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How to politely reply to someone who applied for a job on behalf of someone else?

So our Company had a Vacancy for a Senior Finance and Admin Officer. All aplications came to my email. One person applied on behalf of someone else. Its the first time ive come across something like ...
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A technical person being pushed into manager role

Short question: Should I consider the role of a manager (temporarily) or start exploring other jobs for individual contributor role? Background, a bit long but details are important I guess :) I have ...
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How should I manage conflicting schedules from project managers who refuse to communicate with each other?

My manager left the company a few weeks ago. Instead of replacing him, the organization was re-structured so that I have 4 contracted project managers. They all micromanage everyone's hours and ...
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Should I keep working for company that didn't pay workers for a month? [closed]

So I work at a startup which is in its product building phase. 2 months ago the ceo of the company asked us to work for one month free because the company was not generating any revenue. We agreed ...
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My Proposals for Introducing a New Technology Keep Getting Turned Down

So, I work in naval architecture. However, I have wanted to to be an AI engineer for the past few years. I've taken some college courses, acquired certifications and read through text books and have ...
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Great work life balance, boring work [closed]

For the past 7 years I've been part of a company that provides great work life balance & pretty good compensation. When I joined there was a lot of interesting work to do & it was perfect. Now,...
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Feedback to manager

We have multiple new employees and each time they are put with me it is simply to teach them how to make phone calls so I am aware it is not overly exciting. Every time a new team member is with me ...
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Asking to start months after the interview

Summary : A company is NOT currently interviewing. However, I know from my inside source that they will likely be interviewing around the time that I would want to start (months from now). So, I want ...
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When is it 'too soon' to ask for a high raise? [duplicate]

TLDR: I think I deserve a big raise for my skills, but I've only been in this company since 1.5 years ago. Background I studied to become a mecatronic engineer. After 5 years in a first company, I ...
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7 years of gap after 12th and 2 years of gap between my bachelors degree?

I completed my 12th standard in 2014, after that I wanted to be a musician however my parents didn't allow me to pursue music then I started learning myself learnt basics of guitar and music ...
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(Career) I can't be productive because of the paradigm (or teams) - Change Job [closed]

Contextualizing: Hi, I'm 25 years old, and I've been working as a freelancer for 8 years. I mainly worked with stacks: NodeJS , React, React Native, and with TypeScript as stack superset. I've always ...
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What to expect for a first-time worker?

I've never had a "real" job before. How should I expect the first day? I'm supposed to check in, but I'm completely oblivious to how this all will pan out. Do I just show up and follow ...
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Should I be paid the original advertised amount as that was substantially more than what's in my contract?

I applied to a job on a government scheme made for young people who have struggled to get a job and found this fabulous internship that offered London’s living wage on the government universal credit ...
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New coworkers don't have to clock out and get paid more as a result

I work in retail. We are scheduled for 8 hour shifts. The pay system is directly tied to when we clock in and out: so if we clock in 1 minute late we get paid 1 minute less, and if we clock out 1 ...
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Is it OK not to socialize with the coworker in the public transport from and to work and use this time for reading and learning? [closed]

There's so much I want to read and so little time to do it. Is it okay to use my commuting time for reading and not for socializing with co-worker(s) that sometimes share the same transport? I ...
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My Supervisor told a customer he was going to fire me

I love my job but not my boss. He does not like me because I run circles around him in sales. In other words, my feeling is he's resentful because, month after month, I basically make him look bad. My ...
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How to tell if my company is a non profit organization? [closed]

I have recently started working in a publishing company. This is my first job so I did not know what to expect. Neither do I have a clear idea of what I am looking for, although I somewhat know what I ...
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Is it okay to ask my manager/team lead of my IT firm that I can’t work under constant monitoring?

I have been working on a startup company in India for a year now. There are some people in my company who like to keep a constant watch on my work. Like asking me the status report every hour, or ...
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Big 4 BGC Dilemma

I have progressed through the interview stages through to pre-employment background check for a big 4 bank. Below is a snapshot of my background 2012-2014: Largely did unpaid jobs but held couple of ...
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How To Deal With (Possible) Accounting Error

Background The place I work at has an overtime policy so that anyone who works outside of their assigned hours, gets paid more for each additional hour. This company has a lot of bad managers and a ...
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How to document work experience in a country without testimonials?

Some Background: I would like to help a cousin of mine. Originally she was living in Switzerland, then she moved to Scotland and was living and working there for about 10 years. Now she is returning ...
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Choosing between two companies: startup where I am an intern vs more stable company where I do not know my prospective colleagues [closed]

I am faced with a hard decision and I could really use the advice of a third independent party. I have received a job offer from two companies and I have to give an answer before 2021 August 2 (Monday)...
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Looking for a job in approx 12 months… put the feelers out now?

I started a new job around 5 months ago. The job is going quite well and I'm enjoying it for the most part, but two issues are: The location means a time consuming and expensive commute (moving ...
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I cannot get promoted in a very large organization no matter what I try, what am I doing wrong? [closed]

I have worked for the last 10 years in a very large organisation as a software developer. I work on a complete bespoke payment solution that processes about 1 million dollars in new payments each day. ...
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How can I evaluate a potential career change? [closed]

Note: I know there are many questions about quitting a new job for a better offer, but most of them seem to talk about better pay in a competing company. I am simply looking for guidance, so if this ...
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Suggestions regarding switching Career from Low Code Developer profile to Application Developer

I have overall 7 years of experience in IT. Initially as a Fresher I was trained in Java , J2EE skills but when I got into actual project it was all C# and XSLT based programming... Since I wanted to ...
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Feeling not good enough to find a new job [closed]

I am looking for new jobs but feel not good enough to take a job in another company. Simply because I am hanging between roles and therefore do not really know who I am, in professional terms. I did ...
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Are Referral bonus expected to be handed over or split with with the referree?

Summary: I referred an ex-colleague and received referral bonus. Colleague went through interviewing and negotiation process for a different job posting, after my initial referral, which I did not ...
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Reply to an email to the person whose name is in parentheses

I got an email for a interviewing and the first person CC'ed someone like this; "I have copied in FirstName LastName (NameHere) who is the Hiring Manager" My question is how can respond my ...
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Ex employer has not collected laptop or phone

It's been 2 months since I resigned from my previous employer. Before I left, my manager told me that I would receive a box to return my company laptop and phone. Over the past 2 months, I've sent 5 ...
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Why should people in high turnover fields like software engineering put in discretionary effort?

A colleague of mine made the argument to me that I should not try that hard in my current job as I am a software engineer and if I cut corners, the problems fall on my replacement when I inevitably ...
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FBI Expanded Background Check

Asking a question of people who are more versed than me in FBI background checks. I've just received a job offer in finance—perfect job for me!—and am now being asked to complete a pro forma FBI ...
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Who to ask about the benefits mentioned in job description and offer letter

When starting a new job, who is the correct person to ask about the benefits mentioned in the job description and offer letter, the direct manager of the new employee, the internal recruiter who ...
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Asking a new employer for hours off in first week

I have an appointment which I can't schedule outside of working hours. It is my first week in the job and I wanted to ask my new employer if on a particular day during my first week, whether I can ...
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From researcher to software engineer [closed]

I work in a machine learning team in a software company and I have a phd in materials science from a good university. For the last few months I lead a product development project, which is now on ...
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How to deal with unrealistic interview task time estimates

I've recently applied for 5-6 jobs and all have asked me to complete a tech test, but 4 have provided quite considerable tasks, and every one of those stated 'they should take you about 2 hours'. I ...
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My new job requires domain-specific language that I don't know and can't find, and no one believes that I don't know. What to do? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer and just started a new position a few weeks ago in a specialized industry. I write iOS apps and do a little bit of webdev. People have been inviting me to meetings to discuss ...
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Should I ask my boss for permission to freelance? [closed]

I'm a software engineer and I want to start freelancing in my free time. I'm from Europe and in my work contract it says that I am prohibited from doing type of work that my employer does (my employer ...
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Parting gift for departing manager for which I didn't contribute hasn't arrived, and I'm the one supposed to give it to him

I've been working in a multinational company for a few months now and I've noticed that, at least in the European branch, every time something "big" comes up (like a wedding or someone ...
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Is it unusual for an employee to be denied knowledge of where the company's funding comes from?

An engineer begins work at a 3rd-year startup. He inquires about how it is funded. His boss tells him, "You will never know that. Why do you want to know that? The funding is legitimate. That's ...
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Job title question [closed]

I am currently working in a project management role, where I have been promoted, and I have the option to change my title to lead project manager or Senior project manager, my goal is to work at upper ...
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Recruiter asking for personal sensitive information to setup interview

I'm an experienced professional and am I'm actively searching for jobs at present in India. I'm seeing a disturbing trend off which I'm unsure how to handle. Consultant firms that are not directly ...
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How to unlearn bad habits imbibed from ex boss

My boss in my previous project, was not a good manager, in my opinion. She had very controlling nature. She would treat me like a school child and put her nose in each and every matter and work. She ...
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7answers
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Is it reasonable to ask new employer for a contribution towards increased daily commute costs?

I'm interviewing for a job which would be a significant pay increase, however it would also involve travel by train which is expensive. The pay increase would be approx. £1,300/month but I'm intending ...
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Simple rules for a successful partly remote policy with about 50% office time

We want to create a partly remote policy - meaning that we expect at about 50% of the working time to be spent in the office and the other 50% can be done remotely. But so far, our efforts to create ...
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led coworker on what to do [closed]

I had a lapse of judgement and for a day may have done somethings that insinuated that I had some interest for my married coworker. When I went home I instantly regret it but now I work right next to ...
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CS - Switch jobs, maintain $$

I currently work as a senior engineer building workflows at a FAANG (Backend Python mostly, but I do know my way around Angular). I'm planning on switching jobs either to a Software Development ...
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Refusing to give a raise to an employee, while keeping her motivated

An employee of mine is asking for a raise. Like many employees, she thinks she is doing very well and should get a raise. Her current compensation package is well in the market benchmark, and also ...
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Why do some vacancies list BSc, MSc, as well as a PhD as eligible education levels?

E.g., To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience BSc / MSc or PhD Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering. So which one do they ...
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Telling an internal recruiter that I have received an offer from another company

I have a take home assignment and an upcoming technical interview with company B after passing the previous stage. However, I received an offer from company A for an immediate start. The internal ...

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