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

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How should I request family leave when I will also need maternity leave later?

I started a new job a few months ago, 3 months after I had my first baby. My new team generously waited for me to finish maternity leave before my start date (as I had interviewed with them when I was ...
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Should one quit their new job if they have not yet been given any assignment?

I have a degree in mathematics, but I like to code and in my short carreer (around 3 years) I have always done IT-related works, but never in companies whose main business is IT. A couple of months ...
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I didn't start work on my first day agreed on contract

Last Monday, I went to office to start my new job. A manager received me and spent the whole morning with me. I had a guided tour in the building and whatnot. Then, my contact sent my credentials ...
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Is it a good idea to message interviewers after drawn out recruitment process?

Basically I interviewed and was offered a position at a company a few weeks ago. After some back and forth negotiations I have finally accepted the offer and received my contract. I was thinking to ...
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How hard is it to find jobs coming from a 3rd world country? [closed]

I'm from Brazil and my main goal today is to work abroad. This country is just going down the hole and I believe it might be the same situation as many of you here. I manage to study all by myself and ...
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How can I integrate to a new workplace?

I have moved to a new job at a new country couple of weeks back (India to Singapore). This is all new for me. Company culture seems entirely different from the companies I worked before. I am having ...
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Feeling like a fraud at a startup I joined as an intern

TL;DR: Young inexperienced coder gets an internship, gets offered a stake in the start-up he's working for, and now feels like a big fraud. Some context I'm a coder from an undisclosed European ...
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How do I talk about a "failed" internship during interviews for a SWE role?

As a recent grad I accepted an internship opportunity with a household name major tech company. The program had little to no training or ramp up period, instead I was placed on an active team and ...
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Should I be honest about a counteroffer to my prospective new employer?

I interviewed for a more senior position than one I am in now. They seemed to really like me and gave me ‘an offer I can’t refuse’ basically. The pay/perks are more than I asked for. My current ...
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References in job applications

I have submitted my PhD thesis in chemistry in India and am applying for jobs in chemical industries for scientist role. However, my relationship with my PhD supervisor is not good and I don't think ...
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Is it a red flag if a job posting says they don't negotiate offers?

I've recently applied to a company and got invited for an interview at a future date, but surprisingly my first response from them includes the words, "we do not negotiate our offers". The ...
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Can a company increase notice period for any reason, while serving?

P.S - Please note that the question mentioned in this link is not similar to my situation, as my situation is better than that, and I don't want to go for the lawyer thing before trying other means. I ...
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What should my job title actually be?

Recently I joined a company, but I have a question regarding my job title. I think my job title should be different because the current one feels more like a subset of my actual work. My current job ...
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How can I advocate for a change that a very admired colleague opposes?

I'm a senior developer at a new job. One rock star programmer on my team is considered senior. He has worked on the project for years. His code has unhelpful or misleading names. It has methods and ...
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How long should you be at company before leaving?

So my first real professional job lasted about a year. It was a decent job with good pay but didn't have much development involvement. I then left to take a developer job that turned out to be a ...
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Do I need to keep updating job portal profiles, or pause till I try to switch jobs again?

I have been hired in a new company. Before that I used to upload updated CVs in multiple job portals (like Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, AngelList, etc.) everyday. Now, do I need to keep updating these ...
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Will my Russian developer background be a red flag for European companies? [closed]

I am originally from Kazakhstan, I have a Kazakhstan passport and citizenship. But I received my bachelors degree in computer science in Russia, I also worked for 4.5 years for Russian companies, ...
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How would it be perceived by future employers if I had quit my job just after one month in, due to the work culture not being suitable for me? [closed]

I am from south Asia and I am thinking about quitting the current job which I joined a month ago. Reasons are, 500 developers are working in a single git repository ( backend, frontend, tools etc ) ...
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How do you know when you should make a job change

How do you know when you should make a job change? I feel like I am the most motivated member of my team. Everyone else seems to be just slogging through to get through the work day. Does this mean I ...
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My coworkers don't know how to git and won't listen to me

I have been working with software for about 8 years and git for almost 6 years. I feel like I know git like the back of my hand. I started at a new company about a year ago and my coworkers don't seem ...
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General Manager avoids signing agreement and is never present

I’m young and inexperienced, I’m not familiar with worker laws or how common things are within the workplace. I just turned 18 this year and for my uni course I need 5 weeks work placement to be ...
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Company offers less money during probation, and agreed upon salary after probation

I have 2 years of experience in IT Industry. I was interviewed by a Product Based Startup. Initially, they asked me if I wanted to learn or get more package. I said that, since I am in the learning ...
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Compensation decreased after recruiter fixed offer letter errors

My original offer mistakenly said it was for short term employment, thankfully after a lot of time, the internal recruiter had fixed it. However, since a week has passed, she claims the stock values ...
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Verbal offer was for permanent full-time, but letter says short-term

I got an offer for a permanent full time position, but oddly enough the generated offer letter says the position is short term unless mutually agreed otherwise in writing. The recruiter insists she ...
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Should I hand in my notice at my current employer without a contract from my new employer? (UK)

I currently have a 2 month notice period so given the current agreed upon start date with my new employer I'd have to give my notice in tomorrow. However, I am yet to have received a written contract ...
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Is it ok to bring cookies for the entire office to my interview?

Is it ok to bring home-baked cookies for the office to an interview? We live in a very small town. It is a small office. The position I'm interviewing for is Administrative Assistant. I'm sure that ...
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Reasonable to request for pushing out start date again?

So I have already pushed my start date for a new job by a month previously. I now start in a week, and I’m meeting my potential manager again in a day or so for something else. I’m still okay with the ...
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Company wants me back, but does not offer written counter offer

Please go through the question here. Due to the reason mentioned in the link, coupled with some other reasons like no salary hike for a year despite handling multiple roles (development, team lead and ...
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How to best represent a plea deal during a job search

Long ago I made a poor decision to drive after drinking after being at a birthday party. I was pulled over, arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). My charge was later reduced to ...
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How to suggest recording meetings that include training?

I recently started a new job. Most people work remotely. Often times we have a meeting with screen sharing where the presenter demonstrates how to do something. Mostly this is because I am being ...
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How to convery 2 years of no work has slowed my output

I had been jobless during a pandemic and now that I got a job I have learned I have slowed 60%. Although the job was based on a tech test which I passed and then Behaviour Question etc. I have seen ...
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Manager faked my experience to get projects from a client

PLEASE NOTE :- The answers given here does not answer my question, as it does not mention the problems that I have been through. I am in a very similar situation as the OP of this question. Unlike the ...
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How to ask different set of work because of no support

I am in my probation period and I was hired as mid-level developer. While I have been doing a good job as mentioned in my one-to-one with my manager, recently I have hit a snag. There are two problems ...
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Applying for job at company where former manager just started working, will I be seen as riding their coattails?

About a month ago my former supervisor left the company (Company A) I work for and started a position with another company (let's call it Company B) in the same, somewhat small, industry. Both ...
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How to ask what the expected work hours are for small, distributed team?

I am starting a new job as a permanent employee. The company is very small and has no office. I think some of the people I will be working with are located in different time zones. The person who made ...
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Should I go in work travel trip if I'm leaving the company soon?

My company has decided to make a work travel trip to celebrate opening their new office in another country and to celebrate their success in the last year and share what plans they have in the ...
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How to accept job offer but ask if it's possible to push back start date a couple days?

I received a job offer. I asked for a higher salary. They came back with an offer I'm happy with. In the time that elapsed a part time employer I had worked for asked if I could work a few more days. ...
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How to handle background check company that wants me to do all of the work?

I've had multiple background checks at various companies, but this is the first one that has repeatedly contacted me because they were "unable to verify my information". So far they've asked ...
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Company offered a lower pay than initially discussed [closed]

I've been in discussions with a new company lately, and after our first discussion we have agreed on a range of salary. Then I have passed all the interviews/assessments they had; the feedback from ...
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How to email my mentor at a new job for the first time

I will start a new job next Monday and my future manager emailed to welcome me and cc'ed my mentor, who is a senior engineer. I would like to reach out to my mentor separately in an email, but am not ...
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I've been given an unfair amount of work and don't know how to deal with it?

For the past six weeks I have been temping at a medium-sized lawfirm (just under 100 employees) as a three month contract assistant practice manager/admin position. It was a last minute position as my ...
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What is the easiest way to get a job in quantum computing? Are there any quantum computing hackathons

I've been applying to a lot of jobs involving quantum computing on LinkedIn now but the applications all seem to end up getting lost to the void and I haven't had even one reply from any of them. I ...
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Too afraid to change current company [closed]

I am being underpaid, the salary credit is always delayed, I am paid for like 10 out of 12 months (most of us have delayed payments), and there is no career growth at all. Some team leads and managers ...
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Best way to leave a job after ~2 months

I started a front-end developer position with a company (Company A) about two weeks ago. Briefly, it's fine, I don't love it, and was never planning on staying for more than a year or two. Out of the ...
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Being moved to a new team but was not told which team they will move me to

My manager told me that my team is getting split into two, and that after the split, I will be with half of my team temporarily for a new project and will be moving to a new team after the project is ...
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Leaving Small Company Without Having Added Value

I have been at my current job in finance for just over 3 months and it has come in a bit under my expectations. Recently I received an offer from another company that I think I would enjoy more, with ...
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How to leave after working at company for nearly a decade [duplicate]

First time posting, so please bear with. Some background. I've been working a software company for just short of 10 years now, which is an extremely long time in this day and age I know. But I've ...
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How long you would be with a junior title?

I got a part-timeast 6 months with the same junior job title. I worked for a total of 2 years and 2 years and 9 months. I have never had raise in my salary.
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I applied to a job at a tech retail store and how should I ask someone working there out for a coffee so I can learn how the job is like?

I freshly moved to a new city in Eastern Turkey with my family after living my life in the İzmir and passed my CV to a tech retail store which I end up passing by everyday since it's opposite to the ...
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Protocol for onboarding after 2 months notice

I accepted a job offer right before Christmas break (both parties have signed and dated the contract). I sent them the signed copy on the 21st. Their offices are closed 17th to 4th. This is my first ...
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