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How can I leverage the impending diversity focus for my career as a part black?

The whole politics of racism is probably going to mean a major diversity push by companies over the next little while. I wouldnt want to be a white guy trying to get a job soon. Anyway, as someone ...
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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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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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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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My company has not addressed the pain our Black community is experiencing right now. What can I do?

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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Asked for availability for an interview, but not scheduled yet

I had reached out to a firm's partner on LinkedIn about one of their open positions. We had a good chat, followed by him asking about my availability over the next two weeks for an interview. I ...
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Am I already done after the first month in this situation?

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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How to handle a colleague that doesn't like me

I am a junior developer working in a big tech company. I joined this team 1.5 years ago, I was so junior, I didn't know anything. The team has a very experienced developer. We didn't get along, but ...
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I was let go from a start-up hedge fund. I got paid 6 weeks of severance, but they want me to sign an exit agreement I see no upside in signing [closed]

TLDR: This was at a quant fund that the CEO brought me into because he knew me at a previous role. I built a system for research that was really great for me. It started small and innocently, but ...
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How do we design an interview process for our first developer?

I'm helping an e-commerce start-up hire their first Developer and was curious to know if anyone has been through an interview process with a non-technical audience? If so how was the interview ...
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What should I look for in a professional resume writing service?

I want a new job with a new employer. I have a good job now and am not at risk or anything, but it seems like my career will stagnate if I stay due to management shifts and the political nonsense ...
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How is anyone supposed to get their first job in IT networking or security?

I just graduated with two degrees in IT networking and security, I have a CCNA and a Security+, and I spent a few years working for my college to tutor other IT students, but every "entry level" job I ...
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How to deal with rude junior and make manager aware of his attitude [closed]

I recently joined a company in February 2020. In my job, I was given time to learn with resources such as free Youtube links, whilst helping junior dev's. One of them is really 'self-confident with a ...
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Professional alternatives to a photo for a profile picture

If I don't want to use a headshot or other photo as my profile picture on work apps like WhatsApp or Skype, what would be an acceptable and sufficiently professional alternative?
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Should I disclose a potential health problem during an interview in the interest of transparancy?

My contract is coming to an end in <1 month (26th of June is my final day) as a result of matters unrelated to this question. I am now interviewing for a new job, with 2 interviews for different ...
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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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Salary/Performance Review during COVID-19

I am working for a mid-size consulting firm in Australia. I joined in first quarter of 2019 and the company does a salary/performance review in June annually and I had a performance review but not a ...
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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 do I list a certification on my resume that I've prepared for but haven't earned yet?

How can I include certifications that I have prepared and studied for but not yet earned on my resume? I am currently preparing to obtain certifications for AZ-104 (Microsoft Azure Administrator) and ...
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How to write off the sign on bonus that I returned to the company when they refuse to send a corrected W2? [closed]

I received a sign on bonus which was included on the 2019 W2 from the company. But I quit on May 1st, 2020 and wrote them a check of the total pre-tax amount of the sign on bonus to return the money. ...
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Should a resume be titled as if you have the position already?

A friend of mine will soon apply for her first management position, and she was coached by a professional resume writer (who I don't know). That coach recommended to write the resume with the title of ...
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How do I find a job without job experience?

I have been in military for 3 years due to the compulsory military in my country after graduating from university. Despite the compulsion, It's not like all people have to join it (only poor one). For ...
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New potentially chronic health condition means I may not be the same engineer as before

I am fortunate, I work for a large and stable company and in general, management is fair, I would even say more compassionate than not. Since the beginning of the year, I've had an issue with chronic ...
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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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How to handle deadlines with manager?

I am a coder in a startup right now and we handle tasks step by step. I am switching context for codebases and change languages a lot and I like it. But I guess I have a problem. In a meeting with ...
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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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Career shift in finance. Seeking guidance (non-finance welcomed)

I'm in my mid-30's. Currently I work as an investment specialist at a brokerage firm based in St. Louis. The pay and benefits are enough for me and my wife to make an average living for now, but not ...
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How much should I reveal about a new job after resigning from my current job

I recently got a new job at a firm that is paying me only slightly higher, but the work is going to be much better. As such, I have resigned from my current job and the exit process has started. I am ...
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How can I deal with an underperforming peer that does not express interest in following team conventions?

Overview I work on a project-oriented software development team, and we have fairly standard conventions for file organization, naming, code separation, and how to write code in general. These ...
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Want to apply for a new job during a probation time. Not sure how to update my CV

I just moved to another city with my current job, and the job has 6 months of probation. I have been already working for 3 months. Now I realize that the job does not fit for me and I'm doing ...
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I wanna leave my new 2-month old job. What valid reasons can I give to the interviewers?

I work as a Software Engineer (programmer), kinda in a senior level but not in paper, like I still have a senior or supervisor. There were multiple companies which got interested in me and they didn'...
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Position offered and title to be used is different

I am being offered a position as AWS Developer. I am expected to lead in this position. My Offer letter only mentioned role as "AWS Software Developer" It's a public company (not a start-up) . I ...
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Job with a lot of social interaction for a mathematician

I recently finished a highly mathematical theoretical physics MSc degree. My thesis was in string theory. The normal next step from now would be to do a PhD in the field. However, I now see that all I ...
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Received an offer from one company and waiting to hear from another [duplicate]

Recently I received an offer from company A. However, I am also waiting to hear back from company B, which would have higher salaries and benefits. Both places have interesting work. Originally ...
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How to raise red flags when you don't have much political capital yet?

I joined a company a few weeks ago. I'm a team manager responsible for several projects managed my PMs. One of them is sponsored by very senior stakeholders at my company. The stakeholders and my ...
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Employee Complaints of “Micromanaging” about New Manager

I recently took over a bigger office and half of my team were recently hired right before I got here. And I also have a new boss now. This location has been struggling for the past few years with ...
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Etiquette for going under a desk next to a woman?

This seems silly but it's a genuine issue. Suppose, as a man, I am sitting next to a desk in which a young woman is seated. I need to go under the desk to plug in a laptop/monitor/etc. The lady is ...
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Returning to work but unsure about COVID-19 precautions

I have to return to my place of work (based in UK) to carry out essential jobs after working from home for some weeks. My employer has forwarded around a presentation to those having to go to work, ...
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What are some good practices on when to click “Mark as read” in work-oriented chatting softwares?

What are some good practices on when to click "Mark as read" in work-oriented chatting softwares? As a result of COVID-19 era life style and the increasing prevalence of remote working, I receive ...
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Leaving current job, HR asking for name of new company of employment. Am I entitled to keep that private? [duplicate]

I was blessed with a new job opportunity which I have taken. Having put in my 2 weeks with my current employer, I am being asked by HR to fill out a pre-exit-interview survey. One of the questions ...
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On an hourly basis, do supervisors typically make more than staff? [closed]

I work in the United States in the medical laboratory field and staff is paid hourly, while supervisors are paid salary. However, the salary difference is minimal, and supervisors routinely work more ...
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How can you say you don't trust your current employer's counteroffer?

Is there a polite way to say that you are leaving work because you don't trust your current employer will follow through with the counteroffer received, that will also not "burn bridges" with the ...
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I am upset about not getting a promotion. Should I stick it out, or ask to be transferred, or find a new job? [closed]

TL;DR: I am a software developer and I am upset at not being promoted. Should I stick it out, or ask to be transferred to another department, or find a new job? How to communicate my disappointment to ...
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Handling long (13-week) notice period and signing at a new employer

I've seen some other questions with good answers regarding long notice periods, but here's a specific situation I'm wondering about. Where I live notice periods can get quite long for both being laid ...
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How do I communicate that I do not want to collaborate with coworker anymore

I am quite new to this company which has a very small department for my particular profession. Everyone in this department comes from other professions and they have poor knowledge about it. There is ...
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Can I get in trouble for smoking on a video call while working from home?

Everybody in our office is still working at home due to COVID. The other day, I had a Zoom call with several people in the organization. Not thinking about it, I was smoking a cigarette while my ...
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Is learning the business domain generally useless for your career? [closed]

I'm just starting my fourth developer job in 7 years and at least in my area that is not too unusual. I left my past job because of the usual getting a 10% raise by jumping and only a 3% raise by ...

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