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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Advice wanted for English major with library experience who needs to increase earnings [closed]

I'm seeking advice for a friend who needs to increase her earnings to support herself, but has limited options for doing so. Professional info: bachelor's degree in English 10 years' experience as a ...
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What's the best alternative to time off before a new job?

Whether this is seen as a trivial/first-world-problem or legitimate problem I'd like some advice: I didn't think to take off any time before my new job - I finish on Friday and start a new job on ...
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How to handle accounts when closing a collaboration

I worked a couple of years for a company as an external consultant. They gave me access to some platforms (planning apps, chats, etc...) and I opened an account for each of them using an email account ...
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I got hired as a Senior Data Scientist but I feel like I'm doing just regular Software Development

I got hired a couple of months ago by a product-based company. All I've done these two months is learning how the product is made (it's a monolith), how everything is coupled together and how to ...
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Pay grading differential between Deputy and Director positions

My organisation created a deputy director post and placed deputy on same pay scale as me the director. I initially accepted this but on consideration believe it is unfair. Can I challenge and ask for ...
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How to write a CV and behave in a job interview if you don't fully qualify for the job offer

Let's say you are a very skilled Symfony / PHP developer and want to apply for a job at a company that uses C# / ASP.NET. Your motivation to work at the company is not because of C#/ASP.NET, you want ...
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How to correctly leave your company [duplicate]

I am in a small development company. I am fine and I like the people there, but I have just been offered a job and it is really interesting. So I have decided to accept it. I was not looking for it, ...
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Refusing job offer after visa sponsorship

I recently landed a job in the UK about 5 months ago from a multinational company. They offered to sponsor my visa and arranged for the application process. However, in these months, I had some really ...
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I want to get back to Web Development but need advice/plan on how to

Not sure if I have chosen correct group, apologies in advance. My story short. I have studied CS, got bachelor degree, got job in marketing department where I was developing websites with the use of ...
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Can I make a career at my current job? [closed]

I am currently working as a frontend software developer, but after 2 years working at the company I work for I feel like they are just keeping me at stock, backup or assistance. I didn't say much, but ...
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What do you put for company location on a resume/job application in this scenario?

So I work for a company that's located in city A. My position was originally physically located at this company in city A. It was then changed to remote after COVID hit. However, my company purchased ...
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Company substituting the notice period by paying my base salary

My current organization has 3 months notice period and I have resigned from here on 1st week of June. So, according to that my last day will be 2nd of Sept (Auto generated on company portal). I do not ...
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Should one quit their new job if they have not yet been given any assignment?

I have a degree in mathematics, but I like to code and in my short carreer (around 3 years) I have always done IT-related works, but never in companies whose main business is IT. A couple of months ...
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How to answer HR question, "Why did I leave my latest company after 7 years"?

I worked as a software engineer in a big internet company for 7 years in total. For the first 6 years, I had been working at the department of desktop applications. I really loved working there. ...
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How do I politely tell my former manager I no longer work for her?

Long story short, my former manager is a bigoted jerk who tries to get her subordinates fired so she has an excuse as to why she cannot do her job. She tried two years ago with me during the start of ...
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Can a company increase notice period for any reason, while serving?

P.S - Please note that the question mentioned in this link is not similar to my situation, as my situation is better than that, and I don't want to go for the lawyer thing before trying other means. I ...
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How to use an external job offer to get a pay rise at current company? (UK)

I am from the UK as I understand culture might influence the answers. I have seen some questions similar asked here but I think there are some nuances that should permit this question being asked. ...
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How to ask my former employer whether he finished my reference letter or not?

I was once an intern at a company, and had good relationship with my supervisor. I recently asked him for a reference letter and he said he would write one for me, with no hesitation. However, ten ...
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Considering getting a computer science job just before graduating from mechanical engineering

I am going to soon graduate from mechanical engineering but have realized that I would rather do a job in computer science or computer engineering, although I did fairly well in mechanical engineering ...
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How to return to a US job without looking like a job hopper

I had a job in the US, in a Dept of Energy National Lab. The activity was so much affected by covid-19 that I had to leave (my supervisor did the same too). It was a painful choice but the project was ...
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Struggling at job. Frustrated, tired and feeling unproductive. How do I discuss this or approach a new job hunt?

Background: I began working at a well established company 9 months ago. I was invited to interview by a colleague from a previous company. I was told of some tough points such as potentially longer ...
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What should I do if I have little to no references?

So I’ve been working the same job for about 5 years or so now. In that time I’ve received good performance reviews and small pay bumps! My first boss at this company had pretty bad ethic issues with ...
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Job hopping to increase salary

I work as a programmer. Is it advisable to job hop every few years to look for salary increase especially if the current company is not giving raises in a timely manner? There are studies that say job ...
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How to change jobs without taking compromising salary?

After completing my bachelor's degree in college three years ago, I got hired by a large company in a city 135 miles away from my hometown. I did this initially because of the benefits and salary. But,...
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Dealing with racism and bullying as an immigrant

3 years ago I joined a company as a Software Engineer (after 3 years of work in tech industry) in a EU country and after 1 month of their required training I was assigned to a team that barely codes (...
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How long would be reasonable to notify my company of my resignation in advance, without mandatory notice period?

I joined my current company last year. When I signed my contract, they explained to me that I would be on a year-long trial period, during which there is no notice required for any party to terminate ...
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Should I take the job offer or negotiate with my current employer?

After working at my current company for 2 years, i have asked for an increment of 40% ( i joined as a fresh graduate with a VERY low salary as a start). I spoke with the finance manger (who is ...
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Applying for job at company where former manager just started working, will I be seen as riding their coattails?

About a month ago my former supervisor left the company (Company A) I work for and started a position with another company (let's call it Company B) in the same, somewhat small, industry. Both ...
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Changing field but same job as Data Analyst - red flags in new job?

I've done an interview with a consulting company for a full remote Data Analyst PowerBi (body rental) in medical field for a big medical company. First interview was with HR and happened yesterday. ...
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How to find peace with new boss' "cultural overhaul"

My new boss started barely a month ago, and it was clear the moment they walked in that they had no interest in learning the business. They immediately jumped to proposing changes and solutions to how ...
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Asking a potential employer for health accommodations

My current job lets me work 3 days a week and I've done so for 12 years. I started it to volunteer but now I have issues with fatigue so I've stayed specifically at this company because of that perk. ...
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Accepting a freelance offer from an external client with my current employer

For the last few years, I have been working on "strategic projects" for my current employer, alongside my main responsibilities. Recently, my employer has terminated the contract we had with ...
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Should I discuss with manager before resigning?

I am planning to resign from my current job. This is going to be my first resignation so I am not sure how to go about it. In my current job I have 90 days notice period with option for buyback of ...
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Applying for work when on "personal development plan"?

After 9 months of employment at a company, I've been told my performance needs to improve in some areas, and have been put on a personal development plan because my performance has been inconsistent ...
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I'm six months into a new job and am very unhappy. Is it too soon to start looking for another job?

Background I worked at Company X for about 5 years and left to work at Company Y in the middle of 2021. For the first 4.5 years of working at Company X, it was amazing -- a total dream job working ...
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How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected

I have had a lot of trouble getting a permanent job that uses my degree (Computer Science). I find applying for jobs unpleasant and stressful. Sometimes I spend a couple days writing a custom cover ...
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I received offer proposal but not offer letter yet due to winter holidays. Should I resign now?

I am from India. I recently got a call from recruiter that I have been finalized for a job after successful interview rounds and he told me that he would be marking DOJ(Date of Joining) as 1 month ...
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Negotiating a starting date (one week)

So I got a GREAT offer and they want me to start in the middle of February (14th). I have a very good relationship with the people I work with currently and they would like me to stay an additional ...
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Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

I'm currently working as a senior'ish engineer, and am being trained to become a junior engineering manager in the next year, so the company's success and mine are intertwined very directly. About a ...
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How to gain experience on a skill? [closed]

When I look at job postings related to my specialisation, some skills are required but I have no actual experience yet for those (example API testing). I only know the concepts and basics since I self ...
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A past long-term client reached out from out of the blue with a full-time, salaried job offer one week after I started a new job [closed]

One of my past freelance clients (Company X) recently reached out to me to discuss a job offer for a full-time, salaried position. The real dilemma is that I just started a full-time job with a ...
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New employee: interested in internal position within the company

I live in Europe. I started working for a large company about 2 months ago via a recruitment agency. While browsing around LinkedIN, I stumbled on an interesting position for a different department in ...
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How can I find out how frequently I can change my job without being seen as a job hopper? [duplicate]

I understand nobody can tell me how long I can stay in a job not to be seen as a job hopper since it depends on the culture of the country I reside in, on my industry and my personal history. I don't ...
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How do I create a LinkedIn account without my employer knowing?

I don't currently have a LinkedIn account, but am considering creating one as a way to feel out if it's time to move on to a new company. Since this would be a new account I imagine that if my ...
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Ethics of hiring interns for my team when I am looking for a new job?

I manage a small team of juniors in a midsize company. We are recruiting interns for 6 month internships for their graduation projects with the promise to hire them later. Which is a standard practice ...
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Frequent job switches before migration to another country

Context: I am working as a software support engineer/team leader in a non-IT company doing desktop applications. The domain I am working is geography specific i.e. the jobs are in Europe and some ...
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My former boss keeps looking at my Linkedin profile, what to do?

Context: I left my previous job about one year ago. I made that decision because: Job was VERY stressfull I wasn't working the topic I was interested in (even though in my interviews I was ...
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Can people without a background in STEM go into the AI field?

I've recently become very interested in the potential AI holds for the future of society. I believe it has the potential to truly alter the way we live our lives in the not-too-distant future. I've ...
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Stuck at a top company that discriminates arbitrarily

I work for a big corporation that is one of the best in the business. I joined with a bunch of many other fresh graduates, at an offshore location. After joining, I found out that the firm had hired ...
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Best reason of leaving job after 1 month?

What is the best reason to give my boss on why I'm leaving after 1 month? I don't want to burn that bridge if possible, and come back later on in the future.
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