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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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Is it ok to leave my graduate scheme early?

The scheme isn't what I thought it would be in relation to my career development and I was wondering is it normal for people to leave a scheme early?
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How to gracefully quit after joining a new job within a week? [duplicate]

Basically I had two great opportunities one in a big research organisation and other from a fast paced startup. After some thought and a bit of intuition I though to join the first one but within ...
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Should I tell interviewers I have multiple jobs?

I am searching for a new software engineering job. I currently hold 3 jobs; 1 full-time as an SE (a nine-to-five job), and two other part-time jobs in the food service industry (I know, completely ...
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Should I let my employer know I am looking? [duplicate]

I am currently working at an agency as a developer. I have been applying to positions for the last few months (including turning down an offer that I didn't feel was a good fit). Until recently, I ...
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Fired for rumors I was looking for another job [USA] [closed]

So I was recently terminated (fired, officially on paper as laid off) from employment. Friday I was talking about the need to hire someone to manage a system we had no one officially to manage. I was ...
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Inform that i am Searching for a new role in another project in same company

I am doing my masters in a different domain than what i am working on now . Recently happened to see there is a new opportunity listed in the same organization internal transfer boars which is ...
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Explain leaving because of “sinking ship” factor?

Around a year ago, I joined the company as a software engineer. At the time, the company had software as a pretty core part of its business, but since then, the company has been having problem ...
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Perfect team and boss vs. better pay, work, industry? [closed]

I've been working at my first job out of college for 6 months, and have been offered a job at another company. I'm probably going to accept the offer and leave my current job, but am hesitating ...
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Should I mention my current, financially unstable employer in cover letter?

My current employer, a software development company, unfortunately took a significant financial loss when the main client started having funding issues. This has left my employer in a position where ...
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Time off before starting a new job

I've just been offered a new job in a senior position . My current notice period is 12 weeks. I really want some time off before I start the new job. I haven't had a proper break from work in years.. ...
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My faith in a Senior role has vanished [closed]

I joined a company a month ago and we were just two: My manager with me as a Designer. Prior to joining, I asked for a Senior role and I was told that, "We will discuss this when we will expand the ...
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Company is offering retention package, how to frame job search for exit timeframe?

My company is exploring an exit opportunity so that the founders can move onto better things. They've put forward a significant retention package to keep people for the next ~12 months. I'm interested ...
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What Job Title Suits What I Do At Work? [closed]

I'm in this job in a small company and my job title is just "Assistant" However, the person I was assisting has left for over half a year already, and I've been doing more than just assisting. I do ...
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How to handle a job offer knowing that a couple of months later I might get a better one? [closed]

I have a bit of a tricky situation for me: Right now I work in place A, and it is quite unsatisfying job. I am also participating part time in a startup B with my friends, we have a few customers, ...
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How do I put multiple jobs that overlap on a resume?

My current position is the third position I've held with my current employer, and these positions overlap heavily. Under the same boss, each job change has been a lateral movement to include ...
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My area of expertise at a new job is apparently being outsourced

I am an embedded software engineer/ Firmware engineer. I feel really comfortable working on the lower layers of code (I have four years of experience in firmware engineer). I just had my first day at ...
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Is it normal to start a new job too late?

I had interviews with this company at the end of May, and after 3 rounds, they offered me the job at the beginning of June. I have 3 months notice (until 30.September), so it means I will start at my ...
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Does it look bad on my CV if I leave my second Android developer job after 6 months due to interpersonal difficulties with a co-worker?

I am 3 months into by second android developer job. I was with my previous company for 2½ years and have been with my current company for 3 months (out of a 6 month contract). I have my mid-term ...
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Job Application & Interest in working with a company

I am actively looking for job opportunities and a career change. I applied for a job (which I do not have enough knowledge and experience on - but would like to develop and advance in this profession,...
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Should I attend an interview for a higher salary even if I just joined a new company less than a week ago?

I just changed a job and got enrolled in my current company less than a week ago. I have already got 30% salary increase from my current company. However, the recruiter from another company which is ...
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How to explain why I am leaving to colleagues when I do not have a new job? [duplicate]

I will be leaving my current position soon, I realised the job was not for me and I did not enjoy it. However I am not leaving to go to a new or better job. I do have a previous manager who I am able ...
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What is this job called or does it even exist?

I am having trouble finding a job that I feel suits me well. I rarely feel miserable in my job but after about a year or two I feel bored or complacent and want to move to another job even if it is a ...
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Is it ok to bring my concerns of missing my old position up?

About 3 months ago I accepted a new position in my company in a different department. A career change in a way. My company and department specifically had hit a rough patch. At the time of me ...
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Would it look unprofessional to leave a job too soon? [duplicate]

After several years freelancing as a designer, I took on a job at a local internet marketing company... it's nothing special, but I couldn't be picky at the time as I was on the brink of running out ...
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Is it ever sensible to move from a job you enjoy for experience/improve career prospects [closed]

I have been working at a large company for almost two years (first graduate job) and the work I do is interesting and I get on well with the team. However, I am aware that this team is very small and ...
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Can an employer interpret an email with the intention to move on as resignation? [closed]

I sent my employer the email 3 weeks ago which contained my intention to "secure employment with XXX (another company)". At the time my boss was trying to secure work for me in another city, however I ...
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Will I miss any opportunities if I tell my employer that I have got another job?

I got a job offer, had a chat with my superiors (separately) about being headhunted and my career to date, putting together a plan and some direction. The company has no issue investing in training ...
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How and when can I ask my boss (again) if he will hire me back as an intern?

I'm a 19 year old IT student, currently doing an apprenticeship where I do 3 days a week at my employer and 2 days a week in school. My course is 2 years, 1 year and 2 years to end with a diploma ...
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Employer has asked to explain overlap in previous employments

I have worked for 3 companies so far (all in India), with the following work history: 1st company (an MNC (multinational corporation)): Jul 1, 2014 to Feb 3, 2015 2nd company (a startup): Feb 4, 2015 ...
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How do I reply to a late job opportunity?

Background I got a job referral from a friend about 3 months ago to work in a big company, let's say, company A. But last month, I received an offer from a startup (company B) after being referred by ...
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How to introduce myself appropriately when my former classmates are at senior positions in the same firm?

I was among the top few at my institute, and former classmates and professors respect me for that and in general. I landed a coveted job after graduation, but have changed jobs twice, with some gaps ...
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2 Job Offers, one offering more 20% more money, but GUT FEELING telling me to take lower one [closed]

I have two Job Offers. One pays 95k + 19k Bonus(114k) and the other one only pays 77k - no bonus. The high paying one is going to require me to relocate to a new city, in a new state, the second one ...
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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 ...