Questions tagged [job-search]

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I don’t have a degree or experience in tech industry. How do I make a resume?

I want to clarify few things I’m a self-taught programmer, I’ve been learning programming for the last 3 years and before I started to build projects. I was learning JavaScript with the problem-...
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Should I leave this job while being involved in a project, or should I wait until I finish this project successfully early next year? [closed]

I'm currently working in the adult education field within a non-profit sector, and my employer asked me to be a part of a new project beginning soon. It's a team with only 3 members, and I have a ...
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I applied for a job at another company and someone from that company forwarded my job application to the manager at my current company [closed]

I applied for a job at another company and, unbeknownst to me, the person reviewing resumes at that other company (let's call them person A) is friends with the owner of my current company (let's call ...
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How to handle a surprising counter offer

I have recently been in the job market (I work in software development), and have been offered a new position with a 50% pay increase. I have been at my current organization for 5 years, and have been ...
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Will are I be penalized in a job search for posting content related to my field on the internet?

I currently have a couple of websites. One website is directly related to my field and one website is adjacent to my field (with some emphasis on entrepreneurship). I've been posting video content on ...
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I keep receiving recruiters emails on an outdated address that reveals sensitive personal information, how can I find out which company is selling it?

There is a recruiter database somewhere that has an outdated email for me. The problem is I'm trans, and my old email outs my trans status and my deadname (because of the first-name.last-name email ...
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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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Received an exploding offer and was able to push the response date by a few days. Can I still negotiate salary or should I be careful with what I ask?

I received an offer last Friday, but I found out that they wanted a response three days later (today). After speaking to the HR person, I was able to push it to the end of the week. It's not as long ...
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Advice on Staying Motivated During Interviews Elsewhere

Recently, I decided to leave my current employer due to some reasons I'll try to hurry through: Toxic & abusive former manager demoted me without cause, I think this was due to scapegoating a ...
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Job application form submitted after deadline [closed]

There was an on-campus internship opportunity at my college.I got the mail and deadline was 10AM 15 June.I misunderstood it as 10 PM.We had to fill a google form and attach our CV.Nevertheless I ...
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Interviewing at multiple companies, how can I stall one so the others can catch up?

I am a software developer, and I'm actively applying for positions. The average turnaround time for application through offer in my area and industry is about 6 to 8 weeks, which is a pretty long ...
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How useful is experience/knowledge in data engineering for scientific jobs? [closed]

I was wondering (as shown by the title) how useful experience in data engineering could be for future scientific work. In other words, could it be useful if you wanted to do physics and engineering ...
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Had a 1-day virtual onsite (late in application process) and spoke to 9 people across 3 interviews. Do I send follow-up thank you emails to everyone?

The most amount of people I've spoken to in a day, for the same job application, has been four. Nine people is...a lot. Although it was great to meet the people I could work with, the prospect of ...
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Why would someone try to hide information about the company they are hiring contractors for? [duplicate]

A friend put me in contact with someone who is hiring contractors. Aside from the job title, the person hasn't given any real information. I directly asked what the name of the company was and to see ...
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What is the STAR model for writing job applications, and why do some employers encourage it?

Some job advertisements encourage applicants to use a "STAR" approach when writing an application. What is this method, and why do they encourage it?
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where to find job offers of companies (EU and north America) who are ready to sponsor overseas candidates? [closed]

is there any specific website to filter job offers about companies that are ready to hire a software engineer who is not in their country ? I'm based in Algeria (north Africa) and looking forward to ...
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With imminent surgery scheduled, should I postpone applying to junior developer jobs?

I'm going to apply to junior Backend .NET Web Developer jobs soon, but I'm not sure if this is an appropriate time to apply, given my obligations in the next few months. I have a major teeth ...
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Does declaring a disability require proof even if doctors cannot objectively measure it?

Foreign companies based in India often ask in the job application, if the candidate has a disability. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of them. In my case, I lose sleep and have stomach pain if ...
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When working towards a degree is it better to show that on my resume or not list it at all?

I started a 4 year CS degree at a state university about 3 years ago and completed 2 semesters. My wife and I ended up having a baby and I needed a better job that had benefits, not just a get me ...
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I need some advice on getting a career in computer science

In about a month, I'll be graduating from high school. I got accepted into university but not as a science student. The reason why I didn't get accepted as a science student is because I didn't take ...
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Should I add different jobs to my resume with overlapping timeframes?

Thanks to the remote work becoming more popular and my job allowing me to take on roles on different companies, I have been working full-time for one company and part-time for another. It's been ...
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Industry job prospect of a postdoc with PhD in theoretical physics in mid 30s [closed]

Sorry, this question is copied from Academia SE after somebody's comment to move it to here. I started my Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics last year in one of the well-known UC schools and now ...
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Should I point out that the answer I came up with was also a correct answer after the interview?

So I had a technical interview and the interviewer asked me a question which can have multiple answers. I came up with a solution and explained it to him but he had another solution in mind and didn't ...
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Can a recruiter be a reference?

I am applying to new jobs and need a reference. I've had 5 previous jobs which all resulted in me getting fired from them. If I were to contact any of them (previous employers) no doubt they'd give ...
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Should I quit my job to brush up on more fundamentals?

I had finished a coding bootcamp last year (2020) and got a job in Korea. Here, there are a lot of Python/Django positions and I have been able to get by without knowing a single thing about Computer ...
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How should I deal with 3rd party content in my portfolio items?

I'm writing a project that I want to use in my portfolio as web developer and I'm using a JS 3rd party module in my code. This module covers a lot of different use cases that are not immediately ...
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Will WFH force me out of high cost location? Mostly for NYC tech workers

I am employed as IT project manager within NYC-area banking industry. I will be three years at my IB in a few months without a raise during tenure. My ratings have been good and I am on the promotion ...
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How to apply for jobs while in an internship

I am soon to start an internship which will last 3 months and don't know how to apply for a job which I am also interested in. Additionally, I want to email this person who works at the place (Let's ...
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How to answer questions in survey for job application such as “do I have any bad habits” or “have I ever lied”?

I'm applying for a job and they have an online questionnaire. Each question in it is a statement which I must rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how much it describes myself (with 1 being not at all like me ...
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Career Change Advice [closed]

29, Unemployed. I hold majors in Computer Science but coding/programming is not for me. It has been more than 14 months I am unemployed, tried BPO Jobs lasted for just 6 months max. I am done with ...
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Who to contact when I don't know who's in the recruitment committee

Here's a timeline of my job interview process: From application to technical test: 28 days Informed that I'd passed the test: 5 days Time taken to set up first round of interviews: 19 days I'm now ...
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How can I lower an employer's expectations?

The past 5 jobs I had were ones I got fired from. An issue I have is in interviews I appear to be very bright which raises the expectations of an employer, and often this leads to disappointments. ...
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What vocabulary is useful for a person who wants to learn more about turning product ideas into product realities? [closed]

Ever since I was a child, I have had ideas for products. The products are usually for mechanical or electrical gadgets. The description given above is a little too general, so I will offer an example. ...
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How can I stop getting fired? I have been fired 5 times

The past 5 jobs I had were ones I got fired from. Usually within 1-2 months. The longest I lasted at a job was 2 and a half months. I want to end this cycle. I am a junior programmer with a degree in ...
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Counter offer again after receiving another offer

I received an offer letter from company A and counter offered with a higher salary which they accepted. Later, I received an offer letter from company B that was substantially better than company A. I ...
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I want to leave the embedded software field into something less technical day-to-day. Any ideas?

It's not that I wasn't good at it; but after a number of bad experiences working for sweat-shop/"black company" types of businesses on out-dated tech, I'd rather take my career elsewhere due ...
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Why would HR set up a 15 minute video call following final interview rounds? See below for details [closed]

I had final rounds of interviews 2 days ago (this past Wednesday). The Senior HR person I interviewed with said that they are considering a few other candidates as well in the running. When I asked ...
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Can I ask for a job with a company and its subcontractor?

I connected with a guy on LinkedIn in an industry I'd like to work for. His LI profile shows that he has two "current jobs": one as a self-employed consultant and another at a firm in the ...
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Should I tell my superior I'm thinking of leaving now (start of paid parental leave), after finishing paid parental leave, or when I have a new job?

I'm in a high-paying Senior Software Engineer role at a top tech company with excellent benefits, just starting 16 weeks of paid parental leave, in the San Francisco Bay area in California, with a low ...
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Would it be advisable to email a potential employer letting them know that you are about to take another offer?

I'm asking this question for someone else (let's call them Alice). Alice has been looking for a job for a long time and finally came across companies A, B and C. They are all interviewing for an open ...
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Company about to send me an offer, but they changed their mind at the last moment

I applied for some IT position (remote work) and got a call from HR. It went well, I went to the second round, met the team, that went well too. Third round was practical work, I did well there too. ...
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Appropriate time to email manager for interview followup

I had two interviews last week with different managers on Wednesday and Thursday. Each time the manager informed me when the following interview would be. So manager #1 set up the call with manager #2 ...
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How should I approach an interview where I'm lacking one of the skills?

I would really much appreciate advice on this. I have been selected for an interview within an industry I have never worked for, and this is a new role for me. The job description says it requires a ...
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How to handle when two coworkers compete for an external job?

I recently switched to a very well-known successful company, and now my current team has 1 open Software Dev role. I sent the description to two of my former coworkers (who are both still at my ...
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What is a “USC resume”?

I saw a job posting from a company called Radiant Digital. The title of the position is "Senior Cloud Engineer- Need USC resumes only". Now, I am pretty tech savvy, but I can't find any ...
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Can I ask to “audit”/“shadow” a position, if I'm not selected?

I just had an interview. I'm about to send a follow-up email. In that email I'm considering asking if "shadowing" the position is possible, that is the following: I won't be recognized as ...
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Some companies asks you to mail them for a job, what exactly you should mention in the email?

There are some companies which mentions things like "If you think you have got what it takes...." send us an email at xxx for job. I googled to look for a template to understand what things ...
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I'm having trouble remembering random and nuanced concepts during Data Science interviews [closed]

I've come across an issue I've never had before. My last position was a Data Science position. Data Science is an extremely broad field with more concepts under it than almost any other field I can ...
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Changing name to get job [closed]

A month ago I sent my application for a job for X company for a full-stack job. They didn't move forward with my application because I am not senior level. I found a new DevOps job. I tried to call ...
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Is it a bad sign that a rejection email does not include an invitation to apply again in the future?

So after a couple of interview rounds with this company, the hiring manager sent me a rather standard rejection email saying that they found a candidate who is more suitable for the job. The email ...

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