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Questions tagged [new-job]

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

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Leaving short term roles out of job applications [duplicate]

I worked for Arby’s for about 3 weeks and then applied for a job at IHOP. I got the job and I'm wondering whether it could come back to bite me that I left Arby’s off the application when I applied? ...
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Quitting internship for a full time job

Currently I am interning at small scale software company. I joined that internship as per my university course work. I will be getting a grade based on that. Actually the internship is of 6 months and ...
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Didn't get enough time to take a coding test - what should I do now?

I got an interview call from a company after a friend referred me for a vacancy in his team. The call was from a team manager and not any HR personnel. One interview for this week, Monday, was ...
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Starting perm job after years of contracts TIPS [closed]

I am starting a senior level perm job after 10 years of contract gigs. I may have some habits that worked in the volatile contract world that will not work in perm. Can anyone offer some tips or point ...
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As an intern with ADHD, how to be able to focus on badly engaging tasks?

I am what in english could be more closely described as a paid intern. I am happy with my position so far, a month in, it isn't perfect, but I don't need it to be. In my software developer internship,...
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Inflated grade on resume at previous job, might former employer tell new employer?

I’m 24 years old and have just landed an offer for my dream job. I sailed through the interview process and the company were extremely impressed with my experience and performance during the process....
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Negotiating a 'final offer'

I have a question about offer negotiation. I was caught of guard by a recruiter today, and when he called to tell me that they extend the offer to me I asked if it is a final offer. He said it is ...
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Possibly converting from intern to full time. When / if to ask about pay?

My internship ends beginning of June and my boss John has put in the request to move me from an intern to a full time position yesterday. John's boss, bob, has emailed me mentioning that in two weeks ...
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Company wants to publish my work under someone else's name?

So, I'm fresh out of high school, I applied to my first job, and got a response! I'll be a freelance writer, writing about tech for a company's blog. However, my (potential) employer (...client?) ...
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Should I make it up to my manager for making him buy something I didn't need?

I just started a new job and asked my boss to order me a USB hub about a week ago (they will order stuff you need for work). A couple days later I discovered that the monitors have built in USB plugs. ...
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What's the point of asking previous salary of an applicant?

In India I don't know why but most of the HR person usually ask about previous pay. What's the point of asking this? This is not duplicate of How to respond to a direct ask of salary earned and ...
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Raise after probation period? [closed]

I got employment offer letter yesterday. It outlines the following Monthly compensation is X amount. I will be on probation period for 3 months. Contract is valid for one year and will be ...
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How can I avoid the job I'm applying for contacting my current supervisor as a reference, and instead contacting my direct manager?

I feel as if my current supervisor will unfortunately be an unfair reference, and will likely sabotage my job applications. This is due to our whole airline team being made redundant. (I was ...
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How to socially function in an office where the primary social interaction between employees is making fun of other employees?

I recently started a job in a new office, where it seems like anytime a casual conversation is initiated its typically in negative context about another employee on a personal level. This started ...
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How should I respond when I lied about my education and the company finds out through background check?

I lied about my education to my employer and background check revealed I did not graduate. How do I respond to my employer after they send me the following? In order for us to move forward and ...
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Salary negotiation interview phase, already sold myself short

I have an interview next week with a new company. I just talked to a recruiter from the company this morning and he asked me what salary I was expecting. I didn’t hesitate for a second and blurted out ...
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How do you handle having too many opportunities?

I arrived in a big city not long ago, after being in a relatively small city. I keep seeing and being contacted for many amazing opportunities. They are only job advertisements and not actual offers ...
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How should I add the months of work experience on my resume?

If I worked at a company from 1 June to 10 Aug, and the online application just has a field for months, am I supposed to include Aug in the months or leave it because it was not even half a month.
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How to manage management's expectations when starting a new job?

I started a new position several weeks ago. I've onboarded well and started working productively and delivering almost immediately. I've started introducing changes directly after starting (which I ...
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Recruiter I'm already working with invites me out to lunch. Why?

I'm looking for a job, and this recruiter that I've already applied through sent me an email that effectively said: Sorry I don't have any new information for you. Let me take you out to lunch to ...
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I'm new, should I tell my boss about this other new colleague's bad approach/performance?

Since 1 month and a half I've started a new job. Since 2 weeks a new colleague joined as well, and the future plan for us is to work together more often (but on different things). We have already ...
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Is it unprofessional to resign again after accepting a counter-offer?

3 months ago I resigned from my current position because I got a better package at a similar-level organization. By similar-level organization, I mean that they have around the same revenue, employees,...
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Is it OK to take time-off during the first week of a new job?

Is it OK to take time-Off during the first week of new job? I just landed in a new job and this is the first week for me. Because of an unexpected situation I have to take Off on Friday of this week. ...
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Does not getting a pay raise signal for something to come…?

So I've had a talk with my manager and lead and they determined I wasn't getting a pay raise due to communication. My current job is remote and so as my manager and lead. During my review, they've ...
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Not being delegated enough work, compared to colleague

I've been at my full-time position (software developer) for almost an year now, as a college hire. I started at the same time with another college hire, with the same title. Naturally, we both ...
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Can I ask my new employer for additional financial assistance after accepting a job offer?

I have just taken up a new job at a different region from where I now live with my family. The job comes with an unfurnished accommodation. I am not currently financially OK to furnish the house. Is ...
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HR not providing relieving letter and salary slips [duplicate]

I have worked for a company. Later on I've discussed with my manager about my resignation, and then I have resigned. Since they did not have the internal portal to get the salary slips, HR was ...
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Interviewed for a senior position but offered a mid level role [closed]

I had a face to face interview in a company in the UK for a 'Senior Data engineer' position. The interview consisted of a technical Q&A with Tech lead & a data engineer. This happened after ...
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I have no proof of employment to show my next company

I was referred by an employee in a startup company as a developer. So without asking any salary details, I joined this company and started developing projects. Now it's been 7 months in this company ...
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As a programmer, would working remote full time hurt my career growth if I want to go back to office environment?

I was wondering how working remote could potentially hurt my career growth as a software developer. I found many good lessons from this discussion thread: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15994294 ...
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Is it okay to speed up a job offer process and then reject because it's not as good?

I am waiting on a decision from one of my preferred employers. In the meantime, while I was waiting, I still did other interviews. I think I might be close to getting an offer from another employer. ...
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Called in sick my first week. Should I expect to be paid?

I was supposed to start a new job last week but on Monday I had a nasty case of diarrhea and decided to stay at home. I sent an apologetic email to the new company and they seemed to understand. My ...
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1099 and background check

So my girlfriend just recently got a job offer for a company that is requesting a background check. About 2 years ago she worked for a company that hired her as a 1099 for tax purposes supposedly. She ...
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What to do when your boss betrays you?

I suggested to my ex-boss to go work for him again. After some negotiation, we agreed on 2 important conditions. Starting from my 2nd week, I started to understand that he was going to violate these ...
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Accept a position at a different company while keeping my old job as a fallback

I have three months leave that I want to use in order to take a job at another firm. I want to use my leave to keep my current job in case the new one doesn't work out. Is this the correct way to ...
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Resign immediately after attending work sponsored conference & business trip?

I have tickets (flight, hotel, conference) booked and confirmed for a conference I'll be attending in two weeks. But I'll have to hand in my notice immediately after the conference is over because I'...
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Request package raise after signing the offer

I received my new job offer and my join date is in next 2 weeks. I signed the offer for a particular package which is $5000 more than my current package. But I just received a 5% salary increment and $...
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On-boarding email asks for soft copy and not scanned copy - isn't that contradictory?

As part of the on-boarding process at the new company that I'm about to join, the email asked for soft copies of certain documents/photographs. One line of instruction that got me confused was this ...
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Recruited for senior (SME) technical role but assigned medium-term to much more junior project - how to recover appearance and reputation in company?

I was recruited to a senior (but still individual contributor, not a manager) role to a company as a "subject matter expert" (SME), to take on an advisory / strategic / architectural overview and ...
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Co-worker fired, now I am the only worker left in my department [closed]

To cut a long story short; I started working at a new company where it was me and another coworker doing all the work. He had been at this company for 5 months. He was the one that trained me and now ...
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What's a reasonable period of time before quitting to look for a new job?

I am working as a software developer at a consulting firm, where I have been at the client location for about two years. I would like to move on from my current position to start a new project. ...
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Hired as devops engineer but assigned to team as “normal” developer [closed]

A few months back, I applied for a backend engineering position at a company. I did a few programming challenges and had a few interviews, and got an idea of the projects they were working on (Go and ...
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Made a bad choice and now stuck in a rut?

I have been with my current company for 7 years this year and on the same salary for the last five of those despite moving up in responsibility. I decided, last year, that it was going nowhere so ...
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New job with short project

I joined a new job in December (outsourced work). The job is nice enough; close to home, newish technology, okay-ish team etc. One of my colleagues (quite a bit my senior) was discussing with me how ...
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Is 'bad luck' with former employees a red flag?

I applied for an engineering position at a medium-sized* but international company. During the first interview, I got the impression that their tech stack does not quite match the public job ...
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Job hunting during months leading to graduate school

I was just told I've been accepted into a Business Analytics program. Since there is now ~4-6 months until I start how do I approach seeking employment in the interim, hopefully in a relevant field (...
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Project Manager in Ice Breaker Team. What does Ice Breaker Team mean? [closed]

I have noticed a job announcement with title Project Manager in Ice Breaker Team in a software company. What does Ice Breaker Team mean?
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Left engineering job to pursue career in software development. Will it work? [closed]

I got a full time job straight out of college as an engineer. However, I really realized that my passion was software development. I love to code. I ended up leaving my job to pursue a career in ...
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I'm moving job role, however they have said i will not get a new contract

I have been in my current role for around 3 years. I have been accepted for an inter-company transfer to a different department. My current contract is 40 hours per week and is based on 12 hour ...
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When I receive my contract after handing in formal job offer

Ive got a question for you. Last month I have applied for the job position After couple days they called me with an interview. Attended to the interview - successful and after another couple days I ...