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Questions tagged [tech-industry]

Questions about the workplace which specifically relate to having a high-tech job. Professional programming related questions should use the software-industry tag.

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Completely burnt out at work but not sure how to continue

I'm in my 30s, married with a couple of kids. I have been working at a company for the past 3 years. Last year our company bought a competitor that was having financial issues, and laid off most of ...
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Send more complete answers after the interview [duplicate]

I did a phone interview for a programming job with a hiring manager. He mentioned that I did well, although I couldn't come up with complete and optimized answers for some of the questions on the fly, ...
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Will taking an interview if I'm not currently interested in the position hurt me in the future?

A well-known, large software company has recently opened a development office in my hometown. I really like the company, and if I wanted to work for a large software company - this one would be my top ...
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On last day manager made changes to the program that broke it and wants me to come back to fix it [closed]

I just finished a 5 month contract where I was hired as a program to make a program. The program is part of a bigger project. On my last day just as I was handing over everything, my boss had me show ...
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Will an eccentric personal style hinder my chances of being hired at a tech company?

I am planning on applying to work for a major tech company. I have worked for smaller-sized companies before that conducted business online and there was never a policy for dress code. It seems like ...
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Should I be concerned about the bring-your-own-device policy?

I had an interview before the weekend (they found me on stack overflow and I haven't been offered the job yet, so I'm posting anonymously). It's for a permanent position with a company that's been ...
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How do you diplomatically say that something cannot technically be done?

I'm working on the tech side of a company, and the business side sometimes asks for things that cannot be done. Yet, I never want to say "XYZ is impossible". Maybe it's possible but it would take 20 ...
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Thought interview went well but contacted by recruiter saying HR found me rude [closed]

I was going to ask this question in separate parts, but think no one shortcoming could have alone caused the end result. I recently graduated with a computer science degree. I had been working with a ...
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Should I put the fraternity I'm in on my resume?

I'm graduating college this semester with a degree in computer science along with a concentration in information assurance. My question is, should I put the fraternity I'm in on the resume? I hear ...
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Keeping non-technical manager informed and how to reply to “what’s the obstacle?”

I'm doing a technical job for a non-technical manager. He likes to be updated every few hours but I find it can be an issue as he doesn't really know my job. I'm a software developer and my boss only ...
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How to interview for a job in the tech industry, with long hours and without a formal PTO policy at current job?

There are questions about "how to interview with a job, when you already have a job". These boil down to a few suggestions, which are difficult to apply in my situation: "Use a vacation day". My ...
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In an interview when answering a question, should you say if you're not sure?

This was embarrassing but in an interview I was asked if I what the current version of Java was and I wasn't sure but had an idea. I said 7 (and the correct answer is 8). In situations like this is it ...
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Helping non-technical people in technical role

I'm currently looking for part time work. I have been in touch with a radio company however I can't quit understand what it is they want. For example they emailed me saying: First off, we will need ...
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How to organize technical skills on resume? [duplicate]

How would I organize the technical skills I have on my resume? This is what I have but I'm not sure if this is the best way to organize. Skills Programming Language — C, C++, Objective-C, Python ...