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Questions tagged [india]

If the work setting of your question is in India or specific to India e.g. labor law or work practices and customs, use this tag.

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How do I politely decline a project manager's request to rejoin a previous project?

I previously worked on a project (Alpha) at my present company. Due to personal reasons, I was on leave for a few months. When I returned, I was assigned to another short project (Beta), which is ...
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Do recruiters in India consider the profile/person who have already received another offer?

I am in a situation where I am serving notice period as I have an offer in hand, but I am trying to find out if I could get some other offers as well. But the problem that I am facing now is, during ...
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Will a negative remark in my relieving letter affect my career prospects?

During his tenure with us he was undergoing training in functionality safety and has not added any value to the organization. He was relived from his services immediately after his resignation. ...
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I quit a job after 3 months without serving notice period. Can I hide this job from future employers without consequences? [duplicate]

I joined a company 3 months ago. Then I got a better offer from another company. I quit the old job without serving notice period and joined the new company. I sent an email to the old company that ...
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Handling personal questions when I need to build trust

I work in an NGO in India, and I am Indian. To do any research or interact with people from different communities, you need to gel up with them so that they can feel comfortable. My target group is ...
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Must I list a previous company in my resume?

I was hired for reputed Company A as a fresher from campus recruitment. After five months, I was asked to resign (not terminated or fired) as I could not pass the tests they conduct during their ...
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Is it professional to walk directly to manager or send a email [closed]

I work for a reputed multinational corporation. We have open work area with small cubicles (2-3 person per cubicle). My whole team (me, my team, my manager, his seniors) sits very near to each other (...
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How should an interview candidate deal with questions that he is not comfortable answering? [duplicate]

Recently, my friend attended an interview with a local software company. He was asked about his relationship status and some other personal questions. He wasn't comfortable answering such questions. ...
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Can an employer hold relieving letter if I am going to resign for my new job without notice period?

I work in a branch of a stock broker. The company is small. At the time of my interview, I was promised a salary raise after two months. On this condition I joined this company, but now 8 months have ...
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Getting a relieving letter from a company that is no longer in business

I am looking to join a new company (IDBI) and HR is saying it may be a problem if I don't have a relieving letter from my previous employers. I have relieving letters from the second & third ...
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How can I request employer to release for necessary documents on the last working day

I have resigned from my current company last month. I spoke with my HR yesterday, asked him that, "What documents would I get on the last working day?" He told, we'll send an exit mail which has all ...
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Is a certificate of experience valid after the organization has closed down?

I am from India and I got an offer from a software company here. The human resource team of that company asking me to submit evidence of 36 months of valid experience when joining. I have that, but 9 ...
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Who can sign a Relieving Letter?

I am currently at notice period and my employment will be ending at this weekend. My notice period is ending at 17th and I have to join on 19th in new company. My CEO is currently out of country and ...
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Don't have relieving letter from previous employer

I worked in a small company for 2.5 years which was a vendor to company XYZ. I got a chance to offroll to XYZ, resigned with the vendor company and completed its exit formalities with resignation ...
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Should I be concerned about my salary increment not being mentioned in my salary slip?

I recently got an opportunity to move out of my current organization. I informed my manager about wanting to leave. She negotiated with me and offered me a salary increment of 40%. The problem here ...
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I have no proof of employment to show my next company

I was referred by an employee in a startup company as a developer. So without asking any salary details, I joined this company and started developing projects. Now it's been 7 months in this company ...
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Current employer denies my Resignation and says to hold on to my current position

I'm working for a manufacturing company as an Engineer. I was hand picked by the senior manager and relocated to another plant from a plant which was close to my house. While I was getting relocated I ...
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How to respond to single letter replies in IM?

I am working in IT and this question is about my Indian colleagues. This is about chatting over Instant Messaging(IM) like Lync, Skype etc. Sometimes, I used to get single letter replies like below. ...
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My reporting manager creates a hostile work environment. How do I tackle this?

I work for an NGO. My manager assigns me heavy workload, and I am unable to complete all the work in time. If I refuse, she complains that I am irresponsible and uncooperative. If I do take up the ...
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Don't know if my company uses employee monitoring software - how to adjust behavior? [closed]

There has been recent talk at my company about software being used to monitor employee's activities on their work computers. How would I be able to find out if my company uses this type of software? ...
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How to respond to questions related to religion during an interview?

Recently, someone said to me that during interview with the HR, chances are they will also ask questions that are related to religious sentiment. I'm from India. What type of responses can I ...
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Taking favor from the management while attending an interview

Most of the projects in Indian major IT companies are outsourced. The standard practice to get a candidate on-board is to follow a series of interviews, one of which could be with the client where one ...
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How should I handle my current employer requesting an extended notice period?

I got a job offer from a very good company, but my current company has created some problems related to my my departure. My current company have requested that my notice period be extended for a month,...
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How does having no internship experience affect your employment in industry in Computer Science? [closed]

How exactly does an internship experience make you more employable for industry? How does experience in developing your own startup compare to having an internship in terms of employability in the ...
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1.7 years experience but I have 1 arrear [closed]

I have been working in datastage for 1.7 years and I have planned to switch to other company due to my salary being an issue. However, I have 1 arrear (backlog) currently, meaning that I have failed ...
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Coworkers mocking my dialect [duplicate]

I work in a company where most of my team members communicate in the local language. It being my mother tongue, I can speak the language too. But, I prefer to speak English. Also, this local language ...
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Current company will not give me back my document [closed]

I am a software engineer in a company which is located in Hyderabad. I've recently got an offer for another company. In the documents verification, they asked me to submit the original scanned copies....
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How to adjust yourself where your colleagues are not understanding to you?

I work in a company where electronic circuit parts are manufactured and assembled. I am in the assembly department. We are team of 15 junior and 2 seniors. I have newly joined and working as junior ...
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Will my work experience from a company will be considered without an explicit experience letter?

I worked at a company for 1.5 years, I followed each term and condition as I was fresher that time and I hadn't more knowledge about How IT sector works regarding documentation. I had given a proper ...
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I work at client site, and have resigned in probation period. How can I handle the situation?

I recently switched my job, and now work for a mid-level firm in India. The company sent me to work at a client site. I was not happy with the work environment here. I discussed the issue with my HR ...
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How do I clear my part when I am blamed for my team member's fault?

I work with a junior colleague in a pair. The junior had no idea about something in the project and went ahead & discussed about it with client on his own. Although my reputation was fine with ...
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Mentioning the gap period in my latest resume

I have taken a break from my software development career four years ago. I plan to return to the industry and I am updating my resume and the cover letter accordingly. I am planning to mention in my ...
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Asking my new employer to buy out my notice period

I have just been offered a new job and would like to end my current notice period early, but this would require a buyout from my new employer. I want to ask my prospective employer for a buyout, but ...
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Should I add the previously learned technologies not in use at current job to my resume

I have looked at Should I discard technologies that I don't want to work anymore from my resume? But my scenario is little bit different. I am working in a company setup of about 40 to 50 employees. ...
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Is it reasonable to send warning over a phone going off [closed]

I work as a software developer in an IT service company. Our office has about 50 people. Usually we have our phones on silent mode. Once in a while (approx 1-2 times a month) a phone goes off, since ...
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Handling monetary issues

In a few weeks from now, I would be in a senior position and would be handling a few activities of the team directly. The concern is not workplace per se, but it is more of dealing with money with my ...
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Ask politely for the contract

I got an offer from a company. They asked me to sign the offer as acceptance and send it in 24 hours. It had the compensation, role, probation period and the evaluation process after probation. I ...
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How to list Higher Secondary Certificate education on my LinkedIn profile?

I am from India, and we have the 10+2 education system here. The "+2" part is termed as the Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC). I am updating my LinkedIn profile for the first time, and have decided ...
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3+ years experience but nothing to show for it. How do I get hired?

I'm a Java developer. My exit from my previous employer was rather "unceremonious." I don't have ANY proof of my involvement with them, not even payslips. I destroyed it all. Call it self-sabotage. I ...
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How to explain this short stint in an interview [duplicate]

I was working for XY. In month 4, the egomaniac CTO called his nearly 40 employees to the meeting room just to humiliate me. He made me connect my laptop to the projector to revert a change he ...
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Officially 5 days working but we work on many alternate Saturdays to get things done

I am planning to join a Indian Software Company. But I am not comfortable with working Saturdays. How do I make them understand that I am not comfortable with Saturday's working. I know, its not ...
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Relieving letter in lieu of 2 months salary

I worked in a PSU bank for 4 months and resigned in 2011. I served 1 month notice period out of 3 months notice period. Since then I haven't worked anywhere. Now that I will be joining another ...
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Not getting the relieving letter. Need it urgently [duplicate]

I am facing a difficult situation. I worked in a company for above a year. In July, last year, I resigned from the company to pursue my higher education plans. Due to my highly hectic schedule and ...
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Do registered companies consider experience letters from non-registered companies?

I am currently working as a Java Developer in a non-registered Indian company, and wish to move to a registered company soon. Do registered companies consider a candidate's experience in a non-...
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Unable to get the relieving letter

When my father passed away I had to leave my job. It was very difficult finding a new job, but finally I got an offer from another company. Things did not really work out at that second company, and ...
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Left the job without serving notice period and now I'm in an interview with an MNC. Should I be worried ? Will they find out?

This is going to be long, so please bear with me. After my graduation, I immediately joined a company. I worked there for about 5 months and I resigned from my job there to go to a better company. ...
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Is it ethical to send a text to an unknown girl in my office by getting her mobile number through employee portal?

I am working in a multinational software company in India. Here in my office I am really interested in making a friendly relationship with a girl who doesn't know anything about me. Meaning she's from ...
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As a computer engineer, is being assigned to testing bad for my career? [closed]

My company hired me for developer's position. However, as they don't have a project, I was moved to Testing. Is this a bad move for my career?
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Does “one month's notice period” mean 30 or 31 days? [duplicate]

Certainly confusing. If the appointment letter specified days, great! But organizations resort to 1 month or 2 months notice period here in Asia. A few questions regarding this: Is 1 month = 30 days ...
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How to handle a boss who constantly stares with an angry face in meetings?

Background: I am a software developer with little over of a decade experience in my job, based on India, but now I am working in Toronto through my Indian employer for 3+ years. ( I am a full time ...