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How to label inaccurate job titles on resume

I'm currently employed as a "web developer" for a company. That's what it says on my business card and that was the title on the job ad. The thing is I haven't done ANYTHING that can be considered "...
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Is a job with a flaky employer worth pursuing? [closed]

I applied for a position with a local company and on the day I applied I spoke with the employer twice. He seemed extremely excited about bringing me on board as soon as possible but explained that he ...
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Should I still follow up when I'd planned to even though the application deadline was extended? [closed]

Here's a brief scenario: I applied for a job on the originally determined application deadline date In my cover letter I said that I would follow up two weeks from that date The application ...
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How long can I wait to respond to a job offer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to coordinate the process of pursuing multiple job opportunities at the same time? I've applied for three companies (we'll call them A, B, and C). Company A has moved ...
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Including social media on a résumé to land the interview

This question may seem like a no-brainer at first, but after pondering it for a few hours, I'm actually doubting the obvious answer. It would seem like one shouldn't include their social media ...
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Is it a good management style to degrade oneself so others feel comfortable approaching? [closed]

A manager at work said "I go to great lengths to make a complete idiot out of myself so people feel comfortable coming to me". This gave me a bad gut feeling but I realize there is some rational ...
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Color blindness in the Workplace [duplicate]

I am a software developer and I am colorblind. This is a mild disability, but it's still quite inconvenient when I use some parts of a software (IDEs for example). I understand this can be quite ...
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What reasons to say when I want to get in a different project? [duplicate]

Our company is an IT service provider which develops software for other companies. 4 months ago, I finished my work in one project and was put in a different one. My first impression of the new ...
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Should you reconsider an accepted offer based on the interactions with your future manager?

I received two offers from two big software companies A and B. Although both companies are overall good, I like the projects & group at company A and therefore I have accepted their offer. I am ...
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How should I list the employer for contract work on my resume?

e.g. If I have worked for XYZ Company in NY. I can write like following: XYZ Company, NY date from..to My title What have I done 1 What have I done 2 What have I done 3 I want to know if I have work ...
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How do I encourage co-workers to recycle?

Our facility is very large and we have recycle bins in all break rooms and eating areas. There are separate bins for plastic, aluminum, and trash. Current waste analysis shows that approximately 57% ...
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How to tell your company that you got an offer with a significant salary bump? [closed]

I just got a good salary offer from another company. I like my current company and would like to stay here if they offer me the same amount. I was wondering how should I convey this information to my ...
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How can I use my leverage at my current employer to help create an environment with less, direct hands on management of my work? [closed]

I've been in my current position for 6 months (out of a 12 month contract) at a higher education establishment. The management have given me lots of praise during this time about how my apps have ...
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How do you develop a solid hiring workflow? [closed]

I'm a computer Science major working at a consulting company who was given the task of restructuring our Hiring Process. I have no idea what I'm doing really. I was given a basic out line and I've ...
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Is job-hopping bad for a developer's career? [duplicate]

I've decided to leave my current job and I've made my intentions clear. My boss tells me leaving now will make me unhirable because I will appear to be a job hopper on my CV. Is this job hopping and ...
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Internet usage after-work hours [closed]

Network usage during work hours has quite well defined policy (i.e. it can be only used to look-up job-related stuff, read/download job-related e-books, etc.) in a company where I work, but there's ...
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Confront boss when he divulges a private discussion about another employee?

Our small team which consists of 3 staff and our boss recently have added a fourth person to the mix. It became immediately clear that he was not a fit personality-wise or skill-wise. He was a rush-...
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To what extent should I read body language during an interview?

I think nobody argues that body language is an important factor to a successful interview - both for interviewee and interviewer. There are plenty of articles explaining how to control your body ...
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How to motivate people (employer perspective) [closed]

I'd like to apologize in advance for a lengthy problem description, however I am interested in the community's opinion and I'm asking this from the employer perspective. My company deals primarily ...
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Why you looking out for change? [duplicate]

I am working in Software development and have recently faced couple of interviews. Interview 1: I have cleared the first (Technical) round, when I faced the HR round, the first question they have ...
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Can't find job as entry-level leaving in 2 years

My situation is that I just graduated with a Bachelor's in CS about a month ago, but I am also planning on going to medical school after about 2 more years (due to required courses). I chose CS, ...
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How to tell someone their smoking is an issue [duplicate]

We have a new team lead. He smokes several times a day. We have seperate smoking areas. He goes there and smokes. So far so good but unlike the other people who smoke, he gives a very bad smell. I get ...
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How to influence in a very process oriented, top down, environment? [closed]

I find it hard to adjust to the top down decision making from management where I work. One example: I have raised my interest in moving to a different team a handful times, but management sometimes ...
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What to do with a coworker who keeps humming every off and on? [duplicate]

What am I supposed to do with a coworker, sitting at, about, arms length from me, who keeps on humming every now and then(some song that he recently heard) the sound of which irritates and frustrates ...
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Should I include the subdomain redirects to resume for online identities?

In my resume, I am including some of my online identities. As some online identities, such as stackexchnage sites, have a long URL I wanted to include the shortened URL by including sub-domain ...
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Should I put my 2nd undergraduate studies that I did not finish on my resume?

I have completed a Computer Science bachelor's degree, from where I went on to pursue an MA in Digital Game Design, which I am about to finish this September – and these are obviously the two things ...
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If you have a year of experience in one technology would you be considered entry-level in another?

I am a software developer with one year of experience in total and it is in one technology (iPhone development). I am thinking about changing my technology as I found out that I am much more ...
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1answer
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How to properly get past the barriers of having less than a years work experience? [duplicate]

I'm trying restlessly to get a job within the IT industry, be it local or up in London way.. But all the job positions that I have looked for, both software and hardware aspects require University ...
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Offered a job … with an empty job description

I've been offered a job at a local company which I cannot disclose for obvious reasons, and I've been here for almost 4 months. It is a junior web development role. When I got this job, I got an empty ...
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How to register odd jobs in Linkedin.com

When I was young, I lived and worked in England for about two years, doing a lot of odd jobs. I would like to show this on my Linkedin.com profile. What would be the best way to put it? Would the ...
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How can I convince my boss to invest into the developer environment?

Our boss said that developers should have fewer mistakes so the company would have money for displays, servers etc. An always mentioned example is a late firing of an underperforming colleague whose ...
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Things to consider when joining a company recently acquired by another company [closed]

What questions should I ask when interviewing for a company which was recently acquired by another company. Also, what can be the pros and cons of working for such a company. Does it matter at all.
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Chair and Laptop prediciment [duplicate]

I have recently started a new job in which I have been using my own laptop. I have also been given what seems to be a broken chair in that there is no support on the back. When you lean back on it it ...
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How to successfully transition into a new job/role which the current employee is 'forced' to leave?

Background During a large (technology) company restructure I was asked to step into a 'higher' role (a role with more responsibilities, more visibility, etc...). The current employee in that position ...
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Is it appropriate to approach references based on interviewer comments?

My partner had an interview for a teaching job which she did not get. The interviewer said, "check your references as one doesn't show you in good light". She is relatively certain the reference is ...
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If you feel that a younger, more impressionable employee is being lead astray, is it appropriate to intervene without their knowledge

I'm posting this anonymously as I know my colleagues also use these websites also (software house). I work in an all male office, and have done for around a year. I have recently secured a new job ...
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Latex vs Word - Resume [duplicate]

When I read this: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/11955/what-are-the-benefits-of-writing-resumes-in-tex-latex I thought of no reason for using MS Word for Resume building. But later I ...
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My office has finally unfrozen salaries [closed]

I need advice on a question. My employer has finally unfrozen salaries after 4 years. They have removed every perk except Health Coverage during the downturn. Now they have finally mentioned in a ...
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Dissatisfaction with me cause I come and leave on time?

Our office is very strict when it comes to timings(And by strict I mean getting emails from HR every other day and no one listening). I always go to office on time. Majority of the people in my ...
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How to keep track of time spent helping others?

I'm a fast learner so I often become the go-to guy in the office (and out of it, but that's off topic), I love helping people and I learn much from seeing different perspectives, ideas (even bad ones) ...
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What's an employee stock option scheme?

I've been recently offered a job by a company that states they offer an "employee stock option scheme". What does this mean? Can this considered positive generally speaking or does it mean that there ...
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In an interview for a software developer job: “What would be your greatest challenge in the workplace?” [closed]

I don't know if this question is too subjective or vague, but I don't really know what I could answer if I had to. I am a junior developer (I had a couple of internships which were great and got ...
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How should I deal with the urge to sleep at work? [closed]

What should I do when I am tired, but have to be in work, and the work is sending me to sleep? What is a good practice to deal with such situations. How can I communicate the situation to my manager(...
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How do I discuss my performance with managers who aren't interested in doing so? [duplicate]

I have completed 1 year at my workplace and I would like to discuss my progress and milestones for my career with my reporting manager and lead developer. I feel they are not interested in discussing ...
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How can I best indicate my desire to relocate to another part of the country?

I'm a US citizen trying to relocate to another part of the US. Right now, I'm using my current address on all my job applications and also my resume. I've read online that applying out-of-state can ...
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Basic computer skills test for job applications

We're trying to screen applications for a job based on their basic computer skills. We'd like some sort of website that we can give to the candidates that times how long it takes them to click on ...
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3answers
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Appropriate time to post new position on professional networking sites

What is the appropriate amount of time to wait before updating professional sites (SO Careers, LinkedIn, etc.) regarding a new position, assuming that I have already made the switch? The goal is to ...
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How to ask for a raise after passing probation [duplicate]

I have interviewed at a company and asked for a salary of 25k. They have given me an offer of 24k and they said they will consider again after I have passed the probation. I passed the probation 1 and ...
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What steps can I take to rehabilitate my work ethic?

I have a well paid job, but I've come to realize that I treat my bosses (we have matrix management) badly. I turn up late, leave early, don't turn up for meetings, don't hand my work in on time, bunk ...
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Salary discussion while I'm actively searching for a new job [closed]

I have a salary discussion upcoming in the next month or so. Problem is that I am actively searching for a new job. I'm not interested in changing positions in this company, nor will a bigger salary ...

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