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How to make a specific resume' for various positions (especially in view of automated processes)

I am asking and answering this question, because it comes up a lot. How do you make a resume' for specific positions? NOTE: This assumes that you have a position description with a list of ...
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Can one be demoted and have one's pay cut for not taking a promotion?

I have a position that I am happy with and I excel at. All my evaluations are excellent. I have been with the company for 13 years. Recently they have asked me to take a promotion to management. I ...
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Ask you why it took an hour to get to work? [closed]

I overslept this morning which I know is my own fault and I own that. I’d even accept a write up for it because it’s on me. But I don’t live anywhere near my place of employment. On a good day it’s a ...
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What to do when you're told that you are both "too qualified" and "under-qualified"?

I graduated this May from a bachelors degree program at a reputable university with honors in physics and mathematics. I have four years of experience conducting research in high energy physics (...
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How to push back against request to use personal laptop at conference due to risk of machine compromise

I manage cybersecurity team of 10 where I work. A major part of our job duties is providing application security consulting and in house penetration testing for our many development teams. Two months ...
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How might I explain to my HR that, despite being physically able/fit to work, that I can't return to work due to my surgery and job demands?

I work in a school as a student supervisor. I took some time off work for reconstructive surgery to remove and replace a problematic implant. I informed my work that I would be out for 6 to 8 weeks, ...
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What else can be done to manage work stress and mental health issues?

For the past couple of months been dealing with mental health issues (General Anxiety & Severe Depression), diagnosed by a healthcare provider. I decided to bring my situation to my supervisor's ...
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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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How to confirm responsibilities of team members and then bring up to upper management?

Background Team: test automation developer Position level: (lowest level, I would say entry) Note: I am by far the least experienced on my team in terms of education and working years. Also, I believe ...
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How can I save a dating relationship when I am promoted and she will be in my vertical reporting chain?

I had been promoted to recently and my division at the company where I work is being reorganized. I had been dating my colleague for slightly less than 1 year in which she was a previously a project ...
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Is it illegal for an employer to falsify a resignation letter after being fired?

I am looking for some advice with a recent problem I have come across with my ex manager/employer. I was recently fired from my position by my store manager at the time due to a lot of issues we were ...
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How to give feedback when you haven't worked with someone for long enough to have good feedback?

I apologize for potential typos - English isn't my first language. I work as a junior manager in a small fully remote company and recently we've been given a new senior manager after our previous one ...
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Client is ending the contract with my company, gave me an unusual offer to work for them directly

I am an FTE for an xyz company. I work as a contractor at my xyz company's client location. I have been working for this client for some time now, more than 6 years and all of the executives from this ...
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Mileage reimbursement advice

I'm an administrative assistant at a small law firm and part of my job involves running errands for the office, such as picking up supplies or filing documents at the courthouse. This often requires ...
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Can i ask for compensation or I can i request unemployment? [closed]

I do remote work and have a company desktop computer that was sent to me. The computer has no longer powered on since early March. I was able to tape it and rig it to work a few hours before it would ...
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Help me transition from academia (ongoing PhD) to industry

I'm a first-year PhD student in the US with a student visa (F-1). I'm contemplating moving from academia to industry and eventually obtaining an MBA. Please help me strategize the transition. For ...
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Job offer USA without interview [closed]

what happened with the job? Was real offer or scam for 200 euros? I find same offer and wondering if it's true,please advice! Thank you
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Performance Review Goal that involves personal life [closed]

My boss is making something that I would have to do in my own time away from work and cost money as a Work Goal on the performance review. What he has written is this Self-Improvement Goal Take a Self ...
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If hourly worker refuses to finish task off the clock, can boss reduce hours? [closed]

Hourly employee didn't finish work during shift, employer asks you to do it off clock, you refuse, can they retaliate by not giving more paid opportunities?
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If you're hourly employee don't finish job during shift, do you have to finish it off the clock? (United States) [duplicate]

If you're hourly employee don't finish job during shift, do you have to finish it off the clock? How to reply no I won't do it.
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My employee keeps calling in with medical issues

My employee (in Southeast Texas, workplace is a municipal government entity) keeps calling in with medical issues and offers no proof of issue. No doctors note, no info regarding what the issue is. It'...
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How to word an email about discrimination and ableism

How do I professionally say “(name) has repetitively told me not to use the ‘I’m autistic’ excuse” when she asked, why I do things a certain way, or yells at me. I also told them upon being hired ...
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Should I be applying only to Junior positions if I only have QA experience?

My first "real job" is a QA position for a Government contract after attaining my associates. I fully understood with my degree, all I could reasonably expect at the start was simple test ...
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How can I say this in a professional email?

What I'm trying to say is "On multiple occasions (name) has tried to 'set me up (meaning a romantic relationship) with both the customers and some of the ups drivers" I am currently typing ...
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Not getting my PTO paid even though I gave proper notice [closed]

Two days after I was approved for a weeks vacation I got a job offer, which I accepted. On the first day of my vacation I gave my boss my two weeks notice and emailed my resignation letter, because ...
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Manager asked for home address without giving a reason. Should I have provided it? [closed]

I'm a developer in an individual contributor role. I'm on a team with 3 other developers and one liaison/PM role. We have a manager, who I'll call "Steve". I was moved onto Steve's team only ...
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How to help pen testing engineer improve intuition

I am a manager in the cybersecurity division of the company where I work and am responsible for overseeing internal pen testing of APIs and in house built applications. Many applications and APIs are ...
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Instantly regretting transferring to new team [closed]

I was hired as a software engineer at a tech company. After a couple weeks into my job, another manager unexpectedly reached out and asked if I wanted to transfer to work on [insert cool new ...
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How do I relay to my boss that I hate the job site I am assigned

The job site I recently got assigned to (it's actually three sites, one location) is our current primary project with many others starting soon. I don't want to be stuck at this site too long. It ...
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Can I refuse to review the work of the team tech lead if I have a lower grade than they?

Long story short, I work as a data scientist in a small team. The working environment is quite unusual. Key facts: The lead data scientist's technical expertise wasn't checked during the interview (...
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Can my employer change my 1099 contracted pay rate without my acceptance or a new contract?

I was hired in November as a cleaner by a cleaning company out of Atlanta, GA. I signed an agreement to perform all duties of the job 7 nights/week for $2200/month. The first month, my gross pay was ...
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I have code from my previous startup that my current employer needs - they want me to open source it [closed]

When I left my last corporate job, I started working on my own open source project. It was sort of a 'I can do it better/learning project'. I continued to work on it and even managed to score really ...
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How to Help Employee Who Is Struggling

At the organization I work for, some of our workforce is students from a nearby university, and I supervise a handful of these students. This is my first time supervising people and for the most part ...
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Employer Requiring Race & Ethnicity of Employees

My employer here in the US told me that I have to provide an answer to my race & ethnicity today 1-15-2024, if I chose to not disclose then my boss has to do a visual and make the decision. How ...
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My senior management is wanting to place me on a PIP

As of yet I have not signed it, and I will admit to some of the issues being fair criticisms that I have been trying to improve upon; some have even merited my supervisor's admission that they have ...
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How to handle staff member with excessive time off

We are a very small office and work directly with customers who call in and walk in. This is not the type of job you can do from home & customers expect assistance in a reasonable period of time ...
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What would US employees think of having a notice period? [closed]

[At first glance this might look unsuitable for SE since it is definitely an opinion-based question. However, in this case I'm not asking for opinions on the answer; I want opinions as the answer. So ...
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Received a job offer, but recruiter is behaving unprofessionally

I had 5 rounds of interviews at a very famous company. I am based in Europe and the company is based in US. It's a fully remote position. My contact point was Recruiter A during the whole process, and ...
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Can someone be fired for giving a coworker a birthday card inside the workplace that is funny, but is also a bit sexist?

I work in an automobile factory in the United States and the vast majority (approximately 90%) of the employees in my department there are male. There is a coworker's birthday coming up next week in ...
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Work that I reasonably do without publications post Ph.D (R2 university)?

I'm a fourth year student in an Experimental Psychology Ph.D program with an accepted MA also in Experimental Psychology from a different program. I'm posting here since I'm about to graduate in May ...
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Is it ok to provide a CV when a resume is asked for (US)?

I am applying for a new job in the US and the online application form asks for a resume. Is it ok to provide a CV, rather than a resume? (i.e. could it have a negative impact on my application?) As ...
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How do I go about adding a new job title to my resume for the same company, and do I even need to?

I've been working as an Animal Health Technician III in the state of New York for the past 5 years for the same animal hospital. I recently just took the VTNE which is a national exam for Veterinary ...
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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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Why do companies ask for Permanent Address?

I've seen in multiple applications, companies ask for Permanent Address. Afaik, if at all, they should only be concerned about Mailing Address. Even that is not necessary in the world of emails. Why, ...
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How to get career back on track

My wife was diagnosed with a rare and difficult to treat cancer. I became a full time caregiver and was out of work for a year. I left a role as a staff level (one above senior) software developer at ...
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How do you contact a university to ask if an employee of yours has a degree?

Our company hired someone for something important before our time, and I suspect that their credentials are made up—they don't have an actual degree, and the advice they provided is stupid, and ...
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First time considering a non-compete, but the terms seem concerning

I'm a 3D generalist who was contacted to provide models and artwork for an "AI integrated game" over the course of two months. I'm not looking for legal advice — mostly just a sanity check ...
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Is working with potentially sharp objects under high time pressure considered safe?

My girlfriend has recently started a new job where she has to unpack items using box cutters and her bare hands at a "fast pace". Sometimes the items she unpacks are shattered or otherwise ...
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How to assist my manager with post covid recovery symptoms when meeting with vendors

I work in a management role in the cybersecurity division of my company. My manager recently caught Covid and is still recovering. While his physical symptoms are almost all gone, there is some "...
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Starting a new job but continuing on Maternity leave from the first one

Can you start a new job while staying on maternity leave? The new job is remote. I am considering keeping both jobs, but the remote one won't wait. I can be on leave until mid-January Because I had a ...
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