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What problems may come from accepting a job with more responsibilities but the same compensation? [closed]

I was offered a management position in a different company that pays roughly the same as I make as a regular staff member in my current company. However, the new position will have more opportunity ...
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What is the best way of approaching a former employer for a job?

8 months ago I left my company to get a change of pace and a significant pay increase. The new company pays more but is missing something the old company had. I left on relatively good terms, and my ...
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Work placement through University, coordinator knows I'm not having a good time and is coming to visit, what should I say?

I'm in my school's co-op program and have been working for a company for a while. The school's co-op councillor is coming tomorrow and she knows I'm not happy with the job. My question is: How do I ...
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Getting Recommendation from Manager after resignation

I am about a finish one year with my employer and my work permit is close to expiring.At this juncture, I have been assigned a driver level developement job which I cant do in a short time because of ...
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Do phone interviews with HR for a programming internship usually contain technical questions?

I am applying for a programmer internship and the company scheduled a 30 minute phone interview between me and the Lead Recruiter from the HR. When I wanted to start to prepare, I realised that I am ...
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Is it appropriate to negotiate for an internship position?

I tried to find a clearcut answer to this question, but after searching for a while on the site I decided to post it. I've read through many informative answers on general salary negotiations and have ...
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Work environment - open spaces, noise, and distraction [closed]

I recently turned down a job offer at what seemed like a great company because of their work environment. They have a large, open workspace, and it's fairly noisy. There's not much personal space, and ...
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Developing management skills [closed]

I found a nice quote about management: Management as a career path is not right for everyone. You have to like responsibility. You have to enjoy working with people. You have to be able to deal with ...
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How to arrange for interviews without taking leave?

I am seriously looking for a switch after a year in a company. I have very limited annual leave. I also don't want to use fake medical leaves. In that situation, how do I appear for interviews without ...
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Conflict of Interest in the Hiring Process [closed]

I work at Big 5 Sporting Goods. I want to work at Foot Locker. I went in for the interview at Foot Locker and told them that I work at Big 5 but am willing to quit if I was hired at Foot Locker. The ...
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What to write when asked expected salary on a pre-interview questionnaire? [duplicate]

There is a company whose pay scale is much higher as compared to the rest of the companies in the country. I don't know what they pay a person of my experience level. I have seen the pay of fresher’s ...
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After a job interview, is it inappropriate if I want to talk to an employee in private?

I would possibly ask if they are happy about working for the company and maybe a few more questions about the corporate culture.
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Good question to ask a potential employer at a job interview? [closed]

I'm not currently looking for a job, but this question just started rolling through my mind. When on a job interview, it is not only important to properly respond to questions, but also ask some. ...
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Why do interviewers ask “How do you keep abreast of changes in technology”?

I was recently asked "How do you keep current with emerging trends, tools, and technologies in the software industry?" during an interview for a programming position. I read blogs and am involved ...
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Tendering a proposal in a corporate environment

Our corporation has acquired a new company, and one of the positions that has come about as a result of this is that we have a high level executive position in charge of workplace environment and ...
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What to do if your first job has more responsibilities than what you can assume? [duplicate]

I just passed a job interview with a development company, and I'm trying to figure out whether taking this job will help or hinder my career. I'm fairly new to the field and the job will require a ...
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What should I ask as an applicant in a job interview? [closed]

At the end of a job interview (at least for mid- or high-level positions), the interviewers usually give a chance for the applicant to ask any question s/he may have for the interviewers. Does what ...
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What should not be included in Australian resume?

I've learned that in Australia, similarly to UK and Canada it's considered faux-pas to include some personal information in the resume. date of birth nationality photo exact address something else? ...
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When is the best time to ask about my contract status/extension

My contract is going to be up in about 1 month. Since this is my first contracting gig, I don't know how to go about this. Some of my friends have said to ask my boss next wk to give them time to do ...
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My employer does not approve of my medically recommended footwear

I twisted my ankles a number of times when I was younger, and a doctor told me to wear footwear that offers solid ankle support. I complied with his advice, and stopped twisting my ankles. My boss (...
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Should I try and remain seated as much as possible while at a desk job?

I have been observing my supervisor and found that he doesn't move around much. In contrast, I move around the office quite often. I go to the restroom, go to the pantry to refill my tea about 5-6 ...
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Noisy office, how to tackle? [duplicate]

I recently joined a software company. It has open space concept. I find it very noisy and counter productive. I use noise cancellation headphones but it is not practical to use it everyday when I am ...
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How do you send a job acceptance email?

I'm curious about the protocol here. If you are offered a job and supposed to reply by email. When I looked online, I see stuff that looks like formal snail-mail letters, i.e like this: Your First ...
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How important is it to be concise in a resume?

I have always written resumes with the objective of minimizing words as much as possible. I ruthlessly cut words to make things as clear as possible, oftentimes converting pseudo-sentences (or ...
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Did I do this right in asking the following in an interview? [closed]

I was attending a telephonic interview for the post of software developer for a reputed product MNC, and my interviewer asked me: How are you? To which I answered, - "Thanks I am fine" then I asked "...
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Is my contract still valid if my job has changed? [closed]

My company is going through a transitional period after being bought out by a competitor and we are all being asked to sign a new [non negotiable] contract Whist in this transitional period my ...
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How to stay productive during work system downtime? [duplicate]

When systems are down and I cannot do my work so I have a free hour or possibly more, what is an acceptable means of passing time in the office for an engineer? In the present situation all my work ...
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What is considered a big raise? [closed]

Maybe this is a naive question, but honestly I'm curious about raises and the process. I read online that many raises are somewhat adjustment-types, i.e US inflation kicks up so firms give 1.5% or 2.9%...
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Getting recognition for helping colleagues perceived as 'experts'

Today I realized something that, as far as I'm concerned, is a problem for me. I work as a semi-senior developer at a software company. Even though I've the least experience of everyone in my team, I ...
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Should I include information about my reputation on professionally-relevant Stack Exchange (or other Q&A) sites on my resume?

Should I include any information about Stack Exchange, or more generally, any Q&A, sites that I am an active contributor to on my resume? If so, how prominent should this information be and at ...
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Audio recording a live interview [duplicate]

I would like to audio record my upcoming in-person interview for several reasons, mostly to review my performance, delivery, and content and also to build a compendium of interview questions (without ...
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How can I get my employees more engaged in their tasks? [closed]

I feel that not all employees are fully committed to their tasks. I would like to see them ask more questions, make sure their work is done to the best of their ability, make sure deadlines are met, ...
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Overpaid on a low position [closed]

I moved to a lower position within our organization but kept the salary of my previous job due to a legal requirement. I now earn 30% more than my team colleagues doing the same tasks. Do you think I ...
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What questions to expect during a interview to renew a contract?

What type of questions should an employee expect during a interview to renew a contract? Would the questions be like something that the employee faced during the 1st interview with the employer or ...
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What is the purpose of asking questions with no 'right' answer?

Once during an interview the interviewer had asked me this question that "Why does the head of the company have the office in the back corner?" This was asked at the end of the interview and at that ...
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Can I do anything to get my annual pay raise after I've told the company I'm leaving in a few months?

My company, which is in the UK, has an annual pay rise in April every year. This year, due to some issues, the pay rise is pushed to the end of June, but all employees will receive the the extra money ...
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The Dos and Don'ts when complaining to the management

My company was acquired by one of the biggest companies in the world (think Microsoft, Google, Amazon,...etc). The acquisition took a long time to finalize and several visits were made by the Big ...
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Displaying Adult Site on a Resume [duplicate]

Let's say that I was the owner of an adult site of an explicit nature. This site I also self-developed and later sold for a somewhat significant sum of money. Also taking into account that I'm a ...
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How to proceed after seeing my job posted online?

I started working in a company for about a year as a fresher. The job is something which I dont really have an inclination to do but I try to give my best of my abilities. In this circumstance I have ...
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Is it ever acceptable to round up my GPA on my resume?

As an undergrad, my GPA was a 3.99/4.0. During one of the interviews for my current job, the interviewer asked "Why didn't you just round it up to 4.0?" My response was simply that I wanted to be as ...
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What alternatives do I have for time-limited code challenges when the schedule interferes with my current job?

A lot of companies I interview for ask for a coding task to be completed within a limited time, such as building a small program/web application. HR typically sends me an email with the challenge, ...
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How can inform my company that the lecture had some inaccurate information in a diplomatic sort of way?

I am a roughneck who works on a drilling rig and I had a lecture at work where they were explaining the forces involved in a pulley system. It worked out so that I actually had this lecture twice, but ...
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Language level above fluent, but not native? [duplicate]

How, on a resume, should I describe language level which is above what's commonly described as fluent, but it's not my native language? It's a language I speak at home, and have been doing so for 10 ...
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When should I tell an interviewer I left my old job?

I was being interviewed by Alpha Inc. while still employed by BetaCorp. Alpha Inc's interview process took several weeks and, between the second and third interview, BetaCorp and I parted ways. When ...
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Does a background check include if you paid your taxes or not?

In 2010 - 2011 I did freelance web development as my only source if income. All the money I received was under the table and I didn't pay taxes. I did, however, pay taxes for 2012 I want to work for ...
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How to impose standards on a client/company?

I got hired by a company about a year ago that doesn't normally do software development. They had contracted out to a firm to get some software written for them. Later, they hired me to help maintain ...
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What to do when a professional reference from co-worker at previous company is no longer working there?

My university has a co-op program, where students have two quarters in class, and two quarters working full-time in their industry for the middle three years of their five-year programs. At my second ...
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How to tactfully quit a job early because of a successful side project?

I've been working at my job for almost a month and a half. Recently, I shipped a game that I've been working on part time for 4 months (with a few other people). It's selling very well. I'm not rich,...
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How can I get honest feedback/criticism from a new team member?

When somebody first joins a team, they're in an incredibly valuable position to provide "outside" feedback. Existing team members' thought processes are often corrupted by habit and repetition, and ...
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Accepted offer for an internship - would rather have a different position in the same company now - should I just forget about it?

I accepted an offer for an internship in a company I am really excited to work for. However, I have come to realize that I am much more interested in a different internship position in the company. ...

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