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Hardware vs Software Development Portfolio

In software development, one common approach I've seen to creating a portfolio is having a website with your projects and then having a GitHub account (or equivalent) where the actual code can be ...
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How can I improve my reactions to a coworker who irritates me?

I have been at a job for a few months now. We are a small business. I work in a small team of 3-4 people who are all on the same level : no managers except a boss who is rarely around. I am really ...
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What is an appropriate compensation structure for freelancing for an early-stage startup?

I was approached by a startup to do some work developing their product. They do not have revenue or funding yet and offered to pay a “market” salary for a contract period that would be 100% deferred ...
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HireRight employment pre-screening

I have recently accepted a job offer and the pre-screening process is about to begin through HireRight. I left my last job a few months under a settlement agreement, in which lawyers for both myself ...
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UK - Resignation. Am I entitled to payment in lieu of notice during probation period?

I started my 3 month probation period on 7th January, it ends in April. I received my 2nd pay on 24th February which was paid up to 28th February. I was off sick on 11th February following my first ...
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can I be fired for this ? If not how do I go about seeking justice? also do I have a case? [closed]

I was hit by an employee who was the manager's girlfriend. My wife and I were threatened with our jobs and our housing if we pushed the issue, In front of employees . My wife was fired , I talked to ...
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How to deal with senior coworker who is undermining my work and constantly pressuring me?

I have been working as a software engineer for 5 years at the current company I work at. Last year, I switched to another team to temporarily help out until the most senior software engineer got back ...
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Is it Advisable to ask my manager for a Reference letter and inform him i'll be looking for a new job

So some incidents today and over the last few weeks have pushed me to the point where I just simply cant work here anymore. And i'm curious if its okay for me to tell. my manager that I'm going to be ...
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Manager does not give me negative feedback directly?

I am on my trial period of 6 months in Europe and had my performance review last week, which was very negative. I was told that if I do not improve some things, they will let me go. The feedback was ...
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Interviewer did not warn it was a panel interview

Recently I had an online interview (Zoom call) at one of the universities for the PhD position in space physics. The secretary (she contacted me by email) sent to me the date and time slot of the ...
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Why am I being ignored in chat?

I just started a new job. I have had very little exposure to a lot of people, and I am working remote. I was told to reach out to this individual "Rob" to help me gain access to "XYZ ...
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Covid-19 causing complications leading to shorter job durations than desired on a resume - how does it look and sound?

Currently I'm in somewhat of a conundrum. I'm a British software engineer who performs fairly decently in his job. I've got some interesting accomplishments on my CV and the like. I say that because I ...
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Etiquette to reply to a 'Sorry, missed to tag you' email

One of our product owners had sent an elaborate email about TODO tasks to the entire team. Within a few minutes s/he realized that I was not included in that email and forwarded it to me with the ...
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Behaviours Expected in Professional Life [closed]

When I am sitting for job interviews, During the HR round I am asked with various questions like: What will you do if your peer does some bad things? What will you do to resolve a conflict with a ...
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Agreeing without really agreeing

I've had many more phonecons in the past year than usual, and I'm noticing that in meetings with more than a few people, that a person will say that they agree with whomever spoke immediately before ...
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Adding interviewer on LinkedIn after taking other job

There were two job vacancies in particular that appealed to me – 'Job A' and 'Job B' I had an interview for Job A, and then the next day I had a telephone interview with Job B, the manager then said ...
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Why company policies don't guarantee work-life-balance?

The adoption of the trend called on-call is high among software companies where they expect employees to work beyond office-hours for things like urgent customer issues, pipeline failures, etc. This ...
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I accepted a job offer and 3 hours later Talent acquisition changed terms what should I do

I have been working as a contractor for a huge company remotely from home. The manager I worked with asked me if I was interested in fte and apply for a position that just opened up. The job posting ...
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How to respond to a performance review you disagree with?

I found some of what was mentioned in my performance review to be very one-sided, and depicted me negatively in many ways. I appealed this, to explain my side. However, my manager made it seem I was ...
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Should I ask my manager to compensate for the unethical actions of his predecessor? [duplicate]

Some time ago, the company I work for decided to introduce a new way of assessing employees. According to the new rules, in any team with more than 20 members, at least one person had to receive ...
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Employer is terminating my notice period early without consent

Last week I handed in my resignation. In my contract it stipulates that the company can terminate employment given one month's written notice and the employee given three months’ notice. My contract ...
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Job title acting as another higher level title

I'm a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience working in a tech startup for 3 years now. Two weeks ago I found something very irritating for me. Since I joined the company, I found ...
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Reference Not Responsive

I had contacted a former boss via email a week ago who happily agreed to be my reference for a job I am applying to. However, I just received an email today from my potential employer that he has ...
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What does thinking about the big picture mean?

I’ve been told a couple of times that I’m not thinking about the bigger picture during my 360 feedback. I’m not exactly sure why (and intend to ask my manager). How do you think about the bigger ...
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How do I tell a manager that it's now or never if they want me on their team?

I’m in a job that I really don’t enjoy. The work is only tangentially related to my education and the work environment has degraded to the point where I’m looking to leave. There is another department ...
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Is it a good or bad idea to reconcile with people of an institution after 5 /6 years if a person asked to resign after a stupid mistake [closed]

It includes meeting them at a conference. It includes asking my family to work with them. For example https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33090022
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How to refuse constant outside-office-hours meetings politely? [closed]

We are always required to attend meetings outside office hours without any compensation. Usually, our employers are unwilling to convene meetings during office hours because it would reduce our ...
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How can you set limits on how you want to be called on the telephone?

I work in a technology department at a bank which requires us to be available after hours if anything comes up that could affect the business systems and affect our customers. Of course, there is ...
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What makes employees hesitant to speak their minds?

It seems that at every job I have had, there was little expectation to be candid. People seemed to be walking on eggshells, and wouldn't offer an honest opinion. For example, at my present job, we ...
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How to deal with meddling and hypocritical management? [closed]

Before I start explaining what the situation is, I need to give a little bit of context that might be relevant. I work in a mostly software/IT based company that are the global leader in their market, ...
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(When) should you step in to defend a minority?

Top management at my company has decided to set up workshops to think about the future of the company, mixing together executives, low-level management (such as myself), shop-floor workers and "...
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How good or bad is the idea of re-applying for job for which I was rejected in the early screening phase?

I have applied for a job in a big company and was rejected in 5 days with a typical template answer of "we regret other candidates had better profiles fitting the job". So, I can guess they ...
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How to estimate employee turnover?

Motivation: I think employee turnover is a great measure for employee satisfaction, especially if you believe in the dead sea effect where a company's talent leaves more readily, causing accumulation ...
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Can contributing to a website that has objectionable content hurt job applications?

I'm looking for a new job. Hopefully one that is full time and permanent in the tech industry. I normally include links to websites I have contributed to/made. A group of my friends are making a ...
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Is a long waiting period for an official offer bad?

I recently received two internship offers that I'm enthusiastic about. One is with a very large Fortune 500 company while the other is a mid sized company. The very large company has sent me a ...
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How to interpret reduced retention bonus offer

Our workplace tends to use retention bonuses as part of the total salary package for most employees. I've just received my bonus offer for this year, and it is substantially lower than in previous ...
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Properly delimit areas of expertise

I have been the lead developer of a startup (and I was promised the CTO position) for over six months. There are 6 people in it including me (another developer, the CFO, the COO, and two marketing ...
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Job Title Suggestions

I work in the U.S. branch of a larger company based in Europe. The office I work in is very small, 2-3 employees who handle orders, billing, etc. Then 2-3 managers, an office manager, e-commerce ...
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Extend current tool stack of data science team

I recently started to lead a data science focused company with two departments that has uses SPSS Modeler extensively. To be honest nobody there has close to the skills of a data scientist. My ...
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Contract not renewed, what to say when asked 'why did you leave your last job'?

At my last job I was in a project, my performance was good, I was even going to get a raise, but the pandemic happened and it was put on hold. I was then changed to another team and project. That ...
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Asking for ID in interview [closed]

I was contacted for customer service representative position in which they are using the telegram app to communicate via messenger no video chat and asking me to scan front and back of my drivers ...
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Why would a US company tell their employees that they will pay for a union?

I recently read about a union effort in Amazon and a photo of an Amazon flyer was mentioning that accepting a union at Amazon means paying for it: (source) I am French and do not know how unions work ...
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In contractual jobs in the software development space, do compensation increases happen annually or at the start of each contract renewal?

If I was hired in January and my contract expires and will be renewed in July, should I expect a salary increase then or at the end of the year like everybody else?
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Job hopping to pursue dream

I have 2 years of total experience and I have been working on the most amazing company for 3 months only. However my goal is to gain experience and be sent to work in Europe which is my life goal and ...
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Correct way of following-up with unresponsive recruiter

I applied to a summer internship position online some 3 months ago. A few days after submission, my application moved to the "review" stage and since then, I have heard nothing from the ...
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New employer not giving me onboarding information

I am supposed to start working in a trustworthy company in a company next Monday. The company has two offices I have to work in. I signed the contract three months ago. I heard from the boss via email ...
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Moving between employers who don't recruit from each other?

I'm working in the IT industry with a fairly niche technology (to the point that there are only three local major employers using this technology and "everyone knows everyone"). I'm content ...
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What's the best way to communicate 'you get a bonus but no raise this year' to employee?

I just had a meeting with the company's board, and we concluded that we would give out a bonus, but no pay raises this year. Last year was tough; the business was roughly 30% in the red. I think most ...
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In a drive towards higher diversity teams, is it possible to be truly inclusive and prevent applicants to fake being diverse?

Many organisiations are now striving to form teams they consider diverse, and to ensure this, they check the potential diversity of candidates already in application forms. Consider e.g. this ...
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Negotiating a permanent contract while newly pregnant

I'm currently one year into working an 18-month maternity cover. I love my job and I want to stay working there in the long term. I've had excellent performance reviews and positive feedback over the ...

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