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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
24
votes
5answers
7k views

How can I best calculate a salary when the job title they are offering me doesn't seem to match any existing job roles?

Say you are getting hired and received an offer of 'X' for title 'A'. You want some thinking time and are doing some research online; for example glassdoors. Title A is not known on the internet and ...
7
votes
2answers
15k views

What is a greenfield project in IT? [closed]

While searching for programmer opportunities, I have come across the term "greenfield project" in many job descriptions. For example, a job ad may say something like: This is a greenfield project ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

What are differences between quantitative analyst and data scientist in IT companies? [closed]

What are differences between quantitative analyst and data scientist in IT companies? Both seem to deal with data, requiring statistics and programming.
30
votes
2answers
59k views

How to politely turn down a task that is beyond the scope of my job description? [duplicate]

I'm currently working as a Programmer in a small company, although I'm basically expected to be able to deal with everything that is related to computers and I am the one and only IT staff member ...
3
votes
2answers
324 views

What benefits are gained by requiring applicants to request information about a job?

I occasionally bump into job postings that are essentially just a job title, with no description of what the job actually entails. Next to it is a link that indicates how an applicant can contact them ...
8
votes
6answers
59k views

What is meant by “results-oriented” development team?

I'm trying to determine if "results-oriented" is a good thing or is a job smell. Many job descriptions (especially development jobs) describe the work as "results-oriented". What does this term mean ...
28
votes
3answers
139k views

Writing a letter asking for a job that's not advertised

I'm in a position where I am about to write a company asking for a job, and basically describing my own job position. This company is aching for people and is looking for smart people, but at the same ...
16
votes
7answers
5k views

Is it critical that you meet every requirement of a job you're applying for?

I know that the answer to this question will depend somewhat on the organization you're applying for, but I'm hoping that the situation is general enough to be useful. I am considering applying for ...
4
votes
8answers
22k views

How should a job with no official title be listed on a resume?

I only ask this because I have run into a situation in where a job definition and title doesn't exist for my possition, and my company refuses to "pidgeon hole" me into a title because they want me to ...
1
vote
1answer
473 views

How to apply for a position where I don't meet the requirements [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions? I have two years of programming and general I.T. work under my belt from my ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

What is the difference between software developer and graphic/web designer?

Im trying to create an account in a job/career site and they want me to specify a role. Im basically an IT person. The suitable matches I could find are: Software Developer Graphic/Web designer ...
15
votes
3answers
371 views

What should be the ideals of setting up an additional career track?

I have an exciting opportunity to redesign the career tracks in my current company. Each department decides its own titles, job descriptions, salary ranges, and progression. I'm pretty excited, as I'...

1 2 3 4
5