Questions tagged [new-job]

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

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best way to decline offer? [duplicate]

What is the best way to decline an offer, when you promised the hiring manager that you will join a certain date? He said "I just want to make sure that you won't bail out along the way, and we'...
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Does non-disclosure agreement still hold if i break contract before i start work?

I received an offer from a company, say CompanyA, and am interviewing still with another company – CompanyB. CompanyA has a lot of clients one of which may well be CompanyB – CompanyA has a lot of ...
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How to prepare for Technical Lead Engineer position?

I just received an offer and starting in a few weeks as a .NET Technical Lead Engineer - and I am worried about 'pulling it off'. Since I didn't really expect to get an offer for this position (and it'...
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How should I tell my boss that I'm going away for another company?

Premise: I'm 21, and I've started my path for my current company when I was 16 in a school internship. Then for all next years every internship or every holidays I was working for them as a software ...
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How to find out about company turnover rates?

Is there a reference / lookup for employee turnover rates, i.e. the ratio of employees leaving the company to the ratio of those hired? This would be a very solid reference to how well the company is ...
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Data Analyst new role - culture shock at new place

I recently changed from a 4 year consulence as Data Engineer in a big consultancy firm to a Data Analyst Role with Tableau and PowerBi in another consultancy company for a stable contract. In previous ...
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Is it normal for an employment contract to involve signing over prior intellectual property?

I'm in process of starting a new job, and the employment contract contains a clause that states any intellectual property I created before (!) signing the contract becomes the property of the company ...
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Replying to a group thread of welcoming me on my 1st day at new remote job

My supervisor started the e-mail thread of welcoming me to the team/department. Several team members has already replied (including the boss of my supervisor so I'm extra nervous) with a brief but ...
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How to answer why leaving a job so soon in an interview? [closed]

So about 3 months ago I accepted and started a new job with Company A - one of worlds leading financial groups. Very exciting opportunity. During the time I was given this job offer from company A, I ...
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As an Immediate joiner, is it okay to provide your documents and get offer letters from several companies and maybe reject it afterwards?

Scenario: I am an Indian and a 5+ years experienced Java developer and currently I have been looking for a job change within India. I am an immediate joiner and my notice period in previous company ...
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Considering rescinding my accepted job offer

I need extra sets of eyes on my situation. I’m leaning towards rescinding my acceptance of a job offer, but I am not sure if these are really red flags, or if I’m looking for problems because I’m ...
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Is it a bad idea for family members to give each other referrals?

My mom works at a company that I am applying to and I'm going to be applying there soon. Would it be a bad idea for her to give me a referral? I understand it comes off as being biased, which is why I'...
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Joining a company to work on a similar product to my own company

I have a (startup) company. It's a marathon project with a few years to fruition so I decided to join others in the meantime. At the very least I have a day-to-day company but startups rarely succeed ...
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Interviewing for position looking to hire immediately. Would be nice to give current employer 2 weeks notice but just as a courtesy

I am interviewing for a job where they want someone to start "immediately". My current employer has not treated me well and does not know that I am looking for another job. I have worked for ...
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What career path should a programmer who is not good at coding but still quite analytical follow? [closed]

I got a CS degree, researched a bit and worked almost 2 years as a Django developer in a startup. From these previous experiences I have found out I have the following weaknesses: I may have bad ...
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What to expect for a first-time worker?

I've never had a "real" job before. How should I expect the first day? I'm supposed to check in, but I'm completely oblivious to how this all will pan out. Do I just show up and follow ...
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Big 4 BGC Dilemma

Summary: During 2012-2014 I have held unpaid jobs and two paid gigs. Got fired from one, lasted 4 months at second. I have been employed full-time since 2014. I have not disclosed these two bad jobs ...
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Choosing between two companies: startup where I am an intern vs more stable company where I do not know my prospective colleagues [closed]

I am faced with a hard decision and I could really use the advice of a third independent party. I have received a job offer from two companies and I have to give an answer before 2021 August 2 (Monday)...
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Looking for a job in approx 12 months... put the feelers out now?

I started a new job around 5 months ago. The job is going quite well and I'm enjoying it for the most part, but two issues are: The location means a time consuming and expensive commute (moving ...
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Feeling not good enough to find a new job [closed]

I am looking for new jobs but feel not good enough to take a job in another company. Simply because I am hanging between roles and therefore do not really know who I am, in professional terms. I did ...
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FBI Expanded Background Check

Asking a question of people who are more versed than me in FBI background checks. I've just received a job offer in finance—perfect job for me!—and am now being asked to complete a pro forma FBI ...
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Who to ask about the benefits mentioned in job description and offer letter

When starting a new job, who is the correct person to ask about the benefits mentioned in the job description and offer letter, the direct manager of the new employee, the internal recruiter who ...
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Asking a new employer for hours off in first week

I have an appointment which I can't schedule outside of working hours. It is my first week in the job and I wanted to ask my new employer if on a particular day during my first week, whether I can ...
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Job title question [closed]

I am currently working in a project management role, where I have been promoted, and I have the option to change my title to lead project manager or Senior project manager, my goal is to work at upper ...
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Is it reasonable to ask new employer for a contribution towards increased daily commute costs?

I'm interviewing for a job which would be a significant pay increase, however it would also involve travel by train which is expensive. The pay increase would be approx. £1,300/month but I'm intending ...
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How to decide between two job offers when better one is delaying the result and other one is not ready to postpone joining? [duplicate]

I interviewed with two IT companies recently. One of them is clearly better choice for me but they are delaying the final result. My interview went quite well in the better one and I am 75% confident ...
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Asking for extended pay at a reduced rate while relocating?

I will be starting a new job, but on a fixed-term basis (only 6 months). It's 150mi away. I have already accepted their offer. It's a government/defense role and they've been very forthcoming with ...
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Accepted a job offer but is it too late to consider a counter-offer?

I have been struggling with a decision between two new job offers that I received on the same day. Option A is a comms agency working for a client that I wanted to work in the future. (Star client ...
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Should I accept a full time job knowing I will not be able to commit long term to it, while employer expects me to do so?

Summary: I am unemployed and was offered an entry-level software job. They expect me to stay for longer time but I want to find "ideal" job instead. I have few potential offers lined up over ...
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Should I wait for a bad offer letter or directly say no?

I was interviewed by a (probably small scale) company. First they asked me to submit a small project that they had given me to do. Then they arranged an interview and discussed in-depth of my current ...
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Career implications of being in a mostly contractor team?

I am a relatively junior developer (2 years of experience) who through a combination of turnover and management not wanting to shell out for lower level staff (they pay our team lead a ton and one ...
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Asking for increase in Relocation Package?

I recently finished my Ph.D. in the US, and after so much struggle I've found a job in a startup in the UK as a scientist. The salary offered is the annual salary of GBP 40,000 + GBP 3,500 for ...
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Who are my Employer and Supervisor when I'm working a freelance job?

I'm filling out an application that requires my last three places of employment. Most recently I've been doing freelance tutoring for a family. I've been working with the parent to handle the ...
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Holidays planned with my new boss

I recently started a new job at a company. During the interview process I've negotiated my vacation time with HR (3 weeks). I'm not sure if the HR representative has confirmed this with my manager. ...
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How to tell a recruiter that I would be interested in his offer in the future?

Let me begin by telling my current scenario. I’m a 2021 graduate whose job search was hit by the pandemic. I had one job offer that was revoked but fortunately I got another offer at a startup after ...
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Ask for fixed-term contract when declining a permanent contract

I am a graduate student looking for a job. Thus far, I have gotten two offers. One starts in a few months and the other in a few days. I would like to take the offer which starts in a few months. At ...
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Am I being unreasonable with my company which is trying to change my commuting shortly after hiring me?

I was just hired for my first full-time position since graduating from University. The location is 15 minutes away from my parent’s house, and I just moved back in with them from college to accept/...
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How to get more recognition for taking extra shifts

Where I work I often agree to take extra shifts when someone else can't make their shift upon my manager's request. I've been doing this often and don't feel like I'm getting recognition. (I make the ...
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Boss introduced my soon-to-be right hand via email. How to proceed now?

I recently accepted a new job and I'll be starting in a couple of weeks. The entire interview process has been online (video chat) because of Covid. I'll be leading a team. Obviously, I have not met ...
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Suffering to receive the CDI contract from a Business company

I have been accepted in a business company to sign with them my first CDI employment (permanent employee contract). My question is how long it takes for the company's president to prepare the contract ...
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Boss used my sensitive PII data without authorisation

I work on the CRM system in a large recruitment agency in the UK. I applied for several jobs through job boards and spoke to a recruiter from the same agency as we work for and we discussed what I was ...
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How to participate in discussions on company strategy / culture when you may be leaving (and your boss knows)?

I work at a small software start-up (~5 employees, started 4 years ago). I knew my bosses already personally before joining about 2 years ago. Most of us have basically only development experience, ...
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Been at a company 9 months, never received training

I was brought on at a company 9 months ago as part of a work study program in France (industrial automation). This is my first job, so I wasn't sure what was normal in terms of being totally lost and ...
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Switching companies - having a really hard time in my current company due to the culture and engineering practices

A couple of months ago, I joined a company (1bn+ in revenue) as an entry-level software engineer. I considered myself lucky that I was able to land a good job that paid decent salary midst of a ...
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Added to new employer's repo and working on a new version during off-hours

I am starting a new Software Engineering position in a month or so, but, the manager I will be reporting to added me to the repo of the current codebase of the software I will be working on when I ...
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Coworker who is also relatively new is very bossy towards me in a micromanaging sort of way [closed]

A couple months ago I started working in a store. The training portion is over. The store recently had a lot of turn over (even for retail). Aside from the manager, the longest employee has been there ...
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Accepted & Signed an offer but going through an array of emotions [closed]

This question is a bit of a follow up to this Accepting an offer when you've just been given a salary raise previous question which I got some great answers from. I've got given an offer and I ...
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haven't heard back from the HR Team for my onboarding process

So I already got an offer from them, signed it digitally then sent it back. After that I sent a resignation letter to my current job (First job btw). Went through pre-employment medical exam and then ...
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Pay increase for management responsibilities

I am currently looking for a new job and wanted some salary advice. I am a visual designer specialising in creating design systems for companies to help create consistency across their sites / ...
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How to convince company that I want to do this course while saving my job

I have been out of work for 6 months and had been living on some of my savings and my wife's family helping us, I took some 40 interviews with tech test but failed, 41st I got the job. I had been ...

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