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How do you interview for integrity?

I'm a hiring manager at a US tech company, and I often struggle with questions that would help me assess the integrity of a candidate. E.g. what types of questions, answers and omissions may reveal ...
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Was I fired or let go? [closed]

Before covid I was working at two places. One place let me go because I was no longer needed but offered me a job when covid settles down. The other place I had to limit my availability(due to ...
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Studies on overworked workers

I've found that there comes a point at which an employee becomes so saturated with work that spending additional effort to meet deliverables actually yields poorer quality results across the board. ...
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Dealing with a supervisor who does not have subject matter expertise

I am working with a colleague who has asked me for guidance on how they can work with a supervisor who has a low "bandwidth" in understanding technical issues that relate to their job. The point is ...
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'Deprioritised' after accepting conditional employment offer in favour of applicants to permanent roles:explain resulting hardship/get re-prioritised?

I have fulfilled all the conditions set for me in an offer for a 3-month contract for a junior NHS role in Wales, but the NHS Trust seems to want to stall the clearance process indefinitely for me ...
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How can I retain a volunteer employee frustrated for not being promoted?

For context, I work in an organization that's completely pro-bono, so no pay is involved; all volunteer. I'm in the equivalent of the C-Suite for our org. We have meetings with the suite every week. ...
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I got offered a retention bonus after verbally agreeing to another job

My employer is reorganising the department I'm working for. This came as a surprise to everyone including me. They'll be shuttering an entire line of business, which I am part of, but are focussing ...
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Is it expected for a potential employer to request payslips?

Question: Will I be expected to provide payslips for most job offers in the UK? And any thoughts on this job given the context? Context: I have been made a job offer for a Product Manager role at ...
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Delay start date on the other offer — how to if possible

I have 2 job offers – one's already been made, the other is on the way. I like them both. I'll take the one that's been already offered, say job-1. call the other job-2. I'll take job-1 because ...
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Are LinkedIn Recruiters Mostly Scam?

I have a really poor view of recruiters who reach out on LinkedIn and just want to get a sense if they are actually scams or not. A decent part have international numbers. Seems like an easy scam to ...
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Paid vacation time

So where I work we are allowed 5 paid vacation days a year, but I'm having trouble with trying to get my boss to understand what vacation time is. For instance, I work sunday-thursday and have Fridays ...
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How to respond to an apology email from boss?

I have received an apology email from my CEO for springing last minute, poorly managed company duties one late Friday afternoon which resulted me to work back and deal with an urgent matter that ...
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Asking management to hire more developers

Last year I took a job doing machine learning for a small company right after finishing my masters in which I was doing mostly AI research and managed to publish some stuff. At work, I'm the only one ...
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Multiple job listings in same company yet they suggest only the lower/less desired one - how to avoid

I'm currently working for as a tech lead and responsible for a whole team while doing hands-on work as well. In my organization, people are first selected and interviewed by their level, profile, and ...
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What date for resignation?

I work for a school district (office staff), my last duty day for the school year was June 9th. We received notice this morning that we have to move (my husband is military and has to report to a new ...
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Part of salary from gross revenue

I'm about to negotiate the dollars on a long-term project. What i want is to get part of my salary as a percentage of the gross revenue. So, it's gross revenue - not gross profit or stock options ...
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Hired for one role, but upon starting I am expected to take on leadership/planning of a different team instead - is there a way to fix this?

I was in talks with a company to get hired in a devops role. They mentioned they don't have that role yet but would be interested to establish it, I would be a good candidate, since I have many years ...
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Newcomer asked my opinion about the company

I am working in a startup. The tech team is small. The company looks like economically is doing fine. So we are hiring new developers. A new one is coming in a month. This person contacted me on ...
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How to propose myself to a different, more senior, position in the organization, 5 months after I joined it

So I joined a company about 5 months ago to position A. It is a big company (1000+ employees). The company has posted a new position ("position B"), in a different department, that is more senior ...
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Should I re-establish contact with an opportunity that seems to have fizzled?

Back in February, I interviewed with a company for new position. It seemed like a great fit and the interviews on the day all seemed to go well. After the interviews, the hiring manager told me the ...
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How to handle stubborn colleague who enforces her decisions?

Just for a context: I am in 4th month of my new job as software engineer, have been working in the industry from last 5 years. We have fairly small team of 3 members. out of 3 members, 1 Member is ...
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My boss is upset that I gave my doctors note saying I should self isolate for two weeks to HR and not her

I’d like to preface this that work knows that I have a disability. I have heard comments from my boss like “I want whatever your taking” because I was calm and professional in a meeting, in a ...
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If there was no ownership clause in my contract, do I own my work or is it company property?

Some introduction to preface: I do web design/development for a small company in Missouri. My employment contract has no language regarding who owns the work I do internally, nothing about ...
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How do I explain to my boss that being the best at my job is “going above and beyond”

I previously started a conversation with my boss about a promotion and pay raises (becoming a team lead that we need). From my perspective I am the best on our team doing the work of 2-3 other team ...
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Corona virus pandemic - How to handle a large gap in my resume?

I do software test automation/QA and I don't have a CS degree. But, I do have some working knowledge of data structures and algorithms which has been enough for me to do my job thus far. I left my ...
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I earn less than my subordinates [duplicate]

I started at my current company 2 months ago. I'm managing a team. I receive very good feedback. Today I discovered that some of my subordinates are paid much more than I am - around 20% more. (I ...
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Is it legal for a potential employer to run background checks on members of your household?

Update: The commission has been disbanded and has 90 days to leave NJ, and it is only a matter of time before they leave NY as well. I know an individual who is trying to get a labor job in NYC. ...
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Can employer prevent me (remote worker) from working from a different country?

This is a somewhat similar question to Can an employer force you to wear a face mask?. The location is also the same, the UK. I'm a European citizen working in the UK. With the recent pandemic, my ...
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How to give backend developers some limelight?

Recognition is one of the main topics discussed after employees surveys in our organization. One of the points raised in a recent survey is, developers want to get more chances to be seen and ...
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What's a standard productive vs total office hours ratio?

So it goes like this: we are keeping track of tasks using Redmine. We log time spent doing tasks, but at the end of the week if we add up all the time spent at those tasks there is no way a person has ...
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2answers
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Does working at a bank limit my chances of working at a technical company?

After graduating in Statistics I had 3 different jobs for about 3.5 years as a Data Analyst at smaller tech companies. 3 years ago I decided to move to Amsterdam and I applied for lots of Data Analyst/...
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Web development burnout

I want to get out of web development and my current job. The company has a culture of learning the latest bleeding edge framework for each new project and it is very tiring keeping on track of ...
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Is it possible to be drug tested by a CA employer while working from home?

I work for a company in California that is owned by the federal government. The company made it clear when CA passed its Cannabis laws/regulations last year that they will continue to test and that ...
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invalid linux foundation cert presented by third party supplier employee

I am a Senior Architect and am working with a third party vendor. An employee of the third party supplier has presented an Linux foundation certificate to prove that his knowledge is "Expert"; however,...
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What should I look for when buying a desk and chair for computer work?

I'm a programmer and I spend a lot of time at my desk. I now have pain in my neck, back, and hands because of a poor work center. I'm now looking for a new desk and chair. What should I look for? ...
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job title for my half technical half managerial job

I have B.Sc in Computer Software Engineering and because my passions were located somewhere between software engineering and industrial engineering or management science (such as Business Analysis, ...
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How do I apply again to a company where I was rejected?

I applied for a very interesting job last year and unfortunately, I didn't get it. I did the first interview with HR, the second with Head Of Risk Management, and went well. I had the final interview ...
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What is the best way for me to proceed in career after a layoff with 20 years of software experience in India?

Career details: I have completed B.Tech. 20 years back, and worked in a single Indian software company these 20 years, in mainframes initially, and later, with diminishing requirements in mainframe, ...
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I feel Interview day went badly, what could I do to get more chances? [closed]

Context: I applied to a company and I have real passion and interest to join this company. I am interested in their mission, in the industry, in the position, and I feel myself I am capable of doing a ...
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Overseas office is not managing me sufficiently

So I work for a US-based company. They have their development centre in another part of the world, and I am situated and working from there. When I joined the current organization, I was getting good ...
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Missed meeting - acknowledge in an e-mail, or ignore?

Since COVID and work-from-home, I have had some trouble with keeping meetings straight. Up until today, I had one meeting I was a bit late for (entirely my fault) and one small one that I missed (due ...
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How loudly should I warn about a failing project?

A few months ago I was asked to estimate the staffing and the time needed for a proposed new project. I estimated it as needing 10 staff over 5 years. A co-worker estimated the project as needing 7 ...
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Random background reference check and conflict avoidance

I had the following case recently. I applied for a small startup and they did a reference check, but they did not do it based on my provided references but based on a random check via common network. ...
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New job with no training or support

I was contacted out of the blue by an acquaintance of mine in December 2019, who thought I would be a perfect replacement for her position. I aced my interview and was hired in January 2020. She had ...
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How to tell junior team member that particular certification may be not right for them at this time without being demoralizing?

I have been working in the cybersecurity profession for about close to 6 years now, and just last year got CISSP certification, along with the AWS Security certification recently. As the team lead, ...
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My company has not addressed the pain our Black community is experiencing right now. What can I do? [closed]

I work for a large company (1000+ employees) in Memphis, Tennessee (the Civil Rights Capital of the world). The work culture is fairly segregated: Corporate is majority White and our customer facing ...
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Two job titles in one job

My last job was as an Assitant IT-Manager, but I also worked with cloud services like azure & AWS in the same job. I am also pursuing certifications in above mentioned cloud providers. So can I ...
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Using open-sourced code I wrote for my employer in a private comercial product

A few years ago, during my apprenticeship years I wrote a confluence plugin (server), that was later released under the MIT license and published on Github. My employer has since lost interest in the ...
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I am afraid colleague will get promotion instead of me - how to deal with it?

I work in banking industry for a year longer that my colleague from another sub-team in my area. We both are natural candidates for getting a promotion. My problem is that I think that my colleague ...
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How to teach new practice to people who aren't really interested?

I work in IT in the UK. I was hired one year and a half ago to introduce to a "new" practice to a team. I am in a "fixed timed" contract, therefore I can't leave for now, at least not before the ...

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