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Questions relating to the activities involved whilst seeking employment.

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How difficult it is for you to find a part-time job as a software developer?

I'm an experienced developer with a BSc. in computer science. In the recent years I mostly program with Python and Django. I saw many jobs positions, but I got the feeling that almost 100% of them are ...
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Strategies for returning to the workforce with possibly complicated qualifications

I’m a front-end developer (fifteen years as a Flash / browser game and front-end developer) with limited CMS/backend for my market, which is a mid-sized city with not an abundance of front-end ...
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How can an EU citizen find a one-year apprentice-ship in London in automation and PLC programming? [closed]

Are there programs or firms or related-networks in London that "hire" apprentices in London from abroad? The main goal I'm seeking after is not to find a stable job in the UK, but a year's experience ...
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One person department at current job - how do I answer interview questions about this?

I am currently a one-person department at my current job. My boss left about 6 months ago and instead of hiring a replacement boss for me, management decided to let me take on my boss's role in ...
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What to do when I am still waiting on an offer?

I am currently employed at a company as an Intern. I have been interning for a while and my work has been praised by my colleagues and manager. I brought up a request for an offer to my manager ...
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Ask “So, what's the job?”… in a more refined way

I've come across several job descriptions in vacancy advertisements relevant to my field that are vague and unclear to say the least. What's a good approach to ask what exactly the job is before going ...
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Did I lie on my resume by not mentioning I didn't complete my degree?

On my resume I list my education under a section called "education". I do not mention the word "qualification" and I do not mention my grades. I list them in the following format: Course - ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a university guest lecturer about potential jobs? If so, how?

I am currently in my last year of university and there have been guest lecturers in multiple courses I have taken. Some of them are from companies that hire students for internship positions and/or ...
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Computer infomation system degree = jobless? [closed]

I'm currently a student two years into a Computer Information Systems degree and I'm starting to worry about what jobs I can even get with this degree. And if there are jobs that I could get with it, ...
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What are considered appropriate/inappropritate methods for initial contact for a potential employer?

I've personally used several methods for initial contact to potential employers, including phone, LinkedIn, email, and website contact forms. I've actually gotten work due to making initial contact ...
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Fired after 1 year and 7 months as a junior developer for lacking soft skills, how to sell myself again?

I didn't get my contract renewed. The final motivation was lacking soft skills such as: Being able to understand the requirements and asking questions if something is not clear Being proactive and ...
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My manager lied about my Data Scientist job responsibilities—what types of jobs should I apply to?

Background: I was working as a Product Manager for my current company. In that role I provided relatively advanced data analysis for several departments, often used BI software, did some coding, and ...
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Is it normal for headhunters to ask for written confirmation that candidate is pulling out of other interview processes before giving offer letter?

My brother is a software development engineer interviewing to switch jobs and finally got an offer from a company in a different city. He was given the offer Tuesday at noon, and asked to respond by ...
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Can we get blacklisted if we turn down offering contract?

Im an intern at company XYZ, and on 29 February, my internship period end and before that , HR offer me a full time job (but the process i need to follow is the same like HR recruit a new employee, ...
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About resume format for one year's worth of experience in developing [closed]

I need to know what is all the content needed on a CV while searching for a job, when you only have a year of experience?
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How to professionally handle being asked about A-level grades (University entry) despite having a Masters?

As the title suggests, I have a Masters in my field and a relatively unrelated Bachelors degree. A-levels are the exams you take here in the UK in order to get into University in the first place, and ...
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On the first recruiter call, is it appropriate to ask about roles that may open in the near future?

I have a call with an internal recruiter tomorrow and we're going to discuss a role that I think is a strong fit for my background, and that is somewhat interesting to me. However, there's another ...
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Software developer looking for some advice [closed]

I'm just looking for some feedback and some good advice. I'm currently a software engineer with some experience in C# and .net but unfortunately I'm 45 at a junior level(Yikes) reason why: all my ...
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Question about becoming a full stack developer [closed]

I’m currently set to graduate with my bachelors in software development in August. I feel like I am completely ill prepared for a job. So I have been looking into how to hone my skills and came across ...
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Is accepting an offer from my previous organization for a lower role than that of my previous one a good choice? [closed]

It has been 5 months since I have joined this company as a data Manager, however within this small duration there have been many ups and down. Listing a few In some of our reports, the figures ...
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How soon before contract end should an intern start looking for a permanent job?

I am an intern currently at a museum and my contract ends in 3 months with no option for another contract because it is an internship. My contract ends in about 3 months. When should I start looking ...
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Use of “business” for non-profit organizations

I am writing my cover letter and wanted to check whether this phrasing is also appropriate if our clients include non-profit organizations: It will enable me to reach my full potential and ...
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Getting back in the IT field with only 5 years experience and a 2 years gap?

I've worked for a company in the media industry as an IT support while I was in CIT college and due to some circumstances I dropped out of college but kept on working there for 5 years. I've gained a ...
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How can a resume be formatted for better automatic import into job application webapps?

Many job postings require a job application to be filled out in addition to sending a resume. These job applications are done online on various webapps. Several of these webapps have a limited ability ...
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Should I apply to Junior Developer jobs despite being in my penultimate year of my Software Engineering studies?

I am 19 and am a student in my second year of Software Engineering. Although I have no experience, I am trying to build programs using Unity and put it on Github to show employers that I have a ...
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Is it ethical to apply job now although the requirement said “fresh graduate”?

Now I am in 7th semester in computer science faculty and currently working on my thesis and being an intern at company XYZ After graduating, I want to immediately work full time. If my company does ...
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How does being involved in a lawsuit affect career and job hunting?

I took my old landlord to court and we reached a settlement agreement. He lied and did not honor the agreement so now I'm considering going back to court. Where I live court records are public and ...
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What kind of responses are they looking for when asking very open ended questions in application?

I'm applying for a tech support job. The application is done through an online form. It has several questions I'm having trouble answering, such as: describe your related experiences developing ...
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HR Reference Delay Question

I'm in a strange situation that I'm not sure how to interpret. I am the top candidate for a job, and the HR person is currently checking my references. While he has gotten in contact with two of them,...
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Job offer description vs reality - how to verify potential project?

Some time ago my current employee posted a job offer to find new team members. When I saw tasks description and requirements I was surprised and pissed of. I am in this project for nearly two years, ...
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What do employers think of LinkedIn Learning coding certificates?

I have a graduate-level mathematics background but little coding skill sets, which has led to me getting many interviews but no job offers. I recently heard of LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, ...
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Do I have to use my legal name on my CV?

Name discrimination in job applications is rife in certain countries (The United Kingdom, France and Germany to name a few). As an applicant, can I change my name to a "native" one on my CV in order ...
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How do I find which CS subfields are in demand in the industry? [closed]

I want to get a general idea on how in-demand various CS subfields are (going to be in 6 years), so that I pursue my phd research in an employable area. How do I go about doing that?
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Is it okay to apply for a closed job?

I was about to apply to a full-time job through LinkedIn. I just found the job and was working on my resume and cover letters but unfortunately, it was already closed when I finished (which is unusual ...
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how to practice for numeracy tests in the insurance industry in the UK?

I often see IT job advertisements that mention a numeracy test. These are generally Insurance companies. This is all based in London Uk. Here is a partial view of one of such advertisements as an ...
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Continue at relatively low paying job over a new job offer?

I am working in high-sized organization with 50K employee as a software developer. I am working on very boring project. As I am happy with the project I started job hunt, I got new offer with around ...
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Telling potential employer that I might stay a short period

I have received an offer for a programming job. The problem is that my partner graduates in nine-ten months and likely need to move to find a job. In that case, I would like to move too. Should I tell ...
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How can I market myself when all of my work is confidential to my employer? [duplicate]

I work as a software engineer for a government agency in a field that is classified, and so I cannot share it with other prospective employers. When my contract expires next year, I plan to pursue ...
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Would companies be interested in seeing computer programs in a resume?

I am still 18 and started college, and I want to be a back-end developer. I have a fairly decent knowledge of programming and have been programming for ~8 years, but I've never really put in the ...
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How to explain a year long gap in the resume during interviews?

I did my Master's degree in materials science in 2013. I eventually wanted to pursue a pursue a PhD, so I stayed at home and started applying for positions. However, I managed to join a position in ...
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How to write a counter offer email without coming up as rude?

There's a company in middle east which is interested in me. I refused a job proposal from them 7 months ago and now I decided to join them and they made me a better offer but still low for such a big ...
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Confirming extensive health care coverage before accepting a job

I have a special needs child. My child is autistic and requires hours of therapy each week: ABA, OT, Speech, etc. I have always worked at a large well-known company with excellent medical and health-...
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Leaving two entry level jobs within 1 year

My current situation (time line) Sep 2017 - Sep 2018: MSc Data Analytics January 2019 - Current: Part time working (related to my field) in my spare time May - Sep 2019: Full time working for Company ...
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How to make it clear that I'm actually “asking for a friend” and not for myself?

A programmer (J.) that I know is looking for a new job - and wants it fast because she is in a bad environment right now. I was going to post for her in a public developers slack group, as I'm sure ...
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Updating knowledge [closed]

I am a php, javascript, jquery, html and css programmer. Lately I have been working in another field for personal reasons but I want to return to work in programming. My programming knowledge is ...
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How to find out if a recruiter is serious or just wasting time?

I get a lot of calls from recruiters as I am looking for a job and given my last job(s) have been short term, everyone wants me to tell them 3-4 years of what I been doing. What annoys me most are 2 ...
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Resigned after working at company for 2 months. A year later, I would like to apply for a different position there

I resigned from a job after working there for only 2 months. I hated the job scopes and the micromanagement from my previous boss. Although I've worked there for a short while only, I did everything ...
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Should I add a month only employment in my CV

I rushed into employment after I was made redundant which turned out to be a disaster because the job description posted, mentioned and the real work was totally different and it affected my health as ...
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Will interning in a small company on a more interesting subject hurt my career?

I am a M.S student in data science/machine learning. I will have to start an end-of-studies internship in a few months. I have several offers in my area and am at a loss about which ont to choose. My ...
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17 years old - made a mistake and got fired for stealing $50 at my first job - what other job options could I have?

I used to work at a fast food store and I made a really stupid mistake by stealing $50 and had to suffer the consequences of being fired. Now I'm worried if i can't or won't be able to get hired ...