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Questions tagged [software-industry]

Questions with this tag should be specific to the Software Industry, or to workplace elements commonly associated with said industry. The Software Industry deals with the creation, maintenance, and distribution of software. In addition, the creation of any associated training/documentation, as well as any consulting work, is included under the auspices of Software Industry.

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What is the ideal career for a marketing + computer science post-graduate? [on hold]

Currently, I am pursuing a master's degree in marketing at a business school. As I have always been interested in mathematics and computer science, I plan to start an undergraduate degree in computer ...
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How should I explain dropping out from college and choose to join coding bootcamp to the recruiters?

I began college in computer engineering in 2016 and dropped out in 2019, that is almost in my final year. Put it simply the reasons are there are a lot of lessons that don't align with my interest, ...
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How to handle wrong image projection

My Scrum master keeps on harassing me by trying to find some reason to blame me. Even though I'm doing really good work , he's doing some kind of wrong image projection to others. I'm seeing that he ...
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Is there value in recruitment messages?

Context About once or twice a month, I receive a message on LinkedIn from recruiters who state that they liked my resume and wanted to talk for a potential job offer or applying in their hiring ...
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What is the proper way to request team/project change?

I am working in a software firm on a project which doesn't have any work left. The team is of only 3 people, all three of us are from a different domain. Even If I ask for the project change, I don't ...
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I can't motivate myself to expertise in a specific topic [on hold]

I can't motivate myself to expertise in a specific topic. I learned C++ before the university myself and made some console applications for practice. Games are a passion for me and it is the reason ...
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Workplace compensation backtracking when considering salary [on hold]

I started working at company X 8 months ago as a software developer, after graduating from university. I was working with no problems and hearing only praise. The company underwent a new compensation ...
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What is recommended “good” attire for a male in management at a tech company? [closed]

I am not asking frivolously. I’m starting a management role in a mid-sized business software company in Philadelphia. I come from a finance company where I wore a suit and tie every day. The younger ...
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How to start pursuing a “developer” path? [closed]

I am currently looking at possibilities to doing developer type jobs but I realize I dont really have a real "portfolio" per se, so I was thinking of what projects I can do to demonstrate my skills. ...
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I dislike Front-End but a lot of Junior Positions are FE only. Can I take such a role with a view to moving in to Back-End /Full-Stack later? [closed]

I'm a Junior Dev with 4 months professional Full-Stack experience. I'm leaving my current job soon for a better fit, but don't have the technical background necessary for many positions I'd like. I'd ...
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Why do IT companies sometimes use contracting firms? [closed]

So I have been in the job market from the past month & I have learned a major process flaw and big-time corruption in recruitment layers. I do receive mail/calls from many fake companies ...
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I'm leaving a company, and I have too many passwords/keys

I'm an European software developer and I am changing company. To do my job, during the years I have received (from my boss and colleagues) a lot of non-personal shared secrets, like: root accounts ...
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Written Testimonial from same person and different employers

Where I live and work it is customary to give an employee a written testimony upon leaving the company (The literal translation for the document "Arbeitszeugnis" is employer's reference). My current ...
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Work with my passion or move on? [closed]

Since this year, the company that I work at has started integrating with a big corporate IT company that acquired it a couple years ago. The integration has brought a lot of changes and has changed ...
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Do employers care about stack overflow reputation? [closed]

After reading this old post on stack overflow meta. It seemed to indicate that employers might care about your stack overflow reputation/activity in their hiring process for developers. Admittedly, ...
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How to respond to a potential job opportunity on LinkedIn if only the compensation could make me consider it

I found a job as developer, which I really like for the atmosphere/life and working condition which are quite good given the industry. I'm currently only dissatisfied with my salary, which slightly ...
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Are there drawbacks to first releasing all features, and then fixing bugs? [closed]

It has been decided that the software engineering team I work in should: write code for all the features our product should include by date X after date X, only fix bugs I want the best for my team ...
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How to approach a potential switch from consultant to employee?

I have been working as a technical consultant (software/IT in Sweden) at company "Firm". My current assignment for the last 18 months has been at company "Client". I get along great with colleagues/...
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Job is not exactly what I expected, I'm bored [closed]

I'm a young fresh graduated software engineer, I have started at my first position 5 months ago (once I graduated as a Software Development Engineer, basically a Java EE developer). I am getting more ...
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Left out of fun project at work, should I bring this up to the team?

I am the newest employee in my office. Several months before I joined, management directed all the workers to form teams to spend a "experimental day" or two per month working on whatever as long as ...
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I've been fired, was allowed to announce it as if I quit and given extra notice, how to handle the questions?

I've been fired during my probation period (software) for not meeting expectations. Normally a week's notice is required, but they offered me up to a month, which I took. My managers were discreet ...
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Culture of over promising and under delivering

I have been at my company for over 3 years now and I see a very concerning pattern of people constantly over promising things and under delivering. To give a little context, I work for a Saas ...
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How to step back from applying to a job if I realize I can't solve the given assignment?

I'm looking for a new job as a software developer and I applied to many job for which the stack necessary involves languages I'm not familiar with, yet I'm confident I can learn in time. For one of ...
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How to justify getting additional team member when the current team is doing well?

I've been working in a large IT company in a 2 man team, for the past 3 years. We are very dedicated and we have a strong image as serious and reliable. Every important development comes our way. The ...
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How do I get an internal transfer in a large company? [closed]

I (28, female) work in a very, very large software development company. I've been in my current team for over 2 years and feel like I want to change. My current manager (since August) knows I want to ...
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why do software companies only typically have one or two related software offerings? [closed]

I really wish there was more freedom and more products being made. Instead of devoting more hours of effort to a product that is already producing money, why not start development on another project ...
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I find myself assigning blame and I don't want to

Back in June I completed a task and asked a project manager to notify the client it was completed in a public work chat. That project manager stated it is not their project but will talk to who they ...
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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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What will be the job title for PhD student

I am doing full time PhD and receive scholarship from university. I want to add that as a work experience. What job title will be appreciate for making resume for industry job?
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Interviewing with a large corporation ahead of possible IPO

While preparing for an interview with a very large corporation, I found out that the company is considering going public within the next year. (I saw this in multiple public news forums, with ...
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We suspect colleague is stealing company code - what do we do?

Context I work at a mid-sized company, where everything is proprietary. As with all software companies we use distributed version control, meaning all employees have all the code on their computer ...
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Potential job offer and dealing with current employer

I have been contacted by a potential employer with a role that looks very suited to my background. I am the CTO at my current role. The CEO is a good friend of many years standing, and we have been ...
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What is the convention for listing different projects on LinkedIn? [closed]

I'm trying to improve my LinkedIn profile, so I'm now on the experiences section, I'm trying to list all the project I have done in my current position. But I'm torn between listing them as new ...
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Should I use another company as a playground before interviewing with my first pick?

It's been 4 years since my first and only job interview and now it's time to move on and advance my career to the next stage. For this, I plan to interview for a big company. If that fails, I have a ...
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Bothered with direction co-op is going

I am 2 months into a 6-month co-op (extended internship for those unfamiliar) centered around machine learning. Thus far I have been assigned to work on a couple of projects, all of which have been ...
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My employer wants me to do a work of 6 months in just 2 months [duplicate]

He is the leader of the startup, he owns the concept of the idea but he doesn't know how to implement it. I'm the new IT guy. The thing is that he wants me to adapt our software that we previously ...
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Team lead says performance is fine when asked, even when he seems to think otherwise

In our company, we have a yearly performance review with the department manager (software department). Our team lead supplies the department manager with his opinion and data, and who then decides ...
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Is really uncommon to work on multiple projects with different roles at the same time?

I have 7 years experience but I've been working with my company for 6 and a half years, so I know only its work organization. Here IT people like me (developers, operations, network, team leaders, ...
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Software Industry - How to succeed as a junior developer?

I was thinking for a while about the title of this question and I do not know it fits this well or not. I have already been working for 6 months as a software developer (C# developer) at one of the ...
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I found out online after an interview that the average salary was higher than what I said for my expected salary. Is it OK to ask for a higher salary? [duplicate]

The process so far: Background: I'm a Software Developer from the UK but I live in Japan. I'm still currently employed in Japan and the current position is stable. I am applying through a recruiter ...
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How to find out about the work culture at small size organization?

There is campus recruitment at college on Monday. I want to find out about the work culture of the company for which I have applied. I want to know if they have proper work life balance or not as it ...
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Are fast interviews red flags?

So, I've applied for a software dev company. I've had one 30 minute interview where we talked about my experience and their tech stack (mostly me asking what they use). After that, they gave me a 3 ...
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My interview answers are “overly engineered/complex and too hard to read” [closed]

I'm a graduated computer sience student (with a gpa of 95/100) and maintain some open source projects. I love to code and this is my daily job in a company that almost declined me in the interview ...
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Manager told me to give training to other employees. Does this mean that he can fire me? [closed]

My current manager called me in today and asked me to give training on the technology that I worked in i.e. Power BI. He suggested I give training during 3 weeks for 2 hours daily or something like ...
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What unrelated experience to include on first job search resume?

I'm embarking on my first job search since joining a large software company in San Francisco. I've worked for this company for nearly 5 years (plus a summer internship prior to being hired). Prior ...
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How do I communicate with the internal and external stake holders about project delay?

We have committed a one month timeline to the client for a project delivery. We needed some data from the client for meeting this dead line. We have emailed the requirement before timeline commitment. ...
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How do i mention my work experience in my resume from multiple domains

I need suggestions on mentioning about my technical writing experience in my resume. I have total of 4+ years of experience in Software industry in Company A as a programmer and I was also ...
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Lack of tasks and assignments over a brief period of time [duplicate]

TL, DR; I don't have much work and it's causing me to feel guilty when I see other people rushing after deadlines. Overall, I'm looking for how to behave in such a situation. Wasting time should ...
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Rebuilding a product under a non-compete [closed]

I'm a software developer under a non-compete from a company from which I've already resigned. The terms prevent me from working for a competitor and from encouraging clients to dis-engage from the ...
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Can A Remote Contractor Be Requested to be Available Virtually at All Times?

I am working as a contractor in the US here remotely full time and I communicate with my team through Skype. Usually we receive the requirements for a project once a week and we dash off to do our ...