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How to address dropping out of grad school

I'm a mechanical engineer with several years of practical experience. About a year ago I came back to university to pursue a Ph.D. and am coming up on my first years' report. The prof I've been ...
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Self-evaluation form and probation

I am a software engineer, and the 6 month probation is due in mid-March, I believe. I have some concerns about this, and paranoid that I will be told to leave. I am not a software engineer by ...
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Sharing bad interview experience on LinkedIn

I had my final round interview with a large consultancy about 9 weeks ago. They have still failed to get back to me after numerous calls and emails. This has been frustrating, as I have spent a ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a university guest lecturer about potential jobs? If so, how?

I am currently in my last year of university and there have been guest lecturers in multiple courses I have taken. Some of them are from companies that hire students for internship positions and/or ...
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Can graduating from university and reaching 1 year help justify a significant (>10%) pay raise?

I was hired by my current company while I was in the final year of my Software Engineering degree. It has been a year since then and I have graduated and work has been going swimmingly. I believe I ...
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How do I find which CS subfields are in demand in the industry? [closed]

I want to get a general idea on how in-demand various CS subfields are (going to be in 6 years), so that I pursue my phd research in an employable area. How do I go about doing that?
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Presenting to be abandoned PhD programme on CV

At the moment I am a PhD student in Germany at a university and find that I spend most of my time developing software for data processing and analysis. In academia the software does not seem to be ...
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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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Is it disadvantage if my first graduate job is outside of current country? [closed]

I'm currently on a placement year (between year 2 and 3) of my university degree in England, on a software engineering course. I have been here since I was a child (I am Polish), so I am very used to ...
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How likely a company accept a counter-offer for a graduate role?

TL;DR: how likely a company accept a counter-offer for a graduate role? Hi, I'm currently in my final semester of my master degree in IT. One of my final courses is a project which is supervised by ...
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As an intern, what can I do to eventually convert to a full-time employee? [closed]

I will start my 12-week internship. I understand that I will face some challenges in the workplace. What can I do to eventually convert to a full-time employee? How should I demonstrate myself in the ...
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Is it appropriate ask for a raise three months after getting hired?

I am a fresh graduate and I got hired for a testing position. On the job advertisement, the starting salary was 850€. Three months later the advertisement now says that the starting salary is 1000€ on ...
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How should I address a 1-year break from work due to mental health?

I have a first class Computer Science degree. I worked at a prestigious fin-tech company for 6 months then decided to quit because my mental health was in a very bad state. Now after about a year gap,...
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Thrown in the deep end — what are the signs it's time to leave?

I have been working at a new job for a short while now, hired as a junior developer for a small IT company. However, when I interviewed I made the mistake of not probing the support structure at the ...
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How do I address an incomplete masters degree on resume [duplicate]

I am currently applying to jobs and I have finished all the coursework for my masters, but failed masters thesis. How do I put this on my resume? Do I put all but thesis? I know I can't leave it of my ...
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Putting future classes on my CV

I am applying to grad school in Spain right now and looking for some advice. I will be moving in Feb. to take a Spanish course. However, my grad school application is due in Jan. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Is it too early to apply to jobs 8 months before graduation? [closed]

I am doing a master's degree in computer science and I formally graduate in September 2019. However, I start my dissertation period in May and I will have no lectures. So, I have been pondering ...
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Not progressing in Graduate role

I'm an Electrical Graduate Engineer, and I been working at a large Engineering company for the past 6 months. During this time, I have received no formal training and am constantly tagging on peoples ...
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Career path for junior developer with a maths degree [closed]

I'm a junior developer working a Microsoft (.NET) role and have been since graduating from my mathematics degree (currently, a little over 6 months). I took this position to gain some experience ...
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When to apply for grad job (deferral of graduation for 1 semester) [duplicate]

I'm a year 4 student who will defer my graduation for 1 semester (graduate in year 5 semester 1, Dec 2019) due to an off cycle internship. Normally, year 4 students should be applying for graduate ...
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Can I use my English name when applying for a job?

I am Chinese and I am applying for graduate jobs in the UK. Is it ok to use my English name when applying for jobs?
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Standard expected of a mathematics graduate to be equally considered for entry level programming jobs

Note: this question is not strictly regarding the standard required of entry level jobs, but rather whether there are differences in skill sets employers may adhere to when considering graduates of ...
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Starting software Engineering Career [closed]

I am a recent grad with a B.S in Computer Science. I did quite well in school, but now that I'm ready to start a career, I am struggling with finding good software positions. I don't feel well ...
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About to graduate but feel my skill level is not sufficient to satisfy a future employer. How do I go about this? [closed]

I'm about to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Electronics - IT and I am currently doing my internship. I've always felt like I don't quite 'belong' in my year, often feeling that my skill level or ...
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How to approach a employer about grad school?

I want to work for a sociological research institution as a scientific programmer after college. How I will go about that is for another question. I would like to go to grad school for a non-...
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How to boost your chances of getting an internship? [closed]

As a recent UK business school postgraduate, what would be some best practices for boosting ones chances of getting an internship at a major company in the film or music industries? What is the most ...
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Doing excellent in the new job but looking at a transfer [closed]

I have been in my new job since August at a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless population. I am a receptionist. It is hard work but I have several years experience that makes it a pretty ...
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Working with a fresh graduate [closed]

A fresh undergrad programmer. I was surprised he got hired in the first place. It also lead me to question the education system overall, especially universities. On his CV, he conveyed that he has ...