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

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New developer can't keep up with branch merges [migrated]

I am the new developer - this is my first programming position. My issue is this: We use git - I cut a branch from our develop branch, then I start working on the minor task I've been assigned. It's ...
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Just got hired but have to move all of a sudden [on hold]

I just got hired for a sales position at a chain massage parlor. However, due to circumstances outside of my control, I have to move to a different state in about 3 weeks. I did not know about this ...
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What issues might there be in accepting a position in the cannabis industry? [closed]

I might be offered a position as a software developer at a company that produces software for the cannabis industry. I don't have any legal, ethical, or moral issues with the job, company, or industry ...
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Disputing Intellectual Property Section in Contract

I know its pretty standard for companies to add an IP section to the contract, but the one I have received for the new job I have accepted seems pretty full on to me: Intellectual Property 19.1 You ...
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How to safeguard your trade secrets at work? [duplicate]

I work in the analytics function of a company, which has just started. The sales team until now were making their own reports from their data. Having some experience in the analytics domain I have a ...
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How long is the initial adjusting phase for a senior IT role? [closed]

Soon I'll be starting a new job as a senior IT data developer. What is the expected warm-up time until I'm supposed to be fully operative? During one of the interviews, the answer I got was "as soon ...
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Should I disclose an interim temporary job that I took up between acceptance and joining new employment?

I am based out of the UK. I received a conditional offer from a large public sector organisation for a permanent role in the beginning of July, which I accepted. The instructions on the letter state ...
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New Job: No Task Assigned Yet [closed]

I started a new job three weeks ago. On my second day, a manager came in and briefed me on a project, and told me I was still a candidate. She gave me all details. My boss, the one who coordinates ...
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How to turn down request from prospective employer for current employer's code?

I obtained an interview with the development team leader and CEO of a startup company. At the end of the interview, the development team leader asked me to send him an email with websites' links to ...
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Confidentiality of Terms: Cannot discuss salary or benefits

I recently witnessed an offer of employment where, under the confidentiality of terms, it stated: You agree to follow the Company's strict policy that employees must not disclose, either directly ...
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Recommendation Letter

I got a new job as an engineer. My previous job was not engineering related. Anyhow, my previous boss wrote me a recommendation letter due to my outstanding performance. Do you recommend I send this ...
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How can I avoid critical mistakes in a new code environment?

I've been a developer for over 3 years now and I have built up confidence of my programming abilities within my team. Recently my team has been employed under a company owned by our venture ...
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How do I get industry experience if I don't have industry experience? [duplicate]

Somehow I can't comment on my post (maybe my score is not high enough) so I'm going to edit my original question. A lot mid-level and senior type roles require industry experience. If I can't get ...
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1answer
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How to transition from a mid-level back end developer to front end developer [closed]

I'm currently a mid level Back-End developer Java / SQL / XML looking to transition into a Front-End role (React). I'm self taught in HTML/CSS/JS and currently learning off of Udemy (and other online ...
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Does this mean that he has been put 'on hold'? [closed]

My friend interviewed with a big multi-national corporation for a Software Engineer position two weeks ago. The day after the interview he received a call from the recruiter saying that they are ...
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2answers
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Recruiting Coordinator asked when my last day at my current job is

I recently received an offer (well, actually almost a month ago), and after a lengthy background check, the recruiting coordinator finally asked when my last day at my current job is. Now I'm ...
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New job in a different country isn't meeting what was promised [closed]

I took up an offer recently for a job abroad which came with a great job description. The description included what I had already been doing but covered a greater field of responsibilities and ...
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2answers
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How to go about jobhunting when you only want a job so that you can get enough money to move away? [closed]

I'm a semi-recent college grad (~9 months out of college). I want to move from my minor city to New York City but I want to save 4 to 5k before I do that. Therefore, I have to get a job but I'll ...
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Getting into IT after second studies [closed]

I have an economics master's degree from a german university and started working nearly three years ago. My first and current position is within the company's sales coordination department where I do ...
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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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2answers
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How to Gracefully (Second) Follow up a Job Offer [duplicate]

I received a job offer 10 days ago, last Monday, I accepted the offer, and the hiring process took a high pace. However, when I sent them some required documents, I expected to receive an invitation ...
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Job interviews while working new job

I accepted a new job and been working here for the past 3 weeks. Before I accepted this job I had an interview for a company for the first round about a month ago and now they called me back for the ...
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Can I negotiate non-compete so I can still work in my field if I quit, move on or want a better job? [closed]

I'm currently a student about to join a cyber security firm in their SOC department. My worry is that along with everything else I sign they may force me to sign a Non-compete agreement which probably ...
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I was terminated after my last new job interview [closed]

I was terminated during extended probation, due to a mismatch between my seniority and my competence, according to my boss. This was my 6th month, and although my colleagues don't agree with her and ...
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How can I ethically “ease into” quitting a job?

This is a first for me, as I've never quit a full-time job before. I've been with my company for several years now and my relationship with my team is great; however, a better opportunity has opened ...
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No tasks on new job after my integration period finished [duplicate]

A few months ago I got an exciting new job as a Software/Hardware Tester at a nice big company, with lots of opportunities. After I finished my integration here, there were no new tasks for me. I am ...
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Should I include a statement on cover letter about people in my life with experience in the field?

I am applying to a data science position with a company in the education sphere. The position is technical only and I meet the basic requirements and most of the preferred requirements. It does not ...
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Just graduated college, was hired and now I have another offer [duplicate]

I graduated college in September of 2017. Upon graduation a was able to land a job with a company I had interned with for a year and three months. I have been employed full-time with this company for ...
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2answers
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How can I professionally renege an offer that I previously accepted? [duplicate]

I accepted a job offer in writing 7 days ago from company A but I received a better offer today from company B (that I didn't foresee) that I would like to take. How can I professionally renege the ...
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2answers
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Offered an informal meeting with another company - what is that?

Background I'm 21 years old, working for company A since three months. I joined company A for an internship, I'm working with them part-time and I want to stay with them at least until next September, ...
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4answers
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I've passed probation but I've been told I'm not working to the level expected for my salary, how should I proceed? [closed]

I recently passed my probation period at work with no problems highlighted, however, during the probation review, I was told I was not quite at the level (senior) expected for my salary. I asked what ...
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Distracted by loud music

I work as a contractor for a web development company. Where I sit I am sometimes negatively distracted by the music. I'm not certain of the details, but the speaker is built into the ceiling but I ...
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HR unresponsive after accepting offer

I got a job at a company last week, they sent me an offer letter and I responded back to them with an acceptance mail the very next day. In the offer letter it was written that if you did not respond ...
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Recruiter Contacts me for a new job [closed]

I had a very good impression on this recruiter, at the end of 2017. She strived so that I would be hired with a salary above my expectations etc. I didn't know I was going to work with the worst ...
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1answer
237 views

First day of work as iOS Developer [closed]

I just got an offer as an iOS developer and accepted. What should I expect on my first day on the job? Will I spend time setting up my environment and gaining access to their systems? I'm self-taught ...
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Quitting a job after one month to join previous employer [duplicate]

I'm a Software Developer by profession, someone who values the quality of work and prefers writing good code rather than fast code. I was working with a product startup for a year with great ...
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Neurodiversity-friendly employers in Berlin

I've just moved to Berlin and as someone with ADHD I'm looking for an employer that is neurodiversity-friendly. What would be the best way to go about finding such an employer or making sure that any ...
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Unsure of my role at new company…?

I started my new job 6 months ago and I still unsure what is expected of me. I do random tasks to help senior leads when they need help with their projects but when I ask what role I would be in, I'm ...
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How should I ask for a couple of hours off in the 2nd week of a new job?

A few weeks from now, I have to show up in court for a civil case about a debt. This would be 2 weeks into my new job, which I have not started yet. I still have to do the paper work. I thought the ...
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How do newer-style companies handle job references? [closed]

Recently I've applied for a new position as a network systems administrator, and I've also already had a short phone interview with a recruiter from this company I applied to. At no point during this ...
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My new job is about 75% proprietary software - Should I be worried?

So this is my second job out of college. Job 1 was at a team doing embedded software, so I did a lot of C, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and some Python and Java. This new job mentioned Java during the ...
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New job offer immediate start UK [closed]

I have an interview tomorrow and they sounded very desperate. It is a job I have wanted for 10 years. I have started a different job 2 months ago. If I get this job the training will start the day ...
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Differences in small and large companies [closed]

I'm graduating from an engineering degree this year and would like to head towards a larger company, yet I have only had jobs or done experience in smaller companies. what are some of the less ...
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Is it reasonable to ask how the company is to trans folks?

I'm soon to be a college grad, and starting to get job offers. I'm transgender and will be transitioning when I start working. This transition will be obvious. My body and appearance will become ...
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How to ask my old boss who started his own company for a job?

Background: I currently work at a small I.T. company that I have been at for 1.5 years. When I started there was about 30 staff. It was founded by 2 guys a couple years before then. The founders of ...
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Should I tell my prospective employer I’m going back to school ?

I was laid off 5 months back and I just got a job offer yesterday. It’s a contract position for 1 yr and the contract details have not yet been mailed to me. The problem is that I’m going back to ...
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Can i change my Job field [closed]

I am currently working as Software Developer(1.4 years of exp) in Data Science field for a MNC company in India and my current role is Data Scientist for a client project. I don't like this project ...
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How to tell new employer that I am on holiday if I am supposed to be working in my current company?

The situation I ended up is a bit weird. Let's put the facts down: I am working in company A for few years. I got a contract to start working in compaby B by 1st of month X. Already signed. Company ...
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Can I add a reference letter when I apply job?

I am currently studying at University and I done a summer internship and I got a great reference letter. I want to apply a graduate job and it is so related my past internship. So I have a question ...
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How to professionaly answer that i don't have a work visa but that i could get one without problems if the company hires me

The company is in New Zealand. I currently don't have a work permit for New Zealand but I could get one without problems after having a job offer. How to tell that to the companies when they ask me if ...