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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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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How to balance resume between different sections

Context I am a professional project/program manager. I'm working on looking for a new job in the next year (I know timing is bad). I have built a resume with resume.io, which produces beautiful, ...
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Changing software engineer job with a lower title for migrating to another country?

I am currently at the "Software Engineer 3" level in my current company in India and accepted an offer having the "Software Engineer 2" level in Ireland because I wanted to migrate ...
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Switching job in the Netherlands: reasons for not having a gap

When switching between jobs in the Netherlands (from employer A to employer B), and having the possibility to choose between starting the new job right after leaving the old one or having a few days ...
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How to tell my current employer that I'm leaving?

I have a new job proposal (Software Dev)that just got formal today, they wanted me to start next monday but I asked them to give me a few days, until Wendseday, to talk to my current employer about ...
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Does my company own my phone number?

My company does not provides phones or phone numbers as most of our meetings are held over teleconferencing tools (e.g. google hangout, zoom, etc.) but they do require us to list a phone number as ...
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As a Front-End Developer, How to Pivot into Back-end Development?

I'm a mobile application developer with 7 years of experience, currently unemployed, aspiring to pivot into a back-end development position. I do fiddle and experiment with some back-end development ...
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New job is not challenging, what to do?

I resigned/quit 3 days ago from a company, after having worked there for 6 months, as it was firing people and about to shut down. I got a new job but now I feel as though the new job is not ...
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I got offered a retention bonus after verbally agreeing to another job

My employer is reorganising the department I'm working for. This came as a surprise to everyone including me. They'll be shuttering an entire line of business, which I am part of, but are focussing ...
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Should I re-establish contact with an opportunity that seems to have fizzled?

Back in February, I interviewed with a company for new position. It seemed like a great fit and the interviews on the day all seemed to go well. After the interviews, the hiring manager told me the ...
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How to propose myself to a different, more senior, position in the organization, 5 months after I joined it

So I joined a company about 5 months ago to position A. It is a big company (1000+ employees). The company has posted a new position ("position B"), in a different department, that is more senior ...
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What is the best way for me to proceed in career after a layoff with 20 years of software experience in India?

Career details: I have completed B.Tech. 20 years back, and worked in a single Indian software company these 20 years, in mainframes initially, and later, with diminishing requirements in mainframe, ...
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HR Forcing to submit documents prior to give offer

At first, I have received call from Company HR to asking if I am exploring new jobs and normal things about my carrier. Then after confirmation, there were two rounds of interviews over phone and ...
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Is it acceptable to apply to graduate positions as a professional in a related field?

I am an electronics design engineer with 3 1/2 years experience mainly focussed on circuit design at the PCB level who is interested in getting into digital design/VHDL. There is a fair amount of ...
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Job with a lot of social interaction for a mathematician

I recently finished a highly mathematical theoretical physics MSc degree. My thesis was in string theory. The normal next step from now would be to do a PhD in the field. However, I now see that all I ...
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My boss has put me specifically for customer support role. What do I do?

I am working in the IT as a java developer for 2.5 years now. During the lockdown period, my productivity got a little low due to which, I think, my boss has put me on customer support role which ...
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In end-of-employment emails, why do people generally not mention their new employer?

When an employee is leaving a company, it's common for them to send out a group email to other employees they know to announce their departure and to share non-work contact details (personal email, ...
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Is it necessary to give notice while furloughed?

I live in New Jersey (an at will state in the U.S.) and I am currently furloughed. There may be a job offer underway and I was wondering if I would have to give current employer a two week notice. I ...
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How do you professionally ask about going back to your old job?

I'm 6 months into my second job and it's destroying my mental health to the point I'm seeing a therapist now. I'm sorry if this question seems dumb or ill-researched but I haven't been able to think ...
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Manager not agreeing for notice period buy-out even though mentioned in offer letter

I belong from India. I have been offered a new job and would like to end my current notice period early. In my offer letter it's mentioned that - "After confirmation your services can be terminated by ...
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How to handle prospective change of job

Related to my question Changing Jobs shortly after expensive training I am looking for advise on how to handle the following Situation. I will change my current employment, this will probably be ...
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Changing jobs shortly after expensive training

I and one other coworker will receive expensive two weeks training within the following weeks. But I am actively looking for a new job at the moment and I have some interesting opportunities, none of ...
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Want to apply for a new job during a probation time. Not sure how to update my CV

I just moved to another city with my current job, and the job has 6 months of probation. I have been already working for 3 months. Now I realize that the job does not fit for me and I'm doing ...
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How do I deal with my managers' and their inconsistent criticism of my work?

I work in networking support and have 2 middle managers and a project director, I've been in the company for 3 years and change and I've consistently received praise for my performance, capability and ...
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What is the best practice when switching jobs

I recently accepted a job offer (a week ago) while I still had two other interviews that were in the last stages of getting me hired. Because I needed a job badly, I accepted the first offer that ...
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Recruiter for potential future employer asked to remove profile at job portal. Is this a valid request?

I have recieved a job offer from a company 2 weeks back. I have resigned from my current organisation, notified the last date, provided all required documents for joining, and also recieved a date of ...
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Thinking about accepting a previous declined offer

Back in December, I had two interviews and eventually received an offer with good working conditions (more salary then where I'm employed now). I decided to decline the offer because I felt I wouldn't ...
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Incorrect decimal separator used for Pound Sterling currency [closed]

The company I work for laid off a few out-of-hours customer service employees and gave me their work between the hours of 6am and 8am, and 6pm to 10pm, my work hours rotate weekly from 6am to 2pm one ...
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Does title degradation affect my career negatively?

I am currently working as a "Senior Software Developer" and possibly will be promoted as a "Lead Software Engineer" very soon. My current employer is moving the focus out from software development to ...
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new job delay starting due to Coronavirus

I was supposed to start my new job on March 16, after quitting my old job (my last day was 3/1) I have already signed a contract with my start date included, but two things: I asked to postpone the ...
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New employer postponing my start date by three months due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. The had emailed me the offer details with salary, stock options, insurance etc, and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also ...
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Finding a job with non certificates after PhD

I'm a PhD student in my first year. My field is biology but I've been using python and some libraries such us: Numpy, Pandas, statistics, SciPy and BeautifulSoup for analyzing, processing and ...
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Are there significant additional risks in changing jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I am a software developer in the UK, and have been actively looking for new roles. I have been at my current place of work for 3 years. I'm certainly not unhappy at my current place of work, I've just ...
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Engineer of all trades, master of none - Career options?

currently, I've been employed for a few years as R&D-Engineer in a medium to large company. Pay is decent, work is mostly interesting, the colleagues are great and the hours are ok (leaving me ...
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My manager is leaving and I'm taking over his role, how should the handover work?

I've been working for this company for three years and due to recent restructure my manager has decided to leave and I have been offered the opportunity to take over his role once he leaves. So my ...
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Was offloaded a colleague's direct reports and duties as she was ineffective. She's leaving and boss won't assign duties back to replacement

I was the first choice for a Supervisor position at my company in a different department but my boss would not release me as I was needed on an essential business project. The project ended ...
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BSc&MSc in Mechanical Engineering, PhD in Applied Math looking for types of jobs [closed]

I received my MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering (solid mechanics) and PhD in Applied Mathematics. I am considering both academic and industry jobs. Due to instability and short-term nature of ...

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