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Experiences with intro video in remote companies? [closed]

Reemote onboarding can be difficult and impersonal, especially during the first few hours or days. Do you create an introduction video with the other team members to mitigate this? Did it work? What ...
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Dealing with extremely inexperienced developers who have daily deadlines?

I recently took over a development team where the only ones left are two fairly junior people. Both are quite good for their age and I thought one was a senior as he knows his architecture but they ...
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Is it reasonable for me to ask for the removal of a contract clause that says all the patents I produce go to the company?

I was recently offered a funded masters program in the field of mathematical modelling and computer coding. I was given a contract to sign which I subsequently declined because I was unhappy with a ...
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New Manager at a New Company and feeling Anxious?

I started a new job yesterday with a new company as a manager. I've been managing for few years at different departments but it has all been under the same company. Now, I'm totally at a new company (...
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Manager wants to send me to an expensive training. A different manager told me it’s a waste of money

Background My employer requires that I take training which is offered to all employees by Company-X at no cost to my employer. This training is essentially a circuit of courses that are offered at ...
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Interviewer was two hours late

I feel like I did the right thing, but I'm just entering into the film industry. I really am willing to see if I could have overreacted on this in any way. I found this post for an internship on a ...
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Am I writing this email correctly?

So he said two software developers will be interviewing me and he asked me for "a couple times that may work for you this week or next week" for a second interview, but I am stuck on my ...
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What do you do if you don't care about your job but need to age your resume to not be a job hopper? [closed]

I am 10 months into a job where the lack of a future is pretty clear. Team is struggling, hiring is struggling, and the division is snarled in bureaucracy from above. Basically how do you slack off ...
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Hiring managers acting strange

So, I've got a job offer from one major software company a couple weeks ago. I had a talk with the recruitment manager and then another one with the manager of the team that I was supposed to work in. ...
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Two job offers with same background check company

I am a graduate. I accepted an offer one month ago and the company is still carrying out background check. Today I received a better offer and I realised the company is also using the same background ...
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Is there a HR Lobby in Germany?

I'm a software engineer in Germany working at a start up. So one day I was having a conversation with our HR manager and she mentioned that tech companies in Germany have something like a HR lobby ...
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Other than the manager, who should conduct interviews?

I suspect I'm reaching a conundrum at the company I work for. A colleague of mine (let's call her Alice) just gave her notice and the company is inclined to hire a replacement soon. So far, so good. ...
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How to make sysadmin and developers work together?

I've worked in several jobs, and there is usually a time when the sysadmin(s) and the developers should have "the talk" about the IT infrastructure. From the sysadmins viewpoint, most of the ...
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Ask for fixed-term contract when declining a permanent contract

I am a graduate student looking for a job. Thus far, I have gotten two offers. One starts in a few months and the other in a few days. I would like to take the offer which starts in a few months. At ...
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What are the various excuses which can be given to the manager while interviewing in office time?

I'm an experienced Software Engineer in India. My manager is a weird person and want all of his team to sit in front of PC all the time, despite having no work. He calls anyone anytime and if someone ...
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How to deal with this HR person

I do not have a lot of experience doing interviews. I applied for this job and this HR person said she would tell me if the role is available or not. Its been about a month and I followed up with her ...
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Coding interview expectations [closed]

I applied for a software engineer position at a company. After a 15 minute screening with little technical depth mostly personality, they requested I do a code interview over the weekend. No problem. ...
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How do you communicate in a company with meme culture?

Summary: My coworkers use a lot of slang (mostly internet-based) that I do not understand. It makes me feel excluded. How can I learn that "language" or is it a lost cause? Last year, I got ...
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Telling a coworker they aren't invited into my house

Long story short, my former manager, but current coworker's, poor treatment resulted in me developing a case of PTSD. I was diagnosed about two months ago. However, we don't have an HR team so there ...
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Former coworker I gave a reference for sabotaged the company on his last day - Should I update the reference contact with this new information?

So here's the sequence of events: I gave a coworker that I had a good working relationship with a good reference for his next job. That next employer of my coworker's actually called back references ...
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How to politely inform I am not interested in a tentative full time offer from supervisor after internship?

I'm currently interning at a company A and my supervisor asked if I would be interested to continue working here. The conversation mainly consisted of him discussing with me if I would be interested ...
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HR asking about salary expectations with future colleague present

Quite recently I had an online interview with a company. There was one person from the team I would be joining and one person from HR. I'm used to having separate conversations with HR and the team ...
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Can a company ask for or force you to return your bonus?

I work for a UK building materials manufacturer. Whilst sales were slower than normal over the last 12 months (for obvious reasons) and we didn't get our regular annual bonus, we are getting a small &...
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How to deal with an angry co-worker or team member?

I guess my co-worker/team member is angry over me for few reasons and he is not providing updates or taking up tasks as before. Context is, my teammate and I were working in a project for more than ...
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8answers
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Boss offered pay raise to retain me. I'm about to resign. How do I turn down the offer?

Over the last 3 weeks, I've been preparing myself to leave my current job. I've already done my interviews and I'm on the verge of accepting an offer to become technical lead at my new employer. My ...
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Potential employer wants previous freelance contracts

Whether this is to verify compensation or work history, I'm not sure. However, I've signed an NDA with one client and the word 'Confidential' is printed on every page of my other contract. I'm new to ...
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Would you tell your boss that you are thinking of leaving over a lack of seniors at the company? How honest are 1 on 1s supposed to be?

I have two years of experience as a software engineer and this is my second job. One of the concerns I have about continuing is that there are no more senior engineers left at the company, or at least ...
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What is the difference between technical coaching and mentoring?

I have seen people using both the terms for similar situations. I do not find much difference between the two. Could someone help me understand the difference between technical coaching vs mentoring ...
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How can I get feedback on a business idea for providing English language support for specific projects?

I have an idea for a business providing non-native English professionals with collaborative, real-time language support for specific projects, such as business reports. This support would sit at the ...
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Extracting work from people who are on PIPs but who we also cannot fire?

I work on a team of seven software developers where two of them have basically just given up. They got put on performance improvement plans, but instead of upping their game they are basically waiting ...
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How to learn to become a manager?

I have always been an IT tech guy, currently with 25 years experience. Now I got a job in a company as an IT manager. I have no prior experience in management. I have problems knowing when to call for ...
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Person above my manager offers only a tiny pay rise after manager says 'My work is fantastic for last 6 months'

Got a new manager, and told them I would like a pay rise as I have not had one for a few years. Manager told me they have not managed me long enough to put that proposal forward, they told me prove to ...
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As a manager, should I support employees who work during the weekend?

An employee I manage has started working on weekends. They have a temporary position, and probably want to make a good impression to have a chance of getting hired permanently. Higher-ups have asked ...
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As an intern, how should I discuss about a matter with many supervisors?

I am a newly joined intern at a company. Recently, I was tasked by my supervisor to discuss a matter with supervisors A,B, C and D from another department and get their opinions about it. I have not ...
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Timetracking App [closed]

I want an accurate way to track my time. I'm looking for an app, where I can click on it and the time is increasimg, depending on the activity that I'm clicking on. Phonecalls, Meetings, personal chit ...
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How to reject the job offer from this desperate manager diplomatically?

I'm a 3+ years experienced Software Engineer in India. I have a job offer from an org, which has recently launched it's development center in India. It belongs to my manager in prev org. I am ...
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What is the STAR model for writing job applications, and why do some employers encourage it?

Some job advertisements encourage applicants to use a "STAR" approach when writing an application. What is this method, and why do they encourage it?
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What are your biggest productivity vampires as a developer? [closed]

Curious to hear from my fellow developers as to what the biggest drains on your time are that take you away from doing productive work.
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Helping a team member to ramp-up

I work in a startup of 9 people. It is my first position as a lead developer. I have started to build my team 9 months ago, we were two for many months and due to a tight deadline we have hired two ...
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Should I just let go if somebody is failing at small things?

I have a person in my project team who's unreliable. He says he will do something by Friday, then when I ask him about it on Friday, I hear: "Sorry, didn't have time". We've had many ...
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Use a reference with a thick accent?

I previously worked a job in the United States for a company whose workforce included a large number of Indian nationals. I worked at this company for a fairly long time, most of the time under the ...
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Is there an anti-pattern describing the preference for a new software when the problem is lack of skill or organisation?

I have the feeling that many people tend to turn to a new software instead of trying to master the one available. I am not saying that existing software should not be discarded if it lacks features. ...
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I May Drop My Masters In 3rd Year, Would This Be Seen As A Red Flag Trying To Career Switch Into Software Development?

I started my masters in environmental economics in 2018. I was a top student, volunteered on the departmental graduate student group, did professional development, and contributed to the department's ...
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Restricted from installing my own python libraries [closed]

first: a bit of background - I run a team of DB devs, I have a degree in software engineering, I can use python very effectively and have done in several organisations (of similar size and larger). I'...
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Are certs really worth time and money

I am a first year CS student who has just taken my first 2 CS classes which introduce programming and I learned Java and basic CS. I was recommended by a few friends that I should do those certs like ...
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How do I ask for another position?

I was recently hired to work at Chuck E. Cheese and it’s nice, small job for a beginner. The thing is in the interview, I told them I was open to any position except kitchen, and they still gave me ...
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Should I wait as long as I can before giving my notice or give notice as soon as possible? [Ontario / Canada]

Location is Ontario / Canada.. I am a full time employee - not a consultant or a contractor. Legal notice time is 2 weeks. If I know that I will be leaving in 4 weeks, is there any reason (or any ...
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How do I handle feedback on behavior that my boss is guilty of as well?

Once or twice, my boss has told me that I'm being unprofessional by exhibiting emotion in the workplace. For example, when I get passionate about something that really shouldn't happen, my voice tends ...
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Interview Offer [closed]

I am currently searching and received an invitation to interview with a company that would require at least an hour plus commute. The company does have a location closer to my home. How should I ...
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When the boss thinks everything the company does is amazing and expect you to think the same

My manager is a big fan of the company we work at. EVERYTHING the company is doing is GREAT / AMAZING / .... For example: If the company reported it has a new customer, the boss will immediately ...

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