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What are AWS requirements for Senior Software Engineers?

I'm seeing a lot of senior engineer jobs that require AWS experience in addition to software development experience. Can anyone expand on what this means? Does it refer to working with AWS instances, ...
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Technical Lead/Mentor quitting, is it normal to ask for them to share my resume as well?

I work in a very small company (only 3 developers, one of which being my tech lead). I have been here for over two years now and had the fortunate experience of being mentored by a very competent ...
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Does it make sense to write cover letters if recruiters don't read them?

Job portals and specialists often recommend to write cover letters, to explain why I am suitable for job. However, I mentioned that during phone calls, and during job interviews they never mentioned ...
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What does it mean, if I got answer “Thank you for CV, but we just employed new colleague”? [on hold]

****Edited question**** I got following answer for my job application: "Thank you for sending CV, but we just found new colleague." If the company knew, that I am not suitable, why they waited to ...
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I was dismissed as a candidate for an abroad company after disclosing my disability

I live in Lebanon, A company abroad reached for me and offered a relocation visa to New Zeeland, I was so happy, to avoid surprises I disclosed that I have cerebral palsy, but that doesn't affect my ...
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How to apply for job outside my qualification?

I have worked in one kind of job, but realized that it is not the right job for me.I decided to apply for both new kind of jobs and the original type of job, but it seems I am stuck. For current type ...
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I am OverLordGoldDragon. Do employers care?

My "online name" is, universally, OverLordGoldDragon. It bears a long history of associated accounts, including some relevant to my future job prospects - like StackExchange and Github. I additionally ...
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Job offer from 2 companies in the same building [on hold]

So for the past two years, I have been working part time for a company whilst at college and now I’m about to enter my last year which could govern me signing a full time contract or leaving. As ...
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How do I ask for 2-3 days per week remote work in a job interview?

I will soon be applying for jobs. I'm still a junior developer with some but not too much experience under my belt. One thing I'd love from a new job would be the possibility to work remotely for 2-3 ...
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To what extent does choice of undergraduate dissertation impact job opportunities

To what extend does choice of undergraduate dissertation matter when applying for engineering jobs? I understand that a company will value a dissertation that is closely linked to the work they do, ...
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How to explain to interviewer why I left my job due to bullying/bad work environment? [duplicate]

I worked at this company for 6 months, about 3 months into my job, I started getting made fun of and laughed at from roughly, 5-7 people. This behavior continued pretty much everyday, up until I quit/...
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How to best sell advantages of a very independent software internship?

I'm coming to the end of a summer internship in which I've developed a functional and fairly fleshed out prototype of an IoT solution for a non-techy company with no software engineers employed at any ...
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Is it OK to send a thank you email to only one interview panel member?

I had an interview this morning with a panel of 5. One of the members of the panel, I'll call Bob, is the would-be superior for the position, and gave me a tour after the interview. With this, I ...
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Advise: Looking for a job and they request the name of my supervisor?

I finished my PhD but I filed a complaint against my supervisors and one of them is the Head of the Department. I received an official apology letter from the university about my poor experience as a ...
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Looking for a new job because of relocation - is it okay to tell the real reason?

My husband recently got a new job that he really wanted, but the office is in a different city (more than several hours of travel from where we live now), so he has to relocate. I'm going to start ...
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How to negotiate salary based on GSA Schedule 70 rates

My company provides government services with rates defined in their GSA Schedule 70 contract. (For those who aren't familiar, my understanding is that these are pre-agreed upon rates between the ...
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Went to a big 4 but got fired for underperformance in a year recently - Now every one thinks I'm pro - How to balance expectations?

My problem is basically as above: Went to a big 4 but recently got fired for underperformance within a few months of joining (couldn't handle the over work). However, every one now thinks I'm pro ...
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How do I get into a field without a degree in that field?

I'm currently doing a BS in Physics but I am good at Swift, CSS, HTML and JavaScript. How can I get a software engineering or web development job without having a degree in them?
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How do I respond appropriately to an overseas company that obtained a visa for me without hiring me?

I applied for a position with a small company in Japan (I live in the US). The company obtained (at their expense) the documentation for me to apply for a visa that would allow me to work legally in ...
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Applying for a new job; how to avoid company contacting current employer?

I'm applying for a new job in an effort to get a higher salary by means of new employment with a new company or having my current company match the offer. I don't want any prospective employers to ...
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A recruiter applied for me without my consent. How do I handle this situation?

Today, I received a mail from a recruiter about an open position at another company. 6 minutes later, and before I even read the other mail, I received another mail, from the company the recruiter ...
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When changing careers, should I address my lack of experience in the new field in my cover letter?

I've worked almost exclusively in academic research for the past few years. I'm now seeking a new job, and am considering working in an applied non-academic setting. This means I'm applying for a ...
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Overqualified underexperienced… what can I do?

I am currently a PhD student in Finance, I specialise in time-series modelling, enjoy learning about stocks and shares and my research is going well, but for some (perhaps strange) reason, I do not ...
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Should I update my recruiter on my other opportunities?

I am applying for positions in a country to which I am moving to soon and one of the positions I am excited about has gotten to the stage where they would have extended me an offer but they have a ...
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How to explain jobs unrelated to profession?

I am a healthcare professional. I took time off to care for both my parents with terminal illness at different times, but within a 5 year period. I was burnt out on nursing and just wanted a routine ...
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What is the best way to reject Stack Overflow job proposal not closing the door? [duplicate]

I am receiving job proposals in Stack Overflow time to time. I currently have a good enough job and not willing to change it, so I need to reject these proposals. However as we all know life is long ...
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Is it possible to find my first programmer/reverse-engineer job abroad? [closed]

First off, I am living in 3rd-world country which I want to leave in future. I plan on working as programmer or software reverse-engineer to get more experience and start seeking job vacancies abroad. ...
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Recruiter wants very extensive technical details about all of my previous work

I was recently cold-called by a recruiter on LinkedIn who had seen my profile/resume. The position seemed to be a very good fit for my skill set so I replied that I was very interested. Within minutes ...
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Graduated from University; where to put my portfolio?

I wrote my exercises on university by computers. I studied mathematics, physics, and computer science. Now I have many LaTeX files on my computer and a memory stick. Is it wise to show at least some ...
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Scattered work experience with some short work tenures - How do position yourself? [closed]

I have some scattered work experience with some short work tenures and i'm not sure how to best position self to potential employers. Unfortunately this scatter and short tenures have come to ...
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How to research pay rates per document?

Today I found a job posting for an RFP writer which asks us for our payment/compensation expectations. They pay per Proposal completed. I'm not familiar enough with the job to know how many hours ...
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Should I attach my resume and cover letter as 2 separate files or combine them into a single file? [duplicate]

I am using online job portals to search for suitable opportunities. I think that, since the website is visited by several employers, there is no point in uploading a cover letter to the website's ...
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How can I write in my resume that I can relocate without any problem and do not need any kind of 'relocation money'?

I am a junior software developer thus it's not very profitable for a company on their own and I fully understand it. But I always wanted to live abroad. I do not need any visas (I am an EU citizen) ...
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Internship in USA (or other country) for my last year of Engineering [closed]

I am 21 years old French citizen and studying in an Engineering School, which is a master grade and i'm finishing my 4th year. My specialization is Information System (I think the equivalent in USA is ...
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How can I get interviews after 1 year's gap after college? [closed]

I graduated from college in December 2014 with a computer science BS degree. I have a 3.4 GPA and had two summer internships as a software developer with a top-tier tech company during my ...
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The hiring manager forgot to call me three times now; how to proceed? [closed]

This is for consultant role at a major hospital. I got an email from the recruiter and they forwarded me to the hiring manager. I was excited as it's a great job regarding pay, location, company and ...
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Should I say that I need visa sponsorship in my cover letters?

I'm an Indonesian citizen but I have lived in Australia for 10 years, spent my high school, university & 2 years post graduate professional work at Australia. I'm looking for a sponsorship to ...
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Recieved email through 3rd party website to use a link to apply for their job, but link is for large listing of companies/jobs

I had applied for a job through a website. Today I got an email saying "Hi JoeT, thanks for the interest. Please apply for the position at http://bestjobs4grads.com/jobs.action (enter a keyword)" I ...
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How to cover for my employment gap through my side projects?

I resigned from a software company recently to pursue my passion for developing web applications. After I've resigned I started working on building several side projects each day. I worked on making ...
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Is it appropriate to attend a minority career fair when I'm not a minority? [closed]

Disclaimer: I feel this is a huge "NO-NO" for me to do, it would just make me look like an ass. My university is hosting a minority STEM job fair with the intention of bolstering hiring rates for ...
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Is it a good idea to try get a position at a bad company in order to get experience and later get hired by a better company?

If an inexperienced candidate is having trouble finding a job at a “good” company, would it be a good idea for them to apply at a “bad” company - one that is struggling to hire because of its ...
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Should I list programming languages I'm only familiar (not proficient) with on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

Under the skills section, should I list the programming languages I'm only familiar with (taken a University course in) by themselves, label them (e.g., SQL (familiar)), or leave them out entirely? ...
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Multiple DUI convictions 12 years ago. Do I disclose if I know they will do a background check?

I had multiple DUIs (Driving Under the Influence convictions) that happened 12 years ago all within the same time period. I am going to an interview where the job requires a background check. It is ...
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How should I address an ongoing lawsuit about wrongful termination with future employers?

A previous manager improperly terminated my employment and I'm involved with ongoing litigation related to this termination (i.e., suing for wrongful termination). How do I deal with this matter on a ...
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Reaching Out on LinkedIn

I have two acquaintances, whom I have met under very different circumstances, and years ago we connected on LinkedIn. However, both of them (and myself) have ended up working in very similar roles, ...
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When asked if I've been fired before, should I count times were probationary period hadn't ended?

A while ago I was fired for just cause. They gave me no warning and did it to several other employees. I tried to dispute it with the labor board. I was told the company I had worked for provides a ...
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How to answer “Don't you think this position requires less than your skills?” [duplicate]

My recently graduated sibling had an interview this morning. Apparently she has been asked the titular question during the interview. She answered it like "No worries, since I will be continuing my ...
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What positions should I list under employment history/work for job applications if I've had unofficial jobs and have been fired?

I'm looking for a regular part-time job. Some places I apply to require filling out a job application, which includes a portion asking for usually my three last places of employment/work experience. ...
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How to handle too many calls from companies?

I am currently looking for a job and posted my CV online, hoping to get some calls. It worked and I got some calls - in fact too many. Just this morning, I had 15 calls, plus some e-mails. As I am ...
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On cover letters how much contact information for the company being applied to, should there be?

I am trying to get my first full time permanent job with my degree, Computer Science. I have received a lot of contradictory information on the formalities of resumes and cover letters. Should cover ...