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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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Said joining date for new company but current company offer raise & equity [duplicate]

I've worked for my current company for 9 months and feel that I have been underpaid. Another company has offered me a position with a salary of roughly double what my current company pays (...
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To include my current 2 weeks working experience or not in the resume? [duplicate]

I have joined a an Enterprise company since 2 weeks as Senior Software Engineer (It's a permanent position), despite the fact that I have learned a lot since I have joined, but I can't wait to get ...
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My employer is ending my contract, because I intended to leave the country. Is there any need to update them of my changing plans again to stay?

I am in a difficult/weird situation that I need to handle very soon. I have moved in the Netherlands for a job position in September 2017, and I have been working there since now. Approximately two ...
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Is it okay for a recruiter to apply to a position he is recruiting on? [closed]

I work at a medium-sized recruiting firm in the U.S. I primarily place call center representatives and other customer service positions, but I occasionally come across positions in other fields. In ...
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Continue with the interviews? [duplicate]

I was actively looking for a job change and 2 weeks back accepted an offer. I'm satisfied with the offered salary and after a long discussion, the expectations from the position. I'm currently serving ...
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Is it OK to let a supplier know I am looking for a new job?

I am working as a chemical engineer with a strong taste of IT in the mix, in Western Europe. I work closely with the technical expert of the company who develops the software I use daily on my job, ...
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I was fired because I spent too much time on non-work activities. How should I explain it in an interview? [duplicate]

Long story short, I worked as a junior web developer for slightly more than half a year. My first job ever, and I already had issues with procrastination, sort attention span, and the likes, you name ...
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Can I take one month break between two jobs?

Background: I work for a service based company at client location. I received a new work opportunity, but the joining date is not near. It's about 45 days from now. My question: Would it leave a ...
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Interviewer asking for offer letter from current company for verification. How to proceed if I never got one?

I am working in company A. Still I didn't get offer letter from company A since 1.3 years. Now another (company B) interview is scheduled in 5 days. They will ask about my offer letter (issued by ...
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How can I convince my new employer to hire me w/o Releiving letter from one of the previous employer? [duplicate]

I have 8 years of work experience and I worked in 3 companies. Now I got an offer from a new MNC but I don't have relieving and experience letter from 2nd employer where I worked for 13 months. The ...
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What and how to explain recruiter about quitting job due to bullying [duplicate]

I have been having serious problem with my head of department. TLDR: If I said it was day, she would argue and say it's night. She was really rude, would speak with me rudely in meetings, shout at ...
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Will working on an old technology stack affect my career?

I recently took a position at a new company. I have experience as a full stack developer for 5+ years. From my understanding of my new position, my main focus will be mobile development but I will ...
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Asked about contacting previous employer, but manager is co-located with current employer

My current job is with Company A. Before that, I was with Company B, an on-site contractor for Company A. So after I'd worked there for a while as a B-employee, Company A hired me directly. Now I'm ...
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Should I tell interviewers that the reason I wish to leave a new job is because of low pay? [duplicate]

I had to leave my software engineering career for a couple of years to help with a family business. When I was ready to go back to my normal profession, I found it difficult to find many jobs to apply ...
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How bad is my situation for job searching? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how bad it'd be if I quit my current job and go searching for a new one. ... What would happen if I quit my job and go job searching? I have no side projects or github page and I'm ...
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Finding it impossible to say I will be leaving [duplicate]

I work in a small business - it's me and my boss. He generally handles support calls and sales while I am a mixture of web dev, database admin, windows mobile developer etc. basically all aspects of ...
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When is “overqualified” an issue when applying? [duplicate]

Will an employer look suspiciously at a resume with more technical experience than the job requires? For example, if one wants to move from a software job to more of a secretary's job? Brief ...
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Is staying in the first job for a long time (>2 yrs) a bad thing?

I am a software developer with about 2 years of professional experience. Some of my buddies (who also work in IT) tell me that the 2-year mark is a time where you should start looking for a new job ...
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How do I explain to potential employers that I want to step down from my tech startup CTO role without raising any red flags

I'm a developer in my mid-twenties. About a year ago, I accepted a CTO position with an early-stage tech startup. The position is completely unpaid, I receive a 10% equity stake in the company. I ...
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Can I apply for a job in my Company's client company?

I am working in a client project. I recently found that there are few vacancies there, most of them are onsite opportunities. Below are the questions which I have in my mind. Is it a malpractice, if ...
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How much do I share about my “reason for leaving” with potential new employers? [duplicate]

For years I was happy working at the startup I've been at, but the quality of life has been slowly dying over time and so I've been looking for new jobs. Honestly, the single problem I have with my ...
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Should I, and if so, what should I bring, for my last day at work [closed]

I'm starting a new job in the new year, and therefore quitting my current job. This is my first job change since I finished my education, and I'm leaving on really good standing. My current employer ...
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Looking for other job to increase wage current job [closed]

At my current job I earn let's say X euros per month. This is below average for someone of my degree (Master in Chemical Engineering). I would like to earn more like >10 % more than I earn now. The ...
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How to drop the quitter mentality [closed]

I've been working for 5 years, and a couple of months ago I started in my fifth company. In the first two jobs I stayed over a year and then quit. When I look back, I don't regret it at all, the ...
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Just started job that may not be right fit — how do I recover? [closed]

Three months ago, I landed a new job at an industry-respected company. This position was a deviation from my career track. Throughout my career, I always felt competent in my job. In fact, any job I ...
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Changing job shortly after starting a new job - how soon is too soon? [duplicate]

I have a lot of job experience but I was out of my normal profession (software development) for a number of years for family reasons. When I decided to go back to the profession, I was finding it ...
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How do I tell employers that I didn't want an open position at my previous company?

I got laid off. It was unexpected, and my boss didn't even know it would happen until the week of, and I was the only one (small company). Before getting laid off, I had considered applying for a ...
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Would it be professional to propose changing the role I'm interviewing for to something that aligns more closely with my career goals?

Summary: I've withdrawn my application for a role I no longer want, at a company I wouldn't mind working for. Company is still pursuing, talking about lateral movement down the line. Would it be ...
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Can I apply for a job at a company I have worked for before

A few years ago I was working for a small(ish, about 70 people) company. I had been working there for quite some time (close to 10 years). Needless to say I was quite happy there. Due to sad ...
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Applying for a job, application requests references. How can I go about notifying them?

I am applying to a job that keeps showing up in my sidebar here on stack exchange that seems like a good fit for me, but I am quite happy at my current position. I don't expect that the new company ...
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When asked “Why do you want to switch your job?” whats a good approach? [duplicate]

Its a common question and of course very natural for an employer to ask an applicant: "So, you have a job at the moment, then why do you want to change?" I guess the best I can do is to give a ...
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Want to move to Sales [closed]

I am in a number crunching role. I have invested time after hours to gain knowledge about the business. I want to move to Sales. What should be my next step be? Should I be having a discussion with ...
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Job change under outsourcing

I'm working under outsourcing in company B hired by company A. I was hired to be developer for X language, but I'm instead working with platform/tools Y (that uses X language, but until now I haven'...
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Returning to a Company in a Different Position [closed]

I'm a college student, working at a company near my university. I worked on the IT team, helping coordinate projects - and it was going quite well before my semester kicked up. Once classes were in ...
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What to do if my boss delays the approval of my resignation [closed]

Last week I received a substantial offer from another company and by the time the offer arrived my boss (direct line manager) had already left for the day. So I called her up to explain my situation ...
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Going back to an old company within 2 months of starting new job [closed]

I joined my previous company in Jan 2013 and quit by Sep 2017 only because my boss wasn’t great and team change options were taking so long to work out. Meanwhile, I got an offer on LinkedIn from a ...
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Accidentally applied to my current company [closed]

The Situation I applied to a job posting of Company A in a country where my current company (Company B) does business. It turned out the job posting was of my current company (B), providing services ...
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When you change a job, do you leave your current job first and then go to interviews, or vice versa? [duplicate]

Assume a small-company leaving scenario. -Do you leave any forward notification before leaving? (a week, a month?) -Do you continue working until month's end, or just leave whenever? In the case of ...
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Do you have to leave right away when resigning during probation period? [closed]

As I know, during the probation, both employer and employee can cancel contract with (without) a short notice. Employer: A friend of mine said, he had 6 months probation, but at the 4th month, his ...
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Should I talk about my new salary in a promotion? [closed]

My coworker that got me this job left, leaving me alone at the front-end in the company. In doing so, the company's director gave me a promotion, saying that he would pay for any course I needed to do ...
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Should I tell my current employer about a job I have lined up after my current contract ends?

My current contract is coming to an end fairly soon and my bosses informed me a few months ago that my contract would not be renewed. Interestingly, I had to directly ask my boss whether this was ...
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How do I gracefully bow out of a job search?

I've been working at my current company for almost exactly a year and a half. Recently, I had a recruiter contact me (he's been emailing me for the past year) and I said I would be open to talking ...
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How do I handle not getting paid by an ex-employer for contract work? [closed]

I worked for a small company for ~2 years. During that time, I made myself invaluable, etc. However, I eventually received an offer from another company that I decided to take. As a gesture of ...
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Do CS jobs exist that require strenuous activity? [closed]

Are there any jobs that you can do that utilise having a Computer Science degree, which also require you to be doing non-desk work; particularly activities that are active or perhaps even strenuous? ...
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Employer hinting about new opportunity but not approaching directly

I have been performing well in my current role close to a year. There are a few new positions that my employer is looking to fill. My boss keeps hinting about one of these positions to me. It makes ...
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Job role changed

I’ve been in my current position about 7 years, mainly as an IT resource on a small team. I enjoyed the work and challenge. Main duties were support, light coding, SQL, reporting. Over the past year ...
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what should I have to do to change my career to artificial intelligence? [closed]

I'm a software architect exhausted to do applications that only read data, store data, update data, show data and delete data. I've been programming for more that 17 years doing desktop applications, ...
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What's in a Title - Senior Executive Assistant to Executive Assistant [duplicate]

I am a "senior executive assistant" to the president of a regional office of a large company (10,000 employees - our office has 80 employees). He is not the CEO, and there are regional managers ...
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Asking for branch transfer in the event of moving to another town

I'm considering moving to another town for family reasons, and this would take me too far from my current office. The new town has a severe lack of job opportunities, but there is a branch of my ...
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Have I been given too short a notice to decide about new role opportunity? [closed]

My department head/line manager has offered me a change in role within our wider discipline, covering areas and responsibilities that he believes my strengths lie in. It means losing some areas of ...