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Questions around people that were recently hired, on boarding practices, orientations and so forth.

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Weird Circumstances after being Staffed [closed]

I have been waiting to be staffed for more than two months. I was happy when someone announced to me that I was going to be staffed with verbal details. Naturally, I was expecting an official email ...
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Requesting to work from home in a new job in a new city

I'm interviewing for a job a few hours away from my home, I would love this job and I'm sure I'd be a great fit. I want to be honest and transparent from the start with them, I want to work from home....
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First month at a technology company job: not a lot do do, feeling useless? [closed]

A month ago, I started a job as software engineer, at a large technoloy company (similar to Google, Facebook etc.). I guess my job level is on the low end of Google T5 or high end of T4? (salary is ...
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Reasoning not to hire based on pregnancy or other medical condition

Legalities aside. I've always wondered why a business would employ someone who is pregnant just to give them maternity leave for three months when they wouldn't even have completed their probation. ...
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How can I ask for a raise from the new CFO?

So the CFO at our company retired, and he was my direct boss. I've been commended for my work at all echelons of the company and have been lauded for my skills; I am the de facto subject matter expert ...
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Should I notify the new company to use my preferred name in the on-boarding process?

I got this job at this new company. I used my legal name when I filled out the job application form. I also had my legal name on my resume as well when I applied for this job. Now, I just got the ...
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X month temp to hire vs Perm

I did an interview recently which I thought was a permanent position as described by the recruiter who submitted me. When talking with the interviewer about the position, he stated it was a 3 month ...
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Help navigating background check window [closed]

I accepted an entry-level job offer from a fortune 100 company for after graduation. Throughout the entire interviewing process I knew that any offer received would be contingent upon passing a ...
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1answer
640 views

How long should I wait for a job contract letter?

I recently had success with a big tech company in NY. I have accepted the offer over the phone after which received the details of salary-benefits, starting date and manager name - all basically the ...
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5answers
860 views

How early can one refer a friend/family to a job after starting a job at that company?

I have recently joined a large company and my brother is asking me to refer him to one of the jobs that are listed. However, it is barely 2 weeks since I joined and also the job posting requires 3-7 ...
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1answer
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About to graduate but feel my skill level is not sufficient to satisfy a future employer. How do I go about this? [closed]

I'm about to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Electronics - IT and I am currently doing my internship. I've always felt like I don't quite 'belong' in my year, often feeling that my skill level or ...
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Is it okay to ask what I should prepare for the interview to a recruiter? [duplicate]

I have a technical interview coming up and I was wondering if it's appropriate to ask whether I need to prepare for any particular area or if it's is going to be a general tech interview. The job ...
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What can I do, as a remote manager, to smoothly onboard new employees

Background info: I am the only remote worker in my organization and live out of state from my main office. I have remotely mentored interns previously. These will be my first direct reports. I have ...
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Newcomer asked me my opinion about the company

I am working in a startup. The tech team is small. The company looks like economically is doing fine. So we are hiring new developers. A new one is coming in a month. This person contacted me on ...
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1answer
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Appropriate time (and way) to ask for new equipment [duplicate]

Background: Currently I work as a "temp" through an employment agency, but "temp" has been nearly 2 1/2 years. The company has had some ups and downs over this time, at one point new equipment ...
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Is it professional to quit job after 1 month of 6 months probation [duplicate]

I have just started my new job. The company is a really great well-known company to work for (on the benefits perspective), no doubt, but my position itself is not really my expertise. I realize it ...
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Changed job position after acceptance

I was very excited to accept a PM position after a relatively lengthy interviewing process with a small local company. There was an extended wait before my start date due to a change in management ...
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What are the list of Office Etiquette which as a beginner must have ? [closed]

About me : I have just graduated and started working on a new startup in its product development phase. The team is about 6-7 people. I am by nature an introvert a really calm type of person, i don't ...
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Working with a fresh graduate [closed]

A fresh undergrad programmer. I was surprised he got hired in the first place. It also lead me to question the education system overall, especially universities. On his CV, he conveyed that he has ...
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856 views

No office access card six months into the job

I work as a software developer in Germany and switched jobs six months ago. My new company is a small private company of 15 employees, with their own office building. I've worked there for half a year ...
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How to answer “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone with more experience than you for this position” in the software industry? [duplicate]

My question would essentially be encountering the following in an interview, as I've read it as something people encounter in a blog post about software jobs. “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone ...
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Buy a mac / Get it bought for you / Learn Windows? [closed]

I am a developer at a small/medium size company that comes from a previous very big company. During the interview as far as I remember I mentioned I would work on Ubuntu or Mac, but I don't feel ...
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3answers
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Internship is almost over, need to start hinting at being hired on permanently

My current internship will be over in just a few months (December). At that time, it's quite possible that I'll be offered a permanent position. If offered the job, I will most likely take it. ...
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Factors to consider when deciding between hiring a less qualified candidate or waiting for a better candidate

The hiring process in my company consists of the HR shortlisting candidates based on some policies, and then the manager selects the top candidates from among them to be invited for interviews. ...
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cleared a senior level interview, but now they are saying they will lower position by 1 level [closed]

I was reached by one of the recruiters on LinkedIn for a senior position to one of the top financial firm, and had 6 interviews. 1 over the phone, and 5 in person. All 5 of the interviewers liked me ...
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1answer
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What documentation should I request from HR regarding the Health Insurance Plan? [closed]

Background I started a new developer job 95 days ago. Prior to this job, I was covered by my parents' health insurance; however, I turned 26 one month into this job and was unregistered. My contract ...
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Feel lost at new job. How do I tell my manager?

I started a new job 2 and a half weeks ago as a software engineer. This is not my first job but I've never felt this lost and demotivated so early. I was assigned a coding task three days ago and i ...
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18answers
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A friend/coworker and his wife are employed at the same company. He found out she's cheating. What to do?

Full context: I've been at my job for about a year and have formed close bonds with a number of people, including my coworker "Josh". A new position opened up recently that Josh's spouse, "Jessica", ...
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My area of expertise at a new job is apparently being outsourced

I am an embedded software engineer/ Firmware engineer. I feel really comfortable working on the lower layers of code (I have four years of experience in firmware engineer). I just had my first day at ...
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2answers
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Salary Offer Package

We want to make an offer to candidate, say John. And we know John's expected salary, say 50k. We can offer John what he wants. However, our company's year-to-year salary increase is very low ...
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A week before my next job — how do I spend time wisely ramping up?

One of my concerns from my last job (internship) was my lack of relevant skill set which led to me not getting a full-time offer. How do I politely send an email to my future mentors (whom I have ...
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How to work with a disruptive, inexperienced employee

My team was discussing some advanced data issues the other day in a meeting. A junior team member (a recent Ph.D. graduate) began interrupting our meeting to discuss tools, new to him, that he was ...
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Is a long delay between hiring and start date normal?

About 3 and a half weeks ago I accepted a seasonal, entry level position at Lifetime Fitness. Since then, I haven't received any information about my start date or job training. On the two occasions ...
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What should I do if I was told that I could start at the beginning of the month but haven't signed anything?

I had my second Interview on the 16th and it went really well! I was told that I could start the next Monday or at the beginning of the month. They had me fill out an Application and a Background ...
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How to tell future company about my existing company (that I own)

I will be starting a new job in a couple of months. I currently own a company and have a few clients that I'm doing business with to pay the bills until I start my new full time job in July. I started ...
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How to exit from a company that is not doing well as a new hire? [duplicate]

I recently joined a U.S. company (3 months), but there is high turnover in technical roles and high-level posts, and projections are not good for the near future. I have only worked at startups thus ...
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How to move to a different team within the same company as a recent hire

I have been in my current role for 4 months, and I want to move to a different team because the career track my manager has laid out and discussed with me does not work with my career goals and ...
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Demanding for a higher salary

I appeared for an interview six months back. A total of four interviews, reference sessions, and background checks were done. They kept saying things like "we are preparing your offer letter", "we are ...
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What to expect informal lunch where one coworker is leaving and another new member is joining?

We originally have planned an informal lunch to celebrate a new member joining our team. However, unexpectedly a senior co-worker of the team has also decided to leave during the same week so a ...
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What are some common tasks for a new programmer? [closed]

For a person who is new to programming, what sort of tasks would a new programmer be assigned as an entry level new hire? If you are an experienced programmer, what were some things you had to do ...
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What looks stronger on a resume – higher position or a well known company? [closed]

A little bit of background – I'm an industrial engineering student and currently have a perm job with logistics at a startup. While it isn't aligned to my career goals, it gives me a lot of growth ...
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New job Very little Direction, No training. What Should I do? [closed]

I’ve just started a new Job as a DevOps Eng., and there is hardly any training other than a quick ‘getting started’ guide. Additionally, I have almost no direction — no path of development to be ...
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Pre Employment Drug Test for working in another country (GA, USA)

So here's the deal. I'm from Canada and last summer I worked for this company and they want to rehire me for this summer but in a different state, Georgia (I believe the testing is for insurance ...
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Trusting the new sysadmin [closed]

I've been hired at a smallish company to be the sole sysadmin. I'm supposed to take over, among other things, responsibility for Active Directory. I've had a look at the current setup, suggested a few ...
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3answers
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Am I responsible if a low-skilled friend joins my company and fails to do his job? [closed]

I worked in a company some years ago where I met with this person, who became one of my friends also outside the workplace. When I left that company we kept in contact with each other of what we are ...
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Is it normal for companies to provide a relocation allowance? [closed]

I have just accepted my first job abroad and I will have to move around various AirBnB and hostel forms of accommodation for the first few months as I do not have enough money saved up to pay for the ...
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2answers
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How to handle boss' request to invite potential future employees [duplicate]

The last six months I've been an intern at a tech company and I've been offered, and have accepted a job. Now my contract is for eight hours a week since I'm still going to college for another year ...
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How not to answer the question in an interview, the one interviewers hasn't asked you? [closed]

I always prepare for an interviews and before going to an interview I try to prepare most of the questions that are going to be asked. It helps me many time but also creates a problem for me. Some ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for one week of vacation after working for 4 months? [duplicate]

I'm working as a Software Engineer in a non-critical role. My company is somewhat relaxed, but I'm embarrassed to ask for time off since it's my first job, and I'm not sure what is and isn't ...
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Transitioning from Contract to Full-time, pay issue

Recently I moved from being contracted to full-time at my company. In transition, however, some internal paperwork got messed up and I was listed as having two start dates. 12/12 and 12/19. The ...