hand and take a break of 3 months

I am 25 years old with 24 months of experience as a software developer in a startup. I took this role rejecting all other good paying jobs due to awesome projects. But now I feel my current role is ...
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How does a person decide whether it is valuable to complete two complementary Master's Degrees back to back? [closed]

I'm using my circumstances as an example. I don't have a strong Bachelors (it's in Math this past year) nor three strong letters of recommendation. I am 25 years old in the USA and have not held a ...
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My boss hasn't called me in to work in a week even though he said he would, what should I do?

I recently got a job at a coffee shop. I've worked 5 shifts in two weeks and my boss seemed to like me. He said my first paycheck would come in next week (this week) last Wednesday which was my last ...
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It is bad to sign in a company while you are waiting to another to call you, and then leave it? [closed]

I was unemployed about 3 months, and I send my information a lot of companies. I was interested in one in particular, here called as A company, but the never reply my emails. After a certain time I ...
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How to choose between first, out-of-college, software development careers? [closed]

Fresh out of college in a few months, and I have three job offers to contemplate and decide which team I'll be joining. One company pays a very high (close to 6 figures) salary but appears to be work-...
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Have the company dropped the ball with me as a junior developer?

I've recently started my first job as a programmer (I'm currently one month in) at quite a small company and for my first assignment I got paired with a senior developer to work on a minor project, ...
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Should I work extra time because everyone else does? [closed]

I work as a software developer in a small startup (15 people including the CEO/founder and all employees) which sells a SaaS product to businesses. We "officially" work from 9:30am to 6:30pm (8 hours ...
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Is it recommended that I also apply to jobs I may not be much interested in? [closed]

I'm pretty bad at interviews and was wondering what was the "best" first job. I would prefer to stay within Canada. And through internships and side projects am quite comfortable with front-end, back-...
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As an early-career software developer, how important is first employer “brand recognition” to my resume? [closed]

I am a Computer Science Master's student in the US, and I am in the good position of having choices of jobs to take after graduation. On the one hand, I have interviewed with a few local companies. I ...
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How is somebody without work references supposed to get a job? [closed]

I am a double major in finance and statistics from UT austin and nobody is even interested in interviewing me for an entry level position in accounting/analysis because I have no work references. My ...
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Stuck in a toxic environment, Co-worker unjustly fired and don't know what to do [closed]

I've been working a job at a startup for almost two months now, and I've been getting more and more uncomfortable with my work situation. My boss is often difficult to work with, and recently he had ...
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Rectify asked salary for first job

I am currently finishing my internship for the last year of my engineering Master's degree. Many recruiters/companies have already contacted me and I started the recruiting process with a few of them....
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Job title not matching the job activity

I have recently landed my first professional job as an contract equity research analyst at a small firm through a friend. Generally speaking, such role requires one to have completed at least a ...
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Unofficial meeting during house hunting trip

I will start a new job in a month. I just came to the city yesterday (where I will work) for house-hunting, and I am staying at a hotel very close to my office location. I will be here for three days ...
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I'm a software engineer with no marketable skills [closed]

I graduated in ECE (Electric-computer engineering) with an emphasis in logic design and digital design. Straight out of undergrad I took an EDA (Electronic design automation) software job for a ...
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Do I take position as Software Tester role or Software Engineer (my target role)? [closed]

I just graduated college with a B.S. in Computer Science and will be living and working in San Diego. I currently have two job offers and I am stuck trying to make a decision to decide which job to ...
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LinkedIn summary — mixed messages [closed]

I'm in the process of creating my LinkedIn profile to apply for my first full stack development job. I'm getting mixed messages about the summary section, which everyone agrees is important, but to ...
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Supervisor is saying productivity is low, records indicate this is not the case

Background: I work as a research assistant in a lab. Part of my job involves following up with our research subjects, and scheduling their appointments. I have been working at this position since ...
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Should I include a job that lasted a week on the resume? [duplicate]

A few months back I started my first job, but I quit within a week. Once I started working I was very excited to be there but my coworkers were very toxic. I didn’t feel comfortable working there. I ...
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Will taking over my Dad's company harm future job prospects? (CEO Position) [closed]

There was a question on here recently about somebody being worried about having taken a job at his dad's company. Somebody replied he should not worry if he does not have a C-Position. I am in a ...
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Is it unprofessional to be the first to leave if I'm first to arrive? [duplicate]

I recently graduated and I'm currently working for a development company (This is my first job, I've been working there for about 4 months plus 6 internship months). We are a small team of 6 members, ...
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Appropriate follow-up after an initial interview offer and no response to my reply? [duplicate]

So, I'm a student and I was recently offered an interview for a part-time job that I am really interested in, but for scheduling reasons could not commit to the time (minimum # of months) that the ...
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Apprentice in web development [closed]

I will be starting an apprenticeship in web development but the problem is I haven't worked with HTML before , only with c++ at a low level. Yes, I know it's stupid , but the reason I took it is ...
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How to take the full advantage of a job I will (most probably) not be fond of? [closed]

I hopefully will be joining a big multinational bank as a technical analyst (fancy term for a software developer profile) by the end of this year. It pays better than what most of the developers in my ...
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How to turn down interview offers when there are too many of them?

I'm currently in the situation where I'm about to graduate, and I'm constantly getting contacted by recruiters and companies alike reaching out to me offering me an interview. At this point I've ...
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Contacting companies months/one year before graduation

I am PhD student and I expect to be graduating in the next year or so. I frequently look at job opportunities to see what would be a good match for me. I recently found one at a large company, for ...
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The boss of my boss invited me for lunch, should I let my boss and colleagues know?

Yesterday I received an email inviting me to lunch with my boss's boss, via his secretary. He is in the second highest position for IT in our company. I believe I know what this is about, but have ...
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Should I wear a tie to this interview? [closed]

I know the immediate answer would be a overwhelming yes. But hear me out I need some reassurance, I am a recent high school graduate and I've been working at a restaurant for 2 years now. I recently ...
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Applying for similar jobs through same recruiter

I have recently completed my masters and also worked on one SharePoint project. I have applied to 7-8 jobs with similar roles through the online job portals advertised by the same recruiter agency. ...
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What should I do if I have no task to do [duplicate]

I have recently joined a 15 people startup as a Junior Software Developer. It's my first permanent position. I works under CTO who is also co-founder of the company. He usually create one task for me ...
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How to postpone job start date because I have not received OPT(working permission for international students)?

I am an international student and my OPT(working permission) application was received in the fist week of November 2016. I got an job offer today (Jan 10, 2017) but I have not received OPT, the job ...
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Can I talk about permanent job interviews to my current employer I am interning at [duplicate]

First of all I tried my best to make title as informative as possible. But I think it still need some change So my current situation is, I am doing my last internship at a startup. They like my work ...
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Should I quit my job where I feel misused? [closed]

I'm a developer in a big company (with plenty of employee benefits I won't get anywhere else, performance bonus, 13th month, fitness room, limited homeworking,...). It's my first job in IT, in a ...
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A generic career advise question [closed]

It is an generic question seeking for an career advise. Please skip this if you aren't interested in answering this. Thank you. HI, I recently attended an interview in an MNC company. Interview went ...
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Should I introduce myself to founder of a small startup after I'm hired but not have joined?

I've recently accepted an internship offer from a <10 people startup. My point of contact in the company is CTO and he did everything from the interview, to offering the job. The problem is since ...
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Negotiating a salary after internship?

I was an intern this summer and have been offered to continue working there part-time during the school year. I have a meeting coming up to discuss the details...however I have been talking to some ...
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My manager wants regular one-on-one meetings: is this bad?

I'm a recent computer science graduate and have been working at my first developer position for about a month. Today I got an email calendar request for weekly one-on-one meetings with my manager. I'...
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Finding a remote trainee a job [closed]

About a month ago I was contacted by an individual who reached out to me because I offered people from a war zone free coding help. The individual was not from the war zone but from an African country ...
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Should I mention another job offer when negotiating a graduate job salary? [closed]

I'm a computer science graduate and have received 2 job offers. Job A offers a salary of £22.5k Job B offers a salary of £18k I much prefer job B and would happily work for £18k Job B have stated ...
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Does a receptionist need permisssion of secretary to transfer calls to a director? [closed]

If someone calls, looking for the director of the company, am I right to transfer the call straight to the director? Or should I first get permission from the director's secretary?
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How should I use StackOverflow at the workplace? [closed]

Next month I'm starting my career at a big finance company. This will be my first real job. At the university I used StackOwerflow extensively, It helped a lot, and I learned a lot from it. At the ...