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Is it better to stay or consider another opportunity [closed]

After 3 months of searching for a job, I have started working just 3 weeks ago in one company. The company is new and small , started about 5 or 6 years ago and currently they are hiring and expanding ...
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What should I do when following up a job offer after not hearing back for a while?

Bit of a long one. I have been undertaking multiple interviews with different companies in hopes of securing a graduate/junior role and as of last week I was told by a big company in London that they ...
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How can I prepare for my new job? I have 2 weeks before I join

I'm re-joining corporate after 4 years and would like to prepare in whatever constructive way I can before the joining date. It's a BDM e-commerce role with a global brand/product manufacturer and is ...
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Applying to job postings that ask for personal information like address upfront [closed]

I've been applying to job postings. Sometimes the application forms ask for my home address. I would rather not give this to a random company I found on a job board, at least not in the initial step ...
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Is it ok to interview with other companies after accepting a signed offer with little acceptance time

I recently received a job offer from Company A that only gave me the weekend to accept. When I asked for more time to think about, the company (for reasons) firmly said I had to accept by Monday. I ...
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Give 2 week notice before or after a weeklong company team building retreat?

I have signed a written offer and cleared the background check. A weeklong company team building retreat is scheduled in two weeks. Should I give my two week notice before the retreat or after I come ...
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Company threatening me after I changed my mind on joining them after observing their work style

Company A, which I was about to join, had some issues with my notice period for the current employer. They were ready to give me a fake work experience letter stating that I worked for them for the ...
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Why did my employer not offer me a counter offer after he had said he would? [closed]

I'm asking this question hoping that you would shed some light. I've been working for this company for several years. Two months ago we had the salary review, which was unsatisfactory for me. The ...
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Overlapping of relieving date with joining date

I have worked for 3 companies 1st company from Dec 8, 2016 to June 23, 2021 2nd company from June 24, 2021 to 0ct 21, 2021 3rd company from Oct 6, 2021 to April 16, 2024 (**Overlap) I have given an ...
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Is it a good idea to tell my recruiter that my availability has changed?

On the 20th of this month I start a new job in a 20 hour per week position in a store that will open its doors next month. Almost a month ago they hired many people at once after a day of group ...
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Inclined offer from Amazon without finding a team

I got a verbal inclined offer from Amazon after the loop interview for an SDE II role in the US, but due to VISA issues (H-1B lottery not won), I have started looking for teams in London where I am ...
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Waiting for my contract to end, but received a memo for redesignation

My contract ends this week and I was waiting for it to end, but today I received a memo stating that I'm gonna be redesignated to another department. I was waiting for my contract to end as I was ...
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Started a new job, received minimal training. My manager is my main point of contact and is unapproachable [duplicate]

I started a new job 4 months ago and this was a career pivot for me as I entered a new industry. I also went from working for a company of 50 people to 15000 people so fairly new to the corporate ...
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Does it have a bad impact on my resume if I quit my first job after 3 months? [duplicate]

I have just received a job offer from Meta for an AI engineer position, but my goal is becoming an AI researcher in Google, so I would like to keep applying for new positions in Google while I am ...
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Completing hours requirement when providing specific service

I want to ask a question and want to know what's my legal and ethical responsibility. Suppose in the contract (remote job), I clearly specified that I would be providing specific services related to ...
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Instantly regretting transferring to new team [closed]

I was hired as a software engineer at a tech company. After a couple weeks into my job, another manager unexpectedly reached out and asked if I wanted to transfer to work on [insert cool new ...
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How do I know if I can become a skilled developer? [closed]

I am a self taught person, 40 years old. My highest education is middle school, or whatever the 10th year of education is called in your respective school systems (not the best education indeed). For ...
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Web Developer advice required [closed]

I have 5 years of vanilla PHP web development experience using Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In Hertfordshire, I earn £30,000, but I need £40,000 for a mortgage. I’ve been applying for jobs, ...
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Oftentimes coworkers come up to me and say, "please come with me" with no context

At my job meetings are always impromptu and never scheduled. Frequently coworkers walk up to me and say, "please come with me" with no other context. They do this because they need my help ...
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2nd day at new job, still no contract (UK)

I started a new full-time position today, my boss said she should have the contract ready by tomorrow... but that will be day 3 of me working there. I feel like she will send it eventually but I didn'...
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How can I repair my relationship with management after accidentally getting access to a confidental document?

For context, I have been working here a month and requested access to an employee evaluation form I wasn't supposed to have access to. My skip skip level manager told my manager, and she started ...
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How do you ask about job position number one after interviewing for job position number two?

I'm more interested in position one but got an interview for position two. I would like to have a shot at position one, so how do I ask about the application status of position one when I just got ...
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Committing for a shorter time than employer wants

I have been offered a job as a junior software engineer (with little to no previous experience) in a scale up. I have not accepted yet, as it turns out they have a very restrictive non compete clause ...
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I felt mistreated during the interview. How should I proceed?

In this round, we discussed the technical solutions I provided. I am confident in my expertise in this area. While the interviewer pointed out some minor errors, which I anticipated due to the time ...
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How to say 'no' to more work?

How can I say 'No' (politely or in a very smart way) to extra work after work time? How can I say no to work that isn’t my responsibility but my manager keeps throwing at me? I’m terrible at ...
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Am I getting "scammed"? (Job Search)

I am currently in the software dev job market. Been applying for about 2 months now. Two days ago I receive: "We appreciate your interest in the [----] position. Your application was approved ...
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Signed an offer but manager not responding

Signed an offer and gave notice to my current company. My start date will be next Monday. According to the offer package, my manager should get in touch with me before I start. I am so stressful since ...
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How to figure out exactly what will be expected at a new workplace and face it [closed]

I have been working at a state university as a lecturer, actually in a senior position (on contract though) because I have a post graduate qualification as well, completed with a research component. ...
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Should I be more accomodating than usual during my probation period or should I try to work as if I'm not on the probation period? [closed]

I am starting a new job with a probation period. What I wanted to know was: Should I be more accommodating than usual during my probation period or should I try to work as if I'm not on the probation ...
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Manager did not give clear answer when I asked for a day off

I recently started a new job. I asked my manager if I could take a day off next week for a family obligation. He said I hadn't been with the company long enough to use my vacation time. I found this a ...
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Should I deliberately work less to reduce expectations if my manager is giving me higher work load? [closed]

This question is a followup of another question I asked a month back: How can I handle too many expectations at a job I recently joined? What has happened since then? As expected, I have been given a ...
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Coworker keeps telling me where to sit. How can I handle this?

I recently started a new job. My coworker who sometimes works from home asked me which desk I sit at when he is not there. I told him at the same desk I normally do. He told me that needs to change, ...
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Worker from another department offered to show me around because I'm new. Now his manager is involved and things feel formal

Recently I started a new job. My position is tech support. I didn't know this until I started the job, but it seems like the company places no value on streamlining things. There's a wide diversity of ...
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In a new job when is it good to ask questions about the company and its systems vs mind my own business?

In some of my past jobs I had gotten the feedback that I asked too many questions. Or that I asked them in the wrong way. To be clear I only got this feedback occasionally. I have since taken ...
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Handling a Refactoring Project with Limited Access to Source Code

I apologize if this isn't the correct place to ask this question, but I'm hoping to get some insight from the community on a problem I'm facing. I recently finished an interview with a company as a ...
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How can I improve my chances of getting a job in Europe as a Resident Third-Country-National?

The backstory I'm a mid-senior level UX designer. I moved to an Eastern-European Schengen country from South-East Asia six months ago because I'm married to an EU citizen. My resident permit lets me ...
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How can I handle too many expectations at a job I recently joined?

I joined a new job two weeks ago where I was hired after an interview based on generic JavaScript programming knowledge with my past work experience close to two years. For the initial 12 days, I was ...
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How to respond when companies ask me why you are applying for a different role job when you're already employed in another role job?

I currently work as system administrator in fintech company. Recently I applied for QA trainee role in another top company of Nepal(better than current one-if it matters, but I don't really care about ...
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How long should a person stay at a new job if they don't like it?

I started a new job about 6 weeks ago. Though it's difficult to point to a single reason, I don't like going to work. On one hand I want to give the job a fair chance and realize that things do change....
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Manager not telling me in advance where I'll be working

I started a new job about a month ago. I'm in the IT department of a medium sized company. They have two offices that are relatively close together. When I accepted the job I understood that I would ...
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Consultancy Company vs Getting Hired By Client

Suppose a person works for a business consulting company for a client company and that client company offers him a full time position. In most cases, would it be best just to take the offer from the ...
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Is it legal for an employer in California to ask for another form of ID when you already provided ID from List A (passport) for Form I-9?

I recently applied, and was hired, for a retail position. When I was completing the onboarding forms online, I entered my ssn and I selected which form of ID I would present them at the store. The ...
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Excessive Demands Prior to Start Date

I recently accepted a job offer from a startup but declined their request to start immediately after leaving my previous job because I needed some downtime. Currently, I am on a break. However, ...
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As my first job, how can I gain the most out of my mentor, a senior engineer?

I am three weeks into my first software engineering job at a software company in Canada working on a windows desktop application in C++. My work consists of fixing newly reported bugs in the software, ...
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Company wants to see offer letter received from another company to match salary

I love my job but I've been offered a job at a different company with slightly more salary. As I was in two minds to take the offer, I discussed with my current company if there is anything that can ...
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How serious is it that my new teammates didn't show up to a meeting I set up that they agreed to attend?

I started a new job as a senior developer five weeks ago. I have worked with a one of my colleagues and two of my managers at a previous company, so I'm not a totally unknown quantity at this new ...
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New job project 100,000s lines of code with no low level documentation [closed]

OK. So I have joined a new organization as RTL engineer (FPGA/ASIC front end work). The design that I shall be working on is literally 100,000s of lines of VHDL code and several dozens of very large ...
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How do vacation days work for a summer job?

I'm in High School and want to take a lifeguarding job over the summer. The training consists of about 40 hours separated into 1 2 hour lesson a week. I've already attended about 4 so I've put in a ...
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How much will it hurt my career progression to take ~1 month of medical leave 3 months into a new job? [closed]

I just accepted a job offer as a software engineer at a medium-size company which is known for being very selective with hiring (more difficult to get into than the average FAANG company) and having ...
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Finding a career as a researcher without any PhD, work experience, and relevant academic degree

I recognize myself as an "Independent Researcher", however, I have no relevant academic degree in the field in which I research (physics, esp., relativity, and electromagnetism). I just have ...
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