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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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Is a work performance appraisal a good time to bring up concerns about job role?

BACKGROUND I work within an IT organisation and have done for a number of years. I started at this company since I finished University so I am well ingrained within the department. My roles have all ...
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How can I ask for help without seeming like I don't know the tasks? [duplicate]

I had my first progress review with one of the managers. It's only been a month and still learning. I was surprised when the first thing that he said was: "You're asking too many questions" I was ...
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When to move to a new web development job despite recently starting my current one? [duplicate]

5 months ago I started a new job as a web developer which was a much desired change that was also a complete career transition for me. Even though I took a massive pay and benefits cut from my ...
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Struggling to adjust to new position [closed]

I have recently started a position as a Junior Developer with an agency. I have two years experience in my language and the only reason I took a junior position again was because I felt I had more to ...
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Already accepted offer but GPA is slightly lower than GPA threshold

I recently accepted an offer by one of the big 4. As in, they called me with an offer and then emailed me an official offer letter which I have already signed and accepted. My recruiter had let me ...
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Doing excellent in the new job but looking at a transfer [closed]

I have been in my new job since August at a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless population. I am a receptionist. It is hard work but I have several years experience that makes it a pretty ...
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Should I tell my colleagues/employer the details of my new employer? [duplicate]

I work in Germany. I am leaving my current company for another better paid position along with other benefits. I never thought telling your colleagues and/or employer about the new company is a ...
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Shall I add certificates from online-courses to my job application-documents? [duplicate]

I've got several certificates from edX. All are about web application development. Moreover I've got a finished job education as an IT-system administrator. In the past I've added the edX-...
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Want to move to Sales [closed]

I am in a number crunching role. I have invested time after hours to gain knowledge about the business. I want to move to Sales. What should be my next step be? Should I be having a discussion with ...
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How to handle notably missing a tooth on the first day of a new job?

I'm starting a new position as a seasonal sales associate in retail, and my first day is tomorrow. Now, since I'm congenitally missing my right canine, I'm in the process of getting an implant, and ...
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How to deal with illness while starting a new job?

I am living in The Netherlands and recently left my last job due to a stressful work environment. However right before I left I became very sick and have been sick ever since. I have seen several ...
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Dealing with multiple potential job offerings [duplicate]

My situation: I just summer semester graduated in computer science (M.Sc.) from a german university and am currently applying for jobs. The market for IT graduates in Germany is good. Based on the ...
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Serving Notice after receiving new offer But HR mails Not coming after that

I have resigned from my position in my current company and served a two month notice after receiving an offer from another company. The new company is multinational, so they provided the forms and ...
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Incorrectly labeled contracting on my resume

Background - I stumbled upon this answer and it's making me very nervous. I've only been in the work force for about 1 year, working through a contracting agency (my paychecks are from them) for a ...
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How do you deal with a colleague who likes to argue with you?

I am an intermediate level professional and I just joined a company and started coworking with a guy who is one level senior to me. He has been very generous in giving me suggestions, trainings and ...
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Am I being undermined by my colleague?

I suspect a colleague, let's call him Bob is undermining me. Bob is above me in the company hierarchy and works in an office in another country. I was trying to set up a project that Bob gave me and ...
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Should I quit my full time job before I start applying for contracts? [duplicate]

I want to switch from FT to contracting, but it seems that I need to be on 2 weeks notice maximum, according to various recruitment offices I spoke to. Should I hand in my [2 months] notice and wait ...
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Customer is unhappy about my progress [closed]

Background: I have been deployed to a customer that has got a massive testing framework in place; in order to properly meet their expectation, I need to spend some time on learning their framework as ...
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How to stop feeling useless [duplicate]

I have been working for my current company for 5 months. I work as a software developer, I also fix some bugs on the company's web if I'm asked it. Some background: I've studied IT, but nothing ...
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How can I inform my boss that I may have been hired by mistake?

I was hired at my current workplace just over a month ago. During the interview process, I found out that someone I knew from university was also interviewing for the position. I'll call him Jim. Jim ...
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Managing people for the first time - what you can do to start out well as their new manager? [closed]

I've just accepted a new position in my company where I will be managing others for the first time in my career. They are already a team, 3 people, and I will be replacing their boss. Similar to this ...
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Asking to delay the start date of employment due to Visa issues

I was offered a job by a Engineering firm in the semiconductor area. Initially, the start date was supposed to be sometime in June. I had my H-1B Visa application in progress at that time and I asked ...
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Requesting multiple equipments as a new junior employee [duplicate]

I have recently joined a new position (it is my first permanent position) as software developer. I am very picky about right equipments and really like to use my favorite equipments. I feel right ...
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I gave employer recruiter current salary, but I'm extremely underpaid, can I still ask for a high range?

I've been at my current job for about 4 years and am extremely underpaid. I've stuck around for hopes of advancement, but unfortunately there haven't been any open positions to ever advance to. I'm ...
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Is it professional to quit job after 1 month of 6 months probation [duplicate]

I have just started my new job. The company is a really great well-known company to work for (on the benefits perspective), no doubt, but my position itself is not really my expertise. I realize it ...
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Negotiating start date after accepting offer? [Entry - Level]

I'm a senior in college and I have accepted a job offer starting after graduation. However, now looking back on it, my start date is earlier than I would like it to be. (I know I should have ...
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Ways to answer “why you left previous company” question? [closed]

I left a small company a couple of months ago as I didn't see any career growth and now I'm in a similar situation. The new company is about the same size but is growing, all be it slowly. Small ...
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Changed job position after acceptance

I was very excited to accept a PM position after a relatively lengthy interviewing process with a small local company. There was an extended wait before my start date due to a change in management ...
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What to do after I finish assigned task at work? [closed]

Okay, so I just started my very first job ever. So I don't know what to expect from any of this. I'm a stocker/sales associate at a super market. We're currently preparing to open so we're stocking up ...
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Should I be worried that the company I was recently hired for posted a job advert similar to my position? [closed]

Last week I accepted a job offer to start working next week. I submitted the contracts as well as the usual HR requirements + an online consent for background check. Today I see a new job advert for ...
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How to ask a male boss for a sanitary bin in the women's bathroom?

I've recently started working in a small business (10-15 employees), and noticed that the women's bathroom lacks a sanitary bin. Since the team is mostly male, and the only two other female employees ...
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Include mentoring Junior developers and interns in my resume? [closed]

I am a Software Engineer with 4 years experience and I was updating my resume recently. A good part of my current work as a Software Engineer involves mentoring a junior engineer and 2 interns. Do I ...
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I'm still on my probation period, but I don't feel that the job is right for me. Can I quit? [duplicate]

My job is in the field I want to work in but not the actual job. I took it because of the pay, but realized it's not something I want to do. I'm still on probation but can't bring myself to tell ...
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I interviewed with other candidates at once…?

I had recent interview that was definitely a bit...surprising. I know companies interview more than one person for a position but when I showed up, I saw two other people. I thought well, this is ...
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Is it mandatory to disclose my previous employer information to my new employer in Germany

I recently started working for a company after graduating. In a month I found a better offer from another company. I quit my current company and nor did I disclose this information to my new employer ...
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How to answer “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone with more experience than you for this position” in the software industry? [duplicate]

My question would essentially be encountering the following in an interview, as I've read it as something people encounter in a blog post about software jobs. “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone ...
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Buy a mac / Get it bought for you / Learn Windows? [closed]

I am a developer at a small/medium size company that comes from a previous very big company. During the interview as far as I remember I mentioned I would work on Ubuntu or Mac, but I don't feel ...
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I accepted a job offer but now I got an even better one (with a twist) [closed]

I believe this is a common question around here, but my story has a bit of a twist. A few months back a couple of companies (say A and B) contacted me for some interesting roles. Company B sounds ...
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New Job but I feel lost [closed]

I am a fresh graduate out of University and I just started a new junior web development job . The problem is I dont understand the framework that is used at my workplace and received no training . ...
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I am frustrated because I keep on making mistakes on new job [closed]

So I am currently a full-time college student and I am also working 2 days a week because I wanna help my parents and also make my own money. So, recently I have been hired in a new workplace (...
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New job and impossible deadline [closed]

What if after a month of joining, your manager tells you to help release a project which seems next to impossible without the option to extend? Background: I have joined a new job where the sole ...
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Apprentice in web development [closed]

I will be starting an apprenticeship in web development but the problem is I haven't worked with HTML before , only with c++ at a low level. Yes, I know it's stupid , but the reason I took it is ...
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What to expect from the “Getting to know you” interview

I've been cold-calling/emailing a few companies and am in the process of a job search. For a few of them during the upcoming week I have a "Getting to know you" phone call. The problem is: I have no ...
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Should I resign in between illness (recuperating on leave) [closed]

I'm currently on leave from my company as I'm recovering from a severe bout of dengue. Yesterday, I appeared for an interview with another company which has made me an offer I want to accept. Should I ...
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Acceptable for new hire to bring up bad security practices, or “go with the flow”? [duplicate]

I'm a new hire low-level engineer at a large company in the US. When signing up for my benefits/insurance package, I noticed that the password requirements included a 9 character maximum. Needless to ...
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How to get an early resignation during probation period? [duplicate]

I joined a company before a month and I am finding it difficult to adjust here, I have another offer which expires in another week. The notice period is one month in probation period but I want to ...
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What's the difference between “last working day” and “last employment day” in the UK?

I have handed in my notice and will be leaving my current full time job in a month. However I have 1 week holiday which my current employer will pay me for. My employer tells me that my "last working ...
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How do I approach new interview with same hiring manager?

I interviewed for a position couple of months ago and didn't get an offer. I went through all the interview processes and at the end, I wasn't chosen. So couple of days ago I was contacted for a new ...
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update resume/LinkedIn after starting a new job?

I just finished my final year internship at a company A, I was offered a job (by the same company) and I accepted it. I'll be continuing to do what I have been doing during my 6 months internship but ...
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How do I get myself up to speed with current projects?

I recently joined a research organisation where I need to build services for research scientists. I thought I would gain knowledge in data science, but now after joining I see its a long shot since ...