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’m a decent coder but not a native English speaker, can I get a job without having job experience nor being fluent?

Is it possible for me to get a job in web development while I’m a decent coder (by decent go read notes on Update) even though my English is not perfect (Is not my native language), and there so much ...
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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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Fired from job - left my Gmail, Stack Exchange, LinkedIn, and other personally owned accounts logged in. How do I proceed?

I left my company on bad terms yesterday. I was ordered to leave immediately, take my documents, never come back to the company, and even to never meet my boss in life outside work. The problem is ...
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How to answer “What makes you best fit for this role”?

This happened last Monday. I was interviewing for a Financial & Risk Advisory position at one of the big 4 Accounting firms. Everything went well but I messed it up at the very last question of ...
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First job out of college and it's unrelated to degree - what to do with resume?

I'm updating my resume to include my first job out of college. What I went to school for, and the job I ended up in, are different enough that previous experience counts for little more than proving ...
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Suggestions on job hunting for a new CS graduate [closed]

I just graduated from my CS masters degree and am trying to find job. I have no prior work experience and I am in a pretty confused state about what I should be doing. I was told to do leetcode by a ...
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I received better job offer, should I move on? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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How can I make a CV worse?

I am asking this question for somebody else. Anyway, he is 16, and has just started 6th form. He has been looking for jobs all summer and still is, and has not been successful. He has applied to over ...
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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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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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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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Quitting a job after a few days?

I just started my first retail job and I don't like it. Even before going to the orientation, I was very hesitant. I am studying to be in the fashion industry and although this job is in retail, it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get references when still in my first job?

This is my first job since graduating, I've been in the role for 10 months. The job isn't quite what I'm looking for for my career development. I'm looking to move into a software company with more ...
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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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First job - how to ask to postpone starting date?

I am a university student and I just received my very first job offer as a software developer in Germany. I wish to take a break (vacation) before I start my professional career so that I start all ...
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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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Preparing for an introduction meeting

History: When I was between the second and the third year on the university I looked for some company to work or do an internship. I got in touch with companies of my interest, which although related ...
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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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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 ...