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Does non-disclosure agreement still hold if i break contract before i start work?

I received an offer from a company, say CompanyA, and am interviewing still with another company – CompanyB. CompanyA has a lot of clients one of which may well be CompanyB – CompanyA has a lot of ...
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How can be the interview for scrum master job? [closed]

I've been software developer for more than 5 years, and get my Scrum Master certification, so I am applying for this job. Even if I have 0 years experience as a scrum master, I've always been working ...
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How to find out about company turnover rates?

Is there a reference / lookup for employee turnover rates, i.e. the ratio of employees leaving the company to the ratio of those hired? This would be a very solid reference to how well the company is ...
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How can I get job as a self-taught developer with no degree or certification?

I'm 26, an undergraduate in B.A, a year ago I started Python from YouTube, I have finished the course and started doing freelance from Fiverr, did multiple projects, now I am learning JavaScript to ...
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As an Immediate joiner, is it okay to provide your documents and get offer letters from several companies and maybe reject it afterwards?

Scenario: I am an Indian and a 5+ years experienced Java developer and currently I have been looking for a job change within India. I am an immediate joiner and my notice period in previous company ...
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What's on the recruiters mind ? And How should I approach ? What should I do?

Scenario: I am not a fresher, I am a 5+ years experienced professional. I spent 5+ years in a branded company without any job change. Recently I wanted a job change and I cracked an interview in one ...
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Does working for a mediocre company hinder job search for your next position?

Say I'm a software engineer for 7/11 but now I want to get a better job. Does have that 7/11 on my resume hinder my job search especially if I want to work for big company say software engineer for ...
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If I mention Stack Exchange contributions in my resume, do I need to put my real name and/or photo in my profile?

I've read Is “Stack Exchange use” a valuable skill on my CV? and decided to include my Stack Exchange contributions in my resume when I start looking for a job for the first time. I consider simply ...
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Some questions about job application formatting in Europe

I've been working about 5 years for the engineering industry. The last 4 years have been in Europe. I'm now looking for a new position, and would like to ask for some feedback regarding the documents ...
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I can do the work but theory is weak

I have a job interview for a python role. I have self taught myself python over the last couple years and can pretty much accomplish any project I start along with some help from this fine ...
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Need guidance on job-search process

I am a post graduate student of Computer Science, doing a specialization in Data Science, in my final year. I am doing good in Machine Learning and Statistics, however I have realized my calling is at ...
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Is it a bad idea for family members to give each other referrals?

My mom works at a company that I am applying to and I'm going to be applying there soon. Would it be a bad idea for her to give me a referral? I understand it comes off as being biased, which is why I'...
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Curriculum Vitae vs Resume

Which one is more recognized\preferred by recruiters between a CV and a resume? I am currently trying to find employment and I don't know which one is better.
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Dealing with a coincidental need to jump every year?

I am a software engineer with two years experience since graduation. In that time I have had two jobs. I left the first one as all the senior developers got poached in the first developer boom. At one ...
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Recruitment Suggestions [closed]

I am recruiting for a developer and a database administrator. What is your experience on how to attract top talent for these roles?
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What career path should a programmer who is not good at coding but still quite analytical follow? [closed]

I got a CS degree, researched a bit and worked almost 2 years as a Django developer in a startup. From these previous experiences I have found out I have the following weaknesses: I may have bad ...
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7 years of gap after 12th and 2 years of gap between my bachelors degree?

I completed my 12th standard in 2014, after that I wanted to be a musician however my parents didn't allow me to pursue music then I started learning myself learnt basics of guitar and music ...
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Looking for a job in approx 12 months... put the feelers out now?

I started a new job around 5 months ago. The job is going quite well and I'm enjoying it for the most part, but two issues are: The location means a time consuming and expensive commute (moving ...
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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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