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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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How can I keep my scheduled vacation if I'm about to be hired in another place? [duplicate]

I've been working for almost 2 years at this company, and had scheduled my vacation for January 2019. This week I received a better job offer, paying almost twice as much as I get now, in a larger ...
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How to pursue a job far in the future?

I'm talking with a company that might want to hire me (not definite yet). I like them a lot and I think I'd like to work there. Here's the catch: if they decide to hire me, they will want a firm ...
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Is this a silly reason to want to be better at my job? [closed]

I recently started a new position as a software/electrical engineer at a mid-size tech company. I have a dual degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science (BS CECS), and a Masters in Education (M....
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What to do when interview keeps asking seemingly off-topic questions

I work for a number of agencies where I go to different locations to promote products. I applied for a gig that was to help setup and organize a tech conference. Looking back it was strange that it ...
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Should I Inform the interviewer that I have already joined somewhere, but still considering them before the final onsite round?

I have joined a new company while the interview process was going on for the other company. The other company is located in a foreign country, so the interview process took some time. They have ...
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How to stall an internship offer?

So I've been applying for internships and I've received an offer from company_x. They've basically said, "if you're happy with it, let me know and I’ll get the paperwork raised". Thing is, I have a ...
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Too many bad practises. Should I leave ASAP or I should to try to push my opinions? [closed]

I was hired at an iOS position for a project, that has started 2012, which means a lot of legacy logic. The salary increase was good, and I had a good impression, that both guys working on this ...
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My co-worker and I are quitting together. We should give notice together too?

My co-worker and I will quit our current jobs to join another company soon (First work day is next year). We are experienced members of our project and there are many unexperienced new people working ...
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What to make of recruiters reply after interview [closed]

I went through a series of interviews and company's HR/recruiter was very generous to provide feedback after each interview. Feedback was really positive and they were interested (I applied through a ...
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PTO (Hourly employee) and starting a new job

On January 7th, 2019, I am starting a new job. However, before this happened, I had already booked time off from December 21st, 2018 until January 4th, 2019. The company I work for does not have a ...
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How can I ask my current employer to keep me on part time?

How can I ask my current employer to keep me as a part time employee? I really like the job and it's an incredible learning experience. I'm 25 years old and have been employed their for about 8 months....
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Extreme background check lag and when to start looking for another job

I have recently accepted an offer for employment from a company. I've signed the initial agreement that stipulates time in the office as well as salary. Unfortunately, it has been over 3 weeks (almost ...
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I am a personal assistant for a blind person and not sure how to deal with this problem [closed]

I work as a personal assistant for an older blind person, I will call her KK. This is a new job for me. She is very extroverted and has a lot of friends. The thing is that her male friends are all ...
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My manager wants me to extend my working hours [closed]

I have recently joined an organization. Like every other organization, we also have nine working hours a day. But ever since I have joined, my manager wants me to stay late and work extra hours in ...
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Unclear task at new job/new mission [closed]

I was sent to work at client site. I spent 3 weeks doing nothing, but on the third week, my manager came to me and told me that I will take over somebody's job and I have two weeks to learn from him. ...
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Looking for ‘new job’ for the first time at 28 [closed]

I have only ever had one job. I haven’t been to college or university (although my school grades were great) and I started the job immediately after high school. It’s been fine because I can only work ...
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How to combat a lack of a PhD at workplace? [closed]

I was recently hired by a startup that's working on computer vision. Unfortunately, my boss doesn't trust me very much because I don't have a PHD in computer vision (he's a business guy, who has very ...
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Assigned to project but have nothing to do? [closed]

I was delighted to be staffed in a project. But after my 4th week on the project, I've noticed that the project manager ignores me. He didn't even introduce me to the different members of the team, ...
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My manager wants me to start facing with clients without proper training..? [closed]

So I've been with the company for eight months and it's been hard getting proper training I needed to do the job. I almost have to beg/bother my colleagues to help me since there is no offical ...
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I was assigned to a fake project after being hired. Is this bad news for my career? [closed]

I was hired as a senior software developer and was briefed about a project while interviewing at a client. When I officially started with this company, something went wrong. Eventually, the client ...
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Weird Circumstances after being Staffed [closed]

I have been waiting to be staffed for more than two months. I was happy when someone announced to me that I was going to be staffed with verbal details. Naturally, I was expecting an official email ...
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ADHD and desk location are affecting my work/family life, how do I ask to move desks?

I just started with my job a month ago. I sit next to my supervisor which makes me very self conscious and triggers my anxiety even though I know I am not doing anything wrong. Also, it's a high ...
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First month at a technology company job: not a lot do do, feeling useless? [closed]

A month ago, I started a job as software engineer, at a large technoloy company (similar to Google, Facebook etc.). I guess my job level is on the low end of Google T5 or high end of T4? (salary is ...
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Hiding last date of previous employment [closed]

I live in India.My new employer expects me to join them after 60 days. My notice period with old employer is 90 days. However, I gave my resignation 80 days before and I have just 10 days more to ...
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Why does a new employer ask for General Practitioner Details [closed]

What could be the reasons for a new employer asking about General Practitioner details when I am about to sign a permanent contract with them? Is this usual practice ? Edit They are asking for GP ...
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Email before start

I'll soon be starting at a big consulting firm. The new analysts started mid July but because I am on an H1b visa I'll be starting mid October. A friend, who is working there, told me she heard no ...
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Can I request HR a copy of my pre-employment medical checkup?

I've recently been interviewed for employment by an IT company in this country (Argentina). Before I could be accepted for the job, they requested a pre-employment medical checkup. Today, I received a ...
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Strange Task given while waiting to be assigned to a client

I was hired a couple of months ago, and the interviewer who was going to become my boss told me I should be available ASAP. It's been two months now, and I have not be staffed yet (that is, our ...
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Received Offer, went through successful salary negotiation then silent for 1 month [duplicate]

I am needing some advice on this situation. I have applied for a job that will require relocation to a foreign country in Europe and the hiring manager I am dealing with seems to be very slow and ...
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Should I worry I was hired but not staffed yet?

I was hired a couple of months ago with a permanent contract as a senior software engineer for a company that operates as a software development agency. They hire engineers who then do work for the ...
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Do I tell the recruiter I haven’t resigned yet?

EDIT: Thanks for the advice everyone! I told them as a precaution I wanted to wait for the backcheck to clear. I got a reply the next day from the HR manager that it had cleared so everything’s good ...
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Contract red flags - to sign or not to sign? [closed]

update Thank you all so much! I consulted a lawyer about the contract and he said not to touch it with a flamethrower. I'll keep looking for something else! I need to quit my digital project manager ...
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How long should I wait to start interviewing for my next job? [duplicate]

Some background: I started this job at this company about three months ago. During the interview they said they would be working on new technologies. However, after I joined here, I find that there ...
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Help as newbie to a job

The situation: I am a newbie to my new job (IT) in a as it seems, quite decent company in Stuttgart(Germany) where I live.The problem is that at the moment I don't have experience in the job and I ...
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New employer wants me to start in two days. I want to give two weeks to my current job.

I just got a new job offer, and they want me to start in two days because there's an event they'd like me to be at. I think this event would be beneficial and would like to go, but I want to give my ...
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Starting a new job, while on vacation

You quit your job and are on vacation the whole last month of your employment period. What would happen, if you start a new job in this month, besides to earning two wages? This seems kind of ...
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Starting a new job and disclosing pregnancy

My wife is starting a new job in a few weeks; it's a graduate role with a 2 year contract. She became pregnant after the job offer but there was a long delay in the recruitment process before she ...
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Employer has postponed my start date with very short notice, without pay. What action should I take? [closed]

I got an offer to work as a contractor (W2) at a major social network company in the SF Bay Area. The person from the 3rd party agency (the one I will be officially getting my paychecks from) has been ...
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Just got hired but have to move all of a sudden

I just got hired for a sales position at a chain massage parlor. However, due to circumstances outside of my control, I have to move to a different state in about 3 weeks. I did not know about this ...
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What issues might there be in accepting a position in the cannabis industry? [closed]

I might be offered a position as a software developer at a company that produces software for the cannabis industry. I don't have any legal, ethical, or moral issues with the job, company, or industry ...
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Disputing Intellectual Property Section in Contract

I know its pretty standard for companies to add an IP section to the contract, but the one I have received for the new job I have accepted seems pretty full on to me: Intellectual Property 19.1 You ...
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How to safeguard your trade secrets at work? [duplicate]

I work in the analytics function of a company, which has just started. The sales team until now were making their own reports from their data. Having some experience in the analytics domain I have a ...
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How long is the initial adjusting phase for a senior IT role? [closed]

Soon I'll be starting a new job as a senior IT data developer. What is the expected warm-up time until I'm supposed to be fully operative? During one of the interviews, the answer I got was "as soon ...
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Should I disclose an interim temporary job that I took up between acceptance and joining new employment?

I am based out of the UK. I received a conditional offer from a large public sector organisation for a permanent role in the beginning of July, which I accepted. The instructions on the letter state ...
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New Job: No Task Assigned Yet [closed]

I started a new job three weeks ago. On my second day, a manager came in and briefed me on a project, and told me I was still a candidate. She gave me all details. My boss, the one who coordinates ...
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How to turn down request from prospective employer for current employer's code?

I obtained an interview with the development team leader and CEO of a startup company. At the end of the interview, the development team leader asked me to send him an email with websites' links to ...
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Confidentiality of Terms: Cannot discuss salary or benefits

I recently witnessed an offer of employment where, under the confidentiality of terms, it stated: You agree to follow the Company's strict policy that employees must not disclose, either directly ...
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Recommendation Letter

I got a new job as an engineer. My previous job was not engineering related. Anyhow, my previous boss wrote me a recommendation letter due to my outstanding performance. Do you recommend I send this ...
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How can I avoid critical mistakes in a new code environment?

I've been a developer for over 3 years now and I have built up confidence of my programming abilities within my team. Recently my team has been employed under a company owned by our venture ...
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How do I get industry experience if I don't have industry experience? [duplicate]

Somehow I can't comment on my post (maybe my score is not high enough) so I'm going to edit my original question. A lot mid-level and senior type roles require industry experience. If I can't get ...