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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Relocation expenses - Contract job [closed]

In Canada, I have been offered a new contract job, located in different province. Quebec to Ontario To start my new job, I need to relocate from current province. As the new job offer is contract ...
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Can i change my Job field [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer(1.4 years of exp) in Data Science field for a MNC company in India and my current role is Data Scientist for a client project. I don't like this project ...
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Boss wants to buy me a car - but I'm quitting soon [closed]

I'm planning to quit my job in a week or two after singing a contract with another company. At my current employer I have a full-time contract and at my next job I will get 6 month probation. The new ...
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When is the correct time to resign during a job change?

I am in my job changing period, currently serving my notice period. 2 weeks back, I have given an interview, the interview went pretty well that they wanted me to sign the contract immediately. I have ...
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I started a new job, and I hate it. Should I ask to be moved?

I'm a little lost and looking for help. I recently started a new position within my organization and I am really uncomfortable. Luckily, I work for a company that allows folks in a certain program (...
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Should I attend an expensive employer-paid training if I plan to quit soon?

I have been in my current position for nearly three years. I have found my skill set to be insufficient for my tasks, though this has significantly improved over time. My manager tried to integrate me ...
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New job starts before the end of notice period at my present job

Two weeks ago, I started looking for a better job. I got a job offer from another company. They know that I am currently employed, and have to give 30 days notice. Now they want me to start early in ...
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How can I change technologies and maintain a recognized experienced status?

I'm a programmer for more than 1 year by now. I've acquired a good knowledge of C# programming language and all the ecosystem around it. Companies' technical recruiters always feel like I'm more than ...
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Searching for new job with out of date resume

I’ve worked for my current employer for about 12 months. The role offers the opportunity apply skills I’ve been working on growing for the past few years. But my values and the company’s values don’t ...
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Do recruiters/HR personnel screen on the basis of time spent at previous jobs?

First time, long time. I'm an IT professional in my mid-20s in the US. I have a very diverse range of experience and a good reputation among employers in my area, but I'm concerned about my future ...
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Made mistake by doing independent contracting, how soon can I go back to old job?

I recently left my job at Company A where I was working on separate contracts to Companies B and C. Now I'm an independent subcontractor to Company B. I left because I wanted to work less hours, work ...
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Is it possible for an experienced developer to get a shot for entry level job at Google? [closed]

I am working as a Software Engineer in a Product development firm with 7 years of experience and limited skills. I would like to start fresh improve my skills in competitive programming and go for ...
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Rejection after rejection, do I keep trying? [closed]

I've had three jobs in what I do for 2 years, 3 years and currently 4. Each time I have gone for a new job I have got it instantly and not had any problems. Now suddenly I cannot get anywhere. I don't ...
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How to transition to a new job after a failed short stay at a company?

I am a software developer (With approximately 6 years of professional experience), and have been at my current job for 3 months after being made redundant (along with my entire Business division) from ...
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Being 'transfered' to another company, how to explain in CV [duplicate]

I work as a developer in Company A, which provides its services to another Client Company. Client Company is very close(has good relationship) to Company A and also another one - Company B, while ...
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How can I prevent employer from making a significant investment in me since I may leave the job soon?

I left my previous employer for a new company half-mindedly, mostly because I couldn't find a better opportunity. After working for just 1 month, I have interviewed for another company. The interview ...
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Employer Added Additional Job Responsibilities after I Accepted [closed]

I recently accepted an offer for a senior leader position from a Fortune 500 company. After much deliberation I decided to accept the offer. A few days later I gave my employer at that time 2 weeks ...
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Asking for a job back after resigning [closed]

A month ago, for some reasons I resigned from a job position for another one although I liked my old job. Now it's been only two weeks in my new job and I haven't found what I'm looking for, so I ...
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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 ...