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A better compensation instead of a better company [closed]

I currently work as a Software Engineer in a company which I would not say it is an enterprise/corporate level but still it is a big company which is a multinational one and has roughly 1000 employees....
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Overworked as Part-Time Contractor; Considering Exiting Before Starting Full-Time

I have been brought on a team as a remote part-time contractor. Everyone is under high stress. I had a good working relationship with people on the team before, so I signed a full-time offer on the ...
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What kind of tech stack details should be shared in a software engineering career portfolio?

I'm creating my first career portfolio and I'm a little uncertain as to how much I should be sharing regarding the tech stack used in my work experiences. For context, here's a complete rundown of ...
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How to add more detail and specifics to work history as per recruiter's request?

A recruiter working for a recruiting firm reached out to me. She is now saying the account manager wants me to make some stylistic changes to my resume. For example "include more details about ...
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Request lower salary than offered [closed]

I understand that the question I'm about to ask might seem unorthodox, but I've been offered a role that's offering £62-65k and I wish to ask for a lower salary. After multiple searches online, I've ...
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YC startup has not delivered equity to me 6 months later [closed]

I worked for a YC startup for a few months, and we had a contract in which they promised me X number of shares, delivered monthly, for my work with them. Each month, they failed to deliver (via ...
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How can I stay relevant in the Network Engineering space if I took a 2 year gap?

I’m 23 and have just finished a network engineering apprenticeship where I have 3 years professional experience along side a Bsc degree. This was completed in the UK. I also have CCNA Routing and ...
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Differences in the hiring process between US and UK

I have been looking at data science roles in the US, specifically in New York City. I am a data scientist in the UK with a master's degree from the UK and 5+ yrs work experience at a well-known UK ...
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Is it important to go out and drink/party/ have dinner / visit powerful colleagues? [closed]

I was in Amazon Seattle US and moved from department of same firm. I was told by tenured employees that in order to switch teams internally, one should keep the plan a secret Later I came to know ...
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What can I expect for a "real-world" coding interview test?

I have noticed lately that a lot of companies have dropped the Leetcode-style interview questions from their interview process. Instead, they have "real world" in-person coding exercises ...
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Tech lead role in a team topologies type of team [closed]

In recent years in the country where I am positioned (Scandinavia) the role of the tech lead in a 10 person team has been reduced. More and more teams actually don't have a designated tech lead. The ...
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Applying to Work for a Competitor in a Small Market

I currently work for a small technology company (<100 employees) and I am leading the development of a new product with a team of 2-3 coworkers. It's a niche product, and I am aware of 2-4 direct ...
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Manager banned tests and Linux [closed]

My manager demanded I stop writing tests and instead start using manual testing like before I joined the company. After I mentioned I couldn't find something using the package manager, they also ...
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How to properly replenish knowledge in order to work in the topic of space technology? [closed]

I have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, a master's degree in mechatronics and robotics, and my PhD is due soon. After my PhD, I would like to work professionally in the field of space ...
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Employee name removed from the organization chart [closed]

I recently noticed something weird. I have been working in a company as an R&D researcher since 2019. I have been part-time during my studies as a master's student and then got hired as a full-...
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Salary "red flags" spotted with industrial PhD sponsor

I'm currently doing a STEM PhD at a top UK university that is partly sponsored by a private company. I have had all sorts of indications from numerous people that working for that company once my PhD ...
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Interviewing for a tech position. The interviewer wants to ask about my "business skills." What should I be preparing? [closed]

As the title says, I'm interviewing for a tech position and I've been told by the HR contact that the interviewer wants to ask me about my "business skills." My background is academia, and ...
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Interviewing with a company that "flaked" on me before. How to negotiate job security when interviewing for a new position with them?

A few months ago I was interviewing with Tech Company for a consulting job. The job was attractive for a few reasons, the main ones being a big pay increase, full-time, fully remote, good career move, ...
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My manager’s continuous negative feedback is affecting me mentally, how can I ask for support? [closed]

I am a new grad (graduated in May 2022) started working at a big tech in June. Team specific tasks weren’t assigned to me until July. He rarely ever say anything negative during our scheduled 1-1 ...
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Should I quit a job I'm not happy with as a completely new graduate? [closed]

I need your advice as to how to proceed: I'm quite new in tech industry, 24, and just finished a year-long conversion course in CS. 2.5 months ago I started a new job in a big company that was ...
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What are some tech jobs for Math Majors? [closed]

I’m currently getting my BS In Maths and trying to figure out what opportunities are out there after I’m done if I decide I don’t want to go to graduate school. My degree doesn’t really focus on ...
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What's the minimum DevOps you need to be a Software Engineer?

I've been applying for entry-level Software Engineer roles. My main focus is on programming languages, databases and software engineering in general. I know basic git commands and concepts (Enough to ...
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Ethical concerns vs customers after many years with the same employer [closed]

TL;DR Working at Mega Corp for 15+ years, somewhere in EU. We build high-tech stuff to automate factory production. Moral concerns about what customers do with my products. But I may lack the ...
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Career Options for Low Level programming

I'm currently enrolled in my second year in college, CS major. I really had something kicking for the low level stuff we covered in the previous weeks, you know bitwise operations, registers, how data ...
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I want to change my career but options seems limited and difficult

I have more than 11 years experience in IT support and administration (first-third level support), having worked on complex and large environments. I always wanted to change my career towards software ...
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Mentioning experience of (non-malicious) bot-building in interviews?

I built a bot to reserve sports courts at my university's athletic facilities. I did it because the reservations opened during a time when I am usually asleep, and also demand is high (pretty sure ...
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Automated my work(code) and may lose job

I'm working for a local software company, where I build the Front-End part and make any changes asked by the client. In the beginning if any changes were asked by the client then I need to make those ...
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Broke the rules on pre-interview online technical assessment – will I get blacklisted?

I'm a STEM student who is going to graduate soon and wish to enter the tech/data science sector. I heard from friends that an easy way to get interview experience is to apply to companies that one is ...
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How to deal with a manager with strong cognitive biases?

For background, I work in a small tech company (~30 people) in the United States, and I have 12 years of experience in my field. I lead (but do not manage) a team of less experienced people in my ...
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How to ask what the expected work hours are for small, distributed team?

I am starting a new job as a permanent employee. The company is very small and has no office. I think some of the people I will be working with are located in different time zones. The person who made ...
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Been hired at senior level, but other people of my experience and skill are Staff Level? [closed]

So I've been hired by a big tech company (not faang tho). During the interview process the recruiter proposed me a Senior level, hurriedly mentioning that there was also staff and higher level, but ...
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Hired on the same level as university graduates with no work experience even though I have 3 years relevant work experience, how to approach manager?

I'm a solution architect working on for an international tech company. I was hired on one level lower compared to my male colleague (both of us were hired at the same time for the same position in the ...
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How to focus technical job prep?

I am an adjunct professor with a STEM PhD looking to break in to the tech industry. I completed my PhD about 3 years ago. At the time I did some work to prepare for data science jobs (online courses, ...
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Length and font for a resume (tech) [closed]

I have been reading advice about the resume format. I have been reading that a resume should be at most 1 page long in one source, elsewhere at most 2 pages for 5+years of experience and another ...
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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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What can I do if my manager hires bad people and then blames me for anything that happens?

Ok, so I have this manager who made me manager, and he hired a guy who couldn't use Git, and forked our private project on his own public repository. He had 10 years of experience, but he basically ...
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How to prepare for Technical Lead Engineer position?

The parameters of the role: I know this will be a team of ten devs and it's an ongoing project which is partially documented and I am replacing the guy that left, tech stack is predominantly .NET ...
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How to ask what will be on an interview assignment so I can narrow down what to study for?

I have an interview coming up. The first part is a video call, followed by a "30 minute assignment". I have been told to have a (for example) Python IDE ready but "no other specific ...
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Does working for a mediocre company hinder job search for your next position?

Say I'm a software engineer for 7/11 but now I want to get a better job. Does have that 7/11 on my resume hinder my job search especially if I want to work for big company say software engineer for ...
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Does a period of unemployment reduce the chances of getting a tech interview? Why are recruiter calls not converting to interviews?

For bachelors and masters in Computer Science, I attended elite(top10) schools in India and US. Then, I worked in two S&P 400 companies with a total work exp of 4 years. I was fired on a company-...
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What is the difference between technical coaching and mentoring?

I have seen people using both the terms for similar situations. I do not find much difference between the two. Could someone help me understand the difference between technical coaching vs mentoring ...
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Does a CPG Manufacturing Company need Data Scientist? [closed]

I work for a pretty big CPG Company (Consumer Packaged Goods) we have many metrics and data sources. However we don’t have someone with qualifications to be able to utilize this data. I’m pushing to ...
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How should I obtain the initial industrial experience that every company is asking for?

After I finished my Ph.D. project, I joined a PostDoc position in another University, and now I decided to join the industry as I find it more dynamic more result driven and more challenging. However, ...
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How do I encourage team/senior developers to write mandatory unit testings?

How to encourage team/senior developers to write mandatory unit testings? Team background and my role I am an iOS developer, working in a team of 6-7 members. There are only two iOS developers, ...
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I want to leave the embedded software field into something less technical day-to-day. Any ideas?

It's not that I wasn't good at it; but after a number of bad experiences working for sweat-shop/"black company" types of businesses on out-dated tech, I'd rather take my career elsewhere due ...
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Is a career counselor worth it for successful individuals?

Although my question pertains to my unique situation, I want to ask it in a way that can help a significantly larger group of people. When is it worth pursuing a career counselor? What considerations ...
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I'm having trouble remembering random and nuanced concepts during Data Science interviews [closed]

I've come across an issue I've never had before. My last position was a Data Science position. Data Science is an extremely broad field with more concepts under it than almost any other field I can ...
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How to reply to interview question "tell me about a time you didn't know how to fix something"?

I had applied for a company that does managed IT services so the question is quite fitting. It was asked by an HR recruiter who probably wasn't very technical herself. I have trouble with questions ...
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My current job title suggests that I have more advanced skills than I actually have. How to navigate a new job search?

Everyone with the same job title as me / in my department has a PhD, I only have 2 bachelor's degrees. I'm officially at an Engineer 1 level (I think level 2 was postponed due to COVID promotion ...
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Would there be any value in creating a tool to simplify code navigation? [closed]

A friend and I noticed that it's difficult to grasp new sets of code. In school, we're taught concepts in the form of visual representations - graphs. Would there be any value in creating something ...
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