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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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I'm moving job role, however they have said i will not get a new contract

I have been in my current role for around 3 years. I have been accepted for an inter-company transfer to a different department. My current contract is 40 hours per week and is based on 12 hour ...
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Jr. C#/C developer planning to move to RPA for a while [on hold]

tl;dr: I am miserable at my current programming job due to management and endless mandatory overtime. I have an opportunity in RPA but love programming, is it feasible to take a break from programming ...
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How much could an intern who worked at 4 different companies know about a particular job? [on hold]

Recently I saw an online jobs profile who is worked as an intern in world TOP companies. This guy started for his own company after working for 12 months in four different companies like Facebook, ...
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How to renegotiate permanent job into a contract

I have been working with a company for less then a year as a permanent employee, I'm on a good salary and have passed my probation period. They have lots of projects going on and they already hired a ...
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Informed manager about leaving, he replied with “.. have lots of expectations”. What does he mean by that? [on hold]

I accepted an offer from a company and decided to inform my Manager. Out of respect, I felt it wouldn't be a great idea to directly resign without having a word with him first. So I sent in the email ...
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How can a developer transition into a more business-focused and managerial role?

I am a software developer with about 2 years of experience in the role and I have decided that I don't really enjoy my job as much. I much more enjoy the business side of things. If I continue going ...
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Not telling potential employer that I'm already serving notice period

I initiated resignation workflow for my current job 1 month back (7th January). I'm currently serving the required two months notice period. 27th Feb is my last working day. I passed all technical ...
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Ditching my old skillset while changing jobs in the same field

Background My formal training was generic (Systems, Dev, Project Management) - no particular expertise, just "good enough" to start and learn on the job. I started off as an ops guy in a small ...
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Startup vs Large company. What are the benefits/drawbacks of each? [closed]

I work for a startup that is currently in the scaling up stage. The team is growing quickly and I'm positioned as the CTO. Managing/scaling teams has never been anything I've done before but I am ...
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When switching job, should I make the “last condition” to the former employer, and if so, how? [duplicate]

I have not been satisfied with my current job so I found another one. The new contract is not signed yet, but it is in my hands. I need to tell the current employer I am leaving. If the current ...
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Should I leave my high-stress, high-paying engineering job for a teaching position? [closed]

Some background first: I'm an engineering graduate but I don't enjoy it (Family, culture, economy made me chose it). Previously, I've worked as an engineer at another company for a year. I liked the ...
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New offer on hold during notice period

I took a position with another company, and put in my two week notice with my current employer; this week is supposed to be my last one here. But today I talked to my new boss, and he informed me ...
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How to let my boss know I will not accept a new position?

My contract is ending at the end of January (covering maternity leave). My boss and I agreed that they would create a new position in the office for me so that I can stay and continue working there. ...
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Boredom, lack of projects, search for new opportunity

Currently I work for a small software development company. I have been working for this company for 2 years. The "software development team" consists of me and another colleague, in other words the ...
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Software Engineer to Embedded Software engineer? [closed]

How difficult is it to convert from Software Engineer to Embedded Software Engineer? Anyone here make the conversion or the other way around? I've been a Senior Software Engineer for about 6 years ...
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Feeling “buyers remorse” with my entry level job [closed]

I'm graduating university (Software Engineering) in a month and I already got a job lined up in a company that I worked in as an intern since last year. I really liked the work I did, the general ...
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Job Change To a IT MNC [closed]

I'm a BE Graduate in Computer Science. My career so far - First role was as Researcher Data Analyst in a database company, worked there for 10 months until March 2018. After that (April 2018) I took ...
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How to frame personal study outside of workplace?

For interviews, how can I express to future employers that mostly all of the training and study I have listed on my resume was done by me outside of work hours, with my personal funds, and not by my ...
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New manager is a jerk - is it OK to quit without providing a reason?

Imagine you work in a large company, and have had a great time. After quite some time working with said large company, the manager which hired you - an inspiring, warm, and empowering person - was ...
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Should I inform the current employer that I am about to resign within 1-2 weeks since I have signed the offer letter and waiting for visa?

I have signed the offer letter from a company based in UAE (United Arab Emirates) and have sent them my documents for visa process since they are sponsoring. Now, I am confused that whether I should ...
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Stuck in Wordpress [closed]

First of all, apologies if it isn't the right place to write this. I've been following StackExchange for years, but I just decided to sign up and I'm not familiar with posting. I'm a web developer ...
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How to test drive full time jobs when working full time

How would I go about trying something different (for example, a full time job at Organization B) while working full time at a job with Company A? This question addresses the interview part, and I have ...
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What should I do if after receiving a verbal offer letter I am informed that my written job offer is put on hold due to some internal issues?

I was interviewed by a very large firm in UAE, remotely since I am in Pakistan. The guy passed my interview and insisted on me to join since we share the same birthplace, coincidentally. I was ...
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Need input - considering promotion and mid-career options [closed]

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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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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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 ...