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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How can you determine if the job position you are placed in now is really for you?

I am working as a data analyst in a healthcare company.So far, it has been a little over a month since I have been working at this company. However, there are some parts of the position that are ...
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What is the title (position) of a person who finds deals with other companies?

We currently have a small Software company. We have a couple apps, but we also provide software outsourcing. We want to create (a) position(s) for someone who seeks and arranges outsourcing deals with ...
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how a work certificate should be?

I was working as a Website administrator for about 6 years. Like, regular updates of the content, structural changes and improvements to the website etc. As I had to leave, I asked my former employer ...
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How to deal with boss who assigns a second project without much information?

I am in a startup company in India, where my first major project is a Govt. based project. I was very much dedicated in that project. However, recently, my boss assigned another project (on top of my ...
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Job searching. How to contact company to ask more information about the job description?

I found this company that advertises a team lead position in a software development team. It says they are looking for a person "to lead a team of developers in developing products for their ...
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My tasks at work have turned away from what I applied to. How do I get back on track?

I started at this company in the Netherlands a bit over a year ago as a C# coder. It's my second job now, after quitting from a job of 3 years also as C# coder. As I got interviewed for the current ...
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Intentional company falsehood in job description causing tension with boss [closed]

I got a job at a big name Managed Service Provider (basically IT mercenaries). I was skeptical of MSP work at first but my buddy works on a different team at this office and really likes it, so he put ...
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Future Career Opportunities for UI/UX Developers [closed]

I'm an IT specialization Student and I'm interested in frontend development I have no idea about these fields can anyone give me a broad idea if UI/UX is good or have more career opportunities
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Cloud Computing as job requirement [closed]

What does it mean when a job requirement says: experience in cloud computing? What kind of competence is it? Is the competence to know what services they offer in detail and choosing the most ...
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What do they mean by excellent degree (PhD or Master) in subject x?

In some job advertisements from the high-tech part of the industry, I come across this phrase as one of the requirements: "Excellent degree (Ph.D. or Master) in .... ". What do they mean by &...
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Jobs with both Remote tag and city/state name [closed]

My question is what is the meaning when you see a job with both remote and state/city name tag. For example here is a sample job. As you can see it says both Antwerp Metropolitan Area and Remote. ...
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How to answer “What are you interested in professionally”?

I am applying for a job from stackoverflow careers. It is a remote job and my experience matches the job description. There are 3 questions asked on the company's website two of them were expected and ...
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Will a company change a posted job description to reflect a candidate's salary request?

A month into a six month contract-to-hire role, it was communicated to me by my contracting agency and the company I work with that, should I accept, a process would begin to buy-out my contract and ...
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What is the job title for a person who communicate with software vendors, report analysis to CTO and develop software with vendors' API?

I was interviewed for a startup bank. Their job title is banking developer, and its job description is actually different from what they are looking for. During interview, I clearly understand their ...
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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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