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How to respond to “Are you looking for a job change?” question form an acquaintance on LinkedIn?

One of my LinkedIn contacts recently messaged me if I was looking for a job change. He is not a recruiter but a principal engineer in some firm. He appears to know some senior people at my current ...
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I am returning to a company, but I started another company before leaving this one. Is that okay?

I had joined a company and resigned within 4months and served my notice period for a month, after my resignation I joined a new company as a fresher a day prior to my last working day in my previous ...
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Does $90 / hr convert to 145k salary? [closed]

I received an offer for $90 / hour as a full time 1099 contractor for 40 hours a week with zero benefits based in the US (Bay Area) that would convert to full time w2 salary with health / vacation ...
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Handling a tricky ex-employer

A friend of mine works as a Nurse Practitioner and was employed under an MD in his private clinic. She recently quit her job and now the ex-employer wants to hire her back. She ended up leaving the ...
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Is it a good idea to contact a candidate?

About a year ago I resigned from my ex-employer. After my resignation, my ex-employer hired some new people. As the work load in my new company increases continuously, my new employer decided to hire ...
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What should a candidate avoid asking an interviewer? [closed]

It is normal for an applicant to ask questions to an interviewer. But can an applicant ask questions such as, "How many applicants do you expect to have?" or "How many interviews do you have today?" ...
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Am I fulfilling my senior developer role expectations?

I’ve recently joined a very large organization as a senior software developer in the US. This is my first senior position and my first company of such scale. I am very excited and overwhelmed at the ...
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Is it normal to need relative quiet to concentrate?

I never thought this was a problem until recently. I work in an office that is very distracting, with loud conversations, shouting, laughter, etc. for at least 6 hours/day. I complete about 2 hours of ...
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Punch clock question [closed]

I saw a question on this site asking if a punch clock at work was set two mins slow, could the employer be benefitting from the discrepancy. My question is, what if it's set 6 minutes slow, does that ...
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Is it acceptable to contact people from an old job interview and ask now if a job is still available?

Is it OK to contact people from an old job interview and ask if a job is still available? Last time I withdrew my application after the interview and before results were announced. I was from a ...
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Old employer sent me $0.00 - what does this mean?

I received an ACH Electronic Credit of $0.00 from an old employer I used to work for over a year ago (at least, that's what the name says...unless it's a fake). I have no clue why someone would do ...
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How to handle superiors who focus on unaccomplished goals and do not provide any help or guidance?

This is being posted on behalf of a friend. The backstory: My friend is a woman who works in a Mediterranean country, rather young in age, with no family obligations whatsoever. She has two ...
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I'm being blamed for not responding to an email from a client that was directly addressed to coworker

I work in development and support for one of my company's products. I'm the only support employee, but there is another person that is above me. He's not technically a support employee, but he's ...
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How should I prepare for a meeting with a client about large amount of bugs?

I have a meeting tomorrow to discuss concerns about the many bugs inside of an application I recently upgraded. How do I prepare for such a meeting?
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Job title when sole member of own company

I recently started a company, and as the only member, I am not sure what title to give myself. While it feels silly to spend time on something so trivial, I have a few concerns: Ideally, I want to ...
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Being blamed for other people’s mistakes

I had a situation in a previous workplace, where it became bullying, and I said nothing and I left the organisation, but, I wonder if this is something that I could have solved? The project was ...
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Is there anything better I can say to coworkers after taking a day off for mental health, when they ask?

I have a condition that pretty much never surfaces on medicine, but sometimes does (no pattern I can tell). This happened the other night so I called out sick, just announcing I wasn't feeling well. ...
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Calling out inappropriate behaviour

My direct manager is going through a typically traumatic family event at home, and I only know this because the company CFO inappropriately shared this in front of 100 people. I think it was ...
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Convincing “agile” managers of the value of planning

Became tech lead of a startup a few months ago. Even by startup standards the codebase is poor, I don't feel any pride in working with it. Example: the dev team took three weeks to update static text ...
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Should I take a 7 month stint at a company off of my resume? [closed]

EDIT: I did not work for a startup - I worked for a team that was once a startup, aquired in 2012, and which had mostly its original startup members, with startup problems in culture and tech quality....
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Early 20's and considering quitting my first IT job

Little background. I'm in my early 20's, my previous work experience is minimal. I worked in fast food for under a year, then I worked at an electronic repair facility for 6 months before being fired (...
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HR trying to sabotage my wife's work because we're married [closed]

TLDR; My wife got a 1 month trial as a product manager and tester for a new product I'm directly designing and developing. HR hates the fact that we're married and is trying to seat her separate from ...
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An employer is trying to force me to switch banks, which I know is illegal. What should I do? [closed]

An employer has extended a job offer with the condition that I switch my personal banking from one institution to another. They claim that they do this to simplify their internal payroll procedures. I ...
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Is it reasonable to ask for a day off if I have to work an extra day on the weekend?

I have several projects coming up that require working either Saturday or Sunday. My normal schedule is first shift Monday through Friday, but due to restrictions from a client, they need work done on ...
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New foreign coworker doesn't pay for lunch [closed]

There is a European intern who joined company recently. He just graduated from college and will work in the company in China for the next three months. He doesn't read or speak Chinese, so when I ...
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Customer is offering me to switch to his company

I'm working at an IT service provider. The job is fine, and I would consider my payment as quite good. In the past months I have been mainly working for a single customer. By my colleagues and ...
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How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)?

How to get on the radar of recruiters in the country of my choice (rather than my country of residence)? Background information: I am an Electrical Engineer, working in software development (...
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How to not burn bridges and leave a small company at “crunch time”

I've seen the possible duplicate, thank you for pointing that out! It's different only in that I'm focused on preserving personal relationships in a job that was otherwise pretty good to me, but can't ...
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How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails?

My boss and I sit in different remote sites, several thousands of miles apart. We don't see each other often. On several occasions in the last few months, I have sent him emails asking him for ...
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What marks the start of a new employment?

I have started working in a new place, which I am not sure if I want to work because of many reasons, but I haven’t signed an agreement yet. It has been 2-3 days. If I leave this workplace, will they ...
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How to deal with manager who refuses to communicate with a team member?

One of the newly appointed managers always keeping an eye and criticizing the habits of one of the employees. He always keeps getting frustrated for one or another reason because of him, As being ...
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Should I address my cover letter to HR recruiter, or my primary contact?

I have been in contact over the phone and over email with the supervisor of a position I am applying for. However, on the job posting, I am given the information of the HR assistant behind this ...
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How can I negotiate remote work due to my phobia

I have joined in a new workplace and I haven’t signed an agreement yet. It is the second day. The office is based in a church which isn’t in service but I have megalophobia (fear of a huge structure). ...
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How to deal with the HR who wants the employee to pass leave requests through Whatsapp even it is an emergency?

I am working in a Software corporate company. The HR working in this company introduces a new policy that every employee, whether they are availing a planned leave or unplanned leave (including ...
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How should I approach an employer after reneging on an accepted job offer with them?

I was recently interviewing and I landed two job offers from Company A and Company B. I had accepted a job offer initially from Company A, but Company B came along and gave me an offer with a better ...
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Being flown out for an interview, is it ok to ask to stay a while longer to check out the area? [duplicate]

I have a job interview out of state, I’m not counting my chickens before they hatch, but I’m very hopeful. It’s a counterpart of our company, just in a different region, so I already perform the ...
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Is this a reasonable non-compete for an independent contractor?

I am an independent contractor who was just awarded a full-time contract. I am concerned about signing it. Non Compete - The Contractor specifically agrees that for a period of 5 years after the ...
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Should I give my resignation letter to both my direct boss and the overall head?

I'm leaving my job and I'm wondering if I should address the letter to both the Direct Boss and the Overall Head. I need to preface by saying that Direct Boss is pretty much an echo of Overall Head. ...
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How can I write a resume suitable for applying in different countries [closed]

I am an Instrumentation Engineer in the Oil industry from Algeria, My dream is to land a job of any of these countries: Canada, EU, Gulf Arabic countries ( not the US) to make a better living. My ...
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Should I talk to a colleague who seems to be suddenly annoyed with me?

I'm in a four person team that is comprised by me, my sister and 2 other guys. One of the two other team members seems to be pissed off about something and I am not sure if I need to address it or ...
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Job title and duties [duplicate]

My job is a central planner/analyst however my job has become a Transport Planning Manager. I control software upgrades, I train staff, I've wrote processes, I often work out of hours, have been ...
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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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GDPR keeping CVs on file for how long

I sent a lot of cvs speculatively to employers in May 2018. I received the usual formulaic drivel ' we dont have anything suitable at the current time..... We will keep your cv under reference for ...
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I accepted a new job starting a few months from now. How do I keep my current job until then?

Some background, I'm an intern at a big company in the US. When I got my internship over a year ago, I did so with the understanding I'd get offered a job once I graduated. In the last few months, it'...
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What does DU stand for in term of a ladder level? [closed]

I was reading on some answers on quora discussing about an IT company, their reviews. They mentioned CFO, CTO, CEO, COO, DU Leads.I think I've never heard the DU before. What does it stand for and in ...
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How to deal with co-worker who is unwilling to communicate during meetings?

I have a co-worker who communicates very little during meetings. She is very talkative and outgoing in other situations outside the scheduled meetings. My supervisors keeps asking the two of us to ...
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How to improve problem solving skills while unemployed? [closed]

I graduated from the university where I learned mathematics, computer science, statistics and physics. It was really nice to solve problems and optimize things. How can I improve my problem solving ...
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Negotiating a mutual parting after 6 months

I started a new position 6 months ago with a manager who is very reasonable and easy to work with. Unfortunately, that's about all that has worked out. I think my boss and I are on the same page that ...
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Landed a software development job that operationally is a mess and has little potential career growth. What can I extract from this?

I am a recent graduate on my first full time software development job. The job promised mentoring and effective development, but has in the 6 weeks I have been here provided none of those things. ...
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How should a leader behave when they miss deadlines themselves?

As a leader in an organization, one has to set an example by being disciplined. But sometimes even leaders can commit a blunder, be it a consequence of workload or anything else. My friend (we are ...

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