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Professional Crisis & Crunch Time: Jobs besides working as a Developer?

I (27) am in a crisis right now. I don't want to work as a developer anymore. The job has taken all the fun out of coding for me.What other jobs are there in the software industry that are real to get ...
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Freelance work on resume along with full-time job

I'm currently working in an organization from past 2.5 years. I'm not really happy with current technology I'm working in. I always wanted to do something better and hence trained myself with another ...
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Does it look bad to use a non-management reference?

Perhaps just my experience but I feel like in the past it used to be more expected to have a management reference from past jobs. In the last couple places I've worked, management was sort of behind ...
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Career opportunities after Siri annotation analyst? [closed]

What do future career paths look like if someone has an year of experience as SIRI annotation analyst? This is also known as AI/ML annotation analyst, but this is not about machine learning ...
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Is it wise to 'reach out' and introduce yourself to the manager of the company after applying for a job? [duplicate]

Hi Everyone, I asked a question previously with regards to applying directly to a manager (which was not my intention), this question is relating to reaching out and introducing after I have applied ...
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Applying for STEM jobs in grad school without knowing for sure whether I will receive a degree or not

I am finishing the second year of my PhD program this semester. I entered the program directly after my bachelors degree and do not have a masters degree. I am however unsatisfied with my experience ...
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Was terminated for unclear reasons. How to ask for a reference?

I was recently terminated from my job. It came with no notice or warning. The work was on call and I was consistently getting close to full time. But it was known we were entering the slow time of ...
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When applying via an applicant tracking system, is it wise to send in a job application directly to the manager as well?

I recently applied for a job through an applicant tracking system (ATS). However I just noticed today on the job ad, that due to an 'unprecedented number of suitable applicants' they would be closing ...
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Are 2-page resumes loathed in the Software world?

After several years in CS Academia, I'm applying to SWE roles. I have rich employment history for being 30-something years old, with technical and academic positions all of which have had strong ...
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Invited for a screening interview for one position, but a slightly better fit for a different position

I applied for position A in a company. I meet about 1/3 of the qualifications for the job explicitly, but have a strong background that would make me a good candidate nonetheless. I got an email ...
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Is it helpfull if the future former employer is very profitable when looking for a new job

A former, more experienced colleague, told me this after he quit because of a new job. Our smallish employer(< 50 employees, legally it is a GmbH, something like an LLC) is very chaotic and ...
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How to connect with others professionally?

Since late November last year, I have applied to about 100 positions, and all I got was two phone screening interviews, neither of which went beyond that. I am applying to a new field (web development,...
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I have had a lot of short term jobs. How can I consolidate them so they fit nicely into my resume/LinkedIn?

I graduated from University a few years ago. During my time at school I completed the co-op work placement program. This means I had several short term jobs (4-8 months). After graduating I have had a ...
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Will me having spent a long time in school affect my job search? [duplicate]

My question is, I have spent a long time in school getting my bachelors. Will my duration in school on my resume affect my application? My situation is I have had health issues that have caused me to ...
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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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Should you follow your passion when choosing a job? What are the benefits and downsides? [closed]

One of the things we are advised to do when choosing a degree is to think about what we are passionate about and I did that and chose computer science. But how much does that apply to choosing a job? ...
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Is it possible that my employer is monitoring my activity?

Whenever I schedule an interview via linkedin, for some undisclosed reasons, my employers change their meeting time exactly to the interview time to keep me occupied. It happened everytime without ...
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How can I make up for the lack of work experience when I apply to a job that requires more seniority?

There's a lot of job listings that want 3 or more years of experience. I currently have about a year's worth of job experience. I'd like to apply to jobs that require 3 or more years of experience and ...
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Are employers less likely to consider applicant that didnt pass previous interview?

Some employers ask if you ever applied with them before when filling out application. Is considered a detriment if you made it to the interview stage before but failed to pass. How likely are ...
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During job hunting process when/how to disclose that I may need timeoff to go to court to testify on a crime

My family and I were victims to a horrible, senseless crime in which a family member was murdered. The courts have taken their sweet time with the case due to the pandemic and as bad luck would have ...
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Work as intern (paid or unpaid) without being a student

I don't have official working experience. I got my master degree in computer science (computational complexity) about 4 years ago. I worked as a freelance translator since my bachelor (2011) and still ...
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Removing irrelavant skills from resume for specific jobs

Is it a good idea to remove skills that are irrelavant to the job you are applying for from your resume. Say the job is hiring a web developer and you know IOS or iphone programming and you know ...
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Becoming a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at a Startup. What would you ask future employer about? [closed]

What would you ask your potential employer/startup BEFORE becoming a CISO by them? I can think of: What is the current security strategy? Who this role reports to? What is the organization structure ...
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Recruiter not responding after email exchange; should I be worried? [duplicate]

I reached out to a recruiter that I had emailed earlier about her position for her company. I wasn't ready to move when she originally reached out to me. The email exchange I had with her started out ...
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How to know if a company is legitimate?

I recently received an invitation for a technical interview as a web developer. (I have no previous practical experience. I am self-taught, and decided to change fields. This was after doing a ...
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New freelance web developer, realistic goals and expectations? [closed]

I am a self-taught web developer (through premium courses where you build real apps, not just random YouTube videos), and I want to start freelancing in the near future. My background: My skills so ...
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Tips for applying for jobs while in a PhD program

I am a Statistics PhD student. I started my PhD upon the acceptance to my current university because this got so many people excited about me, and I didn't want to disappoint them. I finished my PhD ...
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How do I know if the company is good when all companies have negative reviews?

I'm exploring potential employers and one common pattern I get it that on Glassdoor, no matter which company I look for, they all have some negative reviews, some conflicting reviews (for eg, work-...
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Career derailed. How to re-rail it?

Paradox: I am both very experienced and yet very inexperienced. I used to be specialist in IBM mainframe ap development. But then I became the Mainframe department's "cheat," if you will, to ...
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Ethics around applying for a job with a consultancy, I'm in the process of commissioning work with

I've known a particular consultancy for two years, I briefly got them to do some work for the business I work for, but they were gazumped by another for the work. I've recently been told by my CIO to ...
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As a beginner developer, how can I overcome not meeting the requirements of any job? [duplicate]

I started learning web development by myself, over the internet. So far I've learned HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, React including Hooks & Redux, Node, Express, MongoDB & Mongoose and ...
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Advice on reaching out to recruiter for a new role after being rejected previously

I really want to work for a particular company as their expertise is something I’m very interested in developing skills in. A few weeks ago, after applying to this company, my CV was taken forward and ...
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What does “entry level” mean on a job listing?

I recently came across a job listing that lists "5+ years professional experience [in the field]" as one of the requirements but under seniority level, it says "Entry level." What ...
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Applying for a position that may make me my former report's boss again

When I started my current position I had a direct report who underperformed massively. To be completely fair, it probably wasn't 100% his fault: I assume the role promised to him before I started was ...
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How can I explain a few month gap in my career to focus on my studies?

I have a job interview soon and I'm worried because the current job I work at I left after a year then I rejoined them again after 8 months and now I've been there for a year so that's two years. I ...
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How to add a stealth mode startup to LinkedIn?

Several months ago, I left my job in tech to found a biotech startup with a few really great people. We spent several months working on it, we learned a lot, and finally we realized that now isn't the ...
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To disclose (termination) or not to disclose?

I work at a large organization. After working at this organization for several years our management has announced to me that they will be terminating my contract. I am not leaving the company on very ...
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What participle do you use when writing past work experience? [duplicate]

When describing your responsibilities for a job you once had, do you write in past participles or present participles ?
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Turned down a job offer a few months ago and I hit them up. What's a good reason to tell them why I turned down their offer? [duplicate]

I wasn't expecting they would actually be replying to me when I wanted to re-apply. Now they're asking why I turned down their job offer and why I want to reapply. I told them before that I turned it ...
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Is it appropriate to apply to full-time job openings if you're interested in part-time work (or less)?

I managed to find jobs that I would love to do in addition to my part-time job, either for 10 or 20 hours a week. However, those job postings are for full-time roles. Can I still apply for that job ...
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what are some volunteering opportunities for Electrical Engineers?

I am a recent graduate in 2020 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and I have been searching for a job for about 6 hours a day for the past 5 months. I am in the US and if this trend continues I ...
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Is it OK to contact a recruiter when the company has already rejected your application?

Here's the situation, eight months ago I applied for a job with a company. They really liked my CV/resume and invited me for several interviews over the course of a month. At the end of the interview ...
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What things to consider while writing resume and cover letter with no experience? [duplicate]

I am about to start applying for jobs in IT as Web developer. I am pretty new to it. I have never applied for job in my life. Moreover, I have never work before anywhere including IT. I do have ...
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Is it a red flag when a company I'm interviewing with consistently underestimates how long each step of their process will take?

I applied for a job and during the various stages of the job interview the hiring person told me that they will get back to me in a certain amount of time. However, after every round of the interview ...
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Does it matter where you host your website for a portfolio?

UPDATE: My question was more about does it matter if my website is unsecure (I don't have SSL certificate at the moment) and when you open the website it says the website is not secure. Does that ...
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When should I start looking for a job, after finishing university/college?

I am in my last year of university and have been looking at where I would like to take my career. So far I have seen a number of graduate jobs on offer (such as on stackoverflow jobs), but I’m not ...
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How do I prepare for not landing a single job as a Junior Android Developer?

I'll try and be brief, I finished high school, started college for my bachelor in CS. I've been doing Android dev for over a year and intensely, I've applied to 15 jobs(not all of which were junior ...
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Asked for feedback from manager and told to come in an hour early next day

I started a new job a couple months ago. The job wasn't what I expected and I'm looking for a new one. I wanted to ask for a reference so called my manager and asked how he thought I was doing at the ...
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What job title should I list on my Resume when working on AI and Backend Projects?

I have implemented few Deep learning models (computer vision) and deployed them in Django. I also have developed a ML project using Django ORM. Now I have experience in ML, in computer vision and with ...
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How early should I begin applying for jobs?

I’m currently completing an internship through my college that ends in December. I want to cut my 3-year college program short to a 2-year program, apply for graduation in December when my internship ...

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