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Detailed personal information on resume [duplicate]

Should I put my nationality, date of birth and compulsory millitary service on my resume? I've seen many templates don't even mention anything from the above and I'm not sure if I can benefit from ...
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Is it common to be in company for 9 hours per day when having a 40 hrs/week contract? [closed]

My employer (a German AG company) asks us to stay in the company for 9 hours per day to fulfill a 40 hrs/week contract (as a data scientist). So, a typical day would be from 9-18 which includes 8 ...
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Improving software when the author can see no need for improvement

I have a coworker who has been practically the sole contributor on a service for a number of years. For the most part, he does an above-average job. It works fairly reliably, it is thoroughly tested, ...
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Ethics of using email of high profile contacts wrongly displayed at group email

Summary: Got access to email of people I would like to contact by an accident of the sender, is it ethical to contact them? A few years ago I attended an important event. The invitation was sent by ...
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Mention of conversation with hiring manager in cover letter

I took the first step and talked in person to the hiring manager of the position I am interested in. Should I mention the conversation and thank the hiring manager in the introduction of my cover ...
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How do I tell a coworker about her stinky body odor? [duplicate]

One of my coworkers wears sleeveless shirts very often and it is obvious she is not wearing deodorant. Often her armpits emit a onion odor. How can I tell her it smells bad? Should I tell her? Or ...
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How to deal with “too much” workload for a take home assignment? [duplicate]

Context I recently started to look for a job, after several years in my current company, for personnal and work reason. I hadn't had a proper recruitment process for at least 3-4 years now and am ...
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Coworker yells at subordinates, its not okay, why does she get away with it?

My coworker often throws tantrums when she is frustrated with team members on projects she manages. They have no choice but to endure it because they need to be utilized on projects to look good on ...
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What is the logic behind shorter work hours during the summer? [duplicate]

The company I'm currently working for allows employees to leave the office early in the summer (around 2:30/3pm, West Coast USA, Pacific Time) if they've completed all their work for the day. They ...
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Is it ok to read or refer to notes on the company during an interview?

I just got an interview request for a Cancer Charity next week. Since I’m ASD, my memory isn’t the greatest, and when I get anxious or nervous I often forget things I know I should know. I’m making ...
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37 years old with a psychology bachelors and work history in restaurant management [closed]

I have been wanting to change careers from being in the restaurant/hospitality industry for a few years now, but I did not want to choose a new career path without being absolutely sure that I was ...
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Presentation with feedback

I am an electrical engineering intern at a utility company. The company requires that we have a presentation at the end of the term. The presentation is expected to contain information regarding the ...
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Erratic behavior by an internal employee against an external employee

Background I recently started to work for a company A few months ago that leases and sends employees to work as externs at other companies, say Company B. While writing End to End Smoke tests ...
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How do I explain to a team that the project they will work on for six months will certainly be cancelled?

I am a project manager at my company. I usually work on projects where the customers are government offices, public administrations and company related to them. In September we will begin a project ...
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My job has implemented a frustrating time monitoring system. How should I react?

My workplace has recently implemented a time tracking system that we're supposed to use to track our time and associate it against certain activities. Every day I am now supposed to log in to this ...
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How do I deal with a senior member who's irritated answering my questions even though it is the first time that I'm asking him about those?

I've been in the team for a couple of years and about a year back, our team absorbed the responsibilities from another team which consisted of senior/very technical people. For this process, there ...
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Should I tell my manager that I may leave for a different reason? [closed]

I work in a tech giant (top 100 by Forbes), I have been working there (part time, I am still a student) for 9 months and I submitted my notice as I have decided to start a master's degree. A week ...
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Is it advisable for software developers to focus on frameworks like React or Vue? [closed]

As a front end developer just 2 years into my career, I am starting to be confused by the job industry nowadays where the job recruiters are looking for people who had experience with React or Angular ...
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My new job doesn't have work life balance

I just started at a new place of work yesterday and I already noticed they don't have a good work-life balance. I started at 9 am and had to beg to leave by 5 pm. I prefer to work from 8 am to 4 pm ...
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The photo copier might be making my colleague sick

In my office they are 19 people including me. My IT manager normally comes to office late and leaves at night. Today I spot one thing that might be a problem, the photo copier. I like to sit at his ...
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Do hiring managers value technical certifications? [closed]

[Triggered by this answer concerning the value of technical certificates to someone looking for a first job in the IT sector.] Do hiring managers in IT value technical certifications? Does it get ...
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Disciplining hard-working but insubordinate engineer or his superior?

I work in a mid-sized engineering firm (roughly 2000 employees total) in the US. One of our more senior engineers, let's call him John, has been with the company for about 4 years, and is aiming to be ...
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Looking for a new job because of relocation - is it okay to tell the real reason?

My husband recently got a new job that he really wanted, but the office is in a different city (more than several hours of travel from where we live now), so he has to relocate. I'm going to start ...
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I do not have tasks due to business analyst concerns

I'm working at some software startup. I'm well paid and the project needed to be built from scratch. Some months ago, I got hired as senior programmer, then I've designed and implemented a framework ...
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My task was reassigned to an intern, from my superior who is on vacation

I am working part-time in a small team, where my task is relatively isolated from the others' work. My supervisor is currently on vacation. At the beginning of this month, an intern started working ...
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How do you maintain satisfaction doing mundane work?

A new task at my workplace is reviewing hours of sewer system inspection videos. The goal is to note any and all defects observed. This work is not mentally engaging nor challenging. In general how do ...
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Are children a reason to be rejected for a job?

After working for 5 years in an industrial environment I want to change to Academia. My CV matches the positions where I applied so far pretty well, but until now I have only received rejections. I ...
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Is it wise to ask salary raise for a company which probably would not do it?

Is it wise to ask a salary raise to your chief or just move on to another company? I am about to talk with her in a Personal Business Plan. I like being here but my salary goes under-inflation and ...
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When and how to mention the topic of promotion shortly after starting

I was offered a position in an area that interested me. It was below my career level but I was offered it with a very specific justification, which also made sense. We had a long discussion with the ...
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Colleagues speaking another language and it impacts work

I am aware of the following questions, but feel like they don't apply completely here because of the meeting issue (point 2 below): Everyone at work except me speaks another language How to deal ...
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Take home interview problem has solutions on leetcode and online. How to proceed?

I have a take home interview problem with a flexible time limit and the solution to the problem is available on leetcode and online. There are several different types of solutions with varying degrees ...
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Contract / Consulting Programming Minimum Hours Per Week

I recently entered into a consulting/contracting deal with a local company to do ASP.NET development work and also consult with their local developers with questions they may have about development. I ...
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How do you tell a boss you get on well with that you're leaving?

I might take a new job. I applied for a new job after a very good manager at my current company departed. My friend was promoted to the manager position in the meantime. I will be getting an offer and ...
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Underperforming in my new-ish (~1 year) role but boss hasn't said anything even with prompting in regular catch-ups. What if anything should I do?

I started a role at a new company about a year ago but due to various factors I don't think I've been able to get "up to speed" as much as they perhaps expected (it was a new role to the company, so ...
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Missed and returned two calls with HR so far - Should I apologize?

I have missed, and promptly returned, two calls from the HR recruiter. One to schedule a phone interview, and the second to schedule an in-person interview. Both return calls were about 20 minutes ...
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Open-sourcing libraries developed for company (or using for personal portfolio)

I'm a developer building a portfolio for new job applications, and am tempted to publish (putting up on github publicly) some libraries that have been byproducts of projects done in my current job. ...
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New workplace asking for bank pin and account number [duplicate]

My new workplace with a modeling agency had me sign up for a new bank/ credit union and want my account number and account pin to verify that a payment goes through once they send it, so they can ...
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How to improve quality on reports that clients don't read?

My co-workers think that because our clients don't read our technical reports, we don't need to do high quality work (i.e. spend time revising, correct spelling, proper formatting, grammar, etc. ). ...
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Asking for a recommendation from a colleague to apply for an internship at a company he mentioned to me

Right now, I'm doing an internship at a local company in my province. In October of last year, I decided that I wanted to participate in an internship program in Japan that my school advertises. They ...
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Social media app usage on the premises of work place [closed]

Knowing my productivity at work place reduced by some social media apps, I decided to use some app blockers. It worked for me to some extent, but I'm not fully happy with it. I have planned to ...
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Dev: After 3 years of work I have nothing on my Portfolio - Feeling stuck! [closed]

So I am a developer. I have worked for my dads super small software company the past 3 years. I wasn't part of the regular team though. I had an idea for an app and somewhat naively started working on ...
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Writing computer program code for free in an interview? [duplicate]

Is it normal that if one applies to a programming job, he must do some programming related task for free before the he signs the collective agreement? I think it is not nice to ask to do a job for ...
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How to convince the leadership into taking designer decision with the designer

The problem: Me and my teammates (medium level developers) are constantly rewriting interfaces, because leadership is not involving the company designer when making decisions about the UX. They are ...
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Suggesting specific flights for company sponsored on-site interview

A company has invited me for an on-site interview. Their office is in a different country, so the flight tickets are very expensive. I am taking leave from my current job to go and have the interview ...
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Employer did not call for interview [duplicate]

I am applying for an entry level position with a company. On the day that I emailed my resume I got an immediate response from the hiring manager asking if we could talk that very day. However after ...
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If & How to suggest for reduced hours in planned organisational redundancy situation?

I am facing a redundancy & restructuring. Having worked for 7 years in a Permanent position, in a small organisation in Insurance industry. Now, my organisation is restructuring the our team of 5 ...
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How to approach protecting my code as a research assistant? Should I be worried in the first place?

I am an undergraduate working as a research assistant for a university, primarily alongside a supervisor. While I have my own project, my job still has me assisting my supervisor in his main research. ...
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Can an Iranian get an internship at an American company(namely, IBM)? [closed]

Here’s a little bit of backstory: I moved in to Canada from Iran 2 years ago with my family with just a Visitor’s Visa but after I attended school for 6 months, I got my Student’s Visa and I’ve been ...
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Not been paid even after reminding the Treasurer; what should I do?

I am an independent contractor for a non-profit. I usually send my invoice to the president who ensures she pays me within a week of sending the invoice. This responsibility was moved to the Treasurer ...
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Wanting to apply in Germany, how to write cover letter with B1 German?

I am wishing to seek a job in Germany but my native language is French. I am semi-fluent in German, B1 level and I can do a conversation if the other person is comprehensive. I am not 100% fluent, and ...

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