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Are Use Cases real projects or just examples?

When looking through the portfolio / references of some companies, I sometimes notice the term Use Cases being used to describe projects. Judging by the way these use cases are written, i.e. the tools ...
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Approaching companies for student vacation work

I am a third year electronic engineering undergraduate student. I'd like to gain some practical experience in the workplace through vacation work (be it paid or even unpaid if the company cannot offer ...
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I received better job offer, should I move on? [on hold]

I recently accepted a job offer in software engineering and my salary is reasonable. I have been working for five weeks, until I was offered a job from a top-tier company with 50% higher salary this ...
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Is that normal to have “mini contracts” after meetings?

I work as a public school teacher in the USA. More and more frequently, my supervisors have been creating little documents for us to sign, usually after a meeting and presentation, often agreeing we'...
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I was dismissed as a candidate for an abroad company after disclosing my disability

I live in Lebanon, A company abroad reached for me and offered a relocation visa to New Zeeland, I was so happy, to avoid surprises I disclosed that I have cerebral palsy, but that doesn't affect my ...
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Interview attire for scientist role in biotech [duplicate]

I apologize if this has been asked before (however the suggestions refer to programming positions, which is not my industry). I'm looking for my first job in industry (biotech and pharma) after ...
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How can I train a replacement without letting my bosses and the replacement know?

I am networking to change jobs. I want to train a replacement at my current job. I have identified the person. I need to have more one-on-one time with that coworker, but it is challenging to arrange. ...
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How to keep the same pediatrician [closed]

I'm looking at switching jobs and the new provider doesn't have our paediatrician in its network. My son has had a few health problems and we wouldn't want to change doctors or specialist. Is it ...
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Asking project manager to put me in another project

Sorry for my english first. I am a programmer and I am working in a big outsourcing company, that provides programmers for other companies. Right now I am in a really bad project without any prospects ...
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How do I answer an interview question about how to handle a hard deadline I won't be able to meet?

I have gone to a few interviews at project-based companies for software developer positions. One common question they tend to ask, which is also the hardest to answer, is: Given a scenario where ...
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How to answer “where do you live” question

I am in the country where "where do you live" question is illegal to ask during hiring process. Despite that, sometimes interviewers do ask that. What is the best way to respond?
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Background check that respects a candidate's privacy

I was asked to authorize a background check. The company performing the check is called GoodHire. Their authorization letter was fairly innocuous. It stated the candidate authorized the check. When I ...
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Conflict of interest with the job interviewer

I was working as CM on short term position for 6 years. Company announced long term position on same job where I am participating. There was disciplinary investigation before on some minor issue where ...
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How do I tell a coworker they are being set up for failure?

My coworker has been assigned a project for which he is completely unskilled. He is really smart and will eventually figure it out, but that could be inefficient and definitely mean the project goes ...
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Why cap paid time off rollover?

Every place I have worked has capped the amount of paid time off employees are allowed to roll over to a new calendar year. In many cases it's a "use it or lose it" scenario, where accrued time is ...
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What does it mean if the upper boss gives me tasks, though I am not directly under him?

I'm working at a university as a software developer and I've developed some systems in free time (because of stuff that annoyed me). The boss of the faculty of computer science and me came into ...
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Job offer from 2 companies in the same building [closed]

So for the past two years, I have been working part time for a company whilst at college and now I’m about to enter my last year which could govern me signing a full time contract or leaving. As ...
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Vacation hours vs hours worked [closed]

I took 3 days of vacation time and was asked to work on two Saturdays from 7am - 1pm. I typically only work Monday though Fridays. However my employer took my vacation hours away and only submitted my ...
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Pros and Cons of Word vs Illustrator formatted resume [duplicate]

I wondering what the pros and cons of submitting a Microsoft Word based resume vs submitting a resume that has been designed and laid out in something like Illustrator. Obviously the latter give much ...
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How to deal with a colleague who is loud and distracting through no fault of his own? [duplicate]

I have a colleague who loudly slaps his bare skin pretty much constantly and regularly makes loud, bizarre noises. I believe this is something to do with OCD, and it wasn't a problem until recently, ...
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My manager supports the KKK and is actively racist- white man working in China [closed]

Background: I have been interning in an Chinese multinational corporate through a internship program with my American School. My manager has been making sexist and racist remarks throughout the ...
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How to write a brief description of myself for my first job?

I have just started my first job in a company as an engineer, I was asked to write a brief description of myself which will be sent to all the staffs. Could you please provide some template? how we ...
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Can my boss have me edit his school papers?

I'm an intern at a social services non-profit. My boss, being a non-native English speaker, asked me to edit some of his papers for grammar. They're for a class that he's taking and concern social ...
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Client was a victim of ransomware attack, how do we continue projects while they recover?

Our client had all their files encrypted through ransomware. They are negotiating payment of half a million dollars to retrieve data. It will take a month. They lost all their digital utility system ...
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To what extent does choice of undergraduate dissertation impact job opportunities

To what extend does choice of undergraduate dissertation matter when applying for engineering jobs? I understand that a company will value a dissertation that is closely linked to the work they do, ...
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Should I start working if background check didn't finish? [closed]

I am in a bad situation where I have a wonderful job offer which I accepted but shortly after they told me that I have to do a background check. I've never done one before and they told me not to ...
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What legal action can be taken when you feel you were unfairly dismissed

I'm in Sydney, Australia. I was dismissed after less than 4 months working for this company, my probation period was set for 6 months. The thing is, I was hired as a software developer, but after a ...
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How to deal with not getting updates on a task from colleagues?

I often deal with colleagues (who are not in working in the same place), who promise to deal with some task (they have to fix something, install something, etc), but the promised deadline comes and ...
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How to solicit a counter-offer when I have a bonus coming up

I received a job offer from another company recently, and I'm not sure how to proceed. All things being equal I'd like to stay at my current position but the offer is higher than my current salary. ...
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How to explain to interviewer why I left my job due to bullying/bad work environment? [duplicate]

I worked at this company for 6 months, about 3 months into my job, I started getting made fun of and laughed at from roughly, 5-7 people. This behavior continued pretty much everyday, up until I quit/...
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career advice - computational modelling, Australia [closed]

I'm looking for work from home for this set of skills: numerical methods for integration, differentiation, iterative solution methods numerical modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer MATLAB, ANSYS,...
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Can a part time employee move up in the organization? [closed]

I work part time at an engineering firm. I would like to progress to Department Manager. I am part of the technical teams and manage projects now. Since I work 4 days a week, sometimes it takes me ...
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Any reasons to not go paperless at work? [closed]

I'm considering going paperless at work. Just keep notes electronically, using a tablet. Anyone else done this? Any reason to keep a notebook, file cabinet for projects this day and age? Engineering ...
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Notification of Employee's involved in Third Party Data Breach - Obligation to inform?

Should it be disclosed to a company that a number of their employees have been involved in a data breach, particularly one that has released special category or sensitive information; what is standard ...
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How to respond to coworker posting this in public chat?

When asking a work-related question, I had a coworker respond with an LMGTFY link in public chat. Of course, the link expands and looks like this. How should I react to this? We've hung out outside ...
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How should you gracefully leave a company you helped start?

I am a co-founder of a software startup in the B2B space. I am an engineer and have helped build much of our platform from the ground up. It's been 3+ years since we started doing this and we've ...
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Giving Notice - Likely walked out but paid - Can I start elsewhere right away?

I'm going to be giving my notice at my current employer soon. I know from history that I will most likely be walked out immediately and then paid for the two weeks as if I was working. If things ...
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Co-workers with a lot of money and openly talk about it [closed]

I recently joined the Engineering a very young company (3 years in business) who are doing very well in the market. The existing team all came from another company after they had a massive exit. So ...
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How do I ask for 2-3 days per week remote work in a job interview?

I will soon be applying for jobs. I'm still a junior developer with some but not too much experience under my belt. One thing I'd love from a new job would be the possibility to work remotely for 2-3 ...
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Feeling bored with software development. Should I change career paths? [closed]

just looking for some advice really as I don't know where to turn. I am currently working for a fairly large tech company, working as an application software engineer. I've been here for a couple of ...
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What are the potential repercussions of taking company files to a new job? [closed]

I have access to amazing engineering designs and calculation spreadsheets for every imaginable civil engineering project. Is it okay to take copies for use at my new job, to facilitate future project ...
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Is it a code stealing situation? [closed]

We are working using LeSS methodology. Area is divided into feature teams, within a team we split items into task. I (developer) and another one worked on the same item, we splitted it into tasks, ...
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Date disparity on resume before background check [duplicate]

I've been offered, and have accepted a job at a large tech company. The next step is the background check where, among other things, they'll be verifying previous job titles and dates employed. I ...
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What to do when remote teammates don't respond?

I am in USA. I work for a software company which has many offices in USA & the rest of the world. Our company has very flexible work policies in general. Very few teams work from office, and ...
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Should I ask for a raise for myself AND another manager?

Small Business of 40 employees. I am #2 person in charge (under the owner). I was given a raise a year an a half ago of 10%, however, the owner asked that I would not ask for another raise for 2 years....
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Out of the blue I received a training offer

Back to my previous question Asking for training during annual performance review about 2 years ago. I am still with the same company for personal reasons that didn't allow me to move to another ...
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Report foreign travel during job transition? (Security Clearance)

I am currently working for company (A) where I am required to hold security clearance. I have received an offer with another company (B) that also requires a clearance. Between my two jobs, I am ...
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Is it okay to write non-offensive humor into meeting minutes?

Yesterday at a meeting with a water Utility our Materials expert said that one of their stored pipes would degrade with exposure to CO2 - carbon dioxide. In the meeting minutes this was noted, and I ...
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How to best sell advantages of a very independent software internship?

I'm coming to the end of a summer internship in which I've developed a functional and fairly fleshed out prototype of an IoT solution for a non-techy company with no software engineers employed at any ...
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Is It OK to ask for a delay in start date if relocation is taking longer than expected?

Question Having recieved a job offer and signed the associated contract, relocation is taking far longer than expected, and I no longer expect to have anywhere to live in the new city by the time I ...

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