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Questions about starting a new job, the etiquette required, and potential pitfalls involved.

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What is recommended “good” attire for a male in management at a tech company? [closed]

I am not asking frivolously. I’m starting a management role in a mid-sized business software company in Philadelphia. I come from a finance company where I wore a suit and tie every day. The younger ...
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Verbally accepted an offer at a company but received another offer

I applied to companies A and B four days apart. I started interviewing at company A right away, and they had a pretty lengthy interview process. I had 4 interviews and an assessment with them, and I ...
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As part of hiring process, I've been asked to join a 1 day stage at a company. What should I expect? [closed]

As part of hiring process, I've been asked to join a 1 day stage at a company. I've been told that I will work on assignments with the team. What kind of assignments do you think I'm gonna receive? ...
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New Job Not Working Out - Weighing Options [closed]

I recently left my job of nearly 3 years as a software engineer to join a new company for what sounded like a very similar role. I’ve been at this new role for a little over 2 months now. Turns out ...
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Does having two jobs simultaneously count for twice the experience? [duplicate]

I started my career as a Software Engineer back in February 2018. As of today, my experience is almost 1 year 8 months. In January I switched jobs (without any break between), but most of my time was ...
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Got a new job but currently on vacation [closed]

As the title says I was called for a new job, while I am on vacation at the current job. I signed my contract yesterday and they expect me to be on site on October 14, but I don’t come back from my ...
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Interviewing with a large corporation ahead of possible IPO

While preparing for an interview with a very large corporation, I found out that the company is considering going public within the next year. (I saw this in multiple public news forums, with ...
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(How long) Should I indulge my new co-workers?

I started in a new position, in a new company last week, after 5 years in a similar position in an other company. There are two other guys, both twice my age, doing the same job, and a manager in a ...
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Is “you will become a subject matter expert” code for “you'll be working on your own 100% of the time”?

I'm interviewing for a new job and in my last phone call they kept mentioning how they'd expect the new member to become a "subject matter expert". Part of what I really don't like about my current ...
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Good reason for leaving current job [duplicate]

I work for a very small business and planning to quit soon. The reason being other employees are leaving as well and it's a mess to work there with minimal resources and extra workload on the left ...
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Job offer without any details but asking me to withdraw other applications - is it normal?

I have recently applied for a job through a recruitment agency, and had my interview last Thursday. On Friday the agent called me and said that the company is keen on giving me an offer. He said he ...
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Should I disclose to company if the interviewer for a job is close friend?

I have a campus recruitment drive at my college next week. One of the company's panel/interviewer is my close friend. Before the process should I disclose this to anyone in the company or at college? ...
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What to do when a new employer ask you to create them a new book of business

So I recently accepted a new job and put in my leaving notice for my current employment. Half way through my two week notice, my team lead from my new employment wants me to give them a list at least ...
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My first Junior Frontend Dev job is not going as I expected [closed]

I'm in a bit of a pickle at my first Front-end Dev Job. I was hired as a junior Frontend Developer at a start up. While other technical teams seem to be established, the Front-end team isn't. in the ...
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Given an unrealistic project during probation

I have been working at a health dept. for almost 5 years. During that time, I got promoted twice (held 3 positions). My most recent one was about 4 months ago and I'm still on probation (I got a mini ...
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Got an interview that is expected to be 2.5 hours, but I don't know how I can take the time. What should I do?

I got an e-mail letting me know that I've passed the phone screen and I have been offered an on-site interview with the company but the email informed me that they expect the interview to last 2.5 ...
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New job - HR Assistant [duplicate]

What can you do to explain to the overall manager that the work you are completing is not stretching or developing you. I accepted a role and have been working for the last month. I have the role of '...
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Personal issues preventing from joining new job

I am finding myself in a difficult situation. I took a new job in June with a start date in middle August. I am from a EU country and I should relocate in UK for my new activity. Due to a health issue ...
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How to deal with situation in which a colleague is taking all the interesting tasks

Context: I work in a big company, I moved to this new department 4 months ago. At the beginning I had to take care of a legacy system meanwhile we built it again. Just since a month a new team was ...
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Objective in a new software job when no objective is given [closed]

Two weeks ago I started a new job in an automated medicine dispensing company. The company is not very big, around 50 employees. I was hired to work 50% / 50% with automated medicine dispensers (...
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Hiring a graduate student for R&D research [closed]

Recently I started working in a company as an intern. The things that I am working are for the future of the company and applications that I develop solves companies existing problems. I am facing ...
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Is “bro” offensive?

I'm a new college graduate who started working at a large company. Each year, the company recruits some new graduates to join a 2-year program. So, the program always has two "classes" who share a ...
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How to ask for appropriate pay higher than initially negotiated?

About 3 months back, I got a call for an opportunity and they asked for the expected salary. I agreed for X dollars. Last week, I saw the same job posting on a different site with offered salary ...
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How to make sure I'm not blamed for a looming disaster at a new job?

I started a new job 2 months ago. I was staffed on a project as a team member in a very small team. The rest of the team are very good friends, I was treated with distrust. It was made clear to me ...
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Have been in new position for 2 months with nothing to do (experienced engineering position) [duplicate]

just wondering some thoughts. I started a new job on a construction project as a project engineer. I have 8-10 years experience and the pay it very good. In the interview I was told I would be very ...
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Not sure whether I'm really so bad or people's expectations are unrealistic

I joined a consulting company and was staffed on a project. I have several years of professional experience, I'm not a recent graduate. I worked as a consultant before, so it's not like I don't know ...
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How to deal with being given much too junior tasks?

I'm not a recent graduate, have several years of experience already. I was in a bit of a hard situation, needed a new job quickly. I accepted one and now I discover I'm expected to take over tasks an ...
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What if employer says they'll pay “approximately” $$ without formal offer letter

I live in Korea and just got an offer from a local company in Australia. I really like the manager and CEO, especially they said they would sponsor my visa. But they offered me a job without salary &...
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How to write a brief description of myself for my first job?

I have just started my first job in a company as an engineer, I was asked to write a brief description of myself which will be sent to all the staffs. Could you please provide some template? how we ...
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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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Report foreign travel during job transition? (Security Clearance)

I am currently working for company (A) where I am required to hold security clearance. I have received an offer with another company (B) that also requires a clearance. Between my two jobs, I am ...
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Is It OK to ask for a delay in start date if relocation is taking longer than expected?

Question Having recieved a job offer and signed the associated contract, relocation is taking far longer than expected, and I no longer expect to have anywhere to live in the new city by the time I ...
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How to keep a good relationship with ex-colleagues who will have to finish work on many on-going projects?

I started a job 7 months ago and got involved on about 15 different project teams. 10 are unfinished, ongoing projects. Additionally, due in part to my prior experience, the company had a very good ...
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Take a lower paying job for less stress better culture, no brainer? [closed]

I got an offer to do the same work I do now for a private company, but for a public entity. The offer is lower pay, no bonus. But, the schedule will be consistent, no unreasonable deadlines, and all ...
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How to ask for better equipment? [duplicate]

I just joined a company as a junior data scientist. There's around ten data scientists and the company recently supplied us with very high-end PC's. My issue is that they haven't upgraded the monitors....
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37 years old with a psychology bachelors and work history in restaurant management [closed]

I have been wanting to change careers from being in the restaurant/hospitality industry for a few years now, but I did not want to choose a new career path without being absolutely sure that I was ...
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When and how to mention the topic of promotion shortly after starting

I was offered a position in an area that interested me. It was below my career level but I was offered it with a very specific justification, which also made sense. We had a long discussion with the ...
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How do you tell a boss you get on well with that you're leaving?

I might take a new job. I applied for a new job after a very good manager at my current company departed. My friend was promoted to the manager position in the meantime. I will be getting an offer and ...
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Changed job whilst still in the interview process with another company

What is the best way to update the company that I'm interviewing that I've changed positions but I'm still interested? Additional information: Company A that I'm interviewing with is my first ...
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Headphones at max volume, but coworkers' casual conversation for 4-5 hours a day is still audible [duplicate]

Situation I started a new job 3 months ago. My team (of 6; I'm not a manager) sits on the leftmost side of the office in a block of cubicles. I'm the rightmost in my block and the only one on my team ...
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Is an unsolicited thank-you email intrusive? [duplicate]

I had a phone interview this morning with two interviewers, and I am planning on sending a thank-you email addressed to both of them. However, I was never in email communication with either of them, ...
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How to work a regular job as a former celebrity

I am formerly somewhat of a minor celebrity. I'm no Michael Jordan or Brad Pitt, but probably 5 - 10% of you here from the US would have some familiarity with me. As my time in the spotlight has ...
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How do you make sure to stay on top regardless of your age? [closed]

I am 19 years old and I'm working as a software engineer since september. I'm trying to level up myself but I get stuck sometimes because of people thinking that I don't have enough skills and ...
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Worried about applying for a more technical job with no experience

So I have a lot of experience in IT. I've used computers for all of my entire life, not just browsing the web and using Office, but really tinkering with Windows, Linux, servers, some hacking, web ...
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How to reason two company changes within few months to a recruiter from dream company?

I joined a company which was a very good tech company A, 9 months back and after a month got another opportunity B, overseas giving me double after tax and expenses savings. I wanted to have ...
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Advice on leaving a new job

I recently decided to leave a job that I enjoyed for an opportunity that fell into my lap from an ex-colleague, who is my new manager. First week in, I realize that despite being hired as a senior, ...
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How can I protect my own reputation while my name is attached to a bad company?

I'm on my way out of a long stretch working for a small company. While there, I designed most of their popular products. My name is on those products. Unfortunately, that company has earned ...
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Pay if quitting a new job [closed]

I worked 3 days at a new job, and then I had to call in and quit, as my daughter ended ill in another city, and I went there. Do they have to pay me?
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Awkward circumstances between me, my (soon to be) ex company and my (soon to be) new company (customer of my current company): possible actions?

I’m serving my 2 months notice in my current company. I’ve worked here for about 3 years as team leader for 2 teams and (not officially) project manager for teams’ projects. All projects are for a ...
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What to do after accepting a job offer?

I have about 4 weeks prior to starting the job and I will be travelling. I recently emailed the hiring manager about my job offer acceptance. I have also obtained a confirmation email about the ...