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How to organize training in a small business [closed]

I am in charge of a small, small, small company of 5 people. Usually for companies of that size it is always the same problem, one person needs to do multiple things and it is always time challenging ...
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Employer Published Resume Online [closed]

My wife and I typically like to search our names on Google to see what information comes up about us. Well yesterday, my wife found that her resume was published to an online site www.pdfonline.com, ...
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How do I demonstrate my experience in new technologies?

I am a software developer working in a particular technology (say A) for the past 1 year and this is my first job out of college. Though my present work is good and pays me well, I want to move to ...
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When is it appropriate to let on to your boss you are looking at other jobs?

I've been unsatisfied in my current role and am in the process of updating my resume to start the job search again. My boss knows I've been stressed and may be able to read between the lines. I want ...
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I want to find ways to get past phone interviews

English is my second language. I have strong technical skills, good English reading and writing, but my spoken English could use some improvement. I rarely get a callback after a phone interview ...
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Is it acceptable to not put my 5 months work experience in a resume? [duplicate]

I am resigning from my first job. But the problem is, I just worked for 5 months. When I make my resume, should I include the 5 months experience? I'm worried an interviewer will think that I'm a ...
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What are the risks of omitting short-term employment when applying for positions?

I made a big mistake when switching jobs. The new company was a poor fit for what I was looking for, and I am looking to switch after only two weeks. During the current interview process, I have not ...
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How to deal with a bad performance review that I think is unfair [duplicate]

I had a mediocre performance review and as a result will be left behind others with regard to pay raises. I think the review is unfair and I have a hard time swallowing the fact that I will be paid ...
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Former employer told me they will not look at my job application

I was an entry level worker when I started working with a company in my town. I got laid off because my performance was not up to expectations. After 4 years of success outside that company, I ...
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When starting a job, moved to a different role than I applied for

I am 22 years old and I started full time at a company in Boston (500+ employees) late September this year after doing two internships for them in the past. I know everybody and I am on good terms ...
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Is it polite to reply to a job rejection?

I had an interview, and I'm not sure what went wrong. My application was rejected because they are looking for someone who has in-depth knowledge in the field. I'm sure that I have all the required ...
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Is there any value in including extracurricular activities on my resume?

I was wondering if extracurricular activities really mattered when attempting to get a job in the corporate sector. My motivation for asking the question simply stems from the reality that I see ...
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How can I stay focused and enjoy work when I am the only member on a team?

I am working solely on a project since few weeks, and there is no one currently in my team. I don't have any problems regards to work, and i have no competition or challenge too. I directly ...
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How can we prevent merger panic from becoming an issue that affects the productivity of the staff?

One of my competitors is about to go bankrupt. The owners have proposed me the idea where I could buy their business. I am still discussing the idea with some of the leaders in my company. The ...
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How to coax an “All Knowing” to understand that they don't know everything [duplicate]

I am in the situation where a client is demanding that I redo some reports so they are organized by one table id (ID_A) instead of another table id (ID_B) that exist in separate databases. All the ...
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How should I decide whether to take over someone else's work tasks?

My coworker is struggling with a task. I know that if I do it, it will take about 40 hours. I estimate that at the current rate, it will take my coworker at least three times that. So the first ...
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How do I minimize risk from a contingent job offer?

So I have recently received two job offers from two different companies. Both jobs are cleared positions and are contingent on my ability to obtain that clearance(not an issue). In talking with the ...
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How can an organization keep the benefits of generalists on large-scale projects?

I work for a company experiencing rapid growth, with more growth projected in the future. We currently use generalists who can work on multiple projects for better communication, teamwork, and ...
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Is it okay to reveal interview questions to your friends?

I recently got an offer from one of the bigger technology companies (a publicly traded fortune company). On glass door I see people saying that they cannot share the questions that they were asked ...
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How can I as non-management improve morale and curb infectious pessimism?

I work in somewhat of a DevOps role with a team of professionals that for the most part are highly skilled, competent and easy to get along with. The biggest problem we face as a group is that recent ...
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How to list remote contract/freelance work on a resume? [closed]

Typically, one would list a workplace on their resume with location included, eg.: Widget Producer, XYZ Corp, San Francisco, CA May 2010-February 2011 How should remote freelance/contract ...
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Being Reimbursed for Personal Property Used for Business [closed]

So, when I started a new job, I used my personal laptop for work purposes (because the computers there were full of spam and unsecure). Eventually, the work software caused my laptop to crash. My ...
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My manager is not relieving me after my resignation. How can I get relieved properly? [duplicate]

I work for a service based company in India and I am in probation still. Now I have got a very good opportunity to work for a renowned MNC. So I put down my papers, and I am ready to serve my notice ...
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How to determine in an interview if people enjoy working for the company or the work they do?

When I started working for my former employer, my managers told me what a bad company we were working for. Other people told me that we use very poor tools to do our job and that the company doesn't ...
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To what extent is it common practice to inform others of who is going to be at a meeting? [closed]

In North America, is it culturally accepted that everyone knows who else is going to be at a meeting, or should one not be surprised if some people they did not think were going to be there arrive? I'...
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How to correct a CEO's misunderstanding of a project?

A recent StackExchange podcast is a perfect illustration of a common problem. Senior management is aware of a project or department several layers removed. Management may disagree with the value of ...
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How to handle a project manager who is not getting satisfied with his own design/plan? [closed]

I am working in a start-up where we have a team that consists of 2 developers, 2 testers, and 1 tech lead, that's me. Database design, UI design, and the workflow are decided and managed by our ...
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How do I get references when still in my first job?

This is my first job since graduating, I've been in the role for 10 months. The job isn't quite what I'm looking for for my career development. I'm looking to move into a software company with more ...
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contact details at the bottom of a cover letter

I've read online (on about.com to be precise) that certain types of cover letters that can be closed with the contact details at the bottom, They called this type of cover letters "email cover letters"...
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Promoting a healthy lifestyle for employees

Disclaimer: taking into account Telastyn's comment, I'd like to point out that I do not wish to force anything upon my staff. I don't want to impose anything against their will. I would like them to ...
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How to implement a “jeans for charity” policy?

I am interested in starting a "jeans for charity" policy at my workplace. My company is going to allow people in our office to pay 3-5 each for the option to the wear jeans on the last Friday of each ...
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Reference check

I was restaurant manager 2 years back outside US. Now I found new job and they are asking 3 years worth of reference contact details. It's hard for me to get contact details. What should I tell them?
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Why is discussing pay such a taboo? How can I get people to talk about concrete figures?

I recently changed contracts from educational to full-time at my company and colleague from accounting asked me if I had negotiated my pay yet. I said yes and was about to tell him, when he ...
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Worker causing major distraction [duplicate]

There's a new worker who tends to slam the wall really hard in my office for fun. After getting on my nerves (as well as my coworkers) I went over and asked him to stop. He stopped for about a week ...
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Asking/requiring Employees to promote the company using their social media

What pitfalls are there to avoid when considering a corporate strategy to disseminate information and drive traffic using employees social media.(e.g. require employees to use thunderclap to help ...
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What information is important when introducing yourself to coworkers you have never met?

Today, my manager introduced me to an employee who's visiting us from a different geographical location. The person is visiting our office for 2 weeks. I don't know anything about him and I don't have ...
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Why do people generally not tell others where their new jobs are? [duplicate]

Several of my coworkers who have moved to another company all have kept quiet about what company exactly they are going to. They put in their 2 weeks notices, and for the most part, everyone around ...
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What are differences between quantitative analyst and data scientist in IT companies? [closed]

What are differences between quantitative analyst and data scientist in IT companies? Both seem to deal with data, requiring statistics and programming.
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Good Performance Review - Tiny Pay Increase

I work for a small (~80 person) design agency in a major metro area on the West Coast. The initial compensation offered was average at best, as compared to similar jobs in the area with the same ...
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Am I hired for a job after completing new hire paperwork?

I filled out new hire paperwork and was given a company badge. I also have orientation dates but when I asked about my start date in the department (the orientation is to the company not my specific ...
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Is a complex test which benefits the company an ethical practice? [closed]

Here is the situation. One of the companies I applied for as a software developer asked for a complex and "thorough" test. I agreed to it, but I noticed that I was supposed to add a module to their in-...
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How many weekly meetings with a remote worker?

With our in-house team we have daily briefings before we start work and one longer meeting at the end of a week. In time, it's 15-30 min for briefings (mainly 15 min) and 30-60 min for a end-week ...
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Is there an industry approach to organizing places where people can have private phone calls without disturbing others?

Here's a problem: There is a cubicle farm office where most people don't need to use a telephone much during their workday and silence would be great for productivity. Yet sometimes people will have ...
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How to be constructive and solve problems in an unconstructive environment? [closed]

I'm working on a legacy software project right now. It consists of a lot of mostly undocumented classes. There are no unit tests and the project has enormous technical debt (copy-paste classes, missed ...
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Is there a business reason for programmers to do training? [closed]

Programmers at my company have moaned that they don't get any training. I suggested to management at my company that all programmers sit down with a senior programmer to discuss their training needs. ...
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Dealing with clients who want more than what's in the contract

We have a client with whom we have a contract. The contract scope is very clear and well defined. One day, one of the guys in the client company called and said, "hey, it would be great if you could ...
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What do I have to consider when working with Muslim colleagues?

We have a new colleague in our team and she's Muslim. Technically she's my subordinate, so I want to avoid as many pitfalls as possible. What are things one needs to know in this context? Prayer-...
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Coping with the world-weary environment at the office [closed]

I am among the first 3 employees of the company. My Seniors and peers (3 seniors and 2 peers) are good to work with. A few months back, new people were hired by my company. I was friendly with new ...
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What months/seasons in each year are there more openings and less openings? [closed]

I heard that companies in U.S. freeze hiring. In general, what months/seasons in each year do companies have more openings and less to no openings? Does the answer to the above question depend on ...
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My job experience is classified [duplicate]

I have worked for two years at a government contractor on a number of classified projects. I am now hunting for a new job, but I am running into a significant problem: I can't answer questions about ...

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