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Software Engineer Levels [closed]

My company levels seem a little weird. Is it only me that thinks they are a little weird? These are the individual contributor levels. Associate Software Engineer -> Staff Software Engineer-> ...
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Difference between CMO, CSO, CCO, CRO, CBO and CBDO? [closed]

What is the difference between CMO (chief marketing officer), CSO (chief sales officer), CRO (chief revenue officer), CCO (chief commercial officer), CBO (chief business officer) and CBDO (chief ...
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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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