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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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 ...
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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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When should graduates start applying for jobs?

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
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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 to represent being fired from first two jobs

So I got a retail job as soon as I turned 16, and was employed there for over a year and a half. I loved it there but took advantage of the system and stole a few clothing items. While it isn't an ...
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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 ...
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How to approach my future manager to get more details about the project?

I recently interviewed with a big software company (USA) and got an offer. This is my first job after my master studies. During my interview, the manager provided a high level description of the ...
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Can 1 year of work experience be good on a resume, even if you work only part time on the weekends?

As my first job, I have been working at a respected restaurant company as a busboy since July of 2015. The employer, when I went to the interview, asked if I could work weekends, which would be ...
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I'm not exceptional, but how do I get a raise after 5 months of being in the company? [duplicate]

Background I started my first corporate job in October 2015, and will be having the company-wide annual review in a month or so. When I took the job, I was desperate and scared, and asked for a ...
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What should I know when applying for my first job?

I am entering the workplace for the first time. What do I need to know before getting started? This post is a community wiki meant to help answer questions that would otherwise be considered 'too ...
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About to get fired. What should I do? [closed]

So I just had my year end review and got a 2 (the Boss takes this review, since were a small team). I joined this company about 6 months ago straight out of college. It was kinda a rollercoaster ride....
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Is it normal to not have to show any code in an interview for an entry level developer position?

Long story short, I'm an English Graduate working in marketing looking to switch to a developer role. I've been learning code for around 2 years now, and do quite a bit of HTML/CSS/JavaScript in my ...
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Will a one year around the world trip lower my chances of getting a good job? [closed]

I will get my PhD in software engineering somewhen next year. After that, I plan to leave academia and work as a developer in a small to medium-sized company. Before that, I plan to travel around the ...
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Can I recover from quitting a horrible first job after a month and a half?

Due to extreme pressure from my parents, I foolishly accepted the first job I was offered, even though it has nothing to do with my strengths or interests. I might have stuck with it for a while for ...
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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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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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Leaving first career job before acquiring two years experience

After graduating from university in the UK, I have heard multiple careers advisors say that it is inadvisable to leave your first career role before you have gained at least two years experience. ...
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How to land your first Front-End Developer Role? [closed]

I'm looking to nail my first Junior Front-End Developer role in Sydney. When speaking with recruiters the most common questions I get asked? Do you have any industry experience? What industry are ...
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Should you negotiate your starting salary on your first job out of school?

I was recently offered a position as a software engineer in a company in the NYC area. The salary they are offering is good, but I've heard others online say that You should always negotiate your ...
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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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Prepare CV for first job: How does talent manager consider freelance profile

I have been getting ready to look for my first job as a Data scientist and Software Developer while working on my Masters. Here I am in a confusion. Should I mention my freelance career for a Junior ...
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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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Received a warm welcome letter along with job contract. How to respond?

I received my job contract by post and also a warm welcoming letter. I have to send back the signed contract by post. Just want to know should I also include a warm thank you note? Is it professional? ...
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Got my first job. How do I politely turn down the call for an interview by another employer?

I recently got my first job and I have accepted the offer. Another employer who had previously put my application on hold wants to interview me now. How can I politely turn down the call for interview?...
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First Job - benefits to look out for!

I recently got my first job offer as a Software Engineer in a well reputed company in Germany. I just got the confirmation via email from the HR manager and I am expecting to get the contract soon. ...
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First job - what to expect in probation period?

I just received my first job offer from a well reputed company in Germany. Its a "Software Engineer" position focusing on software development processes (SDLC) and C++. During the two rounds of ...
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24, Bachelors Degree, No Work Experience. [closed]

I hope to obtain some advice on this forum in regards to a conundrum I have developed for myself. I have recently turned 24 years old, and have yet to gain any sort of work experience. I have NEVER ...