Questions tagged [job-search]
Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.
To what extent do postgraduate qualifications compensate for poor undergraduate performance in the UK? [closed]
(This question is specific to the UK.) If someone achieves a low grade (e.g. a 2:2) at undergraduate level (assuming a decent university and an otherwise 'employable' subject), to what extent would ...
Finding a career as a researcher without any PhD, work experience, and relevant academic degree
I recognize myself as an "Independent Researcher", however, I have no relevant academic degree in the field in which I research (physics, esp., relativity, and electromagnetism). I just have ...
I have experience in Different Fields, but can't find a job. Am I employable?
I have recently begun to really think about what direction to go in. I have also recently lost a job, due to no fault of my own. I have career goals, and I am not sure what direction to take. I have ...
Is it polite to keep a contract offer "on hold" while I wait for other offers to potentially materialize?
I am in the process of changing jobs. I have sent my CV around quite a bit in the last months and I finally landed some interviews. Most of them have been for the same company, but different ...
Why am I not getting any responses from job applications? [closed]
I'm an experienced data scientist with 5+ years experience from the UK. I've also recently completed my Masters degree whilst working full time. My partner has been offered a role in New York City and ...
Where to find dev jobs for film? [closed]
I always see in movie credits that there's usually an IT team. Often there's developers too. How does one get into one of these positions? Where can you apply? I take it it might be through an agency ...
What can I do to stand out as a remote software engineer from an unpopular part of the world?
I actually already worked for several multi-billion dollar US companies, but I did that through local companies, who would just put me in touch with their clients, then stuff their own pockets and ...
Is there any feasible way to avoid outing myself as transgender to prospective employers?
I'm planning to get back into actively job-searching in the somewhat-near future. I've thought of something that could potentially be a stumbling block, though; I'm a trans woman living in a not-too-...
How to describe professional software development experience if I can't share my code as per company policy
I'm seeking some career advice on getting into software engineering. My academic background is in EE and I'm currently in QA testing. I'm working with my employer's client, which is a major tech ...
How to address year off in resume for software developer?
I'm a web developer and left my last position 10 months ago. It was extremely toxic and damaging to my health. I paid off all my debt and saved up about year's worth of living expenses. My plan was to ...
As a software engineer, what can I do regarding my (remote) job application to stand out from other candidates?
To preface this, I decided to ask this here since this isn't exactly related to software engineering, but rather to the process of applying to remote software engineer jobs. To be more precise, I am ...
how do I prioritize which job openings to apply for?
I have read the question: Job ad requiring a lot of qualifications and Why do job listings often not have salary (or salary estimate/range) listed? and my question is somewhat of a consequence of the ...
Which transcript to submit to job?
I will soon be graduating with my master's degree; I also completed my undergraduate degree at the same institution. As I've been applying for jobs, several companies have asked for a copy of my ...
Why is getting fired or laid off such a big deal for employees in the West?
I come from a developing country, and there's one thing I can't understand about Westerners: why is getting fired or laid off such a big deal for many of them? My impression is that many Westerners ...
Is it a good idea to apply for companies with job ads constantly active?
I was casually browsing available jobs when I saw an interesting job ad for a senior position from a startup which has recently raised Series A funding. When I first saw the ad, the timestamp on it ...
How to find an IT job in Australia as an offshore applicant with strong experience and expertise?
I am a professional with 10+ years' work experience in software engineering and data industry based in China, and right now I'd like to find opportunities in Australia (all regions) for better living ...
I'm a Senior computer science student and want to apply for an internship, but I'm not sure where I'm messing up [closed]
I would say I've been exposed to more internships and jobs then my friends, but I'm finding it harder to find an internship now. Previously I interned at a company in Lebanon for a basic technology ...
How do I get a job after a long gap since education being completed?
I've got a bachelor degree in Pharmacy followed by a master of technology degree in Biotechnology, which I did after securing a scholarship (completed in 2019). After that, I tried to secure a ...
Exclusively telephonic conversations before an offer letter and no email?
A little background: I'm a job seeker in the pharmaceutical industry ,and have a bachelor degree in pharmacy followed by an M. Tech degree in Biotechnology) and have been applying to more or less ...
How to ask about another project within company?
I'm an employee at a Fortune 500 consulting company (CompanyX). I'm currently working on a project in NY. I was going through CompanyX's website, and I saw another project that looked really ...
Job research with pending degree validation
I am currently finishing a masters degree, but I know that my college is extremely slow for diploma validation. Between one or two months between the end of the year and the deliberation, after wich ...
Can you apply to internships that ask you when you are expected to graduate even though you graduated? [closed]
I recently graduated in 2022 with a bachelor's degree related to a science field, and I got a certificate in Computer Science during the summer of 2022. As I am currently job searching for entry-level ...
"Design and system-related aspects" on a project?
I'm filling out a job application (full stack dev), and one of the questions is to describe some design and system related aspects on a project I worked on "that I had to consider", followed ...
Should I point out my personal fears and flaws when giving interview feedback?
I am a recent graduate with very limited work experience (outside of summer internships). I was invited to interview at a company that is tangentially involved in a topic that I am very interested in. ...
Employer has no projects, I am looking for new jobs to prevent firing, how to say why do I want to switch?
So, that is the situation. The employer is good, except it has a bad disadvantage. It has a closed, fixed customer circle and no sales. If this narrow set of customers have no work for us, then we ...
How to (and whether to) include an unfinished university degree on a resume
I am looking for an intermediate-level job in the software industry. At some point i was enrolled in a computer science university program with a coop/summer student placement option. I ended up ...
Citizenship status and work application
I am within one to two weeks from taking an oath of citizenship in Canada and was applying for work that favours applicants with citizenship. When the application website asks what is my citizenship ...
Using a postdoc to gain key skills before taking on an industry job [closed]
I am nearing the end of my PhD in mechanical engineering (in the UK). Unfortunately, I don't see myself working as a mechanical engineer since my general interests and focus during the PhD was on ...
Is a husband-and-wife executive team a red flag?
I have an offer for a job at quite a small company, but the size of the company already has me somewhat tentative about accepting. I've also just discovered that the CEO and CTO are married. Is this a ...
Is it possible to get a part-time IT job while doing Masters in the UK?
I am a software developer with 3 years of experience and planning to move to the UK for an MSc in the next September session. As you know students are allowed only 20 hours per week of working, I was ...
Is this position competitive?
A PhD position in the Linkedin has 20 applications. Does it mean this position is very competitive, and It is hard for me to be selected? This position is in the Netherlands and in the ML/AI field and ...
I have received an affirmative, but I am still in the final stages of several application processes - how to maximize ones options?
From my first application, I got an affirmative via phone some days ago and an e-mail with details about my salary, bonuses and so on. The interview was good, for the role, I am a great match from my ...
How should I respond to the interviewer's question "How was the interview?" you get asked some days later after the job interview on the phone?
Typically, some days after a job interview, the HR person calls you and asks for your opinion on the interview. What are good responding phrases to this? Which aspects should be considered in my ...
How to indicate I wish to start work before graduation date (and conceal university time period?)
So. Two questions: I need 1 more course to complete my Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science (Specialization in Software engineering). I finished 45/46 courses. The last course will be completed ...
How to show incomplete degree on resume [duplicate]
For my university, I was in the Bachelor's of Science Specialist in Computer Science program. The specialist program requires 40 CS courses (4 years worth) completed, and the Major Program only ...
When, if ever, does it make sense for a software developer to have a blog only for the purpose of getting jobs?
Some people recommend that software developers write tech blogs for multiple reasons, including the following claims: You will learn things doing that you wouldn't learn otherwise. Your overall ...
What is generally considered to be standard practice for job advert deadlines?
A vacancy was advertised with no application deadline and the day after I had submitted my application I was advised that the vacancy had now been filled. This leads me to believe that applicants were ...
Would a software developer candidate's tech blog be looked at during the hiring process? [closed]
This podcast episode, (with a transcript) is about learning in public, in the context of software development, where having a tech blog is one example of that. The episode contains the following ...
Employer lied about contract role, difficult colleague and now saying they expect more of me?
At the moment I'm in a difficult situation. I've been at my current employer for almost 9 months as a software developer. Sadly I quickly discovered they lied about the actual role because I went for ...
Can I change job after 6 months?
I worked in 2 Mechanical companies in span of 6 years. 2 years at one place and 4 years at other company. Then I switched to IT and joined a startup at low payment as I was fresher in IT. Now I have ...
Mentioning experience of (non-malicious) bot-building in interviews?
I built a bot to reserve sports courts at my university's athletic facilities. I did it because the reservations opened during a time when I am usually asleep, and also demand is high (pretty sure ...
How to tell if a software company encourages/allows quality work, during the interview process?
The book Peopleware has this to say about quality: ... managers tend to think of quality as just another attribute of the product, something that may be supplied in varying degrees according to the ...
Should I Tell a Prospective Employer I’m Looking For a 2nd Job?
I’m happy with my current job and I have no plans to leave the company I’m working for. But I’m also the sole breadwinner for my family and inflation is making it increasingly difficult to live on a ...
If I delay the interview process with a company due to vacation, do I increase the probability that they hire someone else?
I have a vacation coming up and I am in the process of interviewing with a company. I told them that I will be going on vacation and they said that it's fine, that I can continue the interview process ...
Looking for a job while being new in the current position
A friend of mine was hired recently by a company (a couple of weeks ago). She applied to another position recently in a different company and she will have an interview soon. We were discussing this ...
Are applications to a general applicant pools useful?
Recently I've noticed many large employers have in their career portal the possibility to apply to a "General applicant pool" when postings may not be relevant for a candidate, but where the ...
How can I improve my developer portfolio?
I've recently finished my portfolio and begun applying to entry level positions. I've been applying to front end job postings and I've made sure to create 4 solid projects that showcase my skills in ...
Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?
I am updating my CV. I am 26 and have been working full time for about 8 years now, I have some decent experience which I think looks pretty good on paper. I'm a senior developer at my current (small) ...
I have 4 degrees, what is the best way to find a job that takes advantage of all 4?
I have 4 degrees: B.S. Computer Engineering B.S. Mathematics M.S. Software Engineering M.S. Electrical Engineering If you click on the links above you can find out more about the schools I went to ...
Moving up the seniority ladder
I'm looking to take up a new challenge, as in changing jobs, but I have a dilemma! I have been in a mid-senior level for a few years now and would like to move to a manager level. However, the manager ...