Questions tagged [new-job]

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

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Prospective employer is asking which govt client I've worked for in my current employer, what do I do?

I am in the early years of my career and I am currently working in a government contractor company (in the United States). I recently got my security clearance. I'm trying to move to another govt ...
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I am moving to another country and not sure how my current job translates to the job roles in the other country

Currently in the Us, I am a Team Manager and the job requires me to do technical project management as well as people management. I am in charge of deliveries, strategic planning around initiatives as ...
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How can I be effective in my remote role?

I come from a decent product-based company which had really great software dev practices. I have recently joined a company which does their job remotely. Though the pay is good, I am not enjoying the ...
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What participle do you use when writing past work experience? [duplicate]

When describing your responsibilities for a job you once had, do you write in past participles or present participles ?
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How to politely state that a software requirement is infeasible? [duplicate]

I work as a software engineer for a small software company. One of the things I've observed is that a lot of the system requirements that come my way are based on the whims of the boss and never ...
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Should I bring up family expansion plans in interviews as a man? [closed]

Would it be beneficial or detrimental for a young man to reveal his family/relationship status during job interviews? Would it be better to maintain an attitude of strict non-disclosure regarding your ...
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How to approach fee clawback?

My new employer has agreed to pay for my fees (tuitions only) owing to the old company once I end my contract with them for a maximum amount of 10k, but it turns out I only owe 2k. However I also have ...
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Asking my boss for a raise during COVID [duplicate]

I'm writing this piece because I'm thinking of asking my boss for a raise, which in this current seems a bit selfish. About 6 months ago I started working in a small manufacturing company that makes ...
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New employer keeps changing contract details [closed]

I have just been offered a job and I accepted it on the spot. Here’s the problem, when I applied initially they were offering a full-time contract with a certain pay but after being hired I was told ...
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Just started work, got offer from competitor for 2x the salary [closed]

I have just started working at company A, that uses company's B product. Some time after that i received an offer from company B for salary 2x that i was promised at company A after my test period of ...
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How to get up to speed in a new web development job when there's no documentation?

I just arrived in a company to code in PHP and MySQL and I'm trying to get familiar with the codebase. I see the source code of the website and there is no documentation, no comments above the ...
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How to deal with confused project requirements and timelines?

I am 2 months into a new job as a software engineer. One of the things I've quickly realized is that confusion about requirements and time lines is the law of the land. To give some more context, the ...
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Do I compulsorily need to serve notice period after resigning during probation period?

First, Please go through this probation period clause in my current company's offer letter. Location - India (If that matters) Probation Period: You will be on probation for a period of 12 months ...
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How to keep personal and team motivation at new job while having hard time adjusting to the new company

I just started a new job 3 months ago as a team lead of a completely new small team of new people that are also new in the company. Everybody else in the company has been here for several years and ...
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Letter of Recommendation for Germany from a foreign Country

I want to relocate to Germany applying for an IT job. I know there are formal recommendation letters that German companies extend to former employees. However, I only worked for companies outside ...
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Formal offer letter delay (after verbal offer)

My friend got a verbal offer from one company last Tuesday (Sept 29) and they said the formal letter will be sent in a couple days. He sent them an email on Friday asking whether they had sent it and ...
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Am I being overpaid in terms of experience?

So the story is: I started the coding career for a bit less than 2 years. Recently I've been job hunting for quite a while, and there is a company who's willing to offer me a job, which is great. The ...
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Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role [closed]

I've received two job offers and am struggling to decide between the two of them. One is a big brand, with the potential to hone my hard skills, while the other is a smaller brand with the potential ...
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How early should I begin applying for jobs?

I’m currently completing an internship through my college that ends in December. I want to cut my 3-year college program short to a 2-year program, apply for graduation in December when my internship ...
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3 months into the job and boss wants me to write a training guide [closed]

I've been working for this company for 2-3 months now and the boss asks me to write some training guides on how to do my job. My work is generally about managing eCommerce portals, mostly it's a blend ...
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How to collaborate on javascript team when you don't know Javascript?

I started a new job 3 months ago. During the interview process, I was told I could pick whatever language I want to use to do the project. A couple of weeks ago we started the project, and I was ...
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Should I accept this Web developer job offer or keep looking? [closed]

I'm looking for a front end developer job. My ideal job would be a React JS role, i.e. a mix of HTML, SCSS and React. I have no commercial React experience so the job hunting can be a bit difficult. I ...
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Do you receive an unconditional offer after a conditional offer?

I’ve been offered a job and got sent an offer of employment & a contract of employment in the post (two separate documents). Now, the offer of employment states that it’s conditioned on ...
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If I was sacked for gross misconduct, will it show on my DBS for future checks?

I was fired for gross misconduct. I have stolen 10 pounds from a client in a care home. I have been offered a job by my old employer (the employer I was with before the current job) ; they said they ...
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Interviewing for a startup - Noticed a vacancy for a similar senior position but more inline with my experience/skillset

I'm interviewing for a startup/tech company (round 4 is this week) and one last round if all goes well. I just noticed another job vacancy for a similar but senior position that I believe I qualify ...
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Concerns as I start a new job [closed]

I know in this economy one should be grateful for having a job (and maybe I am being a bit entitled here), but please hear me out. I got laid off in June and was interviewing pretty much all summer ...
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Is working for a design agency a good choice for a front end developer?

I had 2 jobs previously as a front end developer, now I might be offered a 3rd job from a design agency, here is some background. 1st job: software house, overall positive Positives: I learnt a lot ...
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Can you ask for start date to be pushed back after signing the contract of employment?

So I signed the contract for a new job that states a specific start date. However, due to some reasons, I have to push it back a week. Is it possible/frowned upon now that my signed contract already ...
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Manager/coach not giving me proper credit for the projects I do. How to move forward?

I think I got a very toxic direct manager. I recently graduated college and this is my first job, don’t know what to do. So here’s a list of toxic things he’s done : I discussed some ideas with him ...
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Laid off and can't find job [closed]

Discovered myself in situation I did not anticipate. I worked as embedded, constrained system developer for about decade and a half, to be blunt I got laid off and can't find job. I do not know what ...
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Getting mixed messages in new job from everyone telling me what to do

Relatively recently I started a new job in a specialty retail store. I've noticed a lot of people are telling me what to do and sometimes get conflicting or wrong information. It's been a long time ...
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How do I, a junior developer, ask for a senior's help? [duplicate]

I am a junior developer that recently graduated from a programming bootcamp. I studied front end development for three months and previously outside the bootcamp, I did not have any exposure to ...
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Do I inform a company that I just had an interview with that I have an offer from another company?

I just had an interview with a company (Company A) and i thought it went well. if I make it - there will be a final culture fit interview (much less formal). But I already have an offer that I'm ...
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Forced quarantine by company [closed]

As part of a new job for an international and well-respected company, a friend of mine is moving to a different country. This country does not have in place a mandatory quarantine for travellers ...
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Is “workaholic” culture a requirement, or optional?

I've received a job offer from an extremely large company with a reputation of having a "workaholic" culture. I asked some of the interviewers about it in loose terms (ie. what does a work ...
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How should I answer “How are you liking the job?” if I don't like it?

I recently started a new job after losing my old one to COVID. It's in a retail store and pays minimum wage. While I find the manager and assistant manager very responsible and trustworthy, a lot of ...
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How to tell an employer that gave a job offer that I want to get the job but start next year?

I applied with them months before I had a job. They just got back to me now and I never thought they would actually give me a job offer. Thing is I've already have a job for 3 weeks and I dont want to ...
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My joining letter is delayed and HR is unresponsive. What should I do?

So, my starting date mentioned in the offer letter is 8/17. My background check was completed on 8/4. I also completed my I9 form and Pre-employment documents. Its 8/13 day I don't have my joining ...
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How do I navigate an unexpectedly toxic workplace environment at a brand new job?

I recently started a new software development job after taking a 50% pay cut at my previous company due to Covid. I had interned at my current company back in college, but they were unable to match ...
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Can non-work coaching be considered relevant Management Experience?

I am looking for advice on handling a potential job interview topic. I am currently in a Senior Analyst role and looking to move in a more managerial direction. My technical skills, industry ...
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I get assigned technically impossible tasks [closed]

I've started in a new company a few months ago, I had to move and I did not do my research. In my old company I had my team, a git, we had design patterns and everything was smooth. At my new position ...
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Background check - how many years back info required - US hire

hi I got an offer from a large company subject to passing background check. Does anyone has experience using First Advantage. Whatever agency you have used, can you pl tell how long back they want to ...
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Starting anew after redundancy

Good morning. I have just been made redundant. All was done by the book, however the company has no funds for severance. We are to get our Redundancy / Holiday and Notice period pay via National ...
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How do I proceed when I can't access a company's online paperwork for my job application?

My significant other has finished interviewing for a job and it looks like she's likely to get an offer. The company is asking her to complete some online forms, including one of those personality ...
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Would like to reschedule interview due to silly injury. How to convey this?

Yesterday I got a very severe sunburn at the beach. I didn't think the symptoms could be this bad but I've been experiencing confusion and nauseousness. I'm supposed to have an in person interview ...
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Taking out personal loan to pay salaries? [closed]

I work in a small company, 16 people, central/western Europe. As many businesses, corona virus crisis hit us hard. Two people were fired and we were told, soon they might be firing more people, ...
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How to handle a peer that thinks he is my boss?

My company recently completed a big re-org and I've been placed on new a team project at work. This is a cross organisational team of about 15 people. We've divided into smaller, more manageable ...
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ELI5: Explain work hours to young adult [closed]

Something like ELI5 (Explain Like I'm 5-years old): Pretend I'm a young adult in highschool/primary school or university and haven't tried any full-time jobs, say in summer breaks or for internships. ...
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Not passing the PIP - still will be eligible for UI?

I recently took a position and started this new job and the only reason I left my previous employer was because this was supposed to be the promotional opportunity that I was searching for. ...
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Who should initiate a hand-over meeting?

I joined a university as a lecturer recently. During the workload planning I was offered a new administrative role for the new academic year. I had an initial discussion with my predecessor about the ...

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