Questions tagged [job-change]

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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How do I negotiate a higher salary for an EL role in my position?

I'm in the UK and I've been working in a pensions consultancy as an actuarial analyst for 5 months. This is all the corporate experience I have, as I graduated in 2020 and previous positions are less ...
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Should I quit my job to brush up on more fundamentals?

I had finished a coding bootcamp last year (2020) and got a job in Korea. Here, there are a lot of Python/Django positions and I have been able to get by without knowing a single thing about Computer ...
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I want to leave the embedded software field into something less technical day-to-day. Any ideas?

It's not that I wasn't good at it; but after a number of bad experiences working for sweat-shop/"black company" types of businesses on out-dated tech, I'd rather take my career elsewhere due ...
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Should I tell my superior I'm thinking of leaving now (start of paid parental leave), after finishing paid parental leave, or when I have a new job?

I'm in a high-paying Senior Software Engineer role at a top tech company with excellent benefits, just starting 16 weeks of paid parental leave, in the San Francisco Bay area in California, with a low ...
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Questions regarding job application, supervisor's name, and may we contact question

I am an international applicant based in Europe, and I am going to apply for a teaching position at a US university. In the online application we are required to upload documents such as CV, cover ...
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New company void offer letter-pay and PTO

I started out in a different position at the company I work for. I was promoted in Oct by my boss with an Offer Letter, on company letterhead signed by me. The letter states my salary, various perks ...
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What are good titles for a pre-sales position on your way to CTO? [closed]

I've worked at a startup for 3.5 years. Started as a Developer/Electrical Engineer, promoted to Product Owner July 2019, now another role change is coming my way. It's going to be a pre-sales ...
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Accepting an offer when you've just been given a salary raise

I've been working at my company for 6 years. I recently put in a request for a salary raise however I think I low balled myself a bit. With that being said I've been interviewing at a few different ...
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How do I get away from overstress of a job change

I am in a service based startup company in India . Although I love my work, I don't like my company a lot. It is a startup company with an occasional ridiculous amount of work. Sometimes, even though ...
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If I quit my job, will I lose my retroactive salary increase? [closed]

Background: I want to quit my job and leave to another company and I haven't told my current company anything yet. Everything at the new company is locked in, but the start time is flexible and they ...
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Company I was about to leave for lack of challenges being taken over [closed]

I work for a small-ish company that to me seemed content with the market niche it covered, and I was unsatisfied with a lack of opportunities to learn new things and what seemed to me management's ...
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Can my employer ask me to sign a clawback part-way through training? [closed]

I'm currently in my final year of a sponsored degree. Our company is facing mass redundancies, but I'm confident my job is safe. I never signed a contract agreeing to a clawback to pay back my ...
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Would my CV and job opportunities in future 'Suffer' if I transfer into a Smaller Company?

In the start of my career, I worked for startup companies. I don't know but during those days, when I tried to apply for any mid-level or MNC for job opportunities, I never received call from them or ...
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How to handle job offer with raise inside my own company

I'm currently 1 year in my job as a software developer, working as a consultant. A manager from my company (not my manager) offered me a different job, and a 6+% raise, so still inside my company but ...
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Is it advisable to mention my next workplace in my farewell mail on my last workday?

I was in theory not fired, but there was a "polite ask" for me to leave. I found my next job relative seamlessly, and now I am formulating my last farewell mail to my former colleagues on my ...
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How do I tell a manager that it's now or never if they want me on their team?

I’m in a job that I really don’t enjoy. The work is only tangentially related to my education and the work environment has degraded to the point where I’m looking to leave. There is another department ...
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How to change job to a programmer [duplicate]

My question is pointed to anyone who changed his/her profession to programing. Of course learning programming is obvious. No doubt. I’m in the middle of online training. I wonder what might be my next ...
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Can I avoid burning bridges while resigning (at a critical time) [duplicate]

About a half year ago, my department lead verbally promised me a promotion to "principal developer", which comes with a pay raise and lots of perks. When annual reviews came up in October I ...
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Going to back to previous employer as Tech Lead

I am a senior software engineer now and I recently joined a new company after 4 years stint at old one where I was promoted.. The reasons for quitting are mainly lack of real development and the toxic ...
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I got hired as iOS developer, can a company force me to develop in react native the year later?

My company hired me with the role of "Senior iOS Developer". I've spent 1 year developing in Swift, native iOS language. They asked me to convert to React Native since next year, so I will ...
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Promotion, need to sign new contract?

Asking for a friend as I have got good feedback myself, If staff member has gotten a promotion in work, but no new contract has been signed how does the staff member stand in regards of employee ...
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How long should a person at the start of their career stay in the same project?

I'm looking for an answer to a very specific situation I find myself in. Long story short, I finished university in 2018 and I started working for a consulting company right away (Sept 2018). I've ...
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How to connect with others professionally?

Since late November last year, I have applied to about 100 positions, and all I got was two phone screening interviews, neither of which went beyond that. I am applying to a new field (web development,...
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How to get passport back from employer without losing job?

I am a Pakistani citizen working in a company located in the UAE. When the company provided me a visa they kept my passport. Now I want to apply for a study visa and to go for an interview I need a ...
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Quality assurance vs Software development internship as a precursor to Data Science career

Here is my situation, I'm a bachelors student, and i will soon be enrolling into a data science masters course. I plan on continuing a career in data science. However, i have some free time right now ...
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Should I disclose that I can still access a company's systems after I've left?

I used to work for a company as head of one of the IT departments. I quit because of, let's say, overall low standards and my conviction that changing them would be very difficult or impossible given ...
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Contracted Employee never signed contract or have seen it

I work for a university in Utah. I was hired in 2019 and supposedly I am under contract, however I have never signed a contract or received a copy of it. My job was continued in 2020 however again I ...
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How to diplomatically reject an interview invitation from the former manager?

I'm a 3+ years experienced Software Developer in India. I left my previous organization during March 2020 and have been working in my current organization since then. My former manager also left the ...
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Received offer letter, accepted but haven’t received confirmation email

I received an offer letter more than two weeks ago with start date November 30. I asked them that if it was possible to start next year. They told me that they were ok with that. I accepted the offer ...
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Changing web dev job after 5 years in Japan [closed]

TL;DR I'm based in Japan (originally from the US) and have been working my first ever front end web dev job since 2015. Due to bad, outdated practices in my current company I want to change jobs, but ...
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Prospective employer is asking which govt client I've worked for in my current employer, what do I do?

I am in the early years of my career and I am currently working in a government contractor company (in the United States). I recently got my security clearance. I'm trying to move to another govt ...
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I am moving to another country and not sure how my current job translates to the job roles in the other country

Currently in the Us, I am a Team Manager and the job requires me to do technical project management as well as people management. I am in charge of deliveries, strategic planning around initiatives as ...
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How to discreetly ask about the company's policies regarding using work samples in a portfolio

I want to ask someone at my company, e.g. a manager, about using samples of work in a professional portfolio because I'm starting to look for a job change, but I don't want to let on that I'm looking ...
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I have 2 job offers A & B. A starts soon and B starts in summer. Is it ok to accept A, starting working and quit before B start date?

As the question says. Not sure what the consequences may be in terms of legal and effect on career and networking down the line.
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Should I wait to leave my company after I finish a big project? What's the best way to do this?

So, I don't like my job anymore. For a few reasons. First of all, the culture fit is just not really there. Second, my job has changed very drastically from my job description after just 1 year. I'm ...
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Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role [closed]

I've received two job offers and am struggling to decide between the two of them. One is a big brand, with the potential to hone my hard skills, while the other is a smaller brand with the potential ...
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As a co-owner of a small business, how do I assure a hiring manager that I will actually be available?

I'm the technical co-founder of a small software business (two people). We built some very niche enterprise SaaS software and have a few big clients who pay us every year. The software is now so ...
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Retracting employment after accepting offer

I accepted an at-will contract offer with Company X, and before the employment start date I interviewed with and received a job offer from Company Y. I prefer the offer from Company Y and I intend to ...
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Interviewing for a startup - Noticed a vacancy for a similar senior position but more inline with my experience/skillset

I'm interviewing for a startup/tech company (round 4 is this week) and one last round if all goes well. I just noticed another job vacancy for a similar but senior position that I believe I qualify ...
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I'm extremely good at coming up with ideas for products, businesses, and apps, but I don't know what career path best suites this skill

I really enjoy coming up with new product ideas and improvements, but the problem I face is that my ideas are so broad that I don't know where to look as far as positions and even companies. Just ...
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Likelihood of getting non-game development jobs if your portfolio only contains games

I need to start working on my portfolio and I want to focus on making games, because that's where I hope to work..but I'm afraid I'm walking into a dead-end from an employability aspect. It seems to ...
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Could a partner confide to my boss that I want to change my job?

For one year I worked with a consultant who covers an important role for a company I would like to work for. He would most likely be working with anyone who takes one of these open positions. I have ...
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Switching from software developer to infosec/pentester [closed]

About a week ago I had a chance to observe the workflow and talk with team of incredibly talented and young hackers, they were pentesting our system and dug up 4 security holes within a day. What I ...
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3 Year Employment Gap Due to Family and Personal Illness

I recently encountered a student with a 3 year employment gap because of ill family members and their own illness. They had completed a graduate degree from a top 20 engineering school in a very in ...
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Should I honestly answer during exit interview at company I like (but underpays) [duplicate]

I've been with my current employer for 4 years, and I really like the company, my colleagues, and most of the company culture in general. The company pays about average for the industry, but I've been ...
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How to effectively transition from one career path in which you are highly qualified to another in which you are not? [closed]

Context: From the moment I was born, my family pushed me to pursue a career in the IT industry. My education was dramatically accelerated, and I managed to pick up extensive work experience, highly-...
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What are some possible temp jobs in the US [closed]

My job is driving me nuts but I haven't been able to quit because I am unable to land another job. I am trying to find alternative solutions besides just quitting and being unemployed as, well, not ...
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Escaping the retail industry as an 18-year-old with only retail experience [closed]

For over two years now I have worked as a grocery store cashier. This is the only work environment I have ever known. This year has taken a toll on a lot of people's mental health, my own included. ...
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Have I become unattractive for Headhunters because I stayed with my company for too long?

Since beginning my career as a developer I changed Jobs exactly once to my current employer. I personally think I developed into a quite successful consultant in my current job. I learnt a lot (most ...
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Catch-22 situation with an career upgrading job offer

Job Offer but with a twist nonetheless I recently had been in interview process with a company I had a good impression of, for a position that actually upgrades my career. There were 4 Rounds which ...

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