Questions tagged [new-job]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
3answers
195 views

How to tactfully tell manager I can't start as soon as he wants me to

I am starting a new job. It had been my understanding that each piece of paper work required would take at least 5 days to process. This gave me expectations as to what the start date would be. I ...
5
votes
4answers
310 views

Relocating in few weeks to start new job; family member just diagnosed with illness

During the past month I (Non-EU) have been preparing for my new software development job starting in four weeks. The job consists of relocation to a country in Europe which is a total of 2 hours by ...
5
votes
4answers
756 views

Company Christmas party coming soon, but I am new to the company. How can I handle this?

I’m new to a role (started 4 weeks ago) and our work Christmas party is soon. Although I’ve spoken to most of the people I’m yet to be ‘in a group’ and the thought of going to a party where I’ll be on ...
30
votes
9answers
9k views

Being heavily recruited at new company: Should I tell them I’m trying to get pregnant?

I read this question, but it’s about the non-pregnant partner. A company reached out to me and is heavily recruiting me for a position that I know I'm qualified for. We're talking a $50,000 (USD) ...
16
votes
4answers
3k views

I'm completely lost in my new job

To give a little context, I'm a french software engineer, and my specialty is mobile dev (Android mainly). I resigned from my first job because I felt professionally abused, like asked to do 4 times ...
1
vote
3answers
166 views

Updating knowledge [closed]

I am a php, javascript, jquery, html and css programmer. Lately I have been working in another field for personal reasons but I want to return to work in programming. My programming knowledge is ...
4
votes
1answer
305 views

I haven't received an offer letter from a company that I was selected

It's been more than 8 months since I was informed that I have been selected to work for this MNC in the oil and gas industry, here in India. They started the on boarding process of the new recruits ...
2
votes
2answers
369 views

Are student jobs/internships considered jop hopping?

I'm currently finishing my master studies and so far I have had 3 different part time jobs/internships each lasting 6 months with a year and months apart from each other. (I could have stayed longer, ...
2
votes
1answer
488 views

Is it normal for project-based employees to not receive a 13th month pay?

I've been working for over 5 months now as a project-based junior developer(waiting for regularization). It's my first job, and I'm new to the industry. I don't know much how things work around. ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

What should I do if don't think I fit to the company's culture?

At my job I'm sitting at the corner of the room alone. I feel lonely. Break time comes I go for lunch alone. The group has a nice casual conversation. But I don't get along well. Different culture, ...
59
votes
8answers
14k views

Is a job offer letter with no mention of salary structure legal or correct?

Recently I cleared an interview and I accepted the job offer letter during this I discuss about salary points verbally with Head of HR. When I received offer letter by email, I read the whole letter ...
1
vote
1answer
239 views

How to handle questions/concerns about my new job when I've not started working yet?

Things have changed since I accepted a job offer. How should I raise my concerns to my new employeer? Some background: This takes place in Europe. I work in IT. So I was contacted by a recruiter ...
1
vote
7answers
1k views

IT company demands for reference

Reference check is the fourth and last step of the hiring procedure for an IT company who is trying to offer a job to candidate. The HR now demands my ex-managers contact. I personally have no issue ...
41
votes
10answers
10k views

What can I do if one employer used offer letter from first company against me?

I had an offer from employer A and employer B forced me to show the offer letter of A to them. In that situation I shared the offer letter with him. But he used that offer letter against me and ...
5
votes
3answers
506 views

Is it okay to negotiate salary and remote work at the same time?

When negotiating for a new job, is it advisable to negotiate one thing at a time, or is it okay to try multiple things at once? For example, if one requests higher salary than what was offered, in ...
-4
votes
2answers
255 views

Dealing with the frustration of feeling taken for a ride [closed]

I switched into consulting after a few years on client's site. I was convinced by my now bosses to accept a position lower than what I did in the industry. the argument was: if you're good you will be ...
1
vote
3answers
357 views

Background check is taking a long time (pending misdemeanor on my record)

3 weeks ago, I enthusiastically received an offer from a top aerospace company for a software engineering position. I was referred by a former coworker and immediately received an offer upon ...
2
votes
2answers
388 views

Shall I ask HR about my test schedule?

Currently I'm an Intern at a company, and last week, HR asked if I was interested in taking the test to become a full time employee and I said I was interested. HR said that the test would be held at ...
3
votes
2answers
467 views

How to keep in touch with former colleagues

After more than ten years I started a new job last summer, so it´s been near on half a year in my new job. I absolutely love my new job and like my new colleagues. I liked my former colleagues, too. ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How should I approach an employer after reneging on an accepted job offer with them?

I was recently interviewing and I landed two job offers from Company A and Company B. I had accepted a job offer initially from Company A, but Company B came along and gave me an offer with a better ...
-6
votes
3answers
397 views

How to handle a hostile and vengeful junior coworker(leased external employee) in my new job? [closed]

Background I am in the 3rd week of a new job as Senior Java developer. There is a scrum team consisting of leased external developers, some junior to me, some senior. Situation with junior colleague ...
1
vote
3answers
870 views

Getting time off for job interview

I've just read the following answer: - How should I ask for time off to attend an interview? But have posted a new question anyway as I believe my situation is a little different. So I found out I ...
0
votes
1answer
210 views

How to find out if an international transfer will be possible when negotiating a job offer?

I received a job offer which I'm strongly considering accepting. My biggest concern is that my partner & myself have a dream of living overseas for a few years, and I don't know if this company ...
0
votes
4answers
863 views

What is recommended “good” attire for a male in management at a tech company? [closed]

I am not asking frivolously. I’m starting a management role in a mid-sized business software company in Philadelphia. I come from a finance company where I wore a suit and tie every day. The younger ...
5
votes
2answers
421 views

Verbally accepted an offer at a company but received another offer

I applied to companies A and B four days apart. I started interviewing at company A right away, and they had a pretty lengthy interview process. I had 4 interviews and an assessment with them, and I ...
0
votes
2answers
601 views

As part of hiring process, I've been asked to join a 1 day stage at a company. What should I expect? [closed]

As part of hiring process, I've been asked to join a 1 day stage at a company. I've been told that I will work on assignments with the team. What kind of assignments do you think I'm gonna receive? ...
1
vote
2answers
318 views

New Job Not Working Out - Weighing Options [closed]

I recently left my job of nearly 3 years as a software engineer to join a new company for what sounded like a very similar role. I’ve been at this new role for a little over 2 months now. Turns out ...
12
votes
3answers
5k views

Does having two jobs simultaneously count for twice the experience? [duplicate]

I started my career as a Software Engineer back in February 2018. As of today, my experience is almost 1 year 8 months. In January I switched jobs (without any break between), but most of my time was ...
0
votes
2answers
388 views

Got a new job but currently on vacation [closed]

As the title says I was called for a new job, while I am on vacation at the current job. I signed my contract yesterday and they expect me to be on site on October 14, but I don’t come back from my ...
1
vote
2answers
261 views

Interviewing with a large corporation ahead of possible IPO

While preparing for an interview with a very large corporation, I found out that the company is considering going public within the next year. (I saw this in multiple public news forums, with ...
19
votes
6answers
8k views

(How long) Should I indulge my new co-workers?

I started in a new position, in a new company last week, after 5 years in a similar position in an other company. There are two other guys, both twice my age, doing the same job, and a manager in a ...
70
votes
6answers
18k views

Is “you will become a subject matter expert” code for “you'll be working on your own 100% of the time”?

I'm interviewing for a new job and in my last phone call they kept mentioning how they'd expect the new member to become a "subject matter expert". Part of what I really don't like about my current ...
-1
votes
3answers
384 views

Good reason for leaving current job [duplicate]

I work for a very small business and planning to quit soon. The reason being other employees are leaving as well and it's a mess to work there with minimal resources and extra workload on the left ...
162
votes
8answers
28k views

Job offer without any details but asking me to withdraw other applications - is it normal?

I have recently applied for a job through a recruitment agency, and had my interview last Thursday. On Friday the agent called me and said that the company is keen on giving me an offer. He said he ...
6
votes
3answers
746 views

Should I disclose to company if the interviewer for a job is close friend?

I have a campus recruitment drive at my college next week. One of the company's panel/interviewer is my close friend. Before the process should I disclose this to anyone in the company or at college? ...
5
votes
2answers
680 views

What to do when a new employer ask you to create them a new book of business

So I recently accepted a new job and put in my leaving notice for my current employment. Half way through my two week notice, my team lead from my new employment wants me to give them a list at least ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

My first Junior Frontend Dev job is not going as I expected [closed]

I'm in a bit of a pickle at my first Front-end Dev Job. I was hired as a junior Frontend Developer at a start up. While other technical teams seem to be established, the Front-end team isn't. in the ...
3
votes
4answers
839 views

Given an unrealistic project during probation

I have been working at a health dept. for almost 5 years. During that time, I got promoted twice (held 3 positions). My most recent one was about 4 months ago and I'm still on probation (I got a mini ...
0
votes
1answer
438 views

Got an interview that is expected to be 2.5 hours, but I don't know how I can take the time. What should I do?

I got an e-mail letting me know that I've passed the phone screen and I have been offered an on-site interview with the company but the email informed me that they expect the interview to last 2.5 ...
-3
votes
1answer
284 views

New job - HR Assistant [duplicate]

What can you do to explain to the overall manager that the work you are completing is not stretching or developing you. I accepted a role and have been working for the last month. I have the role of '...
1
vote
2answers
369 views

Personal issues preventing from joining new job

I am finding myself in a difficult situation. I took a new job in June with a start date in middle August. I am from a EU country and I should relocate in UK for my new activity. Due to a health issue ...
0
votes
2answers
234 views

How to deal with situation in which a colleague is taking all the interesting tasks

Context: I work in a big company, I moved to this new department 4 months ago. At the beginning I had to take care of a legacy system meanwhile we built it again. Just since a month a new team was ...
5
votes
2answers
257 views

Objective in a new software job when no objective is given [closed]

Two weeks ago I started a new job in an automated medicine dispensing company. The company is not very big, around 50 employees. I was hired to work 50% / 50% with automated medicine dispensers (...
-1
votes
2answers
171 views

Hiring a graduate student for R&D research [closed]

Recently I started working in a company as an intern. The things that I am working are for the future of the company and applications that I develop solves companies existing problems. I am facing ...
-6
votes
6answers
574 views

Is “bro” offensive?

I'm a new college graduate who started working at a large company. Each year, the company recruits some new graduates to join a 2-year program. So, the program always has two "classes" who share a ...
-2
votes
1answer
235 views

How to ask for appropriate pay higher than initially negotiated?

About 3 months back, I got a call for an opportunity and they asked for the expected salary. I agreed for X dollars. Last week, I saw the same job posting on a different site with offered salary ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

How to make sure I'm not blamed for a looming disaster at a new job?

I started a new job 2 months ago. I was staffed on a project as a team member in a very small team. The rest of the team are very good friends, I was treated with distrust. It was made clear to me ...
0
votes
3answers
534 views

Have been in new position for 2 months with nothing to do (experienced engineering position) [duplicate]

just wondering some thoughts. I started a new job on a construction project as a project engineer. I have 8-10 years experience and the pay it very good. In the interview I was told I would be very ...
1
vote
3answers
775 views

Not sure whether I'm really so bad or people's expectations are unrealistic

I joined a consulting company and was staffed on a project. I have several years of professional experience, I'm not a recent graduate. I worked as a consultant before, so it's not like I don't know ...
0
votes
1answer
438 views

How to deal with being given much too junior tasks?

I'm not a recent graduate, have several years of experience already. I was in a bit of a hard situation, needed a new job quickly. I accepted one and now I discover I'm expected to take over tasks an ...