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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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Is this the correct way to take leave so I can join a job abroad and keep this job as a backup for three months?

It is to inform you that I have been selected by a company abroad as a software engineer and expecting to join in a week or two. It was truly an honour to serve [Company Name] for the five long years ...
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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 a senior technical role but assigned to a more junior project - concerned with 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", to take on an advisory / strategic / architectural overview and overall "...
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Co-worker fired, now I am the only worker left in my department [on hold]

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 a year and a half. I do not want to continue working for the consulting firm for a few ...
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Which job offer should I accept? [on hold]

I currently work in Marketing as a Senior Marketing and Technical Executive. My role at my current job is very specific and the systems are bespoke, which means it’s hard to gain any real transferable ...
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Hired as devops engineer but assigned to team as “normal” developer [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Forced to move to a different position during first week

I recently left a Director level position to move to a Manager position at a large company. I moved my family and made the move for the role. The role was a Marketing role. Week 1 they tell me that I ...
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How soon after being hired is it “safe” to ask for remote work?

I am a very recent grad and landed a job as an automation developer at a local company. I have worked at this company for about a month. The problem I live in a suburb more than an hour away from ...
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Delayed start at new company

A friend of mine used to work as an intern is a small company and accepted an offer as an intern in a big company. He quit the small company in December because (due to local law) interns are ...
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Everyone involved in my hiring process left the company before I started: is this a red flag?

Today I started a new job as team leader in a new company (150 employees in total, the branch in my city counts about 35-40 people). It is in IT and IT consultancy (company is more towards ...
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Switching from a highly diverse work environment to a non-diverse workplace - is there anything I should be concerned about?

I will soon switch from a highly diverse work environment to a non-diverse workplace. In my current workspace, my colleagues are from all around the world, e.g. US, Iran, China, India, Canada, Turkey,...
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Shall I mention to my future employer that I am leaving my current company because I am dating my coworker?

I am working at a company that has less than 100 people for 6 months. I started dating one of my coworker in my team for a few months. I decided to leave my current position because she feels it is ...
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Sitting idle at work

I recently joined this new job, fresh out of college, so basically I have zero knowledge about how the corporate world works. I have been in this project where I have a developer role, and I'll ...
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2 days overlap in my job - india

Please help me. I have 2 days overlap in my job. 1st company - Date of exit 26th July 2018 2nd company - Date of Joining 25th July 2018. I am unable to transfer my PF. I requested me previous ...
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Clearance and prior termination

Here’s my situation: I briefly left software work for another career in academia and am looking to return to software work. The company I have an offer from requires me to get a public trust clearance ...
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What to say in interview about bad manager who is also a reference

A little backstory: I am currently employed under a manager, who doesn't prefer to delegate tasks or share information on projects, such as what exactly to do, until when it needs to be done,... I don'...
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How do I proceed when one leader shoots down the tasks assigned by another leader?

So I am less than a month into a great new job. The CTO assigned me some tasks and then handed me over to the Sen Dev who shot down those tasks as not being that important, which leaves me with not ...
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Negotiate a start date due to delays in PhD defense

I received an awesome industry job offer in Dec 2018 (after several rounds of interviews over three months). I gave my manager a starting date of May 2019, since I was planning to schedule my final ...
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Salary negotiation at the first Face to face interview

A little background to give you some context. I have been searching for a job in UK for a while. Things haven't been favorable for the last 6 months due to my visa situation which was about to expire....
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What can be done if “I” sent a new job application email to my current HR (where I am working) due to typo error?

Detail: My brother was operating my personal email, from there he sent a new job application to the wrong address; I genuinely did not want to apply for the new job, in fact I had just received a ...
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How to ask for more money in current job when another company is offereing substantially more? [duplicate]

I'm currently working in a small company and I really enjoy the work I'm doing and the people I work with, as well as with the boss himself, with whom I work closely. I do good work and my boss is ...
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How to communicate required decisional power before taking job?

An IT company wants to hire me as a data scientist (which I am). I had all the interviews and are now in the negotiation process regarding the contract. The company made me a good offer, they really ...
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What should a person do if an employer is dishonest about a job's responsibilities?

Let’s say a manager decided to hire someone for an accountant position. But, after the hire, the manager persists in only assigning supply chain analyst responsibilities to this accountant, which the ...
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Unresponsive Recruiter after accepting the offer

So I got an offer from well known mid size company last October. I am suppose to join the company at the end of this month. I have been trying to contact my recruiter for the past one week and I haven'...
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Had an accident that makes me use crutches. Will that affect my new job?

In a week I'll start a job as a programmer which I'm really interested in. However, I hurt my foot and I need to use crutches for a month. I'm kind of worried it would make some kind of 'bad' ...
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Boredom, lack of projects, search for new opportunity

Currently I work for a small software development company. I have been working for this company for 2 years. The "software development team" consists of me and another colleague, in other words the ...
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I have taken a new role and I am not enjoying it [closed]

I have recently started working for this large company mid of last year. I initially started as Accounts Payable officer. The bosses have recognised my work and they have offered me a position in a ...
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Job Change To a IT MNC [closed]

I'm a BE Graduate in Computer Science. My career so far - First role was as Researcher Data Analyst in a database company, worked there for 10 months until March 2018. After that (April 2018) I took ...
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Ask for a supervisor position as a new hire

I just got hired as an RN for a local government two weeks ago. I learned through my trainer and other staff members, that the company is currently looking for a supervisor for the shift I am ...
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My boss hasn't called me in to work in a week even though he said he would, what should I do?

I recently got a job at a coffee shop. I've worked 5 shifts in two weeks and my boss seemed to like me. He said my first paycheck would come in next week (this week) last Wednesday which was my last ...
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Should I inform the current employer that I am about to resign within 1-2 weeks since I have signed the offer letter and waiting for visa?

I have signed the offer letter from a company based in UAE (United Arab Emirates) and have sent them my documents for visa process since they are sponsoring. Now, I am confused that whether I should ...
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Should I tell my boss my “real” marital status?

Background : I recently moved to a new country and joined a new company. During multiple interviews with my boss, HR and others I was asked if I moved here alone or with my family. I told that for now ...
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Should I mention I am currently a student at an upcoming interview? [closed]

I have been invited for an interview that is very important for me. I already have a Bachelors degree, but I am currently working on my Masters. I am finished with the classes besides the finals ...
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Is it ok to expect to be included in hardware/ software decisions? [closed]

I will be starting a new job soon. I would prefer to be included in the decisions concerning the laptop I will get, especially given that the main software I will be using differs a bit in the Windows ...
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What should I do if after receiving a verbal offer letter I am informed that my written job offer is put on hold due to some internal issues?

I was interviewed by a very large firm in UAE, remotely since I am in Pakistan. The guy passed my interview and insisted on me to join since we share the same birthplace, coincidentally. I was ...
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Fired for gross misconduct because I sent confidential information to personal mailbox - how do I get another job? [duplicate]

I was dismissed for a breach of confidentiality. I was working on some client confidential information on my client issued laptop and I emailed this info to my personal mailbox as I wanted to ...
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Spouse is leaving the company we both work for. I will follow but much later. How to handle questions?

Both my spouse and I work at a large corporation. The local branch has around 1,000 people. We are relocating to a different state - and my spouse goes first. I will follow in six months due to ...
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Original documents submission before joining a company

I recently received an offer from a company. The HR of the company called a few days back after the negotiations got over and said that they have a system of employing a third party to do a background ...
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I just started a new job and I’m not sure if it is right they pay me in cash after I filled out a W-4

I just started a new job and my employer made me fill out a W-4 form but after I worked a week I was paid in cash. What should I do? Why did I have to fill out a W-4 form?