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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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Why did my employer not offer me a counter offer after he had said he would?

I'm asking this question hoping that you would shed some light. I've been working for this company for several years. Two months ago we had the salary review, which was unsatisfactory for me. The ...
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For software engineer positions, in addition Leetcode-style questions, how likely are library specific questions (if listed on resume)?

I'm in the process of updating my resume and preparing for a job change. I'm interested in pursuing a software engineering position, and I'm wondering about listing libraries on my resume. I developed ...
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how do I go beyond automated black box job application rejection mails and find out actual reason of rejection?

Getting a job application rejection is okay, perhaps better than not getting any communication whatsoever from the company that one applied for. Getting the rejected result mail from a no-reply ...
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What is the impact of taking a job in a less prestigious field? [closed]

I am working for aerospace place right now but it's inconsistent work, I got offered a position in a less prestigious area(agriculture) with somewhat similar work but in a different domain/application....
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Am I being over anxious in thinking?

I have worked at my current workplace for 3 years. I enjoy my work. The company has two main departments, as well as accounts department and HR department. When I first started the job, the job was ...
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Continue or “turn the page” and move on?

I'm trying to get into a research team that is focused on the area around which my research interests are currently focused. They have excellent experience and a wonderful facilities. In addition, ...
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How do I get early relieving from my current employer who are taking too long?

I have been work for an Indian organisation as a developer for more than 5 years. Let's call it XYZ. XYZ has a client called ABC. On the payroll of XYZ, I have been working for ABC. I didn't find ...
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Does It Make Sense to Continue as a Tech Lead Here? [closed]

A year and a half ago, I joined an engineering organization strictly as an individual contributor. About two or three months later, I was given the role of "tech lead". This involves ...
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Does it have a bad impact on my resume if I quit my first job after 3 months? [duplicate]

I have just received a job offer from Meta for an AI engineer position, but my goal is becoming an AI researcher in Google, so I would like to keep applying for new positions in Google while I am ...
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How to tell boss I will look for other projects/customers?

Some background for the question: I started in a startup a couple of months ago because I thought it might be an interesting place to work. I accepted a huge salary decrease (more than 50%) because I ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

I'm currently looking for a new job and my partner is pregnant. By considering my notice period (3 months), if I by any chance get hired in March I then should start the new job in July, which is ...
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Should I be applying only to Junior positions if I only have QA experience?

My first "real job" is a QA position for a Government contract after attaining my associates. I fully understood with my degree, all I could reasonably expect at the start was simple test ...
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What are the best answers to the interview question "why are you choosing to return to this role/work?" when re-entering after taking a break? [closed]

Update - I've edited the question to serve the broader community. New here and please excuse me for the initial rookie errors. I'm re-entering corporate full-time workforce after ~4 years of taking a ...
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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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Can a job change my position and lower pay after hiring me? [closed]

I left my previous job for a better paying job. After starting the new job I realized they didn’t have a lot of work. I have days of no work at all. It’s my third week and now they have told me they ...
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How do I jump ship? [duplicate]

I've received a new job offer a week ago which I've accepted with an email message, I was then asked to give an admission date so they could write it down on the contract. I gave them a date but now ...
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How to engineer a lateral move [closed]

Please forgive this very general question but I'm really kind of stumped. I'm looking for some advice about what I should consider when trying to engineer a lateral move within my end client ...
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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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My report’s job has changed leading to more management involvement - now I am being accused of micromanagment

Our company has recently gone through a change of direction and my reports have had a change of job role that I am not sure they are happy with. I have tried to reassure them that this a learning ...
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What things should I focus on to find a frontend job abroad? [closed]

I'm currently working as a mid-level front-end developer. I have nearly 3 years of experience working in one of the top companies in our country. My goal is to find a job abroad in either Frontend or ...
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Academic Seeking Insights on Non-Academic Hiring Practices After Interview at U.S. National Lab

I'm an academic and recently interviewed for a non-academic position at a national lab in the U.S. I don't have much experience interviewing for private sector or government positions, so apologies if ...
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Seeking Advice on Transitioning Between Similar STEM Roles in Different U.S. Federal Agencies

I'm currently working for one federal government agency and would like to switch to another agency. Both roles are similar STEM-type jobs (but not the same), and both would have roughly the same pay. ...
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What do I say about my previous job, which was horrible, in a new job interview? [duplicate]

Last year I worked as contractor for company C for one of their projects. Long story short: It was pure hell. (The HR company that hired me informed me incorrectly about the job being Java ...
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Potential repercussions to applying to lots of jobs?

I'm wondering what potential issues I could encounter if I apply to a lot of jobs. I personally love applying to as many jobs which fit my specific criteria, but since this minimum criteria is quite ...
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How do you ask about job position number one after interviewing for job position number two?

I'm more interested in position one but got an interview for position two. I would like to have a shot at position one, so how do I ask about the application status of position one when I just got ...
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Leased worker: Better position, same company, 2 different hiring companies, not yet started

I have signed a contract [P1] as a lease employee for H company [H] with middle-man [M1] (Lease and employment both start at the same time). I have the second and final face-to-face interview with ...
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How to quit an unsatisfying job?

As mentioned in the title, I'm currently in a job that doesn't satisfy my expectations. I'm working as a systems engineer in a renowned private hospital group. I have a lot of experience in web ...
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Shall I trust my recruiter?

I am currently looking for a new job. My boss is ok with this, he has written a nice letter of recommendation and no dates are set for anything. This is Denmark, so he currently has 4 months of notice ...
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What projects can I write in my resume if all my company projects are confidential?

I am a software developer. I am a little worried about my future as my company doesn't allow its employees to reveal anything about their projects, even after they have left the company. Currently I ...
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How to tell if the job is too stressful for me, or if I am the problem? [closed]

Context: I work in a big tech company as a full stack developer. I changed the country in which I live, the language I use and basically everything in my life to get this job. I was expecting it to be ...
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How do I tell my work I don't want to do the project that I've been put on?

I've been a structural engineer for a few years. My tasks are usually design calcs/reports which are office or remote based, i.e. I am NOT a site engineer. I have recently been placed on a project ...
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How do I ask to switch teams?

For context, I am an engineer in the US for a small (<100 people) sized company and am in my mid-career, so it is theoretically possible for me to pivot roles. I am on a team of <20 people in a ...
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DSE chair rights [closed]

can I keep a chair that was made specifically for me at my previous job, the chair is at my home address and is over 7 years old
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Boss revoked promised pay rise because I decided to leave in about two months - Is this something to be expected?

I have been working at a software development company with ~10 colleagues for approximately 1 year now, and in the last couple of months I have decided that, for reasons relevant to my (lack of) ...
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Leaving a role after a short period when you're not happy

This is something I struggle with. My early career, due to naivety, was many short jobs, like a year or less. I can understand this looks bad, however, the whole point of a probation or a role is that ...
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Can my employer ask around to other coworkers on where my new job is?

I put my 2 weeks and did not tell my boss my new job name. Boss is now asking coworkers if they know. Is that okay to do?
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When should I quit my job? [closed]

I am a entry level customer support engineer. Looks like this is not a very technical job. The contract is of 2 years. If I leave early, I'd have to pay 3 months equivalent of salary. My degree is in ...
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Do I need to act happy all the time even if I'm not really?

I'm a software engineer from India. Recently, I suffered a personal loss which made me sad. I usually have my spirits up, but this time I just didn't feel like laughing at every stupid joke in the ...
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How to properly replenish knowledge in order to work in the topic of space technology? [closed]

I have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, a master's degree in mechatronics and robotics, and my PhD is due soon. After my PhD, I would like to work professionally in the field of space ...
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graduate internship as a first step in career change? [closed]

I want to change my career path from academia to industry. I have a PhD and I worked in academia for a few years now. I have theoretical knowledge about the area I want to go into but I lack practical ...
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Ghosted after being promised a third interview

I had two phone calls: one with a recruiter from a recruiting firm and another with a senior employee from the company hiring. Both calls went extremely well and I was promised a third call/interview ...
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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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Is working in a big company with less salary is better than working in a small company with higher pay for a fresher? [closed]

I am currently working in a really big company in India as a software developer. I have less than one year experience, and my salary is manageable. Recently I got an offer from a smaller company and ...
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Upskilling without some actual professional work

P.S - The question posted here does not answer mine due to the following reasons :- I am not a new joiner. I had 2 years prior experience, and 8 months in the current company (as of posting my ...
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Is having to split time in two teams for 6 months while waiting for new role to be created exploitative?

I'm currently working at a company as a software engineer and I've been looking for internal job opportunities for personal growth and change of domain. I've heard news of a new role (first of its ...
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Transgender in the UK, should I use my female name on my CV even when it refers to male accomplishments?

Background: I am a MtF transgender person starting transition in the UK. Part of the process involves moving from living part of my life male and part female to living full time female, including ...
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Why is getting fired or laid off such a big deal for employees in the West?

I come from a developing country, and there's one thing I can't understand about Westerners: why is getting fired or laid off such a big deal for many of them? My impression is that many Westerners ...
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How can I list two concurrent careers, one full time and one freelance, on a CV?

I've worked full time in a professional field for 15 years. About 5 years ago, almost by accident, I starting making a small additional income from freelance work in a totally unrelated field. This ...
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Junior Software Developer Looking for Career Advice due to Worry of Job Security with AI

I am a recent computer science graduate turned junior full stack engineer working his first year in Software Development. I am liking my job currently and do not plan to leave but I have been hearing ...
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What to say to inconsolable co-worker whose job I was assigned to take over?

I have been on this job a total of 7 months. My co-worker taught me everything I know and we had been sharing duties. About 2 weeks ago management made some changes and said I would be doing the ...

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