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Finding a job with non certificates after PhD

I'm a PhD student in my first year. My field is biology but I've been using python and some libraries such us: Numpy, Pandas, statistics, SciPy and BeautifulSoup for analyzing, processing and ...
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How to get my contract renewed when my supervisor is not happy with my progress as junior developer

After finishing my studies as a computer engineer, I got this job with absolutely no professional experience, and the employer knew that all the projects that I've worked on were just university ...
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When I need to constructively criticize someone's code, what can I do to “soften the blow” and increase the impact at the same time?

A junior developer was having some issues on a project. As the deadline got closer without any resolution in sight, my manager asked me to help out. I'm a mid-level developer on the team. After ...
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Junior AI / Data Science Consultant in Financial Sector

I recently got offered a position as a junior AI / data scientist consultant in a consultancy company that works on projects in financial institutions (banks, asset managers, and insurance companies). ...
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Should I decline a tech management offer I feel unfit for?

I’m 23, recently graduated college. I have a very satisfying day job working for my school as a programming fellow. The pay is unfortunately really low and it compromises my grad school plans in media/...
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How can I deal with my coworker who is trying to take over my work?

I am a senior software developer in a software company. Recently, a junior developer joined the team and without being given any official responsibility, I whole-heartedly gave him extensive "...
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I feel ashamed about my old code

Last year I entered in a software company as a Junior developer and started to work with new language and technologies. I tried my best, studied, and did a lot of features. Because of this, I gained ...
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How to handle a hostile and vengeful junior coworker(leased external employee) in my new job? [closed]

Background I am in the 3rd week of a new job as Senior Java developer. There is a scrum team consisting of leased external developers, some junior to me, some senior. Situation with junior colleague ...
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What questions to expect during a junior javascript developer interview? [closed]

I was invited in for a chat at a digital studio next week and I'm just going over some example questions etc. The company seems really amazing. They make good looking products (Apps and the like) for ...
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How to break this vicious circle?

I was hired one year ago in a small company that works on utility apps, as a frontend developer. This company is very small and has more apps than developers, and often we work on very small features ...
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What to do if development is stuck and NDA does not allow to ask any help?

Has someone good suggestions for the following situation I had. I was working as a programmer. I signed an NDA before I started a job. But then I met a situation where I needed to find out a method ...
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First dev job. Am I just a bad developer, or is my company/coworkers the problem? [closed]

Here's my current situation: I am a junior PHP developer since almost 2 years, previously only QA Never got a proper introduction or overview, still often encounter code/entire projects I've never ...
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Hate new job and feel overwhelmed

I was hired at this company about 4 month ago as a junior software engineer. Originally I came from a background in physics and also worked as such for years, but I wanted to switch careers. So I ...
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Negotiating salary for junior position - software dev

I am soon to graduate (one month) and I'm going to have an interview with the HR and the manager of the team (final stage of the recruitment process, I've passed the technical tests) in a cool company....
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Junior developer struggles: how to communicate with management?

I learnt programming at home and was a brilliant bootcamp graduate (that is, by the standards of that bootcamp, which is certainly not as good as top US bootcamps*), I found a job fairly easily ...
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Can I criticise the more senior developers around me for not writing clean code?

I am a junior developer. Although I already programmed in different languages for the last 5 years I still have a hard time debugging more complex issues. On the other hand I like clean code and try ...
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Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
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What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? [closed]

I would like to ask the following questions. What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? Will he/she be given a task to develop a new project from the start without any supervision? What if ...
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Junior colleague developing animosity when I couldn't offer professional help

There were a few incidents when I had helped my juniors. They had accepted my answers, were happy with the solution that I gave them and everything went on smoothly until one incident. There was a ...
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Helping a junior who creates a context before asking for help

My junior colleagues know that I have expertise in certain areas and can help them whenever needed. In fact, there were cases where I was proactive and helped them resolve issues in those areas. ...
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As a junior, is it inappropriate for my supervisor to expect me to study our stack in my own time?

After coming across this question, I started questioning my knowledge of the software development industry. The top voted answer explains how it is completely unreasonable for the company to ask a ...
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Feeling overwhelmed at work

I was hired at this company about a month and a half ago as a junior programmer. I realize that they were looking for a senior dev, but felt like I could do the position with a little training based ...
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How do I evaluate a candidate for a junior position? [closed]

After working with my boss at a previous job he's decided to start a contracting firm and I'm in the first handful of people to help get things started. It's been a few months and now we're looking to ...
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I get bored when people talk too much in meetings. What should I do?

When attending meetings that I should attend, I get bored because some people talk too much without putting action points or setting a plan of the next steps that should be done. I imagine it that ...
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Should I lower my expectations when interviewing someone if the company struggles to find any candidates?

Background: As the shortage of developers in Europe continues, our company, as well as many others, doesn't receives CVs for open positions everyday to say the least. In fact, we are looking now for ...
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Is this just impostor syndrome, or am I likely to get fired?

It’s my third day at this job as a full stack engineer. I graduated five years ago, but I never took programming that serious until after the first year when I decided to start looking for a job. It ...
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Why is it so hard to find a junior developer role?

My background is in electrical and electronic engineering and over the last 1,5 years, I have been playing with Android development. Last June, I completed the Android Developer Nanodegree course by ...
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How do you learn to work in team? [duplicate]

I often think that I should know something already. Sometimes I catch myself thinking that if somebody knows how to do something then he/she could do this by himself and when I ask for everything then ...
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Skilled junior employee critical of her seniors

I have a highly talented junior employee in the role of scrum master. She’s outperformed on most tasks and is starting to take on a larger role on the project. As the manager I’ve assigned multiple ...
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Is it frowned upon to quit a second successive job after only a short amount of time in both positions? [duplicate]

In my career so far, I have had three jobs. My first position, I was a data analyst for a software house. My second position, I was a software developer for another software house, but I stayed for a ...
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Juniors backstabbed me [closed]

Currently in my new office, there are two juniors under me that both have 1 year of experience. In all my career of 4+ years, I have always helped my juniors. In the case of these two juniors, I have ...
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How to survive as a junior developer in workplace that does not tolerate mistakes?

My friend is a junior at a workplace that requires staff to take 100% responsibility for their work. In practice this means no code reviews. Any errors, mistakes or inefficiencies are to be identified ...
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Lead engineer is not helpful at all [closed]

I got my first software engineering job little more than half a year ago and I am struggling with our lead engineer. Long story short, he tells me what and when to do things. Most of the emails he ...
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Is it ok to apply for jobs with no intention of going to the interview?

I'm currently a software developer in a junior position. I know people in similar positions to me that have just accepted jobs paying a lot more. I like my current job and have no intention to ...
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What can I do to actually get hired as a developer? [closed]

I am a construction worker that has been learning how to code on my free time for years. I am pretty comfortable with OOP and can build a website from scratch. The problem is I don't have any ...
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Company uses my junior subordinate to de-value my position and contribution

This is a company ran by young CEOs, in Thailand. I am Chinese 3rd generation in Thailand. My background were mostly western since the elementary school, university and first software house I worked ...
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How to handle a developer getting defensive when faced with breaking code?

I started working at a company as a junior developer, after finishing a great programming bootcamp with a deep and broad programming knowledge. Since then (1.5 years) I learned a lot, gained ...
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How to deal with a difficult junior programmer?

I am the technical lead of my team and have joined that team a couple of months ago. Most members were there before I was. It took me a couple of weeks to earn the trust of my team but I was helped by ...
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Can I convince an employer to hire me by demanding lower salary in resume? [duplicate]

I want to a get visa sponsored job and that's the reason why the amount of salary doesn't matter to me for now. So can I use it to convince the employer to hire me? And I want to write it in my resume ...
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Teammates are actively ignoring my work, what should I do?

Foreword: some specifics are related to software development, but this is a workplace problem, so I believe it belongs here. I'm the only junior developer in a team of senior mobile developers, ...
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Considering quitting as a junior due to lack of a coach [closed]

I have finished my CS degree this year and got my first real job in IT, if you don’t count an internship and student jobs. Since the beginning, I have been basically the only JS developer, ...
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Am I still a junior? [closed]

With the recent leave at firm I work for, I'm not sure if I'm a junior developer anymore. Let me explain. The team is composed of two software developer, two powersystem engineers and the product ...
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am I good enough to apply for a junior job? [closed]

I studied programming as a c# developer, we were using ADO.NET and SQL-Server also we studied ASP.NET, I took my degree with a very honorable mark I wrote many freelancing software by my own(all hand ...
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Candidate talks over me during interview

I'm not an HR person at all, but today I interviewed one candidate who applied for the role of senior embedded software engineer. Indeed, I'm an embedded software engineer, and for 50% of my time I ...
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As a junior programmer, is it bad to take on a mid-level job if I've been offered one? [closed]

Career track: Competitive algorithm programming in high-school Bachelor’s in Economic Informatics Microsoft Internship Junior Programmer job (6 months) Following a test challenge and a 1:1 interview ...
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Junior Developer doing well but management wants to fire him

I am a technical lead in a medium-sized company managing a team of just over 50 developers. We have many senior and mid-level developers and a few juniors. One of our junior developers has been ...
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A new hire is asking tons of questions which takes up a lot of my time

I am trying to create a culture where developers attempt to solve their own problems first before approaching me. Right now, it is the opposite. They come to me as a first resort. Of course, I will ...
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How Do I Motivate a Junior Developer?

Background I'm a Team Lead for a software development department and about 4 months ago I began aggressively spearheading an internal program to hire and train up junior developers, specifically ...
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Communicating with a manager who has no programming experience

I am a Jr. Developer working in the healthcare industry. I am currently assigned to build automation tools that download eligibility files. I'll spare you most of the details since they are irrelevant ...
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should I accept a larger wage reduction for work in related field? [closed]

Setting: I currently work as a junior BI developer. Unfortunately, this contract will not be extended after 1½ years of being here. I'm looking for a job in software development as a junior dev. I ...