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My progress is stagnating and I don't want to disappoint my supervisor (Internship) [closed]

I don't know what I should do at the moment or what the best decision is at this point. Through some contacts I got a nice internship in a country far away from home (I got recommended by my last ...
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16answers
34k views

Everyone involved in my hiring process left the company before I started: is this a red flag?

Today I started a new job as team leader in a new company (150 employees in total, the branch in my city counts about 35-40 people). It is in IT and IT consultancy (company is more towards ...
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11answers
16k views

Politely avoid/decline handshake due to arthritis and maintaining privacy regarding a medical condition

I "know someone" who has arthritis and because they are young most people never think of it when approaching them with a handshake. Sometimes a gentle squeeze is enough to bring tears. They are also ...
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2answers
790 views

Would it be okay to put “Freelancer / Self-Employed” to cover up 2 years of unemployment gap after graduating college?

I was wondering if I should include any text on my resume and LinkedIn for reasons to why I was not working 2 years after graduating college. And if I should, how should I phrase it other than "being ...
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2answers
608 views

If I'm asked to attend multiple in-person interviews per week, how can reduce the chance of my boss becoming suspicious?

I'm currently being contacting by recruiters on an almost daily basis. As a result, there are times when I can get upwards of two to three in-person interview requests in a week. And on many occasions,...
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2answers
450 views

Would working in a Silicon Valley Huawei research lab have subsequent negative career implications? [closed]

I was offered an interesting job working on some cool new technology connected to location and positioning for Huawei's consumer cell phones. I'd like to accept the offer, but I'm concerned that ...
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5answers
544 views

Got laid off after a month without a clear reason - how do I explain this on my resume/in upcoming interviews?

I started a job in January as a Project Coordinator for an electrical company. When I was hired, the position was advertised as "Admin Assistant", but after I was hired, the owner of the company said ...
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1answer
247 views

How to determine when a company will be done with “head counts”

I have been in contact with a company I want to apply to since about September. For reference it is a Biotech company in NY. The two people I am in contact with are from recruiting / on-boarding / ...
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1answer
168 views

How can a developer transition into a more business-focused and managerial role?

I am a software developer with about 2 years of experience in the role and I have decided that I don't really enjoy my job as much. I much more enjoy the business side of things. If I continue going ...
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3answers
676 views

Office laptops has two accounts one for employee and another named admin

Why does any office create two accounts on office laptops? One on employee name and another on admin/office/company name. What is the purpose of it?
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2answers
236 views

How to extract objective answers from recruiters

This week, I reached out to a LinkedIn, connected and then followed-up via email to discuss my background. I had identified a role that I was interested in, but had not officially applied for the role....
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4answers
1k views

Probably going to be sacked after requesting to work remotely

I am a software engineer and I am finally taking the plunge to work remotely full time. I've been working for the company for just under 2 years and have never had any issues whilst working there. ...
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4answers
848 views

How should I interpret a comment made by a member of management at my new job?

I am almost a month into a job and the CTO says, "It's important to realize that we don't expect you to know everything perfectly. Based on our levels of conversation with you throughout the ...
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4answers
679 views

Dealing with senior engineer who prioritises requirements based on opinion and interestingness

I am an engineer in a product team. We are building something rather new to our department. We do not have much experience with it, thus high uncertainty and risk. Decision making is either personal ...
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2answers
343 views

How to ask your boss politely if he has some free time

I want to ask my boss if he has some free time. That I want to discus some work. How can I ask it more politely?
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6answers
425 views

Whether to include age 18 exams on CV when I also have a degree from a typically non-traditional route (Open University)? UK

Background: I left school age 18 with good grades in the usual exams (A-levels, and GCSEs before that, for those familiar with the UK style system). Most of my peers opted to go to a standard ...
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1answer
613 views

How to find web developer openings in a specific industry I prefer [closed]

I'm web dev with 10+ years of experience in web development. I'd like to enter adult industry as a developer. I know I need connections and appropriate companies. I tried to look around but I couldn'...
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2answers
255 views

How to politely end a mentoring relationship?

While in my previous job I started what can be seen as an informal mentoring relationship with some junior colleagues. Basically, they asked me for career advice (skills needed, how to acquire them, ...
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7answers
827 views

Is the qualification for a promotion doing your current job well or already doing the work for the position you're striving for?

I'm a software developer in a company that has a very clear set of steps for salary (atleast for software developers) determined by how much responsibility you are taking, how independent you are, how ...
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2answers
752 views

Not telling potential employer that I'm already serving notice period

I initiated resignation workflow for my current job 1 month back (7th January). I'm currently serving the required two months notice period. 27th Feb is my last working day. I passed all technical ...
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3answers
177 views

Is it bad practice to connect with your interviewers from LinkedIn from a company you were rejected from?

Is it bad practice to connect with your interviewers from LinkedIn from a company you were rejected from?
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3answers
180 views

Working full-time freelance for a company where I don't work at the office and per hour: Is it okay for me to take a leave? [closed]

I’m working freelance at a restaurant where I just do their designs. I don’t need to come to the office and I get paid monthly. I don’t work per hour so it doesnt matter how many designs I make per ...
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3answers
285 views

Ditching my old skillset while changing jobs in the same field

Background My formal training was generic (Systems, Dev, Project Management) - no particular expertise, just "good enough" to start and learn on the job. I started off as an ops guy in a small ...
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3answers
265 views

Should I mention my family history when answering “Why do you want to join us?”?

I am applying for a few companies in the education industry. If the future employers ask me "Why do you want to join us?", I plan to say "I am interested in the education industry because many of ...
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2answers
265 views

How to withdraw as applicant after interviews if they're not answering their phone?

Situation: I had a technical interview over the phone with a particular place and they want to set up to have me for an on-site interview, which would require air travel. At this point though, after ...
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3answers
148 views

Is it legal in the UK to ask former colleagues about an applicant from their company

Suppose I used to work at company B and now work at company A. Somebody who I don't know that currently works at company B has applied for a job at company A. I might consider reaching out to former ...
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3answers
504 views

Is it wrong to apply to a job posting if I'm not going to be around for the next month to interview?

I saw a job posting I like and I would like to apply. However I will be away on vacation for the next month so I will not be able to answer phone calls or attend interviews during that time (different ...
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14answers
23k views

Manager strongly suggests that I do more unpaid overtime during performance review

I have started a new job about 6 months ago. In my performance review, a couple months ago, We were both discussing my own performance, but also what I liked and disliked in the company itself. When ...
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5answers
777 views

Is it ethical to spend work time learning new skills?

Background: This is my first job, recent graduate. Small firm, ~20 employees, I was hired originally to manage pay per click advertising. I grew out of the role quickly and took on many other roles ...
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20answers
24k views

How should I react when a co-worker says his 3000 line method is optimized? Should I report it to my boss?

I have a co-worker who said his 3000 line method is the most optimized possible. How do I react professionally to that? Should I communicate this to the boss, who does not know anything about ...
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4answers
9k views

Complained about a director - now they are refusing to provide employment verification unless I withdraw the complaint

I'm working in a software company in India where I have lodged a complaint to the owner regarding a director I have had difficulties with. Now I am applying for a position in a new company but the ...
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2answers
532 views

How to politely ask for sources files instead of redoing finished work

I had this problem in past, and this time I want to address it. I am front end developer. I mainly convert design (photoshop, illustrations) files to working web-standard code and make them ...
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1answer
290 views

Should I give up on the dream of ever making it in the science industry [closed]

So recently I received a standard no response rejection mail(in which it was mentioned that I don't have multiple years of experience). Based on this and other negative interview experiences(where one ...
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7answers
816 views

Switching from a highly diverse work environment to a non-diverse workplace - is there anything I should be concerned about?

I will soon switch from a highly diverse work environment to a non-diverse workplace. In my current workspace, my colleagues are from all around the world, e.g. US, Iran, China, India, Canada, Turkey,...
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4answers
1k views

Shall I mention to my future employer that I am leaving my current company because I am dating my coworker?

I am working at a company that has less than 100 people for 6 months. I started dating one of my coworker in my team for a few months. I decided to leave my current position because she feels it is ...
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5answers
1k views

Sitting idle at work

I recently joined this new job, fresh out of college, so basically I have zero knowledge about how the corporate world works. I have been in this project where I have a developer role, and I'll ...
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2answers
209 views

Is it appropriate to ask if remote work or alternate hours are possible for an intern position?

The position in discussion did not specifically mentioned that remote work or flexible hours are offered on the posting. As this is a classic engineering office job. However most of the work is on the ...
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1answer
106 views

UK temporary agency worker training full time permanent colleague

Good evening everyone, I reside in the UK and I have been working on behalf of an agency for a company on a temporary basis for 6 months now. Recently (2 months ago) a new colleague with no ...
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6answers
919 views

How to deal with an underperforming, well-liked subordinate as a new employee?

I joined the company at the beg. of January as a manager to take over a team. It has been very intensive from day 1. We had deliverables even on my third day. It's my first management position. There'...
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2answers
679 views

Thrown in the deep end — what are the signs it's time to leave?

I have been working at a new job for a short while now, hired as a junior developer for a small IT company. However, when I interviewed I made the mistake of not probing the support structure at the ...
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1answer
340 views

What kind of engineering jobs don't require looking at a computer all day? [closed]

I get really burnt-out using a computer for 8 hours a day - headaches, eye strain, neck strain, etc - so much that I have to write random sentences in my notebook just to have a break from looking at ...
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3answers
660 views

Solved a “outside my area” problem for my same-level peer, had to resolve issues with it later, told to “stay in own lane” — how to go back to boss

So this is "hypothetical" in the sense that it isn't a situation actually occurring right now, it's in the past and not 'emergent'. But I've been wondering about it for a few years and thought it ...
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4answers
329 views

Is it ok to bring up interviewer's background and their work during interview?

I was just wondering if it's ok to bring up interviewer's work and their GitHub contributions during interview? Since I was given who I am going to be talking I looked up their Linked In profile and ...
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3answers
448 views

Rumors spreading about me leaving my current job

I was approached by former colleagues to join a different company. Few people from this company were former employees of my current company, and they still maintain friendship with the people I work ...
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2answers
176 views

Accepting a previous offer while negotiation still pending?

I recently received a verbal offer, where the terms were explained and then asked if I found them acceptable. I mentioned that I had other offers coming and that the salary could potentially be ...
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276 views

How to salvage a poor first impression with interview?

How to salvage Background: Had a phone interview with a firm I applied to 3 weeks ago. Recruiter was impressed with my background and skill sets. Issue: I generally research all firms I apply to ...
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1answer
225 views

Put on embedded project without the necessary skills or knowledge

About a year ago I started working for a small company (10 employees). The position was as a python software developer for a cloud platform. My contract says I'm to work as a "python developer" ...
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2answers
194 views

Getting training on a job with a child on the way

I am a recent graduate in Physics (Bachelors), and will be entering the job realm in a couple of weeks. I have notice many places require training where I may have to leave my family to obtain. I also ...
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3answers
362 views

Congratulating my boss on his upcoming wedding

I have been working at this office for quite sometime. I would get a chance to meet my boss the next month, for the first time. There are chances that it would be a one to one meeting with him. I have ...
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4answers
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Is there a legal limit to the number of people in a room during an interview?

This may be better asked in the legal area, but i was curious if anyone knew if there was a legal limit to the number of people interviewing a candidate at a time? I’m talking about panel style ...

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