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Questions tagged [position]

For questions regarding one's position in i.e. a company.

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What should my job title be, based on what I do? [duplicate]

I have been working at an adult education and literacy nonprofit for almost four years now and in that time my job title has been 'Nonprofit Assitant" and I am not sure if that fits what my job ...
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Dilemma about which position title to put in resume [duplicate]

I applied for the position of Head Teacher in an ESL school (my current workplace). However, up to now I deal with admin work and creating learning materials. It's a long story. Anyway, I’m about to ...
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What position should I include as my professional position in my resume?

I am professionally a Software Engineer. I used to work as an associate software engineer for a company two years. And Since three months I am working as a software engineer for another company. Now I ...
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How do I stop getting asked for job duties, which is for other position?

I'm sure this is not right, but I don't have any knowledge whether if it's illegal or restricted. I'm working as accounting clerk and I got asked do some duties for reception because company is not ...
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Word for working at a certain post but not made official [closed]

I am working as a Project Manager from the last few months but my official designation is still of a software engineer. The official role change will happen next year but I want to use "Project ...
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Over inflated job postings not matching day to day duties

This is the fourth company I work for and noticing a trend of really extravagant job postings that would make you think the company is solving world hunger and cancer all on the same day and that the ...
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Are there positions like “Idea man” or “Solution maker” in programming/engineering groups? [duplicate]

I am a mid-level computer programmer, but I am very good in finding solutions for problems or giving novel ideas to create a new product. I also know how to design with SolidWorks or Altium designer ...
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“permanent line position”: what does it mean in the US?

Question: What is the meaning of "permanent line position" within a large organization (+10K employees) the US? I have searched online for a definition but have failed to come up with one. More ...
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Should I always give way to my colleague just because of their age?

My colleague and I were hired at the same time, for the same position some months ago. Now we're getting a new office room, with the possibility of setting up our desks and furniture. I did ask her ...
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How to explain to interviewers that I am paid for two positions at the exact same time?

I have a full-time position as a security guard for a museum. The position requires me to sit down in front of our emergency alert system, and to respond if the alarms ever go off. The alarms at the ...
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Asking for a different position (before accepting an offer)

I am a senior at a university, and I will be graduating in the spring (May 2018). Last summer, I interned at a company in a Data Science position. They offered me a return offer, but it was for a ...
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My company is asking me to change my position. What shall I do? [closed]

I've been working with my company as a head of Technology for around 15 months now. I can simply say they weren't pleased with my performance, and I admit it's my mistake. I had different traits that ...
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Employer says my position is being dissolved and replaced with another Job Title yet same duties?

I am concerned on what to do in this situation. My employer notified me that my current Supervisory position is being dissolved and will now be called a "Team Leader" position. They also said that I ...
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Software Engineer and CyberSecurity expert simple and effective position title suggestion [duplicate]

I am a Lead Software Application Engineer and now I am being asked to take care of the cyber security department as well, for which I recently did a cyber security expert certification. I am trying ...
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How to answer “what area do you specialize in” when you're new? [closed]

This is a follow up to Is it necessary to focus immediately when entering tech industry, and if so how? I've just graduated and a lot of people ask me what area I'm into. I do not know the answer to ...
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What is a programming/marketing position called? [closed]

I have been programming for 15+ years - and at the same time I have also worked with SEO and online marketing for 10+ years + run a big website in my freetime for a few years. Being able to do both ...
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Is it ethical to ask my employer to shortlist me in a position within company due to loss of deadline application

I have been working as temporary employee while my company is currently in the hiring process for a permanent position of the same role. I missed the deadline of the application and the feedback, ...
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Why would a recruiter repeatedly avoid sending position requirements while setting up an interview?

To clarify, I have been working with a recruiter who has a position for me in the works, but so far he has been only talking about it. That is, he went over the position requirements over the phone ...
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The only technical guy in an administrative service, interfacing with a dev team : how would you call this position? [duplicate]

Some years ago, I worked for a public institution, in a small team with specific (educational) activity. This team was mostly an administrative team, in which I was the only technical guy. The team ...
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How do I approach a salary increase when its both earned and too quick? [closed]

Basically i started working at a call center as a sales rep, 4 months later a position opened up and I took it, because I knew I had the skills to go along with it. Sales was always just for self-...
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What positions are executives, as opposed to non-executives? [closed]

In a software tech company, there are people who are called executives. What does that classification mean? What positions are "executives", and what are other (non-executive) positions called?
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How to make sure not to mention confidential information in your cv [closed]

When mentioning a job position in industry on your cv, how much information can you give about the job content? First example: [Job title] at [Company]: performing mechanical simulations This ...
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What do you call someone who worked in IT? [closed]

I'm arranging my resume so skills that belong together fall under the same heading. For example Development created easy to navigate websites using jQuery UI carefully wrote test cases ...
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How to talk to my boss's boss about their refusal to give a firm position title

I'm working my first job right out of college and few months ago I started with Position Title A which was then changed so many times in the past six months that I've lost the count. Whenever I go ...
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Unsure on new job title for technical/managerial role [closed]

What are some appropriate titles for a management-level position that involves managerial as well as technical/engineering responsibilities related to network (VoIP), database, and Linux systems ...
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How do you kill imposter syndrome? [closed]

I'm wondering how you should go about killing imposter syndrome. For background - I grew up poor and graduated during the beginning of the recession from college (so the idea of higher sums of money ...
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Accepting a management position after initially being turned down [closed]

Last year I started working as the graphic and web designer of a call center. After several months, my boss opened a marketing agency where I was the first guy working there for 7 months. I'm a ...
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Options regarding in-house programming position with no education

I'm in a sort of predicament at my place of employment, but first the background. Currently, I'm working as a computer specialist making about $29k a year at a local school district in the tri-state ...
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Should I include a company's name on my resume?

First off, I'm a computer science student and I'm planning on doing an internship next year. Currently I'm working for a non technical company for the summer but I'm completing technical programming ...
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Should I wait for job openings or apply for the other position? [closed]

Recently I found a job offer in the University website and applied. The Hiring Manager replied quickly, but it appears the ad is old and there are no available positions at the moment. He suggested to ...
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Request for Leave without Pay to try out a new job for 3 months [closed]

Is it possible to take leave without pay from my current employer to start a new job? The reason for the request is to try things out with the new employer, if the new environment is not as positive ...
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How to transition out of a role I don't feel suited for? [duplicate]

I work in technology for a large financial institution. I was hired two years ago as a software developer and had a lot fun and a fair amount of success in that position. I'm still, technically, in ...
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At what stage of the interview process do I negotiate a title change? [duplicate]

I just started the interview process with a large corporation and after spending 20 minutes on the phone with the HR recruiter we both thought I was a good fit for the position and I have a phone ...
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Applying for a higher position in the same department [duplicate]

My manager left a few months ago while i just started working in the company for only 3 months. I was then given the opportunities and appointed by my director to learn all the jobs and duties of my ...
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Send resume when not fulfilling the requirements [duplicate]

Is it ok to send a resume for a position when I have half the working experience the position requires, although I believe I could be a good fit? I understand if I don't get a call back, but would it ...
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When should I notify my current company about a received offer?

I'm currently working for a company, let's say company A. I feel really underpaid and I applied for a position in a new company, company B. Even if the company B makes me a good offer, I would like to ...
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More desirable position comes out just after I already took another one in the same company - What should I do?

Some background: I'm a Computer Engineering student close to graduating and I've been looking for a C/Embedded job for a while. I'm not really into hard electronics which is why I didn't take EE but I ...
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Still a temp in the company but my job position changed

I'm still a temp in the company, but my job position changed. I started as a packer for 2 months but then my position changed to be a machine operator. I have been a machine operator for at least 3 ...
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How do I try out new job roles? [closed]

I have a technical job presently but I would like to experiment with other roles- how can I do this? When there are distinct 'roles' in companies you might be in one that isn't causing you to make ...
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What does senior director mean?

In a sector, e.g. academia, an office in an organization has a director and a similar office in another organization has a senior director. In general, an office has a boss, which can be called by ...
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heard about an internal posting but it's not posted yet

I am currently on maternity leave and my company is in the process of hiring a replacement for me. However, a friend of mine applied and was asked to go for an interview. She turned down because in ...
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Difference between Manager and Director [closed]

Is there a consistent, practical difference between a "Manager" and "Director" in the workplace, when applied to the same department? For example: a Manager of Product Development versus a Director ...