Questions tagged [job-description]

Please use this tag for questions on how to interpret particular items / requirements in a job description. Questions about the duties of the job would are also appropriate for this tag.

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Should I wait to leave my company after I finish a big project? What's the best way to do this?

So, I don't like my job anymore. For a few reasons. First of all, the culture fit is just not really there. Second, my job has changed very drastically from my job description after just 1 year. I'm ...
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My boss is asking me to do something that isn't my job to not delay the project

I have the issue that my boss wants me to do some regular stuff for the workshop. I am an engineer. We have a technician that is supposed to take care of these matters as they don't require ...
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Ethics of spending one's private time to work with unrelated projects

I was hired for my current job (in a very old industry) around 8 months ago specifically to modernize the company's tech stack and also to improve overall tech culture by introducing modern tech stack,...
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Who are jobs at Universities geared for? [closed]

I see a lot of jobs at local Universities related to research. They pay peanuts, like 40k or maybe top 50k (less than similar government jobs and gov jobs don't even pay that much), but the jobs are ...
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Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role [closed]

I've received two job offers and am struggling to decide between the two of them. One is a big brand, with the potential to hone my hard skills, while the other is a smaller brand with the potential ...
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Running personal errands/ tasks for employer?

This is a pre-covid lockdown scenario, however I am still asking the question should similar situations in the future arise. Background: I was a temp maternity cover as a assistant to the Practice ...
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Is it okay to use a different job title on my resume?

My job title is not representative of the work I have done during my most recent position. This isn't a situation where my title is some quirky one that only people inside the company would understand,...
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Job description changed after I accepted offer

I work as a teacher in South East Asia. Over a month back, I accepted a new teaching position at very reputed school. The pay was much lesser than I expected, after already negotiating, but I liked ...
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If you were my supervisor, what would my job description be?

I got a new job description from the HR, but it's still "System operator". I'm not sure if I'm still a System operator. When I started this job, I was monitoring website hosting servers ...
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How do you job search for roles that include R in the job description?

I've been job searching recently, and I'm running into a problem I've had the past few years. If I'm on say, Indeed's job search, it's pretty easy to search for jobs that include words like "SQL&...
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Two job titles in one job

My last job was as an Assitant IT-Manager, but I also worked with cloud services like azure & AWS in the same job. I am also pursuing certifications in above mentioned cloud providers. So can I ...
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What's my job title? [duplicate]

I'm not sure what my job is called. I was hired in a small software house because I brought them many clients and proved my worth but I have no actual job title. Now I'm creating a LinkedIn profile (...
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To what extent should I embellish on LinkedIn?

I work for a very large company with lots of engineers at lots of different levels. Recently, some of my coworkers have found me on LinkedIn. Of the four people who requested me over my time with the ...
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What should my workplace title be based on what I do - It's currently Digital Marketing

I work for a dealership, I am not ready to leave any time soon (I am back in school for computer science, and they are very flexible with my school schedule) - However, I would like to know what ...
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How long should it take to get a copy of my contract?

I have requested a copy of my contract but 10 days later still haven't received it. How long before they have to / should respond?
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Started working late in my life. How to make it not sound bad?

I'm from a country where its not unusual to have 'informal' jobs. We make money, don't pay taxes, its easy to get one. But later it comes back and bite us back. I'm 38 years old and applying for a ...
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What does it say about a company when they require a degree for a junior programmer's position?

Location: The Netherlands Certain junior programming job applications in the NL require you to have finished a HBO study (similar to a Bachelor’s degree), As I understood, a lot of programmers are ...
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Ask “So, what's the job?”… in a more refined way

I've come across several job descriptions in vacancy advertisements relevant to my field that are vague and unclear to say the least. What's a good approach to ask what exactly the job is before going ...
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What job analysis methods are these?

Its my first business HR course. In an in-class question, our prof gave us this question and answered it in a way that didnt convince me: Review the following job analysis methods and then write ...
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Is it reasonable to ask a software engineer to do CI manually for a company?

I work as a software engineer at a company, that has an outdated build infrastructure. Things like continuous integration are practically impossible. We don't use Git BTW. There is a company with a ...
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Job offer description vs reality - how to verify potential project?

Some time ago my current employee posted a job offer to find new team members. When I saw tasks description and requirements I was surprised and pissed of. I am in this project for nearly two years, ...
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How much travel is 10% travel?

A number of job descriptions (US-based, if it matters) list things like "Approximately 10% travel" among the activities involved in the job, but just how much travel is that? My initial guess would ...
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Mistake in Job Title - Pre-Employment Background Check

I made a mistake in terms of the job title in one of my internship experiences. I put down the credit analyst intern initially since I was working in the credit department in a bank. But after ...
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What's the best solution if you can't work? [closed]

What's available for me is to work in call centers that have: 24/7 rotational shirts (Disturbed sleeping cycle). Work place is far from my home. 12 hours per day including transportation time. (This ...
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Insisting on a job description before directly applying to company

This is very similar to the question below, except that I'm curious if people feel that it makes a difference if it's coming directly from a company instead of a recruiting firm. Insisting on a job ...
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What is a solo, all-purpose software developer called? [closed]

I’m job hunting, but I’m not really sure what to look for, because I’m not really sure what to call my role for the past ten years. I have been a technologist embedded in a non-technical division of a ...
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Asking for my original job description 2 years after starting role

Recently there has been a confusion with my role (not going to go into detail as that is a different topic). I believe there would be something related to this confusion within the original job ...
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Underperforming in my new-ish (~1 year) role but boss hasn't said anything even with prompting in regular catch-ups. What if anything should I do?

I started a role at a new company about a year ago but due to various factors I don't think I've been able to get "up to speed" as much as they perhaps expected (it was a new role to the company, so ...
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How to research pay rates per document?

Today I found a job posting for an RFP writer which asks us for our payment/compensation expectations. They pay per Proposal completed. I'm not familiar enough with the job to know how many hours ...
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Research-Science Strategist [closed]

Is the role of a Research/Scientific strategist for a company a) more general, such as to decide the general guidelines of what the scientific domains the company will be dealing with will be? Or b) ...
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Is helping out a relative without salary considered a job? [closed]

One of my friends is helping out his uncle in his business without getting paid and his uncle gave him a place to stay for free. Is it considered a job?
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Developer being asked to work in a warehouse

I'm coming to the end of my employment at an online bike retailer, the relationship has completely broken down. My job title is lead developer. For my last two weeks, they've asked me to work in the ...
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IT Admin - why do the jobs require SQL? [closed]

In many job descriptions for IT Admin, Ops, or Network gurus, I see the requirement of SQL. Why would it be needed? In my opinion there's no need for IT Technicians to interact with SQL databases but ...
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Why should HR post the job ad. again on social media before conducting the interview(s)?

I've been invited for a phone interview scheduled for a few days from now (Germany), but I noticed the job advertisement was uploaded again on the social media yesterday (Xing, Linkedin). Is this a ...
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Should I respond to a job prospect regarding the expectations about salary? [duplicate]

I received an InMail on LinkedIn regarding a job prospect with a fairly new company. The message is from one of the founders of the company and it said they were looking for people with my kind of ...
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New job, but hiring manager lied about the scope of the role. How is this prevented?

I just started a "dream job" for a big IT company. I was hired to be responsible for their market strategy for in the territory. I was previously covering the whole region, and I was told that once I ...
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Will taking up a job as a manufacturing engineer effect my job prospects to mechanical engineering roles in the future?

I am currently working as a Mechanical Design Engineer at one of the Silicon Valley Tech companies. Recently, I was interviewed by A company for the Manufacturing Engineer role. The process is ...
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Job requires a pay stub for onboarding. I dont have any from my previous job. What do I do?

I worked for my cousin at her new gym over the last summer and she didn't officially pay me (just in gas money) so I have no official pay stubs or a W-2. I still put this job on my resume because I ...
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Would it be unethical to ask interview questions to an employee in that same position?

Some times I'll come across a job posting that requires you answer a few questions in your cover letter. The questions are usually what a person in that position would typically be asked in their jobs....
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How should I add the months of work experience on my resume?

If I worked at a company from 1 June to 10 Aug, and the online application just has a field for months, am I supposed to include Aug in the months or leave it because it was not even half a month.
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How strictly should I take “Candidates must be local”?

I've encountered a number of non-local job postings that contain lines of the form: Candidates must be local to <LOCATION>. No relocation fees will be provided. Assuming that the second ...
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Apology letter to the company [closed]

My boss wants me to write an apology letter after they deposited my whole salary on wrong account while they have been paying me on a new account for the past two years, and when the HR resolved the ...
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How to reach out to a company to ask questions about a job posting?

Sometimes companies provide an email or a name of a person within the company who can be contacted to either submit the job application or to ask questions about the job posting. A lot of the time, ...
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What does “Copy” means in a job description?

When looking for new opportunities, I noticed "Copy" accompanying job description, e.g. "Creative Director (Copy)", "Associate Art Director, Copy", etc. I assume it's some kind of description of the ...
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What should I do when a job was posted on two different sites with slighly different requirements?

A few days ago I found a job posting on Indeed, and I applied for it through that site. No email from the company was provided in the posting, you provide your details (name, email/phone), upload your ...
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How to communicate required decisional power before taking job?

An IT company wants to hire me as a data scientist (which I am). I had all the interviews and are now in the negotiation process regarding the contract. The company made me a good offer, they really ...
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What should a person do if an employer is dishonest about a job's responsibilities?

Let’s say a manager decided to hire someone for an accountant position. But, after the hire, the manager persists in only assigning supply chain analyst responsibilities to this accountant, which the ...
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What does a company mean when they say, “does not offer benefits”?

I came across a job posting that states, This is a full-time, salaried position. [Company] does not offer benefits. Does this mean they do not offer health/vision/dental insurance, PTO, 401k ...
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What should my job title be? [duplicate]

I'm in a weird situation. 3 years ago I made promotion at my current employer. My job title on my contract is Project Manager. Meanwhile my tasks changed depending since my qualities are on a ...
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Is it discriminatory to put “bonus” video game skills in a job advertisement?

My employer (a small company) is hiring an IT person. The person hiring and writing the job ad loves SNES video games and grew up around that time. The job ad for the IT person has a section for "...

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