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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 do you politely correct a higher-up who misread your email?

I've arranged a call with someone from a different company. I am new to the company and this man I am scheduling to call is the co-CEO of our main partner company. I wrote 15.30 as the call time and ...
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How can I, as a new manager, remedy a situation where an employee constantly corrects and subtly disrespects me? [duplicate]

So I just started a new job with a small, intensive non-profit less than two weeks ago. I was an outside hire, coming into a management position, second to the Executive Director. I hadn’t done this ...
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Interviewed for job and have several doctor appointments scheduled

I have interviewed for a job and feel I may be offered it. I currently have several doctor appointments scheduled. I wouldn't want this to affect their decision to hire me. Should I tell them ...
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Could having unsuccessfully requested a transfer impact my standing with my current boss? [closed]

About a month ago, I found an internal job that looked interesting but was in a different group than my current job. Per company policy I had to get approval from my manager before I applied, they ...
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Alarming Probationary Period? [closed]

My probationary period was extended last week, all the sudden, two weeks before due date. The official reason was that I didn't work on an unclear task I couldn't do, and due to my "senior" status, I ...
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Applying for a job knowing that you will leave after 6 months? [closed]

I'm resigning from my current job because of a few ethical issues that happened during the past couple of months. This decision is already made. In aproximately 6 months (in October) I will leave my ...
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Is periodically checking in with potential employers a good strategy?

I raised a question previously about a politely worded response, which I was unsure if it amounted to a rejection/ go away, leave me alone.Quick background... I speculatively cold called several ...
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Got hired for a different role than what the team was told. How to explain this to the team?

During an informal conversation with another team, they suggested I would be good for the role of "XYZ Owner" in their team. I did two interviews with them for that role. Then they offered me a role ...
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How to avoid second-hand cigarette smoke in new job? [duplicate]

I just started a new paralegal job, which I'm really excited about. This represents a career change for me. But I have a big problem. I work closely with one person, let's call her J. When I went ...
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What does an Employer want to see when considering a candidate with High Functioning Autism?

I was recently (in the past year or so) diagnosed with a form of high functioning autism. I have been with my current employer for several years. In the past I have always tried to "Fake" being ...
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My manager wants me to travel but multiple issues prevent me from doing it [duplicate]

I have worked at this company for about 5 months now and it's my first job that pays really well in my industry. During the interview my boss (owner of company) never mentioned travel as a requirement....
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Starting a new job knowing you will quit after few months [closed]

Following graduation, I was looking for my first ever real job few months ago. I had two great interviews with my dream company (A) and this other company on my radar (B). First offer came from ...
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Employment dates don't tell the whole story, should I be concerned? [duplicate]

I have an offer and salary letter, pending references which I know are solid. My resume states I worked somewhere November 2012, and while this isn't a lie, a background check would show that I was ...
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How to handle salary+benefits negotiations? [duplicate]

I just checked my emails this morning and to my delight I have been offered my first job out of university. It is not in writing yet but I have essentially been offered the job. The salary has been ...
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Started a new job (3 weeks). I just got an offer from another company that I interviewed at the same time [closed]

I have just started a new job 1, but really wanted this other position at Job 2. Since 3 weeks into Job 1, Job 2 gave me an offer that pays almost 25% more and has great benefits (Job 1 does not ...
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Do I really need to know A LOT? [closed]

I've learned HTML, CSS, JQuery and some Javascript so far. When I was getting into web development, a friend of mine who has been working as a developer for a few years told me that if I learn the ...
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How long should I wait after salary negotiation email?

I got my first job offer, but they offered me a very low salary that is going to make it hard for me to even pay rent and transportation. I sent an email negotiating for a higher salary, and it has ...
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Continue with the interviews? [duplicate]

I was actively looking for a job change and 2 weeks back accepted an offer. I'm satisfied with the offered salary and after a long discussion, the expectations from the position. I'm currently serving ...
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HR changes vacation period after joining because of extra holidays in the beginning

I got hired under the premise that I would have 3 days of holidays( also called Paid Time Off, or Leaves in some countries) a few days after I joined. Now, I am being told that this year I get 3 ...
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Unsure whether to stay on a job that I started just a week ago [closed]

I am an expat working as Software Engineer in one of the Asian countries. After working for a year on my second job, I decided to move to another company as I was not learning anything in that job at ...
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How should I handle leaving a company before a big bonus?

I have an offer pending soon for a job that I am very interested in. However, my current employer offers an annual salary bonus that is only about a month from being paid out. This bonus is ...
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Chances are that I'm going to work at a company literally a floor below the one that fired me. Should I be afraid of potential conflicts?

I used to work as a junior developer for more than half a year at a company which ended up firing me. The reasons are irrelevant but no conflict occurred - at least as far as I can judge, it was ...
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How early can one refer a friend/family to a job after starting a job at that company?

I have recently joined a large company and my brother is asking me to refer him to one of the jobs that are listed. However, it is barely 2 weeks since I joined and also the job posting requires 3-7 ...
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First job in an office, very small company, am I screwing up by overdressing?

First job in an office, not even a real job yet but it's paid and I have a very good chance at becoming full time in a few months - super small web based company right now with only 3 of us in house ...
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Job title Does Not Match Job Activities [duplicate]

My job title at my current place of work is 'Robot Programmer', but the work I do is much closer to 'Software Developer'. In my industry (automotive), a robot programmer is someone with a specialized ...
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Should I include a job that lasted a week on the resume? [duplicate]

A few months back I started my first job, but I quit within a week. Once I started working I was very excited to be there but my coworkers were very toxic. I didn’t feel comfortable working there. I ...
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Video Interview During Work hours [duplicate]

I work in the hospitality industry and I am looking for a new challenge, I have successfully applied to a wonderful property and managed to have the first set of interviews. I just got a mail ...
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How to Approach Resigning With a Current Workplace Injury?

I an in a job etiquette and moral quandary, in Ontario. I have been working on a jobsite. I have been slipping and falling many times a day, and had decided that the job was generally too dangerous ...
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Should I tell interviewers that the reason I wish to leave a new job is because of low pay? [duplicate]

I had to leave my software engineering career for a couple of years to help with a family business. When I was ready to go back to my normal profession, I found it difficult to find many jobs to apply ...
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Can't meet deadlines because dev team puts me through the gauntlet before my work can be accepted

I started a new job about 2 months ago. I've been given a large amount of work and little to no guidance about the inner working of a very complex web app that is also tied to multiple IoT devices ...
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Ask for a revision of freelancer's salary. [duplicate]

I work as a proofreader from home for a publishing house that emails me manuscripts to be proofread. The pay for every manuscript is based on the number of pages a manuscript has. There is an initial ...
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How bad is my situation for job searching? [duplicate]

I'm wondering how bad it'd be if I quit my current job and go searching for a new one. ... What would happen if I quit my job and go job searching? I have no side projects or github page and I'm ...
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Is it okay to ask what I should prepare for the interview to a recruiter? [duplicate]

I have a technical interview coming up and I was wondering if it's appropriate to ask whether I need to prepare for any particular area or if it's is going to be a general tech interview. The job ...
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Explaining the value of a forecast to the layman [closed]

Im currently working as a data analyst at non-profit. After doing most preliminary work of cleaning the data sets and making them useful for graphing, I find that whatever forecasting methods I use ...
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How to approach a job search while in a 3 month contract job?

I am working on-site on a short-term contract, 3 months. From the beginning of application my employer told me that this will be a short-term contract, but the position is with a large company with ...
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Should I include a job on my CV that only lasted 3 weeks? [duplicate]

To get everyone up to speed, here's the backstory: Back in January 2017, I went through a traumatic event which has lead to some ongoing mental health issues which I'm currently being treated for (as ...
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What is considered normal ramp up for a senior developer? [closed]

About a month ago I started a new job at a smallish company. I've been a web developer for about 6 years and only worked in big companies, big enough to be listed on the stock exchange, for example. ...
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What is the best way to do knowledge transfer? [duplicate]

I have just joined the team around three months and the lead developer is resigning. I just have two months worth of time on learning the devops, the workflow and the internal code of the application. ...
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When is it acceptable to accept a job with the intention of using it as a springboard only? [duplicate]

I have reluctantly accepted a job with a very poor contract which I'm deeply unsatisfied with. I plan to use the job as a spring board / insurance policy whilst job hunting. There are essentially no ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about company's reputation during interviews? [duplicate]

Let's assume you are going to have the final interview with a company. And through your professional networks, you know someone who worked there before, but at a different department from which you ...
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How to tell employee I'll accept a new offer right after signing [duplicate]

I have been working on a consulting company for the past 10 months as an intern and signed a full contract with them last month, accompanied with a change of client. However, right after that I got ...
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Negotiating a 9-5 in a new role? [closed]

Looking for some practical advice here about hours re new role. A rigid 09:00 to 17:30 really wouldn't be ideal if it could be helped. Especially as a programmer / tech. I suspect most of my ...
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New employer has not sent contract, job starting very soon (UK)

I'm meant to start a job very soon. I was interviewed a few weeks ago, offered the job and accepted. The problem is I have not yet received a contract, despite my insistence of it. I have had some ...
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Should staying-at-home period waiting for specialized project better suits me be counted as working? [closed]

I have an agreement to start working for a job position at the beginning of this year. Although on the surface the tasks are not different to ordinary projects, I have some specialized knowledge that ...
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Just beginning new internship and another company wants to interview

I am beginning a busy-season internship at an accounting firm, January-March. My first day is January 3rd, and I am training at my local office January 3rd-9th and then going to Chicago to train Jan ...
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Just started job that may not be right fit — how do I recover? [closed]

Three months ago, I landed a new job at an industry-respected company. This position was a deviation from my career track. Throughout my career, I always felt competent in my job. In fact, any job I ...
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Changing job shortly after starting a new job - how soon is too soon? [duplicate]

I have a lot of job experience but I was out of my normal profession (software development) for a number of years for family reasons. When I decided to go back to the profession, I was finding it ...
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What should I expect from a position that requires extensive travel? [closed]

I accepted a position that requires 70% travel. This is the first role I've taken that require any traveling. Not much details were given to me other than traveling to client locations via flight ...
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On my resume, is it ok to include certifications I got for a scribe job I was fired from? [duplicate]

Background: I am a pre med student/biology major in undergraduate year of university. I was recently fired from a scribe job because my training progress was slow. I had three other classes in my ...
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Should I worry about a refreshed job posting? [duplicate]

I got the job at an insurance firm. It's a matter of time before I officially start. The contract signature is conditioned with poviding evidences of what is claimed on my resume. I handed them my ...