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If I am followed on GitHub and Twitter by mostly liberals, will I be taken by future employers as a liberal myself? [closed]

Background I live and work in a midwestern suburb in the US (a moderate but liberal area). I am a developer but I don't work in anything politics related. Context In my spare time, I like to use ...
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How to deal with my manager wasting hours of time with meaningless meetings

There are two similar questions about too many meetings/meeting overload. My question has a third component which distinguishes it from those questions. I have a manager who calls for anywhere from ...
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Career Crossroads - Fat Salary or Invaluable Experience? [closed]

I'm at an interesting crossroads in my IT career so far and am seeking some genuine advice from people who bring a fresh perspective or who may have dealt with a similar situation in their own life. ...
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How to train or prepare, to keep important tasks ready for meetings

I'm the CTO of a 20 people sized company, working in supply chain management with the goal to convert/fork into an IT company with supply chain focus. The pace is really fast compared to all other ...
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Should I ask to extend my internship/for a full-time offer if I only plan on being with the company for 1 year?

I am starting an MS program in Human-Computer Interaction this upcoming fall on the west coast and am currently interning as a UX Design intern on the east coast this summer. The company is mid-sized ...
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Organising workshops for technical skills

I’m working to organise technical workshops at my workplace - nothing big, just an hour long during lunch. I plan on doing system design exercises, code challenges and solving brain teasers. The aim ...
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What are the ways to learn to manage your work life better? [closed]

I have the impression I need some coaching on how to deal with my job related issues. I find my career important but face some doubts navigating office politics, managing people, communicating and ...
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Ask manager for work time for professional development

I work at a company that provides professional development expense reimbursement - like the cost of attending a conference, or books, etc. I have already let my manager know that I'd like to use my ...
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How to eliminate vicious cycle and general relationship with company

I am a junior employee working at a large research/consultancy firm. I have been working here for two years. Ever since I arrived here I have been having an extremely hard time being part of a team ...
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Accelerating personal development for promotion in competitive environment

I'm currently competing with two other engineers for a promotion to a much higher "rank" of engineer, which would mean a large bump in salary and benefits (i.e. 30% increase in salary, better stock ...
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Navigating a potential promotion while employees in key positions are quitting

A small company has a relatively high employee turnover rate. There are a handful of employees, however, that have stuck around and know the ins and outs of handling the company's business. The basic ...
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Mechanical Engineer looking go back to Mechanical Engineering

This is my first post here and so I apologize if this is mistakenly posted here. Background: I graduated in May of 2016 with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I accepted an offer for a ...
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Is continuing professional development (CPD) available to software developers?

Trying to keep the overall question + answers applicable to anyone in Software, but advice RE my specific points at the bottom would be amazing! A little backstory I left college in July at 18, and ...
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Professional Institutions : Would membership of one preclude joining another?

In the UK, Chartered and Incorporated Professional Status is awarded by an accredited institution licenced by a national body (some examples licenced by the Engineering Council). Student Membership, ...
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Job posting from company is way more than I make after years [duplicate]

Recent job posting by my company showing minimum entry level salary(the start of the range) for a job requiring the same technologies is 15k more than I make. The only difference is an Associates ...
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What's most important in professional world? Portfolio & Advance Skills or Grades & Newbie Skillss [closed]

I am very much confused in this dilemma and this subject is constant debate in my country. I am a student of Software Engineering at NUST, Pakistan.(A freshman) So basically, the students are divided ...
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As a contractor, is it okay to list only the company where I work on LinkedIn? [duplicate]

I'm a contractor working through an external agency. Aside from the occasional reminder to submit my time sheet when I forget, I have almost no contact with the agency. My supervisor continually ...
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How to train your brain for work that requires heavier attention to detail [closed]

For the last 5-10 years or so I've worked as a Software Developer in places where design was a bit "ad-hoc" that is requirements were farily vague, open and somewhat flexible as long as basic ...
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Not feeling respected in the workplace and that a double-standard is being applied [closed]

A colleague and I have been discussing this recently, so I'm asking to get 3rd party advice more than I personally could get. She has been recently promoted to supervisor going from a senior analyst ...
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How to find a good mentor at work?

Note: This question specifically focuses on identifying a mentor in my organization, and therefore is not a duplicate of questions like: Seeking out a Mentor in field that does not work at the same ...