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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 couldn't go into work due to anxiety, thinking of quitting after 2 weeks [closed]

I started a new job 2 weeks ago in a recruitment company, I took less money and more hours with the hope of getting more progression and commission over time. However, since the day I stared I've been ...
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How do I tell my boss I've accepted an internship at another company, but I would like to continue working part time?

I've been working at my current job part-time for a few years. Just a few days before we were asked to submit our summer hours of availability, I was offered an internship at another company, which I ...
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Change for a job that pays less but with better career prospects [closed]

I'm currently working as a Webmaster in an art company. I make around £25,000 a year. In this job, I'm the only one who's IT/Programming literate. I fix all IT issues, manage their website, fix bugs, ...
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how should I list concurrent freelance and staff jobs on LinkedIn experience?

I work in a creative industry where it is common to use permalancers and I'm unsure how to list my job history. I worked full-time staff at an organization for 5 years, was laid-off, freelanced for a ...
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Accepting job offer based on technology used at company [closed]

I am currently a software developer with 2 years experience with Java and C#. I have been offered a job at a reputable company with a higher salary and better benefits then current employer. However ...
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Can I get the relieving letter from a previous employer, two years after resigning?

I worked for my previous employer (Company X) for 8 months. I served the notice period and was given a provisional relieving letter at the end. My current employer (Company Y) was ok with the ...
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Software Engineer and CyberSecurity expert simple and effective position title suggestion [duplicate]

I am a Lead Software Application Engineer and now I am being asked to take care of the cyber security department as well, for which I recently did a cyber security expert certification. I am trying ...
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How to exit from a company that is not doing well as a new hire? [duplicate]

I recently joined a U.S. company (3 months), but there is high turnover in technical roles and high-level posts, and projections are not good for the near future. I have only worked at startups thus ...
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What to do when two weeks notice period overlaps with parental leave?

Starting the beginning of next month I will be taking two weeks off from work as paid parental leave. I now have reason to believe I will be receiving a job offer within the next few days here, with ...
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I won't accept my Ex-Employer new offer [closed]

Before I leave my previous job, my ex-boss told me that I could call him at any time. I am not very thrilled about my new job, so I contacted him and he seems willing to hire me back, except that he ...
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As a junior programmer, is it bad to take on a mid-level job if I've been offered one? [closed]

Career track: Competitive algorithm programming in high-school Bachelor’s in Economic Informatics Microsoft Internship Junior Programmer job (6 months) Following a test challenge and a 1:1 ...
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Hired in a number-crunching function but want to try Sales

I've been hired in a number-crunching support role for less than 1 year but really want to be customer front facing as the type of work that I thought I would be doing, is not required. I am ...
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My boss is taking a leave of absence and leaving the company to us [closed]

We are a small company of 4 people (including my boss) and are facing a difficult situation. To put this into context, we are underpaid compared to the market, every hour is clocked by the minute, ...
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What do I do when I can't provide a good reference for a new job?

I have been offered a job, and the joining company CEO wants references, but I've only worked at two companies and exited each after a big fight with management. If I can't provide references, I won'...
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I was out of work for 2 months, I have a firm offer now. Does that improve my chances of getting another offer, before I join?

I was wondering if somehow, subtly, I can let recruiters know that I already have an offer (on my resume/ LinkedIn headline etc.), would it improve my chances? Because it has been my experience that ...
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How to approach director about possibly working on their team in the future?

Our company had a career fair last week, which was basically a chance to view what other divisions and departments in the company actually do, and I gather part of the purpose was to generate internal ...
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Do not want to update linkedin profile with new employment. How to tell this to your new employer? [closed]

I am joining a very small company next month and I see from their website all their key employee profiles are on their website with their pictures. Each profile is linked to their respective LinkedIn ...
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How to Gracefully Leave Project during a Sensitive Period? [closed]

I was thrilled when I was hired by this company at the beginning of the year, where I thought best practices and tools fitting my profile are the ones going to be used. To my surprise, I came to ...
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Just laid off, 54 year old web designer & SEO/SEM Analyst, What to do now? [closed]

I wast just laid off from a job of 6 years. New manger came in, new company direction, no more need for my skill set. He’s moving away from Drupal/WordPress to the .NET framework and does not really ...
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How to negotiate an exit from a company with questionable practices?

I'm an expat engineer working in a small service/data software company in Asia. I am planning to quit the company sometime soon. We only have a verbal employment contract despite multiple requests ...
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Changing job due to unhappiness

I graduated in June 2016 and started working in October 2016 for a big consultancy firm. However, after my short experience with my current employer, I feel terribly unhappy and bored since I almost ...
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Frustrating New Job, Should I leave or Should I Discover More? [closed]

I am currently abroad doing some knowledge transfer on client's site abroad. When I took off, I went with a plan and a specific area to focus on. A couple of weeks later, I was told to prepare some ...
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I am actively interviewing and my current company may know it. Should I just quit before fired? [closed]

I am actively looking for job and interviewing and used PTO frequently. And it looks like my manager already know about that based on his behavior, such as he gave some task was planned to give me to ...
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How can I effectively apply for jobs while already working? [duplicate]

I started working at my first full-time job after graduating college a year and a half ago. Due to various factors, I've decided that it's time for me to look for other employment opportunities. I've ...
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Will insubstantial reference list be detriment to job search?

I'm starting to explore new opportunities and find myself in a not-so-great predicament. First and foremost, I've been working at the same company 20 years. On top of that, I only have one other ...
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Show 1 month job on resume?

I recently got fired from a company after working there for 6 weeks. This was my 3rd place of employment, having previously been employed for 8 and 3 years respectively. I would like to avoid ...
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Received a too-good-to-refuse approach. I'm happy at my job and need help dealing with change [closed]

here's to hoping some of you can help me out settle on my concerns.. I'm a developer at a medium sized company and I currently like my position. However, I am not very motivated on my current work ...
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Should I mention the real reasons why we are leaving the country?

I am a Software Developer in a European Country and a father of two children. Due to the dramatically increasing criminality and extremism in my country in the past two years my wife and I decided ...
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How do I apply to speak at a conference, when I think I'll switch jobs before the event?

I'm a software engineer, and interested in a submitting a talk to a conference. The work I would like to talk about is about using an open source library, but my company uses this library, and I ...
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What's in it for an alumnus in Corporate Alumni Relations?

Companies often maintain some level of Alumni relations that is in a lot of ways beneficial to the company itself. One of many benefits of investing in an alumni network are: Fundraising prospects ...
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What can I do while “benched” at work? [duplicate]

I sent a CV 3 months ago and changed jobs about 2 weeks ago - the recruitment process was pretty long, but the company has offered me to work in a foreign country, on a very interesting project, with ...
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First job in field - I feel like I won't learn anything - want to change my job [duplicate]

So, after working some random jobs I finally got to where I wanted to be - software development. I'm currently on my probation period but I can already see that it's getting increasingly more ...
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Title Change Due to Double Standards

I recently received a title change that effectively removed me from all SQL programming at my company, moving me towards a support / training / data transfer position. I had communicated to my HR ...
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Is it a good idea to “abscond” if company withholds salary during notice period? [closed]

I recently joined a company, and after working for about a month, I have got a better offer. My notice period is 2 months. My company withholds the salary during notice period, and it is paid only 30 ...
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Is it normal to still be struggling after three months of learning new technology on the job? [closed]

I am a software developer with 3 years and 2 months experience. My past 3 years was with a software house that uses old technologies stack (not very object oriented approach, outdated tools). ...
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Does my employer have access to my information after I leave a job? [closed]

I am just wondering: if I ever left my job, will my previous employer still have access to my personal information, like my Social Security Number, etc.? Is this for a limited period or forever?
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Should I leave my maternity leave position for previous job? [closed]

I took a position at workplace "B" five months ago. I was supposed to cover for a maternity leave position. It is not in my usual field of work, but at the time I wanted something different. ...
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Stuck in a well-paying job where I'm learning nothing [closed]

I'm stuck in an extremely well paid job where my daily routine involves being more or less a sysadmin for other IT-less-competent people. (edit: I am a software engineer, it's just that I'm being ...
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New company may have lied to me and now I'm in a mess

Well, I am working for 2 years in one company, but recently I got an offer from a pretty big company (> 1000 people) to work abroad as a full stack programmer. I was told that I would be moving the ...
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Should I add an expired certificate to my references? [duplicate]

In September 2010 I acquired the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate. This certificate are only valid for three years. One is expected to do a recertification. Because I haven't ...
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Should I go for an interview even if I will probably not take the job? [duplicate]

I work in tech and like many others, I get daily recruiting emails/invites from LinkedIn. I am 90% happy at my current job. (The missing 10% is because management in my team is really stingy when it ...
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I have nothing to do at my job, and it has been a month. Should I quit? [closed]

I have recently started admin job at this startup and I feel like it is sucking my life away, and boring the brains out of me.. Firstly, there is little to no tasks for me. And my colleagues know it. ...
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I got a higher-salary job offer, but I'd like to stay [closed]

I'm working for a startup (~20 employees) for exactly 1 year and 1 month. In total, I have about 1 year and 7 months of experience. I like working for this company, even though sometimes it's pretty ...
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I was given a promotion within my dept however i am still a majority of the time doing my old job

I was given a promotion within my department (Member services) last April. Previously I was a phone representative taking calls in the department. With my new title I am a non-phone employee. In ...
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When to alert that I won't be extending the contract?

I work now under a 3 month contract which is on the fairly beginning (Research position) and they offered me the prospect of extending the contract (like 3 more months). However, I have found a good ...
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How to get back to workforce with a recurring depression

I left my 1st job of 6years due to depression at 27yrs old. I was not stable and was no longer happy with the management hence my therapist told me that it was okay to resign to take a rest and to ...
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How to prevent current employer from finding out I am job searching?

When job searching, I update my resume on a few job sites. On three occasions, I've noticed the behavior of my boss and a few others changing (them being nicer to me) when I've posted my resume. I ...
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Leaving position earlier than stated in verbal agreement

After a year of unemployment interspersed with temporary jobs, I finally found employment with a small (including me there are 3 of us), local company. I was a bit overqualified for this position, and ...
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Would I be wrong to leave the start-up I’m working for with one month’s notice? [duplicate]

I work for a 25-person startup company. Even though we are a startup we have good funding from a big investor. My role here is CTO (not co-founder) taking care of 5-6 people (used to be 10+). My boss ...
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Travelling on vacation between jobs

I am currently employed in one company with 2 weeks notice period (been working here for 2 years), I also signed a deal with another company, telling them I have 4 weeks long notice (I actually ...