Questions tagged [position]

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Is it normal for a skilled data scientist to be considered a "Swiss knife" and have assigned everything but data science tasks? [closed]

TL;DR: My company does not assign me data scientist tasks and I am feeling like I am being wasted. I am currently working in a consultancy firm as a data scientist (four years experience). In general, ...
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How do I ask for a demotion?

I’m in a management role at a mid-sized company and hate it. My first three years at the company I held a “project manager” role, which I really enjoyed. Nearly two years ago I was promoted to the ...
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What is the title (position) of a person who finds deals with other companies?

We currently have a small Software company. We have a couple apps, but we also provide software outsourcing. We want to create (a) position(s) for someone who seeks and arranges outsourcing deals with ...
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How do I ask for another position?

I was recently hired to work at Chuck E. Cheese and it’s nice, small job for a beginner. The thing is in the interview, I told them I was open to any position except kitchen, and they still gave me ...
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What should I do if I get a job offer, but don't really understand what it is I would be doing?

I had interview for a position with a small managed IT company. It was recommended to me by a friend, but he didn't really know the details of what they did. The job posting was rather vague and ...
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Hired for too high a level position

I'm an experienced developer with almost 20 years of experience. I have a history of being too weak in negotiations and getting too low compensation/position and then overperforming. Two months ago I ...
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I got hired as iOS developer, can a company force me to develop in react native the year later?

My company hired me with the role of "Senior iOS Developer". I've spent 1 year developing in Swift, native iOS language. They asked me to convert to React Native since next year, so I will ...
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Asked for a Increase response was "I'll think about it", Should I take this as a No?

As the title mentions. I have recently threw some various considerations decided to ask my boss for a increase on my salary. In essence my boss's response was that "He will think about it". ...
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Multiple applications for the same company but same motivation structure

I would like to apply for several positions at the same company and department. My cover letter uses more or less the same structure for any application: introduction, common aspects between me and ...
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Is it okay to use a different job title on my resume?

My job title is not representative of the work I have done during my most recent position. This isn't a situation where my title is some quirky one that only people inside the company would understand,...
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Boss asking me to do web development but I'm not a developer

I have a dilemma. My boss has been pushing me to do web development even though I am not technically a developer. I feel it's getting close to him firing me if I don't. I believe the reasoning is he ...
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Changing software engineer job with a lower title for migrating to another country?

I am currently at the "Software Engineer 3" level in my current company in India and accepted an offer having the "Software Engineer 2" level in Ireland because I wanted to migrate ...
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My CEO is trying to change my position

Question: Should i change my position or should find some other company? Explanation: I am a full-stack dot net developer working in a startup software company in India. we had 5 employees. Two ...
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Designation changed with no change to my duties. Is it appropriate to update it in resume/LinkedIn from the time I originally joined the team?

Last year I joined a new team and assumed new responsibilities. This year the name of my position changed and now it's more in line with what I actually do (it had been quite generic before). I want ...
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How to include future position on resume?

I am currently a law student finishing my first year of law school. The summer internship recruiting process is so aggressive that it has created the following situation: I will be applying for my ...
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What is the official title for a software automation engineer? [closed]

We are looking to add a position for a software automation engineer. The automation is mainly automated internal processes such as manual daily database jobs, and helping our tech support department ...
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What are the job titles for people, managing internal startups departments? [closed]

Many big corporations have internal innovation departments, startup departments etc. Basically, that's the place, where they create internal startups. It also could be intracorporate venture fund, ...
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What is the difference between a Board's Committee and a Management Team with similar responsibilities?

I have come across many resources that suggest a Board of Directors may benefit from being made up of committees, such as: Remunerations Committee; Audit Committee; Marketing Committee; Budgetary ...
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Is it common for new employees to be appointed to a team in a higher position than the current technical lead? Is there a term for this?

Is there a term for a situation where a company hires new employees onto a team or project at a higher rank than the technical team lead? Does this type of thing happen often?
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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 ...