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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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Absconded a job in 2-months early in the career, What is my future ahead?

In my first job, I had issues with my managers behavior and how he treated me. I left two and a half months after I started, without getting a relieving letter. They have an entry into my UAN ...
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Need input - considering promotion and mid-career options [on hold]

I am new to this group. I have been working in my field for 18 years, 13 of them in the public sector at the same employer (local government). I currently live about 15-20 mins from my employer. I ...
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How to deal with work for free as part of hiring process when I already have a job?

It takes 1 to 3 weeks but I don't know what to do with my current job that I don't want to lose it, if I failed in the test. It's an on site test and the office is in my city. They told me it's about ...
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I'm a grantee and my boss told me he would like me to stay but I don't know what to do [closed]

Intro: I'm studying in the afternoons and I work as a grantee on the mornings. I have been a grantee for 6 months now, and I still have 2 months to go. Once finished I have the choice myself to leave ...
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Is it unreasonable to change jobs over tools? [closed]

I only use Linux for everything. Part of this is that I love it and I work best on it, and part of it is that I don't believe in supporting Microsoft for reasons I won't get into here. I've been at a ...
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Student working as a consultant for a big company, nice pay, but unsatisfied with the job. Should I search for a new position? [closed]

I'm almost 20 and working as an IT consultant for a pretty big multinational company in the Power and Energy business. I have a pretty flexible contract which allows me to work around 8-10 hours a ...
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Got matching offer from company I want to work for. Should I ask for a raise? [closed]

I am working as Junior Developer in a small company, with 6 months experience. Recently, I applied for a job in field I want to specialize in, and declared my expectations as its salary cap (which ...
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I’m 38 and still no career. Times, running out. Please give advice [closed]

As the title says, I’m 38 and still haven’t found an IT profession where I’ve excelled in. I’ve been battling with depression a majority of my life which has slowed my progress in life down to make ...
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How to pursue a job far in the future?

I'm talking with a company that might want to hire me (not definite yet). I like them a lot and I think I'd like to work there. Here's the catch: if they decide to hire me, they will want a firm ...
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Need a change.. but [closed]

I have been in my current role for nearly 10 years. I am quite senior, well respected, etc.I need a change, and there is an opportunity to move internally to another team (at the same level as ...
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My boss is not letting me leave the job [closed]

My boss is not letting me leave the job. I have said so many times that I want to quit this job, but he is not letting me quit. Now tell me what to do. He wants me to continue the job but also not ...
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Can I re-apply considering my previous behavior during the interview process?

So this happened in February 2018, I missed a call from an employer in the morning. Later, I found out that the call was from my dream company to work in. So, I called the back after a few hours but ...
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My co-worker and I are quitting together. We should give notice together too?

My co-worker and I will quit our current jobs to join another company soon (First work day is next year). We are experienced members of our project and there are many unexperienced new people working ...
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Why do I keep getting rejected from unlicensed finance jobs within 24 hours even though I have some licenses? [closed]

I'm about a year and a half out of college, and in that year I've worked for and left an insurance company through which I got my Series 63 and my Life, Health, and Annuities license. Like most life ...
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From Hardware to Software [closed]

Looking at ways to break into SW development officially while not losing current salary (> $160k). There are a few avenues I can consider based on my experience and interests. I've been doing ...
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Future colleague has infantile and vaguely inappropriate websites

I have recently been offered a job as a software developer at a small company. I was excited about this position - the colleagues I will be working with all seem clever and motivated, which is what ...
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Can Company A be upset at an external job offer in the same field?

Some company (company B) found me on LinkedIn and sent me a job position and asked if I wanted to apply or if I knew of someone who did. I looked into it, got the interview and an hour later got a ...
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Interviewee strategy: show problem solving, or be communicative?

I've been a full time programmer for some five years now. I've never had a programming test in an interview, and I've worked for three small mobile game dev companies. I've always felt competent at my ...
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Tell my potential employer about my college

I was a Master's student at a university and got suspended for reasons. I have 2 courses left before I can get my Master's. It has been about 4 years since I've been out of college and I'd taken a ...
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Can using auto generated resumes from job application reduce my chance of getting accepted? [closed]

Considering my previous question here and one of the answer, one thing I thought I might be doing wrong is most of the times when applying online for a job, I tend to use auto generated resumes that ...
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How to resign from a role with an overly emotional boss

I want to leave my job, but I am worried about having to deal with my boss. From previous experience I have seen they do not deal with this well, taking it personally rather than being professional, ...
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How to explain the reason you left a job is because of lack of training provided by the previous team

I'm not sure if it's fair to directly say my ex-manager was not supportive. So I'll describe my struggles and feedback at my previous job first. I changed jobs a few times after graduation to be ...
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How can I gauge market demand for my skills before going freelance?

I am a Mechanical Engineer, currently employed full-time for a large multinational. I am considering the option of leaving my full-time job to do similar work freelance, for a number of reasons that I ...
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Company delays interview outcome in order to interview more candidates

I've interviewed with a big firm in the software industry and the interview went well, they gave me a good feedback. Once completed all the interview steps the manager said that I would get a ...
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I want to switch my career path to web development. How do I not start from square one again? [closed]

I've been doing data engineering/science-type work (before they were even called that) and software engineering for over 10 years now, in fields like security, bioinformatics and engineering. I'd ...
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Is it ok to go the extra mile and then retreat? [closed]

I work in a horribly toxic workplace. We are not assessed according to what we do and whether what we do has a high quality. The only thing that matters is whether you belong to the circle headed by ...
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Interview optics: Telling an interviewer that I have already accepted an offer elsewhere

A month ago, I had onsite interviews lined up with two large software companies, Company A and Company B, with Company A being by far my first choice between the two. Both companies are located in ...
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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...