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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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How can I possibly convince an employer to hire me despite the fact that I've never had a job before in my life (35 years old)?

I have done a lot of research on this (reading other answers asked by others), and just want to follow up on some points. I went to university in my early 20s and the took a different path. I have a ...
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How to get employees to trust you? I lost out on a promotion because I am “not trusted by those who report” to me?

I wanted to get a promotion and in my company that is a very formal process where they have a committee which interviews you, asks your staff questions, etc. I got a 0/5 score (basically none of the 5 ...
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How can we organize a lot of small pieces of work without creating a duplicate board/Excel file (which has been banned)?

My team has a lot of small pieces of work as we are in the final parts of the project where there are lots of little things to fix. Trying to manage this has been difficult. The problem is the Scrum ...
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Can you use the academical Post-nominal letters without finishing the course?

A student taken her Master's degree but eventually didn't complete her study. She only finished 36 units out of prescribed 42 units. Can she use her Post-nominal degree even she didn't complete her 42 ...
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It seems my client thought my contract was up a few days before it actually was. Now telling me just to invoice for the rest

I had been working for a contractor who needed help with a client of his. He had made a renewal offer for my contract but then rescinded it (apparently it was a joint decision with the client). It was ...
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What is the best way to include a Github page in my resume?

I'm a rising sophomore looking for opportunities for my Major and career. I've been told over and over to include my Github page in my resume as it's a way for potential employers to gauge my skill ...
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Actual working hours vs. hours spent on the premises

During my 8-hour working days, I work on a software app (my actual job) for about 6.5-7.5 hours, with good productivity and quality as attested by my supervisor. The rest goes for meetings, having ...
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Company cuts my salary immediately after I sign the offer letter

Today I signed an offer letter with a big company in the US that I was very excited to work for. Less than two hours after signing the offer, and after I withdrew my application to the other company ...
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How to balance quality and speed at work?

I am a software developer at a large investment bank firm. The team I work on has over 20 people and we have multiple QA's (Quality Assurance), Code Reviewers, and team leads. I mean this in the most ...
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Is a weekly one on one leading to performance management?

The situation: I've read a few other similar topics here, but mine appears to be fairly unique. I've been at this company for 9 months, we've had the last 3 months working from home during COVID-19 ...
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Employee serving notice is refusing to take up new tasks and HR won't let me fire her

I am new to management and managing a team of 7. A month ago, an employee I manage decided to move out. All the knowledge transfer was complete in the first 2 weeks. I had assigned some long pending ...
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How to handle authority who doesn't let you grow because of insecurity?

Long Version I work in Indian IT industry here we have off-shore [India] and on-shore [Abroad] culture for companies from abroad. On shore [Abroad] people have the most influence and they are key ...
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Considering a software fellowship. Is there a way I can make it not seem like job hopping?

I'm a year into my first job out of university. I wasn't really picky about the work as the salary was a lot better than my other offers. However, there is no future in this job. There is only one ...
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How to tell my current employer that I'm leaving?

I have a new job proposal (Software Dev)that just got formal today, they wanted me to start next monday but I asked them to give me a few days, until Wendseday, to talk to my current employer about ...
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Why do developers quit without letting you retain them? Nobody negotiates anymore? How can I retain them?

One of the things I have found frustrating as a manager is that I get no meaningful attempt by employees to negotiate a way to stay at our organization. I randomly get notice that they are leaving and ...
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How should I negotiate the price/salary with a potential customer/employer if there's a large gap between our BATNAs?

I am an undergraduate student and earn money by giving private lessons as well as by writing and translating texts, and recently I lost a potential customer because we couldn't agree on the price. The ...
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What exactly is an honours degree? [closed]

For your info, I am a 17yr high school student currently live in Australia. As the applications for university entry is just around the corner, I am searching for an appropriate degree that suits my ...
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How to check whether I have realistic expectations towards my team?

I'm normally given the task of solving difficult situations, so I frequently inherit underperforming teams. Additionally, I frequently work with recent graduates. I would say I'm quite good in what I ...
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Refusing to increment productivity beyond salary raise

A software engineer in the team I lead was a very good worker and in the last two rounds and got a salary increase of the maximum the company allows. A couple of months ago, he said he was very ...
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How to prevent perverse incentives as a fresh software team lead when I get to hire and build my team?

In my last job, there were a lot of perverse incentives that prevented most team members from really doing their best. There was one co-worker who managed to do nothing since work from home started ...
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Asked to add someone who got their last manager fired to my team, am I right to be concerned?

I am a team leader* of 3 teams in a quite big company (about 1500 employees around the world and about 300 in my office, the headquarter). Recently I was asked to add a person (call them X) to one of ...
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Expectation of working very long hours constantly

I have a problem finding my way in corporate settings. I now started a new job a few months ago. I soon discovered that the team I'm managing is massively understaffed - in a team of 4 people we are ...
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How can we write an email for politely ask about our pay cut?

Hello everyone this isn't from my side but I had a chat with a really close person of mine, and he was wondering all day how he and his co-workers could ask their company to get a date of when they're ...
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How should I ask about work/life balance during an Interview?

I am interviewing for a company later today that has the following listed under Expectations on their career website: Some flexibility in a 40-hour work week In addition, their job descriptions ...
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Client wants me to interact with their end-customer, but through client's company email

I develop software and sell licenses to a client in a relationship that is technically non-exclusive but so far has been exclusive in practice i.e. they are an important client to me. My client (let's ...
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Is a third and fourth party being sat in on a confidential call with HR and Director - a breach of trust and confidentiality?

I had a zoom call with one of the directors and a HR representative about my return to work after an occupational heath review, which suggested the relationship between myself and management had ...
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Client verbally tells me it's ok to take days off whenever but generally wants 5 days a week. Should I get this in contract?

I work as a contractor. The expectation is I work Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and to inform them if I'm not going to be in on a given day. This is to be on the same schedule as the rest of the team. ...
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trying to do an internal transfer, but getting resistance from the upper managers

I work at a Dow 30 company and I'm not too happy with my current role. I applied to a role (in another business unit) in my company and the hiring manager is highly interested. I will have the last ...
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Is there any value in listing your high school on your CV?

I'm an university graduate. On my CV, I just have my university listed. I attended high school in the US, but am currently residing in the UK. I'm wondering if I should include my high school, along ...
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Boss says that I'm pretty a good worker but not as good as XXX

I had a casual conversation with my boss while running errand with him today. When the discussion came to my work he said that I'm pretty good but not as good of a worker as ___ who was a previous ...
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Childcare FSA was entered incorrectly and HR says they can't address the issue

During open enrollment, I opened FSAs for healthcare and childcare which are "known" expenses for my family to take advantage of the tax break and account balance forwarding. Like any other ...
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My old manager has now become my skip-level manager, how to survive?

I had a dreadful manager. I had to fight a lot, but I managed to move to a new manager. I am very happy with this person, one of the best managers I ever had. We lost a very senior manager, and my ...
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Currently feeling useless at my job

A bit of background. While i work in a company that's not IT based in any way, i'm a web developer for the company's main system, patching bugs and adding new features whenever asked. This is my first ...
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Would like to progress in my company, but afraid of the consequences

I am in this situation: I am doing this job in a company that has no progress path as it's become evident for me, so, I would like to start looking for other jobs that suit my qualifications better ...
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Concerned I'm being made accessory to fraud and unsure what to do about it [closed]

I work as the accountant for a small company in the UK. Classically the company wasn't doing well and they hired a new manager to try and turn things around. The company owners/directors all live ...
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Senior colleague with intimidating behaviour

What can I do about a senior colleague who is always playing petty mind games, e.g. routinely ignores me, is very slow to respond to messages, work queries etc, sometimes by days! He is cold and aloof....
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How to ensure a company respects its employees before accepting an offer?

I'm working on some litmus tests for companies during the interview process, and trying to test if the company/team respects its employees before accepting an offer. For completeness, what I mean by &...
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How soon do I need to tell my future employer that I won't be able to work for them?

A few months ago, I accepted a position at a company in another state. I've been preparing for the trip to that state for months now, but due to circumstances preventing me from finding an apartment ...
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how long should I wait to leave a company in good for after getting a bonus

The question sums it up. I’m torn, about leaving my company and I don’t know how to approach it. currently I’m working as an electrician I just sat for my license, and passed. I got a small raise and ...
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Company refuses to give written offer letter

I had one in-person interview yesterday at a small law firm. An hour after the interview, they called to tell me that I got the job. After I negotiated my salary, they told me that I should start ...
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Is it wise to leave in my current situation? [closed]

I am going back to university for a part time masters in computer science, with hopes of moving to the software field. My initial plan was to study in my own time while working and studying part-time, ...
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Software company asked me to resign because of lack of funds to pay salary - What reason should I tell in interview?

I have worked with this company for 10 years and I was performing well. Due to this virus the company stopped working on the on going projects and said they will work on only those projects through ...
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How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer?

How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer? What are the possible ways to respond? If company A does not respond at all, is it considered rude? The goal of ...
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What benefits to give to my first employee?

I am hiring my first employee (a developer) for my startup and I am planning out the benefits. So far I’ve figured out the health insurance aspect. As a self-funded entity, I can’t afford much (about $...
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Organisation refusing to train me

EDIT: To include comments, to make it more cohesive. I have been working in my job for four years. My job is a very technical one, and to be 'qualified' to do the job I am doing (according to HR at my ...
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Should I work as consultant when I doubt the working methods they use

I'm offered to work as a consultant in a small software company. My role will be software developer and building up the it/software dev knowledge in the company. Today they have some huge issues with ...
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Career impact of leaving PhD

I have an engineering MS, I'm considering continuing onto a PhD but I am not completely sure about my desire to enter into academics. I'm thinking about giving the PhD a strong shot/effort for a year ...
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How to trust a freelancer and stop him from stealing my idea?

I am a computer graduate but the idea on which I want to start my startup is mechanical based. I have found a potential candidate but he live in a different country. He is completely new to me but ...
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As a subcontractor, how to negotiate to get paid in a reasonable time?

I work as a subcontractor for a contractor. My contract is up for renewal. There is a term I would like to change. The term states that me getting paid is contingent on him getting paid. I don't think ...

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