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The various factors uniquely involved in changing employment. Only use this tag when your question is about some part of the transition, rather than generally getting a new-job or resigning from an old job.

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New employer is delaying the Job offer which needs work visa

I was interviewed four months back and offered a work contract two months ago. This job requires me to migrate to a European country. Initial date of joining was 1st of September. When I am serving my ...
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Employer has postponed my start date with very short notice, without pay. What action should I take? [on hold]

I got an offer to work as a contractor (W2) at a major social network company in the SF Bay Area. The person from the 3rd party agency (the one I will be officially getting my paychecks from) has been ...
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Leaving the company, won't be paid for summertime forced overtime

So the situation is,I'm leaving my company in three weeks as I was very underpaid for my experience and I found a fairly good opportunity. Even though I want to do it gracefuly, the situation is ...
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What are my options if offered a different role? [duplicate]

Let's say I've been working as a developer for more than 5 years and all was good. Most of the projects I've worked on changed form and are mostly fully automated now and don't require maintenance or ...
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Dangers for working temp job for only short period [closed]

I have a full-time job as a software developer that is enough to support me, but I am looking to find a temp job to help pay off student loans quicker, among some other expenses. I interviewed with a ...
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How to avoid revealing to (soon to be ex) colleagues the name of the new employer? [duplicate]

I'm about to move to my new job, and my current colleagues are curious about the new enterprise that hired me. I discussed with them the organization, benefits, pros and cons of the actual vs the new ...
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How can I know if a 100% working-from-home job is for me?

I have a job at the moment that is paying fairly well (Engineering); however, I'm not finding the work very stimulating, so I have been looking for other opportunities. I have applied for a job that ...
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What do if new employer wants the relieving letter at the time of joining, but previous employer will provide it later? [duplicate]

My previous employer did not provide me the relieving letter on the last working day. The HR says they will give me the relieving letter and experience letter after 45 days. My new employer says ...
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Should we mention 45 days work experience to employer?

I am an IT employee, I've worked totally for 3 organizations until now. In the second organization I worked only for 45 days while in third organization I completed 3 years. Now I am going to join ...
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How to postpone extending summer job contract?

I'm in the process of interviewing for other jobs while currently working a summer job at Company A. I have an interview tomorrow with Company B, however the following day I have a meeting with my ...
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Provided inaccurate end date during interview. Now they are proceeding with the background check

I made a mistake during interview which told the interviewer I already gave my resignation letter before the interview which previously I thought my resignation notice is 1 weeks. After the company ...
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Ask for quick response in job interview due to current job commitments

I have been offered an interview in 2 weeks time for a role in a different city. It is essentially the same as my current job except with a higher salary and is in a better field (for me). The ...
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How to keep motivation in a burnt out workplace while interviewing elsewhere?

I currently work at a company that's experiencing something of a mass exodus. Due to managerial issues, 5 of the best engineers on an 8 person engineering team have either left or put in their two ...
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Being fired from previous job wasn't brought up in the interview. Should I be concerned if I have got the job? [closed]

I was recently fired from a part time job. During an interview, I wasn't asked about it at all. I ended up getting the job. Is there any reason I should be concerned about not bringing it up, or is ...
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Job change after 6 months [duplicate]

I have been at a startup for 6 months. It is a toxic work environment. I am planning to switch jobs. I have not switched jobs so early. I had been at my previous company for 4 years. Will there be a ...
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How to go about jobhunting when you only want a job so that you can get enough money to move away? [closed]

I'm a semi-recent college grad (~9 months out of college). I want to move from my minor city to New York City but I want to save 4 to 5k before I do that. Therefore, I have to get a job but I'll ...
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Declining post-internship offer when I already have another full time offer

I am graduating college soon, and have interned at a company (Company A) for multiple years. Aside from this company I have interned at one other. I don't particularly mind working here, but it ...
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Does a competency process appear on an HR reference?

I have been looking for jobs for a while because I am struggling with aspects of my current one and have given up trying to resolve them with my line manager. I have been informed that my current ...
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Missed my transition from software engineer to product owner/manager internally, how to succeed while applying outside? [closed]

I spent a good two years in an interesting startup company adventure, where I designed, developed and maintained a couple software projects entirely on my own. The area covered software engineering, ...
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Job interviews while working new job

I accepted a new job and been working here for the past 3 weeks. Before I accepted this job I had an interview for a company for the first round about a month ago and now they called me back for the ...
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How to switch to another industry as an Engineer? [closed]

I'm a (Senior) Mechanical Engineer that has been working in the Oil & Gas Industry for around 10-11 years. I am interested in changing to a different industry (e.g. medical devices, aerospace, ...
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How can talk to my manager if I feel he misrepresented my job during the interview? [duplicate]

Some background, I was hired about a year ago as a software developer. During the interview process, the manager basically botched the initial interview. I was introduced to some of their current ...
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Dream job straight out of Highschool [closed]

I'm pretty lucky I think, I was able to get my dream job pretty much directly after graduating high school. Three months after graduating high school and doing some computer programming work for a ...
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Can I work with the same recruiter twice in a row?

I was head-hunted a few years ago for a position at Company A by an executive search/recruitment agency. The agency was very professional and I really liked working with them. The job they found me is ...
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Promised payment for leaving previous job without notice hasn't been paid - how to get it?

I joined my new employer about a month ago and when joining the new company offered to pay me an additional sum to cover what I lost for leaving my last job without notice. This money was due to be ...
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How to politely decline integration meeting

I have signed a new contract recently. My start date is in 2 months. I will be a remote worker, the company headquarters is really far away from me - an 8 hour car trip. They are organizing an ...
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How to overcome a lack of end products when applying for creative jobs

I'm a user experience designer with 3 years of experience for a top global company and I really want to move on to do something new. A few months ago I was fairly confident on my chances of landing ...
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Just graduated college, was hired and now I have another offer [duplicate]

I graduated college in September of 2017. Upon graduation a was able to land a job with a company I had interned with for a year and three months. I have been employed full-time with this company for ...
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Offered an informal meeting with another company - what is that?

Background I'm 21 years old, working for company A since three months. I joined company A for an internship, I'm working with them part-time and I want to stay with them at least until next September, ...
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Is moving from the role “software engineer” to “Android Developer” considered as a career path/ job degradation? [closed]

I am currently working as a junior software engineer, engaging in multiple fields including Java, Android and web programming. Recently I got a job offer for an "Android Developer" with a better ...
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I received a job offer while I'm waiting to hear back from a preferred employer [duplicate]

About 10 days ago I had a job interview and since then I didn't receive any news. The hiring manager told me that he would interview other candidates and let me know within a week. I was impressed by ...
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Should I inform the hiring manager about my notice period?

Last week I had a job interview and the hiring manager told me that they are urgently looking for a new web developer. He said he would interview other candidates and let me know within a week. I'm ...
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I am an engineer with an interest in building software tools for engineers. How can I discuss transitioning to this type of role with my employer?

I work at a ~30 person engineering company (the nuts and bolts kind, not software). I'm really interested in changing roles to something focused on software tool development, instead of engineering. I ...
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What to say if prospective employer asks if I'm still employed at XYZ job?

I left a job to start remote work for an IT consulting firm. And honestly, I'm not a huge fan already. I have my reasons but I just don't think it's going to be a good fit for me. The job that I ...
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Just fired - how to know if I'm a good Software Engineer?

I just got fired from my job. It was my first software engineering job out of college, and I was there for just over a year. The reason was that they do not think they can train me to have the ...
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How do I change the area/domain of software development that I am working on?

I am a software developer with 4 years of experience. My first job was application development of an enterprise software package for 2 years. I really enjoyed the job but I couldn't continue that job ...
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Relocation expenses - Contract job [closed]

In Canada, I have been offered a new contract job, located in different province. Quebec to Ontario To start my new job, I need to relocate from current province. As the new job offer is contract ...
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The company is not paying my monthly salary and ask for compensation in India? [closed]

I am working for a company and I have signed a bond with the company for 2 years, 3 months notice period on 100 rupees stamp with 40000 compensation. From the 1st month I am getting salary very delay ...
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Can i change my Job field [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer(1.4 years of exp) in Data Science field for a MNC company in India and my current role is Data Scientist for a client project. I don't like this project ...
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Boss wants to buy me a car - but I'm quitting soon [closed]

I'm planning to quit my job in a week or two after singing a contract with another company. At my current employer I have a full-time contract and at my next job I will get 6 month probation. The new ...
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When is the correct time to resign during a job change?

I am in my job changing period, currently serving my notice period. 2 weeks back, I have given an interview, the interview went pretty well that they wanted me to sign the contract immediately. I have ...
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I started a new job, and I hate it. Should I ask to be moved?

I'm a little lost and looking for help. I recently started a new position within my organization and I am really uncomfortable. Luckily, I work for a company that allows folks in a certain program (...
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Should I attend an expensive employer-paid training if I plan to quit soon?

I have been in my current position for nearly three years. I have found my skill set to be insufficient for my tasks, though this has significantly improved over time. My manager tried to integrate me ...
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New job starts before the end of notice period at my present job

Two weeks ago, I started looking for a better job. I got a job offer from another company. They know that I am currently employed, and have to give 30 days notice. Now they want me to start early in ...
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How can I change technologies and maintain a recognized experienced status?

I'm a programmer for more than 1 year by now. I've acquired a good knowledge of C# programming language and all the ecosystem around it. Companies' technical recruiters always feel like I'm more than ...
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Searching for new job with out of date resume

I’ve worked for my current employer for about 12 months. The role offers the opportunity apply skills I’ve been working on growing for the past few years. But my values and the company’s values don’t ...
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Do recruiters/HR personnel screen on the basis of time spent at previous jobs?

First time, long time. I'm an IT professional in my mid-20s in the US. I have a very diverse range of experience and a good reputation among employers in my area, but I'm concerned about my future ...
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Made mistake by doing independent contracting, how soon can I go back to old job?

I recently left my job at Company A where I was working on separate contracts to Companies B and C. Now I'm an independent subcontractor to Company B. I left because I wanted to work less hours, work ...
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Is it possible for an experienced developer to get a shot for entry level job at Google? [closed]

I am working as a Software Engineer in a Product development firm with 7 years of experience and limited skills. I would like to start fresh improve my skills in competitive programming and go for ...
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Rejection after rejection, do I keep trying? [closed]

I've had three jobs in what I do for 2 years, 3 years and currently 4. Each time I have gone for a new job I have got it instantly and not had any problems. Now suddenly I cannot get anywhere. I don't ...