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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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Retracting employment after accepting offer

I accepted an at-will contract offer with Company X, and before the employment start date I interviewed with and received a job offer from Company Y. I prefer the offer from Company Y and I intend to ...
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Rejected in interview - company says I am second choice?

I went to the final round of interview of two companies X and Y. I like company Y much more than X. Company X gave me an offer and I accepted. I have started the hiring process with them. I informed Y ...
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Should I accept this Web developer job offer or keep looking? [closed]

I'm looking for a front end developer job. My ideal job would be a React JS role, i.e. a mix of HTML, SCSS and React. I have no commercial React experience so the job hunting can be a bit difficult. I ...
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Company banned references, senior engineer subverting ban; should I go along with free “workaround”?

My employer (3000+ employees) is a large software engineering company. The company is actually doing well (as per our latest financial report), but is canceling and/or delaying promotions/bonuses/etc. ...
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Asked to share source code from interview task via a public repository

I've applied for a job, and was sent a coding test to finish as part of the interview. When I finished the task, I wrote back to the team lead in the company, informing them that I have finished the ...
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Interviewing for a startup - Noticed a vacancy for a similar senior position but more inline with my experience/skillset

I'm interviewing for a startup/tech company (round 4 is this week) and one last round if all goes well. I just noticed another job vacancy for a similar but senior position that I believe I qualify ...
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I'm extremely good at coming up with ideas for products, businesses, and apps, but I don't know what career path best suites this skill

I really enjoy coming up with new product ideas and improvements, but the problem I face is that my ideas are so broad that I don't know where to look as far as positions and even companies. Just ...
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Likelihood of getting non-game development jobs if your portfolio only contains games

I need to start working on my portfolio and I want to focus on making games, because that's where I hope to work..but I'm afraid I'm walking into a dead-end from an employability aspect. It seems to ...
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Pairing Interview With SQL? [closed]

I have an interview later this afternoon in a format I've never done before: In this session, you'll work with an engineer on using data to improve the product. The objective will be to model some ...
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Is an email that starts with x looks bad for job applications? [duplicate]

I have great gmail id but I get so much spam on it, I am thinking of ditching it. I have tried filters and everything but its painful to manage all the new spams everyday. So I want to switch to a new ...
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How to nudge employer for offer letter

So things went like below: I was contacted by a recruiter for developer role. He asked me my details and if I am interested in the position. I replied to them with affirmation. Few days passed and I ...
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Software Developer without the theory is a bad candidate?

I am Senior Java Developer with over 6 years experience. I have done Computer Science bachelors with C++ as the main language. Currently working in financial companies (Banks, Asset Managers etc.). I ...
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Switching roles within the same company but with obligations with the former

I currently work in the higher education space and recently got an adjunct faculty position (through my current position, for a semester). This teaching position runs from August to December. I have ...
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Laid off and can't find job [closed]

Discovered myself in situation I did not anticipate. I worked as embedded, constrained system developer for about decade and a half, to be blunt I got laid off and can't find job. I do not know what ...
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Been slacking off for a while due to lack of motivation (and applying for other jobs) but then exacerbated by COVID- how to repair?

This all started before the global pandemic. At the time, I was working at our office location. I was completing my work, but I didn't feel like the job was fulfilling anymore. I just felt like I was ...
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How to ask how hard work will be without coming across as lazy in interview?

When interviewing for a new job, how can I phrase a question to determine how hard I would be expected to work? For example, how can I find out about things such as unofficial small breaks? I really ...
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Omit unpaid internships on resume

I worked as a remote unpaid intern for less than 3 months. It has been more than three years since the internship. Is it ok to omit the internship on my resume as I only have an offer letter, the ...
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What to do when you discover that the company you're about to have a job interview with recruited ex-colleagues that you can't stand? [closed]

I'm currently working for company A, and am slowly but surely starting to look for a new job. At company A, I've been assigned to a big project that isn't going exactly well, one of the reasons being ...
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Can I tell a recruiter I'm more interested in another position I applied for?

In short, I applied for a Business Analyst position at a big tech company and have my third-round interviews coming up. However, they recently posted a PM position that I also applied to, and feel ...
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Following up on an old email from a recruiter

I received a job offer in late April from a foreign company. Due to the situation with COVID and the fact that at that time I was busy with my final degree project, I was told by the recruiter that it ...
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Job posting with starting date far away

I recently saw a job listing for a contract position with a starting date that is really far away. The job listing is up and the company are looking for a person but the starting date is 6 months ...
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Job Reposted on Linkedin After an Update From Manager

I have been interviewing with this company for about a month now. It started with an initial interview with their HR and they told me right away it might take them a while to get back to me since a ...
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Is it rude or odd for a recruiter not to supply further job details when asked?

I've had an interaction with a recruiter that I found slightly odd and off-putting, but I can't make up my mind as to whether I'm reading too much into it or not. Any advice would be much appreciated. ...
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Do I need a full curriculum vitae (exhaustive CV) in Europe?

While job searching I've always only used what I understand is an American style resume: a sales document that's at most two pages long and which distills my professional experience down to core ...
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Is it okay to call a recruiter to speed up the process?

So I have been contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter for an open position of his client. After the first calls, I've decided to apply for that position and sent him my CV, I also got positive feedback ...
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Is this a leave me alone

Pre-covid I had applied speculatively for unpaid internships and had one decision maker write back that he: really didn't have anything suitable at the current time although he: definitely ...
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3 Year Employment Gap Due to Family and Personal Illness

I recently encountered a student with a 3 year employment gap because of ill family members and their own illness. They had completed a graduate degree from a top 20 engineering school in a very in ...
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How to mention accreditation in progress on a Resume?

If you're currently studying for an Accredited Professional title and also actively job seeking, can/should you put on your resume Accredited Professional (In Progress), if you expect to take/pass the ...
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Can/should I omit “Senior” from title my resume

I currently have a "Senior" title with a company I am currently furloughed from and am looking for new opportunities as it is unlikely that I will be recalled with my company. While I have ...
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Received offer via email but no response from HR afterwards

I did an internship at a company and at the end of the internship I received very positive feedback. After the internship, I got in contact with HR (the same person who offered me the internship) via ...
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How to tell an employer that gave a job offer that I want to get the job but start next year?

I applied with them months before I had a job. They just got back to me now and I never thought they would actually give me a job offer. Thing is I've already have a job for 3 weeks and I dont want to ...
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How to effectively transition from one career path in which you are highly qualified to another in which you are not? [closed]

Context: From the moment I was born, my family pushed me to pursue a career in the IT industry. My education was dramatically accelerated, and I managed to pick up extensive work experience, highly-...
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Career progression in Software development

I have a broad question here today might be flagged but here it goes. I am currently a software developer working with android and backend technologies in a small-medium sized company. The team is ...
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How to obtain reference letters when moving to a competitor company?

I applied for a position in a competitor company. They are now interested in me and wish to conduct an interview. As part of the "standard" process, I'm asked to provide reference letters ...
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Hiding current low academia salary from potential employer

I am working in academia as a Post-doc which always pays low as compared to my market value. A potential employer from an industrial position, before even taking my interview, asked my current salary ...
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Can non-work coaching be considered relevant Management Experience?

I am looking for advice on handling a potential job interview topic. I am currently in a Senior Analyst role and looking to move in a more managerial direction. My technical skills, industry ...
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What are some possible temp jobs in the US [closed]

My job is driving me nuts but I haven't been able to quit because I am unable to land another job. I am trying to find alternative solutions besides just quitting and being unemployed as, well, not ...
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How do I recognize bad recruiters who only want my data?

Not a week goes by without me being contacted by recruiters on linkedin or other networks. The first time I was still very enthusiastic. Talked to the woman for almost an hour, sent her my CV and then ...
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How to professionally address the receiver in the email to the company

I apologize if the title is confusing. I recently graduated from college and am now looking for jobs. So I have been job hunting and looking into different job positions. Sometimes, I have some ...
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What does a PhD in International Relations generally do? [closed]

What are the job fields in which a Ph.D. in International Relations generally works apart from becoming a teacher or a diplomat? Do they work in companies?
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How do I proceed when I can't access a company's online paperwork for my job application?

My significant other has finished interviewing for a job and it looks like she's likely to get an offer. The company is asking her to complete some online forms, including one of those personality ...
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Is it realistic to seek employment after 30 in software industry?

Two years ago I was working as a game developer in a relatively small company, which was acquired by one of the more big-name corporations. Needless to say this change of hands was followed by large ...
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Applying to a position where the recruiter may informally contact my current employer

I'm applying for a new job to switch to industry from academia. My prospective employers have links with my current employer via projects and collaborations. Therefore, I suspect that my prospective ...
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When it's recommended to gain experience through open-source is it meant other people's projects or your own?

As a beginner trying to get my foot in the door, I read this recommendation a lot: If you lack experience, gain it through working on open-source. I recently asked someone "When you say open ...
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If applying for a federal (US) position through a talent finding service, how should my resume be formatted?

Will the talent agency be expecting a one page resume, or the more detailed and information-rich federal resume format?
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Among the first ones to be laid off temporarily due to lack of projects. Should I ask my manager for explanation? Is it time to find another job?

I was laid off temporarily (3 months) due to lack of projects in our department. However, what is concerning for me is that only 4 out of 45 people were laid off in our department and I was one of ...
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No relevant work experience in current job. What to do?

This is my first post on WorkPlace SE. It might be long but I need your help. I am from India and graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from one of the top 10 Engineering Institutes in ...
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How should I respond to a potential employer thanking me for my application and telling me they'll be in contact?

I sent my application to a Professor for a PhD position. His secretary replied: Dear Mr Singh, Many thanks for your application. We will be in contact with you in due course. Yours sincerely, XXX XXX ...

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