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Higher salary vs prestige of a FAANG role

I am currently working in Dubai in a large national company, as a Senior Machine Learning Engineer (SMLE). Here the salaries are good and there is no income tax. However, I recently passed the ...
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Should work experience section of Linkedin profile include accomplishment or just tell a story about yourself

Important Notice Here we are not discussing whether to include accomplishments with numbers in a Resume/CV (See Contributions in a CV for developers) because it seems necessary nowadays. Should the ...
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Could one understate credentials?

Someone recently posted worrying about being seen as overqualified when trying to enter a new career direction, because they have an advanced degree in another field. This leads me to wonder: Could ...
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Can i get relieving letter without serving notice period [closed]

I left my previous job with immediate effect due to health issues of my mother. I sent a email that I am resigning due to personal reasons. They did not reply to that email but bluntly proceeded to ...
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What high paying low competition jobs/fields can a recent grad in electrical engineering go into? [closed]

After two years of applying I haven't gotten any job offers despite having a high GPA. What are some industries that guarantee high paying jobs that are easy to transition to with my background? I don'...
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What are the best answers to the interview question "why are you choosing to return to this role/work?" when re-entering after taking a break? [closed]

Update - I've edited the question to serve the broader community. New here and please excuse me for the initial rookie errors. I'm re-entering corporate full-time workforce after ~4 years of taking a ...
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4 answers
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Are there benefits in having manager in your title in software industry?

I'm a senior software engineer who started managing people (other devs). The company won't change my title to software engineering manager now (don't know in the future). My question is if it is ...
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How to answer vague "tell me about x" questions from recruiter

I had a job interview today. It was with an internal recruiter who reached out to me over LinkedIn. I feel that I did a bad job at answering most of her questions and was sort of caught off guard. In ...
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1 answer
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facing pressure to resign in the government, what should I do? [closed]

I have been under a lot of pressure in the past few weeks, I understand that I am being pushed to resign. We can say that I didn't match my manager's management style, I am overqualified for the job ...
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Completing hours requirement when providing specific service

I want to ask a question and want to know what's my legal and ethical responsibility. Suppose in the contract (remote job), I clearly specified that I would be providing specific services related to ...
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Interview question - How did you handle underperforming coworker ? Mention coworker disability?

One common interview question is how did you handle a coworker who was not performing well and it was impacting your work ? I work in an IT role in a big company and I faced this problem due to a ...
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Putting "software engineer" on resume if the company is a flat org and told me we were all hired seniors previously?

I joined a relatively high caliber group of engnineers, who were all senior engineers from well known or top companies. However, our titles were only "software engineer", except a few that ...
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How do I repair relationship with Client after we had a misunderstanding over work availability? (Reposted in freelance, can't delete here)

I've reposted this into freelance stack exchange as this is related to a freelance contractor. I'm unable to delete it from here, but I welcome your thoughts and opinions. My client sends me a message ...
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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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5 answers
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I'm in the middle of messing something up, what now? [closed]

I'm in a subject matter expert role at an IT company, currently I am tasked with a complex data migration which involves automated reformatting and quite a bit of partially manual, partially automated ...
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Mumbling coworker [closed]

I have a coworker who constantly mumbles under his breath impolite things about me or other coworkers. I find it very rude, because others can clearly hear him, although it's possible he is unaware ...
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Job with a lot of social interaction for a mathematician

I recently finished a highly mathematical theoretical physics MSc degree. My thesis was in string theory. The normal next step from now would be to do a PhD in the field. However, I now see that all I ...
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1 answer
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Degree vs. Experience [closed]

I'm currently dealing with a conundrum in my job search. I have an advanced degree, but the jobs that require it also often require other experiences I don't have. My current job has never allowed any ...
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3 answers
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How to address a coworker's undermining behavior that affects my performance?

I work as an engineer for a large company in the US and am facing challenges with a co-worker who exhibits offensive behavior towards me. We are part of a three-person core team within a larger group, ...
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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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Shortening Internship duration [closed]

I have accepted an internship on behalf of my college I am only getting graded for 15 weeks but they have given me a 6month contract. I’m looking to shorten the duration to 6months because I want to ...
11 votes
3 answers
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Is Singapore a power distant culture?

I live in Europe. I got opportunities to work in Singapore, but I'm worried about the Asian power distant cultures. Here why: Last time I was traveling to Germany for seminars, there was some ...
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2 answers
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Why was my interviewer surprised the interview was short? [closed]

Recently, I was interviewed by a company for a software engineering position. It was a 2-person panel, and according to their website, this should be the only interview. As it was a digital interview, ...
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3 answers
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I was ghosted by a recruiter after the offer signed [closed]

I went through 2 rounds of interviews. I was offered the job, contracts was signed, onboarding forms completed and the start date was set. 2 days before the start date I get a message that the start ...
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2 answers
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How to address company arranged temporary accommodation in a very inconvenient location

I'm moving abroad to work for a foreign company. The company will provide a short/temporary accommodation until I find a rental apartment. HR department repeatedly asked me which areas I'm considering ...
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1 answer
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how to manage tasks for a busy post? [closed]

in our company the boss designed one person (the oldest one ) to extract administrative papers from archive this one had also other and very important missions like preparing salaries the problem is ...
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1 answer
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Requiring to render a 30-days notice?

Im currently working with a salary of 12000 and the scope of my job was Im only the one incharge in Rice sales (DR, Billing, Collection, Deposit) and aside from that my employer also have a personal ...
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2 answers
737 views

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 ...
120 votes
10 answers
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Dating a Former Employee

I'm a senior, C level executive at a relatively small company (~75 employees). A while ago, I became very close to a direct report. We began spending more time together outside of work; first in ...
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4 answers
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What's the term for a pay scale where pay is directly (and only) related to time in service?

Some employers (for examplethe US government American Airlines) have a pay scale where: The pay scale is transparent (either published to employees or made available to the general public) Pay is ...
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2 answers
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Which jobs pay higher and have greater number of open positions; and is such that it requires skills learn-able in short duration for a beginner? [closed]

I thought to find jobs which pay higher and has greater number of open positions, and is such that it requires skill learn-able in short duration (~ 6 months; at the rate of 21 hours per week) for a ...
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2 answers
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My Product Manager Traveling To My City, Should I Meet Her In Person?

I've been working remotely for a year now for this company. On our daily meeting, my PM said she will travel to my country tomorrow. Is it okay if I reach out to her and ask if I can treat her meal ...
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1 answer
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Career gaps and not worked for more than 1 to 1.5 years in any company. Plus I need to switch career

I really need help on this. My resume has some around 2 career breaks, also, I have around 6years work experience in 4 companies. I have seen a couple of HRs and managers, question my stability. How ...
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3 answers
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Equity vesting with unpaid hours

I've been doing freelance work for a start-up, but now instead I have been offered 1% equity into the start-up for the role of an advisor. The vesting schedule is 48 months. The expectation is for me ...
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2 answers
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Who makes a good reference?

When you leave a company in Germany, the company is required by law to hand out a letter in which the employment, the duration, and your role are described. The employee can request an extended ...
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Is implementing a "callback" system a viable solution to high call volumes in a call centre environment?

I manage a team handling inbound calls and we are regularly facing a situation where we are missing incoming calls because our inbound volume is greater than our Tier 1 team can handle. It is greater ...
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Arrogant , lazy worker considered for promotion

I recruited a person called AG in Asia office. In the initial year of AG's employment, I encountered significant challenges due to issues related to arrogance, laziness, and a lack of ordinary task ...
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SF85P Employment history

I have put everything honestly in my SF86P form. I dont have any criminal or financial history. Nor got fired. But, I was wondering if for one of my employments (3.5 years ago), I can write some other ...
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Salary appraisal didn't go as planned, discussion with manager seemed to have backfired. What should I try at this point?

I have been in my current job for past 5 years working under the same line manager in a multinational organization. I was working from offshore office for the past 4 years and my manager was in US. I ...
37 votes
9 answers
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How do I ensure fair performance ratings in the stack ranking system?

I am a lead programmer and moved jobs recently. In my new assignment, I am a technical manager for a large team. I have 5 people under me, each of whom have 6 people under them. So essentially I ...
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How do I define in a positive way my career goal to my boss, when I see that I'm failing?

My career progression since I joined to company is null or negative. Next week I have to define my career goals with my boss. However I just realized that the my project that soft-failed last year, ...
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6 answers
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HR is contacting me months after being terminated

Several months ago I was terminated without cause. To my knowledge there was no specific incident though they probably could tell how strongly I disliked the workplace. Recently someone from HR called ...
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What is the least overwhleming technique to manage tasks? [closed]

I'm struglling with To Do apps because they are not showing days/weeks/months in the same way the calendar showing them. This also makes it a little bit difficult to set due day every time I want to ...
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Sharing HR documents with non-HR employees [closed]

I recently left a job/forcefully resigned, and my unemployment paperwork was shared with a non HR employee who was also not my or anyone's direct supervisor. The information I provided on my Appeal ...
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7 answers
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Performance Rating not doing justice to what I did

I started my current job nearly 2 years ago having been hired by my manager from my previous company. They were sacked 5 months ago because their new manager didn’t like their attitude. I have never ...
4 votes
3 answers
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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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3 answers
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Can a job change my position and lower pay after hiring me? [closed]

I left my previous job for a better paying job. After starting the new job I realized they didn’t have a lot of work. I have days of no work at all. It’s my third week and now they have told me they ...
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How do I take advantage of a much better offer in monetary terms if I don't actually want to change companies?

I recently received a very interesting monetary proposal from a recruiter. The whole process is still very much in its infancy, so nothing is certain and there is no concrete offer yet. However, I ...
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4 answers
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Addressing rude tone at work

I work for a large company. I was in a call and a team mate, who's a contractor from a well known consultancy (I am a FTE at the company) spoke to his peer (also from same consultancy) in a very ...
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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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