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Invited for a screening interview for one position, but a slightly better fit for a different position

I applied for position A in a company. I meet about 1/3 of the qualifications for the job explicitly, but have a strong background that would make me a good candidate nonetheless. I got an email ...
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Do I have to stop other application processes before receiving an offer?

I have been made an offer by company A, whilst still going through applications with companies B and C. Company A has asked me to verbally accept an offer, and as part of that, to cancel all other ...
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Was suddenly terminated. Gave strange reason for issues I was never aware of and disagree with interpretation

I recently was terminated from a job. I had been there for about 4 months. The main manager gave multiple reasons why it happened I was still in probation They did not have enough work for me There ...
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Is it helpfull if the future former employer is very profitable when looking for a new job

A former, more experienced colleague, told me this after he quit because of a new job. Our smallish employer(< 50 employees, legally it is a GmbH, something like an LLC) is very chaotic and ...
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Is it a standard practice for a manager to know their direct reports' salaries? [closed]

Is it a standard practice for a manager to know their direct reports' salaries? Additionally, what are the pros and cons of a manager knowing this information? I realise this may be different ...
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How to connect with others professionally?

Since late November last year, I have applied to about 100 positions, and all I got was two phone screening interviews, neither of which went beyond that. I am applying to a new field (web development,...
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Should I apologize for using the wrong pronoun?

There is a person A, with whom I have to exchange an email or two each month. Today, because of the time constraints, I had to phone them and I realized the person on the phone was female. Up until ...
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Unemployed for a year and struggling to clear technical interviews

I am a 28-year old software developer in Toronto, Canada and I was let go from my job in Jan. 2020. My superiors (direct manager and HR manager) told me it was a business decision. It was my first job ...
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Is it common for a workplace you are leaving to say “the door is always open”? [closed]

I'm leaving my first job out of college for something else, and when I left, the CEO (small company) said that their door is always open if I ever want to come back. I saw this as an exceptionally ...
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Is it ok to put your name in a website you made for a client for free

A bit of context first, We (Software company) made a mobile app for a client, but the client didn't have the budget to make a homepage for it to promote the app Our employer said we're free to make ...
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How do you balance the need for discretion with the need for public reassurances?

Let's say one employee was publicly harassing another employee. In theory, a manager would talk to each of them and get to the bottom of the issue. It's hard to imagine a scenario where an employee ...
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How much should I be doing as the Junior Developer?

Background: Junior Software Developer working for 3 months at a new company, been paired up with a Senior Developer (4+ years) on an on going User Story for about 2 months now Issue: Contrary to ...
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Do they want me to leave?

I took a sick leave of more than 3 months after having neglected health problems, and an evaluation meeting exacerbated my situation. I completely lost interest in the project. My boss asserted once ...
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Doubts about being hired from abroad

I'm a .NET developer with 4 years of experience. Now I live and work in Russia. However, I've been thinking of searching a job somewhere abroad (Europe, presumably). It would be nice to get a full-...
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I have had a lot of short term jobs. How can I consolidate them so they fit nicely into my resume/LinkedIn?

I graduated from University a few years ago. During my time at school I completed the co-op work placement program. This means I had several short term jobs (4-8 months). After graduating I have had a ...
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How to put aside personal grievances during performance reviews

I've had a very frustrating issue with an employee of mine. The original issue is discussed at length here. Here's a quick update: after lots of leaving messages and trying to contact her, my ...
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What should I do if HR doesn't know about a planned layoff?

I was told by the head of my department that I would be laid off in approximately a month. This was not surprising; the company has been struggling for a long time. I was asked to keep it secret from ...
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Not hearing back after multiple rounds of technical interviews [duplicate]

I applied at a relatively small but well-known software company as a software engineer and I had 4 rounds of interviews. My last interview was on Dec 18th and today is Jan 12th. I am currently working ...
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Should I talk to the HR about my Director?

I had the misfortune to be in a department with an IT Director who even though in public was acting normal behind close doors intentionally he acted in a very inappropriate way, some worse form of ...
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Can I consider that I was be isolated or something else?

I am a Java software engineer located in Paris office. Three months ago I remote joined a team in Berlin, because one person left in the team. I meet strange thing here: Generally speaking, if I have ...
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How to handle recruiter who behaves like a catfisher?

I think I have been offered a job in the Civil Service (in the UK), but my communication with the in-house recruiter is akin to being catfished. What's happening? The recruiter has never suggested ...
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Why do job applications ask for potentially discriminatory personal details?

So, I am a CS student and recently sat down and applied to 400 internships in a sitting. 10 of them wanted alarming detail of my personal life. I'm sure it was all optional. However, questions varied ...
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Responding to political doxxing

Today I was approached by my direct manager, warning me that the company has been approached by an unidentified person with some accusation with regards to my political preferences. No further details ...
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How to negotiate at your current company? [duplicate]

My questions are: What do managers and companies care about in deciding whether or not to award a raise? What does a successful internal negotiation for a raise look like within (most companies) from ...
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Best practices for learning on the job as a young professional in engineering

Background: I am working in the electronics design department of a German power tool manufacturer for roughly a year now after graduating with a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering in late 2019. ...
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Is it normal for the job title in the offer to be completely different from the actual job title on the contract?

I applied for a junior software developer position (with the job requirements fit for such a role) but was informed that if accepted my business title will mention neither software nor development (...
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How to get passport back from employer without losing job?

I am a Pakistani citizen working in a company located in the UAE. When the company provided me a visa they kept my passport. Now I want to apply for a study visa and to go for an interview I need a ...
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Should I leave my Front End Dev job that has an old stack to have time to focus on studying the new technologies?

I am a Front End Developer. I have around 10 years of experience in IT/development. Despite that, I am not in a good position in my career. The problem is that I have a big technology gap. I left my ...
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Responding to Pressure to be more Productive

So I'm having an issue with my supervisor with whom I have been working, as a naval architect, for 6 months now. He expects work to be delivered at a certain pace which I find difficult to do. This is ...
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Am I In the position to ask for more?

I've worked at my current company for 1 and a half years as an admin and have now been interviewed for a internal role which is a major step up. My office manager who interviewed me refused to tell me ...
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Will me having spent a long time in school affect my job search? [duplicate]

My question is, I have spent a long time in school getting my bachelors. Will my duration in school on my resume affect my application? My situation is I have had health issues that have caused me to ...
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Being offered a promotion due to the Software Development Manager / Software Architect leaving. How do I ask for a proper raise?

Background: I work as a software engineer (C, TypeScript, PL/SQL and PHP) for a small technology company (less then 50 employees) in the Chicago area. I've been here for a year and 9 months as of ...
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Jobs with both Remote tag and city/state name [closed]

My question is what is the meaning when you see a job with both remote and state/city name tag. For example here is a sample job. As you can see it says both Antwerp Metropolitan Area and Remote. ...
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How to be a successful team lead? [closed]

I recently got promoted to a team lead role after being a software engineer with the same company for a few months. I think I have been leading before informally/unknowingly but now that I am ...
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How do I deal with being ignored in conversations?

I'd like to preface this by saying that I am a woman in software engineering. I don't want to claim sexism here, but maybe a tiny bit it is. I've been at my current company for >5 years. Until now ...
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How to answer “What are you interested in professionally”?

I am applying for a job from stackoverflow careers. It is a remote job and my experience matches the job description. There are 3 questions asked on the company's website two of them were expected and ...
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Should you follow your passion when choosing a job? What are the benefits and downsides? [closed]

One of the things we are advised to do when choosing a degree is to think about what we are passionate about and I did that and chose computer science. But how much does that apply to choosing a job? ...
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Is it possible that my employer is monitoring my activity?

Whenever I schedule an interview via linkedin, for some undisclosed reasons, my employers change their meeting time exactly to the interview time to keep me occupied. It happened everytime without ...
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Resigning during probation period - can I ask for a different role?

I have been in my current role for 4 months (working remotely), and am currently on a 6-month probation. The role involves far more web development than I was expecting, rather than the other areas I ...
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Not well recognised in the team work, how to improve that?

I was the key player in my team and contribute significant amount to the team work. Actually I solve the most tough part of the work for the team. But I am not well recognized as an individual and an ...
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Is it appropriate for a leader to give advices but with trivial reasons?

I was reporting to a manager on a very technical proposal. While I was describing my solution the manager interrupted saying a trick I used seemed implausible. Then I responded to him with a why. ...
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How can I make up for the lack of work experience when I apply to a job that requires more seniority?

There's a lot of job listings that want 3 or more years of experience. I currently have about a year's worth of job experience. I'd like to apply to jobs that require 3 or more years of experience and ...
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What is a polite way to ask coworkers not to use instant messaging like a face to face conversation? [duplicate]

I have quite a few co-workers who when they send a message, will send a greeting and literally will not say anything else until you greet them back. Some even repeat their greeting multiple times, and ...
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How to effectively quit in place and transfer as much time to professional development?

I am a developer who graduated in 2016 and am in my third job. I am currently concerned that my resume makes me look like a job hopper because I am one. But I also have no interest in being at my ...
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Midlife crisis? Fear and worry as software developer feeling like a fraud

Nearly 35 years old Software developer from Germany asking for help or some input. Not easy for me to write my worries and fear down, but I hope it helps me. Actually there is no one in my social ...
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Should the stipend be paid if working remotely?

So currently I am a final year undergraduate from a university in India and I am doing a research internship at a University in the United Kingdom. The researcher under whom I am working had earlier ...
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Will a company change a posted job description to reflect a candidate's salary request?

A month into a six month contract-to-hire role, it was communicated to me by my contracting agency and the company I work with that, should I accept, a process would begin to buy-out my contract and ...
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Quitting a job before the relocation reimbursement contract expires

I have recently accepted a job with a company that has paid me to move to relocate to another state. The terms are if i quit the job before a year of employment, I will have to repay the relocation ...
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Should I reconsider job offer after redundancy

I’ll try to explain my situation as breed as possible. I’m currently an apprentice software developer. I was made redundant via phone call early November. It was for me a complete surprise as the ...
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I’m struggling with depression and feel I need time off work, but I’m worried about letting everyone down

I’m a software developer and I’ve been at the same company for 10 years and I’m very happy there, and generally they have been happy with me too. I have suffered from depression since I was a teenager,...

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