Questions tagged [new-job]

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

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writing a brief description of yourself

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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Will taking a QA Automation Engineering Job Pigeonhold my career? [closed]

I have been a QA Engineer at a large tech company since graduating (~ 2 years). I enjoy QA and automation engineering, but I do have goals to become an backend software engineer. I am currently ...
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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 ...
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Absconding a company after 1st day of joining

I joined a big MNC and now I have a better opportunity with better skillset with a new company (mid size). It has been just a day that I joined this multinational organization, and currently I do not ...
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Asking what my current salary is during interviews as a recent graduate

I've been through several job interviews and in all of them they ask: what are you on right now? (How much are you getting paid?). My college friends (also recently graduated like me) tell me the same ...
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How can I effectively communicate to recruiters that a phone call is not possible?

I am a software developer in the UK, I am currently searching for a new job. Among the various methods I'm using are recruiters. I understand that the normal workflow of a typical recruiter will ...
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What is the right approach to quit a job during probation period for a competing offer?

Two weeks ago I joined a new company and during the hiring process I used a competing offer to increase the proposed salary. Now that competing offer from the other company has increased to almost 2x ...
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Addressing unnecessary daily meetings with manager?

About 6 months ago I was hired at a startup software company as a Python developer. The company itself is great. I have learned a tremendous amount as I transitioned from academia to industry (I ...
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Is it possible to get employed with a plan to be fired after completing important tasks?

I was employed in a senior position to take over a role that, before I started, was played by very expensive external consultants. I contributed massively, launching several important projects and ...
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Will my new employer care about the resignation date in my relieving letter?

My original notice period was two months, but I told my new employer it was only one month. Based on that, I got shortlisted, attended the interview, and received an offer from them. I am now being ...
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Should I avoid revealing my age at a new role?

I've recently been offered a role at a large company (I've usually worked in companies with less than 100 employees). I'm a unusually high seniority for my age (22) but started my career at 17 so I ...
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Leaving company during company event

I'm interviewing with a few companies right now. (I'm a junior software developer at a tech startup.) If things work out well, I'll have one or two offers within the next 2 weeks. (I wasn't actively ...
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References Issue

I'm interviewing with a company as a new graduate, and I have been asked for professional references. I had 3 internships and can get references from 2 of them. Last internship ( and the most ...
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My boss says I lack communication skills. What does this mean and what should I do?

I am on a 12 month internship. I am a bit introverted and English is my second language. My manager told my prof that I am doing fine but I am not good at communication. I was wondering if you could ...
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Am I asking hard questions during my interviews…?

I've started looking for different job opportunities and have had four interviews so far with different companies. I think I did very well in all four but only got an offer from my last one and it was ...
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Had offers from two companies. One offer got revoked. Can the 1st company contact second company and ask them to revoke their offer letter

I had offer from company A and company B. I told company A that I have an offer and tried to negotiate it to get a better package. Company A asked me the offer letter, which I sent them over mail. But ...
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Starting A Company - While Currently Employed

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this type of question - however, I couldn't find a more better one. If there is please point me in that direction. Now, that said - I have recently ...
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Owning shares in a start-up - posing problem when finding a job?

My fiancée got a job in London which prompted me to start searching for a job in the UK. I'll be looking for a data scientist job in an established company (i.e. not a start-up). I am currently ...
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Having to constantly redo everything because I don't know how to do it

I obtained a biostatistics/pharmaceuticals job without any further education than college, so I think this is the cause of that. I don't have some supervisor. Lack of experience and education. I'm ...
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I just started; should I accept a farewell lunch for a coworker I don't know?

I just started a new job and I was sent an invite to a farewell lunch for a coworker on my team. I don't know the person and haven't talked to/seen him yet. The invite was sent through an email with ...
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Advice on getting over regret for taking new and more stressful job

I recently decided to take a new job offer because the new company is growing at an accelerated pace and I felt I had better future opportunities for me down the road. I was not actively looking to ...
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Negotiate start date for a new job based in London

I recently accepted a job offer, and I'm currently waiting for contract and all the paperwork (conditional offer upon clearance of background checks etc.). By all means, I will give my notice period, ...
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How shall I communicate with my ex-collegue (and now manager), before joining back a company

I am software professional with many years of experience. A few years back I had left a company to start my own business. Unfortunately, my start-up didn't work out as I had expected. I'm now in need ...
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I lied on my resume. How should I reach out to my manager? [duplicate]

I got an offer for a tech job at a big company in Seattle. I am excited about the job, but I have a problem and that is that I lied on my resume. I put my undergrad, even though I didn't graduate. ...
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Rejecting an offer after accepting it just 10 days from date of joining [duplicate]

I just graduated from college. Last March I attended a job fair at a nearby college. They were hiring students from Professional Degree A (These people have got good theoretical knowledge but lacks ...
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20 seconds video to introduce yourself; what things to consider?

After applying for a job, I received an email asking to make a 20 seconds video to introduce myself. I wonder what information should I put in this very short video? Is there anything specific they ...
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how to know when your action at work is presumptuous?

At a new work place, I contributed in a small way to several projects but have not had a real opportunity to lead one (actually had one assigned by my manager, but initial performance was not stellar ...
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What are the things required for a Software developer with employment gap?

I worked for an IT-company as a software developer for 3 years. Even though my position was software developer, my work didn't included any hands on coding or programming. I left the job for maternity ...
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Started new job, given difficult/impossible project. What to do?

Almost 2 months ago I started a new (data scientist) job. I was assigned to a team that has not used machine learning before. They have assigned me a wretchedly difficult project that I'm simply not ...
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Continue career change after failed trial period

I'm a Software Developer. Recently I realized that teaching/mentoring/supporting is much more of a passion for me. I applied to being a teacher/mentor for software development boot camps (intense 0.5-...