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Does teaching experience count as customer service experience?

I have recently moved to Australia. English is not my first language but people can more or less understand what I say. I plan to study further after the pandemic ends. I am now applying for retail / ...
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What does it mean when a company says they are "Entrepreneurial" in a job ad?

I am looking for a new job, and a recruiter forwarded me an opening with a company. The job description describes the firm as very "entrepreneurial". They aren't a large company, but they do ...
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Focus less on company's work and more on upskilling?

I have been in a startup for around 1.5 years. I am getting very less money (below industry average), and almost no career growth. Sometimes there aren't enough projects to keep me busy, while other ...
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Speculative application by mail after not receiving answers by e‑mail… Is it still relevant for small companies?

My case : I’m in the process of searching an apprenticeship in the south of the United States for my French’s (not mainland) master degree with my wage reimbursed up to the minimal French wage by my ...
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Getting the 9-5pm helpdesk role vs WFH and coding after for a software development job [closed]

I need some advice especially from people in the software development industry. I have been trying to become a developer for a long time and work in a call center in customer service. Because of COVID-...
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Is it possible to exhaust all local options if fail too many interviews?

If I get rejected from too many job interviews is it a danger that I will exhaust all quality local companies? I believe there is a handfull of local companies and if I get rejected from all of them ...
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Applying for work when on "personal development plan"?

After 9 months of employment at a company, I've been told my performance needs to improve in some areas, and have been put on a personal development plan because my performance has been inconsistent ...
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How to focus technical job prep?

I am an adjunct professor with a STEM PhD looking to break in to the tech industry. I completed my PhD about 3 years ago. At the time I did some work to prepare for data science jobs (online courses, ...
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How to find the correct job label for my current programming skills? [duplicate]

Essentially I'm a Python developer who so far has successfully managed to build two personal projects: An executable tool that helps the user with the making of an NFT collection and its metadata, by ...
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I applied to a job at a tech retail store and how should I ask someone working there out for a coffee so I can learn how the job is like?

I freshly moved to a new city in Eastern Turkey with my family after living my life in the İzmir and passed my CV to a tech retail store which I end up passing by everyday since it's opposite to the ...
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How much time should be spent on an assessment? Applied to entry level job that has 10 hour assessment

I have been making a renewed effort to find permanent work with my computer science degree. I have been doing retail work to pay rent etc. but now am focusing on finding a position that I can advance ...
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Exact meaning of "application window will close on <date>": submission ok at <date> or only (<date>-1)? [closed]

A job ad says the following: "The application window will close on the 14th of January." Does this mean on Friday the 14th applications can still be submitted until the end of the day or ...
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What should I do with a highly valuable unique ability that is consistently unused? [closed]

Many people have unique valuable abilities that they do not know what to do with. This question is not about my specific situation. I am asking a general question and providing my situation as an ...
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If a job opening was reposted recently after more than a month, is it still worth applying?

I am working on getting my first job that uses my degree. I've had some related experience but it was short term contracts. Most of my searches start on Indeed. After finding a suitable job opening I ...
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How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected

I have had a lot of trouble getting a permanent job that uses my degree (Computer Science). I find applying for jobs unpleasant and stressful. Sometimes I spend a couple days writing a custom cover ...
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HR rescheduling interview call recurrently (like an infinite loop)

I am a final year student doing Masters and had applied for a job. An HR contacted me after a month and scheduled an interview call but kept on rescheduling it at the last moment twice a week for two ...
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Risky to ask about tech stack and responsibilities before software internship interview?

I'll be having my first HackerRank virtual interview ever with Foursquare in a few weeks. This is for a software engineering internship. I wasn't very confident of the resume I sent and the invitation ...
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How to reply to (what I consider) personal questions asked by recruiter I just met over LinkedIn?

I graduated a couple years ago from university with my degree in tech. I have had a lot of trouble finding a full time, permanent position that uses my degree. Recently I had a recruiter contact me ...
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Ethics of Looking Up Company Interview Questions

So I’m currently in the process of interviewing for a new software engineering position. I notice that the specific questions that companies ask are on Glassdoor and other websites among others. If I ...
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How do I leave a company on good terms if my project manager views leaving the company as a form of betrayal?

I work as a software engineer under direct supervision of a project manager. Since I became employed, the project manager started trusting me more and more and now there's a lot of trust between us. ...
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How to gain experience on a skill? [closed]

When I look at job postings related to my specialisation, some skills are required but I have no actual experience yet for those (example API testing). I only know the concepts and basics since I self ...
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Is it wise to help other company poach employees from my current company?

Recently I had an interview but I was not selected at that firm. After a few days, the employee from that firm who referred me asked me if there are any developers with a certain amount of experience ...
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Why would it be silly to bruteforce job applications?

I am looking for a job and my main requirements can be summarized in a couple of words. I imagine that the more job applications I submit, the more offers I will get. Writing a spider to visit a dozen ...
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Do I tell a prospective employer that I'm going to continue looking for jobs in my field if they hire me?

I'm an IT worker. A little bit of Server Administration with a heavy dose of help desk and desk-side support work. My previous company downsized in May and I've been applying and interviewing for ...
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Have I messed up by saying "thank you, see you on the 25th" in response to an email giving me a Zoom link for an interview?

I’m panicking slightly. I have an interview coming up and it will be on Zoom. The employer sent me a link and said here’s the Zoom link, see you soon. I replied “thank you, see you on the 25th” My ...
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Should I apply to developer jobs now with Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon

I want to apply to Junior ASP.NET Core Web Developer Jobs as soon as next week, the week of Nov. 15th. Is this advisable with only 1 week away to Thanksgiving and 1 month away after that to Christmas? ...
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Interviewer picking specific interview date. Is it a bad idea to ask to reschedule?

I've been offered a job interview which I'm really keen for, but they've set it to a specific time and date in 2 weeks time without any option to change it (at least none that they've mentioned anyway)...
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Quitting IT job and perhaps the industry safely [closed]

Brief historical background: I've turned 24 recently. I taught myself how to code at 18-19. Dropped out of university to get a full-time job. The very first opportunity came about around 6 months ...
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Length and font for a resume (tech) [closed]

I have been reading advice about the resume format. I have been reading that a resume should be at most 1 page long in one source, elsewhere at most 2 pages for 5+years of experience and another ...
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Seasonal job went great. Have been applying for permanent position since. Manager finally told me I'm not right fit

A couple years ago I worked seasonally at a retail store. It was actually a boutique store that required specialized knowledge. Also it was unionized and had lots of opportunities for advancement, for ...
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Job going to be terminated? [closed]

I have started a job as an independent consultant a couple of months now. The pay is good and I have been learning new stuff more than producing. However, my colleague, who is in a similar situation, ...
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How to handle interviews wherein your interviewer requests for questions?

I recently did a few rounds of interviews for a company. After a few questions, I was getting the impression that the interviewer was not satisfied with my answers. They asked me to provide topics to ...
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Is there a polite way to cut off someone who is long winded and rambles?

I just had a phone call with a company that I'm considering work for. They said it would be 5-10 minutes and it was 30 minutes. He called me back right after and I didn't bother answering. I spoke ...
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Is it reasonable to expect confidentiality when applying to different job at same company?

Background: I work at a large US company with an IT department of a few thousand people, and have been here for a couple of years. Several months ago my manager submitted paperwork to promote me, as I ...
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Just got fired after 4 months what do I do [closed]

I just got fired after 4 months (I think I was placed poorly but who cares what I think) after being unemployed for 3 months I just graduated a year ago and I'm looking for my 3rd job If I was an ...
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How should I update my LinkedIn acct, that I haven't used in years, that I'm no longer with my last employer, and looking for work?

Background: I was offered/given an acceptable severance package to leave, so I did. The regional manager & HR manager said they would confirm with prospective employers my start / end dates and my ...
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Tips for finding jobs writing compilers and/or operating systems? and, are the salaries of people with these jobs open knowledge?

In the tech space, my dream job is writing compilers for new and various languages across different paradigms (think everything between Haskell, C#, C++, Smalltalk, JavaScript, prolog and LISP). I ...
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Is it considered polite in Switzerland to send a follow up email if I didn't hear from the potential employer?

I've done an online job interview on Aug 27 for a job in the medical field in Switzerland. I think I did a good impression and the interviewers told me they would update me in a month or so. I've ...
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How much reputation on different websites is credible for employers and professional status

So either you are an employer in tech industry or you can try to think as one. One may say that people are superficial but in reality people have limited time and energy to screen someone's ...
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How to choose appropriate job title on Linkedin, if I'm a startup founder who is now looking for a job?

I founded a startup and worked for it solely for years, so I actually did almost everything such as marketing, business development, sales and etc. I'm now looking for a job in an enterprise company, ...
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Are there any job sites that allow you to filter jobs by hourly wage?

I'm looking for a job site (like indeed) that allows you to filter jobs by hourly wage. Sites I've found so far have salary or yearly wage (or no wage at all) listed, which isn't really helpful for my ...
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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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